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…)

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…)

DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD Receiving Bug Fixing Update to 9.18.94 and 9.30.1

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Shortly after Verizon released the support docs for a new DROID MAXX and ULTRA update, they also posted up documents detailing a new DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD update. The update is not on the same level as the camera-improving update for the MAXX and ULTRA, but since the phone is a year old, we’re happy to see it still receiving support. (more…)

Leaked DROID MAXX and ULTRA Ads Hint at 48 Hour Battery Life and August 8 Release

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There is no doubt that when a new DROID is launching on Verizon, the nation’s largest carrier makes darn sure that everyone is aware. The upcoming DROID ULTRA and DROID MAXX are clearly not going to be an exception, as leaked commercial storyboards have since been found posted on the web. Filled with speed boats and tropical islands, each commercial highlights a specific feature of their respective devices, two of which should have battery life advocates very happy.  (more…)

RAZR HD and RAZR M Updates Fix the Kernel Exploit for Unlocking Bootloaders

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Normally, we like to see software updates to our favorite phones because they tend to fix bugs and bring other enhancements that make them more stable or usable. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case this time around with the new updates for the RAZR HD and RAZR M that were approved yesterday by Verizon. While they do improve GPS and eliminate random power cycles, they also aim to patch the kernel exploit that Dan Rosenberg used to unlock the bootloaders of each. In fact, in the changelog, there is a line that reads “ARM Trust Zone Security fix (Kernel exploit allows bootloader unlock).”  (more…)