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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!

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!!

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

  • 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!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • Today I find a great stuff through your blog I would like to say thanks to provide this useful information…

  • damnumoto

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

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

  • 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?

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

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • banana bombs

    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!!!

  • 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??

  • 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?

  • Flafire03

    I got My update at 1:30 this morning on my Droid, after the update I could not get on the internet and it told me that my SD card was damaged and it needs to be formatted. Thanks Verizon.

  • Vinzky

    i have a problem installing the update..it says the software update failed. 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? pls helppppp

  • jdp

    I got my OG Droid update last night around 9pm

  • Steve

    Wahoo! My Moto Droid received the update tonight!!
    (MT)

  • Interesting post 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…

  • Chrishd4ever

    why can't i get update for my droid x im in iowa

  • Original Droid owner. After receiving today's 2.2.1 update 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 tether or is there a possible way to revert back to OS 2.2? Thanks in advance, CJ

  • socalrailroader

    I pulled it last night via WiFi, it was during the Data Outage. Anyway, the install went off with only one hitch, it broke my root, but I was able to re-root using Z4.

  • cdmoore74

    I woke up around 4am and was able to download it. It installed fine and is faster than ever. Quadrant scores are now between 1396 and 1456 after maybe 6 runs. Before the upgrade I did have the latest Rubix non-leaked blurless rom but I did however use the 2.3.15 SBF to make sure everything was back to stock. I got worried when the phone booted into Krosh bootloader screen after flashing my stock 2.2 OTA. Did not want to take any chances.

  • How do you revert back to FRG22D? I put the MIUI on my phone and i'm starting to hate it. Its WAY too sluggish and everything keeps crashing so I'm trying to just go back to stock; but I don't know how to do it.

  • If you can't wait, someone posted the update.zip here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.co

    Some claim it didn't work, but it worked fine for me and a few others.

  • Crash

    any one having trouble with the market place, when i go in the download i only see five of the app i have downloaded. any one having the same problem or know how to fix it? thanks

  • Barlog

    I am in the test group and I pulled the update on wifi last night around 11:45 here in San Diego everything updated fine no problems at all. I was unrooted but my phone was still booting into bootstrap recovery and some people were saying that it might not update and others were asking if they needed to get rid of bootstrap. Well I can tell you everything updated fine running clockwork im so relieved.

  • papoose34328

    do you know where i can find instructions on how to unroot my phone? im rooted running the stock ROM and the update failed to install.

  • Lancerlot7

    question….i have the incognito black them on dx now, do i have to go back to the original stock blur theme to get update. already know i will lose root. thanks.

  • Lancerlot7

    question….i have the incognito black them on dx now, do i have to go back to the original stock blur theme to get update. already know i will lose root. thanks.

  • I turned on my Droid (1) and promptly got a Android Update notice. Now running 2.2.1. Downloaded at 1:54Am.

  • Jaustin1530

    I was not in the test group and I was able to update my DX at around 2am I live in Cali.
    Also I had no problem with the update and madden was included I just had to DL extra Content.

    I love this site by the way good job Kellex!

  • Davemazzocco

    Got it this morning without any problems. The icons look cleaner and appear more vibrant. Made several calls and it went without a hitch. Looks great so far. Also downloaded the Madden Football (DEMO) Large file.
    I am not part of the test group.

  • So just to double check (I feel like this is a stupid question) – I am running rubix on my Droid X. I can ignore all this, and just load the updated version of rubix when it's ready, right?

  • Lists

    Droid X update: Only about half the test group got the update before it was removed from the data stream. You cannot pull the update and it's no longer on the update server even for the test group. You may be able to find the file elsewhere, but I would not expect to see the update from official sources for at least another week.

  • Happygil78

    I was able to pull the update at 6am EST. I have not had any issues with it since the update.

  • Me

    Thank goodness! they added the Exchange EAS 2010sp1 patch at the last minute! (didn't work in FRG83)

  • still no update available 🙁

    • Julian

      same here

      • Jacob

        same here

  • Johnnycupcakes27

    I have the motodroid FRG22D rooted. If I update to 2.21 will my phone still be rooted?The update keeps displaying on my screen to install and actually I think it's slowing down my phone. My main question is, To install or not to install?

  • 11knives

    I woke up this morning checked for updates, downloaded the 2.2.1, rebooted, ran Z4 root, and all is well! BTW… I'm not part of the test group, and yes Madden is included.

