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DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX 6.12.181 Update Rolling Out Now

 

The bug fixing 6.12.181 update for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX is rolling out to all devices now. To pull it, simply head into Settings>About phone>System updates. The update runs about 17.4MB in size and will only take a few moments to download assuming you have a decent connection. If you need to see the full changelog, check it out here. Now, to set our sights on Ice Cream Sandwich.

Cheers Tyler, Jason, Ed, and Krs_Won!

  • tk

    Is anyone else having an issue with youtube after the update? Because my youtube does not play at all. Help!!!!

  • sauceboss

    None of my texting apps wil load now since i did the update. What’s wrong?

  • Michael

    I had the 6.12.181.Verizon update installed on my Razr and I updated it to the 6.14.84.Verizon, and runs great but there was an issue with the phones internal antenna when I got the phone and now Verizon is sending a brand new replacement and I am trying flash it back to the 6.12.181. does anyone have the sbf file? Any help would be great.

  • Nathan

    I haven’t even recieved the update.

  • Atimo001

    Hi! I rooted my razr and froze apps w titanium backup pro. I accepted the system update without unfreezing the apd and now my titanium backup app is not workibg, cannot get root accessi tried using the voodoo app but i xant restore root as i didn’t initially protect it. What can i do, i appreciate the help!

  • Bunklung

    Is the stock ICS launcher included in this update? Can you toggle it on? I think there was a leak for the GSII and the user said he could change the launcher to stock.

    Is this also true with this leak? 

  • Brian

    If I deleted the bloatware using titanium backup but I reinstalled them on the market will it work? So far it isnt working, just keeps failing to update

  • Felipe Ortiz

    Why are people so freakin serious about getting ics on their phones. It will come when it will come. Your phone is working fine with gingerbread right now. You are fooling yourself when you start comparing with others. The RAZR is a fine phone…a delay in the update doesn’t make Motorola crap. It means they are working hard to get you a bug free update. Grow up people!

  • Mrdixon

    I can’t update my razer because Titannium Backup will not restore the text messaging app that I deleted. It restored everything else but not this app. The update install keeps failing. Any suggestions?

  • Emailmydroid

    Frankly, I don’t see the big fuss over ICS. I like my Maxx the way it is and I played with ICS on Droid Inc and wasn’t too impressed with it. If you want the latest and greatest, shouldn’t you be asking for jelly bean? You would be the new “cool ” geek on the block. If you wanted ICS that bad, you should have gotten the Nexus. It will be here so quit whining.

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      I’ve installed the ICS leak on my Razr. Its very very nice but not really that big of a deal. 

  • guest

    droid 4 update received

    • http://twitter.com/bobgeoghegan Bob Geoghegan

      Here too on D4: 6.13.219.XT894.Verizon.en.US It took 15-20 minutes total.  It stayed suspiciously long at about 60% on the progress bar then kept rolling.

      • guest

         what phone do you guys have?

  • Rzr Owner

    I’m running 6.12.174 (not 6.12.173) so I’m not getting the update.  Is there a place where I can download into the root folder and install it that way or do I need to SBF to 6.12.173 or before?

  • Adam

    I was rooted and just unfroze all the bloat ware in app quarantine backed up root with ota rootkeeper and updated with no issues, I hope the hotspot mtu is friggin 1500 this time!

  • MKader17

    I updated my Razr and it must have failed because it’s still not on ICS???

    • http://www.facebook.com/waldragon Luke Sketch Brickley

      l2read.  not ics.

    • mustbepbs

      Best comment ever. Welcome to Motorola.

      • balthuszar

        i’d rather have to wait for a 99.9% working ICS than jump the gun early and get stuck with a samsung

        • mustbepbs

          Keep telling yourself that. Whatever helps you justify your purchase, pal.

          • balthuszar

            who’s justifying anything…i don’t even want ICS…from what little i’ve used it, i feel it would be a downgrade…i feel that my husband got the best phone available right now in the rezound, and i came in second best with the razr…i can’t stand samsung’s craptacular track record with updates, and sof…i mean hardware

          • Myfacetwitterbookspace

            I have the Bionic & I got the Razr Maxx 2 weeks ago on my business line. Believe me, if I thought the GNex was better, I would have got it. Look on Craigslist & see how many people are looking to trade their GNex for a Razr Maxx. TONS! Now look to see how many are trying to trade their Razr Maxx fir a GNex. I haven’t found any postings fit that, which makes since being that the Maxx came after the Nex ;)

          • whirlybird

            i started with the GNEX. issue after issue. after replacing it 6 times, Verizon gave me Razr Maxx. no issues. other than the screen, the razr is much bettter

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus, just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus, just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus, just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months
            longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a
            phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I
            will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus,
            just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months
            longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a
            phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I
            will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus,
            just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months
            longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a
            phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I
            will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus,
            just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months
            longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a
            phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I
            will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus,
            just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • chris125

            ICS can’t fix the crap radios in a samsung so even if it takes months
            longer to get ICS on the razr it still will be more able to be used as a
            phone which after all is what they are meant to be in the first place. I
            will take having a signal over having the latest OS. And I had a nexus,
            just saying it IMO was a major let down.

