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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!

  • STiK

    MDW page. He don’t have the stock non rooted there it don’t look like though… http://bit.ly/izDpwN

  • Rlorenz

    Is there a way to get these upgrade files outside of the TBH app?

  • STiK

    Yay running rooted/deodexed .596!!!!!!!!!!!

  • STiK

    Yay running rooted/deodexed .596!!!!!!!!!!!

    • noobalicious

       where do you get .596

    • noobalicious

       where do you get .596

  • Mcneilmoe

    i dont see why people dont just run liberty gb

  • KLadina1

    just got so excited….hearing my DX ((D R O I D))
    ran to phone to see text from verizon telling me to expect an message….
    minutes later I get another  ((D R O I D))
    only the get a VERIZON text to experience 30 days free of VZ NAV….
    NO GB   now Big  Red toying with my emotions

  • Masterchiefb117

    818AM LA, CA
    Current progress: complete
    Running Gingerbread helps to sign up for soak test. cant find bugs…yet…
    Running a lot faster, so tired now been up all night trying to unroot my phone. Idk whether not to try out Gingerbreak and see if that roots my phone. Just have enough energy to post up.

  • Ron Kurkowski

    Guys it’s a holiday weekend. Go outside, get some sun and stop complaining

    • Granted

      Haha! Ahahahaaa! Well Ron is my new favorite member here! Haha! And take a shower after you de-bleach that glow in the dark skin of your’s!

  • Pdg45acp

    11:12 Eastern Time.

    The sky is cloudy, the birds aren’t singing and there is no Gingerbread.

    • blindxx

      i got it at like 2am est

  • IhateMorons

    If you get GB .596 please do not post saying “yay I got gb” it’s annoying. If you’re going to post POST THE FRICKEN SHARE LINK FOR .596.

    MORONS.

    • Tech Guru

      Apparently no one wants to share the update because of their “agreement” with Motorola… like they’re gonna come to their house with a fkn swat team and arrest them at gunpoint.

      Not to mention, if they did upload the update with a random username, Motorola would have NO CLUE who the hell they are.

      Grow some balls.

      • Masterchiefb117

        They can trace thru IP address. Even if you try to hide it, thats alot of work to do all that just to get a file out. Safe than sorry for Devs and other users.

  • KLadina1

    11:00 in OHIO…no GB

  • edwards311

    Android Central is reporting that Gingerbread is already rooted…….F**KING SWEET !!!!!!!! Now if I could only get the update :P

  • Tech Guru

    I guess P3 will be uploading the files soon… I just hope he does include us non rooted froyo users…

    • Timrogers1956

      i hope so, tired of waiting and ive never flashed before but im going to

  • Timrogers1956

    7:45 and still no gb

  • Timrogers1956

    still nothing

  • Brad Hoefflin40

    sat: 7:32am no update  los angeles ca.

  • Tristan

    So I was supposed to be in the soak, but still no update for me! Droid Life told me that if I install (unrooted) version .595 that I would be able to receive the update for .596. Is this not the case??

    • sleepy

      Not the case. Originally thought to be true but its not.

    • http://whitemarket.freeforums.org/ Avery Dejuan Herron

      seems to be the case as I to was decived into the .595 and was appeared to be in the soak I’m gonna go sfb back to stock 2.2 and try again.

  • slappynutz

    i guess the bootloader is still locked.

  • Anonymous

    Had Chipotle last night.  Just took a shit and Chad came out.  WTF?

  • SomeGuy32

    I was rooted running stock 2.2, and the update showed up on my phone – and I wasn’t a part of any test group.  Update ran successfully.

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  • Anonymous

    Did anyone with the leaked .595 get it over the air?

  • Jontreahy

    Woke up with install downloaded on phone and prompted to install. Have declined because I don’t want to lose my root. It will be a pain having to decline it every hour on the hour

    • http://twitter.com/dl_evans dustin evans

      can you check your cache? should be located at /cache and i believe it will be a .zip. if so can you post it for everyone?

      • Tech Guru

        it’s kinda ridiculous that no one has done this yet… ppl are a little selfish (except p3droid), but even he is leaving those of us that are on un-rooted stock froyo for last. Just post up a damn update.zip!

