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DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Receive First Update – Only a Security Patch

The DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD on Verizon are scheduled to receive their first update this week as build 0.7.2. The update includes nothing that you probably care about. In fact, it’s a “Google Security Patch,” which could mean that it’s simply a fix for the root method that was released just before launch day. If you are rooted or would like to remain rooted, you may want to hold off on this one for a while.

The update is 6MB in size. 

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  • Sabir Chughtai

    i rooted before this update and now its stuck on communicating with server. please wait.. screen.. im worried this will affect me when i try to update in the future what should i do?

  • Ernie

    Took the update without really thinking about what I was doing (am in Australia and after the long flight over was running low on sleep). Lost root. Ran the exploit again and got root back. On a slightly different note, nice to see the Droid RAZR MAXX HD is unlocked right out of the box (on ICS). Popped in an Optus SIM and enjoying 4G speeds.

  • balthuszar

    i have the razr, and aside from the screen, and the battery life(which i don’t have a problem with on my razr)…what makes this phone worth an upgrade?(don’t say the processor, as it’s only .3 faster than the razr)

    • LiterofCola

      Bigger SAMOLED screen, improved design build, upgraded processor, NFC chip. Though I wish the camera was better then it’s alleged to have.

      • balthuszar

        so i’d be upgrading for an NFC chip? the screen didnt impress, nor did the build(beyond your typical moto build)

        • LiterofCola

          Then feel free not to purchase this phone, it’s not for everyone.

  • Maybe it will fix my LED notification light, I’m on my second Maxx HD and neither LED works.

    • kixofmyg0t

      You need to return it to Verizon and get one that works. Don’t leave the store without one that works 100%

  • Tijuanatom

    I’m gonna guess this patches the SSL vulnerability found earlier this week.

  • Lucas Gorski

    I’m okay with the phone having ICS. I LOVE the awesome battery life w/o a giant brick of an extended battery (the giant extended batteries for other phones are massive and make it hard to care the phone around in your pocket), the great radio and moto’s solid build quality.

  • mecevans


    You should put up a tutorial on how to install flash. I took the apk from my Razr MAXX and side loaded It on my GF’s Razr MAXX HD. Then installed dolphin browser. Works great!

    • John

      Dolphin is no longer needed once you make it to ICS.

      • mecevans

        Chrome does not support flash.

        • John

          True but you can still sideload stock browser that used to come with ics. It still spanks any other browser, imo.

      • kixofmyg0t

        I still use Dolphin. Prefer it to Chrome.

        • LiterofCola

          Same here, love it.

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    I can confirm you are able to root after update 🙂

  • dandar

    I rooted for the first time after this update. Works fine.

  • MrToTo83

    Got the notification on my HD and on my S3

  • Mario Mendez

    6 MB just to block root access

    • kixofmyg0t

      But it doesn’t block root access. How about you do a little research beforehand hmm?

      • Mario Mendez

        Cry me a river

        • LiterofCola

          Great comeback

  • azndan4

    Can’t believe they released this with ICS. What a joke.

    • K L


  • bogy25

    Has anyone bought the Maxx HD right out to keep their unlimited plan – contemplating ….

    • chris125

      I would wait and see what else is coming soon. I mean nothing to lose waiting since you are paying full price anyway. Plus others are coming with better specs and may interest you and be better than the moto.

      • bogy25

        I know you are right – quads coming and all but I love the design and battery life this phone has to offer – I have the Thunderbolt STILL believe it or not. Verizon makes it hard to buy right out – Best Buy doesn’t include an SD card – aggghh what to do….

        • Tom Z

          I had to replace my Thunderbolt. The digitizer was messing up and the phone kept dropping the Data. I have the Razr HD Maxx in my hand now. I have to wait until I go to Verizon tomorrow to get the new SIM card activated. You can’t do much of anything without an activated SIM card. I thought I could set everything up with a WiFi signal, but you can’t.

          • evltwn

            Why not just get your Sim card from the Thunderbolt cut down to size? Many wireless stores do that.

