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ICS Update for Motorola Droid 4 is Now Pushing Out

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by newell, Aug 14, 2012.

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    At last.. :biggrin: Hope it will be available for everyone soon..
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    It's been available for a few weeks now. ICS LEAK .217 is the OTA.
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    I got mine yesterday morning
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    Still nothing here yet. Hopefully it will come sometime today
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    Try rebooting your phone with the power plugged in.

    Seemed to trigger it for a coworker of mine.
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    Anyone with the update, will you go to google maps and see if the map orientation can be toggled from north at top to the direction you are facing?

    This is a function that has been lost on RAZR after ICS.

    On GB touching the compass rose at the upper right of the map screen would cause the map to first center on your location then another tap would orient the map to the direction you are facing. That orientation change was lost on RAZR after ICS.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    map orientation

    Use the two finger rotate on the maps and the compus will appear, is that what you are looking for?

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    No, that still works. On GB the map would toggle so that what was at the top of the display was the same as the direction you are facing. Another tap would move the display back to north up.
    That is the function that was lost when RAZR was upgraded to ICS.
    The compass rose icon would also change if I'm not mistaken from north facing to whatever direction you turn the phone.

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    Another question. RAZR is running 6.16.211. There was a leak of .215.
    Now Droid 4 is getting .217.
    What is the full version number for Droid 4's ICS?
    The numbers are so close as is the hardware.

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    Droid 4 - System Version 6.16.217.XT894.Verizon.en.US -- Android 4.0.4
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    Interesting. Thanks.
    Not sure what that means in terms of RAZR

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    That's what mine said after the update this morning.
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    Should I uninstall Safestrap or do some rootkeeper magic before agreeing to the update?
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    Yes.

    Run Safestrap and uninstall the safe system or whatever it is. Then uninstall safestrap.

    Run superuser, and make sure your su binary is up-to-date. (I got screwed because I didn't do this. ):

    Use Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper to create a backup, then temporarily unroot.

    That should be it, as far as I can think of (other than restoring any bloatware you may have removed; according to some, you may be able to keep it "frozen").
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    That seems to be my problem. I've removed stock Swype and installed a Polish (Poland's where I come from :D) Swype Beta, so I could actually use it. Damn.
    Just tried to restore /system from safestrap backup, hope this will help.
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    So I have all the right files in my system folder as seen in the Droid 4 Dump in these forums (I actually have more files than the dump shows for the system folder???). I never flashed or installed safestrap. Only rooted and installed root apps and such, but the installation still fails. I thawed all frozen apps (via ROM Toolbox) and made sure everything was good, but still no go. SU is up to date. I did a temp unroot through SU and will try update again. Any suggestions if that doesn't work?

    edit: also, after I had to give signal to my old phone to do a reset I re-enabled my D4 and now the backup assistant+ keeps saying it fails. Maybe that has something to do with it? I don't know why it fails. I didn't change anything and it worked before I reset the phone. All I did was have to reactivate the D$ and SIM card after I activated my D2 to get it to work.
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    what system files are you talking about? you shouldnt have to move any files or anything.
    you should just be able to use voodoo before and after you get the update.
    first, protect root, temp unroot, then restore root.
    let the update flash,
    then restore root again and it should be good.

    anyone done it differently?
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    He could just use the ICS Root Tool after upgrading to ICS.
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    Extra system files were because there was no 6.13.219 dump when I deleted files instead of freezing. So I reinstalled files found on on the previous version. I guess some of the files may need to be updated, but I don't know which. I haven't done any ROM installs on the D4 (not sure how... it was easy on the D2) so unless I can figure it out I may need (easy) directions on flashing the ICS update.

    edit: Updated SU. The installation gets about 1/5th through then the package icon turns into an exclamation point and it restarts to regular boot.

    How would I Protect Root?
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