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Mostly Working DROID RAZR Stock Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Released

A developer booted up Ice Cream Sandwich on the DROID RAZR a few weeks back, but last night, an almost fully-working ROM was released. Technically still in “alpha,” this ROM has working 3G/4G, Google Apps (except Google Talk), touch screen, and phone. The list of non-working features includes the camera (no surprise there), adb and the downloading of apps from the Market. Those all seem like normal first release ROM issues to me that are almost always worked out over time.

Feel free to give it a shot. Oh, you need to make sure you are on .748 kernel though, not the new .173 leak.

To see the ROM in action, jump to the 7:00 mark in the video below. Instructions at the source.  

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Via:  DroidRzr

Cheers Josh!

  • Tony Perez

    works great except having to reenable data through *#* menus if you restart or lose connectivity. but its worth it

  • NotoriousNeo

    So far digging this ROM. It’s actually pretty damn stable considering it’s an alpha build. What amazes me the most is how fast it runs. Verizon owners of the Nexus know that model runs slick enough, but load any live wallpapers and that buttery smoothness goes away. Not the case with this build on the Razr. Homescreens run smooth regardless of the live wallpaper and everything just feels incredibly snappy, especially web browsing. 

    The only occassional stutters I see come courtesy of the app drawer. When swiping left and right between the apps and widgets. However, considering this is an early build, I’m excited at the future promise of what these guys will do with this. 

  • Jim McClain

    I have the nexus and from what all I have seen, the Razor is the better of the two, better speaker,better camera,better radios, and better battery, as far as unlocked,,,,, who cares

    • Angelrod111

      You had me until you said better battery, now I know you are just full of crap!

      • Anonymous

        the part about him not caring about it unlocked didn’t?

  • Ahku Droid

    Now now, ladies.  Let’s remember that we’re here to collectively hate on iFruit, not spiteful sibling rivalry within our better Android family.

    Galaxy Nexus is open, hacktastic, sports NFC, and has the better screen.  Motorola has 80 years of experience with radios with unmatched connectivity and has one of the best and durable build qualities (water resistant is pretty win).  

    Can we all just agree that a fully unlocked Motorola Nexus, obviously unBlurred, with a Samsung bleeding edge HD Extra Super AMOLED Awesome screen with no phone body borders, RAZR thin, and with a MAXX battery would make us all tingle in our special places?

    • Sporttster

      My ‘special places’ are reserved for the wife. This doesn’t get me ‘quite’ that excited,lol….but I do like it nontheless….

    • Anonymous

      “Hacktastic” I like that!

  • Jim McClain

    im still waiting on my nexus to get some software upgrades( speaker,camera,radios ) I dont really see anything wrong with the razor,got a lot going for it, am wondering it when the razor gets ics,will it get beam and nfc also?

    • Anonymous

      Does the RAZR have nfc? It’s hardware

      • Anonymous

        no nfc

  • Anonymous

    Those stock icons are still something awful…

  • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

     i can see there is gonna be a lot of trolling about the nexus here so im gonna say this

    the nexus and razr are both great phones but when it comes to having support and being extended outside of eol periods the nexus will win cause it is open

    sure you can flash ics on your razr now but you HAVE to mess with the settings to just get signal working on your phone, the nexus you dont, the galaxy series you dont, heck before the nexus s had ics officially you didnt have to play with anything to get ics fully working

    open=better

    and all about the radio problems on the nexus, i dont experience any problems with my nexus, i always have strong 4g and i always have strong signal

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

      How dare you Mike Daniels! How DARE YOU!  Who do you think you are?  You posted a rational, logical, well thought out comment that was devoid of emotion.  Such insolence from you will not be tolerated again. 

      • Anonymous

        John Galt….. I knew you really existed. 

        Can I come with you?

      • Rumplestilskin

        Who ARE you?

  • Buddhatown

    Please people, there is no reason to let this descend into a Razr vs Gnex battle.  I personally chose a Razr for the moto build.  I really really like the phone.  Yes, I am also super jealous of you Gnex people becasue you have ICS.  Just leave it alone already.  We all love android so just quit the hate talk.  Before anyone asks, yeah I’m mad Bro.

