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Here is the Changelog for the Mystery DROID Bionic 5.9.901 Update

Remember the mysterious 5.9.901 update that popped up for the DROID Bionic this morning, confusing everyone? Well, we have the official changelog for it – a massive one at that. Seems odd that we would see such a big update so soon after the phone just received one of similar size, but hey, we love updates. And let’s not forget that the bug list for the Bionic was unbelievably large to begin with, so a second fixer was probably needed.

So what do we have in store? Everything is after the break.  

Application Updates/Improvements

  1. Preload VCast Apps Store
  2. Preload Sling stub application
  3. Preload MOG stub application
  4. VZNavigator preload updated to version
  5. Youtube videos restart after pausing to access Notification Panel
  6. Youtube screen flashes when Back key pressed during video play
  7. Voice call muted while composing a Visual Voiceamail message
  8. Visual Voicemail saves messages to internal memory with UI displaying SD card target
  9. Visual Voicemail delete actions sends delete and save commands to the server

Data Connectivity

  1. Stuck in 3G mode in strong 4G coverage
  2. No 4G data connectivity
  3. No LTE service in LTE only service areas (Hagerstown, MD)
  4. Patch for Alcatel-Lucent LTE infrastructure R9 support
  5. Dual IMSI support
  6. Excessive LTE handover attempts (SIB8 messaging processing)
  7. Improvements in Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot LTE download performance

Device Operation

  1. OTA update needs to utilize Admin APN
  2. Support for National Plus Code Dialing
  3. Cannot play WAV files
  4. Support for Bluetooth Personal Area Networks (PAN)
  5. Missing SMS alerts while on voice calls
  6. Choppy audio while streaming via to a TV via HDMI
  7. No Bluetooth audio when paired and connected

Stability/Performance Improvements

  1. Black screen lockups
  2. Reduced idle resets
  3. Voice call drops when SMS message is received
  4. Lockups when XT875 is in the multimedia dock
  5. Resets after camera multi-shots are taken
  6. Internal memory file creation dates shown as December 31, 1969
  7. Clock widget time does not match Notification Panel time

Told you it was big. So more bloatware and a ton of data connectivity fixes.

Cheers ___!

  • I applied the update to my phone.  I’m loving it!  

  • Marc

    After I applied this update, my Headphone Jack stopped working all together… has anyone else had this problem?

  • Anonymous

    I never received this update I only got the first and my phone still has terrible connectivity issues it still freezes between 3g & 4g all the time.

  • Ufish2

    I’m glad I got a fresh new rom on my rooted 
    tbolt..running smooth as silk with no issues
    which i bought 4 150$..no contract
    screw verizon :);)x)

  • the bull

    CCan’t wait for cm9 so i can rid myself of this Verizon bloatware crap. Who actually pays for vznavigator, when google nav is free and better?

  • Russ

    How do  get this update? The phone settings say the phone is up to date, but is not this version.

  • Anonymous


  • Im still at 5.5.893. No update available when I check with the phone. 

    • Emiller213

      Did you ever hear from anyone about how to get his update?

  • DroidPags

    So i downloaded and flashed this a few days ago, even though most of my issues were already fixed when 5.5.893 was released. I couldn’t stop myself. I find this update to be very stable and connection has never been better, however there is one major problem – battery life… Where 5.5.893 helped this tremendously, this new update has taken 5 steps back. Just as an example, i have had my phone unplugged for 3 hours and have not used it for anything yet but i only have 60% battery left. Battery Management is stating that the Android OS is has been using up 62% of the battery! This was never an issue on 5.5.893. In fact i would have 90% if still on that version. Anyone else having this issue? Thoughts on this latest update?  Any way to go back to 5.5.893 if necessary?

    • Taglogical

      Are you suffering the LTE outage in your area? Could be your phone trying to acquire 4G signal.  (we’re still out in Michigan)

    • I just came back here now to post that since I flashed the above update, my battery life is even BETTER and it was GREAT before! The other day I got up at 7:30 AM and unplugged my phone, went to work, watched youtube videos, texted, calls, checked voicemail, read pulse news reader, etc etc. By the time I went to bed at 11:30 PM my phone still had 40% battery remaining, but I plugged it in anyway. Incredible. Not once did I put the phone to sleep or turn off 4G.

      Thanks to Motorola.

    • Cornbread

      It may be that you maintain a 4G connection more often, and 4G will use more battery power than 3G. the sacrifice is speed vs. Battery Power. could get and extended battery if you want to keep the speed