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Software update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX rolling out

Software update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX rolling out
Earlier this month there was a Motorola soak test of an Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX, but shortly after it was pulled. Then last week came a second soak test, but instead of it being ICS, it was still Gingerbread - though had a few software fixes.

We've now received word that the update is available for all DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX devices, which updates the software to 6.12.181, but still with Gingerbread 2.3.6. This update comes in at 17.4 MB and doesn't take long to install. Fixes include improved device stability, better battery life, Bluetooth call volume, better security, IPv6 implementation, improved text message delivery, better visual voice mail experience, fixed HotSpot with WPS security, more accurate 4G connectivity icon, and some changes to the MotoCast apps.

Hopefully the update to Ice Cream Sandwich isn't too far off!

For those of you who have rooted their DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX, you should first download and install OTA RootKeeper and have it create a backup. Then after the software update is installed, go back to OTA RootKeep and have it restore the root and then restart your phone. That way your apps that require root will continue to work.

source: Verizon Wireless

Software update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX rolling out
Software update for the Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX rolling out

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posted on 24 Apr 2012, 00:29

1. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


niceness

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 00:39

2. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


An update is better than no update I suppose.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 01:38

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the only way i'm going back to Gingerbread is when the OTA to ICS comes out and i have to downgrade to update.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 01:42

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5847; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I just downloaded the update. Will be checking it out.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 02:53

5. toobad (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


can't decide once my gs2 updates to ics if I should keep it or root and install a rom instead.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 03:10

6. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)


root away. over on xda we've had ics roms for around a month now. all are fully functional. pick your flavor AOSP or TW been running CM9 for about 3 weeks now. there is no way i'm going back to GB. not to sure about the other carriers but this is for the i777, not sure about the i727

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 04:44 1

7. troutsy (Posts: 274; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Quadrant score went from ~2125 on to ~2425 after the upgrade.
Good enough for me.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:18

10. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Razr on Gingerbread can easily hit 2800-2900. there's something wrong with yours. xD

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 07:29

8. islanderbaw (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


Downloaded . . . froze once, reset, seems OK. Can't visually see any difference at all; seems to run the same so far.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 07:33

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5847; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I am seeing better (faster) hot-spot and improved synching with non-gmail e-mail servers. For me, this is a positive update.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 13:19

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you'll think "positive update" when you see ICS for yourself pal. ;]

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 20:48

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1090; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I like the new SD card options, it is now so much easier to transfer!

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