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DROID RAZR M Receiving Jelly Bean Update 98.12.4

Motorola has approved the Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR M, this morning. The build number is 98.12.4, so it’s slightly newer than the version that leaked a few weeks back. It’s rolling out to soak testers now, however, if the test goes well, all RAZR M owners could see it soon. 

The update includes Google Now, a better keyboard, advanced notifications, improved voice search, and maybe most importantly, a speedier camera. You can find out all of the details at this Moto page.

Think about this for a second – the RAZR M was released on September 13. Here we are less than two months later and it’s receiving Android 4.1. That’s incredible, especially coming from a company that traditionally takes much longer to update their devices. During the announcement of this phone, new CEO Dennis Woodside said that this was the “New Motorola” and that faster updates were a major focus. He clearly wasn’t joking. Bravo, Motorola.

Cheers M!

  • Savan Ghetiya

    where the hell’s the JB update for the S3 that was released when? oh yea, way back in May !

  • chris125
  • Joe

    I am interested to see the 4G connectivity update. The Verizon store 3 miles from my house gets great 4G. I’m lucky to get one bar at home, sometimes none.

  • djg5125

    That’s awesome and I’m happy for you and all, but how about fixing the massively bugged ICS you gave us Droid Razr Maxx owners back in August before giving a brand new phone an un-needed upgrade. Thanks!

    • Uhh, you realise many stores have femtocells inside to give devices the best possible signal, right? Never test a device’s signal strength in store!!

      • balthuszar

        the vzw store i go to can’t even get 4G most of the time on their display units…even the staff connects to the nearest wi-fi hotspot when they’re at work

  • Wow a $99 phone gets JB before the Razr HD or Maxx HD. Hmm

    • Daniel Maginnis

      Its also been put for months not weeks

    • kixofmyg0t

      You do realize that the M was released before the HD right?

  • Droid Burgundy

    Totally unrelated.. and I do like how upgrades seem to be speeding up lately for most newer devices.. I WILL LITERALLY CRY if any of the RAZR lineup get’s 4.2 before the VZW Gnex does :'(

    • LiterofCola

      I doubt it. But stranger things have happened.

  • Malcolm James II

    Well, when does everyone predict JB will drop for the HD/HD MAXX? Late Nov/Early Dec seems likely!

    • kixofmyg0t

      Right around the time people are making a mad dash for various retail outlets in search of great “deals”.

  • Dustin Murphy

    how does this impact my original RAZR? Are the phones similar enough to think that my update could be close behind?

    • Brandon

      No the new razrs have completely different internals (e.g. processors)

    • balthuszar

      motorola is right on their timeline with the razr m update…knowing this…the original razr was scheduled for “before 2013” for it’s jb update

  • Alexander Garcia

    This RAZR Maxx HD is next. Bring it babay! =)

    • No, the Razr I is next and then the Razr Maxx HD. Unless you’re talking VZW then yes, Razr Maxx HD is next.

  • bikerbill12

    Wow and yet Verizon is sitting on the s3 update . Hell I haven’t even got the maintenance update yet !

    • droidsung

      Is this approved, pushed by VZW? seems just Motorola approved it.

  • mustbepbs

    Color me mighty impressed. I think I might just get a Motorola phone for my next upgrade. Even with the locked bootloader.

  • Mordecaidrake

    Can I has it on my Razr HD MAXX? K thx

  • jnt

    no radio patches, it would appear…

    • The second table lists “3G and 4G Connectivity” fixes.

      • jnt

        *facepalm* don’t know how I missed that…thx

  • schoat333

    Any word if the motofail root method still works?

    • jnt

      it did on the leak

      • chey023

        from p3droid: “Hmm, Motorola is smart. The root method for ICS is plugged in this JB update for the razr M, ominous signs for other moto devices.”

        • chey023

          Now he sent this out: “Ok it was just a fluck of my device, root is still there! RazrM!”

          Who knows now.

    • Daniel Maginnis

      I’m pretty sure I tried motofail on the jb leak and could not root. I had since reflashed ICS and gotten in on the soak

      • schoat333

        Interesting. Hopefully OTA rootkeeper will work after the update then.

