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Is Official Gingerbread for the DROIDX Starting to Roll Out? (Updated)

A new version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for the DROIDX has popped up as an OTA update to one lucky user’s phone and appears to be newer than the leaked version we had a few weeks back.  As you can see in my screenshot above, the leak was system 4.5.573 and the new one that popped up today is 4.5.588. It’s definitely newer, and according to community Motorola guru P3Droid who has the file now, this also includes a new bootloader.  What does that mean exactly?  Well, he’s suggesting that if your phone prompts you with the update, that you might want to hold off for now if having root access in the future is important to you.  

Right now there isn’t an SBF to get you back to an older build from this new version.  No new root exploit has been found either.

And I should point out that we’ve checked in all the usual Verizon places for notes on an update and have come up empty.  This update is a complete surprise.

For those of you that are non-rooted and running Blur 2.3.340, you might want to start checking your phones.

Update 12:18PM:  According to P3, you can accept the update and still flash back to 2.3.340 using the SBF that’s available.

Update 2:22PM:  Loading up now for a quick look…

Update:  Here are the instructions for installing it.

This is definitely developing…

  • Lmrojas

    I have a droid x cm7 with a gingerbread kernel, can I get the update? LOLOL KIDDING. But you know someone is bound to ask.

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  • i just got a buddy with an unrooted unrommed X to see if he could get the update, no such luck…said his phone was up to date…

  • Droid 2 soon?

  • Cwzrd23

    It didn’t roll out today it will probly be released on sunday like always

  • Cwzrd23

    It didn’t roll out today it will probly be released on sunday like always

  • ataris_kid

    New bootloader, eh?

  • Jawshua

    Yeah no update on my DROIDX.

  • Anonymous

    I’m running the leaked rooted gingerbread. I imagine I’d need to flash the SBF for stock 2.2 in order to get the OTA, correct?

    • correct

      • Anonymous

        Thanks.

    • why not just wait til they root and new update, then flash it?

  • for those who are on leaked gb what I did was sbf’d, then reroot, reinstall bootstrap, and recovered my backup just prior to upgrading gb and i still have all my current apps and such. also when you update you won’t lose all progress on angry birds which we all know is a chief concern

    • Anonymous

      So the OTA will just “over rule” root like on previous versions?

  • stanger

    stop teasing us, droid life!

  • d

    using update.zip to install this on my phone, will let everyone know how it goes

    • d

      I am now a gingerbread man! go to the link wingshater posted, find the mediafire link posted by Snow02 i believe his name was, somewhere in the low 30’s pages, rename to update.zip, put in the root of your sd card, run stock recovery and voila!

  • Wingshater21

    If anybody wants some more great info on all of your questions just go hear and read through….you can start around page 23 and you’ll be good or even the last few pages if you’re smart enough to catch on….good news is should have a rooted ota update soon from p3droid
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/23666-anyone-get-ota-4-5-588-a.html

  • No update here yet. 🙁

  • Mlarsen_2001

    Nope no luck yet.

  • Am I the only one with a bad feeling about this? It’s only updating people that are already on Gingerbread… Something smells fishy…

    • actually no one w/ GB will get this update as p3 has said it checks to make sure you are on 2.2.1 otherwise it won’t be sent. you have to be stock to get this.

      • You’re right. Misread it. Thanks. Guess I’m gonna have to SBF to get it. I’ll wait until we’re sure it’s out.

  • Nothing yet… and very impatient. Very very impatient.

  • Jo

    does anyone have a picture of the OTA prompt?

  • Brandon Barnes

    It’s unfortunately fake. I can tell in the pic by the pixels

    • TheDroidAbides

      The pic is of the leak that many of us already have on our phones so why would it be a fake?

    • Buckgrad

      The picture is of the original leak of the withheld VZW update, not the new one mentioned (read the text).

