You have to get used to the fact that Motorola seems intent on doing whatever they can to stop people from tinkering with their Android-based devices. There’s that little thing about the locked bootloaders, and now there’s this.
If you’ve installed the leaked Froyo build for the Droid X, well, Motorola won’t get you back on the official track once their final Froyo update hits the streets.
The actual quote goes like this:
WARNING: Do NOT load the leaked 2.2 upgrade that has been floating around on the Internets. There is currently no upgrade path from that load to the official 2.2 load that will be released by early September. Unless you have some plan to flash your phone back to the current official load, you could be stuck on the leaked version.
So. This just confirms that there are risks involved with tinkering with your smartphone, installing leaked OS builds and so on. Sure, Motorola could have done what HTC has for those who updated their Evo 4Gs to a leaked Froyo build, and made sure everyone would eventually be back on the official upgrade path. But they chose not to.
So if you have installed the leaked Froyo build and would like to get the official bits when they arrive from Motorola in ‘early September’ (and hey, that could even be… tomorrow!), you’ll probably have to get back on Android 2.1 and then wait for the phone to prompt you that there’s an update.
Messy, yes, but such is the life of those who always want the latest this or that on their devices. Don’t say we don’t always warn you about things going wrong whenever we post about unofficial software!
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