Procedure to Update Motorola Droid 3 with ICS 5.7.905 Android 4.0.3 Firmware

Sanjana March 7, 2012 0

Motorola Droid 3 users seem to get lucky as a new update has just rolled out for your device which is none other than the recent ICS firmware Android 4.0.3 version. It is to be noted that this is not the official update released by Motorola but is the beta leaked version. This new ICS update is also known as 5.7.905 and comes with a variety of features and enhancements which we will be taking a look at in a short while.

motorola droid 3

Here we have come up with a simple procedure on how you can update this firmware in your Motorola Droid 3 smartphone. You need to root your device before applying this update and rooting will void your smartphone’s warranty. The only way to reclaim back the warranty is to un-root the device or re-apply the default stock firmware again.

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 Droid 3 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 new features that come with this ICS version.


  • Battery Life  improved marginally
  • Icon Set renewed
  • Google+ is now a part of default application
  • Bugs related to Camera is fixed
  • CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert Service) capability included
  • Moto Blur included in this update
  • Android Market Place works perfect even in slower data speeds
  • Amazon MP3 is now a part of standard application list
  • Overall device speed has improved due to a new Baseband
  • HD Games have issues but will get fixed in the upcoming version
  • Performance fixes have been worked upon


You must keep a backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to 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

Must Have:

Download Bloated Firmware PackageDownload De-Bloated Firmware Package

Steps to Update Pre Rooted 5.7.905 Firmware in Motorola Droid 3:

Step-1: Download Bloated (Some apps are Removed) or De-Bloated (All apps are intact and is a suggested one) Firmware Package from the Must Have section to your computer. Connect your smartphone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and copy the downloaded zip file to your phone.

Step-2: After copying the downloaded zip file, disconnect the USB Cable and enable USB Debugging in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure to enable the USB Debugging option.

enable usb debugging

Step-3: Power off your phone to enter into Boot loader mode by pressing the Volume Down button and Power button simultaneously. In Boot loader mode, click on the option of “Recovery” to enter into Recovery mode.

recovery mode

Step-4: In Recovery mode select the option of  “Clear Storage” to clear off all cache files present in your phone. Now choose ”Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip from SD Card” and select the ICS Android 4.0 zip file placed in your Droid 3 smartphone.

Step-5: After selecting the file, it will take around 10 minutes to complete the firmware updation process. When the update is successfully completed , it will either boot automatically or land up again in Recovery mode. In Recovery mode select the option of “++++ Go Back ++++” > “Reboot system now” to reboot the device in the new ICS firmware.

If the process gets interrupted somewhere in the middle then repeat the entire procedure again from the beginning. Thus you can easily update your Motorola Droid 3  smartphone with the latest ICS firmware Android 4.0.3 version by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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