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Motorola Droid X: Handsets freezing, other problems after Gingerbread update?

We have some important news for those of you with a Motorola Droid X, but have still not updated to the official Gingerbread software that Verizon are rolling out. We’re hearing reports that the update is causing some handsets to freeze, with some even unresponsive after installing.

For some Droid X owners, this is probably just another day at the office, as it’s not the first time the handset has suffered some problems. However, the new Gingerbread update is causing considerable distress to certain users, although we’re not sure how widespread this is at the moment.

According to MobileCrunch, some users have installed Gingerbread on their handsets and have been met with a frozen handset soon afterwards. When this happens, it requires users to pull their battery out for it to turn on again – which is never a good sign.

Worse yet, there’s also a few reports that handsets are not turning on at all following the Gingerbread update. Motorola or Verizon haven’t issued any statements regarding this, but we bet they will if the problems continue pouring in. Let us know if you have any problems similar to the ones mentioned above, after installing Gingerbread.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Corvettegirl08

I hate the new update, I have had nothing but problems, my phone keeps freezing, its shuts down no less than 3 times a day.  My voicemail said my number is invalid unless I call it several times then I can get my voicemail otherwise I can’t get my messages.  I think the color scheme is too dark.  My “c” doesnt work when texting and my texts come in backwards.  THIS SUCKS I HATE IT THIS HAS TOTALLY RUINED MY PHONE

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Anonymous

My phone was updated a week ago.  It has been working fine…until today…it has continually become frozen while I’m texting…and I have to pull the battery out.  It’s weird though…it only freezes up if I use punctuation marks!!!  Before this, the only thing that happened after the update was that I would get a pop-up about my touchscreen application saying that it wasn’t working and I would have to force close it…but my phone would continue to work even after the notification.  I love my DroidX…it’s the best phone I have ever had…I just want it to work wout freezing… Read more »

Daniel Hodlick

Bricked my DroidX. Verizon offered a free replacement – no questions asked, so I suspect the problem is widespread. While waiting for my replacement phone, I SBF’d and installed the update via PC. Phone is un-bricked and working fine now. (Wonder why the Verizon tech didn’t think of that?)

Daniel Hodlick

Bricked my DroidX. Verizon offered a free replacement – no questions asked, so I suspect the problem is widespread. While waiting for my replacement phone, I SBF’d and installed the update via PC. Phone is un-bricked and working fine now. (Wonder why the Verizon tech didn’t think of that?)

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Anonymous

The update looks good and hase some good features however some apps are no longer compatible with the DroidX and now I have to swipe the unlock twice.  I had even more issues and did a complete whipe on the phone and re-downloaded everything on my phone after doing a backup.  Same issues have started and I requested a new phone as I have had to do a complete whipe in less then a year.  Had no issues when I was Rooted….. Download at your own risk and if you have no issues your one of the few.

Aaron Cole McLaurin

I had the issue of my phone freezing after the update.
Had to keep pulling the battery out to restart it. I then took out my sd card and it doesnt freeze anymore. Just sucks that i cant have pics and music on my phone now…

Aaron Cole McLaurin

I had the issue of my phone freezing after the update.
Had to keep pulling the battery out to restart it. I then took out my sd card and it doesnt freeze anymore. Just sucks that i cant have pics and music on my phone now…

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Anonymous

having trouble with my droid x since my install of gingerbread. i cant get the reboot mood on my phone. even if i hold down both buttons like you are suppose to it still will not go to the reboot menu. can some one please shed some insight

Renaldo Shedd II

I am having issues with my wifi strength. My signal is always fair or below when it used to great or excellent in the same spot. My friend’s Droid X is cutting completely off (not restarting) while playing music.   We may just roll back the Gingerbread updates (if possible), because these are some the features we use most.  

Ed Cwalinski
Ed Cwalinski

Well here is my experience with the droid x update to gingerbread. Had some of the same issues after the update after loading i would get a black screen. So i did a battery pull numerous times took the sd card out finally i called Verizon. Told them what i did and they had me do it all over again tech came on said i would have to do a factory reset. I said ok… He was guiding me through the factory reset instructions now this is his instructions. He said “power it down then when powering on hold down… Read more »

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