How to Update Motorola Droid RAZR with Cyanogen Mod 10 Jellybean 4.1 Firmware

Jellybean LogoMotorola Droid RAZR smartphone can now be installed with the latest Jellybean 4.1 version of firmware. Please note that you need to ensure that your device is rooted as this can be applied only on the rooted devices. All thanks to the XDA Forum Member shiwuye12 who has come up with this update.  This update though being unofficial comes with most sought of the features which ranges from voice based ringtones, smarter keyboard, faster stock browser and also host of other features with better user interface. In the process of this article we will be checking out on how to apply this update followed by the detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions carefully mentioned in this article, we should not be held responsible in any manner if your Motorola Droid RAZR doesn’t boot up or gets bricked due to not following the instructions.

Unfortunately there is no ETA on by when there will be an official update of Jellybean 4.1 but all thanks to the developers who will continue to come with the frequent Jellybean updates. Though this is a beta release, there will be many stability fixes which we will be covering very soon. Please note that this is not an Official firmware released by Motorola. In the past few days we saw on how you can update your device with various custom ROM firmwares. All thanks to the unofficial cyanogen Mod 10 firmware release which ropes in the goodness of Jellybean 4.1 firmware update. We have mentioned below on what are the things which work and also the things which doesn’t work.

What Works:

  • Phone
  • Data
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth
  • THEMES
  • HW accel
  • Audio

Not Working:

  • Camera/Camcorder

With the help of below mentioned steps, you need to create a backup of all the data so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or erased, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

Minimum battery life should not be less than 50% so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored. Enable the USB Debugging option which will be there in the Development option from the Settings option. All the antivirus tools in your device should be turned Off as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

So assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

10 Comments
  1. Reply David Flowers October 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Uh…how to download from that link? Obviously it’s on a Chinese website and even when I translate it with Google, I still don’t see a download link.

  2. Reply Inri September 1, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thats for nothing. There’s no way to download the chinese software.

  3. Reply J. Crewe August 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Where can I find a working link to download the firmware? I keep being directed to a Chinese website and can’t figure out how to download it! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm

      as of now its the only download link

      • Reply J. Crewe September 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

        Thank you for your help. But I can’t make heads or tails of that site…. Where do I actually download it?

  4. Reply Ahmed August 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    So will I have to delete all my files on my phone for this to work? As in, will i lose everything?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela August 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      you can backup all the data

  5. Reply Sares Angoba Baldomero August 7, 2012 at 6:36 am

    gud morning everyone..

  6. Reply Jason Lanham August 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Is there any other place I can download the firmware from

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