          • Tom Z

            I figured I would be better off using the proper size SIM card and getting an adapter to use it in the Thunderbolt. I would think Verizon should be able to change the SIM card on my account without any problems. (crossing my fingers)

          • evltwn

            I understand what you’re saying. But Verizon doesn’t have adapters. That’s why going to one of those small wireless might be better. They can cut down your SIM card to fit in the maxx, and you will have the “left over part” to use as an adapter for the Thunderbolt should you decide to switch between phones.

          • Tom Z

            I already have the adapter on it’s way. I just need to get the micro-sim that came with the phone on my account.

          • evltwn

            how much did you pay for it?

          • Tom Z

            The adapter was 49cents shipped. Some place on Amazon..

          • evltwn

            Sweet price. Hope you are a prime member so you have free shipping.

          • Tom Z

            It was from a third-party vendor that didn’t charge shipping.

          • evltwn

            There ya go, even better. I did the free sign up for Amazon Prime to get free 2 day shipping when I bought the 64gb SD card they had on sale for 43 bucks. Cancelled the prime membership today.

          • Guest

            This is where I ordered the SIM adapter from:


        • michael arazan

          the new htc with quad core, looks nice. i cant wait to see the new phones in 2013, hopefully the quadcores will be the norm.

        • evltwn

          Actually Verizon made it very easy for me when i bought mine the other day. Having my own Sim card, meant she didn’t have to touch my account. She just sold it to me out right and i put the Sim from my RAZR MAXX into the MAXX HD. Then i put in my new 64gb SD card i got on sale from Amazon. If you’re paying full price, stay away from Best Buy and other places like it. You’ll end up paying a mark up.

          • Bryan

            Did you just say that the Razr Maxx HD is compatible with a 64GB Micro card? I thought it was only up to 32GB. Can you please confirm this?

          • Brian Cerveny

            Yes, 64 GB works fine in all recent moto phones. I don’t know why the specs say 32. I use a class 10 SanDisk one in my Atrix HD.

          • Bryan


          • evltwn

            I was using it in my RAZR MAXX 1st. At 1st it didn’t recognize it, so I had the phone format it, no problems.

        • tony

          get the razr hd maxx. i did it for the exact reasons you mentioned and have 0 regrets.

    • Chad

      I did! Replaced a GS3 and couldn’t be more happy. The radio on the GS3 was terrible. Now I’ve got a solid data signal everywhere and the phone is just as fast.

      • The update fixed the radio issue. With the update I haven’t dropped a call since. Coming from the Droid Razr they can’t pry my S3 out of my hands, Mainly because of how easy modding the the S3 is.

        • drebin

          S3 feels like a toy.

    • yes…love it, just wish it had Google Wallet and JB

    • tydek07

      I also paid full price and replaced my Galaxy S3. I just prefer Motorolas build quality over the others. I am a person that does’t like to use a case… so a well built (strong) phone is a must have for me.

      • Same – cases are for girls and old people. Real men ride bare back :p

        • Me too came from the S3 to the DRM-HD don’t regret it at all.

        • LiterofCola

          I lol’d

    • I paid full price to keep the unlimited. The phone was smooth when I tried it out so I really didn’t care that it wasn’t on Jelly Bean yet. But I would like Moto to keep their word by the end of the year. And battery life is the most important thing on a phone because without battery, your phone is just a temporary brick. I hate having to conserve my consumption on my mobile. So this phone was perfect for me and may not be for everyone. I usually switch phones pretty often, but I can see myself sticking with this one maybe for the 2 full years (even though I’m not on a contract).

      • evltwn

        After a couple s use, battery life has improved for for me. Have you noticed the same thing?

    • mecevans

      My GF just did. Her credit card company gives her free insurance. “Accidentally ” broke the old bionic, and they cut a check for the MAXX HD. 🙂

      • LiterofCola

        Insurance fraud for the win….

    • Yes, even though I’m a ‘light’ data user. At some point I may have to make a choice; or see that choice made for me. My next scheduled upgrade comes along in July of ’13.

    • LiterofCola

      I’d have one in hand at full rettail if I wasn’t waiting to get it for Chirstmas.

  • Security patches… Well, at least Moto is doing something.

  • j__h

    Any ETA on JB?

    • Before the end of the year.

    • Alexander Maxham


    • AndroidUser00110001

      8 months after key lime pie is released to AOSP.