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Old December 26th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #295 (permalink)
varxtis
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I am brand spanking new to rooting. the only thing Ive rooted (or Modded) before are PSPs. I wanted to start rooting my tablets and phones so that I could do video screen captures for tutorials that I want to make for my parents, and also to be able to do wifi tethering. I rooted my Tablet, but When review the instructions to root my phone, I get really confused. There just seems to be so many issues posted by users because they either didnt have the exact version of android needed, or an exact version of some set of drivers.

My Phones System Version: 6.7.246.xt875
Model Number: Droid Bionic
Android Version: 4.04 (which is ICS right?)
Ive read through pretty much every post but Im still pretty confused. The last time the main post was updated was in feb, and the closest update post seems to be the following:

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Originally Posted by dautley View Post
for .905 and anything Gingerbread Motofail should work

To root your Bionic:
  1. Install the Motorola Drivers:
  2. Download motofail
  3. Put your Bionic into USB Debugging and USB Charge Only modes
  4. Run motofail's run.bat
  5. ????
  6. Profit
ICS 6.7.2231 to 6.7.242 needs Razrs Edge
Free Online Storage - MediaFire

Just be aware that ICS should be pushed out by the end of the month and you will probable need to Root again after the update. Also if you root after taking the ICS update, Motorola phones will forever show the phone has been rooted on the recovery screen. See http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/608412-new-motorola-root-checker-also-present-all-bionic-ics-builds.html
I know that you have/had a play goin on, so if it still takes a while Ill be patient. I just wanted an idea of when updates might be available, or a finger pointing in the right direction... and hopefully not the middle one :\ though I could appreciate the frustration. But non-the-less please help me.

Also, where can I get a closer look at the legal issues if I root for tethering purposes? I have Verizon.

~edit~
I ran into a video on youtube that suggests a "one-click" root method. Is this legitimate or safe?
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