Motorola Releases Full 6.12.173 Update Changelog for DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX

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Motorola has released its full changelog for the 6.12.173 update that will arrive on DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX handsets in the coming days (soak test members only). This list differs slightly from the one that Verizon released a week ago, providing a few additional details into the new MotoCast, battery life increases, and camera enhancements. Seems odd that these two companies would produce such different lists or view pieces of the update as more important than others, but that’s what we’ve got. The more details the better, right?

And remember, you can manually upgrade to this software using our instructions if you are not interested in waiting for the update to become available.

Full list below.  

Software Update for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA

Introduction We are pleased to announce the new software update for DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA. The software update (Motorola Version.6.12.173.XT912.Verizon.en.US) includes numerous fixes and enhancements.

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Who Can Use This Release ALL DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA users

Enhancements and Fixes:


  • Added new auto-upload feature for sending pictures and videos back to your computer
  • Improved installation steps for easier use

Smart Actions:

  • Added new Smart Action triggers (docks and calendar events) and actions (VIP caller, auto text reply and voice announcement)


  • Added new features (Password enabled Encryption Key Protection, Simplified Corporate Email Setup, Email sorting enhancements, Cisco and Juniper SSL VPN support)


  • Improved data throughput performance in low-signal 4G environments
  • Improved stability of data connectivity during after Airplane Mode is disabled


  • Increased overall battery life
  • Improved battery life when using Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) Bluetooth® enabled headsets


  • Improvements in camera performance and user interface enhancements


  • Updated VZ Navigator® with the latest 3D map improvements
  • Added V CAST App
  • Updated Google applications including new versions of Music and Talk, as well as added Google Videos

Visual Voicemail:

  • Resolved issues so messages can be marked as read
  • Improved message playback to resume when audio is switched to speaker
  • Updated to allow subscription or unsubscription while connected with Wi-Fi
  • Eliminated error associated with pressing back key after playback

Mobile Hotspot:

  • Improved security
  • Updated permissions to successfully allow other devices to connect to all Internet websites

User Interface:

  • Updated email icon for better visibility.
  • Included new icon graphics on the Homescreen and Application tray
  • Improved device stability when moving between home screen panels


  • Updated multimedia ringtones to permit saving
  • Updated favorite contacts widget
  • Resolved issue to correctly show the remaining download time when performing an Over The Air (OTA) update

Additional Information There is no charge for this upgrade other than the usual data connection charges. Subject to change without notice. If you have difficulty with this upgrade, visit us at

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Cheers Droidzilla!



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