It's dropping wifi, too?! Never heard of that problem with a bionic. I was a little apprehensive going to 902 from 901 since 901 was so amazingly perfect for such a long time. 902 seems to be equally as good for me so far though!
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I wish I knew what was consistently causing this problem. All I can conclude is that it's either a crappy phone (which I really don't want to believe since I LOVE this phone "when it's f*#king working"), Verizon's crappy service, or something about the updates or the process. I sort of feel that it's more Verizon than anything else because when going into a local Verizon store I'm told that ALL of their 4G-LTE devices are constantly having issues...i just wish they would get it together since this stuff aint cheap, so I expect it to work properly at least most of the time. However, I will admit that I don't usually do a FDR, or wipe dalvic cache or anything before installing each update and maybe I should going forward.
Anyone else having similar issues after updating? I hate calling VZW about it because all they usually suggests is a battery pull, FDR and then a refurbished replacement...and I am in 100% agreement with you LegalAmerican when you say that you don't want a refurbished phone put up to your face that may have been in the previous owners toilet! I had to pay full retail for my Bionic but at least I knew that it was brand new so I don't believe in replacing it with a used one.
Anyone else have any ideas on what may be causing this?
No problems here, but I confess that part of that may be due to the fact that I had fried my sim card and got a new one just before manually installing .902 (although it's been good since the day I got the phone).
In my case, crazy enough as it is, if you keep getting the "Checking for updates unavailable at this time" message and do the sim card trick, the next time you check for updates it'll actually check for updates. I had put the card in backwards and when I powered up I got a "No Sim Card" message. I put in in correctly, but although the message was gone all I had was 3G. I took the phone to a Verizon store, told them what I did and what happened. They confirmed the card was bad and swapped in a new one for free. 4G came back on right away and I seem to get it quicker.
I was on .901 at the time and manually installed .902 the next day. Again, I can't say data is better because of .902 or a new sim card.
Last edited by aaf709; 02-14-2012 at 06:56 PM.
I wouldn't hesitate to ask for a new sim card. I don't know how it all works but I have seen an awful lot of Bionic posts where the sim card replacement fixed the data issues. That is where I would start, at least since it is the easiest of all the solutions.
Take a look at https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/70990/~/droid-bionic---sim-card-swapping
Your DROID BIONIC requires a special 4G LTE SIM card specifically for your phone. In the event you remove your SIM and replace with another SIM card, you may experience a disruption in certain services like OTA (Over The Air) updates and social networking services. If you encounter this type of disruption, we recommend replacing the original SIM your device came with.
I did not have any data drop issues after updating to 5.9.902 and I was so happy that the problem got fixed. Not anymore. I lost data connection few times this evening and I am very disappointed now. I don't think Verizon or Motorola has a clue how to fix it.