a. Flash a clean stock ROM to your phone while wiping data,
b. Flash a clean stock ROM to your phone while preserving data,
c. Root your stock ROM using the RAZR Blade root exploit by Dan Rosenberg, and
d. Install SafeStrap by Hashcode.
All credit goes to these original developers, all I have done... explanation expanded for those who have asked:
We all rely on the utility turned out by mattlgroff (long may he tinker!) and in no way did I want to look like I wanted to grab fame from someone else's work, but I recognized a couple of things that needed doing:
1. When Matt Groff left the building at RAZR Resort for greener phone pastures, the current official software for our XT912 was 98.72.16, the Jellybean OTA. In the spring of 2014, Verizon released a 5.79 MB OTA dubbed 98.72.165 which patched many system files and updated the radio files on our phones. Rumors ran rampant over whether this would make our phones unrootable and whether it was even necessary. One of the benefits included new network configuration to accommodate Verizon's plans for future system upgrades. I incorporated this firmware in Matt's Utility.
2. At the same time, the current version of Hashcode's SafeStrap utility, 3.11, was included in the utility by Matt. I replaced it with version 3.73, the now-current version.
3. Some of the early reports that the new release of Jellybean was unrootable were fueled by an intermittent failure of Dan Rosenberg's 'RAZR Blade' root exploit to successfully root 98.72.165. This was caused by the phone not remounting some partitions quickly enough during the process. I addressed this issue as well.
Under an agreement that neither Matt nor any of the other mentioned developers were pestered with issues related to my re-release of this utility, he gave me his blessing and even hosted the file on his Batakang server.
There you have it: instead of using the original utility, updating and fighting to preserve/get root, finding an updated SafeStrap; it is once again as easy as it was always supposed to be...
If you have any problems with my updated version of this utility, PLEASE do not pester these developers! They have all moved on from supporting this platform. Post in this thread, and I or someone else will try to help.
Thank you, Matt Groff, for this excellent utility, and for permission to redistribute your work!
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Sent from my continually born again RAZR MAXX!