How to root Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich [Guide]

motorola-droid-4-2Have a Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) that you want to get a little more out of? This guide will teach you exactly how you can root your device! In no time at all you’ll have root access on your Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) , which will open the door to endless possibilities.

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. dotTech and its writers are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty. Proceed at your own risk.


This root guide is for the Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Take note this will wipe all your files and data on your phone. Proceed at your own risk.

Before We Begin

Have a micro USB cable handy.

If your Motorola Droid 4 is still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, update it to 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and continue with this guide.

Download the latest Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) USB drivers and install them to your PC (if you haven’t already).

Download the root package to the desktop on your PC and extract it to a folder called ICS404root.

Your Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) needs to be in USB debugging mode. Go to Settings, then Developer options, and then check the box that says USB debugging.

How To Root Motorola Droid 4 (XT894)

  • Plug your Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) into your PC.
  • Verify that you have USB debugging enabled.
  • Put your Motorola Droid 4 (XT894) in camera mode.
  • Go into the directory called ICS404root that is located on your desktop on your PC, and look for a file named rootscript.bat. Run it and follow all of the instructions that display on the screen within rootscript.bat.
  • The rooting will complete soon enough, and when it does, reboot your device.



Enjoy a rooted Motorola Droid 4 (XT894).

[via xda-developers]

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