Motorola Releases Full 6.12.173 Update Changelog for Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx

by: AlexanderFebruary 6, 2012
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Motorola has just released the changelog for the impending update that will be rolling out to your Motorola Droid Razr or Razr Maxx in the next few days, to members of the Motorola Feedback Network. This list is a bit different from the one that was recently released by Verizon. Hopefully this update will be out to everyone in the next week or two. We will keep you posted.

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

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Specific functionality and features with each software version of Android may vary. Contact your service provider for details.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used under license. Google is a trademark of Google, Inc. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners. ©2012 Motorola Mobility Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Very happy with how Moto is coming out with these updates…. keep it up!

  • Cdavid469

    Just get ICS already, 173 is a big improvement, it runs well, has a bigger than stated impact on standby battery use, and really seems to solve data connectivity issues. It’s a far cry from what everyone on any form of razr wants, which is ICS and an unlocked bootloader, it is nice for now, but so far motorola has stumbled out of the gate with a very impressive phone that is being hampered by an overcontrolled bootloader. This phone has been terribly unfriendly to the developer community and the developer edition was viewed by most as a slap in the face rather than the answer to the problem, since most of the people who would have considered the phone a viable option were already invested in a previous edition and the developer edition wasn’t suported or offered by carriers meaning you would pay the full $600+ pricetag out of your own pocket. Motorola has dropped the ball on what would have been a top 3 option.

    • Nick

      How did you get is on it

      • Nick

        Is on it

        • Nick

          Ics on it

  • Jon

    Android 2.3.6 coming in on my phone now…

  • Salt

    Downloaded new software .. Works great on data connection but now my device gets “unknown device detected” when I plug my phone to the computers usb. Tried two separate computers.

  • David

    I love how they don’t tell you when you download this update you are also forced to download more bloatware when you cannot uninstall. Thanks Moto and Verizon for making me have more crap on my phone that I don’t want or need

  • Wileyd

    Definitely an improvement on the battery performance! thanks

  • ank1983

    I have a problem with my voice announce. I used to know who was calling me before getting up to check my phone. Now it just says Verizon Wireless instead of the caller. Anybody know how to change this?