Official Ice Cream Sandwich soak test for Droid RAZR leaks, real update coming soon


One of the main complaints I had with Verizon's Droid RAZR MAXX when I reviewed it was the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich. As such, one would naturally assume that a leaked official build of the latest Android 4.0 would be a good thing. Well, in this situation that is not quite the case. 

In short, yes, it is possible to get an official build of Android 4.0 ICS on your Verizon Droid RAZR (not RAZR MAXX) right now. However, the problem is that the update doesn't come in a nice flashable .zip file, and you must instead use some third party apps to trick Verizon and Motorola's servers into sending you the update, which is meant for a soak test and not general use. While this does mean that the software is coming from an official source, the method does carry more risks than the standard recovery flash, and requires much more work to recover from if done improperly. 

Not only that, the fact that Motorola has an update out on their servers going out for soak tests practically guarantees that the update will officially be coming to RAZR devices soon. Rumor has it that the update could land as soon as this Wednesday, and will certainly be out sometime this month. With that in mind, it doesn't really seem worth it to risk an early installation, but if you like to live on the edge, then the instructions can be found through the source link.

[xda-developers via Android Community]
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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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