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Video: Ice Cream Sandwich Boots Up on the DROID RAZR

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Motorola phones on Verizon may be locked up forever, but that hasn’t stopped the dev community from continuing on in their quest to produce ROMs for all of them. We saw pre-alpha ICS ports for both the DROID 3 and Bionic already that made many of you smile. Today, the DROID RAZR joins in on the fun. While this particular Android 4.0 ROM isn’t available publicly yet as it needs a lot of work still, you can bet that droidth3ory is puttin’ in the time to get it there.

Via:  DroidRzr

  • NeedzHelp

    Considering rooting my Razr. What are the benefits? I’m not technology retarded but I’ve never rooted a phone, nor do I know anyone who has, so just wanna shed some light on the topic for myself lol. Any input is appreciated :]

  • Anonymous

    Motorola all the way :) We have roms for ICS already whereas, the nexus has not been released yet lol lol lol.

    • Mark Wilk

      This is pre-pre alpha and far from stable so saying you have ROMs for ICS already is a stretch. While these guys are quick, I highly doubt they’ll have a stable ROM build before the Nexus is released.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s see about that :)

  • Anonymous

    What I really love most about this is that a RAZR owner has ICS BEFORE a legit G-Nex owner… LOL

    • Anonymous

      Judging from that video,thats a bit of a stretch. Nobody would want to use that rom in its current form.

  • DanbSke

    Mudvayne FTW!

  • Kris

    if you go for a hash and hack rom for your phone.. the performance will be just like the ROM.. severely hacked and gobbed up together.

    Go for the original .. and go for stock.. ALWAYS!.

  • Anonymous

    Nice, more reason for me to start thinking of hacking my phones.

  • blkghost

    he is doing a part for the community… he doesnt have to do this but he is…and criticism will not help… since everyone is not a Dev. I’m for sure am not, let him be. if not make your own rom

  • http://twitter.com/dl_evans dustin evans

    Was that Mudvayne? Nice job.

  • Anonymous

    two words: Gigantic Bezel

    • Anonymous

      two words…Amazing reception. 

      • Neutronbomb

        I’ve been using a rental razr for two weeks an I’ve had 4g for about ten minutes total. I’ve used every single Late phone Verizon has minus the revolution and the razr and bionic are the only two that don’t pick up 4g at my work or home.

        Boot loader being a deal breaker for me aside i like the phone (hate the huge bezel) but the weak radio would keep me from keeping it. Rezound radio is 100x better and hopefully the nexus is too.

        • Anonymous

          I live in a Fringe area, and so far the radio has been exceptionally better than my Droid 1 and Droid 2 (Pretty damn good to begin with) and blows away my wife’s thunderbolt. I bought the Razr for the same reason as you, and it’s because I want the GNex. 

          Being a Samsung device, and people like P3 and his cronies are reporting that this will be no better than any Moto phone. I’m still interested in the GNex, but if I find that it’s worst than the Razr, and GPS has poor accuracy, you better believe I’m keeping the Razr. ICS and HD screen is not enough for me to keep this phone, I rather buy Transformer Prime tablet in that case.

        • Anonymous

          Zero issues with the reception and the bezel here. I even get a super fast, very tight GPS fix with this phone; better than my OG would ever do. I get strong 4G in my area, though, so that helps with the reception issues.

          I got this on a whim because it was $0.01 on Amazon. At this point, though, I don’t think I’d trade it for a GNex.

      • Anonymous

        Two words: Motorola _______!

        • Anonymous

          ?????

        • Anonymous

          Tacos?

          • Mark Wilk

            Sandwich?

  • droidth3ory’s neighbor

    Glad for the work…but my God, that background noise was dreadful!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    1 more reason why the Nexus itself is not all that big of a deal..

  • Hash Code

    ICS booting on the RAZR is nice, but the insane part of this video is that Droidth3ory is devving it on a phone that doesn’t have an available fastboot restore.

