Aptly named Droid 4 Utility Pre-Release for Windows, the tool has been developed for the Motorola Droid 4 and released by XDA-Developers forum member mattlgroff which, as the title suggests, includes more than just your one click root. Earlier we covered a guide on rooting the Droid 4, a solution that was out just as soon as the device was released, leaving Motorola wondering where the lacked in locking down their devices bootloader. While we leave Motorola to worry about that, we’re glad they let their guard down, or for that matter, kudos to Dan Rosenberg for his motofail exploit that rooted the device. Coming back to the multipurpose tool, it also brings along a one click root for the Droid 4 on ICS 4.0.3 even though an update is not here as yet. More on the functions and how you can use this tool, after the break!
If you’re contemplating on whether to root your device or not, you should see our guide on the top 10 reasons to root your Android device.
From the screenshot above, you can clearly see the features that the tool currently offers. However, fastboot functions will not work as there are not fastboot files included as yet. The developer has said to include a full fastboot restore in the future as well. The addition of the custom recovery via Safestrap Recovery app, gears your device up to get started with all its customization needs.
Now the question is how to go about using this tool?
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- To begin, make sure USB Debugging is enabled under Settings > Applications > Development.
- Once that is done, download the Utility from the link above and extract the contents.
- Connect the Droid 4 to the PC via the USB cable and run the file named Droid4Utility.bat.
- Once the utility is launched, you will see a prompt as seen in the screenshot earlier, and all you have to do to get started, is make a selection of what you want to do.
That is it! If you just rooted your device through this tool, you may like to see our guide on the top 15 apps to install on a rooted Android device. For further updates and queries related to this tool, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.