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DROID Bionic Bug Fixer Update Rolling Out To Some, Start Checking Your Phones

We are starting to receive reports from soak test members that are successfully retrieving the massive bug fixer update on their Bionics.  Even non-members are getting in on the action so now is the time to check your Bionics to see if you are next in line.  The update is a pretty big and includes lots of fixes, so if your device says the update is available then just sit back and let the phone do its thing.

You can check update availability by going into settings>about phone>system updates.

Good luck!

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Thnkertoo

    I cannot get the update  tells me the “check update” is not available ~ for the last 3 days ! I”m still on the 5.5.184~ can’t find the manual update . Verizon wants me to get another phone ~ a refurbished one ~ last time this phone had a problem the “new” phone  had the same  issue ( not update) was a SIM card  replacement issue ~ anyone else have this problem about updates !!

  • Jljackson1983

    I bought mine two weeks ago and i have my updated!!!!!!!!!

  • ubtoo

    got the update this morning but having troubles… damn. I was rooted so changed everything back to way it was with stock… the bootanimation and sound and hotspot hack. Changed all back and unrooted- used the same method that I used to root. First unroot try the icon was still there and had no luck with firmware update. I rooted again, checked to make sure few things were correct as was before rooted and then unrooted once again. That time SU icon was not in app drawer. I downloaded firmware update and clicked install after that. Same thing though. It gets about quarter of way there and the triangle with exclamation mark… then when boots up says update failed. Any suggestions next step to try and take or others getting this?  Thanks!

  • guest

    6am on west coast, got the update when I checked… downloading now.

    • James

      Got mine at the same time and I’m pretty happy with the update but the HD 1080P won’t focus in video on close subjects anymore 🙁 sorta lame.

  • Guest

    Got the update for my Bionic this morning about 5:45AM. Haven’t had time to check it out.

  • EricPitt01

    Just downloaded and am installing my update now.  More to come……

    • EricPitt01

      I cannot put an actual number, or time, improvement on the camera, but it is IMMENSELY better.  Focus happens in less than 2 seconds, as opposed to 6-10 sec.  I was one of the (few) lucky ones that had little to no connectivity issues, so that isn’t a problem.  Camera fix is huge, though.

  • tripod

    The 5.5.893.en.US update appeared tonight on my Bionic.  Downloaded via WiFi in about 5 minutes. Like the other reports, the camera is MUCH faster. Mobile Hotspot works nicely.

  • Bionic

    Still waiting for mine

  • Murph

    I’m running 5.5.893 from the XDA download weeks ago.  The camera was instantly better, as it should have been from day one.  The data connection is stable.  The ONLY thing not fixed for me is for any app that I move to the ‘media area’ that already has a shortcut on a home screen, after moving the app, that homescreen icon is replaced with that little gear symbol.  Very annoying.  Seems that wasn’t fixed…unless this build will somehow be different?

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Check For Update has been unavailable for me the past two day. Very painful as my phone has a bad case of the data connection loss

  • Bionic

    Still waiting on mine.  How long does it take for the entire process?  

  • Mrkpat10

    I think everbody that got the Bionic should be able to turn it in and get a free Razr. You  got screwed

    • MNeighbo2

      Hellllll to the NO! I wouldn’t trade this for a Razr ANY day. Not even if it was free. 

      • Alexander Garcia

        The Bionic actually does feels a lot more comfortable in the hand than the RAZR and the Bionic has a much more brighter display in addition to that. There are obvious pros and cons to both devices, but both are still awesome in their own rights. Just a thought.  🙂

    • Alexander Garcia

      The Bionic actually does feels a lot more comfortable in the hand than the RAZR and the Bionic has a much more brighter display in addition to that. There are obvious pros and cons to both devices, but both are still awesome in their own rights. Just a thought.

    • Bionic

      No thank you. I like having a removable battery.

  • MNeighbo2

    I really want the update. Still haven’t received it yet dang it!

  • Girlypeekaboo

    My hubby got his last night…. I still have yet to get mine 🙁

  • Jayrod718

    Still nothing showing up for me and my launch day purchased bionic. I just don’t know how I can ever live…. Any one want to buy it from me and I will go get a nexus Thursday?

  • Daniel Clifford

    Still nada……really wish they would implement a first bought, first upgraded schedule.

