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Manual ICS download for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX now available

Manual ICS download for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX now available
While the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX allegedly started rolling out on June 22nd, it wasn’t exactly clear who was invited at that time. If you’ve been lying in wait and had the patience to not just install the leaked rom yourself, a Verizon PR representative announced on Twitter that starting today, June 30th, those of you still waiting for the Ice Cream Sandwich update could manually pull it via the device settings.

HOORAY!

HOORAY!

While unfortunately it felt like that update took forever, considering how many times it was promised and never seemed to arrive, it’s finally available to all. So, if you’re still rocking Gingerbread on your RAZR, charge up that battery, back up your data (just in case), and take a nice big bite of some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

source: Twitter via TheVerge

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posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:37

1. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


You'll need plenty of battery (just plug in) and even MORE patience. The download take a while, even on 4G. The Install take a while....then the "Android Update" take even longer, but so far, worth the time.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 22:56 3

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5574; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


My box-stock RAZR handled the upgrade with no issues. I plugged the charger in before doing the update download, but otherwise, things went pretty straight-forward. Probably 1 hour start-to-finish, using my Comcast cable service for the download.

I really like the ICS implementation (thumbup).

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:28 1

26. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I like ICS as well on my MAXX, but is anyone else annoyed by the new notifications bar? The icons are now SO TINY it is hard to see them without opening them up!

Also, I wish they made the camera app suck less, it is really disapointing, it takes about 5 seconds if not more to fully load the camera from the lockscreen.

The new stock keyboard is wonderful and more custimizable than before, which is a real plus. I can stop using 3rd party keyboards that lagg up.

On Motorola's website they had something about better battery %, but I'm still getting battery in intervals of 10 (ex 90, 80%) Is there a way to get the more accurate % on my BATTERY BASED phone? lolz

Either way, nice update Motorola, Google, and (maybe) Verizon.
I hope to get JB soon... or at least a port of that new search beast!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 16:22

30. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nope, don't have that problem. o:

yeah, i don't know why it takes longer from the lockscreen but i guess that's what JB is for.

the keyboard is fantastic, i've always liked Moto's Keyboards.

get this app called "Charge Bar" from the Market (seen in the picture from the link) it accurately shows your battery life and it adds more to the nice holo look.

http://mycolorscreen.com/2012/06/13/solid-joy-1-1/

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=CHARGE+BAR

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 02:12

22. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Updating can never be an easy thing on the Motorola front.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 02:55 1

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5574; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It was easy for me.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:45 1

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd recommend doing a whole system wipe after you upgrade.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 20:53 2

3. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


any specific bugs youve noticed if you dont?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:03 1

4. Carlitos (Posts: 305; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I've heard reports that, once the update happens. The phone is laggy and a bit sluggish. And so far that's been fixed by just re-starting the phone once you get the update and all. And from there on should be okay.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:39

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, of course it'll need time to settle because it's using a brand new kernel, your phone is going to be getting a little toasty writing those new files, that's why i suggested a wipe so it's easier for the phone.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:18 1

6. CharleneSchnepf (Posts: 16; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


I’m not sure how it runs with a straight upgrade, but I would backup just in case. I did mine the unofficial way and did something incredibly stupid in the process and had to wipe. :D It runs great now though. lol

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:29

27. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Hey could you do an ICS UI comparison between Sense, Blur, Stock, and TouchWiz?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:35

9. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I've notice that if you use another launcher like Nova, Apex or even LauncherPro, you can't add widgets from the app draw. You have to do the old "press and hold" on the homescreen, but you only see the icons with no discription. You can see the description when you touch the screen and just scroll to deselect. So hopefully that will be fixed soon.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:43 1

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if you're rooted launchers like NOVA Launcher will give you the ability to add Widgets to the Drawer with the Thumbnails and everything and like usual some Moto Widgets don't work properly with third party launchers like the Favorite Contacts Widget being the most notable. you can still interact with it in the 4x1 scale but you can't expand it like you can in the stock launcher. lack of the API support i imagine.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:44

18. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I haven't looked for a root with ICS, but with Gingerbread it was such a pain I had pretty much given up on it. Who knows, maybe I'll give it another shot.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 00:01 1

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


just use versions 1.6 and 1.7 of Mattlgroff's Droid Razr Utility. easy peasy lemon squeezy. c:

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 00:17 2

21. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


LOL! King... You are the king, man! I'll give it a try, thanks.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:38

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the only bug i've noticed in the leaked build of .211 is that the notification light has a mind of it's own. it blinks when i don't have notifications sometimes but other than that it's perfect. o:

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:50 1

13. CellieCell (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)


Agreed, i did that with my bionic before updating!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:14

5. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


My twitter doesn't sync up with my phone contacts. Anyone come across this after the ICS update?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:27

15. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Its really quite obvious...Theres only like what 4 iPhones? How many of those phones support the FULL latest OS update?

Just one. Thats because its their current model the 4s.

That would mean that Android is actually keeping more of their models up to date than Apple is... Dont forget that each individual models get updates too while not a full blown OS upgrade. They still provide updates most of the time.

Mmmm. Any excuses now?

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:33 1

17. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


sorry. wrong post

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 00:02 1

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5554; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i was like "lol...what? xD"

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 11:47

29. vbetts (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Google and Android are doing nothing(unless it's the nexus line), it's the manufacturers that have the say in it all. Which the manufactuerers are getting better with keeping their devices updated, but Apple so far is still better for support as far as updates go. When Apple tells people an update is coming in June, it comes in June. When Motorola and Verizon say ICS is coming to the Razr in...May? It comes late june/july.

But I pushed the update awhile ago to our stores Razr. It's pretty awesome!

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:36

28. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nope (dont use twitter), but I did have to go through my contacts again, it changed all the Sync settings!
So i just went through all the stuff.... its confusing with Backup Assistant, Google, Skype, and so on!

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:20

7. me. (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


What about all other droids, they're stuck with 2.3 and there is 4.1 I always respected the way apple upgrades their devices

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 23:30 1

16. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Its really quite obvious...Theres only like what 4 iPhones? How many of those phones support the FULL latest OS update?

Just one. Thats because its their current model the 4s.

That would mean that Android is actually keeping more of their models up to date than Apple is... Dont forget that each individual models get updates too while not a full blown OS upgrade. They still provide updates most of the time.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 02:15

23. Otterbox (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 27 Jun 2012)


Welcome to Android on Motorola.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 21:24

8. AdamLeonard (Posts: 44; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


So now Verizon phones are getting ICS? Way to go Sprint with the SGSII.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 08:10

25. kanonk (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Still nothing for Razr owners in Europe :(

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