Motorola DROID RAZR rooted already, no surprise

November 4, 2011
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Well, I can safely say I saw this coming. Today a picture has surfaced showing none other than the new Motorola DROID RAZR rooted -- shocking I know. This is basically nothing new and its using the exact same exploit that also rooted the Bionic. The method is actually a very simple 1-click root tool that was developed for the DROID 3 and all the details are right here.

The bootloader may still be locked down under a chain and key (see image above) but at least users patiently awaiting this new RAZR sharp and thin smartphone can check one thing off the list -- root privileges. The image below while doesn't reveal much, it shows that the device has been successfully rooted. How can we tell? The tiny little # symbol will appear after you type "su" into a terminal application granting access, and the image shows just that.

It appears that 1-click-root for the DROID 3, Bionic, and many others is working great for this newest device from Motorola. What this tells me is any device coming from Motorola with the same Android 2.3 Gingerbread build they have now will all be rooted with this same method until Motorola figures it out and closes the exploit -- Apparently they've not done that yet. For all things RAZR check out our DROID RAZR Portal, win your own in the RAZR scavenger hunt, and enjoy the hands-on video below.

Motorola DROID RAZR hands-on:

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[via Droid-Life]


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  • http://twitter.com/litobirdy litobirdy

    so rooting a phone with STILL a locked bootloader means what exactly?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol… root explorer haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregvartanian Gregory Vartanian

    Just called Verizon and boy are they slick they realized that the wrong price was listed and they changed it now it says $299.99

  • Daman

    It’s NOT working with the Motorola RAZR XT910 version released in Australia. Anyone got it working, pls share.

    • Guest

      Get in touch with @djrbliss on Twitter, he supposedly knows how to root it.

  • Daman1974

    This method does NOT work with 2.3.5 Motorola Razr xt910 !!!