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DROID X Android 2.2 Update is Live Now!

Unless it has been pulled this morning, the official Droid X Android 2.2 update is live right now!  We will not be searching for a manual update method since the update can be manually pulled to your device at any time.  To pull it to your device go to:

Settings>About>System Updates

Go! Go! Go!

Other Links:

Droid X 2.2 Update Notes |  Unroot and Return to Stock 2.1

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  Apparently once you have updated to the official OTA 2.2, you will no longer be able to use the 2.1 SBF that’s in the wild (Not the leak, the actual OTA update).  There is a good chance it will brick your phone.  So that means if you update to official 2.2, you are stuck there.  It’s OK though, because we can root it.  Just be warned!  (via birdman)

Full gallery after the break!  

  • Kingofhill21

    I updated to 2.2 for my droid x and only took 20 mind to download and install then installed flash love it worth the wait

  • Grapevine Dj Merlot

    so i Downloaded 2.2 and now my X has been charging for two hours and it has not moved from 15 percent battery. I am use n battery status pro Getting a little worried…

  • FYI for those having to enter in a pin code at unlock. It is a new feature built in 2.2 that allows Exchange to set policies on your companies side. IE, my home office has something built in to their polices that require a code to protect their info that is on my phone. Those not having the issue are not using corporate sync.

  • Come on wheres the biased “OMG there is bugs don't download it” article. This is the same (leaked)build you bashed weeks ago because idiots where having problems and now your telling people to download it?

  • Mudtohip

    Downloaded @ 09:35 AM today. No issues. seems alot faster, idk maybe just newbee observation. Download took 16 minutes 30 miles west of Detriot. (yeah spelled that way for a reason)

  • Rjmjr72

    My father sold his droid x and wiped the phone today. He's running the leaked 2.2 version that supposedly can't be upgraded to verizons 2.2. He did the pull this morning to vzw version! Apparently wiping your phone and doing manual
    update works!

    • neknoznip

      Any thoughts on this?

  • Sitndux1

    Does anyone know how long the download actually takes? My download progress seems to be stuck on 6%

  • Hach38

    Updated, and I'm now bricked! Stuck on the Motorola “bat-wings” symbol.

    • Deybwah116

      Keep restarting. Eventually reset to factory

    • Mudtohip

      Try the pull battery trick before hard reset. may take a couple try's. also clear the cache. you may have an app that is tripping up ur phone. unless u clear cache it keeps throwing the gremlin back in. Just a thought.. Im no expert.

      • Mudtohip

        As a last resort: hard reset!!!! from Motorola!

        1. Hold Home Button and press power

        2. Screen will show a Android with a triangle with astrisk

        3. Let Go of Home Button and Power

        4. Press Search Button (Far Left Button)

        5. A blue menu will show at top of page, scroll to Format Device

        6. Select Yes to verify

        7. Allow format to complete (Information at bottom of page will go through a few steps)

        8. Once Format is complete Blue Menu will show at top again, select Reboot

        9. Sometimes phone hangs after rebot and will take a while but if no responce after 5 – 10 minutes, pull the battery and reinsert. (Device usually starts fine after this)

  • Akin67

    I did not automatically get a puch update. Every time I go to download manually I get the following message:

    “Check for Update was not available at this time. Try again later.”

    Anyone else have similar experience? Any suggestions?

    • John Menefee

      I'm having the same problem. Verizon tech told me it is a pus only update but a lot of other are able to pull it in.

    • Akin67

      A colleague has the same phone. I toldhim about the update, he goes to settings and on first try gets prompted to download. I tried 50 times since this morning and still no luck. This totally blows.

  • trackzilla

    Anybody else notice that pattern locking the phone is disabled by VZW after updating to 2.2?

    • mine is not disabled.

      • Puffy98

        im on it also….but on droid life video, it seemed kellex was able not to have any security lock even though slide unlock screen was still there..

    • Mine still lets me use the pattern lock … try turning it on again from the menu

  • John Menefee

    The update manually using the SETUP > ABOUT PHONE > SYSTEM UPDATE will not work for me. Called Verizon tech support and was told it is a “push only update” I guess I'll have to wait until they push it to my phone. I so upset with big red on this one because everyone else is getting it on demand.

  • R R

    anyone else getting a force close when viewing usage statistics in battery manager after updating?

  • Romma1

    Man, reading some of these comments about the bugs encountered while loading the Froyo is makng me glad I have the Dinc. There were some bugs I recall, but not this many.

  • I like it.

  • Rbianchi5

    anyone not able to pull this?

