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DROID Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Finally Approved as Build 6.7.246

Ahhhhh yeah, DROID Bionic owners. We know you about threw your phone through the window when Verizon announced that the LG Lucid would be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich tomorrow, before you, but they came through moments ago. The support docs for the ICS (Android 4.0.4) update for the Bionic have been uploaded, which means that it has been approved and should start to rollout any day.

The update includes all of the goodies that you would expect in ICS, like new swipe-able notifications, a more stock Android look, quick folders, new lockscreen, better multi-tasking (press and hold “Home”), and data management. Motorola also tossed in Smart Actions, improved Google Calendar sync, improved Google Play, and updated all sorts of bloatware.

The update is 368MB in size.ย 

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  • Business Research ย 

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  • superman0603

    My droid bionic hasn’t gotten any update yet :/

  • if unroot this will you get the ics update ?

  • Andy

    Bionic updated all by itself. I had to search to find out what the hell was going on. I HATE IT!! Looks like my phone is a frickin’ cartoon now. I guess they must be marketing to my 13 year old now. How do I downgrade?

  • Advisor1ks

    This new software is dreadful! My battery is gone after 7 hours. The contact list has every contact that has ever emailed me. There is no longer an option to have phone number only as your contacts. Service tells me that it is my problem because I might have an incompatible app. Now all I have to do is spend half a day backing up the phone, factory reset, load everything back on the phone. Great upgrade huh???

  • jjj202

    STILL WAITING FOR ICS ON CRICKET SERVICE!!! WHAT THE HECK??? Is there anywhere ELSE I can go to download and install my damn self???

  • Gordon Bush

    NOT worth it!
    freezes and reboots right when i need the phone to work

  • Bree

    My Phone is too cool now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    …That’s all i got. (I’m not tech savvy, by any means)

  • jjj202

    It SHOULD have but my droids flashed to Cricket and it just chugs and chugs on checking update – nothing happens!!

  • Eric

    Since the update I can no longer access my contact list. I have a favorites menu that I never use but no way to see my contacts, please fix

  • zylen

    My only question is, why is the background dark and how can i switch it?

  • Lauren040508

    I still have not received the update and I have gone in and tried to manually do it, but it says that no updates are available. I still have version 2. something…..any tips?

  • jaybee

    How long did this take you guys to download and install? I’ve been at it for an hour on my Bionic and its said ‘upgrading media database’ for about 20-30 mins now.

  • Just found LTE OnOff which does work to switch off 4G on Droid Bionic. 4G Toggle does not.

  • 4G on/off option is gone from ICS. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to fix? Third party app (4G Toggle) doesn’t work either.

    • MattInPDX

      Use the Thunderbolt 4G toggle switch. They buried the hell out of that option. It’s in a menu with a bunch of other radio options now.

  • lf

    I received this update to my droid bionic. Is anyone else who received this update having trouble with email not updating automatically ( I have it set to do so every 15 minutes, but it does not, I have to manually do it). Also, the calendar feature is now more cumbersome. The new look of the pages, I think, is not as intuitive. 24 hours in, and I am not convinced this is truly an upgrade for me….

  • Bionic Lame

    My phone now freezes, won’t hold data connection, is slower than before, and feels like I am holding hot coals (it is overheating and almost scloding to the touch after I updated to ICS). About to do a factory reset and wait for my upgrade in a month, then throwing this POS at a wall. Been waiting for ICS for a year and now it has just F’ed up the phone worse than before. Done with this Bionic piece of crap. One of my coworkers has this phone and his randomly restarts. Mine just started doing the same thing after all my apps freeze (i.e. Facebook, web, eimail, task killer, during phone calls, texting, etc…)

  • My text message apps are completely malfunctioning. When I click on either of the apps to text it will think for about five minutes and then restart itself…?helppp

  • Brent

    How long should the update take? Is 2+ hours too long? If it is what should I do?

  • Still can’t get it.

  • Motorola Droid Bionic ICS
    Update (it does work!!)

    Wow, there are many web sites which you
    can find how to unroot/update ics. However I could not find any accurate
    information how to cleanly unroot/update ICS. I needed an answer because I was
    not able to install ICS. If your Bionic has been rooted, you will never, ever
    get OTA ICS by Motorola. You have to UNROOT your phone. Also, you need to have
    clean ROM (official) in order to update your Droid to ICS.

    Necessary software & files.

    Clean ROM (VRZ_XT875_5.9.902.XT875.Verizon.en.US_CFC_01.xml.zip)

    RSDLite 5.7

    How to.

