Verizon replacing bricked RAZRs with phone of equal or lesser value!

Verizon replacing bricked RAZRs with phone of equal or lesser value!

Well folks looks like Verizon and Motorola have an issue on their hands with this glitched Jelly Bean update. We reported a few days ago that Motorola had a glitch in their system which caused an update to roll out to users with the original Droid Razr. This update rendered thousands of devices useless, something we in the development community call “bricking”. When i called Verizon, I expressed my true feelings of anger over my bricked device due to a simple error. They at first agreed to send me out a new Razr at no charge, as I did not have insurance. After explaining to them that this was my second RAZR, my first being bricked by the Ice Cream Sandwich update, they agreed to send me a different device of my choosing. Naturally selecting the Galaxy Nexus, as one should if they love Android, they later informed me that they had started replacing all RAZRs with phone of equal or lesser value unless the customer insisted on having another RAZR shipped to them. I reached out to some friends of mine that owned Razrs and they have confirmed that they were offered a different device when they called about warranty replacement. Were you offered a different device for your bricked Razr? Let us know in the comments…… Sources: Me,...
Android Updates, Why Older Devices Should Get Them & Why They Won’t!

Android Updates, Why Older Devices Should Get Them & Why They Won’t!

First let me start by saying, what the heck is wrong with Motorola. They released some highly anticipated smartphones (the new Razr HD (Maxx) & Razr M) without Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Sure, they said they would have an update by the end of the year, but to release three highly anticipated phones , plus to be owned by Google itself, the outlook for Jelly Bean can’t be good. Im still waiting on my ICS update for my LG Lucid, let alone Jelly Bean. Now onto the good part…. You can find a video at the bottom of the post! PART 1: Why should older devices get Android updates (4.0 & 4.1)? In my personal opinion older devices should receive updates as it means a company is standing behind [ALL] of its products and not just the latest and greatest? We all know this doesn’t happen, but it would be nice. In the last 6 months I have owned a HTC Droid Incredible 2 and a Motorola Droid 2 Global. The HTC Incredible 2 expected to receive an ICS update “soon” and the Droid 2 Global to remain on 2.3. forever. Now my main device right now is the Droid 2 Global and I am running AOKP’s Milestone 6 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM which is much faster and much more responsive than the stock Gingerbread. Now, even though I think my Droid 2 Global is better with ICS than it ever was with GB doesn’t mean Motorola sees what I do. The reasons why my phone will never be updated can been found in the second part of this post. I have owned many...
Verizon Gives Unpleasant Response on LG Lucid Ice Cream Sandwich Update!

Verizon Gives Unpleasant Response on LG Lucid Ice Cream Sandwich Update!

On my second Facebook question, this time to Verizon Wireless, I asked about the status of the LG Lucid Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update. My girlfriend owns this device and we picked it up the day it came out for the low price, the mid range specs, AND THE PROMISE OF AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH UPDATE! Looks like they still have no information to give. I also wrote on LG’s Facebook wall, but they returned no comment at this time. Should device manufacturers and carriers give more concrete information on Android updates and should they be forced to stick to their given timeline? Let us know in the comments below! Source: My...
HTC Comments On Thunderbolt & Droid Incredible 2 ICS Update, Users Fed Up!

HTC Comments On Thunderbolt & Droid Incredible 2 ICS Update, Users Fed Up!

After seeing the Thunderbolt Facebook post over at Droid-Life, I decided I had to take matters into my own hands regarding the Droid Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update. The above screenshot is the actual comment thread from my original wall post to HTC. As you can see others users besides me have had enough of the “soon” responses these companies give us.Looks like we will be waiting quite a while to see an update for the Incredible 2. Below is the screenshot from the Thunderbolt comment thread on Facebook. I know that when it comes time for me to upgrade my device, I will be going with the device manufacturer with the fastest updates. Hello Nexus phone, I know we should be seeing a variety of Nexus devices by different companies by the end of the year! Via: Facebook (Incredible 2) and Facebook...
HTC Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Based On RUU Leak

HTC Incredible 2 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM Based On RUU Leak

You may remember the Incredible 2 being one of the HTC devices that was officially slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.1). An XDA user named nitsuj17 posted a ROM “allegedly” based on a leaked RUU from HTC. With the Incredible 2 ICS release to “be determined by the end of August” this leak seems to fall into the HTC timeline pretty well. The ROM which layers Sense 3.6 over a pretty bland HTC style Android 4.0 uses a software build number of 7.01.605.01. Though this is a pretty bland ROM it does come with some goodies such as: rooted busybox kernel repacked for ext4 vs ext3 kernel repacked to remove new htc /lib partition for use on all hboots remove htc linkify crap (app associations as a result of apple lawsuit) removed a lot of the htc log/testing utilities that are present (theyre neat to play with sorta, but the avg user would get annoyed by their notifications always being on) moved some stuff to /data because older hboots dont support /lib and /lib needs to be back in /system/ (which didnt have the room for it all) The ROM developer as of now is telling users not to ask for the non tweaked RUU. If you want to grab this incredibly overdue update for this still popular device just head on over here to XDA and follow the instructions. Via: Android...