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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DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh(12.50h talk time)
DROID RAZR MAXX
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(21.50h talk time)

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30 Comments

1. phoneguru173

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 09, 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.

14. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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).

26. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

22. Otterbox

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

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

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It was easy for me.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

3. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 275; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

any specific bugs youve noticed if you dont?

4. Carlitos

Posts: 649; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

6. CharleneSchnepf

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 30, 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

27. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

9. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

18. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

21. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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:

13. CellieCell

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Agreed, i did that with my bionic before updating!

5. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

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

15. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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?

17. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

sorry. wrong post

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

29. vbetts

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 23, 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!

28. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

7. me.

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 10, 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

16. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

23. Otterbox

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

Welcome to Android on Motorola.

8. AdamLeonard

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

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

25. kanonk

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Still nothing for Razr owners in Europe :(

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