Home

Share this Story

Download: Leaked DROID X Android 2.2 for ALL Users

A leaked version of Android 2.2 for the Droid X has popped up this morning and is available for all users to try.  It’s a simple “update.zip method” and can be done in just a couple of minutes.  This is our first taste of the Froyo for the DX and we’re hoping it fixes the dozens of bugs that have frustrated so many of us.

I will say right up front that this is more than likely not the final version and if you update to this version, getting back to stock 2.1 is not going to be easy.

________________________________________

Download:  MOTOROLA IS REMOVING DOWNLOAD LINKS FOR THIS 2.2 UPDATE LIKE CRAZY. AT THIS TIME I’M GOING TO HOLD OFF FROMM UPLOADING THE FILE.  SORRY ALL.

*Warning* – Just a reminder that rooting VOIDS your warranty and could potentially do permanent damage to your device.  This is not a recommended practice and you do so at your own risk.

Instructions…

*Note 1* – This should work for rooted users as well.  Just make sure you haven’t themed or removed any bloatware or it will not work.

*Note 2* – If you get an installation aborted error mentioning the “logwrapper” we are looking into the issue and will update you as soon as we know a fix.

Update 1:  LOGWRAPPER FIX INSTRUCTIONS HERE.

*Note 3* – To keep root you must move your “su” file to your xbin folder and out of your bin folder.  You can check by going into /system/bin.

1.  Download the update.zip from above and place it on the root of your SD card.  (Not in a folder)
2.  Turn your phone off.
3.  Boot into recovery but holding the Home key and Power at the same time.
4.  When a triangle with exclamation mark appears, release buttons and press the Search key once.
5.  Using the  volume up/down switch, scroll down to “apply sdcard:update.zip.”
6.  Once highlighted, press the camera button to apply the update.zip.
7.  Your phone will work some magic and if finished correctly will say “Successful.”
8.  Scroll back up to “Reboot system.”
9.  You phone should now reboot running Android 2.2.

Enjoy the Froyo!

Again, this is a leaked version, so we have no idea if it is final or not.  If you update to this, it is not an easy process to get it back to stock 2.1 and requires RSD Lite and an SBF file which I know you all love so much.  Do so at your own risk!

Source:  MyDroidWorld

  • Well I think I should try this..I am excited for it..

  • That’s standard business practice. You also can’t use the HTC OTA updates with a custom ROM. Which is why the functionality is disabled in custom ROMs

  • Well nice to know about this The latest update actually asks everyone who uses it to force a re-root. Definitely something to look into. I can’t verify anything since I maintained root, but I’d love to hear if it works for someone..thanks…

  • It’s a simple “update.zip method” and can be done in just a couple of minutes. Thanks for sharing these useful information!

  • Maybe they should keep it from being leaked? It's their responsibility. Its just as much their fault as it is the end-user who installs it.

  • I had to do a lot of bs to get to this point but essentially this is how I got back to 2.1

    I downloaded XDAdevelopers SPF file called “the gift”. Got stuck in the boot loop. Wiped cache, didn’t work, took sdcard out, didn’t work. Factory re-set, worked. I don't think ROM Manager was able to back up my settings (at least at that point) but if you are using Titanium back-up you can return to your settings/apps etc after the factory reset

  • Mattfraz88

    How do I get back to 2.1?

  • Schilkyl

    Do you move the “su” file from xbin back to bin once youve installed the update? Or do you just leave it in /system/bin?

  • Schilkyl

    Do you move the “su” file from xbin back to bin once youve installed the update? Or do you just leave it in /system/bin?

  • oreoero

    Installed 2.2 from zip file.

    Got a few errors during install, but it completed

    Everything seemed fine until I went to connect to PC, which will no longer recognize the Droid and keeps looking for a driver. Because of this, VCast will not sync and I can't run PdaNet.

    I want to return to 2.1 and wait until the official version comes out…can anyone post instructions and links please?

    Thanks

    How do I return to 2.1 and wait for the official version?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    • I had to do a lot of bs to get to this point but essentially this is how I got back to 2.1

      I downloaded XDAdevelopers SPF file called “the gift”. Got stuck in the boot loop. Wiped cache, didn’t work, took sdcard out, didn’t work. Factory re-set, worked. I don't think ROM Manager was able to back up my settings (at least at that point) but if you are using Titanium back-up you can return to your settings/apps etc after the factory reset

  • Had to go back to 2.1 due to Google Calender Sync issues. From what I've found, Google is aware of the issue and “is working on it”. Seems it's been an issue for 4 weeks now which is weird cause it worked fine on my rooted 2.2 Droid 1

  • Shirley Pdizzle

    If I download this Update.zip when the actual 2.2 comes will i prompt me to update the the actual 2.2??

    • mcdoogles

      no

  • antintyty

    i waited to DL this update, but i have it…the dl that is…it's on my SD and everytime i've tried to install it won't work…just a fyi.

  • Dtranewayne

    So can anyone tell me how to down grade back to 2.1 bc some of my apps have started to force close since i updated to 2.2 on the X

    • mcdoogles

      did u wipe ur phone before u installed them? if u didnt go into the boot loader (restart ur phone and hold the home button) then go to whip data and cache and wipe everything. reboot the phone and set everything back up again and u should be good.

  • Chris

    Anyone have an alternate download? I should have snagged it when it was up but i was too busy reading the guinea pigs comments. I feel comfortable with what's been said and don't mind the “work” to go back to 2.1 (I think Rom manager has us spoiled)

    • mcdoogles

      lol i am sooooo spoiled by rom manager!

  • Mike in SC

    Is there any way to verify the files in the update.zip? I would like to know I have the right thing before I load it onto the phone.

