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DROID RAZR Receives ClockworkMod Recovery Via Bootstrap

While I’m not interested in getting into the dev drama that appears to have surrounded this situation, I did want to point out that there has been a bootstrap app for the DROID RAZR since November, but for whatever reason, slipped through the cracks and almost no one saw it (maybe because most of you were renting it?). XDA member nitroglycerine33 created the fully working app that will flash ClockworkMod Recovery onto your device. Backups and restores appear to be fully working, so if rooting and then tweaking and potentially flashing ROMs is in your RAZR future, you will want to jump on this.

I should point out though, that to my knowledge, there is not any form of system file that will save you should your run into soft-bricking types of issues. So if you proceed, understand the risks involved here.

Via:  XDA, Phandroid

  • djsmurf

    Check your facts Droid-life, Via:Droidrzr.com would be more befitting, and true as well.

  • http://treworld.com Tre

    The phone icon is ugly.

  • Anonymous

    Lol best part about this is nitro the creator of safe strap broke his razr and sent it in and the was returned a bionic… fail… and droidth3ory the creator of the one and only stable from which is based off .44 soft bricked his phone and has no method to fix it, and he got a nexus so development for that phone has essentially ended. Sadly this was the phone I had and I think I actually preferred over the nexus, but traded it back for the nexus just for for the reason that it had such a huge dev community already as well as the recovery files.

  • Anonymous

    Dude, look above, he was joking around and made a note of the error/confusion a half hour ago.

  • Bkjolly

    You’re posting month old information and Crediting the wrong sources. What has happened to Droid Life.

    • Anonymous

      How is XDA the wrong source?

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy Nexus happened.

  • http://twitter.com/LonTrew76 LonTrew
  • Tmc363

    there is also safestrap that helps prevent you from soft bricking made by hashcode look it up if your skeered

    • Anonymous

      hah?

  • http://twitter.com/blaznlion Nicholas J. Niggel

    In addition to CWM method by nitroglycerine33, there is also a SafeStrap method which can be found here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1391900.  I’ve tried both successfully but have selected SafeStrap

  • Loonie01

    Kanged

  • Erkleehoo

    TOTALLy UNRELATED,,, I noticed this morning on my nexus that no one can hear me when placing a call unless I turn on the speakerphone. Any body else experience this?

    • Anonymous

      Troll

  • Anonymous

    Good to see the Razr getting some love around here..

  • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

    What kind of drama is there?

    • TheMuffStuff

      Someone else posted a CWM for the Razr as well, which got caught by media like XDA and Rootz. He got all credit while nitro got no recognition.

      • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

        Thanks for a real reply.

    • Jason Purp

      hy mang screw u tha gnexs doesnt evn need 2 wait for cwm recoevry bcuz we can unlok it right away

      the rasr is a bad phone ok

      • Lmrojas

        What? English?

        • Jason Purp

          I admittedly didn’t read the entire article. I kind of skimmed along. So I thought by “drama” you meant arguments about how fast the Nexus got recovery and why it’s better than the RAZR and such. Sorry lol

          • Anonymous

            win.

      • Mark Slomski

        we should have expected nexus tools to knock moto products on a blog NOT EVEN INTENDED FOR ANYTHING NEXUS. Go buy a ToolPhone 4S.

      • VanillaSuckMyIce

        It’s people like you that make Android not fun anymore. We are no longer a community. Yes the GNex has an unlocked, un-encrypted bootloader, we all know this. But your unlocked bootloader isn’t going to fix its internal hardware. We can never have a perfect phone with Android it seems. We can’t have a vanilla phone with good hardware it seems. Bring the Nexus back to HTC or Moto Google. Stop trying to save Samsung Google

        • Anonymous

          Dude, look above, he was joking around and made a note of the error/confusion a half hour ago.

          • Jason Purp

            Thank you! Haha

          • VanillaSuckMyIce

            Sorry. I apologize. It’s not easy being the Ice.

        • Justin Ellis

          I think you Moto fanboys are the biggest bunch of crybabies on the planet. “Waaaa waaaa people love one phone more than the phone i love! Waaaa waaaaaa waaaaaaaa booo hooooo!!”

          • VanillaSuckMyIce

            I am not a Moto fanboy. The encrypted bootloaders really sux balls. I just like that they build great stock phones. HTC is my fav, but the Rezound and TB were not that great IMO.

            P.S. Samsung hates America and Freedom.

          • Justin Ellis

            I agree that Moto has good build materials, but i dont prefer their design for one, ginormous bezels around the screen. And of course the phones are not developement friendly. The same with HTC, they lock their phones down and really drag their feet on releasing code. Moto and HTC could stand to learn a few things from Samsung, just one year ago I made a pledge to never buy a phone from samsung due to how they are with updates etc, but now, theyve really changed their ways by improving on what people complained about. The Galaxy Nexus doesnt have Moto quality feel too it, but, its a vast improvement. And in one particular area like the buttons on the Gnex, they are the clickiest buttons ive ever used, loads better than my Droid and Droid 2. Moto just needs to follow through on unlocking bootloaders. The development community is the driving force behind Android, and Moto and HTC would be wise to be more dev friendly. 

          • Cmorty72

            In reply to Motorola locking their bootloaders… it’s already been made apparent that the locked bootloaders are not just Motorola’s doing… but mostly Verizon’s.

          • Justin Ellis

            Then please explain to me why Samsungs Android phones on verizon have unlocked bootloaders? You’re going to let Motorola sell you that poor excuse? 

          • Anonymous

            Delete yourself

          • Justin Ellis

            Oh im sorry did that hit home for you? Continue the cryfest. 

          • Cmorty72

            Dude, stop being a douche hammer.
            You’re only embarrassing yourself.

          • Justin Ellis

            No you’re proving my point. Nobody is as thin skinned as Moto fanboys. Don’t get me wrong, i don’t care who makes it, if they build a phone that suits my preferences then I will buy it.   

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, he was joking dude

      • Anonymous

        We are to take your misspelled words seriously . . . really?  Not a good look!

        NEXT!

    • emdubs

      The drama is the line that has been drawn between gal nex users and others. Silly. I am a Gal Nex owner for the reason this article doesn’t really highlight. The bootstrap method is ok, but if you mess something up, it can brick your phone. permanently. For some reason, gal nex owners take pride in their ability to wait for this and only this phone with an unlockable bootloader.. which somehow makes them and their phone better. If moto were to make their devices unlocked, we wouldnt have this issue and MANY gal nex owners would have other devices. its a great phone, but the argument is all in flexibility, that no other handset has (or is planned to have anytime soon).

      • Letsmotor

        Does anyone know if the HD razr that went to china has NFC built in and is usable with ICS?

      • Anonymous

        Wrong drama.