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DROID Bionic Apparently Rooted Already.

As most of us expected, the root method that was discovered to work on the DROID3 and then just about every Motorola device know to man, works on the DROID Bionic.  This doesn’t mean that the bootloader will be unlocked, but it at least gives us something positive on the freedom front.  So yeah, not much else to say except that if you see an update pop up on your phone just after picking it up on Thursday, that I would recommend you not install it before rooting.  Not that we have knowledge of Motorola preparing an update to break this root method, but you just never know.

Via:  MyDroidWorld

Cheers Jigga_Z and everyone else!

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  • Anonymous

     http://www.lovetoshopping.org 

  • enforcerblack

    uhhhhh…..oooh yeahh….ugggghhh…AAAAAAAAAAAUUUGHHHHH II’MM CUMMMING!!!

  • Pennywise

    And now for my official response to this news article: /sploodge

  • mysticdarkhack

    I just love it when I hear about the newest Android devices being rooted already!

    +1

  • Keith Sumner

    What does a rooted Bionic mean for us? I have the original Droid, and for me that means custom ROM’s, kernels, over clocking, compache, vram, root exploration, custom themes, etc. But I’m not as familiar with what can be done on the newer phones. Anyone?

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Same thing.

    • Anonymous

      Everything except custom kernels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dzuckman David Zuckman

    Dang, in honor of the Bionic being rooted before it’s released, or even given an official release date, I would have liked to have posted a comment on the thread before it was even started…. PRE-FIRST!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Prediction-All hype, lackluster experience, bugs,  glitches, buyers remorse sets in no later than
    48hrs after purchase, sold on ebay, waiting for next ‘big thing’. Cycle
    continues.

    • ehhh

      doubt it. I’m not really seeing that much hype anywhere else.  You do realize that you’re on a DROID specific website right?  What else are we gonna talk about? derp derp

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Who said you couldn’t talk about droid? I am making a prediction about a Droid phone. Just not feeling it with this device.

    • Trooper

      Not from what I’ve heard from one of the testers.  Enjoy your i*hone.

    • VageenLikeSleeveOfWizards

      I agree. It’s been built up so much that it can’t possibly deliver much more than a bit snappier version of what most android phone users are experiencing now anyway. 

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        I just don’t think it will live up to peoples expectations. It’s not taking the Android phone to the next level.

        • Pennywise

          lol – dude, just stop clicking on these posts. I think it won’t live up to YOUR expectations.  It is already beyond my expectations.

    • Anonymous

      Actually there’s very little hype for this phone outside of this site (which is full of trolls hating on it every chance they get anyway).  The one or two articles on it over at engadget got like 200 replies, half of which were more trolls.

      Want real hype?  That would be iProducts or Samsung Galaxy products.

  • Anonymous

    does this mean I can remove BLUR?

    • ehhh

      no..

      But if the 2nd-init method works on this phone, then yes.

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        I don’t see why it wouldn’t.

  • Anonymous

    This phone is like a hot super model. banging body, gorgeous boobs, nice round ass but a sealed vagina

    • Sundar Ganapathy

      once that bootloader is cracked it’ll be a great lay…and with googles acquisition of moto i would hope google will give the prude abstinence-only parents over at moto a slap in the face.

      • James_Ever

        Google agreed they would not interfere with what Motorola does for the first year so maybe this time next year so it will be awhile before we see more of their influence on what Motorola does.

    • ehhh

      lol

    • Anonymous

      Then I guess it’s time for the folks over at XDA to commence the butt sex.

      • Adam Elghor

        rofl xda…you pimps 

    • Granted

      You think models have sealed clams?! Haha! That is hilarious, they are whores before they have their first high profile model gig. Your analogy is as open as their legs are.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see if Moto goes back on it’s word about unlocking devices.  Moto will probably be true to form and send a OTA patch to block the rooting methods. 

    Hopefully Moto will start to follow HTC’s lead!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Follow their lead? You mean promising/unpromising then repromising updates?

      Or making their skin so bloated it can’t fit on devices relaxed earlier this year?

      Or perhaps they should start loading their devices with batteries that last 4 hours?

