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DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich Update is Live

On the last day of Q2, Motorola and Verizon have made the Ice Cream Sandwich update available to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX.

It can be pulled by heading into Settings>About>System updates.

Go get some.

  • slvrmoontiger

    UI just updated to ics 3 days ago and have the following problems:
    1 signal strength is horrible constantly going to 3G in areas 4G has never been a problem
    2 battery performance is horrible
    3 Wifi single strength is horror
    4 most annoying of all if I connect to a charger while on the lock screen my phone acts like its possessed
    5 time out lock screen is unsecure. If you choose emergency call or camera and cancel out it puts you right into the phone without supplying a password

    Talked to Verizon today and they say you can’t downgrade from ics so they are going to send me a refurb phone I’m pissed

  • fred

    Kill ice cream its terrible

  • rox1581

    I have it installed but since then i cant get any of my pics to pull up from SD card???

  • John

    ICS on my Maxx with no flash. – SUCKS!
    Was searching how to downgrade the device but decided to wait. Today I was sitting next to someone with an iphone looking at flash sites and no problem. Found they were using “Puffin.” Found the free version on Play and it works great! The interface is different but I’ll get used to it. Flash is enabled on their free version for the summer olympics. So far looks like I getting the paid version…

  • skeeter

    does anyone know how to unlock the droid razr maxx?

  • skeeter

    My droid razr maxx batter life was cut by 95% w ice cream sandwich anyone have suggestion?

  • Just got it…don’t like it. Killed my stellar service

  • Pedro

    Im mexican and i cant upgrade the razr to ics, what can i do?

  • Anya

    Anyone else notice a reduced battery life?

  • alo0182

    I updated two days ago and now…my Facebook contact pics don’t show up in my text messages. Also…even worse, some of my contacts don’t show the name either. They show up in my contact list though???

  • nogeekspls

    Do you have to “upgrade” to ICS? My friends Droid Razr Maxx updated to the new ICS yesterday and its horrible, she hates, I hate it when I tried to get around in it. So far my phone and my husbands phone are still operating without it.

  • Nate2234

    Idony know if anybody else has noticed this but when the update finished Nd my phone rebooted. I’ve been having a notification pop up constantly saying “background data restricted, touch to enable”and it will pop up and go away and so that constantly. Is there anyway that I can take this off or fix it.

    • My phone is doing the same thing! I can’t send a picture message as a text but i have no problem sending pictures to Facebook. Have u figured out anytHing?

  • Go SMS Pro doesn’t work, stock text messaging app doesn’t work, cant type anything with swiftkey…. Any ideas?

  • todd

    Anyone having trouble with their Exchange Email? Worked fine before the update, but now I can’t get any of my emails or contacts to sync.

  • droidfansofar

    Hello RAZR community. Does anyone know how to turn off the recent activity log. This pops up when you keep your finger steady on the second from the left menu button on the bottom of the front of your RAZR. It’s always running in the background, i never use it and I’m sure its using up some battery life.. thanks

  • They need to release some bug fixes ASAP…super low signal, crappy battery life. Not sure why I was excited about this update, it’s caused nothing but problems since I’ve updated.

  • donhendy

    still waiting :(, ICS not available in indonesia?

  • Heartless12

    Is anyone else having signal problems after the update to ics? Because I can’t get a decent signal like before

  • steve’O

    Still waiting for the update

    • no way brah! Its posted on their servers for dl right now.

  • Bigdog

    Hate it no flash player!!

  • JazzoRenee

    Someone should make a list of the bloatware to delete.
    That would be helpful to some.

  • squashbrain

    I don’t if anyone else noticed this but after the upgrade is complete and your phone is up and running ICS, if you do an additional reboot, it seems to do some additional cleanup when booting up the second time. When it booted back up the second time, it said “Android is updating…” and did some other things and eventually came up. I found this simply by accident. Not sure if it helped anything on my phone. Razr owner…

  • Anyone elses ear getting hot while on their Razr? My maxx is getting hot top left hand corner of the display while on a call. I mean hot, not sure why all of sudden.

  • Maggs

    well I downloaded it and it took hours then my Maxx was very laggy and the email just went nuts. Every time I deleted 100 old emails a few minutes later they would load back up. Tried deleting them several times and they kept reloading. So I ended up a few days later doing that factory reset, removed my SD card, etc. Email still did the same thing so I had to unattached my yahoo mail and only go in thru the yahoo mail app. the reset seems to have fixed the laggy part but my battery does seem to be draining faster than before ICS and also taking way longer to charge up. Not sure why…

  • thomaswildchild

    Dude ICS is so rad and snappy. Anyoje have a guage on battery life yet. Mine seems to be holding up like before.

    • Droidzilla

      Mine seems a bit better, but I haven’t used it enough to be sure, yet. It’s certainly not worse.

  • i went through and disabled every single piece of bloatware that I could find. Phone runs much better now, and no more intrusive verizon crap!

  • reginald

    How do you format a micro sd card in ICS?

  • lovehate

    My battery life really sucks now

    • Heartless12

      So does mine and I have a maxx

    • Milla Santiago

      no more than 6 hours in the first day

  • in Europe (Lithuania) my Motorola Razr is not getting ICS update till now. Are anybody else is the same position as me?

  • David

    What about Australia?

  • droidfansofar

    Anybody know what to do about ics on Maxx running battery faster? Its still lasting a full day on a single charge and moderate to heavy use.

    • Reciprocator

      One possibility. Go To settings/More/Mobile Networks/Network Mode. If you are set to Global my understanding is that it uses more battery. Change to LTE/CDMA if you are not using Global. Plus, I understand that they added allot of bloat wear. You may have to go in and disable apps not ever being used one at a time. Hope this helps. I have done the above but it hasn’t been long enough for me to see the difference.

    • tj

      Same problem here,lasts almost a whole day now when i could get it to last 2 days before. Still use about the same as i did before.

