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Old October 18th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #101 (permalink)
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I saw one of those, now we can make Bionic go, lol!
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Back to .246 I guess Software Update: DROID BIONIC by Motorola - Coming Soon!
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House of Bionic is updated (downdated?) for it. All those on 23x or 24x builds should get back on the OTA path and install 246. I've already done so myself.
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So they are releasing not the latest build but the one before it? What was the point of 247 then?

And could this mean that the 246 release isn't identical to the 246 you all have been using?
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You will know what the release is when it is soaked/OTAd.

The monumental source of their information is a page on the Verizon website. For one OTA of Gingerbread that same page had the WRONG version listed for the OTA for five weeks after it was released to everyone.

You will know what the release is when it is soaked/OTAd.

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House of Bionic is updated (downdated?) for it. All those on 23x or 24x builds should get back on the OTA path and install 246. I've already done so myself.
Why not just wait a little bit to make REALLY sure that 6.7.246 is the release they are going with?

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So I have been having some annoyance issues with my Bionic and I'm on .232 but have had the issues since month 2 of ownership and have only been on .232 for about a month. Anyways I discuss those issues in another thread that I started. My whole point is, I got on motorola's site and chatted online with a tech and got thru some of my issues but then did end up disclosing that I have one of the leaks.

From there I was directed to call in and talk to a tech 2. I did that and well....I more or less got the answer I was looking for. Tomorrow or next couple of days for the soak test. He knew the exact time frame but as much as he wanted to tell me he held up rather well under my questioning and told me as much as he could without getting in trouble.

My other point, is should I be putting myself back on .905 right now so I can start checking for the soak update?

I have to say that everyone on here that helps out anyone that has any issues or questions, you guys are absolutely awesome. Keep up the great work, and I'll keep coming back and asking questions and probing for more knowledge on what makes these little devices that we love much run and run to the best that they can.
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Because. I've talked to people.
I'm sorry to have to ask this but I will ... are these they SAME people who emphatically said it would be 6.7.247 or are these DIFFERENT people?

Everyone is free to do WHATEVER they want. My suggestion (after having my head handed to me with the Droid X OTA) is to wait just a little longer to see what is actually released.

In my last group the litmus test was this ... "will you stake your life on it?" ... if the answer is "no" then it is opinion and not fact.

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Soak has started. Confirmed 6.7.246.
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I'm sorry to have to ask this but I will ... are these they SAME people who emphatically said it would be 6.7.247 or are these DIFFERENT people?

Everyone is free to do WHATEVER they want. My suggestion (after having my head handed to me with the Droid X OTA) is to wait just a little longer to see what is actually released.

In my last group the litmus test was this ... "will you stake your life on it?" ... if the answer is "no" then it is opinion and not fact.

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As I've said on other forums, I really don't care what people do...wait, don't wait. I give my recommendation for support with the House of Bionic. People are free to ignore that if they wish. 247 was not released because there is no intention of releasing JB for Bionic. It's as simple as that.
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As I've said on other forums, I really don't care what people do...wait, don't wait. I give my recommendation for support with the House of Bionic. People are free to ignore that if they wish. 247 was not released because there is no intention of releasing JB for Bionic. It's as simple as that.
Good.

Now if I apply simple logic to this ... if 6.7.247 was released and it contained a patch that would make an upgrade to JB possible ... there is no reason that Motorola/Horizon would ever be required to upgrade the Bionic to JB.

It would seem to be a good strategy to go with 6.7.247 so they could keep their options open.

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That's nice. Except they didn't. The soak started and is confirmed to be 6.7.246.
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Well, I don't appreciate being insulted when I'm trying to give information. But whatever. I don't need to waste my time.

DROID Smartphones - Android Ice Cream Sandwich

https://twitter.com/VZWnews

http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/droid_bionic.pdf

People are free to make up their own mind about what they want to believe....or not.
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My question is this, why wouldn't they do JB on the Bionic? If they do it on the Razr I can't imagine it would be difficult at all to do for the Bionic since it's the exact same hardware and the $100 per phone they would have to give out in that case would seem to be more of an impact than any development time and costs as well as bad publicity. I could see it if they didn't do JB on the Razr, but then that will be a LOT of money. Just not seeing the logic for not doing JB overall.

