Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX ICS Bug Fix To Release in Mid-August?

Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX ICS Bug Fix To Release in Mid August? Motorola Droid RAZR And Motorola Droid RAZR MAXXMotorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX on Verizon have just got the goodness of Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to the Android 4.0 ICS OTA update which rolled out some time back.


However, unfortunately the ICS update for Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX has been reported to be way too much troublesome to bear. Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX users have complained that the update has some stability issues, various bugs and most importantly, the battery life after the update has reduced drastically.


The issues after the ICS update on Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX have been acknowledged by both Verizon and Motorola and rumor has it that they are planning to release the ICS bug fix sometime in the Mid-August.

According to a report on GootaBeMobile, the update which would fix all the bugs on Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX after the ICS update would roll out in the Mid-August coming few weeks(possibly 3, but not confirmed) however, as usual an update would also be rolled out by Motorola for public testing.

So if the rumor is really true and no additional bug is found during the public testing phase then the Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX users would finally be able to experience a new ICS build which would be comparatively faster than the current buggy ICS.

As for now, a temporary fix has surfaced out for the Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX ICS build stability issue. Apparently, many users have reported that the clearing the cache does the trick. To apply the fix, users have to go into the recovery menu by going into recovery mode and wiping the cache partition from there.

Developers anticipate that this junk data is the culprit and is the real cause behind these stability issues. Feel free to share if the trick worked for your Motorola Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX or not.

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  1. DP

    I haven’t had any major bug issues with my OTA ICS build… Not sure what all the hubbub is about…

  2. SK

    I really hope this update does help the battery life. With GB I absolutely loved my Razr. Since the update to ICS it has been one headache after another. Most I can deal with, but the battery life has been pathetic with usage not changing at all. If drastic changes are not made with updates very soon I’ll be considering looking at other phones.

  3. I constantly have to restart my phone, it’s got lots of bugs.

  4. TM

    I cleared my cache and have noticed a dramatic improvement in the speed of my Razr. It used to lag pretty badly, but not now. I do still lose data and audio at times and have to reboot. Also, sometimes the phone is completely unresponsive and i have to reboot. For example, the keypad doesn’t work when I enter voicemail, and this morning, I had to reboot to get my alarm to shut off. The phone is 1 week old and honestly, I don’t know how much more i can take.

  5. Chandler

    Im not sure if this is related to the update but my rzr loses all network signal entirely and posers off and on about 10 times a day on its own accord. Ive even manually powered down just to have the phone turn itself back on seconds later. And i feel the constant repetition of the log in screen is taking a toll on my battery as well

  6. DJ

    Spent almost three hours on the phone with Verizon the other day (props to the tech for his patience and tenacity), trying to figure out why my razr maxx would no longer connect with my home router since ICS was installed. It’s got to be the update (with bugs), since we did a factory re-set three times and nothing changed. I also have problems with the phone no longer connecting to my car bluetooth system. Everything was fine until ICS came along. Not a happy camper and seriously re-thinking my choice in smartphones! My battery life also has diminished considerably.

  7. Am

    Has anyone else had issues with eamils coming through but putting the received date at 12/31/1969? Pretty sure we didn’t have email back then :).

    • Tim

      Thats f#&ked up cause I’ve seen that date deep in programming scripts when I was going through files one night huh!

  8. Jennifer

    Updated mine (droid rzr maxx a few days ago)….now it is stuck on emergency call only and I can’t figure out how to undo this~

  9. Stockholm

    I just picked the mazz a few days ago and it updated with no problems. I will say I didn’t experience the phone without the update so its hard to speak to before and after. I can say there are some bugs:
    - was playing music and the phone got “stuck” in headphone mode even without headphones plugged in. Had to turn off and on and fixed the problem
    - some widgets seem buggy with the new update. Specifically the play music widget which if you try to listen to radio simply gets stuck in that mode and will not go back to music. Again a reboot fixed. I had HTC before which I miss but I’m learning to love the battery life of my new maxx even more. Fixing these bugs would be the icing on the cake. FYI for those trying to decide between the Galaxy S 3 my sales person told me 6 of them were returned just last week across all carriers so buyer beware. It sure looks cool but looks aren’t everything.

  10. Nick

    I just got the droid razr maxx yesterday, turned it on, immediately downloaded and installed ICS and then cleared the cache, I have no issues at all and actually really like the phone and ICS, hopefully the update they are working on will help the rest of you if clearing the cache has not.

  11. Chris

    I spent hours trying to deal with the problems with this new update. Have visited 3 Verizon stores; talked with 3 techs on-line; had the IT department at my college try to deal with it. No luck. Have sent emails to everyone I know warning them of these update problems and telling them don’t fall for this trap like I did: DON’T DO IT!

