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5th June 2012, 04:21 AM   |  #1  
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NOTE: DO NOT panic if you get any errors, and do not stray from these steps. If you have a concern, please post in the thread and I will get back to you in a timely fashion, or someone else will help you. The only way you will mess yourself up is if you wing it at any point, like panicking when your .181 fastboot errors occasionally, or "freezes".

Files you'll need:
- Modified Droid Razr Utility 1.6 - Credits to G8orDroid & Mattlgroff @ DroidRZR (required)
- The update file for the ICS Leak you want to install (required) - no link because there's always a new one around the corner and I don't wanna update the OP every two days. Ask in the thread if you need it.

If you're on .181 or earlier (GB), OR on an ICS leak prior to .84, such as .79 or .75...
-------MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS AT LEAST AT 50% BATTERY BEFORE YOU INSTALL. I ACTUALLY RECOMMEND 75% OR 100%, BUT AT THE VERY LEAST BE AT 50% OR YOU RISK HAVING TO HOTWIRE YOUR RAZR TO CHARGE IT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG/TOO SLOW. BE CAUTIOUS!!!-------

- PUT THE UPDATE FILE ON YOUR EXTERNAL SD CARD FIRST.
You will not be able to use your RAZR to put the files on the SD card after you begin. Please do so beforehand.

- Turn on USB Debugging.
- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6 Modified .bat file.
- Press any button after ADB starts up. Then type in 15 and press enter, and follow the onscreen instructions to reboot into AP Fastboot (bootloader).

- Return to the main menu.
- Type 1 and press enter twice.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to Fastboot to .181 using Modified Droid RAZR Utility to make sure you're completely stock and the update will go through.

- Turn your phone off.
- Turn your phone back on, holding VOL UP + VOL DWN.
- Use VOL DWN to go down to "Recovery", and then VOL UP to select it.
- Press VOL UP+VOL DWN to bring up the recovery menu once an image pops up after the rebooted phone's Motorola logo.

- Use VOL UP+VOL DWN to navigate to "apply update from external storage", then press PWR.
- Use VOL UP+VOL DWN to navigate to the update file (named BlurVersion____________ unless you changed it.), then press PWR.
- You should get no errors, and the phone should install the update successfully. Congrats, you're on ICS!

- I recommend factory resetting here to be safe, but you don't have to.
- Use VOL UP+VOL DWN to navigate to "reboot phone", then press PWR to leave recovery.
- Reroot if you want, using the guide at the bottom of the post.

If you're on .181 or earlier (GB), OR on an ICS leak prior to .84, such as .79 or .75... But the above instructions gave you a sideload error...

-------MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS AT LEAST AT 50% BATTERY BEFORE YOU INSTALL. I ACTUALLY RECOMMEND 75% OR 100%, BUT AT THE VERY LEAST BE AT 50% OR YOU RISK HAVING TO HOTWIRE YOUR RAZR TO CHARGE IT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG/TOO SLOW. BE CAUTIOUS!!!-------

- PUT THE UPDATE FILE ON YOUR EXTERNAL SD CARD FIRST IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY.
You will not be able to use your RAZR to put the files on the SD card after you begin. Please do so beforehand.

- Turn on USB Debugging.
- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6 Modified .bat file.
- Press any button after ADB starts up. Then type in 15 and press enter, and follow the onscreen instructions to reboot into AP Fastboot (bootloader).

- Return to the main menu.
- Type 1 and press enter twice.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to Fastboot to .181 using Modified Droid RAZR Utility to make sure you're completely stock and the update will go through.

- Pick up your phone, and skip setup as it is futile at this point. You'll just want to turn on USB Debugging.
- On your computer, return to the main menu.
- Type 3 and press enter. Follow the directions to root your phone. It should reboot three times total.

- Install ROM Manager from the Play Store (no need for premium if you don't want it)
- DO NOT CLICK INSTALL RECOVERY, AND DO NOT INSTALL BOOTSTRAP
- Copy the update file and the .crc to /cache using a file manager of your choosing with root permissions if you did not already do so.

- Open /cache in a file browser of your choosing that will prompt you which application to use instead of opening the .zip file itself (ES File Explorer seems most popular - remember that you'll have to go enable root permissions in settings to even get to /cache, though!)
- Tap on the .zip and open it with ROM Manager
- Don't check anything in the popup and reboot recovery
- It will flash and finish

- Done! I recommend factory resetting again here. Reroot if you want using the guide at the bottom of the post.

If you're on a previous ICS leak, above .79

-------MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS AT LEAST AT 50% BATTERY BEFORE YOU INSTALL. I ACTUALLY RECOMMEND 75% OR 100%, BUT AT THE VERY LEAST BE AT 50% OR YOU RISK HAVING TO HOTWIRE YOUR RAZR TO CHARGE IT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG/TOO SLOW. BE CAUTIOUS!!!-------

- PUT THE UPDATE FILE ON YOUR EXTERNAL SD CARD FIRST.
You will not be able to use your RAZR to put the files on the SD card after you begin. Please do so beforehand.

