Verizon DROID RAZR HD / MAXX HD official Android 4.4.2 KitKat root and unlock bootloader

The root becomes extremely hard to obtain for the Verizon DROID RAZR HD / MAXX HD (XT926), after officially getting official KitKat (Android 4.4.2) update with software version 182.46.10 or 183.46.10. This problem is experienced by those who have devices with locked bootloaders, some people with unlocked bootloader can easily get root back with the help of a custom recovery. Unfortunately, unlocking become nearly impossible to accomplish when your phone’s software has been upgraded.


However, after the ‘towelroot’ kernel exploit was released by geohot – a talented developer from xda, all the problems we’ve stated earlier, including gaining root on DROID RAZR HD or MAXX HD runs official KitKat, can be solved effortlessly and instantly. Actually, geohot made this app for Verizon Galaxy S5, by utilizing of Linux vulnerability that is exists in all the popular devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. After using this app to gain root access, it will allow any app to escalate its privileges to superuser privileges.

UPDATE !! New update released with version 182.46.15 or 183.46.15, there’s no way to root when you locked.

Not only root access that we can get with the help towelroot, we can also use it unlock the bootloader on stock KitKat software. This is really good news, since as we said earlier, unlocking the bootloader is very difficult to obtain. Once unlocked we will be able to use a custom recovery, which means more opportunities for flashing custom ROMs or mods.

  • Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR HD or MAXX HD running official KitKat Android 4.4.2 update (182.46.10 or 183.46.10).
  • Download the towelroot app by geohot, it’s an installable apk file.
  • Get the latest SuperSU by Chainfire, make sure to choose v1.99r4 or later, when the SuperSU app in Google Play Store version is outdated, just get the flashable SuperSU.
  • Allow Unknown sources in your phone, since we need to install a non-play store app.

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Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR HD / MAXX HD Android 4.4.2 KitKat root

Here’s how to do it, don’t forget to perform a backup.

  1. Find the towelroot app (tr.apk) you’ve saved before, then install it.
  2. Find a file called ‘towelroot’, as soon as the app launched just tap ‘make it ra1n’ button.
  3. Now the app will do its job to gain root access, then reboot your phone.
  4. You’re not fully rooted at the moment, we must install SuperSU apk first. After that, run it and let it setup and update su binaries.
  5. Once you receive a successful message on SuperSU, it’s means your Verizon Droid RAZR HD / MAXX HD already rooted on official stock KitKat software.
Unlock Bootloader on Stock KitKat Firmware
  1. Get the motopocalypse exploit by djrbliss, you can use the Motopocalypse adb script or installable apk file.
  2. Run the motopocalypse script or apk, then follow any on-screen commands.
  3. To check the bootloader status, put your phone into fastboot mode and confirm it says “Device is UNLOCKED. Status Code: 3”.


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10 Responses

  1. styles
    July 2, 2014 at 5:34 PMReply

    Does this provide a way to negate the ridiculous ed card write restrictions in 4.4.2? I had a Razr Mazda HD, did kitkat update and hated their taking away easy management of a micro ed card. Verizon sent me a replacement and thankfully it came with 4.1.2 and I’ve stalled the update notifications. Tx

  2. cdw980
    July 12, 2014 at 9:20 AMReply

    I run motopacolypse and it gets to daemon started sucessfully and then just sits. Am I doing something wrong?

  3. ChrisReilly
    August 10, 2014 at 1:41 PMReply

    How do I verify that’s it’s rooted once the process is done?

  4. ravi
    August 27, 2014 at 10:10 AMReply

    it’s work on lenovo p780 kitkat4.4.2?

  5. La Court
    September 7, 2014 at 3:04 PMReply

    Thank you! It’s works really well, after many tries without success.

  6. Fiffer
    September 13, 2014 at 4:02 PMReply

    Did an OTA update to 182.46.15 and the root is still here. Not sure if the root process will still work but the update worked fine with my device.

  7. Txsideburns
    September 22, 2014 at 8:17 AMReply

    Used Towel Root first, rooted device, then used Super SU to unlock Knox, worked great!

    October 15, 2014 at 7:21 AMReply

    Can you root a Motorola luge 4.4.2

  9. Droid RAZR MAXX HD
    February 5, 2015 at 11:29 AMReply

    Does the root work for my device? (Droid RAZR MAXX HD). I have 182.46.15 software and KitKat 4.4.2. I don’t want my phone to be bricked and I’ve never done a root before. Is this a safe app?

  10. Robert
    June 24, 2015 at 12:06 AMReply

    “This phone isn’t currently supported” Motorola razr HD xt926, didn’t work!!

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