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How to: Get Rooted Gingerbread on DROID X

As many of you know by now, Gingerbread for the DROID X and 2 was released over the weekend giving all of us a taste of Android 2.3.3 and the new blue Blur from Motorola, only there was one thing missing.  Root access.  Well, that problem has now been fixed by our friends over at My Droid World, and we’ve got full instructions for you after the break if you jumped on GB early.  Yep, we walk you through every single step including flashing an SBF file which is something you won’t find anywhere else.  

In these instructions, you are essentially reverting back down to Blur build 2.3.340 and then re-upgrading to rooted Gingerbread.  The process looks intense, but again, we outlined every step to help you get there.

Instructions for DROIDX:

*WARNING* – You will lose everything on your phone by following the process.  This wipes it all people.

*WARNING 2* – This is NOT for the DROID 2. Those instructions can be found here.

*Note* – If you didn’t jump the gun and flash the non-rooted version and are still running something like say, Liberty ROM, all you have to do is flash the .zip file below just as you would any other ROM.

Download:  dxgbrooted.zip

*Note Again* – If you have not already upgraded to Gingerbread, simply download the .zip file, flash it like you normally would a ROM, and ignore this entire process.

1.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Download the 2.3.340 SBF file for the DX. [Here]
3.  Download,  install and open RSD lite 4.8. [Here]
4.  Plug your phone into your Windows PC and turn your phone off.
5.  Boot into the bootloader by holding Volume Up + Camera + Power.
6.  Your computer will likely install new drivers at this point.
7.  Once RSD lite recognizes your phone, hit the “…” box and choose the 2.3.340 SBF file.
8.  Click “Start.”
9.  When it finishes and gets to 100%, power your phone off.
10.  Boot into recovery by holding Home + Power.
11.  When the triangle appears, hit the Search button.
12.  Navigate down to wipe data/factory reset, select it with camera, say “yes.”
13.  When it finishes, reboot your phone.
14.  Download z4root 1.3.0 and root your phone.
15.  Download DX Bootstrap and bootstrap your recovery.
16.  Reboot into recovery.
17.  Choose “install zip from sd card”, “choose”, then the dxgbrooted.zip.
18.  Your phone will now install Gingerbread with root.
19.  When you reboot, your phone will appear to bootloop.  Let it.
20.  If it does it for say, 5 minutes, just pull your battery and reboot.
21.  To Boostrap after installing Gingerbread, you’ll need to use the D2 Bootstrapper.
22.  Enjoy!

Full support can be found at My Droid World.

  • cape

    Help!!! I think I bricked my phone, it now only goes to bootloader even after pressing home and power!!!!

  • Djadester43

    the 2.3.3.4.0 SBF file link is broken, the Federal government has seized megaupload for copyright infringement crap.  an this be gotten elsewhere?

  • Jeepmudder

    followed the directions worked perfect

  • Droidxuser

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!

  • Chef

    Worked Fine, Iv been looking on a how too for so long. Thank you who ever contributed to this tutorial.

  • Towboater9407

    Ok Ive done everything exactly as it says above. Then I get to step 17 and after rebooting into recovery and doing the install of dxgbrooted and it keeps saying that no such file is found? What am I doing wrong?

  • droidxthuggin

    Will this work on a DROID X without the OTA release of GB?

  • First off, this is a very helpful article. With one exception: Step 4 should be to go to this link (http://www.motorola.com/Support/US-EN/Support-Homepage/Software_and_Drivers/USB-and-PC-Charging-Drivers) and download the drivers for Windows to recognize your phone. I was going insane with trying to figure out why RSD Lite wouldn’t recognize my phone until I came across a forum post saying that they had downloaded drivers from Moto and finally got it to work. Other than that, I am in the middle of flashing the SBF to my phone and hopefully I don’t hit any other snags.*Fingers crossed*

  • Rsingleton17658

    rebooted in recovery, it will not find the dxgbrooted.zip file

  • Bchristopher44

    what if I’m on a Mac and not a windows computer?

  • Hank6913

    at step 6 my computer can’t find any drivers for this device

  • i’m having issues getting step 3 (downloading RSD lite to work). it asked me to download ilivid so i did. then hit the add butoon but it won’t download. just says 0% and then freezes with a pop up saying server error

    • ok now i got rsd downloaded but RSD lite got stuck a 97% and now says flash fail. phone is now a brick…. any suggestions.

  • Quesman

    A little confused. The second to last step says that you need to run DX2 bootstrap for it to work on Gingerbread. But do you only need to run the DX2 version if you want to load a custom rom or something? Because I have gingerbread running as of step 20. So what is the point of running DX2 bootstrap afterward?
    Thanks, -aj

  • J2miles

    it will not let me install the zip file from sd card.  it will only look for update.zip    it wont let me choose the zip file i want to install…..any idea? 

  • Gc1000fix

    I tried the procedure here and got a “successful” install.  However,  there are numerous issues that do not appear to be proper operation.

    I installed local sync from the market.  It seems to work except that instead of showing me connections, it shows me battery settings.  Author says this is incorrect and that it works correctly on other dx’s.

    Voice dialing only works sometimes.

    A Tasker script to turn on GPS, does not illuminate the widget.  It worked fine in Froyo.

    If I get a phone number in an email, long press on it, select dial, the phone comes up but does not insert the phone number.

    Are others seeing problems like these?

    tia

  • If I follow these steps will I be rooted on GB 596?  I want to be able to have root access so that I can tether, and also be on GB so I can use Netflix without any problems.

  • Thomasj095

    infinite boot loop. tried battery pull and reboot MANY times. nothing worked. reverting back,

  • Thomasj095

    infinite boot loop. tried battery pull and reboot MANY times. nothing worked. reverting back,

  • Thomasj095

    battery only lasts half a day now.

  • MI

    Hey where can i get that background in droidx gingerbread1?

  • Rolltide2663

    Im running liberty and it fails when I go to recovery and install the dxgbrooted.zip? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  • ali

    Rooted Droid X as directed here, everything worked fine except tether, getting  Kernel error on access control when running wireless tether, it broadcast and shows up on network connections on laptop but it errors out, and does not get connected?
    Help, on how to fix this.

  • Matt

    that was amazing… all parts of it. thank you!!!!

  • Demons349

    Thanx soo much guys 🙂

  • If someone is coming from a 2.3.1.5 ROM, can they just flash the dxgbrooted.zip?
    Thanks!

  • Comment on your “*Note Again* – If you have not already upgraded to
    Gingerbread, simply download the .zip file, flash it like you normally
    would a ROM, and ignore this entire process.” If I could flash a ROM, I wouldn’t be looking for root. Are you implying that it’s possible to flash a ROM without having root?

  • Kickrok85

    Is this the only way to root the droid x?

  • Rdodsonjr1

    how do root a none rooted 2.3.3 see is uodated my droidx and losted my root and it will not let me root agan

  • liberty1st

    Bad ass dude, you da man!!!

  • HELP!

    so i have a question…i have bootloader open (i think…its just a black screen with bootloader at the top)…well RSD isnt recongizing my phone, no drivers are installed by the comp as stated in the directions….any help?! please!

  • Tom

    This did work for me, but I noticed that my phone ran a lot more sluggish, almost like it ran like Froyo on the DX. I restored it backed to stock and downloaded the OTA Gingerbread update. I’ll wait until ROOT access for the OTA Gingerbread comes out

  • Kevinpointfive

    Someone please help, when i dl the z4 root my computer asks what program I should use to open the file… this isn’t right… 

  • Alex Sidwell

    RSD never shows my device. what can i do?

  • jon

    Worked for me! A few inconveniences where I had to revert to the other guide but im up and running gingerbread rooted

  • Chedderheadtrumpet

    I’m technologically…deficient…so it took me 4 hours last night to figure it out and 2 hours this morning to fix my bootloop but it works well. I’m just a slow learner. I struggled with the bootstrap recovery. If this confuses anyone else, follow these instructions:
    http://www.android.net/forum/android-rooting/58092-dx-how-use-droid-x-bootstrap.html
    Thank you very much for these instructions!

  • Joeeyd

    thanks for the instruction , it was easy & perfect ….hats of to u guys !!!!!

  • newbie

    Just completed the process, worked good. ******** MAKE SURE u backup your data ANYTIME that you do things like this trust me its worth it !!!!   I was able to recover all of my “SD card” apps. I recommend using the free app called “MyBackup” , it works just fine…..

  • Watherum

    I was following all these steps and when i got to step 10 i started to have problems. My droid just keeps attemting to start up. I tried to take the battery out and when i put it back it does the same stuff. how do i fix this?

    • Watherum

      got it to work and now am rooting with z4. 

  • Anonymous

    Im gonna wait till someone makes an app that can do this.

    • Oing

      I hear ya… but… even if an “App” comes out to do it, if you dont know “Under the hood” android stuff IMO youre an accident waiting to happen. I have over 25 years experience as a software developer, and Ive decided to get into the mobile thing. When I wanted a rooted droid I went the route of just relying on other peoples work. Did that for a few months then decided to look under the hood and figure it out myself. Im in the process of doing an Android OS Build on linux.

    • nope

      maybe you shouldn’t be attempting this…get your hands dirty. honestly people make a big deal about bricking their phones. i’ve had an sbf flash fail half way through and the phone was “bricked” until I just re-flashed it. there really isn’t anything that can go wrong to the point that you won’t be able to fix it yourself.

      what happens if something goes wrong? if you don’t know how to fix it then you’re just out of luck.. i say just dive in and learn a thing or 2.

  • MicroDOC

    I’ve upgraded to 4.5.573 using dxgbrooting.zip. Is there a way to go to 4.5.596 and still be rooted? What’s the difference between those two versions?

    Thanks…

  • Thomas Keating

    ok i got two questions….is there some reason that after rooting my phone using the above instructions that i can get either barnacle wifi tether or the wireless tether apps to work? everytime i start up barnacle it says it could not bind to the dhcp port: address already in use…..now also my second question is am i supposed to be able to use rom manager to get a new rom goin on my phone (moto droid x)? cuz i just tried two different roms they got goin on there and it rebooted and i got nothing….someone shed some light on this will ya? please an thank you

  • SteveSO

    ok, so i used windows xp and it worked,
    I’m rooted, but i i think step 21 did not go well,
    I can’t seem to boot into recovery anymore??
    Anyone know why??

    • Oing

      It will be greyed out until you open/select the SBF file you want to flash with… The writer left that part out.

    • Oing

      You have to get the new Droid2Bootstrap… the old one wont work anymore. Its for sale on the marketplace but it can be gotten for free still… you just have to know how and which hoops to jump through 😉 

  • Sinandh

    I’m using the drivers recomended by Oing, and it installs fine, and the drivers i recognized in bootloader,
    And i run RSD lite as admin

    Still the same
    When i get to step 8,  the Start button is grayed out (inactive)!!!!

