Motorola Droid Pro Corporate Sync Push Not Working For Many Users

A number of Motorola customers who have purchased a Droid PRO, Droid X or Droid 2 have been complaining that the corporate sync email data push functionality on their device has not been working as advertised. According to complaints noted on the Motorola support forums, their phones do not seem to be pushing new emails even when they are explicitly set to carry out the function. Considering that these handsets are primarily seen as Blackberry alternatives for the corporate customer, the lack of proper email push functionality could be a huge deal breaker.

Here are some complaints that could explain the issues better

“I’ve confirmed my settings and I have “Data push” checked, I do NOT have “Sync over WiFi only” checked. I’m runnning the “performance” battery setting and my company uses Exchange 2003 (v6.5), Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2. My phone, Droid Pro, is running Andriod 2.2; version 2.26.2.XT610.Verizon.en.US. Mail is not “pushed”, I have to open the mail app and then, and only then, will it begin to sync. Once I leave the email app, I no longer get pushed email.”

“Well, I swapped the Pro for the Droid X yesterday (due to tiny keyboard and screen size) and exchange works with the same effectiveness…NONE. In fact, I disabled “push” and set fetch to 15 minutes. I did this 30 minutes ago, I’ve received 12 emails on Outlook and my phone still has not synced. So Push doesn’t work and Fetch doesn’t work…this is consistent with the Pro last week and now the X…both running Blur over 2.2. So basically, I’m having to manually sync my corporate email…”

Motorola has said that they have been working to replicate this issue at their end and thereby resolve the same. But considering that the issue is so widespread, it is surprising that none of the handsets tested by Motorola engineers at HQ seem to be able to helping in troubleshooting the problem.

We will let you know when a fix comes available.

Install Android 2.2.1 On Droid X With New Hack

The latest version of FroYo is not available for Motorola Droid X users yet. But if you are of the restless variety and need to get it sooner, a leaked version of Android 2.2.1 that can be installed on Droid X handsets is now available. Of course, since this is not official, you will need to root your Android phone first which, as you should be aware already, is fraught with risks and so will need you to proceed at your own risk.

Even if you are successfully rooted, the Android 2.2.1 installation comes without an SBF file which means there is no way to go back to the original state should something go wrong. So proceed to the following steps only at the risk of bricking your phone. No guarantees here.

To start with, you will need to download the source file from the link here. Once this is done, download the file and copy it to your SD card. Use the instructions mentioned here to bootstrap the recovery and reboot it. After you complete this, navigate to “mount and storage” and pick format system & mount /system.

Now tap the power button of your phone once to return 1-Menu option. Here, select install zip from sdcard -> choose zip from sdcard. Pick the Blur.zip file that was downloaded to the SD card to proceed.

This will complete the process. The Droid X will now reboot to the new Blur and Android version.

Motorola Droid X In India Coming Soon?

A rumor in the Android Community has it that Motorola is planning to launch its popular Droid X smartphone in India. The Droid X, as you know, runs a 1GHz processor and comes with features like an 8-MP camera, 4.3″ capacitive touch screen and could have Android 2.2 out of the box. Given that Droid […]

A rumor in the Android Community has it that Motorola is planning to launch its popular Droid X smartphone in India. The Droid X, as you know, runs a 1GHz processor and comes with features like an 8-MP camera, 4.3″ capacitive touch screen and could have Android 2.2 out of the box.

Given that Droid is a Verizon trademark, Motorola is expected to rebrand the device as either Milestone X or Motoroi X. Other alternatives are possible as well and since this is a rumor, your guess is as good as mine. Anyway, chances are that this phone could make its debut in India by November 25.

This is a good move from Motorola considering that Android has been picking up a lot of traction in the Indian market lately. However, Samsung has hogged much of the limelight in the higher end Android handset segment and the launch of Droid X in India could offer Android lovers a pretty good alternative to pick.

Samsung Continuum Vs. Samsung Fascinate Vs. Droid X Vs. Droid 2 Features Comparison

Verizon has had a lot of success with their Android portfolio in recent times and they are likely to continue churning out more handsets in the foreseeable future as well. Samsung Continuum, the next big Android phone from the South Korean giant is learned to be launching on November 11th and is in good company of several Android phones that are carried by Verizon. This includes the Fascinate, Droid X, Droid 2 and Droid Incredible. The Droid 2 Global is coming soon as well.

So if you are contemplating a Verizon Android purchase anytime soon, then it makes sense to first look into the specifications of these various handsets before you decide which one you should go for. Click here for a larger picture. As always, tell us your favorite from the phones below.

