If you have a Motorola RAZR V3m on Verizon Wireless, you may want to get a software update…
PhoneNews.com received reports of Motorola RAZR issues regarding radiation levels, and a non-descript update released to Verizon stores. Much of the information below is the result of a thorough investigation by PhoneNews.com.
Verizon Wireless has issued firmware version 01.19.09P to stores for updating. It fixes a bug that appeared in firmware versions 01.19.07 and 01.19.05, which can cause the phone to bump up against FCC limits on radiation output by a wireless phone.
We do caution that most Motorola RAZR phones are not affected by this. The issue only affects RAZR V3m units that were running the latest software version (which was released after the phone went out of mass production). Unfortunately, different RAZR software versions have moved the location where the phone will tell you what version of the software is installed on the device.
Because of the stability improvements in recent software versions, as well as the outbreak of this issue, we recommend (as does Verizon) taking all Motorola RAZR V3m units to a Verizon Wireless store to have the 01.19.09P update installed. Doing so will both ensure your phone meets FCC radiation standards, as well as install performance improvements that your phone can benefit from.
Motorola’s official stance on this is that the update is not needed, however, is available for those that want it. However, the update also improves hearing aid performance, in addition to rolling in all prior fixes.
In addition, we have updated our Motorola RAZR V3m page on our Phone Encyclopedia to both address this issue, and have posted the firmware flash files, for use with third-party service centers and tools.