How to Root the Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) running Android 4.0.4

The Motorola Droid 4 is just five months old and when it was released back in January, it was just another dual-cored device running Gingerbread OS.  The device did attain root at that point but with it receiving the Android 4.0.4 update recently, it’s back to looking for an easy way to obtain root access.  Look no more though, as the post below will help you do just that in a few easy steps.

I.  Before You Begin

The procedure below will not affect the data on your device in any way, but do make a backup of important data before you proceed as a precaution.

II.  Necessary Downloads

ICS404root.zip

III.  Rooting the Motorola Droid 4

1.  Enable USB Debugging on your device.  To do this, head to Settings > Development and check the Enable USB Debugging tickbox.

2.  Connect your device to your Windows PC and change the type of connection to Windows Media Sync instead of Mass Storage.

3.  Extract the ICS404root.zip file you downloaded above to a folder on your desktop.

4.  From the extracted folder, double-click rootscript.bat to run the script.

5.  Hit Enter once you have made sure that you have enabled USB Debugging and the device is in Camera Mode.

After the script finishes running, your Droid 4 should be rooted and ready to run all those root-requiring apps available on Google Play!!

All thanks go to Rick#2 for creating this simple tool!! You can thank him or even donate to him on his XDA thread if you think this helped you in anyway!!

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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