  • Sawtallica

    Pulled update at 3am. Downloaded with no problem. Yes madden is installed but only as a demo. Not to many changes that I can tell. Lock screen same, menu options same. Phone now has a quick option to view last ten calls. I'mstill having the no notification from gmail problem, oh I was not part of the test group .and not rooted

  • Cporter15

    So is the update now pulled? Still can't get the update for my X and it's 1:45pm central in Illinois.

    • Jacob

      im in iowa and i cant get the update either

  • Tzoller

    Pulled down the update on my X tis morning (7:30 AM EST). Cleared up a problem of X not restarting when it was turned off completely. Had to remove battery and wait a few minutes before getting beyond the MOTO Logo. After this update, the problem is gone and I don't have to return this unit.

  • Jonathanporter01

    Mine works great. Pulled to my phone around 5. Not much really changes just got that madden 11 game. The phone seems faster and I haven't had any problems yet. I will report back later of I do.

  • Dx lover

    I got the Droid X update. Freaking 10 bucks for Madden? Yikes! Otherwise all is working well

    • When did you get the update? And what is your location?

  • I'm still having the email issue with wifi after update. When I leave a wifi spot all my email stops working except for gmail. I have to reboot the phone. The corp email keeps trying to refresh but doesn't finish. Any one else have this?

    • Anonymous

      Same here

  • Tfkroberts

    I got the download this mroning without any problems or issues. was about 7am EST.

  • Kellexknowsnothing

    Z4 root does work after the update!!!maybe kellex needs to learn what he's talking about…

    • Jager07

      z4root works for the DX, as has been noted by nearly everybody. Kellex reported it didn't work for the OG Which phone do you have…? Post that info as well. Otherwise you are simply being inflammatory and unhelpful.

  • 4urinfo

    Pulled the update last night. Not part of the test group for my DX. Everything went fine, rerooted with z4 no problems. Have not used phone enough to see if there are any significant bug improvements. Music player slightly different though. Madden was included but have not opened. Other than rooting all my settings and apps stayed the same.

  • Nygiants9256

    My friend and I both have the Droid X…he was able to get the update this morning at 6 a.m. EST…but for some reason when I go to update my phone.. it says that there are no Updates available..my phone is still running 2.2

    Any suggestions?

    • Nygiants9256

      I need a solution please

    • Jacob

      i didnt get the update either

    • Jacob

      i didnt get the update either

  • Silentmajority

    I pulled mine through on my X this morning, worked fine, no issues

  • heien

    I don't know if its cause of something that happened when I some how made my phone unrootable, or what, but i'm not getting any updates.

  • Jack

    I'm in the feedback group. Popped up I had an update. Then, download failed and it says I am up to date. Suits me fine. Not interested in Madden anyway.

  • Well I pull my update around 1am and the update went great! Madden is here…but for me the game is just okay. Also the music player has subtle changes…that's all I notice so far.

  • Sixxer916

    I deleted some of the bloatware (I know, I should have re-named it) but will it affect the update?

    • Lord_Vader1941

      From my understanding this will cause problems with the update….

    • Sixxer916

      Is it possible that I can restore 2.2 with all the bloatware? Or do I have to go back and figure what I deleted and replace with the .apk files?

  • Jacob

    so when is the update suppose to be coming out then?

  • If it speeds up delivery, they can feel free to take that Madden crap out. It'll save me the trouble of rooting and removing it myself.

  • Klx125

    I also have the most recent thing in my dial bar

  • Noshinemm

    I pulled the update this morning at like 8am. EST. Yes it has Madden and the Dialer upgrade, Battery doesn't FC anymore. Lost my Root, but Z4 got it right back. Im not apart of the test group.

  • Rx7dude

    I am in the test group and noticed that now my dialer has a most recent contact above it! Is this a new improvement in the update?

  • Klx125

    Is there a difference with the test group version?

  • Krweby

    I'm not in the test group and downloaded and installed the update on my DX last night at 11 in California. Lost root got it back with z4root. That was the only problem. I thought there where more problems since vzw's 3g went down right after I updated.

  • Gabriel84velez

    I'm not a part of the test group and was able to pull the update last night around midnight. The odd thing was after I had installed and then factory reset the phone. The update had gone through, but for the heck of it I decided to go to System Update again and this time a message popped up stating that if I wanted to update my system I needed to make an account with Motorola. This was odd considering I just had pulled and installed the update. When i checked it right now, that message no longer popped up. very odd.

