Root Motorola RAZR i on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Motorola has recently started rolling out the much awaited Jelly Bean update to the Intel Atom Z2460 running Intel-Motorola Hybrid and as a matter of fact, since it’s the case of an official update, the firmware should must be locked to stock conditions and the older Ice Cream Sandwich rooting tools. It’s an obvious fact that the Motorola RAZR i is undoubtedly one of the most potential handsets to land onto the developers’ turf and that is the reason why they had to come up with something new to crack into the root of the new set of firmware.

The 2Ghz Intel Atom Z2460 SoC complete with some discrete PowerVR SGX540 Graphics is a sure-shot performer to be unleashed and as everyone knows, all of this crazy stuff just doesn’t cuts it out with the stock conditions/firmware. Hence, to take the most out of your phone, you’ll have to root it. Don’t know what is Rooting? Follow this post.

Note: Please make sure that you have updated your phone to Android 4.1.2 before you proceed with the Rooting guide.

[box_light]Before you proceed with the installation, we recommend you to backup all data on your phone. To make backups easily, you can read our complete backup guide. If you do not have device drivers installed, you can download them here. We are not responsible for any damage your device might face with this guide – the chances in this case are very less though.[/box_light]

Steps to Root Motorola RAZR i on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean :

  1. Download the file from here.
  2. Connect your Phone to the Computer via USB Cable and copy the flashable zip file to your internal sdcard which is the /sdcard/ folder.
  3. Disconnect your device from the PC and turn it off.
  4. Boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery mode.
  5. Make a nandroid backup in the recovery mode so that you can revert back if you wish to.
  6. Select the option to apply an update zip, and select the zip file you copied to the internal sd card.
  7. Flash the zip file.
  8. Go back and select “Reboot system now”.

If your phone booted up successfully, you can now check the Root status of your phone. This can be done by seeking for the Superuser application icon in the app drawer or via the Root Checker app.

For more on this, you can head over to the original thread.

For any queries/suggestions, leave us a word in the comments section :).

  • Simone

    Hello, I’ from France. I like your tutorial but could you elaborate on “Boot your device into ClockworkMod Recovery mode” hiw is that done? Also I don’t know how to “Make a nandroid backup”. How do I “Flash the zip file” thanks

  • Vijay Singh

    hi, how to restore to official stock 4.1.2 after root n custom fw? thanks

    • You can create a nandroid backup before you flash the custom firmware and restore it whenever you wish to roll back to stock.

      • Vijay Singh

        so after flashing nadroid backup to stock, will it be unrooted(without superuser app) like original one ?

        • It will be the same as it was during the time you made the nandroid backup.

          • Vijay Singh

            cool, but tell me how to move apps n games to sd without rooting the device bcz only 8gb isnt sufficient for games n data ., thanks

          • You can’t do it without rooting, sorry!

          • Vijay Singh