How to Root Your Motorola DROID Bionic

September 7, 2011

How do you root the Motorola DROID Bionic? Oh, wait. It hasn’t even arrived on Verizon yet–but it soon will, within just a few more hours, in fact. There’s no stopping the Motorola DROID Bionic from coming out on Verizon this coming September 8 anymore. But, how do you root the Motorola DROID Bionic whenever, if ever, you get yourself one? The quick answer: exactly just like how you would root the Motorola DROID 3.

BBCrackman, founder and owner of My Droid World has put together instructions for an exploit uncovered by Dan Rosenberg that can be used to root the Motorola DROID 3. The rooting guide also incorporates several methods published by user woodymans for permanently rooting the DROID 3.

BBCrackman claims that the combination of methods works not just on the Motorola DROID 3 but also on the upcoming Motorola DROID Bionic. He even has a screenshot to prove it:

The steps basically require you to setup the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) shell on your Linux computer. The instructions are for Linux machines and may or may not work with other platforms.

If ADB is already on the Linux computer, the next steps are quite easy to follow. Type a few commands at the ADB shell prompt, reboot the Motorola DROID Bionic, type a few more commands on the ADB prompt, reboot the device again, download and unzip a compressed file into the “platform-tools” folder, type a few more commands on the ADB prompt, reboot the device one last time, go to Android Market, install the SuperUser and BusyBox apps–and there, permanent root for the Motorola DROID 3 and the Motorola DROID Bionic.

As usual, the rooting guide and its associated files are provided without guarantees. So, use them at your own risk.

When you finally receive your Motorola DROID Bionic, are you going to root it right away? Or are you going to play around with the stock preloaded features first?

Image credit: My Droid World

Comments

  • Anonymous

    So first i have to dual boot to root…ill wait a bit and see what devs come up with before springing for bionic. Hopefully its not too long

    • Anonymous

      Yeah so far I’m loving mine I think only reason I’d root would be to remove the damn bloatware and maybe an overclocked kernel. I’m happy our store hasn’t been to busy now later in the day I haven’t put the phone down yet even came early and activated mine before opening the store.

      • http://twitter.com/KevinPerault Kevin Perault

        The bloatware is killing me. That is the one reason I want to root…Is the bootloader locked?

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  • Anonymous

    ,, wow., I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prĂ®ces at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for.
    I use EgoWîn.com