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.
The official update for the Droid Bionic stopped at Android 4.1.2. So neither the KitKat nor Lollipop update is officially available. But the CyanogenMod team have not stopped. They have made the official CM 12.1 nightly for the Droid Bionic. Follow the tutorial.
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.