Motorola RAZR gets root and custom recovery, first taste of custom ROMs

Daniel Bader

December 28, 2011 12:00pm

Like the Atrix before it, Motorola’s new flagship device, the RAZR, has a locked bootloader, making it very difficult to get in there and mess with important system files.

As always, though, eager developers have solved, or at least side-stepped that problem, by offering a Bootstrap Recovery. What this means is that it is accessible through the main ROM and loads into memory only after booting up.

While the RAZR was not necessarily difficult to root, getting this custom recovery means that we are seeing an increased number of custom ROMs availame for the skinny device. Now these aren’t the same as on other devices as the ROMs must be based on the official software but they have a number of improvements over what the phone shipped with.

Check out the Bootstrap Recovery at XDA-Developers and let us know what trouble you get into. Read our full review for more on the phone.

Source: XDA-Developers Portal

  • Andrew

    Majority of custom roms are based off official firmware modified with different kernels and tweaks

  • T1MB1T

    not interested until the unlock the aws chip! we know its there Tony said it was there and the big 3 have it locked !!! free it and wind will make that phone fly!!!