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DROID X 2.2.1 Update is Live!

The Droid X 2.2.1 (system 2.3.340) update is ready for all users to pull!  All you have to do is hit Settings>About Phone>System Updates and your phone will grab it, download it and install it for you.  Get ready to enjoy a bunch of Exchange enchancements and…Madden 2011 on Android!

Oh, and this is NOT Gingerbread.  The 2.3.340 you keep seeing is just the Blur version.

Cheers Jim, Mark and the other 85 of you!

  • Smilltile

    i have a rooted dx no custom roms running 2.2 ver 2.3.15mb810 do i have to unroot to install new ota software update?

  • Justin

    So I see if I'm deodexed it won't work? How do I go about changing that so it will?

  • how the hell do we root this sumbitch?

  • antintyty

    I keep getting update failed……..!!!!


  • the1khoas

    I noticed after updating my DX it doesn't hold a charge very well…..it'll last half a day now. Also for some reason it gets really hot to the touch like it has a little Droid fever sometimes lol. Anyone having issues like this?

  • Nybandit2000

    took me all day to get update and fix problems after the update. All for what you ask? to add extra bloatware, a new dialer, a little more responsiveness,and a few other minor things. Now i am Back to root with the update and no roms compatible with the new update as of yet (that i know of).

    I was running 2.2 rooted deodexed with Darkslide v3.2.1 blureless.

    -I had to return to stock odexed using 928 back to stock odexed.
    -unfreeze all system apps (bloatware) in Titanium Backup. (if you renamed them or deleted them you need to get them back on.)
    -wipe cache & data and factory reset
    -the update finally worked.

    after update i had root but it acted like i didn't (busybox was giving me issues)

    -had to download z4root 1.3.0 and rerun to fix root issue.

    when restoring with Titanium backup “do not” restore system apps. i ran into constant sync issues and some other issues because i restored everything.

    I just wanted to post this for people to consider before they try to update. If you want to keep the phone from auto updating i read that you can freeze the updater.apk with titanium backup.

    hope this helps. follow at own risk. this is just my experience with it and is for reference.

  • valen89

    having a problem. i was on 2.3.13 then i used the 928 droid odex back to stock theme, now my DX finds the update and is able to download but fails to install…

    wat should i do??

    p.s. i tried also going from 2.3.15 to 2.3.320 and using the TBH sbf to go to 2.3.340 but it wont take the 2.3.320 zip. it says “install aborted” then it gets stuck on the moto symbol.. help??

  • valen

    i applied the 928droid back to stock odex 2.3.15 and i can download the update but it wont install the update. i get a failed to install message wen it reboots, anyone have any ideas??

    • Tpego

      same thing with me. i just posted this… lol

  • Tpego

    can anyone help me? installed the 928 theme that was deodexed, tried updating, afterk attemped install got update failed, the installed the 928 back to stock odexed theme and tried updating but still didn't work. any idea what i need to do to update to 2.2.1?

  • E.B.

    Update not available at this time. Anyone else still getting this?

  • Christian

    The vibrate mode is all messed up now. What gives

  • Tarnette

    For some reason I can't get this update. I was rooted with Z4root. I unrooted and tried to pull it and my Droid X says it is up to date and I know it is not. So I do not know what to do. Can anyone please help me. I really do not understand this. If I call Verizon will they help me? Thanks to who ever helps me out.

  • Dr. Tom Fooligans

    Anyone else lose Google Calendar Sync on DX after OTA Update?

  • Still pissed moto didnt fix the lock screen lag.

    why does the orignal droid lock screen go so smooth and the X SO choppy.

    and this still didn't fix the orientation issue I've had sense 2.2

  • adm930

    FINALLY got everything to update properly…spent all day fighting through using VMware on mac to get the SBF to flash. All in all, I'm happy its over. haha

    • Dean2359

      how did you finally get the update to work? can you explain how to use the sbf? thanks

      • jason w.s.

        check out rootzwiki, you will find anything, and everything you need there.

      • adm930

        sorry for the late response, didn't see the comment.

        I followed this guide from Droid Life, I think, but basically you need to have Android SDK installed on your windows PC, along with the Moto Drivers for your phone. After that you can then boot your phone in bootloader, plug into computer, then flash the SBF to your computer using a program called RSD Lite.

        Hope this makes sense.

      • adm930

        Be sure to install RSD Lite before booting your phone in bootloader.

  • j.

    My original droid is now over 1yr and a month old and with this 2.2.1 update I'm back to running as fast and smooth as the 1st day I got this little terminator.

  • Danlacanada

    My GF can't update and she is running the leaked 2.2 what gives?

