Being a Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX owner has certainly had its ups and downs for the past little while. A bunch of false starts for software updates have occurred, but now it looks like Motorola and Verizon have managed to get things squared away for the better.

If you check out the Verizon support pages you'll find information for the 6.12.181 software update readily available for viewing, which means the actual updates could roll out pretty much anytime now.

No, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich, but we're sure you'll agree some updates are better than no updates at all. The change log is the same for both devices, so jump on past the break to get a detailed list

Source: Verizon

Verizon Wireless and Motorola encourage you to download this update.

Device Features:

  • Improved device stability.
  • Optimized device performance to extend battery life.
  • Added easy access to preloaded VZW bookmarks through quick key access.
  • Corrected loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth.®
  • Enhanced device security preventing unauthorized access of telephony database by third parties.
  • Device is now updated with IPv6. - As new Internet addresses are introduced, you will be able to continue to browse and view web pages with this latest Internet enhancement.

Network Connectivity:

  • 4G coverage indicator accurately displays data connectivity.
  • Improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity when utilizing WPS security.

Email, Messaging & Data:

  • Improved text message delivery.

Applications & Widgets:

  • Improved Visual Voice Mail performance with data disabled and visual voicemail notification delivery.
  • Enhanced security in Verizon Apps.

MotoCast Updates:

  • Included a new MotoCast widget to enable easier access and discoverability of MotoCast services.
  • Modified the storage settings screen to make it easier to understand total storage versus available storage.
  • Implemented a number of MotoCast performance improvements.

Reader comments

Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX software updates finally ready to roll out


If they know this phone will get ICS why put resources into updates for GB? If there are two different teams for each OS version that is kind of a waste.

Hopefully this will resolve the issue I have been having where I dont recieve all calls and texts even though im in a good coverage area.

I have that same problem; trying to get Verizon to replace the device. It's been doing this since I first purchased the Maxx. It's really ticking me off and VZW is like what on the update. The phone is still under a year old plus the additional equipment protection I pay for. Verizon is really starting to annoy me.

Which tells me that the possibility of getting ICS is slim to none. Oh well, some updates/enhancements are better than no updates/enhancements.

Please fix the screen rotation and the auto pocket detect feature!

The screen rotation drives me nuts when I'm driving and trying to use my phone.

Just turn it off. Menu > Settings > Display > Uncheck Auto-Rotate Display and/or In-Pocket Detection.

If you like them, then just turn them off before you drive and on when you're done. There are apps that can add a quick toggle widget to one of your home screens to help with the Auto-Rotate feature.

No knock on the Razr phones cause I like them a lot and I just talked a friend into a Razr Maxx over an iPhone 4S, but I learned from purchasing my Epic 4G not to buy a phone on an older OS if it's avoidable. My phone shipped with 2.1 even though 2.2 had been out for a while and it took ages to get 2.2 officially, 2.3 even longer.

I understand that when the Razr came out the only phone with ICS was the Nexus, it's been what 5 months though now and seeing a new release for GB (which is good) tells me ICS is coming later than any owner would like.

Worthless. I'll stick with the ICS leak for now. Seeing as it is running pretty much flawlessly, I see no reason why Motorola/Verizon has not released it yet. Utterly ridiculous in my opinion.