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DROID 2 Global Receiving New Update to 4.5.629 – Fixes Bugs, Not Much Else

A new update has been approved for the DROID 2 Global, bringing with it a series of bug fixes for a number of issues. Once this 4.5.629 build goes live and you have installed it, your camera settings will save, less out of memory errors will appear, and certain app resets will have gone away. Stability is the topic at hand here.

The update is 19.4MB in size.

More info.

Cheers Heath and Paul!

  • Food

    eyy guys i have a question my wallpaper for my droid 2 is in widescreen i got it off of zedge and when i try to crop one from my gallery it stays as a widescreen is there a way to change it back?

  • Pablo Infante

    Don’t upgrade your Droid2 … Don’t do it

  • I’m not updating.. and I’ll make sure it doesn’t. I kinda need OpenVPN access to my home network and this would really screw it up.. not to mention I utilize Wireshark, which requires root access.
    This “update” is more of a headache than a help.

    • You can tether very easy with PDANet.  I’ve been using it for years.  I had it on a D2, D2G, D3, and on my D4 it’s really nice.  On the D2G, D3, and D4 it now supports Wifi hotspot without having to subscribe to that feature.  In fact my laptop is connected to that right now via 4G on my D4.

  • NY Mark

    This morning I woke up to a pending update for my droid 2 global, so I accepted it.The phone was fine at this point so I left it alone for 20 min then returned to a black screen Bootloader D0.11 err:a5,70,00,00,23 battery ok ok to program, connect usb data cable.After restarting and trying a reset – no change so I headed to a Verizon store – they tried a hard reset and claimed not to know about the update, and suggested that since I was out of warranty I was out of luck, and should try Motorola, Checked the Verizon site (https://community.verizonwireless.com/thread/769745) and found I am not the only one. 

    •  Wow.. Looks like VZ deleted the entire thread.

  • Henri

    No problem here, update loaded fine

  • 3/8/12: D2G update loaded, on restart phone blackscreens to Err A5,70,00,00,23.  Not happy.

    • Robby cruz

       me too, same problem

      • Good luck, Robby.  I should’ve added that Verizon walked me through a hard reset then gave up.  Fortunately I have phone insurance through Wireless Zone.  Without that I’d have an out-of-warranty phone killed by a Moto-Verizon update before my upgrade window opens. 

  • Robert

    Anyone get this yet? It hasn’t come through for me.

  • looks nice

  • xiaoxiao22
  • angermeans

    Wow and only six months too late. You cant let a bug that keeps people from using their keyboards plaguing phones (esp in the Droid lineup) for six months Motorola. Its no wonder you’ve been gobbled up and your CEO was kicked down the road. At least unlock your bootloaders so people can install what they want if you have no desire to fix big problems with your phones. 

    • But I had zero issues with my hardware keyboard on stock firmware ever since I got this phone.

      What am I doing wrong?

    • You can get around the bootloader pretty easy.  As far as that keyboard problem.  It happened on the D2, D3, and now the D4.  It’s an Android hardware keyboard issue that has something to do with the learned words dictionary.  Not entirely Moto’s fault, but you’d think they’d have a work around.  Hopefully since ICS is so different the problem will go away when I get that update.  Even if it doesn’t, I wouldn’t have any other phone.  While it really should NOT happen, it’s a minor annoyance.

  • Chris Eckeard

    Rooted and running the CyanogenMod 7 ROM with Gingerbread kernal. This runs way to well to go back.

  • LionStone

    Well thats good news, thanks DL. My girl is on her second D2G now and she said the replacement was acting kinda wonky also, so hopefully this will help it out.

  • Now the question is whether this update breaks compatibility with the all those old SBF images or not.

  • Eurie

    I just turned on my old D2G yesterday and tried to use it as a recording device for my vehicle, every 15-20 minutes of recording it freezes and only a battery pull fixes the issue, and the video never saves. I hope this fixes the issue.

  • Raven

    This update ALMOST makes me want to take it now that I have OTA Root Keeper to help keep me rooted.  I am still running good old rooted stock 2.2 Froyo before they started breaking stuff like tethering.

    • ttechr

      Did you try it by any chance and the root stay?

    • You can tether very easy with PDANet.  I’ve been using it for years.  I had it on a D2, D2G, D3, and on my D4 it’s really nice.  On the D2G, D3, and D4 it now supports Wifi hotspot without having to subscribe to that feature.  In fact my laptop is connected to that right now via 4G on my D4.

  • KRS_Won

    The power ON by itself issue always makes me laugh, imagine the conspiracy theorists owning one with that bug.
    I wish there was an app you could install on a friends phone like that to prank them.

  • And for us regular D2 owners???

    • bigdav1178

      If you’re lucky you may see it… I bet the R2D2 users are SOL though.

    • John Davids

      ^^this. Any news about if the regular D2 will be seeing a similar bug fix soon. Ever since Gingerbread I get a random reboot every 72 hours or so.

  • Good to see these issues are getting fixed.  Particularly the camera settings & music restarts.  When is this being released?  Will there be a .zip available?

  • Butters619

    Soft bricked my Atrix with the OTA update a couple weeks back (even though it shouldn’t have bricked) and it was a nightmare un-bricking it. 

    • kixofmyg0t

      Nightmare? The Atrix has a unlockable bootloader so it shouldnt be a nightmare doing anything with it. 

      Oh wait I forgot this is DL where everyone has a “G-Nex” and thinks all Motorola phones are unrootable, non-romable and have non removable batteries and Pentile screens. 

      Oh and they all have locked bootloaders too. 

      • moelsen8

        the atrix only has an unlockable bootloader thanks to a leaked engineering build, if i remember correctly.  motorola phones are a decent amount of those things that you describe.

      • Butters619

        Yeah the only way you can get an unlocked bootloader is by loading that one leaked build onto your phone (which I didn’t have on my phone).

        But wait I said I used an Atrix, why in the hell would you even bring the G-Nex into the conversation?  I obviously don’t use a G-Nex.

        Edit: And it was a pain because my battery wasn’t at 100%, and then RSD lite failed over and over again on the first 2 PCs I used. I had to use a MB pro booted into windows and it worked. Also because all the sharing websites have disabled sharing because of the whole mega upload thing I couldn’t find the sbf I needed for the longest time.

        • kixofmyg0t

          I have a Atrix myself(that I got for free from a friend at Motorola), I wouldve Dropboxed you everything you needed. 

          Im glad u got everything straight though. I do understand how it can be somewhat of a pain, the Atrix is finiky. Everything is just easier on the Bionic from my experience.