          • mustbepbs

            Sure you did, buddy, sure you did.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bhinson15 Brandon Hinson

    1. Install OTA RootKeeper.
    2.Run OTA RootKeeper and back up your root -> temp unroot
    3. Install the OTA Update. “Settings ->about phone -> System updates”
    4. after install run OTA RootKeeper again and “Restore Root”

    phone is exactly like it was before the update but with “improvements” 

    *NOTE* this will only work if you have *NOT* uninstalled/frozen preinstalled apps using titanium backup.

    • Jrmauser

      Thats exactly how I did it, however I did not have to unfreeze the bloatware with titanium backup, I kept it them frozen & did not have any issues with the update. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/bhinson15 Brandon Hinson

        Good to know. Might only be an issue if you uninstall the bloatware.

    • JJFlash

      I forgot to thaw my frozen apps, but the update worked anyways. Restored root with Voodoo. All is well.

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    NEW SOCIAL NETWORK FOR ANDROID – Picaim

    Picaim is a project that aims to become a social network to see and share things that are happening in your city and in the world.
    The service is based on sharing geo-located photos of things that are happening in your city.

    The great idea is that photos can not be sent by the computer, just for mobile devices, and only at the moment they were captured. This measure helps prevent false information inserted in the social network.

    This means, you see what is happening, what the person who took the photo has to say, and where that is happening at the moment what is happening.
    You can see content classified by what is happening in your city.

    Also you can post anonymously, if you wish to protect their identity to share with the world.

    Anyone can see what is happening in your city on our web site, without registration or application for mobile.

    The project was launched this week, still has very few users, and we are asking for help to all who possess an android phone, just download the application, test and share with friends in your city.

    To check out the project, visit:
    http://www.picaim.com

    The application for Android already available in the market!

    Help us to share with the twitter hashtag: #PicaimForAndroid

    OBS.: If you can not take the picture because of the gps location, try again in an open environment.

  • Joe Buck

    as a nexus owner I have one question , whats an update ? ;-)

    • FortitudineVincimus

      An “update” was something everyone was so sure was such a huge advantage to the “nexus” experience that they touted it all over internets as a critical reason to buy into the GN hype. Suckers.

      • MKader17

        Yeah, it’s really frustrating we haven’t had a second update for the Nexus considering all the other phones on Verizon are on…. err well I mean all the phones on other carriers like the One X and …. hmmm.

        I just want my Android Version to read 4.0.5!!! 

        /s

    • KleenDroid

      It is a bit irritating if you think about it.  

    • unaffected

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!

    • Droidzilla

      Though, in fairness, we RAZR owners still aren’t on par with the OS version your GNex guys are on.

  • d4owner

    I’m thinking if they’re updating/prepping the Razr/Razr Maxx, the Droid 4 and Bionic will get the same treatment?

    • AranelAlasse

      I got an OTA update on my droid4 late last week…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508537922 John Darin Holloway

       My droid 4 is getting it now.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=508537922 John Darin Holloway

         Working like a champ, RootKeeper worked as well

  • Tom_Cullen

    anyone tried any of the existing root methods on the new update?

    • http://twitter.com/zufelt16 Nathan Zufelt

       Just updated and lost root.  Used Motofail and root is back.

  • ~dArK.AnGeL

    Glad to see SOMETHING for ma Razr!;…  ICS is all I need to make my Stock Razr even better;… I love my phone…  don’t hate ya’ll!.. 

  • Eric Soriano

    Does Foxfi still work with the update?

    • Tom_Cullen

      just tried it and it worked fine for me.

      • Eric Soriano

        Thanks for checking…update still not available for me yet.  

    • CivilDroid

      It works for me as well.

  • Red27

    Just tried to download and it stated not available.  Anybody else have issues in the Midwest???

    • http://twitter.com/zufelt16 Nathan Zufelt

       Central Ohio here, and it was waiting for me this morning when I woke up around 6.

      • Red27

        Not sure what’s going on with my RAZR then…

        • http://twitter.com/zufelt16 Nathan Zufelt

           Previous updates have taken all day to show up on some users’ phones.  Keep checking throughout the day.

