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Motorola Droid 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Roll Out Imminent



Earlier this month, it looked like the Motorola Droid 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update was imminent. Now, it really is.

Just a short time after Verizon seemingly announced a soak test for the Droid 4

Ice Cream Sandwich update, the test has now begun, according to Droid-Life, which means that Droid 4 owners not a part of the soak test should be receiving their update in the not-so-distant future, possibly in just a few short days.

Of course, that depends on whether the soak test goes well. If it doesn’t, and testers receive errors, then the widespread roll out could face a delay.


The Droid 4 ICS update roll out is imminent.

Verizon has also posted the update to its website which means that the software has been approved.

So again, it should only be a matter of time before the Motorola Droid 4 is finally upgraded to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, an update that owners have the QWERTY device has been waiting for for quite some time now.

The update, as expected, will bring a number of changes to the Droid 4. Chief among them are the changes being brought by Android 4.0 ICS itself.


Droid 4 owners will be treated to a new user interface which is much improved over Gingerbread, a new Gmail application, an improved browser, Face Unlock, and a whole lot more.

The changelog also reveals a number of fixes and enhancements that will be coming along with the update when it arrives. All of those stand to make the Droid 4 a much improved device.

Once the update does become available, owners will want to head into the device settings in an attempt to pull the update. It will be rolling out Over-the-Air (OTA) which means it could take a bit for the prompt to arrive.

So, those toting a Droid 4 may not see the update on day one of the roll out. The update is going to well over 300MB in size which means owners will also want to remain patient when installing the update as it will take much longer than a standard OTA update.

We’ll be on the look out for an official Droid 4 ICS roll out.



  1. stewart booden

    08/13/2012 at 11:21 am

    I just received 6.16.217.en.US via OTA on my Droid 4. I have delayed installing…and, cannot find where the update is stored. Does anyone know where the file is located? It is not in /cache.

    • FabricatorGeneral

      08/13/2012 at 12:21 pm

      Hit your menu key, then go to About Phone. Click system updates.

    • stewart booden

      08/13/2012 at 2:37 pm

      Found the update…went to my external sd card. Almost 300MB.

  2. kevin

    08/13/2012 at 12:28 pm

    a bit late on that… update rolled out a few hours ago.

  3. DroidMan

    08/13/2012 at 12:29 pm

    I just got it…so far, it’s kinda fucked things up. My Droid 4 is now going slowwwww.

  4. jaysteel

    08/13/2012 at 1:04 pm

    It hasn’t rolled out to me yet. :(

  5. Sebz

    08/13/2012 at 1:21 pm

    My update has been installing for about an hour now. No joke on the time consuming.

  6. Noah

    08/15/2012 at 11:48 am

    Nothing here yet… :(

  7. Austin Romero

    08/18/2012 at 2:47 pm

    Got the update. Overall performance is very slow and I cannot view or send any texts.

    • Noah

      08/18/2012 at 3:12 pm

      I finally got mine around 3am this morning. Took 10 minutes to download and install. It was slow in the beginning, but this morning it was much better. Longer battery life too~too

  8. Crystal

    08/22/2012 at 8:37 pm

    I received the upgrade this morning Its eating my battery big time andIi hate the Facebook widget, can’t get my status as a widget, the weather at top is horribly small, shell I go on? So far not liking at all!!

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