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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!

  • chris

    i tried to load the new update on my x it keeps saying check for update unavailable. tried battery pull still nothing any ideas? thanks

    • I had the same problem. Go into data manager, click on social applications and uncheck “sync over wifi only.” Then check for updates again…

    • Darrin16

      Did you root and remove any apps?

      • chris

        no running stock 2.2

  • kronik

    all i had to do was go to privacy – factory reset. After that i was able to go to about phone – updates and manually download the update. 🙂

  • DroidFan

    Is there a way I can just restore my DX to factory state with all the bloatware back on it? I dont even care if it is rooted anymore. Its just getting to be to much of a hassle.

  • Update failed because I deleted bloatware. Would be cool if someone put together a master bloatware list so all of us rooted people (who forgot what they uninstalled) could get these apps put back and get the update.

    • eh?

      next time you should make a backup of your stock setup so you dont have to worry.

    • shadowfoxx

      I agree.. if you find one please post it.. I did the same thing.

  • rjoudrey

    I am starting to understand why Verizon/Motorola doesn't want people playing with these things.

    • eh?

      explain please.

      • rjoudrey

        Sorry, I understand learning curves are good!

  • Swould333

    Did this udate when it hit live to the test group via OTA and i've found it broke a couple things… chrome to phone no longer works with it.. when you get the link sent to your phone it copies it to the clipboard rather than opening it on the browser… and then when you try to long press the address bar the it wont let you copy from clipboard.. you have to copy it to the search bar in Google to get it,.. THIS SUX!!!!!

    plus.. you can't turn on the wifi while on a call using bluetooth cay while you're in a call talking via BT…. you have to turn off bluetooth turn on wifi and then turn back on bluetooth…

    Can someone please replicate this to confirm it?

    Anyone found any more issues?

  • shamrock86

    i just update but lost my root after…

    • Gerrysafford86

      now im rerooted thxs z4mod yeyy

  • adm930

    anyone know if there is a list around of all the bloatware that was on the phone originally, naturally the update failed for me on my DX…got rid of blockbuster and 3g hotspot i remember. not sure what else.

    • Higher_Ground

      Probably need to search some of the android forums to find the apk's

  • JubbaTheHutt

    I really…REALLY loathe Verizon for pushing Madden 11 onto our phones with this update. I understand it could be easily taken care of if I were rooted, but it's the principle of the matter.

    • Darrin16

      It actually only pushes an icon to download the app. If you want it, it's an optional 53MB download.

      • Krweby

        A 3MB icon that is in system/apps so you can’t remove it.

  • Hogasswildmc

    Not available for me, but I have the original 2.3.9 leak.

  • Hamholla

    so i just installed the update and I didnt lose root? did this happen to anyone else?

    • T_angel3

      Same here. No problem with update and still rooted.

  • muDude

    I updated using the “update.zip” hack yesterday. I guess I should have been more patient.

    I was hoping that I could still get Madden and whatever else was missing from the early update, but nope.

    Anyone know how I can roll back my phone so I can get the update the proper way?

    • muDude

      I checked my app drawer this morning and found the Madden Icon there. I swear it wasn't there last night. At any rate, it's downloading now!

  • jason w.s.

    Im still on 2.3.9 running FlyX. Can anyone tell me what i should do to get this update? When i go to pull it, it just says my phone is “up to date”

    • antintyty

      i’m getting the same deal…i’m was running TranQ 3.0 and just did an TOTAL wipe and clean and still can’t pull the update!!

  • dannyjedi

    Cannot update on my GF's X running Leaked 2.2….. Any help?

  • Chrisvaios

    Im on stock 2.2 DX. D/L update and now all I get is the Droid eye on my phone for the last 20 minutes. Please help. What should I do?

    • Chrisvaios

      UPDATE: Pulled my battery and phone restarted properly. Thanks anyway!

  • Anon1

    I got the update. I am not rooted right now because I wanted to wait until a fix for text messaging. My camera also does not force close every time I open it. A good update. I can notice an immediate difference in the responsiveness of the motoblur. I am slowly beginning to accept motoblur. Now I will go and root my phone to get rid of all this bloatware.

