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[ROOT][Video] Droid Razr M XT907- 183.46.15 w/Kernel newer than June 3, 2014

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First On Phone: Go To Settings>about phone>Kernel Version
If kernel is before June 3, 2014 (like May X 2014) root with Towel Root
If kernel is after June 3, 2014 (like 29 July 2014) root with Hydrogen Peroxide (this method)

Note: If your device has 182.45.15, you likely need to flash 183.45.15 firmware with rsd lite.

Root Info
This method was created by HydrogenXS and posted @ http://4pda.ru/

It Uses combination of several hacks giefroot, Towelroot, flashing an older Kernel over the Stock recovery...

This does not unlock the bootloader,
there is no practical way to unlock the bootloader once the kernel /bootloader is newer than June 3, 2014 (July 29)
There is no custom Recovery without an Unlocked Bootloader, no custom Recovery, no Custom Roms
So stop asking

If you have a XT926 see ROOT for Droid Razr HD XT926- 183.46.15 w/Kernel newer than June 3, 2014


Changelog
15 March 2015; Added: If you have a XT926 on 183.46.15 see Post #80
and Only Flash XT907 firmware on a XT907
23 March 2015: added ROOT for Droid Razr HD XT926- 183.46.15 w/Kernel newer than June 3, 2014
30 March 2015; Added: (Old Kernel is flashed over Stock Recovery, Recovery will no longer work until last step) and
If Rooting fails try flashing firmware with RSD Lite and/or Perform a Factory Data Reset (Device Powered Off) - DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
31 March 2015: Added: There is no custom Recovery without an Unlocked Bootloader, no custom Recovery, no Custom Roms
06 April 2015: Added download Mirrors
22 May 2015: Edited Download Mirrors
28 May 2015: Added list tags to Mirror links
17 June 2015: Created new thread
 

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Long Instructions

(Watch) [Video] ROOT for Droid Razr M XT907- 183.46.15
(PC)-Download, Install, and verify Install Moto drivers (Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation...)
(PC)-Download Hydrogen_PEROXIDE_1_0_0_5.rar Mirrors: (PC)-Optional verify MD5:716F4A4D6F47BDDBCDBD1076965F9233 https://sites.google.com/site/sdshadowscollection/home/hash-checksums
(PC)-Extract files from .rar with 7zip, Winrar, or other File Compression Utility
Connect Phone to PC
(Phone)-Enable Airplane Mode
(Phone)-Enable Developer Options
Settings/about phone/tap on Build number several times till you see developer options enabled​
(Phone) Open Developer Options (Settings/ just above About Phone)
(Phone)-Enable USB Debugging
(Phone)-Enable Allow Mock Locations
(PC)-run install_root.bat
If root stops at waiting for device: try Toggling Usb Debugging OFF/ON, or try a different usb port
Some files will be pushed and installed
You may get a popup on Phone, select allow
Phone will reboot
Phone will reboot to AP Fastboot
File will be flashed to phone (Old Kernel is flashed over Stock Recovery, Recovery will no longer work until last step)
Phone will reboot
Phone will reboot
Note: If it reboots to Recovery (No Command screen) Flash failed and there is no point continuing, so close root tool on PC,
press both volume buttons and power to continue to recovery, release power buttons, select reboot with power button
Likely need to Flash Firmware with RSD Lite and/or Factory Reset
(Phone)-When prompted to open towelroot, connect to WiFi or Data (3G/LTE)
(Phone)-Open towelroot, select Make it Rain
towelroot will say device is rooted
Note; if it says device not supported, root failed, but you should continue with steps to reflash recovery​
(Phone)-Close towelroot
(PC)-press any key to continue
Phone will reboot, and flash recovery.img in AP Fastboot mode
phone will reboot
Root apps will be removed from Phone
(PC)-press any key to continue
Root Tool will close
Done.
Note. I left out some of the (PC)-press any key to continue​

during every reboot I disconnected USB cable from PC (may not matter)
kept in Airplane mode till i used towelroot app, turned on wifi just before using towelroot.
b0f44963b46246735c0b3c07728a7aa3.jpg
 
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Toubleshooting

rooting Error:If you see this error
"error more than one device and emulator found"
"-waiting for your device-"
"error: protocol fault (status read)"
try on PC
adb kill-server
adb devices

or
on device toggle ADB debugging OFF/ON

--------------------------------------

If you see errors at the beginning
like apk already installed
that is fine.

if root stops at or just after
" "Starting: Intent { cmp=org.keenteam/.ServiceExploitActivity } "
Disconnect USB cable, Power off Phone, Hold Volume Down Button, Press Power for ~5 secs, Release Power button, then release Volume Button.
When you see AP Fastboot Mode, reconnect usb cable
if it fails to continue within a min or so, restart Phone and Root.bat

----------------------------------------

If Rooting fails try
Perform a Factory Data Reset (Device Powered Off) - DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA - Verizon page
or
Flashing Firmware
There are several options for flashing Firmware/FXZ
 
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I would try rooting with current version first

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This was the first thing I tried was towelroot ,should I try hydrogen first? if it will fail can you recommend which firmware file to download?

