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Breaking: DROID X Update to 2.3.340 Coming, Madden 2011 to be Pre-installed (Updated)

Not to try and steal away the Android 2.3 spotlight today, but the Droid X is about to receive a pretty major update.  Why so major?  It will include Madden 2011!  We’ve all been waiting impatiently for Madden to drop on Android and it looks like the DX and Verizon might have exclusivity to it.  Crazy right?

Update 11:33AM:  We’re hearing now that this might not be the full version of Madden for Android.  Could be bloatware that gives you a couple of minutes of playing time before you have to buy the full version.

The total size of the update is around 79MB which means it’s got a lot packed into it.  Business users will find additional Exchange support, Froyo will be more stabile and then a whole bunch of other bugs have been fixed.  (Click on the document above to see all of the updates.)

After updating, your system version will be 2.3.340 which is NOT Gingerbread.  System versions are much different than Android versions.

Update 11:46AM:  I know that many of you have upgraded to the 2.3.20 leak and we will surely have a way for you all to upgrade to this.  We’ll have more soon.

We’re still waiting to hear when it will be available for download.

More info can be found here.

Cheers beast!

  • Is it available yet? My X has been super duper slow since froyo. Hope this helps.

  • How about the “SD card becomes inoperable, won’t store or load photos in
    the gallery or camera apps” error (or is that the same as above)?

  • Don Arrington

    LOL. I have a game similar to call of duty on my epic 4g, there are alot of soccer etc with good graphics on it. and im not even on a tegra chip don’t let this be called a breakthrough and dont let the specs fool you my quadrant score is about double the nexus s with a “safe” overclock. I have Ubuntu on my phone if that will work so can world of warcraft given a little tweaking of the program. in a short period of time you will see real breakthroughs in computer tech like quantum transportation computing which makes latency and resistance 0 that

  • irs tax lawyers

    But why,this might not be the full version of Madden for Android….?ITS GREAT THAT Business users will find additional Exchange support, Froyo will be more stabile and then a whole bunch of other bugs have been fixed.

  • DoubleTakeUno

    Can you still update using a Custom ROM? I Checked My updates and it said it was up to date…

  • Gatehouse academy review

    Total size of the update is around 79MB which means it’s got a lot packed into it. good to know..

  • sick kid.

    madden has been on my droid X since i got it in december.

  • chuck

    I don't like that the weather widget app will not show the weather at places you might travel. I guess it's only for your hometown?

  • chuck

    I don’t like that the weather widget app will not show the weather at places you might travel. I guess it’s only for your hometown?

  • chris

    google maps is a major improvement how ever zoom in is very grainy bummer

  • Guest

    I'll now be “waiting impatiently” for a way to uninstall this stupid demo app from my phone.
    Even if it were the full game, I don't want it.

    Thanks for bloatware, Verizon!

  • Timx

    Got the x update this morning

  • Klx125

    I checked and like many others it says that no update is available…

  • Clgleckner

    Do I have to unroot to recieve the update?

  • PUFFY98

    YOU KNOW WHAT? DONT EXPECT ANY FROM MOTO..I LOVE MY DX..BUT I HATE MOTO…I KNOW SOUNDS SILLY… BUT.. IM SURE SOME BUGS WILL COME OUT W/ THIS NEW UPDATE AS USUAL MOTO DID BEFORE…

  • Buckgrad

    Interesting…this page has been on the Verizon Droid X support page for 2 days, yet the update is still not accessible. Isn't it usually available as soon as they post it?

  • Guest

    not all of the bug fixes are always listed in detail on the software update announcement.. each announcement would be like 3 pages long if they were.. im confident this will solve *most* of our issues. however, yes, I would love it if they at least gave us the option to uninstall the programs that come with the updates… Madden you should be able to uninstall however if you dont want it.. like NFS Shift..

  • Jawshua

    Awesome I love my DROIDX. But yet I fear I'll have to wait for frigging ever like I did with my damn Froyo update. My Verizon is so stupid, I wish I could burn them to the ground and pee on their ashes.

    But like a fool I'll go check now, it's like a test of masochisim.

    • Jake

      The update came only to people who were signed up for testing. After the testing Motorola should give the okay to release to the general public. Verizon isnt stupid, people just have no patience….. myself included.

