Motorola’s Droid X2 came out just last May, and with Google making its Android 4.0 announcement only five months later in October, owners of the then-still-new handset probably thought that an update bringing their phones up to Ice Cream Sandwich was all but a given. In reality, though, it hasn’t been so cut-and-dry, and the list Motorola has been keeping to let users know about its plans for ICS updates still lists the Droid X2 along with all the other 512MB RAM Motorolas as in its “Evaluation & Planning” stage, meaning Motorola has yet to officially [...]
The waiting is over for those that were longing for CyanogenMod 7.2 for their Verizon Motorola Droid X2 devices. Even though last October brought an update with several fixes, it’s nothing like the good old CyanogenMod.
If you are interested in getting this ROM you should know that it is fully AOSP based with no Blur. There’s theme support, Incognito Mode in the browser, customizable lockscreen with gestures, modified pull-down toggles, “swipe-away” notifications and more. The installation process is a bit long and tricky (and of course, comes with the [...]
The 1.3.380.MB870 software update for the Motorola Droid X2 on Verizon is reportedly available for download. We heard of the refresh last week along with some details of what it will contain and fix.
Among the changes are the fix for the keyboard which now remains visible during text 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 [...]
Back in August, Motorola released an update for its Droid X2 that brought the phone up to Gingerbread. Now the X2 is set to receive its next update, bringing with it a whole mess of bugfixes and improvements.
System software 1.3.380.MB870 should bring with it increased phone stability, in case you’ve been running into any unexpected resets; problems related to lockups and the on-screen keyboard have been specifically addressed. Other keyboard-related fixes include properly keeping it on-screen while entering text, and making sure it shows you which keys you’re [...]
If you are into purchasing a Verizon-phone made by Motorola, Amazon is the place to go as they’ve got some great deals on the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Motorola Droid X2.
Don’t forget that if you get a Verizon-phone from Amazon, between September 16 and 11:59 p.m. PDT September 26, 2011, you’ll also receive a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card code. Couple that with the $149.99 price tag on the Droid Bionic and the $0.01 on the Droid X2, you’ve got yourself a pretty good deal. Both prices mentioned above are valid with a two-year contract.
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An SBF (system boot file) is your best friend! It’s basically your free get of our jail card in case something goes wrong when you try to root or flash your phone. As long as you have access to the bootloader, the SBF (with the proper tools and drivers) will get your device to the factory state.
The Motorola Droid X2 has recently just received its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update with the new version of Blur and other goodies. Thanks to XDA Developers you can now grab the appropriate SBF file for your phone. Grab it and save it in a safe place! We hope you’ll never [...]
We knew Verizon was preparing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Droid X2 and last week, the carrier itself even tweeted that the platform refresh has been released, being rolled-out in stages. You can now grab it for your Motorola Droid X2.
If you go to Menu, Settings, About phone, System updates, you will reportedly be able to pull, download and install the latest Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for your Droid X2. The version number should be 1.3.232.MB870 and aside from Google’s latest mobile platform you’ll also get an updated version of [...]
On Tuesday, Verizon updated its support page for the Motorola Droid X2, publishing details on the smartphone’s Android 2.3 upgrade in advance of the code’s actual distribution. With Verizon, that can mean a matter of days, or even a week before the update actually starts going out OTA. In this case, we didn’t have too long of a wait to deal with, because now Verizon’s tweeted that distribution of the Droid X2’s Gingerbread update is starting.
Now, we haven’t yet heard of anyone actually receiving the update, so Verizon may be starting off with [...]
A recent update soak test for the Motorola Droid X2 had us wondering if the time had finally arrived for the release of a Gingerbread update for the smartphone. All we knew was that Motorola was calling it the “Droid X2 July 2011 update soak”, without a hint of what might be lurking inside. Gingerbread would be coming to the X2 eventually, but we weren’t sure if this would mark the time for its arrival. Sure enough, it looks like Gingerbread for the X2 is nearly here, with Verizon updating its X2 support pages in anticipation of the release.
Getting recovery software onto the Droid X2 was a big step towards readying the smartphone for some custom code, but with the bootloader still on lock-down, there was still a long way to go. It’s far from a decisive victory over Motorola’s protection methods, but the 2nd-init method has now been successfully employed to enable the DX2 to run a custom ROM.
This same technique has been used on the Atrix, Defy, and the original Droid X. Basically, the code hijacks the boot process to inject its own data, but this carries with it some limitations, like an inability to [...]
Just a few days back, we looked at the progress towards hacking the Motorola Droid X2, and though the bootloader was still locked, we saw the release of ClockworkMod recovery, opening the door for replacement ROMs. Now the first such alternate is available, full of tweaks to squeeze the most out of the smartphone’s performance.
Released on XDA-Developers, the ROM is called Minimal X beta 2.0. That name is reflected in the removal of a good amount of software bloat (though with enough tools left in place so not as to harm functionality). Combined with the aforementioned [...]
Over the weekend, we told you about a soak test starting up for the Android Gingerbread update to the Motorola Atrix 4G. That’s great to hear, especially considering how the Atrix has been around for a while now, but not every Motorola need wait so long for its 2.3 update; the Droid X2 has been rocking Froyo since its debut in May, but signs now point to it, too, soon getting Gingerbread OTA.
