About two years ago, Motorola launched its famous Droid line, and now here we are, in 2012, and we have a new generation, the Droid 4 .
While some may argue that the Droids have been a disappointment, the Droid 4 meets many, if not all requirements of the Droid series. It’s quick, elegant, it supports LTE and comes with more RAM. The sliding keyboard which made many users fall for the Droid line is back and better than ever.
Here are some of the technical and visual characteristics of the new Droid 4:
- 4 inch QHD screen with Gorilla Glass.
- 1.2 GHz dual-core OMAP 4430 processor.
- 1 GB of RAM.
- 16 GB of internal storage, microSD card slot.
- 8MP rear camera with HD 1080p video capture .
- 720p HD 1.3 MP front camera.
- 802.11 b / g / n Wi-Fi
- Weight: 179g (6.31 oz)
- Dimensions: 2.8 (W) x 5.0 (H) x 0.5 (d) inches
- Android 2.3.6 (will be updated to Android 4.0)
We cannot say that the screen of the Droid 4 is not as good as the one of the Galaxy Nexus (not even close), nor is it as good as the Droid OG screen. While the resolution is decent, the colors are too washed. Whites are not white. The greens are not green. Honestly, it’s a little worrying.
The transition between the home screen is pretty fluid. The applications open incredibly fast and the navigation is pretty smooth. By touching an icon, the application is opened in an instant. Similarly, when returning to the home screen, there is no waiting period, no lag. In addition the Droid 4 comes with many 3rd party pre-installed applications, and we’re excluding the apps from Motorola or Google.
In conclusion, the strengths of the Droid 4 is that it is quite fast and the keyboard really is fantastic. The trouble is that the screen does not have much shine in it.
Now let’s get back to business!
Root Motorola Droid 4 in less than 5 minutes, with one touch:
You should know that rooting your Motorola Droid 4 will provide you with administrator rights on the operating system of your smartphone: you will be able to modify settings that you could not modify on an un-rooted smartphone, you can uninstall different applications that came with your phone, or install some apps that are not available on the Android Market. Also, you can customize some of the hardware configuration on your Motorola Droid 4.
Being able to install numerous applications that are not on the Android Market, means that you need to pay close attention when choosing the apps you want to install.
Onebitzero.com will not be held responsible for any harm you do to your phone while trying to root the Motorola Droid 4.
3 things to do before starting the rooting process:
- charge your smartphone to 100%.
- get to a desktop/laptop using Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7
- install the latest Windows USB drivers for your Motorola Droid 4 (please visit the manufacturer website in order to download these)
Step by step tutorial – Motorola Droid 4 Root:
- First thing you need to do is to enable USB Debugging. On your smartphone go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and tap USB Debugging.
- Using your USB cable, connect the Droid 4 to your PC (remember that it needs to be a Windows computer)
- Download Dan Rosenberg’s DROID 4 exploit from here.
- Unzip the file using any zipping software.
- Double-click on run.bat and let the tool will root the Droid 4 automatically, no other intervention from your side is needed. Please be advised that, during the rooting procedure, the device will restart for a couple of times, don’t panic, it’s normal.
If you have any questions or issues, please consult the original thread on the Android Central forums.