  • droidx

    When u can make all ur apps just as good as iphone4 and cheaper too buy ill be impressed

    • David

      Then go on an iphone site….. iphone4 blows buddy

  • Lawson1978

    2.3.340 = vzw wafflecone. The hell with gingerbread! We have Wafflecone! Bloatwear and all! SaWeet!!!!

  • Bizarspeak

    Is this live yet? It still is telling me I'm up to date.

    • Guest

      not yet.. should go live fairly soon though once its posted on the support page.

  • Godfrey2009

    Will we lose root?

    • Dellbx

      Yes, you will lose root. But then again who cares when there is Z4root to get you rooted once again.

  • Liam

    Can I upgrade ota with a rooted dx running rubix?

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

  • John

    Well this sucks, I'll just wait for the Gingerbread DX update.

    • David

      U will be waiting like a year

      • John

        Yeah I know, But waiting a year is better than adding all this bloatware to my DX.
        Plus rubiX is working great for me 🙂

      • Tyler

        Douchebag

      • Tyler

        Douchebag

      • jake

        LIES Gingerbread will be here in a couple weeks

    • wolverinefan

      So what the hell does this mean for us droid x users. are going to get the real gingerbread cuz froyo was stupid with all the glitches

  • duvious

    I have Android 2.2.1 with Verizon 2.3.32 rooted. Will I be able to upgrade or is it worth it?

  • Nightfox981

    why would they name it 2.3 if it's not gingerbread?

    • droidalicious

      can't you read? It is the system version, not the android version..gingerbread is 2.3 android..

  • chrisg-sell

    Also, do we know if Gingerbread has a chance of coming to the X???

  • chrisg-sell

    Is it available yet? My X has been super duper slow since froyo. Hope this helps.

  • Joe5

    this update is a waste of time. Not worth it.

  • Paul

    still havent recieve the update

  • PUFFY98

    what about the ” REBOOTING ISSUE”!!! HA??? WHERE IS IT, MOTO? DUMB ASS…

  • dannyjedi

    So dumb..

    Now I am pissed.

    So Gingerbread comes out, and no update today for X…. Typical.. then I read this and I see that they are putting out some lame “update” with some kind of god damned football video game?

    Am I supposed to be excited about this?

    I remember how much of a CLUSTER F^&K it was when “froyo” came out, and how let down everyone was with the OS.

    Stupid.

    Lame.

    Shame on you MOTO.

    Shame on you Android.

    Support your users.

    Death to bloatware.

    • Nxus1ne

      So Gingerbread comes out today, and you expect and update for the X immediately? Get over yourself, not going to happen. In case you don't know how software development works, is it takes TIME to do all of the development and testing needed to upgrade an android phone's OS version.

      You talk about “CLUSTER F^&K it was when 'froyo' came out,” yet now you are complaining when Motorola releases an update that judging by the description, seems full of big fixes. Sounds to me like you are just here to complain.

      “Shame on you Android.” How so? How is the AOSP somehow responsible for any of this?

      • I was excited about this update and this dude starts getting mad because he didn't android 2.3 first (EVEN OVER THE DEV PHONE) I mean come one.

      • dannyjedi

        I replied to this.

  • c_hack

    Why bother bloating this with Flash – which will need an update as soon as the ROM is released, MyVerizon which is useless, and a game demo. This update looks less than worthless. For the first time I am not looking forward to an update.

  • viewthis66

    when the DX gets Gingerbread will the notification bar be black, or will Moto keep the lame light gray color?

    • Jake

      From what I have seen the notification bar is going to be black on all devices. I agree I also want the black on my DX

      • viewthis66

        good. i know it may seem like a silly request but its an aesthetic one i really want.

    • Jake

      From what I have seen the notification bar is going to be black on all devices. I agree I also want the black on my DX

  • Chad167526

    More F'ing BLOATWARE? I can't wait to trash my DX when their “Competitor” comes to Verizon!

  • Chad167526

    More F'ing BLOATWARE? I can't wait to trash my DX when their “Competitor” comes to Verizon!

    • Buckgrad

      Good luck with your move to iPhone. Rather than trashing your X, I'm sure there are many who would be glad to take it off your hands.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “We’ve all been waiting impatiently for Madden”

    uhh…. speak for yourself. I couldn't care less about this (or any game for that matter).