As with the Atrix, Motorola is running another wide-deployment test for a new Droid X2 update. From the leaked email regarding the Atrix testing, it was clear we were dealing with [...]
The ever popular custom recovery software “ClockworkMod” is now available for Motorola’s Droid X2, thanks to some creative engineering by Chinese developers uncovered by c21johnson at XDA. The image has gone through several steps in development, with device-agnostic code being written by “Koush”, the Atrix 4G specific parts being developed by “tenfar” and finally Chinese developers porting this work to the Droid X2. The custom recovery enables nandroid backup and restoration, along with the possibility of flashing custom ROMs.
Prior to [...]
After comparing the Galaxy S 2 with the Atrix 4G, HTC Sensation, and Optimus 2x, we continue our series with a look at the Motorola Droid X2. In this video we compare boot-up time, RAM usage, web-browsing speed, benchmarks, gaming, and more.
In terms of specs, both devices are nicely spec’ed, though the Galaxy S 2 has a faster-clocking CPU, which becomes apparent when you compare benchmark scores. Those that are mostly interested in multimedia will appreciate the Droid X2’s HDMI output, as the Galaxy S 2 requires a special adapter to output video. Also, [...]
A little less than a year ago Motorola introduced the Droid X for Verizon. The Droid X had a large form factor and was quite the contender in the smartphone arena. It was popular among consumers that wanted a large screen for their Android platform. Now Motorola has revamped the internal guts of the Droid X while maintaining a similar physical design in the Droid X2. The new Droid X2 is the first device for Verizon that has both a qHD resolution display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Read on for the full review to find out how the new Droid X2 has improved on the Droid X of [...]
In this video we demonstrate the software of the Motorola Droid X2 which ships with Android 2.2.2 and a new version of MotoBlur which many consumers will probably favor over the previous version. While some of the apps that come preloaded on the Droid X2 are trials, which can be removed without rooting, some are quite useful such as DLNA, Data Usage, Mobile Hotspot, and other core Android apps.
Verizon has also added their own apps in the mix, but thankfully most of the trial apps are able to be removed by uninstalling. This open approach will probably appeal to more of [...]
The revelation of some Motorola Droid 3 hardware last week had us hoping that the latest edition of the popular smartphone lineup would be soon upon us. With the Droid Bionic sent back to the engineers for an overhaul, the Droid 3 and the keyboard-less Droid X² would have to satisfy our Droid cravings for the time being. That just begs the question of when we can expect either of those models to surface. Best Buy, for one, looks like it’s getting ready for both smartphones to drop, adding the Droid 3 and Droid X² to its computer systems.
As you can see in the leaked [...]
In this video we go through all the hardware of the Motorola Droid X2 for Verizon. The Droid X2 has some pretty impressive specifications and is the first Verizon Android smartphone that has a dual-core processor and a qHD display. If the Droid X2 was able to accesses Verizon’s 4G LTE network it would probably be the must have Android powered smartphone for this year.
The Droid X2 is very similar in form factor to the predecessor Droid X from 2010. The Droid X2 gets it processing power from a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor combined with 512MB of RAM. The [...]
Some of us root our phones in order to install custom ROMs. Some of us do it to modify parts of the OS in order to give our Androids a more personal look. And, for many of us, rooting gives us the opportunity to finally remove the apps our carriers have pre-loaded on our phones, ridding them of the ones we have no interest in. If you’re just picking up a Motorola Droid X², that last task has gotten a lot easier, as the smartphone will let you get rid of portions of that bloatware without needing to actually root the device.
While you’ll still need superuser access to [...]
In this video we unbox the Motorola Droid X2, the successor to the Droid X from last year. The Droid X2 comes with everything to get started such as the Droid X2 itself, an 8GB microSD Card, a USB wall charger, and a microUSB charging/sync cable. Unfortunately the Droid X2 does not come with a headset or a microHDMI cable.
The Droid X2 (MB870) is the first device for Verizon that has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor along with a 4.3 inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display. The Droid X2 is running Android 2.2 (Froyo) with the new MotoBlur UI. Stay Tuned for the hardware and [...]
Motorola and Verizon launched the Droid X2 available online since yesterday, May 19, and in stores starting from May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement and Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. In case you’re getting one, the carrier is taking care of you and makes sure you know how to use it.
Verizon’s YouTube channel is now home for a dozen instructional videos, tutorials and walkthroughs for the Motorola Droid X2. You can learn to do several things with the smartphone from taking pictures to properly using keypads, [...]
When Verizon announced Motorola Droid X² availability this morning, it stated that online sales of the Android smartphone would start tomorrow, May 19, while you’d need to wait until May 26 to get the phone in one of Verizon’s retail stores. Now there’s a rumor going around that the retail delay won’t necessarily be happening, and some stores will be starting sales to coincide with online availability tomorrow.
One leaked email, apparently distributed to Verizon retail employees, mentions shipments of the Droid X² arriving early, with a prohibition [...]