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Rumor: Gingerbread for DROID X Rolling Out this Sunday?

As the title clearly points out, this is just a rumor for now, but one that we’re hoping to know more on very shortly.  The DROID X could start seeing official Gingerbread (Android 2.3) from Verizon starting Sunday at midnight (to business clients first), with the full rollout happening all of next week.  This seems a little early to me and comes as a huge surprise, but a friend in the business has already said that the build is finished and it is now up to Verizon/Moto to decide when to roll it out.  Again, let’s not get too excited until we have more.  Feel free to cross your toes for a bit though.

Update 3/25 – 10:43AM:  Still waiting for that confirmation.  Apologies for the delay on info, we fully expected to have it by now.  Again, let’s not hold out too much hope for this.

Oh, and to get an idea as to what this 2.3 Blur will look like, check out this post.

  • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

    I taking wagers this is BS….Odds are 6 to 1 right now – with the line at 3….any takers.

  • http://twitter.com/hpizzy Hiral Patel

    I taking wagers this is BS….Odds are 6 to 1 right now – with the line at 3….any takers.

    • YourMomsTwaht

      What are the odds you are a total douche bag? 10 to 1.

  • Rw-1

    I’d prefer to get the kernal with that bad boy, to see if it doesnt have the 3G delay after a call, and we then can place on GB ROM’s out there.

  • Rw-1

    I’d prefer to get the kernal with that bad boy, to see if it doesnt have the 3G delay after a call, and we then can place on GB ROM’s out there.

  • Anonymous

    What about the poopy droid 2? did they forget about that?

    • Andrew

      It seems like it. However once GB is released on the X I have to assume it will be ported to D2 since they’re so similar. Lots of ROMS/Themes for the X can be ported to the D2 and vice versa.

    • Andrew

      It seems like it. However once GB is released on the X I have to assume it will be ported to D2 since they’re so similar. Lots of ROMS/Themes for the X can be ported to the D2 and vice versa.

    • YourMomsTwaht

      Yeah, that is why it is poopy.

  • Anonymous

    What about D2?

  • Andrew

    Based on the screens and vid, GB doesn’t really appeal to me. The only thing that was kinda cool is the transition when going from portrait to landscape, everything else is meh… More excited for Liberty 1.75.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095082 Chris Hughes

      +1

      I’ll only be excited for when Kejar and Jrummy build the next liberty on GB

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501095082 Chris Hughes

      +1

      I’ll only be excited for when Kejar and Jrummy build the next liberty on GB

      • Andrew

        Yeah, I personally wouldn’t give up Liberty for stock GB.

      • Andrew

        Yeah, I personally wouldn’t give up Liberty for stock GB.

    • Ghghgfh

      Liberty and it’s hang ups, crashes and reboots, yeah, keep waiting.

      • Andrew

        I haven’t had any of those probs. Sorry if you can’t flash a ROM properly.

  • Baked14

    For some reason I don’t believe this

  • Anonymous

    We want gingerbread not gingerblur!

  • Rain_king46

    Here is what will happen. Since I always doubt rumors about official releases, I will upgrade to the new Liberty this weekend. Then after I get that all working, the official OTA Gingerbread will come out next week for sure :/

  • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

    Playing with my updates is like playing with my emotions. Gingerbread has been done FOREVER NOW…..Moto/Verizon LETS DO THIS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

    Playing with my updates is like playing with my emotions. Gingerbread has been done FOREVER NOW…..Moto/Verizon LETS DO THIS!!!

    • Anonymous

      Didn’t your momma teach you any manners? Never play with your updates in public.

  • Ghghgfh

    I work for Moto and this will not happen.

  • Ghghgfh

    I work for Moto and this will not happen.

    • Anonymous

      I work for moto too. And you’re fired.

      • Ghghgfh

        I am your boss douche lord. You go clean the crapper and make it happen.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll clean the crapper as soon as your momma removes her lips from my sausage.

      • Ghghgfh

        I am your boss douche lord. You go clean the crapper and make it happen.

  • Eric J

    I strongly doubt that it would happen so soon but it would be sweet, i’ll try to hold out for liberty gingerbread edition though.

  • Eric J

    I strongly doubt that it would happen so soon but it would be sweet, i’ll try to hold out for liberty gingerbread edition though.

