Verizon Rolls Out ICS to Motorola Droid 4 – Install Now

While we see a lot of devices getting Ice Cream Sandwich Updates, Motorola Droid 4 also falls in line as Verizon is rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich Update to the device right now. The latest OS upgrade that is brought out by Verizon is Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to the software update page, this ICS update comes with Global Roaming Capabilities. This would obviously make international travellers happy.

This update is an official update, hence you do not need to worry about losing data on your device. Also, this process will not void the warranty of your Motorola Droid 4. The new build that you might receive on your device is 6.16.217.XT894.Verizon.en.US

The update may be rolled out to you automatically by Verizon while you are connected to the internet via WiFi or you may need to do it manually. The automatic OTA (Over The Air) update is Server initiated while the latter is user inititated. Here is how you can update your Motorola Droid 4 with ICS 4.0.4

OTA Server Initiated

In this case, you get a notification from Verizon which says that an ICS updateis available for your device. It also displays the build number. All you need to do is click on the download button.

Droid 4 ICS update

The size of the update is 364.1 MB. Hence it might take quite some time for the update to be downloaded depending on your Internet connection. After it has been downlaoded, you will be asked to install the update. You will not be able to make any calls while the process is going on. This also included Emergency calls.

Install ICS on Droid 4

After you have installed it, you will receive a notification which will tell you the latest version of Android on your phone.

Update complete

OTA Client Initiated

If you do not receive any notification informing you about the ICS update for your phone, you can search for it manually. You can refer the following screens to update your phone.

You first need to go to Settings>About phone and then select “System Updates”. In the next screen, Download the update and install it.

Client Initiated

Once you have installed the update, you will have Ice Cream Sandwich running on your Motorola Droid 4.