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DROID 4 to Receive First Update to Build 6.13.219 – Improves Battery Life, New MotoCast Widget, and Other Enhancements

The RAZR and RAZR MAXX are not the only Motorola phones receiving love on the update front this week. The DROID 4 is set to receive its first since launch, bringing the phone up to build 6.13.219. Included in the update is a new MotoCast widget, improved battery life, keyboard backlight fixes, and better WiFi connectivity. It’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, but none of Moto’s phones are receiving that just yet.

When these changelogs go live, we usually see the update start to rollout within the next week. Let us know if you see it!

Update:  We have the file available for flashing here.

The update is 18MB in size. More info.

  • Sherman007

    I’m currently running 6.16.217.XT894 on my Droid 4. I can NOT figure out how to keep the keyboard lit. Please help. It keeps going out on me in the dark and makes it very difficult to type on it when dark. Very agrivating.

  • if i updated the droid 4, that i never rooted, to 6.13.219, can i still root it? thats my question. and if so, with what programs? are there any one-click tools i can use????

  • Melillie

    Oh yes, downloading now

  • bucky

    just got this update today.

  • Brian Dong

    Finally got the OTA update pushed to my phone.

  • d4owner

    Wtf! This update is pissing me off! Keypad backlight only launches when needed? It never even turns on unless I turn the phone on from sleep/standby mode! I tried it in completely darkness and it still doesn’t even turn on! Is anyone getting this?

  • Best part about this manual?  It asks us to remove the battery if the update failed.

    *sighs*… even Verizon can’t believe Moto made this a non-user removable battery…

  • ddevito

    oh yeah, there’s a Droid 4.


    • Blackmagick20

      Oh yea…your mother had a failed abortion

  • “…none of Moto’s phones are receiving [ICS] just yet…”

    Which is why I passed on this phone and went GNEX after

    Droid 1: Loved
    Droid 2: Good Speed/keyboard improvements, Slightly disappointed in BLUR
    Droid 3: Great keyboard improvements, Hugely disappointed in BLUR / BLOAT / ETC

    • Blackmagick20

      Alright then…that should mean you have absolutely NO business clicking on this story and commenting. Go do something productive with your time

    • Azndan4

       Motorola sucks. Every decision they have made after the Droid 1 has been in complete disregard for their customer’s wishes.

  • ceejw

    Has the Droid 4 received an update to make it global phone yet?

    • Sam

      Nope. Knowing Moto/VZW they will conveniently just forget they ever said they would release it, sort of how they said back in the fall that devices would get ICS in “six weeks”

      • Azndan4

         Just like Motorola said they would come up with a “bootloader unlock solution” in 2011.

  • Buy This

    I could be wrong but I think that a mass release of ICS for multiple Moto devices is being planned. Bionic, Both Razr’s and now the D4 have all received what could potentially be construed as primer updates right? All within a week-ish of each other. And the phones have real similarities between them. Maybe they are hoping to push the update to all 4 of those within a short period of time, potentially in the near future. Thoughts?

    • niteperson

      I think you’re right.  When they get released, they’ll all get released within a very short time frame of each other.  It’s just too coincidental that several Moto phones are getting updates within a few weeks of each other.

      • Noyfb

        Motorola listed my Friend’s moto photon Q3 2012 for ICS, hopefully it won’t take that long for this mass release.

  • PyroHoltz

    Not seeing it on my D4, still running 6.13.215.

    Improved WiFi and battery life are welcomed though.

    • Fuckoff


  • Sam

    Kellen please find out if this will break all known root methods like the recent updates for other Motorola devices.

  • Really seams that Droid3 owners got left out in the cold… regretting buying that for my wife after her OG Droid… shoulda waited on the 4.

    • Guest

      This si the first OTA the Droid4 has ever had, and it seems to me like all the Droids have been recieving regular updates.

      • You are correct… I was referencing the fact that the Droid 2 and Droid 4 have both had updates this week, but no D3. …that, and the fact that I have buyers remorse. 

  • RedPandaAlex

    Genuine question: is the Droid 4 essentially a Razr with a keyboard? Like how the Droid X and Droid 2 were very close hardware-wise? Seems like exactly the same update the Razr got.

    • Sam

      There are a few differences, namely 4″ vs. 4.3″, TFT LCD vs. AMOLED, and Kevlar vs plastic back plate. Software-wise, they’re basically identical.

    • SomeDude

      There should be differences in software where the one for the Droid 4 requires knowledge of physical keyboard inputs vs virtual. For example, keyboard shortcuts. Mot devs could make universal code that handles it through either compile or runtime parameters.

  • Kriz

    Is the D3 going to get anymore updates?

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      • Blackmagick20

        Are you straight?

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