      I like HTC phones (hate Sense, but that is a different matter), but this has not been a banner year for them as a “leader” to hold up as a model for others to follow. Believe for not, there is more to look for than just an unlocked bootloader.

  • docking

    Hey, did you hear that?  You might be able to ROOT!  Celebration time :-)

    • docking

      You rooters knew I couldn’t resist :-), 

      Please wish me luck, when I purchase the lapdock, if price is within reason.

  • Anonymous

    Pardon my ignorance…I’m looking to switch from iOS to Android…but does this mean we will be able to remove bloatware from the Bionic?  If so…what does this process entail?  Thanks in advance.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, usually most tech sites like this will show a way to remove. They may not the prettiest way of doing, but it can be done. 

    • Droiiid

      You would need an app called root explorer (which is a file manager, sort of like my computer in windows).  There, you can physically delete the application files, thus removing the app entirely.

    • Anonymous

      To remove bloatware you can either use Titanium Backup (easier for novices) or you can use a file manager that allows for root access like Root Explorer and delete or rename them yourself from the /system/app directory.

  • Jason Purp

    If only I could afford the full retail price.

  • Ranlil

    Off topic… Anyone see the TB at Costco for $39?

  • Anonymous

    This is wonderful news…..

  • AntwonJenkins

    People, Goggle bought Motorola. don’t you think that has something to do with it? Seems like a no brainer to me.

    • Anonymous

      Haven’t bought us yet.

  • Ranlil

    Hope it don’t take long to get to Costco…

    • http://profiles.google.com/scott.strool Scott Strool

      9/8 I heard

      • Ranlil

        Cool…

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica M.

    This phone is said to be a beast, I just dont know if its the real deal or to much hype?

    • Anonymous

      This phone is just a rumor. It’s not possible for so much raw power to be unleashed in one device… :)

      (It will be released within a week) 

      • Granted

        I just saw a commercial for the Bionic on television.

  • Trooper

    Awesome!  Nice to know we have root on day one!

  • Mctypething

    Does anyone know when the Bionic will be released? How about any info on specs.

    • Anonymous

      Keep banging away keyboard warrior.

  • http://www.facebook.com/COOOOOOOOOOOOOOP Brad W. Cooper

    Droid Bionic is rumed to be released on Sept 8th. There have been
    commercials, websites, and leaked road maps pointing to this day. Still
    no offical word from verizon or moto yet.

    The phone is a dual core 1ghz processor. 1gb DDR2 ram. 16gb internal
    memory and 16 external memory (micro SD card) and basically the same
    motoblur as the droid 3. Also has a little better screen and less
    shadowing. Also it will be the first dual core USA LTE phone to be
    released.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      Yeah, we know. What was this post even for?

      • Mctypething

        Probably in response to my post that kellex deleted. I guess droid-life deletes harmless comments now.

        • Myfacetwitterbookspace

          I was wondering what happened to the post! They deleted it while I was responding, and when I was done, an error message popped up. I don’t blame the deletion. It was…clueless?

        • Anonymous

          I’m just trying to keep the flame wars down to a minimum.  I appreciate the lightheartedness, but these Bionic threads have become stomping grounds for trolls.  If that wasn’t what you meant to do, then I’ll try not to touch your future comments. :P

          Just really have had about enough of the hate around here. :(

          • Mctypething

            Just trying to have some fun really. But I understand your point and I won’t comment on future Bionic posts. The only thing I’ll say is that some of us have found the constant Bionic posts to be excessive, and are just pointing that out. I’m not sure why that is being translated into “hate”. 

          • Pennywise

            There are sites that post relentlessly about i*hone; I don’t visit those sites. Godspeed with this revelation.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you.

    • Sparking22

      the commercial I saw last night on TV said its released on the 8th, so no more rumor 

    • Anonymous

      NO WAY… Where did you get this info?

    • Myfacetwitterbookspace

      Not confirmed? I’m sorry, but the commercials that began airing on national tv yesterday, with the date, along with the downloadable 68 page users manual & price, is an official word from Moto/Verizon.

