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DROID2 Global Gingerbread Update is Ready, Soak Test Begins This Week

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With the DROIDX already receiving its official Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update, it’s time that we start looking towards the rest of the crew.  It’s looking like the next in line to receive this major software upgrade is the DROID2 Global (nope, not the original DROID2) which could happen as soon as the end of this week – at least to members of a soak test anyway.  Verizon has already released all of their info on the upgrade and Motorola is inviting D2G members to test it, so now we’ll just be on the look out for an official date for mass consumption.

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  • Jessicabrookshire

    I hate the gingerbread thing. I thought I was just updating my phone. I don’t want it, can anyone help me get the old DROID x back?

  • Droid 2 Global is the shit man… so happy i bought this instead of the regular D2 … woo go me and my smart decisions! i don’t know why everyone is talking so much shit about the D2G. i mean yeah motorola is taking forever with the upgrade, but MAN this phone rocks,! and ive had a lot of phones.

  • Anonymous

    Relax.  It’s all a lie. The update is not out there. Don’t know why after all the glossy PDF’s produced by Verizon, but when I try to update my 2.2 D2G it says I’m up to date.

  • Jpv190

    When will the updates roll out!!! Anybody is part of the 1st phase beta testing? Has anyone gotten the update?

  • thebritishguy1

    I’m overseas at the moment (Germany) and will be there for the next few months. Plus, I’m using a 3rd party SIM card since Verizon gave me an unlock code for the D2G. Is there any way I’ll be able to get this update before I get back to the states? It currently says “no update necessary at this time” when I try to force update.

    Thanks for any help!

  • Emassu

    Thank God, I guess this is a prize for all of us who also had the GSM Milestone, that crap is still waiting for froyo ….

  • Casey Lee Saunders

    Is this going to be for the R2D2?

  • Casey Lee Saunders

    Is this going to be for the R2D2?

  • Anonymous

    Best news Ive heard all day!

  • Anonymous

    Best news Ive heard all day!

  • Andrew

    I cant freaking believe this. since day one with my D2 Ive been waiting for gingerbread…… And im stuck with Froyo?! i dont like rooting because verizon always screws me over so im stuck with this molten stale redhead stepchild of  an OS! GOD KILL ME… sorry im spazzing out over a phone Dx

    • im right with you man….I have a D2 myself and I cannot believe its going to be one of the last Motorola phones that gets it….I have a good feeling that we will end up getting the update in the next week or 2….DX got it last week-ish and now the D2G….Im pretty sure we will be next, and trust me I dont like rooting my phone either because I get to worried about the warranty issue lol but hang in there dude ill be there right with ya….and nice name btw 😉 haha CHEERS

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  • Bryan Verduzco

    ive been waiting for this for a long, long time. a couple of weeks ago, people were thinking that the d2g wasnt going to get any GB love, in fact i remember reading on some forums that people regretted getting it and will be returning it because of the lack of support…

  • jbonics

    Definitely won’t ever be buying another Motorola . There’s way to many better options out there

  • DBK

    Wow what an effed up update schedule. How the hell is the D2G getting an update before the D2 (they should at least be getting it at the same time)? Moto, in the words of my generation, UP YOURS!!!!!!!!

  • ARGH! Damn you Motorola, as you’re probably going to make D2 owners wait several more months, if you even decide to update the the D2. Hopefully something like the Sensation will on Verizon by the time I’m due an upgrade. FAIL!!!

  • Anonymous


    /me smashes his Droid 2

  • Real4life

    Well, after reading the info above about the software update I am dissappointed..VERY!! Doesn’t seem to me that there is anything that great to get excited about. Battery improvement on WiFi and Bluetooth?  Really? I’m gonna be done with this phone. I’m on my 4th.

  • Real4life

    I’m guessing they are updating the D2G because it’s really a piece of crap and so many have had problems with it.

  • bigdav1178

    Should retitle this article: “Droid2 Global Gingerbread Update Is Ready; Droid2 / R2D2 Owners Screwed Over”

  • I love this phone. I unno why people hate on the D2G. I think it’s the best Droid to date. It actually runs faster than even the Droid Charge and Tbolt cuz it has a smaller screen. 

    • Raven

      I love my Droid 2 Global as well just the way it is.  I have actually been dreading this update.  I have it rooted on the stock ROM and it does everything that I want it to do.  Now they are going to push out an update that is going to unroot me if I accept it.  Hopefully someone comes out with a reroot soon because I am going to get really sick of hitting the update later button every few hours.

      I also don’t understand why there has been such a lack of love for the Droid 2 Global.  Sure the “Global” part is unnecessary for most people, but the stock variable 300-1200 processor clocking made it faster than the stock editions of the Droid X and Droid 2 and it is still one of the fastest single core phones out there.

    • Anonymous

      ppl hate it b/c there’s no developer support for it. 

      Something about the internal software being very different from the D2/DX so they cant easily port software over to be compatible w tthe D2G.

