Although Motorola confirmed two weeks ago that ATRIX 4G wouldn’t be receiving an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update as previously promised, an official firmware build has just been leaked online.
After promising ATRIX 4G, PHOTON 4G and ELECTRIFY would be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime this year, Motorola backtracked
and officially stated that these handsets will be stuck on their current OS versions.
Obviously, minor updates will probably continue to be pushed through if necessary, but neither will receive a major OS upgrade, such as Ice Cream Sandwich.
The US-based handset maker did not disclose any details on the reasons behind its decision to change its mind over these updates.
However, it appears that Motorola was indeed working on delivering Android 4.0 ICS updates for these smartphones, as proved by the recently leaked ROM.
XDA Developers forum user epinter
managed to get its hands on an official Ice Cream Sandwich firmware build for Motorola ATRIX 4G.
According to him, this build includes firmware for AT&T, it's not an SBF, and it's not a flashable ZIP either, so it should not be installed by non-tech savvy.
AT&T Motorola ATRIX 4G
owners who really wish to have this build installed on their devices should know the firmware is about two months old. This means that Motorola suddenly stopped working on this update for unknown reasons.
Basically, the leaked ROM is a work in progress and probably still has some things that need to be ironed out, so until devs rip this one to pieces we recommend ATRIX 4G owners with basic Android knowledge to stay away from this ROM.
For more details on how to download and install this official Android 4.0 ICS ROM for AT&T Motorola ATRIX 4G check out the original thread
and stay tuned for more updates on the matter.