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DROIDX Gingerbread Update Available for Manual Download June 1

Word spread this morning that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the DROIDX would become available to some starting May 27 (this Friday), but according to a VZW employee at their community forums, the availability of the manual “pull” update for those not prompted, won’t go live until the following week on June 1.  Feel free to start checking your phone on Friday through next Wednesday though, (Settings>About>System Updates) as you may be one of the lucky few who gets it early.

Cheers Rick!

  • Teon39

    Screw all that root stuff the days of using a rooted phone properly are about to come to an end.

  • Matthew Harmon

    So I’m new to rooting.  I recently rooted my DX so I could update my build.prop file.  I have not installed any ROM’s or changed anything else.

    My question is when the OTA update is available for 2.3, will I need the original build.prop file back on my phone.  Second question, do I need to un-root to update with the OTA?

  • Unclechanblake

    Having installed every leak and then sbfing back to froyo, i for one am not impressed with GB. I can do without it indefinitely. GB is a crap product full of bugs. Ive blocked the download.

    • Anonymous

      Really? I’ve installed every leak and it’s probably the best-running ROM I’ve had on my Droid X. Very smooth and it looks way nicer.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRR2X2DP2LR4NVG7JYWHKRPB74 Michael Bickers

      How did you block the download?   The phone finally works, and I’ve worked-around the bugs that bother me.  I’ve decided not to “upgrade” to GB, but there seems to be no option to do so.

  • http://twitter.com/marsgrafx MARS GRAF-X

    DROID INC.  ???? WHEN? 

  • Inkster09

    Vzw I meant

  • Inkster09

    Had Droid x but nexus s is 10times better than any Czech phone.

  • Inkster09

    Sory Czech meant vzw spell check and typing too fast

  • Inkster09

    Verizon is terrible they will never have vanil la android hence no nexus devices. When consumers learn more about android and the crap motor and vzw put on their phones, ie makes it slow and jittery either Czech will have to change or the real android community will leave vzw. Yeah their network is good but true android enthuist will leave vzw. They products are outdated, lye won’t work with dual core or blur or TW or vzw bloatware. Thyself why thereis no bionic and won’t ever be. Vzw is in there own world

  • Anonymous

    This time around Blur will be even harder to remove..

  • guest

    Did anyone catch the thread in the community forum link that said we can expect another update apart from the gingerbread update in early June?  Wonder what’s all in that?

  • Jzwerlz43

    finally photographic proof of the impending update of gingerbread…i was getting sick of all the false rumors…

  • Kierra

    I want, sorry I dont root. Gimme that

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp  

  • http://quiklives.tumblr.com quiklives

    I think I will stay on Liberty…any compelling reasons not to?

  • Jeff

    What ever happened to the ”soak”? I signed up for it and never heard anything back. F***ing Moto.

  • Raptor007

    So, exactly when is Moto planning to release GB 2.3.3 for the DX2.  Seriously, WTF on this move.  No way should someone buy the DX2 when its running 2.2 and the DX gets 2.3.3.  Typical Moto, way to go.

    • kj

      FYI, they did exactly the same thing when the DX first came out.  the og droid got froyo before the DX… so it seems to be common (obnoxious) pratice

    • Ceryus

      Your point is valid, but, IMO Its better to finish with what you have..if they would do what your saying then the old phones would never see updates and this would not be fair to the customers who bought them.Now that GB is out for DX1, They can update DX2.and somehow I dont think it’ll take too long

  • Rob Slack

    I bought an X off craigslist that the dude had uploaded the .573 build onto. I know I’ll need to SBF back to froyo if I want official OTA gingerbread, but do I need to do it for the manual upgrade? 

    • http://quiklives.tumblr.com quiklives

      Yes, it’s the same thing, it’s just you pinging the server for the download instead of them pushing it to you.

  • YoDog

    So what does that mean for those of us running .588, .591, or .595 GB already?
    Will we be able to manually pull the update, or will we still have to SBF back to .340 then pull it?

  • Boblevel

    Team Black Hat is hard at work to gain root. Here’s the latest from Twitter:

    “So tbh will have a solution for rooted users to upgrade by Friday..it is busy times tight now. DX don’t take ota if u want root!!!

  • CJ

    Mmmmmmmmm, official Gingerbread is about to be served.

  • Teng247

    ill wait for root first before i SBF.  Enjoying the leak right now

  • Mneighbo

    Not a good idea to p*ss off the Android family!

  • http://profiles.google.com/potentialender james netzer

    Will it work on my Droid X2?

  • MrWolf

    OMG MUST. HAVE.  ROOTZ.  /rage

  • AmadHTCcustomer

    GB is useless until its rooted.

    Ill LOL when VZ sees that like 20% of there phones even downloaded 2.3 and the other 80% ignored it.