  • Chris Evans608

    My DroidX has ran smoother then it ever has… Im very happy thanks droid-life

  • mine like his had the slide lock screen only, then it dissappeared 🙁 it sucks

  • I am rooted, on 2.2, and i can use all my rooted apps. FTW 🙂

  • timarnette

    I was just going to install 2.2 now the link is gone. Motorola is crazy!!!!!! Now I have to wait. I am now very good at waiting!!!!!

  • Bballgarnett

    pretty awesome but i have a dinc non rooted but its good to see a droid family member gettin updates
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX_MZdF73Co

  • happens… drink those sorrows away!!

  • this process is INSANE…. me and my bud Nate312 did it last night… started at 5pm… paused for many breaks, taco bell, smoke break haha, etc…. and by 230am i had 2.2 on my X…. the problem was… i rooted and got rid of bloatware… we had replaced them but its much more complicated than that… you cant just rename files.. when we fixed the missing bloatware.. it took like 2 mins… but shout out to Nate dawg.
    oh and as celebritory breakfast… we got checkers unbelivaburgers.. lol

  • Brandon

    umm I've downloaded several apps since installing and its been just fine

  • Sure wish I had seen that step yesterday afternoon when I updated. 🙁

  • Dude… I'm right there with you! I hope someone can respond with a workable method. 🙁

  • Anybody found a working method of rerooting once froyo is installed? I have the ninja still but no root. (I'm a sad panda)

  • Ciscorega

    what it says that the link is broken?? any one else/

  • Tuna

    Ok, so I just copied the su from bin and put a copy in xbin, and yeah now easy root says I have root, but of course I don’t, for anything but drocap, which still works, but root explorer and titanium backup don’t have access. Anyone know how to fix this yet????

  • 5150time

    Help i don't have flash working can someone post an apk of it

  • this process is INSANE…. me and my bud Nate312 did it last night… started at 5pm… paused for many breaks, taco bell, smoke break haha, etc…. and by 230am i had 2.2 on my X…. the problem was… i rooted and got rid of bloatware… we had replaced them but its much more complicated than that… you cant just rename files.. when we fixed the missing bloatware.. it took like 2 mins… but shout out to Nate dawg.

  • Anybody found a working method of rerooting once froyo is installed? I have the ninja still but no root. (I'm a sad panda)

  • Ciscorega

    what it says that the link is broken?? any one else/

  • 5150time

    Help i don't have flash working can someone post an apk of it

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    Well That was Fun ended up going back to 2.1

  • Piya783

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!! THIS WILL RUIN ANDROID MARKET AND YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD MOST APPLICATIONS!!! At first I thought there was something wrong with my phone so I wiped it and now I still have froyo but lost all my apps and am unable to redownload. This is due to froyo for droid x being unofficial still and most apps have a lock for phones with unofficial updates!

    • Brandon

      umm I've downloaded several apps since installing and its been just fine

  • Ncgeorge

    installed 2.2 update successfully but flash doesnt seem to work. I get redirected to the adobe site, which tells me i have to wait until it is released for my device. system shows 2.2. How can i get flash? 🙁

    • Ncgeorge

      issue resolved. not sure why it did that

  • Jtown87

    anyone having problems with the market getting a network error after installing to 2.2?

    • Mrpicolas

      market is down for everyone

      • thank you i was about to flip thinking i messed my phone up lol

      • AnDroidSepTIX

        The market works fine right now for my dx that i just flashed back to 2.1

  • Oh how I miss root…

  • Daileyaustin96

    android market is not working

  • Tavist7870

    The instructions did not include the step for moving su from bin to xbin. Now my phone thinks it's rooted but it really isn't. Any ideas how i can now get su to xbin. tried easyroot forceroot and the original manual root but it failed because it can no longer find sqlite_stmt_journals. Help!

    • Dude… I'm right there with you! I hope someone can respond with a workable method. 🙁

      • Tavist7870

        I used RSDLite and reloaded the SBF. Once I was back to 2.1 I re-rooted moved su and updated to 2.2 and I'm still rooted. It was pretty easy. If you do it, you'l more than likely to clear your data cache as well.I didn't at first and after flashing the SB my phone was tuck in a boot loop. To get out of the loop I cleared my data. It booted fine then. I don't know if there is another way. I was fine with this. Oh everything on your sd card is untouched.

        • I couldn't even get RSD Lite to load the SBF. I'm guessing, and REALLY hoping they come out with a fix for this soon. Would hate to be stuck on 2.2 without ROOT access

  • getting back to stock 2.1 isn't very hard…i've been modifying the framework-res.apk on 2.2 and bricked the X. I tried to do the sbf and it didn't work. I fixed my phone by running recovery and doing the wipe data/cache and then doing the sbf which easily got me back to 2.1 stock. Then I re-rooted and installed 2.2. Piece of cake!

  • Christopherclaybern

    Just ran into one issue. Marketplace is now not working on the Droid X with the Froyo update. I am able to get some apps. Maybe the most 100 but that is it. Anyone know what this is about? It was working fine earlier today. As of now, it has that problem. Also, appears marketplace has changed its appearance as well. Instead of downloads being at top of app, it is now in the middle.

    • Piya783

      Because its a leak.. most apps wont work with this unofficial version. Basically your market is screwed until the official one comes out.

      • Mrpicolas

        no market was down do your homework man sorry but wrong

  • Brchell66

    how the hell do i get rid of it????!!!!

  • Piya783

    Works great for me!! No problems at all!

  • Dazz1996

    tryed this on two unrooted droid x and they will not run can anyone tell me why i did all the steps and im not new to this

  • Dazz1996

    I tryed this on two unrooted droid x and they will not run can anyone tell me why

  • Walter_323g

    All my root acess work fine dnt know why people are having problems

  • Bigceez

    why wont the mart work on my droid

  • Portertm

    Love the update, but I noticed that the launch bar does not look like the pics I have seen of other froyo devices. Any thoughts?