    • steve’O

      Still waiting for the update

  • Slot

    I downloaded it Saturday morning and ICS worked fine but decided to do a factory reset anyway just to be sure.

  • florek237

    ICS for the RAZR you have released, and Europe cheated

    • Bionic

      da fuq did i just read?

  • lee

    What about the uk

    • Bionic

      you lost the revolutionary war and the war of 1812, this means no ICS for you

  • Droid Razr. Got the update at 4 am Saturday morning. Amazing software. Smooth and sleek.

  • balthuszar

    upgraded my razr, and installed the latest leak on my husbands rezound…i’m kinda disappointed with how much sense has taken over ics…

    • Bionic

      that is why i cant stand HTC

  • Groddi

    Hey! i have waited for a while now, finally some good news, but the thing is, im in Iceland… and my Razr is still “Up to date” … is there any info ANYWHERE when thay launch ics elseware (outside of US) ?


    After suffering from ICS SYNDROME, in past 4 mos., got cured for a minute, & now, i have another condition….it’s called….JELLYBEAN, SMMFH!!

  • rwborree

    ICS Upgrade resets email server settings. Beware…, resets to DELETE from server…, YIPES.., lost all my email from yesterday…, why would they change use settings?

  • jeff

    How do you take a screenshot?

    • Steve

      Press volume down and the power button at the exact same time and hold for a second. It’ll make a sound mimicking a camera shutter and quickly show the picture on the screen, then if you open the notification bar it’ll be in there.

  • Kip

    Launcher pro plus not working any thoughts

    • udispyn

      ADW still works like a champ, but my only grip is the widgets and icons don’t stretch to the full width of the screen…

    • Alexander Garcia

      Launcher Pro will not work properly on any ICS device. I actually use APEX Launcher! Best 3rd party launcher for ICS out there so far. Cheers and enjoy =)

    • Bionic

      cuz its not supported anymore

  • icjelybb

    Yaya I have ics… but we top sucks now. I can’t watch hulu on my TV πŸ™

    • bs

      set it to mirror mode instead of webtop mode

  • Armorthane

    I received the ICS upgrade last Saturday, the 23rd. I’ve had it for a week and while I like it overall I have to say that texting with the new keyboard and predictive texting is a major step backwards. When you have a word that is not the word you want, say you typed Vet instead of Get, you used to be able to just click on the word and it would give you other options for words. Now you have to manually change the word. And is there a way to change the 4 items on the lock screen?

    • suicidesilence4444

      No, you cant customize the lock screen.

    • kkanemt

      Yes you can change The lock screen i changed the text app to handcent by deleting the stock text messaging app and making handcent the main messaging app. Now handcent appears on the lockscreen

      • udispyn

        This worked for me, disable original text app, if you already have handcent installed, when you lock you phone next it will be there…

    • Bionic

      use swiftkey 3

  • Downloaded, installed, phone bricked…new one on the way…

    • Bionic

      LOL wow that sucks

    • Slot

      I hear some people say their phone got bricked. But in reality all you need to do is hold down the power button for a long time until it resets itself. Should boot right up then.

  • droidICSisgreat


  • Stak3407

    Does anyone know what happened to the task manager??? Do we need one for ICS? I know that there is a swipe option to cancel running apps, but what about the ones that run in the background. How does ICS deal with those???

    • Andrex

      Not sure what it does in auto mode, but under (settings) (development) you can select a maximum number or even zero. I saw an option also to kill apps on exit.

    • Alvin

      You can also long press your home button and swipe away recently used apps.

  • GapUp

    Anyone have issues with the power button behavior on the Razr Maxx?

    Such as in my option, having to exert excessive pressure to activate the button. Keep in mind my phone is new….

  • sporty

    So far ICS has been a nightmare!! It stopped loading at ‘starting applications’ so I had to reboot. It started and the thing runs so incredibly hot I can’t charge my phone while it’s on or it will trip the thermal circuit and stop charging! And it’s running through the battery like a drunk runs through wine! I cannot keep it charged. I’m going through EVERY freaking app on the thing now trying to see if there’s one not right or something. I cannot use it like this. May have to go back to GB if I can’t get this thing figured out….

    • ScratchSF

      My advice to everyone who was “stuck” at the “starting applications” screen and forced a reboot is to perform a Factory Reset. Unfortunately, the phone looked like it was stuck and could take up to 2 hours in that state before moving on. I believe this is why you are experiencing the bad behavior with the phone. Good luck.

      • yeah, it is a massive upgrade. I’m not suprised some are having difficulty.

  • scarroll

    i had to do an AP fastboot data wipe after the first day. It kept force closing my keyboard/home screen. After reset it seems fine.

  • Andrex

    Loving most everything about ICS. Keeping LauncherPro, though, as I used it since day 1 on my X, as well. Don’t like the separated volumes for ring and notifications, and want my 4G toggle back (living in a fringe 4G area). Battery life is at least as good as, if not better than, GB. Signal seems to be the same. Overall

    • take a look at apex launcher

      • Andrex

        Thanks. I might give it a go. Looks rather like LP on steroids.

    • shehippie

      A lot of people, including me have downloaded LTE OnOff to switch between CDMA only and 4G when needed. It was made for the Thunderbolt but works fine on the Razr.

      • Andrex

        Thanks. Tried that, but it’s still kludgy. I wish they had just left the option in the settings.

  • droidfansofar

    Does Maxx have a screen capture option on ICS?? if yes can someone tell us here how we can do that?? Thanks!!

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      Press power and volume down buttons at same time and hold for a sec.

      • droidfansofar

        Thanks it worked!!

  • klamdroid

    Got icm on razr. How can i get my date time and location back on home screen? Do i really need to get a date and time app?!? Cant be, right?

    • Bionic

      ICM= Ice cream molestation?

  • droidarmy

    ima rockin ice cream sandwich, yall jelly? bean

  • MAXX

    I’m still waiting on my update (RAZR MAXX).. still no ICS.
    How do I get it? Been going to setting n software update ALL DAY n still nothing

    • kkanemt

      are you sure youre still on ota update path?

