Motorola updates Bionic ICS Update Schedule

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    I stumbled across the leak thread and it inspired me to officially sign up for this forum. I am a total noob and have been lurking for a while just to learn about the cool things I can do with my Bionic. It's a solid piece of hardware, and I want to utilize it fully. Still trying to get up the nerve to root as I have never attempted "unstockify" it.

    There it is, my first post in a forum...EVER!:biggrin:


    BTW, Where the heck do I start? Not trying to change the subject, just a link to somewhere easy to understand to get me started.
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    i had that thing for 12 days and got rid of it honestly that phone was a POS
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    Welcome!

    It depend on where you want to do. There are rooting links, leak links, accessory links and app links. You're on a thread discussing the change in the schedule about when the Bionic will be getting the O/S ICS. If you want to install ICS it doesn't require rooting, but I suggest installing .232 as you can go back to .905 for the OTA (if you want). If you install .235 or higher, you can only go forward.
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    This is my first forum post as well!!!
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    Thanks for the advice! Didn't know I didn't have to root.

    The absolutely unnecessary delays have pushed me over the edge. I don't care about the politics of why things have gone so far, I am just a customer wanting to get what I was told I was paying for.
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    I just got my Bionic back in June of this year, as it was free upgrade, so im stuck with it for at least 18 months. I didnt have unlimited plan to start with but now im on share everything and have a 12GB data limit and my monthly bill is about the same. I also have a mifi which i use for internet service which is on my data plan and all in all i have more data limit now then i did before the share everything plan.

    Hope OTA comes soon.
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    Yeah, Im actually still on my unlimited data plan, and I plan on keeping the Bionic for the full two years, maybe even longer. Im also replacing the entire front of my Bionic, so it will be nearly brand new again, plus with a new case and screen protector, and itll be running on ICS, so I should be all set for 2013 baybay! xD

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    I can't read it on my phone, does it say Q4 2012 or Q4 2013?
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    Saywhat? o.o

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    Q4 2012

    thinking mid OCT for release
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    They don't say so they leave the door open for 2013 haha
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    Yes

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    Anything new going on?
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    Well, let's see: First the earth cooled. And, then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died, and they turned into oil.......
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    So with the q4 timeline for ICS I doubt the bionic will be one of the moto phones from 2011 that get JB by end of 2012...anyone going to take the $100?
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    No definitely not. My budget prohibits a new phone.
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    Not if I have to trade my bionic to get the $100. Rather smash it then give it back. I'm no millionaire but I'll pay full price for here in out so ling as I can keep my unlimited.
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    Another newbie that was inspired to join after stumbling on the leak thread in my daily "Bionic ICS" Google search. Thanks to all of you for keeping us up to date!

    I got my Bionic in January after I "mostly bricked" my DX. I am sure that it's salvageable, it just got stuck in a bootloop and the battery died before I could revive it. I had no way to charge it, so I went ahead and upgraded. I need to find somebody to charge my battery so that I can use it as a backup. My Bionic went for an unexpected swim last week, and I had to use an LG Ally until it dried out. This Bionic is a tough cookie! It was completely submerged for a good two minutes and it's working fine. I won't be worried about using it in the rain anymore.

    I've not rooted my Bionic or done much with it. My experience with the DX scared me more than it should of, so I decided to wait for the OTA. I may change my mind since the OTA is taking forever.
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    Nope. I'm not one that needs the newest gadgets as soon as they come out. The Bionic was my first smartphone and the first one I spent more than $50 for. Even with all the little issues on GB, I would have kept it for at least another year..but now that it's got ICS, until it craps out, or just can't do what I need it to do it will be used by me.

    I'm one of those customers VZW hates!
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    Oil's cool, you can make gas which makes things go! :)
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