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DROIDX Gingerbread Update Soak Test Available (Updated)

Our inbox blew up about an hour ago with readers who were able to “pull” the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the DROIDX.  It’s tough to tell if all of these folks were “soak test” members or not, but we’ve known in the past that if the update goes live on Moto’s servers, that almost any can pull it.  So if you are running stock 2.2 and want to upgrade, now would be the time to check Settings>About>System Updates.

Oh, we should point out that our buddy @p3droid mentioned that you are able to SBF back to 2.3.340 afterwards in case this thing never gets rooted.

Update:  P3 is already preparing a .596 update for rooted users running the leaked .595.  Stay tuned, folks!

Cheers L, B, J, J, and S!

  • Dpry3580

    I’m in north GA and got my 2.3.3 – 4.5.596 update last night around 11pm. There’s a few more changes than I thought there’d be, it looks better and performs a little faster.
    I didn’t root my OG Droid, my Incredible, or my current DX, but with GB on it now, I’m ready to give it a try.
    Over clocking to 1.3G is a bit cheaper than buying the same phone, but running a dual core 1-G.
    IMO that would be a STUPID purchase.
    Hopefully the wait won’t be long on a rooting method for the DX with GB – 596.

  • Drumbasher

    Finally!….Downloading GB in Wisconsin….

  • adam

    Santa Cruz, CA

    Green light. 

  • Bvalyan

    Just pulled it. At 33% :-)

  • Rccrod

    So Cal update a go

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcopolo581 Marcus Johnson

    In Pittsburgh: UPDATE is here!

    • http://www.facebook.com/topgearusa Bill Mattheis

      Also in Pittsburgh and the update is indeed here!!!!!

  • Apearms

    I’m still waiting for my update.  What takes so long?

  • Apearms

    I’m still waiting for my update.  What takes so long?

    • John

      nothing. wait until tomorrow to see if u can finally pull it manually
      (assuming they start opening up to larger groups of users)

    • Tdrej

      Don’t know – had mine updated Saturday.

  • Seeronthewall

    I downloaded the leaked 4.5.588 the other day. Does anyone know if I will get the OTA since it is 4.5.596?

  • Seeronthewall

    I downloaded the leaked 4.5.588 the other day. Does anyone know if I will get the OTA since it is 4.5.596?

    • Ddm799

      You won’t you’ll have to sbf

  • http://www.facebook.com/dakota.oklesson Dakota Oklesson

    Anchorage, Alaska. Nothing.

  • 12q

    could anyone tell me when im going to get ginger bread im getting pissed off

    • michael scott

      June 1st is the rumor.

  • Raj

    What about the missing Yahoo mail icon on the notification bar? Is that fixed?

  • Raj

    What about the missing Yahoo mail icon on the notification bar? Is that fixed?

  • Anonymous

    Quick question, does the GB update turn the notification bar from gray to black? Sounds minor, but I’ve been itching for that for a while, and since I don’t root, it’s killing,me that I can’t have it!

    • Ddm799

      Yes the notification bar is black now

    • michael scott

      You can delete notifications one by one now instead of the clear all option.
      My phone is much more responsive and snappy after the ota update.

    • Dpry3580

      It turns it VERY dark blue. The entire notification pull down is dark blue. The update makes quite a few changes, and I’m sure you’ll love it. I might try rooting it as soon as instructions are given. I haven’t rooted anything yet. Original Droid, Incredible, or my DX. I might do it this time.

  • Anonymous

    Guys somebody already pulled the zip file running it right now

  • michael scott

    Unless you are in the MFN, you will have to wait.

  • http://profiles.google.com/d.michaud333 Dakota Michaud

    Just to remind everyone the majority of the Droid X population won’t be able to pull the update until wednesday June 1st.

    • Hughes_robby

      Where did you hear that?

