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?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
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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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    Its funny they have made this announcement but the soak testers have not even gotten the update yet ?
    Makes me wonder how far out this update is for the masses still.
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    Well the recent droid charge gingerbread update was announced Nov. 23 and started rolling out Nov. 29, so hopefully next week.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    Another tread suggested December 9, but an announcement at the end of October said "30 to 60 days" so anytime between now and the end of the year. We'll have to see. It's sure to be random and we'll be seeing "I GOT THE UPDATE :icon_ banana:" threads with replies like "I haven't yet :mad:"
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    Is this an update that is pushed to us, or do we go get it and download it from somewhere?
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