  • suicidesilence4444

    So why did they take off the rss news feed? That was real useful.

  • PattyRipz

    Reception for me is much worse on ICS vs GB. Can I go back to GB Radio and use it on ICS? I cant get signal where I was able to before.

  • reginald

    This probably a stupid question, but I can’t find how to format a microsd card in ics…it’s not anywhere it usually is. Anyone know? Oversight maybe?

  • rag3092

    How do you screen capture on the Razr Maxx

    • reginald

      It’s the volume down and power toggle at the same time.

    • suicidesilence4444

      The power button and up on the volume rocker at the same time.

  • Wtf they took off the hide app feature. Now its all bloat ware again

    • Just go to APPS and then hit the MENU button and MANAGE APPS – you can disable apps in there.

  • droidfansofar

    Maxx seems to have lost the ability to turn off transition effects with ice cream . Responded rapid fire with g bread because I had the transition effects turned off. Not anymore. Anybody know how to turn off transition effects???

    • thisismalhotra

      settings – developer options – window transition scaling or something

      • droidfansofar

        Thanks. That was cool. It worked!!

  • Sigh. I couldn’t update to the mprevious version, and the crummy Titanium Backup can’t restore the blur components that I removed with it, so now I have to send phone to Moto to be flashed. Am told that though I tried to unroot, I have no done so. So now I will have to unroot with ICS, which I assume will be easy enough.

    Only 6 business days to wait. Back to rim for that period, I guess. What a mess.

  • Zsruss

    I have a Razr and i had it rooted at one point and then i accidentally updated it and that update worked fine but now it is not working what so ever it downloads and then when it goes to install is gets about 1/3 of the way done then reboots and says” update failed” anything I can do?
    btw I have a mac….cant do razr utility.

    • Lipe

      I have the same problem the update failed . I think I will call Verizon for a replacement phone what are you gonnna do?

      • Zsruss

        Try to get it replaced.

      • Zsruss

        Just got back from Verizon, They are sending me a replacement. Probably gonna list the replacement on Swapa and then get a Nexus.

  • Skipper920

    I updated around 12:05am this morning. Love it. Does anyone know how it will effect battery life on the Maxx? Better or worse? I guess time to unplug and see. Now I want Jelly Bean.

    • John Wells

      I’m finding battery life to be MUCH worse! I side loaded ICS a week ago, and have been trying many tweaks to resemble prior battery life. Still struggling!

      • ScratchSF

        Have you tried performing a Factory Reset. I was getting around 4 hours on my RARZ before the reset. Now I am getting more than 1 day. On GB I could go about 12 hours.

        • John Wells

          Yes, I did that yesterday. In normal operation it seems to be pretty good, but at night it goes from 99 to the 40s when idle, not charging. Battery settings shows the screen as the heavy battery user, but the screen’s not coming on during the night???

        • John Wells

          Appears I’m not alone on the overnight battery drain. Poster on VZW Community forum posted exact same scenario I’m experiencing.

      • John Wells

        Update on battery life experience! After doing a Factory Reset and installing Juice Defender (JD), I now have great battery life. I also use Phone Weaver to manage (with profiles) my phone’s settings: sound, notifications, etc. which works well with JD. I tried other combinations like Smart Actions, Tasker, but my phone is very stable and settled in with JD and Phone Weaver. Sticking with that!

  • I personally love it, but it’s unfortunately on my wife’s phone, not mine (Thunderbolt). She’s freaking out about the new gmail client — as in, not loving it. Grabbed “enhanced email” for her and it’s better… but she’d really just like the old gmail client back. I hate it that I’m asking this (because I prefer the new client so much), but for her own sanity and the sake of my marriage, any way anyone knows how to revert back to the old-school gmail client? Thx in advance….

  • adam

    how do you freeze/hide bloatware?

  • CGBatch

    I’m stuck on “Android is upgrading… Starting Applications” any help?

  • mgsparks11

    My wife and I have the MAXX and we got the upgrade this morning. We are not power users but we really like the interface and the customization of screens.

  • Charlie wards

    How do you turn off auto notify wifi networks available?

    • rockon1334

      Settings >wifi> press the menu and select ADVANCED ….make sure your wifi is on when u do this

  • Andy

    “Your update was not successful.”

    Any ideas? I’m pissed!

    • Adrien Hawthorne

      Maybe when you reply to someone, you might want to have more than a basic grasp of the english language. Nice fail, troll.

    • andy

      All good. Sideloaded. Legit!

  • David Cusick

    sucks, now the bluetooth does not work in my infiniti g35

  • Oscar Botelho

    does anyone else feel like everything looks low res now

    • suicidesilence4444

      I thought the exact opposite.i think the res got better. I think the battery got worse.

  • shooter50

    Damn, waited for ICS so I could sell the RAZR MAXX for a few bucks more since I’m now using Galaxy S3. Downloaded it this morning and the MAXX reboots every 10 minutes. I feel like I’m back using the Thunderbolt, lol. Anyway, did a factory reset and off to Craigslist.
    S3 is AWESOME!!!

  • Phoenix

    Please vote for the RAZR MAXX as the #1. smartphone of the ear!
    Thank You in advance to the people who DOES!

    I’m not a spammer, I just hope You will vote especially that now we enjoy our RAZR/MAXX with ICS:)

  • airike33

    my phone went dead in the middle of update and is now stuck on motorola symbol……. Anyone know the problem and how to fix this??????

    • airike33

      someone please help me

    • fdgfd

      battery pull…

      • airike33

        I cant pull battery on droid razr

  • Jeff

    i keep getting the message:
    “194 items waiting to upload. Remote computer offline.Tap to retry”
    how do I fix this?

    • Ouches

      I was having problems installing cause i had smart action “battery extender” on every time my screen turned off data services would turn off I literally had to keep my screen on or it wouldn’t upload my apps and I would get that message

      • jeff

        i dont have smart actions enabled.