  • after reboot I got “The software update failed”

    • Anonymous

      Did you modify any system files or remove bloat?  If so you have to restore it to stock or the update will fail.

  • Blootzm3

    did retardedface77 get his update?

  • Anonymous

    I can’t lie, the Bionic LOOKS 10 times better than the Razr.

    • Steve D

      I have a Bionic and love it but I can’t say it looks better than the Bionic.

      • Steve D

        I have a Bionic and love it but I can’t say it looks better than the Razr.

    • r8rs

      100x better looking than the razr

  • Aa

    got mine

  • Sucks

    Only 5 months later. Thanks for the super quick update Moto!

    • Anonymous

      I think your calendar is broken, boss. I gotta say though, those 18-day months are brutal.

      • Alexander Garcia

        LMFAO!!! Nice jab!  😉

    • Alexander Garcia

      Umm… FALSE. That was an easy one! NEXT!

    • Anonymous

      Nice try but Moto already had the build done just days after the Bionic released. They had to submit it to VERIZON for testing. Had you been on DL for longer than 1 day you would have known that.

      I’m running 5.7.893 which was built back in October. Blame Verizon not Motorola.

  • Dragonflyy419

    I got it and FINALLY I can move my apps fo the media area without many of them “disappearing”. Plus the headphone audio squeal is gone. Those two fixes are huge for me!!! Loving the new firmware so far!

    • mike

      where abouts are you located?

      • Keith Sumner

        It doesn’t matter where you’re located.

  • mike

    Do you know how they are rolling out? time zone, esn, magic….

  • Nyce2beme

    the bionic is one of the best phones ever with the update once nexus is out it will be old news to the nex new thing

  • Hodgewdm

    I was in soak test, but had already installed 5.7.893 “leaked” so I didn’t get the ota.  I do have the link to the soak test feedback site and it appears that the ota does update the kernel version to 2.6.35.7-g68606e6 [email protected] #1….That is the kernel in 5.7.893 so when ICS comes out we all should be back on the OTA path!!!

  • Radgatt

    Is it still 2.3.4?

    • Keith Sumner

      yes, it’s a firmware upgrade, not OS upgrade.

  • tripod

    Does the Bionic’s Mobile Hotspot “edit” stay applied/functioning after the update?

    • Jroth5714

      Yes sir just checked all good

      • tripod

        Good to know. Thanks for the reply. 

  • eddieonofre

    too bad I am running Eclipse ROM on my bionic, now I can not get this update 

  • Dvitti

    ya’ll should be running the liberty ROM for the bionic like me its so inanely fast and very stable…i rooted and put it on the day it came out….unbelievable difference in performance IMO….

  • Bionic

    You would think that if you got your phone on day one you should be first in line for updates, but nope

    • Keith Sumner

      Why would that matter? Why would/should that be a determining factor, that makes no sense and your logic befuddles me.

    • Anonymous

      Says the man who bought the phone on 9/8 and is updateless and bitter…

    • Anonymous

      Just download and apply it yourself, that’s what I did.

  • Dylan Hageman95

    Can anyone link me where I can un-root? or still get the update? I’m in Liberty 1.0 and I know I’ll have to  factory reset but will that un-root my bionic when I do that too?

  • Ricktheprick

    Update installed. Camera focus is better, but overall, pix are crap. Still cannot turn volume up/down in-call if screen times out. looks like 3G/4G connectivity is better.

    Bye-Bye Bionic, say hello to your future Ebay buyer. I’m swearing off Moto phones for a couple of years. I’m not even going to handle one till then.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know what’s wrong with urs because I can change volume incall(or streaming audio) with the screen off.

      Btw in that condition IT DOES change volume…..just takes longer.

      I’ll buy ur Bionic. You obviously don’t know how to use it.

      • Ricktheprick

        Come on man. I suppose you camera takes good pix, too. Right?

        Try not to be nasty. Try objective. It will change your life.

        • Anonymous

          Takes good enough picture for me. Honestly if I need to take photoshoot quality pics I’ll use my real camera.

          Cell phone camera’s are just that. CELL PHONE CAMERAS. Ur expecting DSLR quality from a cell phone. Btw the “G-Nex” camera isn’t any better than the Bionic. Read the reviews all over the web.

