Motorola DROID X2 was launched in the US back in May 2011 through Verizon Wireless. However, the smartphone was shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo onboard, which is why the handset maker promised an upgrade to Gingerbread will be available for download.
Alas, it took Motorola more than a year to keep its promise and deliver the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to DROID X2 owners.
However, most of them already rooted their devices and had unofficial ROMs running on DROID X2. More recently, the folks at XDA Developers released a CyanogenMod 10 Alpha 2 build for the smartphone, which promises even more features and improvements.
First of all, it’s worth mentioning that even if this is an alpha build, most of the features of DROID X2 are fully functional.
According to XDA Developer forum user dragonzkiller, the creator of this ROM, the following things are working in this build: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, Calling, GPS, Google Now, Audio System, Camera (with some issues) and Maps.
There are only a handful of known issues, which will hopefully be addressed in future versions of the ROM. There are only two differences between the first and second alpha build.
There’s a new Advanced Settings Menu, which contains settings that might or might not be added in the future. In addition, there’s a new Wi-Fi module, which is faster than the previous version.
As we already mentioned, there are several things that still need to be ironed out by the developer, including recovery, which only works for restoring nandroids, but not for flashing ROMs. Data usage doesn’t work either, but it might be fixed in the future.
Keep in mind that some Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean compatible apps might crash due to some problems with the drivers.
For more details on how to download and install the latest CyanogenMod 10 Alpha 2 for Motorola DROID X2, check out the original thread.