Motorola DROID Bionic software update gets the green light

December 13, 2011
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I have some exciting news for you DROID Bionic users, the huge bugfix update we've been reporting about over the past few months is finally here and ready to straighten out that Bionic of yours. Or you could just wait for the Bionic 2 as I'm expecting it early January if Motorola's current trends tell us anything. Either way the update is here, now, and all the details are below.

All of the details and information regarding what to expect can be seen below in our new Timeline feature but I'll break it down too. This update is a massive one and should have tons of improvements from stability, performance, battery life, 3G/4G connectivity and even camera performance. The camera was severely lacking and almost worth calling awful, so this update should really help the quality and shutter speed improve.

While we all still wait for CM7 or CM9 on the Bionic this update should get you through until we see Ice Cream Sandwich land for Motorola devices. We knew this update was coming soon because Verizon recently released the full update documents but today Motorola has officially announced it is available now. The update should hit your device automatically and without user interaction but as always you can manually update if you'd rather not wait. Head to settings > about phone and get that update started. Please drop us a few comments if you have any issues or new problems that arise after the update, we'd love to report the findings.

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[via Motorola]


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  • http://www.budgetgamingpc.org/ Gabe Gamer

    Sweet, about time geez.  I hope it speeds up the camera.

  • http://www.budgetgamingpc.org/ Gabe Gamer

    Sweet, about time geez.  I hope it speeds up the camera.

  • http://www.budgetgamingpc.org/ Gabe Gamer

    Sweet, about time geez.  I hope it speeds up the camera.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Windiddy Keith Windiddy

    <3 the camera performance on updated #bionic.  4GLTE connection is improved.  

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yup hearing reports that the camera has been steadily improved — especially with auto focus and shutter speed.

      Congrats. Now Bionic owners don’t need to take 5 photos to get one “decent” one

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yup hearing reports that the camera has been steadily improved — especially with auto focus and shutter speed.

      Congrats. Now Bionic owners don’t need to take 5 photos to get one “decent” one

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yup hearing reports that the camera has been steadily improved — especially with auto focus and shutter speed.

      Congrats. Now Bionic owners don’t need to take 5 photos to get one “decent” one

  • http://www.facebook.com/Windiddy Keith Windiddy

    <3 the camera performance on updated #bionic.  4GLTE connection is improved.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/Windiddy Keith Windiddy

    <3 the camera performance on updated #bionic.  4GLTE connection is improved.  

  • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

    No, thanks, on the Bionic 2.  This is my first and last #Motorola #phone. #locked #bootloader

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol Bionic 2 was a joke since the D3, Bionic, RAZR, D4 and whatever else are all coming so fast.

      open FTW

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol Bionic 2 was a joke since the D3, Bionic, RAZR, D4 and whatever else are all coming so fast.

      open FTW

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      lol Bionic 2 was a joke since the D3, Bionic, RAZR, D4 and whatever else are all coming so fast.

      open FTW

  • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

    No, thanks, on the Bionic 2.  This is my first and last #Motorola #phone. #locked #bootloader

  • http://twitter.com/mikedonatello Mike Donatello

    No, thanks, on the Bionic 2.  This is my first and last #Motorola #phone. #locked #bootloader

  • Kgl7005

    Still losing data connection wtf this phone is terrible

  • Kgl7005

    Still losing data connection wtf this phone is terrible

  • Kgl7005

    Still losing data connection wtf this phone is terrible

  • Lisapolz68

    Im still losing internet connection after the “big fix update” . This is the worst phone ever.

    • Pete

      Get iPhone, buddy.

      • Jbell1234

        Doesnt want to go from worse to crippled now does he

  • Lisapolz68

    Im still losing internet connection after the “big fix update” . This is the worst phone ever.

  • Lisapolz68

    Im still losing internet connection after the “big fix update” . This is the worst phone ever.

  • Samuel Fao

    The update to my Bionic downloaded and installed just fine.  However, I am now wondering if there might be a new Bug introduced with this update.  It seems that after I have been using a Bluetooth connection for a while and then shut off Bluetooth,  when I go to turn Bluetooth back on later in the day, it will not turn on.  I have gotten around this issue each time that this has occurred by putting the Bionic in Airplane mode and then turning off Airplane mode.  Bluetooth will start right up now. NOTE:  This has occurred several times now.  I have even tried power off the Bionic and turning it back on to see if the problem disappears.  The problem still exists. 

  • Serogers67

    Updated first thing this morning. Had. 2 freezes one of which auto rebooted the phone and the other I had to do a battery pull. Really hope this isn’t frequent.

  • Jeff

    Anybody notice the horrific battery life after the update?

  • GadgetFreak

    After update, I can’t connect to one of my bt devices. A elm327 obdii adaptor that is used with the Torque app. Still works fine on my work DroidX though.

  • Clownose

    Still have horrible trouble getting connected to3G and 4G everywhere I should have . hate this Droid phone. HTC here I come!

  • http://www.motoask.com motorola droid

    No update here in north carolina yet….alot of data dissconnects….love the phone all together

  • Test

    Its official: we’ve all been ripped off. Battery life is half of what it used to be and I cannot take pics without a blur. This is a turd.

  • Jeff

    Battery life has gone to half as well. We have to stop wasting our time complaining on here and call Motorola 1-866-721-5480

  • Guest

    i was still having problems after the update… but,,, I did a hard reset and all has been fine.. I think it just needed to be reset to get all of the garbage out after the update… You all might give this a shot..  The only bug I still see is going from 4G to 3G… It still gets lost and takes a while to regain a data connection