Motorola DroidX

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This wiki page details the compatibility and functionality of the Motorola DroidX with Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Connector. Please contribute relevant information or corrections in our effort to facilitate end-user experience.

Note: This page is not for reporting defects and bugs. Those should be reported in the Novell Forums. Only limitations that are consequences of the nature of the phone should be reported here.

Device Summary


Novell Certified for Data Synchronizer Mobility Connector?   Yes/No
Ease of Setup   Excellent/Average/Poor
Email   Fully Supported/Supported with Limitations/Not Supported
Contacts Fully Supported/Supported with Limitations/Not Supported
Calendar   Fully Supported/Supported with Limitations/Not Supported

OS Requirements:

Setup Instructions

  1. On the phone, verify that you have a working wifi or data connection. If your Novell Data Sync Server resides inside a firewall, ensure that your internet connection will allow you to access it.
  2. On phone, go to Settings > Accounts > Add Account.
  3. Select Corporate Account.
  4. Populate the required fields with the correct information (user email address, userid, password, server IP address, etc.)
    1. Reference the note in the section below, SSL Considerations.
  5. Finish walking through the steps and complete setup.
  6. Your Email, Calendar, and Contacts can now sync.
    1. If calendar or contacts don't seem to be syncing yet, create a calendar event or contact on the device and sync it to the Data Sync Server. This sometimes speeds up the process.

SSL Considerations

  • The DroidX will not let you setup an insecure connection to a DataSync server. To get around this, you have to connect to a secure server, and then after the connection is setup and working, edit the settings by changing the server IP to the insecure server, and disabling SSL. This is a Motorola bug. Note, this bug only exists in the original DroidX firmware. The bug has subsequently been fixed by Motorola, and any DroidX with current firmware should no longer exhibit the issue.

How to configure your mobility server to use a self-signed cert for testing purposes


Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects):



Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects):

Notes: The Droid x is not displaying contact pictures that are synced to the device. This appears to be an Android 2.2 issue.


Working Features:

Device Limitations (not defects):

  • Names for all sub calendars will not sync to the device. Instead, all of the sub calendars will be shown with the account name.


Other Notes

  • Kill Pill is supported with Android 2.2+. In order to make this work "Device Security Policy" must be enabled under the Mobility Connector settings. (Update3 or higher is needed on Datasync server).
  • When the Device Security Policy is enabled, changed, or disabled, this device will quit syncing with the server. To work-around this device issue, the user must remove and re-add their account on the device. Once this is done, the device will properly download and apply the security policy to the device, after which time syncing will resume.


Please do not use this wiki to report bugs or defects. Instead, use the Novell Data Synchronizer Forums or call Novell Support.

Further Reading


Thanks to the contributors for this device information!

Bryce Romney. Timothy Stakland.