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DROID X and Original DROID Updates Both Rolling Out Now? (Updated)

We’re getting word that updates for both the Droid X and the original Droid are available right now.  The updates will bring each device up to Android 2.2.1 which is the newest Android build available until 2.3 is ready of course.

We got word from many of you that the DX update was available last night around midnight and we’re thinking it may have been taken down.  Not all of you are in the Motorola Feedback Network, but still managed to “pull” the update when it went live for just a short amount of time.  Those tips have now gone silent, so we’re thinking Moto has pulled it until they hear back from their test group.  (Info on the Droid X update.)

The original Droid on the other hand is definitely available, but rolling out in stages to users.  There is no way to force the update and you basically have to sit tight until it hits your device.  We’ll be looking for a manual download link of course so that you can get on FRG83D long before you were supposed to.  (Info on the Droid update.)

Update 8:42AM:  Just rolled my Droid 1 back to FRG22D and the FRG83D update started downloading immediately after turning on my wi-fi.  The update is live people!

Update 9:19AM:  We’re hearing a couple of stories with regard to the Droid X update.  It was only live last night for a few hours to go out to the test group, so for those of you in the comments throwing a huge fit about not getting it, you can chill out now.  As far as the update goes though, some are reporting issues with the installation, so you should be glad it only went to a test group initially.

Let us know, are you receiving updates?  Pulling them on your Droid X?  Is Madden included?

Cheers Jorgr and everyone else!

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    Those tips have now gone silent, so we’re thinking Moto has pulled it until they hear back from their test group.

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    The icons look cleaner and appear more vibrant. Made several calls and it went without a hitch. Looks great so far. 

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    I pulled mine through the settings and installed it but after it installed it was stuck at the moto screen for ten min. I had to pull the battery to get it back but i m good now with 2.2.1 kind scary.

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    Mine was failing while doing the manual upgrade. I had to unroot then update and then rooted flawlessly after the upgrade. Although 3g hotspot is kind of flakey now.

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    Mine was failing while doing the manual upgrade. I had to unroot then update and then rooted flawlessly after the upgrade. Although 3g hotspot is kind of flakey now.

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    They had to pull it cause I got it but it sent my phone to the bootloader for awoke until I got to recovery and wipe data. Now update is gone and in on sys v 2.3.15 wtf!!

  • http://real-estate-services.longandfoster.com/Home-Warranty/Warranty.aspx HMS Home Warranty

    Got my update (original DROID) yesterday, 12/7 around 1am EST. Don’t recognize anything different, but it’s definitely now 2.2.1..

  • http://www.yourpennypinchingsourceonline.com/2010/07/considering-homeprotect-home-warranty.html Home Protect Home Warranty

    Just updated on original DROID and now I am missing Droid Marketplace, Google Maps, and Navigation (that’s only the apps I’ve noticed). They seem to be completely gone from the phone–what gives and what do I do now?! In place of where the app used to be is now a generic green app and when I click on it it says this app is not installed on your phone!!

  • http://jhassgrouponline.com/ J Hass Group

    Thanks for this article. This is the only source of fact based data for the Android 2.2 rollout to global handsets I could find. It is really frustrating that neither the handset makers, nor the carriers, nor Google will tell us what the plans are. Google is the one I am most dissappointed in. It’s their OS and I assume there are license revenue implications so the chances are good that someone there knows what handset manufacturer with which carriers are rolling what updates to how many users and when.

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    I pulled mine through the settings and installed it but after it installed it was stuck at the motto screen for ten min. I had to pull the battery to get it back but im good now with 2.2.1 kinda scarry.

  • http://www.clocksallaround.com/lawacl.html Clocks All Around

    I went back to stock recovery so I could get the update and the system update in the settings menu says my system is up to date even I still have 2.2..

  • http://www.clocksallaround.com/lawacl.html Clocks All Around

    I went back to stock recovery so I could get the update and the system update in the settings menu says my system is up to date even I still have 2.2..

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    All seems to be well so far.I noticed that z4root through the android market is no longer available. Possibly a silly question but is there a solution to stay rooted with this update and continue to use wireless.

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  • damnumoto

    I work for vzw, none of our demos received the update (all active). My personal X did, failed installation.

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

    Definitely lost root and having difficulty rooting with Z4. Anyone now how long z4 should run the rooting process for it to work..

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

    I have a rooted droid x and i removed all bloatware. if this is the problem do i have to reinstall phone to original factory setting so i can get the update?

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    Checked for updates again and it said it's up to date. Looks like they removed it.

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

    My original Moto Droid received the update notification this morning.I however am running Pete's BB v0.50 and am not sure if I should install the update.

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    To me the phone seems faster and I haven't had any problems yet. I will report back later of I do.Thanks for sharing with us…

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    so i just got a refurbished droid 1 from verizon (i know, sucks i didn't get the “upgrade”) and it downloaded the update… but i am itching to get it rooted again. kellex (or anyone else who might know) please post up when someone figures out how to root the new build. thanks!!!

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    Well, My original Moto Droid received the update notification this morning.Thanks

  • droidoriginal

    Everytime I try to update on Original Droid rooted bugless beast it says cannot update because of verification failed? Any thoughts or tips?

  • Tony

    I missed the 2.2.1 update on my OG because I was rooted and had a different recovery…Now I went back to stock recovery so I could get the update and the system update in the settings menu says my system is up to date even I still have 2.2…What do I do to update??

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    I have a droid and got the update last night. As far as I can see, nothing is really different.

  • The Zune Lune

    Droid 1: Flashed back to stock 2.1 then received two OTA updates. Definitely lost root and having difficulty rooting with Z4. Anyone now how long z4 should run the rooting process for it to work? Should I be able to follow the previous directions for manually rooting my D1?

  • Dshel61

    My wife's Droid X got the update yesterday morning. All seems to be well so far. My original Moto Droid received the update notification this morning. I however am running Pete's BB v0.50 and am not sure if I should install the update. What will it do? Should I just keep delaying the update?