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Breaking: DROID X Android 2.2 Update Starting Tomorrow at 12PM EST

Just as we said yesterday, the Droid X 2.2 update will be released tomorrow to the masses.  The update will become available at 12:00PM EST giving any user with a DX the opportunity to “pull” the update manually.  Yep, just as we talked about at the beginning of the month, Blur does have one major benefit and that’s the ability to pull updates rather than forcing users to wait for them to be “pushed” to their devices.

To have your phone check for the update visit the following screen:

Settings>About>System Updates

At noon tomorrow, or 9:00AM here on the west coast, the update should be waiting for you.  Oh, you can stop checking for updates now.  Might as well wait until tomorrow.  🙂

One more shot after the break.  

And finally?

  • JFKempf

    According to a post on the Computerword website:

    “Droid X users can start their own update by going to Menu>Settings>About Phone>System Updates, where Verizon has posted step-by-step instructions.”

    I'm happily cruising along on my overclocked undervolted Sapphire'd Droid, so I can't really attest to the veracity of the post.

  • Let the Flash and overall speed begin!

  • Anyone know if there are any major differences between this release and the leaked one from last month? I know there are subtle version number differences.

    I'm having zero issues with the leak and don't really want to do the whole downgrade upgrade thing….

  • Chris

    What if your dx is rooted? What do I do?

  • bartman

    Today Is my. Birthday; But. I will be hapy
    with this” better late than never” gift.

  • Dmwilkins00

    WHOO HOO!!! I'm so excited! I've set my alarm and calender for 12pm tomorrow!! Droid X Rocks!!

  • Wheresrenaldo

    Does that mean we will have a horizontal homescreen?

    • Crawford720

      I actually had my DX go into landscape mode for a brief period, was very cool and easy to read. also if you set it on top of a case with a magnet in it it will go into mulitmedia mode. Saves having to go buy one, very cool.

  • Dwdiamond

    i cant wait. i hope the volume issue is fixed with this.

    • Demonshout

      I had the leaked Froyo for a while (went back to 2.1) and yes indeed it does fix the speaker vol.

  • Rjoudrey

    Does anyone know for sure, other than what Motorola insinuated, that there won't be an upgrade path for leaked 2.2?

  • reetung

    OH wow, Im telling you dude, Droid is the one to watch! Wow.


  • jag28co

    LOVE YOU GUYS you are always first in breaking news. If i continue following the M forum and Matt I will die waiting for news.

    • pwm91c

      It is amazing isn't it, Droid Life sends a tweet out and it takes two hours later for Verizon wireless to send out the exact same information. http://twitter.com/VerizonWireless?from_source=onebox

      • Mrpicolas

        Thats what we do:-) we dig everyday for info to share with you guys

        • pwm91c

          and thank you for that, big time kudos.

  • Kingsfan3344

    Damn – I spent all that time preparing the class action to be filed tomorrow. well, ill save it just in case 🙂

  • overweightXman

    does anyone know if FROYO updates the speaker volume issues?

    • JTE

      It isn't mentioned in the PDF on the support page, but I'm crossing my fingers that they included it.

      • BD

        Matt from the Motorola Support Forums posted that everything isn't in the release notes and we should have a more detailed list tomm. after release. *fingers crossed*

        • overweightXman

          Appreciate the help, hopefully they do ’cause listening to music u can hardly hear is the worst.

  • I can't wait? Will Gingerbread / 3.0 cause this much excitement?

  • AllSystemsDown

    So, I rooted my DX but haven't upgraded to the pre-released Froyo/2.2. Do I need to revert back to factory state to get this update?

    • Yes, and even then theres no guarantee you’ll get the update.

  • Leoj43

    If the leaked one is working fine why would I update to this one?

  • ac106058

    Soto them end of summer means last day of summer. Good news my dx has been incredibly laggy lately 🙁

  • Beegore

    So if I already rooted my ex to 2.2. Do I have to unroot back to 2.1 stock to receive the update? Also do I need the 2.1 original file and where do I get that?

    • ABQ X

      Installs right over leaked froyo…my droid world already has it

  • Storms20002000

    Congrats x users glad you can join the froyo club I have extra spoons 🙂

  • 11knives

    Had to just check for an update after reading this… Wow can't wait!

  • dredaav

    Now don't get too happy, I will start my celebration once my phone has been updated!!

  • ABQ X

    My droid world already has it…installation went smooth as glass but I am rooted. Great thing is I stayed rooted.

    • dredaav

      How did you go about rooting your phone??

      • ABQ X

        go into the droid life root section. Or many of the other droid sites. There are a great many people around to help if you run into problems. I have yet to need help cuz there are amazing devs that make the process easy.

  • Chad59

    Booo ya, was starting to feel like the redheaded stepchild!!!

  • Robersns

    IF Motorola/Verizion roll out tomorrow then it will be as foretold in this prophecy:



    • Robersns

      It is in long essay posted at 6:44 pm on 9/14

  • HELL YEAH! Bloody awesome!

  • Jake

    This article fails to mention or link to the source of the quote in the image.

    • Anonymous

      Added another shot in case you were that worried. It’s from a Verizon internal system.

      • Anonymous

        I read what the updates were on your new shot and I’m wondering who in the world would use VZ Navigator?!