    • hey Anon1 once ur rooted how do u get the bloatware off (flash custom roms)

  • Towelie420

    Well i tried to install a theme and bricked my phone…. Paper weight


  • rooted, uninstalled car dock and skype, the update is failing. Is this because these apps were uninstalled?

  • Whenever I get a picture message ever since froyo the pictures open in the upper center of my screen almost too small to see. Before froyo they opened up full size does anyone know how I can fix this so I can see them again

  • MzA

    my update keeps failing i am NOT rooted , i was but unrooted a week ago but didnt remove any bloatware or rename anything. any ideas?

  • mine updated – but wasnt there supposed to be the new home buttons? the dial, apps button and browser? mine didnt do that at all, and i hate running launcher pro, it bogs down my phone

    • antintyty

      dude, LP is the best thing to happen to DX, you must have something else on there that is bogging it down, not LP.

    • Higher_Ground

      That's new in gingerbread, which won't be out for months via OTA. If LP is laggy, try going back to the blur home and deleting all the widgets and icons off the screen and go back to LP. Turning off the automatic landscape rotation helps too.

  • antintyty

    mine says system is up to date

    • antintyty


  • I'm also now running (on 2.2.1/2.3.340) ApeX 1.3.0 with Gingerbread theme and LP instead of included ADW launcher, and my phone is running better than it ever has!

    • so you didn't have any trouble putting ApeX back on there after this update? I'm still on the 2.3.15 OTA so i'll probably SBF back, upgrade, and then put the newer ApeX back on if it's working right

  • Jim537

    Just installed an OTA update to 2.2.1 on my original droid.

  • DroidFan

    Help guys! I am rooted. every time I try to update it says it failed.

    • Chris

      If you are too noob to figure that out then you shouldn't have rooted your phone.

      • DroidFan

        Ok smartA$$, I am not “to noob” I just had a question, if you cant help then shut ur mouth. im pretty sure it is where i deleted some pre installed apps. If you can help i would appreciate it. but talk to me like that.

        • Anonymous

          OK you guys should we pass another stimulus!

      • cool, be a prick

    • Towelie420

      You probably have removed a bloatware apk… I had to go back and rename them from .bak to .apk

      • Mike

        I unrooted but it still failed. Ugh, do I have to put all these stupid apps back?
        VZ Navigator

    • Anon1

      go back and return all the files you messed with to their original state and if you deleted anything like Cardock.apk you need to put the file back in its original place or install the original build back on the phone. It has been my experience what I just said solves 90% of rooting problems. You probably forgot one small detail and its destroying your life right now.

      Next time you have a question like this go check out the forums, ppl don't troll there and the community is way too nice and its sort of creepy but they are genuinely trying to help.

  • Dkdandjmd

    the update is keeping my outlook calendar sync'ed correctly. this was a problem i had since the last update.

  • Alex

    Mine did not work. I am rooted and deodexed. Android 2.2, running 2.3.15. After I download, I hit install and the phone reboots, and says – The Software Update Failed! When I first got my phone I uninstalled Need For Speed because I never used it and did not want it. Is this why it won't install? Is there a way to get it back, or do I need to SBF?

    • DroidFan

      i got the same exact message.

    • I had a similar issue too, rooted deodexed, 2.2/2.3.15(Droid X). I flashed 928Droid's “928Droid-BackToStock-DroidX22-OTA-Odexed.zip”, and ran and installed the official OTA update with NO problem. You should put Z4Root on your SD before hand, so you can easily re-root your phone after the update finishes.

    • Iloveboobies2008

      same here. rooted and deodexed w/ tranq rom. it says the update failed.

      i'm assuming i have to flash back to stock. any ideas?

      • Anonymous

        It probably isn’t working because you are deodexed.

  • Msombloski

    running stock 2.2 and can't pull update. getting message that says “Check for update was not available at this time. Try again later.”

    • Msombloski

      nevermind. just did a battery pull and tried again and it worked fine.