  • Mickyy

    It’s alive it’s alive
    Got my Rarz feeling sweet

  • sporty

    My upgrade appears stuck at ‘starting applications’. The little circle isn’t spinning around. What to do??

    • ScratchSF

      Leave it there. Make sure it has power as you don’t want you battery to run out. Some people have reported being on this screen for up to 2 hours. I don’t know why. If you force shutdown your phone, I strongly recommend a Factory Reset.

      • sporty

        Waited an hour which seemed excessive for a OTA update so I hard rebooted. Now am doing a factory reset because it’s running extremely hot, gallery isn’t working, and it’s eating battery faster than a drunk with wine. Gotta love it…. >:{

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    WIpe data is your best friend with updates like this.. FYI folks πŸ˜›

  • QQpayne

    This is taking years to download on our store demo of this phone.

    • jupop

      I am sure the servers are inundated with reques. Might wanna try tonight

  • jeff

    should I remove my Go launcher now, ideas?

    • DoctorOta

      I would recommended removing go the new blur is heads above the other one.

    • John Wells

      Apex – THE ICS launcher!

  • jeff

    i didn’t see any new wallpapers, am I missing something?

    • hoops

      No. Your right. Seems cheapend or thined out a bit.

  • Trevor

    Congrats Razr folk!!

  • Tommysmallss

    Downloading now after I manually went into system updates.

  • Anyone have any ideas on how to get this ICS installed? Everytime I download the file and it starts verifying I get the message “The update could not be properly validated. Please try again.” HELP!?!?

    • funkymc

      I had the same thing happen… Had to do a factory reset and then the update worked fine.

  • matt

    Got it this morning. Its REALLY buggy and lags like crazy. Also, I cannot make phone calls. As excited as I am, I am disappointed that they released it in its current form.

    • hoops

      As stated pteviously you need to update the apps in play and reboot a few times.

    • niteperson

      Not having any of the problems you are. Smooth as silk. You do have to update several apps after install, mostly Google apps.

  • jeesung


  • Glez

    I just download on friday at 11 pm Berkeley ca

  • Joshwa

    I am now all Iced up. It is running great on my Razr Maxx. At first it was laggy, so just make sure you let the Play updated run through, and then reboot a couple times. Be easy!

  • lgb400

    I used voodoo ota…i temp unrooted…updated…and was able to re root…hope this helps anybody who had a question

  • jmanin

    love it

  • DoubleCabRob

    Downloading Right Now Denver Colorado!!!

  • Big John

    Bout fucken time! Verizon can kiss my black ass.

    • craig

      Kids. When you go to school you learn how to spell. You also learn not to be a jackass. Dont be like this guy..

  • cwhitb01

    i got it. it is awesome!!!

  • droidfansofar

    How do I get rid of transition effects? Its still quick with it but not as rapid fire as before when I was running g bread on my Maxx. Any ideas?? Also can’t seem to display “phone number only” option in contacts display.

    • Andy

      That’s a new “feature”. Stupid right?

    • Milla Santiago

      i’ve just got the ice cream sandwich and i have the same problem with my contacts list… did you fix yours ?

  • going to be a lot of fat people on here now that all you razr folks been eatin all that ice cream sandwich all weekend

  • Backstabbles

    ICS is absolutely beautiful on the Maxx, got my upgrade last night πŸ˜€

  • Dustin

    updated to ICS, can’t open my picture library using MY Gallery. Says unfortunatly MY GALLERY has Stopped. also randomly the app store stops. any thoughts

    • jpizzigoni

      Open the apps manager, all apps, gallery, clear the data and then restart the phone… worked for me.

  • Sith77
    • android1997

      Its not the droid rezound, its just the HTC Rezound

  • Android1997

    Decided to check before i went to bed. Was so happy that it was there, but fell asleep when it was installing. So i woke up and tried to unlock my phone and was like DA FUCK IS THIS, then i got all giddy cause i got ice cream

  • millhouse

    My text isnt working now. Anything over 40 characters gets formatted as MMS and then wont send. Any ideas?

  • Alex Duve

    When Asia get ICS?

  • and the REZOUND!!!!!!!!………..Jesus Verizon da F! DA F!

    • Diablo81588

      Poor thing πŸ˜›

    • KleenDroid

      You have had leaks for some time now. If you want it all you have to do is install it.

      • Don’t I have to flash it? I can’t just install it and boom that’s it can I?

        • KleenDroid

          Yes you have to flash it. The whole process is pretty easy and will always come in handy in the future.

  • rockon1334

    Installed on my maxx last nite no problems or delays with it at all runs real smooth

  • lovehate

    my lapdock500 is way better.plus it uses chrome instead of firefox. unlike chrome on the phone it pulls everything up in desktop mode.sweet

  • Check for update is not available at this time…

  • microdot

    Just updated my wifes droid razr this morning…the sad part is that its her phone and i am more excited about it than she is πŸ™‚

  • Installed ICS early this morning. Now I backed up my root access now I don’t have root anymore. Can someone tell me how I can re-root my phone (Razr Maxx ICS)

  • LiterofCola

    What a morning! Just fooled around with the girl upon waking up, and checked my phone to see this beautiful prompt to update to ICS…. what a great beginning to a weekend.

  • ay

    Got ics last night now my music or Facebook won’t work or most of my apps for that matter……any tips?

    • lovehate

      update them then reboot

  • Buckoman

    I’m appalled that Motorola let this update pass. There were more than numerous accounts of battery life issues, overheating, and dramatic signal loss. When questioned about it in surveys for the software, a factory reset was recommended to solve these issues. It only worked on a few devices.

    As a part of the soak testers, this update isn’t ready to go out as it is right now. I’m not sure what Motorola was thinking, but they obviously aren’t interested in listening to people’s problems so they can fix them. Right now, I’m stuck on an extremely buggy Razr Maxx with ICS. My phone overheats, the battery life is deplorable, and I lose signal almost everywhere I go. Besides being a little smoother, my phone is almost unusable. Plenty of other users had these problems, yet nothing was done about them, and the half-baked ICS update is on its way.

