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No Path to Official DROIDX Update Coming from Motorola for Leaked 2.2 Users

Motorola doesn’t appear to want to follow in the steps of HTC when it comes to updating to Froyo.  If you remember, during the series of leaked Android 2.2 builds for the EVO, HTC was doing their best to create patches and fixes to early adoptees that were having trouble updating to their official release.  Moto on the other hand, appears to be taking the other path which could explain their prompt spraying of C&D letters to anyone hosting the leaked 2.2 for the Droid X from 10 days ago.

The Motorola Support Forums mentioned the following today…

WARNING: Do NOT load the leaked 2.2 upgrade that has been floating around on the Internets. There is currently no upgrade path from that load to the official 2.2 load that will be released by early September. Unless you have some plan to flash your phone back to the current official load, you could be stuck on the leaked version.

Let me just say that we warned you twice about this, so if you are getting all red and out of breath with droplets of sweat beginning to form on your forehead, stop now.  There are risks involved in the flashing of any leaked Android update and we make that as clear as can be.

But not to leave you hanging, we figured we should probably give you some instructions on how to get back to 2.1 so that you can receive the official 2.2 and save yourself from an aneurysm. Stay tuned for those…

Oh yeah, and that note also mentions an “early September” release which could mean as early as this weekend?

Via:  Motorola Support Forums

Cheers Rodney!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Lesley_Collis_1337126.html Lesley Collis

    Actually, it is, that's why Google created it as open source. You're confusing Motorola as the creator of android.

  • Toddman214

    “But not to leave you hanging, we figured we should probably give you some instructions on how to get back to 2.1 so that you can receive the official 2.2 and save yourself from an aneurysm. Stay tuned for those…”

    Have I missed these somewhere???

  • Toddman214

    “But not to leave you hanging, we figured we should probably give you some instructions on how to get back to 2.1 so that you can receive the official 2.2 and save yourself from an aneurysm. Stay tuned for those…”

    Have I missed these somewhere???

  • Sundude90

    So how do we get back to 2.1 on the DROID X, so we can get the REAL 2.2 update when it comes out OTA???

    • Lunaticmo87

      This guy on youtube posted a tutorial on how to revert back to 2.1, follow all his steps and you should be good, link to the guys youtube…

      http://www.youtube.com/user/CodyB94

  • ericsorensen

    I wonder how many thousands of Droid X owners ran that Update.zip file? If the OTA update is any better than the leaked one, I hope someone provides an easy upgrade. I know the proper warnings were in place on this site, but someone thow us a bone, here. Who knew Motorola would be a dick about their updates?

    I tried to go back to 2.1 last night and got “flash failed” using RSD lite 4.7 and the 2.1 APK file. So I figured that was a sign to wait and see what the OTA update will do that my current 2.2 version can't. I have no problems with it so far.

  • Ufish2

    Lots of ppl flashing back..lol :) I'm sure this makes verizon/moto happy..but is there anything more in there OTA release they the leaked one? I'm sure there going to let u stay rooted,wifi tethering and 3g hotspot for free..I'm going to d/l the the-gift.zip file, store it and bookmark any youtube help video's and then see what happens to you guys,beta testing for us..lol……
    droidx 2.2 unrooted and waiting :)

    • Anonymous

      well, its probably more stable as i can prove..my cell stopped working…couldn’t hear anything and cutoff…music stoped playing…froze….

  • Lars

    How many “internets” are there? What idiot typed this warning? “could be stuck on the leaked version”? Make up your mind/threat. Either it is the official release or it will have a lower version number and be upgradable. All the internal files are dated 2/28/08 FWIW. Does that mean we won't be nagged nagged nagged by the OTA updater? That would be a gift too. The leak works fine and Motorola did an awesome job on the X.

  • http://YourWebsite maddog

    I’m just stoked there’s a baseband update in 2.2!! Maybe the dreaded 3G drop will finally be FIXED!

  • http://twitter.com/DroidEmperor R R

    I found the bootloader by @koush to get into clockworkmod extremely buggy. i would try to reboot into clockworkmod from the app and from rom manager and it would be hit or miss and then when starting up my x it would flash on the M logo forever. i would have to leave the phone off for about 2 minutes and then it would boot back into the phone. i created a nandroid backup with a deodexed rooted 2.2 x, but couldn't access it because i couldn't get into freaking clockworkmod! so i said piss it all and SBF'd (for probably the 5th or 6th time since i've had the x) and now i'm running un-rooted 2.1-update 1 and i rejoiced when i saw that I would be on the path to a legit froyo upgrade. i'm sick of wasting my time dealing with rooted BS. it's a good phone in stock and i'm not going to waste any more time messing with it.

