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

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

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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1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

don't hold your breath on an unlock method... i just got an HTC One and i was already thinking about trading it for a MAXX or a Moto X so this has got me even more interested...

2. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

May I inquire why you are considering the switch? I am just interested.

3. Penywyz

Posts: 255; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Absolutely love my Ultra KingKurogiii. It is the smoothest/best phone I've had. The voiceless features work great, and Moto Assist is jut plain awesome. My advice to you is a MAXX or an X over the One any day.

4. koslos

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

In these days are special tools for rooting android.If you don't know how to root android and don't want risk with having any issues just check If rooted a lot of devices with this tool.

5. charlesray18

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 12, 2014

This root method does not work. I have tried it dozens of times. I am using a Motorola Droid Mini Android 4.2.2, build no. SU1-15. Any suggestions?

6. mikeydavidgarcia

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2014

f**king liar!don't waste time nor break your phone and not because I don't know what I'm doing because I do but apparently this dude doesn't!

7. joey28

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Idk y it will not work on my droid ultra 4.4 any idea's

8. Aj2421

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Ok I try to install it but it said there is already a built in app and also ask if I want to replace it. I look in my system app and couldn't find it. Try to replace it and no luck. suggestions

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