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DROID Bionic Bootstrap App and Recovery Almost Ready

Yesterday afternoon, we saw recovery loaded onto the DROID3 which was a pretty good sign that the Bionic wouldn’t be far off since they run almost identical software.  According to our homie @cvpcs, a bootstrap app that will slap (say that 5 times fast) Clockwork Recovery onto your device is just about ready for prime time.

For those not familiar with bootstrapping, we’ll have to direct you back to our DROIDX and DROID2 days.  Bootstrapping allows us to sort of bypass the stock recovery and use an alternative recovery for flashing ROMs, creating backups, etc.  It’s way of having a little extra fun with our Motorola devices since they are locked up so tight on the bootloader front.  Speaking of bootloader, we wanted to remind you that this does not unlock it, so there will be no kernel hacking going on – at least for now.  

Stay tuned!

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  • AstralWeeks

    I know this is a noob question but will there be an easily available stock recovery somewhere?

  • II’m torn on getting the bionic with my upgrade or wait for vigor or prime.

    I really hated that screen when i played with it at verizon yesterday.

    • Keith Sumner

      I also played with it yesterday, and thought the screen was great, What didn’t you like about it?

  • MDB

    What I’ve been waiting for. SWEET!!

  • Does this app fix the pentile screen issues?

  • Haruhi

    I have no interest in normal phones.
    If anyone uses a Droid, a Nexus, a Galaxy or if any Android advocates are here, please come and see me.
    That is all.Are we supposed to laugh here?

  • Bewara2009

    My friend got the droid bionic 4 days ago, and I got mines 2 days after, Last night we were showing off our phones to each other and seeing what kind of apps we got installed. My friends Bionic was acting weird, by that the color was changing to purple-ish and they were 5 lines going up and down than it would go back to normal. Strange huh, So he turn his phone off and took out the battery for a couple of mins. After waiting 5min, he put the battery back in, turn his phone back on, right from the boot up the colors were purple-ish again 5 lines going up n down, So i took some snaps of it. Boy My friend was ready to throw the phone on the floor. Why do you think cause this to happen? I mean he didn’t even do anything all he did was text, 

    • Bewara2009

      Dam I uploaded the pics but I don’t see it… bummer 

    • Bewara2009

      • Anonymous

        Umm that’s not normal.

    • Screen failure. I have seen this on other phones. Take it back Asap so they get another new phone, not a refurb.

    • Keith Sumner

      I can’t understand why you wouldn’t think to just take the phone back and get it replaced? It’s obviously a manufacturer defect and they would replace it without question.

  • Kixofmyg0t

    Do I have to be rooted?…….Will I lose root?…….Bionic sucks……Prime FTW.

    Just covered 75% of the comments that will follow this.

    • Keith Sumner

      You’re an idiot.

      • Anonymous

        You’re no better,

  • LittleFinger

    Yeah, yeah, but does it support flash?

    Oh, wait. Wrong thread…carry on.

    • Nex


  • Djspikezz

    Kellex, make sure you give Credit to Hashcode for figuring this out. 

    • This isn’t haschcodes work.  Its CVPCS’s.  Hashcode has a different way of doing it.

  • Keith Sumner

    Wow so intriguing. I am getting a Bionic on Friday but for some reason, I am nervous about hacking it, even though I’ve hacked, “bricked” and SBF’d my OG Droid several times, I am still nervous doing things like this. 

    • Jothen2002

      I was nervous too ..that is why it took me 25 hours to root…

      • Anonymous

        Took me 3 days, then I rooted.  Never gonna go back.

  • This is great news 🙂

  • thats awesome, by the time I get one they should have it all worked out

  • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait until the Prime disappoints the DL masses, as it is sure to.  No phone will ever meet the high standards of an Android fanboy.  There’ll be chants of “Whatever phone comes after Prime FTW!” And yes, if you frequent DL/Android Central/Phandroid/XDA you are a fanboy. We love Android, nothing wrong with that. (rooted Bionic owner here, returning for Vigor 10/6 *fingers crossed* and holding 2 upgrades for Prime and phone after Prime)

      • Cgmartin33

        Holy crap! Rooted Bionic owner also…contemplating returning for the Vigor (because I have the no data signal at all issue…not even 3g…ever) and holding on to the other two upgrades for Prime and Prime successor. My only concern is that all of these upgrades aren’t staggered enough on my plan so there will be a pretty long waiting period in between.

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you and I are in the same boat.  I have solid 4g (12mbps – 22mpbs) but the screen/camera combo are garbage.  Battery life is decent too especially with the extended battery.  Better than my Tbolt.  I guess if you get desperate you could always add a 4th line for $10 addt’l a month and use that line to get the phone after the phone after the Prime 😀