Many of you have probably purchased one of the (literally) most awaited devices in the history of Android. After being announced at CES, the Motorola Droid Bionic took over 8 months to be released. It went through its fair share of delays and revamps/upgrades and now it’s in your safe hands. Of course, one is never content with just owning the device; real fans want to get to know it very intimately.
Now that the Bionic is out roaming the streets, iFixIt has come back with yet another teardown. This time the victim is the brand new Bionic, and it looks just like it should–gull of metal, cables and plastic. It’s always helpful to learn how to tear a device apart, just in case you ever need to replace a screen or other piece of hardware.
Even if you’re not the adventurous type and would rather send a device back to be fixed, it’s always interesting to see what’s inside that shiny phone. Those who want to check out iFixIt’s teardown can do so on their site, which also houses a collection of teardown tutorials and videos for many other devices.
Now that you know what the Motorola Droid Bionic’s insides look like, you can start playing around with them. Root users know that the full potential of a device is only reached through the help of rooting. Playing around with the software and root apps is always the most exciting for Android/tech enthusiasts, especially with powerful devices like the Motorola Droid Bionic.
The root method was actually discovered before the device’s release, which is quite remarkable. It seems people are getting faster at this every day. There’s now even a one-click root method available; it’s very convenient for those who fear not being “tech-savvy” enough.
Of course, there are the disclaimers. If you so happen to brick your device, it is no one’s responsibility but yours. Do stay away from this if you prefer being on the safe side. Currently, there’s no way to un-root the Motorola Droid Bionic, so you would be rooted permanently (until/if a method is discovered). Motorola might want to patch this in a future update, so stay away from those if you want to keep root access.
If you still want to be able to use root apps, overclock your already awesome processor, try out custom ROMS and do other cool things like that, you can check out this guide. The guide is also good for most Motorola devices (list included in the guide), so others can use it as well.
Now that you’ve gotten cozy with your Bionic, we’d like to know how things are going for you. Has anyone tried either of these guides? Did you root your device yet? Will you? Are you enjoying your Droid Bionic? Let us know about your experiences, and enjoy your well-awaited device!