    First, download 5.9.902
    official rom(VRZ_XT875_5.9.902.XT875.Verizon.en.US_CFC_01.xml.zip)
    from http://eclipserom.com/resources1/Believe me. I tried
    many times. All other rom from any other site WILL NOT WORK!!!

    Second, you need to roll
    back your Android to 5.9.902 manually. You need to install RSDLite 5.7. How to
    use this RSDLite 5.7? Go here http://droidbionicroot.com/droid-bionic-unroot/how-to-unbrickunroot-your-droid-bionic/

    Third, once you finished
    second step, go to Setting ->About Phone -> System Update. It will ask
    you to download โ€œ5.9.905โ€. Down load it and let your Bionic install it. Sit
    back and wait (about 20-50 mins depends on your network traffic).

    Finally, go to Setting -> About Phone
    -> System Update again after installing 5.9.902 official ROM. This time, it
    will ask you to install 6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US (been waiting for how long?
    LoL). Click download and let it install that ICS ROM. Yahoo?? Grates, you have
    now ICS on your lovely Bionic.

    You know I think ICS works
    very good on Droid. My camera on Bionic, ROCKS, like new phone (flash timing is
    very accurate, so I can take as many pics in the dark, seriously). Battery life
    has been noticeably improved, smooth operation, better display. Thank you Moto.

    If you have question, send me email [email protected]

  • jezebelle

    got it

  • Vaneza

    Anyone with a Bionic that keeps getting an error message that says “Unfortunately, the process android.process.acore has stopped”? If someone can please give me an input on this?

  • I just got my update on 10/23/12 sweet worth the wait. Lets not take so long next time. Chris from MN.

  • JJJ202

    My droids flashed to Cricket, how do I update?????

  • Jeff m

    still nothing – when I try to pull it up myself, it just says checking for updates and SPINS forever! any suggestions?

  • l8kerjuan

    is anyone else not able to send or open text messages?? HELP

  • I can’t believe it! The Moto-guys actually came through!!

  • Received the update in Massachusetts today! works great and 4.1 is in the Bionic’s future too! Looks like the Bionic is making a comeback after a long run and maybe even leaving some phones in the dust

  • robb

    I got ICS on my phone about an hour ago, I got the notification this morning but it took me this long to get it on to my phone, I kept getting an update failed message, I had to use RSD Lite to flash it back to 902 then update from there, but now it works and it is amazing

    • Jason

      Can you elaborate alittle more on the process? I have been seeing some other peeps with a install problem or a bad install. I have a gnex but the wife has the bionic, been following it closely. Her install went well but others are having problems and I think this will help alot of stock users.

  • joe saint

    Downloaded and installed ics this morning. Over 4g, took approx 45 mins including install. Sweeeeet

  • Damon Burro

    “Checking for available update. Please wait …” Going on forever… Not prompting me to update.

  • p hart

    Just got ICS update on my bionic. Took about 5 to 10 minutes to download.So far so good.

  • Just got my update.nj
    Its awesome!

  • Dave

    It started to download early this morning in Phoenix, Arizona. I got the download at 5:30am.

  • Finally got the notice this morning, downloaded and installed. Started to boot and it has been “upgrading media database” for about 4 hours now. Not sure if it is hung up or just due to my large amount of MP3s. I also use Gallery Lock pro, so i’m wondering if that encryption is screwing something up. anyone have any problems with the install?

    • Matt B

      I, too, am stuck on this part. Have lots of media as well, but unless it’s copying the actual files I don’t understand why a database upgrade is taking so long. Quick Google showed one other who mentioned this problem, but his upgraded only lasted ~35 min. Let me know if you figure anything out.

    • JasonS

      The same thing happened on my Bionic during the soak test. I also have a ton of songs and photos. Remove the MicroSD card and the install will complete shortly. After the upgrade is complete you may not see your photos in the My Gallery app. But they are visible if you have a File Explorer. To get the Gallery app working, go to Settings, Manage Apps, All, Media Storage, Clear Data. It will take a few hours, but your photos will be indexed and show up in your Gallery app. After the upgrade, it took about 4 hours for my phone to start working normally. It was very sluggish and unresponsive until it finished indexing. After that finished, it started working great!

  • Boinie

    Just got my ICS update. All I can say is WOW!. Can’t wait for JellyBean!!!

  • Tim Martin

    Did anyone else notice that the GetDeviceID API is supposedly available? I guess unlockable bootloaders are coming too.

  • Chaser457

    San Diego!!

  • MGardnerDA1235

    IT’S HERE!!!

  • jack

    Upstate ny here. Update is downloading as we speak.

  • luke

    connecticut….manually received ICS ota at 530am this morning!

