ICS build for Verizon Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx hits beta, rollout should happen in a few days

June 19, 2012
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If you own a Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR or RAZR Maxx smartphone and you started losing your patience waiting for an official OTA update to Android 4.0, (which has been several times delayed and rescheduled), you might only have to wait for a few more days.

According to mattlgroff from droidrzr.com, Verizon pushed out an ICS build to the Motorola Feedback Network, which are basically beta testers that put new builds to their paces before Big Red pushes them to the general public. Usually, this testing is one of the last stages before a general rollout. Assuming  that the Feedback team won’t find some catastrophic bugs that Verizon can’t fix within a week, we can say that the long-awaited ICS rollout for the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx is just days away.

DroidRZR posted the test build for anyone who try out. While we don’t have anything official on the matter from Verizon or Motorola, we’re almost certain that this is the real deal, in other words, the build leaked is the software package that will hit phones across the US soon.

The exact build of this leaked ROM is 6.16.211 and, before deciding to flash it, you should take a few things into consideration. First and foremost, Moto officials have stated several times that they will be pushing an official ICS update to the RAZR and RAZR Maxx by the end of Q2, which is a week from Saturday.

Therefore, even if you feel you can’t take the waiting anymore and you’re fed up with the old raggedy Gingerbread on your handheld, our advice is to give it ten more days. This leaked build might be the real thing and it might work as smoothly as the future over-the-air update, but there’s still a small chance it might be buggy, glitchy, or fake and you could end up with some serious software issues on your RAZR or RAZR Maxx.

You will, of course, need to root your device before installing the 6.16.211 build and follow the instructions from Matt’s thread. The usual precautions and warnings should be taken into consideration as well, starting with the likely voiding of your phone’s warranty. Finally, to get the download links and install package from droidrzr.com, you’ll have to be registered on the website.

Having all these in mind, if you decide to go for the leaked ICS build for the Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx, don’t forget to check back on our website and let us know in the comments section below how everything went down. Did the installation go smoothly? Does your phone now work as you imagined it will? And most importantly, are there any bugs or glitches to report that might further delay the official OTA update?

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