Ice Cream Sandwich .229 Leaked for the DROID Bionic, Kernel Updated

Attention Bionic owners, another Ice Cream Sandwich build has leaked through Cheesecake. This one is version .299, which has only a confirmed change to the kernel number. With only minor happenings, this is a pretty good sign that we may be finally getting closer to official release. As always, keep on the lookout. If you want to flash, feel free to find the download and instructions at the via.

Via: Droid Hive

Cheers Nick, Mike, Chuck, Snake Man, and Bakdroid!

Another DROID Bionic ICS Build Leaks, This Time as Version 6.7.2233

Quite the day for DROID Bionic owners, I’d say. After receiving their first flashable Ice Cream Sandwich leak this morning, another has appeared with a slightly newer build and potentially some critical bug fixes. The original leak was build 6.7.2231 – this one is 6.7.2233. According to those that have flashed it, there are framework, Moto apk and webtop changes. Probably not a bunch of stuff you’ll notice upfront, but it should be more stable if anything.

In order to update to this, you have to be on build 5.9.905, just like with the last one.  (more…)

ICS 4.0.4 Leaks For DROID Bionic, Can Be Flashed Through Stock Recovery

Bionic owners, let me be the first to tell you that your morning just got a whole lot better. Late last night, Android guru P3Droid said on twitter that he came across a leaked build of Ice Cream Sandwich for the DROID Bionic. First impressions are that the build is “buttery smooth” and many people are reporting that it runs pretty well on the phone.

The best part about this file is that it can be, actually must be, flashed from stock recovery. You must be on stock .905 for this to work but if you drop the file on your SDcard you can flash away. And if the story could get any sweeter, the root method that worked on the RAZR 4.0.4 build seems to work fine here, but there is a special root method being made for this anyway. If you want to get your Bionic up-to-date hit the source link below and happy flashing!

Update:  The previous root method apparently works, but djrbliss is recommending that you do not use it. Wait for the special root method if you can.

Via: Droid Hive

Cheers Mike, Sam, and Josh!

Ice Cream Sandwich Test Build for DROID Bionic Hints at Release from Motorola?

Over the weekend, a supposed Ice Cream Sandwich test build found its way onto the Cheesecake app for DROID Bionic owners. The Cheesecake application searches servers that Motorola hosts their public files on and sometimes, people score early builds. Before this, no builds or details have been seen from Motorola, but we have known that the Bionic is due to receive the update sometime in Q3. The build is currently un-flashable and is basically just an engineer build. Hang in there, Bionic owners – the wait is almost over.

Via: Droid Hive | XDA

Cheers Colin!

Official DROID Bionic 5.9.905 Update Begins to Roll Out

The DROID Bionic update we informed you about yesterday is now being shipped out to owners. We know it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, but it does offer better 4G LTE connectivity (which is a plus) and a couple of other random fixes. One of our tipsters pulled the update zip file for all to enjoy, so if you need to open and examine, feel free to do so.

Note: According to Moto’s Forum Manager, this could just be a smaller soak test with larger roll out happening as early as next week. Sorry, folks.

Cheers Benjamin, Dominic, Jim and David!

DROID Bionic 5.9.905 Update Ready to Rollout, Improves LTE Connectivity

A DROID Bionic update as build 5.9.905 has been approved by Verizon and is ready to rollout. No, it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, but it is the leak we saw a couple of weeks ago. As you can see from the list of changes, it’s pretty minor. After updating, users should have a better 4G LTE connection, easier-on-the-ears volumes with Bluetooth, and improved Visual Voicemail. Yep, that’s it.

The update is 42.5MB in size. More info.

Deal Alert: DROID Bionic Lapdock Now Going for $50 Brand New at Verizon

It seems like the only time we bring up Motorola’s Lapdocks these days is to tell you when they are on sale. Today is as close to free as you are going to get on these devices. Reports are filtering in that you can pick up a Bionic Lapdock for $50 brand new at Verizon. Other reports are that these are out-of-stock so if you have a Bionic it might be worth a call to your closest Verizon store to see if you can get in on the deal.

Via: Droid Forums

Cheers Greg!