        • http://twitter.com/djstarion Francisco Rodriguez

          That’s what i’m saying. The only reason I ever rooted is to take screenshots and I don’t even need root for that as long as you have the Android SDK

          • John

            there are many reasons to root. more than most utilize tho

      • Tech Guru

        it’s kinda ridiculous that no one has done this yet… ppl are a little selfish (except p3droid), but even he is leaving those of us that are on un-rooted stock froyo for last. Just post up a damn update.zip!

      • Leering

        Upload the update.zip please!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NEOS2HO2ITOC6GKUN2Q4DZHZCA Daniel

    Why can’t P3 or someone just put a regular update.zip up for us running stock?

    • Tech Guru

      +1 on that!!!! I just don’t understand why he hasn’t – most of us AREN’T rooted. I see no good reason to root.

      • Tojiro

        The more I see from the Android modding community, the more I question the conventional wisdom that most users aren’t rooted. I would honestly guess it’s approaching 50/50 at this point. And really, why wouldn’t you want full control over a de viec you bought and paid for?

        • Anonymous

          for me, it’s because I don’t know what to do once my phone is rooted. I originally rooted so that I could get wifi on my Xoom (please, nobody start berating me for “stealing” data…), and then when the phone stopped charging when plugged in, Verizon wouldn’t honor my warranty. My own damn fault for not thinking before answering the technician’s question “have you tried rooting your device?”… bastard made it sound like it was a possible solution to my trouble, and then comes out with “well you voided your warranty, bitch”. argh

          • http://twitter.com/RageAndSin Anthony Salcedo

            there already is a regular update.zip for people running stock up if you know where to find it…I’ll just be playing with my gingerbread house…

  • theunknown

    Soak test works good. no issues so far.

  • Malymal73

    Just try’d to pull it, still nothing tempe az.

    • Tech Guru

      If you’re not part of the soak test, your phone wont be pulling anything until at least Tuesday. :/

      • John

        ^what he said. stop trying every 5min if you’re not with soak =P

        • Chomper614

          I wasnt in the soak, and my update came through (pulled it) at 9:18 pm last night west coast

  • SugaShane

    I’m rooted, and I feel like a loser who wasn’t invited to the party, but is watching from outside of the house. It looks so much fun in there.

    • Anonymous

      I am wondering the same thing. All I have done under root is some Titanium backups. No custom ROMs. I have unrooted with z4 and still can’t pull the update. Don’t really want to SBF back to 2.3.340 just to get GB. If I can’t get GB without SBF, I’ll probably just wait until GB gets rooted.

  • Roblizfith

    Forgive me but I’m a noon to this…I rooted my phone with Z4 root…. no custom roms or anything just basic root. Can I just unroot with Z4 and then be ready for the OTA. I Dont want to mess this phone up…

    • John

      you’ll be fine. it’ll just break your root come Tuesday

  • Osiris

    I believe this is the pre-rooted version… http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/6729-droid-x-gingerbread-2-3-3-release-prerooted.html

    • OhBoyWTF

      Do you need a new pair of glasses? That is an OLD post from way back in March. One of the first GB leaks for DX.

  • Dsim91

    How do you pull the update off your phone and turn it into an update.zip ?

    • Tech Guru

      someone answer this man!!! If I knew of happily tell you!

    • The Doctor

      Plug phone into computer via USB in mass storage mode. Look either in the /cache folder or the dl folder on the phone. Locate file. Copy file. SHARE FILE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosrc007 Carlos Castellanos

    dont believe everything p3droid says :b

  • Inspktr27

    Why can’t there be an (update.zip) posted so non rooted could update manually????

    • Tech Guru

      EXACTLY. People are just too fkn selfish. “I got the update, yay!” … great, share it.

  • Possomcrast1

    My update keeps failing:’(

  • Ronen Ostro

    Have Gingerbread …love it… I was registered for the n
    Soak test months ago ^_^ -from Gingerbread DROID X

  • Ybdri

    Signed up for the soak test. Pulled at 9pmEST. Located in LA. Finally GB.

    • Brad Hoefflin40

      how do you signed up ybdri for a soak test

  • Duke Earl 27

    well great i have GB but the damn thing wont turn on…??????

    • Ybdri

      It takes a while.

      • BULLET

        No it was really laggy so he did a battery pull and poof no bueno

        • Ybdri

          I did two battery pulls and waited almost 45 min for all the kinks to work out. I was really disappointed at first bc the home screen kept flashing over and over but once it kicked in it’s fast as hell.