  • Jim McClain

    will the razor with ics also have beam and nfc?

    • EC8CH

      ummmmmm no.

  • Anonymous

    Love it. I bet some iNexus idiots are scratching their heads in complete amazement.

    “How is this possible? I thought all Moto phones were locked?”

    Fricken love it. 

    • RW-1

      Must only be some Nexus Idiots, the rest of us know you can workaround to get a ROM on it, but forget about loading a kernel – locked, and it will stay that way because Jha is a large eared liar.

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

        yep and a without a proper kernel, updating android to later versions will be near impossible, just look at the droid x, sure ics boots and works but it doesnt work like it should(random reboots, freezing, ect.)

      • Anonymous

        He is indeed a liar, no argument there. But tell me, what would we need to change kernels for hmmm? Overclocking perhaps? Nope dont need it. Overclocking the Bionic is not only possible but old news now. 

        • RW-1

          Simple my friend, and not trying to flame – Extend your batt life with a kernel that performs as well, maybe even overclocked but at a lower voltage…

          • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

             how about updating the rom, thats a big one, without the proper kernels you wont ba able to change the roms easily

  • NotoriousNeo

    I think I’ll try it on one of our demos first before doing it on my actual Razr, but very promising!

  • Anonymous

    Jolly good work gentlemen, I tip my hat.

  • http://www.DavidPat.com David Pat

    Winning

  • Anonymous

    So wait, is this for the locked down Verizon RAZR? Or the overseas, awesome edition Motorola RAZR? I see that he has Verizon apps on it, I thought this wasn’t possible?

    • Anonymous

      Locked Bootloader doesnt mean we cant have ROM’s…..even ICS. Dont believe everything the iNexus idiots spew. 

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

        no it just means that when your phone hits eol you wont be able to update your phone
        just look at the droid x and the droid 2 global

        open is better and thats why i got the nexus, the razr is a nice phone as well but it is just not my cup of tea.
        no need to troll nexus owners cause of the nexus trolls

        • Anonymous

          Open doesn’t make up for crap hardware.

          • RW-1

            You meant software. Even though I hate the Jha-tool, and left for Nexusland, you cannot really dispute that when it comes to the radios and hardware build, moto does very well IMO.

          • Anonymous

            No I meant hardware. As in the physical radios in the device.

          • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

             i dont have any problems with the radios
            i get signal everywhere i go and i never drop out of 4g
            whats your problems? are you running the 4.0.3 radios?

          • Anonymous

            4.0.3 radios are crap. I was using stock radios. Not to mention the wifi NOT staying alive when the screen went dark and the battery life. If stock the battery is crap im not going ROM shopping. I want a phone that just works. Constantly loss 3g and 4g and combined with shorty wising I returned it. You only have so many chances to lock me in for 2 years and spend 300 bucks.

          • angermeans

            Your right Motorola makes great hardware. I just don’t see why they o what they do. Just unlock the boot loader and they would start getting us crazy loyal android fans that loved the og Droid back.

        • Anonymous

          My D2G is already running ICS and my DX will have it when I get around to it this weekend. Nothing is stopping people from updating them. 

          Whats your point? 

          • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

            so my droid x has ics as well but it doesnt work like it does on every other device with an open bootloader, i get data drops, it freezes, it is slow, and overall it is a terrible experience

            on my nexus i dont get those problems, heck look at the galaxy s, they dont have any problems on their phones with ics

          • Ahku Droid

            Honestly, the variable between devices may just be a more fleshed out build.  It is too soon to compare since most ICS ROMs are still in alpha.  Not all coders are equal.  The Nexus has more people working on it and the ICS core build from Google was designed around the GNex, so less tinkering is required.

            I am not debating the GNex being a fine device, I almost bought one.  I just need a stronger signal in the suburbs.  I have checked against varying devices over the years with the dbl check hidden in Android (*#*#4636#*#* from the phone dialer->phone info) and Motorola devices have the strongest signal vs HTC, Samsung, LG.  If you are in a populated 4G area with multiple towers and don’t travel much, however, this would not be an issue.

