Clock is Ticking for Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

The clock is ticking for Verizon to begin the full roll out of the Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich updates.

Earlier this year, Motorola promised that the update would roll out in Q2 of this year. Q2 of course encompasses the months of  April, May and June. The current date is June 30th which means that Motorola and Verizon have less than 48 hours to make good on the promise or else, face the wrath of Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners.

The carrier originally stated that the updates would be rolling out on June 22nd. That may have been true but as we’ve seen and heard, the updates are clearly only rolling out to a small batch of users who the carrier is using to test the software.

We doubt that Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners had a soak test roll out in mind when they were told that the update would be rolling out in Q2 and more specifically, on June 22nd.

The clock is ticking for the Droid RAZR Ice Cream Sandwich update.

Instead, like reasonable people, Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners believed this meant that a full on roll out would be taking place.


Now, we’ve heard that the update might become available to all users by the end of tonight. We’ve heard from a source that says that the update should, if all goes according to plan, roll out to most users today and that those that don’t see the update roll out OTA by midnight will be able to manually update.

Clearly, the update has not rolled out to Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners quite yet. And that means that the clock continues to tick down to the end of June and the window that Motorola promised to Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners.

A soak test doesn’t count as a roll out and Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners likely feel the same way.

Anyone see the update yet? We’ve heard that it might be rolling out in batches.


  1. I have been waiting for this update for mooonths and moooonths. My finger is about to fall off from checking the manual update. Can a girl just get some Ice Cream???? Jeesh. Nothing. 11:27am-FoCo,Colorado

  2. I have not received ICS yet. This is very dissapointing and a let down. They have till tomorrow to keep their promise. I hated Motorola Products before the release of the RAZR and if they don’t keep to their word….I won’t be happy and again ill have bad taste in my mouth.

  3. I am starting to look into selling this POS phone and paying full price for the iPhone 5 when it comes out. While Apple is not perfect, not ONCE have I felt like pulling my hair out when promised an update and it’s not there. I am sick of the phone app not even working on this phone. I am going on vacation to Europe in a few weeks and i literally NEED this update so global roaming is enabled, or I am screwed. This is so rediculous.

  4. Still nothing CA if I don’t get this today this will be my last Motorola own by Google and they should just sent it out like nexus and forget verizon we pay them for service not update

  5. I contacted Motorola chat support yesterday and politely told them there may be something wrong with my phone since I cannot receive the update. He told me the update is released in batches, there is no way of knowing which batch you are in, and there are unable to send the update out on phone by phone basis. I asked if there was a way to get bumped up on the list, I even told him I’d pay for it, he said, “No.” but before we ended our conversation he told me he was putting me on a priority list for the update. Which I’m pretty sure was just to get me to stop asking questions. Judging by his responses earlier, I’m pretty sure there is no such list. Here’s to waiting…

  6. Spoiled little girls. Didn’t you parents teach you that good things come to those who wait. Relax. It will be here. I’d Personally rather wait for it to be perfected than get a half assed rushed version… Thats just me tho. Dunmore, PA

  7. Every time you click “system update” the server automatically adds 3 hours to your wait time for ICS… just calm down and have a nice stiff drink. You’ll get it when you get it. Until then, imagine a time when you didn’t have imaginary “due dates” perpetuated by internet blogs and forums.

  8. [email protected]

    Come on guys/girls , play nice . Patience is a virtue.

    • “patience is a virtue” I’m so sick of people using that as an excuse for this miserable lack of communication and poor customer service. I think when my next Verizon bill arrives I will just disregard it and when Verizon calls I’ll tell then “your payment has been scheduled on the due date and will be rolling out to you in the next four Weeks. Patience is a virtue!”

      • [email protected]

        Get off my site , your ignorance annoys me.

  9. Nothing yet MO. Razr Maxx
    Questions: I have been read other posts about an alert. Has anyone heard of this alert? Text? or Email?

  10. Actually, the moron who posted the “idiot” follow up as me would be considered the troll… but whatever. IF you thought that the “automatic 3 hours” was a serious claim, you’re an idiot. But, then again the fact that you are upset by a roll out date (that hasn’t been confirmed by the Verizon website) means that you’re probably willing to accept anything posted on the trusty ol’ interwebs.

    The fact remains that I’m just as frustrated by the lag in getting my ICS as the rest of you, but I’ve resigned myself to the fact that complaining about it online won’t speed the process up. The best way to cope is ignore all the rumors and let it happen when it happens. It’s all predetermined.

  11. I received a text from a 4 digit number , advising me to , check status update. So I manually checked it and got the update. Im in Evansville.

  12. Have had the update for about a week now. I installed the leak of 211 ( which is what will be rolling out anyways soon. But I followed these instructions to a T and now have the update and have been enjoying the sweet taste of ICS! I highly reccomend this method if you simply cannot wait any longer.

    If it says that you need to sign up for an account to view the download links shown in the link above visit the link in your mobile browser and it will show the download links with no need for an account :)

  13. [email protected]

    The next improper, rude, comment , and this discussion will be shut down. Come on people be nice. Tho I have to agree F.L.Jablonski is a misinformed cum dumpster.

  14. @Adam Why wait to shut it down? I see very little of substance in any of these comments anyway. And most likely your silly threat will just come out as a challenge to the trolls to up their game.

    On topic: I am very frustrated with this entire process. I understand that Verizon/Motorola have to make sure all is right with the update before sending it out, just stop giving us promises that they can’t keep is all i am asking. Way too many unsubstantiated “leaks”. It is ridiculous.