    • Loki

      LMAO @Motorola that won’t be able to put ICS on their phones for at least 6 more months. Maybe they should just higher these mod devs to do it for them. They know what people seem to want, and these guys are dedicated and fast at what they do, mad respect for the dev community

  • The Race To Die

    Hell ya L.D. 50

  • Anonymous

    I do like to see this!  The AMAZING group of developers out there really make these phones a lot of fun to own.

    Twistedumbrella is doing a pretty good job of getting ICS working on the Thunderbolt also. 

    One thing I’ll mention about playing with Ice Cream Sandwich on my Thunderbolt is how I really like the new keyboard. It is really fast and you almost don’t have to be careful at all because it does a great job of correcting as you go. When you are done you can easily tap an incorrect word and it gives you options to replace it. And it has always given me the correct word I was trying to write…

    Developers give us great roms to change things up from time to time. But a new operating system like ICS is a dream come true. With some luck many of us will playing with it on our new Galaxy Nexus phones in a few days!

    • Sporttster

      What I want to do first is root my Razr and then back up the current ROM before going over to any other. Blur is working great for me but I definately wanna try ICS when it’s available and stable. But I want the ability to go back too if it isn’t ready, don’t like it, etc.

  • Anonymous

    when you’re doing something like this…turn the music down…seriously

    • Mark Wilk

      I was just about to type that exact same thing.

    • bigrob60

      Just like the idiots that blast their music on COD online. Like anyone wants to listen to their crappy music. I just mute them anyway but still. 

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      Yeah… he is doing all of us a huge favor; I say let him play what he wants. I don’t care if he is programming naked while watching Barney and listening to death metal, as long as that is the environment that helps him work. Seriously, all of you should be saying “Thank you” and not calling him an idiot.

      • Anonymous

        if the music wasnt distracting i wouldnt care…but really, the important part of the video is the demonstration..its not like he’s developing on video…he’s showing us what he’s already developed

        • Gary

          Just mute the video problemed solved

          • Anonymous

            then how do you know if he says something of interest?

    • Anonymous

      could not agree more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bottari Anthony Bottari

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this was secretly produced by Verizon..anything to get the Droid Razr more exposure. 

    • Anonymous

      ?  Surely you jest.

      If Verizon wanted to give the Razr some serious exposure they could unlock the bootloader and make development easier for the devs. I would probably buy Motorola phones if this were the case. 

      • Sp4rxx

        That’s probably why they are actually fubar’ing the release of the Gnex – they can’t handle that it is so wide open that they have to “test” it and get it to bloat somewhere, somehow – otherwise it wouldn’t be a Verizon phone, would it?

        • Anonymous

          I don’t know what they are doing, but I’d like to punch Mr. Verizon in the nose.

          • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bottari Anthony Bottari

            You guys do know I’m just joking around right? lol..also since we are on the subject of openness..roms etc..my friend has a galaxy S.the first one and he’s still on I think 2.1..and never receives updates it always says “no firmware” ..any reason why this happens?

        • Neutronbomb

          Too bad you can go buy a Droid charge right now and plug it i to your PC and flash a new rom with Odin right out of the box. Verizon doesn’t seem to have any issue with that yet HTC and Motorola claim they are only locked down because Verizon makes them.

  • Anonymous

    I will be glad to hand my Motorola Bionic off to my wife. droidth3ory is a toolbag and a cry baby. I do give him props for being a developer in the community, however he needs to learn that constructive criticism and constant whining from the masses is part of the job. He has played the part of,”I’m taking my ball and going home” too many times. G-Nexus, HERE I COME!

    • Anonymous

      why do that to your wife…  ;)

      • Anonymous

        Hahahaha, I know right? She doesn’t care. She wants 4G and to get rid of her IPhone. Win-Win for me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Whatever, droidth3ory is awesome.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, he is an awesome developer! He just has issues taking constructive criticism.

    • Anonymous

      Yes there are a few that do that.  But you have to understand many of them are just kids.

      However if you have ever spent time reading the nonsense people give these developers that are doing us a favor it’s understandable that they could get upset once and awhile. 

      I hate to say it but there are a lot of stupid people out there messing around with their phones that shouldn’t. And if something doesn’t work (which often times is their fault because they are stupid) they start blaming the rom….. 

