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Video: DROID X Gingerbread Walk-through

When the leaked Gingerbread (Android 2.3) builds for the DROID X and DROID 2 were released last night, we couldn’t help but dive right into them and see what Moto had changed.  At first glance it looked like a lot, but after playing with this DX build for a few minutes you quickly realize that alongside the few eye-popping cosmetic changes there are some back-end things that really make the difference here.  The performance increase you’ll see will have you excited even if the new blue Blur isn’t your thing.  We go hands-on after the break.  

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  • Rudy Suchil6

    can you guys really work on a version for the droid 2 global! if you guys make one soon i will definitely be happy to donate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bryce-Stapleton/100000302980758 Bryce Stapleton

    Nice music choice, love wiz khalifa

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know where to get the honeycomb looking wallpaper on the screenshot above?

  • guest111

    Hi, would you please share ur wallpaper? it’s awesome! I love it!!!!!!! Thanks!

  • digsoreos

    BTW, it still has the timestamp bug! If you use an SMS backup app, incoming messages may not get backed up as they will appear to have arrived hours in the past. One message I just received shows that it “arrived” 5 hours ago. On the phone, it will display the correct time. However, if you back up SMS/MMS messages with an app like SMS Backup+ it will show the message as arriving at whatever the time was in Greenwich Mean Time. This seems like a simple enough fix. Not sure why it wasn’t fixed. Maybe it will be in the official release?

  • digsoreos

    Anyone know whether they added the feature that allows you to take screenshots or screen captures directly with your phone rather having to connect it to your computer and the SDK?

  • Chris Nimon

    Man that runs smooth. Where’s our Droid-Life rooted version like we got when Froyo leaked ;)

  • Paul Tatum

    I keep checking for updates “GingerBread” but reports (No updates at this time) You are up to date.

  • Edie

    Does anyone know where to download the blue honeycomb wallpaper?

  • Edie

    Does anyone know where to download the blue honeycomb wallpaper?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1644265579 Austin Ochoa

    can someone plzzzz tell me what the pros are of being rooted and is it WORTH it

  • tummytum

    what are those awesome wifi and gps widgets ur using?

  • Socal_jnunez

    Can someone please post that picture
    Thanks in advance

  • Rain_king46

    Has anybody noticed any missing apps that cant seem to be located in the market?

  • Dustin G

    I tried to use the Bootstrap app and load the file that was linked above, it said that there was an error in extracting the zip error code 7 and then installation was aborted, i rebooted the phone now its stuck on the motorola logo. Any advice please! I rooted my phone no problem, but dont know why there was an error in this process. As of right now I think its hosed or bricked.

  • Christophernapier

    Will this work on the original droid?

  • http://profiles.google.com/brendan.kelly94 Brendan Kelly

    did anybody notice that they added the nexus live wallpaper

  • http://profiles.google.com/brendan.kelly94 Brendan Kelly

    did anybody notice that they added the nexus live wallpaper

    • digsoreos

      +1

  • Eddie

    Where can I get that blue honeycomb wallpaper at??

    • http://profiles.google.com/brendan.kelly94 Brendan Kelly

      a quick search on the droid life site will lead you to it just search “honeycomb wallpapers”

  • dshizzel

    To be specific — yes, in order to get this to load to your device, you need to be rooted. Once it’s on, there is not currently a root hack for it, so you’re only way to get it back to stock for OTA is to do a SBF load. Like BNL says: It’s all been done!

  • dshizzel

    OK, I had to do a wipee-poo, but after that, all was fine! Oh, and a reboot, too, to clear the low volume sitch. But, it’s fine now. Likin’ it!!!

  • Guest

    im assumimg you have to be rooted to install this?!

    • tomNasty

      there is no root yet….this is pure as a babys ass

  • Mygixxer

    Can someone make a video on how exactly this is done? I know I’m not the only one that is scared about messing something up.

    I could have sworn he said his phone WAS NOT ROOTED and was able to install gingerbread??? I’m not rooted but am wanting to do this. Is it impossible without being rooted!?

  • Anonymous

    IM MISSING SOME APPS

  • Troyschmeling

    anyone else having major battery issues after running this??