  • bvyrk

    Receiving my update while I type:)

  • philt

    The OTA update of my Bionic just started. Finally!

  • Jason

    Jacksonville, Florida. Wife just downloaded it.

  • 89tigerfan

    my doenload just started yea baby cant wait

  • Ant R

    Downloading now

  • Jason

    Finally, Finally, Finally!!!! I’m in Ohio and I took a shot running the forced update just after midnight and there it was! My wife and I, who both have Bionic’s are now running ICS!!!

  • bornlyr

    Got the update in Phoenix

  • Danny

    Just got my ICS!

  • Just got ICS (ATL)…Finally! Now the wait for Jelly Bean begins.

  • ICS just hit my Bionic at 12:30 am on the 23rd.

  • bckerr

    Finally getting the update Monday night, Reading PA

  • noe c

    Hey everyone just checked manuallt for update and it was there checked wifes phone also there. Down loadind as i post. By the way im in the southern middle Washington st.

  • cmg

    I’m downloading now, in Colorado.

  • Wildizzy

    they just released it last night for some bionic users ! Verizon got emails today about the release

  • kjohnsonsc

    I still cant get it

  • Mark Duenas

    Does anyone have it yet? Is it posted for download anywhere?

  • Seriously, where is this update?

  • Anyone have the non rooted manual update uploaded?

  • David Lanza

    The wait is killing me

  • Bruce

    Still waiting

  • LJ

    Has anyone got ICS for their Bionic yet?

    • Randy

      i am downloading ics as we speak

      • Guest

        Got my ics this morning. VERY NICE.

    • PhilT

      Same here. Mine is installed as of this morning. One caveat that I discovered. Apps that use AsyncTask.execute() for parallel execution of tasks will no longer get parallel execution. I had to change my own app to use AsyncTask.executeOnExecutor() for ICS to get the parallel functionality. So, some apps that haven’t been updated for ICS could execute slower.

    • Leslie

      Am I the only Bionic user with issues?! I downloaded the update, and now my text messaging doesn’t work!! My calls weren’t working for HOURS. I’m hoping I can send and receive texts soon. This is absolutely RIDICULOUS! =/

      • yes yes. I have the same problem. I don’t know what to do..

      • courtney

        how did this end up for you? I updated a few hours ago and can’t access text messages from ANY app… avid user of Go SMS Pro and all I get is a black screen, and the stock texting app loads forever. I reeeally don’t want to have to do a factory data reset and lose all settings, not to mention 10,000+ texts. (although the app backs up texts every night, I’m not sure how to retrieve them). let me know how it worked out please?

      • Had the same issue. Took many hours for the phone to return to normal function.

      • jaydeebee

        I’ve been downloading it for an hour plus now. ‘Upgrading Media Database’ is all its said for a 20-30 minutes

      • KJ

        Me too. None of my media files are readable and my battery lasts a whole 5 hours when I’m not even using the phone it says media is using 82% of battery life, but i don’t have any media apps running. Is there any way to reinstall?

    • ChannelChaser

      Tried to download, but update failed. On phone with Verizon tech support now.

    • howarddinits


    • mke

      just got ics sat long after it should have come out think I’m going to like itjust goto updates in your phone settings it should be there

  • iklein

    Waiting is stupid

  • Charlie

    still waiting for the INC2 Update. ugh

  • payback

    What the heck? My bionic still says. 905 is still latest.

  • besch2410

    I’m waiting for the update to roll everyone back to eclair

  • Jason

    It would be awesome if someone could post something useful on here like where can we get the download instead of bickering about who copied who’s info or anyone who feels the need to let all know they sold their bionic.who gives a shit?can we get some useful information???

    • You can’t stupid. It’s still in soak test. Pay attention.

      • Jason

        What are you 12? The post says any day now and it’s been a couple of days. I used to come to the DL forums for useful info from the knowledgeable android community and instead has turned into some CNET squabbling and name calling. A little disappointed.

  • Mike Camp

    Anybody know where one can download and apply the update manually? It’s been 2 days now and I can’t wait any longer!

    • You can’t, it’s still in soak what’s. It’s not actually released to the entire public yet.

  • Ken

    I have a quick Question: I am forever rooted (stock) and have frozen my
    bloatware. Will either of these two conditions prevent me from getting
    the update?

    • Generally speaking, the frozen apps will prevent the update from working. For good measure, I’d unfreeze those apps for sure. Root shouldn’t make a difference.

  • PDR


  • Seanamous

    DL, PLEASE take this glorious news as an occasion to update the stock photo you use for the Bionic. My phone hasn’t looked that terrible in a long time and now no one’s should ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! And yay!