    • Oing

      It will be greyed out until you open/select the SBF file you want to flash with… The writer left that part out.

  • Anonymous

    how can I *prevent* Droid X 2.3.3 (v.596) OTA being pushed?

  • Anonymous

    where is the *nix joy?

  • Divolb

    Win 7 users make sure to run RSD lite as admin.

  • Nathan7atchison

    So, if I am already on GB from the official release I just have to start from step 14 right? But what if z4root won’t root my phone? I’ve tried z4 and gingerbreak and neither of them worked! I have my apps and data backed up on titanium backup and my backup pro so if I do a date/factory wipe, will I be able to root it then and also get my apps and data back?

    • Oing

      No… you will have to start from the first step and roll back to Froyo… then root. Then install the rooted GB… Good thing you had everything backed up… Ive gone through most of the process but havent installed the rooted GB yet.

  • Placebo

    Thanks for the post!  I loves my new rooted GB!

  • jose!

    I’m stuck on STEP 6! The computer doesn’t read my phone, AND the RSD doesn’t read my phone either! This is so frustrating! I’m stuck on REBOOT and the only thing I can get to is: Bootloader menue on my PC 🙁 Can someone help me out?

  • 08stang87

    Sweet.

  • SteveSO

    I get to step 8, but the Start button is grayed out (inactive)
    Could some one please tell me why?

    Thanks

  • Jrud05

    This is not the latest version of Blur anyone know where we can get the latest version?

  • GZero2010

    i was running stock droid x rom (rooted), set factory defaults through clockwork, cleared cache, installed gingerbread (rooted) via zip on sd card. Worked great for the first 5 mins or so, now is SUPER SLOW! Almost non functional. I’ve done a battery pull several times and still SLOW!

  • G40Chief

     Getting a new Droid X in mail tomorrow,  Should I root phone before using it? I don’t know anything about these things but I am researching as much as possible. Any recommendations??

  • Jmkrug80

    Anyone else having issues with not being able to change the default notification sound. It won’t change for me.

  • Amtrainz

    I want to root myDX .Are there ant issue with any of the roms? which should i use? I rooted my eris before and things like camera and such didnt work. i have an issue with mms sending and recieving, alot of the time i get “nationwide coverage not available”I’ve had a “trouble ticket open with verizon now for 4 months…does anyone think rooting will help?

    Thanks
    Alan

  • Tmoorerts

    is anyone having dead pixels on there screen after doing this or did it just happen to me? it was fine for the first few hours, but someone dropped my phone and it has been really hot where i live so i thought maybe those could have done it too. Other then that i love it

  • Tmoorerts

    is anyone having dead pixels on there screen after doing this or did it just happen to me? it was fine for the first few hours, but someone dropped my phone and it has been really hot where i live so i thought maybe those could have done it too. Other then that i love it

  • hamguy

    Do you lose wifi tether going to GB root?

  • d2222222222

    That should have been flash GB. Sorry

  • d2222222222

    Please help me. I have stock rooted Droidx and have done everything just the way is says but when I go into recovery to flash FBI it says aborted. Zip bad. Why am I getting that and what can I do. I really need help. Thanks

  • So in What order do i do i do this to get Rooted GingerBread on my Droid X STOCK ROM, Rooted.

  • Worked great. Thank you.

  • d2222222222

    I have a stock rooted droidx and when I go into recovery and install the rooted gingerbread it keeps saying aborted and then says zip file bad. I know I have done everything right and I just don’t understand. Please someone help me

  • Drewrox2009

    Am I the only one who lost wifi tether?

  • some how….rsd said fail, i unplugged and it was still installing, i pulled the battery, and now it says code corrupted low battery cannot program…help? im almost sure this is bricked but advice? i how no clue how to google this

    • Alan

      retry installing the sbf file, i had the same issue and it took one more time to get it back to work. It will go back to 2.2.1 but at least its working again.

  • Alan

    Question: How long does it take to get out of the 97% Loading RAM Downloader for bootloader? Its been 15 mins and im not sure if this is normal?

  • Zach

    I apologize if this has been covered, but after at least half an hour of reading all these replies I haven’t seen this problem exactly… I rooted 2.3.340 and basically followed the steps exactly and everything is fine, GB’s looking great and smoother than ever, did NOT do a data wipe beforehand. The only thing I didn’t do is the last step, bootstrapping with D2 bootstrapper, and my SD card cannot mount. When I put the phone in USB debugging mode plugged up to my computer and reboot the phone, it then mounts fine – for about 5 mins, then for some reason unmounts. I also notice when it is “mounted” temporarily it takes forever to load anything from the SD card. What do I need to do?

  • N_Farray

    rsd lite wont see my phone. i tried putting it in pc mode, i enabled Usb debugging and put it in the bootloader.

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  • erik

    what clock/powercontroller is that on the picture above!

  • How do i go back to 2.2 stock, i have the rooted gingerbread 2.3 that you guys supplied, but want to go back to 2.2 so i can download the OTA 2.3 gingerbread from verizon/motorola. I have a saved sbf from the install.

  • garrett

    is there an rsd app for mac computers. please i need help here guys. all help is appreciated

  • Ice Flyingsheep

    This is great because I read that jrummy, kejar, et al are working on a new liberty rom for gingerbread.
    Also, what’s the power control widget in the screenshot above?

  • ReignDroid

    I pressed search and it wont move from the triangle screen

    • Firegeek

      are you on the phone activation screen or in the bootloader? If it is the phone activation screen after a sbf you have to let it activate on VZW’s service. if you are talking about after you flashed, try hitting the power button instead og the search button.

    • Firegeek

      Did that work? Please let me know so I can answer if anyone else has the same problem.

  • ReignDroid

    someone please help

  • ReignDroid

    just loaded the new gingerbread but I can not bypass activation screen I am STUCK

  • Firegeek

    I have gone through this twice. With success. However, when I do a factory reset using the D2 Bootstrapper I am stuck in a boot loop. So here I sit at 0500, doing another sbf so I can have a functioning phone while I am at work. If I have to live with the sync icon for a little while it’s all good. Is there any other way to wipe the data without going into the bootloader?

    • Firegeek

      I finally found the apk and renamed it and it went away. Does anyone know if Google Contacts or VZW sync will still work?

  • Guest

    does anyone know how to get the LED light for handcent to work? also specific ways to get unlimited/free wireless hotspot since WirelessTether cannot work? and know any reasons as to all of my apps I had downloaded are no longer in the My Apps section in the marketplace? any help would be appreciated…

  • Well I’m running away from Gingerbread too many reboots and random crashes without being able to kill apps. It’s very apparent my Verizon rejected this build…it sucks.

    Anyway: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-help/6494-64-bit-driver-anyone-i-have-sbf-2.html has links to drivers if your computer fails in driver installations as mine did.

  • Chris Moreno

    I Installed Gingerbread and Got it Rooted. But For Some Reason When I Boot Into Clockwork it;s just a Black Screen. I’ve BootStrapped Over and Over But Still a Black Screen?

  • dotachin

    Worked like a charm. 🙂

  • john

    I wish Vignette worked on this too… 🙁 It also keeps rebooting the phone…argh

    • I just tried Vignette, and you’re right! It rebooted the phone too… what the hell? So it must be something in this ROM, not TapeMachine. Crap. I hate to go back to Froyo now… 🙁

      • john

        Yeah and I just found out about Vignette… but oh well, I’ll still explore GB

  • ATTN: Anyone that can spare 2 minutes….
    I have been running this rooted Gingerbread on my DX since the day it was released and can honestly say I only have one recurring issue; TapeMachine from Samalyse instantly reboots the phone every time I run it. Only this one app does this… I have tried it on a fresh install even.

    Could some kind soul that is also running this rooted Gingerbread on their DX please take a moment to install TapeMachine from the Android Market and see if it causes you a reboot? I’m using the paid version but there is also a free version that works the same.

    This would mean a lot to me as the developer and I have been trying to figure this issue out for a week now. Also, it’s my favorite app. Thanks in advance!

  • Why would I have to download the 2.3.340 SBF file my Droid x is already that version?

    • tiberiumdj

      If your already on 2.3.340 you don’t need to follow the top steps start from step 13

  • Jray1

    I just installed without wiping data. Everything is set up just as it was before and is all working great. I was on the stock 2.2 rooted with z4root.

  • Downloading Gingerbread right now for my DX. Wish it didn’t take an hour (lol VZW tethering), but it should be worth the wait. Need to read up for the right directions though, I’m on Apex 1.4 so not sure if I can flash straight to GB.

  • Calmond2108

    The RSD didnt flash the SBF, any suggestions?

  • My Droid X will not install the gingerbread 🙁 it says “installation aborted”

  • Acr_scout

    Sorry for the noob question but what is DX bootstrap and D2 Bootstrapper doing?

  • joe oberster

    Bricked my phone doing this. Fantastic. New one coming tomorrow, but I will be waiting for the official GB this time around.

    • tiberiumdj

      You know its morons like you that make carriers want to crack down more on this community. You didn’t brick your phone, if anything you soft bricked it which is an easy fix if you can read. Then again if you could read you would not have messed up the install process.

      • you think you can help me??? i might have soft bricked too, i dont know how to google my problem though =/ and i most rooterd just to take seen shots use wireless teather and flash awesome liberty roms but i think i bricked…(im only asking casue it seems like you know whats going on)

  • Pallain

    Anyone have an issue with usb tethering?

  • Koivy

    Works great except headphone jack no longer working… Suggestions?

  • ghink

    RSD Lite does not seem to be recognizing my phone (Step 7). I’m in bootloader and my computer downloaded the drivers but nothing is showing up under device properties in RSD. Obviously a noob. Any suggestions/ideas?

    • Calmond2108

      did you find a fix?

  • Christophernapier

    PLEASE HELP: Is anybody having an issue when you try to add an app shortcut to a homescreen from app drawer?

  • jason

    so..i messed up, im stuck in bootloop and it just wont turn on! i tried booting into recovery mode and it does, but when i press the search button nothing happens. im just stuck at the triangle with an exclamation mark and the android next to it..any ideas?

  • Tried another computer and got it to work!

  • I can not get the sbf to flash onto my phone I have wiped my data and tried about 5 times. It gives me the error “Failed flashing process. Failed flashing process. (0x7100); phone connected” Any help Please!!

    • dude i got the same thing! and now my phone says battery to low cannot program!!! please tell me you have a solution?!

    • dude i got the same thing! and now my phone says battery to low cannot program!!! please tell me you have a solution?!

  • Mr Corder

    Great work…I’m new and this is the first time I’ve tried this! Finished fast and easy!

    • Mr Corder

      UPDATE: Day two working great. Had some issues with what appeared to be compatibility with AVG and AppsOrganizer. Other than that it loads supper quick and runs fast.

