The Motorola RAZR M has been one of those devices for which Motorola has promised a Jelly Bean update. These updates usually take a long time to reach your device and are also rolled out regionally Over The Air (OTA). But if you are a Motorola RAZR M user, consider yourself lucky because you can now update your RAZR M to official Jelly Bean using this tutorial.
Please note that you flash this at your own risk. It is confirmed that it is the official Jelly Bean but you never know if Motorola will roll out this version in the OTA. However, whenever there is an OTA, you can update it from your device. As of now, you can give this one a try but yes, at your own risk.
Make sure you backup all data because we advise you to wipe away everything while you update your device to prevent any force close or low memory issues.
- Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps. You can restore data of apps after rooting your phone.
- Back up all contacts to SD card.
- Backup SMS on Android.
- Backup call log on Android.
- Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
- Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
- Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
- Make sure your phone is not locked to any network.
Disclaimer: Hack My Android is not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process will void the warranty of your device.
Steps to Update Motorola RAZR to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Download the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean package to your computer.
- Copy the downloaded zip file to your SD card.
- Boot your RAZR M into recovery mode. (Works on both stock and CWM).
- Make a nandroid backup. Also read how to make an online nandroid backup.
- Wipe all data/factory reset.
- Go to “Install zip from SD card”>”Choose zip from SD card” and select the zip file you had copied to your SD card in Step 2.
- Flash the zip file in the next step.
- Go back and select “Reboot system now”.
Your device should now boot into Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which should also be stable. Face issues? Leave a comment below.