  • Taylor

    How do you update it?

  • OK, so I upgraded to the leaked 4.04 ICS some months ago. What do I do to go over to the official OTA version?

    • You need to FXZ back to 905, then take the OTA update.

  • Unrelated Note: I have an Otterbox Commuter case for a Bionic. I took that turd back to Costco and am left with the case. First to pay the $6 to Priority the mail thing to ya gets it for free otherwise. Call it a consolation prize for your redheaded stepchild nearly being forgotten.

    • altspeed

      puit your money where your mouth is and email me the details at altspeed-@-gmail.com (spamproofed you should know how to fix it). BTW what color commuter?

  • CaptM

    Ok, this is probably a really stupid question, but one that I have always wondered about.
    Where on the Verizon site do you find the page shown above?
    I have searched through Verizon and have never been able to find where they list there “Software Updates” for specific devices. Do they hid it or bury it somewhere deep in their site?
    I’ve been trying to find it so that I could keep checking for this very issue.

  • Has anyone been able to pull the update?

    • someguy767

      yeah i got it this morning, so far its better than the 232 leak i used to have, and a lot smoother too

  • Someguy767

    I just started using it, i got the uodate at 4am today. Its super smooth

    • CaptM

      It’s now after 4pm in AZ and I still have not been able to get it.

  • Silver Veloz

    I think it’s great that our Droid Bionic is causing so much stir after being out for over a year. I like being in the Droid headlines. Will we no longer be, as they say, the red-headed step-child of the Droid world? Hope everyone’s eventual ICS update goes well. And Jelly Bean, well, I’m optimistic. Happy Friday everyone.

  • Leo

    ICS is almost 2 years old!! Hopefully this will really come before Google announces JellyBean’s successor at the end of the month.

    • allen

      Nope. The source code for Android 4.0 became available on November 14, 2011. One year.

  • JWellington

    How often do you hear the words Finally and Verizon together?

  • Gavo265

    I can’t wait. As a guy who can’t afford to hop phones, this is amazing. Any idea on the battery life with this?

    • BubbleSort

      Spare batteries are $5 on Amazon for the Bionic. I keep a spare in my wallet due to Google Now draining life.

      • Gavo265

        I’m buying one now, so cheap. Overall, is the battery life improved or lessened with ICS?

        • 9024Steven

          Yes it is slightly improved when comparing setting for setting. ICS comes with a much more in-depth batter management function that will help improve batter life even more.

  • They should just skip straight to jellybean to make up for the neglect we have had…

    • 9024Steven

      Can’t skip ICS and go to JB, JB is an update to ICS. It adds a few features but nothing major over ICS, which is a major upgrade to GB. Think of it as going from XP to Win7 and JB would be like a service pack for Win7.

      • True well bring on he service pack lol! I still wish we went straight to the new jellybean..

  • Frankie Castle

    I just know I am never buying another Moto product. ๐Ÿ™‚ no jelly bean no money we waited almost a year..

  • Anon

    and this is why i sold my bionic months ago for a galay nexus

  • Adam

    to late I just Upgraded to the RAZR Maxx HD today LOL!!

  • Chris

    This has to be a joke…..

  • jewvee

    HOLY ****!

  • sargentmajord

    OK people there have been 2 user here knocking off my info as there own when they have clearly pulled it from my thread the users are username BIOnIC and username guest if u want real reliable info please follow my thread here. http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

    • Guest

      Pssshhh. You think you’re the only guy with friends in the business. Please dude.

      • sargentmajord

        Yes when u knock off my info word for word from thread an don’t give me attitude I am pissed cuz these guys are trying to claim credit for what my friend an I provide to the android community

        • Guest

          I’m sorry you feel that way but fact is my brother works at Texas instruments and he knows a lot. I’m just saying you’re not the only person to privileged information.

          • sargentmajord

            I understand that and I am not talking about TI or any other privileged info I am talking about the info that I have posted an BIONIC is plagiarizing an claiming credit for it an if that was happening to u u would be pissed to he also post about the raxr X and moto nexus those phones dont exist yet they are still in mock up phase and he is saying to expect them by q1 is he insane they haven’t even been built yes an only I know about them (but now everyone does) because I know for a fact that nobody has a contact in the dept thats creating these devices the only thread on the entire internet except those who are coping my info is this thread http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

          • Guest

            I can’t speak to that. But I can speak to the Bionic jelly bean patch. I myself knew about this around 7pm tonight because of my brother.

