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Download: Official DROID RAZR Jelly Bean Update 98.72.16 for Those on Ice Cream Sandwich 6.16.211

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With the official Jelly Bean update for the original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX hitting testers, we have already seen the update file for those that were running the accidental X-mas build. To make sure that everyone is covered, here is the update file for those still running official Ice Cream Sandwich (6.16.211). This update will bring you to 98.72.16 and Android 4.1.2.

Here is the full changelog.

The file is big at 338MB, but that’s expected when you see an update of this size. 


*For those running official Ice Cream Sandwich 6.16.211. 100% stock.

*If you are running the X-mas build, your instructions are here.

1.  Download and place this file on your external storage (SD card):

Blur_Version.6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip [mirror]

2.  Turn your phone off and boot into recovery.

*With phone off, hold down both Volume Down and Up plus Power until you get to the boot menu. Press Volume Down to highlight “Recovery.” Press Volume Up to select it.

*Once you see the Android and exclamation point, press both Volume Up and Down at the same time.

3.  In recovery, choose “apply update from external storage.”

*Highlight using Volume Down, select using Power.

4.  Find the 6.16.211 file that you downloaded above and select it.
5.  Watch the update install!

Via:  DroidRzr

Cheers darkmiasma!

  • My Razr’s from Brazil… can I update using this tutorial and this rom??

  • patp

    jelly bean took away the ability to tether to my laptop with an usb cord. No fix yet. Verizon sent me another phone with ice cream still on it. Today the downloaf showed up again, but I’m afraid to install it. Verizon says no patch seen yet

  • I’m not the smartest when it comes to this stuff. My phone has been trying to get me to install the update for about a week now and I’m not sure if I will like it so I’m wondering if there is a way I can go back to ICS after I update to jelly bean?

  • My system version is 6.16.215.XT912… Is that why my phone wont take the update?

    im not getting any errors. the install finishes and the phone reboots, but no update.

  • Will this work for those running ICS 6.14.75??

  • jasonrgann

    How can I get the file???


    You don’t have permission to access /downloads/forumdownloads/Razr/OTAs/98.72.16/Blur_Version.6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Apache/2.2.24 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.24 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 mod_fcgid/2.3.6 Phusion_Passenger/3.0.9 mod_bwlimited/1.4 Server at http://www.mydroidfiles.com Port 80

  • Daniellepaigex3

    My phone keeps saying assert failed: apply_patch_check (“/system/framework/framework-res.apk

    • Daniellepaigex3

      Well, I used rsd lite to go back to ics stock, followed update instructions, managed to get it to update. But now it wont stop saying, “motorola service has stopped”.

  • ixpro

    Trying to follow the process, running into the issue below. Any suggestions?

    qe 1/1

    — Install /sdcard …
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    Installing update…
    Verifying current system…
    assert failed: apply_patch_check(“/system/bin/battd”,”…sum1…”,”…sum2…”)
    E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

  • Gerald Mauser

    This worked great for me, I was curious though, when Verizon pushes the official update will I still get a notification to download it?

  • chuck Mcnugget

    sup guys and girl i have bought need for speed stick shift for my droid razor max a long time ago it worked for gingerbread update but however when i upgraded to ice cream sand which it does not work all it says NAN and that is it no downloading what so ever. and i was hoping that once i got the jelly bean update that it might just work however i just upgraded to that plat form but yet again disappoint. i un installed and then teinstalled but nope i guess that game really does not like me to much so does any one or anybody now of how to correct the problem rather then i having to call over seen to talk to a 9 year old phillopeno girl

  • did the download and my system version matches this file name but I still don;t have jelly bean..stuck on 4.0.4

  • Where can I get the release for the XT908 Razr Maxx on Bluegrass not Verizon?

  • drowning

    droid razr tring to upgrade getting error : apply_patch_check ( /system/app/quickoffice_sp.apk )

    error in tmp/sideload/package.zip ??

  • GladBag71

    If I don’t have Verizon wireless should I not download this?

  • why can’t I download the update using the link?

  • Scrappy

    Was on vacation last week, and to my surprise, I found this thread. Jelly Bean works like a charm! Thanks Droid Life!

  • gregdave

    Works! Kept checking for update on my Droid RAZR, said none found. Went from ICS to Jelly Bean in like 30 minutes with no errors.

  • Seth

    Worked for me

  • ash

    So I downloaded jellybean to my droid RAZR just now from the link above. I hate it. My phones lagging. I didn’t know it would mess up my phone. Can I delete bit from my SD card and factory reset it? Idk what to do

    • RedColoredGlasses

      my suggestion would to wipe the data…do a factory reset. You will be running Jelly Bean, but it most likely will fix the problem.

  • Scott Ziegler

    Mirror site worked for me … JB up and running

  • anyone know how to get the new JB update from the 2.16.215 leak?

  • Bradley Jacobson

    I’ve never updated my phone this way before. Once I’ve completed the update, can I remove the zip file from my sd card?

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Yes. These update files serve no purpose except for installing the update, there’s no use for them afterwards as the OS then runs off the system files that reside on the phone’s internal system partitions. 🙂

      • Bradley Jacobson