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Droid RAZR Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA TV

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In this week’s XDA Unboxing, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler takes a look at the Motorola Droid RAZR. This week’s video deviates a bit from his usual unboxings by talking about hardware design and why user-serviceable design is important.

In the video, Adam also urges other manufacturers to not follow Motorola’s lead in order to avoid creating devices that are disposable, cannot be modified, and cannot be serviced. Thankfully for Droid RAZR owners, Adam is running a beta test of the CASUAL (Cross-platform ADB Scripting, Unified Android Loader) framework on the RAZR.

So pause what you’re doing and check out the video below! This video, and the rest of our XDA TV . . . READ ON »

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Unlock NFC on AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Stock ROM

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note users might want to have a look at this. With all the interesting stuff going on with NFC (Near Field Communication), from using Google Wallet to make real-life purchases with your phone to contact sharing and even initializing multiplayer games, it’d be a shame to have a NFC chip in your device and not be able to use it. Some of the more notable devices that have the NFC chip include the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Motorola Droid RAZR, and the HTC Amaze 4G.

The Korean version of the Galaxy Note has an activated NFC chip. Now, thanks to XDA Forum Member fox689, AT&T Note users can enable the NFC chip on their own devices. From the original thread:

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Motorola Droid RAZR ICS Version 6.14.75 Update Leaked

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Thanks to a post by XDA Forums Member jm700wx, it has  come to our attention that the fabled ICS update for the CDMA version of the Motorola Droid RAZR has been leaked and is available for users to install. In addition to all your favorite ICS apps, the ROM also contains several updates and bugfixes, as well as the previously unreleased upcoming version of Motoblur—Motorola’s infamous Android UI replacement with a focus on messaging and social networking.

If you’d like to give it a try, XDA Senior Member yalkowni has put together a quick guide to install the update and keep root with links to all necessary files. The process for installing the leak is fraught with peril and will wipe your e. . . READ ON »

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Droid RAZR Users Can Now Use Their SD Cards as Internal Memory

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Newer Android devices have more space than their predecessors—a lot more, in many cases. It wasn’t long ago that Android phones came with 512MB of space and users had to have an SD card if they wanted more content than that. Even some devices that were released as early as last year still rock 1 – 4 GB of internal memory, necessitating the need for an SD card. Even with the newest generations coming out with 16GB and 32GB of storage, users still seem to prefer their SD cards over the actual internal storage for ease of use and mobility.

For owners of the Motorola Droid RAZR, you can take it one step further. XDA Senior Member pajn has released a few easy-to-flash .zip files that will tell the RAZR to mou. . . READ ON »

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Build.prop Tweaks Help Droid Razr Owners Access More Games on the Market

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Downloading apps—especially high end, 3D games—on the Android Market can be a hit or miss experience. What you can install depends on the device you have and, in some cases, even phones with the same hardware, but different firmwares can’t access the same applications. In these cases, we turn to the all powerful build.prop file.

XDA Forum Member Sh4itan has brought some tweaks to the table that will help Motorola Droid Razr owners access more games from the Android Market than they could previously. XDA Forum Member therazrguy has also posted a similar method with different build.prop tweaks. In both tweaks, the concept is pretty much the same. Basically, you’re changing the buil. . . READ ON »

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Replace your Moto Razr Battery with a Moto Razr MAXX Battery

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The most significant difference between the Motorola Droid Razr and it’s brother, the MAXX, is the MAXX’s larger battery. Now, those with the original Droid Razr can have that extra battery life if they desire. XDA Senior Member Wardo5757 has successfully taken the battery and battery door from the Droid Razr MAXX and implanted it into the regular Droid Razr, resulting in longer battery life for the original Razr.

The method does have its dangers, though, and anyone who attempts it should be extra careful in doing their homework before attempting as this could cause serious damage to the phone, battery door, and battery. The door is not easy to open and the battery is sealed in, but both are remov. . . READ ON »

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Another All-In-One Rooting & Hacking Utility, This Time For Motorola Droid RAZR Users

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They hit the portal now and then: utilities that combine all major functions needed to hack a device. Though this news might not be of interest for you simply because you don’t have a Droid Razr, it is definitely great news for proud owners of their, according to Motorola “impossibly thin”, Droid Razr. XDA member mattlgroff has come up with a program which basically does everything that’s needed to enjoy all of the goodness that comes from the XDA forums and around. Whether it is a simple reboot, root for Ice Cream Sandwich or install Bootstrap Recovery app – this tool will have it for you. It also comes with a restore function, which normally takes a few manual steps.

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#OPMOSH2: Developer Edition Is No Solution, Petition For Real Droid RAZR Bootloader Unlock

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Guess what, Motorola? You got us shouting at you again. You delivered a special Developer Edition of the RAZR, but how are existing owners of the Droid RAZR going to unlock their bootloaders? No way. Do you seriously expect them to dish out money to buy a brand new device just to get a bootloader unlock?

If you did, you clearly shouldn’t. Here’s what forum member [TSON], who’s also responsible for the original Operation MOSH (make ourselves heard), has to say:

Motorola Mobility Inc. has become famous for its lies, slanderous ways, and tendency to flat out prove time and time again that it cares not for its customers after they walk out of that store with their Motorola-branded device. Since the

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Motorola Announced Droid RAZR with Unlocked Bootloader

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You asked for it, they promised, failed to deliver, got shouted at, and now it’s coming. Motorola just announced the release of their European Droid RAZR variant, with a US version coming later. The variant allows for the user to unlock the bootloader through MOTODEV, their global developer network.

Motorola went on to say “In the coming months, we also plan to introduce an unlockable developer device in the United States […] Stay tuned to Motorola’s Developer site for additional info.”

Motorola evidently made a claim they couldn’t keep by saying they hope “to enable the unlockable/relockable bootloader currently found on Motorola XOOM across our portfo. . . READ ON »

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