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Bionic soak test coming

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by srgolub, Nov 14, 2011.

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    Just got an email from Moto Support Forums that a soak test for the Bionic update will be starting shortly and that the version being pushed to testers is intended to be the actual update released.

    I had to complete a short survey and was informed that I'd be included in the test. Will update when I receive the update.

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    Good news indeed!
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    Sweet, been waiting for this. Hopefully it happens sooner than later. Completely stock / unrooted. Decided to wait for the official OTA update instead of installing the leaked one.
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    I got the update email as well but i have the 5.7.893 patch installed already. So i think i a might wait to see what version motorola is pushing in their update.
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    I also have 5.7.893 skimming through forums I noticed that I can't get official OTA even if I use the known methods of returning to stock/unroot.. I understand it remains 5.7.893, but looks stock to the untrained eye... My question is... IS THIS TRUE?

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    The official OTA isn't even released yet. How could anyone know who can or can't install it? Yes, the locked bootloader prevents backwards flashing of the kernel but this was clearly stated many times in numerous posts. I'm on 5.7 also and not worried at all. The dev community is incredibly talented and if a work around is necessary, I'm sure they'll find something.

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    Thank you. I'm new. And bouncing forum to forum site people saying this people saying that.. Thanks for the clarification. I have been flashing Th3ory Roms since my TB, so I'm very confident I'll be fine. Just wanted to know a bit more.

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    Yep same here. Usually there'll be a rooted version for us to flash as well. Maybe that thread on unlocking the bootloader makes progress

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    You're welcome. We can all panic together later lol.

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    yeah, usually there are ways to go back if needed. I installed the leaked OTA and the data issue and audio in the headphones went away. Still have wifi issues though where it takes forever to find an access point and connect. Hopefully the OTA soak will just overwrite what I have. Be interested to see the build once they push the soak this week. Probably won't happen until Thursday though.
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    What'sa "Soak Test?"
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    it's when the manufacturer sends out the updates to a control group. If you are part of the Motorola Feedback network you would get an email, you answer a few questions and then they push the update to you within a day or two. They give you a private forum to report bugs or issues back to so they can tell if the update is truly ready for general release or not. If not, they go back and fix and then do another soak test. If all proves ok, then general release is usually a week or two later.
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    actually Moto has been sending out the regular release 1-2 days after the soak test begins as of late.
    I wouldnt be surprised to see it hit the masses by this weekend
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    You must have missed that check mark box that asked if you agreed to keep this test confidential :)
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    moto's free beta testing.
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    Got invite today! :D
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    Yea looking forward to see what it does :)
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    We can't know, actually. It all depends on which types of update packages Motorola creates (and VZW pushes).

    Back in the Droid 1 days, there would be 2 seperate update files. One was a differential update designed to be pushed out to devices running the latest offical OS; this update was generally quite small in size but would only work if you had the latest official firmware installed. On the other hand, there would be a "full update", technically designed for those that might not be running the latest OS on their device. This update was generally quite large in size, but contained the entire OS.
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    Soak testing is a step beyond beta testing. The build being soak tested has already been beta tested internally by Moto and Verizon.

    The purpose of a soak test is to push the (most likely official) update to a limited number of devices to gauge how well the rollout works and to find any showstopping last minute bugs (the only thing that would cause the build being tested not to become final). In other words, do a small controlled rollout ahead of the main deployment.


    EDIT: What I mean by this is the software SHOULD be fully beta tested at this point. The purpose of a soak test should be to test the deployment of the update package, not to test the update package itself.
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