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Confirmed: Ice Cream Sandwich Headed to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Today

Verizon confirmed this morning that the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX will begin to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting June 22 (today). We first reported this as the rollout date a few days ago. One thing to keep in mind, is that many of you may not receive the update today at all. A lot of times, the initial go live date is for testers or small groups to make sure the update isn’t going to blow up a bunch of phones. Mass availability could and will likely happen a few days later. 

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich; Global Ready

Two Motorola phones making the global jump to Android’s latest operating system.

The DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will be the first 4G LTE smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network to be Global Ready.

The upgrade, which will begin on June 22, will also upgrade all smartphones in the DROID RAZR family to the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device. It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.

Customers can use the front camera to video chat with friends and family to share summer stories or even just to wave hello. The new Video Calling icon makes it easy to access video chatting apps like ooVoo and Tango.

The upgrade also enhances the voice input technology, typing your words as you speak emails or texts. Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input.

As a Global Ready device, customers with the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX will be able to have voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan.

Additional information on the ICS upgrade can be found on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.

  • Fady Kamal

    and why am i not having the update yet !?

  • Cheese

    And still nothing…..

  • Cheese

    Still NO update…..

  • larz

    RAZR, y u no update?

  • Cheese

    Still no update on Tuesday

  • Samantha

    I have the razr and still haven’t received the ics update… Checking about phone and system updates in my settings and it says no update necessary at this time. Boo.

  • Cheese

    Still nothing here on my end as of Monday morning

  • Jocelyn8288

    Yeah same here..

  • Gungrave

    Anyone in Tampa, FL area have it yet? Still a no go for me :/

  • Jocelyn8288


    • So…buy a Razr Maxx. What’s not fair? They sell them to anyone who wants them.

  • Jocelyn8288

    I got the RAZR the day it came out. 11-11-11…. is there ANYWAY they will trade it for a Maxx? ? I am so mad I paid the full price ( well upgrade price 300.00 bucks plus sales tax) I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN TAKEN! Now they say when I get ICS I can’t use cdma only! Don’t get me wrong I am very happy to be getting ice cream sandwich. Actually I’m ecstatic about getting ice cream sandwich but I deserve the razor maxx I paid full price can anybody help

    • I bought the original Razr flip phone in 2004. I deserve a brand new phone! I feel like I’ve been taken, too! (Geez, the sense of entitlement here is staggering. Sell your old phone on eBay and buy a new one if you made such a horrible buying decision)

  • NY1983

    Can someone who got the update confirm that there is no cdma only option. That would suck if you can’t disable 4g.

    • hushdrops

      Posted last night , LTE/ CDMA only. Or global or GMS

  • andy

    Nothing in Northwest PA

  • Heartless12

    In NY and woke up to nothing -__-

  • Emad Zia

    someone post the file, update.zip style!

  • Punkroyale

    So Cal here, two RAZRs…no updates yet…suckage.

  • Pegleg

    It arrived late last night !

  • MrToTo83

    Got my update at like 2 am. Love it!

  • gabe

    Btw i live in va roanoke area guys in case you’re wondering

  • gabe


  • Well? Come on. Feed back please.

  • I’m hoping I wake up to this update, been waiting so long, and flashing ROMs all over the place, Seeing as some people got it, I’m hoping i do soon enough. Hoping for a good morning later today!

  • hushdrops

    Major issue with the RAZR Maxx ICS update! You cannot disable 4G!
    The only network options are the default of Global, LTE/CDMA , GSM/UTMS!
    I’m sure there will be a hack but for now my wife’s Maxx will be stuck on 4G unless at home on wifi!
    I will not apply the update when it arrives on my work RAZR until cdma only is an option as the battery on the regular RAZR is toast in no time on my non Maxx / normal RAZR!

  • hushdrops

    Wife’s RAZR maxx is at 33% “downloading updates” , she didn’t even know it was updating. I checked it as this evening she showed me a message that ics would arrive by I think 6/27. The message I thought was malware push deal but definitely it was legit as is the update.
    My work RAZR hasn’t received the notice or update, no big deal though as I hardly use my work RAZR.. curio try it out though
    hers it now 38% complete on the download .
    if everyone isn’t getting it yet, this is the first time I’m seeing the update earlier than most. Strange to be on the early side for once.

