Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Owners Reporting Ice Cream Sandwich Issues

The Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich updates are a few days old now and we’re now starting to hear reports of some initial bugs that users are encountering.


Back in June, Verizon announced that the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX ICS updates would roll out on June 22nd. Starting that day, the updates then trickled out slowly to users, presumably because the carrier wanted to ensure that the updates were relatively bug free.

The updates were finally made available to all users over the weekend.


Droid RAZR owners are reporting ICS issues.


Read: 5 Lessons Learned from the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Ice Cream Sandwich Updates.


Motorola and Verizon were working to meet a Q2 deadline for the updates and they probably didn’t want to release software that was too buggy to use. That doesn’t appear to be the case, at least not yet, but we are hearing reports, from Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX users themselves, that the software does have some bugs, some nastier than others.

Here is the experience from a user named Kevin who installed the Android 4.0 update only to see the phone take on a mind of its own:

Terrible. Downloaded to my Droid Razr, played with it for about 30 minutes. Phone Started acting funny. Rebooted and now the phone randomly just selects things rapidly. Opens facebook, then the settings, then turns on airplane mode, opens google, opens contacts, starts selecting the contacts. The thing is freaking out. Something wrong with the touch screen and the ICM. Rebooted two more times still unusable. Phone looks like a three year old is randomly selecting everything at the same time on the phone. Removed my screen saver and cleaned the glass. Same Thing – Not Happy!!

Oddly enough, another user named Drew also chimed in saying that his phone was doing the exact same thing:

I’m having the exact same problem as Kevin…hope a fix is released soon because this has turned my phone unusable.

Other users are reporting app compatibility issues (to be expected), an issue with the keyboard locking up, and the inability to connect to the Google Play Store itself, just to name a few.


On the flip side, users have also informed us that the update is working flawlessly. One user named William Hoehlein claims that:

I just updated my Droid RAZR on Verizon and it was a very smooth process. It did not have any problem with my installed apps. After the install the RAZR is smooth as silk. So far so good!!

A number of other users are also reporting that Ice Cream Sandwich has made their experience on the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX a better one.

So, that being said, how has Ice Cream Sandwich been treating all of you Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners out there? Are you seeing bugs or has the update been flawless?