  • Davidukfl

    will wait for a custom ROM of this before i upgrade

  • Anonymous

    Of course this is true, because I just moved an hour ago from X to Tbolt. Doh.

  • Anonymous

    Of course this is true, because I just moved an hour ago from X to Tbolt. Doh.

  • digsoreos

    I’m not looking forward to the battery-sucking UI changes like bright-white backgrounds for settings screens and pop-ups.

    • Eric

      Ummm… unless your phone is rockin a CRT screen the color of the menus will have absolutely no impact on battery consumption….

      • digsoreos

        I see. So the only thing that increases or decreases your phone’s display’s use of battery is the screen brightness setting or does that also not have an impact?

        • Eric

          Gingerbread isn’t going to make the max output of the backlight any brighter dude, so even if the software raised the level some (do you assume this is the case?) its really not that hard to adjust the brightness back down. I’m not really sure where you’d even get that the brightness setting is higher by default. Either way, I don’t see it as a reason to bemoan the arrival of a much improved OS. Cheer up dude.

          • digsoreos

            Why would you think software could make the max output of the backlight any brighter? It can’t, unless the max setting wasn’t actually the max setting as allowed by changing the brightness bar on the display setting.

            I think you’re confused about the issue I brought up. I suggested that the UI change in Gingerbread that makes the background of screens like the Settings screen white instead of the plain black backgrounds as they are now would increase battery usage in the same way that changing your display’s brightness setting from, say, 30% to 100%, would. If a black background screen at 30% brightness uses the same amount of battery power in 5 minutes as a white background screen at the same brightness for the same amount of time, then my worry of increased battery consumption–all settings being equal between the two OS versions–was mistaken.

        • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

          Brightness does have an impact on battery but if you just leave the phone on auto brightness you should be fine unless you are trying to go as long as possible without charging.

          • digsoreos

            I know brightness does. That’s obvious. I think what Eric was saying that I was mistaken to think that a screen showing a white background at the same brightness setting, say 30%, would use more battery than a black background screen also at 30% brightness.

          • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

            Ah ok, yeah, color will not effect battery consumption with the DROID line of phones since the whole line used OLED screens. It will on some certain other phones since they use AMOLED screens which, because of how they function, require more power for brighter colors.

          • digsoreos

            Cool. Thanks for the explanation. You learn something new everyday. Anyhow, here’s hoping for a good Gingerbread release.

          • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

            Sorry, mixed my screen types up a little bit. The DROID line uses LCD screens. Everything else is still accurate. Just meant LCD and not OLED.

          • kretz

            you’re a fn fool, stop trying to act like you know anything about technology

          • TheDroidAbides

            White backgrounds vs black ones only matters in terms of battery consumption with OLED (and all the variations) screens, because the pixels are “off” when displaying black. I don’t think it makes a difference for LCD screen technology though because both black and white and every color in between require the backlight to be on.

          • digsoreos

            I know brightness does. That’s obvious. I think what Eric was saying that I was mistaken to think that a screen showing a white background at the same brightness setting, say 30%, would use more battery than a black background screen also at 30% brightness.

        • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

          Brightness does have an impact on battery but if you just leave the phone on auto brightness you should be fine unless you are trying to go as long as possible without charging.

      • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

        Or if it’s an AMOLED but, so far, there is no phone in the DROID line that uses them.

        • http://www.google.com/profiles/107430353005607798966 KiriusKris

          My Incredible has a AMOLED screen.

          • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

            Well, the early Dinc’s used AMOLED though they switched to an LCD after, I believe, a month. Might be a little longer on the time frame.

        • http://www.google.com/profiles/107430353005607798966 KiriusKris

          My Incredible has a AMOLED screen.

      • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

        Or if it’s an AMOLED but, so far, there is no phone in the DROID line that uses them.

      • Anonymous

        CRT screen??? CRT stands for Cathode Ray Tube, as in the old fashioned tube televisions and monitors. Is that what you meant?

    • Eric

      Ummm… unless your phone is rockin a CRT screen the color of the menus will have absolutely no impact on battery consumption….

    • Ghghgfh

      You sir are a real moron or a ruh-tard.

      • digsoreos

        Wow. Bet that was a boost to your ego.

    • Ghghgfh

      You sir are a real moron or a ruh-tard.

