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And Just Like that CM7 Boots Up on the DROID Bionic

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One full week after it was released and the DROID Bionic has CM7 on it.  It’s not fully working by any means, but this is one hell of a sign that we will be there before long.  You can all give a shout out to @cvpcs for puttin’ in work.

From his Youtube description, we can see that the touchscreen, accelerometer, and adb work, but that’s about it.  The phone as of now with CM7 won’t charge, has no sound, no graphics, no audio, etc.

Cheers Richard and everyone else!

  • Anonymous

    all these comments about CM7 and other ROMS  and not a single one mentioning the bionic haha

  • Mrb

    what unlock screen app is that?

  • http://twitter.com/droidpiratecom Droidpirate

    rooted bionic, with themes from droidpirate.com  hate custom ROMs

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  • Anonymous

    I would love some CM7 on my Droid Charge…

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  • Anonymous

    Victory!

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Vanilla is good for my Droid Bionic…..I’ve done way to much messing around on the OG Droid and Droid X, flashing this, flashing that….deleting this…loading that….I just wanna stay stock for one phone I think. BUT, if the boot loader is unlocked making it really easy for anything to be on it, there’s a .00000000000000001% chance I may root it and flash some roms on it. The OG Droid was easy to hack and stuff but almost killing my Droid X to the point of no return scared the crap outta me. Quick question, anyone’s suggestions are welcome too. What home replacement should I get? I’ve had Launcher Pro since it came out but wanted to try something different. What do you all think I should put on the Bionic? I want something fast and smooth, no lag if possible.

    • Anonymous

      can’t stay stock on a phone when it’s running bloated blur

  • Anonymous

    Stock rooted it is better just to get rid of those unwanted bloatware.

  • Welwood

    Bionic at radio shack for $199 with 2 year contract deal just landed.

    • Welwood

      Oh, and if for some reason you don’t already have a smartphone and get the bionic, verizon will throw in a $100 gift card.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Se7en

    Since we are talking about Bionics I wanted to thank you so Kellex, I was charging my bionic every spare moment to get it through the day until I read your antenna problems article. Got a new one last night, today my bionic is going on its 12th hour with light usage (pandora + texting + internet + music)

    …its still at 40%

    I am shedding manly tears for how awesome this phone is!

    • Anonymous

      Kellex does not like the bionic anymore lol. He has better things coming in the near future. I have the bionic now but the omap 460 on the samsung prime has me intrigue :) I have never had a sammy device, i hope they do not make it plastic once again

  • Jason Purp

    The real problem here is the color of that laptop. What the hell is he thinking?

  • Berm

    Still waiting for a stable DX release

  • Miguel Angel

    I was really hoping this wouldn’t happen but I figured it would. EVerything will go to the Bionic first and then Droid 3. Extremely annoying, but great progress…

    • Anonymous

      Droid 3 is getting love as well.

  • BrownHornet72

    I had CM7 on my Droid X and it was THE most stable ROM I ran!!! I tried Liberty (at least 4-6 FC’d daily) and TranQ (really cool) but CM7 was the best!! Can’t wait to flash this on my Bionic!! Never gave me any trouble whatsoever. Thanks again CVPCS and CM Team!!

  • fartbubbler

    a big freaking +1 !!!

  • david

    Can’t wait to get rid of my DX2…. I need more rims to use

    • http://www.facebook.com/ThornfullessRose Devin Jones

      you knew what you were getting into when you first got it so dont complain.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kveltre1 Kenny Veltre

    i already love my bionic and this will make so much better!

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

      Will this fix the pentile screen issues?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

        Seriously the pentile thing is overblown, especially by everyone here at Droid Life. The screen looks good and is the best screen for outdoor viewing hands down. Not to mention it saves battery too.

        • Anonymous

          You can say it’s overblown, but I think its overblown by the people that notice it. I’m one of them. As a graphics designer, I tend to notice these types of things. When a solid color is intended, and it shows up as a bunch of lines, it’s just a bad thing. The solid colors “become” solid, when you look directly at it, but else, it looks pretty bad.

          Also – when you look at vibrant colors (sundroid widget is a great example), where you want to see the colors that are yellow or orange from any angle, you are required to look directly at the screen from above it in order to see the colors correctly. When looking at the colors from an angled view, the colors appear washed out, grainy, and just plain bad.

          In addition to that, the fact that pentile doesnt handle a RGB background very well, and handles better when you set your background to a solid gray color (or grayscale colored image), is another thing that I dont like about it.

