Procedure to Get Mandatory Software Update for DROID by Motorola

Written By Sam on 8 December 2009

Verizon now provides a mandatory update patch with software version 2.0.1 for Motorola Droid phones. This software, which is an OTA update is of 10.2 MB size, comes with many fixes and enhancements. For upgrading to the new software, your phone needs to have minimum 40% battery power or at least 20% power availability if connected to a power source.

Procedure to Get Mandatory Software Update for DROID by Motorola

Listed below are few enhancements to your Droid phone through the new software update patch available from Verizon:

  • The OS stability along with the Battery life is improved.
  • The time between shots and the auto focus functionality of the Camera is improved.
  • Audio feature gets improvement for the incoming calls along with the boost for three-way calling. The speakerphone now remains ON while receiving a call on call waiting.
  • Elimination of the Background echo.
  • Improvised Bluetooth functionality with phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle Bluetooth solutions.
  • Automatic removal of the GPS icon from the notification panel after closing a GPS application.
  • SMS and MMS messages can be received immediately after receiving an EMS message. In addition, these messages can also be sent to seven-digit contacts by updated Google contact merging feature.
  • Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously and the corporate calendar widget interface is updated.
Verizon Motorola Droid v2.0.1 software update

The procedure to perform mandatory system update of your Droid for version AP:ESD56/BP:C_01.3E.01P is as follows:

Basic Requirement to upgrade your Droid

The pre-requisite for upgrading the phone is a minimum batter power of 40% or 20% of power availability if connected to a power source. The “Install now” and “Restart & install” options in the upgradation process will not be available if your device does not have enough power availability.

Instructions for Droid System Update

When you device is provided with a system update notification, press “Install now” option which will reboot your device followed by the installation process. The system update pop up also provides you with an option ” Install later”, selecting which results in a delay of the installation process and takes you back to the home screen. However, you are provided with the system update message every 30 minutes until you install the update. Pressing “More Info…” on the system update screen will provide you with more information regarding the system update on your device.

Once notified by the system update message, you can either manually initiate the update through “Home” > “Menu” > “Settings” > “About phone” > “System updates” or install by pressing “Restart & install” tab available in the update message. Followed by a reboot of your device and the installation process will begin for the device.

Process of System Update while Roaming

If system update notification is not received due to the Roaming condition, then you have to make use of Wi-Fi to install the updates or manually update your phone as mentioned above.

To enable Wi-Fi go in your phone proceed to “Settings” and select “Wireless & networks”. Press “Wi-Fi” to enable it. In addition, to connect to “Wi-Fi network” select “Wi-Fi settings” and then select available “Wi-Fi“ network or manually add a Wi-Fi network, which has security settings established.

If you are still unable to update your Motorola Droid, contact Verizon Wireless Customer Care at (800) 922-0204.

4 Responses to “Procedure to Get Mandatory Software Update for DROID by Motorola”

  1. ravi says:

    great tutorial many thanks

  2. Gurumoorthy says:


    nice technical post to read…
    keep it up..


  3. Rahul says:

    This droid phone from moto is amazing. And its features is now more enhanced.

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