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Motorola Droid 3 Gets Rooted, Brings Hope for the Droid Bionic



The Motorola Droid 3 has reportedly been rooted by XDA member djrbliss aka Dan Rosenberg and while this is huge news for Droid 3 owners, it also could be amazing news for those of you thinking about buying the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic.

If Rosenberg has indeed figured this out, and it looks like he has, it means that the Droid Bionic – which also runs Android 2.3.4/MotoBlur/Etc. – could be rootable out of the box.

That’s absolutely huge for a Motorola phone especially one with so much hype behind it. This exploit has been confirmed folks. We have the photo evidence and Rosenberg has posted the instructions on his site so feel free to pop open the champagne.

Droid 3

So, I’m pretty excited about this news and I would think that many of you out there with Droid 3’s are as well. Let’s just hope that this indeed works for the Droid Bionic right out of the gates because that would be pretty special. If you’re interested, you can find the instructions here. Please, please, please be careful if you’re going to take the plunge. I can’t be held responsible for the things that happen to your phone.

Droid 3 root

The Droid 3 Rooted

Who’s excited?

Via:  Droid-Life



  1. Poopymagoo

    08/25/2011 at 6:22 pm


  2. Biggie Howard

    08/25/2011 at 6:51 pm

    Sorry, I’m a little new to the smartphone game but have been anxiously awaiting the Droid Bionic.  I’m just a little confused as to what “rooting” means or what the benefits are.  Is it the same as having unlocked bootloaders? I’ve heard that tossed around but don’t really know what it means either

    • BrianB13

      08/25/2011 at 7:11 pm

      Howard, rooting your phone is the process of modifying the operating system that shipped with your phone so you can have complete control over it.  This means you can get by the limitations that the manufacturers and carriers put on your phone.  So you can remove all of the bloatware applications that came with the phone that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise delete.  You can even upgrade your phone to a custom version of android and extend the functionality on the phone.  The problem is that doing this can void your warranty and it is possible that you could end up with a non-functional device.  

    • Brandon

      08/25/2011 at 7:14 pm

      Having an unlocked bootloader simply means the device is easily rootable. When the bootloader is locked, you have to wait until someone out there like Mr Rosenberg finds a work around to get root access. This could take months. Now rooting your device gives you access to literally all files on your device. You could essentially wipe the phone clean and be left with a “brick”. Hence the term “bricking your phone”. What rooting allows you to do though is install custom ROMs, kernels, etc. Giving you the ability to truly and fully customize your device in every way possible.

  3. BrianB13

    08/25/2011 at 7:13 pm

    For the Bionic, I guess we have to hope that the vulnerability has not been found yet by Motorola.  

    • Tony Perez

      08/25/2011 at 10:41 pm

      BrianB13, I believe a locked bootloader only makes it more difficult to root but not impossible, right? If the bootloader is unlocked, a simple downloadable app can be created so a user can root within seconds then reboot for full root access.  If it’s locked, then it’s a more complicated process that requires detailed instructions to avoid bricking the handset. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

      • Zmmx

        08/26/2011 at 1:01 am

        Correct basically.

  4. izzi801

    11/06/2011 at 2:14 pm

    Guys im new too this rooting thing o know what it does but since ive had my phone for6 months now i was wondering if i root my phone with z4root what will get deleted in the process so i can make back ups or can i just root and expect my phone too have evrything it does now

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