    • i'm pretty sure it's becuz this is a Froyo rom with MotoBlur

      • Portertm

        Looks like it's back to Launcher Pro for me then.

  • Tavist7870

    Lost root. I do like it though. One touch roots do not work. They still think I'm rooted. Is anyone who updated still rooted? My guess is no.

    • I'm still rooted after updating. Did you move the SU file from bin to xbin before updating? Either way, check out unstableapps.com and pick up the newest release of easyroot. It gives you the ability to force a re-root.

      • Tavist7870

        Idid not move su to chin. Must have missed that step. I tried the force reroot an no luck. I may try original root method.

      • Sure wish I had seen that step yesterday afternoon when I updated. 🙁

        • Hey Dave,

          You might want to try heading over to unstableapps.com and purchasing Easy Root from them. I’ve successfully used it to root a non rooted 2.2 droid 1, as well as the latest version has an option to re-root your phone, essentially forcing it to update/add/replace any updates SU files.

          The latest update actually asks everyone who uses it to force a re-root. Definitely something to look into. I can’t verify anything since I maintained root, but I’d love to hear if it works for someone.

          • Anonymous

            Hey Matt, thanks for the advice. I really wish I could try it but their domain has been suspended since yesterday and I can’t find anywhere else to get the app.
            I’ll keep checking though!

          • Tavist7870

            The latest version easyroot did not work. I had to load SBF, reroot and reapply update.

  • hey just wondering, can i try installing this on my droid 1? i already got 2.2 on it but i want to try to see if this version would work just to try it out, my phone is rooted and has plenty of nandroid backups of my different roms (i have like two different ones for CM6 RC3, one of RC2, and my stock 2.2 just so that i can switch between them if i ever miss them, lol)

    • antintyty

      that sounds like a stupid idea, just sayin'…i would NOT do that!!

      • haha, thats why i asked first, i was thinkin that but wanted to see what the public would say. Thanks! haha

  • Ericswonderland
  • Dazz1996

    Ok i just got my new Droid X today and im about to do this update only thing i have installed was Quadrant, Linpack, Neocore, and Speed Test. I have my numbers and ready for this update i will keep you all posted. This phone is not rooted I will have a look at developmet for the USB debugging mode setup PDA net install launcherpro do crome to phone Flash playback on youtube an Killfrog an all flash web page and test out the apps that came with the phone last reinstall all my apps . I hope this is the right thing to do I did this on my droid 1 phone and all is well with that no problems with it well here i go just need to port the update to the phone…. Ps Droid for life

  • rob

    Is anyone having a problem with their blockbuster application? The video is very choppy after updating to 2.2

    • Bob23

      I am having the same problem on my phone, the video is extremely choppy…

  • Droidmanx

    ****UPDATE**** FOR THOSE HAVING LOCATION ISSUES WITH BROWSER USE. GO TO YOUR MAIN SETTINGS UNDER LOCATION AND SECURITY CHECK THE USE GPS SATTELLITES BOX AND CHECK
    THE ENABLE ASSISSTED GPS BOX TO FIX THE ISSUE.

  • Ecork1

    YEAH BABY!!! FROYO

  • Droidmanx

    *****DO NOT DOWNLOAD***** I AM A VERY CAUTIOUS USER AND EVEN I GOT DUPED INTO THIS UPDATE. THE REASON I UGRADED USING THIS METHOD WAS OF COURSE TO GET A PREVIEW OF FROYO WHAT I DIDNT TAKE INTO CONCIDERATION IS THAT BARNACLE AND WIFI TETHER WOULD NOT WORK WITH UNIVERSAL ANDROOT WHICH YOU HAD TO INSTALL BEOFE UPGRADING TO HAVE ACCESS TO ROOT WITH FROYO. BUT BARNACLE AND WIFI TETHER ARE NOT GRANTED SUPER USER PERMISSION. THE FROYO UPDATE DOES WORK PERFECTLY BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND YOU PURPOSELY ROOTED YOUR PHONE TO HAVE *WIFI TETHERING* THIS METHOD IS NOT FOR YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY…..HOW THE **** DO YOU GET BACK TO STOCK 2.1????? (HENCE KELLEX'S WARNINGS)

    • Mrpicolas

      Rsd lite 4.7 and the. 604 sbf

    • antintyty

      uhm, did you READ all the instructions first??

  • Droidmanx

    *****DO NOT DOWNLOAD***** I AM A VERY CAUTIOUS USER AND EVEN I GOT DUPED INTO THIS UPDATE. THE REASON I UGRADED USING THIS METHOD WAS OF COURSE TO GET A PREVIEW OF FROYO WHAT I DIDNT TAKE INTO CONCIDERATION IS THAT BARNACLE AND WIFI TETHER WOULD NOT WORK WITH UNIVERSAL ANDROOT WHICH YOU HAD TO INSTALL BEOFE UPGRADING TO HAVE ACCESS TO ROOT WITH FROYO. BUT BARNACLE AND WIFI TETHER ARE NOT GRANTED SUPER USER PERMISSION. THE FROYO UPDATE DOES WORK PERFECTLY BUT IF YOU ARE LIKE ME AND YOU PURPOSELY ROOTED YOUR PHONE TO HAVE ROOT THIS METHOD IS NOT FOR YOU AND MORE IMPORTANTLY…..HOW THE **** DO YOU GET BACK TO STOCK 2.1????? (HENCE KELLEX'S WARNINGS)

  • DROIDMANX

    OK OK. THIS DOES WORK GREAT. NOW THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU REVERT BACK TO STOCK 2.1????????????????????????

