Is Anyone running this phone stock and unrooted??

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Hiker5208, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Hiker5208
    Offline

    Hiker5208 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    To start with, don't get me wrong... I have no issues with Rooting or Roming a phone. I am a PC tech with over 20 years experience and a lot of mobile phone experience as well. I have been using smartphones since the Palm Heyday of the Kyocera 6035 and Treo 650. Windows mobile and Blackberry as well, and been with Android since the OG droid came out.

    I know there are some valid reasons for Rooting, but it has been something I never wanted to do. I have noted with this phone(I have one in the mail right now!), that almost no one runs it stock. In following the forums I think I have seen one person mention he had a stock phone.

    How many more are there, I am just curious? What are some of your reasons for running it stock or not??
     
  2. deborah3756
    Offline

    deborah3756 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Earth
    Ratings:
    +2
    I'm fully stock. I'm not savvy enough for anything else.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
  3. mamawm
    Offline

    mamawm Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    mississippi
    Ratings:
    +3
    There's a whole lot of us out there. Just don't see the need right now. Maybe someday I'll have more of a reason than simply removing bloatware, but the phone is so good stock, just seems kinda pointless for now.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
  4. Scribble
    Offline

    Scribble Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +6
    Yeah i'm stock... Haven't really had a reason not to be.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  5. LegalAmerican
    Offline

    LegalAmerican Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UTAH
    Ratings:
    +16
    I'm stock. Too many people on here saying they created problems by rooting. I understand why some people choose to root, but I on the other hand feel that the phone is perfectly fine without it and not worth the hassle of updates messing with my settings, root, or not being able to get the update at all. I think about 10% of the people who root actually know what they are doing and I know i'm NOT in that 10% so I leave it alone.
     
  6. Stelv
    Offline

    Stelv Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,656
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Location:
    Western NY
    Ratings:
    +8
    I am stock but rooted. I am stock at the moment because it gives me the best battery life and I use the laptop 100. I can't find a rom with a working webtop that works with the lapdock. Plus stock isn't half bad...Motorola has done a good job with this version of blur.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
     
  7. zirkdog
    Offline

    zirkdog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    Still running stock. Maybe if the updates get squared away and ICS comes through, I MIGHT think about rooting, but until then it's stock for me.
     
  8. cervri
    Offline

    cervri Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2011
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I am running:p stock and have had none of the problems reported here, I am not in a 4g area but travel to one now and then. :icon_ banana:
     
  9. rdgxray
    Offline

    rdgxray Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Running stock also. Rooted my fascinate before and took me off upgrade path...could not return to stock...phone would not connect with pc...had to exchange for a refurb to get froyo...not losing the ability to exchange or get tech support ...biggest reason is I like the phone the way it is...bloat doesn't seem to affect it any...powerful the way it is....
     
  10. musicmelanie3
    Offline

    musicmelanie3 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ratings:
    +1
    I'm satisfied so far with the stock performance. Just added some cool apps.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
  11. coldhardtruth
    Offline

    coldhardtruth Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    The ONLY understandable reason IMO to stay stock is if you dont know how to root or are afraid to for Obvious Safety reasons.

    Other then that, read, root and be merry. :)

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
  12. don_droid
    Offline

    don_droid Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2011
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is my first smart phone. My Bionic is still completely stock, I am too lazy to learn how to root untill I see a strong need for it and no one has shown me one yet. Plus, it is working okay - it has the normal bionic problems, but I can live with them right now. I expect I will learn to root and stuff at some point, not sure yet what will push me over the tipping point.
     
  13. LegalAmerican
    Offline

    LegalAmerican Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2011
    Messages:
    339
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    UTAH
    Ratings:
    +16
    If you could safely DELETE the bloatware instead of just freezing it, then I would root. But I bought the phone because I liked the phone. Not because I needed to change everything. Having the bloatware still on the phone just bothers me so I see no reason for it.
     
  14. TatDroid
    Offline

    TatDroid Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    164
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Ratings:
    +171
    Bone stock. Not rooted.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
  15. GoldenGreg
    Offline

    GoldenGreg New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Ratings:
    +1
    I am also a senior engineer for over 20 years and this is the first phone I have not bothered rooting since the stock is done real well. Music option on lock screen, check. Fast, check. Great interface, check. Decent widgets, check. Less risk of being hacked or infected by not being rooted, check.
    The only reason I would maybe root in future is tethering and bloatware, but most of the bloat never runs so I do not worry about it, and this phone has 1 GB of ram so slow issues of memory hogs apps doesnt really happen (unless using webtop).
     
    • Like Like x 1