Posts tagged with: Droid X^2

[Full Droid X^2 Review] The Droid X^2 (Droid X-squared) is the successor to Motorola's original Droid X. It sports the same form factor and overall appearance as the original with new upgrades and higher specs. The Droid X^2 is packing a 1.2GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 768MB of RAM. The Droid X^2 features a 4.3-inch TFT display with a 540x960 qHD resolution and ability to output video in up to 720p HD through HDMI. Its eight-megapixel camera features dual LED flash, autofocus and the ability to capture video in 720p HD. Read on for the latest Droid X^2 news, reviews and videos:

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    Privacy is a hot topic for many people at the moment, what with the NSA PRISM scandal being brought to light and the fate of whistleblower Edward Snowden still up in the air. The smartphone community has dealt with its own fair share of privacy issues in the past, like the whole Carrier IQ debacle. Some newly-published analysis by a security researcher is now drawing Motorola's actions into the spotlight, accusing the company of gathering an unacceptable level of data from its users. On his personal site, Ben Lincoln outlines all the data he discovered his Motorola Droid X2 had been ...

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    We've recently heard and appreciated Motorola's effort to unlock phone bootloaders via its web page even though the only supported devices at the moment are the Photon Q 4G, RAZR Developer Edition, XOOM and XOOM WiFi. Everyone wished more phones will be added in the future but Motorola has some bad news for us (in the shape of no good news, a matter of perspective, really). Answering a legit question on Twitter (a Motorola phone owner wanted to know whether previous devices will be getting the same treatment) Motorola said that, simply, "that is not currently in the plan". Droid 3, ...

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    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 commit to delivering the update. ...

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    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 usual word-of-warning) but if you're ...

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    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 camera after ...

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    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 pressing. There had been ...

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    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. Source: Amazon (1)(2) Thanks: Anonymous

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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 need it but in case you ...

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    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 Blur. There are also a ...

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    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 smaller test group (it does explain the ...

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    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. Software 1.3.232.MB870 brings the Droid X2 up to ...

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    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 replace the kernel. ...

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    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 tweaks, the idea was ...

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    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 Gingerbread, but the ...

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    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 flashing the recovery image the device must be rooted, ...

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