    • Anonymous

      Is your keyboard broken? We speak to each other here… not yell.

  • i know almost everyone was saying that their locations weren't working with this update. I'm not sure if it just worked for me or not but, after flashing the update i realized i lost root, so i'm still trying to get back to 2.1. (not going so good with RSD lite) but in the process i did a data wipe/factory reset afterwards i kept froyo and the my location was working again with google.com and apps. just putting it out there…

  • imnot2sure

    ive done this a half dozen times and i keep getting verification failed… anybody know what to do?? please help … long time droid lifer… rooted X

  • Brchell66

    just did it guys, i am a mid-level user in between noob and advanced and it was easy for me the steps work terrific, the only thing is the reboot after the installation takes a long time so expect that. will post back with a lot of other stuff including benchmarks later

  • nathanp8

    Unroted DX…installed the update zip file. Voila! Froyo 2.2 on my phone! I love it!

  • Non of my Root apps work after Froyo update. Im still rooted though.

  • Wifi Tethering and Root Explorer not working after update to Froyo!

  • Sk00ltemp

    DX update successful.

  • I was so excited to see this today and just tried it on my DX, but alas – fail. 🙁
    I mucked around in the system last week and removed some bloatware and now it's complaining about it.
    What to do…

    • For anyone that cares, this website helped me get back all of my bloatware!
      http://www.chadhaney.com/droidXDefault/

      • Chriss

        I was just about to post this link…I had removed some of the extra software, and then tried to reinstall it from the android market. Even after I did this, the update wouldnt work. You MUST use the .apk files from that link, or else it will NOT work.

  • Just booted into recovery after pulling battery… I have 2.2 but no root. Still have the SuperUser icon but no root access. Basically what I did was install the Universal Androot app and rooted then booted into recovery and installed the update. Not sure what I might have done wrong but that's where I'm at now…. get to spend the rest of the day istalling apps again! lol 🙁

  • Arkaneevol

    How can I get flash to work once on 2.2 I,did,the,”about:debug” to fool around wit java,settings but still wont work y?

  • Anyone boot after installing the update and have their phone stuck at the Moto logo? please tell me I wont have to do the SBF fix?

  • Bryan646

    I have to say this is awesome, everything works, love the new gallery,and camera, and Flash is just to cool, bluetooth voice command is a little wonky, but it works, and the Droid X is just plain fast !!!!!!

  • Sdny8

    Anyone know how to reinstall my crappy bloatware

  • Jeff

    Just updated my Droid X (nonrooted) and it runs smoothly! Glad to finally have Adobe Flash 10.1! I will say that this release does have some tiny issues they need to fix, but overall, a good step forward!

  • I recommend making a nandroid backup first, just in-case. It saved me from having an unroot-able phone running Froyo as I accidentally unrooted it before the update.

  • droidking

    i did the update and lost my wifi capabilities to hook up to my home network is there a fix for this ?

    • Jeff

      Mine works!

  • Rjoudrey

    Is there any rhyme or reason to the organization of these threads, very hard to follow and pinpoint updates.

  • Wow it worked thank you so much for this site!!!!

  • Dpensa15

    How do you put the update on the root in your sd card?

  • YT

    LOST MY ROOT!!! I can not run the old root aps i had running. I even flashed, and tried to reroot with universal androot, doesnt work!!!
    Any solution?

    • Speakertx

      Some are losing root, and some are not – trying to find a pattern – How did you root initially? EasyRoot? Manually? some other method?

    • I went through the same problem myself an was able to solve after some trial and error runs. You need to have the updated RSD Lite 4.7 before you can apply the downgrade — it doesn't show an update from Motorola available but just Google “RSD Lite 4.7” to find it and “VRZ_MB810_1.13.6.2_1FF_01.sbf” for the image of 2.1

      • Where did you get RSD Lite 4.7? Everywhere I tried it is gone!

  • Eric Anspach

    Running 2.2 on Droid X…

    What works so far:
    -Voice calls
    -Maps with GPS lock
    -Wifi
    -AVI files now play through built in gallery and output through HDMI… friggin awesome!
    -Flash videos
    -Apps to SD
    -3G
    -Android Market

    What doesn't:
    -Flashlight apps using LED lights

    Like everyone else, I'm wondering if this will still leave us eligible to receive Verizon's official 2.2 update.

  • Austin

    found YET another change.. long pressing the search button brings up voice actions which are PREINSTALLED awesome

  • surf

    I have a rooted 2.1 rooted droid x will it still be rooted if i update this to 2.2?

  • LT

    Someone Help my out I can know longer debug on my droid X now after this update it will not install the adb drivers and I have updated my eclipse.

  • Blckrex1313

    i keep getting this error cant open cahe recovery command, failed to open /sdcard/update.zip no such file directory… can u guys help me, im new to this and ive been trying to figure this out for hours, im rooted using easy root

  • Anybody else notice that after doing the Froyo DX update – the “keyboard typing vibrate” is much softer?? I really liked how my keypad would vibrate when I typed, now it barely does anything … I checked settings and couldn't figure out how to adjust this – anybody?

  • Austin

    oh and one more AWESOME change… in vanilla android all contracts have a clickable box for their picture that brings out a side bar with options for quick text, email, info etc .. in 2.1 when clicking this box it would open up the full contact info page i HATED this… in 2.2 it is back to the vanilla experience… god this is like christmas!

    if you havent updated your X DO IT

  • Rain_ing46

    I can kinds half ass understand why rooting would void your warranty. But this appears to be an official Moto/Verizon Froyo build. Probably some kind of internal beta that has been “leaked”. What is the point of being shitty to your customers and saying that installing this would void your warranty?