    • mobiusb117

      Haha mine too. Gonna catch the file and upload for the world to bask in

      • hushdrops

        Funny thing is she hates my GNex & doesn’t want ICS.
        If anything I can do to help in the line of helping others as far asib

        • mobiusb117

          I just finished the download got some of it on film. On my RAZR. Will have a video on YouTube and coverage of mine going thru the process. Also the phone will get an email if she is part of the motor feedback team. Just fyi

          • hushdrops

            Installing now , at boot up , install screen. She’s asking already can I revert back before even seeing ics on her phone. I do t keep up with the moto stuff as my personal phone is a gnex , but the little I’ve seen the blur ICS seemed OK for blur anyway…
            my work RAZR won’t even check for updates (stuck on the check 4 updates not available deal).
            Man, I checked this site religiously for the GNex update that took months to arrive and definitely wasn’t one of the first to get it (no time to root), figures without even knowing it was arriving we’d get this update … , the one not worried about and she doesn’t even want… ha
            about 80% of install bar completed on her phone.
            I have feeling many will wake up to have the update later this morning…

          • mobiusb117

            I just my video uploaded. I got an email that that the official update for everyone is on the 27. So the whole community that us not part of of the moto feedback team will have to wait. The email I got though seemed a bit scary in my opinion. Regardless videos coming. Will post up the whole installation. Hope everyone enjoys the update.

    • hushdrops

      6.16.211.xt912 , date of build june sixteenth , that seems recent doesn’t it for major update? Build # 6.7.2-180_DHD-16_M4-32
      , base and ends in 9.11.00,

      The KEY is different on the lock screen, the settings shortcut at the cop af the status bar is kinda cool, wifeis using it now, camera still doesn’t use the flash when focusing in the dark which I hoped for her sake they ed address… tine for bed, hope everyone who wanted this gets it soon, I know how badly I wanted 4.0.4 on my gnex (yet still typing this is super slow after the update)…

  • mobiusb117

    I got the download now going on my YouTube channel. Drop an email on this comment and ill send you a link and message. Not kidding. Charles had his up but he’s part if the motor feed back and swears up and down he is going to get banned for sharing I’m not. Let the hunger games begin

    • hushdrops

      Definitely my wife didn’t participate in a moto feedback program …

    • hushdrops

      80% or so sits there a while! Then it goes thru completion quickly doesn’t it?
      Booting up post install now..

    • jim


  • bamaics

    12:38 AM… Notification popped up. Downloading now. 4% done. (Alabama)

  • trekker670

    I got the standard notice about 6 hours ago and I just got the invite to actually download it. It’s in progress now.

  • Rezound? 🙁

  • Has anyone here even received the update yet? I haven’t.

    • hushdrops

      My wife’s maxx received a notice this afternoon,i checked this site to see what was up , checked her phone and now 23% complete downloading the update (keeps suspending it seems , now on wifi , seems to be downloading nonstop now). My work RAZR hasn’t received the notice , nothing…
      writing this on my my stock gnexus which is crawling while typing this, even in portrait mode, hope raxr runs icsbetter

  • sport

    Whole lotta nothing goin on.

  • Android1997

    It says my device is up to date but im still on GB. And i havent gotten the next week notice either

  • Just used Matt’s Utility 1.7 to get on .211…..I’m not even rooted, either

    • granted, it’s the leaked file, but it’s literally the EXACT same file as the OTA

      • Lord_Vader1941

        Does that throw you off the OTA path though?

        • rzr

          Nope. Since it is the exact same file

  • HuskerHog

    I received my update noticed and cleared it accidentally. It days my system is up to date. How do I upgrade now? Please help me!

    • evltwn

      That was just telling you that you will be getting the update later in the week. Seems like everyone is getting those.

      • HuskerHog

        No. This was the pop window that would allow me to begin the download. this was for the soak test.

  • tahdiddy

    The notification for the upgrade came through my phone and my battery died before I could do it but now the notification is gone and when I go to system updates it said no upgrade available. anybody know what I can do?