          Now certainly, there are people that are ok with the way it looks. I wont fault them for that. Best to not fault people because they dont like it – because they are seeing it much differently than you are.

          • Me

            ^this guys gay who doesn’t look at A screen straight on? It’s not a tv

          • Anonymous

            Ever try looking over someones shoulder to help them with their phone, and not be able to look at it straight on? Ever had someone show you a youtube video from their phone while they are looking at it too? How about Netflix? Ever taken a photo and shown someone else the picture you took? Is your GPS always facing you directly? Do you use your phone as a GPS on your bike or motorcycle? I do.

            If you just use your phone as a phone, then why are you even here?

            You need to look at the “big picture” with regards to the pentile screen. It’s not just me looking at the device. In an ideal world, I would always be able to look at the screen straight on – however – this is a far from ideal world.

            I was just making a point as to how bad the colors look when you don’t look directly at the screen. In my case, it is fairly rare that I look directly at it.

            I dont mean to bitch and moan, cuz I could easily take the phone back – but I wont, because I like the phone (mostly). I’m just trying to help with other people trying to make a decision about the pentile screen. 

            If i were gay, would it really matter?

          • Anonymous

            yea it would matter if you are gay lol. You know they are not normal people lol

          • Anonymous

            LOL you’re a douche LOL!

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

            Go back to school MENSA.

          • Anonymous

            I bet that you are the only display guru in this group lol. Nobody look at the phone so close

          • Anonymous

            Pay 500+ for a phone (out of contract) or even 200+ for it (under contract) and it seems that looking at what I bought closely would be a good idea :)

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

            Couldn’t be more wrong. With the amount of time we all spend on our smart phones these days, the display has to be at the top priority with these phones. Having a substandard display on a top tier phone is unacceptable. This is a step backwards no question.

        • Anonymous

           I do agree with you. I do not like the color in the charge to colorful. I do agree they need to work a little better to put the colors right some colors look different but that is because the display is to bright and beautiful on the sunlight :)

      • Anonymous

        I dont believe it will have any effect at all Rocko. Pentile (if i understand it correctly) pertains to the physical properties of the screen, and not the software driving it.

        Please correct me if I am wrong, but I dont think it will help at all. Unless they perform some sort of different color blending when it comes to viewing the screen. I would imagine though, that would really damage battery life more than it already is.

      • Anonymous

        Nothing wrong with the pentile. you do not like it but there are a lot of people that do.

    • Anonymous

      Bionic rules rooted or stock. Many people in here want a perfect device but that will never happen sorry. The bionic its a 9 out of 10 :) If moto send a software update to make the cam better it will be a 10 :)

  • Jason Purp

    Now I guess I will get the Bionic. I’m tired of waiting.

    • Anonymous

      get it and 2012 you will get the next moto beast. If you get the prime then you will want the next best thing.  If you follow this site u will never hold a phone more than 2 months

  • http://www.facebook.com/patfactorx David Pat

    WTB for Droid 3!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only person that doesn’t like CM7? I had it on my droid x and it ran horribly.  It was always unstable and messing up. Whenever I needed something, like navigation, it wouldn’t work. I prefer stock rooted. It’s stable and still plenty fast.

    • Anthony Alves

      That’s because it was on the X. On my OG Droid, it ran flawlessly. 

      • Anonymous

        …seriously flawless! :)

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

        Thats becuase of the unlocked bootloader.

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          Hmmmm runs fine for me, must just not like you

      • Anonymous

        The x is the best device

    • Anonymous

      Have CM7 on OG and Thunderbolt and they are certainly, out of all (and I mean all) ROMS I have used so far, the best. That’s after trying multiple Sense based and AOSP ROMS; I just can’t seem to get away from CM.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

        I agree, when I had my Thunderbolt, CM7 was awesome.

      • Killershade

        I thought CM7 was the shit for my TBolt as well. Until I discovered OMFGB. Its the purest GB experience I have ever seen.
        http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?566-AOSP-Custom-Gingerbread-OMFGB-1.3.1-Nightlies

        • babadush

          I have cm7 on my Thunderbolt. What makes omfgb better?

        • Porno

          Are you joking?  The only GB rom worth a damn is Das BAMF Forever.

          • Anonymous

            Tried it and it is definitely a deeply pure Google experience; which I appreciate. But the customizations with CM7 are practically unrivaled.