          On a serious note I will buy ur Bionic. I want another one to experiment dual booting ICS with.

          • Ricktheprick

            I’m an engineer who frequently sketches a quick schematic, or modifies an existing one. I also frequently change software as displayed on a laptop screen. I need a camera on my phone to snap pix of the documents and computer screens, and then get them out via email quickly. The Bionic camera is just terrible at these simple tasks, even after the OTA fix. I came from the Fascinate, and it’s 5mp camera did just fine. 

            I am not expecting to take DSLR pix with my phone, and certainly know the capabilities of both technologies. I do expect a phone to take pix that are properly exposed, well saturated, and in focus. There’s no amount of software that will ever make the Bionic do this. I have even rooted and tried the mui camera app – still no joy.

            And it’s not peculiar to my phone. My wife’s Bionic also sucks.

            Look on Ebay in a few weeks. Minimum bid will be $100. Good luck, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want to own two of these. Oh wait. I own two of them now.

          • Anonymous

            Looks just fine to me for the purpose you claim to need it for.

            Taken straight from my Bionic and Dropbox’d to my laptop. No adjustments.

            So yeah I think you’re bullshittin and you just want to find reasons to bash the phone.

          • Ricktheprick

            It’s obvious that what you say “looks just fine to me” is not what I consider good – only barely acceptable. So we disagree. Can we please disagree without one accusing the other of some kind of sinister motive?

            Thank you.

            Please look for my Bionic on Ebay in a few weeks. I’m sure you’ll love it. No scratches. Great camera.

          • Anonymous

            Dude, ur taking pictures of a laptop screen. I can clearly read all the text on this screen.

            What exactly are you expecting? IDK about you but even my Sony 10.1MP camera sucks at taking pics of computer monitors. You stated you take pictures of ur computer monitor….why ur not just using PRINT SCREEN and emailing it from the computer ur working on is beyond me…but whatever. I took a pic in complete darkness of my laptop monitor with my bionic and it’s clear enough for anyone to read it. Ur nitpicking.

            I’m sorry that the Bionic doesn’t have the super macro DSLR quality you need for ur controlled experiment of camera quality. Not really sure what ur looking for.

            I suggest an iPhone, maybe u’ll be happy with that.

          • Anonymous

            In fact just to prove my point that ur nitpicking I took ANOTHER screenshot with my Atrix running CM7 ICS Alpha. If you read reviews and comparisons the Atrix takes pictures just as good as the iPhone 4…which is the “standard” for cell phone camera’s.

            The only difference I see is this pic is “warmer”….which doesn’t matter for what you claim to need it for. I also took a pic with my Sony 10.1MP camera too but you know what? It looks the same as this pic.

            So yeah we can disagree. You’re trying to find faults and reasons to complain. I say theirs nothing to complain about. We disagree.

          • Keith Sumner

            lol and he’s an engineer…hilarious.

          • Ricktheprick

            Yes, an engineer that makes $200k a year. Pix of computer screens are secondary. It’s the schematics that really matter. The computer has no data connection in the field, the phone does, thus the quick screen pic and email.

            And of course, buttheads, I know how to do a screen capture on a PC. I make my living writing software on a PC, I think I know how to use it.

          • Anonymous

            That’s your argument?  No one cares how much you make a year and good luck finding a phone camera that will take much better pictures unless you get a Nokia N8.

          • Ricktheprick

            You
            are a
            child.

          • Anonymous

            Classic response. No valid rebuttal, call the person a child! Can’t say I’m surprised from some loser who brags about his salary. Hey, since your such an adult why don’t you call us buttheads again.

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          • Anonymous

            Alright good luck in your eternal search for the perfect cell phone camera to take pics of a laptop screen.

            I’m jus sayin ur standards are WAY too high. The pics I took were with all the lights in the room off…at night…..and AT AN ANGLE. I TRIED to exacerbate the “barely adequate” camera and you know what? Most people on here would agree that even the Bionics camera shot is acceptable for this purpose.

            Nobody cares how much you make dude. Ur obviously way overpaid and can’t figure out how to use a cell phone camera or print screen.

            Go get an iPhone, you obviously can’t figure out Android. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL…you need to tell your salary to get respect…LMAO!!!!

          • Anonymous

            $200k and still too cheap to pay for tethering? Or just not keen enough to root and tether for free?