Firmware:185.46.10.XT907
Kernel:Mon Aug 25 12:54:12 PDT 2014
 
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I would factory reset first, and retry root

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk

Sorry forgot to mention I first tried towelroot then your app,after rebooting the phone it did not load adb again to continue the script I meant the script was running but the phone didn't get detected again in your app.

I will do factory reset in few minutes like you suggested.
@sd_shadow this from your site is good for flashing to luge? VZW_XT907_4.4.2-KDA20.62-15.1_1FF.xml
 
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Not sure.

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it looks like downgrade went fine however for some reason I can't get it to roam with my sim card from Poland it either roams on AT&T or T-Mobile I saw some people saying they unlocked it as well for USE here in US what are the steps towards it do you know? sry for bothering you so much lol

I also saw your script trying to write recovery with locked bootloader this should fail.. weird
 
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it looks like downgrade went fine however for some reason I can't get it to roam with my sim card from Poland it either roams on AT&T or T-Mobile I saw some people saying they unlocked it as well for USE here in US what are the steps towards it do you know? sry for bothering you so much lol
I think the usual option is to use this
[PATCH][GUIDE] Patch to fully enable GSM on Verizon CDMA Android phones by Mentor.37
But you need a custom Recovery to install
There is a custom Recovery that can be installed but it's not fully compatible, not sure if the patch will install correctly or not.

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I think the usual option is to use this
[PATCH][GUIDE] Patch to fully enable GSM on Verizon CDMA Android phones by Mentor.37
But you need a custom Recovery to install
There is a custom Recovery that can be installed but it's not fully compatible, not sure if the patch will install correctly or not.

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk

Root worked! I got towelroot to work awesome. So how are these other people getting this to work without custom recovery.. I owe you a beer sir.. for your time seriously. What I meant is how they did the sim unlock without custom recovery.. or I should not worry about it not picking up roaming because it is supposed to be sim unlocked so in Europe it should be ok?
 

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Root worked! I got towelroot to work awesome. So how are these other people getting this to work without custom recovery.. I owe you a beer sir.. for your time seriously. What I meant is how they did the sim unlock without custom recovery.. or I should not worry about it not picking up roaming because it is supposed to be sim unlocked so in Europe it should be ok?
Try
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3070499

Working CWM Recovery for LOCKED 183.46.15 + Deodex and more

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Try
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3070499

Working CWM Recovery for LOCKED 183.46.15 + Deodex and more

Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk

it appears to be installed,installed recovery,selected reboot to recovery but after few seconds it just reboots and android starts booting. Well at least I have root.

the phone has the global/lte-cdma/gsm menu but it will not pull up roaming this way I could know for sure everything works fine.

EDIT: after re-installing weird looking recovery loaded!
 
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    First On Phone: Go To Settings>about phone>Kernel Version
    If kernel is before June 3, 2014 (like May X 2014) root with Towel Root
    If kernel is after June 3, 2014 (like 29 July 2014) root with Hydrogen Peroxide (this method)

    Note: If your device has 182.45.15, you likely need to flash 183.45.15 firmware with rsd lite.

    Root Info
    This method was created by HydrogenXS and posted @ http://4pda.ru/

    It Uses combination of several hacks giefroot, Towelroot, flashing an older Kernel over the Stock recovery...

    This does not unlock the bootloader,
    there is no practical way to unlock the bootloader once the kernel /bootloader is newer than June 3, 2014 (July 29)
    There is no custom Recovery without an Unlocked Bootloader, no custom Recovery, no Custom Roms
    So stop asking

    If you have a XT926 see ROOT for Droid Razr HD XT926- 183.46.15 w/Kernel newer than June 3, 2014


    Changelog
    15 March 2015; Added: If you have a XT926 on 183.46.15 see Post #80
    and Only Flash XT907 firmware on a XT907
    23 March 2015: added ROOT for Droid Razr HD XT926- 183.46.15 w/Kernel newer than June 3, 2014
    30 March 2015; Added: (Old Kernel is flashed over Stock Recovery, Recovery will no longer work until last step) and
    If Rooting fails try flashing firmware with RSD Lite and/or Perform a Factory Data Reset (Device Powered Off) - DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
    31 March 2015: Added: There is no custom Recovery without an Unlocked Bootloader, no custom Recovery, no Custom Roms
    06 April 2015: Added download Mirrors
    22 May 2015: Edited Download Mirrors
    28 May 2015: Added list tags to Mirror links
    17 June 2015: Created new thread
    5
    Long Instructions

