The new line of RAZR phones from Motorola have all been rooted today, thanks to Dan Rosenberg, aka @djrbliss. That includes the DROID RAZR M and yep, the RAZR HD. While we still need someone to confirm this method gaining root on the RAZR HD, you can see from my picture that it most certainly roots the RAZR M. Dan mentions that this method should work on the Atrix HD, Photon Q, and Razr i, as well. (more…)
With Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) now out in the wild for the DROID RAZR M, we figured it wouldn’t be proper if we didn’t take it for a spin. So in the video below, we look at some of the major JB features to make sure they are all there. You know, like Google Now, new notifications, etc. Sure enough, they are. Take a look! (more…)
The first Jelly Bean build for Motorola’s new lineup of RAZRs has leaked this weekend, and the DROD RAZR M is the beneficiary (Blur version 98.11.35). As you can probably guess, this is a first build and probably not the OTA update that this device will eventually see, so if you would like to flash it, just understand that there is a chance that you will be stuck on this build. At this time, there are not fastboot files available for the RAZR M, so again, if you jump to this, be prepared to be there for a while.
With that said, you do not need to be rooted to do this. You can flash this update right over top of your current 77.111.10 Android 4.0.4 build, hence the name of the file. (more…)
Aren’t interested in paying $549 for the developer edition of the DROID RAZR M, but still want one since it’s the first Motorola device with an unlockable bootloader in years? Then think about entering Moto’s new Twitter contest. According to a recent Tweet, Motorola has five RAZR Ms to give away, and all you have to do to enter is follow them and then Tweet your reason for wanting one, along with the hashtag #UnlockRAZRM.
It’s customary to see tear down videos of new devices hit the web shortly after their release. The new DROID RAZR M from Motorola is no different. In this video from DirectFix, owners are shown how to fix their own LCD displays instead of sending it in for a replacement. Independence? Yeah, that’s what America is all about. (more…)
Motorola and Intel announced the first phone of their partnership this morning in London, dubbed the RAZR i. The RAZR i looks almost identical to the RAZR M that was announced a couple of weeks ago, but the insides are quite a bit different. This is the first mainstream device to run one of Intel’s Atom processors, which has been clocked at 2.0GHz. While it’s only single-core, it should be incredibly efficient and powerful enough to get any task done without hesitation. Battery life is also said to be “40% more powerful than the competition,” whatever that means. (more…)
If you head into a Verizon store today and buy a DROID RAZR M, part of the package will include a special paper from Motorola with an NFC chip inside. If you touch your NFC-equipped RAZR M to that paper, you are redirected to a website that features an “exclusive” wallpaper that you won’t find on the device itself. Since we are kind souls, we have the wallpaper for you above. Not bad, right?
Today is the day! The Motorola DROID RAZR M is available for $99 on new 2-year contract. I know I seem to be far too excited over a $99 mid-range smartphone, but this is easily Moto’s best work in years. It’s a small package with a big vibrant display, excellent performance, and stellar battery life. While I’m not necessarily a fan of the kevlar back or the below-average camera, everything else about this phone is top notch. The size, though small compared to the Galaxy S3, is a welcomed change since Motorola managed to keep the display at 4.3″, which they are claiming to be “edge-to-edge.”