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself too, there are a lot out there waiting for Madden to come to Android including myself. In my opinion it would be a major breakthrough for the Android gaming world.

  • Hockeydog_12

    Why cant I download it??? It says that my system is up to date!!!! GRRRRR

    • Milkdud7000

      …seriously?

      • Hockeydog_12

        yep…wont update…still on 2.3.151.mb810

        • digsoreos

          Try now.

  • guest

    Why the Frell are they putting games in the patches! GAH so stupid. I SO do not want this crap on my phone.

  • hooray!

  • David

    Guess this means im gonna lose root?

  • What if we have 2.3.9.MB810 rooted? Will we get this update OTA unlike the last one that came as OTA and we couldnt get it OTA unless we restored back to the stock build?

    • Tarnette

      I am wondering the same thing. I do not want to miss this update.

  • iPhoneBestPhone

    YES GINGERBREAD!

    • Anonymous

      Man your comments and your name make me LOL :D!

  • Septimus Prime

    No Gingerbread = no thanks

    • Y_care

      keep your toys kiddies I want a phone first unencumbered by all the crap..get over yourselves YOU are solely responsible for any Americans inability to do ANYTHING w./o being bombarded by advertisers.. I , for one, am tired and refuse to buy such crap filled toys. How stupid do you have to be to buy items with so much crap on them !! You are,..I’ll bet you are also the type to buy a t-shirt for $75 because it has some lame logo on it, smart ,pay THEM to advertise FOR THEM how smart are you again? I’ll bet you still live in mommies house and drive(maybe) mommies minivan and your IQ is ? (enter single digit here) Sorry but i really can’t believe how stupid American consumers are , itherwise we would be able to watch TV , use a landline telephone,go to a website , and drive down the street and listen to a radio station w/o the constant irritation the ads..you can have it I refuse to pay..It’s all out of control

      • Y_care

        Sorry, the reply was NOT A REPLY TO Septimus Prime..It was in reply to the POST specifically the crapware sneeking in with an update..sneaky and lowdown.Sorry Septimus Prime

  • Marvin

    Rooted Droid X Running OTA 2.2.. Will I have to unroot to get the update?

    • Oh know…I hope this isn't the case, or else I don't think I'll want to install this.

      Anyone know? Kellex? ANYONE?!

    • David

      Id like to know this as welling

      • David

        Well hahaha

        • Jake

          I believe you have to Unroot and then after the update you need to Re-Root

        • Jake

          I believe you have to Unroot and then after the update you need to Re-Root

  • Jo

    by the way, somebody on the motorola support forums claims that it should come tonight.

    https://supportforums.motorola

    • demonofthesword

      On a thread on the numerous Froyo bugs they said they think they have a solution to a lot of them and told of an upcoming release so maybe. I'd be so happy

  • Stevo760

    Who cares about f ing madden I want 2.3

  • Mrwolf

    Yes! GINGERBREAD! DROID X RULEZ!!1!

    • Mkelleygcsi

      No, not gingerbread.

    • M1ghtysauc3

      FAIL!!!

  • I am still running the original leaked 2.2. I wonder if I will be able to upgrade to this?

  • tim

    will we have to unroot to install this? And if so, can this version be rooted or are we gonna have to wait like with previous versions?

  • lvmydroid

    the one thing I don't see is a fix for the wifi issue. I had to set my router at home ( netgear ) to b/g in order for it to stay connected even though according to moto's specs the X has a 802.11n card installed. Worked fine before froyo.

    • I have my netgear set to N and my X works just fine. Thats with MAC filtering enabled plus WPA2. The only difference I see is it takes longer to connect with SSID turned off, but all my android phones have been that way.

  • Jo

    This update better fix the wifi issues and force close battery errors. Otherwise I'd have to call bullshit that they are taking credit for Android OS fixes like the face-down ring issue.

  • EC8CH

    I hope the X already has VZ Navigator pre-installed, cause it's not mentioned in this update 😛

    • Jake

      Droid X should have had VZ Navigator pushed to the device a long time ago. I’ve had it on mine for quite some time. Use google maps, it seems better and its free

      • EC8CH

        My comment was meant to be a sarcastic commentary on the utter stupidity of VZ releasing updates that preinstall their overpriced and worthless software, VZ Navigator being the prime example.

