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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 · 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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Former Writer · Dec 9, 2012

Unofficial CM10 for the Droid RAZR M

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...

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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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Former Writer · Sep 29, 2012

Droid RAZR M Goodies Show Up on the OG RAZR

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...

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Conan Troutman · Sep 28, 2012

Remove Unlocked Bootloader Warning from Your RAZR M

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...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 9, 2012

Forums Added for the RAZR M, Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD7, and Kindle Fire 2

What a week it's been for technology. First, we took a peak at Motorola's announcement, in which details were presented about Windows Phone 8 and some upcoming devices. Among them was the Droid RAZR M, which is the successor to the original Droid RAZR. While it features mid-range specs by today's standards, it's certainly no slouch. It features a 4.3″ screen packing in 960 x 540 pixels, a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4, a gig of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, and...

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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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