      Thank You!

  • Gerrysafford86

    well i flash the gingerbread build everything works fine wifi tether and such but i cant get the sync icon to do away anyone have a solution not a big issue just annoying really

  • Ccimages

    stuck in bootloop!
    now what

    thanks

    • tiberiumdj

      battery pull

    • tiberiumdj

      battery pull

  • Iammebane

    anyone having problems with wifi tethering after this gingerbreaed build

  • PattyOMalley

    So I flashed the rooted Gingerbread file fine, but since then I’ve been having some issues. My Droid X boots up fine, but when I lock the screen and try to unlock it the unlock screen doesn’t come up and I have to do a battery pull. My Droid X has also been slower than it was on 2.2 with a Quadrant score of about 1180, and when ever I try to access anything on my SD card it freezes. Anyone know what I did wrong? Any help would be appreciated.

    • tiberiumdj

      jump into recovery wipe cache and wipe data

      • PattyOMalley

        Thanks that worked well, until I connected my Droid to my Macbook. Apparently this update doesn’t play well with Mac OS X as my phone has acted the same way since I connected it. Guess it’s another wipe. I might even flash the SBF file and go back to 2.2 just to have something stable again.

  • Anonymous

    I flashed the dxgbrooted.zip and now it’s boot looping but showing hte rubix animation still. I did a battery pull twice. I tried to do a factory reset, however, when the triangle comes up, I hit the search hard key and nothing happens…

    PLEASE HELP.

    • tiberiumdj

      I do think your bricked;

      1. Hold down power and home.
      2. When you see the triangle hold down both volume buttons

      give that a try, you might need to RSD back to 2.3.340 because you did not wipe data

      • tiberiumdj

        lol, I just read my post again, the do should be do not :/ sorry.

    • tiberiumdj

      I do think your bricked;

      1. Hold down power and home.
      2. When you see the triangle hold down both volume buttons

      give that a try, you might need to RSD back to 2.3.340 because you did not wipe data

  • Calbear

    works like a charm. might want to add, that incase your dumb enough like me to unroot through z4root while already on rooted gingerbread, that its safe to sbf back to stock 2.2.340 through rsdlite 4.9. somehow d2bootstrap clockwork mod would still work, despite no root access (after i had allowed already allowed superuser rights, i unrooted). clockworkmod worked, not through bootstrapping through the app but through powering off and powering on/or pulling battery.
    -i found that time/date stamps if battery is pulled is changed if you do a backup through clockworkmod, just want to put this out there

  • Anonymous

    Now have a problem with tethering. When I try to tether to my xoom or any other device it won’t connect and Verizon’s mobile hot spot keeps interfereing. Anyone else having similar issues?

    • tiberiumdj

      you can download the TeamBlackHat patch for the 3g hot spot its working great.

  • I’m sure this topic has been covered plenty of times, but I need some help. Trying to get RSD lite to recognize my phone, but not working at all. Anyone have any ideas?

  • Dcallagh

    Please don’t hate, but is there any way to do this with the mac? RSD lite 4.8 obviously won’t install on os X, is there another substitute?

    • tiberiumdj

      call a friend that has a windows comp.

  • Duckpsp3000

    Ok this is what happened to my droid x I rebooted into recovery o deleted the cache and installed the zip and then I rebooted the fone and now it just keeps boot looping the liberty logo what did I do wrong

    • tiberiumdj

      you deleted the cache but didn’t wipe data and factory reset.

      Thats why you liberty stuff is still there

      • Duckpsp3000

        How can I fix that then?

        • tiberiumdj

          reboot into recovery wipe data/factory reset reboot and see if the GB update took.

          • Duckpsp3000

            I pressed the power and home button but all I got was the triangle with and exclamation mark inside of it

          • tiberiumdj

            1. Turn your phone off.
            2. Hold down “Home” and press “Power” until the Motorola logo appears.
            3. Release ”Power” and continue to hold “Home” until an exclamation appears.
            4. Release “Home” and press the “Search” button once.
            5. Your phone will now enter recovery.

          • Duckpsp3000

            I did that and it just stays in the triangle screen even after I hit the search button nothing happens

          • tiberiumdj

            try a battery pull and do it again.

            how far do you get if you just let it boot

          • Duckpsp3000

            I got it to let me restore it by clicking the volume rocker not the search button…thanks for all the helping thought I had bricked my fone for a while lol

          • tiberiumdj

            no problem, its really hard to brick your phone though.

  • Jerseyguyvero

    How do u open the rsd lite msi file …I cant run that program…HELP?????

    • Mr Corder

      You double click on it

  • nessa23

    Just to be clear before I do this. I am running 2.3.340 on rooted Droid X (z4root). I did not flash to original Gingerbread leak. Do I just do a factory reset, then install the zip to SD?

    • nessa23

      couldn’t wait, followed instructions here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-roms/136891-official-thread-gingerbread-leak-root-get-now.html

      I had not used Bootstrap before, easy to download, easy to use. FYI for all noobs. Use volume controls for up and down, camera for enter while in bootstrap (reboot recovery mode).

      Everything seems to have gone fine. 3 minutes for entire process, got the red M on reboot, no need to battery pull. I appear to Gingerbread! I’m initiating set up now. I didn’t even have to pull the battery.

      Super Smiley Face

  • Sdfsf

    tried to SBF. On droid x. SBFing back to stock 2.3.340.. It failed at 97% when loading RAM downloader for bootloader. Then my bootloader said “corrupt code”. It’s in progress of sbfing again. What do I do if this happens again? And it keeps failing at the same place? On win 7, 64 bit. Rebooted. Tried on a 32 bit win 7 but the drivers wont install and rsd won’t recognize it. help!

    • tiberiumdj

      Make sure your running RDS as admin, it sounds like you may have a bad 2.3.340 SBF file, have you downloaded it again and tried that? Check your SBF file size should be 434.95 MB

  • Duckpsp3000

    so if i’m running liberty 1.5 all i got to do is steps 16 and down??

    • Filmmakertony

      You’ll want to wipe and factory reset before you install the zip. I made the mistake of not doing that.

      • Duckpsp3000

        and if i didnt do that what would happen

  • I tried the easy way because I was running Liberty, but I didn’t wipe before installing .zip. Wouldn’t boot up. Can’t boot into recovery. Now even after SBF flash, gets stuck on Liberty boot screen. WTF?

    • I figured it out why I couldn’t boot into recovery thanks to the My Droid World forums. I apparently forgot I needed to press the Search key after booting while pressing the home key. Stupid me.

  • JayC

    Can we flash or SBF back to 2.2.1? WirelessTether does not work on this. Brings up the acknowledgement page for Verizon.

  • blue triangle icon – cant activate phone after updating?// wtf

    • madhatter

      I can’t activate either

      • tiberiumdj

        Did you both need to go back to 2.3.340 or were you just installing the GB?

        When you RDS back to 2.3.40 (stock) it usually ask you to reactivate, you can skip it with the 4 corner trick, press (starting top left corner) and follow right to each other corner.

        If your still having activation issues just use RDS and flash back to stock. (start at step 1)

  • Amcmearty

    hey guys i accidentally dowloaded both drivers but only needed the 32bit so i put my 64 into my trash bin because it wouldnt uninstall and whatever…but yeah when i run rsd light my device doesnt show up after im in boot mode…my phone itself says
    transfer method:
    usb
    or something like that, but yeah, anyone know how i can make it recognize my device? a full video tutorial would make this easy for a noob…plus im a mac user and kinda forgot how to use pc’s

    thanks in advance

  • Batistadalvy

    My fone is stuck on roaming !!! how can i fix dis

  • Anonymous

    Where can I get that awesome Wallpaper? I can’t find it anywhere and I am jonesing for it big time!

  • Jt Brumlow

    Im new to this my pc is messed up is there anyway I can dowload this directly to my droid x rooted and overclocked?

    • tiberiumdj

      if you just need the .zip file you can download the TeamBlackHat app from the market, it supports the devs and you have access to download any of their new stuff right away

  • Chrono735

    So I took the plunge from Liberty 1.5 to flashing GB root without a hitch- awesome. So here’s a few things that I’ve been experiencing after restarting the phone:

    The phone boots fine (gets through the red Moto logo and Droid Eye just fine), but when the phone starts up, my 3 homescreens take FOREVER to load. I’m using ADW EX. I get a FC prompt during the first minute of starting up asking if I want to wait or force close ADW EX. I choose to FC because waiting seems to prolong startup. Swiping from screen to screen is super laggy.

    Also, I have four Quick Access widgets on one homescreen that are assigned to contacts. During this startup process, they do not load properly and are replaced by four of the new GB loading/spinners.

    Certain apps aren’t available either- iheartradio and .podkast. And to top it off, it spikes my battery temp up to 107F as opposed to my usual 86F-90F.

    Sooooo… after forceclosing ADW EX and waiting a good 10-15min. ADW EX restarts and everything seems to run fine and seems to be crisper than when I used to run Liberty 1.5. I’ve gotta replace the four Quick Access widgets but that’s no biggie.

    So could it be ADW EX that’s causing the super-slow startup? I’m sure this will all be figured out when the official VZW Gingerbread comes out but any insight on this issue would be awesome =)

    • tiberiumdj

      it sounds like you have a lot of things being reloaded to your phone, apps, ect.

      Might get better once everything is restored, if not you may need to just do a factory reset, wipe date.

      • Chrono735

        Sweet thanks for the response. So do you mean to reset/wipe through bootloader?

        • tiberiumdj

          yes

  • Tamarick013

    it cant do it because it says the file is bad please help

    • tiberiumdj

      re download the file

  • Ldavis85086

    While the speed of the X is nothing short of fantastic, did a speedtest and down to 256k. Connected to wifi and speed is great. Any ideas?

    • tiberiumdj

      is that a test with the rooted GB build?

      • Ldavis85086

        Yes, I did the z4root

        • tiberiumdj

          ok so you used z4root to root 2.3.340 did you download the .zip GB update run bootstrap and update, to GB or are you still on the stock build?

          • Ldavis85086

            I did not do the last step:
            21. To Boostrap after installing Gingerbread, you’ll need to use the D2 Bootstrapper.

  • does anyone else have a problem with notification led? mine doesnt work any fixes

  • Bigsike

    Stupid question when they just flash it like you would any other rom what program do you use?

  • Bigsike

    Stupid question when they just flash it like you would any other rom what program do you use?

    • tiberiumdj

      bootstrap, that will take you into recovery then you can install .ZIP

      • Bigsike

        Why thank you!

  • so i sbfed and my phone will not communicate to google servers. what did i do wrong it just sticks on communicating

  • Wireless Fool

    I’m liking it so far. The lock screen lag is an annoyance, but I’ll survive. I am missing my circle battery icon in the notification bar that I installed through the APEX toolbox though…can’t win em all! Keep up the good work.

