Originally Posted by Thank Me Later
You need clockworkmod recovery. On Motorola they use bootstrap or safestrap. You can NOT flash roms in stock recovery. But I know for sure you can side load official leaks in stock recovery because that's how I got the official ICS OTA on my Razr Maxx. And no I don't NOT have unlimited data. I got on Verizon when they had the 4GB for $30 deal.
Bootstrap is the equivalent of Samsung's Odin, you can do the same stuff in Odin, my Co-worker has the Maxx as well and he just installed the ICS OTA through Bootstrap.
I know Motorola locked the bootloader on you guys, so I know it's a hassle when trying to root and install CMW.
Only reason I ask is because Verizon is doing some sneaky shyt right now, I was gonna warn you before you upgraded, they're kicking people off the unlimited plan.