Last Updated: July 21, 2011 10:22 PM

First published: Jul 12, 2011

Motorola Droid X2 - Android smartphone


OS Update

stuck on 2.2.2 Froyo, still no word on 2.3 Gingerbeard

Notification Light

the blue light sometimes stays on forever if you have a missed call

Not sure what it meant by "Blue: You can an incoming call."

New email (gmail and universal inbox) green light stopped working after just couple of weeks. No sure about blue LED, since don't really know what it suppose to do.

missed call blinking green, 90% charged green, and red LED for 10% battery still work.

remove all gmail data doesn't work, install light flow lite, remove battery doesn't work either

master/factory data reset (w/o erase internal data) doesn't work

all the color still work under "LED Tester"

doesn't work in "Blink".

after many hours, it suddenly work again, don't ask me how or why.

safe mode

doesn't work

Press and hold Menu. Power the device on. Hold the Menu button until Safe mode appears (located in the lower left)


no mre physical button like Droid X, why? more obsessive designers who hate buttons?

anandtech said need to capture video to internal or reformat microSD

no HDR, FaceTime equivalent?

Screen Capture

- No hardware key? (power+home on iOS), need to use USB tether to PC with SDK.


cannot sort bookmarks?

task manager shows -1% usage?


CityID trial, Slacker, Skype mobile, V CAST Apps, V CAST Music, V CAST Video, VZ Navigator

Amazon MP3, Blockbuster, NFL Mobile

Let's Golf 2, NFS Shift


files app can play .mov H.264, but not in Gallery


not quick text, need third party apps like handcent, smspopup

sometimes duplicate, or triplicate TXT


universal inbox, why default to "Sent via DroidX2 on Verizon Wireless™", nonsense.

cannot turn off conversation model in gmail?


cannot use full qHD 540x960 from gallery, force to crap to 400 something x 300 something pixels, why? you only see 200x400 or so on each screen, it scrolls a bit when you go to the left or right screens.


A lot

worse is Pulse News, not just force quit, have it rebooted (automatically or need hard reset) the phone more than once. Worst one, it wiped all its own settings, have to start from beginning.

My Verizon and crashed and need reboot before they work again

Maps (w/ Traffic) crashed too.

Maps got confused in StreetView also, but not crash, just slow down

Reboot by itself, not running anything once (something is updating in background?)

"Files" app crashed try to open pulse news folder with >1000 items

sometimes slow to a crawl, touch screen not responsive, hardware buttons still works

My Verizon

need update before can continue to use, cannot use after update, need power down and restart (probably can shutdown process also), otherwise keep looping on update.


"Street View on Google Maps" and "YouTube" auto update in marketplace and downloaded?

Google Maps auto update also.

Adobe Flash 10.1, GMail 2.3.2 didn't show as install in my apps, need to manually update to 10.3 and


no WiFi, no GPS, no weather, myVZW gadgets, no Live Wallpaper, no Pulse News update, it would last a day

Copy & Paste

click on first line is hard

red highlight of mis-spelled word, help didn't say what supposed to do with it.

in gmail, cannot change selection with in/out handles, only highlight red when drag and auto copy.


it got quite hot sometimes, seem like overheating, especially when it may crash soon


got no signal some times for no reason

drop to 1xRTT quite a bit too.


no notepad? need third party - ColorNote, EverNote (both has no edit button in toolbar, need menu button, that's one more click all the time) or Dropbox a file. (Dropbox DB doesn't auto convert CR/LF?)


Why it never say exactly what it does?

no change log (bad and lazy) of 2.0.51_Driver_5.2.0 (uses own temp directory) update to download site's 2.0.49 5.0.0.

Backup Assistant

Verizon sales lady said don't need the PIN (the one she used to transfer didn't work), have to use automatic reset

couldn't find where it is on webpage or myverizon to forget or view PIN.


only export as VCF, no CSV

Third party

Bookmark SB

supposedly export to /mnt/sdcard/bookmarkSB, save to internal instead?