The Razr Utility tool is a handy tool that lets you perform a variety of procedures on your Motorola Razr or Motorola Droid Razr. Whether it is for rooting, flashing ROMs, or booting your device, the tool has the necessary capabilities to be called a developer’s or an Android enthusiast’s best friend.
XDA Developers member mattlgroff has designed a utility tool compatible with both CDMA and GSM versions of the Motorola RAZR.
The Utility tool consists of two versions, a lite and a full version. The only difference is that the lite version does not include a fastboot option (or includes a broken fastboot option). The full version also carries the official firmware for the respective device.
Download the Razr Utility tool from the links provided below:
- For Verizon’s Motorola Droid RAZR XT912 (CDMA)
- Droid Razr Utility 1.40 Lite (8.99 MB) — Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
- Droid Razr Utility 1.40 Full (1.14 GB) — (This package includes full fastboot files for official firmware 6.11.744) Mirror 1 | Mirror 2
- Droid Razr Utility 1.41 Patch (1.39 MB) — This patch contains an updated *.bat file and an updated “files” folder. Extract the package and replace your older *.bat file and “files” folder with the new ones from this package. Download from here.
- For Motorola RAZR XT910 (GSM)
- Razr Utility 1.00 Lite (4.48 MB) — Download
- Razr Utility 1.00 Full (685 MB) – This package includes the fastboot files for stock 651.73.30 EUAustralia firmware. Download from here.
The following options are available in the Razr Utility tool (NOTE: Some options are unavailable in XT910 Razr Utility 1.00):
- Restore Droid RAZR to 6.12.173 — Reverts your device to its respective stock firmware.
- Droid RAZR Root for 2.3.6 — Allows you to root your mobile phone on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread
- Unroot — Does what it says. Will work only if your phone is rooted and with USB Debugging enabled.
- Install Voodoo’s OTA Rootkeeper App — This will ensure that your root access survives an OTA update. USB Debugging required.
- Install Bootstrap Recovery App — Installs the Bootstrap recovery for use with making nandroid backups and flashing ROMs. USB Debugging required. Will conflict with Safestrap Recovery, so choose either only Bootstrap or Safestrap.
- Install Safestrap Recovery App (only available in XT912 Utility tool) — This is a safer alternative to Bootstrap Recovery because it creates a secondary system partition on your device, leaving the files on the primary partition untouched. This app also allows you to boot in recovery mode during the initial boot screen. Not recommended for newbies, though. USB Debugging required.
- Overclock Install — Allows your phone’s CPU clock speed to be overclocked. USB Debugging required.
- System Pull – This option is for the devs and for knowledgeable users. USB Debugging required.
- Droid RAZR Root for ICS 4.0.3 — Allows you to root your device on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Boot into Fastboot from Debugging — Self-explanatory.
- Boot Normally from Fastboot — Reboots into normal mode from Fastboot mode.
- Boot into Motorola Recovery from Fastboot — Also self-explanatory.
- Boot into Motorola Recovery from Debugging — Again, self-explanatory.
- ADB Shell — This is a command line tool that allows you to communicate with an emulator or connected Android-powered devices that consist of three components: a client, a server, and a daemon. USB Debugging required.
- Wipe Data/Cache — Clears your phone’s data and cache. AP Fastboot mode required for this option to work.
- Attempt Bootloader Unlock — The developer notes that this option is just for fun and does not work.
- Reboot Phone — Want to guess what this does? USB Debugging required.
If you need a Swiss army knife of sorts for various development tasks (rooting, flashing, etc.) on your Motorola Razr or Motorola Droid Razr, try the Razr Utility tool.
What “all-in-one” tool do you use for your Motorola Razr?