Gingerbread 6-1-2011

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    DROID X by Motorola Software Update

    DROID X by Motorola Software Update
    Posted: 5/25/2011 10:58:08 AM(ET)
    Beginning 05/27/11, a new update to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System will be available on the DROID X by Motorola.


    Beginning 05/27/11, a new update to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System will be available on the DROID X by Motorola.
    Enhancements:

    • Update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
    New Download Manager App New way to natively manage applications - a new Running tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
    Multi-Touch key-chording - New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
    Improved word selection and copy functionality.
    New user interface and color scheme.
    Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
    Based on usage, participant and addressee suggestions are made in Calendar entries, emails and text messages. Create groups instantly based on the context of what¿s being done. For example, quickly create a group based on a suggestion Calendar invitee list or the group of people with whom the user is texting.
    Improvements include:

    • Geo-Tagging for camera applications
    • Calendar application:
      • Calendar appointments created on the device with Exchange Active Sync will correctly display on the device.
      • Update calendar appointments with Exchange Active Sync without deleting them.
      • Successfully sync the Inbox and Calendar when using Exchange Active Sync.
    • Email application:
      • Improved contact syncing from multiple accounts.
      • Email pushes now work correctly when using Exchange Active Sync.
      • Exchange Active Sync account setup will accurately present server option.
      • Forwarded emails send properly while using Exchange Active Sync.
      • POP3/IMAP emails now show the correct date stamp.
    • Successfully edit Contacts without being directed to the home screen.
    • Autofocus Camera feature has been improved for use in low-light conditions.
    • Improved battery life while using Bluetooth¿.
    Software Availability:
    The DROID X by Motorola OTA Software enhancement will be pushed to a select number of customers daily starting on 05/27/11. The software update can also be user initiated starting 06/01/11 by following these steps: Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
    See the DROID X by Motorola support website for details on the enhancement, improvement, and download instructions.
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    So Wednesday I should be able to go into settings and manually update? Awesome :)

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    Do you have to unroot before checking for the update?

    (if so, glad I used Z4Root)
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    Yep. Gotta be stock. But you guys DO know you can have this update now...I've had it since Saturday. Just gotta put it on your phone and install it through stock recovery. Seriously, a monkey could do it. :)
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    Yeah, I tried it yesterday, but unfortunately I have some bad blocks which prevent me from manually installing any updates or ROMs
    I always get the status 7 error
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    Max if that's the case you probably won't be able to receive the over the air one either. You're probably going to have to SBF your X and factory reset if you want to get it. That way if you do, you'll be sure to get it.

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    There hasn't been any word on how the soak test went, those are the people who got the OTA Friday night. They were supposed to use it for the weekend, and fill out surveys for Verizon/Motorola by Monday. Then the results will be gone over and any bugs will be fixed and applied to the update and sent out to the masses starting June 1st.

    We'll see what happens tonight at 12:01am

    Steve
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    Hmmm midnight hour is crucial Lol


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    Just don't be disappointed if its not available at 12:01 lots of these come out later in the day. They just say 6-1 that a full 24hours so it could be 11:59pm on 6-1. Just saying

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    Great... I had the same problem with my last DX, which I sent in for this refurbished model, it would constantly get stuck at the boot loader, (same status 7 error) and when I would try to flash the sbf, but it would always fail.

    I tried redownloading the files multiple times, but the process would always fail before it completed, if that is the case for this update, I might just have to switch to a different phone...
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    So those that have gotten the actual ota update, its still version .596 right, the one that has been posted here or do those of us that installed that version need to go back to froyo to get the newest update?

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    I went to check for the update and to my surprise it's up, I'm downloading it now, I'll let you know what version it is when it's done

    Ahh, as expected, I downloaded and got half way through install and it just stopped and booted back up with 2.2.1

    Have pity on my bad luck
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    it's 596
    and it's nice
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    Checked for update about an hour ago and there it was. Running gingerbread.

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    Max there has GOT to be a way to SBF your X back to stock. How about this. Make sure you are rooted with Z4root and install the DX bootstrap. Then go here and download the Maderstcok zip...
    maderstcok - OTA 2.3.340 update.zip
    Read all the instructions and follow them to a "T", and it will take some time for it to all apply, make sure your phone is fully charged when you do it. Go into bootstrap recovery and run the update zip and see what happens. Hopefully it will fix your problem and you'll be back on fresh .340 stock and you'll be able to run the Gingerbread update. Let me know if it works out for ya man.
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    Maderstcok won't work. Having bootstrap installed will still cause it to fail. He's going to need to sbf.
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    Well it was worth a try...lol
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    Having same problems here the ota downloads just wont install then reboots Back to Froyo I tried 4 times this morning! Same results every time

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    And I'm running stock was rooted then unrooted to get the update. I wonder if a factory reset will work for me since I'm still on stock Froyo?

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    So far so good. GB is working great.

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