The latest software update v4.5.141 for Motorola ATRIX leaked online several days ago, along with an unofficial changelog. Today, the US-based handset maker announces that a new update is available for its Android-based smartphone.It is exactly the same update that we reported last week, but the changelog is a bit larger, which means it contains more changes that were not highlighted in the unofficial version.
According to Motorola, software update v4.5.141 is being pushed OTA (over the air) starting today, so ATRIX owners who want to update to the latest version of Android should connect to a reliable Wi-Fi network and have their phone’s battery charged for at least 50%.
On the other hand, those who already rooted their Motorola ATRIX units should know that this update will unroot the device, so they will need to reverse the process after the update is applied.
Obviously, Motorola ATRIX owners will need to have an active SIM card inserted in the phone for a successful installation.
Presumably they have received a notifications message for this upgrade, ATRIX owners should simply select “Download” and follow the steps provided by the phone to upgrade to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
However, those who have not received the notification message can manually search for the update by going to Settings / About phone / System updates. As soon as the update is located simply select “Download” and the software will be downloaded.
The latest maintenance update for Motorola ATRIX brings the latest Google Android security fixes among others.
Stability improvements have been included as well, such as enhancements to memory function as it relates to media apps and ability to prevent need for rebooting when phone is prone to heavy loading or/and high temperatures.
Aside from bringing the phone’s firmware to version 2.3.6 Gingerbread, the following changes have been added:
- Bluetooth: Enhancement which allows you to launch voice command from bluetooth enabled headset when phone is asleep.
- Wi-Fi: Improvements to Wi-Fi settings to deliver better overall consumer experience as well as to make it easier to use Mobile Hotspot with your phone.
- Messaging: Improvements to text messaging capability to deliver better user experience.
- Contacts: Improvements are made to maintain all phone book contacts after the OTA upgrade.