How to Root Droid Bionic on Mac or Linux!

As promised, I did unroot my Droid Bionic so I can show you how to root Droid Bionic on Mac or Linux. (Click Here for Windows Droid Bionic Root)

Step 1. Connect your Droid Bionic to your computer via USB cable and set your USB connection to “Charge Only” for Mac and “PC Mode” for Linux.

Step 2. Make sure USB debugging is checked under Settings->Applications->Development.

 

Step 3. Download the rooting files and unzip to your Desktop:

Download droidbionicrootlinuxmac.zip

Step 4. Open up a terminal and browse to the droidbionicrootlinux mac directory by typing:

cd Desktop/droidbionicrootlinuxmac/

And run the rooting script by typing:

sh run_to_root_your_droid3.sh

Step 5. Your phone should reboot about 3 times.

Step 6. You should get a message saying your Droid Bionic has been rooted!

Go on your phone and check for SuperUser app, if you have it, you are rooted!  Pat yourself on the back!

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40 Responses to How to Root Droid Bionic on Mac or Linux!

  1. andrew says:

    Can you please post how to unroot on a mac? Couldn’t find out anywhere

  2. B says:

    all I keep getting from the terminal is “device not found” then it goes to press enter to continue, I press enter and it just sits there. I followed the previous instructions and even rebooted both computer and phone and redid the instructions again and still device not found.

  3. andrew says:

    thank you!

  4. jeremy says:

    Its saying error….device not attached or some shit. Loads screen but hangs up trying to connect device.

  5. elliott says:

    I am having trouble. I am running on mac OSX 10.6.8 and when I hit enter to start it says “Waiting for your phone to be connected,” and it never does anything…anyone help please?

  6. aldroid33 says:

    If you do a Nandroid and have the latest clockwork mod for Bionic and Bootstrap, can you flash between a reooted and unrooted rom? As you know, since the last video you did on unrooting the Bionic, we got a ClockworkMod for Bionic. Therefore, can you make a nandroid of the unrooted Rom? How do you do these?

    • admin says:

      yes you can flash between unrooted rom and rooted rom but technically u’d be still rooted. If you unroot, you will have to root again to flash roms.

  7. Scott says:

    Could not have been easier. Worked like a charm and totally rooted my Bionic through my Mac! Thanks so much!!

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  9. Chris says:

    Hello, I’m looking for a bit of help. It’s my first time rooting a phone and I am following your instructions with my new bionic and my mac, but when I tell it to run in Terminal, it keeps giving me an error “error: device not found.” Everything is set up just as you said to in the directions. USB set to charge only and Debugging is on. Is there something else I am not doing correctly that I have missed?

  10. Bob says:

    When I run this, it comes back asking me for a password. Any password I enter, it says “sorry”.

    help please …

  11. James says:

    If you’re having that problem you haven’t put the folder droidbionicrootlinuxmac that you unzipped on your desktop. Put it on your desktop and it won’t give you the error directory not found message

  12. cwdavis says:

    Trying to root and it says “waiting for your phone to be connected”

    • Deborah Dado says:

      I am having the same problem and it is driving me crazy. I have been asking for help all day. Please anyone. help. USB debugging on. tried “charge only and “PC”. Downloaded files a second time. HELP!!!

  13. Bryan says:

    installed via pclinuxos gnome and I am new to linux and the droid bionic. now just have to figure out what I want to do next. probably tethering……

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  15. david says:

    does this root depend on a specific baseband version on the phone?

    thanks

  16. paul says:

    it hangs on charge only as well as pc mode. bummed.

  17. Mike says:

    I am on ubuntu, and I keep getting after the first exploit and reboot prompts, this:

    * Running exploit [part 2 of 3]…
    failed on ‘/data/local.prop’ – Permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied

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  20. grenskie says:

    Hollo, I have owned my Bionic for about a year now, and have found that a number of apps I would like to use are for rooted phones only (plus I have been wanting to get rid of some bloatware for quite some time now), but was “waiting out my warranty” in case of hardware issues. I am not an experienced “rooter” on any device, so have a few questions before I begin.

    First off, I am a Mac/Macbook User, and from what I have read there is no real way to unroot via mac, is this true?

    Second, if I root, (barring any unforeseen issues with the root process, does everything continue to work properly or wil certain functionality be lost?

    Third, with the ICS release being “Rough Scheduled” for Q3 (Jul-Aug) I am hesitant to root prior to this as I would enjoy the stock rooted ICS, but I have heard that OTA updates we not be received by rooted devices, do you have a workaround yet for this, or would I be better off waiting until after ICS to root?

    Any assistance that anyone could provide would be extraordinary….Thank You!!

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  22. Zothecula says:

    I get the following error on Mac OSX 10.8.2 when trying to root my Droid Bionic running ICS 4.0.4 as root (su root):

    * Press enter to continue…
    *
    * Waiting for your phone to be connected…
    *
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    * Running exploit [part 1 of 3]…
    failed on ‘/data/local/12m’ – Permission denied
    link failed File exists
    *
    * Rebooting the phone… when the reboot is complete, you may need to unlock the phone to continue.
    *
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    * Running exploit [part 2 of 3]…
    rm failed for /data/local/12m, Permission denied
    failed on ‘/data/local/12m.bak’ – No such file or directory
    failed on ‘/data/local.prop’ – Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create /data/local.prop: Permission denied
    *
    * Rebooting the phone… when the reboot is complete, you may need to unlock the phone to continue.
    *
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    ! ERROR: root was not obtained.
    !
    ! You might want to try rebooting your phone and trying again.
    MiniMe:droidbionicrootlinuxmac zothecula$

    Any help is appreciated, I see your not answering many questions here anymore but hoping you have an answer to this, thank you in advance.

    Zoth

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