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[How to] Update Motorola DROID RAZR HD (XT925 and XT926) to Android 4.4 KitKat

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Droid RAZR HD Android 4.4 Kit Kat

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First builds of AOSP Android 4.4 KitKat have arrived for the Motorola RAZR HD XT925 and XT926. The builds are yet to be thoroughly tested but users are reporting smooth operation so far.

To install Android 4.4 Kit Kat on your Droid RAZR HD you’d require latest versions CWM and TWRP recoveries, as older versions of these recoveries aren’t compatible with Android 4.4.

 

 

 

WARNING!

Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page.

You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.

To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings. Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be XT925 or XT926!

Do not use the procedures discussed here on any other device. You have been warned!

BEFORE YOU BEGIN..

You must do this pre-installation stuff before attempting to install the ROM on your Motorola DROID RAZR HD in order to avoid any complications later, and have a smooth and successful process.

BACK UP YOUR DEVICE

Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.

For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.

ANDROID BACK UP AND RESTORE GUIDE: APPS AND TIPS

CHARGE YOUR DEVICE

If your android device powers off due to lack of battery while the process is underway, it could damage the device.

So, make sure your device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.

EXAMPLE VIDEO

If you haven’t used a custom recovery, either CWM or TWRP, before, to install a .zip file of a ROM on anything else, then we suggest you first watch a video of that, given right below, to get familiar with the process.

Just fyi, the video below shows installing a .zip file (of recovery) on Galaxy S3, but it doesn’t matter as the process remains exactly same. So, once you are finished with video, jump to downloads and step-by-step guide below.

DROID RAZR HD ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT UPDATE INSTALLATION GUIDE

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DOWNLOADS

Download the files given below and transfer them to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.

NOTE: ROM files given below are device specific. Check your Motorola RAZR HD device model number, and download accordingly.

  • XT925 Android 4.4 ROM file: DOWNLOAD LINK 
    File name: full_xt925-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip
    File size: 175.8 MBOR

    XT926 Android 4.4 ROM file: DOWNLOAD LINK
    File name: full_xt926-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip
    File size: 172.5 MB

  • Google Apps:  DOWNLOAD LINK
    File name: gapps-kk-20131031.zip
    File size: 107.60 MB

Reminder: Before you proceed, make sure you’ve transferred the files you downloaded above to a separate folder on your phone.

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Make sure you have backed up your phone adequately (including important data stored on internal memory). Also create a nandroid backup using your recovery for additional safety.

You’ll need either CWM or TWRP recovery for installing the AOSP Android 4.4 KitKat ROM on your Motorola DROID RAZR HD. And since CWM and TWRP recoveries function differently we’ve put together separate guides for both of them. So if you’re a CWM user, follow the CWM users guide and if you’re a TWRP user follow the guide for TWRP users.

NOTE: Android 4.4 requires latest version of CWM and TWRP recoveries, otherwise the Android 4.4 ROM won’t install fine.

GUIDE FOR CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY (CWM) USERS
  1. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device.
    • Press the VOL UP + VOL DOWN KEY together + POWER KEY until the device shows different Boot options
    • Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to SELECT
      └ Once in recovery, use Volume keys to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power key to select an option.
  2. Create a Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily.
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (This will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Select Wipe data/Factory reset, then select Yes on the next screen to confirm factory reset (screenshot)
  4. Install the full_xt925-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip file first. For this:
    • Select Install zip » Choose zip from sdcard (or external sdcard, you know where your files are) » browse to the location where you saved the file and select the full_xt925-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip file » select Yes on next screen to confirm installation of the file
      Flash ZIP file
  5. Now similarly flash the gapps-kk-20131031.zip file, as you did in step 4.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. After you are done with flashing of the files, reboot your device. For this, go back to the main menu of recovery and select reboot system now.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.4, be extremely excited for this!

GUIDE USING TWRP RECOVERY
  1. Boot into recovery mode. For this:
    • Power off your device.
    • Press the VOL UP + VOL DOWN KEY together + POWER KEY until the device shows different Boot options
    • Use the VOL DOWN Key to SCROLL to Recovery and VOL UP Key to SELECT
      └ Once in recovery, use Volume keys to navigate Up and Down between options and use Power key to select an option.
  2. Create a Backup from recovery. It’s optional but very important to do, so that in case something goes wrong you can restore to current status easily
  3. Perform a Factory Reset (this will delete all apps and their settings and game progress). For this:
    • Tap on Wipe » then at the bottom of the screen do a Swipe on the ‘Swipe to factory reset‘ option (screenshot)
  4. First Install the ROM file - full_xt925-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip
    • Tap on Install » browse to the location where you saved the files and tap on the full_xt925-ota-eng.dhacker29.zip file. Now at the bottom of the screen, do a swipe on the Swipe to confirm flash option to begin flashing.
      Flash ROM .zip file using TWRP recovery
  5. Now similarly flash the gapps-kk-20131031.zip file.
    └ Make sure to first flash the ROM file and then the Gapps file.
  6. After you are done with flashing of the files, reboot your device. For this:
    • Go back to the main menu of recovery and tap on Reboot » then, tap on System to reboot your phone.

That’s all. Your phone will now reboot and it will take some time as it’ll be phone’s first boot after installing Android 4.4, KitKat. Be very excited, man!

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  • LF

    I did everything on this tutorial and all i’ve got was “status 7″. When i finaly did fixed it, then came “status 6″ error. If somebody can help me with this, i’ll be appreciated.

    • Alex Mejia

      I almost brick my Phone, and at this moment I’m installing every rom that I find (especially from operators) and doesn’t boot…

  • Miguel Ballardin

    The SD card doesn’t work anyway! Help!

  • Miguel Ballardin

    Do this have portuguese-Brazil language?

  • Braian

    its good but my external sd card dont work!!!!

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