    • maels7rom

      I hit the accept but nothing happened!!!

  • dlokey22

    Does anyone know if the maxx can be unlocked to use local sim card in foriegn countries?

  • davetheAndroid

    Currently 4:30 pm pacific time. Cmon Verizon, drop it already! I want an Ice Cream Sandwich to go with my Angels vs. Dodgers game. In fact, I was torn in wearing my ICS Droid-life shirt or my Angels shirt. Two good things that will go good together. Happy Friday everyone.

  • Justin

    I just got an notification on my phone saying that I will be receiving an update to ICS 4.0 later on this week!!!!! Looks like its not going to be today 🙁 Hopefully I’ll have it by monday:-)

  • ryan f

    I pick up my phone, I see an icon i’ve never seen in the notification bar before. I pull down is says SW Update!!!! …. then it tells me within a week the phone will be updated :/ … I’m just going out to the bar. Hopefully someone has an ota update.zip posted soon.

  • MrToTo83

    I want it now! Just got a message on my phone from motorola saying I will get it within the next week. Anyone else get that yet?

    • Justin

      yup got the same notification message on my phone

  • Sean

    I know its exciting to get the update…. But does anyone else have the little feeling of depression right now because of the wait? I love my razr but just can’t handle the poor battery life. Not sure how much better it will be…. But I already ordered the SG3. Ive ready had people make me offers of close to $300 bucks for my Razr. I guess I should be thanking verizon for doing away with unlimited plans. I guess I will have some fun with my Razr for the next few weeks and then someone else can share in the joy minus the wait that I had. Thanks for the fun Razr….now bring on the SG3!!!

    • guttatae

      Same exact thing I’m doing

      • mikel61101

        Only thing I’ll replace my maxx with is the the HD.

        • tvjrc603

          Agreed – although I have to admit, that HTC XXL has me slightly intrigued. The screen might be way overkill, but if it has a quad-core and LTE on verizon…that would be something to think about.

  • Haven’t seen it yet. 🙁

    • mikel61101

      me either……. 🙁 ( . )( . ) Hope that makes ya feel a little better… lol

      • HotwingCindy

        These are better ( • Y • )

  • mecevans

    ????? Does OTA Rootkeeper work ??????

  • Jon Wright

    If it only had NFC! Oh well.

  • robert

    Anyone know if the ICS update will allow you to disable bloatware like the GNex can. I sure hope so. Can already see like 10+ apps that will get disabled soon as I get the update

    • I believe I saw that in Motorola’s videos that Yes, you can disable.

      I am still gonna just remove them after rooting though…it makes me feel better knowing its off the phone completely.

  • JermaineFerrell

    Im still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it took Motorola 7 months to produce a near stock ICS. Really???? 7 months??? Everyone has ICS, Samsung has a heavily integrated Tounch Whiz version, HTC has had it for months now and the least skin intrusive version has taken the longest. Inexcusable and downright ridiculous. They barely made their own imposed deadline of 7 months. 7 months. WOW! I wonder how many of us would of bought a Nexus if we new it would take 7 months for a near stock ICS experience.

    • Wow, man, take a deep breath. Let me address some of this for you.

      First, the reason it takes so long is not because of MotoBlur. That takes SOME of the time, the rest was spent getting ICS to work without a problem on the RAZR hardware (Samsung had access to ICS way before Motorola, so their hardware was ready for it).

      Next, this is not stock ICS, there are a number of additions (worthwhile in my opinion). And if you ask most users, they prefer the minor changes, over Moto Blur completely changing the experience. So that is a good thing my friend.

      Additionally, other than 1 or 2 phones, my understanding is this is the first major verizon phone to receive the ICS update….so what are you talking about? Motorola was first to get the big boys updated.

      I suggest you look at some of the previous DL postings on the ICS updates and look at the videos Motorola made outlining the changes they put in to it.

      Now go take a cold shower dude.

