Official STOCK 901 Update Thread (No Rooting Discussions)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by brunla, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. wilboy
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    NOPE..you are NOT!!:)
    I came from 7.893>downgrade to 5.5.893 (upgrade path) then .901...
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    Longer battery life and no drops its great.

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    So i tried, and still no luck...this sucks...

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    Been without 4G for most of the day - read something about an outage in the Midwest, but not sure Houston is considered Midwest...

    Aside from that, the only other odd issue I've had with 901 is that sometimes after a call, the display becomes non-responsive to the touch. Pressing the power button seems to address it.

    In general I'm seeing less data drops while battery seems similar. I rebooting does take longer now.

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    I finally flashed the 901 update today because I was fed up with the data drops (3g area). The results? Well I haven't had a data drop but the best thing is that my HDMI audio now works. :icon_ banana: I had comletely given up on it; even after 2 hours on the phone this week with Motorola. I could have done without teh extra blost, though I suppose the Emergency Alert app is handy.
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    So since I can't manually download the 901 update, how long do you think i have to receive it OTA? Estimate?

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    No clue, but can you find a friend with a computer and get it that way?
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    Yes, tomorrow I will have access to a computer. I hate to be such a pain but what will be my steps when I get to this tomorrow... And I don't want to root.

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    I followed the instructions at DROID Bionic Receiving Mysterious 5.9.901 Update? – Droid Life I got the file from the mirror site there. No rooting required.

    To add to the instructions:

    1. Download the file from above and drop it on the root of your SD card (not internal storage). That is SD-EXT
    2. Power phone down
    3. Reboot into stock recovery (adb reboot recovery) by holding Power and Volume Up/Down at the same time.
    4. When the robot appears, press both volume keys in at the same time.
    5. Select “apply update from sdcard” using the volume keys, then the power switch to initiate it.
    6. Choose the file that you downloaded above, press Power and let it load.
    7. When the install is done, press the Power button, It'll reboot, but it'll be longer than normal (a few minutes)
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    Yap,that's the one i've posted in #6 and the instructions in #46..Wish that he can solve it ASAP.. :)
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    901 is the nuts. I used to always lose data when i went to the casino to play poker. It was horrible no matter what i tried. After 901, the problems are gone. The phone still wants to switch back and forth from 4g to 3g out at the casino, so i just switch it to cdma mode. It stayed on 3g all night. Before, it would drop 3g left and right. I am finally happy with my phone now.

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    Sooo the update on post #6. The link says 5.893 i thought it was the .901 update.... which is it? I got the. 893 update OTA. I need the update after that which should be 901 right

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    The updates are named for the version you're coming from, not what you're going to. It confuses lots of people (including me), but that's what I was told.
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    Makes since. Thanks for the quick reply

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    Well upgraded. Hate the touch screen now. About 4min to type this sentences. Not responsive at all

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    I just downloaded and installed 901 on my latest refurb sent to me when tech support didn't realize there was a data outage last week. My touchscreen is working just fine.

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    I realized it was only happening while it was plugged in. I never really type while plugged in so not a problem. I still lost data twice since upgraded. Other than that seems ok.

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    So first off, I'm completely new to this. I followed all the steps, but when I try rebooting from recovery, I get the little droid icon with an exclamation point in a triangle. I let it sit for abut 20 minutes and nothing happened so I pulled the battery and rebooted normal.

    Is it supposed to take that long? Or am I doing something wrong?

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    I think at that point you push the up and down volume buttons.

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    After the droid with the exclamation I believe you need to hit the volume keys and possibly the power again, i forget exactly but then you will be at the recovery screen.

    I am running 5.9.901 and it works great!! It has solved all of my data issues and in 5 days ive had to airplane mode 1x which is a record for me. Now as good as it is that Motorola is fixing the Bionic, i hope this is their final Gingerbread update and they put 110% effort into ICS.
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