  • Austin

    I can confirm that volume is definitely louder but still the volume bar is worthless.. setting 0 through half way is silent, only the last 20% of the bar actually changes the volume to listenable levels… flash player is EXTREMELY smooth, and going in and out of the browser is so smooth there are animated transitions I never knew were there.

    only bug i've found so far is pinch and zoom in gallery is very laggy but overall the new gallery is AWESOME!

    • Jackshack928

      I tried HULU, CBS and Fancast and they all give me an error saying that my device isn't supported. I successfully ran the update and show that I have Flash 10.1 on my X

      • Austin

        I just went to m.flash.com and selected how I met your mother which uses cbs.com … works fine.. and again very smooth

        • Jackshack928

          Thanks Austin – I was assuming all flash would work. I was able to watch vids on that site – pretty cool.

  • Jackshack928

    Of those that did the update have you been able to actually watch something in flashplayer?

    • Austin

      yes… everything works fine.. it is smoother than I've seen on the D2 and it seems like a final release.. when you double tap to zoom there it is an animated transition to full screen, very nice .. I love it

  • Austin

    I just updated my X (nonrooted) and all I can say is wow… amazingly smooth.. someone said it before me but I am so glad I kept my X

  • Chriss

    I rooted my X and then deleted all the crapware…I have now reinstalled all of it except for CityID…does anyone know where I can find it? I tried to push the Froyo update, but it failed and said to install CityID… 🙁

  • jag28co

    Hopefully this means that the oficial update is coming really soon. This sounds so tempting to do. Hope I can go all weekend without running this update.

  • Ok so I lost root. Great. Apparently there are different root methods and they are not the same, and you have to use a specific one?? That should be in the instructions. Now I'm screwed and have to buy a new damn phone.

    • Speakertx

      Some are losing root, and some are not – trying to find a pattern – How did you root initially? EasyRoot? Manually? some other method?

      Why would you have to buy a new phone? Wait for someone to figure out how to root this new build or restore the original SBF and re-root

  • Nghtmare

    Is there anything we can do about lost root? I still have superuser icon but dont have root access to anything.

    • whiteblazer

      Yea i'm hoping somebody can fix this too! I need my wifi tethering! Lol.

    • Speakertx

      Some are losing root, and some are not – trying to find a pattern – How did you root initially? EasyRoot? Manually? some other method?

      • Anonymous

        i used easy root but i havent tried to update yet in fear of losing root

  • does it work?

  • I'm sooo hott!

    • Evermour

      Baby baby baby noooooo.

  • John

    Is it possible to reinstall the flash that came with the update? I accidentally uninstalled flash because I did not think it came preinstalled and installed an earlier version over it.

  • Will not work if you download from within Safari. If you are on a mac use firefox or chrome.

  • WOW

    every time I try to install from SD card it gives me E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory) and I placed it right on the root of my SD card. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  • MrWest45

    How do you fix the E:/…/cache problem?

  • Bigfeet18

    Running rooted froyo and loving it!!! What are the changes other than deleting contact history which was a must have. I know about flash but what is custom to the droid x as far as updates? any lists out there?!

  • chad

    As much as I want to do this…I'm with others citing the Eris leaked 2.1 issues and just can't bring myself to risk it. Thanks for the info though, I now have even more cause to wait even more impatiently!

  • Droidymcdroiderton

    Worked like a charm. Fantastic work! DROID Nation baby!

  • Warren Peace

    Sweet Moses Roses! Way too many newbs on here anymore. Real questions don't even get answered lately…………………………NEWBS, please do a tiny bit of research before you flood the comments with nonsense!

  • lew

    do anyone know if i can use this on moto droid 1

  • mr8387

    can this work droid 1

    • Paul hahrgiss

      NOOOO

      • lew

        why not

        • Because this isnt a file for the D1. Why wouldnt you use the official, or the thousands of ROMs that are out there for the D1?

  • Nghtmare

    Quick question. I have NFS uninstalled on my X and i wasn't sure whether i needed this installed or not to update? I have seen post saying you do and saying you don't and i just want to make sure.

    • Paul hahrgiss

      nfs not needed, but you need amazon,skype,mynet and city id.

      • Nghtmare

        Thank god cause i can't find it to download anywhere. Thanks

  • Conor Mullen

    Anyone else notice that Rhapsody does not work after this update? I have tried uninstalling the app and reinstall but still nothing.

  • YT

    I was rooted before install, now i try to run applications that need root and i dont have access. i have been unrooted. any ideas what i should do? i still have the super user icon on my app list.

    • Paul hahrgiss

      we will have to wait it out and see.. im in the same boat.

  • Paul hahrgiss

    wierd, some root apps work like ad block, some do not like titanium will try to reinstall it.

  • Paul hahrgiss

    phone acted up a little bit, no audio in calls either way, rebooted and we are good to go now.

  • Dane186

    Works amazing. No issues here

  • ge000659

    Cmon guys…is volume fixed?????

  • Rjoudrey

    Can someone here try to help bobomatic at this thread:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/15424

  • whiteblazer

    My wireless tethering doesn't work now. Anybody else notice this

    • Rjoudrey

      Maybe its because you lost root!

      • whiteblazer

        No, I still have root. Cuz it start up but when I touch the green wifi to start tethering it says “unable to start, please try again” and all of the other rooted apps work.

  • Oo3rex

    i lost root too, not sure why. my quadrant score is over 1400 though.