          • noob

            How do you run your phone with the battery pulled. When I pull my battery it turns off.

          • Ybdri

            I obviously put it back in.

        • Ybdri

          It took over 45min for all the kinks to work out. When it first pulled I had to pull the battery twice and the home screen kept flashing. None of my apps worked. But with time it sorted itself out.

    • Trick254

      How do you sign up for the soak test ?

      • Ybdri

        You had to be registered in MFN (Motorola Feedback Network) prior to Sunday. It’s too late now. Everyone else will get the update by June 1st.

      • Ybdri

        You had to be registered in MFN (Motorola Feedback Network) prior to Sunday. It’s too late now. Everyone else will get the update by June 1st.

  • Juan_ortega92

    F*cking hate rumors for this damn reason. Goodnight

  • Chad

    wiped the blood from my ass after eating chipotle
    killed my cousin

    still no gingerbread by the way.. ha

    • Granted

      Wait wait wait, since when did homosexuals start calling their boyfriend “Chipoltle”? Man I must just be getting older.

  • AJH

    ok, giving up at 4 for the night. my whole family is on the x, i’ll be so mad if i wake up and they all got it…

  • DiGz76

    I’m in Chicago area. Not able to pull it yet. DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!

    • Duke Earl 27

      dont be to mad i installed it my phone was running slow afterwards so i pulled battery and it wont turn back on

      • DiGz76

        that sucks, hope you get it working.

      • Ybdri

        It took over 45min for all the kinks to work out. When it first pulled I
        had to pull the battery twice and the home screen kept flashing. None
        of my apps worked. But with time it sorted itself out.

  • festoon

    I checked here in LA and nothing for my DX. I thought I would wait a little while and check again so I got some Chipotle, took a shit, killed some annoying guy named Chad and then checked again but still nothing. Maybe by morning.

    • BULL3T

      Chad you are not in my circle of friends anymore

    • Juan_ortega92

      Same here except I ate shrimp

  • Worm4603

    is this any different from the leaked version
    i have been running GB for a while.  I don’t want to go back to stock to download something that I already have

    • BULL3T

      its .596 official GB OTA

      • Worm4603

        I think mine .573,  I just wanted to know if I needed to get it.  If there is nothing new or different from the leaked version then why bother

  • Juan_ortega92

    Can someone try pulling the update through 3g, my service is off and I’m on wifi, maybe that can be an issue

    • BULL3T

      been trying on 3g and wifi with no luck

  • Leering

    Someone needs to upload it!

  • Kylealbright

    i just got the update.. i was using previously running 2.2.1 rooted. seems to be running well.

    • AJH

      any chance you can upload it?

    • Juan_ortega92

      Where are u from? Been trying to pull and nothing.

    • BULL3T

      where you from Kylealbright?

  • AJH

    can any of you who got the update upload the file somewhere? thanks :)

  • Yuruki

    Woke up from a nap and my DX prompted me that the update was ready to be installed. I know for a fact I’m not a tester, one of the lucky firsts I guess. Its def a nice changed. Eating some gingerbread cookies now, om nom nom.

    • Diana macias

      upload files for manual installation

  • Duke Earl 27

    i pulled my battery when i got off and checked, downloading now and as far as I know im not a soak tester

    • AJH

      i just tried this and it didn’t work. guess you got lucky

    • Trick254

      Where are you from ?

      • Duke Earl 27

        alabama my buddy lives right down the road and his hasnt updated

        • Trick254

          Im from texas..My X is lagging like real bad idk why it keeps freezing

          • Duke Earl 27

            well i installed it it was running slow i pulled the battery now it wont turn back on

    • enzoem

      after battery pull…. checked… nothing… checked again…. over a min now syas “checking for update please wait…”
      running rooted 2.2.1 on apex 1.4.1

      • Duke Earl 27

        will it update if u are rooted

      • The Observer

        You have to be on stock Froyo to pull the update.

  • Michael

    This is the third time you guys have reported incorrect information about the DX Gingerbread update. And you never apologize or admit you were wrong. No fact checking or confirmation before you print something. I hope you don’t consider yourselves journalists.

    • Lakerzz

      Ehhhh…people are getting updates

    • staticDROIDx

      u must not understand that updates are rolled out in sets, not all at once…. so there wont be network clogging issues, this update will take over a week to reach everyone….

  • Angel

    Nothing in Tampa, FL