Will Verduzco · Nov 25, 2013 at 09:00 pm

Jcase Roots the Moto RAZR i WITHOUT Bootloader Unlock!

For the most part, there aren’t too many Intel-powered Android smartphones on the market. There’s nothing inherently wrong with them, although things are a bit tricky for older NDK-produced apps that haven’t been cross-compiled. However, there is one relatively popular model that featured Intel’s Atom Z2460 chip, and that’s the .

Recently, we talked about how Motorola was doing the right thing and reinstating warranties on developer edition devices that have had their bootloaders unlocked via Motorola’s unlocking service. Unfortunately though, this only applies to developer edition devices. Standard Motorola devices that are unlocked will have their warranties void, just as before. And previously on the RAZR i, this was the only way to obtain root access.

Now thanks to XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase, you no longer have to unlock your bootloader in order to root your device. Jcase developed a seven-step root exploit method that will get you rooted without a bootloader unlock. The method involves a few adb push and adb shell commands, and they’re clearly laid out by the developer.

If you were holding off on rooting your RAZR i because you didn’t want to void your warranty, you may want to give Jcase’s method a shot. To get started, simply head over to the original thread and follow the seven easy steps. Developers interested in viewing the source code behind the exploit can do so by making your way over to Jcase’s GitHub.

[Many thanks to reader Dagonban for the tip!]


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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