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Easily Root your DROID 4 & 3, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and BIONIC

0. phoneArena 14 Feb 2012, 01:01 posted on

Now users of the Motorola DROID 4/3/RAZR/BIONIC can easily root their phone. Thanks to Dan Rosenberg's new MotoFail program for PCs, it can be accomplished in just a few short steps and in less than 5 minutes.

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 05:58

1. sgogeta4 (Posts: 390; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Now just need the bootloader to be unlocked...

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 15:54

2. iicpaii (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


i get a message saying the following:

* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *

My phone does NOT restart or do anything.

any ideas?

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 18:49

14. salkatib (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


I got it to work after I checked "Unknown Sources".

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 16:20

3. gfresh404 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


Does this void warranty?

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 17:43

4. impsybin (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Answer for #2 post: Try unplugging the phone from the computer. Make sure you have the Motorola Drivers installed on your computer and the USB Debugging checked. Next, try plugging the phone back into the computer, but use a different USB port. If you are using a PC, typically the ports on the back of the computer work the best. Attempt to run again, and if it fails again, try to download & unzip the program again. If it fails yet again, I have no clue.

Answer for #3 post: YES! Rooting a phone allows you access to everything the phone company doesn't want you to have access to. Some of these things will turn your phone into a very expensive paperweight. Some of these things give you access to abilities like backing up your apps & data.

posted on 15 Feb 2012, 14:41

5. iicpaii (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


turned out that it was my drivers. i reinstalled them. couldn't think of an easier way to root your device.

Thank you

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 18:32

19. ryane84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


how do i root my razor maxx can it be done?is it safe?

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 18:40

6. WillSann (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


great,.,,,,easy and smooth. Just fallow the instructions

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 18:34

20. ryane84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


where do i find instructions

posted on 04 Mar 2012, 19:05

7. jfelici455 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


After rooting the Razor maxx, will tethering work with this procedure ...
Also how do you unroot the phone

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 21:57

8. Twashbush (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 Jun 2011)


i just did this and i still am unable to use any of the wifi tethering apps ( seems verizons wifi tething program still blocks it ) if you are planning a pc/laptop tether just get easytether or pdanet they both work without rooting

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 05:42

9. jfelici455 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


I think this root procedure is useless, There has to be another root procedure out there..... There may be another file or process to add to this procedure to make the tethering work.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 19:45 1

10. impsybin (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Rooting does a lot more than allow you to bypass paying for tethering. If you really want tethering to work, pay for it or get yourself a ROM with it built into the ROM. Calling the one click root procedure useless is just ignorant. If you can't even get the tethering to work on your own, I highly doubt that you are competent enough to use ADB and Command Prompt aptly enough to be able to root your phone through traditional manners. I'm not meaning to flame you, comments like that just annoy me.

posted on 21 Apr 2012, 20:16

11. MattLung31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


how can i unroot my droid razr maxx? it was very helpful and easy to root it but i was wondering if there is a way to unroot it just a s easily?

posted on 07 May 2012, 12:43

12. batantx (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Well my phone reboots, but then the script keeps running while it's rebooting. "see below" Any suggestions??

[*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
[*] Attemping persistence...
remount succeeded
1146 KB/s (22364 bytes in 0.019s)
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
error: device not found
[*] Cleaning up...
error: device not found
error: device not found
[*] Rebooting...
error: device not found
error: protocol fault (no status)
[*] Exploit complete!
[*] Press any key to exit.
Press any key to continue . . .

posted on 17 May 2012, 00:39

13. w5aus (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 May 2012)


before rooting ppl with problems, do a restore than start new.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 20:38

15. hit689 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


dude you are the greatest. it took less than 5 mins to root . its so easy just follow his steps and it works. thanks alot !!!

posted on 11 Jul 2012, 18:41

16. AlphaDog (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


My phone has upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. System version 6.16.211.

Will this procedure work on my phone now? Or do I need to wait for an ICS root?
A quick reply from someone in the know would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 09:23

17. apope89 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


My phone has that new system update and I just tried to root mine using this procedure and it will not work. It fails to copy all the files to the phone.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 17:01

18. ryane84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


i want to know if i can root my razor maxx?if i can can you tell me how

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 07:10

21. impsybin (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


To my knowledge, this method worked for gingerbread, not ice cream sandwich. Look on droidrzr.com and find matt's utility. I used the method here to root all three razrs in my family's plan. The utility method works the same for both the razr and the maxx. It also lets you go back to stock pretty easy.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 11:50

22. ryane84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


How can i root my razar maxx back to gingerbread i have ice cream sandwich and i hate it

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:49

23. ryane84 (Posts: 5; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


I went to droidrzr.com but i couldn't find a way to email them i want someone to tell me if i can root my razor max that has ice cream sandwich on it back to gingerbread?if i can can you tell me how to root my razor max and put gingerbread back on?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:36

24. christopherj87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I just tried this 3 times on my razr maxx and it didnt work. it kept on saying that installation failed or something like that.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 02:41

25. christopherj87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


It keeps on saying after deploying payload "cannot stat 'motofail': no such file on directory. then further down "cannot copy su' to' then more things like that. is it my device?? or the new android system?

posted on 03 Feb 2013, 20:58

26. trianglerelic (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Feb 2013)


I keep getting the following error and it fails to root:

[*]
[*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit (Windows version)
[*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
[*]
[*] Tested on Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, and Droid 4
[*]
[*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you
[*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone
[*] is connected via USB.
[*]
[*] Press enter to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .
[*]
[*] Waiting for device...
[*] Device found.
[*] Deploying payload...
failed to copy 'motofail' to '/data/local/motofail': Permission denied
Unable to chmod /data/local/motofail: No such file or directory
[*] Owning phone...
/system/bin/sh: /data/local/motofail: not found
[*] Rebooting device...
[*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
[*] Attemping persistence...
remount failed: Operation not permitted
failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
link failed Read-only file system
failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
/system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file sy
stem
[*] Cleaning up...
/system/bin/sh: /data/local/motofail: not found
rm failed for /data/local/motofail, No such file or directory
[*] Rebooting...
[*] Exploit complete!
[*] Press any key to exit.
Press any key to continue . . .

Any suggestions please? This is for my GF's Motorola Razr Maxx, She is running Android version 4.0.4, System version 6.16.211.xt912verizon.en.us

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 18:49

27. pako123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


por que se me reinicia el telefono una vez roooteado y con acceso concedido a superusuario y me pone swaper activator y otra vez se reinicia y se reinicia ayuda por favor!!!

posted on 20 May 2013, 13:11

28. tjn011 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 May 2013)


I was mistakenly told that my Droid3 would work on T-Mobil as it is a "Global" phone. I have already ported my number over to T-Mobile but the phone still won't recognize GSM. Will rooting it allow me to change the firmware so the phone will recognize T-Mobile towers? Verizon has apologized, T-Mobile has apologized, everyone has apologized for the "inconvenience" but my phone still won't work. I am unemployed and need to go on a Family plan with T-Mobile without buying a new phone. Can anyone make a recommendation here?

posted on 25 Jan 2014, 18:22

29. jrrudyochoa79 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2014)


I installed the moto fail file & my Razr Max was rooted successfully but after installing supersu it is saying supersu is not showing binary su?how do I fix this?

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