      • JermaineFerrell

        First, My comment isn’t carrier specific. Samsung and HTC both have had it for months and their versions I assure you are less stock like and Heavily skinned that blur. Motorola’s is the least skinned and has the most stock-like experience with a FEW additions here and there. 7 months in my opinion is way too long when at least two other carriers ALEADY have it out and theirs are more involved. No excuses– 7 months really, can anyone defend that? Motorola is the last of the major Android players to upgrade with the least amount to do.

        • What HTC phone has been upgraded to ICS? What Samsung phone besides SII on tmobile has been upgraded?

          • JermaineFerrell

            I never said HTC upgraded a phone to ICS. And why do you need more than one phone upgraded to ics to have my point made. One phone upgraded thats been out longer than the razr is ridiculous. Im beginning to think Im talking to a motorola rep. I remember reading on here that the Galaxy Nexus had to wait 5 months for an upgrade (less than the razr) and people were going berserk-And that phone had ICS already. So please sympathize with my venting as many of you did to the Galaxy Nexus people who already had ICS but still clamored for an update.

          • Not a Motorola rep dude….not sure where you got that from. This is a site mostly dedicated to Verizon Droids, and originally Motorola Droids. So yes, there are a lot of Motorola fans on this site. Me being one of them (OG Droid, Droid 2, Droid 3, now Droid 4).

            Remember reading on here the Nexus had to wait? If you are an avid Droid-Life reader you wouldn’t have to remember, it was posted every other day (Gnex users complaining). Sounds kind of like you just came on here to complain. If you have read the articles over the months on this site about ICS and the update paths you would realize EVERYONE is behind and Motorola is not some exception.

            Other than the Galaxy Nexus, ICS has not been available as an official update on any phone until VERY recently. The RAZR/MAXX is the first major device to go from GB to ICS.

            All that being said, i think we can all agree we hope the process is adjusted moving forward for Jelly Bean and other OSs, so consumers don’t have to wait 6 – 9 months for an update (supposedly there should be 5 Jelly Bean phones out at launch, but we’ll see)

            I recommend you read a few back articles on this site. It will explain a lot about the update process the manufacturers go through.

        • yellowcanary73

          I had the G/N I waited 6 months for it to be fixed and it had ICS traded it in 3 weeks ago for Maxx and i can say i’m so happy and now I will be getting ICS on my Maxx and great battery life.

          • Former GNex Owner

            Did the exact same thing. Got my MAXX a few days ago. Still getting used to the screen, but I really like everything else about it!

    • If you weren’t willing to wait 7months from the announcement of ICS then yes you should have gotten the nexus. If you buy a non nexus phone you should expect to wait, nothing in any companies history has shown that you will get an update in a “timely fashion”.

      and another way to look at it is this is only 4weeks after the VZW nexus recieved 4.0.4

      • JermaineFerrell

        Lets pretend for a minute that Motorola didn’t lead us to believe when the phone was introduced that ICS wasn’t right around the corner. Then maybe it would be easier to stomach. Unfortunately, they are the Last of the major android players to upgrade and technically, we still don’t have it yet. If RAZR is your flagship phone, get with the program and not let 7 months go by. Jelly Bean is soon to be introduced. I mean cmon.

        • Why do you keep saying they are the last of the major android players to upgrade? What other carriers have updated their phones yet besides Samsung (and to my recollection they have only updated the SII on tmbobile)?

          • JermaineFerrell

            You keep saying carriers–I’m not talking about carriers–only phone manufacturers. HTC has Droid Incredible 4g, HTC ONE series, granted its not an upgrade but they have a few phones out right now already with htc sense (thick skin) intertwined with ics. Then you have the Galaxy S 2 a phone 6 months older than the Razr–A year old— and already received the upgrade. Lets not play stupid, you know exactly what I’m talking about, HTC, Samsung have thicker skins and dramatcally more work to do to mix their skin with ics and yet its done. Motorola, is usually the best at keeping up, but they have no new devices out with ICS and is late to the party with ICS for the RAZR. You flagship device should be upgraded faster than 7 months Im sorry. Especially when you promised soon, which turned out to be later. And your skin is the least intrusive on ICS. No Excuses for Motorola, unless you work for them.

