Update Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE to Leaked Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Firmware
Motorola RAZR M has received a new leaked Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware and, now you can use the instructions that I have listed in this post in order to successfully flash the new firmware files. Note that this is a leaked firmware and not an official Motorola Jelly Bean update, which means that it might be buggy and some functions might not be working.
Note that by installing this leaked firmware you might not be able to return to the stock Android 4.0.x ICS, which means that it would be best for you to create a full NANDROID backup of your currently installed ROM, so that in case something goes wrong in the process, then you will be able to restore it to a working state. Note that in order to be able to create a ROM backup, your device needs to be rooted.
Read the preparation guidelines below and learn what steps you need to take in order to correctly configure your device for the updating process. Here’s what you need to know:
- Flash this leaked Android 4.1.1 JB firmware only on the Motorola Droid RAZR M 4G LTE phone. Do not attempt to flash it on any other devices. It is the Verizon model phone.
- Installing this leaked firmware will revoke the root access for your phone, which means that you will need another guide to re-apply the a new root.
- Note that by installing this firmware update, you might not be able to revert back to ICS and that’s is why you should create a full NANDROID backup of your existing ROM.
- Create backups of your apps, SMS, Call Logs and APN Internet Settings, then you should use these tools: SMS backup & restore | Call Logs backup & restore | APN Settings Backup & Restore | AppBack for Android.
- Sync the Gmail account with your Contacts app. You won’t lose any phone numbers and contacts details stored on your device.
- Your phone needs to have a microSD as you will have to flash the firmware from there and not from the internal sdcard.
- CWM Recovery needs to be installed on your device. Also, this means that the device should be rooted.
- Charge your phone’s battery so that you won’t see the phone switching off while you’re trying to flash this leaked Android 4.1.1 JB firmware ROM on your RAZR M 4G LTE device.
- Make sure that you read the entire tutorial and all the instructions listed before starting to apply them on your phone.
- If you cannot complete the update, then you should ask for more help in our comments section.
I hope that you’ve read all of the above and now you should move to the next part of this guide. Don’t skip any steps that I have listed in the tutorial as that might result in a failed attempt of updating the device.
How to update Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE with leaked stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean firmware:
- Download the ROM zip file from HERE.
- Move this zip on your phone’s Micro SD card. Do not transfer the file on your device’s internal storage. After the transfer is complete, unplug the phone from PC and then power it off.
- Boot into CWM Recovery mode. Do it by pressing ‘volume up’ + ‘volume down’ and ‘power’ buttons. When the screen powers ON you should release them and from the new screen select ‘Recovery’ and press ‘volume up’ to select this. The screen should display a small green Android and now you should press again ‘volume up’ and ‘volume down’ to boot recovery.
- Use the volume keys and Power to select the actions you want to take. Now you need to select ‘apply update from external storage’ and find the ‘.zip’ ROM file and then confirm its installation.
- Now the phone will begin to update to the leaked Jelly Bean firmware. When the update is finished you should see the phone rebooting and after that you should return to the main recovery menu.
- Now select ‘reboot system now’ and wait for your phone to boot with this new ROM.
- After the phone completes its boot load, you will be taken to the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean home screen and you should begin to test the firmware and check for all its new features.
If you have any troubles with this ROM or you cannot complete the update, then you should leave a detailed comment in our comments section and we will try to help you.
Also, remember that by installing this leaked stock Jelly Bean ROM you might not be able to return to the previous ICS firmware. You shouldn’t blame us in case your phone gets bricked or you have any other troubles running this leaked firmware.
UPDATE: It seems like the download link for the leaked ROM is dead and the file has been removed. We are currently trying to find an alternative source.