Official D2 "Soak" here!! Reviews?

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    And the Soak arrived late last night! If you would like to share with the community..Here we are all ears!! And thanks for your participation...I myself, will not take the soak..I'm just too excited about cm7gb still..lol anyway, hope the soak is working great! But I'm almost positive someone will find a problem as bugs will be bugs..lol Hence.."the Soak!"..:)

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    fill me in! What is soak and where can I check it out?
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    I didn't understand anything that you were talking about lol. Please explain what is "soak"?

    on the miui shiz
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    People are testing the finalized version of the official gingerbread update.
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    From where? Is he talking about the final version of GB from the DX or something? I have no clue what the "Soak" is here and don't see it anywhere else.
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    Motorola/VZW sends out the official GB OTA to a select few, which is called a "soak test".

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    Thanks bro..I was at work and was dying to respond..Lol I hopes for some reviews today but maybe later? I don't want to test it..but if I hear some really awesome unbelievable reviews, I will be taking a part..(well, maybe) ..lol

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    To the D2 users? I'm really confused here. I thought VZW/Motorola already brought the GB OTA for all DX users a couple months ago. Wish someone would clarify a bit more to what the "Soak" is/does, why only a select few, which devices, if its just a testing update will it roll out for all D2 users?
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    dx has gb yes. d2 however just had the soak released last night, i am in the soak. so far it seems great. but i havent really had much time to play with it. but i have used my phone today as i always do and have had no issues. but havent explored every extent. battery life seem good. i was on monster leak and this is very similar. infact i havent really noticed a difference. and it is rootable. via d3 method


    [ROOT] Droid 3 root instructions (One Click added for Windows/ Linux/ OSX)se this file

    MotorolaOneClickRoot_psouza4.zip
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    asy a cake takes about 5 min

    only problem with rooting is as of right now no way back. no sbf, no unroot.
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    Hey Swagger what up bro? I started this thread to give other D2 users an idea of what "To come" of the official update via verizon/moto...Yes, the Dx got their update to gingerbread..before they officially sent the update, they do a trial or a "soak" to test the software...I know you probably already are familiar with the way this works, but just wanted to specify in detail what this post was meant for and what it means...We are finally after a year getting our Official update to gingerbread..Which we saw however the D2global get the soak and fail...for too many bugs or whatever..So they sent us one this time..I am sure though, its going to be identical or more like closely resembling the update the DX users got..We will be happy as the devs will now be able to start work I'm sure soon after the update..this part however I am unsure.because of all the ginger goodness we have all been getting based off of the leak...

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    A soak, is a testing of the waters to a few select members devices to see how the update will take...Gingerbread...the Official Gingerbread released with blur and whatever else they added..lol

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    Thanks man I really apreciate it!! That's awesome news! Keep us posted! Thanks again! the drummer!:)

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    I see. So how do you see if you got the invite or not? I never get invited to any of this good stuff. For all the trouble VZW caused me a few months back by overbilling me $450 out of nowhere, you'd think they'd do something nice for me.
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    hey any time. just trying to help everyone out. i am afraid i may be screwed tho as i did root. and if they send out a revised ota after the soak. i will not be able to receive it.....
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    its not vzw. its motorola. you have to sign up for the soak.
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    I don't see any sign-ups for that. From what I'm reading, Motorola just randomly picks out a handful of VZW D2 users and sends an invite to them.
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    There is nothing "nice" about a soak. You're potentially their rat.

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    i promise you that you have to sign up. they dont just pick people. they have to have you phone id to send you the update

    https://supportforums.motorola.com/index.jspa?showpreview=true
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    f you register there you can say you want to be included in testing. then they send an email when they are ready for something for your phone. and the email has a link that you use to register for the test, in this case the soak. i just did this i know its how it works
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    Congrats on finally getting your soak test sent out. I'm waiting anyday now for mine with my Droid 2 Global. We've all been waiting a long time for this.

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    Lol sorry I hear you man, I have definately been snipped by them for minutes I didn't use and once data and I had unlimited everything lol..it turned out they billed my exs brothers line...lol

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