And how do we know this 246 is the same 246 that was leaked weeks ago?
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Has there ever been a leaked version with the same number as an OTA but was actually different? Asking and wondering if it's really necessary to go back to .905 or just to install a leaked .246. I guess if we wait long enough someone will upload an OTA file anyhow.
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can u two take the bickering to PM? I see no earthly reason to saturate this thread with you two going "246" / "wait to see what the OTA is". OK! We got it!
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And how do we know this 246 is the same 246 that was leaked weeks ago?
Version 6.7.246 is version 6.7.246 or else it would be called 6.7.247 or .248, no difference, the same version number will always be the version it is if that makes sense, having two different ROM's called version 6.7.246 just isn't how things are done in any software development world.
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Version 6.7.246 is version 6.7.246 or else it would be called 6.7.247 or .248, no difference, the same version number will always be the version it is if that makes sense, having two different ROM's called version 6.7.246 just isn't how things are done in any software development world.
True, but at the same time doesn't make any sense to do 247 and release 246, at least to me. Not to mention if 246 is good enough, than why haven't they already released it since it's been done for weeks.
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5.5.893
5.7.893
5.8.894

Which was OTA?
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That was my point. There is a precedence for Moto releasing a build that isn't the latest one leaked.
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That was my point. There is a precedence for Moto releasing a build that isn't the latest one leaked.
The stuff I was seeing was that 6.7.247 came in when Motorola and Verizon were negotiating a number of things about their future and 6.7.246. It seemed that 6.7.247 was some king of "proposal" from Motorola.

Is there a breakout of what was different between the two versions? (The logic that it had a patch to allow going to JB eludes me. They have ALL the code. It would seem they could install the patch when they installed the rest of the update.)

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I have more info but I'm not going to post it because I can't confirm it and I really am not going to get into more arguments with people. Suffice it to say that 246 is going OTA tomorrow according to VZW themselves. What the future holds will be seen at some point. Punit Soni hinted at it earlier today that Bionic users will want to keep an eye on future update plans.
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But if it turns out .246 isn't .246 that's just going to be really weird. However this ends I've been on ICS for four months, learned a lot, and am still on the upgrade path, everyone should be happy Bionic gets the attention from the development community it does.
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Well... if that's the case, someone owes my Magic 8 Ball a case of Coors Light. Lol. I'll be on the road in and out of service (over mountain passes) tomorrow, but will see what I see. Lol. Guess we all will.

I don't remember the last ota.... will it be a push to accept, or will a user have to manually "check for updates"?

Edit to add: defrosting my bloat. Just in case... lol
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246 could be the approved release and 247 could be the next step to the next release. These things take months to iron out.
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Software Upgrade for the DROID BIONIC by Motorola

Introduction
We are pleased to announce the new Android™ 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for the DROID BIONIC by Motorola. The software upgrade (6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US) includes numerous enhancements and improvements.

For more information about the upgrade, including helpful videos explaining the significant changes in the upgrade, visit Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - Motorola Mobility LLC. USA.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mydroidbionic.

Who Can Use This Release
All DROID BIONIC users. After downloading and installing the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software release, you will notice:

Enhancements:

New User Interface

Look and Feel

Updated colors, font, icons, and animations. Added adjustable text size.

Lockscreen

Enhanced lock screen to include quick access to dialer, text messaging, camera, and homescreen.

Folders

Added new home screen folders that let users group apps and shortcuts by dragging one onto another.

All Apps Screen

Updated All Apps screen to include access to both Apps and Widgets.

Notifications

Enhanced notifications window to include access to settings menu and new swipe to dismiss functionality for individual notifications.

Settings

Created a reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®.

Keyboard

Redesigned keyboard for faster input with improved error correction and word suggestion.

Improved Features

Email

Enhanced Email app with address auto-completion, quick response emails, and searching across folders and subfolders.

Camera

Improved the camera with time-lapse video, snapshots during video recording, ability to use volume keys as shutter button, updated zoom control look and feel, continuous focus with tap to autofocus, and flash-assisted low light focus.