  • http://profiles.google.com/sethmj1480 Seth Johnson

    Has anyone else run into this issue? If I click menu>Settings>Sound>Notification Ringtone, I get a message that says “Sorry! The application Settings (process com.android.settings) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.” Basically I can’t set a notification ringtone. If I go through Text messaging>Menu button> Message Settings>Select ringtone, underneath is says unknown ringtone, and if I click it it brings me back to the Text messaging main screen. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  • vinnie

    Has anyone had any issues adding apps to the home screens? It wont let me. Unless the new blur has some way of doing it that I’m not aware of, that might be the bug that it was rejected for lol.

    • Uncle Paul

      Long press – menu pops up + to home and then Booyah

      • Socal_jnunez

        nope long press /shortcut/applications pick and then your done

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797475274 Nadeem Najib Kizi

    Ugh double posted :/ accidentally

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797475274 Nadeem Najib Kizi

    Just forgot 1 thing
    In the app drawer [I think it only works in the app drawer idk], there is new cool animation when you switch between portrait and landscape.
    Also in the settings, menus etc, screens dont just pop up instantly without any zoom animations anymore. They have a zoom animation of around 75%
    Keep the vids coming ! :D

  • JagoX

    Man who knew that Motorola could actually do a nice job with a skin after the mess they caused with the first MotoBlur & the version that shipped on the DX. This thing is FAST!

    Loaded this up on my phone last night to see how the battery life is without being able to run TB, SetCPU & Autostarts. The only thing I do hate at the moment is the blue status bar…hope someone themes that ASAP back to black :D

  • JagoX

    Man who knew that Motorola could actually do a nice job with a skin after the mess they caused with the first MotoBlur & the version that shipped on the DX. This thing is FAST!

    Loaded this up on my phone last night to see how the battery life is without being able to run TB, SetCPU & Autostarts. The only thing I do hate at the moment is the blue status bar…hope someone themes that ASAP back to black :D

  • Socal_jnunez

    does anyone have that wallpaper that is being used in the gingerbread
    video its the blue one
    thanks

  • Socal_jnunez

    does anyone have that wallpaper that is being used in the gingerbread
    video its the blue one
    thanks

  • Uncle Paul

    Gingerbread does not like Widgetlocker!

  • Uncle Paul

    Gingerbread does not like Widgetlocker!

  • Uncle Paul

    Gingerbread does not like Widgetlocker!

  • Uncle Paul

    Gingerbread does not like Widgetlocker!

  • Uncle Paul

    Gingerbread does not like Widgetlocker!

  • http://profiles.google.com/m.pellegrini406 Michael Pellegrini

    Hey Kellex how did you get that lockscreen with the clock and the power management widget that way. Also where did you get that wallpaper from? can i get that please??

  • Ufish2

    Root will return in a few days..then we’ll be really fast

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55712305 Lee Sandy

    so does this leaked version of GB already have the 3G mobile hotspot patch preinstalled? I’m getting a message/warning that says you may be charged for the hotspot if you use it. Can this really be used for free?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55712305 Lee Sandy

    so does this leaked version of GB already have the 3G mobile hotspot patch preinstalled? I’m getting a message/warning that says you may be charged for the hotspot if you use it. Can this really be used for free?

  • Dsim91

    My only issue so far is the phone is not charging properly maybe that’s why verizon sent it back to the moto

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Do it again and wipe

  • Arthur

    Hate the new dock, vanilla Gingerbread looks better, compared to the Nexus S Droid X’s new Bionic look is fail. Other than that it seems like its moving in the right direction performance wise. If I do upgrade, I’ll probably wait till the ota gets here (if ever) really wish it looked more like Gingerbread than it does the Bionic.

    • DroidzFX

      woes is me……why bother……urggg

    • Anonymous

      I’m sure a stock gb rom will come out for it eventually.

  • somethingwired7

    I’m not too big of a fan of all the eye blazing white… otherwise looks good

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

    Has the FM Radio app changed any?

  • The350zWolf

    Nice work by Moto, but it is totally not worth the upgrade to GB unless it gets rooted. I’m not giving up my root access regardless of performance enhancements. Although is not the same using Titanium and RootExplorer to remove unwanted blur on froyo compared to the professionally optimized GB, I can make my D2G run fast enough for the task at hand. Once GB gets rooted, I’m all in for an upgrade.

  • http://twitter.com/TheReal_Bob bob

    what happened to the screen-off animation?

  • http://twitter.com/TheReal_Bob bob

    what happened to the screen-off animation?

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Kellex, have you tried Z4root to see if the 2.3.3 can be rooted yet?