When Motorola announced their new family of RAZRs – RAZR M, RAZR HD, and RAZR MAXX HD – we were a bit disappointed to learn that the HD variants wouldn’t be available for a while. In fact, Motorola and Verizon would only say that we would see the RAZR HD and MAXX HD some time “before the holidays.” That could mean the day before Thanksgiving for all we know. Actually, that probably is the week they’ll launch them, being the busiest shopping weekend of the year and all. (more…)
Motorola’s DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR M event is over, but that doesn’t mean we are done talking about them for the day. In fact, since there are two variations to the RAZR HD (MAXX HD), plus the RAZR M as its own little beast, we thought a gallery would be the best way to show them to you. We also have some hands-on footage from the event along with some in-person photos. The designs look like most of Motorola’s work from the last year, but in opinion, with a bit of extra polish. The 4.7″ HD display on the RAZR HD also looks fantastic in the short clip below. Enjoy. (more…)
See that little “qe 1/1″ listed on the screenshot above of my DROID RAZR booted into recovery? According to @P3Droid and a variety of testers, this is a root checker of sorts that Motorola has built into the boot and recovery .img files of their current crop of devices, including the RAZR, RAZR MAXX and DROID 4. If you see “qe 0/0″ you are running a device that has never been rooted. If you see “qe 0/1″ you are running a device that was at one time rooted, but currently is not. If you see “qe 1/1″ like in the picture above, you are running a device that is currently rooted. (more…)
According the latest RAZR HD rumors, the device may not be all it has been cracked up to be. Word out of Phone Arena suggests that the device won’t have the 13MP camera that has been included in device talks for months now, and will instead carry an 8MP shooter. They are also hearing that the RAZR MAXX HD rumor, which was started over the weekend, is false. Can’t say we are surprised by that, having questioned it on Sautrday as well. Motorola apparently feels as if the 2530mAh battery inside the RAZR HD will be enough, something we would tend to agree with thanks to the incredibly efficient Snapdragon S4 processor inside. (more…)
According to a rumor out of a site called Hot Hardware, a “very reliable source” has indicated to them that Motorola is going to release both a DROID RAZR HD and a RAZR MAXX HD, but not until October. Their source was not able to confirm any specs, but Motorola employees have done a marvelous job of providing us with those through image hosting and benchmark sites. The FCC filing for the phone gave us some goods too, like the 2530mAh battery it will hold. This person with knowledge of the situation also mentioned that the launch could depend on how many regular RAZR and RAZR MAXX devices they sell leading into the fall season. That seems a bit odd, especially since that build is almost a year old, which is an eternity in the Android game. (more…)
DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners, full custom ROMs will soon be in your future, thanks to @dhacker29, @hashcodeof, and @therealjonpry. Using the kexec method that has become famous on older Motorola phones and now the Galaxy S3, custom kernels are now an option. Well, once they are built by the ever-growing RAZR dev-community. This also means that you will see full and official CyanogenMod builds, something that should excite many of you.
As of today, it doesn’t appear as if there is a public way for you to test custom kernels or find ROMs that have them, but it likely won’t be long.
Cheers Jeremy and Brandon!
With fastboot files, you are able to relieve your Motorola phone from a variety of sticky situations. Using a program called RSDLite, you can flash these and recover your phone should you soft brick it or find yourself in some sort of a bootloop after tinkering too much. Basically, what I’m saying is that if you own a DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX, you need to download the new files that were released last night that can get you to stock 4.0.4, which is the OTA update you all received last month. It’s also a decent way to start fresh on a clean 4.0.4 if you have been running leaks or other ROMs.
Hit up the links below to download. You want the 6.7.2-180 build file.