  • Nothing here… Wouldn’t mind going to official rom again… Only reason I rooted was to get to Gingerbread. I was tired of waiting…

  • Kdkinc

    They have to pry my ‘Root” from my cold stiff hands before I install a non-rootable OTA on my DroidX

  • just tried on another users stock DX, no update here in maine

  • dannyjedi

    I’ll believe it when I see it.
    If I wanted smoke blown up my ass I would be at home with a carton of cigarettes and a short length of hose. 😉

    • mmmmmhead

      huh?

    • Anonymous

      what lol. you android fans are weird as heck

      • Anonymous

        If that were true, you would be in perfect company 😉

    • Anonymous

      . . .

    • Wow… oh wow…

  • Until it’s rooted and I can upgrade without flashing to stock I’n staying on Froyo.

  • Suga Shane

    Sounds like a hectic day for rooted users, which is basically everyone who frequents this blog.

  • nothing here is Sunny NH

  • finsandpirates26

    Nothing yet, are they rolling this out in a few areas first?

  • Jo

    i think you may need the madden bloat. Removing NFS shift is fine since you didn’t need root to do that

  • Clar253

    I deleted the Madden bloatware and that’s it. Can I still install??

    • Lostnbroken489

      I Think You Can As Long As You Haven’t Rooted & Added Any Roms… I Don’t Think VZ Would Let You Uninstall If It Would Prevent Updates (Ex: Blockbuster Doesn’t Give You The Option To Uninstall)

      • Clar253

        I’m rooted lol
        Is there any way to get the app download? :/

  • Arthur

    I just noticed NFS shift in my downloaded applications in the manage applications menu. I pressed uninstall and it did. I’m not rooted also madden is gone and I never touched it. No sign of an update though whats going on?

    • Arthur

      False alarm, NFS was always removable and I forgot I had Madden hidden in my launchers app drawer.

  • Yo momma like it

    well i think until root access is done for the OTA ill stick with the deodexed GB…. no reason for me to SBF just to OTA an unrooted GB to SBF again to .340 when Apex 2.0 is about to drop.

  • Dragonljp

    I’ll believe it when I see it. At least one person in this comment section said they got the update. Please post a picture or two so we all will believe that this “rumor” is true.

  • Dragonljp

    I’ll believe it when I see it. At least one person in this comment section said they got the update. Please post a picture or two so we all will believe that this “rumor” is true.

  • dieselhybrids

    Downloading update now….

    • Jo

      from the links posted or on your dx?

    • Jo

      on your dx or from the links to the file?

    • gingerkid

      how?

  • I think to just be on the safeside, im gonna unroot with Z4root and use then do a system restore so I know I’ll get gingerbread in the future

  • Bunie

    Is this going to improve performance from stock 2.2?

    • mmmmmhead

      yes

  • gbread

    If I stay rooted on stock 2.2.340, will the silent update not work? This is what I am hoping.

    • Skeetch79

      a rooted stock 2.3.340 phone will still download the update – you have to manually choose to install it from the pop-up menu after the download completes.

      the silent part is the downloading to your phone. the update will not automatically install itself in the background. you have to opt-in or opt-out

      this mention of the “silent” update has been misinterpreted – technically froyo and any update able to be pushed were silent – the actual install was user initiated.

      the update will succeed as long all files are present (system, apps, etc). freezing the apps won’t affect the update, but if you manually deleted the apps (i.e. bloatware) your update will fail.

      • Guest

        Ok cool. There is no way I’m gonna let this thing fly on my phone til it’s rooted. If not at least I still have the rooted leak from a few weeks back.

  • Jo

    i’m not finding any updates on about phone

  • I don’t know if this has been asked yet or not but I’m running rooted stock froyo 2.2.1….will I still get the OTA or do I have to unroot with Z4 and do a factory reset to get everything back to original stock slowness haha.

  • I don’t know if this has been asked yet or not but I’m running rooted stock froyo 2.2.1….will I still get the OTA or do I have to unroot with Z4 and do a factory reset to get everything back to original stock slowness haha.

