Root Motorola Droid RAZR HD/RAZR Maxx HD (XT926/XT925) in less than a minute

After available on the market a few days ago, the Verizon Droid HD RAZR (XT926) and Droid RAZR Maxx HD have managed to obtain root access, as well as its international version – Motorola RAZR HD (XT925). So it’s not necessary to buy a developer device to achieve root access, since root access can also be obtained on a phone with a locked bootloader.

To achieve this we just need to download and run the exploit scripts, many folks successfully rooted in less than a minute. Thanks to a superb developer with username djrbliss (Dan J. Rosenberg) from xda who find the way and built the root exploit for new RAZR family, Atrix HD and Photon Q.


Update: Looking for RAZR MAXX HD rooting guide on Jelly Bean OTA update? Use the latest root exploit here, downgrade method was here but not recommended.

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Smart way to root Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD (XT926/XT925)

  1. Make sure USB Debugging has been enabled, to verify go to Settings > Developers options.
  2. If you have never link the phone to the PC via USB before, you need to download the Motorola adb drivers, make sure you download the proper drivers for your PC architecture, 32bit or 64bit.
  3. Download Motofail2Go exploit script from djrbliss’s site here (Mediafire mirror).
  4. Extract the exploit files on your PC/laptop.
  5. Find and double-click the file called “run.bat”, which is a Windows Batch File.
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    MotoFail2Go Exploit by djrbliss

  7. The root exploit window will appear, to begin the process press any keys, don’t forget to pay attention and follow every guide that displayed on your computer.
  8. When successful, you will get root access and new application titled Superuser. To verify root, try to download MyBackup Pro or Titanium Backup app.


Root FAQ

  • I have downloaded the drivers and connecting the phone via USB but still got the error message “waiting for device …” ? You forgot to enable USB debugging, look at step number 1.
  • razr hd maxx root unknown package

    Root unknown package

  • I get an error message “run-as: Package ‘com.motorola.bug2go’ is unknown” when running the root exploit script ? Your Droid RAZR HD’s data and cache partition need to be wiped by performing factory reset, but remember to backup all your important data.


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27 Responses

  1. borolas
    November 2, 2012 at 7:58 PMReply

    phone is not being recognized.Each time I run process I either get waiting on device, error: device not found or it just sits at daemon started successfully. I have phone in USB debugging, Have tried both MTP and Mass storage. Doesn’t make a difference as to which setting used. Have re-installed SU and superpak. Have reloaded drivers. Have reloaded adb. Please help!! I NEED/want superuser permissions. Thanks Phone is razr maxx HD

    • Author

      November 3, 2012 at 1:07 PMReply

      Take a look at Windows Device Manager, your device should listed there. If it is not listed, you must reinstall the drivers. Install Android SDK might be able to solve your problems

  2. Rita
    November 4, 2012 at 7:49 AMReply

    If I root a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, can I use a Sim card with any carrier in Canada? I know I can root it, but for now I can’t unlock it. Verizon won’t give us the unlock code. I live in Canada and of course Verizon is Not in Canada. Thank you for any advice you can give me.

    • Author

      November 4, 2012 at 6:01 PMReply

      You don’t need unlock code to use Droid Razr Maxx HD overseas, you can use any GSM micro-SIM card around the world, except US GSM (AT&T, T-Mobile).
      Learn more at this post.

      • Mitch R
        December 18, 2012 at 3:12 AMReply

        Sadly this is not true as I can attest from first hand knowledge. While in India, I was unable to use a local SIM card despite the claims by Verizon to the contrary. After much research, my sales rep finally got ahold of a VZ tech that knew the deal. Non-VZ SIM’s can only be used if the phone is rooted and unlocked.

  3. Salvador
    November 5, 2012 at 4:09 PMReply

    USB debugging with MTP. Also, ADB doesn’t always jive well with a Windowds CMD. I rooted by manually applying each command in the bat file on command line. If you get an error then apply command again until you receive \*deamon started successfully *\. Of course this means your cmd must be in the same directory as the rest of the extracted zipfile. Titanum Backup is now running on my Razr HD.

  4. Brett
    November 6, 2012 at 4:37 AMReply

    I know this says this is for XT926, Will this work with the recent patch/update to Sys Ver 0.7.2.XT926. ,4.0.4 Can anyone send me an email re this question? Thanks much!

  5. LiquidAlloy
    November 11, 2012 at 7:19 AMReply

    Worked like a charm. Perfect. thank You

  6. Mike
    November 27, 2012 at 9:27 AMReply

    wow worked great and fast!

