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    A bit more about these leaks. These were pulled off the Motorola servers and are simple to install. You put them on the SD-EXT (external memory), reboot the phone into Recovery (press Power + Volume Up/Down) and select the update (more detailed instructions are available, but that was the short version). The phone will install the update, just like it came to you OTA (Over The Air) and you'll be using the new operating system OS called ICS (for Ice Cream Sandwich).

    Now, there are 5 leaks so far. If you pick one and install it, most likely you won't get the real deal when it does come out OTA. If you want to get back on the OTA path, you'll have to go back to 5.9.905 before you can. This is because Motorola/Verizon assumes you are currently on 5.9.905 and would try to send you the update to go from there. They will check your version on your phone and if it isn't (in this case) 5.9.905 they move on. Fortunately there is a way to go back (available on other threads) if you want to. On the first 4 leaks (6.7.232 is the latest) you are able to do this, but with 6.7.235 you can't. So if you want to install one of these leaks, I suggest going to 6.7.232 instead.
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    Sounds like I have a lot to figure out lol. Was always interested in getting into my phone like that but I'm total newbie on that stuff
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    Well ya gotta start somewhere. But, i am sure you will be happy with ginger bread until ics comes out officially. Most of us have used it for months and it is fine. So i would suggest just learning the ins and outs of your new phone as it is. Then when you do get ics ota, you will be amazed at how much of an improvement it is over gb, and you can appreciate it that much more.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    Only if I can find a bionic next Saturday :) bb already took off shelves, verizon won't sell it now either. Here's hoping I find one
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    I agree. By the time you get everything figured out, the ICS update will be out. It'll be like getting a whole new phone all over again! :p But seriously, you'll have plenty of time to destroy the phone once you're bored with it.
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    Looks like I'm not getting the bionic. Nobody has it left for sale except costco and I need a 55 dollar membership for a 30 dollar phone. Not happening lol
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    Do you have a friend with a Costco membership?
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    Have you checked amazon, ebay, or craigs list?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    Check on wirefly also for device on cheap contract.
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    Does anyone have info on the gnex, if its a good phone, etc. At target (for now) they have the gnex for 50 and bionic for 10
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    You may want to ask in the gnex forum as they should have more info.
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    If you want update from Google and don't hack phone. Then yes gnex is developer phone for Google users and app development in Google play store/Android market

    Sent from my DROID 3 droid does!
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    I like my bionic more than the gnex. Mainly because the build quality of bionic is much more solid than the gnex. I have read about people who have dropped their gnex and broke battery door off very easily. Bionics battery door is actually a little difficult to get off until you get the hang of it. I do like gnex screen better though. It may be hard for you to find bionic to play with now. You should easily be able to find a gnex in any verizon store to play with.

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    Well gnex doesn't seem appealing, bionic is hard to find, and Dinc4g is 50 bucks now. I hate decisions
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    If you love htc then dinc4g if not then both phone wouldnt be bad. Bionic and gnex is pretty similar beside the hd display, bigger screen

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    I've never had htc, so I can't say if they're good or bad. Heard good though. But if I can get the bionic regardless of price that's the 1 I'm getting. If not then plan b, whatever that is lol
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    I had htc i think their sense ui is overrated. I had htc hero,( Htc thunderbolt for 3 days )droid incredible,htc evo and htc evo shift. Including vanilla phone like t-mobile g1 and g2 .

    I like htc when it vanilla because sense ui slow down your phone a lot . Especially, when you have alot of apps.

    It start loading htc logo alot like samsung does; with it touchwiz launcher it take about 2 to 3 mins to render all the apps.

    Fyi i had Samsung also to tell you the truth i dont like them at all beside plastic look or feel.

    Phone i had Samsung galaxy s family (epic 4g,fascinate,stratosphere, vibrant ).
    Google Nexus 4g.

    I rather have motorola.
    Motorola droid 1
    Motorola droid RAZR

    Recently got Droid 3 i miss the qwarty keyboard.


    Go with droid bionic because when it get ics by end of this month it will be stock look like droid razr.

    If you want to stock without hack then gnexus is for you.
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    I want the bionic, just have to hope a store around here still has it in stock by next Saturday. If not, then the confusion begins :)
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    If not you can buy it in ebay or amazon.
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    If it wasnt for people saying razr was better bionic and the specs. I would be having a bionic now.