          • angermeans

            The radio in my nexus is the strongest I’ve had in years on verizon. I’ve had plenty. I had the tbolt, bionic, incredible, x, 2 global, amoled incredible, captivate, and nexus one and this is by far the best reception wise. I was worried cause my captivate was awful (then again it was on att) but I never lose data and ever time I looked at my bionic and tbolt I had no data and very little bars. I’m not discounting the problems nexus users have had but I really think other things are at fault as well and really I don’t see a lot of people complaining anymore plus verizon has had lte sim card proble,s that are more than likely at fault as well. So if the rumors of the radio being week is the only thing holding you back then jump my friend you won’t regret it.

          • Ahku Droid

            Unfortunately, I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh and most of Western PA is inundated with close rolling hills, valleys, and tunnels which put phones at their limit for reception.  For people that have flatter areas, it wouldn’t be as tough.  The problem is more towers are needed in certain areas, but communities won’t allow more, and I don’t blame them necessarily.  I admit that I am somewhat biased though, I have had Motorolas since the StarTAC in the 90s.  I just wish the RAZR series was as open as my OG Droid, which has been fantastic for me (with CM7).

            I do appreciate your viewpoint though.  It gives me more faith in the Samsung vs the horror stories I heard about the original Galaxy line on Verizon.

      • RW-1

        You must be:

        child of Angelface.

        • EC8CH

          ilol’d

      • angermeans

        Last time I checked he didn’t say anything about the nexus calm down my friend. This great site has gone down hill because every commenter is acting like complete fools and you sir are leading the pack.

        • Anonymous

          Im not talking about the Nexus…..just the iNexus idiots that think every single Motorola phone is locked. 

          You are right though. Heck Im guilty of it too. 

          • angermeans

            We all are (me included) at least verizon has the best three phones on the market to gripe about :) we all know (I’ve seen a boat load of em) a good bunch of nexii fans go overboard in the “but, but, but the boot loaders locked” comments. They are both great phones and we lucky to have such great choices on big red

    • angermeans

      The talented devs that work this product have it running. Its a work around but the kernal can’t be changed it is encrypted. It is still rooted and can have some roms

  • Anonymous

    And somehow shooting this video in the dark makes it that much cooler..

  • ddevito

    Kellex, how ’bout some GNex ROM reviews?

    • EC8CH

      2nd that

      • droidinmind

        How bout finding a gnex post!!! There’s plenty!

        • EC8CH

          didn’t know which one of your replys to respond to… there’s plenty!

          • droidinmind

            That’s great!!!! Love disqus when it makes an error. I mean plenty of them!

      • droidinmind

        How bout finding a gnex post!!! There’s plenty!

      • droidinmind

        How ’bout finding a gnex post!!! There’s plenty!

        • Anonymous

          Actually….. Not Enough.

    • Bewara2009

      Okay I am going to be serious with you. MAN TO MAN.. stop bitching you want some nexus roms go look on some nexus dev forms ..there should plenty…

      • EC8CH

        You do know reviewing custom ROM’s used to be a weekly event here on DL?

        Oh wait… you’re the angry “I HATE THE G-NEX” guy… now I get it.

        • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

           i miss rom friday(or what ever it was called)

        • Guest

          No hes just mad because no matter what story he/I open SOMEONE is ALWAYS bitching about their Fing Gnex. You got the phone youve been anticipating and waiting for and blogging about since July. go find a Gnex Blog and ask about ROMs Yes you hate moto good for you just go find somewhere else to bitch

          • EC8CH

            bitching???

            I don’t know, most of the bitching I see comes from a different source.

            btw…. this is a G-Nex Blog, among other things.

      • Anonymous

        While maybe it shouldn’t have been asked for in this topic, this is the exact forum to be asking for this. Just because your mom wouldn’t buy you a new phone is no reason to be so stupid.

