Looking to root

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by DroidJ, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. DroidJ

    DroidJ Member

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    I'm confused on this... I'm a former rooted D1 owner, but the Bionic is a little more complex than the D1. What do I do here.. do I root first, then do the "how to get updates on the D1", or the other way around? Sorry for sounding like a noob, but I just want to be cautious when it comes to rooting. Also is flashing Roms the same as the D1? thanks in advance.
     
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    There are a couple methods for rooting. I believe they are based off of what ota version you are currently on. I would root and 4ever root, download safestrap to create a backup which will then allow you to flash a rom. Make sure you create a backup before you flash a ROM just incase of any issues or errors. You can always flash back to stock and be on the ota path. If you flash a leak ota, you have to jump backwards to get back on path. Not something that really interested me.
     
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    I have the free ROM manager app. Do I still need safestrap or bootstrap? I've been wanting to flash a ROM, but not sure.

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    To flash a rom you need one of those two yes.

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    Thank you for the advice.

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    Rom manager is buggy on the bionic. Stick with bootstrap you won't be dissapponted.
     
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    Be aware when you use safestrap and then flash to update you will probably run into some errors from the /pre install directory... but its fixable by downloading a couple of files and placing them in there... if your on .893 should be able to use releasedroot. Dont ever use from manager

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