  • The350zWolf

    This is interesting although not surprising: I am rocking CM6.1 stable on my OG Droid and the android version is 2.2.1 and my Droid2 still on 2.2. Let's see how long it will take to roll it out to the D2 line and others. That goes to show you how VZW/Moto has locked bootloader devices on a short leash. This is why I will make the Nexus S my next phone.

  • Klx125

    For some reason I didn't get Madden…?

    • Not necessarily a bad thing.

  • xix19

    i got the update last night around midnight. when i tried to find the update through 3g it said it was available so then i turned on my wifi and it came right up. madden 11 also came with it

  • Krweby

    It fixed the codec cutting the last 4 sec off of songs yay!

  • Skeetch79

    Got the update 6am EST this morning. Installed perfectly. Froyo is faster, minimal lag. Madden NFL 11 was installed. Had un-rooted using Z4root prior to installing update but it left Superuser.apk file on DroidX and could not re-root using Z4root after update. Therefore, I had to re-root using Droid2 rageagainstthecage Terminal Emulator method…Pain in the you-know-what, but it worked fine. Loving it!

  • mrs.droid

    Is this 2.2.1 update or 2.3?

  • PositiveNegative

    There's instructions and a link to the ZIP file at Android Forums. Thread is here (http://bit.ly/fuWQpo), ZIP link here (http://bit.ly/e5IoAB). I just installed it and build number is up to date.

    • Jcapp82

      Sweet!!! Downloading now!!

    • Jcapp82

      Sweet!!! Downloading now!!

  • Ff1198

    Madden not included and had no problems downloading or installing. Downloaded at 6am eastern time this morning.

  • Brian

    I got it at 5am ctrl time after not being able to use phone for 3 hrs do to the data network for Verizon going down after talking on the phone to 6 reps and one very rude superviser im not a tester and the rep said something about my phone not being up to date so to make it worm I would have to wait till they got the data fixed on there end then update when I asked the supervisor to confurm he went off stating that if I had a newer version I had hacked it and my warrenty is no good no more and this and that but I gat the update all the same so we shall see how it works

  • Nikko100982

    Strange it rooted me no pro Len after update with z4root

    • Nikko100982

      Problem…sorry using my phone lol

      • Jager07

        I think you just got haunted by Lennon’s ghost! :O

      • Jager07

        I think you just got haunted by Lennon’s ghost! :O

  • Klx125

    Do I possibly have the test group version?

  • Klx125

    I got the update last night and I don't have NFL.

  • Wheezlelump

    What is the best way to return to stock if you are running a ROM?

  • Zevon

    Got mine around 11:30 PST last night on my Droid X. Not part of the feedback network.

    Main differences are that SMS messages are now listing chronologically by most recent message received, and of course Madden.

    Couldn't download Madden data last night, but was able to pull it down about 15 minutes ago no problem. As predicted, it's a limited demo version, but seemed pretty sweet in the 5 minutes I had to play with it.

    Not noticing any differences in speed overall.

    • Bort

      My SMS messages have always been listed in reverse chronological order. I don't understand why I have never had the problem. I am running stock. Is there some kind of underlying difference in the DXs that is not published?

  • Greg From DC

    Want to roll your .320 DX back to 2.3.151? NOW YOU CAN!

    Here you go guys. Just download this, put it in /clockworkmod/backup/ and reboot into recovery, restore this, and you're back on 2.3.151, and your bootloader will stay at 30.04.

    Hope this helps some of you guys.

    2010-12-08.05.35.09.zip (296.5 MB) — http://www.multiupload.com/7M2

    Courtesy of DroidXforums.com

    • Greg

      This is for you all who [like me] have a rom or updated to 2.3.320 and want to come down so you can get this update. Or if you just want Madden [like I do]

  • Indypb

    Nothing last night, but update updated this morning ~8:00 AM EST. No issues, Madden is there (but requires a huge secondary download), and everything else seems to work fine. Definitely fixed my Battery Manager bug, but that's all I've noticed ATM.

  • Bugsy

    My phone popped up a message early this morning telling me to update my software. I did and now I have 2.2.1 (FRG83D). Moto Droid on Verizon. I haven't been able to find what's been updated though….

  • syssition

    If you rooted with the adb method, will this update take root away on the OG DROID?