    • baniels

      You really think there are that many power users out there?  

    • SUPERUSERNOT

      GB useless? 2.2 is very broken and 2.3 fixes hopefully everything. Im fine without being Rooted and im very excited for GB.

    • Kierra

      Yeah…No. 

    • Anonymous

      More like 90 percent got it pushed, 8 percent pulled, and 2 percent ignored it or it failed because of a leaked ROM.

      • Evan

        Im stuck on a leaked ROM :( I want to upgrade to the official GB build for Droid X, is there a download out yet?

    • Anonymous

      More like 90 percent got it pushed, 8 percent pulled, and 2 percent ignored it or it failed because of a leaked ROM.

  • unkleduke

    Every motorola android update I’ve seen is a collection of patches, not a complete ROM. This means you’ll need to be on the last official Froyo update for it to be applied. These updates also usually check that all system apks are present, so if you’ve removed any bloat, the update will fail. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791421551 Omid Meradji

    Woohooo!

  • Mkv Kyle

    Says the vzw worker owning a samsung fascinate

  • Mkv Kyle

    Says the vzw worker owning a samsung fascinate

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    The X2 needs this. Badly. It runs like crap for normal usage compare to the X1 even.

  • Rain_king46

    Its taking them a few extra days to put in the bug that they put in the TB leak that kills the phone if you look at it wrong :/  

  • http://www.facebook.com/marc.negron Marc Negron

    Seriously this is ridiculous. Stop holding out VZW. Somethings gotta change. Updates on android devices are ridiculous. At least give Apple some credit on getting updates out. I could set my watch to those damn updates.  

    • Inkster09

      Its vzw bloatware and motor blur it just deosnt mesh with lte or its udates

  • http://twitter.com/shystie1 Shystie1

    Awh man that stinks! Watch them move it back again. lol

  • LightNfluffy

    Time to sbf.

  • G H

    I have leaked GB 2.3.3 version 4.5.573 (not rooted). Does anyone know if I’ll be able to update to the official release once available? Thank you!

  • G H

    I have leaked GB 2.3.3 version 4.5.573 (not rooted). Does anyone know if I’ll be able to update to the official release once available? Thank you!

  • G H

    I have leaked GB 2.3.3 version 4.5.573 (not rooted). Does anyone know if I’ll be able to update to the official release once available? Thank you!

    • Rain_king46

      Nobody will know 100% for sure until it happens. If you want the OTA, I would SBF back. If you are good where you are, dont worry about it. 

  • G H

    I have leaked GB 2.3.3 version 4.5.573 (not rooted). Does anyone know if I’ll be able to update to the official release once available? Thank you!

  • michael scott

    What about the soak, any word on that?

    • Madcow06

      I got the first email to be in it but haven’t heard since then.

  • fartbubbler

    wake me when it’s out and rooted.

    • SugaShane

      That probably won’t be ’til September ends…  

  • fartbubbler

    wake me when it’s out and rooted.

  • Davros

    I’ll wait to download the official untill it gets rooted ;)

  • Davros

    I’ll wait to download the official untill it gets rooted ;)

    • Davros

      Well maybe I wont since my DX just soft bricked itself 0_0

  • guest101

    vzw is just being gay….

  • guest101

    vzw is just being gay….

  • http://www.facebook.com/BenBGriffiths Ben Griffiths

    I’ll keep root for now thanks.

  • Silent Majority

    Jesus Christ, this is the update who cried wolf!!

    • DBK

      Big Red: The Hypebeast Master

      • tjhrulz

        But kellen always be hypebeasting 

    • DBK

      Big Red: The Hypebeast Master

    • fartbubbler

      He has nothing to do with Gingerbread, I’m sure.

      • Silent Majority

        HA!

    • fartbubbler

      He has nothing to do with Gingerbread, I’m sure.

  • http://twitter.com/Ghub1 Chris Ghubril

    Is that really necessary VZW? Just release it once and for all already!

    • Anonymous

      Hey Idk how their network works, there are a lotta Droid X users out there, systems need to be in place…

      • Dkprnce

        not nearly as many as there are iOS users and that never seems to be an issue. Hasn’t VRZ been in the phone biz a lot longer than apple? Hmmmmmm.

        • Onecoldworld

          Honestly, iOS isnt updated over the air I believe.  You have to sync it to iTunes and download and update through your computer.  BIG difference.

        • Onecoldworld

          Honestly, iOS isnt updated over the air I believe.  You have to sync it to iTunes and download and update through your computer.  BIG difference.

  • Mneighbo

    Oh COME on!!

  • DBK

    Old news.

    On to the Droid 2!!!! It needs some love!!!!!

    • Jg127

      Agreed RE: Droid 2!  What is the status on GB for D2??