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DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean Update Now Pushing to All Users

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The official DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update is pushing out to devices now. For those who didn’t manually update with our step-by-step instructions, feel free to head into Settings>About phone>System updates to see if you can pull it. A number of readers were able to early this morning, so give it a shot.

The full changelogs for the update can be found here and here.

The update should be 338MB in size if you are coming from Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). If you are running the accidental build from X-mas, the update will be around 38MB in size. Once updated, you’ll be running Android 4.1.2

Cheers Scott, Daniel, Max, and JoeFro!

  • ever since the update Gmail now shows all mail not just the inbox how do I turn that off?

  • How do i update to JB when there is now update avaiable in the system settings/about phone?? Ps i live in Denmark….

  • B. Gibson

    Just loaded the update. Not much to like about it. But the worst part I cannot send or receive photo texts. Please advise.

  • Zsu

    Why does my droid razr keep reverting back to the “recent call ” page after making a phone call, instead of to the home page.

  • I have a Droid RAZR (the original). Here it is April 12th and I am STILL waiting for my update, more than a month after the update was being pushed to me, allegedly.

  • mgjim98

    I got the 4.1.2 update a few weeks ago and my Razr Maxx has been working slow ever since. When it updated, it wiped out all the pics I had on my sd card, it duplicated a lot of my contacts, and needs to be rebooted occasionally because it starts to run so slow i cant do anything with it. Has anyone else had these issues, and if so, how can I fix it? I dont think this phone was designed for Jelly Bean.

  • Guest

    I got the 4.1.2 update a few weeks ago and my Razr Maxx has been working slow ever since. When it updated, it wiped out all the pics I had on my sd card, it duplicated a lot of my contacts, and needs to be rebooted occasionally because it starts to run so slow i cant do anything with it. Has anyone else had these issues, and if so, how can I fix it? I dont think this phone was designed for Jelly Bean.

    • Lin H.

      Yes I have all these issues on my Razr XT912…slow, stop, my oh so organized 1000+ pics are all out of order (although they are there), my contacts are separated and duplicated again (that was hours of fixing during the last upgrade). I have no printing feature w/o getting out of browser and moving to HP printing app and reopening or copying and pasting (what a pain). Email receiving is spotty, wireless reception is much worse even in my own home. I was looking so forward to Jelly Bean so I could talk to my phone and have it talk back…. I’d gladly give that up to have the other functions back. I always thought upgrades were supposed to make things better and have more functionality…I definitely got less. :o(

  • AJ

    When I type on a community forum, it’s all title-case like this: Hello My Name Is Blah. The 49ers Will Win Next Year’s Super Bowl..

  • JohnB.

    Updated to 4.1.2. on my Razr Maxx and then noticed that even with WIFI turned on, WIFI indicator was not working. Phone would not connect to router. Tried a soft restart and still no luck. Went to the Verizon store and technician was able to get the indicator to come on but still not connection. He suggested a hard reset and if that did not work, I would need a replacement phone, So much for the update.

    • T.Conner

      That is the same problem I had. have you gotten a new phone? did you get the same kind, was it covered by your phones insurance??

  • jallonnbaboon

    Anybody know why after loading this update my RAZR no longer picks up the internet signal from O2 in Germany? Before I updated it I had service with internet on my phone here. Now I just have service no internet.

  • jakey

    I got the new update does anyone know what happend to the the printer setting on the droid

  • notabigfanoftheupdate

    I have a razr maxx and did the update and it has been the WORST THIng EVER!!!
    When I open apps a voice reads out to me EVERYTHING and I cannot figure out how to stop it. I have lost athe abilty to use my groups and send out mass texts with one click. My “homescreen” says its not working and needs to close. Many extremely annoying things that make me a very unhappy user. ANY help at all would be greatly appreciated thanks!

  • sarget

    I upgraded and now having no luck getting the email client to recognize an activeSync exchanger server. Verizon Tier 2 tech just said current incompatibility and hange on till next update……TBD…… Damn everything worked great sunday… upgrade at 6am monday and boom expensive paper weight……….

  • ajarnlala

    I had a few scheduled daily alarms set before the update. After the update the alarms are still going off but they’re not set to vibrate anymore and I can’t figure out how to change them! I really don’t want to factory reset my phone if I can avoid it. Any suggestions?

  • I absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE this update. Please give me the Ice Cream Sandwich back. Please, please, please!?!

    I have the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and loved it until this update!

    My battery life SUCKS now.

    To those who can avoid the update………AVOID IT!!!

    Sure wish I could uninstall this stupid update!

  • pete

    now foxfi doesn’t work. no more wireless hotspot. have unlimited data, called verizon and they will charge. don’t upgrade…there is no going back.

  • katiep

    Ever since the update if I have a web page open and have to take a call or text, the phone closes any windows I have up. Even if I go to save a favorite page, it takes me back to my home screen, not the window I was in. Is anyone else having this issue or know how to fix it?

    • tj

      Yep I Have This Same Issue, Along With This Swype Malfunction I’ve Got Going On And A Turtle Speed Phone Too, Reall Wish I Didn’t Update…

      • katiep

        I figured it out. Go to settings/ developer options and uncheck the “don’t keep activities” box. Seems to have fixed the problem!

        • tj

          AwesomE, Thank You

  • tj

    My Phone Is Really Slow Now AfterThe Update, And Also CapitaliZes Every Word In Any Internet Text Box, Quite Annoying.

