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Upgrading Jelly Bean to Kit Kat on Droid Razr Maxx XT912

I decided to upgrade my XT912 to Kit Kat. My earlier rooting and upgrade to CM10.2 provided a much better experience on the aging hardware (http://blog.trebacz.com/2014/05/eliminate-lockups-and-freezes-Motorola-XT912.html). This was my first time upgrading major versions of Cyanaogenmod (10.2 to 11) on my phone, so I was prepared for some unplanned issues. The upgrade went flawlessly and I lost noting in the process.

The procedure I followed was:

1. Download current cyanogenmod snapshot from here:
http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=spyder&type=snapshot

2. Download Gapps for CM11
http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps

I used the upgrade steps from Jack Stromberg's post here:
http://jackstromberg.com/2013/12/tutorial-rooting-and-installing-cyanogenmod-11-android-4-4-kitkat-w-google-apps-on-the-droid-razr-maxx/

I found I needed to modify the steps slightly for doing and upgrade from 10.2 using safestrap. It was all in the instructions, but you do have to read between the lin…