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Motorola reveals what is in store for Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners with update

Motorola reveals what is in store for Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners with update
Having roaming issues with your Motorola DROID RAZR or Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX? That is about to be taken care of with a maintenance update for both phones. Motorola has posted a changelog for this update and it includes a bug fix that will take care of connectivity problems that can occur up north in Canada, while using the Telus GSM or UMTS network.

Another bug will be fixed with the update and ironically, it too deals with a roaming issue. This bug caused a data roaming warning to appear while connected to an extended network. This means that you are in an area (like Alaska) where Big Red's towers are not reaching you, but the carrier has an arrangement with other operators to provide you service at no extra cost.

The update is coming to both phones OTA and Motorola suggests that you have your phone hooked up to a Wi-Fi connection when downloading it. After all, you need to preserve your precious data allowance. Additionally, your battery should be charged to at least 50%.

source: Motorola via AndroidCentral

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 11:25

1. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

I used to like my old Razr. I never had problems with it. I wish you could replace the battery.

posted on 19 Aug 2014, 16:04

2. derailed001 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


I know your comment was made a few months back, but I just wanted to let you know that you CAN change the battery on your RAZR. The process is very simple and only takes a few minutes. You will need a T5 Torx Screwdriver and possibly a plastic "safe open pry tool", guitar pick, or fingernails. The opening tools aren't really necessary (I don't use them) as long as you can get the back off without breaking anything. From there, you will most likely see a red/pink-ish rubber piece sitting on top of the battery screws, which is easily removable by hand. After that, unscrew the 2 battery screws with the T5 torx screwdriver then gently lift the battery from the frame. It is soft, so be careful not to bend it. The pry tools can also be used to remove the battery, but once again, it is SOFT, so be gentle. Now you are ready to put the new battery in, fasten it down with the 2 screws you removed earlier. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN THEM!! If you have a torque driver, look up the specs for them or just try to tighten them as much, or a little less, than they originally were. Over-tightening the screws can cause the battery terminals to break. Next. place the rubber piece back on top of the terminals. Finally, snap the back cover onto the phone. Check the instructions provided with the battery to see if the battery should be charged before first use or if it is safe to use right away. THAT'S IT! You have now single-handedly replaced your own battery!

As always, it is a good idea to read any instructions that may come with the replacement battery, as well as watch a YouTube video of the process, BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REPLACE YOUR BATTERY.

I am sorry if this post is redundant or over-detailed, but I am unsure of your familiarity with the inner-workings of mobile devices, so I wanted to be as detailed as possible.

I am not allowed to post links yet since I just joined, but do a quick search on eBay and Amazon and you will be able to find a "kit" with the battery, T5 torx driver, and possibly some of the plastic opening tools in it. I would recommend getting a genuine Motorola EB20 battery since the prices are not different enough to justify purchasing a generic battery. I found a *NEW* one on eBay for $14.95 (free shipping) that includes the T5 torx driver that you would need. I hope this helps.


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