Update Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 to Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware

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Thanks to the AOKP team, the good old Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 users can now also enjoy Android 4.2.2 AOKP thanks to their Build 4 custom ROM which is now available for download. This ROM comes with a long number of customization features for Droid Bionic (Verizon) and you will be able to experience the latest Jelly Bean on your phone without having to wait for the official firmware to get released -if ever they plan to. You can now update Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 to Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean using our easy tutorial below. You need to already have ClockworkMod installed on your phone to install this ROM.

As you continue reading this tutorial, we will tell you how to install Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean on Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 with complete steps and instructions. We also have given some important tips below that you have to keep in mind before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. Backup all your personal settings, data and apps because you never know when something might go wrong on your phone during the process. Let’s proceed with the tutorial now.

Motorola Droid Bionic XT875 - Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean Firmware Details:

The latest build of AOKP Android 4.2.2 ROM is not about new features, but the team has managed to successfully merge the previous AOKP code with the new Android 4.2.2 and the best part is, nothing seems to be broken. A stable AOKP ROM is what we need on Android devices.

Remember, this is not an official firmware update. This is a custom ROM, based on AOSP release of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

UPDATE: Android 4.2.2 based AOKP Build 5 ROM is now available for download. Read the tutorial here!

Motorola Droid Bionic USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Motorola Droid Bionic properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Motorola Droid Bionic USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Droid Bionic XT875 on Android 4.2.2 AOKP Build 4 Jelly Bean firmware.


  • blazingbluebabes

    Tried to follow the instructions, but I am on the 6.7.247 leaked version and I could not get Clockworkmod recovery installed using Rom Manager or Bionic Bootstrapper. I was able to get Safestrap installed and installed this ROM on a differerent ROM slot. So far so good, but camera does not work as OP mentioned. However no other camera apps will work either.

  • Chris Masker

    I get a error message while installing error 7

    • Peter Weber

      I have the same error on mine. Did you get this resolved?

  • BT

    When I tap “Boot into recovery,” my phone just does a normal reboot. I even tried the hold down the volume and power buttons to get into recovery that way, but the little droid guy showed up on his back with a red triangle with an exclamation point in it on top of his belly. I rooted it (it worked since Titanium Backup works), so I don’t know how to get into recovery. Any ideas how to fix this?

    • matt b

      Make sure you load the appropriate recovery bootstrap. I had this issue when cold booting, but a hot boot directly out of Bionic Bootstrap should work. Haven’t tried SafeStrap yet. Can’t get this rom to install using CWM, fwiw.

  • Chris Masker

    Peter , Did you get the status 7 resolved I been looking and cant seem to find any answer

    • Peter Weber

      I have been searching around and have found nothing. I have been trying to get answers from the people on the AOKP website but haven’t received any responses yet. I kinda have a feeling they might be in the process of fixing it along with getting the camera to work.

    • Peter Weber

      I was finally able to install. Safestrap 3.11 was installed on my phone at first and it didn’t work so I uninstalled it. I decided to try it again I installed the apk on my phone and then I installed recovery then immediately uninstalled recovery and then immediately installed recovery again. I figured there was something wrong with the initial install so I decided to try it for the hell of it. I was able to install 4.2.2 right away.

  • http://twitter.com/Andrew_StClair Andrew St. Clair

    Clearly no one at TeamAndroid has a Bionic because you keep posting pictures of the early design of the phone in your articles.

  • Darin

    Installed using safe strap (not sure this ROM can be installed using CWM)… really this ROM is no different than other custom ROMs… camera is still broken.

    • Peter Weber

      Safestrap was the first one I tried. I am so frustrated.

    • Peter Weber

      I was finally able to install. Safestrap 3.11 was installed on my phone at first and it didn’t work so I uninstalled it. I decided to try it again I installed the apk on my phone and then I installed recovery then immediately uninstalled recovery and then immediately installed recovery again. I figured there was something wrong with the initial install so I decided to try it for the hell of it. I was able to install 4.2.2 right away.

  • Peter Weber

    The ROM is awesome and super smooth. For some reason I cannot get Calling to work. I figured there was something wrong with the install so I re-installed but with no avail.