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How to: Root the Motorola DROID RAZR


We were told a week ago that the old root method for all of Motorola’s phones would work on the new DROID RAZR – that ends up not being true on the final retail version. No worries though, as a new exploit has already surfaced in a 1-click Windows package. I just ran it myself and can confirm that it most definitely roots your phone in just a couple of simple clicks. No adb required, just a computer running some form of Windows. 

Download:  DooMLord_V2_Root.zip


1.  On your Windows PC, make sure you have Motorola USB drivers installed. [Downloads] 2.  Download the root file from above to your computer and extra the goodies from it.
3.  On your RAZR, turn on USB Debugging and check the box for Unknown Sources.

*You can find both options in Settings>Applications

4.  Connect your device to your computer and make sure it is set to “Charge only.”
5.  Cruise into the folder that you extracted above, and run the .bat file.
6.  Your phone will reboot when when it finishes. Enjoy being rooted on day 1.

*Reminder – We don’t have an SBF file or any form of recovery at this point, so be very careful once you have rooted. If you break something in your phone, you could be stuck for a while until we get some safety files floating around the back alleys of this community.

Via:  Droid Forums

  • pc

    tried to download root file, get message…appears malicious! generally not a good sign.

  • angel

    can you do this with the ics update?

  • Just J

    I just tried this method on my motorola droid razr and it did not work. I followed the steps exactly, I have version 4.0.4 currently running. Do you have another method to root this phone?

  • Joshua Colon

    : Is this still good? Just got a white Razr today… not only do I want to get Jellybean, but this thing needs to be rooted altogether. lol – the bloatware count is up there. Anyhow, I’ve never rooted before (besides my OG Droid, but that was the easy 1-click method). lol

  • bpow

    Will this work with the new 4.0 update?

  • Darinmeisner

    What if you use titanium backup, cab you safe recover from that if you “mess up”?

  • Xtremejim

    didn’t root my droid razr

  • Yaleisage

    How do I execute step 5?…”Cruise into the folder”, how do I find the folder.Thanks

  • Mcabdurahman

    this is what eset returned on scanning the zip file  DooMLord_V2_Root.zip :
    Linux/Exploit.Lotoor.AR trojan !
    any comments?

  • emsdial911

    Tried to root my phone and it will not take. Says it can’t find files?



    failed for *, No such file or directory

  • Uwodahikamama

    This phone is freaking AMAAAZING. I have it and it’s the best phone I’ve ever had!! Get it. You will love it.

  • quick stupid question: why do u want to root ur phone?

    im getting this phone tomorrow and just browsin around reviews on it… until i stumbled to this site. i like hacking with my computers n stuff, but never really messed around with phones.

    so… why?


  • Maldonadostone

    done this…in the order in which its stated…no root? Am I doing something wrong?

  • Gr8_n8

    bought the droid razr maxx today, used the instructions on the youtube site for using sqlite to mod db table to allow wifi tethering to work.  Phone root was done using droid razr root from different site. phone is rooted, ipad and windows laptop connected successfully.

  • Anonymous

    hi, all < when rooted with doomlord program can i use wireless tether without verrizons mobile hot spot popping up? i notice that they kind of linked them together.

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  • Ru__ready1980

    I have the Droid razr its the best phone I’ve ever had

  • Godwmz

    does root stay after a update  is it root forever

  • Wild Bill

    Just did this and it worked like a charm.  Love it!!!!

  • DaveIsAwesome!

    Sorry if this has already been posted, but a friend of mine found an easy way to root his RAZR for Mac and wanted me to do it because he was unfamiliar with Terminal and it worked pretty well.

    Here’s the link to the site: http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/how-to-root-the-droid-razr-20111125/
    (Make sure USB Debugging and Install Apps from Unknown Sources is checked.)

    We also got WiFi Tether working by following the steps on this YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdTOOfogAaU

    You will need to download SQ Lite Editor to get WiFi Tether to work, we got it from the post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1053590

  • Fuckoff

    This guide is fail the root does not work as the script does nothing but error out because it was poorly made.

  • Ajitbaridun
  • Verizon pushed out an OTA update last night to my Razr. I’m no longer rooted and re-running DooMLoRD_v2_ROOT doesn’t seem to work. Any thoughts?

  • makaiass

    So basically you need to have internet connection on your computer first before you’re able to download the file anyway?