  • Destin246

    can somebody please help me i updated and im stuck on a white screen

    • tiberiumdj

      have you done a battery pull?

  • Miguel

    Help please RSD lite won’t recognze my droid x I updated all the drivers and everything. unless there are new drivers that I am not aware of. Please someone help.

  • Iammebane

    downloaded gb, and it works great…. except that now my wifi tether app does not work like it did before…any suggestions, or does anyone else have this problem

    • tiberiumdj

      you could always use the TBH 3G hotspot hack, that is working for me.

  • Tiffanymiller

    When i open the RSDLite and it found my Droid X and I choose the 2.3.340 SBF file and i click on Start and its said “FAIL”..:( Help Me Please!

    • tiberiumdj

      make sure you Boot into the bootloader on your phone before you connect to RSD. and double check your 2.3.340 SBF file it should be 434.95 MB

      • Tiffanymiller

        Okay I have Check 2.3.340 SBF file and its said 434.95 MB and its still said “FAIL”..:(
        Any Other Suggest!!

        • go to about phone check if your already runing 2.3.340

          • Tiffanymiller

            No I am running at
            System Version: 4.5.573.MB810.Verzion.en.US
            Model Number: DROIDX
            Android Version: 2.3.3
            Baseband Version: BP_C_01.09.07P
            Bulid Number: 4.5.1_57_DX5-3

            Am I doing Wrong or What is my Problem!!

  • Malcolmlatvala

    What are those toggle widgets? are they part of the new blur?

  • BigRed4X15

    Is anyone noticing a decrease in battery life? my phone has been off its charger for 4 hours and its already at 40%, I might have to go back to Fission if this keeps up.

  • new problem im in recovery mode rooted and all but I get Can’t open /sdcard/update.zip

    • tiberiumdj

      did you change the name of the .ZIP file?

      • yea to update instead of dxgbrooted

        • tiberiumdj

          make sure your selecting

          -install zip from sdcard

          -choose zip from sdcard

          find zip and select yes

          • it gets to
            finding update package…
            opening update package…
            E: Can’t opem /sdcard/dxgbrooted.zip
            (bad)
            Installation aborted.

          • tiberiumdj

            sounds like you have a bad file, check your file size should be 175.78 MB

          • damn mines 110MB. Redownloading it now. I’ll reply again if it works or not

          • success. thanks man I appreciate it. I wonder how the hell to get back to 2.2.1 now.

          • tiberiumdj

            no problem, getting back to stock is not hard just have a look at the instructions up top.

          • StanleySpadowski

            Mine does what yours did. I downloaded it again and it did the same thing. The file size was correct on both.

          • tiberiumdj

            what does is say when you try to install the .zip?

          • StanleySpadowski

            Finding update package…
            Opening update package…
            E:Can’t open /sdcard/GB/dxgbrooted.zip
            (bad)
            Installation aborted.

          • tiberiumdj

            you can try a data wipe, factory reset, re-root and attempt to install from bootstrap again. If you downloaded from the same mirror twice, I would try a different mirror, it still sounds like your .ZIP is a bad file.

          • StanleySpadowski

            You don’t by chance have a link to another mirror?

          • tiberiumdj
          • StanleySpadowski

            I will check there when I get home, that site is blocked at work. Thanks for the help!

            =]

          • StanleySpadowski

            So while I was sitting at work I decided to load the liberty 1.5 rom (first time to mess with roms). It got stock on the boot screen. I probably did 10 resets and nothing. When I got home I dl the gb.zip from here again and put it on the sd card just because. Went back to trying to get my phone to boot and nothing. Finally I said f it, whats it going to hurt to try the gb.zip again at this point (thinking I killed it and would have to buy another phone anyway) so I did it and it went through and booted up. I’m afraid to do anything to it now. haha

  • Lilsoccakid724

    Praying someone will make a video walk through for this. Now im scared my phone is stuck at 2.3.3 unrooted!

    • tiberiumdj

      its not stuck, if you have never used RSD it takes a little while your first time buts its really a simple process.

  • RSD fails to flash the sbf file in less then a sec? any way to get to to work. all drivers are updated. RSD 4.9 and it still fails. wish there was a video walkthrough for this.

    • and my system version is already 2.3.340 so do i need to go through that?

      • tiberiumdj

        No if your running 2.3.340 already then you just need to root, and flash the GB .ZIP file

        • nice thanks so much

        • StanleySpadowski

          How do you flash the GB.zip? I already did the z4root and I am running 2.3.340 and android version 2.2.1

  • It wont let me install the drivers for my droid to run RSD lite

  • TanookiTravis

    So I made the upgrade and I have 2.3.3 on my Droid X. I’m running LauncherPro, not sure if that matters, and I have the data-syncing icon on the notification bar at all times. Is that icon always going to be there in 2.3, like the WiFi or 3G icons, or do I now have an app that’s constantly syncing? Thanks guys.

    • Anonymous

      If you look down a little someone mentioned that on my post as well. I like him had to do a factory reset to get rid of the syncing icon. It’s not there now. Just waiting for TB to reload all my data/apps…

  • damn, you cant just use Z4root?

  • Aaron

    Ok, so im just curious but I put GB on my X, but I don’t have any wall papers or live wallpapers that look like the screenshot from above (blue honeycomb). Anyone else have this issue? Where can I get it and why wasn’t it installed along with GB? thanx.

  • Anonymous

    Well. I don’t know what I did inadvertently right but I flashed rooted GB fine. And then once it loaded all my apps data customizations etc were present. I’m not complaining mind you cause it beats the hell out of restoring everything. I’m just kinda puzzled as I thought this wiped everything. And yes I did use the rooted version of GB.

    • Tim242

      I had to factory reset after I flashed it. That’s the only way to get the syncing icon to go away.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah I’ve got the syncing icon now too. But I’ll just live with it. Re installing everything just seems like too big a pain if I don’t have to.

        • Tim242

          You can’t just live with it. It sucks down battery, constantly syncing. Back
          everything up with your Google account, it’s easy. You do not want sync
          drain.

          • Droid X •

          • Anonymous

            I have titanium backup so I’ll just use that. Didn’t think about the constant battery drain from the syncing. Thanks.

  • Maverick1276

    having problems.. Did all the steps as shown and now the phone no longer has a phone. Not showing a number or anything on about phone screen and have no three g at all. Any suggestions? Don’t want to call Verizon. Says I’m on international roaming

  • Anonymous

    anyone else having issues with wireless tether after gingerbread? I can create a network and connect but cannot load any pages

  • Anonymous

    Well this was definitely an evening project for me. I had already installed gingerbread on my phone so I had to do all the steps. What took the longest was the going back to stock 2.2. After that, everything went great. A couple of my backed up apps didn’t get installed back again, but nothing I got them back manually. Thanks for the guide, fella’s.

  • Tamarick013

    rsd will not recognize my phone i have it running as admin but it still will not recognize it please help me

    • Anonymous

      You might not have the phone drivers installed or the phone on debugging mode.

      • Tamarick013

        still not working for me this is making me mad i cant take it off

      • Tamarick013

        what drivers need to be installed

        • Anonymous

          The updated motorola drivers

      • Tamarick013

        what drivers need to be installed

  • Jeyrivera89

    Hey ..

    Has any else had a problem with their paid apps? I can’t install any of my paid apps and they arent accessible from the phones market…

    when i go to the android market via computer, it says ‘select a different device’

    am i the only one getting stuck with this??

    When I updated to the first leak i didnt have the problem. only after this new rooted one did i.

    • iTpHo3NiX

      I’m not having that problem. Just installed the gingerbread release and installed my paid for apps and its working just fine. I would suggest loading into the d2 boostrap recovery, then boot into recovery and clear data and cache. Then you should be fine.

      • Jeyrivera89

        it’s not all my paid apps. it’s a select few. on the android market it says ‘not compatible with your device’

        which is strange cuz it was fine non-rooted gb.

        i do have the d2 bootstrap so i’ll give it a try.

        thanks!

        • iTpHo3NiX

          do you mind sharing what paid apps you are having problems with I will see if its any of the apps I paid for and see if they’re working for mine

          • Jeyrivera89

            the paid apps that are missing are mostly local transit apps… so since they aren’t appearing in my phones market i guess it won’t hurt to ask someone elsewhere to search on theirs…

            MBTA subway watch
            MBTA alerts pro
            and another one i can’t for the life of me remember what it was called because i’ts not on my phone any more….

            i’ve emailed the devs to see if they would be able to send me the apks. it just kind of sucks because i use the apps religiously

          • iTpHo3NiX

            Well when I search for “MBTA” this is what I get:

            CatchTheBus – MBTA
            AnyStop: MBTA
            HopStop
            MBTA Alerts (Not Pro version though)
            MBTA Realtime T Boston Subway
            BostonBusMap
            etc
            etc

            So idk… There may be a market fix that may need to be released. Its happened before on other ROMs esp. for the OG Droid (For example when the leaked Froyo came out for it)

          • Jeyrivera89

            I figured. i’ll see what the devs say

            thanks though

          • Jeyrivera89

            after writing dozens of different emails to android support and google (synonymous?) and the apps developers.. the only ones with reliable information were the devs. they are saying this is common after a newly upgraded device. and that the apps usually show up in the market after a couple of days…

            pain in the rear if you ask me but also good to know i’m not the only one who has had this problem..

            anyone else @ DL had this whole missing paid app problem???

  • iTpHo3NiX

    I went from Apex 1.4.1 with Honeybread, bootstraped the recovery then booted into recovery and then flashed the dxgbrooted.zip then wiped cache and data and rebooted and then it stays at the bootloader screen. Trying the sbf and seeing if that works… hopefully it will otherwise I guess its back to Apex 1.4.1 with Honeybread.

    • iTpHo3NiX

      For those of you not wanting to repeat my mistakes and having to deal with flashing an SBF coming from a custom ROM, follow these instructions:

      (I came from Apex 1.4.1 with the Honeybread theme)

      1. Download the dxgbrooted.zip
      2. Bootstrap Recovery and then reboot into recovery
      3. Wipe data and cache
      4. Flash zip from sd card, select the dxgbrooted.zip
      5. Reboot – During this process it will appear that its Boot Looping, this is normal give it a few minutes. After 5 minutes if it still persists do a battery pull.
      6. Profit

      • Tamarick013

        bootstrap will not work though i have tried what you are talking about

        • iTpHo3NiX

          Bootstrap works if your on a custom ROM, I never used the leaked Gingerbread until now with root

  • Michael Lee

    How do I factory reset without the search button? My search button is broken and I can’t get the menu to pop up after getting the yellow exclamation mark.

    • Baked14

      hahahahahahahahahaha

  • follow the steps and it works perfect

  • Jeyrivera89

    Just did the RSD flash… seem to be stuck on the red M logo.