Samsung Continuum comparison

[via Droid Life]

Now Download Android 2.2 Source Code For Motorola Droid X

Steve Jobs may disagree, but truth be told, Android is an open source platform that anyone can willfully tinker with, modify and release with their own customizations. Carrying on with the tradition, Motorola has released their latest Android 2.2 source code that has been used for Motorola Droid X.

If you are a developer who is curious to see what’s inside the phone that you are carrying or a hacker looking for ways to create more hacks for the Droid X platform, you can check out and download the source code by clicking here. The application is being released with the release id rel1489 and contains close to 67 files in all.

While at it, if you are looking to download the older version of the Droid X, here is the link.

Motorola Droid X SE With Silver Bezel Coming?

A Verizon source has apparently spilled the beans on an upcoming variant of the popular Motorola Droid X phone that comes with a special silver bezel. The phone, called Motorola Droid X SE could either be a Silver Edition (meaning it will be available in large volumes) or a Special Edition (meaning it is going to be in limited volumes) phone. The phone is reported to come with an exciting 1.2 GHz processor – very much like the Motorola Droid 2 Global edition that is expected to be launched in the next few weeks.

Motorola Droid X SE

As it goes without saying, this is a rumor that needs to be taken with a grain of salt. But do note that a majority of such leaks are deliberately planted in order to create excitement for the product and so do not rule this one down either. A shaky photograph like the one above; in an era of smartphones with powerful cameras, is itself a big giveaway. Don’t you think so?

Bug Lets You Make Voice Calls From Password-Protected Motorola Droid X

If you own one of the MOTOBLUR infused Android 2.2 handsets like Droid X or Droid 2, chances are that your phone has this minor security vulnerability. Some users have noticed this exploit that lets user access Google’s Voice actions on the phone even when the device is locked and requires the user to enter a passcode to proceed.

How do you do it? Simple. When prompted for the passcode, simply press and hold the search button (virtual or physical) for around 4 seconds. This will open up the Google Voice actions open to abuse. So once you have made this back-door entry, you can for instance say, ‘Call Home‘ in order to make a call to the phone addressbook entry named ‘Home‘. Check out this video for a demo.

Do you notice this bug on your phone?

Motorola Acknowledges Issues From Droid X Android 2.2 Update

Were you stuck on a Motorola logo while rebooting your Droid X after the FroYo upgrade? Did your Droid-X keep rebooting randomly? There have been quite a few issues that Motorola Droid X owners have been reporting ever since they upgraded their mobile phone to the latest Android version. While not all these issues have a fix as of now, Motorola has acknowledged that these issues are taken note of and that they are working towards fixing them.

A post on the Motorola Support forums notes that following issues that the company is aware of –

  • Stuck on Moto logo after reboot
  • Random rebooting
  • WiFi connection and stability
  • Battery Manager “force close” errors
  • Media won’t play
  • Music files cutting off the final four seconds or so

The handset maker has indicated that solutions to all these issues will be shortly delivered in a software release. Hold on to your problem-laden phone until then.

Android 2.2 Update For Motorola Droid X Releases

Froyo is finally hitting the Motorola Droid X phones. If you are one of those who own a beautiful Droid X, you can head over to the ‘Settings‘ on your phone and tap on ‘Check for Updates‘ to get started on the upgrade process. As you know, the latest Android 2.2 update will finally bring Adobe Flash 10.1 Player compatibility to the phone besides letting you use your Droid X as a mobile hotspot.

Android 2.2 on Motorola Droid X

The latest update was very much anticipated especially over the past week when several users started to receive messages from Verizon pointing them to a page on the official DroidDoes website that read,

“Great news! Verizon Wireless has released the new Android™ 2.2 software update for DROID X by Motorola. The new Android 2.2 software update – also known as “Froyo” – includes many new features for your phone and tons of shortcuts.”

Verizon is likely to have jumped the gun on that count but it does not matter now. Go ahead and download FroYo for your Droid X rightaway.

Is Android 2.2 For Motorola Droid X Finally Releasing?

It has taken a long time coming. But Android 2.2 aka FroYo for Motorola Droid X may finally be coming soon. Several Droid X users appear to have received a text message pointing them to a page on the official DroidDoes.com website that reads,

“Great news! Verizon Wireless has released the new Android™ 2.2 software update for DROID X by Motorola. The new Android 2.2 software update – also known as “Froyo” – includes many new features for your phone and tons of shortcuts.”

Funnily, this is despite Android 2.2 not being released to any Droid X owner as of now. Considering that Verizon has not pulled this page back so far and that this page was actually created four days back is an indication that the Android 2.2 update for Droid X is not too far away.