    (Watch) [Video] ROOT for Droid Razr M XT907- 183.46.15
    (PC)-Download, Install, and verify Install Moto drivers (Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation...)
    (PC)-Download Hydrogen_PEROXIDE_1_0_0_5.rar Mirrors: (PC)-Optional verify MD5:716F4A4D6F47BDDBCDBD1076965F9233 https://sites.google.com/site/sdshadowscollection/home/hash-checksums
    (PC)-Extract files from .rar with 7zip, Winrar, or other File Compression Utility
    Connect Phone to PC
    (Phone)-Enable Airplane Mode
    (Phone)-Enable Developer Options
    Settings/about phone/tap on Build number several times till you see developer options enabled​
    (Phone) Open Developer Options (Settings/ just above About Phone)
    (Phone)-Enable USB Debugging
    (Phone)-Enable Allow Mock Locations
    (PC)-run install_root.bat
    If root stops at waiting for device: try Toggling Usb Debugging OFF/ON, or try a different usb port
    Some files will be pushed and installed
    You may get a popup on Phone, select allow
    Phone will reboot
    Phone will reboot to AP Fastboot
    File will be flashed to phone (Old Kernel is flashed over Stock Recovery, Recovery will no longer work until last step)
    Phone will reboot
    Phone will reboot
    Note: If it reboots to Recovery (No Command screen) Flash failed and there is no point continuing, so close root tool on PC,
    press both volume buttons and power to continue to recovery, release power buttons, select reboot with power button
    Likely need to Flash Firmware with RSD Lite and/or Factory Reset
    (Phone)-When prompted to open towelroot, connect to WiFi or Data (3G/LTE)
    (Phone)-Open towelroot, select Make it Rain
    towelroot will say device is rooted
    Note; if it says device not supported, root failed, but you should continue with steps to reflash recovery​
    (Phone)-Close towelroot
    (PC)-press any key to continue
    Phone will reboot, and flash recovery.img in AP Fastboot mode
    phone will reboot
    Root apps will be removed from Phone
    (PC)-press any key to continue
    Root Tool will close
    Done.
    Note. I left out some of the (PC)-press any key to continue​

    during every reboot I disconnected USB cable from PC (may not matter)
    kept in Airplane mode till i used towelroot app, turned on wifi just before using towelroot.
    b0f44963b46246735c0b3c07728a7aa3.jpg
    3
    there are no files in the files directory called installsupersu.sh

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    installsupersu.sh is a script
    Code:
    #!/system/bin/sh
    echo "Installing SuperSU"
    if [ ! -f /data/local/tmp/SuperSU.zip ]; then
    	echo "Error installing SuperSU. File not found."
    	exit 1
    fi
    
    mkdir /data/local/tmp/supersu_extracted
    /data/local/tmp/busybox unzip -d /data/local/tmp/supersu_extracted /data/local/tmp/SuperSU.zip &> /dev/null
    chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/supersu_extracted/META-INF/com/google/android/update-binary
    ln -s /data/local/tmp/busybox /data/local/tmp/unzip
    export PATH="$PATH:/data/local/tmp"
    output=`/system/bin/sh /data/local/tmp/supersu_extracted/META-INF/com/google/android/update-binary 3 1 /data/local/tmp/SuperSU.zip`
    #echo $output > /data/local/tmp/supersulog
    #chmod 777 /data/local/tmp/supersulog
    
    rm -r /data/local/tmp/supersu_extracted
    rm /data/local/tmp/unzip
    echo "Hydrogen PEROXIDE for moto_crypto 3-th start" 
    chmod 777 /sys/class/moto_crypto/fips_enabled
    rm /sys/class/moto_crypto/fips_enabled
    cp /data/local/tmp/fips_enabled /sys/class/moto_crypto/fips_enabled
    chown shell:shell /sys/class/moto_crypto/fips_enabled
    echo "moto_crypto has been disabled!"
    2
    Toubleshooting

    rooting Error:If you see this error
    "error more than one device and emulator found"
    "-waiting for your device-"
    "error: protocol fault (status read)"
    try on PC
    adb kill-server
    adb devices

    or
    on device toggle ADB debugging OFF/ON

    --------------------------------------

    If you see errors at the beginning
    like apk already installed
    that is fine.

    if root stops at or just after
    " "Starting: Intent { cmp=org.keenteam/.ServiceExploitActivity } "
    Disconnect USB cable, Power off Phone, Hold Volume Down Button, Press Power for ~5 secs, Release Power button, then release Volume Button.
    When you see AP Fastboot Mode, reconnect usb cable
    if it fails to continue within a min or so, restart Phone and Root.bat

    ----------------------------------------

    If Rooting fails try
    Perform a Factory Data Reset (Device Powered Off) - DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA - Verizon page
    or
    Flashing Firmware
    There are several options for flashing Firmware/FXZ
    2
    yessir, it was at

    motofirmware.center

    and the xml says prepaid once you load it into rsd lite, the the box on the top right
    Yes, I figured it out, motofirmware.center lost their server a few weeks ago, and that file had not been re-uploaded but I found another mirror.

    Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk