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

Easily Root your DROID 4 & 3, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and BIONIC
With each new Android phone that is released comes the challenge of rooting it. Sometimes it's easy, while other times it can be quite involved.

Now users of the Motorola DROID 4, DROID 3, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, and DROID 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.

First, you need to make sure you have Motorola 5.4.0 drivers installed on your system. Then download the MotoFail file to your desktop and unzip it. On your phone, go into the Settings/Applications and check "Unknown Sources" and in Development check "USB Debugging". Connect the phone to your PC and select the "Charge Only" on the phone (this may be in the top notification bar). After it is connected, and the Motorola USB drivers find the phone, open the MotoFail folder on the PC and click on the "run.bat" file. This will start the rooting process, and the phone will restart a couple times. When it is done, the program will say the rooting process is completed and you can unplug the phone from the PC. Now you can use Superuser, BusyBox, AdsGone, Titanium Backup, Root Explorer and any other program that requires the phone to be rooted.

source: vulnfactory (Dan Rosenberg)



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30 Comments

1. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Now just need the bootloader to be unlocked...

2. iicpaii

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 21, 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?

14. salkatib

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

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

3. gfresh404

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

Does this void warranty?

4. impsybin

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

5. iicpaii

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

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

19. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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

6. WillSann

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

20. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

where do i find instructions

7. jfelici455

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

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

8. Twashbush

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 08, 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

9. jfelici455

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 04, 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.

10. impsybin

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

11. MattLung31

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 21, 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?

12. batantx

Posts: 1; Member since: May 07, 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 . . .

13. w5aus

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2012

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

15. hit689

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 23, 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 !!!

16. AlphaDog

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 11, 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

17. apope89

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

18. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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

21. impsybin

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

22. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

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

23. ryane84

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 20, 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?

24. christopherj87

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

25. christopherj87

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 11, 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?

26. trianglerelic

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 03, 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

27. pako123

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 07, 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!!!

28. tjn011

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 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?

29. jrrudyochoa79

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 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?

30. rup1mp1n

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 26, 2014

To tjn001, I have a suggestion that you should definitely use. DON'T ALLOW FOR EITHER OF THOSE 2 COMPANIES TO JUST SAY SORRY. if all they are doing is apologizing, you need to ask for someone who is able to correct the mistake made by them in the first place. You should have been given the correct information, and you weren't.. keep on the phone with as many Representatives that you can, until they fix your issue or give you another working phone.I HAD THAT SAME ISSUE AND ITS A BUNCH OF CRAP. the RAZR comes with both CDMA and GSM modems so there is no reason for it to not work. if you keep getting crap from the company's, then call the manufacturer MOTOROLA and let them know what was done to you and by what company. They should then take care of it. JUST DONT STOP BOTHERING THEM.AND DONT GIVE IN

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