Step by Step Tutorial to Root Motorola Droid Bionic on 5.9.902 Firmware

Sanjana February 14, 2012 0

Seems like Motorola spinkled it’s love on this Valentine’s Day for all its Droid Bionic users. Oh Yes Motorola has rolled out a and we will guide you on how to root your precious Droid Bionic smartphone with the help of a simple tutorial dicussed here. It is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty but you will be receiving all official update notifications automatically when they are released.

motorola droid bionic

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Motorola Droid Bionic smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


This procedure is only applicable on Windows based PCs and a minimum of 2 GB space should be available in your internal SD Card and 4GB free space in your external SD Card along with 901 system installation in your phone. You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download 901 to 902 Update Package

Steps to Root Motorola Droid Bionic on 5.9.902 Firmware:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Make sure that USB Debugging option is ticked.

enable usb debugging

Now download 901 to 902 Update Package from the Must Have section and connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to the external SD Card and make sure not to place the file deep into any sub-folder in your phone.

Step-2: After copying is over, remove the connected USB Cable and power off  your phone to enter the device into safe strap Recovery mode by pressing the touch button with four squares that is located left of the home button. Now turn on your phone.

Step-3: In Recovery screen choose the option of  “backup and restore” to back up your current firmware along with the other system settings present in your device. It is recommended to save the recovery image in the path of \Safestrap\Backup.

Step-4: Choose the option of  “Go Back” to revert back to the main Recovery image then select “safe boot menu” > “Toggle Safe System”. Now wait for sometime then select “++++ Go Back ++++”. Now you have to comfirm that the option of  “Safe System is: DISABLED” then reboot the phone by selecting the option of  “Reboot system now”.

Step-5: After device completes rebooting, update all your applications manually from Android market place especially the Super user application. Now power off your phone to enter the device into Recovery mode by pressing both the Volume rocker keys then power on your device.

Step-6: Select “Recovery” option in the Menu with the help of Volume rocker keys and press Power button to select it. Next choose “Apply Update”and select the 902 Update zip package placed in your phone. In case you receive an eror of /debloated/icon-changed/whatever your stock system you won’t be able to proceed further because of some unknown issue with the boot loader for which no solution has been found out yet .

Step-7: Reboot the phone and wait for the phone to boot up as it will take more than usual time required to reboot the phone. You can check the system version from the path “Settings > About Phone”. You can also check whether the device has been successfully rooted or not by downloading the “Root checker Basic” app.

Step-8: Begin the Safe strap application and choose the option of  “Install Recovery” button to re install the safe strap.  Reboot your phone again and press Menu button to enter the device into safe strap Recovery mode. Now choose the option of  “Backup and Restore” to make a backup of 902 system. Next choose “safe boot menu” to select  “” toggle safe system.

Step-9: Wait for the command to get processed then select “ ++++ Go Back ++++” to verify whether the “Safe System is : ENABLED” or not. Choose “Wipe cache partition” then navigate to “Advanced” menu to select “Wipe Dalvik cache” in order to clear all the cache data present in your device.

Step-10: Now choose the option of  “++++ Go back ++++” then press Return menu to select the option of “Power off”. After the device powers off completely, restart it again. In case the device refuses to power on select the options of “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” > “Reboot system now” from the Recovery mode to clear the cache and to restart the device.

Thus you can easily root your Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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