          • I definitely don’t work for Motorola, not sure why you would think that since any reasonable person can point out the same things I did. I have a Droid 4 however, and while I have been patiently waiting for ICS I am not complaining because I knew when I bought it would be awhile for ICS. If you want ICS right away you should get the nexus. I chose to go with Motorola for build quality and better radios, and more importantly, they are the only ones who made a decent 4g phone with a physical keyboard.

            On this issue though I think you are way off. Motorola is not behind the other carriers. the Incredible 4g hasn’t even launched and they ONE series JUST came out. So it seems they are on the same pace as Motorola.

            Nobody is saying they are happy about waiting for ICS, but I think Motorola is on pace with the other major manufactures.

          • evltwn

            Actually the HTC Sensation was the 1st GB phone to get updated to ICS. Just so you know. http://an.droid-life.com/2012/05/16/confirmed-ics-rolling-out-to-sensation-4g-users-now-amaze-4g-to-receive-update-may-21/

  • Hmmmmm, wish i knew of

  • After the last update my Maxx battery drains faster. I’m hoping this gets fixed so I can go back to having a battery last me 2 days and not just 1.5. Anyone else experience battery issues after the last update?

  • MacallanRocks

    ota user initiated does not work

  • sss

    We wants ICS for Europe ! (moto razr) Greetings to the U.S.

    • sassss


  • victor

    Just finish downliading ics…….i was all excited. Now im just like ok. I like the caller ud but i still use fsci. All in all not to bad

  • Jason Lanham
    • Yeah, I guess I could’ve linked this directly in my comment 😀

  • Guys, head over to droidrzr.com, they have the update.zip in one of the forum topics, in “general”.

    • Can you share a link?

    • Technomandfw

      This is the leak, not the official release.

  • Zac

    Of course they would finally do this right after I broke the glass on my razr…

  • Shawn Maloney

    I tried the same trick that was done for the nexus to get it to load and it did not work.

  • is anyone else getting the following message when trying to manually check for an update “Check for update is not available at this time. Try again later.” ?

    • John Wells

      Go to Settings -> Data Manager -> Social Applications and turn off “Sync over wi-fi only.”

      • It was already off…and I am on wifi anyway….anybody else have any idea what’s going on?

  • waiting for an update.zip that someone puled. THE SUSPENSE!

  • now its time to dump this nexus and get a real phone,,, THE MAXX

    • damn verizon, offered me a regular razr trade, or another nexus, said no to both

      • Former GNex Owner

        Have them send another GNex again, and then when you get that one, call back and complain about the same issue. They will be more willing to trade for a MAXX. That’s what I did, and now I am rocking a MAXX when they initially told me a regular RAZR was the only option. It just took a few more calls and some of my time but worth it.

  • Bassdj

    Welcome to the awesomeness of Ice Cream Sandwich, guys!
    Sincerely, a welcoming Galaxy Nexus owner 🙂

  • Matthew U

    I for one, am SUPER excited about this. I will say however, to people complaining about how long it has taken them, remember that when the GNex came out with 4.0.1 it was FULL of bugs and issues. From a business it’s better for a company to wait till an OS has fixed most of its bugs before releasing something that could compromise your devices and thus your reputation. I DO wish however they would unlock our bootloader so we could have that choice for ourselves but oh well…

  • Mine is downloading!!! So excited!

    • MARC

      pull the update file please!!

    • Did u sign up for the soak test or randomly receive it

    • RaZr GuY

      Where do you live man?

  • John Wildman

    4g and Ics in one week,feels like christmas for me

  • Droidfan

    ICS is going to be BIG. Wait till these quad core 2gb ram phones hit the street. Continuous voice to text is going to be awesome. Hope it works as advertised.

  • Charles

    Now bare in mind guys that the update going out today is for the Motor Feedback Team plus some stranglers out there. I got my email today to to talk about it or share anything about. We waited 7 months now I will not allow my fellow Droid RAZR/Maxx comrades not enjo our new found glory. 2% uploaded.

    • Any update?…

      • jim


    • Huh. I…haven’t gotten an email. I wonder why I’m not part of the soak test..I normally am 🙁

  • Charles

    Managed to pull the update from /cache folder before it updated. Uploading to my from box very soon.

