Motorola Droid Bionic features a dual LED flash alongside its 8.0 MP rear camera. It ships with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, but can be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It is a smartphone released on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Droid Bionic uses Motorola’s Webtop application when docked in either a Motorola Lapdock or HD media dock.
Droid Bionic did not get the official Android Lollipop update. However Droid Bionic users can get a taste of Lollipop using CM 12.1 custom ROM. This ROM is one of the best and it will update Bionic to Android 5.1.1. Follow the guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. If the device gets damaged, the writer or the owner of the site must not be held responsible.
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Droid Bionic:
- Create a Nandroid Backup
- Backup and Restore your Android smartphone via Desktop PC
- Backup/Sync and Restore contacts on Android smartphone
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- Droid Bionic must be rooted
- Custom Recovery like CWM or TWRP installed
- CM 12.1 zip file
- Gapps zip file
Steps to install CM 12.1 ROM on Droid Bionic:
- Create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 12.1 ROM zip file and Gapps zip file and transfer it to the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache.
- Now go to “Install zip” and then “Select zip”. Choose the CM 12.1 ROM zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip”, then “Select zip”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.