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Ubuntu Phone Edge Fundraiser

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15Apr/130

Root Droid Razr Maxx HD Running 4.1.2

If you have a Motorola Droid Razr HD or Driod Razr Maxx HD running Android version 4.1.2, you might have read that it's not possible to root your device. Well, that has changed. Last week Dan Rosenberg released a root method for the Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, Razr M and Atrix HD.

I tested this method using a Razr Maxx HD (XT926) with build 9.16.6. It was very easy and worked flawlessly. Here are the instructions from Dan's post:

1. Download this file to your PC.
2. Extract the entire contents of the zip file.
3. If you are using Windows, ensure you have installed the latest Motorola USB drivers available for your phone. I did not have to install any special drivers using Linux (tested with Debian 7.0 and Ubuntu 12.04).
4. Ensure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your device.
5. If you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute “./run.sh” (If you are using Windows, navigate to the extracted directory and execute “run.bat”).

Here's a video showing the rooting process:

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