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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!

  • Glitch

    Ahh, it’s like a breath of fresh air.

    ICS was becoming sluggish and wonky for my Razr Maxx. But not it is responsive and seems slick again.

  • michael

    m
    The Xmas leak (98.72.8.XT912) is sitting on my
    phone, asking to be installed every 12 hours. It was automatically
    pushed to my phone while I was sleeping. After checking several forums,
    and seeing some of the problems people were having, I decided to wait
    for the official, final version to be released before risking messing up
    my phone.

    Now that the final release is out (98.72.16.XT912), how do I get rid
    of the Xmas version so the new version can get through? Will this be
    done automatically when it gets pushed to my phone? Or do I have to do
    something first? (Like, would I have to install the Xmas one anyway, and
    then install the alternate OTA Blur_Version.98.72.8.XT912.Version.en.US.zip file?)

  • XvierX

    Is photosphere only included on the 4.2.2 build?

    • Verizon

      Yes

  • 3IY

    I am starting to understand why they are offering the Razr for a penny now with new activation. When it had Gingerbread I touted it, when it got ICS I patiently waited for an update and kept my mouth shut. Now that the highly anticipated Jelly Bean update is on the phone which seems like more of a patch than anything else I am ready to drop the phone into the toilet. None of the issues I was having after the ICS push seem to have been addressed and it is making me sick. My old HTC Incredible was a much superior device in it”s day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.larsen.106 Michael Larsen

    What can I use to replace Fox Fi

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  • http://twitter.com/DouglasB11 Douglas B

    I pulled the OTA update today on my maxx. I am not rooted, but my wifi isn’t working at all on the phone. It just says connecting. I know it’s not an issue with the wifi because my laptop connected just fine. Anyone else having this problem?

    • http://twitter.com/DouglasB11 Douglas B

      Updating to add I’ve also lost bluetooth as well. This is frustrating.

    • http://twitter.com/PriteBox PriteBox

      Same issue for me. I reading was a WiFi router/modem issue.

    • James

      I just got my update today and am having the exact same problem. The WiFi on my phone was always good until this morning and now it won’t connect with me sitting right beside the router. I have reset phone, cycled WiFi, and reset router. Anyone have any other ideas?

      • T.Conner

        I am having the same issue. please keep me in the loop should you get a fix. Thanks

    • Rob Rutherford

      I have been fighting this for over a week… I have to reboot to connect… I hope we get a fix soon…

  • Sam

    Does anyone know if after the update EasyTether will still work?

    • Josh

      I would like know as well.. anyone?

  • thebluegod

    No thank you, running Eclipse JB which is friggin awesome.

  • Knlegend1

    I don’t care anymore.

  • Alex

    SPEED DIAL IS GONE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/keir.williams.5 Keir Williams

    E: error in cache/blur_version.6.16.211.XT912.en.US.zip HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/keir.williams.5 Keir Williams

    Its telling me theres an error in the cahe/downloads

  • http://www.facebook.com/keir.williams.5 Keir Williams

    it says E: error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip HELP

  • maqsr

    The new JB disables wifi on FoxFi. SUCKS!

    • gp126904

      Foxfi doesnt work on JB.

  • Chidoro

    Just looked it up and was going to tell folks here that it was now available in North NJ and you beat me to it. I’m updating as we speak.

  • Alex D

    Anyone want to reset my phone back to stock for me. Bought it from a guy and he didn’t full remove his root form it and I have no clue how to get safestrap off of it and get back to normal. Install fails because of lost files which I think.

    • scott razr

      Had a few lock ups w/ my and my wife’s Razrs awhile ago. From what I remember, hitting and holding vol. up & vol. down button at the same time gets options, and one is for erase and restore. I spent quite a few hours playing before finally getting the right combination of the buttons and timing right. Research it online as I did and get all the advise you can and try them. Hopefully, with a multitude of councillors, as the Bible says, the plan will succeed.

  • Rich

    Can confirm that if you are on the Christmas leak with root that you can keep root by using OTA Rootkeeper to backup and unroot, run the update then restore root, worked perfectly.

    Also on JB for Wi-FI tethering I just used the SQLite hack and run the inbuilt hotspot app, works great.

  • Chris McKain

    Isn’t Jelly Bean supposed to allow for higher quality contact pictures with google?

  • MyStroPro

    so – waiting for root / fastboot files come out — since I’ll wait on my ROM to get updated… since I’m already on JB

  • James

    Does this bring back the USB charge only option? Does this remove USB mass storage?

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.tom1 Eric Tom

      Still no USB charge only option but USB mass storage is still retained.

  • jeradc

    Got it last night around 1 AM CST…. very nice. Been disabling stuff left and right :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    what should i do if i did the update a week ago manuelly?