          • sargentmajord

            Thanks kinda funny since TI has no involvement in android what so ever they only make chip sets an moto isn’t involved with them anymore they have Intel now so what u just said is complete bs not to mention the jelly bean patch was put on 246 3 days ago not today at 7 pm

          • Bster83

            Ding ding ding! Round two! Fight!

          • Diablo81588

            That’s not true.. TI had to make drivers for hardware acceleration in ICS. They’re more involved than you might think.

    • Bionic

      I apologize. I was simply trying to spread the excitement. No harm was meant and you have my word ill stop or at leather credit you.

      • sargentmajord

        Please provide credit where it is due I would greatly appreciate it

  • Bionic

    Holy crap guys.. Breaking news. Motorola has pulled one over on VERIZON! Build 246 and 247 are the same. Motorola changed something minor in 247 to hide the jelly bean patch in 246 so Verizon wouldn’t know it’s there. This means we ARE getting Jelly Bean.

    • Bionic

      As long as motorola can build it before the support Window closes

    • Daniel Clifford

      Where do you get this stuff?

      • Bionic

        I have 3 sources. One at Motorola, one at XDA and one I’m not saying.

    • sargentmajord

      Again dude stop posting my information here an calling it ur own its pissing me off u clearly pulled it from my thread and I am reporting u my thread is located at http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

    • sargentmajord

      If ur source was real u would know that they are both completely different but like I said before u keep trying to claim my info as your own proof is here http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

      • altspeed

        LOL. Sarge, he kanged the post I put there specifically to see if he would post it here. He didn’t even reword the lead point. This guy is gonna cause me respiratory arrest from laughing too much. If I die, hunt him down and make him pay. LOL.

  • Fine with me, I’m still keeping Jelly Bean on my Bionic.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    My microwave will get ICS before my Thunderbolt does.

    • Bionic

      I wasnt aware that phone was even considered for ics

      • Justin W

        The Thunderbolt or the Microwave? There was a microwave that ran on ICS at some convention earlier this year.

  • Bionic

    According to one of my sources the soak test started at 5pm est. Has anyone been soaked yet?

    • sargentmajord

      Again u took my info an claimed it as ur own u took it from my thread here http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

    • altspeed

      I’ll sum this up by saying that you are a lying sack of sh*t that needs to f**k off and die. The only thing that could mae it worse is if you actually are someone on the fringes that purports to be our “friend” Just STFU and go sit with your nose in the corner. (yeah, I’m NEVER as civil as sarge because being banned from droid-life would be a feather in my cap, like a real journalist being fired from the national enquirer or weekly world news for having journalistic ethics)

  • Someguy767

    So, I’m curious. Does this mean the bionic IS going to get jelly bean or is that still up in the air? and if not, is there a stable build for jelly bean that I can flash on here? I’ve lost touch with anything bionic since droidhive went down.

  • Knlegend1

    Bionic users this is going to make your phones fill complete, but I just can’t get the bitter taste of how the carriers are treating us. In my opinion the Bionic owners should’ve had the ICS update before us Razr owners. Man I’m getting sick of the crap.

    • warnai

      verzion was the one sitting on the update, not motorola they couldnt get their bloat ware to act right so they held it up and them blamed it on motorola

      • Knlegend1

        I’m not blaming Motorola. They seem to want things to change and have made some great moves toward it. I’m just sick of always being behind on the Updates. That’s not cool.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Yeah, no more data drops!!!!!

  • karlbu

    Will it improve my ability to just make phone calls?out takes three tries to make a call.

  • Bionic

    Unfortunately build. 246 means Bionic WILL NOT be getting Jelly Bean ever. This is the last major update for this phone. The support Window is closed after this.

    • Tyler Chappell

      Truly sad, though fortunately, most people who have bought this phone should be eligible for an upgrade around May-June 2013. I think this update should be able to make them fairly happy until then.

      • Bionic

        Exactly how i fell. My update is in may and i plan to buy the motorola razr nexus type phone that will be out by then or soon to be out. Im willing to use my ICS Bionic for all of 2013 if i have to.

        There are great things from Motorola coming in 2013. My sources say there is a quad core intel powered Droid Razr “X” coming in q1. This phone might be the nexus as well.

      • Daniel Clifford

        Most of us Bionic owners are just going to be stuck with the awful choice of upgrading or losing unlimited data :/ (to hell with paying $500-$600 without the upgrade discount)

    • Andrew Ross

      Oh, you mean I get to keep flash, too? Shucks, sure ruins my day

    • Motorola has announced on thier facebook page that Bionic will be getting JB
      We’re happy to announce that DROID BIONIC by
      Motorola is getting Android ICS in phases starting today. But that’s not
      the only sweet treat we’re planning, DROID BIONIC will also receive
      Jelly Bean in the coming months. Keep up to date about software upgrade
      news with the Motorola Android Software Upgrade News site: http://moto.ly/bionicics

  • tsheets

    Does this mean the soak test is the next step or that the soak test was successful? I just checked and it tells me my device is up to date (100% stock).

