An errant application was causing my phone to spontaneously recycle – I gave up after about a half dozen cycles.

Verizon support indicated that I should perform a safe mode reboot and uninstall any suspect apps. The process was fairly painless, and I was up and running in a few minutes … sans my most recently installed apps.

The process?

Hold the power key down, and when you see the Motorola logo (the big M), press and hold down the Menu key for 30 seconds. This boots your Droid X into safe mode.

Also the Android 2.2 update was simply awesome for the Droid X – it’s as if I installed a brand new battery. The phone seems to be a lot more conservative about using power, leaving me as one thrilled puppy. Fingers crossed.