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DROID Bionic Root/Unroot Tool Also Available Now

Yesterday we wrote up instructions for you on how to root the DROID Bionic, but are back again today with unroot instructions thanks to the crazy dev community that is surrounding these new Motorola phones. Unrooting looks to be as simple as rooting and actually uses the same exact tool.  Well, this is an updated version from yesterday that you will need to download, but it’s essentially just a simple click.  

Download:  PetesMotorolaRootTools.zip

*Pete’s root tools will also root your Bionic as well.  This is a dual-tool.

Instructions:

1.  Download and unzip PetesMotorolaRootTools.zip onto your Windows PC.
2.  Make sure the Motorola drivers are still installed.
3.  Make sure USB Debugging is still selected.
4.  Connect your Bionic to your computer.
5.  Run the Pete’s Motorola Root Tools.exe.
6.  Select UnRoot My Phone at the bottom.
7.  Your phone will reboot 3-4 times as the program goes through all 4 steps in the process.

Via:  RootzWiki

Cheers again to @djrbliss for the exploit and to psouza4 and Framework43 for putting this together! 

  • dquinch

    help!!! i deleted by bloatwares and now i need to reinstall them i have a droid bionic 5.9.905.

  • Mcana73

    i tried going to the link and said it’s no longer there “invalid or deleted file”

  • Perfessor

    cannot download the .zip file. get an “invalid or deleted file’ from mediafire.

  • Bionic User

    Is there an updated link?  I’ve used other tools to root the bionic, but I’d really like the option to unroot (if it craps out again and I have to carry it back.) Link above has been removed.

  • Glennrz1

    Will there be a root for the new version just released

  • Mrcheese24

    i rooted my bionic and deleted some bloatware but now my internet won’t work, even connecting to wifi won’t allow me to use the internet, i have unlimited data and am in an area where i normally have internet, should i unroot or just wait it out?

  • Dan

    Pete’s Root tool. is awesome! I had to remove superuser so I can get a warranty replacement, and It worked Great! If you updated and hod root and need to remove superuser, just root and unroot and its removed! Thanks Pete!!!

  • Anonymous

    This worked for me on the first try.  I downloaded the drivers from Motorola, downloaded the one-click app, and rooted with no prob.  Running Titanium Backup as we speak.  Thanks!

  • Mr. Frye

    Rooted my bionic today.  Everything seemed to work well but now the battery doesnt’ seem to charge over 20%.  Is this a problem with the root and how can I unroot it back to the out of box version?

  • Joe

    Ok so I used the petes tools to re-root a pre-rooted build on my DX. Did an unroot first, then a root and poof it all worked

  • chads06

    why wont it reboot my phone. Its says rebooting phone and nothing and its been an hour.

  • Cwaddell

    I cannot get this to work on the BIONIC, it keeps saying that it will only wokr for the Droid 3

  • Prestineconcepts

    Rooted succesfully however when updating apps or using video conference I have to connect to Wi-Fi any suggestion

  • Thomas

    does anyone know a way to unroot a droid 2 on 2.3.3? or does this method work? 

  • Klosea

    my bionic will not root! says adb is not valid internal or external command!

    • DBK

      Make sure the device is recognized and that adb is enabled in the command prompt. Follow the directions in their “How to Root the Bionic” post (the link is above). You should be able to root if you follow the directions properly.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jude8 Jude Davis

    what do the su, busybox, and superuser files do? Everytime I try and root my phone, it wont put those files on it for some reason. Anyone else have that problem? Should I try and move them manually? If so, where do I put them?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jude8 Jude Davis

    what do the su, busybox, and superuser files do? Everytime I try and root my phone, it wont put those files on it for some reason. Anyone else have that problem? Should I try and move them manually? If so, where do I put them?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

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  • Ericatomars06

    Would this work on a mac?

  • Brent Whiteside

    Does the wireless tether apk work after you root the bionic? Is biggest reason I want to root this thing (wireless tether).  Already give big red over $200/month on our family plan

  • Emurp3

    Will Titanium Backup remove Mobile Hotspot (it blocks the use of tethering apps requiring you to go through vzw for tethering!) If so, what is the name of the file to be removed because it is definately not named Mobile Hotspot in the Titanium listing.

  • Dshudson

    DO NOT BUY THE BIONIC if you like using your cell phone as a camera, it is so bad, its reason alone not to buy it. Over 4 sec to focus..

    • JackWagon

      Or don’t buy a Nikon D7 or Canon 7D because it won’t call your friends.  I think the camera is not on the priority list of someone buying a dual core phone.  Probably more to do with processing.  Just saying.

      • Jackbw65

        Actually, I got rid of the Bionic for that reason exactly..awesome phone, but if u have children, which obviously u dont or didnt try to take a pic of an object that moves after a second..it’s drfinitely a reason to switch to a different phone..iphone 4s takes wonderful pics..RIGHT WHEN U PUSH THE BUTTON..umm..like it’s supposes to:)

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  • fredGSX

    I rooted and un-rooted. During the un-root I needed to slide on the screen after each re-boot to get it to work.

  • AaronL805

    Program says ERROR: couldn’t identify this model of phone as a verizon DROID 3!

    ERROR: you can’t restore /system/app on this phone using this tool

    Any hints as it says know to work on BIONIC

    • Anonymous

      Select “no” otherwise it thinks you are trying to root a D3. I ran into the same problem trying to unroot my DX.

