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[Update: DROID 3 owners, too] Motorola DROID X2 receiving firmware OTA 1.3.418?

[Update]: the OTA is, in fact, only going out to those who signed up for the soak test. A soak test is also going out to DROID 3 users. Neither, as you might imagine, is Ice Cream Sandwich. If you’re in Motorola’s test program and you have either of these devices unrooted, be sure to update whenever you get the chance.

Some weirdness is going on with the Motorola DROID X2, it seems. We know Motorola was prepared to begin soak tests for a maintenance update in the middle of March, but we haven’t really heard from them since. Well, it looks like at least some users are starting to see the update to firmware 1.3.418 in one way or another.

We received a tip claiming that they were starting to see the upgrade, and a user over at AndroidForums.com says their replacement DROID X2 received yesterday came with the firmware pre-installed. It would appear that Motorola is rolling it out to at least some. Whether these people are part of a soak test still going on or not hasn’t been confirmed.

Verizon’s support document still says that the update is “coming soon” which would lead us to believe that it’s the latter. It would explain why a replacement device would come pre-installed with it: Asurion probably had access to the test upgrade and applied it to the phone before sending it.

We’re not sure if that’s common practice if that’s the case, but it’s the only logical reason we can think of outside of this being a wide-spread OTA rollout. In any case, check your DROID X2 for the update and let us know if you are seeing it. [Thanks _____!]

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  • G-Money

    Yes I have the new update. I receive my phone as a replacement device last week. I’ve been trying to root my phone for the last 2 days and have had no success withI’ve been trying to root my phone for the last 2 days and have had no success with the 1 click root. It says complete in the program but then when I look at my It says complete in the program but then when I look in my in my app draw there is no superuser app present.

  • http://www.developerscode.com/ Developers Code

    i dont like Motorola Driod……:(
    http://www.developerscode.com/

  • brent

    If I can’t root no update for me!

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    This update IS REAL
    soak started TODAY
    It IS 1.3.418
    at least that’s what the soak test forum shows

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuelkirkendall Samuel James Kirkendall

    I received the OTA update yesterday.

  • greatseapenguin

    :( Got the update pop-up notice to install the update at about 5AM today. As of 9AM the phone is still rebooting every 4 minutes or so, which makes the device completely unusable. Called Verizon support and stepped through a number of tests to correct the update reboot problem with a VZ technician, all to no avail. Verizon technician reported that many other non-soak users are experiencing the same problem after installing this update (I would recommend that non-rooted Droid X2 owners NOT INSTALL this update!)

    Also, VZ reported to me that the update was supposed to eliminate the spurious freeze ups and random reboots that many Droid X2 owners have experienced in the past , however, this update did the opposite and now the phone is unusable. So much so that Verizon is overnighting a new Droid X2 for delivery before 10AM tomorrow.

    Now I have to reinstall (some) apps and USB transfer my personal photos, videos and songs off the internal SD card in 4 minute intervals between reboots.

    What a BIG WASTE of my time and a BIG pain in the rear! (Good job there Google; you bought Motorola and screwed it up just like you did with the Google TV/Logitech Revue fiasco – which, according to their CEO, lost and cost Logitech over $100M!) – GSP