  • Kaaaaaaahn

    Damn it Kellex! Now I’ll be checking for updates ever 30 minutes all weekend long!

    • Anonymous

      “Your device is up to date! No update is necessary at this time.”

      I hate lies. It should read, “An update is necessary, but we’re still Blurring it up for you. Please try again later.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603285212 Bill Morrow

        hahahaha.

  • Blake

    I just rooted and put liberty on my x. Do I need to unroot and go back to stock? Or..what? Man I’m such a noob lol. Any advice would be great.

  • Blake

    I just rooted and put liberty on my x. Do I need to unroot and go back to stock? Or..what? Man I’m such a noob lol. Any advice would be great.

    • John

      unrooting isn’t ever necessary. these updates just break your root (if that’s all you’ve done). if it becomes a big deal, you can always just flash back to the nandroid you (HOPEFULLY) created before putting a ROM on your device, update to gingerbread & wait for a gingerbread based rom to come out =)

    • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

      Since Liberty is on, yeah, you will have to go back to stock. What I recommend is search for maderstcok on Google. On the the first results should have a file you download. What is does is revert your phone back to stock and unroots. It’s like an sbf without having to use rsd. Just be sure to read his instructions as it is possible to brick your phone if you do something wrong.

      • JagoX

        There is also a full .340 update floating and it is more “official” then using something that someone modified. Restoring with an .SBF is crazy simple (and faster) with a Ubuntu Live boot & the sbf_flash utility.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Good news, I was actually getting a little tired of Apex and was thinking of going liberty but I may just flash mine back to stock this weekend and wait patiently for the update. Even if that means going without root for a few days.

  • http://twitter.com/strifejester Justin Ellenbecker

    Good news, I was actually getting a little tired of Apex and was thinking of going liberty but I may just flash mine back to stock this weekend and wait patiently for the update. Even if that means going without root for a few days.

  • http://twitter.com/pcriz Perry Meg

    Meh, I’m happy with my ROM setup now.. I don’t even think its worth the effort if you done the ROM game and finally found one that works for you..

  • http://twitter.com/BiGGiE_Q Biggie Quan

    I would be more excited if the gingerbread update erased blur altogether LOL

    • John

      only in our dreams

  • Hotguy_e

    Is this for real or another spoof??? Whats the news has anyone received it or what??? VZW hasnt event released any notes on 2.3 update?

  • turdbogls

    this is great news. so does P3 get these leaks for his developer unit?
    hopefully this comes sooner than later. i am actually looking forward to using the new gingerblur

  • Pmtwice

    I couldn’t care less about 2.3 on my X – Liberty is gonna get an update soon – I can feel it in the air, tonight[/Genesis].

    • John

      agreed but he tweeted (jrummy) that he doubts he’ll make the deadline tomorrow that he had set earlier in the week

      • Pmtwice

        That’s cool, I haven’t had any issues with it anyway.

      • Pmtwice

        That’s cool, I haven’t had any issues with it anyway.

    • Anonymous

      Phil Collins solo, not Genesis.

  • Drew

    Can you update to 2.3 if your rooted and on a custom rom?

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure if you have a ROM that has removed all the Blur, you won’t be able to pull the update. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Ven727

      Not sure if you can but I wouldn’t. If you want it sbf to stock as it can cause problems work root and bootstrapper.

  • goblueboy

    gingerblur unrootable for now…

  • Bryman16

    any love for the d2?

    • LivinFree

      Word from a contact I have is no the D2 is like almost dead to Moto as they are doing squat with it on updates. However when I got word GB is done for the X and waiting VZW approval he did mention the GB for the D2g is in the works and close to being reayd to be submitted to VZW also

      • Agacom24

        i believe it will be sent to the D2….the D2 is very very very similar internally as the DroidX, i wouldnt be surprised if it got the update as well but it may come at a later time. I own a D2 and i honestly am very optimistic about it, it runs just as well as the DX

      • Agacom24

        i believe it will be sent to the D2….the D2 is very very very similar internally as the DroidX, i wouldnt be surprised if it got the update as well but it may come at a later time. I own a D2 and i honestly am very optimistic about it, it runs just as well as the DX

  • Anonymous

    imma call bs on this one, only on the grounds that we have to have at least 10 rumor dates before real release dates are flushed out. lol.

