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New phone procedure?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Tonik, Dec 20, 2011.

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    I have a replacement phone showing up tomorrow and I am thinking the below is the best way to get it going. Would appreciate suggestions, advice or criticism. I am assuming it will come with 5.5.886

    Get the Root Explorer apk on my SD card somehow. Can I just copy that off my current phone. Or I have TI....is that backup installable if I allow unknown sources and hit it with a file explorer?
    Boot it without the sim and get it Forever Rooted.
    Reboot from that, still no sim and double check the chmod entries in mount_ext3.sh.
    Go ahead and boot with the sim card in it, activate and drink coffee and wait for 5.5.893. (That will still install with root correct?)

    Or am I thinking wrong and I won't be able to do all that without a sim in it?

    After that I should still have root correct? Not concerned at this point with the latest OTA that is dribbling out.
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    I have a replacement bionic set to arrive Tuesday and was wondering if this worked for you?

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    It worked out fine, but not as I described. Can't really do much with the phone without the sim in it I found out. I just fired it up and used the forever root from:

    R3L3As3Droot And 43V3R Root For The Bionic V2.1 - RootzWiki

    Then let it update to 5.5.893. It never tired to update but I did make sure I forever rooted it quickly...I didn't mess around. If it does try and update on you I would decline the update until I had it all rooted and checked. Quick and easy, no problems.
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    Cool. thanks for the info!

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