    • Droidzilla

      I’ve had to switch on WiFi and/or restart my phone for it to see the update in the past. Give those a shot if you don’t see it by day’s end.

    • bshaw1028

      I’m n south Florida & I don’t have an update either. Restarted the phone plenty times wifi & 4g still no update. All u guys talking bout ics I can’t download the .18 smh. All I get is (check for update is not available at this time)

      • in pain for update

        I keep getting this BS for the past week I’ve shut down reboot and still nothing any help well help what am I doing wrong haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • LiterofCola

    Yay!

  • Lovehate

    Worked great.glad some companies still know how to update phones.ics will be sent out when it’s ready till then I don’t want it.

  • Jrmauser

    Was rooted & applied the update. Was able to use OTA rootkeeper to get root back, no probs here…

    • Mike

       Same here. I haven’t frozen any bloatware, as I was able to uninstall some of the pre-installed stuff and hid the rest from the app tray.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bacon28 Brad Thompson

      Also restored root with OTA rootkeeper

  • yarrellray

    Sorry fella’s but VERIZON needs to get that finger out of there A– and hurry up with that 4.0.4 update for the GALAXY NEXUS. How can they allow Sprint who doesn’t even have an LTE network have the same model device with a better build 4.0.4 ICS than the Verizon version 4.0.2. Verizon sucks EGGS. 

    • yarrellray

      Plus all they worry about is this USELESS Droid Razr and Razr Maxx. Nobody wants those bug infested devices with all that bloatware. Verizon needs to be wiped of the carrier map with this foolishness.

      • Dirk Dickler

         picturrr me trollin!

        • LiterofCola

          lol

      • Jak_341

        No arguements here. I rooted and installed AKOP. No issues at all. Regaredless, I wish VZW would pay more attention to its flagship phone and forget about these mid tier phones.

        • LiterofCola

          If you think the Razr and Maax are mid-tier, you are delusional Sir.

          • Fireking

            great help guys thanks.you saved me

      • LiterofCola

        Jump off a bridge.

      • BigRed4X15

        Hmm useless, I would say a phone that has troubles connecting to a network because of sub par radios as useless. Just Saying!

      • unaffected

        I enjoy my Razr and looking forward to the Razr HD.

      • squiddy20

        “Verizon needs to be wiped of the carrier map with this foolishness.” Hmmm since you’re currently on Verizon with your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus, that would effectively make your phone a paper-weight. No Verizon = No network for the GN to run on. You clearly didn’t think that statement through (as usual). What a dope.

    • Ron Perlman’s Jaw

      Go away d-bag.

    • Lovehate

      Verizon said it’s not worth the trouble,as it can’t even make phone calls.and hey man it’s called rogain find out

      • LiterofCola

        Actually it’s Rogaine.

        • Lovehate

          Sweet I got spell check and a literofcola with my update. Life is good. :)

    • squiddy20

      You say “Verizon sucks eggs” (such an outdated saying, by the way) and yet you *still* hand over your money to them like the little b*tch that you are. You say “Verizon sucks eggs” now, when not even 3 weeks ago you were saying how “kool”, “BOSS”, and “pimp slapping” Verizon was compared to all the other carriers. Care to get your miserable excuse for a story straight? Also, since you obviously don’t know, there’s this little thing called “root” that you can do with you Galaxy Nexus and get 4.0.4 *right now*. Oh wait, I forgot you’re the dumbo who, on multiple occasions, told me rooting was for “2plus year old devices”. Not to mention the fact that you needed help from the Bowery Mission to learn how to even turn on a computer, you can’t possibly hope to know how to root. What a joke.

  • Ortizchief

    i got the update great easy to install

  • pearljam78

     Mine downloaded and then installed, but said update failed. I have
    the moto widget and it now says 6.12.181 but it said failed so something
    had to have gone wrong.. also, I have checked system update, but it
    says I’m up to date.. I am not rooted.. please help

    • Ortizchief

      Im rooted and I updated everything went okay and installed but lost root does not matter i got the update

  • pearljam78

    Mine downloaded and then installed, but said update failed. I’ve have the moto widget and it now says 6.12.181 but it said failed so something had to have gone wrong.. also, I have checked system update, but it says I’m up to date.. need help please

  • Mark

    Nice update. Ironed out the few niggles left in Gingerbread, and added a couple of little things. I like the long press on the back key to access history/bookmarks in the browser, and the VERY welcome fix of the load beep at the end of calls (especially obnoxious on bluetooth headsets). Best of all…. ICS is next! YAY

    • mike honcho

      What’s a niggle?