    • MzA

      me ive been trying all night since 10:30pm ( i work graveyard shift) and it keeps telling me update is not available at this time 🙁

  • TokyNeg

    Have anyone try to update while still rooted ?? issues ??

  • Mrguipo

    soooo….anyone notice differences between the leaked 2.2 and this official?

  • Insultz1984

    I had root and updated and now I've lost it! Anyone??? Still have superuserand when I try to root it doesn't work

    • just have to reroot again, that's all

      • Insultz1984

        I tried and it says I'm rooted

  • Earlier this am got the checking for updates that would do the would sit and spin and never find anything. Now, I got Check for updates was not available at this time. BOO!

  • Shadow

    Did anyones phone become bricked after updating to 2.2? Just did the standard update in about phone and now it is stuck at the motorola logo.

    • Hach38

      Did you ever get yours to work? I have same problem. Called Verizon, and they didn’t have an answer for me. This sucks!

    • Bigsike

      Battery pull?

      • Shadow

        I wasn't sure if pulling the battery would mess up the install causing the phone to reset. Of you had re same problem and still have contacts/photos/apps then it shouldn't hurt too much.

    • you might want to try factory reset too if you can get into recovery. you will lose everything, but should get back in syncing it.

    • I had the same problem. I pulled the battery out and it loaded up in froyo. Seems to be running great but I'm not sure if I missed something since it didn't go all the way through.

      Did the boot screen change at all? Mine didn't… and it doesn't say DROOOOOID when it boots up. My wife's incredible does that in froyo.

    • I got the same thing. It’ll boot fully 1 out of every 10 times or so. Was able to get it into recovery once, did a factory reset and cache clean, still same problem. Took it to VZ they didnt have the software for it so they’re sending me a replacement, should get here today. Bit leery of doing the update on the replacement since i’m on vacation and won’t have time to wait for another phone until I get back home!

  • AShoupy

    Question about the 3G Mobile Hotspot app… If you don't already have the subscription with verizon and you try to activate the mobile hotspot, are you taken to a page on verizon's site saying this costs money or is the account automatically charged? I hope I didn't automatically get charged because I was messing around with Froyo and I activated mobile hotspot and I was in without being taken to a webpage and I'm not subscribed to the service. Can someone shed some light for me please?

    • dandroid

      you can still go through the motions of setting it up on the phone but nothing will be able to connect to your hotspot

    • dandroid

      forgot to mention that you shouldn't be charged

      • AShoupy

        OK, that's good. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

  • Floyd

    54% Downloaded!

  • guz1115

    Welcome to 2.2 Droid X

  • Kevin G

    Anyone else having problems installing Flash?

  • bman

    how do you tell what % has been downloaded? says “an update is currently being downloaded. you will be notified when the download is complete.” been there for almost an hour.

  • Aubreyvt

    I think it may be a conspiracy…… they did like that Kellox started talking $*%# last week. 🙂

    • Aubreyvt

      Sorry, miss spelled ur name Kellex….

  • Aubreyvt

    Updated and everything works great. It did delete my Droid Life widget though….. not to happy about that. I guess i will try a reinstall. 🙁

  • Ryrybentley

    Can anyone find the tv.com app in the market on 2.2? I go straight from the flash.showcase and it can't be found.

  • sean

    Ran quadrant with new official froyo update and im scoring less than average.. anyone else seeing this?

    • Portertm

      Give it some time to get up to speed. Same thing happened when I ran the leaked ota in August. It does speed up.

    • Ryanrj1352

      No I went from 1245 to 1395!!!!

  • Kingsfan3344

    1) 2.1 with root > Unrooted > UPDATE FAILED.
    2) Then I tried putting back the bloatware, as per: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/froyo-2-2-news-rumors-wishes/7451-does-your-2-2-say-update-failed-look-here-fix.html
    3) Factory reset > STILL UPDATE FAILED.
    4) Now I am reflashing the Stock SBF from link in Droid-Life blog. And then I surely hope update wont fail.

    • I am in the exact same boat. I'm SBFing it cause i'm wondering if Clockworkmod Recovery has something to do with it. I'll keep you posted.

      • Yeah Clockworkmod messes with the download

        • It's not the download part, but the install part. You are right though. Clockworkmod does mess it up. You have to be clean 2.1, well atleast no other recovery on it.

    • Kingsfan3344


  • Dkprnce

    Now I get july to pretend to load a video before it tells me it wont work. What is this update good for again?

    • Dkprnce

      Not july… hulu. Well at least my helpfull keyboard is still the same

  • DiGs

    I disabled the screenlock on 2.1 and now have no way to enable it without having to put in a password or pin as well? Is this normal for 2.2? I just want the lock screen, no added security.

