2 1/2 weeks after Bionic Build 5.9.901 ------- How's it working for you????

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by nateohio, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. nateohio

    nateohio Member

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    I wholeheartedly stand by all of my initial impressions posted in this thread:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/mo...-initial-impressions-what-we-know-so-far.html

    It's been an overwhelming success. If you go through the threads pertaining to this build, you'll see that about 9 out of 10 people say this build solves all their problems and finally brings the Bionic to a point that it actually lives up to the hype.

    After 2 1/2 weeks running the 901 build, I have yet to experience ANY data drops (other than nationwide outages).

    It's still running extremely well, very snappy, and its stable.

    It still has excellent battery life, although I did calibrate my battery after I flashed it. I can easily get through a workday with moderate use leaving 4Glte and Bluetooth running.

    Bottom line: If you haven't tried this yet, TRY IT!!!!! Especially if you didn't give it a good honest shot after trying the first time. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you CANNOT judge a build in just a few minutes. Just the fact that VZW has had so many network issues lately is a reason to give it more than just a few minutes. Otherwise, how are you going to know if it's the network or the phone causing problems.

    As a side note: VZW has DEFINITELY upgraded the network in my area in the last couple of days. Areas in my house that I was lucky to get a 4G signal in a week ago, I'm now getting almost a full signal in. When I did a speed test before, i was lucky to pull a 4-5 MBit download and 1 MBit upload. Doing a speed test now in the same spot, I average 25-28 MBit download and 10-12 MBit upload.

    Things are definitely looking up for us guys!!!! Hang in there!!!
     
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    I agree, this build runs very well for me. I'd give it a 9.5/10 and probably is the best Motorola will be able to get this phone running on Gingerbread. It isnt perfect as I have noticed a few small issues but overall it works great. Now my biggest hope is that Motorola/Verizon push this out to everyone ASAP and put all effort into getting ICS out.
     
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    I love this build, however being that it hasn't been officially released/approved; it has market issues that caused me to revert to .893

    Same thing as usual with non-approved builds, the copy protected apps I own were not showing up in the market. Had this issue with GTA III and Rockstar was too stupid to figure out how to fix it (even though I told them), so I went back until .901 (or whatever) becomes official.
     
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    Phones running great since i upgraded a couple weeks ago too.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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    sweet, now i just need it to work with ics
     
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    Outstanding results here, I could not ask for anything more. It drops very rarely and it reconnects on it's own. I have not had to do airplane/battery pull/reboot since I installed it about 2 weeks ago.
     
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    901 has been a great. Only 1 data drop and no BSOD since I upgraded a week and a half ago. Also 4G reception has been greatly improved. I thought my house is in a fringe area because I was always toggling between 3G and 4G at home. Now I maintain 4G all the time. Glad I took the plunge and flashed it.
     
  8. nateohio

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    Wow, that's the first time I've ever heard of something like this on any phone or build. Is it predominantly a problem with games?? I've never had this issue, at all.
     
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    was your 901 the select release or cheesecake?
    it was released in select markets. simple build prop edits gets the games to re show. if your phone doesn't show on the web android market device page properly it will have all sorts of market issues. even with it right many still have no my apps... 901 does have some vital core file differences from all the 893 builds that require proper files being used to make custom roms even load. im on 901 and my apps is blank but all my secure paid apps re installed fine.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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    They need to get off their booties and release the update for real. I'm not really one to do the DIY update stuff because it usually takes a little while for people to figure out how to get back on the official OTA path, and waiting for that would irk me. :p
     
  11. nateohio

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    To my knowledge, 901 was never available via cheesecake. The zip file thats available for download is the actual OTA that somebody pulled from the directory before installing.
     
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    Working great for me. zero 4g to 3g issues.
    901 is probably the Verizon test release. I suspect it will be available OTA in a few weeks.