    • Jake

      Is this info posted on a VZW or Moto support page or forum? Press release? Leaked internal memo?

      • RanballX

        Ditto… What is the source of this info?

  • What are the chances that the update servers will survive past 12:01pm EST now that the release time has been made public? 😉

    /just sayin

  • Gg101

    I will be waiting to see if this can be rooted before flashing an sbf back to 2.1 so i can get the official update. Mydroidworld actually already has this leaked 2.3.15 version of froyo available but you must install it on top of the original leaked froyo kernel. We'll see if there are any real differences between this and the leaked versions.

  • viewthis74

    its my understanding after speaking with tech support that the “pull” method only works if your phone is in the selected batch to be updated. so if they update 10,000 (equals 1 batch) at a time and say your phone is in batch three you not be able to “pull” it till the third batch is rolled out.

    anyone else getting that info from tech support?

    • Anonymous

      You can push the OTA on your phone. Just check for updates.

    • Jd

      I can't understand then why they would show you how to pull in the pdf

  • Wow. Finally! @___@

  • dverson

    So I'm guessing I have to SBF my rooted 2.2 DX before the update goes live? And just when I got all my modded apps the way I liked them…

    • ABQ X

      Nope…installed right over the leaked 2.2 without requiring data or cache wipe….so sweet.

  • Droid x + froyo= all I*hone users realizing that thrre phone comes no where near to the droid x.

  • Spatak

    does anyone know if this will include a google calendar sync issue fix?

  • Michael_NM

    I'm breaking a promise not to mention this again… If the release occurs at Noon EST (Eastern Standard Time), that's 11:00 a.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) that will actually be 8:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). I'll try very hard not to mention this again. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      You are too into this time thing. 😛

      • Anonymous

        Haha! I need to find “time” for something else. 🙂

  • El El Kool J

    Welcome DX owners to the froyo world 🙂 We have been awaiting your presence!!

  • Jl92880

    Ok. I feel dumb asking this question:
    I'm running firmware 2.1-update1 Rooted. Installed SBF.
    Had 2.2 flashed it back to 2.1.
    Wonder If I should unroot then update.

    Let the Rooting Questions for 2.2 OTA beginning.

    • They already started asshat. Read.

    • antintyty

      i would wait until they root 2.2 first…

  • Here's to taking mobile porn to a whole new level with Flash 10.1 for DroidX!

    • MMM333

      Nothin better than mobile porn on a 4.3″ screen. 😛

    • porn is the root of all evil.

      • Marvin

        I thought money is root of all evil

        • The *love of money* is the root of all evil 🙂

          • bellastrong

            yes sir that’s what the bible says

      • MMM333

        Well now we can be evil on the go.

      • I thought women were the root of all evil…

        • RanballX


        • NuclearFluxx

          I am not sexist. Sexism is wrong, and being wrong is for women.

        • Women generally are the viewing subject of porn. One begets the other….

          • unless your gay (which i am not!)

          • God

            not “your”. Try English….. “You are” as a contraction is you’re. The phrase needs a verb.

          • Seth

            Hey, god. try existing. major faux pas.

          • bellastrong

            you’ll know He exists real soon

    • Sandeepnin

      Hehe!! Porn in toilet!!

    • almost 50 likes

  • Mango

    Can the rooted 2.1 be updated to 2.2 via OTA?

    • ABQ X

      Find the leaked 2.2 then install the update over it

    • antintyty

      you would lose root…best idea is to wait until the “pro's” root 2.2. for the X….that's what i'm doing!!

  • Mandorawk

    Great news for dx users but I wonder if the dx will be the red headed step child in the droid fam. And get there update last hopefully they will be more on point with ginger bread and not be last

    • Msnight04

      It already is last. The original Droid and Incredible have already been updated, the Droid 2 shipped with 2.2, and the Eris was discontinued so Verizon is not updating.

  • Gskellig


    • antintyty

      major FAIL….lol

    • Please stop doing that. It wasn't funny in 2005 and isn't funny now.

  • MMM333

    Finally! Wait isn't that technically fall at that point? 😛

    • Actually no – Fall doesn't start until the 23rd, so I guess the 22nd is as late into late summer as you can get! 🙂

      • MMM333

        Ah you are correct! Well at least Verizon didn't lie to us! Oh damn…they said beginning of September…

        Whatever. I'm just happy I am getting it.

    • Michael_NM

      Actually Fall starts at 11:09 PM EDT, so if it really comes at noon, they'll beat the deadline by a few hours. 🙂

  • Nemesis099

    Perfect I was already off work tomorrow so I'll be hooked up to some wifi to download this as soon as it is available.

  • Dan

    Happy birthday to me! If only I had an X. :p

  • nice watermark kellex LoL 😛

  • Maansova


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  • Britboy3000

    great. im totally ready for this….and ready to stop checkin for updates every 5mins haha.

  • first

  • bart welter

    About time!!

  • Surprised that after all this shit you actually consider Verizon or Motorola a reliable source.

  • The Droid X was the last to be released, so it’s actually fair it be the last to be updated. That said, it was still frustrating to see my old currently unused unactivated Droid 1 get Froyo before the X. Cannot wait till tomorrow.
    This pull deal from Blur hopefully does not fuck up.