  • acquaz10

    Still waiting for it on my OGD. So frustrating!!! Haha. I want the newest and greatest update.

    Anyone know if it fixes the lag that happened after you updated to Froyo originally? Or is it still slow.

  • Jerry

    update went through last night after several attempts. this morning the phone is in the bootloader screen. “service Rqr'd”

  • Michael

    I received my OTA this morning around 7:15 AM EST……no issues….no Madden as far as I can tell….

  • so what is the real advantage to getting this upgrade (and don't say madden bc i don't care for football). would it be worth rolling back to stock to get the update?

  • Joel

    Im not in any test group and I pulled the update with my X this morning at 5:00 a.m. Yes, Madden was included. No issues with the install and it seems like they at least fixed the start up issue with getting stuck at boot (no problems yet at least).

  • HEY GREG!

    Where can I find the SBF to go back to stock so I may get this update and reroot?

  • Sorry but i'm not loosing my root over some weak update. If I wanna play madden then I'll play it on my xbox.

    • Crazy Ferris

      Use z4root after you update.

      • The350zWolf

        According to kellex, z4root won’t work after the upgrade. See comments above (chester_carter)

        • Jager07

          If you read all comments, it appears that z4root *will* root the DX after applying this update, but will *not* root the OG after the update. RyanZA is uber fast with updates to the app, though, so I’d say it’s a safe bet this won’t be an issue for long…

        • Jager07

          If you read all comments, it appears that z4root *will* root the DX after applying this update, but will *not* root the OG after the update. RyanZA is uber fast with updates to the app, though, so I’d say it’s a safe bet this won’t be an issue for long…

    • Mike

      um…. i love you

  • Trainlike28

    Still getting “Device up to date” on my DX

  • Crazy Ferris

    DX in RI, and no update when trying to pull it.

  • Sqwishy2007

    Update went perfect for me at 7:30 am today…all seems to work well.

  • OG Droid in Athens, GA and no update with wi-fi enabled

  • Snake 019

    I pulled the update this morning.

  • Rchl_msly

    I got my update around 2:30 this morning Droid1. The update seemed to go well. When my phone restarted im getting a message says (The application Android keyboard process com.google.android.inputmethod.latin has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.) I get the choice to Force Close or Report. I try to report buy my keyboard no longer works!! HELP!!

  • Tabe

    So… After I downloaded the DX update I copied the .crc and .zip from /cache to my sdcard and then sbf'd. I copied the 2 files BACK to my /cache but now when I go to check for updates it doesn't recognize that I have the update files… Can I apply the .zip via recovery?

    • Tabe

      Okay, so i copied the update zip file from /cache to sdcard, renamed it to update.zip and installed via recovery. It installed fine and everything seems to be working fine (inculding 3G). I was also able to successfully root via Z4root.

  • Krweby

    More bloat you can't remove unless you are rooted. I'm talking about Madden. WTF.

  • Jdam01

    I'm/was rooted and the update went perfect. I

  • Puffy98

    I got it last night around 12:30…downloaded and took 5min to install…and , YES…i hav madden..

  • HEY AL!!!!!!!

    Wonder if I can install this over the 2.3.20 BLurry 1.5.2. Anyone have any answers for me? I'm quite curious.

    I love it and all, but when I tried to do system update it tells me I have the latest update. and I dont want to wipe and brick my device.. Is the SBF from droid 2 on MYwroidworld going to work with downgrading? (curious)

  • nwebb01

    How do you get the droid back to FRG22D? I'm kinda new at all of this. If I am able to go back will I get the update? I am rooted.

  • kingsfan33

    update worked and madden included. i was stock rooted, did not have bootstrap, and did not have any bloatware removed. (i recently had to use the sbf to go back to factory defaults).

  • will i not be able to download the new update if i am rooted?

    • Megginsonp

      Should be able to but you may lose root..

      • yeah, it isnt coming up on the check for updates, so idk. still waiting.

        • Megginsonp

          I haven’t seen hide nor hair of it but if it makes you feel any better I have three buddies here at work that have not rooted and have yet to get the update..

  • Pulled the update around 6 am ET. Madden's bloatware, $9.99 for full game. Haven't noticed much else different except phone vibrates a lot stronger, super loud on my desk.

