If you have yet to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update on your DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX, you should be able to manually download it tomorrow, June 30. This news comes courtesy of a Verizon PR rep, which if true, would get them in on the Q2 deadline that Motorola announced a few weeks ago.
We know that many of you are frustrated and still without it even though the soak test was completed at the beginning of the week, so cross your fingers that this is finally it.
From what we have heard, the soak test of Ice Cream Sandwich for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX has come to a close and the rollout to the public should be happening at any time. At least a handful of readers are claiming to have already received the update this morning (or late last night), so we wanted to toss out a post to try to capture the situation as it progresses. As soon as you receive it, be sure to pop into the comments and let others know. If you had some trick that forced it onto your phone, feel free to share that as well. If you haven’t seen it yet and are pulling hairs from your head, snap a photo of those hairs so that we can feel your pain.
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With soak tests for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX live, it should be only a matter of days before the update gets pushed to the public. Since this OS upgrade is massive in terms of features and functionality, Motorola asked us if we would be interested in showing most of it off to you ahead of time to get you prepared. We thought, “Why the heck not?” So when a device with Android 4.0 preloaded showed up on our doorstep today, we jumped in to highlight what we believe to be the most significant changes. For those that haven’t kept up on the ICS leaks for these phones, I have a feeling that you will be pleasantly surprised at what Moto has done here. If you thought HTC scaled back its skin of Android, wait until you see this. (more…)
For whatever reason, Verizon and Motorola have removed the option under Mobile Network Settings to switch to “CDMA Only” in the Ice Cream Sandwich update that is headed to RAZRs over the next few days. For anyone that doesn’t have a RAZR MAXX, this is a problem, as LTE destroys batteries faster than you can charge them. In place of the former “CDMA Only” option is a “Global” feature for those that travel the world. Why they didn’t leave the old option and simply add “Global” to the list is a great mystery, but don’t worry, we have a way to get you onto 3G and saving batteries in just a few steps. (more…)
When you finally update your DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX to Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming days, you will likely be blown away by the number of bloatware apps that Verizon and Motorola have included with it. I actually just counted and came up with 25. I’m not kidding either.
As many of you know, bloatware apps tend to be installed at the system level, making it impossible to simply uninstall them. They are essentially protected apps that Big Red and Moto
have signed licensing deals for have decided should never be removed. Thankfully, Google gave us the ability to disable them in Ice Cream Sandwich, so they can at least be somewhat out of your hair. (more…)
We are getting closer, people. DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners that hang out over at Motorola’s Support Forums have started to receive “soak test” builds of the Ice Cream Sandwich update that you are all waiting patiently for. When this happens, that means the test has officially begun. Once they have had a chance to play with it for up to a week (hopefully less time in this scenario), then the update gets a final approval and is made available to the public.
If you missed any of our coverage of the update so far, be sure to check it all out so that you are an Android 4.0.4 pro. Here is the full changelog and highlight list for the update. Here is an intro video from Motorola. Here is info on the leak that came out a few days ago, which is the same build. It can be flashed in your stock recovery, however, people are running into issues, so be careful. The official update should be here shortly and you may want to wait it out.
For those that have received it, is it everything you ever dreamed it would be?
With the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX ready to begin rollout today, Motorola jumped in on the action with a welcome video that highlights all of the big new features. Most of these have been posted here in the past and were also listed in the official changelog, but why not see it all again? It’s going to be a big weekend for RAZR owners.
Verizon confirmed this morning that the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX will begin to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting June 22 (today). We first reported this as the rollout date a few days ago. One thing to keep in mind, is that many of you may not receive the update today at all. A lot of times, the initial go live date is for testers or small groups to make sure the update isn’t going to blow up a bunch of phones. Mass availability could and will likely happen a few days later. (more…)