Droid Bionic Update v5.5.893 Coming Soon

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    With all eyes focused on the Galaxy Nexus and RAZR lately, you might have thought the Bionic was left was for dead. That's not the case at all, Verizon has a major update coming out soon for the Droid Bionic that should patch a number of bugs and add some additional features. If you receive this update, be sure to sound off on in the Droid Bionic Forum

    Check out the complete list below:

    Email, Messaging & Data
    • Improved stability of data connection on 3G and 4G.
    • Fixed lockup that could occur while browsing during the handoff from Wi-Fi to 4G.
    • “Data Roaming” pop-up message will display once when roaming in CDMA internationally.
    • Jump to the most recent message after changing the device orientation while in message list view.

    Device Features
    • The number of devices supported by Mobile Hotspot has increased to 8.
    • Fixes have been deployed to keep the device from becoming stuck on a black screen and requiring a battery pull to recover.
    • Improvements in device stability help avoid device power cycles.
    • When connected to a Bluetooth® headset or HDMI cable, the device will no longer lock up and power cycle.
    • Improved cold SIM card activation speed.
    • “Low memory” warnings when using the Lapdock™ have been reduced.
    • An improvement to the camera’s auto focus will reduce the shutter response time and enhance the quality of captured imagery.
    • During Location Based Service setup, a Location Privacy message will display.
    • Fixed issue where the device would automatically power back up after being powered down.
    • The following Lapdock updates were made:
    • • Improved stability.
    • • The display will not turn off after use.
    • • The calling screen will no longer be recreated, improving performance.
    • • Reduced frequency of the “Low Memory” warning message

    Call Features
    • Use a wired headset without the interruption of a high pitched tone.
    • Volume on the “Low Battery” alert tone has been lowered while user is on a call.
    • Within the notification area, the Visual Voice Mail alert stating the server is not responding after a power-up has been removed.

    Applications & Widgets
    • Playback media can be heard while using a Bluetooth headset.
    • Place a call to the appropriate recipient using the Contact widget.
    • Improvements in the use of the Messaging application.
    • After updating the contact database from the Messaging App, the Messaging UI will display the latest contact information.
    • When moving applications to the SD card, shortcuts to these Apps will remain.
    • Properly post and play videos to Facebook.
    • Fixed issue causing apps to disappear from the app tray when moved to the SD card.
    • Ringtones purchased from the Verizon media store can now be saved to the device.
    • Apps can now be launched from the “Recent” menu in the app tray.

    Thanks for the tip, Nathan

    Source: http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/droid_bionic.pdf
     
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    guess we can say its about damn time?
     
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    Great News!!
     
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    dancedroiddancedroid:icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
     
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    "Use a wired headset without the interruption of a high pitched tone."

    Looks like they have a fix for the noise! Sweet!
     
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    Anyone know if this is the same as the leaked one a month ago? Cuz they've also leaked 5.6.893 & 5.7.893
     
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    So did this fix the camera? I may have missed it, but if not, I think that's one of the things most people were waiting for! :blink:
     
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    I used Pete's Root Tool to root, installed ClockworkMod Bootstrap and ClockworkMd Recovery from Rom Manager. Do I need to un-root to get the updates and then hope I can root again?
     
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    When I saw this I dropped my plate.

    I will be pressing check for update every second now!
     
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    Last I heard, any new updates will break and patch root exploit, so I wouldn't update until you know it's safe.
     
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    Let's hope to god us leak users can install this.
     
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    I know, but P3Droid knows his stuff... and if he posted the get back on the upgrade path thread, I'm 99.98% sure it will work.

    Edit: his also re-flashes the webtop partition back to stock
     
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    Well it's definitely worth a shot if the update doesnt work on 5.7.893
     
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