Original DROID RAZR and MAXX get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

December 26, 2012
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For those proud owners of the original Motorola DROID RAZR or the RAZR MAXX we have some excellent news for you this afternoon. The folks from Verizon and Motorola nicely surprised everyone this holiday season by sending out the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Christmas morning. If you didn't get too many gifts, this should be one to enjoy.

Multiple reports surfaced that Christmas morning Verizon started sending out the update to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is newer than even the DROID RAZR HD Jelly Bean, and we've had multiple confirmations that it indeed is rolling out. It appears that Verizon or Motorola might have flipped the switch early, because later in the evening the updates started failing and it may have been pulled.

Verizon usually posts the update changelog and details on their support page, which has yet to happen, but the update is up and running again. For those rocking the original DROID RAZR this is quite the surprise and a nice little gift from Motorola and Verizon -- to say the least.

Jelly Bean brings that new keyboard, Google Now voice actions, and of course the informational and detailed expandable notifications are a welcomed edition. You won't get those on-screen navigation buttons, but you'll be able to enjoy everything else from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Now we're just waiting for Verizon to allow the Galaxy Nexus to receive a similar update. Or possible 4.2 since all the others are already enjoying that. As usual the update should hit your RAZR soon, or feel free to head into settings and check for updates yourself under the "about phone" section. Happy Holidays!

Update: Download files can be found at the Droidrazr forum.

[device id=1739]

-- Thanks to all who sent this in, even on X-mas!


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Foosa-Noble/100001939436588 Foosa Noble

    Still nothing…….,,,,,,,

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      If you guys are stock I’ll get the download files for you.. if you dare take that route.

  • Elthon Cisneros

    Yup. Nothing yet here in Southern California. Its 10:21AM PST on December 26. Hopefully Verizon sends out the update soon! DROID RAZR MAXX on ICS 4.0.4

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Here’s the actual files.. move to SD (not internal storage) and flash in stock recovery. Might wanna head to XDA if you need more details

      http://d-h.st/vCW

      • http://www.facebook.com/datadawg Dan Gerson

        Not a final release and has issues. JB is a one way ticket until there is root for it.

  • brian morrell

    mine started than failed wth

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea we’ve heard that a few times. Try again, maybe go into “all apps” and clear Google services framework and try again.

      • brian morrell

        should i disable or clear data and force stop ?

    • Nick

      Mine said the same thing. All stock.

    • Michael Weinberg

      Same here! Whats the deal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/datadawg Dan Gerson

    No they didn’t. I t was pulled from the servers. Why are you regurgitating old news and not being accurate?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Foosa-Noble/100001939436588 Foosa Noble

    So this is the second story about jellybean. Android central posted a story on Christmas Eve about the jelly bean roll out….so two wrong stories about this.
    I never expected moto or Verizon to have jelly bean out this soon. I was expecting it on or abouts. September 2014….

  • http://twitter.com/chrisgunter94 chris gunter

    havent received it yet. hope so soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathan.borup Nate Borup

    i sideloaded my razr maxx with the download out on xda’s site, no problems so far and i still have root

  • sai kumar

    not yet received 4.1.2

  • Doug Baker

    Amazing. I have the original Razr and it has been almost 2 months since the release of Jelly Bean and I still haven’t received the update. What in the heck is taking so long?