Earlier this month, we thought that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will finally get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but apparently, the rumors that leaked from retail giant Best Buy fizzled out. It was then reported that the manufacturer will be conducting a soak test of the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the handset but didn’t push through. Just last week, we heard that another soak test was in the offing for an update for the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx but instead of the ICS update that we are waiting for, the soak test was for a Gingerbread update that contains a couple of software fixes.
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Reports are already coming in that the said software update is now being rolled out by Verizon so if you happen to have a Motorola Droid Razr Maxx for your mobile weapon of choice, chances are you’ll be waking up to a notification that makes you aware of the availability of the said software update on your device. If the notification is still nowhere to be found, you can always manually check for the update until it turns up.
The said update will crank up the software version of the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx to 6.12.181 but this is still a part of Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. The update weighs in at an approximately 17.4 MB so it wouldn’t take you that long to download it and have it applied to your handset. The fixes that this software update brings to the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx includes improvements in the stability of the device, increased battery life, enhancements in its security, implementation of IPv6, improvements in the delivery of text messages, enhancements in the performance of its Visual Voice Mail feature, and changes to the MotoCast applications among others.
If you happen to have rooted your Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, there might be a possibility that this latest software update could break the root access on your handset but there is a simple workaround to get this taken care of. Before applying the update to your handset, you need to have OTA RootKeeper downloaded and installed and use it to create a backup of your handset. Once this is done, you can already download and install the update on your Motorola Droid Razr Maxx as normal and once done, you need to go back to OTA RootKeeper to have root access restored on your handset. The last thing you need to do is to restart your Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and have it refreshed so that the apps that require the handset to be rooted to work will continue to work.
And if you are interested in getting your hands on the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx, the handset that packs a 3300 mAh power pack that gives it an unprecedented battery life like we’ve never seen before, select Verizon authorized online retailers will let you have the handset for only $199.99 with a new two-year contract with Verizon. Buy the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx starting at $199.