Motorola Atrix 2 getting Android 4.0 ICS update

September 26, 2012
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Late last week Motorola issued a statement and updated the public regarding their plans to update devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, but the results didn't look too good. After the Atrix 2 was pushed from Q3 to "further plans coming soon" we were worried, but today they've actually started the initial ICS update.

Motorola themselves have just detailed the update for the Motorola Atrix 2 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, which should bring it more in like with the Atrix HD, RAZR M and more from the company. Why they don't just skip to Jelly Bean I don't know, but we'll take the update now that it's here.

The details confirm the update to ICS and build number 67.21.125 and mentions all the fixes and changes we can expect to see. All those still rocking the Atrix 2 will be happy to have nearly the latest and greatest. You can expect an all new look, an improved notification bar, and lockscreen shortcuts have been overhauled. Everything is in line with the Atrix HD. Oh and enjoy that awesome Circle Widget that was included -- it's one of my favorite parts of Motorola's Blurish user interface.

It looks like this has already rolled out to select few users and soak test beta members of Motorola's feedback network, but it should also be headed to all AT&T Atrix 2 owners this week. As usual you can accept the OTA update, or head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates to get started as soon as possible. Hit the links below for our review of the Atrix HD for an idea of what to expect software wise. Let us know if you have any issues updating.

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[via Android Police]


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  • Rajesh

    ICS is already available for Motorola Atrix 2. I have updated in my phone. It is working fine. I got the update more than a week or two back. Go to about phone and click on system updates, it will get activated. It is better to do with a stable WiFi connection or good 3G connection.

    • vn75

      What’s your country and carrier?
      Nobody here in US touch it (ICS)!

  • jolurojas

    Hello rajesh.
    I have a Motorola ATRIX 2 and did what you told us, but my AT&T Motorola ATRIX with GB says “Your device is up to date”. Any help?

    • Elephant

      the keyword is “AT&T”

    • FALI00

      Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! I updated a week ago and have had nothing but problems…Battery life, ring tones keep changing, dropped calls, “camera not available:”, alarm not working. I am trying to figure out how to uninstall ICS and go back to Gingerbread. Anyone have any idea how to do this?

    • FALI00

      Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth! I updated a week ago and have had nothing but problems…Battery life, ring tones keep changing, dropped calls, “camera not available:”, alarm not working. I am trying to figure out how to uninstall ICS and go back to Gingerbread. Anyone have any idea how to do this?

  • joe

    i still have not recieved the update for my atrix 2 keeps saying device is up to date. not all phones get it at same time?

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.sklarski Brian Sklarski

      Wish I knew also.. I have been waiting for months for this. ATT phone here, and it claims it is up to date when I to the OTA update.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.sklarski Brian Sklarski

      Wish I knew also.. I have been waiting for months for this. ATT phone here, and it claims it is up to date when I to the OTA update.

  • joe

    i still have not recieved the update for my atrix 2 keeps saying device is up to date. not all phones get it at same time?

  • Jared

    Ok I am just a little upset with these conflicting articles. I call Motorola and get smoke blown at me. When I call ATT I am told to call Motorola. I am done with Android. I love the OS, but this update process is total garbage and not what I pay for. If the carriers offered 1 year upgrades for Android phones it would be more reasonable, but I just don’t see that happening. So many avenues of problem solving needs to be addressed to fix this that it just won’t happen in my lifetime. Im gonna go throw my money at windows or apple instead.

  • Jared

    Ok I am just a little upset with these conflicting articles. I call Motorola and get smoke blown at me. When I call ATT I am told to call Motorola. I am done with Android. I love the OS, but this update process is total garbage and not what I pay for. If the carriers offered 1 year upgrades for Android phones it would be more reasonable, but I just don’t see that happening. So many avenues of problem solving needs to be addressed to fix this that it just won’t happen in my lifetime. Im gonna go throw my money at windows or apple instead.

  • dangle

    downloading ICS now and its finally RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dangle

    Atrix 2 now has ics

  • mjritter

    Ok, it’s Saturday and just checked and still no ics for ATT Atrix2… starting to suck! This is the biggeat problem with Android vs Apple.

  • Ignacio

    Today is October 8th and my device is still on 2.3.6, and the message is always the same “your device is up to date” can anybody tell me why?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dick.946 Jonathan Dick

    Mine is version 2.3.6 and it tells me it is “up to date.” WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dick.946 Jonathan Dick

    Mine is version 2.3.6 and it tells me it is “up to date.” WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JustinWilhelmPhotography Justin Wilhelm

    No, this has not been available to owners in the US yet. It was released in India about a month ago and went into a soak test here in the US a little over a week ago.

  • Ronaldo

    My Atrix 2 updated ICS 4.0.4… yay….

    • http://www.facebook.com/andres.roca.12 Andres Roca

      ey! hows it working? I’m planning on updating it today.

  • bk

    Mine updated on 10/10/12 & i didn’t know it was changing the entire software…some getting use to. Had problems for a few hours with texting & a few apps.

  • PISSED OFF!!!

    So freaking pissed about the update!! My regular widgets that I have used and loved over the last yr have vanished. Is there a way to undo the update???

    • Greymare

      I am so with you on this! I HATE this update. Can’t find anything, and the major shortcut I used to my messages which included all the email accounts that are important to me as well as facebook messages and text messages is gone. Have no idea how to get it back. I’m livid! I am now looking to root but can’t find that there is a root yet for the Ice Cream Sandwich updated Atrix. I think I’m gonna call ATT tomorrow and demand a new phone. This one is still under warranty. And have you noticed…..THERE’S NO FLASH NOW!

  • Laura

    My phone updated today. So for so good! :)

  • Lance

    Mine took a good 4 hours to load so I eventually took it to the store and they forced the restart… my gallery doesn’t work nor does my music app or a few others (alarm). Not sure what to do, I guess I’ll reboot the whole phone in hopes that a fresh start will work out the kinks.

  • Brandy

    Over all I LOVE the ics update. The only issue I m having is is that I keep losing all signal and I drop calls A Lot. I life in Phoenix, so I have awesome sinal but ever since the update, my signal has gone down and its annoying to keep dropping calls.

  • Robert

    I installed the update three days ago in my Atrix 2. Since the update, my phone signal has been crap. I’ve dropped many calls. Has anyone else had issues? Any fixes? The rest of the upgrade appears to be working ok. Thanks…

    • D

      I’ve noticed an overall slower function since switching to 4.0. My phone lags big time now gingerbread was definitely a lot smoother.

  • Hannah

    My phone has been updated since Thurday night and it changed the whole look, so it takes a lot of getting used to. I have notcied battery life lasts longer… but it is interferring with my texts. I am not recieving some texts. Also, my texts do not scroll across the notification bar anymore…I kind of wish I could go back to the old..

  • erika

    When will we get an update for screen shots? I would love that!

  • Fauckthis

    Text messaging not working…wish I would have kept the older version..=/

  • MikeK

    Updated mine on 10-20-12. I’m on AT&T. Now it doesn’t allow you to “Select Multiple” text messages to delete. You have to either delete the whole conversation or press and hold each message and then confirm the delete. What a pita, it takes forever. Why get rid of something that makes it convenient to do a task?

  • matt

    Ics ruined my ATRIX 2 thanks for nothing!

  • PV

    I just updated my atrix2 to ICS from gingerbread. Since the update my 4G connection does not work at all. Wi-Fi and rest of the apps seem to be working fine. Anyone know what the issue might be and how to fix the same? Thanks P