        • Jake

          I will have to agree on that. They should at least give us the capability of uninstalling the garbage apps without rooting.

          • EC8CH

            Agreed… mark my words, lawsuits will eventually happen if the
            preinstalling of unremovable software continues.

          • EC8CH

            Agreed… mark my words, lawsuits will eventually happen if the
            preinstalling of unremovable software continues.

        • Jake

          I will have to agree on that. They should at least give us the capability of uninstalling the garbage apps without rooting.

      • EC8CH

        My comment was meant to be a sarcastic commentary on the utter stupidity of VZ releasing updates that preinstall their overpriced and worthless software, VZ Navigator being the prime example.

    • Jake

      Droid X should have had VZ Navigator pushed to the device a long time ago. I’ve had it on mine for quite some time. Use google maps, it seems better and its free

  • Bernie

    Downloading now……. Rats! Not yet.

  • People are seriously not thrilled with Madden 2011,crapware ,seriously? Is this what the world has turned into? My father always said never trust a man who doesnt like sports (im kidding but…ya know) Im for one thrilled about Madden 2011.

    • EC8CH

      anything preinstalled is BS, just another way of VZ to get money pushing someone else's product onto their customers without giving them a say.

    • EC8CH

      update: Trialware = Crapware 🙂

    • EC8CH

      update: Trialware = Crapware 🙂

  • PLEASE be a bug fixer.

  • MikeCRock

    Will we be able to flash with the 2.3.15 sbf or will it brick?

    • kellex

      Do not do that. We'll be looking into how rooted users running the 2.2.1 leak can upgrade.

      • Tarnette

        I am rooted with Z4Root so I can just un-root. Right??

        • Jake

          I saw a post from someone on another site and they Unrooted and Re-Rooted after the update with Z4Root.

        • Jake

          I saw a post from someone on another site and they Unrooted and Re-Rooted after the update with Z4Root.

      • MikeCRock

        Wouldn't even think about it until it was blessed by those more capable than me. Just prognosticating for the moment.

  • zepfloyd

    PLEASE tell me this fixes the SMS time/order issue.

    • Jo

      I'm pretty sure from the moto support forums that they think “use handcent” is a good enough fix.

  • Timoh

    Who wants to make a bet on how many “YES GINGERBREAD!” posts are going to be made here, even though it's even stated that it's a system update not an OS update?

    I say 10-12

    • Anonymous

      YES!!! GINGERBREAD!!!!!!!!one

      One, thus far.

    • kellex

      Way too many.

  • Lancer033

    great….more preinstalled crap to delete.

  • So I'm rooted, but don't have any custom ROMs–just z4root, dx overclocker, wireless tether, ti backup and su. What do I need to do to get this update?

    • Mkelleygcsi

      If you are trying to go back to stock, i would just sbf back to stock 2.2 with rsd.

    • Mrwolf

      As long as you didn't delete/freeze any files in your system/app directory, you should be fine. You are likely to lose root after the update, however.

  • Skrewuvzw

    Great more crapware on your phone you cant uninstall.

    • Don’t be mad. You don’t gotta install it if you don’t wanna. I don’t think?

  • skatenaked911

    wait..so what does this mean for the people who updated to the leak?

    • Timoh

      They get a lesson on not updating just because there was a leak. Probably.

  • Dan

    Does this fix the “media (including ringtones) randomly stops playing and requires a reboot” error?
    How about the “SD card becomes inoperable, won't store or load photos in the gallery or camera apps” error (or is that the same as above)?
    Or even the “text messages are in a random order on the Messages screen and unable to properly sort” error??

    • Jack

      I’ve had this problem, too. Ringtones go back to default and notifications stop all together. Wish Motorola would leave the software to Google.

  • I'm very happy to hear about this update coming…although it still kinda sucks releasing this the same day you hear gingerbread is coming to the N1…

  • Azkaban Prisonere75

    I can't wait for this update

  • ryan

    That's awesome!

  • Wow..it's definitely a great time to be a Droid X user!

    HELL YEAH!

  • Milkdud7000

    WOOOO!!! finally some hope for the DX!! +1 =)

  • Amiel

    first

    • Where the hell is the “dislike” button?

      • Anonymous

        u mad

      • Amiel

        u mad

  • Jim

    aww hell… 😀