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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rigit, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Rigit

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    I've tried rooting this thing with motochopper several times. At the end it says failed rebooting phone. My phone reboots and I'm not rooted. Is there another way? Motorola has an unlock program where you request an unlock code for the bootloader but the list of supported phones is short. The razr m is there but only the developers addition. I need to root this phone because I have issues with the tether not working for my tablets and rooting may help me fix that and lots of cool stuff but only if you're rooted.
     

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    For best visibility I moved your question to where root-related questions on the Razr M are discussed.

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    I tried that and it failed. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. I extracted the zip file to the C drive. There are a handful of folders and samuriHL_downgrade I ran the samuriHL_downgrade following the numbers. But step 3 is root via motochopper and it still fails. I'm feeling more and more scrwd here.
    One more thing. It says for the first step push 98.15.66 update to SD card. My phone says 98.16.3.xt907.verizon.en.us I don't know if that means anything or not. Build number is 9.8.1Q-78-1 by the looks of it 9.8.1 is what I want.

    I did the above link again only this time in fastboot mode. That worked. I'm now rooted. However, when I did the protect root and then reinstalled the update I lost root. I've rooted again and I've not installed the update and I'm a bit nervous about doing it. I likely will and just see what happens. Wish there was a way to unlock the bootloader.
     
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    In case you (or anyone) need further help with this, look up the thread on HoFo entitled:
    HOWTO: Droid RAZR M/HD/MAXX HD with JellyBean on PagePlus - VOICE/SMS/MMS/3G WORKING

    Worked for me but I had someone else do the donor phone part.
     
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