The Motorola Droid Turbo is a great smartphone with amazing specs. It was made available exclusively to Verizon users. The big red is regarded as the most ruthless among US carriers as it takes strict measure to discourage rooting on it devices. While in most cases, the developer community finds loopholes to push SuperSU binaries on Verizon devices, in some cases things do not go as expected. The Verizon Note 4 and the Droid Turbo are now 6 months old with thousands of dollars as bounty for those who come with a working root method.
Sadly, the Vzw Galaxy Note 4 users still don’t have any luck, but if you own the Motorola Droid Turbo, be ready say bye to the tick-tock moments. As you must be already aware, the news and video that broke out a couple of weeks ago, teasing that the Droid Turbo root has been achieved. Many people did not believe their eyes and ears then and insisted on showing a proof. The root exploit for the Motorola Droid Turbo has been finally discovered and root achieved. Still want a proof? See below-
The all new root exploit for the Droid Turbo called MofoRoot and it’s already available for purchase at $20 per device. It might sound awkward to those who have ever paid a single cent for rooting their phone but those who pledged a bounty, must be very happy with the development.
However, before you become overjoyed, I would like to mention that the root access provided by Mofo is not absolute. I do not mean that it gives you temp root either. Mofo will grant root privilege on the Droid Turbo but it will not grant system write as that is still protected. It means that you won’t be able to use XposedFramework, App Opt and similar apps that require system write permissions. If you want to push an app or change files on the system partition, you must make some modifications on the device before doing so. We can only hope that the developers would work on fixing that in future.
Looks like JakeDHS07 from XDA has found a way to gain Write Protection off. You can follow his workaround (as described in the screenshot) to achieve the same.
Moreover, the procedure to acquire root on the Motorola Droid Turbo is a bit complicated. So, Mofo demands both money and a lot of effort on the part of the users. I think that a paid root exploit like MofoRoot must be as easy to use as some other exploits like TowelRoot and FramaRoot. You will have to download a tool called Mofoverify that will check if your phone qualifies for root on th current firmware version. If your device is supported, make the purchase and download Mofo to flash a firmware image with version 21.44.12.
Despite all its drawbacks, MofoRoot is still a welcome thing as it open the door for developers to go past what its has given and improve it further. If you got the Droid Turbo and are dying to root it, head over to the official MofoRoot site and purchase your license to root.