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DROID X Lives! Update Will Arrive Soon, to Motorola Feedback Members Sooner

The DROID X is by all means one of Motorola’s most significant Android smartphones ever. Its release was accompanied by a massive marketing campaign that we were fortunate enough to be a part of, but it also marked the beginning of locked bootloaders. After almost 2 years though, it is still apparently on Moto’s radar for updates. According to emails being sent to MFN members, something new is on the horizon.  

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Droid X on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.

Click this link to take a short enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Please note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window is short so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Matt & Mark
Forum managers
Motorola Owners’ Forums

We highly doubt that this is Ice Cream Sandwich, especially since there are still a number of bugs that were introduced with its Gingerbread update that need to be addressed.

Update:  We have the official changelog here.

Oh and look, Moto now has two forums managers. Neat. Another person to answer bootloader questions.

Speaking of the DX and its marketing campaign, we couldn’t help but post this teaser again. Was such a great campaign:

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Cheers XXX and J_Z!

  • Anonymous

    I’m still rockin’ the DX. It was a beast when I bought it and I think motorola should keep it alive with updates. Im still locked into the update device date in January of 2013, but I still think this beast that started it all should be updated, please! I want to see ICS, I know it’s a processor issue, be it looks so good that they should recode something to get it to work.

  • Anonymous

    If I’m on cm7, should i just refuse the update?

  • Jonathon1289

    I have two DX still, one is my main phone and one as a backup (not that I have needed it). My spare DX is running ICS from First Encounter and it rocks.
    Anyways, glad to see Motorola and Verizon still supporting this and trying to fix some bugs. I have signed up, received the email early this morning.

  • Anonymous

    Are you effing kidding me? Anyone who had this phone has upgraded by now. I got rid of mine and upgraded to the GNexus, and it was an excellent decision. The DX was intriguing when it was released, but it became an incredible PITA the last year, which I spent trying to find the best ROM for it.

    • RufusX

      Are YOU kidding?
      Many DX owners still rock this phone and are holding out for something WORTH upgradding to.
      Right now, a dual-core phone is hardly worth dropping this phone for.
      Dual-core is so… “average” and not worth wasting an upgrade for.

      • Anonymous

        You hit it right on the head man. There is very few practical things a new phones can do, that the X doesn’t do. No, it’s not LTE, but that’s not a biggie to many.

      • Anonymous

        No, I’m not kidding. The GNexus is such an incredible upgrade over the DX, it’s almost not worth trying to argue over. I held out for about 4 months past my upgrade, and decided the GNexus was worth it. And it definitely was.

      • Trueblue711

        Exactly. I was on a 1-year contract and I’ve been eligible to upgrade almost a year ago, but there’s no major reason to upgrade now. I really don’t need a dual-core phone. The Galaxy Nexus is very tempting, but at the end of the day, my experience isn’t going to change much from my DX.

  • Anonymous

    After getting the Nexus I realized how good my Droid X was. So many little things that it did better. Thanks Droid X. My DX is still going strong. Not one issue. It’s my alarm clock now.

    • Trueblue711

      Out of curiousity, what do you think the DX did better?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503955513 Matt Zwirn

    For all who had the X and have moved on to other phones, did you pay full price for your phone casue i got my X on day 1 and not do for a upgrade until mid March

    • Balls

      bought mine off craigs list for 100 bucks

    • Rcl5113

      Got mine around last November maybe, Verizon gave me an early upgrade which i have yet to use

    • Anonymous

       i used another line on my family plan.

    • Anonymous

      I still get yearly upgrades from Verizon.  Every 12 months to the day, my account shows eligible for an upgrade even though between 0-12 months it shows 20 months away.  

      • BC-

        Lucky….my verizon store says they don’t do that anymore, even though I was part of that plan initially.  I’ve had my DX for almost three years now.  It’s still going strong but I’d really like the GNex.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t ever deal with the stores. That is online. I call them for tech issues because they are usually more helpful than the retail employees that get yelled at all day by people who break their phones and want new ones for free.

    • Anonymous

      I was supposed to have an upgrade after a year, but that disappeared somehow. They offered me and upgrade to the GNexus for an extra 40 bucks so I didn’t bother haggling. It was well spent.

