Droid RAZR GSM: Surprise Ice Cream Sandwich update available

 

By Posted 26 Jan 2012, 08:44

We have some great news for those of you with a rooted GSM version of the Droid RAZR handset, as it looks as if you are now able to get your first taste of semi-official Ice Cream Sandwich. A leaked build has apparently become available, and it is good news for those of you that were fearing a MotoBlur makeover ruining the ICS experience.

From what we can tell, it looks like MotoBlur customization has been kept to a bare minimum, largely leaving the stock Ice Cream Sandwich UI in tact. Screenshots obtained by DroidRzr show that there are some Motorola influences though, such as the use of their own icons and a slightly different lock screen than the one we are used to seeing on the Galaxy Nexus for example.

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In terms of stability, this leaked build appears to run just fine, although it is worth pointing out that this is a very early build of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 so if you are a bit conscious in terms of performance and certain features not working then you may want to wait until the promised official update lands later on in the year.

For those of you can just can’t wait to try this out and have experience installing custom roms, you’ll find the download links and all the information you need here. Just to reiterate, this is for the GSM Xt910 Droid RAZR only, so don’t be trying this out if you are in possession of the 4G LTE version on Verizon as you’ll probably end up with a bricked device.

We’ll be very surprised if the official version ends up looking like this, as you just know that Motorola love to add their own influence on software updates via Motoblur. If you fit all the criteria and are giving this a go, let us know how you get on and if it performs well on your device.