Install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Manually (CDMA)

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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.

Instructions

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.

Via: XDA

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15 comments

  1. drake

    January 1st, 2013

    Is this working on Motorola Razr xt910 ?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      January 1st, 2013

      no dear…sadly not…it’s just for XT912…..

      Reply
  2. Kim

    March 20th, 2013

    Does this work on Razrs running ICS version 4.0.3?

    Reply
  3. J

    April 8th, 2013

    a i have a droid razr never been rooted or anything came straight from verizon i downloaded the link on here put it on my sd card did everything this website said to do but it didnt work it said something moto. motoflash sideloader error 7 does my phone have to be rooter from the jump to install this

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 8th, 2013

      make sure your phone model number is xt912 and it’s connected to CDMA network…..

      Reply
  4. Tim

    April 10th, 2013

    My RAZR max begins to update 4.1.1 package but then after verifying and then begins installin, it says the following “assert failed: file get prop (” system/build. prop”. Rebuild fingerprint) verison/spyder_etc.. In the end it says user/released keys Installation aborted. Can you help?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 10th, 2013

      make sure your internet connection is working properly and try again….or install it manually (manual installation is not official)…..

      Reply
  5. Tim Bryant

    April 10th, 2013

    How do you install it manually?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 10th, 2013

      i should be honest, you can follow the above guide to update but it’s a bit outdated because it was released last year, later Motorola pulled out this update…..i’ll publish fresh update guide soon (might be tomorrow)…..

      Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 11th, 2013

      check out the home page….guide is available for both, xt910 and xt912………………

      Reply
  6. Tim Bryant

    April 10th, 2013

    Thank you

    Reply
  7. Tim Bryant

    April 12th, 2013

    I am trying to revert back to 4.1.1 The o’s on the home screen only has 4.1.2.Is there a way I can revert back?

    Reply
    • Abdur Rehman

      April 12th, 2013

      this post includes Android 4.1 update and the guide may help you to downgrade firmware….

      Reply
  8. Tim Bryant

    April 12th, 2013

    Thank you but the post above does not work (I. E. My original message a few messages back) and I do not see on the home page a 4.1.1.install option. And where do I find how to downgrade firmware. I have checked out the site but find nothing but the download instructions above that do not work.

    Reply

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