  • Maiello1989

    anyone have a mirror or something

  • Steve

    Just installed it on my un rooted phone, works like a champ

  • I am choosing to wait for official Froyo 2.2 for now

    I would normally be all over this but I dont wanna trash my droid X

  • Nathan

    This update broke my root access. Anyone else have this problem? I tried to use Set CPU and it says it had no root and is in read only. Also my quadrant score is significantly lower, almost 990! It was around 1250. Any ideas?
    Also when the real update is released can I download it?

    • then there is something wrong cause my quadrant score was much more than that it was 1405 and i'm still rooted just reboot your phone and see if that fixes any problems i had to reboot my phone after updating to 2.2 cause it wouldn't make a phone call but works fine now no problems what so ever

      • Flybass

        is your wifi working correctly?

        • Flybass

          and any word on google maps location error?

          • Speakertx

            Can you check Wireless tethering – if you do, please report which wireless tehter app you are using as well…

          • Nathan

            Update:
            A reboot fixed my quadrant score. Back to what it was, not much imprivement

            Maps works for me, no wifi issues.
            STILL NOT ROOTED I have the superuser.apk, and busybox but no root and the busybox app fails to load a new busybox.

          • Speakertx

            Have you tried re-rooting? If so, what methods (EZroot? the Androot (?) app posted this morning, manual methods?)

          • Nathan

            No, I haven’t tried yet… I don’t know if anyone has.

    • Oo3rex

      i lost root too, not sure why. my quadrant score is over 1400 though.

  • Paul hahrgiss

    Rockin' flash right now efffin A!! – once the phone fires up the first time let it hang out and pickup all your media files and stuff it take a few minutes.. then it will get faster and faster.

  • Zach

    Have it running on my Droid X working just fine and still rooted 😀

  • Gonzodang

    Has anyone used Easy Root since updating?

    • I havent yet but I am curious if it will work. I don't appear to be rooted after the update, but I was before…

      • Gonzodang

        Me either, I’m too chicken to be the first. 🙂

        • It doesnt. Gonna SBF my phone to 2.1, root, then install this again. I don’t know why it didnt carry the root over the first time…

  • Tuna

    Ok another question, I rooted with Easyroot and I tried moving the SU app like it says in the info…. but I get a permissions error… I didn't want to move it if it would break the root….. any ideas?

  • possomcrast1

    INCREDIBLY BAD WIFI ISSUES!

    • Austin

      no wifi issues here… speedtest app says 4mb down 2mb up as well

  • badmojo

    If I had a DroidX I wouldn't risk this.
    Just ask Droid Eris users how it went for them with the leaked builds of 2.1 😐

  • Username

    What does it mean if I get error “Signature Verification Failed”

  • I think I am going to wait until a little less sketchy update.zip pops up. Judging by all the oddities, seems like this will most definitely not be the final build and i don;t want to get stuck in limbo and miss the real deal when it drops.

  • gamebl0uses

    Two questions:
    1. I know rooting voids your warranty, but will installing this update without root void it as well?
    2. Will installing this update mess with the ability to get the OTA 2.2 update?

    thanks yo.

    • I have these same two questions, can anyone answer these?

    • Mohit Chand

      1.Not Sure
      2. Yes because your phone will be searching for the ‘next’ os available,if you’re already on 2.2 it won’t try to download it, but, I believe you can manually ‘update’ it to the official os.

    • Mohit Chand

      1.Not Sure
      2. Yes because your phone will be searching for the ‘next’ os available,if you’re already on 2.2 it won’t try to download it, but, I believe you can manually ‘update’ it to the official os.

  • Anyone try a custom ROM yet? I didn't get anywhere when I tried

  • Paul hahrgiss

    found all the bloatware .604 apps and reinstalled them with correct permissions, upgrading now.

  • Justme35771

    I just updated my X, everthing seems fine. Now on to flash

  • javroch

    I tried looking through the other comments, but could not find anybody asking. To revert back to 2.1, do we just have to flash the .604 .SBF? Or is it more complicated than that. I wasn't sure if you can use a .SBF to downgrade.

  • Has anybody actually made a phone call on it after the you updated? I tried and mine don't work

    • Oo3rex

      calls go through just fine for me

    • Flybass

      is wifi on?

  • sholtkamp

    Can someone port the 2.2 keyboard from this leaked version.

  • Maizekid

    There is just too many unanswered questions that no one is sure of. I'm going to just wait and see where things go from here.

    • avgas100ll

      A help Forum would work well with this website 🙂

  • I've got it running but google maps is freaking up. When i go to google.com it will not find my location same in Lattitude. Any1 else?

  • Installed here but haveing trouble with google maps. Aslso when i go to google it cant find my location

  • josh1980

    This has probably already been explained but how do you flash the SBF? Not really to strong in the command prompt world!

  • Shaun

    So if I install this, will I still be able to update to the “official” 2.2 when the OTA update comes out, or would I have to be running 2.1? Or does nobody know yet?

    • badmojo

      Like Kellex said “getting back to stock 2.1 is not going to be easy”

      Eris users [my wife had one] got totally screwed by the leaked 2.1.
      Once 2.1 was officially released, everyone who waited for the OTA was able to root and mod.
      No one with the leaked update could and they are all stuck with the leak pretty much forever.

      (We got rid of her Eris because of this and haven't thought about it at all so it's possible this was resolved, but I wouldn't count on it)

      • Its really not that hard to use RSD Lite and flash an SBF file, I barely know what I'm doing and know how to use RSD Lite and the SBF files to get back to stock on my D1… Forced myself to figure it out after getting lost with what I was running a couple times 😛 but if you can figure this out, you can use RSD lite

  • Bruscag

    lock screen is gone, only apears if you enable pattern lock. Anyone else notice this?

  • Djspikezz

    I lost root access ><

    • joss

      i also lost root access. Any guesses if easyroot or another one-click root method will get su back?