    I keep pulling the battery and such and doesnt continue through boot process. i’ve gotten into recovery 3 times and wiped everything..

    still Red M…

    tried to redo Rsd but rsd doesn’t detect it now….

    uh.help?

    • Jeyrivera89

      K so i did a batt pull and pow/vol/cam and got to the 30.04 bootloader and got rsd to reimage the phone. i was able to use the 2.3.15 sbf that i had buried in my files and successfully upgraded using above instructions

  • joesapo
  • what wifi widgets are they

  • moogs

    whenever i boot into recovery i cant find the option to install from zip :/ i’ve followed all of the directions thus far.

    any ideas?

    • tiberiumdj

      your are booting into recovery with bootstrap correct?

      its 5th line down (use volume keys to move, camera button selects)

      -install zip from sdcard
      then
      -choose zip from sdcard

      find your GB .ZIP file then move down to the -Yes

      backout once the install is done with the power button, then select reboot system now

  • tiberiumdj

    i have been trying to make this not work or get an error, while installing. The bottom line is;

    A – Follow the directions 🙂

    B – If your still on 2.3.340, then you have no reason to do steps 1 – 15. Download the .ZIP file and follow from step 16 and on.

    C – Check your file size to make sure you have the entire file (bad file means problems)

    dxgbrooted.zip = File size: 175.78 MB

    2.3.340 SBF = File size: 434.95 MB

    Enjoy, I know I am

  • R_S

    perhaps very silly and obvious but if I have the nandroid backup that was doen prior to the gingerbread install can I just recover that and then do the rooted version??

    sorry new at this, managed the process yesterday and just want to make sure I dont have to sbf if I have the backup done prior to the gingerbread installation

    thanks

    • tiberiumdj

      Not silly, but if you want to go back to stock after the GB update you would need to SBF then load your nandroid back-up.

      SBF is not anything hard to do, if you can get through the GB install you’ll be fine with the SBF to stock.

      Once you have GB I don’t think you will find a reason to go back to stock.

  • Kevinxxx22

    how come the zip dont work

    • tiberiumdj

      what part of it is not working?

      not installing? not doing anything?

  • tiberiumdj

    there are 3g hot spot hacks that still work after the GB update, nice.

  • Drew

    wow fail… can’t open /sdcard/dxgbrooted.zip (bad) Installation aborted??? what do I do?

  • Drew

    wow fail… can’t open /sdcard/dxgbrooted.zip (bad) Installation aborted??? what do I do?

    • Anonymous

      You probably selected apply sdcard: update.zip

      you have to select:
      install zip from sd card
      choose zip from sd card

      and then you look for it where you left it

      • I was just going to say that! 🙂

  • Sharky818

    Do u have to connect to pc?

  • Sharky818

    Do u have to connect to pc?

  • Factory Reset: Done… No more DATA SYNC Icon
    111 Market apps restored…. No Data Sync icon
    296 apps + data being restored with Titanium Backup… Waiting for outcome. 😛

  • Factory Reset: Done… No more DATA SYNC Icon
    111 Market apps restored…. No Data Sync icon
    296 apps + data being restored with Titanium Backup… Waiting for outcome. 😛

  • Drew

    So long ApeX1.4.1 I will miss you soo..

  • Drew

    So long ApeX1.4.1 I will miss you soo..

  • Did that. Still there. Any other ideas?

    • tiberiumdj

      I have seen this a lot today and no one seem to have one perfect fix. I’ll let you know if I hear anything else.

    • tiberiumdj

      I have seen this a lot today and no one seem to have one perfect fix. I’ll let you know if I hear anything else.

  • My mom just bought a XOOM (WiFi) and called to ask me to come over and show her how to use it. 🙂

  • Willis

    I am stuck on the red M, and factory reset is not working. I flashed from stock 2.2.1 after flashing from RSD, so I don’t think there should be any problems. Does anyone have any ideas?

    • tiberiumdj

      so your are flashing 2.3.340 SBF with RSD, rooting then installing the .zip file to load the GB update?

      • Willis

        Yes, I’ve done that twice now

        • tiberiumdj

          have you re downloaded both the SBF and ZIP files? you might have a bad file.

          • tiberiumdj

            make sure if you try it again you Wipe data, wipe cache, before you install the .ZIP from SD card

          • Drew

            thanks I will retry.

          • Drew

            Wiping data and cache.. does this remove my contacts and apps? 🙁

          • yes… but the Market will automatically redownload and install your apps, and all of your contact info will be pulled back down from Google.

          • Drew

            wait.. wiped everything and still says bad. aborted

          • tiberiumdj

            bad file it sounds like you didn’t change the name of the file did you?

          • Drew

            no it just says
            Can’t open /sdcard/dxgbrooted.zip
            (bad)
            Installation aborted.

          • Anonymous

            Also don’t forget to connect to a wifi hotspot if you don’t have an unlimited data plan

          • Drew

            thanks I will retry.

          • Willis

            I’ll re download the ZIP cause the SBF seems to work fine…on my second try I wiped data and cache before installing and that still didn’t work, but I will still do it on this try. Thanks for the tips

          • tiberiumdj

            No problem, it seems you followed all the steps fine thats usually the first problem. I have seen plenty of people with bad or incomplete files the .ZIP should be about 175MB

          • Drew

            it just says can’t open. should I redownload the zip?

          • tiberiumdj

            i would how big is your current .zip

          • Drew

            gonna take me a while to find out haha

          • tiberiumdj

            the .ZIP file should be just over 175MB if the mirror here is not working all that well mydroidworld has 2 more to download it from.

          • Drew

            omfg… so I just looked at my downloads on my comp.. 21.0 kb is def not the right size.. fml this download will take all night with how slow my internet is here.

          • tiberiumdj

            You could always download the teamblackhat app, its well worth the $2 and you can download the file directly to your phone.

          • Drew

            well i can already download to my phone and move to sd but the 3g is just as long of a download wait i think.

          • tiberiumdj

            http://depositfiles.com/en/files/qp8a1wwvf

            http://rapidshare.com/#!download|820l36|454952527|dxgbrooted.zip|184313

            those are the other 2 mirrors for mydroidworld, can’t say you will get it downloaded any faster.

          • Willis

            I’ll re download the ZIP cause the SBF seems to work fine…on my second try I wiped data and cache before installing and that still didn’t work, but I will still do it on this try. Thanks for the tips

          • tiberiumdj

            make sure if you try it again you Wipe data, wipe cache, before you install the .ZIP from SD card

        • tiberiumdj

          have you re downloaded both the SBF and ZIP files? you might have a bad file.

  • Anyone else have the “sync” icon showing in the notification bar constantly? You know the two arrows that chase each other. I have checked everything that I can think of and it wont go away. Not showing any activity on the 3g send/receive icon. Please help. Its the kind of thing that drives me crazy.

    • tiberiumdj

      There are a few others having this issue, have you opened your app market and loaded the “my apps” section?

      • I just looked in the “My Apps” section of the Market… holy crap, it’s downloading like all 150 apps I had on my phone all at once. heheheh… Fortunately I’m on WiFi. We’ll see how long this takes. 😛

        • tiberiumdj

          ya see I loaded the “My apps” section let it finish, and no more “sync” icon.

      • Tim242

        You have to factory reset to get the syncing icon to go away

    • Tim242

      You have to factory reset to get the syncing icon to go away.

  • tiberiumdj

    NaDTwist did you ever get rid of your “DATA SYNC” icon?

    • Yes…. but only after doing a factory reset. Now I’m going to try and restore my apps and data and hope it doesn’t come back. 😛

  • Mohammadtayser

    hello people the sbf file wont work on rsd lite any suggestions why? or how i can fix this ?

  • Mohammadtayser

    hello people the sbf file wont work on rsd lite any suggestions why? or how i can fix this ?

    • Mohammadtayser

      you know what ima try downloading the sbf one more time … man this is taking forever ..

  • Aram

    I booted to recovery and installed GB and saw the red motorola boot, then I saw my liberty boot come up and seemed like it got stuck. I pulled the battery and can’t get the phone to even turn on now. I have pulled the battery a couple time and plugged into usb and still can’t get it to turn on. Please help guys

    • SBF… ?

      • Aram

        What’s sbf?

        • Did you read the instructions above? You really shouldn’t be messing with your phone if you don’t know how to SBF back in the event you screw it up.

          If your phone is unresponsive after trying battery pulls and you can’t bring up the bootstrapper… plug your phone into your computer, use RSD Lite with the most current OTA SBF of Android (2.3.340) to flash your phone back to stock and start over.

        • tiberiumdj

          2.3.340 SBF file is the file you flash in RSD to take your phone back to stock

    • SBF… ?

    • tiberiumdj

      does RSD show your phone?? If so go to the instructions and follow from step one.

  • Jon

    Upgraded this morning. I am not able to see some apps in the Market. I use Touchdown for Exchange email. The Touchdown app is in the Market but not the key to activate it. Emailed support with no response. Any ideas?

  • Mic

    does it have to be z4 root? can i use superone click 2.1? does it matter since all were gonna do is wipe the phone and install an already rooted version?

    • tiberiumdj

      should not matter just need a root to use bootstrap nd install the .zip

  • ChadK

    This was the first time I had to SBF since I was on the unrooted GB leak. For the record, the SBF process isn’t that terrifying at all… as long as you read the directions. READ THE DIRECTIONS

    • Tim242

      This was my first experience with SBF. I was so scared. But, it worked great. It was just slooooow. Before recently getting the X, I’ve had all HTC phones. This process is not even close to being this hairy on them. But, I feel better now : )

    • matt

      This is also my first experience with sbf. I was a tad intimidated, but when you think about it, sbf is how they unbrick phones. So…worst case…gotta do some more digging on google haha. Waiting on the install to complete so I can fuzz around with this GB stuff. So sweet. Props to TBH

  • Willis

    I am stuck at the red M. I have done battery pulls, and wiped data and cache from the recovery menu. I installed from rooted 2.2.1. Any ideas?

    • tiberiumdj

      you might want to just start from step one above.

  • Mohammadtayser

    this sbf file wont work -.- what now?

    • tiberiumdj

      re-download and make sure you have the whole file, if your already on 2.3.340 then you do not need to use the SBF

    • Tim242

      Did you wait it out? It takes a looooooong time.

  • Maiello1989

    bootstrap is busted what do i do

    • tiberiumdj

      you can’t use the x bootstrap you need to use the droid 2 bootstrap

      • It’s odd that everyone keeps saying that, the DroidX Bootstrapper is still working for me… didn’t need to install the Droid2 version. hmmm.

