by Chit Agustin, 1 year ago
Rooting your phone or getting access into its root directory is the process of customizing the OS loaded on your device to give you total control over it. When you are in full control of…
You’ve got to hand it to Android developers. Just this month, the Motorola Droid 4 hit the market and developers have already come up with a means to root it.
The best part is that this rooting method is easy. Even people who’ve made the Droid 4 their first Android phone ever will find this method foolproof.
XDA Developers member mattlgroff has released an all-in-one utility tool for the Droid 4 which allows the user to root, unroot, install safestrap recovery (which allows you to flash custom ROMs later), and much more. Though fastboot files for the Droid 4 are not currently available, the developer has said that those will be included in the tool as soon as they are released.
If you’re unfamiliar to the term “root” and you’ve just started sinking your toes into the world of Android devices, you’ll be hearing it often. “Rooting” is the process by which you regain administrative access to your phone. The main reason why Android users want to root their devices is to have freedom and control to tweak their systems to their liking. You can do a number of things, such as improving device performance, alter system files, and even install applications to your SD card.
Such power comes at a price, however. By rooting your Android device, you’ll be voiding your warranty and you can only restore your warranty if you install official firmware from your device’s manufacturer. With great administrative power comes great responsibility.
Before proceeding to the rooting process, you’ll need a few things:
Here’s how to root your Motorola Droid 4 using Droid 4 Utility 0.3:
Congratulations! You’ve rooted your Motorola Droid 4. You’ll now be able to enjoy flashing various ROMs on your device, as well as completely customizing it to suit your needs.
Droid 4 Utility 0.3 also includes options for unrooting, installing OTA RootKeeper, system pull, installing an overclock kernel, booting into fastboot or Motorola Recovery, starting an ADB shell, or simply rebooting your phone. So, it’s practically an all-in-one handy tool for your Droid 4.