    • Skeetch79

      you can stay rooted, but if you have deleted any of the bloatware it has to be present to apply the update. titanium backup freezing is ok – you will still be able to accept the update

      • Blockbuster app somehow disappeared or was that intentional with the last update 2.2.1….the navigator is still on it too….the only thing I rooted for was to use cache cleaners. I don’t do roms anymore since I ruined my Droid by flashing so many roms haha.

        • Skeetch79

          strange with the blockbuster app….have it on my rooted stock 2.2.1 (2.3.340). if you have root explorer or any other file manager/explorer program for rooted users, the APK should be under /system/app/ as blockbuster.apk. do you use titanium backup – maybe you froze it?

        • Anonymous

          did you maybe hide it with LP? I know I hid a few things and ended up forgetting they were even installed on my phone.

      • thebandito

        I didn’t root, but I deleted the racing app that came on the Droid X when I got it. I just went into the manage apps settings menu and deleted the game. Will I still get the update?

    • Skeetch79

      you can stay rooted. if you have removed any of the bloatware you will need to find a way to get it back – deleted/removed bloatware will prevent the update from succeeding. if you have frozen them with titanium backup, however, you will still be able to accept the update since the files technically have not been removed – just “hidden” from your phone’s system

  • Anonymous

    MY NEXT PHONE WILL BE A HTC

    • Mr.Joe

      Yeah… Cause they’re phone aren’t full of bloat and lockdowness.

      • Mr.Joe

        Their OPS

  • Anonymous

    Very sneaky of them to push this out without letting people know. Must be backlash for all of those people tethering without a data plan.

    • Tim242

      OTA’s are always silent. They download, then you still have the option to decline installation. FYI, 99% of unauthorized tetherers are non-rooted.

  • question of the day. im running stock 2.2.1 rooted. will i receive this update? if not how do i unroot?

    • Z4root will unroot you

      • i only have the options for temp root or permanent root. how would i unroot?

        • Skeetch79

          if you have the option for temp root or permanent root then you are not rooted (a.k.a. unrooted) – at least Z4Root is not seeing you as rooted

          • weird cuz i have superuser

          • Tim242

            Did you use Z4 to root?

  • Anonymous

    I checked the Motorola Forums thread. There’s a lot of discussion regarding the leaked update, but nothing about anyone actually receiving it. Some people who were in the control group for Froyo say they have not seen any sign of Gingerbread yet.

  • Nemesis099

    I think I’ll wait for them to be able to root as I like being able to backup all my apps with Titanium backup.

  • david

    will 2.2.1 get the gingerbread update?

    • Dbzfan912

      Seriously, dude. don’t spam

      • david

        Sorry. I am new to this. just trying to get info.

        • Sometimes searching the Forums are the best places for this type of info…just a fyi.

    • and eventually yes you will, only people who won’t are on leaked gb already

      • david

        Thanks

  • david

    how do I get the update?

  • david

    I am on 2.2.1 will i get the update?

    • Tim242

      Stop asking the same damn question over and over. It has been answered many times.

  • Tezhrec

    I am rooted and removed much of the bloatware. Will that keep the OTA from applying to my X?

    • Tezhrec

      I’m still running the stock OS, but I used root and Titanium Backup to get rid of the crap VZW added. I’d hate to have to put all that junk back on simply to get an update…

      • John

        welp, learn to not hate it =P
        (if you want gb)

  • John

    http://www.mediafire.com/?1u3yjx30df37kyy

    there’s the “silent” OTA…if anyone wnats to take a gander. & no, u can’t manually install this.

  • feverishly checking here as well…unrooted, running 2.3.340, and waiting patiently. c’mon, c’mon, c’mon!

    • I think since you are already on the leaked GB you won’t get the full one unless you flash or sbf back to 2.2.1
      EDIT: Sorry was thinking android version not system version. The GB System version will be around 4.5.x

  • Efballa32

    Dearborn michigan, just got the update and lovin it 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Pics or it didn’t happen.