        • tiberiumdj

          hmm, i just never tried the x bootstrap ill install and see if mine works as well

          • Maybe I was fortunate, I just applied the ZIP and all of my settings, history, and apps are still intact – and X bootstrapper still works. I dunno. 😉

          • tiberiumdj

            ya i only needed to flash the zip as well and both bootstraps x and 2 seem to work fine…

          • tiberiumdj

            ya i only needed to flash the zip as well and both bootstraps x and 2 seem to work fine…

          • Maybe I was fortunate, I just applied the ZIP and all of my settings, history, and apps are still intact – and X bootstrapper still works. I dunno. 😉

        • ChadK

          Didn’t work for me. It installs and when I click Bootstrap Recovery it says success…but when in Reboot Recovery I get the red Motorola logo and then a blank screen…nothing happens. Battery pull and boot and I’m back into GB again.

        • ChadK

          Didn’t work for me. It installs and when I click Bootstrap Recovery it says success…but when in Reboot Recovery I get the red Motorola logo and then a blank screen…nothing happens. Battery pull and boot and I’m back into GB again.

  • Seriously… 3 hours of the “DATA SYNC” icon… whassup?
    I’ve been on wifi for most of that time too… Comes right back on after reboot.
    Anyone?

    • ChadK

      Need to a factory reset to get rid of it

      • that blows…. can i nandroid restore afterward to get my call history, texts, etc back?

        • ChadK

          Not sure. I’m thinking you could use Titanium Backup since this new version has root access?

          • Maybe I’ll give that a shot later. Thanks dude. 😉

          • Have you tried that yet? Those two little arrows chasing each other are driving me CRAZY.

          • Working on it now…

          • To fix that use root explorer and go to system/app and change from Mount R/W to Mount R/O) and then change the blurcontactsync.apk to blurcontactsync.apk.bak After you change it back from Mount R/O to Mount R/W the sync icon should go away. This is will fix that problem for now, but if you need to add a contact or change something in your contacts, then just change it back to just apk.

          • I wound up starting over again (factory reset), this time I restored everything with Titanium Backup EXCEPT for a couple user items (in green) – I think ACCOUNTS was the main culprit. And the Data Sync icon never returned. Of course I had to setup my accounts again manually and I could get all of my emails and contacts downloaded again. The only thing I couldn’t restore from Titanium Backup without the Data Sync issue was Call Logs and SMS. I tried the whole factory reset cycle about 6 times. 😛

            Now I’m going to find an app that can backup my call logs and sms so I don’t lose them again in the future! Thanks for your help. 😉

  • Roneill910

    Rooted gingerbread baby! I’m loving it! thanks guys!!!

  • No Slingbox in this build? I installed it but I cant find SlingPlayer?

    • SlingPlayer is not part of the Android OS.

  • Roneill910

    Flashing now!!!!!

  • Justin

    Download link is not working for me

    • tiberiumdj

      there are a few more mirror links at mydroidworld

  • how do you get rid of the sync symbol?

    • Buckgrad

      factory reset worked for me.

      • Leanback413

        How do you get all your stuff back after reset

    • Roneill910

      Mines stuck on too! Getting annoyed!

    • Aaron

      Yeah, do a factory reset. You may have to do it twice, but it worked for me as well.

  • Jwr5184

    I’m getting a can’t open package error. Suggestions?

  • Jwr5184

    I’m getting a can’t open package error. Suggestions?

  • Miguel

    heeelllppp RSD lite won’t recognize my droid x. What am I doing wrong?

  • Anonymous

    I cant get rsdlite to flash the SBF. it keeps failing

    • Anonymous

      same here this sucks

      • Anonymous

        hopefully someone help us.

        • tiberiumdj

          have you checked your SBF download to make sure you have the entire file? Make sure your running RSD as admin.

          • Anonymous

            file size 434mb?

          • Anonymous

            I thinks it’s RDS lite because i can’t flash the 2.2 sbf file either

          • Anonymous

            I’m still stuck at the failed flashing and I installed the correct drivers and everything. THIS SUCKS!

        • tiberiumdj

          have you checked your SBF download to make sure you have the entire file? Make sure your running RSD as admin.

  • Jtobin09

    and does anyone know the name of the power control widget?

  • amcmearty

    does anyone know why the gingerbread download (one that was leaked a few days ago) is no longer able to be downloaded??? it says file was deleted….was this like a limited time thing???

    • tiberiumdj

      they added and fixed a few things, and the old leak was not rooted, so why would you want it?

    • tiberiumdj

      they added and fixed a few things, and the old leak was not rooted, so why would you want it?

  • Jtobin09

    what’s the name of the clock widget? please answer it looks awesome

  • Jtobin09

    what’s the name of the clock widget? please answer it looks awesome

  • ieatapples

    Giant AND download. :(( I have slow wifi. 2 hour download.
    D:

  • ieatapples

    Giant AND download. :(( I have slow wifi. 2 hour download.
    D:

  • you know….Lightning bolts they are fast…my X, well, it’s outrunning lightning bolts right now!! WOZZZZZERS!!

  • 11knives

    Thank you Droid life, and thank you Team Black Hat… I am updated still have root, and love it!

  • Yep, I was one of the dummies that tried to use last night’s update to flash – imagine my surprise when I didn’t see root. Sadly, if I had waited a day, I would have gotten the new file and not had to sacrifice all my files. Oh well, it’s all good. I have it now, it’s faster, but it runs my battery down a heck of a lot sooner. I guess i’d better finally purchase an extended battery huh?

  • Chris Moreno

    Ok So I Got the gingerbread zip and put it on my droid x. but now i turned it off one day and turned it back on to where it now freezes and shuts down constantly. how can i go back to stock?

    • tiberiumdj

      yup just follow steps 2 – 9 above that will take you back to stock.

      have you done a battery pull and wipe cache?

      • Chris Moreno

        i’ve tried the sbf and now it just stays at boot animation and keeps restarting the animation.

        • tiberiumdj

          so SBF finished and now your just boot looping?

          • Chris Moreno

            yeah

          • tiberiumdj

            Boot into the bootloader by holding Volume Up + Camera + Power. wipe data/cache, and reboot.

  • Anonymous

    does anyone have a sync icon that has been on the noti bar for forever it seems?

    • tiberiumdj

      just finished setting up all my accounts my sync was only on for a little while.

  • Aaron

    I am getting an error when trying to install this.

    And i always get this shitty error in my recovery about cant mount the SD

  • Manicfof

    Im a little smashed cause its my birthday.. ok. now that i got that out of the way, i guess what im trying to say is that i love this site.. My DX is the S#!t because of you guys.. Its running awesome and all your steps couldn’t be any clearer. even for someone thats buzzed out.. hahaha.. ANDROID, FTW!!!!

    • tiberiumdj

      lol, happy b-day

    • tiberiumdj

      lol, happy b-day

  • so, in essence, when the OFFICIAL official build is released, we’ll still have to SBF and lose it all….right?

  • Anonymous

    works perfect from stock unrooted.. but how can I get rid of the bloatware now??

  • Anonymous

    works perfect from stock unrooted.. but how can I get rid of the bloatware now??

    • tiberiumdj

      some of it can now just be removed, like need for speed, City ID, the V cast stuff, you can also; Delete apps from the app drawer, Apps stay closed when you close them from the default tsk manager. All in all there is not really a lot running in the BG.

  • BigRed4X15

    So I have two issues with GB, first swype is not working, says the package is not configured for this phone. The second issue is that my sync arrows are on constantly and my phone seems a little slow. Any ideas?

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

      • BigRed4X15

        It was a good try, but nope, still can’t use swype and the syncing has started again.

        • tiberiumdj

          do you just not have swype as an input option? I have not set-up any of my accounts yet so have not seen the syncing yet.

          • BigRed4X15

            Its there as an option, but when I try to use it an error pops up saying the version of swype was not configured for this device.

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

    • Anonymous

      U HAVE TO WIPE DAT/CACHE OR DO A FACORTY RESET THAT IS WHAT WORKED FOR ME

  • Anonymous

    I am stock unrooted.. are these the entire steps to get me rooted GB?

    • Anonymous

      it looks like I can start from z4root.. nvm

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

        • Anonymous

          2.2.1

          I said unrooted, you couldn’t run the leaked GB without being rooted.. this is the first time i’ve rooted my droid X.. I rooted my OG DROID but i’ve had the DX since July

          now I want to know how to get rid of the bloatware.. no one seems to have mentioned it in this huge thread

          • tiberiumdj

            ya I’m glad I didn’t jump on the unrooted GB leak, it didn’t take them long to get the root done.

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

      • Anonymous

        berry were 2.3 stock or 2.2 stock when u did z4 root?

    • tiberiumdj

      yes but your stock so.

      “*Note Again* – If you have not already upgraded to Gingerbread, simply download the .zip file, flash it like you normally would a ROM, and ignore this entire process.”

      really download the .zip file and start at step 14 (above)

  • Anonymous

    Worked just like you guys said! Thank you very much! You guys rule!

  • Tamarick013

    rsd will not recognize my phone please help

    • tiberiumdj

      make sure you are running rsd as admin

      • Tamarick013

        how do i do that

        • tiberiumdj

          hold the shift key, right click, run as…. administrator

          • Tamarick013

            thank you soo much

          • tiberiumdj

            if running as admin does not work, you may be missing a needed driver.

          • tiberiumdj

            if running as admin does not work, you may be missing a needed driver.

          • Tamarick013

            it still didnt work and i cant get rid of the first one

  • Blaznlion

    I’m trying to install the rbf file and it gets to BP flash then errors out each time. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

  • tiberiumdj

    most recent quadrant 2142 GB rooted @ 1.2 GHz stable so far, can’t say I mind that at all.

  • tiberiumdj

    most recent quadrant 2142 GB rooted @ 1.2 GHz stable so far, can’t say I mind that at all.

  • manderko

    hey guys…i just finished thiis and now it cannot recognize my network and has me in international roaming…any suggestions?

    • tiberiumdj

      did you re-activate your phone after the SBF or did you do the 4 point trick?

  • Mushka

    anyone having issues with no notification light on handcent after ugrading to GB?

  • Tamarick013

    how do i get rid of the old one

  • how long did the boot up take you all? mine is taking a long time!

    • tiberiumdj

      mine took about :45 secs, if your boot looping any longer then a min. do a battery pull

  • Jnwilliadf
    • Adam Metzner

      Thank you! thank you! thank you!

  • matt

    anyone notice that the sound is alot quieter on gb?

  • Joster2609

    K, so I really want gingerbread on my droid x, but I’m kind of afraid to root it and I dont know if I know exactly what I’m doing. I’m kind of tech savvy, but I don’t know if I can do it since I’m terrified of bricking my phone. Should I take a risk and root it or be safe and wait for it to be released through verizon?

    • Brutalsnowman

      IMO rooting is safe. Installing new roms is where you run your risk.

      If you are scared then don’t do it. do some research on XDA and you can learn everything you need to know. knowledge is power.