    • Why don’t you try “Voodoo OTA Root Keeper” (FREE app) from playstore to temporarily unroot it before downloading OTA and re-root using the same after installing JB… This worked for my OG DroidRazr during GB to ICS.. So there is a lot of chance..

      • schoat333

        I’ve heard of it, and used it. See my response to Daniel below.

      • balthuszar

        is that what i was doing wrong with voodoo? i was neglecting the unroot part before my upgrade and having to go through the hassle of re-rooting my razr after the upgrade

  • Anthony Lee

    Galaxy s3 is next!

    • There’s already a JB leak in the wild for the d2vzw that is rumored to be the final OTA version.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Any word on JB for SGSIII yet?

    • fixxmyhead

      yea its on sprint trololol

      • Dr_Buttballs

        You’re an idiot.

        • fixxmyhead

          ugh ur the second guy today to say the exact same thing.
          i love trolling

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Not surprising seeing as you’re less of a troll as you are, well, an idiot.

          • fixxmyhead

            get over it mr nuttballs

          • Dr_Buttballs

            Get better at “trolling” and I’ll think about it.

          • fixxmyhead

            pssh it was just a cheap joke. let it go

          • Dr_Buttballs

            No way, Kimosabe.

          • fixxmyhead

            lame show

    • jnt

      2 leaks in the last week, gotta be close

  • Aaron

    I read somewhere that this phone’s US Cellular equivalent, the Electrify M, comes with the bootloader unlocked. That’s not a developer edition, either. I’m talking about the standard, subsidized model. I’m starting to think Motorola can change.

    • The Photon Q for Sprint is unlockable, no Dev Edition needed. Motorola is making good on their promise to unlock where they can. It also seems that Samsung and HTC have bent over for the carriers as well, since their latest devices on Verizon have all been locked. So, Motorola is now on-par with all other manufacturers as far as unlockable bootloaders are concerned. And with this fast of a turn-around with their updates, its nice to know my faith in Motorola was justified!

      • Whatever you have told are correct… But why are they neglecting International (Pure GSM) versions of Razr??? There is NO carrier issue there… So I will wait and see to change my view over Motorola…

        • Razr I test builds have already been discovered in service logs and the Razr I will be next on the list before the Razr HD Maxx and before 2013.

    • Detonation

      Motorola can change. Verizon will not.

      • Alexander Garcia

        THIS! =)

  • mike mcginnis

    now it just needs to come for my razr maxx hd.

  • bogy25

    Please come to the MAXX HD soon!

    • I’m sure we’re next on the list! Can’t wait!

    • A JB build has already leaked. If it follows the same time-frame, the soak test should start at the beginning of December, which is ridiculous fast as that is only 6 weeks from launch to update. Even if they keep the same 2-month stretch, that’s still hella fast.

      • Detonation

        Well the demo devices at the launch event were already running JB. I’m thinking maybe they hoped to launch the phone with it but ended up not making the deadline.

        • Malcolm James II


  • LiterofCola

    Fast Motorola updates. This is a fine day in the Android world.

    • The unfortunate part is (not hating here, props for them pushing this out) I don’t see them doing it again and again. What about 4.2 which is hitting source this week? Will that update take two months? No. 4.3? Two months after source drop? I’m betting 4.3 will be this phone’s last update and it will be tossed aside as “EOL.” I just HATE that about android…and the update process. I truly wish everyone could embrace/love/correctly-utilize Nexus devices. If only they were the more popular devices toted by Verizon commercials nation-wide; the iPhone lovers and ignorant “Droid” haters could quit pulling the “out-of-date-out-of-the-box” card.

      • Wow, two months after 4.2 comes out. What a shame. Samsung and HTC et all also don’t give 4.2 updates when it’s released you do know that right? If you want 4.2 when it’s there then buy a Nexus.

        • No, I’m saying it WON’T COME OUT in two months.
          The phone gets older and the updates are no longer a priority.
          Learn to read. And I have a Nexus, thank you.