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Soak Test for DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Begins Tomorrow Morning, Build 6.12.181 and is Not Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola has started to notify members of their Feedback Network that a software update will be made available in the morning to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX. Most assumed this to be Ice Cream Sandwich after seeing information about it in a leaked screenshot from Best Buy, however, the changelog that we just received indicates that it is not. The update rolling out tomorrow will be build 6.12.181 and includes numerous enhancements and bug fixes. We have the full list of goodies below.  

Here is the full changelog:

Who Can Use This Release:


Build:  Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US

Enhancements and Fixes:

Battery Life

  • Optimized device performance to extend battery life


  •  Added new MotoCast widget to enable easier access to MotoCast files
  • Implemented several fixes to improve MotoCast performance


  •  Modified the storage settings screen to clarify total, available, and used storage space

WiFi and Network

  •  Implemented IPV6 support over cellular connection and WiFi to facilitate updated interaction with the network
  • Corrected 4G coverage indicator to accurately display data connectivity
  • Improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity when utilizing WPS security

Visual voicemail

  • Improved visual voicemail performance with data disabled and visual voicemail notification delivery


  •  Corrected loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth®

Google Play

  •  Fixed Share app functionality to directs users to the app page in Google Play

Text Messaging

  • Improved text messaging to ensure timely receiving of texts


  • Added easy access to bookmarks through a press and hold on the back key


  •  Enhanced device security preventing unauthorized access of telephony database by 3rd parties

Updated Vcast app with new security enhancements

Here is the letter going out to MFN members:


Thanks very much for agreeing to this advance test of new software for your DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX.

The software will begin to be pushed out in the morning; however, it may take several hours for all targeted devices to receive the update.

Please log in to the private community here for more information and to provide feedback on the new software update.

If you fail to log in:

* You will have to log out and back in to access this area.
* Login with your email address in Lowercase
* Check your forums profile to see if you have accepted the Forums terms and conditions and the Motorola Feedback Network opt-in and confidentiality agreement.
* If you have, and still cannot access the site, please reply back to this email and include your forums user name and the email address you use to log in.
* Any other questions or comments NOT having to do with community access should be posted in the private community.

Remember that you will not be able to post on the public communities while this test is underway.

Please respect the confidentiality agreement. Friday or Saturday morning I will send out a survey for your input — please respond to that as soon as possible.

Thanks again for your help!


– Mark

So no ICS just yet. Not sure at this point when it will happen.

Cheers Droidzilla, K, P, J, C and everyone else!

  • jeffro boudine

    Lots of static in this room. Just moved over to droid razerMAXX from and iphone and cant wait to take it baxk. My feeakin heads spinning. Thatss all i needed, another tempramental widgetcentric sprinter with no sense where it is running. I want my iphone back. As for harley davidson…same thing. Bought an old cb1000 honda that no longer scratches the itch

  • Kbayard

    OK, excuse my ignorance, not exactly a tech savy person when it comes to phones. Will ICS ever make it to my RAZR, or will I be upgrading my phone in another year to something else that will not get the latest operating platform? Last I read (Januaury timeframe) ICS was coming this spring, which was supposed to be around Christmas, which that was supposed to be a month after the release of the razr. Do not confuse this with a rant, its not, its just a confused question!

    By your honest best guess, when will I get my ice cream sammich, this fat kid is hungry!

    • Kbayard

      p.s. I ask, because I just got this update at 5am EST this morning… thats why I ask.

  • Monoxide55406

    another reason why people at best buy have no idea what they are talking about. the motorola site has had it in evaluation stage for over a month now and has not changed.

  • Humzadroid

    Google is doing this cause they want they trash ass phone to sell they even went as far as partnering with Android fuk google

    • Dan Gibson

       Google *created* the Android operating system.  There seems to be a bit of confusion on your part or I am reading your post entirely out of context.

  • huskerhog

    Has anyone received the software from the soak test yet?

    • xxyoungkid92xx

      the software was never received by soak users. i should know, i am one.

  • Xxyoungkid92xx


    • ShaveW/MyRAZR

      Let’s get some pics. I hope the sandwich is almost ready, cuz I’m getting hungry

  • _

    Just give me my farking ICS already.


  • Bodhiballer

    I don’t know what’s sadder, that BB trolled you guys, or that you allowed it to happen.  It all comes back to the age old thing about lies- it has nothing to do with their believably, and everything to do with the person’s willingness to believe it.  

  • Sjschwar

    More battery life, awesome…

    maxx owner

  • meta96

    … why not froyo? moto?

  • baobao112


  • I like these phones because they are the thinnest phones in the world. I want to see Android 4.0 ICS on it.

  • Benjamin

    Ok, come on, think about it- One set of Developers for the Android OS, and they develop for ALL the Android OS phones, on all carriers, with ALL models- so having the update for specific phones/models a couple times a year, is a good development team- AND you’re getting the new OS for FREE, so, seems to me a pretty good deal, and a misinterpreted bit of info in what we’re receiving isn’t anything to really be upset at the developers for- someone most likely told Best Buy about an update, and he/she/they at Best Buy misinterpreted it as being ICS. So, whoever told/informed Best Buy of an update (if there was an informative) told the truth, and there’s an update, just not what the Best Buy individual(s) thought it was. So, if we get the update, at least it is an update at all, and maybe, just maybe, it is the update to get our phones ready for the upcoming ICS.

  • Anyone really thought any different? Verizon is worst when it comes to updating to next version of the OS, they are more interested in bug fixes than anything. This looked like a perfect early April fools to me. I would be surprised and say kudos to verizon if the ICS update actually comes out for this phone and the Rezound, but I highly doubt it will be here for another few months.

    I was surprised the HTC vivid is already kicking it with ICS update and AT&T seems to be stepping up to ics updates. I would not be surprised if the Rezound gets the ICS before Razr because it has been in the works for quite a while now.

  • Mslaughter2005

    Droid 2, X, X2, and RAZR Maxx owner. I love the RAZR, and would like to see ics but not looking for it until I hear reports of it being pushed though vzw’s ota. Its just like the 2.3 gb update for the x2. We all make sacrifices to get what we considered priorities… higher resolution screen = leas batt life, great battery life = slow update releases

  • ABerry5

    I REALLY hate to do this as I constantly ridicule idiots for inter-android fanboyism .. but because of all the razr owners comments over the past week here it goes… I bet 4.0.2 looks pretty damn tasty right now huh?

  • ABerry5

    If ur a razr owner who owned any previous moto Droid you can’t act surprised.. I guess the fact its been almost 5 months since ur phone was released you may have thought you’d get ICS within a few months but cmon this isn’t a nexus

    • Mslaughter2005

      Droid 2, X, X2, and RAZR Maxx owner. I love the RAZR, and would like to see ics but not looking for it until I hear reports of it being pushed though vzw’s ota. Its just like the 2.3 gb update for the x2. We all make sacrifices to get what we considered priorities… higher resolution screen = leas batt life, great battery life = slow update releases

    • meta96

      this is moto [fixed for you]