  • Brett Lebow

    I'm still on OS 2.2 v2.3.15 w/ root. I used RootMyX2 to root. I was reading that some DX users had to flash the SBF file and then click “Wipe/Reset” and “Clear Cache” for them to receive the 2.3.340 update? Do I still need to flash the SBF or just unroot? RootMyX2 has an unroot button, I obviously just his the unroot button and I should be good, SU and busybox should be removed. Don't I have to remove Clockwork, logwrapper, etc. somehow? I'm not sure what files need to be removed to be fully unrooted. What files do I need to remove and how do I go about doing it? Right now I'm not getting any updates in settings. Yeah, I know the update really doesn't change much, but I'm picky and want to be up to date. Sorry, if this has all be answered before.

    Thanks guys

    • Ad0131065

      I was rooted romd themed and oc'd. I set everything to stock then sbf'd and factory restored.

      • Brett Lebow

        did you unroot first before your flashed the SBF file? im currently on 3.15 already, im just rooted. i deleted some applications with root explorer and i cant remember which ones they where. i heard you need all your apps restored for the update to work, so what do i do?

        do i just unroot and flash the 3.15 sbf file again then fac restore? what about the removing clockwork recovery and those files?

  • Bracz9

    Got the update at 7 am est. Everything went smoothly and the google search freeze seems to be fixed.

  • Any chance someone can upload the update for those of us that haven't received it yet?

  • yourmommaween
  • Sillygirl71

    I downloaded mine at 6am with no problem. Haven't had any of issues that were mentioned in the first reply about why it was pulled. I have noticed the Madden game but dont plan on downloading. Seems like it's running smoothly.

  • Mdn5024

    I got the update on my DX last night around 3:30. It downloaded and updated sucessfully. Phones working great so far.

    • Mdn5024

      Actually, I cannot get madden to download. That's the only problem I've had

  • kreach

    Pulled my update at about 2:30 am this morning (eastern). got madden! – extra download takes awhile even on wifi. Yeeha!

  • renerobert

    i got the update this morning….what did it do? i cant tell…nothing seems to have changed at all…

  • tjpeco

    No update for me on my DX yet. Attempting to pull the update doesn't result in update.

    I am rooted so I wonder if that has something to do with it.

  • Jeffxallen

    I woke up at 3:30 in the morning (Chicago) and checked it worked then. It has been working great all day. If you like football Madden is really impressive. but it is just a demo version of course. to buy it's $10 and it will go on to your Verizon bill. But thank god the Google widget finally works again. no more freeze.

  • toysdroid

    I got mine this morning about 7. I should have known something was up because I couldnt access the internet all night. My only question is I am rooted and it keeps telling me I need to download update. Will this mess with my root? And is there a way to make it go away without me pushing clear every 5 seconds?

  • cizzlen

    I just want Madden. Anyone willing to port over the apk? Then I can purchase the full version on my DX!

  • Boogie37b

    Havent received mine yet…….

  • saimin

    I got 2.2.1 on my stock D1 around midnight last night (PST). No noticeable changes except that Swype stopped working. I don't see Madden (or any other new apps) in the launcher.

  • Dcshoesk8r182

    Madden 11 is a one quarter demo ands $9.99 to buy and can be billed to ur account but its fun to play

  • durtydusty

    Got mine this morning like some dx users. Non rooted and yes, the madden extra download takes almost 2hrs on 3G.

  • Got my Droid X update at 6:20am EST this morning. No problems.

  • Nate

    I received the update for the og droid laSt night. And then panicked right after when 3g AND wifi would not work. Luckily this morning when I tested it (about at 10, got the update around 12 and left it on after I found out the internet wasn't working)
    it worked fine and im actually writing this with my droid now.

  • hunkoman

    Running BB on OG and have had Update waiting in limbo because not sure if I should since am Rooted. What to do?

    • dammen8

      I’m in the same position as you. The update notification is getting really really annoying which I received night before last. I was hoping Pete would post what do until BB v0.6 is released.

    • EC8CH

      Same here, it’s my understanding that Clockwork Recovery will block the update if you allow it to go through, but I have been waiting for others to confirm this before accepting.

      • EC8CH

        Accepted and Installed. After reboot the install failed, got triangle with !. Tapped the power button and was in CWR. Message said:

        Finding update package…
        Opening update package…
        Verifying update package…
        E:failed to verify whole-file signature
        E:signature verification failed
        Installation aborted

        selected “reboot system now”
        after reboot system was unchanged and notification was gone.

    • Anonymous

      If you are only rooted go ahead and install it, of course you will lose root.If you have a rom it will be blocked.

