Remember that leaked Froyo update that came out of the blue a few days ago for the Droid X? You do? Well, Motorola is really hoping you haven't installed it on your Droid X. Oh, wait -- you already installed it? If that's the case, Matt from the Motorola Owners' Forum has something to say:

WARNING: Do NOT load the leaked 2.2 upgrade that has been floating around on the Internets. There is currently no upgrade path from that load to the official 2.2 load that will be released by early September. Unless you have some plan to flash your phone back to the current official load, you could be stuck on the leaked version.

Rut ro, Raggy! Sounds like they're serious. The good news is that so are we, and we have instructions in our forums for rolling back to Android 2.1-update1. It takes just a couple of minutes, and you can find all the instructions here.

Oh yeah, and that Matt guy from Motorola, he mentioned "early September" for the official OTA update. So... that means for the rest of you -- just wait the few days. [Motorola Owners' Forum] via [Droid Life]


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Motorola warns of leaked Droid X Froyo; we show you how to roll back


Personally, I am going to wait until the official 2.2 update starts getting pushed out before I go back to 2.1.

Fortunately, this doesn't sound like they are saying "if you updated, and we find out you did, you are blacklisted," (like XBox live with hacked consoles) just that they aren't going to bother developing a way to upgrade from the leak to the OTA. And that really isn't their responsibility.

I absolutely agree w/Viper. If you have chosen to load a leaked version, it is not the manufacturer's responsibility to develop a fix. It was terrific what HTC did for the people with Evos to make it easier, but we shouldnt expect it.

It would just be better if all of the companies just gave us the software to load any version of the os on to the phones. I have to say that is the one thing that I miss the most about my blackberry. There was no bs when it came to loading software. It didn't matter whichever one was newer or what version number it was it just loaded with no problems.

What a bunch of crap. I bet it is more work to deny the upgrade than to enable the upgrade. They are just sending the Droid X Froyo "early adopters" to bed without any dessert.

Someone should make an app the automatically downloads the sbf file extracts it and does everything you need to do to restes ur phone back to 2.1 =)

HTC left the Eris leak users out in the cold too. They didn't develop a fix, so they had to wait until someone developed a way to roll back. It took a while, believe you me. This time around there is a roll back method already in place, so no big deal.

Once the official 2.2 update comes out, can we just stick it on the sd card and manually update then and we be good for future OTA's?

I would think so. Anyone who updated had to have done this already. I think this article was a bit sensationalized and is spreading fear and panicking people unnecessarily. More people will be messing up their phones trying to rollback than if they just wait for an update zip file.

no need to roll back. just manually upgrade. plus i doubt the official 2.2 will be SO much better than the leaked version or flyx or anything else you can currently load up on your dx.