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DROID Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Available to All!

DROID Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich

The long overdue Ice Cream Sandwich update for the DROID Bionic is available to all owners of the phone, today. As you know, the update has been approved as build 6.7.246 and will jump your phone to Android 4.0.4. The entire details of the update can be found here.

To pull the update yourself, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

Cheers Josh, Matt, Brandon, Nimrodmar10, Justin, anon, and everyone else!

  • i get an error msg when trying to get the update “check for update not available at this time” what do i do? i’ve been getting this ever since ics came out…

  • y& g 805

    I have the Droid bionic and have not recieved the update or Can not pull it manually.. How do I resolve this issue.

  • Biocronic

    How do you get this OTA, if you already had 6.7.2233 flashed on your phone?

  • Suzberry22

    I am soooooooo disappointed about this update. My phone has shut off, frozen and will NOT allow me to open my text messages. It’s 1:56pm and I did my update at 8pm… My phone has shut down on it’s own at least 10 times and I’ve had to take the battery out at least 5 times. I wish I knew how to downgrade this smh. My Bionic was running just fine before this system update. Be careful Bionic users before you update your phone.

    Off to Verizon I go!!! 🙁

  • Irate

    This update SUCKS. I hate the phone I once loved. I hate it hate it hate it. Awful.

  • I switched back from my g nex to update to ICS and give it a try. It works great! no battery drain on mine …like having a new phone.

  • Bree

    Great update, feels like a new phone 🙂
    One problem tho: Major battery drainage.
    Is there any way i can fix that ?
    Bree ♥

  • Sherie

    Having many delays with touch screen, 10 seconds, major battery drain, prefer prior version. Please help!!!!!!

  • Chris

    ICS is awesome compared to gingerbread. No problems what so ever. Now the wait for jelly bean begins!

  • RoadsterHD1

    Kellex you should do another review on the Bionic ICS. BIG DIFFERENCE…. 1.2GHz now
    Motorola DROID BIONIC
    ICS 4.0.4
    1.2GHz OMAP-4430 Dual Core
    1gig-DDR2 RAM Stock Kernel
    NOVA Launcher
    Quadrant Standard Score 3227
    AnTuTu Benchmark 6443

  • anyone else’s front camera completely unusable after ICS update? Pre-update had poor resolution. Post-update has poor resolution + vertical artifacts

  • I’ve tried updating six times to no avail……..anyone else having an issue?

  • jace

    I had problems with my bionic and tried just about everything before I was forced to factory reset. My music wouldnt play, my gallerys wouldnt load, but now everything seems to work fine.

  • RoadsterHD1

    I don’t know what went wrong but if you wanna go back to GingerBread 2.3.4 you need to FXZ back. See link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8RTBFeMdso

  • Steve K.

    After some problems installing ics on my rooted bionic (update kept failing) I was successful in getting my phone updated. Using ICS now for 24 hours, very pleased with stable 4g and tremendous battery life improvement. 12 hours of use and still 80% battery life; on GB I would down to about 30% by now. This is the phone I expected when I purchased it a year ago.

  • my phone wont turn on anymore

    • RoadsterHD1

      Charge the battery.

  • roughneck8611

    I called Verizon today cause of problems i had after the ics update and they suggested a factory reset and my phone came to life and works great still trying to learn ics now with no problems

  • Brandon K.

    the ics update has been pretty good and it feels like a new phone in some aspects, but lately im having issues with my battery not charging. im using the same charger as before and it says its charging but even after charging it for 6 hours its only at 70%. it dosent make sense and its really frustrating.

  • brentcd

    I have a Bionic, I installed the update and now my Gallery won’t find my pictures and my music won’t find the songs on my sd card. Any help?

    • Silver Veloz

      Hi Brencd. I was having the same problem. I did these couple things. First, I went to settings—->Storage—–>scroll down and click unmount SD Card, wait til it clears and then click Mount SD Card when it comes up. See if anything changes. I think this refreshes the SD card to connect to the proper player, whether it be pics or music. Then I did this next step on this link. Read the comments below the post in this link first. I followed these instructions and Voila!! https://forums.motorola.com/posts/7fb176e21c

  • It sucks! Now I can’t get a flash player to watch certain videos

  • Patrick

    Anybody having the issue of homescreen forclosing on them i already did the ics update and now my homescreen keeps forclosing on me it also forcloses when i open my apps to everything else works just fine please hepl or i will take suggestion

  • knucklelady

    Hope I can help some…

    I, too, was having issue with the update. It would download on my phone but it would fail during the install. I, too, have a rooted phone. I temporarily unrooted my phone and tried the install. No go. I unrooted it temporarily with a different app. No go. I took the minor drastic action of a hard reset, erasing everything. NO GO!! So I flashed the phone back to 5.9.902.

    Here is the LINK to send your phone BACK to a clean, stock 5.9.902: http://www.sendspace.com/file/xo8f4g

    You will also need to make sure you have updated Motorola drivers.
    And the most recent version of Rsdlite. GOOGLE it to find the download.

    Open up Rsdlite… then plug phone into computer. Search for the 5.9.902 file inside Rsdlite and RUN. You know the rest.

    So now your phone is stock 5.9.902… go into About Phone and search for update. You will be prompted to accept the 5.9.905 update. Go through the update. Then repeat. Go to About Phone and search for an update again. You’ll see it. It takes a while to finish. Nearly 45 minutes. But it works. I have ICS. AND I rerooted. Yes, I lost my settings and such, but I had already done that when I did factory reset on my phone.

    Someone probably has a better way, but this is what I was left with when VooDoo OTA, and RootCheck did NOT work to temporarily suspend my root in order to accept the upgrade. My phone is FAST. I love the upgrade.

  • Tripod

    To Bionic owners getting the OTA update to fail, if you have ever installed “Forever root” mod, that will cause the update to fail with a message like:

    assert failed: apply_patch_check (“/system/bin/mount_ext3.sh”.

    There is a simple fix! It worked for my, my Bionic is now running Android 4.0.4 via OTA.
    I found this excellent tip on how to remove Forever Root on DroidForums.net:

    Don’t need to use another computer to remove the forever root. Install
    & run “Voodoo OTA” first since you need to be root to allow this to
    keep root. Use something like Root Explorer, go to /system/bin and
    look for mount_ext3.sh. On mine there was a backup copy of the
    original file so I just renamed backup_ext3.sh to backup_ext3.sh.old and
    renamed the mount_ext3.sh.bak (or whatever it had been named) to
    mount_ext3.sh. If you don’t have a copy of the original mount_ext3.sh
    then remove the lines at the end of the file:

    chmod 4755 /system/bin/sh

    chmod 4755 /system/xbin/sh

    chmod 755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

    BUT be very careful not to change anything else in the file or the update could still fail.

  • EricC35

    Well, its Wednesday night October 24 and still no sign of ICS for my Bionic. Yes, I tried pulling it down manually. Seems we are being jacked around by Motorola yet again. I think its time to switch to Samsung.