  • marokey

    Anyone know a trick that I can get Verizon to exchange my g next for a Max?

    • evltwn

      Ask for Craig, he has a list 😉

      • marokey

        That is also true.. lol. But I would rather get a new Maxx than an old one from verizon, well if I could that is.

      • Lord_Vader1941

        I see what you did there…

    • davetheAndroid

      I went through 3 Gnex’s before getting the Maxx. I had called VZ continuously letting them now of my problems with each phone I got from them. I told them that if I can’t get a Gnex I can depend on, then I want another phone. I asked them for the Maxx for the battery / reception. Initially they said it was more then the Gnex (at the time, the Gnex was $100 cheaper) but I told them I paid $300 so I want the equivalent.
      So now I sit waiting for something I used to have and dearly miss, ICS. Love that damn OS.

  • Tlez

    I hope they allow manual updates.. Loading from the SD card would be so nice.. If they give it to me during the week, my work production will surely disappear.

  • Sweet. My RAZR I’m replacing my Bionic with is coming today. Of course I most likely won’t get the update today, but in a week or so is pretty awesome.

    • Dustin Murphy

      I’m in the same boat! .905 Bionic update borked my 4G connection, replacement RAZR due to arrive tomorrow….

  • Dustin Murphy

    HAH!!! After the .905 update to my Bionic made the 4G connection harder to hold than a greased pig, I called VZW and they’re sending me a RAZR due to arrive tomorrow…. SWEET !!

    • Heartless12

      yea right

      • Dustin Murphy

        yea right? meaning what?

        • Heartless12

          they would have sent u another bionic Verizon do hand out phones like that i can understand if u said u had t mobile or sprint but Verizon? nah

          • Heartless12

            Dont* hand out

          • Dustin Murphy

            Simply not true. I had the Bionic from day one…went through about 3 replacements in the first 2 weeks that were just defective. I called Tuesday and went through their tier 1 support steps, even though I had already done them. When those didn’t work, I was sent to Tier 2 and they offered me another Bionic…I declined stating this is the Motorola update that borked this connection so I’m done with Bionics. The rep said something like ‘yeah i can see you’ve trouble with it…” He put me on hold to see what alternatives he could offer…came back and offered the LG Spectrum, which I declined and countered with ‘what about a RAZR MAXX”. He said he could do a RAZR but not a MAXX… i agreed… it’s shipping. Now, its a refurb, but that’s fine… they’re pretty much new anyway.

            In the future, don’t call BS unless you have some idea what you’re talking about.

          • I should say they let me upgrade as I wasn’t due until May 2013

          • Dustin Murphy

            …hmmm, didn’t think to ask for a specific color…the blue one would have been cool.

          • I ended up upgrading to the RAZR which I was fine with because it extended my contract. And I get a blue one 🙂 In all honesty I’ll probably buy another phone after the CES devices are released anyway. It’s a problem.

          • Dustin Murphy

            Mine was a defect replacement…my upgrade is still not until May 2013, but that’s cool….I’d rather have another year with a RAZR than the Bionic…it finally jumped the shark for me.

          • Heartless12

            yea okay i still dont believe that based of pass experience so thats bs say what u want i still dont buy it and can careless of what u think

          • He’s not alone. If you’re patient enough and know what to say they’ll replace phones. It happens all the time. It happened to me. Granted it takes a lot of patience, but Verizon wants to keep its customers happy. I will say that I am a long term customer and my “loyalty” was mentioned as a reason to grant me an upgrade and I have heard the same thing from others.

          • Dustin Murphy

            ooook then. Have a good day.

          • La2da

            Douche!…..Cough……..Douche! Oh excuse me. Jesus…Jesus Christ.

    • therealjohnmark

      RAZR MAXX would have been sweet. RAZR not so much. I wouldn’t trade my Bionic with Extended battery for a RAZR

      • Dustin Murphy

        I only had the regular battery in the Bionic anyway…so for me, the RAZR is still an upgrade over the Bionic.

  • Cyber

    Has anyone received the update now?

