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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BenDroid, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. BenDroid

    BenDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know Koush updated RM a few days ago to possibly work with BIONIC, but I remember seeing a few posts where people were having problems with it. Is this still the case? From my understanding, the way that this is supposed to work is we are going to use the bootstrap app once to flash the custom recovery and then use Rom Manager from then on. Coming from my old device which was unlocked in terms of the bootloader made things so much better. I am just trying to get a better understanding of how things are going to work for me now.

    Thanks for any helpful comments.

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  2. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Yes The updated Rom Manager works on the bionic. You do need to use bootstrap once and then flash the recovery in rom manager and you are good to go.
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  3. BenDroid

    BenDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay, thanks for the information.
  4. almahix

    almahix Android Enthusiast

    Occaisionally I have to flash the recovery in rom manager else when I try to boot into recovery, the phone boots up all the way.
  5. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    Yeah, I always bootstrap every time just to make sure. Unl3ash3d has something like auto bootstrap, so I wouldn't worry, but I do.
  6. painweaver

    painweaver Newbie

    what if we didn't flash bootstrap the first time before flashing a recovery?

    I, uh, have a friend....yeah...a friend that did that....
  7. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    What is the point of bootstrap? I'm a previous htc user. Never dealt with bootstrap.
  8. Groid

    Groid Android Enthusiast

    Bootstrap is a method of dealing with the locked bootloader so that a custom recovery and custom roms may be installed. It does not allow installing other kernels.
  9. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    I guess I knew that but how do I actually use it? What does it actually do? What does it do that room manager doesn't?
  10. BenDroid

    BenDroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    From my understanding, because of the locked bootloader, we need bootstrap to flash a custom recovery which in turn allows ROM Manager's recovery to be flashed over it. Gone are the days like on the OG where you just rooted - installed ROM Manager - flashed the recovery - and then flashed ROMs without ever having to actually mess with the recovery screen.

    Just one more step involved now with the bootstrap, even though I still have not tried installing a ROM from ROM Manager. I still just boot through bootstrap.
  11. Jeffery

    Jeffery Android Enthusiast

    Best explanation I could find...

    Android is comprised of 2 main partitions, System and Data. When android is running we cannot safely change any of the files in the System partition, just the Data partition. This becomes a problem whenever we need to update the system, officially or not. To overcome this all Android devices have a
  12. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

  13. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    You can boot into cwr from rom manager or bootstrap but you cant boot into cwr with the power and volume buttons that will only boot you into stock recovery with no access to flash or restore custom zips.
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  14. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    ok gotcha. this is because the bootloader is locked, correct? with my droid incredible, I could boot into recovery using the volume and power button and it would boot into clockwork mod recovery. I think anyways. oh well it doesn't really matter the incredible is in the past now, the future is the bionic!

    was the droid 1 bootloader unlocked out of the box or did it just get hacked rather quickly?
  15. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    this is because the bootloader is locked. The og droid came unlocked out if the box. That was one of the things that made it great.
  16. bgardner15

    bgardner15 Member

    So which bootstrap do I use for the bionic and do I need to be rooted to use it. If so what to root with using my macbook pro?
  17. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    There is a bootstrap in the market for the bionic. You need to be rooted to use it. The sticky thread at the top if the bionic root forum has instructions on how to root with a mac.
  18. Greetings,

    Ok can somebody answer several questions I haven't been able to get answered due to limited google search string writing abilities:

    1. I installed from the paid version of Bionic Bootstrap Recovery from the Market which seems to function as intended and identifies itself as "ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.5". However upon selection of a number of its options, Rom Manager insists " You don't have ClockworkMod Recovery installed..." It's starting to slowly dawn on me that there must be a component of the "Bionic Bootstrap Recovery" installation, the "bootstrap" element, that will remain in place once a second installation of ClockworkMod Recovery is flashed from Rom Manager and whatever remains other than the "bootstrap" element will be overwritten during the second installation of ClockworkMod Recovery. Is this correct? And necessary?

    2. Under that setup, if a flashed rom fails such that I'm unable to set the installed recovery to boot upon rebooting, is that what is referred to as a "boot loop", and how will I be able to break from it if all I have access to is the oem boot menu? Once I flash the CMR from Rom Manager, will the program that is invoked when I select "Recovery" from the oem boot menu be CMR? If so, then why isn't the version I currently have installed invoked in the same manner?

    Thanks in advance for any and/or all answers.
  19. Silvernirvash

    Silvernirvash Newbie

    Why did someone make roms not for the bionic available on the bionic version of rom manage?
  20. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    There is no such thing as a Bionic Version of Rom Manager. Rom manager is a program that run on multiple phones which has a compiled list of roms that are made available to your particular phone. This list is compiled by the author of the program I believe and he/she is not going to know every single rom available for a particular phone unless he/she is notified by the rom designer.

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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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