  • Alphabets13

    so to my understanding if we are on the GB leak we will not be affected. you have to sbf back to stock to receive this update….and if you are on stock and dont want the update then you have to remove a certain apk from the system.

  • John

    the 1 user who has received the OTA notice posted here:
    http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-general-discussion/23666-anyone-get-ota-4-5-588-a.html
    ongoing discussion..

  • Mth2134

    Guys and gals….. it’s not on the google servers yet. Hence the reason u can’t pull it. There’s a reason it’s a silent push!

  • Mth2134

    Guys and gals….. it’s not on the google servers yet. Hence the reason u can’t pull it. There’s a reason it’s a silent push!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be keeping the leaked version for a while. Chances are it will be difficult to impossible to gain root access after you’ve run the OTA.

    For those saying “the devs will do it,” don’t count on it. AFAIK there’s no real way to gain root access on the original leaked version even; you have to install the pre-rooted version.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be keeping the leaked version for a while. Chances are it will be difficult to impossible to gain root access after you’ve run the OTA.

    For those saying “the devs will do it,” don’t count on it. AFAIK there’s no real way to gain root access on the original leaked version even; you have to install the pre-rooted version.

  • Bobhillyard2003

    running darkslide 4.2. and i love it..I’m not interested in gingerbread at all..(until its rooted) and that makes me kinda happy.. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > “DAMN IT!!!”
    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > “DAMN IT!!!”
    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > “DAMN IT!!!”
    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > “DAMN IT!!!”
    Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > “DAMN IT!!!”

    • did yall read this only updates if you are on a 340 build…and p3Droid says it is a silent update, so you wont even know that you get the update

      • Anonymous

        It will tell you it downloaded an update and it’s time to restart the phone. It wont ask you if you want to download it though. That’s the silent part

    • DroidzFX

      Youll be saying damn it when your stuck with a non rooted bloated phone with VZ navigator at your side.

      • except you can sbf. and he’s working on root right now.

        • DroidzFX

          My statement stood for a good 20 minutes

          • i hate when that happens haha

    • I am curious if 45 people actually “liked” this post, or if Michal_NM just logged out, cleared cache, and came back 45 times as a guest and “liked” this post. Seriously out of the whole community here, I doubt that 1. 45 people have a droid x that is not rooted, and 2. 45 people who do have a non-rooted droid x and they come to this forum. It has been made clear that if you are rooted then you will not be getting this “silent” update, because it is just that “silent” so I doubt that anybody was able to pull the update anyways

      • Why does it matter to you?
        Clearly it was ment to be a joke..

        • LMFAO…I take your comment as a JOKE…seriously….

          • CultLdr

            Caps lock can kill, please be careful out there

      • Anonymous

        1) Don’t have a rooted phone
        2) Check this site frequently.

        So there’s at least one of us. And yes, I did like his post.

        • LMFAO..funny thing is he has 56 likes….so I took some out of it….lmfao…was trying to be funny, but seriously micahel_nm posts on everything…and I got to say that post was not that funny…

        • cgood

          Make that two of us!

      • MAAACE!

        If you’re still curious, I liked it because its funny to me. Why would you assume only DX people would like or comment on a DX posting? That would be would be silly. Especially since I went through the same thing when the newest update for the DInc started rolling out. I was checking that badboy and cursing every few minutes. It’s funny because it’s true for some of us.

        • Yes it is funny, the funny thing is that the OG, and the Dinc did not have pull to update…You had to get it pushed to the device. So all that time checking for updates for nothing

          • MAAACE!

            Wow….I assume you’re a nice guy, but you’re coming off as a hater. Maybe one day all of us will be as awesome as you.

  • Anonymous

    I would check but I’m about a week removed from retiring my DX in favor of the TBolt.

