Rooting the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD might not have been necessary to go again if you installed the OTA Root Keeper app. Onjce you have root access on a device, you can install the OTA Root Keeper app and save that access to the root file system as a backup. Now you can flash that backup over your OTA Android software updates and restore the root access you had. The OTA Root Keeper app is still in its earlier stages and we can imagine this potentially causing quite a few problems. However, it’s definitely an app many people will enjoy checking out for their Android devices and monitor how it continues to grow in the future.
Files you Need
- Download the Towelroot app from the website: http://towelroot.com.
- You are agreeing to void the Motorola Droid Razr warranty by following this guide. The Towelroot one-click rooting application does not come with any unroot option associated with it. You can, however, still unroot the Droid Razr by flashing a stock ROM on the device.
Rooting the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD running Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- Turn on the Unknown Sources option so you can install third-party apps from outside the Google Play Store. You’ll find the Unknown Sources toggle for your Droid Razr by navigating to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Open the Google Chrome application on your Droid Razr and type the Towelroot website landing page you can see from the files section above.
- Tap on the red Lambda from the homepage.
- Save the tr.apk file to your Razr Maxx HD device.
- Pull down the Maxx HD notification shade and tap on the Download notification.
- Tap the Install option.
- Pull down the Maxx HD notification shade once again and tap the Installation complete notification.
- Tap on the Make it Ra1n button and wait for the Towelroot app to work its magic on your device.
- Wait until you see the success message and then open up the Google Play Store application.
- Search for the SuperSU app and install the same on your device.
- Open the SuperSU from the app drawer and agree to update any SU binary if it asks.
- Open the Google Play Store and download the root checker app. Open the root checker and allow the superuser access and check if it’s working.
Now you are ready to start installing your root-requiring apps on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD smartphone. You might want to start with the OTA Root Keeper we mentioned earlier.