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Posts Tagged: Motorola Bionic

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The Motorola Droid Bionic has been updated to 5.9.902 via an over the air update that started this week. 5.9.902 brings a host of new features, improvements and fixes. You can view the full changelog from Verizon here. Some of the more notable improvements include fixes for black screen lockups, dock lockups, idle resets and improvements to the camera and several system apps.

While some users maintained root after the update, XDA users began reporting in this thread that  the update did, in fact, disable root access. Those that used the ’43V3R Root’ method have reported success preserving root after updating. All current root methods have been unsuccessful in rooting .902 after the update.

Is there any hope for those who already applied the update? Forum members have confirmed that it is possible to downgrade to .893 with RSD Lite, so take solace in the fact that you can flash to stock and start over. If you haven’t updated yet, XDA Senior Member tuckmobile has created a step by step guide to rooting, applying the permanent root script and updating to 5.9.902. You can check out his full guide here or just the instructions to apply the update here.

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It was only yesterday that fastboot files for the Droid RAZR leaked – now daywalker04 has posted even more of them, for the Motorola Atrix 2 and Droid Bionix, respectively.

If you didn’t know, fastboot files allow you to recover your device from softbricks, meaning you can go ahead and flash anything you want without worrying about bricking your device.

Download the files for the Atrix 2 or for the Droid Bionic.

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As it is customary with Motorola, all of their stuff is locked beyond comprehension (albeit, there have been a few smart workarounds to customize our devices). It seems that the latest update for the Motorola Bionic is very tempting as it has a ton of improvements in terms of battery life, stability, and speed. However, the caveat is that if you flash this update, you will lose root. At least this was the case until XDA member Sjflowerhorn came up with a rather smart way of applying the update and keeping root in the process. The only thing that you must be sure of is that you must be on rooted stock .886 and all the bloatware must be left intact. The rest of the process seems to use P3droid’s forever root method, which must be applied prior to flashing .893. Once you are done with this, you need to use the cheesecake app to change the staging, which will in turn allow you to run the update.

Looks like this is a must do if you are not happy with your Bionic’s current performance. Please make sure that all instructions are followed properly as a missed step could put you on the road of owning a brick. Please leave some feedback if you had issues.

Bionic bootstrap works.
Rom manager works including cwmr.
So far all apps work fine.
Battery seems better but time will tell.
Cell standby greatly reduced!
Blur UI faster more responsive.
Camera slightly faster.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks prateekgujral for the tip!

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Having a device like the ones we feature at xda and knowing about this site will give you a certain chance to do things to your device that may end up soft bricking it. The fear and sweaty palms that you get when you are witnessing your investment struggling to wake up is nothing short of a despairing moment. When this happens, you normally go running to your device forum and either ask for help or read up and look for a solution. If you have a Motorola Bionic and are currently in this position, we are happy to let you know that your search is over thanks to XDA member dhacker29. The dev has put together a Windows script which turns a multiple step solution for your soft brick into a speedy, couple of clicks solution. Simply download the script, connect your device via usb, run it, and you should be up and running in no time.

Please leave some feedback behind if this has worked for you.

I have zipped up the windows fastboot binary, boot.img, system.img, and a custom script so that all you have to do is download the zip. Extract it to a folder and double click on One-Click Fastboot Restore to recover from a bootloop or softbrick on your BIONIC.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Free Your Bionic From The HDMI Dock

September 30, 2011   By:

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So, as you are probably aware, the Droid Bionic is rather locked down all the way to the things that we can or cannot do without certain accessories. In case you are wondering, it seems that without a little “official” HDMI dock for the phone, the webtop application cannot be used, not even if you attach a HDMI cable to the device. This is now a thing of the past thanks to XDA Recognized Developer Fenny who just put a very nice and simple tutorial on how to get rid of the hardware verification done by the device. In essence, you have two ways of applying this: via ADB for those who like to do things the old fashioned way, and by flashing a zip file on your device. The end result is your newly acquired ability to use the webtop interface without the need to spend a single dime on an overpriced dock.

If this sounds like something you were waiting for, please give it a shot and post your feedback.

It removes the device ID string check from PortalApp, and enables the webtop option in DockService. Replacing these two apk files effectively allows the webtop to launch without proprietary hardware.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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Thanks Fenny for the tip!

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If you are itching to get your hands dirty with some of the best devices that were announced at CES this past month, then rest assured that we got you covered. We have added some playgrounds for beginning of discussions regarding cracking, hacking, or otherwise modding both Motorola devices and the latest LG. Simply put, these two seem to be among the top of the top of all the devices debuted at the expo. Much information about specs and such is currently available in blog sites throughout the web, so we will not bother you too much with technical details. What we will say though is the fact that at long last, we will be able to see good, powerful devices once again placing them on top of our dev charts, and this time, they are not made by HTC. It is a shame for HTC, but it looks like the competitors are finally beginning to catch up, which in turn is good for us as we will have more toys to play with.

If you already have some unknown information about any of these and would like to share it with the rest of the community, be sure to post in the corresponding forum.

Motorola Atrix 4G home.

Motorola Droid Bionic home.

LG Optimus 2X home.

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