Droid Razr HD/Maxx Recovery

So you have your shiny new Dev Razr HD/Maxx and you unlocked it and all you need now is root.  Before you get to far in to messing with your phone the first thing you should do is install a new recovery. You can use either ClockworkMod Recovery or the new TWRP recovery. For your flashing pleasure I have included both below with the proper commands.

Step 1: Download the fastboot zip (command line stuff) (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Download now

Step 2: Download a recovery

TWRP : Download now

Step 3: Place the recovery and the fastboot files for your system in the same folder.

Enter into a command terminal and type the command below

For TWRP : fastboot flash recovery twrp-hdrecovery.img

You have just finished installing a new recovery, now make a backup and root.

Step 4: Enter recovery buy holding the volume up and pressing the power button for 1 second.

Step 5: Make a backup before doing anything else.

Step 6: install the root package using the install a zip option.

Rootzipfile: Download Now


You are now rooted, go have fun and play safely.

20 comments on “Droid Razr HD/Maxx Recovery

  1. Austin on said:

    Is there a Developer Edition of the Droid Razr Maxx HD?

  2. Not that I saw. I wanted the Maxx hd. But since I wanted maxx hd, and dev edition was available, I had to get the locked one. It’s actually a fantastic device.

  3. *wasn’t available

  4. Orphee on said:

    Hi, do we must unlock it via motorola website ? anyway to bypass it ?

    Thank you !

  5. This failed:

    fastboot flash recovery twrp-recovery.img
    sending ‘recovery’ (xxxx KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.587s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    Preflash validation failed
    FAILED (remote failure)
    finished. total time: 0.846s

    AP Fastboot error message: “invalid image size for partition recovery”

    • Hey,
      I know this is old but I just tried this and had the same problem.

      Did you ever figure out how a custom ROM on your phone?

      Rob R.

  6. madmonkey57 on said:

    Same for me… “invalid image size for partition recovery”

    My bootloader is locked. Running rooted JB 4.1.1 SFR France leak. Device is XT925.

  7. TStrobel on said:

    Hey Mr. Pierce…got my razr hd developer edition yesterday. i had a question..when you got your razr m dev edition was the bootloader already unlocked? when i put in my device id from the sdk it told me my device is not unlockable so they wont send me the unlock code. i was on the phone with moto support for an hour and all they can tell me is to goto the motodev forums. so right now im waiting on them. thanks


  8. Tmc363 on said:

    Troy I had the same issue I went thru the same thing however I believe it was a site issue you must speak to level 4 the peeps you are talking with are outsourced and no nothing level 4 took care of me in 10 minutes.

  9. Root file did not work for me… its getting flashed fine but it says that there is no such binary on the phone and such app can not install it… is is it fine to use root file from RAZR m..

  10. chazband13 on said:

    I currently have a retail M and love the phone. I want to purchase a Dev Razr M or an HD. Will the Rom development be better on the HD or the M?

  11. EmericanX on said:

    You need to set permissions on /system/xbin/su….

    the easiest way is to simply modify the updater script of the root.zip. Add “set_perm(0, 0, 06755, “/system/xbin/su”);” without quotes of coarse just below the package extract. Reflash and you’ll be set!

  12. vegiisan on said:

    Is there a way to remove this recovery back to stock?

  13. Any News On Recovery for retail Maxx HD? THanks in advance!

  14. Any chance we can get TWRP or newer? Many thanks :D

  15. I was also inquiring about the TWRP update!


  16. Chaz on said:

    Hashcode hase updated TWRP for this device.

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