      But if you are a developer I think you have to understand this and simply ignore those that are trying to distract. 

      • Anonymous

        I split my time between Rootzwiki and XDA forums. I know exactly what you are talking about when it comes to stupid posts and constant b**ching. Heck, I contributed $10 to the bionic project to droidth3ory to show my support. I often do that when I think they are deserving.

    • Anonymous

      The nexus will not be release this year turd lol.

      • Anonymous

        Seriously, your an idiot. You know it’s going to be released this year but you are just trolling. So really shut your face and be prepared to feel cheated when the Razr HD is launched with ICS in February and you still don’t have a real ICS ROM.

        • Anonymous

          You are the biggest idiot in here turd. I bet it will not be release this year. I do not troll, i just type fast and it seems i am right all the time. I am not cheated with my purchase. The razr HD may be better but once again the droidx3 will be better than razr HD. All Moto products are better than Samsung’s period. Go play with your fascinate whereas i play with the king of all devices on 2011 the razr :)

          • Anonymous

            So when it is released on the 15th will you go ahead and retract your statement and take your thrown as the biggest idiot?

          • Anonymous

            They said it was going to be out the 9th. You are clueless and a turd period. I know you are excited about this crap, but you and i know that Verizon does not give a damm about it.

          • Anonymous

            So just because it wasn’t released on the 9th it has to be released the following year? It wouldn’t mean that it’s closer to launch?

            Seriously stop making a random guess that you know is probably wrong. At least I have a source and that source did not say it was going to be released on the 9th.

          • Anonymous

            I will laugh at you when the device is not release on the 15 th mark my words.

  • TheAndroid1

    What is this, the fourth phone running ICS before the galaxy nexus in America.

    • Anonymous

      *presses LIKE out of pure state of depression*

    • Sp4rxx

      hopefully the 15th is the LAST day they propose and actually carry the ball to the end zone – otherwise, ICS may be running on RAZR (or Bionic, etc.) before Gnex actually gets released!

      • Anonymous

        Waiting on the Gnex is like Boise State waiting to make it to the National Championship game. Seems like it will NEVER happen!

    • Peter

      Waaay more than 4 phones are running ICS.

    • http://twitter.com/expertontech Tylar Overturf

       But none of them are fully working.

    • Anonymous

      The Galaxy Nexus in my Verizon store is running ICS….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    They never got Cyanogen working correctly on locked Moto phones (Droid X) using 2nd init, so I wouldn’t hold my breath on this ever being great.

    • Anonymous

      This is true, but it gives you a good taste…

    • Sp4rxx

      or maybe running this ICS rom is completely different than how CM ran and interacted with the hardware – so don’t count it out yet

    • Anonymous

      And this is why my DX was the last Moto phone I will buy until they unlock the bootloader OR ship a phone with vanilla Android.  I need one or the other.

    • mons

      What wasn’t working correctly?  They were releasing nightlies.  Everything was functional, but the battery life (at least for me) sucked – like 9-10 hours with moderate or light usage.

    • Anonymous

      Though Moto has said they’ll give the keys to the bootloader once ICS is officially released. I’ll believe it when I see it, but a hackable/ROMable RAZR might be nicer than a GNex for my usage (for others it might not be).

      • Anonymous

        What you’re totally stupid the G-Nex is the best phone for you and for everyone!!!

        I kid I kid :P

        But out of curiosity, what would an unlocked Razr have that the G-Nex doesn’t in your opinion (other than a release date lol)

        • Anonymous

          Better form factor, splash proof, MicroSD slot, and (probably) better radios. Arguably better camera, too, but they’re all phone cameras so none are that great. The GNex has the better screen, but not enough to make a difference in actual usage. It also has NFC, but that’s not quite ready for primetime (give it another year or two, in my opinion). Bottom line: I like the RAZR hardware over the GNex. Slim design, metal and kevlar build, interesting styling (the GNex looks like a glorified Incredible; old hat and boring), etc.

          That said, both are killer devices. If the RAZR is ROMable, the differences come down to pure preference. Right now, I think the GNex probably has the edge due to it being a Nexus device and the RAZR being locked down.

