How to Root Motorola Electrify 2 XT881

There’s nothing easier than rooting your Motorola Electrify 2 XT881. Apart from not being difficult to perform, the procedure comes with tons of novelties. Each has its well-established role. On the whole, your phone will do great with them on-board!

Today’s plan is to get root access on this handset of yours. There are quite a few methods to choose from. But none is as popular as one app. Called SRSRoot, this rooting instrument does a fine job of adding novelties to your smartphone. The app is also a tool responsible for a much better-performing Motorola Electrify 2 XT881. The app we mention in our guide is a tool that’s available for free. You need to find a place for it on your phone asap. That is, if you want many new things.

The benefits of this procedure

The latter are all delivered by a tool that’s powered by an SRS Server. The app works extremely well not only with your phone, but with many other products, too. After you use it for the first time, you’ll have many new features to discover. They come together with superuser and admin permission; custom ROMs are the next novelties to show up. The phone’s processor is dual-core 1.2 GHz. If you want to see it perform better, all you have to do is use the SRSRoot. Battery life will become much longer and root-only apps will appear.motorola-electrify-2-XT881

You are going to love the customization options your phone will soon land. And you will have access to an unrooting tool in the form of this app. Considering Android 4.0.4 ICS is on the handset, what do you think will happen to this version? Nothing. The app supports all of the Android versions. But it has to be installed after you find a Build ID. We can recommend our choice: 4.5.1A_SUN_USC_16.7. The freeware thankfully accepts every Build ID you may want to select and use. The SRSRoot doesn’t affect a device with either bloatware or security problems.

Unfortunately, an update does do damage. This consists of several stuff. After the phone’s completed an upgrade, its system partition will be gone. Then its root access will do the same. The procedure doesn’t do damage in the case of important data. It also allows you the use of the phone’s internal and external SD cards.

The rooting of your Motorola Electrify 2 XT881 ends up in a revoked warranty. Not for long: a suitable tutorial revokes it.


The actions below are here to make sure the phone’s all ready for the rooting. They shouldn’t be skipped. Allow us to list them now:

  • USB drivers are a necessity for your laptop, so go here first;
  • then download the drivers on it;
  • after that, flash them there;
  • USB Debugging must be activated on your handset;
  • backups are another necessity, so create some to keep the phone’s crucial content from damage;
  • time for a full NANDroid backup now, so make one;
  • only Windows is a viable OS for your laptop;
  • the smartphone’s security software has to be disabled;
  • the security programs running on the laptop should also be disabled;
  • a fully charged battery is a must for your Motorola XT881.

Step by step instructions

You’re now looking at rooting steps, the first of which requires a download.

  1. The SRSRoot app is the one that needs to land on your laptop. The tool’s location is this address. Make sure you click on that, then do this: find that page’s download button.
  2. Click on this, too, and the app will come up on the laptop in a couple of minutes. Next, install the downloaded file and open it. These actions have to happen on your laptop.
  3. Tap Menu when done and look for Settings; tap the latter as well. The step coming up next recommends this: enable Unknown Sources. This option is under the previous one you had to tap.
  4. Don’t perform the next step if you tapped the option it refers to; which is this one: USB Debugging. Now you should do the following: provide, between your phone and laptop, a connection.
  5. To have the two plugged like that, the XT881 has a USB cable; use it for the action we just mentioned. All it takes for a connection to happen is a few minutes.
  6. Once you plug the two to each other, activate the option which’ll root the handset. Its name is Root Device (All Methods). The entire procedure will take a bit of your time.
  7. How much? You shouldn’t wait longer than 15 minutes. If, however, you’re unfortunate and that happens, a solution’s available. We suggest repeating the steps. If that doesn’t work, let us know in the comment box under this guide.
  8. After waiting as recommended, you will be ready to tap Reboot System Now. This is going to do what it says: reboot the smartphone.

If the root access doesn’t sit well with you, a solution would be this: revoke it. Do so through the SRSRoot app.

Posted In How To - By Andrei Tomescu

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