DROID RAZR Rooted Already
Last Updated on Friday, 4 November 2011 05:00 Written by StrifeJester Friday, 4 November 2011 05:00
The team over at Droid-Life had this pretty picture sent to them. The same person who has been dumping bits and pieces from the new Motorola DROID RAZR has confirmed that the existing root method that works on any Motorola running Gingerbread does still work on the RAZR. When this “exploit” first came out I figured it was going to be very hard for Motorola to patch because of how the file system is affected.
The current root method involves creating a link to a system folder from a user accessible data folder and then using that link to change the files in the normally protected system folder. The link allows elevated privileged commands to be run. Changing a Motorola system file, that actually when looked at closely, appears to be designed to do exactly that; I thought to myself that this access was intended for Motorola Developers. You can read about the process and the researcher that found it here. When the original root was released I figured it would be a while before they could patch this and that it would also require a re-write of some base Motorola code. I have heard of other developers trying to apply the same principal to other phones in order to test the method and determine if it is an Android problem. So far that has gone without any success, that I am aware of.
- Potential Permanent Root Method Released for Motorola Devices: Bionic, DROID3, and DROIDX2 Included [Droid-Life]
- Motorola DROID RAZR coming to Verizon, pre-orders start October 27th.