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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by northwst, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. northwst

    northwst Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Sorry if this is posted somewhere but I found this to be the easiest way to root your Bionic. If it does not detect your phone right away, disable usb debugging and then reenable...works great.... just dont rom yet... be careful.

    Pete's Motorola Root Tools

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  2. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Yep. Rooty tooty fresh and fruity.
  3. Steven58


    Good that it's rooted. Bad that the bootloader is STILL encrypted. I love moto hardware. I do not like Moto bootloader policy. Ok.. sorry.. back to the topic.
  4. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Has someone check to see if the bootloader is locked?
  5. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I accidentally booted into the bootloader once - I think I can get back into it - but I'm not sure how you actually check, other than trying to fool with the current ROM - and I don't wanna do that.
  6. knitpurlgurl

    knitpurlgurl Android Enthusiast

    Rooted but now I'm regretting it. I'm still having an issue with my apps uninstalling/disappearing anytime I reboot my phone. Even with Titanium BU after rooting, I power down the phone, power up and TB is missing. I can't take the phone back rooted.. Now what?

    PS I tried using Pete's to Unroot - but receiving an error msg stating that my device was not a D3.

  7. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    To UNROOT. Download Terminal from market by Jack Palevich. Run it and allow superuser permission when it prompts. Type the following commands in terminal (note uppper case S!). I'm pretty sure I have the partitions right for this phone but I haven't tried:

    mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/system /system
    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm /system/xbin/busybox
    rm /system/xbin/su
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  8. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    If that is to much try this thread.
  9. painweaver

    painweaver Newbie

    do you need to have android SDK for this?

    HA! NVM!
    omg that was so easy...i thought it was like old school sdk shell commands.
  10. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    I made a post about how to get into it here:


    You can stop halfway through and check out the Motorola stuff before continuing. SBF flashing! Lookie there.
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  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Are you moving apps to the SDCard? They will seem to disappear then but a reboot of the phone should bring them back.

    And I'm curious - with 8 GB of storage space why move them to the SDCard? that 8GB is, for all intents and purposes, an internal SDCard anyway....
  12. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    My sentiments EXACTLY!
  13. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast

    For my Mac, running OS Lion, I used the following link and followed the instructions except I had to manually change the file permissions of adb.osx and run_to_root_your_droid3.sh using the using the terminal with the following commands: "chmod +x adb.osx" and "chmod +x run_to_root_your_droid3.sh".

    [ROOT] Droid 3 root instructions (One Click added for Windows/ Linux/ OSX)
    Hope this helps everyone. Before that I was getting an error stating that all of the files weren't unzipped.
  14. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Hmmm. I had installed Dual mount SD so I was not getting a notification to mount charge only and was trying to figure out wtf y'all were talking about....

    Dual mount doesn't work with this phone yet anyway - if the SDCard gets mounted then it is inaccessible from the phone....

    Off to play with rooting and file editing and such so that I can get a nice quadrant score ... er, I mean so I can get some nice performance out of the phone lol

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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