      • Anonymous

        Soooo then would have to reroot? With a one click root app or something?

        • KleenDroid

          Yes, assuming it works with the new update. However I’ve already read about a guy that did the update and then re-rooted with Z4root. All should be well.

  • Buckgrad

    I was able to pull it on my X at 7am eastern time. Am registered with MFN but didn't receive the emails that others did. Didn't recognize my Moto battery when I tried to charge until I did a battery pull. All seems fine now…faster and more responsive. Madden is there, but advises to do additional download by wifi otherwise will take a couple of hours by 3G.

    Anyone know what happened with the system about 2am? The only thing that would work was (gasp) the phone. 🙂

  • Germster

    Got mine last night 11:05pm PST

  • Kool-aid Man

    No love here for my DX

    Those who got it and were rooted – Did you lose root on upgrade? or anything more dire?

    • Beachm4ever

      Lost root but z4 rooted it again minutes later! All is great on mine.

    • Azeis26

      I have superuser in the launcher and my bootlogo stiill comes up. Im not sure I am truly rooted though

      • Anonymous

        Try using drocap or titanium backup or setcpu if they work then they’re rooted

  • guz1115

    Update came thru at 730 am. Madden included, much faster loading things and the new feature in the dialer is cool!

  • Aaron

    I got the update at 7:15 am EST this morning. It can be rooted with z4root. Also madden is included and is bloatware. It cannot be uninstalled like NFS.

  • would z4root work on the new verison of 2.2.1 on OG droid

    • Anonymous

      I tried it yesterday and it would not work.

      • droiddguy

        So what’s the best / easiest way to go about rooting this 2.2.1 build on a moto droid

      • Anonymous

        I downloaded a root me.zip and it roots my driod x on any software upated ps I upgraded to 2.2.1 and it worked I could post it if you want?

  • Cell360

    i hate it when one things said..then never happens..really droid-life what gives

    • Yes because it is obviously Droid-life’s fault. As you can see by the comments many people have received the update, be patient it will come.

  • slackerjoe

    Says “no update us necessary at this time” but I'm still on 2.3.15 =(

  • Jamilarouni

    I was apart of the test group for the Droid X. The ota for the Droid X was pulled because of 3 reoccuring problems. First problem the phone will start to update then reboot and (on more than half of the testers phones) display a message saying update failed. The second problem was after the phone was successfully up date it it lost all 3g signal and capability. And the third problem was when downloading data for the madden demo the phone it would crash every time.

    • Mine failed : /

    • Jpastrana10

      I got my update and didnt have any problems my phone its so muchh faster

    • Mike

      so for those of us that were not part of the test group, and succsefully installed the update, will we get ANOTHER update once its fine tuned? everything seems fine except madden crashes the phone when trying to download the game content at about 30% or so

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the info. I happened to be awake when the update notification came through and luckily didn’t encounter any of these issues. The Madden is the trial, and I’m not seeing anything obvious that changed in the Exchange account. Hopefully it just works more reliably. Man, some detailed release notes would be nice.

    • Kool-aid Man

      I wonder if the lost 3g was due to the Verizon outage this morning…

      http://www.engadget.com/2010/1…/

      • Anonymous

        3G issue was definitely just a coincidence. I doubt the update affected it.

    • apfalcon25

      I got the update. Madden worked fine. It’s the 3G that’s the issue now.

  • acquaz10

    haven't gotten it for my OGD yet.

  • okay…. so i am running rubix rom and got a theme on it…. so do i go back to stock then do update or its okay to do it straight from way it is now

    • You don’t even worry about it and keep using your ROM. Why would you want to go back to a stock build when you are running a custom/themed ROM?

  • ChrisF6319

    I Recieved the Update and Tried Installing it But Get the error “System Update Failed” Why Wont it Install??

    DX 2.2 Rooted

  • Cyklonefij

    Got update downloaded, however, update fails.
    Must be because running a custom, ZapX, that removes alot of bloat? Think you might need some of the bloatware VZ puts in in order for the update to work?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, updates won’t work if bloatware has been modified.

  • joe1138

    No joy here on my X. Last night I was getting a message that said “check for update was not available at this time” and this morning it says my device is up to date. 🙁

    http://i51.tinypic.com/2pq1jq9

  • 12 volt

    I got a notice around 8:30 am EST stating the update was ready. I hit the update button and set my phone down for half an hour or so and came back and nothing happened. Checked for updates again and it said it's up to date. Looks like they removed it. SO CLOSE!!!

