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  1. tribblon's Avatar
    Will this procedure work with the new Bionic OTA Jelly Bean update?
    I read you cannot Root Jelly Bean which sounded very strange to me.
    i'm wondering this too...
    04-19-2013 02:41 AM
  2. LDubs's Avatar
    No it won't. There is currently no known root exploit for jb. You have to root on ICS and protect root with voodoo in order to keep root thru the ota.

    sent from my icy Bionic with a side of jellybeans
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    04-19-2013 07:29 AM
  3. DaleGriggs's Avatar
    No it won't. There is currently no known root exploit for jb. You have to root on ICS and protect root with voodoo in order to keep root thru the ota.

    sent from my icy Bionic with a side of jellybeans
    04-19-2013 07:34 PM
  4. DaleGriggs's Avatar
    I was afraid of that. I had root and did the update but it would never come off the rotating red eye, so I had to do a factory reset. So, now I am hosed.
    I imagine no one is too excited about working on a Bionic since it is almost two years old. I was jazzed up about the Motorola X but this dumb *** decision by Motorola may change my mind.
    Does anyone know how to get back to ICS so I can get root again?
    04-19-2013 07:41 PM
  5. LDubs's Avatar
    You're Sol unfortunately until a root exploit is found, and that's not guaranteed by any means. And for the record its not a decision by moto.

    sent from my icy Bionic with a side of jellybeans
    04-19-2013 08:10 PM
  6. kdkarr's Avatar
    Lovely. So no root for JB and from what I've read it sounds like we can't go back to ICS. Hum...How frustrating. You don't know how much I welcome corrections if I'm wrong.
    04-20-2013 03:41 PM
  7. LDubs's Avatar
    Yup. You'll brick if you try to go back to ICS. Sorry.

    sent from my icy Bionic with a side of jellybeans
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    04-20-2013 04:17 PM
  8. hoobascank's Avatar
    As I posted in another Bionic thread, there is a root exploit for JB. HOWEVER, you have to use Ubuntu 32bit to do it. It's not all that complicated really. Download Oracles VM VirtualBox (it's free and open source) Link: Oracle VM VirtualBox. Install that and create a new machine. You'll want to snag the Ubuntu 32bit Live image as well, link: Download Ubuntu Desktop .. note, this is an ISO image, you'll need appropriate software to mount an ISO to a virtual drive, I would suggest UltraISO link: Ultraiso Download Page (this is a paid app, but for the purpose of rooting, you can install and use). I would assume that you've already downloaded the Motorola drivers for Windows, seeing that most of us didn't wait for the OTA and did a manual install. If you didn't, you can snag those here, link: Motorola Windows Drivers. (for those Mac users, link: Motorola Mac drivers)

    Ok, so you've got all the downloads you need now.. everything is installed. Now you want to head over to droidrzr.com and follow the instructions in this thread: [ROOT] Motoshare 2: Old Bug, New Exploit -- it is very important that you follow the instructions, failure to do so will result in an unsucessful attempt to root. No, you will not brick your phone, well at least I can't see how you would using this method.. you're not doing anything that would cause the phone to brick. So worst case, it would just fail to root. However, a disclaimer must be made, cause there are people that don't read, don't follow instructions very well either; I am not responsible for your device. I am not responsible for your inability to read and follow instructions correctly. If you fail to root or damage your phone in some mysterious manner, you are to blame. Not I, not the authors of posts that clearly give instruction, not Dan who wrote the exploit, nor anyone that has tested the exploit to find it working. Use are your own risk.
    04-23-2013 03:43 PM
  9. Nuwan's Avatar
    Easiest way is to burn the iso onto a DVD using windows image burner or I've used roxio. Load ubantu, open a terminal and enter the commands and then hook the phone into the PC and ur done. You got root!!

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    04-27-2013 09:28 PM
  10. Nuwan's Avatar
    This might be a stupid question but i lost root with the JB update also so i used ubunto and gained root back. My Bionic is rooted and i'm on JB 4.1.2. But when i gained root back the SU application isn't the one from ChainsDD like before. I got the one from ClockworkMod. The ClockworkMod SU app has more functionality and i like it so far but my question is that it's loaded as a user app and not a system app. Does that matter or should i shoot it into the system? I'm sorry if this was answered already but after going through so many threads where a lot of people are asking the same questions i thought i'd ask.
    04-28-2013 07:01 AM
  11. veevans01's Avatar
    Easiest way is to burn the iso onto a DVD using windows image burner or I've used roxio. Load ubantu, open a terminal and enter the commands and then hook the phone into the PC and ur done. You got root!!

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    I have Nero burning rom 10. It won't work with my DVD rw disc. I guess I need to use cd/rw disc in order for it to work with Nero?
    07-08-2013 10:06 AM
  12. Nuwan's Avatar
    I have Nero burning rom 10. It won't work with my DVD rw disc. I guess I need to use cd/rw disc in order for it to work with Nero?
    I'm not sure if you can burn an iso on to CD. I've never tried it. Give it a try and see what happens. And also if you do a search for freeware I'm sure you can find another program to burn on to DVD.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using AC Forums mobile app
    07-08-2013 09:31 PM
  13. davidj411's Avatar
    How does the one click tool get around the 'locked' bootloader?
    How can i get around it?
    01-04-2014 11:08 AM
  14. LDubs's Avatar
    Dude this one click is from 2011... What version of the os are you on?

    sent from my hammerhead
    01-05-2014 07:12 AM
  15. davidj411's Avatar
    4.1.2 is the version of OS of my bionic.
    you mean the OneClick is no longer going to work ('"from 2011" ?) b/c the version of my phone is too new?
    Does that mean i should update to an older OS where oneclick will work or does the locked bootloader prevent that too?
    01-05-2014 09:41 PM
  16. LDubs's Avatar
    4.1.2 is the version of OS of my bionic.
    you mean the OneClick is no longer going to work ('"from 2011" ?) b/c the version of my phone is too new?
    Does that mean i should update to an older OS where oneclick will work or does the locked bootloader prevent that too?
    Yes, and no, and no. The oneclick will definitely not work on jellybean, it was created for ICS or maybe even gingerbread. You cannot downgrade your OS, security set into the OS will not allow it.
    Easy Root for Bionic Stock 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) - xda-developers This method works nicely.
    01-06-2014 09:16 AM
  17. RobertDaMan's Avatar
    Hey so i did EXACTLy what you said and everything worked perfectly except for the fact that when it says root your phone..i clicked that and it says searching for your phone and it never finds it...what am i doing wrong?
    10-13-2014 04:24 PM
  18. Nuwan's Avatar
    Hey so i did EXACTLy what you said and everything worked perfectly except for the fact that when it says root your phone..i clicked that and it says searching for your phone and it never finds it...what am i doing wrong?

    There's an easier way to root the Droid Bionic now and it works with Jellybean. It's a one click method. Download Vroot and install on a windows computer. Plug your Bionic in and click root, that's it. I didn't like the su it came with so i installed su from Chainfire and deleted the one that came with the tool. Here's the link for Vroot

    Get vroot_English version_Oneclick root tool.
    10-13-2014 07:26 PM
  19. aravindhhhh's Avatar
    I too faced the same problem. Help me out.
    07-19-2016 04:55 AM
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