    I just hit 1359 on quadrant. Sweet.

  • Anyone else having trouble downloading Madden data? Stuck between 0% and 1%. Thanks

  • adm930

    hey all, i gave up trying to fix the apk problems on my phone. I tried doing a factory wipe from koush's bootstrap and the update still didn't install…that must mean that the wipe didn't work properly. anyway, how do i wipe the phone effectively?

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  • Branshaw09

    anyone having problems loading the extra software for Madden on the first boot after you have installed the update? I turned wifi on and mine is stuck at downloading with no progress. I've rebooted a couple of time and no luck. Thoughts?

    • Trellzxassassin

      im having the same prob :/

  • Does anybody know if they are releasing this like they did the froyo update? Meaning like they start on the east coast and move west? Because, just like the froyo update, I'm getting the “Check for update was not available at this time. Try again later.” Message when i try to pull the update.

    • Jdplasvegas

      Same here

  • aaaaaaaa I got this update wed morning. I remember hearing here that it might be up tus night (mid night to be exact) and I got up for work at 7am wed morning and checked my system update and I got it.

    and this is another weird thing, I checked my phone and it was 2.3.320 then just today I got a text from my friend saying the update was out and I'm like aaaaaaaa already got it, I check my system updates and it said I was up to date then I see the update was 2.3.340, I was gonna be pissed cause I rooted my phone and I wanted to get the newest update before I did.

    so I check my phone and I got 2.3.340 but I do remember checking my phone wed morning and seeing 2.3.320 and I didnt update it sense that day.


  • Jawshua

    Yeah it seems to make the rebooting on the phone a lot quicker as well.

    • Jawshua

      Oh and it did nothing to fix the absolutely horrible speakers on the DROIDX. The back speaker is the biggest piece of crap I've heard. My original Droid's speaker was so loud that is was such a letdown to hear how tiny and weak the DROIDX's back speaker is.

      I love my phone but I just can't stand how horrible the speaker is.

  • adm930

    anybody know the name of the VCast Manager apk? I think i'm missing that one.

  • Jdplasvegas

    “The check for update is not available at this time.” What the???? Tell me it's not just me having issues getting to the update.

    • Jmcdan805

      I have the same problem!!!!!

    • B Hirsch

      yeah, have that problem on two units. one rooted one stock. both wifi and 3g.

  • Amarie

    I got the update and I have an original Droid. Was that supposed to happen? After reading the comments on the vibration setting I checked mine and it doesn't work at all. Hmm.

  • adm930

    hi everyone, i really need some help…

    I have koush's bootstrap installed, the phone is rooted. i did remove bloatware, which I put back on and changed the permissions, but it still won't update.

    any suggestions/help? Please!

    • Chester

      factory reset and start again. Only way that seems to be working 🙁

    • adm930

      does that mean i will lose everything? im guessing so…

      • Chester

        yup – will lose everything, root, apps, customisation. But if you have titanium you can back up all your apps, some apps also have the ability to save preferences so you can simply import them again and re-rooting is easy and you will have the update!

        • Tcalight

          Umm… This update will not break root & If it somehow does, you can always reroot using Z4root!
          Not sure about your apps though…

          • Chester

            he meant doing the factory reset – however, even if you do factory reset it might not break root. If you are still not able to install the update after factory reset (such as my friend) then the only option I can see is to go to rootzwiki, grab the sbf (make sure you get the right one!!!!!!!!) and RSD lite and then flash the sbf. If you get a blue triangle in the notification bar after doing this then it just means that you need to dial *228 to activate. Remember to make a nandroid backup before doing anything!!!!

  • Stanger

    i need some help, i downloaded the update but it failed to install
    DX – i'm rooted and deodexed running the 928 black glass theme with the swype theme. i've never messed with any of the bloatware. Any ideas on how to make this work?

    • Chester

      Don't know if it has worked for anyone but those that I have spoken to can only get the update if odexed – deodexed seems to be causing issues even if you haven't removed any of the bloatware.

      • Stanger

        this worked. i applied the 928 droid odex and was able to update. thanks

  • Dean2359

    Need some help from you fellow X'ers. I removed a few bloatware apps and because of that I cant get the new update. Can anyone help please. thanks

    • I cannot get the files off right now and upload them but I can do it when I get home in about four hours if you have twitter you can send me a message

    • Chester

      Seems the only way to get the update is to either replace all the apps that you removed (which doesn't work for some), or boot into recovery and do a factory reset. Though remember to back up your apps first! The factory reset reinstalls all the rubbish but at least you'll then be able to get the update.

