How to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Motorola RAZR HD XT925

Motorola’s first 4G enabled smartphone Motorola RAZR HD XT925 is going to taste one of the finest recoveries ever available for the Android Devices, the ClockworkMod Recovery. The pair of the device and the recovery is certainly going to benefit the users by providing the ability to flash custom ROMs as well as Mods and Tweaks. If you’re rooted and interested in joining the flashaholic party, then follow the following guide that shows how to install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Motorola RAZR HD XT925 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have done our How to Root the Motorola RAZR HD XT925 procedure.

2. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery Image (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Fastboot

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Motorola RAZR HD XT925:

1. First of all, place all the files you downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Fastboot archive to your Desktop. You should get fastboot.exe along with some other files.

3. Rename the Recovery Image you downloaded to recovery.img. This should make it easy to issue commands.

4. Turn OFF your device.

5. Reboot the device into Fastboot mode. To do so, while your device’s turned OFF, press and hold Volume UP+Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

6. Select Fastboot option from the list and press Power button to confirm it.

7. Connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

8. Open a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do that, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here.

9. Type in following commands into the Command Prompt Window you just opened:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

10. Once flashing’s done, reboot the device by issuing following command:

fastboot reboot

11. And you’re all done!

Cheers! Your device is now equipped with a custom recovery to allow operations like flashing custom ROMs and making nandroid backups.

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Motorola RAZR HD XT925 to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

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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  • i get an error saying “invalid image size for partition recovery”. Need help please

  • It also say on the command prompt “writing recovery … INFOPreflash validation failed”

  • Timothy Wilson

    Thank you, this Tutorial helpt me out!

  • Daniel Spitz

    On the command prompt is now “writing recovery … INFOPreflash validation failed FAILED ” My Motorola gives the error “Flash Failure” and “Invalid Image Size for partition recovery”. What can i do now?

    • Marcheeelo

      i get the same error message , any solutions?

      • Mahesh Makvana

        Guess you don’t have your bootloader unlocked. Do it first and then come back and do the procedure. It should work fine then.

        • Marcheeelo

          i fixed at for anyone who didnt know that motorola was so open to these kind of things 🙂 you do have to know how to use fastboot and you will also void your motorola warranty

  • Victor Reis

    I did everything, but when i try to reboot the phone to bootloader it reboots, but all i get is a image of a lying droid with an red exclamation simble… what could be the problem?

    • Dax Krishna

      rename the in system/etc folder to something like and try Victor!

      • Victor Reis

        Thank you, you really helped me with this. =)

        • Dax Krishna

          no problem, Victor!

      • Nick

        I have the same problem as Victor, but that didn’t help me. I still get the same error screen..

  • Juan Martin Hidalgo

    the phone gives me the error mm # 6 and does not connect to the network, help me please.

    • Dax Krishna

      Hello Juan:
      MM6 is an error associated with your network provider. Contact them and they should help you out!

  • Insanely Clutch

    Says INFOFailed to flash partition recovery
    FAILED (remote Failure)

    • Are you sure your phone’s properly connected to your PC? Seems your connection isn’t recognized. Please check and let us know. Thanks!

  • Glad you did it!