      Rooting the Droid X with 2.2 is as easy as installing a 3rd party app and rebooting. then running said app.

    • tiberiumdj

      Your choice, there are lots of sites out there that explain “How to Root”, “Why to root or why not to root”. It is kind of hard to actually brick your phone now, and there are more then enough people out there to help you if you have any questions.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone have any luck using the DX Bootstrapper on rooted Gingerbread?

  • MFor

    Still having problems flashing GB from Liberty 1.5. I’ve backed up using Titanium, created backup on Clockwork Recovery, wiped data/factory reset, and wiped cache partition. When I install zip from sdcard, I get a ” can’t open /sdcard/dxgbrooted.zip (bad) Installation aborted.” Anyone get this problem and figure out how to solve it??

    • Brutalsnowman

      file is probably corrupt. re-download the .zip

      • MFor

        I’ve re-downloaded it 3 times. Full file (~175Mb) from a wired internet connection on PC. Still having problems.

        • Brutalsnowman

          the file I DLed was 179.9Mb.

        • Brutalsnowman

          clear your internet cash and temp internet files. I would also turn off your AV. It might be kicking out a file inside the zip saying its infected.

      • MFor

        I’ve re-downloaded it 3 times. Full file (~175Mb) from a wired internet connection on PC. Still having problems.

    • Adam Metzner

      Make sure the install zip is the full thing. I would re-download on a PC or at least wifi if you downloaded it on the phone.

    • MFor

      I’ve re-downloaded it 3 times. Full file (~175Mb) from a wired internet connection on PC. Still having problems.

  • Adam Metzner

    WHY THE CAPS? Its LightGrid Pro. Live wallpaper. On market.

  • Anonymous

    WERE YOU GET THE BACKGROUND

  • Anonymous

    WERE YOU GET THE BACKGROUND

    • Brutalsnowman

      Learn to read comments. that has already been asked more then once in the comments on this post alone.

  • Anonymous

    Wait so to Bootstrap in Gingerbread on the DROID X you need to get the DROID 2 Bootstrapper? Or is this a typo?

    • Adam Metzner

      The DX one doesnt work on gingerbread from what they are saying. But the D2 does.

      • Anonymous

        Well that sucks. I already bought the DX bootstrap. Unless there’s a free version of the D2 one.

        • Adam Metzner

          The one on the market is just to donate to him if you wish. He has it free on his site always, but sadly it is down. Good news is a fellow Droid-lifer mirrored it! http://www.mediafire.com/?36we9h8bslejtwk

          • Anonymous

            Oh that’s cool. Thanks! Too bad I just flashed the leak yesterday. Hopefully a one-click root method will pop up soon.

    • Adam Metzner

      The DX one doesnt work on gingerbread from what they are saying. But the D2 does.

  • Nathanbull33

    FYI for anyone planning on using Titanium Backup to restore apps/data. I had to hit the “problems?” button in the app and download busybox to get it to be able to find root. After that worked like a charm!

  • Roberto Taylor

    Is anyone else having the problem I’m having when downloading the SBF file? It’s supposed to be 400mb+ in size, but when I download it the size is only 205mb. I’ve tried downloading it three different times now, and it always end up being the same size. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Brutalsnowman

    This is awesome. Can’t wait for the new Liberty built on GB

  • Alejandrorfernandez

    Anyone know if there will just be a root option after such as z4root? I had a real smooth install with the initial GB release in which all my data/info stayed on phone so really wouldnt want to have to lose everything I spent so much time setting up to my liking.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Brutalsnowman

      I’m sure there will be. just have to give it time.

  • Anonymous

    And yes…..phat shout to TEAM BLACK HAT for going in and giving us something we have been waiting for

  • Anonymous

    Bam…….the waiting paid off I still have my root and now I have G.B. on deck

  • Adam Metzner

    Anyone have a mirror link for the D2 bootstrap? Koush’s server seems to have fallen to the droid-life effect.

  • Tbis

    how do you get rid of the stock apps like blockbuster and city id. They just destroy the battery life? i had liberty that got rid of those apps.

    • Brutalsnowman

      Titanium Backup

    • Anonymous

      Tiatanium Backup or Root Explorer

  • Tbis

    running liberty rom with honeycomb theme and when i installed the zip file the phone doesnt start up. i should of wiped my data first but i didnt see it in the instructions. if this happens to you just go to the recovery mode by hitting power and home. Wipe everything then reboot and it will start up with gingerbread

    • T Batman T

      Thanks, looks like things are working better.

      • Tbis

        glad i could help

  • T Batman T

    Hey, I had Liberty 1.5 installed before I did this…and after I reboot, the liberty boot screen loops with a bunch of flickering…All I did was put the zipon and install the way you would any ROM. Any suggestions?

    • Brutalsnowman

      Boot to recover. wipe data. reboot

  • Anyone having issues with touchdown after installing Gingerbread?

  • Football4lifeson

    Can someone help me, I was running Rubix focused, on 2.3.340, backed up, wiped data, then installed this from sd card, and when I rebooted I get the new moto logo and then it says bootloader 30.04 err: A5,69,35,00,27…..what do I do?

  • MFor

    Having same problem as another person:

    I’m having trouble installing this, any help would be appreciated. I bootstrap the recovery and reboot into recovery. After I backed it up and wiped to factory, I go to install the zip and it says it can’t open the zip and aborts the install. I have downloaded the zip twice already with the same results. I’m on Liberty 1.5.thanks for any help you can give.

    • Maverick1276

      Make sure the file you are downloading is not corrupted. Had the same problem last night and tried another download source. The first one was only dowloading about 20KB. Tried again with another and the real file was like 177000kb and took 10 minutes to download. Follow the directions and it should work fine.

      • MFor

        The file I download from Droid-Life was 175MB…where did you find another download source?

        • Anonymous

          Sometimes the corruped files might stay in your download folder so y

    • Maverick1276

      Make sure the file you are downloading is not corrupted. Had the same problem last night and tried another download source. The first one was only dowloading about 20KB. Tried again with another and the real file was like 177000kb and took 10 minutes to download. Follow the directions and it should work fine.

  • Stevenr

    What if you flash aback up that one did before getting gb release then flashing the.new gb that will allow root access?

    • Stevenr

      In other words I flashed the first released gb but I made a back up before I did if I recovered the back up.can I avoid using the steps?

      • Nathanbull33

        NO. You can’t use your backup becasue the original release they did of GB for the X was NOT rooted therefore you can’t bootstrap and go into recovery. Even if you could you would still have to sbf becuase you would be going from 2.3.3 back to 2.2. make sense?

        • Stevenr

          Yes thanks

          • normally

            so there’s no way to get my old data back once i get back to 2.2? just want to make sure before i wipe everything

          • normally

            i did make a backup using bootstrap before i upgraded to gingerbread, but will this be useless

  • Stevenr

    What if you flash aback up that one did before getting gb release then flashing the.new gb that will allow root access?

  • Mrdeluxe14

    Where can I get that hexagon wallpaper?!?!

    • LightGrid Pro

      • Mrdeluxe14

        You’re a pretty cool dude. Sorry I’m not a regular.

        Fuckface

        • Adam Metzner

          wow… he helped you and you act like that?

  • do i have to buy D2 Bootstrapper just for this one..
    it’s only two dollars but when the official gingerbread comes
    i probably wont need D2 Bootstrapper right??

  • Abe

    So… I’m continuously boot looping now. Pulling the battery doesn’t help, and if I go to recovery, pressing the search button doesn’t bring up the menu… What are my options here, anyone?

    • Tom

      Dont use the search button, press both volume keys at once. It changed.

      • Abe

        Ok, that worked. Camera button doesn’t activate the selection though, I tried multiple buttons, can’t get them to work, now what?

        • Abe

          nevermind, looks like I press power.

  • it’s hard to imagine leaving Rubix Blurry for this, but I “may” just have to give it a whirl!!

  • Anonymous

    mybe a dumb question but what version of the bootloader should i be at because i’m on .04

    • Tom

      Mine says 30.04

  • Xtreme0823

    Just flashed….Gotta say I am really impressed!

  • Tom

    Make sure to have a good charge on your battery before the sbf

  • Anonymous

    wow…bricked

  • Well, it looks like i found my evening project. Wish i would’ve waited so i could just flash it. Oh well, more steps means more fun.

  • trevor carr

    wheres honeycomb

    • Boblank84

      are you serious?? that is not a phone OS…….

      • digsoreos

        But it is a tasty cereal. 😉

  • Question: After I’ve SBF’d back to 2.2, rooted and installed the rooted GB update can I use Maderstcok to get back to 2.2 for when the official OTA is released by VZW?

  • Chad

    Ran Gingerbread for a day on my DX. While I was impressed with it and it seemed very smooth, I was having issues with my LED notification lights not working at times and also this morning my screen was very slow to respond. So I just used the Bootstrap and went back. Think I’ll just wait for the official one.

  • matt

    my sync icon has not gone away, even after wipe data and cache…. any idea?

    • matt

      battery pull fixed

  • Buckgrad

    So if I installed the leak from yesterday, and want to go back to froyo for the official gb update, am I correct that all I need to do are steps 2 through 13?

    Apparently I didn’t wipe the data in the process, now have the sync icon constantly there and the battery life is much shorter. Others’ comments suggest it is typical when data/cache has not been wiped before installation. If I do a factory reset AFTER the installation yesterday, would that work and keep me in gb?

    Thanks for the patience–I’m really new at this and appreciate the help.

  • Stannis B

    I’m having trouble installing this, any help would be appreciated. I bootstrap the recovery and reboot into recovery. After I backed it up and wiped to factory, I go to install the zip and it says it can’t open the zip and aborts the install. I have downloaded the zip twice already with the same results. I’m on Liberty 1.5.thanks for any help you can give.

    • MFor

      Same thing happened to me….any help anyone??

  • JWTrey

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but after I download the 2.3.340 SBF file should I leave it on my computer or drop it on the SD card? Thanks.

    • you don’t need to put the sbf on your sd card. You just need to flash it from the computer to the phone using RSD Lite

      • BigRed4X15

        When I try to use RSD lite, the start button is not selectable after I select the sbf file. any ideas?

        • Common problem. Try putting the SBF file somewhere else and/or renaming it. Keep trying differnt locations and names, eventually it will light up. Annoying, but I don’t think there’s a better solution.

        • Common problem. Try putting the SBF file somewhere else and/or renaming it. Keep trying differnt locations and names, eventually it will light up. Annoying, but I don’t think there’s a better solution.

        • Common problem. Try putting the SBF file somewhere else and/or renaming it. Keep trying differnt locations and names, eventually it will light up. Annoying, but I don’t think there’s a better solution.

        • Common problem. Try putting the SBF file somewhere else and/or renaming it. Keep trying differnt locations and names, eventually it will light up. Annoying, but I don’t think there’s a better solution.

