How To Root the Motorola Droid Razr (Updated for ICS RAZRs as well)

Confirmed Working: Motorola Version. 6.11.748.XT912.Verizon.en.US

NOTE: This root method was performed on a CDMA (Verizon) Droid Razr. GSM is listed as being supported by this method as well (but we cannot confirm that).

Before You Begin:

  1. This method of rooting requires a Windows PC.
  2. You will need to have ADB properly set up on your computer. If you are not set up with Android SDK please CLICK HERE

Downloading The Necessary Files:

  1. Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1341578
  2. Download the USB drivers from Motorola.
  3. Download the latest version of ZERGRUSH by DooMLoRD (you may want to visit DooMLoRD’s actual thread to ensure you have the latest version).
  4. If you have Ice Cream Sandwich, use this file in place of the Zergrush file from Doomlord above instead.

Installing USB Drivers:

    1. Install the Motorola drivers via the .exe file you have downloaded.
    2. Reboot (this may not be required but is always a good idea).

Connecting Your Phone:

  1. On your phone, go to Settings > Applications > Development > and make sure “USB Debugging” is checked.
  2. Connect the Droid Razr to your computer and select “Charge Only” as the USB connection method.
  3. Open a command prompt and type in “adb devices” (without the quotes). You should get a return listing your Droid Razr. If you see “device not found” then adb is not properly set up.

Root:

  1. Unzip the DooMLoRD file you downloaded (I recommend making a new folder but it doesn’t matter where you put the unzipped files as long as they are in the same directory).
  2. Double click the “RUNME.bat” file
  3. Your device will now reboot and you have root access!
Verify by launching any app that requires root access (Titanium Backup as an example) and you should be prompted for root access via the SuperUser app that is now installed on your device.

  • Buzz Lange

    My Droid Razr Maxx has this for a version number..
    [ 6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US ]
    ^
    Your Root page shows your method is confirmed for version..
    [ 6.11.748.XT912.Verizon.en.US ]
    ^

    Will your exploit work on my Razr Maxx? I’m worried about the version number. I downloaded v4.
    I have communication with the device. Is there anything I need to do while my device is still stock?

    Cheers,
    Buzz.

  • Redline

    I am assuming this will work flawlessly with the razr maxxx as well?

    • fltsys1

      It worked on my Razr Maxx 6.12.181.xt912. if that’s any help.

  • david alden

    i am trying to get the rom for the ice cream sandwich leak. i cant find it to install it on my rooted droid razr and i have superuser and cheesecake v2 and safestrap and sqlite already on my phone. all i need is the actual download of the ice cream sandwich download.

  • Wyatt

    i spent about three hours downloading the SDK and i finally got a chance to try and root my razr. but when it finished and the phone re booted it didnt do anything at all. i dont have the super user app or anything :( please help!!!!!!! email me with ideas and suggestions please!!!! wyattdj41@gmail.com

  • O

    My razr wont root, it shows that it failed. Any advice?

  • 1

    HOW DO YOU UNZIP AND TRANSFER THE FILES OVER TO THE DIRECTORY

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You can use tools like 7-ZIP or WinRAR to unzip files to any directory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.baldeon.9 Chris Baldeon

    Im having the same exact issue… didnt reboot, and I see the Superuser App but everything still says I dont have root privileges.