  • http://twitter.com/polar135 polar135

    Need a suggestion, on the dec leak, rooted. Unfroze all the apps i had frozen but getting a error from the kindle apk. Since i am on JB i cant roll back to ICS. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    • MyStroPro

      Check out the utilities on DroidRzr.com – the community has an app there to do the update manually. My guess is something got corrupted when it got frozen, but that’s a guess.

      • http://twitter.com/polar135 polar135

        Thanks @MyStroPro:disqus worked great.

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          No problem. =0) I love that site!

  • sunupe

    Just saw the notice on DL…I’m downloading now. I’m anticipating all the JB updates. Now if only we could update to 4.2.2 then I’ll be satisfied!! MAXX

  • joejoe5709

    I love my Nexus. I hardly remember a time without Jelly Bean. I’ve had a Jelly Bean ROM since July 2012 and even Verizon officially updated to Jelly Bean in September. So even by Verizon standards, it’s still a huge benefit to have a Nexus.

  • http://twitter.com/zerstoer David Pucknell

    So the razr now has a newer version of android than my galaxy nexus?

  • Nick4G

    Razr Maxx is a great phone and happy to get Jelly Bean last night. I don’t know why people attempt to root/flash it.

    • JoshGroff

      Root ALL the things!

      • Droidzilla

        • JoshGroff

          But what about tablets, mp3 players, cameras, etc?

    • Big_EZ

      To make it better, and add features. Also to be able to backup and restore when swapping phones.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I updated it manually over the weekend so thanks to DL for the perfect instructions! I’ve got a lot to learn about Google Now but I’m enjoying what I’ve done with it so far. My battery life seems a little worse but that might be because I’m constantly playing with the phone. :P Some annoying bugs were squashed, such as the &apos in email issue and the “not able to adjust the volume in call when the phone is to your ear” issue. Both are gone which is very nice.
      I do have to admit that the phone seems a little more sluggish, not less, after the update. And yes, I did clear the cache when I ran the update.

      • Joe Stimpert

        Lucky, I have experienced the same sluggishness you mentioned as well as decreased battery life. Input improved, and stability is better. I’m glad I updated the device.

        • Lucky Armpit

          Glad it’s not just me. Yes, the device is definitely more stable and the added features are absolutely worth the minor headaches. I’ve also been trying to “clean” the phone and uninstall any app that I don’t really use and disable everything I can’t uninstall and don’t need.

          • Susan

            I backed up my pics and videos and did a factory reset to start my phone out clean with Jelly Bean. I am adding apps back one by one as I need them. If an old app isn’t right for Jelly Bean, I am sure there is another one that will be. I am happy with the smoother functioning of my phone with JB. It’s been a few days and the only thing I miss so far about ICS is the timer that went with the alarm.

  • Jeff Frane

    I did a casual check this morning after I woke up — and there it was! D/l and install probably took about one hour all told, and everything seems to be working very well. I may be kidding myself but I believe it is much faster now opening up apps.

  • Capt. Crunch

    Fast boot files would be nice. I replaced my home screen and i’m having issues bringing it back to stock.

  • tharealoc

    I have been using this since the soak test, and it is great. I miss foxfi but google now and project butter are great.

    The first couple days I noticed battery drain….after some research I found that the tilt to scroll in chrome was causing the battery to drain fast even when “sleeping” to fix this, disable tilt to scroll in chrome. I personally disabled chrome all together and have had a huge boost in battery life..I am talking 1-2% drain when screen off per hour.

    Hope this helps anyone with disappointing battery life since the update.

    • BP

      Portable Wi-Fi app does. Works just like FoxFi.

      • http://www.facebook.com/michael.larsen.106 Michael Larsen

        I love FoxFi and would hate to lose it

      • rc

        Tried Portable WiFi app on my Droid RAZR Maxx. Did not work. Get a prompt about subscription service. Similar to FoxFi.

    • Capt. Crunch

      I’ve been running on the leaked version and battery drain was higher than normal so i’all definitely try disabling tilt to scroll.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Thanks for the tip! I have disabled the Tilt to Scroll feature in Chrome and restarted it (it said to when I disabled the option) by Force Stopping it then reopening Chrome. I will charge it tonight and see how I do over the next couple of days. I noticed that Google Plane Books and Google Play Magazines were causing the phone to be “awake” immediately after the update and I disabled them both. No loss to me as I didn’t use either one of them. They were using a huge chunk of the battery which I thought was weird. It helped a lot. Hopefully the Chrome trick will help also.

  • chris

    put it on my moms phone about a hour ago looks good so far

  • http://AndroidNexus.com/ Ryan

    Hey Motorola how about the bionic?

    • JoshGroff

      While they’re at it, maybe they can pump the clock speed to 1.2 like the RAZR.

      • Diablo81588

        Its been at 1.2 since the ICS update.

        • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

          My Bionic shows at 1.0 Ghz on ICS. No overclocking either.