        But I am very happy that the Razr owners can have a nice taste of ICS. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

      I really wish I could dislike this post, the site is DROID-life, not GalaxyNexus-Life or Mycurrentphone-life.com.  It covers ALL the Android phones on Verizon, and all of you annoying buggers who think every post NEEDS to be about YOUR SPECIFIC PHONE because OMG YOU DDEVITO ARE SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT PHONES can go crawl up in a hole and die.

      Kellex, great job keeping up with the news for all our Droids! Let’s hope they get this bad boy on my bionic too!

      • ddevito

        Actually it was just a simple request to Kellex. I wasn’t hating on this post, but I see there is still some GNex hating going on.

        As I said, it was a request. I actually liked this post. But keep hating if it makes you feel better.

      • Anonymous

        Man this was a nasty useless post written by an idiot. 

        But a couple things you are correct about. Yes this is about all Android phones not just a specific device. 

        But asking for more of something is not a bad thing. There could be more posts about the Nexus without causing harm and those that don’t need to read it would simply move on. Same with any other phone….

        Funny you don’t like someone mentioning their phone yet you mention your Bionic…. LOLOLOL

        • Anonymous

          Gah, your such an idiot for mentioning wanting G-Nex ROMs to be reviewed in a Razr post…

          Hey Kellex, don’t forget ICS on my Eris bro!

          lol

          • Anonymous

            I hope this guy is kidding…

          • Anonymous

            Every time I am CERTAIN that it’s obvious I’m being sarcastic, some one goes and proves me wrong.

        • babadush

          Review roms for all phones. Problem solved.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, all you GNex folks have been really a true pain because if something comes out about any other phone except the GNex…here you come with your trashtalk…WHAT ABOUT THE GNEX…TALK ABOUT THE GNEX!!

      PLEASE!!!! WILL YOU FOLKS GROW UP???

      If you want to talk about gnex then click open stories about the gnex ONLY but in other phone news…PLEASE SHUT UP AND STAY OUT!

      JEEZ!!!

      The gnex is not the end all be all ok?

      • ddevito

        I never said the GNex was the end all be all. IN fact, I like this post, and I like ALL phones to get ICS.

        It was a simple request. Clearly you hate the GNex and that’s fine, that’s what Android is all about, and we can certainly agree with that.

        I will tell you that I liked this post, but it seems no matter how many times I say it yet one more “person” has to hate. So be it.

        • Anonymous

          ddevito…sorry…I drank way too much coffee and on top of that had a very bad at work.

          For blasting you with way too much velocity I do apologize.

          But, I do stand by the statement that previous posts both during the pre-release and the release of the gnex…some of you guys were trashing any thread that had nothing to do with the gnex to the point that Kellex finally had to bring peace back to the forum and now some STILL will taint any thread not dealing with the gnex with “the gnex does this and that and is the best phone ever invented!”

          For SOME of your fellow gnex lovers, there is no other phone and it’s gnex or nothing! Before gnex this forum was a place where I looked fwd to exchanging ideas with others and having a laugh or two every now and then but now, mostly dealing with gnex, it’s insults and cutdowns and even threats sometime and if you need to be reminded about that do you recall that the rumored release date was “pushed back” and folks talking about going to the nearest VZW store and either egging it or beating up clerks because of it.

          So now there are those of us non gnex folks, who got fed up with the gnex fury who simply wish to read this forum about ALL android phones and tablets without the crazy gnex flames.

          And btw… I don’t hate the gnex, it’s a fine phone if that’s your tastes but for me I love my RAZR and can’t wait to get ICS on it.

          • ddevito

            No problem. We need to unite as Android fans.

  • Ahku Droid

    Since the Droid RAZR MAXX and Droid RAZR are supposed to be identical except for the battery, has anyone read if they will both be able to use the same ROM and/or bootstrap technique?  I am considering picking up a MAXX soon.

    • angermeans

      From what I understand there is multiple kernals out for the original razor so there might be others for the maxx but to early to tell. Even if they are they will get them ported over I’m sure.

