im on jelly bean and rooted... first time ever... and i did two other razrs too.... its easy..
Now what? The Christmas JB leak gave us something to talk about and to look forward to. Now the official JB update is here and people are updating left and right and posting their problems. What do we do in a few weeks/months from now when the excitement has worn off?? JB was what we were waiting for and it'll soon be a thing of the past. As far as I've read, there won't be any more updates. I guess we'll all have to wait until we have upgrades available and start all over with new phones. The razr and razr maxx will be like the original droid and the droid 2...things of the past. I remember when I got my first droid... the droid x. I thought it was awesome and then it got even better when it went from Froyo to GB and then to ICS. I guess we'll just have to keep watching the forum for newbies who are stuck or just new to droids.
There's always custom ROMS. As I recall the DROID went beyond official to GB. There is that locked bootloader
but that just restricts the kernel.
Although I haven't strayed far from official yet.
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Forgive my lack of motorola experience, I am much more familiar with Samsung devices, but I am trying to upgrade my wife's Razr Maxx to JB. The device is stock rooted system version 6.16.211.XT912 Verizon.en.US I believe that means i am on version 211 as specified in the first post. I followed the directions but when I try to apply update from ext-SD I end up with E:Error in /tmp/sideload/package.zip (Status 7). Searching the thread turned up a couple of similar issues, but they were on versions other than 211. I did an MD5 sum check before moving the ZIP to the SD and it matched so I am at a loss. I have tried three times with the same results (most recently I did a temp unroot to see if that was the issue but no lock). I am able to boot up normally afterwards, but no update. Any suggestions? Thanks very much.
Rom's? I haven't flashed a rom in a LONG time. I think the last one I did was CM9 on my droid x. I tried CM9, Liberty and DarkSlide. Darkslide was my favorite but that was forever ago. I've never even looked at ROMs for the razr/razr mazz.
Unless you're trying to flash the update from in recovery, the file should be on your phone's internal memory...not SDcard and not SD-ext. I could be wrong but if you're trying to update by using the OTA update try keeping the file on your phone and instilling it.
I am trying to flash it in stock recovery. I tried to unroot and take the OTA originally but the install kept failing so I decided to do it manually. I booted into recovery, wiped cache and then tried to update from EXT-SD as described in the third section of the first post. USB debugging is checked...can't figure out what I am missing.
Would this be easier to re-root and then install safestrap 3.11 and flash the update from there? Or will I get the same error?
Last edited by tfly212; 03-15-2013 at 09:39 PM.