Motorola’s favorite smartphone market, the United States, has quite a number of devices that have yet to receive a Jelly Bean upgrade.Although some of these handsets have been confirmed to receive a Jelly Bean upgrade at some point, Motorola backtracked a few times and delayed some upgrades, while others have been removed completely.
The ATRIX 2 was never on Motorola’s short list of Jelly Bean upgradable devices, though the smartphone was launched back in October 2011.
Word is that Motorola stopped working on Jelly Bean for the ATRIX 2 and offered owners of the phone the possibility to upgrade to a new Motorola device. All they would need to do is trade in their ATRIX 2 handsets and receive $100/€75 off a Motorola smartphone.
Those who think the ATRIX 2 is still a very good device and do not want to upgrade to a new Motorola smartphone will be happy to know the folks at XDA Developers have just leaked what appears to be an official Jelly Bean ROM for the ATRIX 2.
The official build seems to have been developed by Motorola China, which means AT&T ATRIX 2 devices may not be compatible with this leaked ROM.
AT&T customers who bought the Motorola ATRIX 2 probably know by now that flashing anything other than what’s specially built for the US carrier will almost surely result in bricking the phone.
For the time being, those who own Asian retail Motorola ATRIX 2 units can flash this official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM without worrying that they will brick their smartphones.
Those who have successfully upgraded their ATRIX 2 units report that the ROM is pretty stable with no critical issues. For more details on how to download and install this leaked Jelly Bean ROM for Motorola ATRIX 2, head over to the original thread.