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Find and update the software version on your Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2015

Software Updates - Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE

  • Software updates may be released in stages and can take several days for delivery.
  • If prompted that an update is available, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

Check the current device software:

Manually check for updates:

Current version:

  • 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5

Optional Software Update:

  • 9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-8


Release Date

Description of Enhancements/Fixes

9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-8 05/15/2013


  • Only available over-the-wire from Motorola due to file size
  • Removal of functionality for creating, editing, or forwarding Corporate Exchange calendar events.
9.8.2Q-122_XT897_FFW-5 05/06/2013


  • Quick Office - resolved random instances of Quick Office closing when reviewing a document
  • Global Roaming - Improved GSM roaming connectivity for global use
  • Sprint TV - Enabled better streaming experience of Sprint TV when location services are turned off
  • Repaired the security face unlock feature for enhanced security and ease of use


  • Removed Applications - QuickViews, Speed Dial, and MOTOPRINT
  • Improved voice to text software experience for texting, emailing, and web search, offering improved accuracy and faster response

Feature Enhancements:

  • OS Upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Google Now
  • Enhancements to Voice Search
  • Camera - improved image quality and more intuitive Panorama mode
  • Keyboard - enhanced dictionary and improved text to speech capabilities
  • Gallery - ability to zoom out to filmstrip mode
  • Notification enhancements
7.7.1Q-6_SPR-125_ASA-14 01/23/2013
  • Various fixes and enhancements to improve overall device stability
7.7.1Q-6_SPR-125_ASA-10 11/6/2012
  • Improved text messaging
  • Enhancement to WiFi hotspot
  • Resolved the occasional automatic power cycle
  • Improved email functionality
  • Expanded texting functionality to include seamless international text messaging
  • Faster launch and playback using the YouTube application
  • Better browsing functionality with Google Chrome for Android Mobile Browser
  • Improved MMS functionality
77.6.34 08/19/2012
  • Initial Release

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