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Motorola Droid X Gingerbread Bug Fix Update Now Available



Droid XMany of you out there with a Motorola Droid X have been having issues with your handset ever since Verizon rolled out the Gingerbread update at the end of May. Almost immediately afterwards, we heard about all sorts of bugs and we also heard about the update bricking phones.

Not good. And until a few days ago, there was silence in regards to when a fix would arrive to get rid of the bugs.

At the beginning of August we heard about a rumored mid-August release date which probably got many of you hopes up and luckily, you’re not going to be disappointed. Verizon and Motorola have rolled out an update that should take care of most of the bugs that Gingerbread brought along with it.

So, if you own a Droid X and you’ve been having issues – and hey, even if you haven’t – you should probably take a look and see if your phone has an update waiting to be installed. It’s about 11MB and won’t take up too much of your time.

It took awhile, but it appears that the nightmare for some of you has finally ended.

Or has it? Let us know.

Via: Droid-Life



  1. Jackie Robinson Jr

    08/16/2011 at 5:34 pm

    Not sure what it fixed but I installed the update. VZW Central Florida area got phone day it was released so not sure if everyone can go out and get the update. Details are.

    update (4.5.602.en.US)

    • Anonymous

      08/16/2011 at 10:54 pm

      I  paid $23.88 for an i Pad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic 

      Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.41 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I 

      will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I 

      also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 635 which only cost me $ 61.74 to 

      buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from,

  2. Craig

    08/16/2011 at 5:42 pm

    I’ve installed the update, and it’s fixed the WIFI, but that’s the only thing I can see a difference with.  I still have problems with the keyboard disappearing mid-type, and then hiding what I am typing.  And the GPS still doesn’t work.  It’s too early to tell if the random rebooting is cured, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.  So hooray for them fixing the WIFI, but I’m not holding my breath that another release will come any time soon.  I’ll be loading CM7 in the very near future.

    • Steve

      08/17/2011 at 1:40 pm

      I actually had the same problem with the keyboard disappearing.  I did a factory reset and the problem went away.  Not sure exactly what caused it or how it was fixed, just glad it was!

      • Beck

        08/19/2011 at 5:22 am

        Factory reset in store?

      • Ryan Degen

        08/20/2011 at 7:54 am

        You have to go in to Settings> Applications> Manage Applications>  Multi-touch Keyboard and clear cache and/or data. Restart Phone and you should be good to go

        • Imaginadia510

          08/21/2011 at 4:14 pm

          This worked!  Thanks a million!

        • Christian deLarios

          08/21/2011 at 11:52 pm

          Worked for me, too!  Thanks!

        • Srouthless

          08/27/2011 at 1:26 pm

          Thank you for that it fixed my problem as well I had been experiencing the same problem and did this and it seems to be working again so I am now again happy you could probably work for Motorola again thank you.

        • Jaimee

          10/19/2011 at 5:55 pm

          OMG it worked, you’re the best!

        • Poochie181

          11/04/2011 at 8:58 pm

          Been having issues since the Droid/Motorola update. Did some googling and thankfully found this site. Your sugguestion totally WORKED!! thank you! I was just about ready to throw my cell out the window!! LOL

    • Jo_rem92

      08/24/2011 at 5:45 am

      Go to settings then applications then manage applications touch the all button at the top and go to multi-touch keyboard and clear the data.. I have to do it about once a month but it fixed the keyboard problems

    • Purp986

      09/03/2011 at 7:12 pm

      This is way I immediately go to a custom rom. Never experienced any of these crazy issues.

  3. Cdub1188

    08/16/2011 at 8:23 pm

    I was hoping this update would fix the Dialer issue. No Luck… When I try to open the dialer it just closes.
    I am using Touchpad Dialer it’s not the best but it works. It can’t dial 911 though that’s not good.

    I hope they come out with an update soon to fix the dialer problem. It’s like a virus that is spreading. All my friends are slowly joining my group. NO DIALER!.

    Now that Google owns Motorola, maybe we can get some help. C’mon Google!

    • Juggalolefty

      08/22/2011 at 12:33 pm

      Had that problem took phone to verizon and got a replacement

    • Kevin Worth

      09/06/2011 at 2:01 pm

      Did your phone ever go into cool down mode? If so, and you turned the phone off or pulled the battery, it’s probably “stuck” in cool down mode(won’t allow calls through stock dialer) The solution I found was putting it in my car to heat up in the middle of the day. It went back into cool down mode, then I let it cool down on it’s own. Worked like a charm. Otherwise people have done a factory reset which isn’t always ideal. Hope that helps someone.