  • Jeremy

    nevermind to anyone that cared….after about 10 tries it installed the driver????? wierd!!!! just flashed back to 2.1……after a very intense and scary 5-10 minutes alll is good…..im sweaty now…LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=615125234 Jack Doyle

    No surprises here. Does anyone expect Motorola to provide upgrade paths from all non-official ROMs?

  • Buddyfunlove

    Awesome, thank you Cody…I am rooted and installed the leak…I know I will be able to do custom roms soon enough…but I am curious what moto did to make 2.2 even better…the gallery on the leak blows. Cannot wait to see your youtube…always easier to follow step by step like that… Thanks for your work :)

  • Jeremy

    I have everything downloaded to revert back to 2.1 I cannot for the Droid life of me get my phone to show up on rsd lite4.7. i think its because i cant get the 32 bit driver to install. When i try to install it it starts to install then says ” there is a problem with this windows installer package. A program required for this install could not be run. Contact support personel or contact vendor”. I have tried about three different drivers too. Someone know how to fix this??????

  • Jeremy

    Can someone help me please. I have everything downloaded to revert back to 2.1 I cannot for the Droid life of me get my phone to show up on rsd lite4.7. i think its because i cant get the 32 bit driver to install. When i try to install it it starts to install then says ” there is a problem with this windows installer package. A program required for this install could not be run. Contact support personel or contact vendor”. I have tried about three different drivers too. Someone know how to fix this??????

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Barnes/100000420951060 Cody Barnes

    My youtube channel is codyb94 http://www.youtube.com/user/CodyB94?feature=mhum
    STAY TUNED!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Barnes/100000420951060 Cody Barnes

    I will definitely have the video on my channel on how to revert to 2.1 later on today. I promise!

  • Jeremy

    Can you please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have everything i need to go back to 2.1 i cannot for the Droid Life of me get rsd lite to bring my phone up. Also the 32 bit driver will not install on my computer. 32 bit win7 os. im getting pissed off here

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cody-Barnes/100000420951060 Cody Barnes

    Heres the link for the sbf files and drivers and rsd lite 4.7. I will be making a youtube video how to revert back to 2.1 so stay tuned to my channel which is codyb94.
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JHCISVFZ

  • Plbuchannan

    You know, it really cracks me up reading these post about how people are being pushed away and the jailbreaking/unrooting community will go elsewhere….. Are you really being that dramatic? Motorola can care less how much you compain about what they’re doing with their software. Either way, the Droid X is STILL on backorder and will most likely continue to be so. Which that shows that obviously those that are reading this that DON’T have their phone, don’t care what the reviews are saying, from the general population and you devs out there. It’s a phone, it is what it is and there is nothing you can do about it. Lol, what’s the worst that can happen? People stop buying Motorola phones? I think they tried that already when the Razr came out…. And ta-da! A Droid comes out and you come flocking right back. Lol. That’s all it takes is the next hot thing. So please, you’re not going anywhere folks, along with the rest of us that jumped right on the ship with everyone else.

    • ReebyWantsYoMom

      Your missing one point. Android is not motorazor. There are plenty of options out there. The reason lots of people stuck with moto after the droid was timely updates but now they take as long as htc. Word of mouth helped push android and it'll hurt moto. maybe not much but who knows

  • ReebyWantsYoMom

    Im with everyone saying this will be my last moto phone. I never thought id be so disappointed in moto seeing as how I've told everyone I know in to buy these phones over and over and over. Im not worried one bit that this community will get us back on track but as far as motoapple goes I think its the next 4/3 monster from htc or others ill be switching to

  • Nathank

    Is it possible for me to flash my phone back to 2.1 using my mac?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philip-Kaiser/534959394 Philip Kaiser

    For anyone who can't figure out how to go back to stock, go half way into this forum and download the files from Phonux's link. Then, if this is all greek to you, google search, “unbricking your Droid X”. The page explains step by step ion how to go back to stock. For those of you who decided to “tinker” before doing your homework, you will find that MOTO has asked for all of it's files to be removed from websites. This is why the website with the instructions on using the RSDlite and SBF doesn't actually have the files hosted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philip-Kaiser/534959394 Philip Kaiser

    Completely agree! Do you have any idea how long it took to master rooting the D1? Considering the lengths they are going through to prevent it now, it might take a little longer. I fully expect some killer roms by halloween.

    Who are you threatening with the 10 peeps? This isn't a VZW or MOTO website.