  7. katya
    December 7, 2012 at 12:31 PMReply


  8. Mike
    December 8, 2012 at 12:24 PMReply

    I keep getting “ADB is not a recognized internal external command…” I have all the drivers installed and my phone shows up in the device manager. I can only select MTP or camera connection. No mass storage. My phones a Droid RAZR MAXX HD running 4.1.1. Any suggestions?

    • Author

      December 8, 2012 at 6:18 PMReply

      That’s show ADB isn’t running properly…
      Normally, after executing Motofail2Go, ADB will run automatically and you will get this message:
      * daemon not running. starting it now *
      * daemon started successfully *

      Try to install Android SDK,if you still have difficulty.

  9. Travis
    December 13, 2012 at 11:38 PMReply

    The only problem I come across is the step where you do a bug report by holding both the power button and the volume up button. I never feel the second vibration. What am i doing wrong?

  10. am
    December 20, 2012 at 10:18 AMReply

    I was just in India also. A non Verizon SIM worked fine in Nepal, but the same SIM did not work in in India, nor did others. I believe this has to do with eim not being registered for security in India.

  11. Ty
    December 28, 2012 at 5:31 AMReply

    It says that the exploit failed and is cleaning up. Could I get some help?

    • Jeff
      January 21, 2013 at 9:41 PMReply

      I got the same result “expoit failed….”

      on my maxx hd just purchased Jan. 15, 2013. It has a build date of Nov. 2012.

  12. chris2591
    December 29, 2012 at 4:38 AMReply

    I followed the steps exactly and everything worked as it should the phone restarted and i checked to see if i has superuser and i did. I then installed a root checker to check if i was rooted and i was not. it said next to sudo: Not found. also on voodoo ota rootkeeper it is checked by device rooted but not checked by root permission granted. Dont understand what went wrong whe i was going through the root process everything went the way it should. Any help would be greatly appreciated

    • Steve
      July 1, 2013 at 8:54 PMReply

      Yea same here. Did you ever figure out how to fix this/another way to root your Maxx HD? Mines still not rooted :/

      • Author

        July 2, 2013 at 3:38 AMReply

        If you running Jelly Bean update, this root exploit wouldn’t work,
        Try to use new tool called Motochopper.

  13. Jeezy
    January 19, 2013 at 2:53 AMReply

    Iv done this all like you said but when i do root checker it says my rzr m isnt rooted???

  14. Johnathan
    January 24, 2013 at 11:41 PMReply

    Its January 24 and I think since this new update that came about a couple days ago has disabled rooting your phone. Because Mine says Exploit failed and Im not Factory resetting my phone seeing as how everyone i`ve read that has this problem as of a couple of days ago has said it still doesnt work. A Verizon rep said Sprint would cancel their unlimited data plan sooner or later and most people only root so they can use wifi tether for internet access for their laptops.

  15. gridiron
    February 12, 2013 at 4:13 AMReply

    Thanks a lot man, really helpfull as it was for my XT910, and now with my 925, I’ll have it pimped again XD.

  16. Hells Moto
    February 26, 2013 at 7:35 PMReply

    Mine says exploit failed what happened???

  17. Tommy-Ka
    March 26, 2013 at 11:34 AMReply

    Hi. I live in Poland and just got my RAZR Maxx HD from the US.
    It works fine with a foreign (European – Polish) SIM card but the only problem is I can’t use the Internet because data transfer doesn’t start up (I have a Polish LTE micro SIM card). It doesn’t even run Internet on a 3G umts network.
    All other functions are fine: I can make calls or send text messages, I only can’t connect to the Internet using my carrier’s data packets (I can still use Wi-Fi).

    How can this problem be solved? Is it also related with the need of rooting or can it be done without rooting? Thanks for any help in advance.

    • Will
      May 17, 2013 at 12:03 PMReply

      I have the same issue as Tommy-Ka. I live in Belize. When I put in the local Digicell sim it says sim is uncrcognized network. I hit ok and voice and text work but no data. I just rooted the phone but still no data. I was in Guatemala this week and tried a Claro sim, and the same thing. Voice and text but no data.

      I too am wondering if there will be a way to get data working on this phone on non verizon network.

  18. Ethan
    July 24, 2014 at 12:05 PMReply

    So I have a Verizon RAZR HD, I am currently traveling in Ecuador if I get a mini Sim for the Sim slot will it work? Or do I need to root and unlock my phone first??

  19. Abdulhakim
    August 28, 2015 at 4:21 AMReply

    my DROID RAZR HD XT926 screen only flashes , the motorola symbol only appears after i manage to go to the factory or fastboot. the phone can charge well . i just dont know what to do.

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