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DROID X 2.2.1 Leaks, Updates System to 2.3.20

If you are interested in having the newest version of Android 2.2 and Blur on your Droid X, then today is your day.  The 2.2.1 version of Android we saw on the original Droid last week, only with Blur on top of it, can be downloaded below, flashed and consumed in just a few minutes.  This is for rooted DX users only and is a semi-risky process, so please read the warning below.  

*WARNING* – We DO NOT have an SBF file for this version of Blur.  What does that mean?  If something happens after you upgrade to this, you WILL NOT be able to do a complete wipe with an older SBF file.  This is NOT like the original Droid.  Should you choose to upgrade to this new version and attempt to wipe with an old SBF, you WILL brick your phone.

Download:  Blur_2.3.320_System_2.2.1.zip (other mirrors at source link below)

Instructions:

*DROID X only.

*Have to be rooted. (Instructions)

*Should work with ANY 2.2 ROM.

*Will NOT wipe out all of your apps.

1.  Download the file from above onto your SD card.
2.  Using Koush’s Droid X Bootstrap, bootstrap the recovery, then reboot into it.
3.  Navigate to “mounts and storage” and choose:

– format system
– mount /system

4.  Return 1-menu by tapping the power button once.  Choose “install zip from sdcard.”
5.  Select “choose zip from sdcard” and select the Blur.zip file you downloaded from above.
6.  Your phone will now upgrade to the newest Blur and Android version.

Full support at the link below.

Via:  MyDroidWorld

  • http://www.lead411.com/Charles_Stubbs_1123572.html Charles Stubbs

    How come there weren’t Droid phones of any kind in my local Walmart last week?

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/dannydemichele Danny DeMichele linkedin

    i wonder if this update is going to come with the capability to do voice dialing from a bluetooth headset. Its not safe (or legal in some states) to dial a number while you are driving

  • http://www.acurawholesaleparts.com/ CL parts

    unless u installed the leak, then thats only the build.prop showing 2.2.1. ur still on 2.2

  • http://www.bmcassociates.com/articles/news_iw19980914.html Mychael Margott

    That’s nice This is for rooted DX users only and is a semi-risky process, so please read the warning below..Thanks for sharing with us..

  • http://www.lead411.com/Sherri_Stuart_2817287.html Sherri Stuart

    I used to be on top of this rooting and rom stuff be have been really busy lately. I know with this OTA update some things have changed so i need some help.Thanks

  • http://www.condotarget.com Condo Target

    If u can at least get that moto M on the screen u can use the system only 2.3.320 sbf file on the mydroidworld post. flash using rsd light 4.8 . has to be ver 4.8.

  • http://www.condotarget.com Condo Target

    If u can at least get that moto M on the screen u can use the system only 2.3.320 sbf file on the mydroidworld post. flash using rsd light 4.8 . has to be ver 4.8.

  • http://www.watchenthusiasts.com/panerai-watches/ Watch Enthusiast

    If anyone can at least get that moto M on the screen u can use the system only 2.3.320 sbf file on the mydroidworld post. flash using rsd light 4.8 .

  • http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10202817-83.html March Group

    VZW sent me out a replacement with a broken screen. Now they are sending me out another one to replace the first replacement. I'm going to have 3 DX at one time.

  • http://www.yourpennypinchingsourceonline.com/2010/08/check-out-trent-jordan-vancouver.html Trent Jordan

    One for the leak and one for the last OTA. There are times that i dont read more than two lines but i think that your blog can be an exception.

  • http://www.debtmediators.com.au/bankruptcy.php declaring bankruptcy

    I can reinstall my p3 kernel over top, but will I have to install the ROM again too

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/dannydemichele Danny Demichele

    One for the leak and one for the last OTA. There are times that i dont read more than two lines but i think that your blog can be an exception.

  • http://www.ProfessorProsperity.com Professor Prosperity

    If u can at least get that moto M on the screen u can use the system only 2.3.320 sbf file on the mydroidworld post. flash using rsd light 4.8 . has to be ver 4.8.

  • newb

    Running Rubix 1.9 phone says can't download phone does not support it. (Droid x) what's up with that?

  • http://www.thecapitalgoldgroup.com/ Capital Gold Group

    Drod came out with a new rubiX Focused today.. One for the leak and one for the last OTA. There are times that i dont read more than two lines but i think that your blog can be an exception. Cheers !

  • duvious

    Ok, I followed the steps above and when I went to reboot it gets stuck on the M logo. I have removed the battery and tried to reboot and wipe the data. Still get the M logo. Can someone help me out?

