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  1. tdizzel's Avatar
    Curious,

    How does one sign up for a potential soak test?
    Register at this site:

    https://forums.motorola.com

    Once you do, look near the bottom of the page for a link to the Motorola Feedback Network. It will walk you through signing up for the MFN which is where the soak tests are run.
    06-25-2015 10:02 PM
  2. irishlak's Avatar
    So your saying their is a chance lol

    posted with the first phone I have not broken in 2 days , Droid Turbo lol
    06-25-2015 10:23 PM
  3. GeodudeFFP's Avatar


    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
    I missed "decoding" your message preceding the smilie...good one!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-25-2015 10:31 PM
  4. vzwuser76's Avatar
    So your saying their is a chance lol

    posted with the first phone I have not broken in 2 days , Droid Turbo lol
    What was all that one in a million talk?
    06-25-2015 10:46 PM
  5. vzwuser76's Avatar
    I can neither confirm or deny if anyone can confirm or deny anything that can be confirmed or denied regarding things in the realm of confirming or denying, all of which is subject to being confirmed or denied.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    There's a 30% chance that you're 80% right.
    06-25-2015 10:47 PM
  6. mobrules's Avatar
    Opinion on how long a soak test usually runs? Barring unforseen issues that is. I think on my RMHD it was only a day or two and it was pushed to everyone. Also do they normally do this Thursday soak and then push it over a weekend?
    06-25-2015 11:31 PM
  7. GatsbyGlen's Avatar
    Interesting. I got an invite from the Motorola Feedback Network,

    "We are inviting owners of the Droid Turbo to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid Turbo, please excuse and ignore this email."

    I signed up. Let's see what happens.
    06-26-2015 12:05 AM
  8. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Opinion on how long a soak test usually runs? Barring unforseen issues that is. I think on my RMHD it was only a day or two and it was pushed to everyone. Also do they normally do this Thursday soak and then push it over a weekend?
    I've never been part of a soak test, however, from the time the tech blogs report it to when the release goes public is usually a day or two, assuming no issues arise. And I have heard of them pushing updates on a weekend, though I believe they don't push them on holiday weekends due to less staff available for support.

    I think I'll defer the update until I hear from people on here if it's OK or not. I'd rather have older rock solid software than shiny new buggy software. But once it appears to be decent I'll jump.
    06-26-2015 02:30 AM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    It's usually several days from invitation to the actual soak delivery, and the soak test can last a couple of days to a few days. There have been times when Verizon announced the release the day the soak started, too. I suspect the soak test will start to go out sometime between Monday and Wednesday based on my past experience with them.
    06-26-2015 05:33 AM
  10. Clocks's Avatar
    Opinion on how long a soak test usually runs? Barring unforseen issues that is. I think on my RMHD it was only a day or two and it was pushed to everyone. Also do they normally do this Thursday soak and then push it over a weekend?
    In the past on verizon for the Moto X the soak test has ran less than 24 hours, to the point that some non-soak testers get the update before some soak testers do.
    06-26-2015 06:43 AM
  11. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Opinion on how long a soak test usually runs? Barring unforseen issues that is. I think on my RMHD it was only a day or two and it was pushed to everyone. Also do they normally do this Thursday soak and then push it over a weekend?
    In the case of one specific phone, which might or might not also be getting an update right this second ... months.
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    06-26-2015 08:28 AM
  12. Moo Cow's Avatar
    It's usually several days from invitation to the actual soak delivery, and the soak test can last a couple of days to a few days. There have been times when Verizon announced the release the day the soak started, too. I suspect the soak test will start to go out sometime between Monday and Wednesday based on my past experience with them.
    One soak test on either thr Maxx or Turbo was released to the soak group and while in the soak phase did indeed get mass release. It was like, why soak it? Even if it was perfect software to update, give it a chance to get the A-OK before going truly live.

    But whatever. Not a big deal or anything to sweat over. Better than the one they released and then stopped due to massive issues before resuming weeks later. That was the Maxx I believe.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 08:33 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    I'm going to miss this thread.
    Phoenix212, Clocks and cbobb123 like this.
    06-26-2015 09:01 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well look at that .. all this speculation about how it isn't coming and it came .
    06-26-2015 09:19 AM
  15. jobjohnny's Avatar
    Now that this huge issue appears to be finalized, let the complaining about the horrible shutter lag resume!
    06-26-2015 09:30 AM
  16. mobrules's Avatar
    Darn and I was hoping this hit 200 pages. Curious to see what some have to say after they installed it. Bugs and the such. Browsed a few forums but no one is talking. But it is true they shouldn't because of an NDA. Just hoping for some test drive opinions before driving off the lot, so to speak.
    06-26-2015 09:39 AM
  17. Stickboy46#CB's Avatar
    I got my soak test invite last night. Too bad I exchanged my 7 month old turbo earlier this week for an s6. Lol ... You guys can thank me for the update because if I would have kept the turbo they would have never released the update, that's how it works
    mrtonk, Westiemom and cbobb123 like this.
    06-26-2015 09:44 AM
  18. bafrench's Avatar
    Do all of the soak test invites go out at once? Or are they rolled out?
    06-26-2015 10:07 AM
  19. BigCTM's Avatar
    My Turbo is 3 days old. Man Motorola is fast with updates! Lol...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 10:12 AM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    One soak test on either thr Maxx or Turbo was released to the soak group and while in the soak phase did indeed get mass release. It was like, why soak it? Even if it was perfect software to update, give it a chance to get the A-OK before going truly live.

    But whatever. Not a big deal or anything to sweat over. Better than the one they released and then stopped due to massive issues before resuming weeks later. That was the Maxx I believe.
    Right, you're talking about the same update/soak both times. The Maxx started a soak for the original 4.4 KitKat update and, the same day, Verizon announced the release. It definitely felt weird at the time. My only guess was that it was because it was the week before Christmas and Verizon didn't want to wait for the soak to finish and then do a general release during the holiday week.

    And, as you say, it was the one recent Moto update I can recall that was problematic, which would have been revealed with a proper soak test. Some upgraded phones (not mine) ended up bricked, and had to be replaced under warranty (I think some people ended up successfully flashing an FXZ with fastboot, but I don't think that was Motorola-sanctioned). Moto ended up pulling the update and pushing it back out again a few weeks later.
    06-26-2015 10:13 AM
  21. Ry's Avatar
    Soak is usually the final build.

    Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
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    06-26-2015 10:17 AM
  22. gemery#CB's Avatar
    Having never participated in a soak test... If one fills out the application and is accepted into a test, do they just push out the software as a normal update?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 10:36 AM
  23. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Well look at that .. all this speculation about how it isn't coming and it came .
    It hasn't arrived yet, and there's nothing showing that is in fact Lollipop and not just another AC/VoLTE update. At least not that I've seen

    Sent from my Ballistic Turbo
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    06-26-2015 10:50 AM
  24. doogald's Avatar
    Having never participated in a soak test... If one fills out the application and is accepted into a test, do they just push out the software as a normal update?
    In my experience, if you are chosen to participate, they send out an email telling you that the update is coming the night before the soak test will hit, and then you get it as a normal OTA update.

    (Do also understand that when you agree to participate, you also agree not to post on public groups about the update.)
    TJ Kelly Jr likes this.
    06-26-2015 10:57 AM
  25. gemery#CB's Avatar
    In my experience, if you are chosen to participate, they send out an email telling you that the update is coming the night before the soak test will hit, and then you get it as a normal OTA update.

    (Do also understand that when you agree to participate, you also agree not to post on public groups about the update.)
    Thank you... Was just wondering how they do that given all the talk a out application etc..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 11:01 AM
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