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Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) Starts Rolling Out for the DROID Pro? New Blur Version 4.6.4 Finds Two Readers’ Phones

Well, I’ve got to admit that even I didn’t see this one coming.  I had been hearing word that Gingerbread for the DROID2, DROID2 Global and DROID Pro were all finished, but no way did I think the Pro would see it before those other two.  With the DROIDX spending the majority of the weekend receiving official Android 2.3, it seems only fitting that some of the other devices in the Moto lineup would be close behind – this just seems really close.

We have no idea why two of our readers opened up their System Updates page today and had this waiting for them, but I’d suggest that all of our DP readers jump to it immediately before Moto pulls it from their servers.  Sorry DROID2 owners, it looks like you aren’t next after all.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on some specific Verizon pages though to see if we can pull up any additional info.  We’re still trying to figure out if this is just a freak thing, or if Moto really meant for this to start rolling out.    

The device in action:


And the device running Netflix:



Cheers ___ and Chris!

  • Ed

    How do I get my app tray/draw back back on the pro?

  • Phil

    Just received 2.3.3 update for Droid 2

  • Helmers5

    I have a Droid Pro and I still haven’t received the update yet in Iowa has anyone else around here received it??

  • 420inhtown

    Ummm it must have been a freak thing…because after being on the phone with a VZW supervisor for over a hour he investigated and stated that it was supposed to be released soon after the DROID X UPDATE BUT WAS PULLED BY MOTOROLA. They compared it to how HTC pulled an update for the thunderbolt 3 weeks ago. That UD still hasn’t been released.

  • Theonlychoman

    Anyone in Cali get the update yet?  Have been checking my System Update since Monday, and still no update available…argh!!!!

  • Chen

    To those with a DROID Pro and Gingerbread, is the battery life longer?

  • …i am now a super pissed D2 user…

  • AFG

    Can someone post the update.zip file?? 


  • Speedracex

    My friend got it on her phone, it looks nice

  • This could be like what happened with the X someone got a .588 build update downloaded to their phone outta nowhere about a month ago and now we are getting official .596. They could be just somehow slipping up and making available early?

  • How dare thee using a taskiller!

  • The350zWolf

    The phone that nobody loves: Droid 2 Global :^(

  • Anonymous


  • Stavros Papastavrou

    Yeah, my daughter got hers today, she has a droid pro ??, when will I get it on my DX

  • Apearms

    Let’s finish the Droid X update before we go to the next phone.  I’m still waiting for mine.

    • Right, the X did not receive the complete OTA, it was just the soak test. Those users will report bugs then they will revise and send out the mass OTA.

    • Right, the X did not receive the complete OTA, it was just the soak test. Those users will report bugs then they will revise and send out the mass OTA.

      • Yea.. Well the OTA is out today for Droid X so there was no update the “soak” was the final OTA.

  • Anonymous

    Two words:  “Google Experince”

  • Watson111505

    This is a Bull%^$T statement……………With the DROIDX spending the majority of the weekend receiving official Android 2.3, it seems only fitting that some of the other devices in the Moto lineup would be close behind .

    Kellex needs to revise his story……

    • Anonymous

       Revise what? Droid X still has yet to fully roll-out, and with no clear ETA from either Moto or VZW on when the other “Moto Droid” devices would receive GB, there really isn’t much to revise.  This is a surprise if anything…

      Sidenote: Still waiting for my DX to pull GB 🙁

  • Anonymous

    Keeping my fingers crossed that this is going widespread before long.

  • Anonymous

    Keeping my fingers crossed that this is going widespread before long.

  • Desolater1

    Any word on the Droid Inc?

    • Trophynuts

      word is it’s EOL”ed lol seriously if you have an Dinc why aren’t you running CM7? GB should be the last thing your worried about.

  • Still no GB for the Droid X here… Please moto, please release to everyone!

  • Stock_Xer

    Does anyone know if DXers will be able to pull the update tomorrow if they haven’t recieved it OTA yet?

    • Rumor has it tomorrow it’ll be live for a manual pull for everyone who doesn’t already have it.  only another 14 hours or so more of patients.

      • Stock_Xer

        That is if the rumor holds true. I know I’m not the only one, but I’m tired of all of these games. I really hope that tomorrow ends up being the day.

        • Oh i’m in complete agreement with you.  Don’t say an update’s coming out if it’s not.  Just release it then make it official enough with the mind games.  Motorola is really slipping with their stuff and google saying they’re going to push companies to update quicker appears to be a load of shit.

  • Geraldstorms

    I just checked my updates and it said system update not available at this time, try again later. So everyone with a DP should check 🙂

    • sandman_nyc_316

      Folks this is definitely happening. Update coming through in waves. Looks like VZW is trying to keep this phone alive since I just saw a commercial which actually mentioned the Pro as well.

      • Geraldstorms

        I’m stoked haha I ran Gingerbread leak on my Droid X before I got rid of it for the Pro

      • It makes sense, particularly since it looks like the Samsung Blackjack … umm… I mean Galaxy Pro will compete directly with the Droid Pro.

