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    Default Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Hi,

    I'm kind of lost when it comes to hacking android, rooting and all that. Apologies if this question has been asked before buI would like a straightforward simple question. Is it possible today to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD if its an unlocked version?
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Development hasn't really gone viral on the device as of yet. Its just a matter of time.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Quote Originally Posted by sicario666 View Post
    Development hasn't really gone viral on the device as of yet. Its just a matter of time.

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    Yeah I wonder when that will happen.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Quote Originally Posted by smartphonedude View Post
    Yeah I wonder when that will happen.
    How about now?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    I'm kind of confused, does putting ROMs on your phone mean that you can get the latest version of android on your phone like the nexus lineup?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Pretty much. You'll get whatever the dev builds into the rom. Its always best to look St the features and a changelog when its available. Jakeday will be releasing another build later tonight. So wait if you can. His method also does not require root to flash. Your computer does all of the work for you.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    I love the Droid Razr Maxx HD but the bloatware and lack of jelly bean is a put off. Does this flashing stuff mean that I can use the phone pretty much like a Nexus device? Do the unofficial latest ROMs get released fast like on Nexus devices?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    You won't get quicker releases than an aosp device like the nexus.

    The releases will come but they take time.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Hmmm, so does the old Droid Razr Maxx have jelly bean yet?

    Once you get this custom Rom how is a Maxx HD different from a nexus device software wise? I know that in terms of hardware it's quite a bit better

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    It's mostly based on personal preference. Most android abusers don't like Motorola Devices due to the fact that software releases take so long. As to where Google branded devices get software releases before anything else will. Motorola doesn't have a large dev community like the nexus does either.

    As for the maxx and jelly bean. I believe there is a JB rom or 2 out there. Although some of them were still a little buggy. I had cm10 flashed on my maxx but went back to an ICS rom. To me I'm very happy with ICS. But jb is right around the corner.

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    I have been running it since Friday. No need to root since it is an honest to goodness leak, just sideload from an SD Card. It runs well. Things are a bit smoother, it fixed a screen glitch I had, I think it introduced a small SMS glitch, but overall runs well. It does kill the battery a bit quicker. I can now only get 24 hours where I used to get a day and a half out of a charge.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Quote Originally Posted by snaqvi91 View Post
    I love the Droid Razr Maxx HD but the bloatware and lack of jelly bean is a put off. Does this flashing stuff mean that I can use the phone pretty much like a Nexus device? Do the unofficial latest ROMs get released fast like on Nexus devices?

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    There is a leaked verizon JB release that you can install if you can not wait. But as Moto said they will release JB by end of year.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rene Ritchie View Post
    Yikes! Trying to set up AIM in the IM client, put in my creds and get this back?!

    "Sorry, the phone number can not be read from your SIM code. Please contact your operator for help."

    What's my phone number have to do with this? Shared with SMS or something?

    Little help?
    Most of the leaks I've seen require root. I have yet to be successful rooting. Is there a workaround? Flashing an update.zip in factory recovery?

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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    ROM'ing your phone is nice for some people, but you always lose certain functionalities... it's up to the end user to decide if that loss is acceptable or not. So if you're big on having the most up to date android version as humanly possible, but can live without whatever functionalities are buggy, then that ROM is for you. On the flip side, however, if the buggy functionalities and lack thereof is not an acceptable loss even with the most current version of Android, then that ROM is probably not a good fit for you.

    I personally haven't come across a single ROM I like, but that's just me and my own picky preferences... Novice users who haven't ROM'd before should just be aware they need to actually read everything in an OP for whatever ROM they're interested in, since reading seems to be such a hard thing to do for so many people whom want to make their device unique to them.
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    Default Re: Is it possible to put Jelly Bean 4.2 on the Razr Maxx HD?

    It's obviously been a few months since you posted this, but have you now been successful at rooting?

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