Okay, so for a brand new never-rooted Bionic at .902 (my wife's), what is the most direct procedure to root as of right now? I'm a geek, but totally lost with all the new and old procedures floating around out there. I don't know what's obsolete or whatever.
I understand that I'm going to need to revert to an older version (.893, I think?) first. Will I lose all email, calendar, SMS history, etc? I get the impression that the answer is yes. Is there a way to backup that stuff up and later restore?
Then I use one of the procedures to root .893- fine I can follow those directions. Then I need to apply one of the procedures to apply forever root- fine there too. Then I upgrade to .902. I'm not sure how to force that to happen.
Am I missing anything?
Thanks! I'm sure I'm not the only one who will be coming here with a never-rooted .902 looking for answers.
I was so excited I got out of bed to do this root. All I can say was WOW! This was SOOOO quick & now I'm rooted again!!! I had everything ready to go, all I needed was the root & it took less than 10 minutes including booting up my PC & all!!!!
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH copinli! This root was awesome!
do we install this in recovery like an update? If not how do we use this?
Just put your phone in USB Debugging mode (Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging). Then plug it up to your computer and make sure you have the latest drivers for the phone installed. Then run the run.bat file.
This is first forum I started using when I rooted my fascinate. So I am glad I could be of help. By the way the missing 3G problem seems to be alleviated with recent update. Every time I look at the phone I seem to have 3G . Good luck to everyone.
so i recently got the bionic, and today i decided to root. I used the motofail method. i am running .902 and i am running into some problems that i have never ran into before when rooting my phones. Whenever i try to boot into recovery nothing happens, the phone simply just restarts. also when i use rom manager to try and get to CWM i cant even reboot into recovery from there, it just restarts my phone. I have root access because i did a titanium back up before and i have superuser. I dont know if i am missing something or if there is something wrong with my phone. Please help as i would like to be able to flash some roms ..
I was able to root my never rooted Bionic .902 with no issues. I downloaded the Motorola drivers from the previous method and then followed this method. Thank you very much to the developer and all the members.