DROID 3 gets one-click root, could extend to all Gingerbread Motos

DROID 3 gets one-click root, could extend to all Gingerbread Motos
The Motorola DROID 3 is locked down no more. It was a good day for the root community. Earlier today, a root method was finally found for the DROID 3, and just hours later a (pseudo) one-click root method was created by Framework43 and psouza4. And, best of all, it looks like this root method will work on all Motorola phones running Gingerbread, including possibly the soon to be released DROID Bionic.

Of course, once there is a reliable root method, the only thing left is for some custom ROMs to be build for the phone. Everything is part of the cycle. Just about a week ago, the source code for the DROID 3 was released, and made its way to the XDA forums. That source code not only lead to this root method, but of course will be used to build the first custom ROMs, which are likely already in development.

We say above that this is a pseudo-one-click root method, because there are a few steps to go through before getting to the one-click, but none of it is all that difficult. This root method has also been tested and found to work on the DROID X, DROID X2, DROID Pro, DROID 2 Global, Cliq and Cliq 2. As always though, you are rooting at your own risk. You'll find instructions and the files needed at DROID Life.

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1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i jumped on this so fast i actually did the ADB method hours before the one-click showed up. it's easy too. if you're doing that tell me if you get stuck because there was a couple of things i had to figure out myself that wasn't in the original instructions. i know you lookin' Miz! check it! no bloat for this Verizon Android user. ;) i don't even think the RAM is going to be an issue now after all i've gotten rid of. now i'm ready to be fed with some overclocking kernels. c:

7. MIZYOUSUCK unregistered

RAM isn't a problem if you use the V6 Supercharger & Loopy Smoothness Tweak(works on all devices that have root access), look for it on XDA. This is coming from a Droid Charge owner who has 326mb of RAM(250 of which is always in use by the system)

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i looked into that actually and now i'm using the V6 & 3G Supercharger kernels. i think it does improve performance a bit. explain Loopy Smoothness to me. can i do this running my Droid 3 stock?

2. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

woot! now these phones can become half way functional!

4. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

troll? jesus, kid. have you ever had an android device?


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

too bad the iphone isn't even half way functional =]

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

don't troll Rory! we're better than that! o:

6. MIZYOUSUCK unregistered

Agreed! Don't become the next Miz!

8. iballs unregistered

iphones make my balls sizzle for shizzle!! they also look good floating in the toilet. har har !!!

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

Thumbs Down on everyone is like Miz's way of saying he's been here. xD

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