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Will Verduzco · May 31, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · May 10, 2014

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 16, 2014

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

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....

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 19, 2014

Dozens of Motorola and Samsung Devices Receive Unified CyanogenMod 11 Builds

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...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 19, 2013

Motorola Commits to Extend Android 4.4 Love to Razr Devices

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...

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jerdog · Jan 19, 2013

Make Your Voice Heard – Vote on the Next XDA Cases

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....

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Haroon Q. Raja · Dec 20, 2012

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

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,...

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Former Writer · Nov 24, 2012

CM10 Released for Developer Edition of Droid RAZR HD

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...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 8, 2012

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

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...

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Will Verduzco · Oct 29, 2012

Forums Added for the US Galaxy Note II Variants, Droid RAZR HD, and Meizu MX

We recently gave three devices a home in our forum. Not too long ago, we created a forum for the international Galaxy Note II. Now, it's time for the US variants. Coming in as the successor to the wildly popular first generation Note, the Note II builds on its predecessor by increasing the screen size and processor speed, while decreasing device thickness slightly to 9.4 mm. Packing a powerful 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, the Note II is certainly...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 6, 2012

Highlights from Yesterday’s Motorola Event

It isn't everyday that you have two major tech events in the same city. First Nokia and Microsoft started the day with their Windows Phone event. They were then followed by Motorola's On Display event with Google and Verizon. Motorola's event kicked off with Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt revealing some updated stats on Android: 1.3 million daily activations, 70,000 of those being tablets, to bring a total install base of 480 million Android devices. Now these are some impressive figures, to...

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