Gingerbread update to DROID X and DROID 2 leaks on the web
0. phoneArena posted on 29 Mar 2011, 08:29
It was only about a month that separated the launch dates of the Motorola DROID X and the Motorola DROID 2 when they...
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1. Sniggly posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:10 0 0
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.
2. anarkie posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:26 1 1
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....
3. Thump3rDX17 posted on 29 Mar 2011, 12:31 0 0
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?
4. narley posted on 29 Mar 2011, 15:08 0 0
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.
5. narley posted on 29 Mar 2011, 15:09 0 0
my fingers arent yet fully aware i've upgraded i guess.
6. Thump3rDX17 posted on 29 Mar 2011, 16:02 0 0
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?
7. joey18 posted on 29 Mar 2011, 23:22 0 0
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
8. anarkie posted on 30 Mar 2011, 07:59 0 0
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.
9. D2balla (unregistered) posted on 30 Mar 2011, 21:03 0 0
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
10. Thump3rDX17 posted on 30 Mar 2011, 21:19 0 0
it's nobody's fault but your own. you take that risk when you dive into the hacking/modding community.
11. cr8tive007 posted on 30 Mar 2011, 22:50 0 0
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...
12. jediprime posted on 31 Mar 2011, 15:05 0 0
If you goto VZW's website and download the update software instructions the screenshots show 2.3.340. http://support.vzw.com/pdf/sys