Flash MIUI 4 Ice Cream Sandwich on Motorola Droid Razr XT912 and Razr XT910

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March 23, 2012
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    MIUI 4 ROMs remain popular these days, especially with new supported devices being added to the list. Thanks to the brilliant guys at XDA Developers, users of the Motorola Droid RAZR XT912 and the Motorola RAZR XT910 can now experience Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) via unofficial MIUI 4 for the said Motorola handsets.

    The new unofficial MIUI 4 ROM for the RAZR promises tons of exciting features that are not present in other ICS-based ROMs. For starters, MIUI features a beautiful user interface, extensive customization on themes, and full control of customization with regards to the homescreen and interface.

    The ROM is made available for both the GSM and CDMA versions of the RAZR. The ROM is currently in its alpha stage, so it is not yet completely stable for daily use.  Among the current bugs/issues noted by the developer are the following:

    • Camcorder
    • Front-facing Camera
    • External SD card doesn’t mount
    • Data doesn’t come on by itself
    • When downloading anything your phone will warn you about downloading using your data connection
    • Wallpapers don’t scroll

    Compatibility

    This guide is intended only for the Motorola Droid RAZR XT912 (CDMA) and the Motorola RAZR XT910 (GSM) running Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. To check your phone’s model go to “Settings > About Phone”.

    Requirements

    • Rooted Motorola (Droid) RAZR GSM/CDMA with Bootstrap Recovery installed.  Check out our guide for rooting the Motorola Droid RAZR or the Motorola RAZR.
    • Your phone must be running on Android 2.3.6 firmware. Otherwise, you may experience boot loops while using your phone’s Bluetooth capabilities.
    • Fully charged battery or at least 70% battery left
    • Backup of your personal information on your phone

    Instructions

    1. Download the latest MIUI 4 ROM depending on your phone:
    2. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.
    3. Copy the downloaded ZIP file to your phone’s internal SD card (not microSD).
    4. Boot into Bootstrap Recovery. You can do this by launching the “System Recovery” application on your phone.  Select the “Recovery Mode” button to boot your phone into recovery.
    5. Disconnect your phone from your PC.
    6. Once inside Bootstrap Recovery, wipe your phone data, as follows:
      1. Select “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” then confirm on the screen that follows.
      2. From the main menu, select “Advanced”, then select “Wipe Dalvik Cache” then confirm on the screen that follows.
    7. Select “install zip from sdcard”, then select “choose zip from sdcard”. Browse for the downloaded ZIP file that you have copied earlier and select it.
    8. Confirm the installation by selecting “Yes” to start flashing the ROM. It may take 5-10 minutes for the installation process to finish.
    9. After the installation is complete, select “Go back” and select “reboot system now” to reboot your phone.

    Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Motorola Droid RAZR XT912 or Motorola RAZR XT910 through the MIUI 4 custom ROM.

    Comments

    • http://www.onlytechnews.com/ Kiyan Ridley

      Hmm… that’s good. Droid Razr is a really good phone, nearly went for one last time round.

    • Dj24707

      does your razr XT912 have to be rooted to accomplish this?

      • Abrahane31

        Ofcourse

    • R4ZER 21

      NO DATA

    • Rashed Al Noaimi

      DO U KNOW WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY DATA SIRVICE WITH THIS ROM????????

    • Kenneth Fleece

      For those who lost data because of the update, Ive played around with some settings and found the fix.

      1: Go to “Phone info” in the App Dock

      2:Scroll to the bottom and select “Turn off radio”

      3: Set the preferred network type to: WCDMA(preferred)

      4: Turn Radio back On

      5: Lastly, change preferred Network type to “GSM/CDMA auto (PRL)”

      Sometimes (depending on your location) you may have to select a different network type at step 5.

      However, I’m assuming all using this Rom are on Verizon Network if they are using a Droid Razr/ Razr Maxx so CDMA will usually do the trick.

      • Pdantro

        That worked for me i am on verizon, thank you for that I was about to go nuts changing them around.

    • Kenneth Fleece

      If someone could post a way to Revert back to Stock Rom that’d help me a lot.

      This Roms’ Liabilities far outweigh its benefits.

    • Dylan

      anybodys theme store not let them download anything?

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