      • Mark

         As a noun, something that is trifling, but still bugs you.

         http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/niggle

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    First time I’ve seen a useful changelog!!!

  • Booboolala2000

    All good here. No webtop build changes are there?

    • hkklife

      They’re not putting any time or money into GB’s Webtop anymore because it is radically rethought for ICS (the native ICS tablet mode).

  • Css

    I saw this and pulled the update right after and now installed it. BLAH No REAL differences. HOW ABOUT SLME ICS ALREADY!!!

    • Johnny

      *SOME.

      smh..you need to learn english…what are you, some kinda mexicar or somethin?

      • LiterofCola

        Mexican* dumbass

        • http://profiles.google.com/bhinson15 Brandon Hinson

          you did not see what he did thar.

      • Mike

         I think this deserves a “your stupid” or something like that.

    • Droidzilla

      This update bumped my 4G speeds considerably (from 6-7Mbps to 10-15+Mbps) and lowered my ping considerably (from ~150ms to ~45ms average). I’ll take that over ICS any day of the week.

      • unaffected

        Installing now, hope to have the same results. Really all that matters to me is internet capabilities and some faster 4g would be nice.

        • Droidzilla

          It’s really nice for me, at least. Even my 3G speeds went up.

  • me6a7ron

    Keep getting “The software update failed!” message after:1. Voodoo Root Keeper>Protect Root
    2. Download and install of the update. 

    Anyone else having this problem?

    • thefollicle

      same problem here

      • me6a7ron

        I’ve been reading more on it. I think the order is: 
        1) Voodoo Root Keeper>Protect Root>Temp. Un-root 
        2) Fastboot using ADB and RSD Lite back to 6.11.744 
        3) Download and install 6.12.181 OTA
        4) Use Voodoo to reinstall root 
        Can someone please confirm?

        • Josh Groff

          You should only need to SBF if you uninstalled system apps. Otherwise it sounds right.

          • Bmonti7

             i did delete system apps not realizing i shouldnt have. so what do i have to do in order to get them back in order to get the update. what does SBF mean? Thank you in advance

          • me6a7ron

            Here’s what I did to get the 6.12.181 OTA because I deleted Verizon’s bloatware (which I know not to do anymore):

            1. Google “UPDATED Droid RAZR Utility [WINDOWS]”
            2. The first link should be droidforums.net forum. When you click on it make sure to go to the first page of the post.
            3. Download the up-to-date Motorola Drivers then Droid RAZR Utility 1.51
            4. While the utility is downloading make sure to back up your apps with Titanium and move the Titanium folder on your phone to a folder on your computer. The utility will wipe your phone’s internal storage so you’ll have to move the folder back once your on 6.12.181.
            6. Turn off your phone. Once off, press and hold the up and down on the volume button and the power button for a few seconds. Press down twice to AP Fastboot then press up to select.
            7. Unzip and open DroidRAZRUtility (Windows Batch File)
            8. Press any key to continue then choose option 1: Restore DROID RAZR to 6.12.173 and follow directions
            9. Once your back on 6.12.173, choose option 2: Gingerbread Root (Not for ICS) and follow directions
            10. After I was rooted, I went to the Play Store and downloaded Voodoo OTA RootKeeper. Protect root then temp. un-root
            11. Download and install the 6.12.181 OTA update via About phone>System Updates
            12. Once you’re on 6.12.181, go to Voodoo OTA RootKeeper and restore root
            13. Move your Titanium folder back on your phone and start restoring your apps.

          • Rsa125

            Thank you so much, worked like a charm!

          • Josh Groff

            Not exactly sure what SBF stands for, but it’s a file you would flash from RSDlite to return to full stock.

        • Xgshortbus25

          You can use matt’s 1.40 razr utility and go back to .173 root voodoo root keeper temp unroot install update restore root

    • DRM

      Any system apps that Titainium Back up or SystemApp Remover may have it uninstalled or frozen?!?! Updates typical will fail if bloat some bloatware is missing….

      • Me6a7ron

        That’s probably my problem. I uninstalled all the garbage Verizon forces upon us. Thank you for the advice. Much appreciated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davesloboda Dave Sloboda

    bout damn time!

  • KRS_Won

    Yea, no new bloatware! ha

  • droidguy

    Cool ! Nice video

  • AndroidSolo7

    Have it already! put a video on youtube Androidsolo7 search me. pretty decent update from what I’ve seen so far. Video is call Droid Razr 6.12.181 update.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=632363727 Steve Takacs

      Kellex you are not sir!!  good try however lol