  12. psv

    i bought the razr maxx a week ago… having used the gingerbread operating system for few days i changed to ics day before yesterday… found a lot of bugs regarding lags and old ui touches reappearing… after the factory reset n cache clearing the lags are gone and i have no problems at all but the only thing i noticed was that some apps do still lag and these used to perform better on gingerbread… hope for the update to come soon… (y)

  13. Liz

    My Razr Maxx is THE WORST since this update. Battery life is horrible, everything crashes, it sends random text messages…
    Ugh.

  14. Debbi

    Ours have been ridiculous since the “upgrade”, expensive paper weights. I did a factory reset on mine and its fine now, but really, I shouldn’t have HAD to do it. We pay a LOT for the service, not this crap.

  15. Jaime

    I was getting ready to upgrade my razr to ice cream…..sure glad I read all of this first! Just got this phone, but not digging the battery life. Today, I turned off the background data and installed black wallpaper, and my battery seems to be doing *waaaaaay* better! Unplugged for 6 hours, 5 phone calls, one 15 minute video and 15 minutes playing golf, and it’s barely put a dent in my charge. I’m going to use it till it’s dead today, just to get an idea of what I can expect. I’m not a ‘power’ user, and mostly use my phone as well, a phone, so I don’t see battery life being a serious problem for me (I hope). That said, I still keep a charger at work for it!

  16. Mark

    My battery won’t last more then three to four hours, with almost nothing working. I added a task manager to it and killed everything that used the internet or the cpu. It sometimes dies with in a hour and a half when checking Emails or surfing the net. This phone sucks! I had it replaced once because of malfunctions.

  17. Allen Torbett

    Changed from a Blackberry to a moto razr in March. seemed like a nice interface with many features. Upgraded to ICS as soon as it was available, Worst mistake ever !! went from reasonably functional os to a complete nightmare!! Google should be fined, beatened and send to hell for releasing such a buggy os upgrade with no conscience as to the effects it has on users lives. It seems more interested in ad revenue than support and the poor techs at the phone companies are ar a loss. Not educated and as frustrated as I. Google should test this stuff before they release.

  18. tugboat328

    I bought my Razr Maxx about 3 months ago with GB as the OS. I absolutely loved the battery life. I use my phone a lot for gaming, data, texts, and talk. I could go 2 to 3 days without having to charge the battery. As soon as the auto update for ICS installed, I have to charge every day. I have tried everything except a factory reset, which is a pain because I have so many applications and don’t really want to have to set up phone again. Plus, the factory reset is not 100% guaranteed. I like the ICS platform, but the battery is why I bought the Maxx to begin with and now it is worse than my HTC TB was before I upgraded, and I had the extended battery on the TB. Apparently the talk is Verizon is coming out with a patch in Mid-August for the ICS issues. As much as I hate to wait, I suppose it is better than having to install everything again. It would be nice if Verizon and Motorola had been more concerned with stability than rushing the upgrade!!!!

  19. Nina

    Is anyone having trouble with google search in the browser since the ICS upgrade? Once google downloads the links I’ve asked it to search for and I click on one link and then decide this is not a site I want so I hit the back button the browser backs up twice. Instead of landing on the search results page, I’m taken back to the original google page and have to do a search all over again. It’s a real pain in the #$#. This did not happen with the original operating system.

    Also, my wired headset no longer allows me to click on the button to activate a call. Ironically, it now lets me click on the button and disengages the call. Very bizarre.
    In sleep mode I no longer get a green flickering light that tells me a call, email or text has come in.

    Can’t tell about the battery life yet, but it seems a bit shorter than before the upgrade. I too, bought the phone because of the battery life, which was incredible.

  20. Tom

    I’m glad I found this thread. I bought my Droid RAZR Maxx and loved it originally. Since the upgrade to ICS, I have been so aggravated with the phone that I had made up my mind to switch to an iPhone. And I’m on the PC/open source side of the coin from Apple, so that should say something. I have had apps that just hang for no reason. The battery life went from awesome to something that reminded me of the old Palm Pre – i.e. it sucked (although, the big culprit seems to be the display, so I tweaked the settings and removed the wallpaper in favor of a black background, and that fixed my battery issues). My biggest problem is all the bugs with just using the phone and the apps now. I’m going to try the cache trick and see if that works. If it doesn’t, and if there is no update that restores this back to the original operating conditions when I first got it, then I’m switching to an iPhone.

  21. DJ

    $310 to cancel contract with Verizon and buy another phone!! Seriously considering switching to IPhone, since problems with Rzr Maxx continue to exist (and ATT is looking a lot better these days) . Tried everything suggested to lengthen battery life; but, no improvement. And numerous other problems are still evident. Frustration and disappointment personified!!

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