    • jaymonster

      People in the soak test are nor allowed to tell that, yes it has started rolling out. 🙂

      • hushdrops

        No testing program , just auto pushed to wife’s Maxx

        • jaymonster

          It may have been pushed to more people, but some ARE still in the soak test.

  • Motorola Mobility [email protected]
    Some DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX owners will upgrade to ICS this wk. Wider upgrades will deploy over the coming days. More:

  • Rodys Gonzalez


    • picaso86

      That’s what she said!!!

      • JermaineFerrell

        I know–sick of this.

  • soremekun

    Does the trick that worked with the Nexus work here in terms of pulling the update?

  • EC8CH

    Does that mean Moto wins the race to be the first to update to ICS?

    • tyguy829

      nope. but pretty close. some galaxy s IIs have been upgraded already. But they did win on verizon

      • EC8CH

        Droid-Life did a poll on this. Makes sense, Samsung has been working the longest on ICS since they did the G-Nex, and Moto is usually the first to update their phones.

      • Droidzilla

        This. Since Verizon makes the update process significantly cumbersome, it’s very possible that Moto would have had it out sooner if they didn’t have their flagship on that carrier (they could have done it for the GSM ones, of course, but they gotta keep up appearances for the VZW devices). Can’t wait to see if the Google Factor will come into play with Moto updates on VZW in 2013.

      • JermaineFerrell

        thats not hard to win on verizon. And Since they have the least skinned ICS, wondering what took them so long if a touch wiz device already beat them.

        • tyguy829

          Oh im sure they did finish it a while ago. Like always, i have every reason to believe it was verizon who held the whole thing up with their crazy slow testing.

    • ceejw

      Not even close. HTC updated the Vivid to ICS in March.

  • EC8CH

    Pass the Sammie to the left hand side!

  • paul_cus

    Very nice.

  • Scott H

    “Your device is up to date”

    The hell it is! 🙂

    • picaso86


      • Bodhiballer

        From a GNex owner, congrats to our RAZR brothers, glad the time has come.

        • Droidzilla

          And by this time next month, you’ll be rocking Jellybean! I’m very happy with my RAZR (got it over the GNex), but I can’t help but get a teeny shade of green when I see those Nexus updates after I/O.

        • SamIam

          Thanks to all the GNex owners for beta testing ICS for us!

          • michael arazan

            With now that google owns motorola i’d hope that all motorola phones will be updated just as fast as nexus phones especially with the release of 4.1 jb coming.

    • Gus

      I wonder why my HTC Thunderbolt hasn’t gotten ICS??? It came out before these phones. I don’t understand- does HTC either 1) Don’t care, 2) Too busy, 3) All of the above?

      • zackb07

        Same with my Bionic, except I just installed the ICS leak and it runs perfect! Really though, you should blame HTC. Also, single core phones are a bit outdated now.

      • jaymonster

        Active phones always get updated before legacy devices. But in this case, you bought a brick that didn’t have the specs from the start and the bloat that is sense, so your only hope is a ROM.

    • +1


    I peed a little with excitement when I read this.

    • Shadowcell

      Nobody needs to know that…maybe.

      • EC8CH

        rule 34 applies

        • clownvomit

          newfriend detected

  • Time to start keeping any eye out for that Droid 4 update…Long live the Querty Slider!!!

  • MrToTo83

    So anyone find any tricks yet. lol

  • Scott H

    Please, please, please fix my data loss issues!

    • kgballa

      do you start losing data when you get into the upper gig threshold? because Verizon lowers you on the priority level, with regards to data, on their network when you reach a certain limit. THIS IS NOT THROTTLING! Check out an article from this site http://goo.gl/xDz06

      • doesn’t throttle 4g

      • Scott H

        No, I don’t even use that much data – a couple GB tops. It’s an issue with a lot of people based on posts I’ve read on various boards. I’ll randomly lose data entirely. My wife has the same issue on her Maxx, although one of us can have four bars on one phone while the other has no data at all.

  • RezCommando4231

    Damn, I was betting htc would push ics first.
    Congrats anyway

    • LiterofCola

      So was someone else *cough*liderc*cough*

  • KleenDroid

    Congratulations guys!