- Turn on USB Debugging (pull down the notification panel, tap the wrench, go all of the way down to developer options, tap that, then make sure USB debugging is checked).
- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6 Modified .bat file.
- Press any button after ADB starts up. Then type in 15 and press enter, and follow the onscreen instructions to reboot into AP Fastboot (bootloader).

- Wait for your phone to get to the black screen with white text; then return to the main menu on the Utility.
- Type 2 and press enter. Wait for the restore to finish, and you will automatically reboot into recovery.
You are now on what we coined "Psuedo-.181" - some weird hybrid of GB and ICS files. Your phone will not boot at this point. This utility also installs the .210 kernel, so you're ready to go to the next step.

- You can close the utility now. Pick up your phone.
- Press VOL DWN + VOL UP to bring up the text on the recovery menu once you see the Android with an open control panel stomach.
- Navigate down to "Apply update from external SD"
- Select the .211 zip file you downloaded.
- *IF IT FAILS THE FIRST TIME, CLEAR YOUR CACHE, TURN YOUR PHONE OFF, AND TRY THIS PARAGRAPH AGAIN.*
And now you're on the new ICS! Factory/Cache reset if you want, then use VOL DWN + VOL UP to navigate to Reboot phone, and press PWR to reboot.

If you want root on this new ICS build:
- Turn on your phone and let it boot normally
- Set everything up, and then turn on USB debugging (pull down the notification panel, tap the wrench, go all of the way down to developer options, tap that, then make sure USB debugging is checked), and make sure it isn't on Mass Storage mode (pull down the notification panel, tap on "connected as ____" and change to MTP or PTP.)

- Open the modified Droid RAZR utility and go to the main menu.
- Type 5 and press enter.
- Press enter again.
- Wait for the process to end completely. Your phone should reboot twice.
Rooted!

If you have any questions, I'll be glad to help. However it is impossible for me to reply at all hours of the day. If you need emergency help, ask over at DroidRZR.
Last edited by [TSON]; 20th June 2012 at 06:15 PM. Reason: .211!
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5th June 2012, 04:37 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [TSON]

If you're on .181
1. Fastboot to .181 to make sure you're completely stock
2. Root
3. Install ROM Manager
4. DO NOT CLICK INSTALL RECOVERY, AND DO NOT INSTALL BOOTSTRAP
5. Copy the update file and the .crc to /cache
6. Open /cache in a file browser of your choosing that will prompt you which application to use instead of opening the .zip file itself (ES File Explorer seems most popular)
7. Tap on the .zip and open it with ROM Manager
8. Don't check anything in the popup and reboot recovery
9. It will flash and finish
10. Done! I recommend factory resetting again here. Reroot if you want.

If you're on a previous ICS leak, above .79
- PUT THE .206 UPDATE FILE ON YOUR EXTERNAL SD CARD FIRST.
You will not be able to use your RAZR to put the files on the SD card after you begin. Please do so beforehand.

- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6
- Turn your phone off, & then turn it back on holding VOL DWN and PWR to boot into AP Fastboot
- Select Fastboot to .181 in the Utility & follow the onscreen directions
- Let it complete. There will be quite a few errors, don't panic - this is normal.
You are now on what we coined "Psuedo-.181" - some weird hybrid of GB and ICS files. Your phone will not boot at this point.

- Open the unstick ICS tool
- Choose the newest (.20X) kernel
- Let it install, and reboot.
Because of this kernel upgrade, you are now able to flash ICS again... even a later version.

- Turn your phone off
- Hold VOL DOWN + VOL UP + PWR, then use VOL DWN to go to "Recovery" and VOL UP to select it
- Press VOL DWN + VOL UP to bring up the menu
- Navigate to "Apply update from external SD"
- Select the .20X zip file you downloaded.
- *IF IT FAILS THE FIRST TIME, TRY THIS PARAGRAPH AGAIN*
And now you're on the new ICS!

If you want root afterwards:
- Turn on your phone and let it boot normally
- Set everything up, and then turn on USB debugging
- Turn off your phone
- Hold VOL DWN + PWR to boot into AP Fastboot mode again
- Open the UnstickICS tool on your computer again
- Install the .85 kernel
- Turn your phone off
- Hold VOL DWN + VOL UP + PWR, then use VOL DWN to navigate to BP Tools, and VOL UP to select it
- Your phone should boot normally.
- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6 and select Root ICS.
- Follow the onscreen directions, pressing a button when it finishes rebooting, 3x.
- Turn your phone off again.
- Hold VOL DWN + PWR to boot into AP Fastboot again
- Use UnstickICS to flash the kernel of the version you want to upgrade to again
- Reboot
You need to do this, because the 4.0.4 kernel is not vulnerable to any root exploits. Going back to a previous kernel (in this case, 4.0.3) will allow you to exploit and obtain root, and then upgrade back to 4.0.4.