    Here’s to hoping for some gingerbread goodness to end the week.

  • http://twitter.com/JBod Justin

    Ok, silly/noob question. I’m on a rooted froyo. Does this update matter to me? Does a new rom have to be written to keep up with the updates?

    • turdbogls

      If you have a rooted stock backup, you can take the OTA and wait until it is rooted. i think, but not sure, that there will not be any GB roms until it is rooted. either way, you will have to take the OTA to be able to flash a GB rom due to the locked bootloader… you will be up a creek if you flash a GB rom over top of a froyo rom on the DX…you can thank moto and its locked bootloader for that

      • http://twitter.com/JBod Justin

        Ugh. Well thanks for the info… I’ll just stay rooted until there’s a new 2.3 apex rom.

    • turdbogls

      If you have a rooted stock backup, you can take the OTA and wait until it is rooted. i think, but not sure, that there will not be any GB roms until it is rooted. either way, you will have to take the OTA to be able to flash a GB rom due to the locked bootloader… you will be up a creek if you flash a GB rom over top of a froyo rom on the DX…you can thank moto and its locked bootloader for that

  • Zach

    Doubtful but would be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

    Huh, thought HTC would have had Gingerbread out before Motorola.

  • Alphabets13

    thats great! now when do we get honeycomb?!! ;)

    • LivinFree

      Never, word I’ve heard from internal contact at Moto is there is no plan for HC.

      As to this article yes Gingerbread is done and ready for release it is all in VZW’s lap now.

    • http://twitter.com/Carpatus James Cox

      I believe Honeycomb is only for tablets so no phone is ever going to get it. However, Ice Cream is suppose to combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb and be usable on both tablets and phones.

    • Dx

      Honeycomb is for tablets

    • Anonymous

      you get the idea that honeycomb is not for phones.. the second thing is, I have a xoom.. there is a reason it is only for tablets.. I would never want honeycomb on a phone, it would have to be completely changed because there is no way you could operate HC on even 4.3″

  • Anonymous

    Please let this be true….Gingerbread has been out since like Thanksgiving or around there.

  • Daniel Ogilvie

    The only reason I care is so ROM devs can build gingerbread ROMs for the DX.

    • http://twitter.com/jpbagley Jim Bagley

      Exactly, even if it does come out I won’t be rushing to install it and be stuck with unrootable Blur and bloat.

      • Anonymous

        Same. Seeing the title made me a little excited but I’ll give it a week before rolling back and doing the ota update. Plus I hate backing my stuff up and restoring because I’m so lazy.

      • Anonymous

        Why do you think its unrootable?

    • droydhead

      rubiX Gingerbread FTW!

    • droydhead

      rubiX Gingerbread FTW!

  • Ecffighter7232

    one thing to consider…. blur can pull updates… so even if its rolling out to a select group first shouldnt everyone be able to pull it because of blur?

    • Anonymous

      i was thinking the same thing… but I’m gonna hold out to make sure it doesn’t break root. On second thought, not sure I want to leave ApeX just to get the update anyway :)

      • edwards311

        I feel ya on the Apex thought……It just sucks that Fab is no longer working on ApeX for the DX and has moved over to the Nexus S. Oh well, maybe another dev will pick up the ApeX line and keep it going.

        • Nemesis099

          Well that sucks as I just rooted for the first time last week and installed Apex. I figured I would get a few updates before they stopped working on it.

          Hmm might have to give Liberty a try then or just go back to stock and keep launcher pro over the blur garbage.

          • Anonymous

            Liberty is awesome. I can from Apex to it. Yeah you miss a few features going to completely stock Android but the tradeoff is worth it.

  • Dshudson

    Who care I have TBolt now ;-)

  • Muddy B00ts

    This is completely off-topic (sorry). I just used that easy root method posted yesterday and it had some hiccups but after some finangling I’ve got a fully rooted thunderbolt! Just hoping this gives others courage to take the plunge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Richardson/1464871569 Austin Richardson

    so the DX is gonna get gingerbread soon, but the Bionic is going to ship with froyo? god I #$%ing hate BLUR.

