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    Just got it last night ...what is the latest update? ? My connection drops constantly ..but other then that I love the phone
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    This is what I'm running

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    Ur on current up to date status but we will get another update comin up, i have had some data issues but verizon 4g lte devices been havin same issue

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    What you have is the latest OTA update. There is a second one, 5.9.901, which went OTA to a couple dozen people. There are a few threads on where to get it and how to install it.
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    I had a thunderbolt before this and connection was great ..I'm usually only getting 3g on this ..so any idea when we will get the ota?

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    Oh really. Is it the official update?

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    That's a good question. As I said, this update appeared to a couple of dozen people. We were later told this was sent accidentally. It appears to be an official version. Many have downloaded it and have had better results. One of the problems is that the 4G network is still early and has teething problems. I've heard it has to do with the 4G accepting the phone's request to connect. If the acceptance is slow you don't connect. Some phones seem to be quicker in sending another "request."

    If you want to try the update, you can get it from DROID Bionic Receiving Mysterious 5.9.901 Update? – Droid Life on the mirror site.

    After that, this is what I did...

    1. Go to Menu>Setting>Applications>Development and check "USB Debugging."
    2. Plug phone into computer.
    3. Press "Mass USB Storage" from the list of choices. Two drives will show up. One is MOT (Internal Storage) and the Removable Drive (SD-EXT).
    4. Put the downloaded file on the root (ie main area) of SD-EXT (not internal storage). No need to change the name or extract it.
    5. Eject both MOT and Removable Drive and disconnect the phone from your computer.
    6. Power phone down
    7. Reboot into stock recovery (adb reboot recovery) by holding Power and Volume Up/Down at the same time.
    8. When the robot appears, press both volume keys in at the same time.
    9. Select “apply update from sdcard” using the volume keys, then Power to initiate it.
    10. Using the Volume keys, choose the file that you downloaded above, press Power and let it load.
    11. When the install is done, press Power. It'll reboot, but it'll be longer than normal (a few minutes)
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    Thank you so much

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    Does any one know where I can get thread for the 9.0.1 update thanks..I appreaciatte and how can I update to that 901 I keep checkin and it says your device is up2 date

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    Congrats on the Bionic!!

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    OK, read my post #7; it gives you the link to get the .901 update and how to install it on an unrooted phone.

    Now, a bit about OTA updates. First they are RANDOM; so random; so random that if you bought 2 Bionics at the same time, one could get the update long before the other. Second is that they can arrive in the background. What you'd see is a question on if you want to install it (rather than download and install). Third is when you check for an update, you are pinging the carrier, who checked to see if you're scheduled to receive it. If you are, then you'll get notice that an update is available to download. This means that if you're scheduled to get the update on, say, January 25 at 3:47am, you're phone will say that it's "up to date" despite the fact that others on this forum had been getting it since the 16th.
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    Haha thanks! I love it!! !

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    Another question ..if I install this update manually will it wipe my phone? When I had my thunderbolt it did ..and the charge it didn't ..idk about this phone

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    Everything went smooth and nothing wiped :) I'm pretty sure this is official update ..people actually got it ota. So I'm pretty sure if they messed up they'll fix it hopefully and still keep us on the right update path

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    So after talking to you guys about getting the bionic and trading in my Nexus I finally did it lastnight.

    First impressions....
    I thank the phone is awesome and reading all the problems people had been having scared me. I bought the phone in a 4G area and I live in a 3G area. So far no issues with data or anything. Before I updated to 893 I hadn't noticed a problem and still haven't noticed a problem after the update so I might just wait for 901.

    Things I miss from the Nexus...
    The screen is awesome on the nexus, not that the bionics is bad but 720P is hard to beat. And of course ICS, its just awesome but other then that Bionic all the way.

    My biggest issue with the Nexus out of all the issues was call quality and the Bionic reminds me of my OG, it dominates in this area. So for a 100 bucks cheaper and a wait for ICS, the Bionic is the clear winner for me :)

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    The .901 update was officially leaked OTA so when they push another update most likely it will have another build version that will be a higher # like .902 or. 903 but it will not be. 901 because they will have added or deleted fixes or bugs from the .901.
    So your phone will recognize the higher # and accept the update.

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    I gotta ask, when I watched the ICS release, many of the features they built into ICS we already had with the refinements moto added to GB. What features or functions are you missing from ICS? I just want an idea of what to expect when the Bionic gets ICS.
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    Well mainly just the menus, the way stuff works now. Its hard to explain. Everything just seems more fluid and with ease. Just like the recent apps where u could cycle between them so fast or slide them out of the way which closed them out from running. Folders where u could stack so much stuff in them.

    Just alot of little bitty stuff that's been changed. Its like driving a old car for a while and then getting something new. Virtually both cars did the same thing its just nice to have something different for a change. That's why ill be ready to go back to the new again. I thank this is why the Nexus is the talk right now but alot of people probably ain't asking theirself this question. Well what happens when the other phones get ICS. My conclusion is just like on this Bionic, it will be better, hardware wise i believe it already is and software wise it will soon be that to imo.

    Rooting and development is a whole different category and shouldn't even be brought up when comparing apples to apples in stock form.

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