            And we all know that everyone makes 5 times more money on teh intarwebz, which puts you at $40k per year. Suddenly I can see why you aren’t ponying up the cheddar for the hotspot.

          • Keith Sumner

            LMAO dude…you’re one of those that takes a picture of a computer screen with your phone and then texts/emails it?

            UR DOING IT RONG OLLOL
            Protip, next to F12 on your computer keyboard is something called “print screen”

          • Guest

            maybe I am missing something but wouldn’t you just tether the lap top to the phone?

        • Anonymous

          Oh come on, the camera is hardly bad, in fact it takes better pictures than the Galaxy Nexus’.  You’re nitpicking.

          Btw, I also can adjust my volume with the screen off.

          • Dominick DeVito

            yeah, but it takes 100x longer to take the damn picture.  

            /fail

          • Anonymous

            A few milliseconds longer with the update.

            /Dom fail

          • Dominick DeVito

            too little, too late.

            But I am glad for Bionic owners. 

          • Brandon Sobotta

            For some reason, your comments all come off to me elitist, and rub me the wrong way. Do you secretly own an iPhone :O

          • Anonymous

            I think you hit the nail on the head.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho

          • Dominick DeVito

            no, waiting for my G-Nex then will have no reason to argue with you ingrates any longer; rather, I’ll be spending my free time writing apps with it and making more money.

            Have a nice day

          • Anonymous

            You mean no reason to troll anymore and I doubt that but hey, I hope you leave to write apps too!

          • Anonymous

            Who lied to you?

            It’s obvious from ur comment that you don’t have a Bionic. You’re trying to bash it because you heard from Apple fan-boys that it takes a long time for the camera to take a pic. In fact that’s far from the truth. Everyone with a Bionic knows this so you really look like a fool.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I did have a Bionic, two of them actually. Even bought one for work and neither worked. Spent weeks telling my boss how great it was going to be only to have it not hold a data connection. Straight up embarrassing to say the least.

            And yes, the camera was slow. And no, don’t own an iPhone.

  • Larry Carson

    OTA update went smooth, lost root (didn’t forever root, so that was expected). Glad to report headphone hiss is resolved along with other issues.

  • I did the Root For3v3r and leaked 5.5.893 almost 2 months ago and have been loving the Bionic.
    I’m just curious if:

    1. Since I have 5.5.893 (even though it’s older/leaked), will my phone recognize the OTA update and install it?

    2. Even though it’s the same version number, it’s almost 2 months old – could Moto have improved or changed anything before finally pushing it out?

    I’d like to hear from someone who has been running the leaked 5.5.893 for awhile like I have, and then received this NEW OTA version of 5.5.893.  If possible.   Thanks.  😉

    • Anonymous

      Well one way to tell is *#*#4636*#*#, goto Motorola services and look at the build date.

      I don’t remember the exact day 5.893 was built but 7.893 was built on October 12th.

      If it’s newer than that then it’s a “new” 5.5.893.

  • Anonymous

    Way to go Moto, kudos for you as usual.

    • Dominick DeVito

      yeah, way to go Moto for releasing such a POS at launch. Thanks for making us wait months for utter disappointment.

      • Keith Sumner

        Dom, please shut the f*ck up, you are the most annoying troll I’ve ever encountered in my history of the internet, and I’ve been on the internet since 1995.

        Shut your f*cking mouth, every time I read a post of yours my blood pressure raises and my blood boils, you are an ignorant, uneducated, idiotic, moronic troll. You are worse than 10,000 Apple fanboys in one. 

        • Anonymous

          I just think it’s funny Dom whines so much!

        • Anonymous

          He doesn’t need a dev phone. He THINKS he does because he wants to be like the cool kids and try and unlock the bootloader.

          Don’t worry about it dude, he’ll brick it and then complain about how much of a POS it is when it was his own fault.

        • Anonymous

          While I mostly agree with you Keith, I have to agree that Moto dropped the ball with the Bionic.  I waited 6 months for it to be released and it ended up being quite the dud.  Just hoping the Nexus doesn’t do the same.

        • Dominick DeVito

          my comment was a reply to angelface if you didn’t notice, but thanks for the nice comments. He blindly attacks everything I write so you can go ahead and mind your business.

