How to root Motorola Droid 3 on Gingerbread [Including 5.7.906 update]
Verizon Motorola Droid 3 can easily be rooted using the D4 Root exploit. The tool is very simple to use, and what more it can root Motorola Droid 3 running the firmware version 5.7.902, 5.7.905, and 5.7.906 without any problem.
For those who are new to rooting, let me explain that by rooting a device opens the door to another side of the world in which you can control every feature of your device including installation of custom ROM, custom kernel, custom recovery, so on and so forth.
By installing custom recovery, you can flash an update zip file or perform a NANDROID backup. You can also step up the processor speed by overclocking it just like what you do on your computer for hardcore gaming.
However, nothing comes for free. I am not talking of monetary aspects as in the android world, most of the things are available for free. What I am pointing is that you will void the warranty of the device. You will have to unroot before submitting your device to service center in case of damage or some other problems.
Enough said, let me give you a guide on rooting your Motorola Droid 3 on 5.7.902, 5.7.905, or 5.7.906 firmware.
Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. Android Total is not responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- On your Motorola Droid 3, go to Settings > Application > Developmentand enable USB debugging mode.
- Connect the Droid 3 to your computer via USB cable. Your phone should be recognized by your computer if you have correctly followed the Requirementssection given above!
- On your phone, pull down the notification center, tap on the USB connection, and select Charge Onlymode.
- If you are using Windows 7, right-click on the downloaded motofail.exe and select Run as Administrator. If you have Windows XP, you can right away double-click and execute the tool.
Now simply press any key to begin rooting your Droid 3. Once rooting is done, you will get message Exploit complete!. Disconnect the USB connection and enjoy the rooted Droid 3. The rooting tool also installs the Superuser app using which you can control and manage the superuser rights to the apps that you install on your phone.