    • altspeed

      will start pushing sometime between midnight pacific time tonight and 5 pm pacific tomorrow

      • tsheets


  • capecodcarl

    That’s great it only took 12 months to get this phone upgraded to Android 4.0.x, but the more important question is how long will it take to get an official Jelly Bean upgrade? Didn’t most of the vendors agree to support their phones for 18 months after release or are they going to conveniently forget that or claim the phone is not powerful enough to run Jelly Bean? :-/

    • I’m hoping that the plan for BIONIC users that the new CEO talked about is Jelly Bean, because the $100 credit is really nothing. I can probably sell this for double that on the market, and it might even just be worth keeping as a back up.

  • kixofmyg0t

    The RAZR HD goes on sale AND Targa gets official ICS. It’s a big day for Moto.

  • konfusion

    plz fix my freaking 4G already! So over Motorola rn

  • Rtech9

    It would get approved the same day I sold it.

    • Justin W

      I was going to say it would get approved the day I buy the RAZR HD. Oh well, too late now. I guess I’ll just have a toy to play with now ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Same! I got the Razr Maxx HD… kinda just to force ICS onto the Bionic. I knew finally giving up would work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • just a question, has anyone overclocked their Bionic past the 1.2Ghz?

    • matt masino

      Yes i can hit 1.35 on my bionic. in quadrant i can get 3200 – 3500

      • RoadsterHD1

        What ROM are you using?

    • altspeed

      There is a rare bionic that has the OMAP 4460 chipset rather than the 4300 (less than 1% of the very early ones) there is one of those around clocked at almost 2.2.Ghz that puts up 6500+ quadrants.

      Mine is OCed to 1266 and does about 3200 quadrant with the hardware acceleration flipped on and the smartass v2 governor

  • Ant R

    Too late already bought a new razr hd

    • You know that Motorola is completely fine with that, right? More money for them sooner.

    • Me too. My wife got my Bionic though. Funny too because I just reverted back to stock Gingerbread for her this morning!

    • altspeed

      I’m a serious player on that one too since DjrBliss came through on the root exploit for it, may still wait on the dev edition for the bootloader

  • domdoyle

    How can you get it now without waiting for them to push it to phones?

    • hkklife

      You could go ahead and install any 1 of the number of leaks currently available, now that straying from the upgrade path is not a major concern

      • Already on 247

        This will only install over GB 905. If you stray you will have to return to 905 to get the ota.

  • this is awesome!

    Awesome! Been waiting months for this…. Bring it!!!

  • Just another reminder of how happy I am that I dumped mine when the GNex was released…

  • Guest

    JB is coming in early 2013 according to my source in Moto. believe me or dont that is fine but its the truth. 247 will be released as a patch to JB. the razr and d4 will be the same as well

    • Bionic

      Wrong. Only. 247 contained the patch for jelly bean. We’re getting. 246

      • Guest

        correct. but my source told me we should be getting the patch portion of 247 soonish? holiday id assume…

        • Bionic

          Well i have my sources too and they totally disagree. They are telling me that the support window closes in 5 months or less and it takes 4-5 months to build a jelly bean build for bionic. My sources say we’re done and we get the $100 credit twards a new phone.

          • someguy767

            i hate to be a stickler, but you guys need to confirm with your sources once more, you’re taking my hopes on a roller coaster ride here. I actually want the jelly bean update to this phone. It is an incredible device, even though everyone keeps bashing on it because of motorola’s delays in updating it, I actually don’t want to upgrade my device til i see the sony nexus phone out on the market. Especially since I’m still on the unlimited plan, and can’t upgrade unless I buy the phones at full price.

          • Bionic

            According to my guy, this is it. Motorola does not have the resources to support this over 1 year old phone anymore. This is why we’re getting the $100 credit. .246 and .247 are identical, why? Because one has the jelly bean patch and one does not. They were waiting for the decision makers to decide if they wanted to do jelly bean or not. The fact that we’re getting .246 is motorola saying “were done”

          • jfr69

            @comiskeybum:disqus Seriously – your “sources” seem to be all over the place as well.. You’ve been adamant all night that there’s no way JB could ever come because it’s only in 247, even though there are other more reliable sources that say otherwise. Now you say your “source” says there might be a JB patch in 246. Not a good way to show your sources as being credible. Considering the number of devices slated for JB, with no definite timeline from any manufacturer, I’m not inclined to believe your sources, when there’s far more contradictory statements to yours than ones that match it – especially since it appears you’ve been pulling quotes from other sites & saying they’re your sources as well…

          • CrazyDave

            WEll MY source says that the next one will come wings, shoot laser beams, and can even make me a taco salad!