    Thanks,

  • http://www.facebook.com/beegore Brandon Bombard

    After update my phone just keeps rebooting?!?! I've done this a million times perfectly and this time it didn't work. Now I'm stuck with a stuck in boot loop. Come on droid-life stop f-ing up our phones. 4 of my friends all did the same steps exactly and it messed theres up to. Someone said in the forum here that there was an sbf available just in case. Can someone please re link this? Thanks

  • Thedroidguy80

    Was really stupid and flash back to 2.2 from 2.2.1 and bricked my DX. VZW sent me out a replacement with a broken screen. Now they are sending me out another one to replace the first replacement. I'm going to have 3 DX at one time. LOL.

  • Mistytitzer

    What is blur and what is rooted?

  • Boodabuddy
  • Saul_surf

    My phone is bricked what can I do is in the bootloader 30.04 and won't turn on anymore is there a sbf file already?

    • DroidZram

      charge the phone. if u can at least get that moto M on the screen u can use the system only 2.3.320 sbf file on the mydroidworld post. flash using rsd light 4.8 . has to be ver 4.8

  • tab00t^2

    Has anyone successfully run this update coming from the leaked 2.3.15? Does it “upgrade” the kernel or bootloader?

    I've been avoiding sbf'ing back to 2.1 and OTA'ing back up to 2.2 because of the changed bootloader…and would rather not blow that now.

  • ndog21

    What are the new features

  • http://www.lead411.com/Timothy_Dacey_1534131.html Timothy Dacey

    The phone is running great and I know quadrant really means squat pretty much but still nice to throw down some big numbers when comparing Hope we can resolve the issue!!! Thanks very very much for your hard work!!!!

  • Ufish2

    Did anyone who's having problems read the WARNING….no real SBF…Hmmmmm…Danger…ahead…lol…think I'll just stay with tranquility 3.0 and send thanks to TBH..best rom I've tried..fast and stable and wait on gingerbread and since I have a X,probally be the last to get that update..but still got the best phone out there so far i think…but gingerbread would be nice with turkey..lol :D

  • Mareox3

    damn! so i tried to follow the directions but i messed up somewhere, now droid x stuck at “M.” i tried to to flash the system only sbf file but rsd light doesnt recognize my phone. i have insurance. should i just get my phone stolen and get sent a new one at this point?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHI67KGUIMUPGI2EDU2KPKBSCY Brian Lanham

      Mareox3,

      I have tried the same thing except for the sbf file. My pc (windows 7 64) will not regonize the phone nor can i get it into recovery mode on boot up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHI67KGUIMUPGI2EDU2KPKBSCY Brian Lanham

    I followed the instructions but for some reason my phone will not get past the m screen. I am tring to find a way to reboot into the recovery but thus far no luck. Any suggestions or help will be greatly appreciated.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHI67KGUIMUPGI2EDU2KPKBSCY Brian Lanham

      Any help please?!?!?

    • Mareox3

      YES! fixed my brick.

      this is what worked for me: download the system only sbf at the end of the post from MyDroidWorld, make sure your using rsd light 4.8, search for a download because old versions dont auto update past 4.6. my biggest problem was i was using 4.6, which wouldnt allow the system only sbf to flash my phone. ver 4.8 did and fixed my phone

  • Barlog

    Does anyone know when the OTA official update fix for the DX is gonna happen? My X has been a big piece of crap ever since I got the OTA 2.2! I'm soooo frustrated!!!! Every problem that was listed I have gotten on my DX. AAAAGGH!

    • ndog21

      Wow that is sad I have none of thoose problems

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve0mac Steven Cornea

    I saw this update on mydroidworld a while ago, and if its the one I think it is, dont get it.

    people were saying the MP3's dont work and youtube dont work and some other issues.

  • gamboo

    Kellex,

    Did you get a chance to load this and if so what do you think?

  • Amokhtar3

    whats new with this update?

  • David

    Wow seems like alot of issues with this… think ill wait awhile …. also what does this update change/fix….. so far all I hear is the dialer and just abunch of problems lol

  • BigTJY

    Im using it now. I have a few issues that I don't know how to resolve. First I am not seeing all of my paid apps. But sadly and most of all Angry Birds will not intall sucessfully neither will adobe flash tv. and neither of the two overclock apps work. anymore they will cause a constant reboot untill you disable them or uninstall. But I love the new phone dialer. Anybody have any suggestions.

    • http://twitter.com/zaiger Brian

      By now you will already know that the Market takes a while to sync and your apps are all safely at home in your app drawer.

  • searayman

    whats does this update change?

    • http://www.facebook.com/marc.negron Marc Negron

      Yeah I was wondering that same thing. I heard way back that a fix was coming out for the DX to fix some freezing issues and some other issues with the music player and I was wondering if they are fixing the speaker issue again too. It's a bit louder now from the past update but it's not a huge difference.