    Granted, there were many more people with little to no problem with the update, but nobody should even have to think about doing a factory reset to fix problems like this.

    • tim

      So you have not done a factory reset? It will in 100% of cases fix issues not app related.

      • Buckoman

        I did a FDR already. Nothing happened. My antenna literally spikes and recesses in signal rapidly, even if I’m not moving.

        Cleared cache, factory reset, cleared cache again, nothing’s helping. Mostly part of the reason why I’m extremely mad at Motorola for not recognizing the issue.

  • lovehate

    My screen is slower used to be able to flick it and it would rave to the bottom. Plus no 3g toggle sucks as travel everyday.screen looks great and voice typing is a lot better. Overall I am really happy with it

    • tj

      That was my first complaint to, the screen def moves slower. Awesome update but my battery doesn’t last as long as it used too. (Razr maxx)

  • Rlarson_mn

    Woke up at 2:30am to use the bathroom so checked for the update and it was there! Downloaded it and installed right then and there. Works great just like on my Asus Prime tablet. Now looking forward to updating to 4.1 soon!

  • wigg1es

    So far I’m disappointed. I was hoping to be able to abandon 3rd party launchers to achieve everything I want, but that hasn’t proven to be the case so far. Messaging is HIDEOUS and I can’t find any settings for the lock screen.

    It feels like several steps backwards, especially with regard to design and aesthetics.

    • ScratchSF

      I’m not sure what you mean by finding settings for the Lock Screen. Do you mean being able to choose between Slide, Face Unlock, Pattern, Pin, or Password? If so, this is all under: Home -> Menu -> System Settings -> Security -> Screen Lock.

      Not sure if this is your question, however.

      • wigg1es

        I found that. I was hoping to be able to move the icons around, so slide down would unlock instead of going to text, or slide up would be camera instead of phone.

    • jeesung

      somewhat disappointed, but overall happier.

      launcher limitations – 4×4 app display on the home screens. 16 app max per folder. 5 home screens with no option for more.

      my Nav voice keeps switching between a perky normal speed and a slower speed that sounds like she’s tired / stoned.

      i think Messaging is vastly improved from GB

  • birds

    Woke up at 2:30am this morning, looked at my phone, noticed the ICS update, updated myphone, then updated my pants. Thank you.

  • fardous23

    Can someone plz tell me how to do a screenshot ?

    • ScratchSF

      Press the Power Button + Volume Down Button until you hear the shutter click sound.

  • Bionic

    Bionic was said to have it “early Q3”. Well Motorola and Verizon thats tomorrow!! I will give you until August 15th before I get pissed.

    • Mahmoud

      I still didn’t even get my ICS update on Moto Razr!

  • boogles

    Loving this sandwich seems a lil buggy but it looks awesome!

  • The best feature I’ve found is the ability to turn off screen-lock again. overall it looks nicer. it also looks like they bumped up the screen resolution or something. doesn’t everything look a little smaller, or is that just me?

  • boogles

    This sandwich is delicious feels a lil buggy but everything us very

    • slot

      Reboot it again after updating and then grab the play apps update. You should have a bunch of pending updates from the play store after updating. Reboot again and then you should be good.

  • Mike

    LOL. I just got tired of waiting and installed the leak manually last night. Figures.

    • balthuszar

      i did the same…all the crap i talked about not wanting ics…i take it ALL back

    • I was thisclose to doing the exact same thing, decided to wait. Was up late last night and checked for the update at 1:00 am and it was there, pretty funny.

  • Anybody with a razr maxx getting an “unable to validate” error?

    • slot

      Are you rooted?

    • My mil got that in hers. Any idea what causes it?

    • EagleBoy

      You’re not the only one. Stock here with the same “unable to validate” message. Tried 3 times over WiFi, once over 3G. Same result.

  • fogger

    I got my Droid Razr back in Jan 2012 with the hope i would get ics soon. So here i am SIX months later downloading it and i feel a lot of buyers remorse. Especially when Verizon lowered the razr $100 a few days after i got mine. This update seems anticlimactic for me.

  • tj

    Im rooted…have all of the original apps….update has failed four times…HELP

    • grabit

      Unroot it then

  • Bryan

    Got it this morning AWESOME was worth the wait! Thank you Motorola for a SUPER quality product!

  • Chidoro

    Just got my phone from UPS yesterday (a Jun 27th keep unlimited decision). Just began to learn GB and now I got ICS this morning. Hell of a turnaround time πŸ˜‰

    • Android1997


      • Chidoro


  • slot

    Wow my battery meter went from 60% to 0 in one hour! Nice piece of work fellas. πŸ™

    • allornone

      whenever you do a system upgrade like this, expect it to drain your battery, no matter the device. But if you leave it plugged into the charger during the upgrade, you should be fine. Just for next time.

      • slot

        Really shouldn’t matter. It’s a low power device. I could have been watching a movie for all it cares. Will keep an eye on it.

    • ScratchSF

      Some people have experienced this and it got better with one of the following:

      1. Letting it setting in for 12-24 hours. The OS has a lot to do in the background and, for some reason, some people are seeing improvement after this amount of time.2. Look for apps that are running that might be draining things. Some people have noted Motorola Services as running. I’m not sure what it does, but some also have issues with synch, so they have deleted and restored they synch profiles (e.g., Facebook).3. Some people experience better performance after a Factory Reset. This is what I had to do to get my batter to go from lasting 4 hours to lasting 24 hours on a RAZR.
      Lastly, some people still have issues after performing all three. But those seem to be the ones that help clear things up.

  • hfd1113

    I am downloading the files for ICS now. It has been 45 minutes and I am at 50% complete. My Razr is running hot. I feel like Verizon has gotten away clean by not pushing this upgrade OTA. Am I missing something here?

