Posted on : 04-30-2013 | By : Andy | In : tech
Tags: bionic, droid, programming, upgrade
Yes, it’s working. I have no idea if data is working or not, but frankly I don’t care. I started with a Droid Bionic that was running the stock Verizon ICS build. I did not use the automatic update installer, but instead found the .zip file and installed it via recovery mode. If you’re running out of hope as I was after 1.5+ hrs of looking for answers, have hope! The solution for me was too easy.
- Download the OTA update file onto an external SD card (micro SD)
- Flash new rom in recovery mode
- Power off
- Hold up and down volume, power on
- Choose recovery
- When the broken android shows up, hit the up and down key again
- Install update from external sdcard
- Choose the zip file of the OTA update
- Wait forever
- Install motorola drivers from their website. Reboot phone into BP tools mode (same as recovery, above, except last option)
- Connect phone to computer. Add COM port for whatever your QC Diag port is. (Check Device Profile if you need to)
- Bust out QPST and connect to phone
- Under 1x/HDR security tab, set R-UIM to NV-Only. Write.
- Under CDMA Tab, under Phone Number type your number into IMSI_S box. Write.
- Literally, that’s all it took for me to do.
I never found a way to get *228 to work on jb, despite lots of searching and failed odd attempts. Thankfully, since my phone was already activated on ICS, it didn’t ask to activate at all–I just had to manually set the phone number because OTA programming couldn’t do it for me.
This is very YMMV, and if you have questions I almost undoubtedly won’t be able to answer them. Good luck, but there is hope!