A new fully stable version of Marshmallow has been developed for your Motorola Droid 4. The update is working perfectly, without bugs or other software related problems and brings the latest Android 6.0.1 system to your phone. Thus, if you want to try it out, don’t hesitate and read all the lines from below. Then, resume the actual update process and safely apply Resurrection Remix on your Droid 4.
Yes, that’s right, the new custom Marshmallow release that’s now available for your Motorola Droid 4 comes from the Resurrection Remix developers. They managed to port the stock Android 6.0.1 platform on this device and created a stable and a smooth firmware that can be safely used on a daily basis. As already pointed out, the ROM can be used without problems as you won’t experience any bugs, lags, boot loops, screen freeze, battery drain, heating situations, total blackouts or other similar issues. However, check this page before resuming the following guidelines – there you will find all the details related to this new Resurrection Remix release.
So, if you decide to complete this step by step guide, first remember that you are not going to perform an official procedure. Resurrection Remix is not an OTA provided by Motorola and it shouldn’t be related with Google in any matter. The devs only ported and modified the official Marshmallow firmware. So, that’s why you will lose the Droid 4 warranty after applying the Android 6.0.1 update – that’s happening when you flash a custom ROM, so be careful when completing all the tasks from down below.
Since the warranty is lost, if something bad happens you will be by yourself (you can mess things up if you choose to apply everything without consulting this guide or other trustful sources) – in that situation you can choose to use a manual troubleshoot solution, or to take your phone back to service and to pay for the official technical assistance.
Right from the start you must know that you can update your Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with Resurrection Remix custom ROM, only if root access is ensured on your phone. The internal system of your device must be unlocked as the new update must access, modify, optimize and customize in built settings, features, apps and processes – and with root you will grant this kind of access.
Moreover, the Resurrection Remix flashing process is requiring a custom recovery environment. As you will see, the ROM is offered in form of a .zip file, a file which can be installed only through CWM, TWRP, or any other custom recovery image. Through the same software you can also make a hard reset and clear app data cache, two dedicated operations that must be completed during the update process, if on your phone you are currently using any other firmware than Resurrection Remix.
So, it is somehow obvious that you need to make another operation before heading towards the proper steps from below: a backup. Yes, that’s right you should now sync your data with your account, or do whatever it takes to save everything you might use afterwards – otherwise you will just end up in losing all of your personal data, info, accounts and files. Thus, on your way, make sure you save your contacts, call logs, text messages, internet settings, images, videos, audio files, market apps, EFS, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.
After saving your personal files you should also consider in saving the current Android OS that powers your Droid 4. In this way you can afterwards choose when you want to go back to stock – for example, if the Resurrection Remix will not run as expected. Thus, complete a Nandroid backup by using the custom recovery image in order to avoid any unpleasant situations.
Afterwards, make sure that a computer, your phone and its USB cable can be used. On the computer you will download the Marshmallow based Resurrection Remix ROM (temporarily disable antivirus protection if the download process can’t be completed) while from your phone you will flash the file through recovery mode. Also, on your device you have to become a developer by tapping several times on Built Number, an option that can be reached under “menu – settings – about phone”. Also, from “menu – settings – developer options” you need to check the USB Debugging option.
Another thing that can turn out to be a life saver is a charging process. Do charge your smartphone if its battery status currently shows less power than 50% – in other case your phone might get turned off, and bricked, while you try to flash the Resurrection Remix.
You will also mess things up if you will use this step by step guide on any other Android based device than the Motorola Droid 4. So, be careful and stick to the guidelines from below in order to safely make things happen.
How to Update Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Resurrection Remix custom ROM Firmware
- The Resurrection Remix firmware file can be downloaded from this page.
- You can also get compatible Google Apps from here.
- As already mentioned, first save the files on your computer; you can place them on desktop.
- But, next, transfer these two files on your smartphone – first connect your device with your computer with the help of the USB cable and the resume the copy-paste operation.
- When done, remove the USB cord as the computer is no longer required.
- What you need to do though is to power off your Droid 4 – also, wait while the shut down process is completed.
- Up next, enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- Then, from recovery perform a wipe in order to make a clean install of Marshmallow OS – so, choose “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
- Return to main menu of recovery and this time choose to load the downloaded files by picking “install zip from SD card” and “choose zip from SD card”.
- Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS and compatible Google Apps by following on screen prompts.
- In the end, from main menu of recovery select “reboot system now”.
There you have it; the perfect way in which you can update your Motorola Droid 4 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. The Resurrection Remix should smoothly run on your device, so make sure you test all its features and in built settings. Enjoy and let us know how things worked for you.