How To: Root your Motorola DROID Bionic

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by wicked, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. bigrigdriver

    bigrigdriver Member

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    Does this method works on the new .902 OTA update?
     
  2. wooddale

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    I dont think so but hold tight someone will figure it out they always do.
     
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    Just got the OTA .902 update and lost root, also. :frown:
     
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    Update: I dont remember which method I used to root when I first got my Bionic but I did install the update yesterday & still retain root access. Maybe someone with more knowledge about rooting can elaborate on this subject!:hail:
     
  5. wooddale

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    You needed to be foreverooted to maintain root through an OTA. The only way I know of now would to do a pathsaver go back root and foreveroot then reflash 902.
     
  6. 340DartMan

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    This is what I used to forever root. It worked flawlessly. Just don't get into a hurry and follow the directions. I am 43V3R Rooted and on .902.
    Please take the time to thank
    the OP dhacker29, and devs DroidTh3ory, Crpeck and TH3ORYROM. These folks have done a lot of work that makes our rooting lives easier!:hail: My apologies if I missed anyone.

    R3L3AS3DRoot and 43V3R root for the BIONIC v2.1 - xda-developers

    Hope this helps.


    Tony
     
    #234 340DartMan, Feb 12, 2012
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  7. wooddale

    wooddale Senior Member

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    Tony just curious were on 902 unrooted when you did this? Because I think thats where he is.
     
  8. 340DartMan

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    No. I was on 886 43V3R rooted manually via P3droids text line edits. (Wouldn't take the 893 OTA because of missing two Moto apps I accidentally deleted.) R3L3AS3DRoot brought me back to stock 886 43V3r Rooted with all bloatware. Then downloaded OTA 893. Then applied the .901 leak. I found a link for the file from someone who captured the OTA .902 to upgrade from .901. Maintained root through the whole process.

    But now, after reading your question, wooddale, I don't know if R3L3AS3DRoot will work on .902 to get back to .886. I haven't researched it yet. Do you think it would work?

    My apologies if I was wrong.
     
  9. wooddale

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    Im not sure either Im good to go on 902 rooted. I got a Bud who is 902 stock and wants to root. Trying to find the easiest way for him to do it. I herd r3l3ased root didnt work on 893. I did it once on 886 and it worked. Since then Im kinda like you I got 901 and 902 erom forums and now Im 902 foreverooted on the path lol.
     
  10. 340DartMan

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    I would read completely through the r3l3ased post to see if you might get an inkling about not working from 893. I think it will work, because remembering that one of the options is supposed to completely wipe your phone and put back to stock.

    I was told that since we don't have an unlocked bootloader, that we cannot use Bionic Bootstrapper to go back n forth between ROMs, OTA loads, etc. Why is this? What does the Bootloader file (correct description?) have that prevents us from doing this? I was all happy going from 886 to 902 at first. Then I find out that we cannot restore to a different flash #; i.e. 902 back to 893 via saved Bootstrap BU.

    See where I am going with this? I saved my bloated 886, 893 rooted, and 901 Bootstrap BU's. If I could restore back n forth between flashes,.... Would save a lot of heart ache worrying about bricking my phone.

    Damn Moto and Verizon for making proprietary systems! I am used to being able to manipulate my PC how I want it. We should be able to do the same with our phones. I thought I had control issues!!
     
    #238 340DartMan, Feb 12, 2012
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    Thats the whole deal with the locked bootloader. You. can do it but you have to dance for it
     
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    Alright, alright,... I'll do it. :blush: Who do I have to dance for? :icon_ lala: LOL!
     
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