I flashed my DroidX using the solution from Nerdslogic is message #3. It worked fine.
The steps are a little obscure in places but I was able to figure it out.
Please take note that this procedure takes you back to the previous version, it does not install the new update. And in the process you phone is reset to factory defaults. If you don't have a backup of your data you will lose anything that is not stored on your SD card (contacts, favorites, downloaded apps, etc.)
I just factory reset my phone through the power+home button menu and now my phone works fine. Actually, it somehow loaded the Gingerbread update 2.3.3 somehow. I have no idea how that happened as it definitely wasn't what came with the phone. So to anyone having this same issue, try factory resetting the phone and clearing the cache. You just may have the same, although strange, luck I did.
Anyone know how it reverted to the updated software upon a factory reset?
I performed the gingerbread update to my Droid X today and it turned into a brick with just black screen, I had to do something. So after spending an hour on the phone waiting for verizon support, I found the method for a hard reset at the link below. After that process, setting up my phone, calling #228, and reloading apps I am back online. I am extremely disappointed in Verizon and Google for the release of this update.
I would recommend NOT updating your phone.
link to hard reset: Hard Reset Droid X | Technipages
with my droid x, it fully downloads the update, but when i try to install it, it only installs a fourth of the way and then reboots....have to clue as to what could be the issue, but i have flashed several times today, factory reset/clear data, and it still doesn't update...suggestions??
I am having the same issue on my Droid X. I updated my phone ot 4.5? of something and now it restarts with a different looking GUI then before(black bar on top) and trys to startup up my safe cell app(like it did before the upgrade), but then gets stuck on a screen that says either Launch GPS settings or Force Close, Wait or Report. I can not hit the buttons to go forward, it just locks up. I have removed the battery(and SD Card) a few times to restart with the same result. I am sometimes able to hit the Force Close button, but then the whole screen just goes black with the menu bar still showing on top. I am able to power the screen on and off, but that is it. Any ideas on how to go back to a pre-update state or get around this?
I also did the update yesterday and I've had nothing but problems. My phone freezes up, I've done numerous battery pulls, when opening up apps I get a message asking if I want to forceclose or wait, I have no notification sounds anymore, I can't answer my phone calls, my phone feels like it's overheating and now it's shutting off.
What is going on!?!??!?!? I wonder if I go to the Verizon store they'll be able to help me since it's obviously not a Verizon issue... ugh frustrating!!!
I had a problem similar to these and it was simple as going into manage apps-all-media storage-clear data and cache. I didn't lose anything and phone works perfect now.
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