Conversion kit turns your Droid RAZR into a Droid RAZR MAXX for $110


Kicking yourself for not having the foresight to know that Motorola and Verizon would release a phone identical to the Droid RAZR only with a whopping 3300mAh battery? For $110 you can relieve some of your regret. Cellphone Repair Shop is offering a kit of genuine Motorola replacement parts that will convert the scrawny original into  Droid RAZR MAXX. It turns out the similarities in the two phones go a bit deeper than the spec sheet. Performing the procedure requires only replacing the battery and back cover. Surprise, surprise. They fit without any modification.

Given that the RAZR isn’t a device designed to be user serviceable, a few special tools for prying it open are required to complete the operation. They can be bundled with the repair kit at an additional cost. So, does anyone bite on this?

[via DroidLife]

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  1. “…isn’t designed to be user serviceable…”  [sigh]  When will these companies learn?

    1.  That’s because it’s designed to be really thin…

      1. Irrelevant.  It can still be user serviceable.  You just gotta bother to do it.

  2. I’d be so pissed if I owned a RAZR, how could they do such a dick move like that

    1. Well you don’t so STFU

  3. Seems like their following the Apple business model with all this proprietary stuff.

    1. If you can’t beat em… sue em.  If you can’t sue em… join em.

  4. It’s unofficial guys.

  5. I would not see a problem with the 2 different models if they were released at the same time. Then the customer would have had a choice – either the super thin model or the slightly thicker model that will last over a day before a charge.

    But to release one model then the other a month later is a scumbag move.


  6. i have a dream that one day we can build our own devices with already made parts much like building a pc

    1. That’d be a dream come true for sure. Put together any combination of options, dual-core or quad-core; 3.7″, 4″, 4.3″, 4.7″, 5″, 5.3″ screen; slide-out physical qwerty or touch screen, CDMA or GSM; 16, 32, 64GB, 128GB, etc.  
       It would definitely be an awesome thing if you could just buy the cases, radios, screens, etc. and put them together yourself. Hopefully one day, we’ll be able to do exactly that, but I don’t see it going over well with the carriers. If it were to happen, the carriers would likely require you to buy their own radios (as opposed to the exact same radio, or radio capable of sending and receiveing the exact same signals, but just didn’t go through a carriers hands first) which would still be fine with me. Even if it cost you $1000 to build a seriously badass device, it’d be worth it.
       Another advantage would be the massive reduction in complaints; “Oh, you don’t like the derptech screen? Well, why the hell did you get one? It’s not 2012, it’s not like you’re stuck with whatever the manufacturers put in there anymore.” Yeah…hopefully one day. Preferably tomorrow.

      1. you have a really long name

  7. Well, my UK RAZR can make it through the day without needing a charge. So, i’ll give it a bye, thanks…

  8. And that’s why I chose the G-Nexus over the D-Razr. I was debating over the removable battery and having a sd-card slot. Since the G-Nexus has more then enough memory then what I need. I chose the G-Nexus and cancel the non-removable D-Razr out of the equation. To each its own….And now you have to pay $110 and void your warranty and risk damaging the D-Razr to boost up your battery life….hhhhhhmmmmm

    1. isnt the regular razr battery life still better than the nexus’ anyway?  

    2. It sure beats that humongous extended battery for the Nexus. That thing is embarrassingly ugly

      1. 3rd party battery doors always are

        1. Even if there was an official one released by Sammy, they couldn’t stop it from being just as ugly. With great power comes great thickness.

      2. I agree with you about the humongous extended battery. I have the 2100mah extended battery by Samsung and this one doesn’t change much the size the of the G-Nexus. I do fine with both batteries through out the day and since I have an additional charger for the spare battery I don’t have to keep my phone connected to the wall….

  9. This is awesome. Great news for original Droid Razr owners.

  10. I’ve owned the razr, rezound, and the galaxy nexus . The rezound actually lasts little bit longer than all , but not by much . The razr lasted longer than the nexus, even with the 2100 extended battery.

  11. its more then just a battery cover lol, its the entire backplate to your phone.

  12. No one cares!

  13. This… is relevant to my interests.

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