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Motorola Droid X update brings official Android 2.3 (4.5.596) OTA

If you own a rooted Motorola Droid X chances are you have an early build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread installed, well today we can confirm that Gingerbread is now being rolled out officially and should hit your smartphone soon (if it hasn’t already).

This news was reported by Engadget recently following dozens of tip offs, according to Verizon Wireless the update brings your Droid X to software version 4.5.596 you can see a full breakdown of changes here, lots of which are similar to what we spoke about earlier for the Droid Pro.

Some of the changes we are most excited about include the new download manager app, a new look UI (thanks to new widgets, icons and screens), the ability to group apps and finally a way to monitor what apps are running in the background and how much memory they are using.

If you check out the full changelog you can see some less noticeable changes which have been made, as with most updates there are probably plenty of security improvements included to.

Some of you have probably already received the Gingerbread update, if you have not received the update notifications simply go to Menu, Settings, About Phone and then choose System Updates, your Droid X will then check for updates and Android 2.3 should then show, simply click download and the update will download and install itself.

Did the update go smoothly for you?

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Rusty Ely

Update great! Works great!! Looks great!!!

Benjamin Nye
Benjamin Nye

Type All,  Just a bit of tech advise about the 4.5.596 upgrade: I’m a mobility/exchange engineer for my company, as such I’ve  been testing the RC’s for the DX Gingerbread release for the past 2 months, when I got word that VZW had finally approved and was rolling out the OTA, I had to RSD my DX back to stock .340 & waited for the OTA. OTA roll out observations from my user community & myself : 1: Users that had been running .340 but had rooted their device A. upgrade would fail if device was still rooted.   B. If the user… Read more »

Chadd Kaiser

Mine bricked, but I let it run (after pulling battery) on home screen (which was black w/ status bar). Works fine now, but my SMS is screwed. double-tapping words now automatically brings up a cut/copy option, whereas before it would allow you to double-tap, re-type and replace, or drag the selection larger. Also, it doesn’t do automatic spacing between words.

If I could, I would downgrade to the previous version I had, entirely because of how the typing is F***ed

Oh, also, my “messages” widget no longer shows my most recent texts, FB or twitter statuses as it did before.


Update went perfectly.  Now I need to see how to root the OTA version.


Nope, mine’s bricked.  Verizon couldn’t fix it.  New phone overnighted for tomorrow.

Steven Hawks
Steven Hawks

my screen is black and won’t shut off or restart.  Guess I need to pull the battery? 

Karla P
Karla P

NO.  My Droid X is not working properly now.  I’ve had to reset it a dozen times and still not working.  On the phone with Verizon now.

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