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DROIDX Gingerbread Bug Fixer is Now Live!

The 11MB update for your DROIDX that should fix a bundle of bugs that were introduced through Gingerbread, is now available for all users.  Head into Settings>About phone>System updates to grab it!

The new build will take your phone to Blur version 4.5.602.

Cheers Jigga_z and to everyone who sent this in!

  • Anonymous

    Did they make a rooted update version yet? I’m surprised, it’s been a while since this post…

    • slappynutz

      no word yet.

  • Tony Buss

    the only downside to this update is that it removes root

  • I didnt have many issues prior to the fix with exception of random notification in middle of night for no reason. Ill see if this fix solves that but not many more issue that i know of did i have

  • Virgilio

    Installed this update yesterday morning, so I’ve had it for almost 24 hours.  At the very least, it seems to have fixed the two major bugs that I encountered on a daily basis:
    1)  My phone would routinely reboot when using audio applications (Audible, Doggcatcher), especially when I used bluetooth headphones.  Haven’t had a reboot yet since the update, and I’ve used the audio on bluetooth heavily last night.
    2) My phone was also plagued by the loss of data (edge/3G) problem, and I’ve noticed this hasn’t been a problem either.

  • DroidX_Owner

    Totally spaced on how this OTA would unroot my phone.  So had to spend all night trying to get the TeamBlackHat .602 Gingerbread to install.  If you want to have this update and keep root do this…

    SBF to 340 – Activate – Z4Root – Bootstrap(Droid2Recovery one)

    Format System – Data – Cache – Dalvik – Batt Stats in Clockwork Recovery

    Mount System – Don’t forget this.  Tried for 5 hours till I relized that I needed to do this

    Install 602 AIO that was downloaded from TBH app before you started this whole process.

    Reboot and enjoy the new system and radio

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  • Eric

    II’m still on 573 and have virtually no problems. Is there any reason why I would want to update?

  • Dka4444

    I’m not getting the update!  Tried and this is BS..

  • chefr

    When is this bull$*#& going to end really. It seems like every time a phone is released that it is going to bug out after a year. This cannot be a coincidence. Everyone is talking bionic now and thats because they are sic and tired of thier droidx or other device being a buggy mess. Weather your rooted or not it seems as if everyone has an issue. these things are ticking timebombs and its time to stand up for our rights as a consumer. Lets organize a march into the google headquarters and demand better products for our money. The ball is in your hands google so fix this!

  • Mr_ewe

    And can I install this with rooted Gingerbread?…

    • Bigsike

      Yep but you lose root.

      • Mr_ewe

        this makes me so sad 🙁

  • Jln_limon

    The update didn’t fix anything

  • Bigsike

    Wow there is really a lack of chatter on this. Is everyone just waiting for Bionic or something? news like this should have sparked hundreds of posts hmmm.

  • Mendelea

    so when????? waiting!!!!

  • Big Red

    After downloading I try to install and as the phone is rebooting it fails. Then when the phone is completely rebooted it has a error message saying the install failed. LOL I guess this update doesn’t like my Rooted Droid X…… Any ideas everyone???????

    • Bigsike

      I came from the rooted last update and had no problems except for the problems in didn’t fix!

  • Johnnyrocket

    Is there a list of fixes that where made anywhere?

  • Anonymous

    I can’t return from miui. Blur is crap compared to it.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t notice anything different, except my bootup time seems to take way longer and the bugs I noticed before are still there.

  • I just paìd $22.85 for an ìPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Canon EOS Rebel Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.còm

  • Bob Kauffman

    ok so my droid x is on 4.5.588 and it keeps telling me that my device is up to date

  • Anonymous

    Anyone tried to root this new ota yet?

  • Thesemianonymous

    After gingerbread borked my managers phone, removed all her contacts and generally funkified everything, I don’t know if I can convince her to do this update. Incidentally, does motoblur or ninjablur or whatever they call it seriously screw with how contact management works for anyone else?

    • Anonymous

      if you are dumb enough to change contact storage from gmail to either “phone” or “exchange” (if you ate using that) as your storage location.

  • ReebX

    Hah. Got the update, now GMaps is confused again. Battery life seems to bite still. Guess I’m going to have to break down and install a non-official update so I can get root and fix it myself.

  • Tennessee Jed

    I just called Verizon, and I’m getting a new Droid X…whoopee!

    • Anonymous

      Because you’re stuck on the leak, Jed? Did you tell them that or did you just tell them it isn’t working?

      • Tennessee Jed

        I didn’t say it was the leak, but they did ask if I was rooted, to which I honestly replied “no”. It really shouldn’t be rocket science to handle issues like this, but apparently it’s easier to just give up and give the customer a new phone!

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, that’s funny.  I guess it’s better to just give you a refurb and then reflash yours in-house.  Keeps their warranty policy more clear.

