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Gingerbread update to DROID X and DROID 2 leaks on the web

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Gingerbread update to DROID X and DROID 2 leaks on the web
It was only about a month that separated the launch dates of the Motorola DROID X and the Motorola DROID 2 when they hit the shelves last summer. At the time, the smartphone tandem stood at the top of Verizon's Android lineup and even today both devices still seem to get the job done for many of their owners. A software update, however, is always more than welcome, and it looks like one has silently surfaced on the web.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update to both smartphones has leaked and is available for download to everybody who is willing to try it out before its official release. Besides the numerous improvements that Gingerbread will add to the Motorola DROID X and the Motorola DROID 2, a revamped version of the MotoBlur interface is also bundled with the update. Unfortunately, nobody has released a rooting method for the new software version, but it should be only a matter of time before that happens.

Note that updating the software yourself may pose a risk or two, especially if you have not done it before, so be careful if you choose to try it out. There is always a slight chance of you bricking your smartphone so if that is a concern for you, it may be advisable to hold on until the update's official release from Motorola/Verizon.

source: MyDroidWorld (Droid 2), (Droid X) via Android Central

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posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:10

1. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well shit! After all the talk of each Android phone only getting one update ever, I'm taking this as a more than pleasant surprise. I'm debating whether or not to go ahead and try the unofficial release, though I'm sure the official one can't be too far behind.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:26 1

2. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


Already rooted! I'm still running the unrooted version until I get home tonight to SBF to .340. BUT, I will go as far as to say I will not be replacing the launcher any time soon. Blur is actually really, really useable with the new update.

Good work on this update Moto. Now about that bootloader....

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 12:31

3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the new interface is looking pretty good and functional too, i'll be torn choosing between it and GO Launcher EX that i've grown so attached to.

i'll have to re-root my Droid 2 before i receive the OTA update won't i?

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 15:08

4. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Yes. You'll probably have to flash to recovery so they'll push you the update. Otherwise they wont see you're on the right software to push it.

Or you guys could just do yourself a favor and get an incredible and have Gingerbread with Sense UI 2.0....

cant be beaten.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 15:09

5. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Thunderbolt"

my fingers arent yet fully aware i've upgraded i guess.

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 16:02

6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeaaaah, i don't like sense.

but i don't have a custom rom or anything it's just opened up so i can use tethering apps and screenshot apps. will i still have to re-root?

posted on 29 Mar 2011, 23:22

7. joey18 (Posts: 526; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


I got droid x replace my old droid x stop working then verizon sent me a phone i wast checking the sofware are 2.1 froyo i wast going to update my phone but the phone say is not available for update necesery so how this post say is coming froyo 2.3 when i can get froyo 2.2 some one help please

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 07:59

8. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


The magic word is Gingerbread, not Froyo. Froyo is 2.2, which is the current release for the X and D2. GB, Gingerbread is not yet released, but is leaked.

That said, just for the benefit of performance improvement alone, the leak is awesome.

It sounds like you are very new to the smartphone and Android arena. If you want to do the updates, they are great. But I'd advise you to read up and learn. You have to be comfortable with possibly killing your phone, and NOT having it covered under warranty.

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 21:03

9. D2balla (unregistered)


tried it and it worked but it was super laggy and i couldnt send text or call and went to go back but my phone got bricked :/ Thanks

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 21:19

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it's nobody's fault but your own. you take that risk when you dive into the hacking/modding community.

posted on 30 Mar 2011, 22:50

11. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I just received my refurb droid x today and it came loaded with 2.3. I was very surprised and excited! It must be close to launch, like any day, so clearly vz didn't reject software as read in another forum...

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 15:05

12. jediprime (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Feb 2010)


If you goto VZW's website and download the update software instructions the screenshots show 2.3.340. http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/droid_x_instructions.pdf

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 15:10

13. jediprime (Posts: 4; Member since: 23 Feb 2010)


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