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    Unhappy I keep getting a system update failed message after trying to update

    I have the original Droid razr from 2011 and i went to download the new system update i waited a few minutes for it to download and it pops up like it should asking if i wanted to install now or later. i click install now, and it shuts down starts installing and goes about 1/4th of the way and then gives me a exclamation point in a triangle, then reboots and starts up and says "System update failed". I really want the new jelly bean OS for my android. Can someone tell me what is wrong? and what i can do to fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigerman55 View Post
    I have the original Droid razr from 2011 and i went to download the new system update i waited a few minutes for it to download and it pops up like it should asking if i wanted to install now or later. i click install now, and it shuts down starts installing and goes about 1/4th of the way and then gives me a exclamation point in a triangle, then reboots and starts up and says "System update failed". I really want the new jelly bean OS for my android. Can someone tell me what is wrong? and what i can do to fix it?

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    Well there could be a couple of things going on. First, what system version are you running (menu>settings>about phone). Secondly, have you rooted your phone, or has it ever been rooted? And last, if rooted, have you deleted or removed any apps? There are a few apps (commonly referred to as bloatware) that can safely be removed without root and won't cause a problem when trying to get an OTA update. However, if an app is removed that required you to be rooted to remove it, then an OTA update will fail unless that app is replaced.
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    Re: I keep getting a system update failed message after trying to update

    Wait! Are you getting an OTA update message? Or did you download the Christmas leak. I'm confused. What you describe sounds like an OTA push. That would be news.

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    Re: I keep getting a system update failed message after trying to update

    What system version are you on now? .211?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpcalhoun View Post
    Well there could be a couple of things going on. First, what system version are you running (menu>settings>about phone). Secondly, have you rooted your phone, or has it ever been rooted? And last, if rooted, have you deleted or removed any apps? There are a few apps (commonly referred to as bloatware) that can safely be removed without root and won't cause a problem when trying to get an OTA update. However, if an app is removed that required you to be rooted to remove it, then an OTA update will fail unless that app is replaced.
    1.Yes i have rooted it. and i unrooted it by removing SuperUser and the other things it had on there.
    2.When i go to menu>settings>about phone, the model number is "Droid Razr" instead of the model number.. idk why.
    3. the android version is.. 2.3.5
    4. i have to replace the app(superuser)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by moset View Post
    Wait! Are you getting an OTA update message? Or did you download the Christmas leak. I'm confused. What you describe sounds like an OTA push. That would be news.

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    Its just a system update, by going to the settings and checking for updates. allows me to do download and asks if i want to installs, then fails everytime.
    Last edited by bigerman55; 02-10-2013 at 02:24 PM.
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    Re: I keep getting a system update failed message after trying to update

    So, you're on Gingerbread. I think you have to unroot, which will require more than just removing SU.
    You may be able to find an old thread here with a link to the files you need to get you back to stock GB as well as unroot. Try to Google droid Razr ICS update. The update file name well match the build number that you are on currently. You have to be stock, official GB to update, including all system apps. I'm sure someone here can help.
    Maybe post a new topic asking how to update Razr to ICS from rooted GB.
    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moset View Post
    So, you're on Gingerbread. I think you have to unroot, which will require more than just removing SU.
    You may be able to find an old thread here with a link to the files you need to get you back to stock GB as well as unroot. Try to Google droid Razr ICS update. The update file name well match the build number that you are on currently. You have to be stock, official GB to update, including all system apps. I'm sure someone here can help.
    Maybe post a new topic asking how to update Razr to ICS from rooted GB.
    Good luck!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for the help man. I appreciate it.
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    Re: I keep getting a system update failed message after trying to update

    This might be what you need. Read carefully.
    Official OTA ICS Update Guide for Droid Razr & Razr MAXX - adapted from rda990's

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    Quote Originally Posted by moset View Post
    This might be what you need. Read carefully.
    Official OTA ICS Update Guide for Droid Razr & Razr MAXX - adapted from rda990's

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
    Updated my phone completely. got the new ICS and everything. on 4.0.4 and theres two problems.
    1.Home button wont work.
    2. Lock screen doesnt pop up after locking it
    how do i fix those?
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