If you have any questions, I'll be glad to help.

wOw

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5th June 2012, 05:27 AM   |  #3  
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I wish I had seen these instructions about nine hours ago. I've been struggling with getting my Razr on .79, and finally figured it out. Would have saved me a lot of time if I had started with your directions!
5th June 2012, 06:21 AM   |  #4  
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Yeah, I was surprised how many people were having trouble and were using tools like the ICS Installer, so I thought I'd just compile my posts together for people to see.
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Where are the links?

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Originally Posted by [TSON]

NOTE: DO NOT panic if you get any errors, and do not stray from these steps. If you have a concern, please post in the thread and I will get back to you in a timely fashion, or someone else will help you. The only way you will mess yourself up is if you wing it at any point, like panicking when your .181 fastboot errors occasionally, or "freezes".

If you're on .181 or earlier...
1. Fastboot to .181 to make sure you're completely stock
2. Root
3. Install ROM Manager
4. DO NOT CLICK INSTALL RECOVERY, AND DO NOT INSTALL BOOTSTRAP
5. Copy the update file and the .crc to /cache
6. Open /cache in a file browser of your choosing that will prompt you which application to use instead of opening the .zip file itself (ES File Explorer seems most popular)
7. Tap on the .zip and open it with ROM Manager
8. Don't check anything in the popup and reboot recovery
9. It will flash and finish
10. Done! I recommend factory resetting again here. Reroot if you want.

If you're on a previous ICS leak, above .79
- PUT THE .206 UPDATE FILE ON YOUR EXTERNAL SD CARD FIRST.
You will not be able to use your RAZR to put the files on the SD card after you begin. Please do so beforehand.

- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6
- Turn your phone off, & then turn it back on holding VOL DWN and PWR to boot into AP Fastboot
- Select Fastboot to .181 in the Utility & follow the onscreen directions
- Let it complete. There will be quite a few errors, don't panic - this is normal.
You are now on what we coined "Psuedo-.181" - some weird hybrid of GB and ICS files. Your phone will not boot at this point.

- Open the unstick ICS tool
- Choose the newest (.20X) kernel
- Let it install, and reboot.
Because of this kernel upgrade, you are now able to flash ICS again... even a later version.

- Turn your phone off
- Hold VOL DOWN + VOL UP + PWR, then use VOL DWN to go to "Recovery" and VOL UP to select it
- Press VOL DWN + VOL UP to bring up the menu
- Navigate to "Apply update from external SD"
- Select the .20X zip file you downloaded.
- *IF IT FAILS THE FIRST TIME, TRY THIS PARAGRAPH AGAIN*
And now you're on the new ICS!

If you want root afterwards:
- Turn on your phone and let it boot normally
- Set everything up, and then turn on USB debugging
- Turn off your phone
- Hold VOL DWN + PWR to boot into AP Fastboot mode again
- Open the UnstickICS tool on your computer again
- Install the .85 kernel
- Turn your phone off
- Hold VOL DWN + VOL UP + PWR, then use VOL DWN to navigate to BP Tools, and VOL UP to select it
- Your phone should boot normally.
- Open the Droid Razr Utility 1.6 and select Root ICS.
- Follow the onscreen directions, pressing a button when it finishes rebooting, 3x.
- Turn your phone off again.
- Hold VOL DWN + PWR to boot into AP Fastboot again
- Use UnstickICS to flash the kernel of the version you want to upgrade to again
- Reboot
You need to do this, because the 4.0.4 kernel is not vulnerable to any root exploits. Going back to a previous kernel (in this case, 4.0.3) will allow you to exploit and obtain root, and then upgrade back to 4.0.4.

If you have any questions, I'll be glad to help.

Not to be rude,but isn't there already like 3 threads explaining how to upgrade to the latest leak and root?

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None of them go indepth, leading to people jumping to conclusions on what to do in several situations. It's counterintuitive and leads people to bricks. I made my guides almost fool-proof, gathering like 15 likes over on droidrzr, so I thought I'd bring them over here for you guys.
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I used .75 and safestrap to upgrade to the latest nightly. If I want .209 on my phone, what do I do? Your instructions only discuss gb or ics above .79.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [TSON]

None of them go indepth, leading to people jumping to conclusions on what to do in several situations. It's counterintuitive and leads people to bricks. I made my guides almost fool-proof, gathering like 15 likes over on droidrzr, so I thought I'd bring them over here for you guys.

Oh ok gotcha,again,didn't mean to bash on you bro.

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Okay, clarified that the first set of instructions work on .75/.79 leaks, and added links.

If you want .209 mirrored, here:
http://rombot.droidhive.com/ROMs/spy...izon.en.US.crc
http://rombot.droidhive.com/ROMs/spy...izon.en.US.zip
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