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[Q] Few questions about Razr M

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By terminator1983, Senior Member on 20th July 2014, 07:57 AM
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I am new to Razr m i have a few question.


1. Is my device bootloader unlocked

In Fastboot I can see
Device is LOCKED. Status Code: 0

2. Are there any files of razr M that i have to backup first before attempting Unlock and root. I have S4 before buying razr M as my second devices in which i had to backup the efs partitions so that's why i need to know if some backup of razr M is needed.

3.Whats the latest official firmware of Razr M. Currently my device is on 4.1.2.


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20th July 2014, 07:25 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by terminator1983

I am new to Razr m i have a few question.


1. Is my device bootloader unlocked

In Fastboot I can see
Device is LOCKED. Status Code: 0

2. Are there any files of razr M that i have to backup first before attempting Unlock and root. I have S4 before buying razr M as my second devices in which i had to backup the efs partitions so that's why i need to know if some backup of razr M is needed.

3.Whats the latest official firmware of Razr M. Currently my device is on 4.1.2.


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No the M is on 4.4.2 now upgrade via ota if you can... The devices is not boot loader unlocked if it says that but you can unlock the boot loader if you upgrade it to 4.4.2... And no you shouldn't have to back anything up if you ever wanna go back to stock there's always rsd lite...if you need help finding all the links let me know there posted everywhere around here...if the ota fails let us know

Edit: I went ahead and grabbed all the links for you twrp for our device. root method for 4.4.2 Motopocalypse app for unlocking the boot loader

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What he said except once boot loader unlocked there is no going back on that..

You can flash over the startup screen to give the appearance of not having it unlocked though

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22nd July 2014, 08:34 AM |#4  
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No the M is on 4.4.2 now upgrade via ota if you can... The devices is not boot loader unlocked if it says that but you can unlock the boot loader if you upgrade it to 4.4.2... And no you shouldn't have to back anything up if you ever wanna go back to stock there's always rsd lite...if you need help finding all the links let me know there posted everywhere around here...if the ota fails let us know

Edit: I went ahead and grabbed all the links for you twrp for our device. root method for 4.4.2 Motopocalypse app for unlocking the boot loader

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How is 4.4.2 update compared to 4.1 because I have read some bad things about 4.4 update like poor battery life. Should I unlock the bootloader first and then update or unlock it after update.

Which custom rom u would recommend to use as daily driver for better performance.

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You have to update to unlock the boot loader and yes my battery life took a significant hit. I installed app ops and then disabled allot of the security location and keep awake items and battery life was alright again. No idea if there is a good choice for a 4.4 rom on this device yet but cm11 is getting close.

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How is 4.4.2 update compared to 4.1 because I have read some bad things about 4.4 update like poor battery life. Should I unlock the bootloader first and then update or unlock it after update.

Which custom rom u would recommend to use as daily driver for better performance.

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Absolutely unlock the bootloader, absolutely upgrade to 4.4.2 , before the 4.4.4 update is live to all phones. If it is already available for you, manually flash 4.4.2 and use motopocolpyse to unlock the bootloader. You might never get the chance to unlock your boot loader again.


youtube .com /watch?v=vBUaQ8Kpji4
video guide.
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Absolutely unlock the bootloader, absolutely upgrade to 4.4.2 , before the 4.4.4 update is live to all phones. If it is already available for you, manually flash 4.4.2 and use motopocolpyse to unlock the bootloader. You might never get the chance to unlock your boot loader again.


youtube .com /watch?v=vBUaQ8Kpji4
video guide.

So there pushing 4.4.4 to the M... Where did you read this at... I was under the impression that the next ota was just going to be bug fixes and a security patch to block the root and unlock method

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