Feb 122013
 
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Motorola has recently released an update to its Android smartphone the Motorola RAZR i. If you have already updated your smartphone to this latest version then you might just need to follow this guide to root your Motorola RAZR i. The device is really beautiful in the hands of developers as it runs on an Intel Atom 2 GHz  Soc processor with PowerVR SGX540 a graphics chip. The stock ROM doesn’t really put extra butter on the smartphone as most of the things you can do with the phone are restricted without rooting it. It is said that the true potential of an Android smartphone are only unleashed when the device is rooted. So, lets just jump into this guide to root the Motorola RAZR i running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Root Motorola RAZR i running Android 4.1.2 jelly bean

Root Motorola RAZR i running Android 4.1.2 jelly bean

Before you proceed

  • Make sure you are updated to Android 4.1.2
  • It is recommended to backup all data from your smartphone.
  • We are not responsible if you damage the device during the root procedure.

Downloads

  • Device drivers – Download
  • Root flash-able file – Download

Steps to root Motorola RAZR i running Android 4.1.2

  1. Connect your smartphone to computer and copy root flash-able file into your internal memory (internal SD card).
  2. Disconnect the smartphone from computer and turn the device off.
  3. Turn on the device and boot into CWM recovery or any other recovery that you have installed.
  4. Make a nandroid backup for the safety as it will help you to revert back to original things if you mess up during the guide.
  5. Select an option to update zip and choose the flash-able zip which you placed in your internal SD card in step 1.
  6. Flash the zip and reboot your smartphone.
If your phone boots up successfully then you can check the root status by simply checking for an app icon called superuser in applications menu.
Do comment below if you’re stuck with any problem. Good luck.

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Pavan Bawdane
A young and passionate blogger who loves writing about Android and Geeky Stuff.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/Miike.mm Mike Martins

    Great! Thank you!!

    I have a question… i can do it with locked bootloader? cause i dont want to unlock my bootloader and lose the warranty of my device…

    Another question… what can i do to unroot my android without have to flash the system again? Use the CWM Recovery to restore the original Android (if is that possible)?

    I’m sorry for my bad english… and i’m sorry too cause i dont understand very well of these things.

    • Pawan

      I assume that it is mandatory to unlock the bootloader first which will subsequently remove the warranty.

      You can remove the root by running unroot tools which I believe should be available online on various sites. (I’ll try to find those out)

  • Jenny

    Will this work on Droid Bionic running Jelly bean?