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GPL-Mandated Moto E Kernel Source Finally Released, Razr M/HD Source Updated to KitKat

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We’ve talked quite a bit about the highly affordable Moto E ever since its launch earlier this month. We first shared a system dump a little under two weeks ago, and that was quickly followed by a preliminary TWRP build. Then two days after that, Motorola graciously allowed us to bootloader unlock the device.

Despite all of this early progress, one thing had been missing up until now, and that’s functional kernel source. Now, however, Motorola has finally complied with the GPL-requirements and released the open source kernel code for the Moto E.

Ordinarily, we wouldn’t be celebrating an OEM for taking a half month in releasing something that should have been available at devi. . . READ ON »

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[OTA Captured] KitKat Soak Test Live for the Droid RAZR HD!

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Not too long ago, the Motorola Feedback Network started sending out soak test invites for an upcoming update for the Droid RAZR HD. The update is now here, and as many had assumed, it’s packing Google’s tastiest treat: Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

The firmware currently being tested comes in at Blur Version 9.18.94, and it is for the Verizon Droid RAZR HD XT926 only. In other words, if you have an XT925, this update will not work for you without modification. The soak test itself began late last night, with XDA Senior Member jtommyj being the first to post about it to XDA. Not too long after, Forum Member y2kbadbug also got his update, alongside the following email:

Hello,

Thanks for signin

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Motorola Droid RAZR HD and M to Receive KitKat in a “Few More Weeks”

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Verizon and Motorola shocked us all back in November when the Verizon Moto X became the first non-Nexus device to receive Android 4.4 KitKat. But what about Motorola’s other devices on America’s largest mobile carrier? Naturally, many were quick to wonder if/when the 2012 Droid family (Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR M) would receive the official KitKat goods.

Now, we’ve gotten official word that the update is not only coming, but that it will hit consumer devices very soon. This news comes directly from David Schuster, Senior Director of Software Product Management for Motorola. As stated on David Schuster’s Google+:

 A number of people have been asking me about that status of the K
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Dozens of Motorola and Samsung Devices Receive Unified CyanogenMod 11 Builds

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Before Motorola was acquired by Lenovo, the OEM released two very interesting smartphones. The Moto X and Moto G were the first and probably the last devices made by the formerly American OEM in a cooperation with Google. Not so long ago, we talked about the Moto G receiving an unofficial CyanogenMod port. Now, however, the G and a few other Motorola devices will receive official CyanogenMod nightlies.

The CM team has released three unified builds, which is a bit of a surprising move, considering that the list of supported devices is quite long. The “mysterious” moto_msm8960 build will work with the Photon Q, Atrix HD, Razr M, and Droid Razr HD. The second build, dubbed moto_msm8960dt, sh. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Commits to Extend Android 4.4 Love to Razr Devices

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When Android 4.4 KitKat was released just under three weeks ago,the hot topic quickly became if and when certain devices would receive a taste of Google’s latest and greatest. Soon after KitKat’s source code was released to AOSP, several OEMs came forward to offer their Android 4.4 upgrade plans.

At the time, Motorola committed to delivering KitKat to the Moto X, as well as  its latest Droid devices (Mini, Maxx, Ultra) and the Droid RAZR HD Developer Edition. Unfortunately, no timeline was given. But as we quickly found out on the (Verizon) Moto X, they meant sooner rather than later.

Now, Motorola has committed to updating three more devices. These are the Droid RAZR HD, Droid RAZR Maxx HD, a. . . READ ON »

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Make Your Voice Heard – Vote on the Next XDA Cases

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At the end of last year, we started selling XDA cases with our friends at CruzerLite, and we’ve seen some phenomenal interest. Our current lineup is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the Google Nexus 4—but we want to add more. So we have decided to hold a poll and let the users choose which device(s) to add to our current lineup.

Below you will find some of the top devices at XDA. Please choose one from the list that you would like to see offered, and we will pick from the top 3 devices. The voting ends on February 15, so make sure you place your vote for the devices you love!

EDIT: The results are in, and displayed below. We’ll keep you updated as to the final options . . . READ ON »

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Force Droid RAZR HD to Use HSPA+ on Non-Verizon Networks & Disable Fast Dormancy

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Do you have an unlocked Motorola Droid RAZR HD on Verizon, and do you want to use on some other carrier? You would most likely be using it on one that offers HSPA+ instead of LTE, and doesn’t support fast dormancy. In such a situation, having LTE and fast dormancy enabled on the device would not just be pointless, but also a needless resource hog. That’s why XDA Senior Member pfak found a quick solution to disable LTE and fast dormancy on the device, and force it to use HSPA+ for data.

The hack involves adding a few lines to your build.prop file, Therefore, your device must be rooted for it to work. Furthermore, you’ll need a carrier-unlocked device in order to use it with any other carrier in . . . READ ON »

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CM10 Released for Developer Edition of Droid RAZR HD

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Very recently, the CyanogenMod team released CM10 final to the community. However, many developers are still trying to get CM10 ported to their devices. Now, the ROM is available for the Developer Edition of the Droid RAZR HD.

XDA Senior Member GoClifGo05 posted a thread on behalf of the ROM’s developers, XDA Senior Member dhacker29 and XDA Recognized Developer Hashcode. Unfortunately, as stated, it’s for the Developer Edition of the phone only. It seems trivial, but it will not work on the regular Droid RAZR HD.

This is an alpha build of the ROM, so as expected, there will be some issues. Exactly what those issues are haven’t been listed, as not many users have given it a try yet. However. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Atrix HD, RAZR M, Photon Q, RAZR HD Get Root Exploit

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Spend any amount of time on the XDA Forums and you know that we hate Motorola’s locked bootloader policy. It’s a silly policy that Motorola should abandon. This policy simply encourages developers, or “evil hackers” in Motorola’s mind, to find and exploit security vulnerabilities on the device. We want root, plan and simple. Whether outright or with an obnoxious two-year commitment, we’ve paid for our devices and we should be allowed to use it as we see fit.

Well, even with a locked bootloader, XDA Forum Member djrbliss has released an exploit allowing root on the Motorola Atrix HD. The program called Motofail2Go should also work for the Motorola Droid RAZR M, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, Mo. . . READ ON »

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