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New DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.588 Rooted

That mysterious Gingerbread update that snuck out for the DROIDX earlier this week has been rooted.  The process isn’t all that difficult, but it’s also not the simplest you’ve seen in your rooting days.  There are two sets of instructions: 1 for those running the previous leak and 1 for those running official 2.3.340.  P3 and the boys have put together a complete step-by-step that you need to follow in order for this to work right, so to make sure you get there, I haven’t altered his instructions at all.  Please make sure you read every single step at least twice before proceeding. I’d also suggest that you head over to the MDW thread below to see what sorts of issues that users have run into.  And good luck.  

You must follow the directions exactly to the letter, if you do not I can not guarantee the results. Please do not post questions here if you have not read the directions below. Before beginning ensure that you understand the directions that you have read.

Good now that you have read above the you are ready to proceed.

For those running rooted 2.3.340 official firmware:

1. Your phone must be in the following condition before you can use the patched updater.

  1. Your phone is running the 2.3.340 official Froyo Firmware
  2. Your phone has been rooted
  3. Your phone is using the Droid2 Bootstrap program (Do Not Use DroidX Bootstrap)

2. Have you gotten your phone in the proper state to upgrade to the newest leaked Gingerbread. Yes go ahead, if No go back to step 1.

  1. Download all 3 files and place on the root of your sdcard.

    Install File Part 1
    md5 = 55903982607d3b1b22b3b9f3af1ff807
    size = 99.1 MB (103875449 bytes)

    Download Part 1 – Mirror 1
    Download Part 1 – Mirror 2
    Download Part 1 – Mirror 3

    Install File Part 2
    md5 = a021e4e0dffb39018bdabf7e679f4d35
    size = 16.2 MB (17028214 bytes)

    Download Part 2 – Mirror 1
    Download Part 2 – Mirror 2
    Download Part 2 – Mirror 3

    Install File Part 3
    md5 = 7cb97560c1f757ad2b9ccd131200911b
    size = 220.7 KB (226025 bytes)

    Download Part 3 – Mirror 1
    Download Part 3 – Mirror 2
    Download Part 3 – Mirror 3

  2. Restart the Droid2 Bootstrap in recovery mode.
  3. Install all three zips files in order. DO NOT LEAVE RECOVERY UNTIL ALL 3 HAVE FINISHED BEING INSTALLED.

Most testers have installed this over the of 2.3.340 firmware without the need for a wipe, about 15% did wipe, the choice is yours.

For those running the 4.5.573 leak:

1. Perform a backup using clockwork recovery
2. Downgrade to the 2.3.340 firmware
3. Follow the above procedure to upgrade
4. After upgrading enter into Bootstrap recovery
5. Perform an Advanced Restore —-Select Data

Full support can be found at My Droid World.

Cheers B3t@ and blakjakdavy!

  • Robg

    thanks great directions works great 

  • Norman Breed

    Woop!  Worked Awesome!!  Thanks!!  

  • Jizajay

    worked flawlessly the first time from rooted 2.3.340 using D2 bootstrap. How can I donate to Team Black Hat?

  • Guest

     Messed up my 3G config… im flashing Verizons SBF now. Ive read in some forums that im gonna have to load my carriers SBF (thats IUSACELL) and go to one of the stores to claim warranty… I sure hope itll just work with flashing Verizons SBF liek it used to with it. 

  • Where can I get the 2.3.340 official Froyo Firmware for Droid 2? I’m trying to get onto Liberty Gingerbread v0.5. I nearly bricked my phone attempting this feat. I must’ve got the wrong 2.3.3. Can someone get me a link to the proper 2.3.3 firmware so I can go from there?

  • Djwint

    is this deodexed?

    • A Powers786

      What is deodexed?

  • A Powers786

    hello all, i have a newb questiona and i am just trying to figure out how to get this to work. i downloaded gingerbread update when it first came out and i was under the assumption to use droidx bootstrap becasue the app said only for froid x?? and now the direction are telling me to only use droid2 botstrap, so i bought it and it kept telling me something like “null”. anyways i am not sure if i need to actually download all nine parts of the mirror parts? or if i do have to download all of those then where do i put them and how do i use it when i put my phone in recovery mode?
    another question i cant get my phone into recovery mode, when i hold the home +power buton android pops up and there is a traingle with a “!” in the middle of the triangle, ay suggestions?

  • A Powers786

    i have a question, i am new to rooting and i followed the instrutions for gingerbread to the T and when i followed the instruction i used droidx bootstrap because the instructions on the app said for droid x only…i am attempting to actuall update the gingerbread program, what my question is where and what do i do with these mirror programs do i install 9 parts if i do where do i put them?
    also one more quick question i keep tryin to get my phone to get into recover and i push home and the power button until i get android to pop up but i get a triangle with a “!” in the middle of it and when i push the search button nothing happens…any suggestions would be great thanks

  • Jin

    awesome! Got that rooted GingerBread on my X ! YAY!!

  • Chris Moreno

    RSD Lite Won’t Recognize My DROID X…

  • Justin

    Is anyones phone running sluggish now? Ever since I put this on it it seems to run slower, my quadrant scores support that also…hitting about 800 :/ sometimes lower, any advice?