Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX soak test to kick off tomorrow, changelog leaks

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| April 4, 2012

Motorola DROID RAZR Verizon

Time for a nice round of "Good News, Bad News." The good news is that Motorola has sent out emails to DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners on the Motorola Feedback Network, letting them know that a soak test for a new update (build number 6.12.181) will begin rolling out tomorrow. Unfortunately, the changelog included with the update doesn't make any mention of an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There are some noteworthy enhancements, though, like improved text messaging and optimizations to help extend battery life. The full changelog is available below.

Overall the 6.12.181 update looks like pretty spiffy for all of you DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners, even if it's not ICS. As for when Android 4.0 will be hitting the pair of RAZRs, everything is once again up in the air now that that leak from last week didn't pan out. Motorola sent out a tweet today saying that it'll share more details on the ICS upgrade for the RAZR MAXX "soon," but it's anyone's guess as to what "soon" means to Moto. Whenever we hear something a bit more concrete, you RAZR and RAZR MAXX folk can bet that we'll let you know. Stay tuned!

Who Can Use This Release:


Build:  Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US

Enhancements and Fixes:

Battery Life

  • Optimized device performance to extend battery life


  • Added new MotoCast widget to enable easier access to MotoCast files
  • Implemented several fixes to improve MotoCast performance


  • Modified the storage settings screen to clarify total, available, and used storage space

WiFi and Network

  • Implemented IPV6 support over cellular connection and WiFi to facilitate updated interaction with the network
  • Corrected 4G coverage indicator to accurately display data connectivity
  • Improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity when utilizing WPS security

Visual voicemail

  • Improved visual voicemail performance with data disabled and visual voicemail notification delivery


  • Corrected loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth®

Google Play

  • Fixed Share app functionality to directs users to the app page in Google Play

Text Messaging

  • Improved text messaging to ensure timely receiving of texts


  • Added easy access to bookmarks through a press and hold on the back key


  • Enhanced device security preventing unauthorized access of telephony database by 3rd parties
  • Updated Vcast app with new security enhancements

Via Droid-Life (1), (2), @Motorola