905 updateGeneral


  1. fyrmd

    fyrmd Well-Known Member

    I went ahead and bit the bullet, installing 905. I used voodoo root to unroot, I did not unfreeze any apps, and everything worked on the first try.
  2. CamoCustom

    CamoCustom Active Member

    On some other forums, users reporting they are getting the official .905 OTA push, I am in Tampa, FL area and not yet getting the OTA, but users from MN, CA, TX, NY all have reported install of .905
  3. Deanie

    Deanie Well-Known Member

    Just checked, and downloading now!!
  4. dragma

    dragma Well-Known Member

    It may be part of the soak test. I have gotten it and an e-mail from Moto as well.
  5. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member Guide


    I am also in tampa got the email but no update yet. It takes time to roll it all out
  6. CamoCustom

    CamoCustom Active Member

    See, I didnt get an email, I think I missed the signup right before the last supposed soak test of .904
  7. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    That's interesting. I was part of the Soak test for 5.9.902 and I had to accept a nondisclosure agreement that prohibited th me from talking about it anywhere but in a forum on the Motorola site ... until the public release.

    Did they do away with the nondisclosure agreement?

    ... Thom
  8. Deanie

    Deanie Well-Known Member

    I was invited to a soak test a month or so ago, then nothing happened. I did not receive anything for the actual soak test, so I don't think I'm violating any agreements. [Checking emails............]
  9. Deanie

    Deanie Well-Known Member

    Hah! I recant that. I got the email after I installed the update! Hush-hush!
  10. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    With 5.9.902 it was a sign up process online that included me agreeing not to talk about 5.9.902 until it was released.

    When reports came out that everyone was getting it pushed to them I checked back with them that the soak test was over and it was officially released before I talked about it.

    ... Thom
  11. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Thom, .905 is not a soak test - this is live for all VZW customers:

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

    Note the third picture - it clearly says .905.

    It went live as of yesterday.

    I'm a part of the Soak test community too - we haven't had a soak test on .905 at all. In fact, the last call for testers has not resulted in any sort of test thus far.

    This .905 (5.9.902 --> 5.9.905) update was found via the cheesecake app by an enterprising individual, and quickly spread b/c it (subjectively) seems to have better dealings with the Motorola LTE chip and holding LTE data connections.

    FWIW, though, it is now live. As soon as I can, I am trying to verify that it is (again) the exact same file we early adopters downloaded two months ago.
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Also, for users who early adopted the 5.9.904 (5.9.902 --> 5.9.904) update, and did not debloat their system by deleting stock apps nor modify Webtop, there is a relatively simple way to put the system back in .902 mode without having to flash the entire .902 FXZ and lose all your data.

    Using Motoflashboot you can flash only the boot.img and system.img files from the full .902 FXZ and then reboot and the phone will take the new .905 update.

    If you deleted stock apps, you'll (probably) need to flash the full FXZ to go back to .902 so it can be updated.

    If you have modified Webtop, you'll need to do the same.
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  13. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member Guide

    I saw that at the VZW site but I recieved an email this afternoon about a Bionic soak test and a survey to follow. I don't think it is to be for the masses yet even though it is on there website.
  14. destes37

    destes37 Active Member

    I downloaded the update around noon then recieved this email a little later. I was signed up for the soak test.

    Motorola Feedback Network motforum@motorola.com
    1:45 PM (3 hours ago
    to Motorola
    Hi.
    Thanks for signing up for the Motorola Feedback Network test of software for your Droid Bionic on Verizon. In a bit of a timing surprise, you may already be seeing the software downloading to your Bionic.
    Please go to the private community here to provide your feedback. We will be soaking through the weekend, and I will also send out a survey, probably Sunday, for your evaluations.
    Regards,

    - Matt
  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    I'm trying to get the users who received it and were not a part of the soak test to post again so I can link them here.
  16. neil154

    neil154 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have a link to the download of the 905 update? My Bionic has some sort of problem and the update function does not work.
  17. SupremePeter

    SupremePeter Member

    I still haven't gotten it.. I'm getting pretty irritated
  18. dautley

    dautley VIP Member VIP Member

    You can download it from the link in the article here Motorola DROID Bionic 5.9.905 update now rolling out
    OTA updates are usually pushed out in increments over a week or more so the servers aren't overloaded and it may be a few days before it gets pushed to you.
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  19. esseebee

    esseebee Member

    I've been getting the notifications all day(yesterday) and just installed it.
  20. SupremePeter

    SupremePeter Member

    Agh the servers are overloaded on the link to the update, but thanks, I'll make sure to check the link a little later to get it
  21. DanDroide

    DanDroide Well-Known Member

    Didn't there used to be links directly from Google (thier servers) for updates, if remember correctly?
  22. conanbarb

    conanbarb Member

    I can tell you that there is no correlation between those who signed up for the soak test and those who have received the update since my wife received the update yesterday and I can guarantee that she didn't sign up for the soak test.

    I on the other hand am patiently waiting for it to come to my Bionic now.
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  23. CamoCustom

    CamoCustom Active Member

    Cool, because some are saying its a soak, some are not. I too am waiting (may not be patiently) for my update as well.
  24. Thom

    Thom Premium Guide Member Guide

    I suggest the use of a new word in this process ... whimsy.

    These releases all unfold the way they unfold and the announcements and pseudo announcements by Verizon don't help much.

    There was a 5.9.901 that was sent to a whole group of people who had not signed up for a soak test. 5.9.901 was never released. I was on the list for soak tests and never got 5.9.901.

    This was followed by a two-day 5.9.902 soak test. 5.9.902 was pushed to me as part of the test.

    When 5.9.902 was released to everyone there was concern of how to get from 5.9.901 to 5.9.902 for that group. It was provided.

    When 5.9.902 was released I was released from the nondisclosure agreement that prohibited me from discussing it anywhere other than the private Motorola forum.

    So the operative words are always ... patience and whimsy.

    ... Thom
  25. dautley

    dautley VIP Member VIP Member

    I don't know where the link for the "Official" file is but you can use #ELIOT# at the dial screen to do a manual check in to the Moto Servers and then try the software update in the settings again.
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