Browser

Updated Browser app with faster page loading, bookmark sync with Chrome browser on a computer, and ability to view desktop version of web sites.

Voice Input

Upgraded voice input engine to allow for continuous dictation, pausing, and inclusion of punctuation.

Webtop

Updated webtop interface to an Android 4.0 tablet-like experience with key apps optimized for the resolution and screen size of external monitors.

New and Updated Apps

Added latest versions of Backup Assistant Plus, Video Calling, Verizon Apps Store, and Color.

New Features

Face Unlock

Added facial recognition technology for a new way to unlock the user’s phone.

People App

Replaced the contacts app with the new People app, which includes larger pictures and rich profile information.

Data Usage

Added new reporting and management tool to keep track of data usage and set limits.

Screenshot

Added capability to take screenshots by holding both the power and volume down keys for a few seconds.

Global Ready

Activated global voice and data capabilities. Check Verizon Wireless’s coverage and rates to determine whether Global Phone service is available at your destination.

Important Changes

Adobe® Flash®

Due to Adobe’s discontinuation of Flash development, Flash Player is no longer preloaded and is not available for download from Google Play to this device. Existing installations of Flash Player may or may not play Flash video properly. Alternatively, the new HTML5 standard is supported for Web video.

Social Networking

Social Status widget and the Social Networking Apps & Widgets have been removed in favor of 3rd party apps and widgets available from Google Play. Some 3rd party social networking apps and widgets may be preloaded with this upgrade.

Widgets

News/RSS Feed, Date & Time, IM Presence, Airplane Toggle, Bluetooth Toggle, GPS, Toggle, and Wi-Fi Toggle widgets have been removed. Other preloaded widgets, settings options, and 3rd party downloadable widgets are available as alternatives.

Universal Inbox

Universal Inbox app has been removed with the Email app allowing consolidation of messages from various email accounts.

Fixes

Text Messages

Reduced instances of receiving duplicate text messages.

Bluetooth®

Reduced Bluetooth disconnects. Improved audio when listening to music through a Bluetooth headset.

4G Connectivity

Reduced instances of dropping down to a 3G connection while in a 4G LTE service area.

Stability

Improved device stability and reduced dropped calls.

Google Play

Improved stability of Google Play apps.icls.n a 4G LTE service area.video properly.

Instructions for installing the software

NOTE: You cannot downgrade back to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software after this upgrade.

For a successful installation, we recommend installing this update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

If you have received a notification message for this update:

Select "Download".
After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated with 6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US software.
If you have not received a notification message for this update:

Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
Select "About phone".
Select "System updates".
Select "Download". After the software is downloaded, select "Install".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated 6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US software.
Additional Information
There is no charge for this upgrade other than the usual data connection charges. Subject to change without notice. If you have difficulty with this upgrade, visit us at www.motorola.com/mydroidbionic.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Specific functionality and features with each software version of Android may vary. Contact your service provider for details.

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I do not believe this is real. People have verified that the phone is not enabled for global use on 246.This is either fabricated from a phone like the razr or inaccurate. Where did you find it?

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Software Upgrade for the DROID BIONIC by Motorola

Introduction
We are pleased to announce the new Android™ 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for the DROID BIONIC by Motorola. The software upgrade (6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US) includes numerous enhancements and improvements.

For more information about the upgrade, including helpful videos explaining the significant changes in the upgrade, visit Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - Motorola Mobility LLC. USA.

For more information on Motorola updates and repairs, visit us at www.motorola.com/mydroidbionic.

Who Can Use This Release
All DROID BIONIC users. After downloading and installing the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software release, you will notice:

Enhancements:

New User Interface

Look and Feel

Updated colors, font, icons, and animations. Added adjustable text size.

Lockscreen

Enhanced lock screen to include quick access to dialer, text messaging, camera, and homescreen.

Folders

Added new home screen folders that let users group apps and shortcuts by dragging one onto another.

All Apps Screen

Updated All Apps screen to include access to both Apps and Widgets.

Notifications

Enhanced notifications window to include access to settings menu and new swipe to dismiss functionality for individual notifications.

