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#1 djrbliss


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:58 AM


After publishing yesterday's Motorola bootloader unlock tool, I feel bad that some people are running the unrooted 4.1.2 build for Razr HD. Let's fix that.

This exploit will root the Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD, Atrix HD, Photon Q, and Razr M, regardless of what build (LONG SINCE NOT TRUE) they're running. While these are the only supported Motorola devices, it will also root lots of other non-Motorola devices...feel free to try it and see. ;-)

But first, I thought I'd reflect a bit on the state of the rooting/modding community and my involvement in it. I published my first Android root exploit almost two years ago for the Droid 3 (it also re-rooted a number of other earlier devices). Since then, I've rooted every major Motorola device that's been released, including the Bionic, Razr (multiple times), Droid 4, Xoom 2, Atrix HD (multiple times), Razr HD, and Razr M. With the release of this exploit, every major Motorola device in existence has a viable public root method, and the most recent models now have an unlocked bootloader.

I see this as the end of an era for Motorola rooting and modding. At this point, it is significantly more difficult to find vulnerabilities that may be used to root Motorola devices than when I started two years ago, due to fixes for the all the bugs used in previous exploits. It has gotten to the point where there may not be a "next time" for publishing a Motorola root exploit. Of course vulnerabilities still exist, but as the pool of bugs shrinks, the number of people capable of finding them grows smaller and the time investment required increases. As a result, I have no plans to continue publishing Motorola root exploits after this release.

I have hopes that the acquisition of Motorola by Google will gradually lead to changes in policy allowing more open devices. If it doesn't, I encourage everyone to speak with your wallets when purchasing your devices: if an unlocked device is important to you, buy an unlocked device instead of expecting someone to accomplish a difficult hack.

The Motochopper exploit is attached to this thread. It may be used as follows:

  • Extract the entire contents of the zip file.
  • If you are using Windows, ensure you have installed the latest Motorola USB drivers available for your phone.
  • Ensure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your device.
  • If you are using Windows, navigate to the extracted directory and execute "run.bat". If you are using Linux or OS X, navigate to the extracted directory in a terminal and execute "./run.sh".

As always, future OTA updates may remove the ability to regain root access, so proceed with caution when updating. Enjoy!



PLEASE NOTE (Only for July OTAs without Unlocks):

IF you have received and installed the recent July OTA updates for either the RAZR HD, HD Maxx or RAZR M and HAVE NOT unlocked your bootloader - Proceed to the following appropriate thread in order to obtain root to have your hopes completely smashed.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:00 AM

Holy Crap!! Living up to your name root God. Thanks a ton for this Sir...
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Awesome! Do you ever sleep, Dan?
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

Well said. Thanks for this. My recent purchase of the HD will not be for nothing!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:05 AM

You sir are the MAN. Many thanks as always for taking the bull by the horns and helping folks out on 4.1.2 get root if they lost it or didn't root before updating. specially with your other newest posting as of late this will assist many ppl I'm sure. We ALL can NOT thank you enough
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

I thank you for everyone that is no longer stuck!!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thanks for everything Dan, I really hope you are right and the end of this era of Motorola device rooting will mean the beginning of a new one marked by more open possibilities for managing the security issues on these devices and Android as a whole.
The debt of gratitude owed you for your contributions is immeasurable no doubt and perhaps you have given us enough time before the next generation of devices arrives with these recent exploits to enjoy the current generation of devices fully.

Thanks again and take care!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:25 AM

Thank you for the final push of exploits Dan. If this is the last, you went out with a bang! I think I can speak for everyone when I say , we truly appreciate all your hard work and dedication for everything you have done.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

Words can't express what you have done for this community Dan...I, personally, have benefited from a lot of your work and THANK YOU IMMENSELY! You are and always will be the ROOT GOD and I commend you for it! I hope that your exploits will have an influence on Google/Moto in the sense that their customers want desperately to have unlocked boot loaders. Thank you so much for all your hard work, time and genius!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Very Nice work Dan, Thank You for all you do and have done! You have helped many people and changed many with all your hard work. Priceless! Thanks You! :)
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:46 AM

Dan, as always you are the the savior of these locked down Moto devices. So once again, Thanks a million my friend! Hopefully we will see more freedom with our devices in future relaeses, but i guess only time will tell.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:48 AM

thanks so much Dan! will this wipe data on my phone?
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:57 AM

Thank you sir, yet again.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:04 AM

Wow! Your work is invaluable to the community! Thanks for everything!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

You sir are a machine! A thousand thank yous for everything you've done for this community!

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

Thank you for all your hard work. I'm fairly new to the rooting game, but fully appreciate all the hoops you must jump through in order for the community to root their devices.

Thanks again!
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

I don't know if it's because I had SuperSU installed already (that's the only thing I changed between attempt #1 and #2), but it failed the first time, worked the second. Just FYI if anybody gets an initial failure.
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