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Motorola DROID RAZR root solutions starting to appear

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Motorola DROID RAZR root solutions starting to appear
The Kevlar-reinforced Motorola DROID RAZR changed our expectations for a 4G LTE device with its razor thin profile, a rarity among LTE smartphones. But unlike most other Androids out there, there was no easy way to root the handset until now and that might have bothered some of you. This frustration ends now as the first root solution has appeared, and you can take full control of your Android experience.

Now, you’d need to download a Windows-only program to do that, but it comes with a caveat - it’s not easily reversible. For the more adventurous, though, it’s all out there and there are even detailed how-to videos, one of them is embedded below.

Now, rewinding back to unrooted stage seems like a tough task, so be warned about the risks. Digging deeper at the source link below would give you the needed instructions for both rooting and unrooting, so let us know how it all went if you dare try.

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posted on 14 Nov 2011, 06:29 3

1. Carlitos (Posts: 557; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Honestly with monsters of phones like this one or galaxy nexus. I don't see the meed for rooting except for changing the way it looks. But this new Motorola UI os pretty slick.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 08:46 5

4. Trainer (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Root to back up all files.
Root for kick axe apps like Keyboard Manager and others that need deep system access.
Root for a custom ICS Rom MONTHS before Moto makes an official port.
Root... For your Country and the future of our children!

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 10:17

6. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

I agree with you so I will thumbs up, but a lot of people just like to root.

For me, I am excited about the Nexus because I don't like to bother rooting if I don't have to. I use ADW Launcher EX to change everything around just the way I want it and for that I can be stock.

Some people see these phones as an opportunity to root and push something from being "awesome" to possibly even better than that.

I respect everyone's reason for rooting or not but for a lot of people the "need for rooting" is simply curiosity of what could be.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 07:38 1

2. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

since it has kevlar... can it stop bullets???

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 08:41 1

3. cfprelude (Posts: 139; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

buy one and let us know :P but in all honesty... of course not. Not even all military grade kevlar "armor" (and thats not made of just a thin sheet of kevlar strands) can stop all bullets.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 09:51 4

5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

The RAZR doesn't need to stop bullets, it cuts them in half.

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 11:42 1

7. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

That only took 3 days. Bootloader hack probably isnt far behind

posted on 14 Nov 2011, 13:52 1

8. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Bootloader is a lot more involved than rooting. Since it's locked, I doubt we will see anything soon. After all, look at Motorola's recently released phones. To this day CyanogenMod still doesn't support most of them, and they're one of the biggest groups for custom ROMs.

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