          • jfr69

            Isn’t it funny how Motorola today posted their list of phones getting JB? And what do you know.. the Bionic is ON the list. http://www.droid-life.com/2012/10/19/motorola-posts-list-of-phones-not-receiving-jelly-bean-confirms-which-phones-will-get-the-update/

          • Daniel Clifford

            If so that kinda sucks. I mean don’t get me wrong, hell yes ICS! though after knowing about .247 I did get my hopes up.

          • Bionic

            True, but im just happy to get ICS. My update is in May and I plan to buy the Motorola Nexus which will be out by then most likely. ICS on my bionic can hold me over until that time, LOL

          • Guest

            lol mines next september… then im leaving VZW for elsewhere bc ill lose my unlimited data… it sucks bc we all know if ICS was on time we would easily have JB. and idk ill go check with my source again to see if i miss understood or whatever

          • Bionic

            Im staying with Verizon because i love their network too much. But have faith my friend, there are whispers of Verizon bringing back unlimited data. Is it for sure? no, but people high up in verizon are considering, thats all I will say for now.

          • Bionic

            My source now tells message motorway may have hidden a jelly bean patch in the. 246 build. Wow

          • altspeed

            your sources are full of crap then, we have the actual timestamps from the build of 246 courtesy of @sargentmajord and that JB patch was applied to the 246 build on september 20th, the build date of the 246, there is no difference of consequence between the 246 and 247 except for Punit Soni’s flawless gamesmanship. Motorola went into this deal with a pair of aces that LOOKED different (differring build dates, one sourced from moteng USA (motorola engineering USA) and the other sourced from motengROK (Republic of Korea) so that they could give up an ace and still have the same ace in a slightly different wrapper. Bionics WILL receive Jelly Bean Q1 2013, go check the dates at motorola or go to the news page of droidforums,net and see the same table. Sarge and I have been in the same clique, sharing the same “rumors” that ALWAYS pan out for over 8 months. Ignore these assholes sarge, everybody that matters knows they are just recycling your info, attributing it to sources that would have no knowledge to begin with, and just being general pricks about knowledge they are getting out of your feeling of responsibility to the community (or at least your friends in the community). Screw ’em.

        • someguy767

          I saw a post that said bionic was supposed to be getting jelly bean as well but that was last month, before the ics upgrade, and theres only 6 months left, if it took them a year to give us ics, i doubt they’ll be able to do anything in 6 months..

          • Bionic

            it takes 5 months to build a jelly bean build. simply cannot be done

        • someguy767

          i meant that theres only 6 months left in the supposed 18 month support window.

        • sargentmajord

          Do stop trying to knock off my info u are completely wrong an have no idea what’s going on people don’t believe him he’s stealing info from my thread herehttp://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4796-wireless-moot-il-moot-with-a-vengence/

  • JeffColorado

    Congratulations…you guys managed to get it before the LG Spectrum. You are no longer the official red-headed stepchild of Android.

    • Mario Mendez


    • Cain Gantt

      Oh, no. We still are. Or at least the red-headed stepchild of Motorola.

      • It’s Verizon who’s been sitting on the update.

  • fixxmyhead

    came here for the bionic comments

  • Batman

    Too little too late. I ditched my BIONIC two months ago in favor of the SGSIII.

  • bobukcat

    Maybe I’ll be able to get a better price for my Bionic on eBay now!

  • pacomcg

    Finally. I can’t wait to get it.

  • Dom Alegria

    I am on 5.9.905.XT875.Verizon.en.US and I am rooted, will my phone update without a problem?

    • RoadsterHD1

      don’t think so. You may need to un-root

    • Already on 247

      Root is not an issue but you will lose root with the upgrade. Easy to re-root afterwards though. You will need to remove forever root though. That’s not the same as root and will make the upgrade fail.

      • Dom Alegria

        I have never heard of forever root, I have voodoo OTA RootKeeper tho.

        • Already on 247

          I’ve heard voodoo ota rootkeeper will in fact retain root so you may be good to go.

      • I’m running. 223. How do I fxz back to. 905?

    • altspeed

      safestrap will also make it fail, craps up the preinstall the update is looking for

  • b00mb00mchuck

    I wanna know if this breaks the lapdock

    • hkklife

      Unless they removed it at the 11th hour, it makes Lapdock and Webtop mode AWESOME!!! It wad really solid on the earlier ICS Bionic betas I played with in the summer. It is basically a stock Android ICS tablet experience now. Damn Moto & Google for abandoning Webtop mode just when it started to get good.

