[Q] Rooting Razr M - What I need to accomplish my end goal.
Phone Specs and Information
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx
Android Version 4.1.2
Build Number 9.8.2O-72_VZW-16
Service Provider : Verizon
What I'm looking for
I'm looking to gain root access to my phone so that I am able to gain access to all files. I would like to have my phone connect to my PC (Windows 7) through USB and view all my files from my PC using a GUI if possible.
Why do I want Root access
I am a Computer Information Systems major and I would like to explore my Razr Maxx. Eventually I may want to develop apps but for now I want to browse the system and files. I do not want to make any changes, edit files or add things to my phone. I simply want to be able to look around and have the ability to copy files from my Razr Maxx to my PC.
XDA Developers has threads on this, why did you post this?
The reason I am posting this thread and asking for assistance is I wanted to make sure the threads I have found are still relevant to rooting my phone. Some threads I have found are posted years ago, so I am a little skeptical because this is new territory for me. I also want to make sure that for my purposes, viewing and copying files, I am choosing the correct method to suit my needs.
What I have tried / threads I have viewed
1. I tried gaining root access through the Droid SDK Manager. I used the cmd prompt and ran adb.exe but from there I was lost...
2. I installed Android Commander, however Android Commander was stuck at "loading" and couldn't find my phone (I don't have root access or busybox which are required to run that).
3. I viewed this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1940630
but I have two concerns with this. 1 it is from 2012 (I'm sure it's still good though) and 2 is it right for me? I'm looking for a GUI on the PC that I can view my Driod files from.
Basically I've been reading different threads on this site and different sites and I'm just looking for some guidance. I've tried to be as thorough in my posting as possible and hope it is formatted and asked correctly for these forums as it is my first post.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light on this subject matter,