      • MeGustaDroid

        how do you know you lost root? do you not see the ninja anymore in the app drawer?

        • Mrpicolas

          Yes and root apps will be denied permission

  • Gonzodang

    updating mbmloader
    updating mbm bootloader
    updating lbl bootloader
    updating device tree
    updating logo
    updating cdrom
    updating radio image
    etc etc
    Update Complete!
    Yea!

  • Paul hahrgiss

    ARGGHHH Friggin CITYID efffed me again,. restored it from system dump, permissions are correct but now getting soem wierd checksum errors when trying to update.

    • Trongable

      Same thing is happening to me, anyone else have any idea what’s going on?

      At the step of verifying the system, it pulls up some error trying to verify CityID.apk

  • possomcrast1

    wifi disconecting and reconnecting kinda weird!

    • Flybass

      so they corrected the signal strength indicator, but now your wifi has random disconnect/reconnect?

      • possomcrast1

        its not random it wont stay connected at all!

  • Dwaltony

    This is a horrendously stupid question, but how do you load something onto your SD card? When I connect to a PC it does not show up as being a device. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    • Mikb261

      did you mount the sd card to your computer? Once connected, pull down the notification bar and select “USB connected”. Then you can select mount. At least this is what you do on the Droid. I assume its the same on the X.

    • Branshaw09

      You need to mount your device to your computer. When you connect the USB to the comp, pull down your notification bar and you'll see the option to do this. This will then allow your SD card to show up under you My computer settings as your E drive. Hope that helped.

      • Dwaltony

        Odd. I don’t see anything like this. My only options are PC Mode, Windows Media Sync, USB Mass Storage and Charge only. The only way I can get it to show up as a device is using the USB Mass Storage. This, however, also doesn’t work, as when I try to copy something to what I believe is the SD card it tells me that the device is write protected. Thanks for all your help!

        • Mike

          If you have the android sdk kit, you can put the phone to charge only and put the file in the tools folder, then navigate there in the ‘cmd.exe’ terminal, type ‘adb push filenamehere /sdcard’
          It’s a bit of a pita but I’m sure that will let it copy.

        • USB mass storage. Done……but apparently that doesn’t work for you… hmmmm, that’s all I had to do.

        • Anonymous

          When using USB Mass Storage mode, all I’ve had to do was drag and drop files into the folder I wanted. I’ve only done this with mp3’s though, so maybe it has to do with the file type. Also, I read that you should switch it to PC mode or anything besides USB Mass Storage to demount the SD card so that the files will play on the phone. Not sure if it’s necessary, but I’ve been doing it to be safe.

  • Rjoudrey

    Wonder if these leaks are a way for Motorola to unofficially beta test? They leak and then monitor the blogs!

  • possomcrast1

    http://alldroid.org/Default.aspx?tabid=40&g=pos… you dont have to flash the sbf file guys

    • Djspikezz

      If you have koush's bootstrap you may.. I don't know for certain.. but the update.zip wasn't working until I flashed the .sbf. now Im 2.2 FROYO DX BABY!!!!! WOOOT!

      • possomcrast1

        i did but i followed the instructions on that page

  • i love the taste of FROYO in morning!! BTW Who said it CAN'T be done?

  • if you are using a mac i could not get it to work but as soon as i did it on my pc it worked fine. even if i recompressed the update.zip cause safari unpackages them

    • Jtown87

      on my mac i had to download the file directly to the droid x memory card and worked fine

  • Hsoj1006

    Will this work on a rooted Droid Incredible?

    • Flybass

      this is the droid x update, so i wouldn't recommend it.

    • possomcrast1

      absolutely not

  • I just had to balls to do this update to my DX and the update went good i will post a video on this update also the flash work great the first thing I notice that is different is the lock screen the slide buttons are alittle different so I know the update worked

  • Dustin

    This update is very smooth… Fixed all the wifi issues I was having. You can always sbf back to 604… I can confirm that I've gone back to 604 from this update. Personally I hated this phone until this update came along… Now I love it.

    • fix the volume issue?

    • Timoh

      Where can you get the old sbf from?

      • Timoh

        Nevermind I got it.

  • droid leviathen

    Does anyone know how to get app2sd on sapphire roms for.droid there's no option for it

    • Rjoudrey

      Why would anyone need app2sd with 8 GB of internal memory?

      • droid leviathen

        Im talking about motrola droid dumb a••

        • Rjoudrey

          Well this is a Droid X update dumb a$$.

      • droid leviathen

        We need it cuz certain apps take a lot of memory and the droid one doesn't have that much internal memory

        • Rjoudrey

          But why would you ask on a Droid X upgrade topic.

    • Branshaw09

      Sapphire shows that it is auto in the ROM, but try running the script, app2sd. On other ROMs this turns this feature on auto. Not all apps can be moved to the SDCard, and dont move anything that has an active widget because that widget will not work. Hope this helps.

  • Hey Kellex, will I still be able to get the official 2.2 ota?

  • Ethan

    Do I have to back up all of my apps on my computer before I update or will they all be retained?

    Preemptive thanks

    • Good question. Use App List for a copy of whatever apps you have. This only makes a list but your pay apps will always be there for you again.

  • Flybass

    does anyone know if removing that stupid nfs shift game causes a problem?

  • Flash is great. Installed without being rooted, which in a way makes it easier to argue that I haven't voided my warranty. Only problem is that Nuance is still being used for Bluetooth Voice Activated Dialing which sucks. I want to use Voice Search for BVAD!!!

  • Tuna

    So this won't update if you removed any of the crap software. I think I only removed Blockbuster and City ID….anyone confirm???

    And if we do this version we can manually update to the official release once it drops and someone saves it without SBF'n back right???