  • Anonymous

    Gingerbread for Original Droid is when?

    • Connora87

      Unfortunately never.

    • John

      ya time to realize you’re way out of the game now (like we’ll be soon enough ;( )

  • DroidzFX

    Secretly rooting out the rooters?

  • Explicit

    I’m checking, but it wont push through 🙁

  • surf2

    negative on non rooted 2.3.340

  • Anonymous

    All your DX are belong to us.

    • fartbubbler

      hahaha

    • Anonymous

      I see what you did there 🙂

  • The350zWolf

    Man, new bootloader? This total BS!!! I love motorola hardware and VZW network but this locking down the phones is jst insane. Seriously my next phone will be a Nexus 😛

    • LivinFree

      The Nexus will be your only option if that is your concern. This is not only a Moto thing VZW is forcing all the mfgs to lock up the devices. And soon HTC, Sammy, LG..e.tc will all be locked just like the Motos are today. And heck from one contact I know Sammy could be even worse then Moto if they get done what they are working on. Can’t go into details but if you think a locked bootloader is bad you haven’t seen anything yet.

      • Anonymous

        As if anyone needed another reason to pass on a Samsung phone.

      • Anonymous

        HTC already started w/ the Thunderbolt.

        • Mfg’s are going to start sending force-bricking devices OTA in the near future to modified phones, and for people abusing their data or tethering illegally. Most likely will see fines as well.

          • Anonymous

            I doubt that. If you’re smart enough to root you’re smart enough to block silent updates. At least you should be.

          • Anonymous

            I doubt that. If you’re smart enough to root you’re smart enough to block silent updates. At least you should be.

          • Anonymous

            That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. “force bricking”… LOLOLOL Good gosh man, loosen your tinfoil hat.

        • Mr.Joe

          The G2 had it also big rob @_@

          • Anonymous

            Only heard about the Thunderbolt.

        • Anonymous

          But the Thunderbolt has been completely unlocked. While they did lock it, they did it so it could be undone. Who knows, the T-bolt may be the last unlocked phone.

          • Anonymous

            lets hope not.

      • Mr.Joe

        Yes.

        Motorola and Verizon went all around and convinced LG, Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, ZTE, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Lady Gaga; that locking their phones was the best thing they could do.

  • Msk1277

    doubt it.. Verizon would send out a memo.

  • Tayeva135

    Is there a way to get the official if I’m running the leaked 2.3?

    • I’d imagine not if past leaks and OTAs are any indication. This will only roll out to those on stock droid x. You’d have to SBF back and just wait till it’s your turn if that’s the route you want to take.

    • Anonymous

      if wouldnt be a leak if it could get official updates… kinda defeats the point…

  • Mth2134

    Fyi it only will install on stock 340 official. Also p3 posted an apk to remove if u wish to stop the install as it is a silent push. Any mods to 340 and install will fail. -per p3

    • fartbubbler

      how do you know that?

      • Anonymous

        because thats how its always worked. you have to be using the new official software in order to install an update.

      • Mth2134

        Or follow p3 and cellzealot. 🙂 he already tore it apart.

  • fartbubbler

    If I’m rooted and rommed (Liberty 1.5), would the OTA notification even show up? Or would I have to revert back to my stock backup to see if it’s available to me?

    • Anonymous

      correct you would have to go back to stock

    • The350zWolf

      As far as I understand, to get the upgrade you need to be stock running 2.3.340, so no with liberty your safe. Follow P3droid on twitter to get the whole story. The other bit of info is the update is being pushed silently 8^o

  • Jeremy

    Hopefully this means the D2 version isn’t far behind and they fixed the few problems there are in the older build. Now just to wait a couple of days to see how this pans out and if a newer rooted D2 version pops up to upgrade to…..

  • Anonymous

    Silly bootloaders…

    • Mr.Joe

      Trix are for kids =)

      • nicotinic

        Should’ve been aTrix are for kids…