        • Common problem. Try putting the SBF file somewhere else and/or renaming it. Keep trying differnt locations and names, eventually it will light up. Annoying, but I don’t think there’s a better solution.

  • Anonymous

    looks like fun. i’ll try it once i get home. i jumped the gun and got gingerbread and i really miss my barnacle wifi tether. lol.

  • Do nandroid backups from the DX bootstrap work in the D2 bootstrap? If I don’t want to stay on GB and want to go back to the sweetness that is Liberty can I just restore that backup?

    • Firesong3k

      No… you would have to SBF back to 2.2 re-root and install Bootstrap then restore your liberty nandroid

  • Trophynuts

    i have to admit that this is a really good quick to no nonsense set of instructions. Good to see this. I hate when a quick how to turns in to a [email protected] novel.

  • mikex

    when you say it wipes it all do you mean the sd card too like pictures etc?

    • DroidzFX

      no just data on the phone itself your sd card is safe

  • D2 bootstrapper is no longer on Koush’s website…

  • will the SBF work on the new rooted gb so i can revert back to stock if needed?

    • DroidzFX

      it worked for the last version so I imagine it will work with this also

  • StuntinX

    If you update to the new dxgbrooted.zip you won’t need to use the D2 Bootstrap… P3Droid replaced the custom recovery and gave everyone the correct recovery. Check his tweets if you want to double check

  • android-underground.com

    Thumbs up if you get cracked apps

  • Sir Kellex, where might one find that honeycomb background you are using above?

  • Guest22

    if I already have z4root 1.3.0 on my Droid2, do I need to steps 1-13? Thanks!

  • Randallcoryteague

    So if i went through the process already, had to wipe phone anyway, do i really need root access. Will I be able to go back to stock for the official release? Never rooted before so I’m impressed I got the original process to work.. now I’m nervous :(:(

  • Gus

    RUBIX BLURRY: If I backup Rubix Blurry and then install Rooted GingerBread, can I return to my Rubix Blurry backup through bootstrap or do I need to SBF? Can someone please give me a clear answer?

    • Anonymous

      You’ll need to .sbf back to 2.2, root, install bootstrap, and then you can load your Blurry backup. 2.3 has a different kernel that almost certainly won’t play nice with the 2.2 system.

      • Gus

        Bummer! My major need to be rooted is to be able to switch roms on the fly.

    • StuntinX

      NO custom ROMs for 2.2.1 will work for 2.3…

  • Ryan

    i have installed and everything seems to be working. but there are a few things i have noticed and i am wondering if anyone is having the same issues?

    Certain apps seem to not be present in the market for me: such as espn radio, iheart radio, walgreens

    Also my led light at the top of my phone seems like its not working anymore.

    is anyone else having these issues?

  • Ryan

    i have installed and everything seems to be working. but there are a few things i have noticed and i am wondering if anyone is having the same issues?

    Certain apps seem to not be present in the market for me: such as espn radio, iheart radio, walgreens

    Also my led light at the top of my phone seems like its not working anymore.

    is anyone else having these issues?

    • John

      do remember this is an unofficial release of gb. tiz what people get for jumpin the gun 😉
      (tho i do expect there to be bugs like with any OS)

    • John

      do remember this is an unofficial release of gb. tiz what people get for jumpin the gun 😉
      (tho i do expect there to be bugs like with any OS)

  • Batmania

    what is that wallpaper? I want.

  • That’s awesome! I’m gonna wait however until Verizon releases it and a better root method is put out so I don’t have to wipe my phone.

    • Inkog3

      I was on an unrooted stock 2.3.340 build. and did NOT have to wipe. Start at step 14 and follow the directions, at step 22 boot into the D2 bootstrap recovery and clear the cache. Reboot and Enjoy!

  • droydhead

    Does anyone know if we can use sbf_flash in linux to flash the SBF file?

  • RevolutionX

    Use the D2 Bootstrapper?? So does this mean out DX version is useless now and have to go out and buy the D2 version to replace it??? I don’t mind, just curious as to how this will work….

    • Anonymous

      Yeah when I saw that I was like “huh?” I assume this is a mistake…
      Also is this 2.3.340 still the system only or is it a full sbf?

    • GotFragz

      The D2 Bootstrapper can be gotten for free. The version on the market is a way to donate to Koush.

    • Anonymous

      It’s 100% CORRECT. DX bootstrapper doesn’t work with the GB release, but the D2 one does. They cost money in the market, but you can download them free at koush’s website. http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-recovery.html

      • droid80

        I think that the link is broken on his site.

    • Anonymous

      Koush has both the D2 and the DX bootstrap program for free from his page. It has always been free for those that did not want to support by paying. I think it’s very reasonable since you paid for the DX version to go ahead and download the D2 version from his page…

      http://www.koushikdutta.com/2010/08/droid-x-recovery.html

  • Teschall

    I took the jump and did this this morning. Worked fine. 2nd time reinstalling all apps in 2 days…I’m not going to go through this again for a while!

  • Anonymous

    So. By everything I assume phone content, not sd card. But since it would be rooted can’t you just back it all up to titanium before hand and reload it after you’re rooted? Or am I missing something. Still new to this.

    • Anonymous

      You’re correct.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Timoh. In that case I may finally try to do this. Fortunately I waited for this version so it sounds like it’ll be a little easier than it was for those that already flashed the other version.

  • Jon El Canche

    And if I ever want to get back to my backup of Apex 1.4.1 do you have to SBF back to 2.2 or can I just flash my backup of it?

    • I woudl like to know this as well.

    • Anonymous

      You need to SBF back. It’s easy though.

      • Jon El Canche

        I would have to SBF back to 2.2 but then could I flash my backup to get my same setup/data back?

        • Anonymous

          Yes, the nandroid backup your did with titanium before running the GB update will get you back after you SBF to 2.3.34

  • so glad i waited until root was given
    no hassling steps for me
    just boot to recovery and flash the rooted GB

    • droydhead

      some of us can’t wait.. lol. o well. SBF is as easy as pie.

    • Tbis

      i had to wipe my data to get it to work i was just running liberty

    • Aram

      I booted to recovery and installed GB from SD card and now my phone won’t even turn on anymore? I have pulled the batttery a bunch of times and even hooked to usb and it still won’t even turn on. HELP PLEASE

      • Roneill910

        do a factory reset. should work fine.

      • Roneill910

        do a factory reset. should work fine.

      • Alexander D Smart

        ON STEP 17

        I’m into the recovery mode but do not have the option to select zip. Only option available is “apply sdcard:update.zip”

        Any ideas? Thanks

        • Alexander D Smart

          Nevermind all… got her figured out

          • Mattritch87

            How did you figure this out? I am having the same issue.

          • DMason

            You have to bootstrap your recovery using DX Bootstrap. Once you do to and then boot into recovery you’ll see the install update from zip option

          • DMason

            You have to bootstrap your recovery using DX Bootstrap. Once you do to and then boot into recovery you’ll see the install update from zip option

      • Hburgetjr1
      • Hburgetjr1
    • Aram

      I booted to recovery and installed GB from SD card and now my phone won’t even turn on anymore? I have pulled the batttery a bunch of times and even hooked to usb and it still won’t even turn on. HELP PLEASE

  • Me

    For this to work, you need to use the DROID 2 BOOT STRAP ON THE DROID X. Sounds weird, but thats the way it is

    • Anonymous

      No you don’t. READ THE ENTIRE PROCESS. After flashing back to 2.2, you HAVE to use DX bootstrap just like you always did. Once you are on Gingerbread though, then you HAVE to use the D2 bootstrap.

      • Where is the D2 bootstrap? Your link to Koush’s website is ok, but Koush’s link is dead.

    • Firesong3k

      I think that is fixed now… that was the case with the original gb update file .. but i believe p3 fixed it so the DX bootstrapper will work

  • Socal_jnunez

    can you post that wallpaper that you have on your x kellex please

  • Alternatively, you could just go into Bootstrap Recovery while on stock rooted 2.3.340 (without doing Factory Reset), and then wipe data and cache from Bootstrap itself, then install the GB zip. Cuts out a few steps and saves some time.

  • You gave My Droid World some credit, but you should clarify one thing in this post: 1) it is not an official release, but one released by Team Black Hat

    We owe TBH and P3Droid a BIG thanks for this…

    • P3Droid is the head of MDW… I believe he founded it.

  • eazycc

    Does this flash also rewrite the kernel?

    • Anonymous

      The GB update is a new kernel, yes.

  • Too much work , me wait.

  • So this means, since I am still on Apex 1.4, I can just flash the rooted GB? Want to make sure before I go through the whole process.

    • *Note* – If you didn’t jump the gun and flash the non-rooted version and are still running something like say, Liberty ROM, all you have to do is flash the .zip file below just as you would any other ROM.

      • Thanks, that is what I was hoping. Still fairly new to all of it and wanted to double check.

      • John

        you sure about that?
        (honestly asking)

    • Socal_jnunez

      yup

  • Tom

    In progress right now

  • Anonymous

    Step 14 is so much fun, it’s listed twice. 🙂

    • Comment removed.

      • Dshudson

        lol He did, I caught that too..

  • Firesong3k

    Yes!! Amazing news!!

  • Anonymous

    yes!!!

  • Dshudson

    To bad I have a TB now

    • Anonymous

      Lucky us. I gave my Droid x to my dad. He’s still trying to figure it out. I loaded liberty with gb theme before I gave it to him because if he gets my phones as hand me downs I don’t want him to be accustomed to crappy blur. I wanted him to get used to the true Android experience.

    • Anonymous

      Lucky us. I gave my Droid x to my dad. He’s still trying to figure it out. I loaded liberty with gb theme before I gave it to him because if he gets my phones as hand me downs I don’t want him to be accustomed to crappy blur. I wanted him to get used to the true Android experience.

  • Anonymous

    or you could do the even more involved process of SBFing back, restoring the nandroid you made before doing the update. Making some titanium backups, then install the rooted update and restore with titanium. I know what I’m doing when I get off work!

  • w00t!

    This is cool. But I think I’m still going to wait until they make a Liberty update for Gingerbread, then wait until they start making themes compatible with Gingerbread, then I’ll definitely install Gingerbread on my Droid X.

    • tbaybe

      same here!

    • DroidzFX

      Im sorry but liberty is not even in same league as GB

    • snamper

      Yes, GB is far more stable. lol

      • DroidzFX

        Right not one random reboot and apps work. I cant say the same for liberty.

        • Anonymous

          I had a few reboots early on with liberty but they stopped happening. All my applications worked too. I was happy with it but I’m happy with GB too and it’s something new, so it wins.

        • Anonymous

          I had a few reboots early on with liberty but they stopped happening. All my applications worked too. I was happy with it but I’m happy with GB too and it’s something new, so it wins.