Aside from Defy, Motorola doesn’t have any other good and competitive Android phones available on the market. This makes it nearly impossible for them to overcome Nokia, which is what Samsung and HTC have successfully done in the past few years. However, the Motorola Fire XT, a mid-ranged smartphone, is one of the major competitors of the Samsung Galaxy ACE. Since it is one of the best-selling phones in the market today, Motorola recently released an Android 2.3.5 update for users from different parts of the globe.

If you want to make the most out of your Motorola Fire XT, then you may want to update your device the soonest time possible. Aside from enhancing your phone’s battery life, upgrading to the newest software version will also fix the minor bugs that come with the Android 2.3.4 version originally installed on the device. A shadow animation for list scrolling is also included in the upgrade, as well as an improved Gmail application and camera software enhancements.

Before upgrading your Motorola Fire XT, make sure that all data are backed-up since they will be lost during the update. All apps and anti-virus software must be disabled, and you also need to make sure that your device is at least 50 percent charged so that it will not turn off during the firmware update.

How to update your Motorola Fire XT device

Below is an easy step by step process to update your Android device to version 2.3.5.

  • Download the Motorola Software update tool from Motorola’s official website
  • Connect your device via USB cable. Wait until the software program recognizes the device. A status stating, ‘Phone is connected’ will be displayed on the left.
  • A new software update notification will prompt you to update your device. Click the Next button to begin the update process.
  • Once the update is successfully done, your device will automatically start.

Congratulations! You have now successfully updated your Motorola Fire XT to Android 2.3.5 version.