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How to: Root your Verizon Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini

How to: Root your Verizon Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini
Ah, Root....how do we love thee!

Motorola's newest DROIDs have only been out for a couple weeks now, but the folks over on XDA Forums were hard at work to see who would collect the $830 bounty. As it turns out, user "jcase" was the first to successfully develop a rooting process that would work across the Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra and Mini.

Now you should be aware that you will need some knowledge of using the ADB Shell, so if you aren't comfortable with that, you may want to hold off. But other than that, it is a pretty simple process. Unfortunately, the Bootloader remains locked, so you can't install a custom ROM or Kernel, though we are hopeful that the Bootloader will eventually get broken as well.

Here are the instructions, as provided by "jcase". And at always, use at your own risk.



How to: Root your Verizon Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini
How to: Root your Verizon Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini


Here is a YouTube video showing the process:



For even more in-depth tech details of how this rooting process came to be, check out the Android Police link below.

source: XDA, Android Police, and YouTube

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