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


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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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12 Comments

1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

niceness

2. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

An update is better than no update I suppose.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

5. toobad

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

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

6. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 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

7. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

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

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

8. islanderbaw

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

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

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

12. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

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