Jelly Bean has turned out to be the best OS offering from Android to date and we are pleased to announce that the RAZR Maxx is now on the list of devices that support Android’s latest V 4.1. For owners of this mobile who are already currently rooted on Ice Cream Sandwich or want to gain access to the Jelly Bean, we have a step-by-step guide on how you can achieve it.

Make sure you have the Motorola USB drivers. You may have this already if you use the device regularly, in which case you can skip this step. This is necessary to connect the device to the computer.

You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. You can follow the link that I provided and find out how to do that if you don’t know already.

Important Note:

  • If you are currently running Android Jelly Bean on your Motorola Droid you will need to downgrade to ICS. For the root to be successful it MUST be performed on stock ICS.
  • Make sure you have a minimum of 80% battery available on your device.

Root Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx On Android Jelly Bean

Step 1. First of all you will need to download the following:

Root package

Step 2. Once downloaded, save and extract the Root Package ZIP somewhere easily located such as your desktop. It is important that you don’t open any of the files at this stage.

Step 3. From the files you extracted from the ZIP you need to install the Motorola drivers.

Step 4. Once done, ensure USB Debugging is enabled. To achieve this simply head to‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Developer Options’ > ‘USB debugging’ and ensure it is enabled.

Step 5. Using the USB, connect your Droid RAZR Maxx to your PC.

Step 6. From the extracted files, double-click on the RUN.bat file to launch it. You will be presented with a set of instructions. Follow these carefully.

Step 7. Your device should now have root access. Now we need to ensure it keeps the root access when you upgrade to Androids Jelly Bean.

Step 8. Download and install the following App from Google’s Play Store:

VooDoo Rootkeeper

Step 9. When it is downloaded and installed on your device, launch the App and select the ‘Protect Root’ option.

Step 10. Then select the ‘Temp Unroot’ option. Your device will be unrooted but it is reversible and wont be like this for long.

Step 11. While it is temporarily unrooted you will be able to upgrade you OS to Jelly Bean. This can be achieved by heading to ‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘About Phone’ > ‘Software Update’ > Update’.

Step 12. Once your device has been updated to Android Jelly Bean V4.2, you will need to re-launch the VooDoo Rootkeeper App.

Step 13. Select the ‘Restore Root’ option. You should now have your root access back.

Now that you have finished, you can instantly download rooted apps. Furthermore, you may be interested in checking our custom ROMs.