Motorola Atrix 2 – Tutorial to Install 2.3.6 Update

Sanjana February 6, 2012 2

With all the major handsets receiving the ICS Android 4.0 update, AT & T released the official Android 2.3.6 update for Motorola Atrix 2. Last month a number of handsets had been updated to Android 2.3.6 in various countries. Some of the handsets that have received this update are Samsung Infuse 4G in India, Samsung Galaxy Y, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy S, Galaxy SL, Galaxy S2, Galaxy 551 and Galaxy Note.

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This time it’s the turn of Atrix 2G from Motorola. Users who have already received the update notifiction in their mobile phone from AT & T can directly click on Update Now option from the same notification message and those of you who havnt received any update can now update to android 2.3.6 by following the simple updation procedure as mentioned in this article. The new update comes with a number of improved features and some enhanced performance fixes that we will be taking a look at in a short while.

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to Motorola Atrix 2 smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.

Let’s take a look at some of the features and enhancements that come with this new update.


  • Improved Camera features
  • Google Music application has been updated
  • Motorola Gallery, Music, Files and Application in the application tray has been renamed
  • Enhanced Security
  • Hurricane warning or tornado warnings alerts has been added
  • Access to Android Kindle application and library is made simple
  • AT & T messages has been enhanced via app
  • Improved Keyboard
  • Mobile Hotspot feature with improved stability
  • Webtop is improved for better performance
  • Wider gap between capacitive keys in Android keyboard


The update file is 58 MB of size and we recommended you to proceed with this update using your Wi-Fi connection and not with 3G connection since it comes under your data usage. You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Steps to Install 2.3.6 Motorola Atrix 2 Update:

Step-1: Choose Settings Icon located in the Main menu of your phone then tap on About Phone. Click on “System Update” and a message will be displayed with the update information.

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Step-2: Tap on the ‘Download’ option and when the software update is downloaded, click on Install button. As soon as the  software update is installed in your phone, restart the phone.

To confirm whether the update has been successfully applied or not follow the path  Menu > Settings > About Phone where it will display v 55.13.25 followed by Android 2.3.6 version. The base band version will be 2011-11-16.23.52.Off.Bld LUD_EDISON_R1D7_PATCH_36_111116_2336 and the build number will be updated to 5.5.1-175_EDMR1.25. You can call AT & T customer support if you get stuck somewhere in the middle of the updation process.

Thus you can easily install the 2.3.6 update in your Motorola Atrix 2 smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.


  1. Aziz February 12, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    My Atrix2 cannot to connect wifi after this update. It says: The wi-fi hotspot out of the range

    • Sanjana February 13, 2012 at 4:32 am - Reply

      1) Power off your handset, pull out the battery, re-insert it and try again. If it doesn’t work opt for the 2nd option
      2) If you are using security on Wi-Fi router then remove it. Go to router configuration in PC and check each setting that your mobile requires
      3) Try this paid Android App called “Fix My Wi-Fi” to resolve some of the known Wi-Fi issues

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