Thanks to New Root Method, Bootloaders on RAZR HD and RAZR M can be Unlocked Again

Thanks to this weekend’s new root exploit/method/pile-of-awesomeness from geohot, we are hearing from a number of readers who own older Motorola phones (like the RAZR HD and RAZR M), that once rooted using towelroot, the previous bootloader unlock tool from djrbliss is working again. You may remember “Motopocalypse” from April of last year, an .apk file that really did finally end Motorola’s run at keeping their bootloaders locked. It was a glorious time, that’s for sure.  (more…)

Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon Rooted, Potentially Many Other Phones as Well

Famed developer, geohot (with help from some friends), has done it. The Samsung Galaxy S5 on AT&T and Verizon has been rooted. So before we dive into this, I’ll just note that the bounty for achieving this task was well over $18,000. If you pledged some cash, it is time to pay up.

With that said, yep, root has come, my friends. The long wait is over. Freedom on some level is now a part of your Galaxy S5. Flip the bird to whoever you would like to at this point, because the good guys have won again. I should say, the guys who paid hundreds of dollars for a phone who want to feel like they actually own that phone, have won.  (more…)

Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” Update Approved for DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M on Verizon

Android 4.4.2 “Kit Kat” updates have been approved by Verizon for the DROID RAZR HD (MAXX HD too) and RAZR M from Motorola. The updates should be rolling out shortly, now that a soak test for each has seemingly passed by without issue. These are the last of Motorola’s phones on Verizon that were guaranteed to receive the update to Kit Kat. Nice job, Motorola.

The RAZR HD, MAXX HD, and RAZR M updates are builds 182.46.10 and 183.46.10.  (more…)

DROID RAZR HD Soak Test Arrives With Kit Kat Update

DROID RAZR HD (and MAXX HD) owners who participate in Motorola’s Feedback Network are being invited to take part in a soak test for a new software update that will bring Kit Kat (Android 4.4) to their phones. The update shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, since Motorola told us back in mid-April that we had a “few more weeks” to go until the update was ready.

Once this update rolls out to the HD and MAXX HD (hopefully the RAZR M too), Motorola will have updated its entire current line-up of phones to Android 4.4. Well, at least the line-up of phones that it confirmed would receive the update.

Assuming the soak test goes well over the coming days, it shouldn’t take long for the final approval to roll through Verizon before arriving on all RAZR HD devices.  (more…)

Software Test Drive Incoming for RAZR HD, Hoping It’s Kit Kat

Motorola confirmed back in November that it would bring a Kit Kat (Android 4.4) update to the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M, but we’re four months removed from that announcement and haven’t seen any movement towards new software pushing. Or did we just get exactly what we needed to see? Select members of Motorola’s Feedback Network (MFN) received invites within the last 24 hours to “test drive” something(more…)

Verizon Black Friday Deals: Galaxy Note 3 for $199, JAMBOX at $99, 25% Off Mophie Power Station

Verizon has rolled out its Black Friday deals early this morning with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 looking like the best of the lot. Normally priced at $299 on-contract, Verizon has slashed the price to $199 on-contract for the day or $599 at full retail. If the Note 3 wasn’t on your radar, there are some other deals here and there that may be worth a look.  (more…)

Motorola Confirms Android 4.4 Kit Kat Updates for DROID RAZR HD, MAXX HD, and RAZR M

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When Android 4.4 Kit Kat was originally announced 3 weeks back, Motorola confirmed that the Moto X and new DROID family would all see the update fairly quickly. What we weren’t sure about was whether or not last year’s DROID family would see the same joy – that would be the DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD, and RAZR M. According to recently updated Motorola update support pages, all three will indeed see the update to Android 4.4. (more…)