Soak test

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  1. wolf102
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    I just got an email from motorola about a soak test coming up for final hardware I wonder what this update will be like.I a am signed up for the soak test I hope I get it

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    Just got the same email...hope its a good one!

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    If you get it try to back it up and upload it so we all can try it out. :)

    "But WHY THE RUM?!!"
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    Is that all it says? I wonder what it is.... ICS, maybe??????????? (Yes I know, probably not. But I can dream darnit!)
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    Its most definitely, 100%, a patch. Not ICS. But sure, I guess u can dream

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    I'm hoping that it is a patch getting ready for ics. Anyway try to save it for the test of us if you can, it's still interesting. Hopefully it does not break root.

    "But WHY THE RUM?!!"
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    How do I save it if I get it?

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    That is a good question, I don't have that answer but the folks here or xda might know. Do a little searching I'm sure you'll come up with the answer. I'll look myself when I get time. To late right now, I have to be up at 5:30 am and it's 11:20 now.

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    I just got that email too...had to take a quick survey but it said I should be picked...most likely within the next week or so...I'm assuming it is a variation of 901/902...I'm thinking if that's what it is & all is OK that the next update after that will be ICS...based on how the updates work (few users at a time) that everyone should be updated by mid to late March...which would validate the rumors of ICS by April...

    I have no facts on this..just basing my guess on past practice.
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    Good luck guys... the last soak completely BORKED my phone.

    Unlike most of you, my Bionic didn't experience ANY of the problems that I've read about - I never lost data connection once, I never had to reboot, never had it reboot in my pocket for no reason, never had any type of problem with it at all, and my battery life was well over 30 hours (on the standard battery with my normal usage - and you can verify that by checking the battery thread from a few months ago)

    Now, after the last soak that I was part of, my phone has experienced ALL of the problems that everyone has been complaining about.
    I pitched a FIT in the MFN forums - just like the other thousand "lucky" soak test winners, and ALL of us were met with silence from Motorola.

    I've been in pre-media beta testing and focus groups for over 27 years and have NEVER experienced anything quite like how it went down testing a simple OTA for this phone - because I had never worked with Motorola before. Their perception is that if an OTA fixes 41% of the phones out there, they'll push it out - even despite absolute EVIDENCE that it made it worse for the other 59%.
    They don't listen to their beta testers - if they decide it's good enough, it's good enough and off to the public it goes.


    So, good luck guys. Hope what happened to me (and the other 999 people from the previous "secret soak test") doesn't happen to this next thousand.
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    I got the email, went ahead and signed up for the soak test. I'm debating whether or not I want to go back to stock now and see what happens with this update. The survey mentioned that you should factory reset if you have rooted/modded anything, and that if you wait until the test is rolling out to wipe you will get kicked out of line and you will not get the update.

    So, do you think it is worth risking losing root just to get the soak test? If there were any hope that this is the ICS update I would be all over it, but if its just another patch then I'm not sure. .901 has been going great for me so far.
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    I'm wondering if you don't unroot if it will really matter? I understand if you're not STOCK...meaning an alternate rom or several tweaks to the stock rom. But if you are all stock except root what could really happen? Yea you could lose root but what else? I still have all the bloat installed...just the benefits of being rooted without changing much to the stock rom (wireless tethering is the only real thing I use being rooted...plus TiBu and other "root" apps)
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    I'm wondering this myself, I am rooted, have safestrap installed and am running a custom Ron on the unsafe partition. I think I'll give it a go since I'm stock on the safe side. Got my email this morning so I'll see if I get it.

    "But WHY THE RUM?!!"
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    Did it work?
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    Yay! I'm part of the soak test. I'm gonna follow the instructions and restore to 893. I'm on rooted 901 now but now with anything special...just root.
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    You guys that are wondering about being rooted - you cannot be rooted and obtain an OTA. At least that's what was mentioned in the MFN forums by several people AND it was mentioned on the survey and elsewhere.

    To partake in a soak test, you HAVE to be completely stock and unrooted, otherwise, your phone won't accept the update. (When I say completely stock and unrooted, I mean that you have to have either the ORIGNIAL ROM or the latest OFFICIAL OTA (5.9.893) along with ALL the bloat - AND you cannot have root access to anything - their update process checks this and will remove you from queue) If you wait until the day of the rollout to unroot and revert back to stock, you'll be skipped - shoved out of line effectively, and the next MEID will take your place in line for the OTA.


    This isn't child's play, guys. I understand wanting to have the latest and greatest a day before everyone else, but like I mentioned, the last one completely borked my phone and turned it into garbage. My only salvation (and only a slight one at that) was the 5.9.901 that leaked.


    Oh, by the way, it's not coincidence that 5.9.902 just hit the Verizon servers today... that's likely what you're going to be testing.
    DROID BIONIC 5.9.902 Update Shows Up On VZW Support Site, Rollout Imminent (No, It Isn't ICS)
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    I'm going to agree that the rooted phones are out on this one. I am not going to give up root for this. I agreed to return to stock to get it but since I'm not going to give up root then I'll have to wait for Verizon to push it.

    "But WHY THE RUM?!!"
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    So I guess that means mine didn't work? Looks successful to me!

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    Dumb question though...where is the reply button in the moto soak test forum? I can see the forum & read the posts but can't find out how to reply...LOL
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    In regard to anyone trying to revert to 5.893 from 901, follow these instructions. Worked flawlessly. Unbrick Your Bionic Here - RootzWiki

    M
    ike, were you rooted on 901 when you installed the update? Everything working ok after install? Details, man!