          • Anonymous

            The RAZR is ROM-able right now, just like the Bionic and D3….and well everything else in their lineup.

            Where people will dispute this is the bootloader deal. They claim “it’s not REAL because you can’t unlock the bootloader!” Hmmm ok ponder this.

            I have the [S]hifter BAS3 ROM(with [P]urity battery mod and a couple other things that arn’t supposed to work with a full Blur rom but do anyways) on my Bionic. It’s a ROM. I have a locked bootloader still and 5.7.893 kernel.

            I also have a Atrix 4G, running a CM7 Nightly ICS clone(which is the 4th and final ROM I put on it) Bootloader is UNLOCKED(yes people their are more Moto phones than just the OG that can be unlocked) and I’m running the stock kernel.

            What’s the difference between the two?

            If I wanted better benchmark scores I can go through the hassle of finding a STABLE(those are RARE) kernel to install that I can overclock with the Atrix, but the Bionic is stuck at stock speed. That’s the only difference between the two. 

            Even with my FULLY unlocked(carrier and bootloader) Atrix I still use my bionic as my prime time phone. Honestly my Atrix is basically a digital camera at this point. I have no use for it, even with the “Holy Grail” unlocked bootloader.

          • Anonymous

            I see… The splash proof is really the only thing that interest me. Of course (probably) better radios should but my gf has Nexus S and there are no problems.

            It’s funny because even though the Razr is pretty cool looking I feel that the Galaxy Nexus improves on the beautiful design of the Nexus S; definitely not a glorified incredible (have you seen the Rezound?) The Razr to me looks powerful while the Nexus to me just oozes a sort of class or swagger.

            But of course to each there own. I hope they release a full working Razr ROM the day after The Nexus is released. Though, I hope it makes AngelFace’s Razr crash over and over… but not anyone elses :P

  • Anonymous

    I want to be holding my Galaxy Nexus while doing this Ahhhhhhh :(

  • Anonymous

    like i said, in a month well have ICS on motorola hardware instead of samsungs plastic and everyone will be happy

    • Anonymous

      Not to feed the troll, but it won’t be a month, if ever.  If your qualifications are that all major functions just work, then maybe in a couple months.  If you want them to work well, take it from a former DX owner running CM7, it’ll never work as well as on the non-locked phones, even with 2nd-init.
      On my solid Galaxy Nexus (yes, I’ve actually held one in a store, not just trolling like you from a spec sheet) I’ll have 100% functional ICS.  Granted Moto makes more solid hardware, but you’ll never have what every other unlocked/unecrypted phone with a 720p screen has – ICS as it was intended.
      Maybe when Moto comes out with the RAZR Max in Jan/Feb you’ll realized how they are feeding you improvements in peice meal, instead of trying to deliver the best they can at any given time as HTC and Samsung seems to be doing.

      • Anonymous

        The Bionic with the latest OTA is virtually bug free. Just because they are releasing slightly update phones every 2 months doesn’t mean the current one is bad. The Bionic, Razr, and beyond will all be good phones. Moto got us our Bionic update quick and it fixed most all of my issues.

        • Anonymous

          I was referring to dev ics builds the the op was talking about

      • Anonymous

        having ICS as its intended to be because of a 720p screen?  you act like your gonna be downloading 10gig 720p movie rips from usenet and watching them on your cell phone and telling the kid sitting next to you to count the pixels

      • Bholley757

        dude it honestly seems like your reading from a spec sheet. The 1080×720 screen is the resolution 720p is for video playback noob. Secondly Sure it was intended to be on an HD screen but at the same instance this is a very promising sign for every phone out there that was just released. Motorola has outstanding build qualities because if they didn’t why in the world do you think so many people still have their OG droid? because moto products work. My mother has went through 5 samsung galaxy stratosphere’s in the past month. Samsung if anybody is giving outdated crapola salads in the form of their handsets. Don’t you dare put them in the category of HTC.

  • OGdroid57

    Hmm bets on the galaxy nexus coming out first or this?