Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to install a new ROM on the Droid Bionic.
You will also need an external microSD card inserted in your Droid Bionic.
Step 1. Connect your Droid Bionic to your computer via a USB cable and set it as USB Mass Storage Mode.
Step 2. Download the ROM zip file (most ROMs come in zip file format) and copy over the file to the external SD card of your Droid Bionic. There’s TWO drives that should come up, one of them named “MOT” is the internal storage and the other one is the external SD card.
Step 3. Next, open up Bionic Bootstrap app.
Step 4. Choose “Reboot Recovery” to reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 5. Using the Volume buttons, choose “wipe data/factory reset” and hit the Power button.
*WARNING – This will erase all your personal data/apps/settings, make a backup first in CWM before going forward!!!
Step 6. Choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.
Step 7. Choose “install zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button.
Step 8. Choose “choose zip from sdcard” and hit the Power button.
Step 9. Choose the ROM zip file you copied over earlier (in this case UNL3ASH3D_V1.4_HPSYS_SIGNED_UPDATE.zip) and hit the Power button.
Step 10. Choose “Yes” and hit the Power button.
Step 11. ROM installation usually takes around 5-10 minutes, when it’s done, choose “reboot system now” and hit the Power button.
Step 12. You should reboot into the new ROM and get the original Android sign-up screen or something similar to it.
Q: My Droid Bionic hangs at the boot logo (bootloop).
A: Try clearing dalvik cache and cache partitions in ClockworkMod Recovery and reboot.
If your Droid Bionic still “hangs” for some reason, you can always restore your CWM backup.Need Help? Follow/add me on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!
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