POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Droid RAZR M

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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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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Unofficial CM10 for the Droid RAZR M

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It is always an exciting time when an AOSP-derived ROM makes its first appearance on a device. It not only gives users a chance to try out vanilla Android on their new toys, but also sets the stage for future AOSP releases. Plus, users seem to really enjoy the full Google experience. Now, Motorola Droid RAZR M users can run CyanogenMod 10.

The unofficial port was released by XDA Senior Member dhacker29, who also released an unofficial build of CM10 for the RAZR HD. Unlike the Droid RAZR HD release, which was for the developer edition only, this CM10 release can used on both the consumer and developer versions of the Droid RAZR M. As can be expected, this is an initial release and that means it’s a little rough. The . . . 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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Droid RAZR M Goodies Show Up on the OG RAZR

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When new devices are released, there are a plethora of ways to enjoy it. For many, it’s getting one pre-ordered. For others, it’s waiting for system dumps or firmware leaks, and using them to port the newest stuff around to older devices. It can’t match the experience of actually owning the phone, but it does give potential owners or fans great insight as to how the new software runs. Motorola Droid RAZR users can now get a taste of what’s to come on the Motorola Droid RAZR M.

XDA Forum Member BondGarcia has successfully ported some elements of the RAZR M to the original RAZR. This includes the very popular circle clock widget, the launcher, and several core applications like Messaging, G. . . READ ON »

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Remove Unlocked Bootloader Warning from Your RAZR M

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Have you recently picked up a shiny new RAZR M and decided to unlock the bootloader? If you have, you’ve surely noticed that upon booting the device you are now greeted by a rather sternly worded warning which seems to suggest that not only is your device at risk from physical damage, but you are as well. Thankfully, we’ve yet to hear of anybody being blown to smithereens by unlocking their bootloader.

Should you wish to get rid of the unlocked bootloader warning in favour of the good old fashioned Motorola logo, you are in luck. XDA Senior Member jimmydafish has posted details on how to do just that. Obviously you aren’t limited to using the original Motorola logo, and you can in fact use any i. . . READ ON »

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