    • slot

      Mine has been hot all morning after ota update. Doesnt seem right.

      • slot

        Ok it wasn’t ota. I pulled it. Sorry for confusion

  • slot

    ICS went live at 0000 midnight July 30 2012.

    • slot

      I mean june 30. Lol. Might as well been july!

  • This phone never ran so smooth!!!

  • slot

    Eventhough i got ics his morning I still have a bad taste with my carrier. This last minute stuff is depressing. I would appreciate a supprise next update.

  • Started downloading it last night. Phone died it restarted back at 60% cant wait for some ics

  • bronson

    is it a worldwide update or just in america and europe?

  • amikeg

    downloading ICS now.

  • larry

    Got mine in Az at 22:41 its illmatic

  • Finite

    Here in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ive tried downloading it four times, restarting my phone two times, and every time it says “the update can not be properly validated. Please try again.” any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance

    • Donald Gregory

      I had the same experience. Called support. They are working on a fix. Seemed to think it would be an hour or two…

      • stupidllama

        The girls phone did this too, I did a factory reset, went through setup then downloaded it again and it installed

    • My roommate is running into same problem he was rooted but unroot to install update

  • Still waiting the update for GSM/UMTS model here…

  • metalworks

    Downloading now! This s#!t better blow my mind!! Lol

    • Shooter

      If it doesn’t , let me know. I’ll be happy to help you.

      • Trevor


    • KleenDroid

      You will like it but if you want your mind blown install JellyBean. It is crazy awesome!

  • tim


  • eric

    Finally downloading ICR for Droid Razr


  • Oscar Botelho

    Netflix quality sux ! Datum no HD.

  • Larry Greenlaw

    I have it!! it’s here! Just downloaded it and installed it’s working!! finally ICS for my Razr phone.. Now I’m only 1 system behind.. Nice πŸ™‚

    • KleenDroid


  • HotwingCindy

    Oh yeah! I’m taking a dump, brushing my teeth, and messing around with face unlock!

  • djkoz78

    Happy for the RAZR owners. Extremely angry with VZW and HTC especially HTC’s promise to have ICS for the Rezound Early 2012 yet we’re now official Q3 of the year and not a peep. I well NEVER EVER buy another HTC phone this happens with every single device they put out to force you into another device.


      Every smartphone I’ve ever had before my bionic and razr was an htc…you will wait and wait and wait for the update and then if it does come its buged stick go with moto or nexus…

  • well i like it but instgram doesnt work

  • ChevJD

    My update went all the way to a screen that said “Android Updating – Starting Applications” and then froze for an hour. I did a forced reboot (volume down + power buttons at same time) which then brought up phone running ICS. Seemed a bit quirky, so one more power off/turn back on cycle ran everything through and now it’s working like a champ. Nummy Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

    • ScratchSF

      I did the same thing. But…,

      If you perform a Power + Volume down to force shutdown the phone, the update script may not have completed everything it needed to do. I found that my phone ran fine, but I couldn’t run certain apps. If you find certain quirks that you can’t seem to get around, you may find you need to perform a Factory Reset. That was the only thing that fixed my quirks. Now it runs great.

  • AJ

    I pulled the download two and a half hours ago and my phone doesn’t show any progress bar, and now suddenly it popped up that says Download suspended. Will resume shortly.. and it shows 0% downloaded. I’m really pissed off at this moment..

    • dr house

      Get this man some ritalin stat!

  • This is weird. According to my friend (who isn’t a power user, doesn’t know what β€œroot” is, and never been to Motorola Forums let alone MFN), she received the update on 28th June, not 30th.

  • ted

    I got some ice cream!

  • ted

    Got it in ct finaly. Should of waited for the bean!

  • drew

    Got it about a hour ago. Cleavland ohio bout time. ICS!!!!!!!!

  • Josh

    Its so sick!!!

  • Ouches

    Wheres the new lock screen mine goes right into pattern lock like gingerbread weres the new straight to phone or text lock screen?????

    • ScratchSF

      If you don’t use patter lock, I think you’ll see it. I have pattern lock and only see it when the phone rings.

    • Daniel Hall

      I’m in the same boat. I can’t find the direct access lock screen option.

  • Kp in nc

    Uh, does anyone else seem to be having issues with Swiftkey since the upgrade
    ? Mine iz laggy az Hl.

    • KP IN NC

      Wow. Autocorrect not working, either.

    • ScratchSF

      It may need a bit of time to settle in. Did your install go smoothly?

      • KP IN NC

        Install went fine. Typing this on my A500 with SwiftKey Tablet 3 and having the same problem. Must be this comment system. Everything else is fine. Go figure!

  • HotwingCindy

    Will the update delete all my apps and their data? DON’T DELETE MY A-LIST CELEBRITY BABY SHOWER CURTAIN

    • KP IN NC


  • psynpo

    Mine just updated love it

  • Matthew

    Loving it!

  • Kp in nc

    Got it in East NC. Almost a letdown after getting it on my A500 tablet a couple of months ago, but at least they are on the same version now!

  • hushdrops

    “Check for updates is not available ” , my wife’s Maxx received ICS last week, think I was first or second to report it here last week but my work RAZR is stuck on the deal where it won’t allow a check for updates. I had this issue before and found a solution but that trick isn’t working this time, anyone know how to force check for updates to work? Thanks

    • hushdrops

      #35468# dial solved in the past but not this time, will not perform update …

    • hushdrops

      Fixed inability 2 check for updates : #1 – go to settings>data manager>social applications and make sure “sync over wifi” is not checked. If it is checked, try it while connected to wifi, or just uncheck it and try again.

  • Torii

    Got it!!! Its running a bit sluggish but by tomorrow it should be up to speed! Going to sleep happy! LOL

  • mecevans


    • mecevans

      Most apps are broken until you update them for ICS!

    • motionmist

      Will restoring root after updating break anything or brick the phone?
      I did use OTA Rootkeeper after the update and it worked just fine. Nothing broken or bricked.

