Droid Bionic: Root and Unroot, two guides that may save the day

By Alan Ng - Sep 10, 2011

If you have managed to pick up a Droid Bionic handset this week from Verizon Wireless, you will probably be very interested to read the following guides we have to show you, especially if you are already thinking of rooting your device.

In case you didn’t know, rooting is now a legal option for new smartphone owners and it’s become a common tool for those who want to explore a few more features and customization options on a specific handset, features which are not usually available out of the box.

Considering that the Droid Bionic is nothing short of a beast in terms of hardware capabilities, we have a feeling that a lot of you will indeed be interested in going down the root avenue which is why you’ll find the following guide helpful. The guys over at Droid-Life have compiled a quick, easy and most importantly working Droid Bionic rooting method, as they have discovered that it’s actually the same method used to root the likes of other Droid handsets such as the Droid 2, Droid X and even the recently released Droid 3.

If you want to give the Droid Bionic root method a try, head to this link for full details, while you may find an additional guide over at RootzWiki useful too. If by chance you are looking for a method to unroot your Droid Bionic, we also have good news for you, as you’ll find another guide from Droid Life here showing you the easy steps to unroot your Droid Bionic and return it to it’s original out of the box state.

Overall, how is the Droid Bionic handling for you? Is the battery life impressive or giving you an early headache? We have spoken a lot in the past on how the Droid Bionic would stand up against the mighty, but still unreleased iPhone 5 – do you think the Bionic is a good contender for best smartphone of 2011 or is it too early to tell?

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  • joez

    The camera is a total deal breaker along with the screen.  A standard laptop screen is far shaper and it shouldn’t be.  I dropped $200 in an early term on an AT&T iphone 4 and am regretting it.  Thankfully I have 14 days to put things back to the way they were and get an iphone 5 whenever that is.  I feel burned.

  • Ryerson64

    The battery does drain pretty fast and was causing me some frustration. Then I got into some management settings and made some changes. These helped just a little. The two biggest drainers were my cell standby time, so I turn off the 4g when not using it. And the map app which was constantly pinging my location for a number of apps. Freezing and turning off certain things seems to be improving the situation.

    • Tyoder42

      What do you use to turn off the 4g?  I’d like a way to have it turn off when the screen turns off.  Thats why I was contemplating rooting. Is there a way to make this happen?


      • Aguadoia

        Is pretty simple…but you have to dig deep into settings:
        1. go to settings.
        2. Battery and data manager.
        3. Data delivery.
        4. from the 3 top options, the last one “Data enabled” allows you to turn off all data. Wifi can be used even with data off. It really helps. I can go through out the entire day and still having 40% of battery using data when I need it.

        If you want to shut down 4G and use only 3G, you can also do that. This is as follows:
        1. Go to settings.
        2. Wireless and Networks.
        3. Go to the end of the list to “Mobile Networks”.
        4. Click on “Network Mode” and choose CDMA only for only 3G. CDMA-Lte will use 4G as default and will jump to 3G if there’s no 4G service.

        Hope this help.