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Custom ROM Friday: Black Widow ICS for the DROID RAZR

The DROID RAZR has started to receive a bit more developer love lately, so we knew it was time to showcase some of the newest work we could find. What we have today is called, Black Widow ICS. It uses AOKP as a starting point, so you know it is going to be filled with options and customizable goodies for your eyes and fingers to play with. 

The ROM itself is made to be extremely dark and almost sort of evil looking. But with a name like Black Widow, we would sort of hope for this. You can flash an alternate Google Apps zip file that will turn all of your system apps a very dark color and it will match up with the overall look very well. If you want to give it a go, follow our directions down below.

Instructions for installation:

  1. Download Widow zip file and place in sdcard-ext.
  2. Reboot into Recovery.
  3. Create a Nandroid backup immediately.
  4. Wipe Data/Factory Reset  – mandatory.
  5. Wipe Cache partition.
  6. Wipe Dalvik cache.
  7. Format System.
  8. Install Widow zip.
  9. Flash ROM
  10. Reboot system

If you run into any problems or have any questions, let us know down below and we’ll try to point you in the right direction.


  • chris dabbs

    y cant i download black widow win zip file.. there is no link to click

  • Borrie

    Where is the file to download?

  • 2euce_wong

    Can i use this with the 6.16.215 kernel?

  • scottiep

    so i have it installed on razr maxx…..keep getting msg “process com.android.phone” has stopped….any ideas? maybe the verizon proxy codes….??

  • bobbiej

    my 4g keeps cutting out and i loose all internet i can only make calls what else can i do ive wiped and done both factory resets toggled off of gsm were it always takes me at boot this is the 7th rom ive installed and the one i like the most just dont like that one thing also batterie drains faster.

  • Alexamir2012

    im new at all this. can you help me i try to get the zip file and it is locked

  • Anthony Maslo

    link doesn’t work. file set to private???

  • Zombiehuntrkillr

    set to private right now, I’d love to have it though. Just upgraded from the Tbolt. LIFE IS GOOD.

  • Trv12606

    When i install this rom and reboot all i get is a black screen i have the razr maxx i have installed roms before idk whats wrong help????

  • Lmulderi

    I am losing data quite often on 3g and LTE and can’t find a fix for this.  Also video is extremely choppy.  Any ideas on how i could fix this?  thanks

  • Kriskris167

    how do you do this in stupid people terms

  • Jmuth197

    Flashed using safestrap.  Looks GREAT!!  Only issue is the Camera is not functioning yet :(((

    • Junk

      So you have no camera, but have service? i have no service, but working camera….Anyone have any ideas? This is annoying, “If you run into any problems or have any questions, let us know down below and we’ll try to point you in the right direction.” must not have been a real invitation

  • haohao113
  • Junk

    so am i to gather the camera works in this? unlike cm9 pre-alpha?

    • Jmuth197

      I got mine to work after a restart.  Fully functioning now.  As Junk stated above for service being crappy, I am experiencing good service, but occasional dropping of 3g.  Which makes it difficult for Google Voice users!  Otherwise flawless rom

  • cizzlen

    I may have a Nexus but I sure am glad to see posts like this, especially for all you Motorola/HTC owners who seem to get no love. 

  • Do NOT flash this.  It froze at the boot screen and would not turn off no matter what I did.  I had to pop the cover off and short the battery for it to finally turn off.  Then I immediately installed my backup…

  • Im stuck at a black screen after flashing it. Its been this way for over 30 minutes now.  I have made the proper backups, but how do I get back to safestrap to install the backups? Could I get some help as soon as possible?

  • Dshudson

    Install Widow zip.Flash ROM Isn’t the zip the ROM?

  • Toolsinmind

    This worked flawless for me!!!!!

  • Dshudson

    does this work for lte razor, maybe thats my prob

  • Dshudson

    i keep rebooting into recovery after installing zip

  • me

    but………but it has a locked bootloader how is this possable. i swear this has to be witch craft

  • Alllll kinds of fail. Enabled safe menu, wiped the caches, installed the rom, reboot, dual core screen, safe menu screen…blank screen, just nothing.

    Good to see some things haven’t changed.

    • Junk

       did you use safestrap or bootstrap for your recovery? i had no problems whatsoever on latest safestrap and this. have you tried cm9 prealpha? if that doesnt work either and youre using bootstrap, that could be the problem…or youre just doing something else wrong 🙂

  • Udispyn

    I want to do this so bad, but I’m afraid I will brick it lol

    • I would avoid it, I’m no stranger to rooting android phones, and while the process WAS plenty straightforward, I’ve repeated the steps about 4 times now and still get a nice blank screen. About to nandroid restore, if it’s bricked I’m going to be annoyed.

      Knew there was a reason I stopped doing this, now I remember what it was…

      • ABerry5

        time for a gnex.. I pressed “unlock + root” on an app and watched my computer screen as it went to work, a few minutes later I was ready to press the other button that says install ROM

        it was real nice

        • goodonenoob

          Way to not even root it yourself…and rely on someone else to do it for you.  I’ll laught when your phone is bricked and you need access to fastboot but have no idea how to set it up.  Debugging something like that WHILE your phone is refusing to boot is sure to be a bundle of fun.

          • ABerry5

            I bet it would be a bundle of fun… but until then I’ll be sitting pretty Android 4.0.4 AOKP 29 like I have been and live life

            P.S. I can get into ADB anytime I want, so if hell froze over and for some reason installing a ROM by clicking a single button ‘bricked’ my phone, and hell continued to stay frozen with backups not working, then I could debug if I needed

  • guest

    wow some rom not for the nexus on this site, this should be banned!!!

  • eyebee

    Do you have to be rooted?

  • where could i get that wallpaper? 

  • Guest

    This guy took what someone posted and put it in a rom thats it

  • Guest

    This guy took what someone posted and put it in a rom thats it http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/1176-inverted-gapps/

  • Sporttster

    What is AOKP?? Attack Of the Ketchup People?

    • Sporttster

      Open Kang etc…I know….8}

    • Sporttster

      It’s actually ‘Artorian Order of the Knights of Pendragon’. The strange things you find in a Google search…..

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      • Sporttster

        …and proud of it! Seriously, I didn’t know…does this empower you? >8}

    • TrevorSP

      Android Open Kang Project lol

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  • instead of phone, the lockscreen should have ‘vibrate’

  • Aurélio Macêdo

    works on GSM XT910?

  • Antgotti15

    Does this work for the razr maxx

    • MrWolf

      It should, as they are essentially the same device other than the larger battery….

      • Antgotti15

        thank you sir

  • Rob

    need this for bionic

    • Support Mah Bionic

      +1. I am hoping there is a surge in support at some point in the future like with the DX (which has become a very nice p.m.p. with CM7)). Especially after we get ICS. Love my Bionic like I loved my DX.

    • kixofmyg0t

       I’m running Gummy on my Bionic and I really like it. I’ve only experienced a couple of hiccups, like the G4TV app goes stupid when you try and play a video. That’s about it so far. 

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  • Greg Morgan

    That’s pretty nice…almost makes my Gnex jealous… BAM!! Yes i did! lol

    • tvjrc603

      …good one?

    • Yeah or you could just put Black ICE on your gnex consider thats this black widow is just a kang of it.