Original Motorola DROID Turbo receives a security update from Verizon

Original Motorola DROID Turbo receives a security update from Verizon
We hate to take all of the fun out of your life, but if you happen to own the Motorola DROID Turbo and you receive the update from Verizon that is heading your way, the phone is not receiving Android 6.0. Better that we shoot down all hopes now before you start believing that the new files contain the latest Android build.

The update brings the latest Android security software to the DROID Turbo and it also adds improvements to call performance. Just because this is the OG Turbo doesn't make it totally irrelevant. Verizon still offers the device as a mid-range handset priced at $480.

Verizon suggests that after receiving the notification that your Turbo has received the update, you make sure that the phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network or a strong Verizon cellular signal before starting the updating process. Also, your battery should be fully charged before you start the update.

On Motorola's support page, it says that the Motorola DROID Turbo is still slated to receive Android 6.0 "pending partner support." Which means that if you still own this phone, you need to keep pushing Verizon to support an update to Android 6.0.


source: Verizon, Motorola via AndroidCentral

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DROID Turbo
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3900 mAh

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6 Comments

1. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

This update appeared to have disabled VoLTE.

3. nitefire

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

on XDA a user reported the VOLTE was still working for him

2. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

I go back and forth from iPhone to Android, as seen in my phone list in my profile. One of the things I absolutely cannot stand about how pretty much all of the Android devices are updated is that it has to pass through carriers before it arrives on the phone. So, if the carriers don't think it's worth it, they won't put forth the effort to get the update rolled out, and it's either delayed or never happens. The manufacturer should be in charge of this, not the carrier.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"One of the things I absolutely cannot stand about how pretty much all of the Android devices are updated is that it has to pass through carriers before it arrives on the phone" Simply buy an unlocked version, problem solved...

4. nitefire

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

I'm Running a custom Rom on my Droid Turbo, and if anyone reading this has a turbo and wants to use a custom rom, DO NOT Accept the upgrade, and instead unlock their bootloader on the su44TL firmware. Who knows when Verizon will release Marshmallow, if ever. We have it Running Marshmallow with CM13 And Resurrection Remix over on XDA

6. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Previous experience tells me this phone will never get MM..

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