Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE receives minor firmware maintenance update

Motorola’s Photon Q 4G LTE for Sprint is now receiving a much welcomed OTA software update. No, it isn’t Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. However, the incremental firmware upgrade bumps the version number to 7.7.1Q-6_SPR-125_ASA-10 and brings some enhanced functionality along with several important bug fixes.


  • Improved text messaging when requesting usage and upgradeability through Sprint Zone
  • Select number of users to access Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Random power cycle when using Wi-Fi Direct
  • Manually send or auto-sync emails from outbo
  • Seamless international text messaging
  • Faster launch and playback using the YouTube application
  • Improved browsing with Google Chrome for Android Mobile Browser
  • Improved MMS functionality
Sprint notes that the upgrade is rolling out in stages, so if you don’t initially see the update it shouldn’t be too far off. Of course, you can always head into Settings > System Updates Update Motorola Software to retrieve the new firmware manually. Once you’ve updated, be sure to let us know what you think of the new software. We’ll see you on the other side.

Source: Sprint

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Born in southern California, Colton is a self-proclaimed tech enthusiast. His first Android handset was the Motorola Backflip, though his passion for technology began when he received his first Windows 95-powered PC for a Christmas present as a child. Dumbfounded by the capabilities of the machine, he discovered an inherent fascination for software and electronics. Colton wrote for numerous news publications before establishing his own popular technology-oriented website. When he's not writing about or playing with the latest gadgets, he enjoys watching football and destroying friends in his fantasy league, preferably while eating Mexican food. Colton currently attends the University of Redlands, where he plans to major in journalism.

  • Dave

    The update for me has apparently nearly bricked my phone. I can’t make outgoing calls and incoming calls go straight to voicemail. My Photon Q is 2 months old and I’ve had nothing but problems with it. Can’t keep ringtones assigned, system settings won’t stay set…it’s like it defaults itself a couple times a week. The upgrade has made my phone nearly unusable. I would avoid the Photon if you want to be able to call people or be called by people.

  • Pat Fox

    i love my photon q, dependable,feels great inhand and is hassle free, for me anyways, i havent noticed any update changes in performance or operation, updated 2 weeks ago, i did have one problem with the sms, not being able to send or receive pictures or media, i found a fix on the internet that fixed the problem and now all is good, waiting for the 4.1 upgrade, which should? be nice..