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. (more…)
We knew from last week that the current Motorola Gingerbread rooting method would work on the Bionic, but just in case you needed some extra proof, we have it for you along with instructions. It took me all of 3 minutes and my device was rooted and feeling much happier about life. And no, this has nothing to do with the bootloader – we are still hoping for a miracle or magical break-through on that front.
1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed – [Download Drivers]
2. Download the MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip file from above and unzip it to your Windows PC.
3. On your phone go into Settings>Applications>Development and check the box for USB Debugging.
4. Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode.
5. Navigate to MotorolaOneClickRoot folder and run MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
6. Follow the instructions in the command window.
7. Your phone will complete 3 steps, rebooting along the way. When it finishes, you will be rooted.
*Note – Our buddy @P3Droid is under the impression that a fix to this rooting method is on the way in the near future for both the D3 and Bionic. If you want to be rooted going forward, you may want to do this now and then deny any OTA updates that may pop up in the next week or so.
Full support can be found at this RootzWiki thread.
Cheers again to @djrbliss for the exploit and to psouza4 and Framework43 for putting this together!
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.
Cheers Jigga_Z and everyone else!