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How to root the Motorola Droid Bionic

This guide will show you how to root the Motorola Droid Bionic Android phone.

Disclaimer: Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

Rooting is done entirely by you at your own risk.

THIS GUIDE IS FOR THE MOTOROLA DROID BIONIC RUNNING ANDROID OS 4.1.2 ONLY. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FOLLOW THESE STEPS ON ANY OTHER ANDROID OS VERSION RUNNING ON THE MOTOROLA DROID BIONIC – YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

What is needed to root the Motorola Droid Bionic?

To root the Motorola Droid Bionic you will need the following.

  • The Motorola Droid Bionic you want to root in your hand.
  • A PC.

Step 1 – Download a virtual machine program

The Motorola Droid Bionic cannot be rooted in Windows. It can only be done using Linux so you have to run Linux on a virtual machine within your Windows environment.

You can download virtual machine software from here.

Once downloaded install the software on to your PC.

Step 2 – Download the Linux environment for the virtual machine software

You now need to download the Linux environment to be used with the virtual machine software.

You can get it from here.

Step 3 – Open up the Linux environment on the virtual machine software.

Run the virtual machine software from step 1.

Click File > Import Appliance and browse to the .ova file you downloaded in step 2.

Click the green Start button inside the virtual machine software to load up the Linux working environment.

Step 4 – Root the Motorola Droid Bionic

When the Linux environment boots up follow the steps exactly as listed to perform the rooting process, connecting the device to your computer when prompted.

Once completed you will see the SuperSU application which means you have rooted the device successfully.

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