Droid X2

Word on the street tonight/this morning is that the latest update to the Motorola Droid X2 on Verizon is now available for download. That's the update that brings the following:

Device Features

  • Keyboard remains visible during text input.
  • Input characters are properly displayed during text entry.
  • Device will no longer lockup or reset when using the keyboard.
  • Charging indicator will display only when the device is plugged into a charger.
  • Home key functions correctly while the device is in the desktop cradle.
  • Successfully use the camera after unlocking the device.
  • Video quality has been improved for video recording and playback.
  • Mobile Hotspot password can now exceed 63 characters.
  • Improvement to the device stability limits resets and lockups.
  • The Magic Smoke live wallpaper animation now works properly.
  • Enjoy improved audio when streaming music.

Applications & Widgets

  •   When playing MP3s through the Music App, songs will not skip.
  •   Avoid YouTube video lockup while viewing.
  •   Desktop cradle application starts correctly.

That's quite the laundry list, indeed. Head on into your phone's settings to download the update now.

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There are 18 comments

KrsWon says:

It's true, I was starting to wonder which would happen first- a Verizon nexus, Motorola ICS, or a bug fix for my X2..

HedonismBot says:

You didn't already get it OTA? My girlfriend has a new (~2 weeks old) Droid X2 and about a week ago she was asking me what this "An update is available" business was all about.

DWR_31 says:

A phone should never have that many major bug fixes in one update.

This update should not have had to be put out if Moto & Verizon did their jobs in the first place.

johncihak says:

I couldn't agree more. After my awesome Original Droid, I had higher expectations for the DX and DX2. Both turned out to be lemons, and locked down too. It wouldn't be as bad if they would unlock the bootloader - then it would be easier to get a more stable system.

dangerboy13 says:

This bumps up to 2.3.4 as well.

johncihak says:

After watching my DX2 reboot every day, and having to do many many battery pulls, I had it fall asleep and not wake up - so its alarm did not go off and I was late for work. I had the same problems with two DX's after they upgraded to GB. The DX2 was my 2nd replacement phone. It ran ok until the GB "update". I got so fed up with phones I could not trust, I ordered an iphone 4s 2 hours ago. An hour later I got the notification of an update - figures. F&*king Moto.

KrsWon says:

I've definitely had my share of it shutting off and no alarm causing me to be late for work. But I'm holding off on my upgrade to see what phones/ specials come out for the holidays.

johncihak says:

I'm going to hold onto my DX2. If the update makes it more stable, I'll just switch back and forth between it and the iPhone when I want a change. With everything synced to Google, switching should be easy.

SeeK says:

Wow, didn't realize it had issues like that. Sounds like this update might just about make it usable the way it was intended. Oh well, better late than never!

trophyking says:

I dont know what the big deal is. I had a droid X with no problems and I now have the Droid X2 and I have no issues. This update is going to make a great phone even better.

ktklein says:

The software update failed! x2

I'm wondering if this is because I am 1-click rooted and have deleted some VZW bloatware. Hmm...

Does anyone know if I unroot if the updated version is 1-click rootable? I heard rumors it might have "fixed" the exploit used.

fargles says:

SBF to 2.3.3 the you can get the OTA, I have heard a lot of people who were just rooted could not successfully download it

the same way you rooted 2.3.3, Petes One click works just fine.

bolski says:

My only issue was with the music skipping. Otherwise, my X2 has ran fine.

Last week, I got the 2.3.4 soak test and it's been running even better.

Small_law says:

"Keyboard remains visible during text input." Wow. I would hope so!

kandiman1224 says:

Im nervous, should I take this update if im rooted? (dx)

Wookie Claws says:

I got the update this morning and so far no music skips :) I listen to a lot of music, so this makes me very happy.

I was enjoying the phone before and didn't experience any of the other issues on the list, but I'm happy to have the fix. I figure this is the last update unless we get ICS on the phone.

tarotmusic says:

If you rooted people will go to the Market, download & install OTA Rootkeeper (Free)
https://market.android.com/details?id=org.projectvoodoo.otarootkeeper&fe...

then unroot, do your OTA update, reboot, then go to this app and re-root (one click takes 2 seconds) - it is seamless and oh so easy.

I'm always nervous about unrooting and updating but this OTA Rootkeeper app is really nice.

kassie924 says:

I am new to using the DROID X2. I have used the Android operating system on another phone, but as far as the "Updates" and "rooting" for my phone, I am completely clueless. Certain aps I would like to use are only for "rooted" phones. When and Were do I update my phone? and How is it that I "root" the phone?