The Motorola Droid RAZR will go down in the history of Android phones as the phone that was announced at the wrong time – Just 12 hours before Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus.
The RAZR is by no means a bad handset – it is insanely slim (7.1mm), packs a dual-core processor, 4G LTE network support, a Super-AMOLED Advanced screen and an 8MP camera. However, it does not run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the hottest thing in the Android ecosystem right now. Motorola did promise that it will update the RAZR to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q1 of 2012, but even that seems quite far away.
Now, the folks over at Droidrzr have managed to get their hands on a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for the GSM version of the Droid RAZR, simply known as the Motorola RAZR. The leaked firmware will not work on Verizon’s Droid RAZR due to the different radios, so Droid RAZR owners should not even think of trying this ROM out.
The folks over at Droid Life have posted a bunch of screenshots and a mini-review of what they think about this leaked firmware as well. While the leaked firmware is far from finished, it does give us a glimpse of how a Blur’d version of Ice Cream Sandwich will look like. While Motorola has replaced nearly all the stock Ice Cream Sandwich icons, there are quite a few places where Motorola is yet to leave its presence.
The installation steps of the ROM is pretty simple as well. Simply download the ROM from this thread over at Droidrzr.com and then transfer it to your RAZR’s memory card. Now, simply boot into the stock Recovery of your phone, and then select the “Install zip from SD card’ option and flash the file.