    • My fool self lost root… I can’t screenshot or tether. Already ICS is nice. Cam someone fb me how to root and keep ICS? Facebook.com/evilvampbabe over got no internet on computer just using phones browser.

  • Itzel

    I don’t like the keyboards and I need task manager that was one of their better apps-_-

  • yeah!!!!! thanks d life

  • Dave Sloboda

    Finished updating my RAZR about a half-hour ago…definitely gonna take some getting used to, but I like it so far.

    I did notice that long presses on apps immediately tries to make them a shortcut on a home screen instead of a menu of options popping up. I know there’s a “More Options” thing at the top of the screen once you’re dragging the app icon around, but that’s just one more step to take in order to do something like uninstall or “hide”/”disable” the apps.

  • amg503

    Great. Next up, Bionic…

    • bennythejetrodriguez

      I can’t wait! I hope it’s soon.

    • Anon

      Or if you already have the .2233 leak from Moto, you can have it on your Bionic right now. =)

      No problems so far for me.

  • rockon1334

    55% downloaded

  • Benny

    getting mine as I type. Baton Rouge, LA

  • Lefty

    Thank you Droid-Life you are now my browser home page.

    • trumpet444

      why wasn’t it before? haha

  • Lakerzz

    Just notified my friends that have razrs (the ones that are not as “geeky” as me) and they are all stoked!!

  • Mario

    Just finished its is too cool

  • NewtoAndy

    third time re downloading it i keep getting at the very end can’t validate update try again wtf??


      Yo dude. I get the same message. WTF! I’m trying for a 4th time!

      • jb87

        Same here, redownloaded 4 times and no luck! Any solutions?

        • Big steve

          Damn dude! Crap! Only thing I can think of is resetting the phone. Starting from scratch. I don’t want to do this. I going to try once more with my SD card removed and trying to remove any third party launchers or keyboard apps. Basically trying to put everything back to stock. Wish me luck. This SUCKS!

          • Big steve

            Damn it! No go. Going to call Verizon. They won’t help I’m sure of it.

          • ScratchSF

            is it safe to assume you’re not rooted? Two things come to mind: First, are you using the motorola launcher? It shouldn’t matter, but it is one thought. Second, how much space do you have on your SD? If you are small, let’s say less than 750MB, can you free up anything?

    • are you downloading from wifi or 3g

  • DucatiMon


  • mr yes! yes! yes!

    Oh shit! !!!!! Finally!!

  • MTS

    Downloaded it at 1:15 a.m. in the western part of NC. I’m installing it now!

  • Big Steve

    WTF! Help! It downloads and this is the message I get. “The update could not be properly validated. Please try again.” why won’t this work?

  • Mine is stuck saying Android is upgrading and starting apps.
    Can anyone help its been a hour.

    • juwanza Thomas

      I had the same problem. I just turned the phone off by holding down the power button and the volume keys til it went off and turned it on again. Works like a charm now!

      • ScratchSF

        If you force a power-down, some things may not act right. For example, in my case, I was not able to run the Facebook application. Tried lots of things to cure it and end the end the only thing that worked was to perform a Factory Reset.

        I think that the software is doing something in the background, but gives the appearance that it is stuck, which it isn’t. I know of one person who waited 2+ hours, and then the process completed.

    • ScratchSF

      Let it stay there for at least another hour. If you force a shutdown, then you will wnat to perform a Factory Reset if things start acting strange. I was stuck there, forced a shutdown, and then things would not work properly for 1/2 a day. Finally I did a Factory Reset and things got better. I don’t know why some people get stuck on this screen.

  • psynpo

    88% cant wait

  • psynpo

    Omg downloading mine rite now

  • udispyn


  • tvjrc603

    so, is there no landscape view home screen in ICS?

  • jay

    Downloading now gonna take awhile ..I had to go to steetings about phone and check for update then it showed update available about time I got my RAZR when first came out

  • tharealoc

    Install finished booting now!! oh man I hope it lives up to the hype

  • Mick

    “Its alive its alive”
    Just got my update

  • Chaynes


  • Jecht315

    Can’t wait! I’ll have my new Razr on Monday and I will update it as soon as I get it

  • Big Steve

    Downloading again for the 3rd time. I hope 3rd times a charm?

  • Sidicas

    WTF. Says device is up to date running 2.3.6. I tried VPN to USA, same result. I changed my market with market unlocker to Verizon, same result. Tried changing my dns to Opendns, same result. Running 2.3.6 with China Mobile on XT910 Razr, where is the update???

    • Kalilbc

      Update comes from Verizon US

    • Sidicas

      My Chinese girlfriend has been running ICS for 2 monhs now on a FREE Huawei phone. I am really pissed at Motorola, this is pathetic… Looks like I have a lot more waiting to do for my international XT910 will get an update to ICS

      • Andrew

        Shame on Motorola. Now I am waiting for jellybean.

    • Andrew

      Our model is XT912. You have the Chinese one. Yours is motorola razr. Ours is Droid Razr.

      • But in the update schedule even moto razr xt910 comes under q2 2012

  • Torii

    AAAAHHHHH!!! Yay! About dang time! Downloading as I type!

  • Steve o

    I tried twice to download and got a “failed to validate” what is going on!

    • maherck

      my first attempt failed. same as above “failed to validate” wtf! going for round two now

    • James Paul

      My Maxx updated fine on first try. My wife’s has failed 5 times with “failed to validate” and I’ve tried both via wifi and LTE and rebooting. Same failure each time. Plenty of space on both internal memory and SD. No idea why it is failing.

  • Launcher Pro wont work at all now.. wtf..

  • got one today Razr, was gonna send it back and get the s3. wasted 2 hours messing with getting the google play store to work.. then no ICS.. was pissed.. downloading now!

  • Congratulations to all of you! Motorola did it for your… We (the XT910 owners) are disappointed… This is the longest and worst wait ever!