          • Anonymous

            i prefer AOSP ..not a huge sense fan but BAMF forever is amazing..best sense ROM ive ever ran on my tbolt

        • Anonymous

          I’ll try that today then =).

      • Anonymous

        The recent version of CM7 I ran on my OG was buggy and kind of slow, PE is much better.

        • JDBailey18

          i agree, PE was the best ever on my OG

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

      Same thing for me. Rooted bloat DELETED is much better for me.

      • Anonymous

        The power that the devices are coming are super. They are making it like that so these people will not complain lol  (droid 1 everybody 256 OF RAM ) enough said

    • http://profiles.google.com/vinnieallard Vincent Allard

      I ran CM7 on my DX since the begining when it was available and it was AMAZING! the app errors are from not properly restoring programs. I can’t wait to get it running on my bionic. It may be the only thing that keeps me from returning it and waiting for the vigor. 

    • Miguel Angel

      I don’t like CM at all. I also prefer stock rooted. I do like MIUI though. That really is a great ROM. 

      • Anonymous

        I do agree if the devices come with good bloatware only. It would be so nice we do not have to root at all. Root is overrated.

        • Anonymous

          So are manufacturer skins…

    • Anonymous

      You’re not alone, I consider it to be overrated.  Was buggy on my OG Droid as well, and that was a recent build I tried about two months ago.  I like Project Elite a lot more.

      • Anonymous

        One of the best rom is the apex

      • Andrew

        i LOVE project elite, i also ran a script to help with multitasking, best ive seen my OG Droid in forever

      • Anonymous

        Although I like CM7 a bit better, I have ran both PE and CM and have even flash PE on some of my friends OG’s and I love both. They are the top two in my book for the OG.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not that I “don’t like” CM7, but my OG ran much better on stock rooted.  I appreciate the work that the CM team has done, but I’m just being honest.  And it’s not like I just tried CM once and quit.  I tried it a few times and couldn’t get away from random buggy things that I didn’t experience on stock rooted.

      Now I have a Bionic and am on the stock Googlerola experience.  This is new territory for me as my OG was rooted forever, but I’m actually not hating it.  I’m sure that I’ll eventually root to shed some bloat, but I don’t see a need for a custom ROM right now. 

  • Unexpected62

    WTFFFFFF I WANT ON D3!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You got the wrong one, silly head!

      • http://twitter.com/prizmatikHUEman Sakina Solomon

        lmao *falls out*

    • Miguel Angel

      Really though T_T I have a feeling Droid 3’s getting the shaft.

      • Anonymous

        It’ll be taken care of shortly my friend =)

    • Anonymous

      shut up stay stock lol

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

    yeah, it’s still not working 100% on the X either.

  • Anonymous

    Oh…My…God!!!

  • Anonymous

    Its amazing to see how much faster it seems to look and run when you get rid of the moto garbage.

    • Anonymous

      Blur is such a dog. So is Sense for that matter…

      • Anonymous

        you a dog too

        • Anonymous

          :-

    • Anonymous

      You mean Verizon garbage troller. Moto did it right with this one

      • Anonymous

        No I mean moto garbage. Blur slows it down more than the bloatware does.

  • Anonymous

    No reason to wait for a prime now. This is all the convincing I need

    • Anonymous

      This is pretty damn big news.  It’s still not an unlocked bootloader, but it gives us some hope for happiness.

      • Anonymous

        Why do we need the unlock bootloader? This device it is fast enough dont you agree?

    • Anonymous

      http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/P3Droid/~DySv3 looks like prime wont be stock

      • Anonymous

        That better be a mistake or I will never a Samsung phone again!!!

      • Anonymous

        Yup, I saw that. One of the reasons I posted as well. I’m set on the bionic, now.

        • Anonymous

          I am going to wait and see what the vigor is like since that was what I was going to get anyway and if it doesn’t have that great of battery life then I will get the bionic. By then it will probably 100 or less at radioshack or another 3rd party retailer.

          • Anonymous

            it’s already 100 less at radio shack http://radioshackwireless.com/eCommerce/SpecialOffer.aspx?cid=25578_54723ada488548409ae68d1231264480 part of their new partnership w/ verizon

          • Anonymous

            I know thats what I am saying. Most likely by the time the vigor is out the bionic will be 99 dollars or less on contract

  • T Hall

    Wow that’s great news!

  • Anonymous

    gimme gimme!