How to Install Update Android 4.0.3 Firmware in Motorola Droid 2

Sanjana January 2, 2012 0

Seems like this New Year is the time for Droid Revolution. It’s now time for Motorola Droid 2 to get updated with the latest ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware. This new update is not an official firmware version launched by Motorola but is the beta version. It is to be noted that rooting will void the warranty and the only way to reclaim back the warranty is by applying the default or current firmware again so it is important that you note down the current firmware version before proceeding.

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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 only applicable to Motorola Droid 2 smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.

Pre-Requisites:

You must backup all the 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. Do not back up the data via PC Suites as it may or may not detect the device after the update. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

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Must Have:

Download ICS Android 4.0.3 PackageDownload Google Apps

Steps to update Motorola Droid 2 with Android 4.0.3 Firmware:

Step-1: Root your Motorola Droid 2 first since this update cannot be applied without rooting then download ICS Android 4.0.3 Package and Google Apps from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect the smartphone via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. Remove or disable any antivirus suites installed in your phone.

enable usb debugging

Step-2: Now boot the phone into boot loader mode by holding the Up arrow in keyboard and Power button. In Recovery mode select “Clear storage” to clear all cache data present in your phone and choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” then select the ICS Android 4.0 Zip file kept in your phone. It will take about 10mins for the whole updation process to complete.

Step-3: After the updation process is complete, you will again land up in Recovery mode. Now choose “++++Go Back++++” then “Reboot system now” option to reboot the phone. As it is the first boot it may take more than usual time to power on the device. In case the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle or the phone enters into a continuous reboot cycle then you have to repeat the whole procedure again from the beginning.

recovery mode

Thus you can easily update your Motorola Droid 2 with Android 4.o.3 firmware by following the above mentioned steps.

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