Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Manually (CDMA)
As we posted that Motorola has just rolled out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the original Motorola Droid RAZR and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX and of course you’re happy with new Jelly Bean features. But sadly many users have reported some issues about the installation of update, they said that the downloading gets stopped, so what they should do now to taste new Jelly Beans? Of course, download and install the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean manually on your Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, thanks to XDA developer DevAB who has pulled out the Jelly Bean OTA update for manual installation, it’s also helpful for those who hasn’t received the notification yet and can’t wait.
This guide shows you how to install official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on Droid RAZR/Droid RAZR MAXX manually but first do keep in mind that it’s just for CDMA Verizon variants, don’t try on GSM variants, you need a microSD card and your smartphone must be on stock Ice Cream Sandwich without any system modification, however your phone is rooted, worry not because it can be disabled.
You should make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps. Be sure to download and install OTA Root Keeper app on the phone if your phone is rooted and you want keep it rooted after Jelly bean installation too, temporarily disable the root access with the app before you start installation.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for Droid RAZR/Droid RAZR MAXX from here (File Name: Blur_Version.6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip).
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded zip file into external SD card of your smartphone.
Step #3: Turn off your phone.
Step #4: Reboot your phone into stock recovery mode, to do so reboot phone by holding down volume up, volume down and power buttons, then select recovery option with volume keys, to do so highlight option with volume down button and press volume button to enter in recovery mode. It will show up an Android logo with triangle on screen, then press both volume up and volume down buttons to enter in recovery mode.
Step #5: Select wipe cache and confirm action (Note: It doesn’t wipe data).
Step #6: Select “install zip from external sdcard” and locate the downloaded Blur_Version.6.16.211.XT912.Verizon.en.US.zip file that moved to your phone in second step. It will start installation and it may take time, so wait. Your smartphone may reboot many times but after installation, it will reboot phone into Jelly Bean.
That’s it, the Jelly Bean is now installed on your Droid RAZR/Droid RAZR MAXX, enjoy! Great job, if you faced any issue, do comment.