  • Unique

    Is there any SBF file to recovery for the Razr yet?

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  • Mike_J

    how long should it take? i followed the steps and my phone isnt doing anything.

  • sblumen

    NOTE:  VZW has done something evil to the RAZR. Selected “preinstall” apps – Blockbuster, GoTo Meeting, Let’s Golf and Madden NFL 12 CANNOT BE REMOVED.  I’m rooted and I’ve deleted a lot of bloatware, but these continue to simply return to the scene of the crime.  I’ve renamed and deleted these apps from their folder and they simply regenerate.  Any ideas?!

  • sblumen

    Picked up the RAZR and the HD Station so I could use it as my new “chromebook.”  Full keyboard and mouse access on a 1080p monitor.  C’mon! This phone rocks!   The above one-click root worked right out of the box. Thanks guys!

  • Debits and credits

    Works great, thanks!

  • Sporttster

    Is there a UNroot method yet for when the Nexus comes out and I get itchy and wanna return this bad boy,IF I do? May not but nice to have that option!!

  • Stangcf2

    Anyone Rooted with wifi tethering with SQLite. It works Great with limited web sites. Some site will Not open at all, others rock real fast, Why is this? Anyone know??

  • Bluh5d

    I have a razr got it on the 10th.  I am a motorola fan. Not a fanboy.
    But they have always had quality phones. I switched from my droidx and
    Freaking yes the razr is awesome. Feels like your holding a feather. Its
    super quick there is no delay time on nothing. No 1 or 2 or 3 or 4
    second delays as soon as you touch somethings its opened. Everything is
    lickity split.  Awesome battery power on 4g which i heard other 4g
    phones struggle with. and the display is awesome way better than the
    droidx was.  Plus the camera is like u touch the button the photo is
    taken then and its pretty instant to.   A much needed upgrade over the
    droidx i had. The speed of the phone is what im loving.   Its perfect
    for me. Thats why I ended up picking it up over the nexus.   I was
    talking to the verizon guy he said that the nexus will be for nerds and
    that is where it will be big. He stated the razr will sell more over
    time then the nexus will . He said development community nerds will
    launch it good but after those hits are done it will stop selling and
    the razr will continue to sell and outsell the nexus 🙂  Eat that trolls

  • Masterchiefb117

    I have solved an issue for wireless tether to ro work Droid Razr. If interested ill give pretty simple instruction how to do it.

  • Ed Cetra

    RAZR is water resistant, has removable SD Card, Faster Downloads, its a better deal overall, ICS will be avail for it soon enough, 

    • Anonymous

      I could not agree with you more. The nexus sheep feel that the nexus will be better because it has a software that most of the hot devices will have pretty soon lol. out of 10 the razor to me is 9.5 🙂 I do not like that i can not change the saturation and colors on the front facing camera.

  • I just rooted it about 2 hours ago, I love it 🙂

    • Thickey85

      Can you dl the wifitether.apk and let its know if it works?

    • Anonymous

      There are alot of us that are very happy with the razor 🙂 I hope these geeks will be happy with the cheap plastic nexus 🙂

  • Thickey85

    Anyone have success with any wireless tether apps on the razr yet?

    • SadPanda

      The root method here didnt work for me. Stuck on “Waiting for Device”message

    • i do, barnacle.. having little issues connecting laptop to it tho, gives some errors, gonna wait for a app update?..

      • Masterchiefb117

        The newest wireless tether works the 3.1 pre101. I found a work around to get it working seeing ass there no profile for it, there are phones that do use the same sys

        • Bkshaw23

          Care to post the work around?

    • Masterchiefb117

      Yeah on wireless tether

  • Mark Slomski

    I don’t know why all the fuss over this phone it is nothing more then my droid bionic with a couple extra worthless programs a cpu thats likely over clocked a LITTLE and a non removable battery so when the phone has a brain fart we can stare at the screen and say now what. c-mon moto you can do better then this. Why cant we get a game changer like the OG i still have mine and that was the best thing since warm apple pie. I’ll be holding out for the nexus cuz this is the next OG replacement in my mind.

    • Anonymous

      If it locks up, one would do the same hard-reboot sequence available to the Xoom, which also doesn’t have a removable battery.  Not being able to remove the battery is really only an issue if you need to use expanded or spare batteries. 

