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Can Razr M be rooted?

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7th August 2013, 04:54 PM   |  #1  
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I've tried several time to root my Droid Razr M with motochopper but it fails every time. I'm guessing the exploits been plugged. Is there a way to root this phone. I need to make changes to the tether so it will work with my tablets along with all the other cool stuff that comes with rooting. I found another app online but I'm not sure I trust it. Last thing I need is a bricked phone.
7th August 2013, 09:09 PM   |  #2  
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I've tried several time to root my Droid Razr M with motochopper but it fails every time. I'm guessing the exploits been plugged. Is there a way to root this phone. I need to make changes to the tether so it will work with my tablets along with all the other cool stuff that comes with rooting. I found another app online but I'm not sure I trust it. Last thing I need is a bricked phone.

What version of android are you on? And what is your build number? Did you try this?
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7th August 2013, 09:27 PM   |  #3  
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What version of android are you on? And what is your build number? Did you try this?

version 4.1.2
build 9.8.1Q-78-1
I've already tried motofailed2go just for fun. It's outdated as I understand it and motochopper has taken it's place. However I did try the file you referenced and it failed. Thanks for the effort though.
7th August 2013, 09:31 PM   |  #4  
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version 4.1.2
build 9.8.1Q-78-1
I've already tried motofailed2go just for fun. It's outdated as I understand it and motochopper has taken it's place. However I did try the file you referenced and it failed. Thanks for the effort though.

I am pretty sure you are on newest firmware, it would require you to use RSDLite to downgrade most likely, unless you unlocked bootloader previous to taking newest update:

http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...ices-on-91878/
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7th August 2013, 11:30 PM   |  #5  
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[QUOTE=Klown80;44392084]I am pretty sure you are on newest firmware, it would require you to use RSDLite to downgrade most likely, unless you unlocked bootloader previous to taking newest update:


Perhaps I'm doing something wrong? I extracted the zip file to the C drive as instructed. There are folders in folders and i don't know if I'm supposed to open those to the c drive as well or not. But I ran SamuriHL-downgrade and followed the instructions. But step 3 is to root with motochopper and it fails like always. It's not looking good for me.
7th August 2013, 11:43 PM   |  #6  
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[QUOTE=Rigit;44395510]
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I am pretty sure you are on newest firmware, it would require you to use RSDLite to downgrade most likely, unless you unlocked bootloader previous to taking newest update:


Perhaps I'm doing something wrong? I extracted the zip file to the C drive as instructed. There are folders in folders and i don't know if I'm supposed to open those to the c drive as well or not. But I ran SamuriHL-downgrade and followed the instructions. But step 3 is to root with motochopper and it fails like always. It's not looking good for me.

Did it downgrade you?
7th August 2013, 11:49 PM   |  #7  
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[QUOTE=Klown80;44395864]
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Did it downgrade you?

not sure. Build is listed as 9.8.1Q-78-1 I thought 9.8.1 is what I want right?
8th August 2013, 12:02 AM   |  #8  
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[QUOTE=Rigit;44396053]
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not sure. Build is listed as 9.8.1Q-78-1 I thought 9.8.1 is what I want right?

That is the same build number you have listed in the post above, it did not downgrade it sounds like. You might try running it again, if that dont work I can try to help from here to get it to go through.

You want 98.16, not 98.18 as shown under system version
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[QUOTE=Klown80;44396405]
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That is the same build number you have listed in the post above, it did not downgrade it sounds like. You might try running it again, if that dont work I can try to help from here to get it to go through.

You want 98.16, not 98.18 as shown under system version

Build is now listed as 9.8.1Q-66 I read down the thread and someone suggested putting the phone in fast flash mode with instructions. Before when I tried to downgrade RSD Lite would flash real fast and then disapear. This time it stuck around did it's thing the phone rebooted with the new version installed. Problem now is I can't get motochopper to work. It keeps hanging at daemon started or something like that. I'll try again.

OK I'm an idiot. I did a factory reset just to make sure everything was as it should be and forgot to re-enable debugging. I'm now rooted. I did the protect root and I have to proceed to the next step but I have to take a break for now. I'll be back at it in an hour or so. In the mean time the phone is off. Don't want nothing happening. Thanks for the help. I think the part about putting the phone in fastboot flash mode is worth noting somewhere. This wouldn't have worked for me without it.
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8th August 2013, 12:58 AM   |  #10  
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[QUOTE=Rigit;44397271]
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Build is now listed as 9.8.1Q-66 I read down the thread and someone suggested putting the phone in fast flash mode with instructions. Before when I tried to downgrade RSD Lite would flash real fast and then disapear. This time it stuck around did it's thing the phone rebooted with the new version installed. Problem now is I can't get motochopper to work. It keeps hanging at daemon started or something like that. I'll try again.

Make sure USB debugging is enabled after the downgrade, I am wanting to say it may have turned it off? It sounds like Motochopper isnt seeing the phone is all.

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