Caution: Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA Update Bricks Some Droid X

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We’re seeing a number of comments on MobileCrunch, as well as other forums such as DroidForums, Yahoo Answers, and Android Central Forums, notifying us that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OTA update has bricked some of the Motorola Droid X smartphones for which it was destined.

The affected Droid X owners say that after updating, the phone goes to a black screen, and won’t reboot unless the battery is reset. Even then, most people still end up with a bricked phone. On the other hand, some users had a perfectly breezy OTA update and are enjoying the power of Android 2.3 Gingerbread as I write. Use caution.