    • altspeed

      no, it’s different, they call it “tablet mode” like a tab with keyboard, some people like it better, some don’t

  • Illinipoke

    awesome!! Now I just gotta get off the olllllld leaked 5.9.901 somehow. That leak made mine rock solid and I never budged off of it. Its a very GOOD phone, just horribly supported.

  • pingpongping

    Awesome, gonna have Key Lime Pie by end of month.

    Nexus ftw

  • Yes!, I can now use a “legal” version!

  • Manny

    Too Little Too late for this POS Device

  • is there somewhere to download the file? I’d have to do some work before it gets applied

  • fauxshizzl

    I was running one of the leaked Verizon builds from months ago that ran perfctly fine, can’t imagine what took until now to finally push it out. But it doesn’t really matter because I cracked the screen in mine a few days ago and picked up a Gnex off Craiglist.

    • mke

      how long did we have to wait to get byonics doesn’t surprise me I had to wait so long for the update it took at least a year of themnow saying next month next month for the phone come out at last and they still hav.nt gotten voice recognition correct

      • mke

        yeah Scooby would say Verizon is sucktacular biotic came out in secret ics after razor release

  • I didn’t know ppl still use bionics.

  • does anyone know if this update will overclock the bionic across the board? will they all be stuck at 1ghz, all at 1.2ghz or will it be like all the other leaks some at 1ghz and others at 1.2 ghz?

    • Already on 247

      A test is performed during the upgrade to see if the cpu can run reliably at 1.2ghz. If it can it gets bumped, otherwise it stays at 1ghz. The ota will be identical to the leaked 246 build so we will see both speeds reported.

      • altspeed

        the “stress test” theory has been debunked, it’s based on how many clockslots your processor has, some 4430s have 4, some have 5, 4s stay at 1000 (hackable), 5s go to 1200

        • Justin W

          How is this determined as far as manufacturing it go? Mine jumped to 1200mHz when I flashed the leak, so it must have 5 clocksets, but I got mine within a week of release date. Wouldn’t that mean that the first “group” should all have 5 clocksets, the second 4?

          • dirty

            Girls have 3 cock slots

          • Diablo81588

            Got mine on release day, 1.2 for me. Early adopters got a special treat ๐Ÿ˜›

      • ozoscar.

        If this is the case i don’t think it will be fair for the ones who get stuck at1ghz.

    • Handy

      the official update overclocks to 1.2

  • Only took a whole year. Good job Motorola.

    • My Bionic got the update this mornig and now its acting real crazy nun of my stuff is responding phone barely charging. so how does it work does my phone have to be fully charged?

  • About damn time!

  • Well that means no Jelly Bean for us. .247 had a patch fire JB. .246 does not..

    • JB Patch? What?

    • altspeed

      read above, you’ve got bad info, same patch in 246, just good poker. BOOMER SOONER!

  • steve30x

    wow thats sad..it took that long?

  • One of those “Is this real life?” moments

  • LeviSnuts

    nice to have finally have an “official” version underneath the awesome SafeStrapped Jellybean thanks to Hash and Dhacker

    • pkooistra

      Which jb rom are you running?

  • Yeah Man


  • Silver Veloz

    Trying to compose myself (without tearing up) – YES!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED!!!!

  • edubbz


  • FortitudineVincimus

    That is one POS phone that should have just died off

    • altspeed

      and you sir (or madam as the case may be), are an unmitigated idiot, a waste of space and oxygen

    • altspeed

      or better yet, a POS person that should have died off, I’m betting apple fanboy.

  • thomas

    Bout damn time!

  • So does that mean no $100?

    • No that is for Jelly Bean. Which, it probably won’t get. lol

    • altspeed


  • bakdroid

    FINALLY! We can go home!!!

  • David Dudovitz

    Droid Incredible 2 Why!!!!!!!!

    • that’s what I’m saying…. this is crap! I can’t wait to see the incredible 2 run ics.

  • epsalon135

    You know hell just froze over…
    (I’m still happy though.. )

    • Should help really change this phone for the better. I forget how big of a jump 2.3 to 4.0 is.

      • It is a fantastic jump. Even the early leaks are a vast improvement. Been running .232 on my wife’s Bionic (last leak that could get back to GB), and she’s never been happier. Now that I know the final version, I’ll grab it and get her updated!

    • Gavo265

      Hell really did freeze over, we’re getting JB on top of this. Wow.