21
Jun
bionic_eye

About a month ago, Motorola updated its Ice Cream Sandwich update timeline. While we've already seen one update go live on schedule, we're still waiting on official word for the rest of the handsets on the list. Late last night, however, an ICS ROM for the Droid Bionic surfaced, and it seems to be a mostly-complete build.

Flashing this is extremely risky, and could potentially brick your device. You've been warned!

The leak first showed up on Droid Hive, and after digging through pages and pages of comments, users seem to be having a pretty good experience with it thus far. As with most Motorola leaks, it requires that you FXZ back to an older build, and there's no way to return back to Gingerbread once you flash the leak.

Still, if you're feeling froggy, jump on over to the source link for more info and downloads. I strongly encourage everyone to read through the entire thread before attempting to flash this.

Good luck!

[Droid Hive via Reddit]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    This is an extra-risky build to flash. If you brick / bootloop for some reason and can't get back into recovery to attempt to reflash (or reflashing doesn't work), you're, for lack of a better word, screwed. There's no way to get your phone functioning again until an FXZ based on the ICS builds is leaked, and your phone will be dead until there is one. Flash with extreme caution.

    • Johnh1208

      Thanks, David. This is great advice, especially to those of us who aren't proficient with software. I'll wait for the official update for my Bionic.

    • Amandahugandkiss81

      Is it possible to flash the FXZ if the phone is off?If so and the phone gets stuck in a bootloop,can't u just pull the battery and then flash the phone?

    • Mark Webb

      If you decide to install the ICS LeaK but don't want to keep it: You CAN go back and fxz back to 902, then update to 905. It has been confirmed.

      • ARCreative

        Never understood why everyone says these are so risky--ive been "screwed" by "bricking" tons of both droids and iPhones and there's never been one I couldn't bring back. Downgrading base bands is tricky/impossible, but everything else is way easy.

  • http://twitter.com/DroidKl0wn Droid Kl0wn

    I have been following this on XDA and DroidHive for a few days. I'm just going to keep this bad boy on GB for now. I'll wait for my GS3 to get some ICS goodness :OP

  • micc

    this could help with ics on the Droid x, can't wait till developers ferry there hands on it

  • http://twitter.com/iammobilechris iammobilechris

    I went ahead & downloaded the leak. ITS AWESOME! works great.

  • ThatGuy

    Flashed it a few days ago. Been working great, except is plagued by bloatware. Damn VZ Navigator keeps coming up when I pop it into my car mount though.

  • Bruce Pope

    the 2nd leak works like ah dream everything works!!! but the webtop 3.0

  • http://twitter.com/Android_Lee Lee Brewer

    Been running ICS .232 since last weekend and it's very smooth and stable and runs great.

  • Will

    How can i get the ice cream sandwich?

  • ARCreative

    This build (2233) is 100% amazing. Even the camera has gone from a useless POS to one of the best and fastest I've ever used on a cell phone. Highly recommended, if I have some free time today I'm going to send verizon some hate mail for failing to release something that is clearly ready for prime time. They've screwed us enough over this phone, and holding back on this godsend of a ROM is just the last straw for me!