Verizon still stands firm in its decision to keep the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD XT926′s bootloader locked, preventing developers from creating customizations for the phone. Knowing the crafty developers of the XDA Developers forum, however, they didnít let a locked bootloader stop them. They managed to find a way to root the Droid Razr HD and now, thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers members Hashcode and GoClifGo05, thereís a way to install custom recovery on the device.

Safestrap Recovery is a custom recovery that is very handy for devices with locked bootloaders. It only makes changes to the second system, a series of ROM slots located on the internal EMMC area of your phone on your /sdcard, and doesnít touch your primary system. This version of Safestrap is based on the famous TWRP Recovery and allows you to install stock ROMs, mount partitions (e.g., /system, /data, and /cache), backup/restore, and wipe data. You can perform some advanced functions like copy log to SD, fix permissions, partition SD card, use a file manager, execute terminal commands, and adjust settings.
This guide shows you how to flash Safestrap Recovery for the Droid RAZR HD XT926.
Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD, model number XT926. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

  • A rooted Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD XT926
  • A file manager app installed on your phone, such as ES File Explorer.
  • Download the Safestrap Recovery (RAZR-HD-Safestrap-3.12.apk, md5sum: 9b3d75e84c06d1e71af1bf1bad57faf3) to your computer.
  • Make sure your deviceís battery still has at least 70% power. You donít want the device to shut down in the middle of the procedure.
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

Instructions

Preparing for Safestrap 3.05

If your phone has Safestrap 2.x, perform the following before proceeding to the next set of instructions:

  1. Move the entire /sdcard/safestrap directory to the external SD card (/sdcard-ext).
  2. Go into the existing version of Safestrap and select the Remove Recovery option to remove Safestrap files from the stock /system partition.
  3. Remove Safestrapís APK file from the device.

Installing Safestrap 3.05

  1. Copy the Safestrap Recovery APK file to your Droid Razr HDís internal SD card.
  2. Go to Settings > Security Menu and enable the Installation from unknown sources option.
  3. Launch ES File Explorer.
  4. Browse for the Safestrap Recovery file and select Install.
  5. If you are updating from Safestrap v3, it might warn you that it will overwrite existing installation. Select Yes.
  6. A SuperSU prompt message will also appear. Select Allow to grant root access to the application.
  7. Safestrap will now launch. Select Install Recovery to install the app.
  8. When Safestrap has been installed successfully, the Status should say Installed.
  9. To boot into Safestrap Recovery, reboot your device. A splash screen will appear for about 8-10 seconds during which time you need to press the Menu button to enter Safestrap Recovery.

Nicely done! You now have Safestrap Recovery installed on your Verizon Motorola Droid Razr HD XT926. What do you think of the features? What do you like about Safestrap Recovery? Let us know by leaving a comment.


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