          • Diablo81588

            It was supposed to overclock during the ICS upgrade if your phone was stable. Looks like you have a phone that failed the test.

        • JoshGroff

          I thought I read that but I guess I thought it was just a rumor.

  • Rtech9

    Well FoxFi, we had a nice run, but we must depart from you now. Google Now, and most importantly Project Butter, are just two good features one must have.

    • BP

      I’ve been on JB for months. Note 2 Verizon…That being said, I had to find something in place of FoxFi, which was my favorite app. Doesn’t work with JB, but the Portable Wi-Fi app does. Works just like FoxFi.

      • huskerhog

        Which Portable Wi-Fi App are you speaking of?

        • BP

          That is what is called.. Portable WiFi.. For free in the app store. Works on my Note 2 running JB. I run everything through it, I don’t pay for cable. Netflix, tablet, Xbox, work laptop, etc. All the same time. Allows you to connect up to 10 devices at once. Loved Foxfire but doesn’t work with JB.

          BP

          • huskerhog

            I downloaded it and it checked my subscription status and then gave me the numbers to Verizon. Is this the same app from Core Technologies?

          • BP

            Had the same issue at first. I uninstalled and reinstalled it again and the app worked. The thing you have to do is you actually have to you have to give access to your devices using the the SSID code. Open up the application and get that information then it works

          • huskerhog

            I uninstalled and re-installed. It simply will not open.

          • huskerhog

            Where do I obtain the SSID code?

          • BP

            Open app. Nothing will happen. Pull down screen at the top where the 4G, time, etc… Then you will see portable WiFi. Open that. Sync allowed devices using the SSID. Bam!

          • CT

            So you’re saying Portable Wi-Fi app does work on the Razr Maxx with the new JB? I’ve been avoiding JB until I find a replacement for FoxFi….

          • BP

            Did you get it?

          • huskerhog

            No. It tells me that my order could not be processed. No Portable WiFi in the notifications bar.

          • BP

            My wife had my old maxx. I’m trying it now on hers.

          • BP

            Ouch.. Didn’t work on the Maxx. Works fine on the Note 2 though.?

          • huskerhog

            Thanks for trying. It looks like PDAnet will not eiher.

    • Lucky Armpit

      I’m not sure why everyone says FoxFi doesn’t work on JB. Mine updated to the latest version and then installed PDANet after I updated to JB. I tested it with my laptop and I was able to Wifi tether and get on the Internet no problem. Am I missing something?

  • ike

    Just wondering before I download.. Does flash on browser work? and if I pressed later on the download, will it keep prompting me or will it eventually download itself? I may wait until I see haw things playout with flash and foxfi.

    • pubasnacks77

      Don’t think Flash works on any version of JB, but I could be wrong

      • j

        You are wrong. It works just fine. Flash isn’t going to be UPDATED for furutre compatibility, however, current versions still work with JB, and hopefully will continue to for awhile.

        • ike

          This is with the new stock browser, which is Chrome now? I sideloaded it on ics and it worked fine, but that wasnt chrome.

          • JoshGroff

            Chrome doesn’t work with flash, but if it still says browser, you should be fine. If not, Dolphin Browser works just fine.

          • Big_EZ

            I use Dolphin HD on my Note 2 with Jelly Bean and flash works, not sure about chrome but I don’t think it supports flash.

    • Verizon

      Flash is no longer supported with Jelly Bean. There are alternative browsers that do support it though. I don’t use it myself, but I believe Foxfi does not work with Jelly Bean or perhaps just this update. If you delay the update it will continue to prompt you. I have never had one download on its own though, but the notification will drive you nuts.

    • ike

      Thanks for replying. Heavy sigh, I guess I just have to live with the fact that I will eventually lose flash.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

        You can still side load flash and it will work on jb, I have it sure loaded on my Dna

        • JoshGroff

          Same thing with my Note 2. Works like a charm.

  • Mikecolorama

    i got the update last night, but it keeps failing. i’m stock rooted.

  • Rodney Bolden

    If I am rooted will I still be able to recieve the OTA update?

    • sherpajosh

      Try reading the other comments.

    • Verizon

      Yes, but you need to use Voodoo OTA Root Keeper to keep root. Make sure your Super User binaries are up to date and then temp unroot before installing.

  • Josh

    Mine keeps saying check for update is not available at this time. Try again later. How can is be fixed?

    • Rodney Bolden

      If you have wifi, try putting the phone into airplane mode while keeping the wifi on and download it that way.

      • Josh

        That still didnt work. I was rooted before this btw

    • rjbell4

      Josh, did you ever figure this out? I’m having the same trouble.

  • r0lct

    A bit off topic but anyone with a RAZR HD still not get the update? My co-workers RAZR HD Maxx won’t update to JB and he keep asking me why. Trying to figure out if it is just his phone and I just need to do a reset or if a lot of people are still waiting.

