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Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is now available for the Dell Streak 5

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Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is now available for the Dell Streak 5
Remember when the Dell Streak 5 brought big in a literally big way – with its still perceived to be monstrous sized 5” display? Yes, it has been long discontinued in the US, but nevertheless, it’s getting one snazzy update that no doubt brings some surprise.

Specifically, the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the original Streak is now available and ready for the taking, thanks to the team over at xda-developers. With the sizable 155MB update, users are required though to have version 350 of the stock recovery installed on the device prior to installation. Once that’s all squared away, you’ll have your Dell Stream 5 transformed completely to an almost new device with Gingerbread.

Official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is now available for the Dell Streak 5
Of course, this is wonderful news to anyone sporting the aging Dell Steak 5, especially when the company has no plans to bring its Dell Streak 7 up to Ice Cream Sandwich – so yeah, it’s undoubtedly great that the original Streak is getting some love.

Naturally, before proceeding to install the update, just be sure to back up your important files in the unfortunate event that something occurs during the process.

source: xda-developers via StreakSmart

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posted on 22 Dec 2011, 14:14 6

1. droiddomination (Posts: 203; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


the streak in my pants is better than this trash!

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 15:17

2. jacko (unregistered)


i had one and i liked it

dell's support is what sucks

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 15:42

3. savien808 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


i have a dell streak, i dont know how to root it. If anyone can help me, please let me know

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 15:45

4. savien808 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


You need to be rooted right?

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 15:54

5. imkyle (Posts: 1018; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


This is good to see. The Streak 5 is a good device. Glad to see Dell has not forgotten about it.

posted on 24 Dec 2011, 00:27

6. jagon91 (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


I loved my streak... I was highly saddened when I dropped it and it broke a couple of weeks ago... Just in time to miss the Gingerbread update I was waiting so patiently for...

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