Settings

Created a reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth®.

Keyboard

Redesigned keyboard for faster input with improved error correction and word suggestion.

Improved Features

Email

Enhanced Email app with address auto-completion, quick response emails, and searching across folders and subfolders.

Camera

Improved the camera with time-lapse video, snapshots during video recording, ability to use volume keys as shutter button, updated zoom control look and feel, continuous focus with tap to autofocus, and flash-assisted low light focus.

Browser

Updated Browser app with faster page loading, bookmark sync with Chrome browser on a computer, and ability to view desktop version of web sites.

Voice Input

Upgraded voice input engine to allow for continuous dictation, pausing, and inclusion of punctuation.

Webtop

Updated webtop interface to an Android 4.0 tablet-like experience with key apps optimized for the resolution and screen size of external monitors.

New and Updated Apps

Added latest versions of Backup Assistant Plus, Video Calling, Verizon Apps Store, and Color.

New Features

Face Unlock

Added facial recognition technology for a new way to unlock the user’s phone.

People App

Replaced the contacts app with the new People app, which includes larger pictures and rich profile information.

Data Usage

Added new reporting and management tool to keep track of data usage and set limits.

Screenshot

Added capability to take screenshots by holding both the power and volume down keys for a few seconds.

Global Ready

Activated global voice and data capabilities. Check Verizon Wireless’s coverage and rates to determine whether Global Phone service is available at your destination.

Important Changes

Adobe® Flash®

Due to Adobe’s discontinuation of Flash development, Flash Player is no longer preloaded and is not available for download from Google Play to this device. Existing installations of Flash Player may or may not play Flash video properly. Alternatively, the new HTML5 standard is supported for Web video.

Social Networking

Social Status widget and the Social Networking Apps & Widgets have been removed in favor of 3rd party apps and widgets available from Google Play. Some 3rd party social networking apps and widgets may be preloaded with this upgrade.

Widgets

News/RSS Feed, Date & Time, IM Presence, Airplane Toggle, Bluetooth Toggle, GPS, Toggle, and Wi-Fi Toggle widgets have been removed. Other preloaded widgets, settings options, and 3rd party downloadable widgets are available as alternatives.

Universal Inbox

Universal Inbox app has been removed with the Email app allowing consolidation of messages from various email accounts.

Fixes

Text Messages

Reduced instances of receiving duplicate text messages.

Bluetooth®

Reduced Bluetooth disconnects. Improved audio when listening to music through a Bluetooth headset.

4G Connectivity

Reduced instances of dropping down to a 3G connection while in a 4G LTE service area.

Stability

Improved device stability and reduced dropped calls.

Google Play

Improved stability of Google Play apps.icls.n a 4G LTE service area.video properly.

Instructions for installing the software

NOTE: You cannot downgrade back to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) software after this upgrade.

For a successful installation, we recommend installing this update when the battery in your phone is at least 50% charged and you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

If you have received a notification message for this update:

Select "Download".
After the software is downloaded, select "Install now".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated with 6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US software.
If you have not received a notification message for this update:

Select the Settings icon in the apps menu.
Select "About phone".
Select "System updates".
Select "Download". After the software is downloaded, select "Install".
After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
Your phone is now updated 6.7.246.XT875.Verizon.en.US software.
Additional Information
There is no charge for this upgrade other than the usual data connection charges. Subject to change without notice. If you have difficulty with this upgrade, visit us at www.motorola.com/mydroidbionic.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Specific functionality and features with each software version of Android may vary. Contact your service provider for details.

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They wont be skipping ics. The existence of these leaks is proof. They are also slow so don't expect jb within 6 months. Frankly, froyo does everything all these other versions do. This hype to get the next version is foolish imo.
Sorry to step in on this, but each version does have new features. With froyo, my bluetooth mouse didn't have a pointer or cursor, then came gingerbread and it was then my mouse had full functionality (On my droid x). When I loaded the ics leaks, I noticed small thing like spell check on my dolphin browser. I don't recall gingerbread having that. (My bionic)

I do agree though, it would be silly to hype over jellybean! lol
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