  15. So there was was…..elbow deep in a migets ass…when a mexican clown came up to me and slaped me in the nipple….whats up with that i said..than he ran off into the sunset on his taco.
    The end

  16. We have two razor maxx and 1 razor. My son has the razoar and he already got ICS yesterday!! My wife and I have the maxx and neither one of us has gotten ICS.

  17. There have been no promises of a release date, just a slow roll out. I am also impatient and have been checking for the update pretty much non-stop. Verizon and Motorola are not contractually obligated to rewrite the operating system on our phones. Maybe you folks on the RAZR can’t say this, but I would take my MAXX on Gingerbread over any of the current competition anyway. I want ICS, bad. I’m getting severely irritated. But making empty threats about not paying verizon on time isn’t going to make me feel better about the size of my e-penis.

    tl;dr: Quit your bitching. I don’t believe patience is as important as it’s been made out to be, but it’s times like these I wish I was more patient, because cussing out my service provider isn’t going to accomplish jack-shit.

  18. I was apart of the soak test. So I got mines Friday 6/22 (more like Saturday) around 1 am. Trust me ICS is nice and all, but after about half of a playing with it, you’ll wonder “why was I so amped up over this?”

    • I have to admit I been waiting anxiously and I’m afraid that I’ll have a very let down feeling after a few hours. Really, how good can it be? I won’t expect the phone to ever see jelly bean. By then I will have moved on to a Samsung device. I have my third and final Motorola product now.

    • I guess you forget 1 thing… with PICS, you can now delete all that damn Bloatware on your phone that Motorola, Verizon and Google have conviently put on there! That is what I’m pumped up about!! Not having to root my phone to do it!!

    • I guess you forget 1 thing… with ICS, you can now delete all that damn Bloatware on your phone that Motorola, Verizon and Google have conviently put on there! That is what I’m pumped up about!! Not having to root my phone to do it!!

    • I got it this morning. no soak. It was very over anticipated, even by me. but I agree, not really as great as I thought it would be.

  19. I got the update on my razr 3 days ago but not on my razr maxx. I called verizon and they said call motorola and ask them to push it through to my razr maxx manually. Verizon also said motorola/google sends the update out in batches of 100 at a time starting with older esn’s first.

    • My brother in law got the update and I have not received it yet. he just purchased his phone two months ago and I have mine sive the razor came out how doe he have an ESN older than mine.

    • This is total B.S. I picked up my Razr maxx two Weeks after its release, and I haven’t seen anything yet.

  20. I understand where VZW is coming from. I work for a large company and making software/firmware available by a specific date simply means exactly that. If they push it to one phone, they can announce they have met their dates, and everyone else waits for the mass rollout.

    Corporations do this by sending a DVD to another country on the release date, so they can announce the product has shipped, but in reality, it is not generally available. Most have moved to web based distributions so the manufacturing aspects are lessened, as purchasers do not need media. Those that do, may have to wait longer.

    So yes patience is virtue, and no matter how impatient we get, it will come when it gets here and no sooner.

  21. I did the manual update on 6/27 and love it. Just google “manual update ics” droid life has a great forum with lots of info and instructions.

    • Did you have any problems? I’m giving it till midnight then I think I’m going to try it. What’s the worse that can happen? I’ll have a new paperweight…

      • it went fine, it did require a factory reset but that’s not that big a deal when your backup assist does most the work to get all your apps back on to the phone. it took about an hour in total to download all the required software and such… still sooner than waiting for the “roll out” time-frame of now to whenever. :)

      • the best search term is “OFFICAL OTA .zip Installation” misspelled, download from page 1 of forum and use instructions from page 70 repost by “jacrx17″

  22. It’s true, Motorola and Verizon have less than 48 hours to get the ICS updates out before the end of Q2, but that’s because today is June 29, not 30, and June only has 30 days.

  23. VZW is releasing I C S update for the RAZR and RAZRMAXX in batches of 15000. The reason they have given is to conserve bandwidth on the engine should have the update by the end of July

  24. Ehh….been waiting…I know how to do it manually and all…my droid x was running cm9….but im waiting because I have nothing better to do…this whole thing is just a marketing ploy anyways….just like with anything else. but whatever all you guys need to get the knots out of your panties.

  25. In nortern ca. I just got off the phone with Motorola managment they told me it is being pushed to all starting in the next few hrs. An for lewis he is wrong in saying it wont come even by monday …. infact he even checked to seif a lewis works for his comp. He said no an he will look into it do to to many complaints regarding miss info. If he does work for the co. He is doing it without the consent of moto

  26. I love my RAZR maxx and I don’t have my ics. I’m in Alabama. But I really don’t give a shit cause my galaxy will be here around the 14th. Goodbye MOTO.

  27. I just got it (11:05 pm MT) in Colorado. I don’t know if that information helps anyone. I know the last week when I’ve read others have gotten it, it just seemed to piss me off more. VERY unhappy with Moto & VZW, and wondering if I can pay my VZW bill with a check and keep telling them “that check should clear… soon. Just hold on to it!”

  28. After checking for updates faithfully especially the last 3 hours it’s finally downloading. Can’t wait to see what all the commotion was all about and i hope it was worth the wait :-)

  29. Ditto Junior! In Los Angeles here and downloading ICS right now. Verizon seems to be pushing the update out with great ferocity in an effort to meet the Q2 deadline promised by Motorola for the rollout.

  30. Downloading update now… i would say where im from but not like it matters because it doesn’t go by location and im sure everyone can get it now.. all these months of waiting … woot. Woot…

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