  • AD

    80% down

  • Liderc

    I’m somewhat impressed, they got ICS out right in time for Jelly Bean.

  • 2001400ex

    Just getting my wife’s now. I am stuck on GB with my Tbolt (Business phone, don’t flame me for not rooting)

  • Tom

    Yes… Finally after months of waiting it is downloading onto my device!!!

  • Tiburon

    YES!!! Getting it now!

  • David Santiago

    Will it install on a rooted Razr?

  • David Santiago

    Got it. Now can I get Jelly Bean?

    • tomn1ce

      Q1 of 2013 πŸ™

      • I’m guessing late Q3. September-ish. Motorola has the lightest skin, so porting it to JB should be quick and painless. Hoping they were one of those that got the PDK beta, if so they’ll have build ready and waiting, hell they may even be able to pull off the first phone to launch with JB (Razr HD). Cmon, Moto, restore my faith bro!

  • It’s about 1/2 way through the install now! Should I really be this excited about a phone system upgrade at 1:30 in the morning??!!

  • rescueguy89

    Just got mine i live in S.E Florida hell yes =)

  • It is almost ready to rock on my razr. Updating the apps as we speak. So to speak He he.

  • mgsparks11

    How long does it normally take with 4G? From start to finish/

  • akhnaten

    What is the name and location the ota downloads to? I’m rooted and I want to save the file to restore from later.

    • akhnaten

      the files appear to be downloaded to the /cache folder and there seem to be two files:
      Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US.crc and Blur_Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip

  • mgsparks11

    I am not a racist after all. Glory to heaven. I’m actually spooning up Ice Cream.

  • tvjrc603

    just finished installing…booting up right now…i think i am going to pass out, haha.

  • mgsparks11

    I started downloading here in Arizona at 10:23pm. I guess I am considered a human being once again and not a toy for Big Red to play with. How silly this has all become.

    • Denny

      Downloaded it, installed it, LOVIN IT

    • evltwn

      Welcome, I’ve been running it here in AZ for a week now. πŸ™‚

    • John Cavooto

      Very silly. I bet if Jelly Bean wasn’t announced we’d still be waiting.

  • cmorty72

    Funny thing is as soon as I just read this post…ICS update just popped up on my Razr!
    Great way to start a Saturday morning!! πŸ˜€

  • maherck

    it about time!

  • Josemelendez14

    Got it in Germantown, MD!!

    • BigFonz

      Me too!

  • Mike

    Just got it!

  • Downloading it on girlfriends RAZR as we speak. She’ll be fascinated by ICS but I’m like its old news hun I’m on that butter smooth jelly bean. Galaxy Nexus. πŸ˜‰

    • JermaineFerrell

      I know what you mean, Loving its speed.

  • jt

    When do we get jelly bean??

    • this time next year..

      • Randy Jones

        Lol – great reply! Sadly, probably not too far off.

    • rawson815

      Ummmm never lol better start rooting… or go nexus = )

    • Knlegend1

      Was wondering the same thing. ICS is real nice but I do want those extra features of jelly bean now.

      • KleenDroid

        I can’t even believe how nice JellyBean is. It is so buttery smooth and Google Now is beyond amazing. All you have to do is swipe up anywhere on the bottom menu and it opens Google Now. You can then just say “Google” and it activates. You then say what you want and instantly it performs. If I say “Cleveland Indians” it immediately tells me the score and inning or when they play next.

        Watch some of the demo videos and you will be amazed! Google hit this one out of the park. I hope you guys get to use it soon.

    • tomn1ce

      Q1 2013 πŸ™

    • dbam987

      How about when do we get Krispy Creme? πŸ˜›

      • Pfigurella

        +1,000 hot doughnuts now! To you!

        • JustTrollin69

          Not the doughnuts, the rapper.

    • KleenDroid

      Congratulations on your upgrade to ice cream sandwich. I think you guys will like it because it is a nice little upgrade. But I hope you guys get a Jellybean ROM soon because you won’t believe how much of an improvement it is over ICS. There are tons of improvements and Google Now is amazing. Again congratulations on at least getting to ICS.


      Jelly bean isnt need right now, my bro installed on his nexus and not that great by the times its really ready it be pretty cool. JB did run fast though smooth transitions haha

  • now the only thing the nexus has over us is the screen…

    • tvjrc603

      exactly…and honestly, if i have to choose, i will take the amazing battery life over the more pixel-ier screen all day.

      • Austin00

        Jelly Bean…

        • JermaineFerrell

          Yeah Jelly Bean, Im rocking it now. Faster than ICS ever was. I love the Google NOW and the new Notifications bar. I hate the ugly google search bar though.

          • Sean Greenwood

            You can disable the search bar with Nova and Google Now still works. Also I found that if you have it rotate on the home screen there are two secret buttons that appear for Google Now and voice search.

    • Shannon Kerr

      Nah, I’m running Jelly Bean on my SGN right now. It is sweet!

  • krb


  • BigFonz

    Downloading now to my wife’s phone.

  • I HAVE ICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • KleenDroid


  • Oscar De La Rosa


    • your late.. lol I got second.

  • AAAHHHHHHAAAAA ICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I got mine…….

  • martfin

    Getting mine right now……Finally!!!

    • 40% downloaded!! I’ve been waiting for this all week!

  • second!!!

  • downloading ICS now!! It’s about flipping time!!

  • Owewil3225

    Fighting the urge to but on the phone with my girlfriend. So hard

    • MooleyBooleyTroll

      I’d dump the girl and install the update πŸ™‚

  • Juhcohboh

    I’ve got mine. However, I went to system updates about five minutes ago.
    Long Beach, CA

    • Kalilbc

      Same here from the LBC too lol.

  • second!!!!!!

  • second!

  • 99% right now. Almost there.

  • seandaniel


  • Kyle

    All the reasons why I traded my Nexus in for the Maxx before the 14 day return policy are finally apparent. This is sick!! TY MOTO

  • First!