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New DROID Bionic Update Leaks – No, It’s Still Not Ice Cream Sandwich

Build 5.9.905 has leaked via “Cheesecake” for the DROID Bionic for those looking to stay current with test builds. It’s definitely not Ice Cream Sandwich, keeping the Bionic as the only major Motorola phone of the last 6 or 7 months to have not seen an official Android 4.0 build leak. There is a chance that this .905 is final though, as soak test invites went out to owners of the device a few weeks ago. The previous leak was .904, so the minor jump in build makes it feel like they discovered a minor bug and made a fix.

We are hearing that you can fastboot back to .902 after flashing this. In order to flash it though, you will need to be on stock .902.

Via:  Droid Forums

Cheers Sam!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003949992154 Computerplus Carthell

    Still not really happy my bionic i cant get the update it says noupdate necessary

  • thatguyry87

    I dl the zip folder with the 905 update but how do I install it? I have just a stock bionic with 902 currently installed…any help would be much appreciated thanks Ryan

    • http://www.facebook.com/mewuvulongtime Ryan Fisher

      Does my phone have to be rooted to run this update? Sorry for the noobish questions I’m about 2days into learning about all this stuff.

  • dquicknc

    Any word on this or a newer update version coming? Verizon and Moto absolutely suck at keeping their customers informed on potential updates!!!

  • hev

    the bionic is the worst phone i have ever owned…those of you thay think its a good phone are high

  • bionic_owner

    I havent seen the. .904 update. And yall talking about another one already..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clinton-Sparks/100003080036160 Clinton Sparks

    I gave my Bionic to my mom glad she will get 4.0 in q3(summer?)

  • Panicswhenubered

    I really don’t understand all the Bionic owners with anti-Gnex comments :/

    • dude

      I don’t understand gnex owners with anti bionic comments.

    • Taglogical

      You don’t? If you want to (understand), just search this site for all of the articles on the Bionic and gloss-over the comments on each one; the Gnex kiddies just love them some Apple-esq trolling.

      Gotta love karma.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Anyone heard any news on how it’s going?

  • azndan4

    Yay Motorola fanboys!

  • Mr Waldo

    Hopefully when we finally get ICS it won’t be the buggy shite that the GNex has

  • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

    Bionic and ICS.. lulz.. not this year.

  • Buy This

    So happy I didn’t dick around with that 904 BS. Learned my lesson with the DX gingerbread leaks the first time.

  • RoadsterHD1

    My Bionic Rocks. Everyone I know with a Bionic loves it. The pass few updates only made it better. This should be the final update it needs to get ICS. Loving it.

    • kixofmyg0t

      I love mine as well, even though according to “G-Nex” fanboys it has “the WORST screen ever since the original gameboy”.

    • sk102704

      You can count me in as a happy Bionic owner. A great phone t!hat keeps getting better

    • http://www.facebook.com/BlakeStanley87 Blake Stanley

      Proud bionic owner here as well. Idc what anyone says, this phone is great and the screen looks good! :)

  • KennyVeltre

    Rule ALL the machines!

  • Stew

    I just glanced at the title and saw “Bionic” and “Ice cream sandwich” and got really excited for a second. I love my Bionic, but it’ll be even better when it gets ICS.

  • Kevin

    It looks like they updated the CDMA radio but not the LTE radio… huh.

  • BrianWenger

    I don’t understand why anyone would continue with Gingerbread development. It seems like a colossal waste of time. I’m sorry for all the Bionic owners. Sorry, you don’t rule all machines.

    • Kevin

      My Bionic has been great ever since I put the 901 leak on it (and since updated to 902.) After talking to friends and family about the bugs they have been dealing with in ICS (in 4.0.2 and 4.0.3,) I’m honestly happy to be on Gingerbread still. Don’t get me wrong, I want ICS, but I wasn’t in a big hurry to get it until 4.0.4 came out.

  • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

    Never buying another Moto phone. Too bad decent hardware is burdened with poor customer care.

  • Radgatt

    I am glad I dont have the bionic any longer. Just how I feel about that phone right now.

    • Taglogical

      I am SO glad that I bought/own a Bionic. I am even more glad that I tried three Galaxy Nexus devices inbetween my 2 Bionics; the 3 Nexus devices really made me appreciate my 2nd Bionic.

  • jak_341

    Does this update fix what could possibly be the worst screens in industry? Or does it correct Blur, one of the worst implementations of Android? No? Well nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

    • LiterofCola

      Troll harder

      • jak_341

        Is anything I said untrue? Are not Motorola screens consistently reviewed to be the worst in industry? Show me a worse screen than the Bionic,Razr, X2 or D3. The OG Droid had a better screen. As for Blur, it is locked and full of bloatware. Android should be open. Period.

        • mustbepbs

          Yeah my old DX2 screen was complete crap. Can’t argue with you there.

        • baniels

          I feel like the screen “issue” is exaggerated. I have owned the Droid 1, the Droid X and the Bionic. I have never once felt like I was missing something with the Bionic screen. I can notice a difference if I compare it with another phone in front of me, but honestly, day to day, it makes no difference.

          • Buy This

            Ya I have to agree its a great phone and the screen is not half bad at all. Does well in daylight.

          • RoadsterHD1

            it really does do great in direct sunlight. Using HD video really improves it too. Crap video shows up. But this is a High Res screen, use HR content. The detail you see in this screen you can’t see on others. That’s just a fact.

        • Mr Waldo

          Blur is better than every other skin OEMs put on top of Android

    • Diablo81588

      Another useless comment. Move along.

  • bgoody75

    I want ICS!