Motorola Atrix update now official

April 29, 2011
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Well that didn't take long. AT&T has announced that the Motorola Atrix update we reported this morning is now official and out of Beta. Not only that, but there's not one, but two updates. Firmware updates 4.1.57 and 4.1.83 offer improved battery life, multimedia with Bluetooth and other headsets, 2G/EDGE mobile hotspot capability, better data speed, Yahoo e-mail over WiFi and numerous other tweeks. The Atrix display will also now turn off while charging from a wall charger.

To update your Atrix phone, AT&T advises connecting to a WiFi hotspot or private WiFi network. Users will then receive an OTA update notification. Select "Download" and then "Install Now" once the download has completed. The Atrix will automatically restart. Please note that if not connected via Wi-Fi, users will not be able to start the download.

Should users be unable to update their phones, AT&T advises to verify WiFi connection and then disable WiFi settings under the Wireless and Networks tab. Then re-enable WiFi settings and reboot. Then reconnect and try again. If users need additional assistance, contact AT&T. Thanks to Zack at Droid-Life for the heads up!

[via AT&T Support]


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  • Erikbraucht

    I just tried and says I have the most current update. I don’t. I called AT&T and they had me contact Motorola who said it isn’t out of Beta yet.

    • Jonatan_ramirez

      You just have to wait for it. Going under setting>about phone>system update will not bring up the update. Just be patient and a message will be sent.to your phone to asking for you to update

      • Jenniehw

        thankyou

  • lunarlunar

    Had the exact same experience. On call with Motorola now but expecting the same “not so helpful” response. Looks like the update was not planned properly and anyway it’s not IPhone so ATT doesn’t give a damn about it.

    • lunarlunar

      Had a chat with Motorola Tech support and they said that you cannot manually download the update by going to system update. Need to wait for the update notification. They didn’t have a specific time frame in which you are supposed to get the notification by.

  • PLURkidIT

    I didn’t get the update either. The AT&T chat rep did some research, and noted that a limited pre-selected group was only able to get the update. She refered me to call Motorola. The Motorola rep said the same, and was unable to provide a date with when this update (4.1.83) would be available for everyone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mhuntemann Michelle Huntemann

      You don’t want it, lots of people having problems.

  • PLURkidIT

    I didn’t get the update either. The AT&T chat rep did some research, and noted that a limited pre-selected group was only able to get the update. She refered me to call Motorola. The Motorola rep said the same, and was unable to provide a date with when this update (4.1.83) would be available for everyone.

  • NOEames

    i live in New Orleans…just got update…

  • http://twitter.com/CowPolitics Pedro Paz

    In Santa Barbara, CA-Update is Out

  • Edemby

    Just upgraded atrix much faster

  • http://www.facebook.com/jsrwriter Jeffrey Rubin

    updated in sarasota florida!!!!!

  • Bucky

    I got it this morning in Madison, WI

  • marktheshark

    dallas, tx update came in this morning

  • http://twitter.com/DMagD Daniel M.

    Battery life does seem to have improved and I haven’t gotten any force closes from Facebook or any other app for that matter since the update.

  • Akbar

    when came this update on Motorola Atrix orange.

  • Akbar

    when came this update on Motorola Atrix orange.

  • http://crockerroofing.com Cody

    Lost many of my contacts after “successful” v4.5.91 software update on my Atrix. I like some of the new features but would trade them all back for those contacts. Went from 300 contacts to 185.

  • http://www.motoask.com Motorola Atrix

    I just downloaded the update. It seems to be running smoothly. I’m liking the new blue theme. 

  • Robertprincesshough

    I Just Got THis Update In Uk. And Now My Entire Phone Is Not Working Keeps Shutting Down On Its Own. Help PLease Email Me On, robertprincesshough@googlemail.com

  • Robertprincesshough

    I Just Got THis Update In Uk. And Now My Entire Phone Is Not Working Keeps Shutting Down On Its Own. Help PLease Email Me On, robertprincesshough@googlemail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/mhuntemann Michelle Huntemann

    With recent update lost all my pics and won’t keep pics I have taken recently. Apps won’t work correctly and search options don’t work. Can’t figure how to look at contacts while using the phone. Will not buy another Motorola, will tell everyone I know about these problems. Should have been some type of warning. Plus they do not offer an easy way to back up to your computer. I want a new phone, maybe I will go back to apple.