  • nintendoftl

    ahh crap my phone is stuck at the motorola “M” screen waddo i do, if i wait will there b a fix

    • http://twitter.com/crowdcomputing Crowd Computing

      I think that means your data isn't compatible and you have to wipe user data. Then it should be fine (albeit a PiTA).

    • ndog21

      If you backed up then wipe your data and that should solve the problem

  • Gerg04

    I hope this isn't too much of a noob question. But I'm tuning MIUI 6, if I flash this, does it replace the entire rom or just the firmware. I understand I can reinstall my p3 kernel over top, but will I have to install the rom again too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    Does it fix the text messaging issue? Is the speaker louder?

  • wallmartkiller76

    Spell much?

  • Davidkpoe

    I loaded this yesterday and it's great. I have been getting double texts messages, but otherwise fast and nice.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-D-Gallagher/627439807 Charles D. Gallagher

      If you are running handcent or another text messaging app you have to go into the settings of messages and uncheck the “receive notifications” and that should do the trick

      • BenR

        What version of Swype is on it? And did the revert back to the default skin instead of the awful grey/white skin?

  • 855turbo

    F-this Sticking with Rubix 2.2.1 and onix's Galaxy s theme, its as fast as your going to get.

  • Dmota25

    Dont doit i just kill my phone!!!! Is wack!!! Dome to!!! Stay Rubix

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Please stay in school.

  • Andrew

    Hope they fixed the orientation issues. So annoying.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

    is this format system-mount /system process common ? should i do that on my incredible when im flashing a new rom ?

    also, my incredible cant make it through a day without reboot cycles on an aosp rom :/

  • http://twitter.com/djdlite512 djdlite512

    Reading all the comments posted on the linked site about this build, it sounds very unstable. And I'm yet to read one thing it improves.

  • RJM

    After DROD worked so hard to get the blur off my DX, it would be an insult to put it back on there. Besides, with Rubix 1.8.6 with no OC and no theme, it's fast, smooth and stable.

    This has been a paid political announcement…….jk

    RJM

    • Droydhead

      Drod came out with a new rubiX Focused today.. One for the leak and one for the last OTA.

      • MMM333

        Wait, so the 1.8.6, will that work on the OTA too? Or just the leak?

        • MMM333

          Lol nevermind. Found the update.

  • Boblank84

    I’m pretty leery of a leaked update with a leaked boot loader, but I do believe there is a system only sbf for this..

  • Andrew Hewitt

    They do have a system SBF, just not a full SBF. Still risky though.

    PS If you flash this, don't restore to an old backup, you'll brick.

  • JagoX

    …or you can download one of the custom ROMs that has 2.2.1 already integrated without BLUR ;)

    • P3Droid

      You are giving erroneous information, simply installing a rom with 2.2.1 from our earlier leak will not work for you. this update is needed so that the 2.2.1 works correctly, They are not the same thing and try not to confuse people.

      • JagoX

        I had no idea about the update you leaked to be honest, the last time I saw a reference to 2.2.1 in a ROM was here:

        http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=839246

        …and that post dates before the link shared in this story.

        If I'm wrong then just correct the misconception instead of making it seem like I am spreading lies on purpose…especially when you have no proof of me doing it on purpose.

        • P3droid

          if the reply was short its only because i'm pressed for time, and don't want people using the wrong files, or messing up their phones.

          • JagoX

            That's fine & I understand your underlying reason…but there are still better way to express that without coming off like a d*ck.

          • http://twitter.com/doronster195 doronster195

            Someone call the waaambulanceee

          • FuknA

            Why is he being a dick? Obviously he was speaking the truth and corrected you. You sound like a jagoff.

          • JagoX

            Because his tone came off as if I was purposely spreading misinformation (i.e. that I knew the truth) when in *fact* I did not realize I had wrong or slightly incorrect information.

            “jagoff”…that's funny, a 10 yr old tell you to use that one /rolls eyes

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

            Stop whining. Did you really just type “/rolls eyes?”

          • JagoX

            Oh shut up…

          • http://twitter.com/cheese Andrew

            go back to iPhone brah

          • FuknA

            Actually, I got got the idea to say jagoff from JagoX.. He even replied back telling you why he responded like that.

            Keep rolling your eyes, you jagoff.

          • Mike

            Mommmmm! Someone on The Internet said I was wrong!!! Tell them to stop!

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

            So true! I guess he calls teachers a dick when he answers questions incorrectly and they inform him of the right answer.

  • Michael_NM

    Please leak the Gingerbread!!! :-)

    • Anonymous

      I totaly agreee