  • Anonymous

    Worked like a charm.  Thanks.

  • guest

    does it work on Droid X?

  • Anonymous
  • Sgtblack

    I accidentally deleted the IMSCServer.apk from my system apps folder, I cant get any 3g connection at all can anyone help me, I have the apk backed up but It will not install using normal methods.

    • Mike Cheatwood

      How did you back it up? You should be able to copy IMSCServer.apk from where ever you have it backed up back into the systems apps folder with ES File Explorer, just make sure to give it root access.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the Bionic?

  • Anonymous

    What’s the Bionic?

  • fartbubbler

    is this new un-root zip able to work on Linux?

  • Anonymous

    i can’t wait to get home from work to get my root on now that we have a way back

  • Justin

    SBF?

    • Rawheat

      System Boot File.  It’s how you’d unbrick or return a moto phone to stock.  SBF files are flashed with RSD Lite.

      • ChuckDz3

        I think he knows what SBF. I think he was referencing if there is an SBF out there yet. 

        • Guest

          As well as I am too..

        • Justin

          I do and I was. Unfortunately my one word question wasn’t quite clear!
          So no sbf yet.. bummer!

      • Justin

        Its this an sbf?

        • Nu2Droid

          Nope.
          And looking at all the other sites (droidforums, xda-developers, etc) there is not a full sbf yet. So be careful.

  • Anonymous

    dual tool

  • Larry Mao

    Kellex

    See, others are noting that the Droid Bionic has better battery life than the rest of Verizon’s 4G lineup

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20104012-251/droid-bionic-impresses-with-long-battery-life/

  • Unexpected62

    Does this work for the Droid3 as well?

    • Anonymous

      yes

  • Rawheat

    So check this out…my mother gave me her upgrade.  We have separate accounts.  Apparently, once they immediately activated and deactivated my bionic from her account and transferred to my number…the OEM warranty is now void in Big Red’s system…HOWEVER, they did offer me insurance at 6.99 per month.  F&CK U @SSHOLES!  Root Away my friends!   We’ll all get screwed by Big Red anyway!!!!

    • Mikeatvzw

      This is wrong.  Not morally wrong, but technically incorrect.  The OEM 1 year limited warranty is tied to the equipment, not the user (though the original in-service date will of course govern timing).  In the event you need to make a warranty claim in the 1 year period, escalate, escalate, escalate until someone who knows the rules can help you get it processed correctly.  You do not need to buy the $6.99 plan unless you want accidental damage or extended warranty coverage.

      • Rawheat

        Yeah well they’re idiots and I’m tired of dealing with their improperly trained staff.

    • Thenew3

      If you need warranty service, contact Motorola.  they will honor the 1 year warrranty.  VZW voids the warranty the moment it is taken off the line it was first activated on.  They started this practice earlier this year.

      • Rawheat

        That’s exactly what I had planned to do just in the event I needed to.  Thanks

  • Keith Sumner

    Someone please confirm if this is possible:

    Root with root tools.

    Uninstall bloat with Titanium Backup.

    Unroot.

    Reboot, and have phone running stock, with no bloat, and no problems.

    ???????????????

    • Rawheat

      Even if this did work, you’d probably not be able to install any official VZW updates for the device.  Verizon likes to make sure their bloatware stays intact.  I remember getting rid of CityID with titanium and when I tried installing official update, it failed because CityID was “missing.”  Just root, remove and stay rooted.  If you need to take your device in for service, unroot and make sure you completely back to stock.

      • Mr.Joe

        This is why we backup the apps when you uninstall.  

    • Nu2Droid

      If I remember correctly, DO NOT unistall the bloatware.
      Rename them with psouza4’s software or rename them manually. Or even freeze them in TB. But every website says do not uninstall. It will cause all kinds of issues,

      • Anonymous

        I uninstalled almost all of the original Verizon apps and have experienced zero issues at all. I made a backup first of course, but have not had to roll anything back thus far. Just don’t get too trigger happy and start deleting stuff that you don’t know exactly what it is.

    • Nu2Droid

      If I remember correctly, DO NOT unistall the bloatware.
      Rename them with psouza4’s software or rename them manually. Or even freeze them in TB. But every website says do not uninstall. It will cause all kinds of issues,

  • Matthew Harmon

    Will this work on DX?

    • Rawheat

      You can use z4root on your DX.  This is the original X right?

      • Anonymous

        Z4root does not work on GB.  

    • Rawheat

      Wait spoke too soon…been a while since I had an X.  You’re probably on Gingerbread.  I know I used gingerbreak to root, but don’t recall if it had an unroot option.  You can sbf back to stock if you are trying to unroot.

    • Rawheat

      Wait spoke too soon…been a while since I had an X.  You’re probably on Gingerbread.  I know I used gingerbreak to root, but don’t recall if it had an unroot option.  You can sbf back to stock if you are trying to unroot.

    • Rawheat
    • Anonymous

      Just tried this on my DX, didn’t work.  It looked for files that are Droid 3 files and gave an error.

      • Anonymous

        Did wireless tether work after this root method?

        • Anonymous

          nope…GB recognizes when a wireless tethering app is used.  GB directs you to VZW’s webpage when you try to surf the web when you’re connected to your PC or tablet. :(
          But PDAnet still works just fine.

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    but can it unroot this pesky tree in my yard?

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      I use EgoWïn.com

  • Mmoreimi

    I hate what I’m wearing today

    • Slimeyx

      I think it looks great.