    • glidewells

      I had that problem also, I had to dl the Motorola software on my laptop and upgrade that way. It dl’ed and installed no problem.

      • r0lct

        If you get a chance can you tell me what version you download and where did you get it from?

        On XDA I found VZW_XT926_4.1.1_9.8.1Q_39_VQW_CFC but trying to figure out if it is the latest.

        • glidewells

          It will find and download for you, it brought me to….9.8.1q_39, so yes s the latest.

      • Kevin

        I got the RAZR maxx HD update December 24th. You’ve been missing it for awhile

  • Tim

    Is this the same build as the Soak test or did they make any changes?

    • Verizon

      Exact same thing.

  • Brian

    Completely screwed up my non-rooted Maxx – ended up getting stuck on the Droid eye boot screen. Ended up having to go into Recovery and do a hard reset (argh), but seems to be working now. What a pain.

  • glidewells

    Wish they would push these blurless updates for the HD models.

  • flyingpuck

    Updating right now as we speak!!

  • wickets

    thanks

  • philnolan3d

    Saw this posted on G+ checked for system update before even clicking the link and there it was!

  • Tom Snyder

    the 3g/4gLTE connection has been terrible since the upgrade

    • Verizon

      Really? I haven’t had any issue and I’m in a less than stellar coverage area. Are you losing data or just having trouble with 3g/4g hand-off?

      • Tom Snyder

        im dropping data completely …theres just a blank space where 3g/4g should be…ive always had great 3g/4g coverage. Ive almost never lost data on ICS and it got bad once i received the update

        • Verizon

          I’d contact customer service. They’ll make you reset the phone, but if nothing will fix it you could get a replacement.

    • tharealoc

      I agree, it seems that the signal strength has decreased a bit. However it could be like it was with the gnex and the signal is being calculated more accurately than before.

    • Ben

      I am having 4 g issues as well after update. I had Dec build and it worked fine

      • http://www.facebook.com/ray.garcia2 Ray Garcia

        I too have had trouble with signal and at times I try to make calls or I’ve called myself using landline and call wont go through either way. This happened to me on Sat. & Sun. I Haven’t used phone much since then. This was using the soak test that was posted on Fri. by DL.

    • Diablo81588

      That’s very strange. My girls maxx was having nothing but issues on ICS with signal drops. Updated to JB leak and then the OTA JB, no problems since. Rock solid signal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.goodridge.7 Brendon Goodridge

        Question you said you did the manual update and then ended up doing the ota I’m on manual right now how would I go about getting the ota version?

        • Diablo81588

          You should be able to pull the update in settings. Motorola released two different versions, one for upgrading from ICS, and one for upgrading from the December leak.

  • Scott H

    98% downloaded as I write this!

  • Sam

    I received the update last night @ 10:00 PM for both my razr phone. They work great with no issues.

  • sherpajosh

    Will I lose root access if I update? Has JB been rooted yet?

    • Verizon

      If you use Voodoo OTA Root Keeper then you should have no problems. It is in the play store.

      • sherpajosh

        Thanks. Should I also temp unroot to install the update?

        • Verizon

          Yes, use temp unroot before you install. Make sure that your Super User binaries are up to date though before you try to do anything.

          • m

            My phone is also rooted. I took your advise and temp. disabled root and it still will not install it. It downloads but will not install. Help please.

          • JoshGroff

            Did you uninstall or freeze any of the bloatware with titanium backup or anything similar?

          • m

            Ill be honest I’m a in a little over my head. I do have Titanium backup and remember doing something with it but not sure. What do do?

          • JoshGroff

            Good thing Verizon posted a link to a factory restore type thing earlier. Just follow the instructions and you should be ready to take the update afterwards.

            http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4654-droid-razr-utility-182-windows-for-verizon-droid-razr-and-droid-razr-maxx-only/

          • Verizon

            Even knowing that it is my screen name, that just reads weird.

          • JoshGroff

            Felt weird to say as well.

          • Nathan D

            Should we unfreeze everything before updating?

          • JoshGroff

            IIRC you have to in order for it to install, unless that changed.

          • Diablo81588

            What is the error message you’re getting?

  • Verizon

    Thanks for the update on the update about the update.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Your welcome, Verizon. :P

      • Verizon

        LOL at getting downvotes. Probably my name again.

      • DerGrammarNazi

        you’re
        -The Grammar Nazi

        • Droidzilla

          Without an asterisk, it could appear as though you’re accusing Kellen of being the Grammar Nazi.

          -The Grammar Nazi Nazi

      • JoshGroff
    • tikkitakkitorri

      After I got my Nexus a year ago, I accidentally hard bricked my Razr accidentally outside of the SafeSystem/safestrap… anyone know how to bring this thing back from the dead?