Jelly Bean leak comes to Verizon's Motorola DROID RAZR M
The first device of the pack to be released was the Motorola DROID RAZR M last month; with the DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD coming out on October 18th.
Even though the DROID RAZR M has only been available for a few weeks, we're amazed that the first Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean leak has hit the web. The leak (version 98.11.35 XT907) comes to us from @P3Droid over on Twitter, and is 255MB in size. Keep in mind that this may not be the final version that Verizon will push out via Over-the-Air, but should give a good indication of what it will feature.
Installing it is pretty straight forward, but please remember that you won't be able to revert back to the stock ICS that is currently on the phone, since the DROID RAZR M has yet to be rooted, and there isn't a stock ICS ROM to flash back to.
- The first step is to download the file (from here) and save it to your external SD card, not the internal phone's storage.
- Power your phone off.
- Press and hold both of the volume keys and the power key at the same time to boot into Recovery Mode.
- Once you're in the menu, use the volume down key to highlight Recovery, and press the volume up key to select it.
- Then when the next Android Screen is shown, press both volume keys.
- Select to apply update from external storage, and select then the file you downloaded Blur_Version.77.111.10.XT907.en.US.zip.
- The update process will now begin.
(UPDATE: There is now a way to revert the DROID RAZR M back to stock ICS if you wish to do so. Instructions and files are listed here).
The folks over at Droid-Life have posted a quick video (see below) of the new Jelly Bean leak running on the DROID RAZR M. There are some changes to the lock screen and notification bar, but the big advantage is having Google Now included and working on the phone.
source: Twitter (@P3Droid), and Droid-Life
1. zackh121556 (Posts: 100; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
.........does anyone even own this phone???
7. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I don't, but it looks like a solid phone. Top of the line processor, pretty good display (it is dwarfed by most flagships these days, though), nice design.
If my phone continues its streak of barely functioning, I might cave and buy this.
18. nyuvo (Posts: 72; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I'm thinking the same. But in all honesty I think I'm going to go for the RAZR MAXX HD. I'm hoping it will have a much better camera and if so I'll be sold
19. Zero0 (Posts: 583; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Hopefully I'll be able to hold out for a couple more weeks. I'll see what the supposed LG Nexus looks like, then make my decision.
Ideally, I want a device that's close to stock Android with quick updates. Since no such thing will ever exist on Verizon, I might have to settle for something easy to root and is well supported by ROM makers.
-Should have bought the S3 months ago
2. CellieCell (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
I'll update it and let you know how It is :) and. is a great device, if you've ever used it you'll know. is basically a rerelease of the droid razr but more compact with the same processor as the gs3.
20. CellieCell (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
ok, so looks like as i was d/l earlier at work i forgot about it. and it timed out on me from my phone. did anyone happen to save the file and can re post somewhere then message me the link? thank you.
21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
my email address is on my profile. send me an email and i'll send it to you in response.
24. CellieCell (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
Thank you, but found the file on xda developers. I flashed it and did a quadrant benchmark, got a 5150! is very snappy. lol
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
it has to be rooted to do this?
4. FAUguy (Posts: 77; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
No, the Razr M doesn't have to be rooted. I believe that there isn't a method yet on rooting the phone.
5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
wow thats cool this seems like the easiest process to install jellybean ive seen thus far.......I wish all processes where like this!
9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no, it's a signed update you can flash from the stock recovery.
16. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
cool im not too educated on flashing and rooting but I can follow these directions lol
17. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, easy peasy, i did it in like 10 minutes half asleep. xD
6. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)
Early Congrats to Razr M Owners... But I swear my vengence if the Razr M gets Jelly Bean before the SGS3.... Have we heard anything about JB on the S3???
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4104; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It rolled out internationally a while ago. Not sure on the country specific versions though, but it should be coming soon. Motorola might beat Samsung to the punch, they promised it by before the end of December.
13. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
no this is only a test version. it hasn'tactually been release
there were samsung jelly bean test versions back in auguest. so moto isn't first
14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
he knows. if he thought it had been released he wouldn't have said "i swear my vengence IF the Razr M gets Jelly Bean before the SGS3...."
15. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
mine international S3 running official JB (updated last week).............
11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i have it and i'm loving it. it's not totally rocking my world because i used a Galaxy Nexus with JB before this but it's gonna be great having my favorite Motorola features (aside from MotoCast *sad face*) and the Jelly Bean features all in one device. pretty much all you see in the video is all that's changed from what i can tell. i noticed the Dock Icons are closer together now than they were on ICS but nothing major. i did get a 5337 on Quadrant with this. nbd.
12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this phone is ruining me. now i look at other phones and all i see it bezel. xD
22. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I look at other phones and I don't see subpixels :P
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh really? well there are other phones out there with pentile displays (which btw really doesn't matter) but not one with an edge to edge display like this. :P
25. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
For the price, the Razr M is pretty sweet. Just don't mistake it for a premium phone.
It's all in your expectations. I for one wouldn't accept a PenTile display under 300 ppi, but I'm spoiled by my 341 ppi SLCD. I'd rather have the pixel density and a thicker bezel. We'll be seeing more and more edge-to-edge LCD phones soon though (see Optimus G/Nexus 4).
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you realize the display is the only thing this phone really lacks in right? it may not be a premium phone but it can scratch most of your premium itches.
i got this from a warranty exchange so i'm not complaining. i'm not even sure i would go through the trouble to go from this to a Razr HD just because of the display because this thing is more than adequate in every other way. battery life is great on this thing. it gets me through the day with moderate use easily. i'll probably get something else later but i'm not exactly hurting with this especially now that it has Jelly Bean.
there's still a noticeable increase in how much bezel there is compared to how much is on the M.
27. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Oh, I know the HD has more bezel than the M, but bezels are shrinking everywhere. The M is a great design for a phone, but the screen is a letdown. I'm sure the battery life is great between it having a good size battery, the more efficient S4, and not having to address all those extra pixels. But the screen is the face of the phone, so I'd pass it right by for the bigger, more expensive HD.
28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i was actually talking about the LG Nexus. the display has never really mattered as much to me as it does to you roldefol. as long as it's close to 300dpi i'm good. performance and longevity always matter the most to me. i'm sure you'd take one for free though wouldn't you? :P
29. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Sure, I'd take a Razr M and donate it to a needy family member (say, an iPhone user ;) I wouldn't trade my Rezound for one though, because I'd be trading down on the display.
You were the one trying to convince me to get the Bionic last year when they offered early upgrades, right? I would have had serious phone envy when the 1-2-3 punch of Razr, Rezound and Nexus arrived. Whereas the Razr HD is the first Verizon offering in the last year to turn me green.
30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
but it's so, so, so much more powerful. i get it, you have awesome eyes and you can see pixels real well but the Rezound is sooo weak, even when it came out it was underwhelming in terms of power and it's a brick with no battery. the display is all there is to the Rezound.
i dunno, i guess. the Bionic is still more powerful than the Rezound and it's version of ICS is way better than that Sense 3.6 trash that went around. my dad had one and i had one for a minute but we both sold them and got Razrs, a regular one for me and a MAXX for my dad. it wasn't so hard. look at my phone profile. all of that is the result of trading and selling to bury the cost of buying a different device.
31. roldefol (Posts: 3107; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I was much, much happier with the Rezound after the upgrade to ICS/Sense 3.6. Even with an S3 it's noticeably smoother than Gingerbread. Yes, Sense is still intrusive, and the phone doesn't fly like S4 devices, but it is much improved (I actually prefer Sense 3.6 to 4.0). And I agree, the screen is the biggest asset of the Rezound, but it was and is enough for me. I like my pretty screens.
I agree about the crap stock battery though. Mugen Power gave my phone a new lease on life.
32. countdread (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
So, I feel like a complete newb since posting this. But I downloaded the file, and its on my SD card, but when I power off and go into recovery mode, I see this
AP Fastboot Flash Mode (S)
10.9A (sha-6cfb3eb, 2012-08-27 06:51:45)
eMMC Info: Size 8GB
Device is LOCKED, status code: 0
Failed to hab check fpr recovery: 0x56
Fastboot Reason: Boot failure.
Any help anybody?
33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
xD you're in the Fastboot Recovery screen. with the phone powered off you hold down Vol Up & Down + Power and you should see a list of options in a white font on a black screen. you go down to "Recovery" using the Vol Down key and select it by pressing the Vol Up key.
34. countdread (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
I do that. And then it shows the Motorola Logo, then goes to that screen. And p.s. I'm rooted, I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
somehow what you're doing is going to the option below the "Recovery" option called "AP Fastboot" what you're supposed to see if you're doing this right is the Motorola Logo and then the dead Android.
36. countdread (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Do you know why that's happening? Do I need to turn fastboot off in the settings?
37. countdread (Posts: 4; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Thank you for trying to help, turns out that I just had to restore my phone. And now its working :D
38. dethooper04 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
hey has anyone tried the update leak? if so, how long did it take and how do you like it?
39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, 20 minutes and it's perfect. do it.
40. Cache (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
So here's the deal: I rooted my Droid Razr M ICS stock withhttp://www.phonearena.com/news
/Root-comes-to-the-Motorola-DROID-RAZR-HD-RAZR-M-and-Atrix-HD_id35615method. Once rooted, I loaded this page's Jelly Bean leak with little effort and great success but found that when fully loaded, my phone was no longer rooted. So after a frustrating realization that it was no longer rooted, I retraced my steps and redid the steps over again and yet... I was still not rooted. So, could someone assist me in my venture for a rooted Jelly Bean ROM?
41. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
just use the root exploit on JB...
and next time protect your root with Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper.
43. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
do the same thing you did to root your M on JB as you did on ICS.
apps/details?id=org.projectvoo doo.otarootkeeper&feature=nav_ result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsIm9y Zy5wcm9qZWN0dm9vZG9vLm90YXJvb3 RrZWVwZXIiXQ..
44. Cache (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
I said that I just did that. It did not work at all. Now I am lost in my own terrifying unrooted abyss of bloatware and a lack of administrative privileges...
45. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
you might have to replace the Superuser.apk and the su files. just download the "Rootzipfile" from the "Installing a recovery and rooting your Dev Razr-M" article on aosp.us and replace the "Superuser.apk" and the "su" files that's in the folder you're running the script from with the duplicates in the zip file you just downloaded.
46. Cache (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
OK, so I bypassed your last step and went back to the one before that. I used the OTA RootKeeper with the method that I had first used and bam! It kept the root and now I am once again rooted. Much appreciated King!!
47. jodynron (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
If I install the leak for jelly bean will I still get over the official OTA jelly bean update when it comes out?
48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
this is fastbootable so you can go back to ICS if you have to.
49. jodynron (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I'm sorry I must of misunderstood....if i don't go back to ICS will I still receive OTA update when I have this jellybean leak?
50. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it depends on if this leak IS the OTA version.
if it is then you were just ahead of the curb.
if it isn't you'll have to fastboot back to ICS to get the OTA. it's just a minor process.
51. abbyyinjg (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
is there any other way to get the razr m to allow the OTA update? i installed leaked version. i am having trouble with the fastboot back to ICS.