    • Vanilla Ice

      Looking foward for this… But I can’t wait for the LG Revolution and its Vanilla goodness.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Richardson/1464871569 Austin Richardson

        Don’t get me wrong, I love a vanilla Android experience just as much as the next guy, but it seems at this point getting it in a non-Nexus device is nothing more than a pipe dream. We’re going to have to make sacrifices in getting a device that best suits our needs, and to me, dual core>vanilla. BTW, I’m pretty sure the Revolution isn’t true stock Android, it has various LG “tweaks” =/.

      • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

        From the pictures i’ve seen, LG’s skin looks fairly similar to Samsung’s TouchWiz.

        • Vanilla Ice

          Some are. But if you watch videos on youtube you will see that the revolution was running stock android from CIS.

    • digsoreos

      The OG Droid got Froyo before the DX did. Maybe now DX users will have something to cheer about?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

    Shouldn’t DInc owners get it before the X?

    • https://profiles.google.com/107430353005607798966 KiriusKris

      Here’s hoping since the Incredible 2 is supposedly shipping with 2.3. It’s gotta be ready!

  • http://twitter.com/Boom_Briggs Al Briggs

    i just bought a droid x yesterday, so this is welcomed news! (rest in peace original droid)

    • tbaybe

      welcome to the DX life :) i missed my og droid too at first

      • http://twitter.com/Boom_Briggs Al Briggs

        thank you, thank you! it was hard parting w/ my og droid… we had some great times! :)

        • Anonymous

          In the same boat, love my DX, did not want to part with og droid but flashed CM7 and gave it to my lil brother and he loves it so the legacy lives on

    • http://profiles.google.com/lancedirk13 Lance Wolken

      Haha I upgraded from the OG Droid to the DX as well, but I gave my fiance an upgrade from her sh*t blackberry by giving her the OG Droid. Now I have a DX but can still play around with her OG from time to time.

    • http://profiles.google.com/lancedirk13 Lance Wolken

      Haha I upgraded from the OG Droid to the DX as well, but I gave my fiance an upgrade from her sh*t blackberry by giving her the OG Droid. Now I have a DX but can still play around with her OG from time to time.

    • Brendan

      Should have bought thunderbolt

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Bit hey any Droid is a good phone, even the Eris was a good phone after the devs got their hands on it lol

      • Tim242

        I just bought one as well. Tired of HTC’s battery life. Didn’t wait on Bionic because it is thick, and I couldn’t care less about 4G. I value battery life more. The X is a beautiful piece of hardware.
        Hero>Evo>Incredible>Droid X

        • Tarnette

          I agree with you 100%

    • Tim242

      I just bought one as well. Tired of HTC’s battery life. Didn’t wait on Bionic because it is thick, and I couldn’t care less about 4G. I value battery life more. The X is a beautiful piece of hardware.
      Hero>Evo>Incredible>Droid X

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Morris/551355755 William Morris

    Double post, sorry.

  • Anonymous

    Not buying it. There hasn’t been a leak, and as the old saying goes (in reverse):

    “Where there’s no smoke, there’s no fire.”

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t the saying “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”?

      • Anonymous

        I was quoting the old saying (in reverse) because there hasn’t been a recent, major Motorola update without a few leaked versions of the update. I haven’t seen one.

        I really am just hoping they haven’t locked down their testing group so tightly that we will no longer see those leaks.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, “If S then F” is logically equivalent to “If not F then not S”, not “If not S then not F”. Kellex wins the logic-off today.

        • Anonymous

          Somebody paid attention in their intro to philosophy class. Bravo.

    • Rizzidy

      logic fail

    • LivinFree

      Wrong, there has been a leak of GB for the X. Only problem is it is for dev units that are unsecured and will not work on a consumer unit. So don’t discount this news GB is right around the corner I’ve personally seen it already in action.

      • Anonymous

        If thats true, I am jacked. That makes me very happy.

      • Anonymous

        No, there was an earlier Gingerblur leak before the blurless Gingerbread leak, if I recall correctly.

    • LivinFree

      Wrong, there has been a leak of GB for the X. Only problem is it is for dev units that are unsecured and will not work on a consumer unit. So don’t discount this news GB is right around the corner I’ve personally seen it already in action.

  • tbaybe

    i almost forgot that 2.3 wasn’t out… lol

    • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

      we be rooted

  • Mrichards86

    Sweeeeet!