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…)
Amazon pinged us this afternoon to let us know that the DROID RAZR (16GB) is on sale for $0.01 or 1 penny. If you have an upgrade available, this includes you as well. New customers, upgrades, and added lines are all included in this promo, something rarely seen except on special occasions.
While this phone may not include the 3300mAh battery of its younger brother, the RAZR MAXX, it is still one of the better phones on Verizon to this day. It also has a sizable developer community that grows by the day.
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!
When Ice Cream Sandwich finally arrived for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, a new lock screen came along for the ride. Aside from the unlock option, this new lock screen had shortcuts to 3 different apps: camera, phone, and text messaging. Now, in most 3rd party lock screen apps, you can customize these shortcuts, however, Motorola wasn’t ready to go that far and left you without options. If you want Foursquare or a Twitter client as one of the shortcuts, you are out of luck.
There is one that can be configured though, after a bit of trickery, and that is the text message app. If you are of the variety that uses Handcent or GOSMS or some other text application, there is a way to get it onto your lock screen, as you are seeing in the picture above.
What you need to do is cruise into Settings>Applications>All and find the stock text message app. Once found, disable it. Your third party text message app will now become the default app and appear on your lock screen.
AmazonWireless has begun their “Hot Mid-Summer Sale” on select Android devices and the DROID RAZR just so happens to be one of them. For a very limited time, new buyers or folks adding a line to an existing family plan can have the RAZR for only a single cent. Not bad. They are also holding deals on a few Sprint phones such as the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy SIII. If you want to check the deals out, just follow the link below.
A new update has been found for the DROID RAZR on Motorola’s servers as build 6.16.215 and it looks to be an important one. The baseband (LTE radio in this case) and kernel have both been updated. Forum members who have already flashed this are claiming that they can tell a difference on the connectivity front, too. Along for ride is Google’s Chrome, though we aren’t sure if Moto is also removing the stock browser. An Atrix HD leak appeared last week that had Chrome included as well, so we’re thinking that Motorola is ready to accept the non-beta Chrome that was released a couple of weeks back, as the new standard for their devices going forward.
In order to flash this, you need to be stock 6.16.211, which means no frozen apps. Also, if you want to return to 6.16.211, you can via RSD Lite and the leaked fastboot file from last week.
The clock widget from the Atrix HD that we featured yesterday, has apparently been pulled from a device and is available for you to download. The clock itself is interactive, showing you time, weather in multiple cities, and your battery and data plan percentages. It’s easily one of the better clock widgets we have seen in some time. If it sounds like something you would love to have on your device, then jump at the download link below. (more…)
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.