  • Iamthetoph

    Will there be a way for force the update like with some other releases on Verizon?

    • Thats what i want to know

    • Guest

      It depends on how Verizon pushes it out to the masses, but once someone get its then they can pull the update zip from their phone and we can do it manually.

    • joshua weissman

      Verizon said that powering the phone off then on is a way to manually push it to your phone I haven’t tried it so not really sure if thatll work

  • Hell yeah!

  • InyRules

    Just in time for me to get my replacement RAZR MAXX! YEAH!

  • YES

  • evltwn

    I just sent you this tip. 🙂 I’ll be checking my software update all day.

    • Ha. I sent it like 15 minutes ago too. Checking my software every 20 minutes waiting for an OTA!

  • mikel61101

    🙁 still waiting for my phone to get the push.

    • RCJH

      Rock Chalk

  • RedPandaAlex

    Congrats Razr owners. ICS is a great OS. And for the next week or so, you get to have the newest version of Android.

    • Yeah. I really that Google could either come up with an upgrade system that is more streamlined for the devices manufactures, or incentivize them in some way to upgrade faster? Maybe that is what the direct Nexus sales are all about? Why buy a LG device that will take 6 months to be upgraded when you can get a Nexus device that is updated ASAP? One can only hope.

      • Dain Laguna

        Why buy an lg device period?

        • I was going to say Motorola, but since Google owns them now I thought my point would be lost.

        • EC8CH

          My wife’s aunt did because she wanted a “simply” android phone and that’s what the VZW reps sold here.

          He must have heard “$h!tty” when she said “simple”.

      • RedPandaAlex

        Yeah, I thought so too, but I think the multiple-nexus rumor is a better way to go without putting limits on how OEMs and carriers can customize Android.

        • EC8CH

          I hope Verizon customers don’t get screwed and left out from all those multiple-nexus phones… but we probably will 🙁

          • Droidzilla

            I really hope Sprint has an epic LTE buildout (or heck, even T-Mo) by the time my contract is out in 2013. It’s not that I want to leave Verizon, I just want others to start pushing Verizon to be more consumer/Android friendly. Right now, Verizon is it in my area for coverage and speed, so they can do what they want and not worry about losing customers. I’m sure many other areas fall under the same circumstances.

          • EC8CH

            My job locks me into Verizon.

  • Bionic

    You all know what im going to say, so im not gonna say it.

    • Droidzilla

      You were going to say that the test build leak of ICS for the Bionic makes you happy in your pee-pee?

    • Heartless12


    • TMadd

      Haha, I actually liked this comment of yours. The first one I actually enjoyed since it was humorous. Cheers!

  • Iamthetoph

    Well this is exciting! I was getting an error 7 when trying to load the leak.

    • Bionic

      then dont load the leak

      • Iamthetoph

        lol thanks

    • CivilDroid

      me too. Tried several times…wiped data and all that. Oh well, just a short wait now hopefully!

  • I installed it last night. Seems to work well. I have the G.Nexus too and was missing it on the Maxx. I noticed improved battery life on the GN. I wonder if that will be the same on the Maxx? Not that the Maxx is a slacker.

    • “I noticed improved battery life on the GN”

      Improved battery life compared to what? the GNex was released with ICS are you talking about a point release that improved your battery life? example 4.0.4?

      The Maxx ‘should’ see a increase in batter performance.But we will have to see how that plays out. Mine last all day with med to heavy use so I wont mind as long as it doesn’t get worse

      • Yes, sorry. To 4.04. I was already running 4.03 on the Droid Maxxx. I am up around 7am and my Maxx lasts me to about 9-10pm. Which is awesome. Gnex lasted until 11:00am (on pre-4.04).

  • Guest

    Push the push button! HURRY! HURRY!

    • Guest

      Someone be sure to pull the update zip for us!

  • CJones

    Kind of glad this comes out on a Friday. Gives me the weekend to play around with ICS.

    • Except that you might not get it for a few days.

      • Droidzilla

        Unless he’s a soak tester, of course.

  • Cmon soak test, roll that update out. I’m dyin here!

  • Ready for it!