How to Root Motorola RAZR i XT890

Motorola RAZR i XT890 will feel much better from the moment it’s rooted. There are a lot of things it’s been needing lately. Watch as they all land on the phone as soon as this guide is completed!

It’s been 2 years since your handset’s been announced and launched. What it’s being introduced to in this post is SRSRoot. The tool we named just now is free and it supports your device 100%. The app doesn’t refuse any gadget it’s downloaded on. This compatibility doesn’t only extend to devices. It also involves their OS variants, whatever they may be. As such, this tool will perform its job even if there’s an Android 4.0.4 ICS on the Motorola RAZR i XT890. To root your device, a Build ID is really necessary. The freeware offers another type of compatibility. This time around it has to do with Build IDs. You can always choose the one which you’ve used before. Our choice went with 8.7.1I-110_SML-20.Motorola-RAZR-i-XT890

The advantages of this method

Your handset contains this CPU: 2 GHz Intel Atom. The SRSRoot app helps the processor’s speed loads. The app can also surprise your phone with superuser / admin permission. Root access is about new features and custom ROMs, as well. Then you’ll have root-only apps and battery tweaks to work with. Security problems won’t appear during your use of the rooting freeware. The rooting provides your device with customization methods. The app is powered by an SRS Server and it keeps the Motorola RAZR i safe against bloatware.

To root this phone, the SRSRoot has to revoke its warranty. You have to look for a guide soon after the procedure is completed. That post must contain your handset’s model.

An update performed on a Motorola RAZR i XT890 with root access leads up to a deleted system partition. Root access shall no longer be on your phone. What will remain once the procedure is finished: data, internal / external SD cards and every important content on it.


Once you know what you’re up against, the phone and your laptop must experience some pre-requisites:

  • USB drivers have to be downloaded and installed on the laptop (the download link is this one);
  • enable USB Debugging on the smartphone;
  • to protect the handset’s important data, create backups;
  • you should also generate a full NANDroid backup;
  • the laptop should contain Windows;
  • the security programs that are working on your phone must be disabled;
  • the laptop’s security programs needs to also be turned off;
  • the battery that’s on the phone needs to be charged.

Step by step instructions

The best part of our tutorial is yet to come. If you don’t know what to do when a rooting’s concerned, look at the next set of steps.

  1. First step to go is about this: download the SRSRoot from here on the laptop. The site we indicated has a download button. In order to have the app on your device, click on that button.
  2. This is what needs to happen with the freeware: flash it on the laptop. The device must then go through this action: open the app on it. Another thing you need to do is this: turn on Menu on the phone, then Settings on the same device.
  3. Unknown Sources is to be enabled next. This option is waiting for you under Settings. After you tap it, turn USB Debugging on. This particular option is the one you were asked to enable when we first mentioned the requirements.
  4. If you’ve already done that before, you can perform the next step. It tells you this: create, between the handset and laptop, a connection. Begin the process with the help of the phone’s USB cord.
  5. If the devices have successfully established a connection, your job is to have the Motorola XT890 rooted. This is where Root Device (All Methods) comes to the rescue.
  6. Enable it, then wait 10 to 15 minutes. This is something you need to do in order to end up with a rooted handset. Should the procedure not end in 15 minutes, we need you to redo the steps previously performed.
  7. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Then, when the waiting is done, it’s essential that you begin to reboot the smartphone. This will be done by enabling an option; Reboot System Now is its name. Now that you’ve done so, leave your handset to restart itself.
  8. When it’s completed the task, the Motorola RAZR i XT890 can be used in all its rooted glory. You will be subjected to all the cool stuff the root access can provide. If the new additions aren’t enough to make you love the phone, the SRSRoot is more than happy to revoke the procedure.

Another thing we have for you: a comment section. It’s under this guide and you can use it if issues appear somewhere along the way!