this guide only works completely if you did NOT take the 183.46.15 update rolling out around 9/9/14
LOOK AT YOUR SYSTEM VERSION AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT ON 183.46.14or15 BEFORE POSTING, if you are, THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK AND ROOT WONT WORK, PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION.
YOU HOSED YOURSELF BY NOT DOING THIS BEFORE UPDATING, THE TOOLS ARE NOT BROKEN.
if you are already unlocked, the relevant parts of this guide will still work as described.
So, you have a Droid Razr Maxx HD or HD, xt926, and want to root, unlock the bootloader, and go back to JB, possibly.
Well this is the guide for you!
***you should backup data before any flash or mod
***the current condition of your phone is irrelevant (root etc). the script will flash from any version, to KK (data wipe option recommended)
first, you need to be on KitKat to root and unlock the bootloader,
if you are not, flash version 1.4 or 1.41 of this
if you need them.
to get into fastboot, power off the phone, hold both volume buttons and power until the pre-boot menu comes up then release and choose "fastboot"
alternatively, you can use @SamuriHL
if that strikes your fancy.
(PLEASE DONT ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT @SamuriHL
'S SCRIPT HERE, use his forum.)
after booted etc, put this
app, and SU zip
on your storage or sd card.
open the "tr" app and follow the directions to root your phone.
when complete and rebooted,
open the Motopocalypse app and follow the directions to unlock your bootloader.
when complete and rebooted,
we are going to need a custom recovery (just because they are great
to get the only recovery compatible with KK (they are also in a sub folder of the flash tool)
to flash these per the op's instructions, you will need adb and fastboot.
if you don't have it installed,
open the directory from my flash tool posted above, hold shift, right click, and choose "open command prompt here". this will use the adb and fasboot in my script to install the recovery, using the commands in @dhacker29
's op. just make sure you moved the recoveries out of the sub folder and into the main one, or it will fail.
is a more complete step by step i made for another user. just change the file name if you are flashing twrp.
if you aren't comfortable using the commands to install the new recovery, alternatively, you can put the recovery on your storage and use Flashify
to install it.
after flashing your new recovery, (3 button trick from above, and select "recovery")
boot back into recovery, and flash the SU zip from above. this will give you a properly working root (towel is great but has some faults)
now you have a fully functional razr hd or maxx hd with root and an unlocked bootloader on KitKat.
for those of you who just wanted to unlock and want to go back to JB, or just want to go back to JB for any reason after unlocking.
(many tutorials on how to use RSD can be found on Google)
i already edited the stock file so you dont have to do it
now you want root again?
now that you are unlocked, forget all of those old exploits, (yes, they still work if you choose to use them) from now on, you can just install a custom recovery and flash the SU zip i gave you in recovery.
i hope this helps you, i will be updating it as needed.