  4. Jln_limon

    08/16/2011 at 9:37 pm

    The update didn’t seem to do anything battery life still sucks

  5. Jeana56637

    08/17/2011 at 7:50 am

    NO FIX!! Phone #5…

  6. hemusta

    08/17/2011 at 9:51 pm

    I had a problem with camera last few days and now with fix it is over

  7. Genzorak

    08/18/2011 at 1:40 am

    Update didnt do anything for me.  Mine still goes on a resetting spree.  pissin me off.  Hate droids, not gettin another after this one.

    • Mspruill56

      10/28/2011 at 10:11 am

      mines doing the same thing i cant get my phone to sta on for more than 5-10 seconds

  8. Rgpopovich

    08/18/2011 at 2:31 am

    It is worse

  9. JustDanMI

    08/18/2011 at 3:49 am

    I just downloaded it, and I noticed one fix.  Now, when your on a webpage and see a phone number, you can click it and it not only opens up the dialer, but it once again pastes the number you clicked into the dialer.  Glad to see that finally back again.  Besides that, haven’t seen to much more yet.  As I said, just downloaded it.  So I’ll be checking to see if I still drop down to one bar, or have random resets in the next few days.  Never had the problem with the keyboard disappearing though.

  10. Axe

    08/18/2011 at 6:43 am

    I had to reset my Droid X twice after the May software update, i just downloaded the newer update, hopefully everything is fixed, the older update kept rebooting my phone, Verizon guaranteed me a new phone if the problem constists. You guys should talk to a representative. SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

  11. Beck

    08/19/2011 at 5:25 am…

    • Me

      08/20/2011 at 12:39 am

      I used to have this problem and had to switch to Swype just to type anything.  BUT, I read on another board that all you have to do is clear the data for the Multi-touch keyboard.  I did it, and it worked.  No more problems with the keyboard disappearing.

      Settings | Applications | Manage Applications | All | Multi-touch keyboard

      and then, press “Clear data”

      • Jmquiroga10

        08/20/2011 at 3:36 pm

        Thank for the info, works good now

    • Jabrandes0303

      09/14/2011 at 3:54 am

      Clear your data in the multi touch keyboard settings.

  12. Snoop7bp

    08/19/2011 at 11:23 am

    Hate this! . its still messing up. only got better like 2% thats all. please do an update that will actually work. dont rush it!!!!

  13. Alansignman

    08/19/2011 at 2:24 pm

    Gingerbread has not been pushed to my Droid X and I still cannot download Gingerbread manually. It was pushed to my wifes Droid X and the new bug fix is showing up as available however we are waiting to see how it the fix goes since we use our phones for business.
    Alan S.

  14. Anonymous

    08/19/2011 at 8:50 pm

    I had no issues with the Gin update, in fact it made the whole phone faster and better in many ways. My brother had a camera issue with losing photos he took though. Sounds like this fixed it.

  15. Jmquiroga10

    08/19/2011 at 11:50 pm

    It fixed the lag on my keyboard

  16. Imaginadia510

    08/20/2011 at 12:19 am

    Still can’t type using the space bar…I have resorted to voice to text at least it gets it mostly right most of the time.  Is this a motorola issue or a verizon issue?

    • Michaelspears1974

      08/22/2011 at 2:10 am

      See above–multitouch keyboard–clear data.

  17. Tim Thomas

    08/20/2011 at 2:50 pm

    Installed the latest update this morning, and my GPS no longer works.    No idea how to proceed to fix it.  

  18. Clamgas

    08/20/2011 at 4:39 pm

    well I just updated and I am now a proud owner of a brick :( 

  19. Joekoz550

    08/21/2011 at 3:34 pm

    Just  installed update and uninstalled/reinstalled skymaps. All problems with accelerometer/ skymaps have cleared up

  20. Joekoz550

    08/21/2011 at 3:34 pm

    Just  installed update and uninstalled/reinstalled skymaps. All problems with accelerometer/ skymaps have cleared up

    • HRJ

      08/23/2011 at 6:10 pm

      Hi Joe,

      Did the compass not work without reinstalling skymaps? I am the developer of a planetarium app (SkEyE) and need to advice the Droid X users of my app, when they complain about the compass.


