If you want to run rooted apps such as Titanium backup (to backup/restore your apps), you can root your Motorola Droid Bionic using Pete’s one-click tool.
UPDATE: There’s a newer root method for Droid Bionic on system version 5.5.893 or older!
Here’s how to root the Motorola Droid Bionic, these instructions are for Windows computers, click here for rooting guide for Linux and Mac.
Step 1. Set your phone as “Charge Only”.
Step 2. Make sure USB Debugging is checked on under Settings->Applications->Development.
Step 3. Connect your phone to your computer via USB Cable.
Step 4. For Windows, you need to install Motorola drivers.
Download drivers here:
As you can see in above screenshot, you can double-check your drivers are installed correctly by opening up Device Manager in Control Panel. You should get Mot Composite ADB Interface under Android USB Devices or something very similar to that.
Step 5. Download Pete’s Motorola Root Tools here:
Step 6. Unzip Pete’s tools and run the file Pete’s Motorola Root Tools.exe.
Step 7. Click on “Root My Phone” to start the Droid Bionic rooting process.
Step 8. You should get a successful rooted message like below:
Step 9. When your Droid Bionic reboots, verify that you have SuperUser app, if you do you have rooted your Droid Bionic! (Pat yourself on the back!)
Things to Do After Rooting Droid Bionic (Highly recommended to do)
- Install ClockworkMod Recovery/Bootstrap – Allows you to backup/restore/install new ROMs.
- How to Backup/Restore ROMs – Make sure you make at least one backup of your whole ROM after rooting.
- How to get Free Wifi Tether – Get Free 4G LTE tethering.
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You will need a rooted Droid Bionic to install all ROM/kernels.
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