      • Eckoxm

        Yall forget the #1 device in the world has non removable batteries. Apple, not even 1% of their customers complain about not being able to remove the battery. To be shock resitant and for the kevlar, water resistance to work properly it needs a sealable battery. cut motorola some slack. 10 points for motorola for effort and successfully creating an awesome device

        • Arpear2

          I can say my Razr was in a toilet this am and the damn thing turned right back on awersome!!!!

  • I’m tempted too but I know in a few weeks when the nexus comes out I will be depressed so I’m going to wait.

  • Anonymous

    My god, this phone is awesome!

  • Anonymous
  • Im going to get my phone now! I am due for upgrade!!

  • Turd_Ferguson

    Think I will get this phone and then return it when the nexus drops. 

  • love seeing phones rooted on or pre release date. gives me a warm marshmallow filled feeling inside. 

  • Bewara2009

    Right now is 11/11/11 and the time is 11:11..is Verizon open yet? Oh wait I almost forgot I am still waiting for the nexus, You almost got me there ;)…. NOT! 

  • Anonymous

    I like tacos.

  • Anonymous

    More of a review on this phone or Rezound yet? Battery life for each?

    • Keith Sumner

      I don’t even trust these reviews anymore, Kellex said he was getting 8-12 hours on his Bionic’s extended battery, meanwhile with the standard battery I get 14 hours.

      • Dominick DeVito

        If you’re getting 14 hours on a standard battery on the Bionic on LTE then prove it.

        Screenshots please.

    • Anonymous

      1 to 2 weeks is how Kellen usually does his official review after receiving phones.

  • dblj

    I sold myself on this phone a few weeks ago and even voted for it in the poll but I have changed my mind, again, and am waiting for the Nexus. I got some hands on time with the RAZR yesterday at a Verizon store and although it is a really nice phone and I have changed my mind a few times now, I’m going to resist my usual inability to wait and hold out a little longer for the Nexus. The lack of an sd card still urks me but not quite as much as a non-removable battery.

    • Arpear2

      The non removable battery saved my ass today My Razr was in bottom of a toilet and it works just fine I guarantee had the battery been removable Id be at the store getting a new phone right now

  • Anonymous

    Is it bootloader locked though?

    • It most certainly is.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I thought. Nexus FTW!

  • Anonymous

    So will this work on windows 3.0?

    • Angryunibrow

      He did say some form of Windows….so YES!

      • Anonymous


  • Worm

    Defiitely cool, but holla at me when it’s the bootloader being unlocked this easy. What’s that you say? Oh, right, its a Moto. Scratch that

    • bigballz

      wow someone complaining about the locked bootloader. I’ve never heard that before. P.S. Moto unlocked the phone, blame verizon

  • Joel S

    Will this allow me to run Barnacle WiFi tether without any charge from VZW?

    • Anonymous

      Doubtful and that’s because Gingerbread is able to detect when the wireless tethering is activated.  At least on my rooted DX it does.  But PDAnet still works if you only need to tether 1 device.  You just are connected by the USB cable.  Or you can try the Bluetooth function in PDAnet to tether.  That works for my tablet.

      • Joel S

        Thanks!  I use Barnacle on my OG and it works great, I’ve found fewer interruptions than with PDAnet on my tablet.

        • Anonymous

          I used wireless tether on my OG Droid and my DX before the GB update.
          I kinda discovered the bluetooth way to tether the ipad with PDAnet by accident. Gave it a try and it worked.

      • Granted

        Wait, did you use the PDANet for tablets app? I can’t get the damn thing to work on my Galaxy Tab 10.1. What tablet are you using? Man, I’d love a way to tether my Droid X to my Tab without rooting. 

        • Anonymous

          I’m using PDAnet version 3.02. So I have an ipad (it was a xmas gift last year) I turn on the bluetooth on that and then select Enable Bluetooth DUN on the PDAnet app and they sync. However they will lose connection so I do have to just reconnect. But at least I can surf the web on my ipad. Haven’t really tried streaming movies though.

  • Kris Brandt

    Die bloatware, die!

  • Jason Purp

    I swear, I’m ready to leave my house and buy this phone right now. So sexy.

    I promised myself I’d get the Nexus, but I’m a little bitch when it comes to waiting. Oh man.