          Truth is, I did indeed have a Bionic, two of them, and neither worked. I waited since January for it and all joking aside it sucked.

          Yes, I need a dev phone – any phone will do really but prefer stock phones if I can get one. And yes, I have released apps, two of them in fact – but I’m not dumb enough to tell you their names (or my dev name for that matter).

          I write apps for my company mostly, so in fact this site is education for my job. Instead of reading my comments go get yourself a better job or hobby – no need getting your panties in a bunch over me, as flattering as that is.

  • Marvin

    It came to my phone about two hours ago without me checking for it.

  • Mctypething

    I got mine! Yipee!!! I’m not a soak test member either. It took about 10 minutes total to download and install the update on 4G LTE.

    • Anonymous

      u got it bro?  you know someone’s going to say that.

  • Help?

    Anyone know when when I click on the link to DL the update in the links you provided, the download immediately fails? I have it set to dl to my SD card. I am not rooted and clicking on the first link here:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-bionic/438060-bionic-reference-terms-links.html

    and also tried here:
    droidmodderx.com/bionic/leak-ota-update-5-5-893-better-battery-bettery-connection/

    I click on the link, the “arrow download icon” appears then immediately fails. Do I need to be rooted?

    Appreciate the help if you can. but understand if you want to shoot me instead!! haha

    • Anonymous

      my phone always does this with multiupload and other file sharing-type sites.  i have to download on my computer and plug in my phone to transfer it across.  i don’t know why it fails.  wish i did.

    • Jeffwoolf95

      i installed this leak and needed to download the  download all files app from the market.then it worked. dont install until  you permanent root ,or you will be miserable

    • Jeffwoolf95

      you need to be rooted to install

      • Anonymous

        You dont actually. Just put file on sd card, reboot into stock recovery, and apply the zip file.

        • Jeffwoolf95

          you dont need root access? are you sure?

          • Anonymous

            pretty sure.  haven’t tried it personally, but that’s what everyone’s saying.  doing it through the stock recovery wouldn’t need root to work. 

          • Leesfax

            You do not need to roo.  i downloaded the OTA file, rebooted into stock recovery, chose the update file from the sd card.  I now have the latest update without have to wait days fot the OTA file to get to me.  I have never rooted and have never done a manual install of a file like this before either.

          • Anonymous

            Just downloaded on your computer, connect your phone to the computer, rename the file update.zip, and make sure you put the file onto the ROOT of the sd card. Reboot into recovery, and install update.zip

    • Anonymous

      It’s due to some identification the stock android browser uses, sites will often reject the download, I forget specifically why but you won’t have a problem if you use Opera Mobile.

      • Dominick DeVito

        or in the stock browser, try typing in about:config, then load a blank page. Go to settings and scroll don to user agent and choose a different browser type.

      • Anonymous

        I actually have this problem on my Xoom.

        I did like the Nexus fans claim to be THE SINGLE most important thing in life and unlocked the bootloader and installed a custom ROM……and the problem got WORSE.

        Why do we need to unlock the bootloader again?

  • Nothing quite like checking for a system update…and then loosing data connection. 🙁

    • Guest

      Oh, the irony.

    • sean

      mine keeps telling me that system update is not available at this time… not even up to date.  here’s to the update that never came.

      • Anonymous

        I hope you do know that updates are pushed from Verizon servers and not Motorola directly…..you DO know that right?

        Not everyone gets the update at the same time. It’s pushed out in waves to certain areas.

        • sean

          relax hoss.  i do know that.  your response had nothing to do with anything posted.

          typically, when waiting for an OTA, your phone will tell you that your device is up to date until you are sent the update.  my phone is telling me that it cannot check for system updates.

  • tjmonkey15

    The phones in your pictures always look so nice and shiny.  Me likey.

  • Anonymous

    “Check for update not available at this time… ” Damnnnnnn it!

  • Anonymous

    Woke up this morning and the update was ready to go. Not in the soak test.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been saying that for weeks now!

  • MNeighbo2

    Obsessively checking. Can’t wait to get my update. 

    • Guest

      No need to wait, the OTA has been leaked! http://droidmodderx.com/bionic/leak-ota-update-5-5-893-better-battery-bettery-connection/  Thanks to Moelsen8 for the link!!

