Can’t wait for Verizon? Load 2.2.1 manually!

| December 9, 2010 | Reply

Want the latest and greatest Verizon and Motorola have to offer in terms of software? Don’t want to wait for your phone to tell you that an update is available? Well you’re in luck! Our good friends over at Android Central have laid out a nice and easy way to get your phone on the 2.2.1 update from Verizon.

Download link for the update is provided as are the instructions (Flashing is simple. Download the file from the Android Central Forums and copy it to your SD card. Then turn your phone off. Wait a second. Hold the power and home buttons until you see the exclamation point. Let go, and then press the search button. Then choose “apply sdcard:update.zip” to apply the update. Reboot, and you’re good to go!) but just a friendly reminder we here at Gizmo Ninja want to make sure if you do this process while easy and the steps are layed out there are still risks involved.

Was it everything you expected? Still waiting for Gingerbread? Give it a try  and let us know what you think of the new software below.

That update to the Droid X that we told you about last week has been pushed out to a few people today. For everybody left waiting, you can download a copy of the update form our forums, thanks to Joe92t.

Flashing is simple. Download the file from the Android Central Forums and copy it to your SD card. Then turn your phone off. Wait a second. Hold the power and home buttons until you see the exclamation point. Let go, and then press the search button. Then choose “apply sdcard:update.zip” to apply the update. Reboot, and you’re good to go!

No, it’s not Gingerbread — though we fully expect the Droid X to get Gingerbread. What things update brings is a slew of fixes and improvements. Here are the big strokes:

  • Preloaded Madden NFL football game.
  • Preloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.1.
  • Preloaded MyVerizon application (v5).
  • Added Data Widget to home panel.
  • Improved Android OS Froyo stability
  • Fixes to Exchange Activesync
  • Fixes to Visual Voicemail

The EAS fixes actually are the biggest things, we think, in Version 2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.USIBP_C_01.09.07P. There are a slew of other fixes as well; you can find them all in this PDF. And once you’ve updated, be sure to join the discussion about the update in this forum threadThanks, Joe92t!

Note: Yes, you must have a stock Droid X to manually update like this.

Source: Android Central

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