This method works on Motorola phones running Android OS 2.3.4 or earlier (MotoBlur 5.6.890 OTA from Verizon) and was designed for Windows users working on a DROID 3 device.
If you want to remove Verizon/Motorola bloat and bundled software, please see my thread at XDA with scripts.
Enjoy in good health, although if this method becomes defunct, I will probably not be able to help you.
How To Root: One-Click Guide
- Your phone must be connected via USB data cable to your computer and recognized.
- If your phone is connected, but not recognized, you may need to install one of these software drivers:
- Download this one-click root package: PetesMotorolaRootTools_v1.09.zip
- Extract the contents of the one-click root package to a new folder on your computer.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on your device. This should be under Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB Debugging.
- From the new folder on your computer, double-click on Pete’s Motorola Root Tools to begin the root process.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the root process.
You are recommended to not accept any OTA updates until after you have rooted and installed a recovery bootstrap.
A special thanks to Dan Rosenberg (‘djrbliss’), who discovered the vulnerability used in this exploit method.
You can find his original audit and discovery published at his website here: http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2011/08/25/rooting-the-droid-3/.