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

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.

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

Related phones

  • Display 5.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1530 mAh(9.00h talk time)



1. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

the streak in my pants is better than this trash!

2. jacko unregistered

i had one and i liked it dell's support is what sucks

3. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

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

4. savien808

Posts: 59; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

You need to be rooted right?

5. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

6. jagon91

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 03, 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...

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.