The Motorola Atrix 2 which was released last October 2011 came with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box. While the initial reports say that it isn’t officially upgradable to Android 4. 1 Jelly Bean this might change soon. A forum member on XDA forums has just provided a link to the leaked official Jelly Bean Rom for the device which is intended for retail China versions of the device.
The leaked ROM, although from Motorola, was never officially released. This means that if you are interested in getting it there may be risks involved such as voiding your warranty or worse bricking your device. Several users who have successfully updated their device have reported that it is stable enough though.
Motorola has no plans of officially releasing a Jelly Bean update for the ATRIX 2 stating that the user experience was not good enough. Those who wanted an updated OS were given an option by the company to avail of the $100 trade in offer which was valid for 2011 models that could not be updated.
If you are interested in updating your ATRIX 2 then make sure you proceed with caution and know the basic procedure in flashing ROMs. Backup all your important data (photos, music, documents) as well as phone settings. You’re going to need to root your device first. The procedure in rooting can be found in popular online forums. Once your device is rooted you can then proceed in flashing the official ROM.
If for whatever reason you don’t like the Jelly Bean update you can go right back to Ice Cream Sandwich however this only works for non AT&T models. If you own an AT&T ATRIX 2 then there’s no way as of the moment to revert back to the previous OS.
For those who have successfully updated their device how was the experience?