  • Rashad0802

    I was able to pull the update for the DX at six thirty this morning. Madden is included but I don't see any major changes to the device.

  • Griffend

    Recv'd update on my Droid X this morning at 3 am PST. Madden is included not the full version however.

  • JackDroid

    got the update for OG Droid! 2.1.1, could i ask for a better early xmas present?

  • Antivanity

    Yup, no update…

  • Mikeyland

    Hey guys do you need to be updated to 2.3.15 in order to get this new update? Im still running 2.1

  • Nescio

    I have a custom rom – I want to sbf before updating to avoid issues. I downloaded the update last night but I when I sbf I'm going to lose all my data, so how do I pull the update from my phone's internal memory and put it on my sd card? I just need access to my phone's internal memory

  • vbphenom

    I downloaded and applied the update at about 5:45a this morning (Central).

    It did include an icon for Madden. When I click on it it prompted to download it. When you click on the “download” button it replies that a wifi connection is recommended because the download package is “very large” and may take “as much as 2 hours” to download over 3G. I just got to a location with wifi (traveling today) and am in the process of downloading Madden 11 now.

  • Droid

    Got mine at 6 EST this morning – i dont think i'm part of the MFW…the update for Madden took forever, on wifi, and isnt really that impressive…

  • Tabe

    I pulled the update down at about 6:00AM today. I'm not part of MFN..

    • Tabe

      6AM EST

  • CurtisZZZ

    Madden IS included, but only the trial of course. Plays one short quarter than asks you to buy the full version.

    • EC8CH

      Wow, this preinstallation crap needs to end.

  • slater

    Your device is up to date dx 🙁

  • Jewett76

    Not yet

  • Jase

    Got it (pulled it this morning).

  • Azwillnj

    I'm getting this on my D2… Does anyone know if it breaks root?

    • Akiligordon

      Broke root on Droid X, z4root got it back with np

  • Akiligordon

    I pulled the Droid X updated down at 2:56 am with no problem.

  • Kevin Lorance

    I pulled the DX update at 2:30 this morning, central time. And sadly, more bloatware is included in Madden 11.

  • Trainlike28

    I starteddownloading it on my DX this morning at 7am and it got to 51% then stopped and disappeared.When i try to pull it now it says my phone is up to date.

  • nathanp8

    I pulled my update last at about 2:30am. I lost root, but was able to re-root using Z4 Root.

  • Any news of if this definitely takes away root access? I want to update, but have to many programs that use root access.

    • I don't think I want this update. If its gonna break root. There's things I've done by rooting that I don't wanna do all over again.

    • MrWolf

      Your reading comprehension skills leave a great deal to be desired.

      • I don’t know why you posted that when this blog didn’t specifically state that root is broken. An earlier post stated that most likely root would be gone, but doesn’t say for sure. Can you please clarify?

  • EC8CH

    Update notification currently sitting on my OGD…

    I've been holding off on letting it through until I see others confirm Clockwork Recovery blocks it 🙂

    • JT

      C.R. blocks it, as expected, then just reboot phone without installing update.zip from sd. After boot, went into About – still sitting on 2.2 (FRG22D), went to system update, says “up to do date”. All good so far (but my guess is it’ll probably prompt me again later….?)

      • EC8CH

        I think it’s supposed to leave you alone after that, but I don’t know for sure. I’ve never actually had an ota update notification get pushed to me since I’ve been rooted. Most times I think my ROM has been a newer version than what was being pushed.

  • Possomcrast1

    i got my update notification but it wont install

  • Dariusclark73

    Yeah 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

  • Jmed999

    A guy I work with got the update this morning on his D1.

  • villian1998

    What ROMs out there for the OG are based off of this, does anyone know?

    • Jager07

      I’m running Simply Stunning 4.9.1 on my OG Droid and it is Froyo 2.2.1. It’s FRG83B, though. Not sure what the difference between B and D is…?

    • Jager07

      I’m running Simply Stunning 4.9.1 on my OG Droid and it is Froyo 2.2.1. It’s FRG83B, though. Not sure what the difference between B and D is…?

    • Possomcrast1

      none yet

  • I got nothin'.

  • imronburgundy

    I keep getting the error “check for updates is unavailable at this time”

    • Msombloski

      me too

  • jiggaman508

    I Miss my original droid..:(