      • Dean2359

        Thanks Chester,I did the factory reset and it didnt change anything. The update downloads but doesnt reboot the phone. After i reboot it,it goes to the recovery/reboot screen,the one with the small green writing and i reboot it then it says software update failed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Lancerlot7

    I installed fine but cannot theme because im no longer deodexed. Im rooted again…
    any ideas how to deoxeded with 2.2.1?

    • Lancerlot7

      Also I used the deodexed method on droid life but seems only works with 2.2 not 2.2.1

  • Update failed again..just like the other nite when the update 1st went out…what the hell?? any advice or kow of something i should be doing..i am rooted but do not have a custom rom..

  • tkilla

    Stop telling me what I should have done. Tell me what I can do to install this. It won't let me. I need the bloatware, I understand that. But how am I supposed to get those back? Am I screwed now?

    • Megginsonp

      Dude you need to find someone that has it, if you want I can take the contents of my app folder and send it to you.

      • tkilla

        That would be amazing! Seriously. [email protected] dot com is my email. If you could send it to that that would be awesome. Thanks so much

  • Drew

    I manually installed this update. Now my vibrate mode is changed.. sounds different. Is there anyway to downgrade and then get the OTA instead?

    please email me with a response.. achapman91 @gmail dot com

  • Megginsonp

    I am rooted, restored all my bloat (failed first go around), update applied and used z4root to restore root and I am back up with no probs.

    Also im not running any custom roms.

    • Dean2359

      how did you restore your bloatware?

  • CAN I DOWNLOAD THE 2.2 STOCK IN ROM MANAGER… and it will take me backto 2.2 then i can update… i am rooted romed and themed out…. any Help???

  • Strattonbrandon78

    New droid x update still does not work

  • Crefs89

    I've tried running the update and it failed, I'm rooted and deodexed running Android 2.2 and received the OTA 2.3.15 release, I have 928Droid's Black glass theme and swype theme, using a custom boot animation and boot logo, I previously had Skype, Amazon MP3, VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail, and Help center changed from .apk to .bak, but changed them back before running the update, any ideas what's preventing me from updating?

  • Demon Of The Sword

    This is another rollout test, don't think its really for the masses yet. Oddly changed the vibration on my phone P:

    • Dean2359

      How can i put the bloatware apps i deleted back onto the phone so I can get the update?

  • chester

    Have put together a list of all the bloatware the X had on it for those that were asking. Think I've included everything but if I've missed something then feel free to add:

    FM Radio,
    Motorola Phone Portal
    Backup Assistant,
    City ID,
    Motorola DLNA,
    Visual Voicemail,
    Verizon’s 3G Mobile Hotspot
    Amazon MP3
    Need for Speed demo
    Google Search
    Google Talk
    Media Share
    VZ Navigator
    Integrated Google Exchange, Facebook, Myspace and Twitter Contacts
    My Verizon
    VCast Media Manager
    VZW Backup Assistant
    Google maps with street view, transit and Wikipedia
    Google Calender
    Corporate Calender

    • Dkbetts

      Chester, these are able to be removed and it will not affect the phone in any negative way? Every time I go to delete some of these with Titanium it gives me a scary message saying that it might jack my system. So I get scared and keep them on there.

      • Chester

        It seems that anyone who did remove the bloatware is now having problems with the update and so are having to reinstall them. If you already have the update then you should be able to remove them all with no issues, but I would recommend just renaming them to hide them rather than remove as otherwise next time an update comes out you may have to reinstall them all again so the update will go through. Also, if you already have the update, make a nandroid backup of your current system first before you remove/rename anything and then if you do need to go back to 'stock' you'll be able to do so easily.

    • Kyfry85

      Cool, thanks for the list…now I need to know how to re-install them…Any idea on how to do that?

  • anyone know if there's a way to remove the madden game and its massive, ridiculous download WITHOUT rooting?

    i'm curious as to if i buy the game and install it full it'll allow me to delete it. i know…it sounds like a waste of 10$, but i did play madden on my old iphone 3g for months, and i'm sure i'd get some use out of this one, but i know its longevity is pretty short. (i had a 140 – 0 game on my 3g, so…)

  • Mike

    does anyones “vibrate” mode sound all funky now?

    • instead of being a solid vibe, it seems to be more of a whooping thing. its weird.

      • M3thedeep

        i get the same vibration. i can't stand it.

        • i will say, however…it does seem to be a more powerful vibe, despite its obnoxious delivery.

    • David

      I thought my phone was broken! It’s really irritating me…

  • drfaustus71

    Just FYI, looks like this update does not include being able to sync subfolders in Exchange. 🙁