      • MNeighbo

        I’m gonna guess it’s for rooted users? I couldn’t bring myself to root this one. I looked into it, but I never did it. 

        • Keith Sumner

          do not need to be rooted, put on root dir of sdcard, reboot into recovery and flash update

      • Jeffwoolf95

        incorrect. this is a leaked kernel, not the bug fix.  if you installed this leak, like I did, you will not receive the OTA . 

        • Anonymous

          it is the ota.  same file size, brings to same build.  if i’m wrong, which i doubt but could be since i don’t have the actual ota file in hand, i’ll be pretty pissed off.  i waited to pull the trigger on any non-official leaks and did my homework since there’s no going completely back to stock on the bionic.

  • Guest

    you guys are AWESOME!!!! Thanks Moelsen!!

  • reyalP

    There are people that actually bought this phone?

    • MNeighbo2

      Sure as hell did. Proud of it too! You don’t need to post on here if you don’t own a Bionic. 

    • Pennywise

      With this update, the Bionic is once again the best phone on the (verizon) market. Have a nice day!

      • reyalP

        Not for long!

      • Anonymous

        The second best phone bro 🙂 Razr is the king not just on verizon but 2011.

        • Bionic

          no its not, yanno why?  non-removable battery

          • MNeighbo2

            Exactly!! I don’t want an i*hone similar phone. It’s not user friendly to have a back that you can’t pop off. Pass on the Razr.

          • Anonymous

            Non removable battery will be the future. You will see. If i want another battery i may get a wireless charger.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Non removable batteries would be fine if it lasted longer than 6 hours.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t care about a phone being a few millimeters thinner, I would rather have a removable battery.

          • Anonymous

            The upcoming moto devices will not have removable batteries. That is the new technology in order for them to make the devices thinner.

          • Anonymous

            that’s stupid.  a second battery takes up less room and is much more functional.  will not buy.

          • Anonymous

            i bought the wireless charger and i have not used it yet. I am getting food battery life with the razr. I do love my bionic, but the razr has it beat by a big mile.

    • Sk102704

      I did and I love it! I feel sorry for people like you who will never know how great it is because of your ignorance, troll.

      • deewc74

        Hey did it help the camera? i have the rezound now and really liked the screen on the bionic. 

        • Anonymous

          Yes, it’s very fast now.

    • Anonymous

      Are you kidding me?

    • Bionic

      go fck yourself

      • Greatwyrmm

        Creaton.

    • Alexander Garcia

      TROLL ELSEWHERE!!!

    • Dominick DeVito

      Sure did. And returned it the next day. Had the bug that this fixes, but that was back in September. I was told ‘early November’ for a fix. They sent me a brand new replacement, and it had the bug too. Couldn’t hold a data connection longer than 30 seconds. Embarrassing.

  • Guest

    Is anyone going to post a link to it? 🙂

  • Toyosup88

    Will I still get the update if i’m on 5.7.893?

    • Anonymous

      Why would you want to? 5.7.893 already has everything 5.5.893 has and more.

      • What is this more of which you speak?

        • Anonymous

          Meaning 7.893 has the new kernel, camera and radio’s of 5.893. But Moto changed some crap again with 7.893.

          I’m not sure of the changes off the top of my head but it seems to me they jazzed up the radio WAY more than in 5.893. Cell standby(what Moto calls radio use) in 5.893 never gets past 10% but in 7.893 it’s alot more. Like mine right now is 39%. Wait noone is gonna understand that so let me break it down…

          Phone’s been on battery for 7 hours.
          Battery is @ 77% as of this writing, so 23% of battery is used.

          Of that 23%, 39% of that has been used by the radio(4G LTE by the way finally they turned it on a week ago).

          7.893 is actually a bit worse on battery life than 5.893 is. That’s been MY experience.

      • Toyosup88

        i dont want too. i was just wondering if it would keep pushing to my phone if i dont want it

  • Frostincredible

    Can someone tell me if this is 5.8.894 or 5.5.893….seeing mixed reports in the forums. Check twice in your SYSTEM build number…please and thank you 🙂

  • My 4G doesn’t work right (drops to no data all the time) on 5.7.893, so if they have an actual fix in this that would be awesome.

    • Anonymous

      you’re on a version ahead though, and you can’t revert the kernel and radio to earlier versions right now on the bionic.