  • Anonymous

    This is the phone that drove me into the arms of htc…I ended up giving away my DX for free

    • Socalnick

      and yet you are here talking about the DX

  • Anonymous

    Don’t have $600 to drop on a new phone as so many people here seem to do 2-3 times a year so this update will have to do for now.my battery life is just over 4hrs since gb

    • DCj

      I was running into battery issues on my OG Droid. I picked up the Nexus and found it to be much better, but not great. I picked up a battery management app called Extended Battery Life x 1.6. This is the first one of these I’ve ever used that showed a significant difference. It’s pretty decent at shutting down your 3G until you need it. So, if you don’t need instant notifications from apps like Facebook or email, this is worth a look. I went from about 12 hours between charges to over 24 with moderate use. You can find it in the market.

  • Zach

    Unlock the bootloader MOTO, please?

  • http://twitter.com/jerseyguyvero Exit82 Guy,aka TRS

    WHEN???????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know if phones currently not activated will get this? Never had a phone still getting updates AND it was not activated. I replced DX with GNexus. Anybody know?

    • Anonymous

      Wow, what a pleasant surprise for a change from VZW & Moto…but it would have been even better news 6 months ago!

      Anyway, I seem to recall updating my OG Droid to Froyo back when it was unactivated via wi-fi. Of course, i am not sure if Blurified Moto devices work the same but I would imagine so.  Barring that, I am sure someone will pull the update.zip and you can flash it manually via recovery or maybe even a full SBF will appear that you can flash.  I know at least two people who keep their old DXs around for mini wi-fi web browsing tablets or media players. 

      I’m curious to see if the DX2 will also see this 2.3.6 loving or if it will even miraculously get ICS. 

  • RichardGaetaSr

    Hmmmm Still rocking the DX considering RAZR MAXX UPGRADE IS READY!!!! but now this WTH?

  • Jeremy Turnley

    This was the phone that put me off Moto devices forever – the thing wasn’t even stable enough to answer the damned phone on the stock ROM due to the horrors of Blur on GB, which was sad because on the leaked pre-production versions of GB, it ran great. The only thing that made having the thing bearable was the fact that the ROM devs managed to circumvent the locked bootloader and get Cyanogen and MIUI running on it – no thanks to Moto.

    All I can say is if you are stuck on one of these on the stock ROM, I hope this update makes you a little less frustrated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    No need to join their feedback group when I’m already running ICS on my X :D

    • SAB

      Is it really ICS? I’d love to have it on my DX. What are you running?

      • Mike Tarakjian

         http://rootzwiki.com/topic/13425-cm9-encounterics-x-beta-3-bug-reports-only/

  • Anonymous

    I loved my DX’s when their screens weren’t dying on me.  I went through 3 of them (and 2 DX2’s!!!)

  • Jd

    maybe they have kanged firstencounter’s kang

  • http://www.facebook.com/RECK5inCe88 Carlos Morales

    I still have this phone and love it to death. i hope it gets ICS even if im rockin a Nexus now.

    • Anonymous

      It’s much better once it’s been rooted and rom’d (talking from personal experience)…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002918282828 Christopher Grame

    “early preview of a new software release”

    hmmm sounds significant.  knowing moto though…kellex is right…no ICS…so really no point.

    stick rocking my X with EncounterICS, 

  • Ahsan

    If this gets ICS, the Droid 2G better also..

    Wait? Who am I kidding? The Droid X and 2G both have stock ics daily drivers! (But no camera yet).

  • Drew

    I LOVED that phone.  I have since moved on, but I still hold a small space in my heart for it.

  • Smm13

    I still use my Droid X, if only they would make it work correctly again, the Gingerbread update crushed it.  I can barely make a phone call on it now.

  • Stewie

    oooh, bug fixes … too little, too late.

  • Anonymous

    IT’S ALIVE!  IT’S ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!!  Depending on what this does to my X, I may have to put off the upgrade I have coming in a month!! 

  • Dwjr82

    I loved my droid x…..have a two gnex now
    …one for sale still in the box Verizon… dwjr82@ Gmail. com

  • http://www.AndroidAllies.com/ BearDroid

    I’ll have to brush a thick layer of dust off of my X to check this out.

  • Rob Becker

    The X is dead to me. I’ve moved on to the GNex.