      • Ddm799

        It as in another dl post bout gingerbread. It we said it’s supposed to slowly be rolling out until the first when it can be pulled manually according to kellex’s former post

  • robhug

    Still waiting, WTF!!  Richmond, VA

  • Chris Ferrara

    May 29th still nothing

    • Alex

      May 30th 2:37 am and still nothing. I know Several People who has the Droid X and none of them have seen the update either.

  • Chris Ferrara

    May 29th still nothing

  • Chris Ferrara

    May 29th still nothing

  • http://profiles.google.com/dieselxdan danny nguyen

    May 28th, and still waiting for my rooted DroidX for an OTA update.. Fu VZW

  • Hahanono

    Killed chad, wrestled a bear, speared a whale…chads mom. Still no gb

  • Bigsike

    Ok this is the one thing that is bothering me about every GB leak I have done and now I’m on this 596. Every time I set the camera resolution to 8mp instead of the default WS it reverts back to WS every time I reboot. Is this happening to anyone else? It was fine on Froyo and held the 8mp setting. Thanks in advance :)

  • Raj

    No update yet, infact I get the message “Your device is up to date. No update
    is necessary at this time.” I am on 2.3.340.MB810.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/297sxrk

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    I’ve had my DX for a couple months now. I’m trying to decide whether to root it or not. 
    Hmmmm. I guess I’ll wait for the stock GB and see how it runs after that. 

    • Barlog

      Thats what this release is. The over the air stock GB that is being pushed out to people who signed up on Motorola’s website to get the update a few weeks before its pushed out to everyone. But while Motorola is pushing it out to those people who signed up with them anyone with a DX can try and pull the update and get it. So if you go to your settings and check for update you might be able to get the GB update, and it sounds like there’s already a build made so you can root after you get the stock update. :-) just wanted to let you know that this isn’t for rooted DX ‘s I’ve noticed alot of people are thinking its a leaked version of GB to flash to a rooted DX and its not its for everyone to pull in :-)

  • scottymac

    Sigh. I guess I’ll keep waiting for GB to hit the DInc. Yes, I know there’s the way of the root, but I was hoping HTC would have gotten it done already.

  • scottymac

    Sigh. I guess I’ll keep waiting for GB to hit the DInc. Yes, I know there’s the way of the root, but I was hoping HTC would have gotten it done already.

  • Mylifesalivinghell

    No update yet, but Netflix has taken the Droid X off their blocked hardware list . Stock Netflix download app working on my stock 2.3.340  DX

  • Hoya1989

    What sucks is that Verizon actually has the instructions to upgrade on the support site now and the benefits document, yet we can’t get it.  

  • haevolution

    Lovin’ me some gingerbread!

  • Swoodworth68

    updated manually stock and both madden 11 and nfs shift made me redownload content. Otherwise things seem good. Seems faster!

  • Scott in MA

    Still not coming in here in Western Massachusetts.

  • Scott in MA

    Still not coming in here in Western Massachusetts.

  • Squashy666

    If I was rooted but unrooted a while back can I still get the update without manually doing it?

  • Gunner42

    Sacrificed the fiancee’s cat and ex-husband to the GB Gods.  Still no GB but my life has improved:)

  • MC

    Downloaded update.zip, GB goodness is mine!!!

  • Drumbasher

    Still waiting in WI…..

  • michael scott

    I got mine last night around midnight, and yes im in the MFN.

    • Anonymous

      same

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

    When I got Froyo 2.2, it was 2:20 pm [and I live in Michigan]. So I’m hoping that I would receive GB by 2:20 today XD

    • blindxx

      I Live in Michigan too and got like 2:30 am and i m not apart of the Motorola test group, was running stock non rooted

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

        Still no GB here…..:/

    • blindxx

      I Live in Michigan too and got like 2:30 am and i m not apart of the Motorola test group, was running stock non rooted

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

      The links for stock dont work -.-

  • http://twitter.com/billtoth Bill Toth

    bah, after searching for an update for a good 10 minutes, my responded “your device is up to date.” It’s wrong…