    • Not til 11:11 😛

      • Jason Purp

        lol Well I meant I’ll be leaving in about an hour, so that’s when I’d get it.

        What do you think, Kellen? You think I should just get it?

        Once Cyanogenmod gets to this device, I’ll be extremely happy.

        • Anonymous

          lol C’mon purp, you can wait a couple of weeks till the Galaxy Nexus comes out.  i like the RAZR as well and so far from what kellex has shown, this device is doing great. 

          Shop around and play with both devices then make that sure, educated decision lol

          • Jason Purp

            I’m going to Verizon today no matter what to check the RAZR out. I gotta say, I might be walking out with it…

          • Anonymous

            lol NOOOOOO DONNNNTTT DOOOO ITTTTTT Purp lmao 🙂

          • guest

            How are you supposed to “play with both devices” if the Nexus is being offered “web-only”?

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t know that till after I posted that comment >) Remebr kellex even mentioned that’s the rumore so there might be a small chance that the Nexus could end up being in the VZW stores 🙂

        • Anonymous

          Get it you will be happy.

    • Guest345

      If you wait, you can potentially have a Menage-Quatre in the store.

    • resist temptation at all costs. G-Nex will be worth the wait.

      • Jason Purp

        But the RAZR just looks so awesome. I have the HTC DROID Incredible 2 so anything will look sexier to me than the phone I have now.

        • It does look quite bad ass – I’m tempted myself. But with the so-so display, older OS (with Moto’s skin no less – yes, with a custom ROM it’s a moot point), and a non-removable battery it just might be “enough” to hold off and wait. I’m also loving the button-less design of the Nex

          • I agree. The non-removable battery is a huge put-off for me too. 

            But by the time I’m ready for an upgrade, we’ll have Tegra 3 phones, so that’s what I’m waiting for.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Yeah it’s amazing how fast the hardware is evolving. We haven’t even had dual cores for 6 months, now we’re getting quad cores on the way.

            Moore’s Law needs a revision

          • Anonymous

            Just got home with my new razr and the screen is awesome.  Anyone who says otherwise is just looking for something to bash…  Oh and the new moto skin (blur) is actually very nice and brings a lot to the table that stock android is incapable of.

            But w.e. moto haters gonna hate.  Insert pentile and blur buzzwords here.

          • Chad

            I am actually getting pretty good battery life on 4G. After 6 hours of moderate use I am only at 70%. Some call time, some texting, web browsing, music, etc.

            The screen isn’t bad at all. The biggest surprise is the camera. It is very good. Very little lag and good pictures in low lighting conditions. I love this phone so far.

        • Anonymous

          And here I am, still holding on to an OG.  Hold out!  I can do it, you can too!

          • Narbz

            the wait is so hard, i just hope that it will release by the end of this month. i sure do hope that for whatever reason verizon wont change their mind about releasing this phone, regardless of how many things we seen indications that it is indeed coming to verizon, if they do drop the nexus(for any reason) and not lunch that beautiful device, that day will be a very dark and sad day for me, & for most of us here also…

        • Cmorty72

          Got my Dro Raz yesterday via FedUp, and by far this thing is a beaut and a beast! Battery power is awesome as well. 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I am loving it as well. Are you surprise about the display and the good pictures that this device takes?

        • Anonymous

          The razor is close to perfect, play with it in the store and you will see what i mean 🙂

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    • Anonymous

      See Purp you have the Droid life AA Support family around you lmao!!!

    • Greg

      You can have your cake and eat it too. Just get the phone from Costco and you can return it for any reason within 90 days and get the GNexus when that comes out. The only potential problem I could see is if they dont carry that phone and it is web exclusive, which I doubt it would be.

      • Jason Purp

        I’m not using a regular upgrade. I need to go to Verizon, add a new line, and use the upgrade for it on my line. Costco said they aren’t gonna give me the upgrade price, only something a little higher. I only have $600. I can’t afford anything other than the contract price.

      • Guest

        There were more people returning Bionics (Me included) than there were new customers, here in Tucson.

    • Anonymous

      Get the razor, you will not be disappoint it. Do not listen to these tools in here.

    • Tom

       I bought the Nexus and returned it after 2 days! This thing is a battery killer. At around 2pm I  already had to charge it (and I didn’t do anything too heavy). The combination of its huge screen and 4G needs 2 charges a day 🙁

  • Anonymous