    • Keith Sumner

      Yeah, you shouldn’t have jumped to that version yet….

    • Anonymous

      You can try the 5.5.1_84_DBN-55 FXZ restore. You should then be able to get the official update.

  • Sackdaddy

    Just got done installing…

    • Sackdaddy

      Wow!  Hell of an improvement with the camera speed!!  Finally!

      • MNeighbo2

        Oooooh good!

      • Anonymous

        now you will experience close as the same speed as the razr. I am glad you are enjoying the update. This just prove how moto and verizon care about their old products unlike samsung. Fascinate anybody lol .

        • Dominick DeVito

          Fascinate just got updated to gingerbread and it’s over a year old. What’s your point? Gingerbread came out a year after the OG did and Moto didn’t update it.

          Samsung is better. Why can’t you just see that already? Why do you think Google picked them 2 years in a row? Don’t you find it weird that they didn’t ask Motorola yet?

          • Anonymous

            i’ve thought about how it’s not a coincidence too..

          • Anonymous

            Samsung is second place. I love nexus 1 better than nexus S. If Samsung do not get their act together, they will end up third place. You all can see whatever you like, but i always get the best electronics, not just smart phones but TV, Receiver, etc. If i knew the nexus was going to be better than the king aka razr, i would have gotten it.

  • Dave

    For those who updated, what does it show under System Version? I’m already running 5.7.893, and am wondering if this is a more recent version. Will the OTA remove root?

    • Anonymous

      you’d be taking a step back, this is 5.5.893

  • Anonymous

    will rooting have an affect? 

  • Anonymous

    Been running it for 4½ hours — all 4G all the time, hadn’t had 4G for 3 days — sound quality is great, haven’t taken any pictures yet

    • Anonymous

      yeah, I’ve barely used mine off of wifi since I updated last night, but already the handoffs between WIFI, 3G, and 4G are much smoother and immediate.  it’s like night and day..

      and when it’s on WIFI the other data icon goes away instead of staying in the notificaton bar.  that’s been driving me nuts for a long time.  yay.

      • Ken Davis

        Strange.  I updated to 893 yesterday from droidmodderx and I still see both data services (wifi and 3-4G) when handing off to wifi.  Active service is tron blue just like before.

  • Anonymous

    hey wait, this isn’t about the nexus

    • stevil

      it will be. it WILL be.

      • Guest

        No it won’t. 

    • Dude

      Someone should post the full details (Kernal # and all the other info) so that we can check if it’s the exact same as the leak.

  • Cool

    Yay

  • Will this fry my root? The update is currently downloading. I’m afraid. what to do???

    • Instructions: [cut and pasted from http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/28/potential-permanent-root-method-released-for-motorola-devices-bionic-droid3-and-droidx2-included/]

      1.  Using Root Explorer, head into /system/bin.
      2.  Hit the Mount R/W button.
      3.  Scroll down to find “mount_ext3.sh” and long press on it.
      4.  Choose “Open in Text Editor.”
      5.  Scroll to the very bottom and add the following lines:

      chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
      chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
      chmod 755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

      6.  When finished, press Menu and “Save and Exit.”
      7.  Hit the Mount R/O button and reboot.
      I followed these steps when they were first posted [Thank you again Droid-Life!] and I have installed the update in the last 20 minutes, and still have full root.

      • Anonymous

        was this a manual install? or did this just enable you to push the update through the air?

        • Anonymous

          it’s to keep root through either the manual install or the ota

        • ChuckDz3,
          My 5.5.893 update arrived over the air quite unexpectedly, I did nothing to manually initiate the request for an update as I was expecting it to be a few weeks still for general availability.  So when I glanced down at my Bionic and noticed the update dialog with the message ‘an update is available for your device’ [or words to that effect] had popped up on my Bionic, you could have knocked me over with a feather at that point!  🙂  Anyway, the instructions I copied and linked for Steve were for protecting root before installing this [and I assume other future] updates, and as I said above, they worked perfectly for me.  I just let the update install and reboot my phone as it wanted, and when the update was finished, I still had full root access.

      • Schizm

        I missed the Mount R/O step and lost my root. Dang, I feel like a user

    • Anonymous
    • BigD

      I am wondering the same thing.