  • Mikebolton76

    Still no update for my dx . What now?

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Woohoo! Sweet Ginger Brown on the wife’s Pro. Now maybe she’ll shut the hell up about her battery life.

    • Neutral

      Strongly suggest getting the extended life battery. It made a significant difference in bettery life on my Droid Pro

      • Anonymous

        Did that when she got the phone. She’s a power user and really rides the phone hard. Still gets about 12 hours out if, but needs something to complain about no matter what.

        • )v(urphy

          …. no comment :0)

  • My Droid R2D2 is BEGGING for GB. No Star Wars branding necessary. {{-_-}}

  • I hate to question people’s veracity, but are Droid Pros really getting the OTA Gingerbread update, or are people simply installing an update they found online?

    • Anonymous

      My wife got it OTA when I told her to check for an update.

      I have her MEID registered with MFN just like I have my X registered. She didn’t get notified of a Soak test, but got the OTA this morning.

    • Chris

      I am one of the two who reported receiving the update and it did come OTA. I just happen to check for an update and 4.6.4.en came back as an optional software update available. It was around 97mb (or 93), installed and 2.3.3. was up and running on my Droid Pro.

      • Sandman_nyc_316

        Yup was in system updates! Good stuff!!!!

      • Anonymous

        Are you registered with the Motorola Feedback Network? Curious if this is the common denominator.

      • Thanks Chris. Don’t mind my jealousy-driven questions. I’m [im]patiently waiting for the GB update for my Droid X.

  • Nice! I like it!

  • My DX is waiting. Time to unroot?

  • Using a task killer… really now? 

    • withah

      Testing a theory…. normally you wouldn’t find one on my devices…….

  • revdrcr

    Still no 2.3 for my DX!

  • Tesseract 3

    Rocking the late night posts again Kellex. 

  • Just hit my Droid 2 update page. Update service unavilable is the message I get. Not, no updates available. The service is not available. Could this mean something, or am I just wising too hard?

    • Anonymous

      Wishing to hard. This happens from time to time. Go back, try gain later, and you get the usual no updates available message.

  • Dude I’m still waiting for my DX to update!

    • ALEX

      I also waiting on my DX to get the update.

    • Anonymous

      Same here w8ing on the DX OTA

    • aui9fsdhgsuifa

      Same here. wtf

    • Me too.

  • Nothing on my dp

  • WTF. Are you serious Droid pro before Droid 2. Makes me really wanna switch over to HTC

    • Valanddor

      and still have no GB and have to wait just like you are now?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, that makes sense… how many HTC phones have gotten a gingerbread update already?

      • Jboogie1289


        • Wrong. Nexus One got Gingerbread and that’s an HTC phone.

    • Larry Mao

      You do realize that this is Verizon’s doing not Motorola’s right?

      Moto finished all its updates, but Verizon decides who gets what first.

  • Good thing one of the first things I did with my Droid X2 is rename the cert file. I’m not jumping on GB until someone provides a method that lets me keep root. As much as I love GB more than Froyo, root is more important to me.

    I really didn’t see this coming to any other Moto devices this “quick”, either. I’m skeptical of a full rollout until I hear it’s actually happening.

    • And yes I know this isn’t about the X2. I’m just saying if they’re being sneaky with one device, they could be sneaky with all of them.

      • You keep saying there’s no root on the new GB…am I misunderstanding this post: http://www.droid-life.com/2011/05/28/download-official-droidx-gingerbread-4-5-596-for-rooted-users/, or are you?

        • Anonymous

          what he’s waiting for (and what I’m waiting for) is a method to root the OTA update instead of installing a pre-rooted version

          • I don’t mind installing a pre-rooted version. I do mind installing a non-rootable version.

        • There’s no root if you take the OTA from the network. The only GB 596 root right now is one put together by P3 that you install instead of taking the OTA.

  • Really Droid Pro???…The Droid 2 should have been next 

    • Mr.Joe

      Pro > Droid 2

    • Larry Mao

      It should have, but Verizon has the final word on which update goes out next. Moto says they’re done with all 4 updates, and are just waiting on Verizon to determine the order in which they will be released.

  • Lakerzz

    I keep checking on my wifes D2 global to no avail, lol.

  • Fakerjs

    It’s downloading now on my wife’s, and but isn’t available on mine…. We purchased them on the same day? I STRANGE

  • Raptor8965

    Nothing on my DP

  • Anonymous

    Just tried my girls Droid Pro and nothing

    • Anonymous

      Same here!

  • BDizzel1982

    On behalf of all Atrix owners I say


  • slappynutz

    motorola is picking up the pace with roll outs now

  • As a D2G owner, I present the following statement:


    • KeithG

      As a Droid X owner still awaiting the GB OTA, I present the following statement on both of our behalves:


      • Anonymous

        As a Droid X owner and being part of the GB OTA soak test, I present the following statement:


        • The soak test was just a sneaky way of getting more devices off root lol.

    • Mfalse


    • James_Ever

      Third and Fourth, I own two of them….BOGO