  • kriswagner

    I got the update this morning and since it's rebooted I keep getting “The application Google Services Framework (processcom.google.process.gapps) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again… It's happening over and over and driving me nuts. Only option is to force close and then it comes back up in a few seconds… Droid X 2.3.340… Grrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Ka_Solo

    Ok I know this is better suited for the forum but having issues accessing at the moment. Anyway here goes: I dl'd the new gingerbread KB for OG droid and it installed fine but I noticed the little microphone voice to text part was missing. Well I went back to regular kb's and noticed it wasn't on them either, same thing when I restored previously used ROMs. So I was wondering how it just came up missing and what I need to do to get it back so I can use the voice to text feature again. Thank you so much for any help it's greatly appreciated…!!

  • My original Droid got the OTA update last night.

    • Sschaper

      I got the dialog box for the OTA last night as well, and let it run. A little while later the screen was just yellow exclamation mark in an angled triangle with a drawing of a Droid. Normal power cycling didn't work. I had to ctl-alt-del with the physical keyboard. And now I still have fr22, not 83, and I'm told I have the current version.

      Will they try again or is my only hope rooting and some custom ROM?

      • Not sure if it will try again. If you can download the update pack somewhere you could try to update manually.

  • Hoopesjj

    Update fails to install? Tried several times any ideas? I am rooted and have removed some bloatware with titanium backup. Is this the problem?

    • zepfloyd

      yep. removing system preloaded apps fails the install. same thing happened to those going from 2.1 to 2.2. You may need to go the SBF route. It's easier to just hide the apps in the future to ensure compatibility with updates.

      • Dean2359

        what do you mean go the sbf route? please explain since i am having the same problem thanks

  • zepfloyd

    overall seems a LITTLE snappier/fluid to me, audio bugs def fixed for me, and so far the SMS is keeping the right order but it's only been 5 hours, keeping fingers crossed on that one.

  • tjpeco

    If you're getting a failure when rooted – I just had the same problem. I had renamed a bunch of the apk's in order to remove some bloatware. Once I put back the file extensions, then it worked just fine.

    Now I have to go rename all that crap again.

    • Dean2359

      im rooted too and i removed 3 bloatware apps and i cant get the update. It downloads it but then wont reboot itself. Then when it does reboot it reboots into that green worded recovery screen. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks

    • Dean2359

      how do you rename them?

  • if i am running leaked android 2.2 will this pull the update? so far it isnt

  • Ray

    I am on Apex and install keeps failing…. anyone else with this issue?

  • Aubreyvt

    Now if I can get maps 5 this will be a GREAT WEEK!!!!!

  • I got a software update failed error. Is this because I'm deodexed and/or running the gingerbread keyboard?

    • Anonymous

      Probably need to go back to odex and stock keyboard. Can reapply customization after the update

  • TDTrav

    Everytime I try to check for system updates it says that I must have a motorola account to get system updates. When I click to set up an account it gives me a list of accounts to set up, one of which is a google account which I obviously have. I have tried to set up facebook and twitter and no matter what I do everytime it says that I still need a motorola account. Can anyone help me??

  • Ray

    if i am rooted will this update?

    • zepfloyd

      Yes, you will lose root, but just rerun z4root and you're all set.

      • Mjlb2334

        What version of Z4 did you run. I used 1.3.0 and it would not root my X after the update. Any assistance would be appreciated…

        • You have to do the updated version.

          • BaldyPal

            which would be where? Not pulling on the android Market?????

  • muDude

    Unfortunately I was one of the eager beavers that updated using the method posted yesterday.
    I wish I knew that that update didn't include Madden 2011.
    Any tips on rolling back so I can get the full update?

    • Matthewjsherwood

      I too would like to know this as well. Anyone have an answer?

  • Rockylreed

    Is there any difference with the OTA file and the update.zip file that was posted posted yesterday to manually update the phone at http://www.droid-life.com/2010…/

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  • villian1998

    I really wish I could pull updates on my D1, oh well

  • Hey, Kellex….in case you didn't know – the DROID X update is now LIVE!

    • Mrpicolas

      In case you didnt know kellex now knows that you know

  • Bqluong

    Hit the Update button, restart, hit the Z4Root button…Fantastic.

  • Crawford720

    NIce, just hit th ebutton!

  • joe1138

    Woo hoo!!

  • David

    I was rooted deodexed running black glass and had to revert back to stock odexed to pull the update… had some bloatware apps removed… they are back on after I updated… rooted again with z4root …. droid x…. my question is can I put 928 black glass back on or will I brick