UPDATE: Our Editor, Rob Jackson, has the Droid X and wanted to chime in. If you’re updating your Droid X to 2.3.3 PLEASE be patient. It’ll take a LONG time and your phone will sit on the Red Droid screen for 5-10+ minutes. It isn’t frozen. Don’t pull the battery. Problems are likely originating from antsy users who think their phone froze and do a battery pull. Patience is a virtue!
Although I have yet to see any Phantips from our readers on the subject, Mobile Crunch is reporting that more than a few Motorola Droid X users have come into some difficulty when updating their phones with the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA that’s being pushed out. Apparently, Droid X’ers from multiple websites and forums, are reporting their devices freezing after updating, requiring a battery pull. Even then, some people are having issues even getting the phone to boot after that.
This really comes as no surprise to me. Android updates are anything but 100% bug free and are not unique to a specific manufacturer. I’ve seen it time and time again, where people have completely different experiences even when updating the exact same device. Actually happened to me when updating my trusty HTC Evo 4G to 2.2 back in the day. Lucky for me, a good ‘ol fashioned factory reset fixed my problem right up.
In any case, I’ve always known Verizon to be very helpful during potentially stressful times like OTA updates and I’m sure they will be more than happy to help you out. So tell me Droid X users, have you guys experienced any hiccups while updating to Gingerbread? Any tips you can provide for updaters?