    • Paul hahrgiss

      same boat, root explorer setting sys/apps to r/w readding and rebooting now, will keep ya posted

      • Tuna

        awesome, I'll redownload them and install if i have to.

  • So if we install this version, will we not get the OTA update notification when its ready?

  • jblue

    wen im in recovery mode it says error in update instalation aborted

  • RipChuck

    Now when they say back to stock does it mean right out of the box? Im running 2.1 update1,no themes, not rooted, no recovery,tons of apps and using launcher pro. Am i good to go? Sorry im new to this. Just don't wanna screw this DX up it

    • Flybass

      from what i read it only means that you have the bloatware intact on the phone and no custom roms/themes…of course though i'm holding off for at least a week. I hear that the comma key does not work and neither does autobrightness.

      • Tony

        Both work on mine.

        • Flybass

          I'm specifically referring to this post “So far runs GREAT, flash runs great, the only quirks I noticed was the . key use to change to a , if you tapped it twice quick. now it doesn't and the auto brightness doesn't seem to work correctly… but thats all VERY minor issues… All in all EXCELLENT WORK!!!” hope to hear the results on this and any other possible bugs. does the market place now have an error?

    • Tony

      Yes you are good to go. You don't need to root for this.

      • RipChuck

        Well here goes nothing.

  • droidking

    failed won't verify whole file signature wtf !

  • Maiello1989

    i dont get what im doing wrong please someone help me it says signature verifacation failed what is that ugg

  • Sireone

    10mins…2.2 You guys rock!!!!

  • droidking

    does not work on my droid x . it says can't read cache E:

  • Racheliskillah

    udated tp 2.2 not too many major changes. Now 5 home screens which is stupid 3 was enough. Disappointed with the changes to messaging. Not able to customize ANYTHING. Backround stuck white, can't remove contact pictures from conversation. Not able to customize font size or color. Overall, its okay. If messaging stayed the same it would have been a lot better.

    • Rjoudrey

      What device are you using, the Droid X always had 7 screens.

  • Tony

    Tried it. Works great. even have flash installed

    Not scary at all.
    For some reason I thought I had to root to do it first. I didn't really want to root, but whatever. It's allll good.

    Works well so far. at work, cant test volume issues.

    • thecybernerd

      I installed it as well and it seems to be working well so far. I have not tried to install flash yet.

      • thecybernerd

        Chrome to Phone is AWESOME!!!!!!

        • Bill

          & android2cloud is cool too (phone to chrome)

    • Could you do a Quadrant test? I know there was an article on it not being super accurate but I am curious. The Droid 2 did not get the 4x boost that the Nexus One had so I am hoping that the DX does.

      • I’m doing mine right now and it just got done I can’t take a screenshot but mine is running just over the nexus one at 1405

        • Thanks for testing it. Its weird that the boost is so small though. Hopefully that is just a case of Quadrant not truly representing specs.

        • Anonymous

          Were you rooted before you did this? Thanks..

    • Any problems with Maps?

  • ge000659

    Can anyone confirm this fixes the volume issue before i try this???

  • As much as I want to do this I don't wanna screw up my baby

    • Jbeabs

      It doesnt screw anything up. Its a normal update that you force without waiting for he OTA

    • jag28co

      i agree but it sounds so tempting to just do the upgrade. I been waiting for this since i got my DX.

  • Timoh

    I'll pass. Waiting a week or so to see what the custom ROMs can do. I don't see a risk of bricking, I do see a risk of locking the phone down even further.

  • Nmobryan

    Looks like it worked fine on my X (rooted, replaced launcher, uninstalled NFS and maybe some of the other bloatware).

    • droidking

      it won't work on my dx how did you do it ?

    • Speakertx

      Did it unroot your X?

    • So doing this doesn’t “unroot” you?

  • Paul hahrgiss

    I almost cant help myself here to upgrade.. but dont want to brick, anyone had the balls to try it yet?.

  • Rjoudrey

    This should be very similar to what is running on the D2.

  • ripchuck1

    First?

    • StephanC

      Nope.

  • Djspikezz

    Yup Logwrapper error abort here when trying to update in recovery.

  • Ajbattaglia83

    Damn that's so tempting…

  • Powerkatwedel

    Do you have to root to load this?

    • NKTIzzle

      No root required.

  • Rjoudrey

    Would this prevent OTA?

    • NKTIzzle

      There's nothing to suggest that it would interfere with the OTA should it be different from this leaked version.

  • Based on the issues people were having with the original 'leak' of 2.2 on the D1, I'm going to wait before upgrading my friends' X's on this one. Perhaps others can do so and report back how you made out?

    • Lee

      What issues were those? I don't recall any issues when I first upgraded to 2.2 months ago. However I agree with being careful with the X since you just can't jump back and forth to whatever you want easily.

      • I have some users who did the manual upg and had to actually take their phone back. One could no longer get any service other than WiFi. The other had issues with all dates in the phone showing up as 1969 including voicemail. Anyway, Verizon was very good about replacing phones which experienced these issues.

        I did the update within the 1st hour and had no problems. In fact, I have absolutely loved it since I put it on. However, I know my experience is not 100% inline with everyone else. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Awesome! I have received the log wrapper error as well, I am going through my files as we speak to make sure everything is as stock as it should be (bloatware)……….Thanks Kellex!

  • JosueD

    Awesome, But sounds looks risky as it is a leak

    [JD]

    • kr0me

      1369 Quadrant results, as biased as they could possibly be 😉

      • kr0me

        My exchange issues (unable to connect) have been resolved as well.

  • Akowal

    Hope this means official 2.2 is just around the corner!

    • NKTIzzle

      Nothing scheduled as of yet.

  • Avalanche33x

    Nice!