  • Ken P

    Using a Razr Maxx, JB attempted update OTA but failed. I had Motocast on my PC and it told me an update was available and, lo and behold, it pushed the update through, but I also got a message that said my phone was rooted and the warranty was void, but that’s not why I’m posting. After the update, my contacts won’t work. I went to Verizon website and used backup assistant plus, but it just hangs and never syncs the phone. I try it from the phone side and I just get an hour glass (well, a circle actually) telling me “contact list is being updated” but it never changes from that message. I WAS able to send contacts to Gmail from the Verizon site, but I’m not sure how to get them to the phone, or if “contacts” is just corrupted and won’t work. Is there a 3rd party contacts app that I can use? Anyone have this problem? Comments appreciated.

    March 24, 2013

    Ken P


    This update sucks!!! Has made my RAZR unstable, slow, it locks up, shuts down and crashes often now. Not to mention, it only allows you to pick a few alarms from the alarm menu. You can no longer set music as the wake up alarm. The mute function on the phones volumes is not where it used to be, you have to search for it and actually go into ringtones each time and change your ringtone now. Also, the smart actions do not work. Supposed to be able to set smart actions for certain people to ring when in silent mode, DOES NOT work.

  • REM

    Same issue today as ixpro

  • Kim

    I still haven’t gotten my JB update. Anyone know how long this roll-out will last??

  • teejay1204

    When my phone starts updating, the phone begins to freeze. The droid laying down with a little Warning sign. Around 60-70%, it’ll stop reboot and do the samething again.

  • One big bummer since upgrade to 4.1.2 on Razr Maxx: With bluetooth headset on and connected, pushing the multi-function button does not do anything–back to no hands-free dialing, just like when I first went to Android. WTF?

  • anastasia m

    Ever since I updated to jelly bean, my verizon RAZR Maxx crashes every time I try to open the play store thing and when I try to save a picture from a website, the browser ‘unexpectedly stopped working'(every single time). They also disabled my WiFi hotspot so I had to get a new app for it.there are so many other little malfunctions that never used to happen and it gets really frustrating.I wish I could undo my upgrade to jelly bean

  • any idea how to update the razr’s in asia?

  • makenna m

    How long does this update take?

  • NickEyeEye

    I haven’t seen anywhere about the issue that i’m having, and hoping maybe somebody here has an answer or can help me fix my problem. I am having troubles getting into my gallery, it loads the first several albums for a a couple seconds then closes automatically, restarted no help, tried accessing it from other apps or even from set wallpaper and nothing lets me it. Any ideas?

  • jennyjay76

    I Have A Razr Maxx And I Did The Jelly Beam Update Yesterday. Now I HaveLost MyMusic (It’s Still In My Files ButI Cannot Figure Out How ToMove It ToMy Music Player), Cannot Switch Off My Wifi Even When I Go Do It Manually, No Ringtones For Text Messages, And I Get A Sync Error Over And Over Even AfterDeleting That Email AddRess! Help, This Is So Annoying!!

  • ixpro

    I’m a Verizon Droid Razr Maxx user. Went to “About Phone -> System Update” and it
    told me there’s an update available. told the phone to download the
    update and install it. Download went fine (over my home wifi) but the
    update process failed without any meaningful diagnostic, just a dark
    window saying “Update Failed”.

    Reset my phone to factory
    defaults, wiped all data internal and external, basically a vanilla
    version 4.0.4, and tried the same update again. No luck there either,
    same update failed message after it downloads, verifies, and does the
    first reboot.

    Any help out there?

    • T.Conner

      When I did the update it too went smoothly, that is until I tried to connect to my home wifi network. for 25+ days my phone as not been able to connect. All my other devices that run on my home wifi network are fine. Friends come over and their devices also connect with no problem. Can I go back to previous software version?? I’ve talked to Verizon, Motorola and my internet carrier and they all 1. have no idea what the problem is 2. point to the other two as the culprit. HELP PLEASE!!!!

  • Do you know where I can get the release for the Droid Razr Maxx XT908. I am not on verizon but on Bluegrass Cellular.

  • Luis Sagrero

    Okay, I have a question… the Christmas leak was 98.72.8 but I did the stock upgrade and software version is 98.72.16….can someone explain that to me?

  • rlewis

    ever since the upgrade Wi-Fi no longer works and pictures that I take or that were stored on the SD card are no longer full screen…tried a factory reset..doesn’t fix the problem..motorarola can’t help. any ideas?

  • Knlegend1

    I think mine is failing. I’m rooted, would that effect anything?

    Edit: Been out of the android loop for a minute. I forgot to unfreeze my stock apps.

  • Skeptical

    This is a very amateur question. Sorry. I just downloaded the JB update on my Razr, which I have high hopes for. The haptic feedback when typing is driving me insane! Can I turn it off? Please tell me this is not a feature I am stuck with!

  • Xorapoan

    Is there any way to go back to ICS? With Google ownership comes Google control. Previous version of maps does not work. Instead I must give big G access to calendar, maps,contacts, camera and microphone. WTF? I thought I left this crap when I bought the first Droid. With this little control I should go and buy a cheap iPhone…..

  • terrible luck tyler

    anyone care to shed some light on why i am not able to download a add-on dictionary on the jelly bean update?! terribly annoying!

  • CT

    Did you get the Portable Wi-Fi App to work with the recent roll out of JB on Razr Maxx? I use FoxFi now and know it won’t work with JB so I’m avoiding the update until I can find a working Wi-Fi app. Thanks.

  • flyingpuck

    Anyone else lose their Alarm software? My alarm would NOT turn off in the normal manner this morning and I cannot find the icon for the alarm….please advise!

    • scott razr

      I found my alarms in the “clock” icon; like my iPod 5. With a few presses here and there I was able to bring up my alarms. So, great! Copying Apple; badly too as it’s not as extensive or user friendly.