Motorola Droid Bionic - All Things Root Guide

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  1. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    If you did option 1 then you have forever root installed and should be fine updating to .893. You can check if forever root is there by using root explorer and going to system/bin/ open that with text viewer and check to make sure it says

    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

    If it is missing superuser line you can add it by closing the viewer and open it with text editor. don't forget to change mount option at the top to r/w .
    save it and exit.

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  2. mulox

    mulox New Member

    Ok, I am completely new to rooting, and running into an issue. These are the steps I followed:

    1. Connected my phone via usb cable to my Win7 x64 machine
    2. Turned USB debug mode on and usb charge mode only
    3. Win7 shows device install status in systray, but the ADB driver had a red X and error, everything else installed ok
    4. Downloaded the R3L3As3Droot zip file from RootzWiki and extracted to desktop
    5. Ran the R3L3AS3DRoot.bat as Administrator
    6. Chose option 2
    7. Got 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command error, followed by "installing busybox, su, and SuperUser apk" followed by some more of the same adb errors, then "installing 43v3r Root" and "All done! Your phone should now be rooted"

    I thought using adb was only optional? What am I missing here? What is fastboot?
  3. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Actually, you need adb for just about everything. You need to install the Motorola drivers first.

    Here's the link for x64:
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  4. Andude

    Andude New Member

  5. Bionic one

    Bionic one New Member

    Ok long story short I rooted my bionic and deleted a bunch of apps. Now that my phone is receiving the official moto update I cant update because of that. Ive got RSD, the drivers, and the FXZ file and am trying to flash it back to stock however, after going into RSD and finding the file I dont get the option to "uncompress and start flashing" only "uncompress" and "cancel" are clickable. What do I need to do? Also will doing this flash restore all the apps so I can update? I did the forever root, do I need to remove that before proceeding? Thank you!!!!
  6. fatpomp

    fatpomp Well-Known Member

    Use ReleasedRoot instead.

    R3L3As3Droot And 43V3R Root For The Bionic V2.1 - RootzWiki
  7. swc2001

    swc2001 Well-Known Member

    So Ok WOW!! yall have made this the easiest phone to root EVER and to put Recovery on.

  8. iamalanwelch

    iamalanwelch Active Member

    Is the Bionic's recovery menu the Amon_RA recovery boot?
  9. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Eh? Amon-Ra recovery? Ummm....

    have you been flashing ROMs and bootstraps and such?
  10. rezajune

    rezajune Well-Known Member

    google for an hour to find
    and couldn't find it at all.

    please help me find this file to root.

    can't download it from rootswiki site


  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Why can't you download it from RootzWiki?

    nm. Just checked th3oryrom website - it's down for the moment. I have the file at home, not here, so if you don't ge it in the new few hours hit my up and I'll upload it.
  12. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    At some point I'm going to have to add a guide on how to upgrade to the latest OTA...

    Sorry guys, I've been very busy.
  13. matt34533

    matt34533 New Member

    Hi, new to the Bionic. Does it matter what firmware version you are on?
  14. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Yes. What firmware are you using?
  15. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    If you're on 886, you're all good. If it's a 893 variant, then you'll have to use a modified zerg binary. I'll be updating the post with that extra stuff soon, as well as some more RSD images.
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  16. matt34533

    matt34533 New Member

    I'm actually purchasing today. Is there a preferable firmware version to have? Are they all permanately rootable?(root access remains after rebooting)
  17. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    You'll probably get it on 886 out of the box with a prompt for the OTA.

    All of them are perma-rootable. 893 is just a little bit more annoying, but we have foreverfoot to make things easy. Just ignore the update temporarily, then to the root and foreverroot, then you can use the OTA.

    If it comes with 893, then just let me know. I'll fix the guide up soon, but in case you get it before, I'll just post the zergRoot binary that makes life easy.

    I don't know why dhacker didn't use the patched version in the first place, it works for every build...
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  18. matt34533

    matt34533 New Member

    Awesome, thanks! Its actually used so there's a chance they may have updated it. Whatever the case its permarootable. that's all that really matters to me. thanks again
  19. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Anything is rootable for the Bionic. We can always bring the system back to 886 and root then.

    I've just made the zip. I don't take any credit for this, I've just moved some files.

    It's uploading, look back here for the link soon.

    And if you want a good ROM, I'd suggest Eclipse. No offense to the other ROMs, but it seems like it's still being maintained.

    Liberty is great, it's just still back on 886.
  20. matt34533

    matt34533 New Member

    This brings up another question about flashing. If a ROM is built off of .866 and you're on .893 or visa versa does it mess things up? Coming from a TB so I want to know how different it is.
  21. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    It's all fine, the only thing that doesn't work so well is when the radio version is lower than the system version.

    You can run Liberty (886) on a system that's been updated to 893.

    The radio can not be changed other than by an OTA update, at least until Motorola (or someone else) unlocks the bootloader.

    I'd personally go to 893 and keep the radio. It fixes so many of the problems. 901 is even better, but I wouldn't get off of the official upgrade path myself.
  22. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

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  23. ellis8944

    ellis8944 New Member

    I had to get my old bionic replaced because it wouldn't charge now my replacement won't root. It's running .893 Any help would be appreciated
  24. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    You need to use p3droids one click. Go to the bottom of post 2 and it will give you a link to download.
    p3droid's 1 click
  25. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Well-Known Member

    Funny, that's the same thing I used, but I just packaged it in dhackers stuff. You can use the zip I made above to do everything at once, including the foreverroot.
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