          • Tennessee Jed

            Well, my company does have a total replacement policy, so it’s not like we aren’t paying for it in some way anyway 🙂

  • Anonymous

    CM7 🙂

  • How can I root this?

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  • ShredTheGnar

    What were the major bugs?

  • Anonymous

    Might be more reliable but its slow. I got spoiled by CM7 and OMFGB.

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

  • WTH? I’ve got GB 4.5.588 on my phone and wont let me update AGAIN???

    I’m unrooted and more and more I feel the only way to get real updates is to root the stupid thing.

    • Anonymous

      You need 4.5.596. The one before that was 2.3.340. Your 4.5.588 isn’t from an OTA. How’d you get it?

      • Got 4.5.588 from here. http://www.droid-life.com/2011/04/12/how-to-manually-update-to-droidx-gingerbread-v4-5-588/

        Sucks because I’ve been stuck on this version for 2 updates now and searching for updates say’s I’m up to date 🙁

        • Anonymous

          Well, that sucks… I think you gotta roll back to 2.3.340 then move to 4.5.596, then update to the current 4.5.602 from that.

          The 4.5.596 OTA rolled out on June 1, and that manual 4.5.588 you installed from is from mid April. At least you got a month and a half of Gingerbread goodness from it for the trouble now.

          Thing is, the current update doesn’t really matter too much. I personally didn’t see any difference cause I didn’t have the bug problems others had.
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  • 11knives

    Besides the signal issues and over heating I’ve been dealing with (both that seem to still exist after this update), what other bugs were there?

  • Johanan Gomez

    I installed the update but do not see any improvements

  • Festoon666

    It doesn’t fix the camera problem of not remembering settings for resolution!! no matter what I set it at it keeps setting it back to Widescreen.

    I wonder if taking this update puts us further away from someone rooting this version? 

    • Evolefty

      It works for my DX.

      • Festoon666

        I’m not rooted, everything is stock. I wish this could be rooted. That would fix everything. Then CM7. 

  • Matreyu13

    so how many bugs do you think this bug fix will create?

  • Anonymous

    How timely.  I’m rebooting my phone now because it had just dropped calls/sms again (second time in 4 hours).

  • Anyone have a change log?  The update worked… just wondering what was “fixed.”

    • Festoon666

      scroll down a ways and a few people have posted the changelog.

      • Thats the original GB change log. How about one just for the 11mb update?

  • Guest

    This is still a P.O.S. The phone will still freeze when you type on the keyboard.

    • A family member on my account had this issue.  We seem to have fixed it by using a 3rd party keyboard. Swiftkey X is great.  

      • Festoon666

        Ditto that. Swiftkey X is better for many reasons.

    • DrNet

      This worked for me.  I
      was ready to get rid of the phone.


      Go to Settings/Applications/Manage applications/All (above), scroll or search to your keyboard (multi-touch keyboard) then Clear data.  I lost saved
      words in the dictionary, but didn’t care at this point.  It worked again!

      • Kixofmyg0t

        I have to do this every few days. It gets annoying.

  • Hicks887

    need help, I hit “search for updates” and it is found…It downloads fine and asks to install now or later.  After hitting install now, the phone powers off and it looks like it is trying to install the update.  However, the phone powers back on and i get the error message “Software update failed!”

    Any ideas/ suggestions???

    • BJ P.

      sbf your dx then update again 🙂

  • Mreservices1

    Can I install this on a rooted Gingerbread phone?  Will this remove the root access?

    • Jago

      Yes you can and yes it will remove root access.

  • Anyone know what this does to root?

  • Philkidinasuit

    I made the update, but what has changed?

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  • Anonymous

    Well I just updated my friends DX to this which was non-rooted and the camera issue is still there!!! It goes right back to WS format after setting it to 8mp. All it takes is for the cache to be cleaned or restarting the phone and it reverts right back ugh!!! Honestly this is the only issue that is really bugging me with mine and if that isn’t fixed then I highly doubt I will even bother.

    • Yep, this is probably the most annoying thing about updating my DX and was really let down that the issue is still there 🙁

  • Scott H

    Please, oh please fix the loss of data issue. Mine has getting worse and worse lately. It went from every 2-3 days to nearly every day. Yesterday I checked for updates in AppBrain with no issues, then about 5 minutes later had no data.

  • Matt Crawford

    I just hope my phone does not get so hot and open pandora randomly, used 5mb last month with less actual time on Pandora etc.    

    • Anonymous

      I can usually cook dinner on mine it gets so hot when I have Pandora open ….just baffling :/

  • Justin

    Is this okay to install if I am rooted?

    • m rooted and it wont install ive tried twice.

  • i just downloaded it but it failed to install twice. 

    • If your rooted, I dont think it will work, I had mine fail also.

    • If your rooted, I dont think it will work, I had mine fail also.

  • I just saw this article and was about to update, but my DX rebooted itself.  🙁