      • tim

        08/24/2011 at 11:27 am

        I had the same problems with the gps….it was not gingerbread related. To fix it, uninstall google maps (more accurately the updates) then reinstall. Reboot and you should be good. I had to do out twice to get it to work, but our works fine now.

        When the gps wasn’t working, there was never any problem with the compass that I noticed.

  21. Msmartha

    08/24/2011 at 1:12 pm

    My DroidX update was seamless. I haven’t had any problems with it.

  22. Kevlar191919

    08/27/2011 at 4:50 am

    Downloaded update today.  It messed up my volume.  It wont let me change the volume with the rocker buttons.  If I go settings, sound, volume, I can increase the ringtone volume and media but it won’t stay!!.  It constantly changes it back to 0.  The Alarm and notification volume are ok it’s just he ringtone and media.

  23. Dee834

    08/30/2011 at 4:14 am

    After upgrading to Gingerbread i had a lot of problems. My 3g would disappear, my phone would freeze, my  internet would force close and it would also restart by itself. In mid august i got the update to fix all the problems, but really it only fixed the problem with my internet force closing. My droid x still freezes, i have to pull the battery at least 2-4 times a day which is very annoying. Im on my 8th replacement phone and Verizon isnt doing a thing about it. Im so annoyed and frustrated!!

    • Carrillo987

      09/15/2011 at 5:22 am

      mine does the same, droid x. mine wont  allow me to hit space on keyboard and auto correct eventhough i have auto correct off. reboots on its own, have 3g failure, have text msgs failure,people have told me they text me and they get a return msg stating im not available. this phone is  great when it works,,that was the 1st two months, and now its a piece of [email protected] also when i want to dial someone in recent calls it dials a different person..

  24. Seth

    08/30/2011 at 2:10 pm

    @Ryan Degen
    Yes and Thanks, that works!
    Glad I found this page and didn’t listen to Verizon. Factory reset unnecessary.

  25. Tony Malena29

    09/03/2011 at 8:04 pm

    It STILL has NOT fixed my text problems!! I have to stay in swype mode just so I can text! I hate swype mode. for as much as I paid for this phone and as much as I pay monthly for it this is bs!

  26. Benjamen

    09/23/2011 at 6:41 am

    Phone randomly crashes, freezing all the time, keyboard always leggy and malfunctions, everytime I load camera up it freezes, I’ve rebooted 3x, the update did nothing , battery life is awful , never had more problems with any phone more in my life, motorola hardware is garbage

  27. Alaetheaequine

    10/04/2011 at 4:47 pm

    I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. It messed up my camera (no quick delete option) It messed up my music player- now there’s no next/pause/prev icons unless I double tap or slide when I press the top button. 

    My internet switches between being the same, a tiny bit faster for some pages or just straight up not working or being slower than regular internet. (I’ve had to set it down and just wait for pages to load.)  

    I think my battery life is actually worse, before it held a charge all day at least. It also messed up several of my downloaded apps.  Not to mention that I hate the clunky white look ( I already downloaded the apps to change most of that though.)  The texting is still annoying. The update kept bugging me every 4 hours and I finally gave in. Really wish I hadn’t, this is dreadful. If it doesn’t improve I’m going to Verizon to complain because this is no longer worth what I paid and still pay for. Unless anyone knows a way to downgrade w/o wiping the phone and possibly getting a brick? 

  28. Emale802

    10/20/2011 at 3:25 pm

    Based on all of the problems I’m reading about, I don’t want to download the to my DroidX but I get a reminder every 12 hours. How can I stop the reminder from popping up?

  29. Mspruill56

    10/28/2011 at 10:25 am

    My droid X is garbage i hadnt even had it for more than 1 week and the phone froze on me as soon as i turned it on im deployed to iraq and this phone has made my life hell after the verizon store did a hard reboot the phone worke fine and then i get to iraq and the phone wont stay on for more than 10 seconds without turning off which in turn means that the phone wont charge so i cant connect to wifi to try and download the new update.

  30. Perkinshorses247

    11/06/2011 at 2:24 pm

    Before gingerbread my droid x was the best phone in the world for the last year. Then gingerbread was forced on me after repeatedly refusing it. My phone is now a hugh piece of crap, the worst phone I have ever owned. What is worse ;I Motorola and Verizon are absolutely no help at all.
    I don’t see how they can legally hold me to my two year contract

  31. Kodaktattoos

    12/30/2011 at 6:57 am


  32. sami

    08/01/2012 at 2:14 am

    How do u find this update to download it

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