    • Yea, just select none. It just allows you to slide the lock screen to unlock or get the app No Lock, works great.

      • DiGs

        I select none and there is no lock screen at all. Maybe this is a bug after upgrading but the lock screen only shows up if I pick a pattern, pin, or password.

        • maybe you should try getting No Lock app to see if it will enable the lock screen.

          • DiGs

            No luck…guess I gotta live with it. It will show up for a brief second and then disappear and let me in

          • try putting a lock on with pattern,pin, and then select none. see if that helps

  • Garrisonjw

    If I've rooted and uninstalled some of the pre-loaded apps (like Blockbuster and the other safe-to-removes), am I going to mess things up by accepting the OTA update? I'm sure my phone is a great paperweight, but I really enjoy using it as a phone. 🙂 Thanks for any advice or links to people giving advice.

    • Bigsike

      Yes! def go back to stock 2.1 if you have removed any preloaded apps that will cause a problem.

  • Basher

    My Droid X after updates forces me to lock the screen with a pin number!!!!! and wont let me change to nothing or to a pattern None- Disabled by remote phone administrator Pattern-Disabled by remote phone administrator. What the Hell!!

    • Bakerlebo

      I have that too now. Do you have your phone synced with your corporate email? I do. I have a feeling it may be a security measure being enforced by your corporate mail server.

  • User9001

    OK just update to 2.2. Can we root using the Motorola Droid Rooting Guide found here –> http://www.droid-life.com/2010/09/09/how-to-root-motorola-droid-running-android-2-2-frg22d/

    Or should I wait for an official guide for the DroidX here on droid-life.com




  • R3velation129

    I downloaded and installed and so far im not too happy. My espn score center widget goes in and out of service. Facebook is laggy. Actually had a force close first time that's ever happened. Internet seems in the same ball park. Hopefully it gets into the groove like people are saying because as of now its kind of a let down.

    The on screen capture button for the camera is tits. Ill give credit there.

    • R3velation129

      Inserting foot into mouth. It really does take time for it to get in the groove. This thing is running like a horse on steroids now. I don’t know what that really means but my droid x is off the charts now running perfectly. Popping champagne for droid-life.

  • Djenks24

    I would rather have just a plain android rom for my DX. Like my D1 with a big screen.

  • Ebbressi

    yay, 2.2 is here. This morning is starting of really well.

  • Hicks887

    I am currently running the leaked 2.2 update on my droid x and I'm not rooted. Do I need to downgrade back to 2.1 in order to receive the official 2.2? I have tried to pull and it says “check for update was not available at this time”. Please help

    • Oranje

      I am also wondering about this…

    • Anonymous

      I believe you do have to go back to 2.1. Check the previous posts and see

  • Will there be a update.zip file for people that are running the leak?

    • loco

      I would like to know this as well

    • Chrisss

      I think its only logical to drop an update.zip considering how many people took the risk and jumped into the leaked 2.2…


      YES! Please produce a .zip file. I am shook and afraid to brick phone flashing 2.1

      • Anonymous

        If you have the leak, you can go back to 2.1, but if you have the OTA, you can’t… That’s why i’m sticking with the leak until someone releases a 2.2 sbf file. But if you want to go ahead and get the ota, just use rds lite to flash the sbf file onto your phone, and check for an update.

  • ssjnimmaX

    updated this morning on the way to work…

    it got stuck on the motorola image… waited a good 10-15 min… still was there so I just did a bat pull, turned it back on and everything was -A- ok!!!

  • skatenaked911


    and what do i do now that i have 2.2?! there's nothing to look forward to and wait in angry anticipation

    • CharlieK

      gingerbread, dude.

  • Portertm

    Has anyone who experienced a Smart Profile bug under 2.1 checked to see if the new ota fixed it? My wife got the most recent ota and her phone still refuses to ring. Trying to figure out a solution, as she has been dealing with this since day one. Thanks.

  • WhereIsTony

    So glad this killed my screen lag, still not sure what caused it, but its gone so I don't care.

  • I updated 2 DX's this morning. GoGo!

  • Eric

    I just tried the update, it downloaded and all but upon reboot it said download failed. Should I just try reformatting and then doing the update? Everything's backed up can't imagine anything will be lost.

  • tjpeco

    Not finding a lot of my previous apps in the market after the update. Like FlightTrack.

  • Tom Gagne

    With the upgrade, the calendar app has become useless. It only shows the first appointment. I can't find a day, week, or month view. What happened to the agenda?

  • Dizzle

    Update Flash Player from market. The version in the Froyo download is not current.