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    About rooting Droid Bionic

    I've been wanting to root my Droid Bionic (ICS 4.0.4) for a while now. I was all set to do it yesterday using the instructions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spow...e_gdata_player, but I read that Jelly Bean will be released for the Bionic in the very near future (Q2 of 2013). My question is: Should I wait until after Jelly Bean is installed on the phone before I root it, or does it really make any difference? Will I be able to use the same Windows script written for ICS to root a Jelly Bean Bionic, or will I have to wait until a new program is written to root the JB Bionic? Thx...
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    I would root now. There is no guarantee that the Bionic can be rooted on JB.

    You will have to preserve root prior to accepting the JB update. Voodoo over the air rootkeeper should preserve root through the JB update. Once JB is installed, you use Voodoo to reapply root.
    This assumes that the soak test goes well, Verizon approves the build, and it is actually sent out to the masses.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggie View Post
    I would root now. There is no guarantee that the Bionic can be rooted on JB.

    You will have to preserve root prior to accepting the JB update. Voodoo over the air rootkeeper should preserve root through the JB update. Once JB is installed, you use Voodoo to reapply root.
    This assumes that the soak test goes well, Verizon approves the build, and it is actually sent out to the masses.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2

    Thanks, Ziggie. I did some research on Voodoo and I'm going to do exactly what you suggested. Thanks for the tip!
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    Also, make sure once rooted and before using voodoo, that your su binary is up to date.

    1) root
    2) update superuser app (play store)
    3) open superuser app and update binary (in the menu, somewhere)
    4) reboot
    5) install voodoo
    6) backup root thru voodoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by pistacio View Post
    Also, make sure once rooted and before using voodoo, that your su binary is up to date.

    1) root
    2) update superuser app (play store)
    3) open superuser app and update binary (in the menu, somewhere)
    4) reboot
    5) install voodoo
    6) backup root thru voodoo

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    Will do, Pistachio. Many thx. Would you happen to know, or maybe you'd know, Ziggie, (or anyone else who's reading this) if it would be a good move to replace Superuser with Super SU? https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...LnN1cGVyc3UiXQ.. Do y'all have any experience with Super SU?
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    Everything went great...no problems. Rooted phone, updated Superuser binary, activated firewall in avast mobile security, installed Safestrap 3.11 and Titanium Backup Pro. Then I installed voodoo and copied root. Everything seems to run faster and smoother after the root. Next task is to remove some bloatware!
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    You may want to hold off on removing the bloatware until after the JB update, assuming it comes soon, as most likely you will have to restore it all back in order to take the OTA update.
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    You're right. After installing Titanium, I elected to "freeze" as much bloatware as I could, while also backing it up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggie View Post
    I would root now. There is no guarantee that the Bionic can be rooted on JB.

    You will have to preserve root prior to accepting the JB update. Voodoo over the air rootkeeper should preserve root through the JB update. Once JB is installed, you use Voodoo to reapply root.
    This assumes that the soak test goes well, Verizon approves the build, and it is actually sent out to the masses.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
    So I'm rooted right now with safe strap and running a rom. What are the steps to keep root and accept ota update?
    Last edited by DevilDogMP; 04-13-2013 at 02:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDogMP View Post
    So I'm rooted right now with safe strap and running a rom. What are the steps to keep root and accept ota update?
    Go to https://play.google.com/store/search?q=ota+rootkeeper. Download and install Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper.
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