    • Myfacetwitterbookspace

      Not confirmed? I’m sorry, but the commercials that began airing on national tv yesterday, with the date, along with the downloadable 68 page users manual & price, is an official word from Moto/Verizon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

    FM Radio on board ANYONE?

  • Me

    This is the best news I have heard all week.  I am buying it FOR SURE NOW!!!  Thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous

    Is a phone still a world beater if it has a locked bootloader?

    • Anonymous

      Depends on how important a locked bootloader is to you. Ask my girlfriend and she wouldnt even know what a bootloader is.  But when she sees the front camera, the UI, the LTE speeds….she might think its a world beater.

      What about ppl that love physical keyboards?

      So…it depends on what makes a phone a world beater….to you…

      • Anonymous

        So you’re saying the BIONIC is for girls?

        • Anonymous

          LMAO!!

          If thats what you got from my post….more power to ya. She also loves my Droid X1and doesnt know the first thing about a bootloader. I could replace Bionic with Droid X1 in my post.

  • Mctypething

    Does anyone know the release date of the Bionic? How about some info on specs?

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know… have not heard much about it. 

      • http://hydrous.net/ Ethan T

        What is this Bionic thing? Totally new to me.

      • Anonymous

        Same here.  I really wish we could get some sort of information on this rumored phone.

      • Anonymous

        Same here.  I really wish we could get some sort of information on this rumored phone.

  • Guest007

    This phone is 6 months too late..

    • Anonymous

      And here we go again….

  • Wazir2200

    LOL locked bootloader. Even though motorola promised an unlocked one.

    • Keith Sumner

      You show me where they ever “promised” to unlock it.

      • Stelv81

        This it what Sanjay the DB said. It doesn’t promise anything but it makes it sound like they were going to unlock things.We completely understand the operator requirement for security to the end user, and as well, want to support the developer communities desire to use these products as a development platform. It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM across our portfolio of devices starting in late 2011, where carriers and operators will allow it.

        • Anonymous

          Motorola has stuck to and “end of year” possible unlocking.  That gives them until December 31, which they will likely fully use.

          • James_Ever

            Verizon still has to approve it. Motorola when asked keep saying “if the carrier permits it” meaning not likely. I hope I’m wrong though.

        • Pennywise

          “where carriers and operators will allow it.”

  • tbaybe

    who the hell has one already?? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

      testers. one of them allowed mydroidworld to test the root method on their test device.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Brito/1718798421 Richard Brito

      Not me :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

  • Pilotbluemike

    they shouldnt have released this information yet.. are they TRYING to get the root method patched?!

    • Anonymous

      Na, I think they realize root is going to happen.  I just wish they would open the rest of the gate.

    • Anonymous

      I’d say it’s probably too late to patch it.  Only thing Moto could do would be release an OTA update right at launch that people would install without realizing that it patches root.

      • mysticdarkhack

        Thank goodness that we have so many smart nerd, I meant community, to exploit whatever patch company put out!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

          What about bootloader? will it be unlockable like atrix?

    • Jarred Sutherland

      So do you think that Motorola is in the dark about all of their other devices being rooted? Since the same method that works for those, works for the yet to be release Bionic, I think that those who needed to know, already knew and didn’t really care.

      The root methods were out there, they were not hidden to anyone, so Motorola knows how the root is done. They could have fixed it if they so desired.

    • Mike

      I always want to pimpslap anyone who releases a root exploit on a leaked update. Way to blow it in your pants…

      • ehhh

        dude, relax.. It comes out in less than a week.. I highly doubt they would patch it so quick. 

        I would laugh my ass off if they delayed it another few weeks and patched all of the phones.  Wont happen.

        • Mike

          I’m more referring to the root exploit that was released for the Droid X GB leak, which they then patched for the final release. Everyone was then left having to SBF their phones to get root instead of having a convenient one-click method. Luckily there is a way now, but when playing cat and mouse like the root community does you would hope they would have a bit of strategy and restraint. A little sandbagging can go a long way.

      • ehhh

        And not to mention, this root method has already been public for weeks.  It would have already been patched if Moto cared that much about it.

      • ehhh

        And not to mention, this root method has already been public for weeks.  It would have already been patched if Moto cared that much about it.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing