How To Update / Upgrade Verizon Motorola Droid X To Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread


How To Update / Upgrade Verizon Motorola Droid X To Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread

As you probably noticed, new Android firmwares are constantly leaking on the web before the official launch. First it was Google Nexus S, then Samsung Galaxy S and Google Nexus One. Now it’s time for Verizon Motorola Droid X to get it’s Android 2.3.3¬†Gingerbread. So, of you are a¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X owner you can now update your device to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread. The new Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread comes with some new features and just as we expected, the bugs of the previous versions have now been fixed (of course this doesn’t mean that you won’t encounter any annoying issues.

After we got our hands on the new Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread for Verizon Motorola Droid X, we were able to notice that the new firmware comes with some tweaks regarding the graphics set inclusion and, most important, it looks like Verizon Motorola Droid X battery life improves once you upgrade it to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread.

If you want to upgrade your Verizon Motorola Droid X to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread all you have to do is carefully follow the tutorial below. Until then remember that this procedure is not rooting your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X, so it won’t void the device’s warranty. But before you proceed to update your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread, make sure you take a look at the bellow listed tips:

  • Back-up all the data on your Verizon Motorola Droid X, like contacts, messages, or the apps you downloaded and installed from Android Market. Do so, because all the data on your device will be wiped once you upgrade it to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread, since the procedure is a firmware update. Once you back-up the data, you will be able to restore it on your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X once you finish updating your phone

  • Make sure that you own a¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X. If you own an unlocked¬†Motorola Droid X and you update it to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread, you may end up locking your device with Verizon

  • If you rooted your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X, you will have to do it again after you update it Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread

  • Check if your Motorola Droid X is powered by Verizon Wireless, then make sure that your battery level is at least 50%. The firmware updating process drains a lot of battery, so a battery level of at least 50% should be enough for your device to handle the update to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread process, so the higher the battery level the safer the install is.

  • Ensure that you have admin rights on the computer you are using to update¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread and download the¬†Droid X Gingerbread 2.3.3 update file from here. Unzip the file on your desktop (if prompted for password type “” – without the quotation marks)

Now that you are sure that your Verizon Motorola Droid X is ready for the update procedure, closely follow the bellow steps in order to install Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread on your device:

  1. Copy the ZIP file on your SD memory card (you should be able to find it on your desktop if you extracted as instructed above)

  2. Switch off¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X and remove the SIM card. Do this for not to encounter any unwanted events that might interrupt the updating process, and to ensure that your SIM doesn’t get corrupted

  3. Get your Verizon Motorola Droid X into recovery mode. To do this, press and hold the home button, then press the power button. When the¬†Motorola¬†Logo appears on the screen, release the power button. An exclamation mark should appear on your device’s screen. Press the search key once to go into recovery mode

  4. When your Verizon Motorola Droid X boots into recovery mode, you should be able to spot an option called “Install zip from sdcard.” Select it and the Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread installation process will begin. Once the installation is over, your device will reboot. You might notice that after it reboots it may take a little longer for your device to show the homescreen. Don’t panic, it happens only after the first reboot. Remember not to interrupt the update process in any way, because this might damage your device.

  5. Voila! You just updated your Verizon Motorola Droid X to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread

Now that your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X was updated to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread, go ahead and enjoy all the new features that come with this firmware. We also¬†recommend¬†you to restore your device to factory settings after the you updated it and erase the cache files in order to enhance your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X speed. Also configure your Internet connection settings as the installation process wipes them. Restore your backed-up data. Don’t hesitate and write us if any problems occur in the comments area below. Also let us know how much to you like your¬†Verizon Motorola Droid X, now that you upgraded it to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread.

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