  • saly max

    @9b699309eb970d118f79afd95201d61f:disqus … $9,238 was my buddy’s mom makes paycheck last month. she works on the internet and drives a 2012 Chevrolet TrailBlazer. All she did was get lucky and follow the information you can find here … MakeCash2.comONLY

  • Nex-Life

    Awesome, great work!

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Wow, this makes the RAZR almost a decent phone.

    • Anonymous

      Yup. Now if it just had a low quality camera and a horrible radio it would be perfect! 

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

         again with the trolling, grow up, not all nexus owners are like that, oh and fyi the necus takes pics just as good as the razr(i have had to demo the razr pic quality compared to the nexus for customers) and the signal strength is just as good(where i live)
        i always have signal where i go and i have never dropped a call or data on my nexus

        • Anonymous

          So what? Ive always had good signal strength and never ever dropped a call with my Bionic….but that doesnt stop iNexus idiots from talking crap about it. Alot of people have RETURNED the Nexus just because of the well documented signal issues. 

          • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

             cool story bro

          • Anonymous

            Smashing tale chap. 

          • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

             go play with your iphone kid, leave android to the real men

          • Anonymous

            I’ve have repeatedly documented my Nexus getting nearly double the speeds of a Razr in the same location, but what ever.

          • Anonymous

            I’m curious if you remember any of the speeds? Trying to see something.

          • Anonymous

            I did notice the different servers, I tried to run it again but they both picked different servers. At that point I didn’t know what to do.

            It is true that this is isolated and could be far from the norm. I may live in good reception areas but where I use it and where it doesn’t work are all the same as my OG but with much faster speeds. I’m really not asking for more at this point

          • Anonymous

            were any of those speeds this good?

            http://ow.ly/i/qZg3

            From my Razr btw

          • Anonymous
          • Anonymous

            You win this round…

      • Anonymous

        Actually you will have no camera with this rom on your Razr… lol

  • DroidzFX

    Android can’t be contained

  • http://twitter.com/SketchThis SketchThis

    Would I be correct in assuming that this is on a RAZR that is from overseas with the unlockable bootloader, not he VZW version with the locked down bootloader?

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

      No, this will work on a Verizon Razr. 

      • Anonymous

        How about the MAXX? I know the phone is being release today

        • Anonymous

          It’s identical except for the battery, so I don’t see why this wouldn’t work on it.

    • angermeans

      A locked boot loader has nothing to do with roms . The Droid x, Droid 2, Droid x2, Droid 3, etc all have been rooted and romd some even have cyanogen. With a locked/encrypted boot loader they don’t run custom kernals tho. Its really interesting how they did it, very smart devs to say the least and we are very lucky to have them they have spent god knows how many hrs to get it done. They are the reason android is where it is today and such a great platform

      • http://twitter.com/SketchThis SketchThis

        Thanks! I did not know that!

  • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

    @dhacker29 and @hashofcodes are incredible devs.  What they’ve done in a few months with such harsh restrictions on the D3, Bionic, and Razr is nothing short of amazing to me.

    • angermeans

      I have to agree. They rally have worked really hard despite the restrictions motor have put in place. You have to respect that as it makes moto fans have a lot of the same options as other customers

  • Anonymous

    What what, in the putt putt!

  • Michael Forte

    That’s cool, just wish Motorola would unlock the bootloader so it wouldn’t be so difficult.

    • Anonymous

      True, but a fully functional ICS rom is still a tough nut to crack. The Thunderbolt has an unlocked bootloader yet the ICS roms are similar to this one with no camera… 

      It’s unlikely they will get them fully working until there is an actual leak to help out.

  • ddevito

    progress…

    • Sporttster

      Incredibly slooooooooow progress….maybe it’ll be up and working right by the time my two years with the phone is up….in 2014…

      • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

        it should be working when ics is officially released to the razr, but who knows when that will happen

        im still loving my gnex although this kind of makes me want to get a razr

        • Sporttster

          Hopefully it’ll be working MUCH sooner than the ICS release from Moto, which will hit who knows when. I’m guessing June or July. Don’t care what they ‘said’ timewise. They also ‘said’ they were gonna unlock the freakin’ bootloader, too. Don’t trust Moto not one bit….