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Custom ROM Friday: RageHD for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD


I will admit, it is nice to start talking about custom ROMs for Motorola devices again. After a breakthrough on the unlocking of Moto bootloaders, developers have been hard at work to bring their ROMs to a new line of devices. Today, we are featuring RageHD for the DROID RAZR HD on Verizon, developed by BigDaddyHicks and his team. 

This ROM looks to bring a smoother experience to users, with a de-bloated (thank goodness) and zipaligned system, you will be flying though apps. PIE controls have been added for an extra-classy way to control your device, Goo Manager has been installed for easy updates, plus battery tweaks were performed to increase your device’s daily lifespan.

To top it off, there is already a theme available for the ROM called Metallic Blue which is shown above. Pretty snazzy looking.


  • Deodexed
  • Debloated
  • Zipaligned
  • Pre-Rooted
  • Adb Insecured
  • Adrenaline V3 Boost (Thanks to ImbaWind)
  • Loopy Smoothness (Scrolling Smoothness Tweak)
  • Full Init.d Support
  • PIE Controls (LMT Launcher)
  • DSP Manager
  • Goo Manager Updates
  • Amazing Battery Saving Tweaks
  • Tons Of Awesome build.prop Tweaks

To download and install, you will need your bootloader unlocked and a custom recovery installed. If you need to do that still, look here on this post. If you are already unlocked and ready to rock, follow the via link below.


Cheers MichaelFranz!

  • Francisco Guzman

    Sorry if its right in front of me, but where can I download the rom?

  • Just asking, but…why would I want the word “RAGE” splashed across my phone 24/7? I mean, if everyone here hates Verizon branding so much, why would any other branding be ok? Like I said, just asking…

  • 21chip

    BigDaddyHicks and team congratulations on getting on Droid Life! RageHD is a very stable rom and a daily driver. Thanks and keep up the updates!

  • you guys should review more razr hd roms

  • chris420o

    Nice to see team rage get love rom is great…people hating bc they mad to see development pick up for the razr hd while they stuck on crummpy samsung phones(ex galaxy nexus owner…only thing i miss is the cam)…rom ran great great start to what looks like to be some promising droid razr hd development… wasnt biggest fan of theme bc a few things not lined up but was nice to see something dif…running stock unlocked n rooted with bigdx theme had to leave rage(not to happy bout that) bc this themes too sexy…port it! Lol

  • SkylaC90

    This is a seriously sexy looking theme and a sweet Rom, Thanks BigDaddyHicks and all the devs that worked on it.

  • dandar

    Looks nice. I like the theme.

  • Fan

    Any chance the droid razr maxx hd will be getting an official CM 10.1 rom in the near future? Thoughts?

    • BigDaddyHicks

      Yes it definitely will.

      • Fan

        Awesome. Pardon the dumb question, but is this ROM compatible with the droid razr maxx hd, or will there be a different compatible version soon?

        • BigDaddyHicks

          It is definitely compatible 🙂

          • Fan

            Thanks for the previous responses. With this rom, is the 4G LTE signal fairly stable on the Maxx Hd? I was running the most recent stable version of CM 10.1 on my GS3 before trading it for the Maxx HD and I had some troubles with the signal strength at times.

        • Tyler

          razr hd and razr maxx hd are the same hardware just different storage size and different battery size, when one gets an update from verizon they both do at the exact same time.

  • Haven’t tried this yet, kinda hesitant because I want to know what the OTA update schedule will look like. How big of an improvement is this ROM compared to stock because I’m actually fine running stock for now.

    • BigDaddyHicks

      Well it’s a lot faster and almost doubles battery life.

      • How stable is it?

        • BigDaddyHicks

          Everything works and the build is extremely stable.

      • double? wait is this for the maxx as well?

    • zooyork0721

      do it! i was sick of stock, running the rom now its great

  • Robert MacDonald

    Would like this theme for theme chooser

  • MyStroPro

    Really cool to see Rage get some love – I just left his rom on the Stock Razr to do some fun from Team SpeedCore (LiquidCore atm).

    It’s great to see BDH get some press though. The Rom community is still alive for the Moto phones thankfully. I am thankful for their work.

  • Warwick

    Gonna have to try this on my HD

  • schoat333

    “Tons Of Awesome build.prop Tweaks”

    Please tell me that was sarcasm…..

    • BigDaddyHicks

      Meaning? There are build.prop tweaks that I’m sure you haven’t even heard of yet. With the stuff I added to this ROM, battery life is almost doubled. Thanks though!

  • MustWarnOthers

    Why do rom developers seem to consistently lack taste when creating these things? Just the pictures alone strain my eyes.

    • MichaelFranz

      that is the theme which can be flash seperately, the actual rom is not themed at all it is stock moto

    • BigDaddyHicks

      How about making a suggestion instead of just criticizing?

    • there are so many other ROMs that aren’t being reported on droid life go check out XDa developers and related websites made for droid razr

  • MichaelFranz

    Thanks for the article Tim-o-tato, I know it isn’t AOKP, CM, or some varient of the 2, but its a custom Rom on an unlocked moto consumer device, not using a safestrap recovery. Something not seen since the OG Droid days.

    It also goes to show that more ROM’s will start popping up out of the wood work soon. Besides a nexus, not many devices have software on screen keys

  • RoadsterHD1

    What is this kernel overclocked to?

    • MichaelFranz

      Stock 4.1.2 kernel, development is still in progress on custom kernels

  • Ryan Christoper

    why is my theme here? lmao

  • Wow, software people should not be designing graphics. That is a seriously ugly ROM.

    • MichaelFranz

      Just the theme which is flashed separate from the ROM, the ROM itself is stock moto

    • BigDaddyHicks

      That’s actually a flashable theme. My ROM is complete stock Moto themed. Don’t knock the theme either, my team did a good job on it.

  • It’s so nice to see all these great features on a motorola phone. I would have gotten the RAZR maxx hd had i known it would be unlocked. I miss software navigation!

  • DroidModderX


    • What can I do to make it better?

      • DroidModderX

        I was just messing around.

        • BigDaddyHicks

          Just saying, if there is something you think should be fixed (other than the theme) please let me know. I respect your opinion.

      • T4rd

        I think he’s disappointed that his ROM (Jedi X) didn’t get picked.