  • Anonymous

    does this mean there might finally be some ROM support for the D2G? all i kept hearing was they dont want to waste time doing a Froyo ROM when GB would be around the corner. I hope they find some time to cook something up.

    Ive been wondering whether I should try out the new Angel ROM or Fenom ROM. but Im not a compulsive flasher so Id rather wait for a GB ROM if it’s coming soon. I tend to pick one that I like and stick with it until there’s major changes.

  • Hahah, glad I don’t have to deal with this crap anymore. Went back to the D1 and loaded it with CM7. 🙂 Missed all the awesome ROMs!
    WARNING: DO NOT let VZ send you a D2G for your D1 if you’re a root user.
    Google experience and unlocked bootloaders FTW!!! XD


  • bruce sobocinski

    When do you think to soak test will start??? tonight?

  • This is stupid, Moto’s “flagship” device which was first phone to ship with Froyo and first along with the DX to get leaked Gingerbread builds but we are still sitting here waiting. I want a stable version, im tired of running this leaked version with random reboots and features malfunctioning. Also its quite annoying to type in the dark on the keyboard when it doesn’t light up!

  • No over the air updates for me yet.

  • Ted

    Yes, I got my soak notification email today.  I completed my registration, and should have my update email with instructions this week sometime.  Funny how I just purchased a DX to use as my primary, and I intended to sell this on ebay.  LOL

    • Nathanael Glad

      did the SOAK email come from Verizon or Motorola?  I recently SBF’d, then re-rooted.  Can i just use unroot in ZD4root, or do i have to SBF again to get the update?  or does it matter at all?

      • bruce sobocinski

        I got mine from motorola… I did an SBF to get back to factory, but i mean thats your personal choice if you want to stay rooted.. I dont know how the update would go through if your rooted. I’d probably restore it via sbf then update.

      • Anonymous

        i think all your bloatware has to be intact to be able to install the OTA update. mite want to look into that b/c Im not sure. as someone who prefers ROMs, I would just say wait another month for a new GB rom.

        if ur stock rooted, then mite as well take the OTA update to GB unless Z4Root doesnt work for GB

  • I’m so glad I dumped my D2 for a DX

  • Graywolfscv

    That’s crap. All they have to do is remove the GSM software and release it. All I hope is that the Bionic is a beast, or Motorola and I are done.

    • Anonymous

      Droid 2 Global and Droid 2’s hardware differences aren’t just in the GSM/CDMA radio. The CPUs differ, along with the power stepping on them.
      Droid 2 A955: TI OMAP 6320, Droid 2 Global A956: TI OMAP 3630. I think the graphics used in these also differ a bit.

  • I wanted a D2 but it got pulled so fast off the market that by the time I was ready, I had to get a D2G.  I guess this is a tiny victory for me.

    • Madrigal Armando85

      Same here dude! I got the white Droid 2 Global and love it!

  • kay88

    coulda sworn I read a post on here a while ago stating the DI would be one of the first to get gingerbread….. and then I boasted how it’s still the top phone, now i look silly.. sad.. very sad.

    • Anonymous

      D1 was usually the first to get the updates.. until they determined that D1 cant handle GB. CM7 and Pete Alfonso’s ROMs would say otherwise tho

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone had any luck receiving this OTA on the D2G? I’m trying to get my friend to receive it, but still getting phone is up to date.

  • MC

    Come on OG Droid!

  • Uh what?? Why is the D2 not getting this update? Dang nabbit! I always pick the wrong phone. “Oh they’ll support this one for sure!” WRONG! *sigh*

  • MFG

    Wow, good job Moto for getting these updates out. Here’s hoping for Gingerbread on my Droid Charge.

    • Brian

      Moto has nothing to do with your Droid Charge getting GB.


      • MFG

        Yes, I know that lol. I was just praising Moto and then said I hope my Charge can get it soon, too. I guess I could have separated that better.

  • guest

    errr….where is the droid incredible love.

    • Ya I was just thinking the same thing especially since the Incredible was out way before the DG2. Guess HTC is still working on the Sense UI over Gingerbread :(.

      • Romma1

        Running Synergy Gingerbread Sense rom on my Dinc at the moment. This thing is amazing. After rooting my phone last year I never thought I would like sense again. Gingersense is pretty awesome. Of course the folks at XDA are still tweaking some bugs, but it is amazing the work they are putting into building Synergy.

        Every nightly build shows improvement. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh come on, the Droid 2 is the last one?


    • bigdav1178

      No, the R2D2 will be the last one… if it gets it. – That would be my guess.

      • MC

        The R2D2 is a Droid2 with a sticker.  It will probably get it with the Droid2.

        • Wrong. The R2D2 has it’s own special SBF and everything. Sure you can make it a D2 in a cool case, but you would lose everything Star Wars that came with it. I know it’s not a big deal to most people because you can add most of it back, but to some (like my girlfriend), is the reason she refuses to let me flash a new ROM on it. 

  • Anonymous

    Really Moto? Really? No love for the D2?

    I’m very disappointed. Very.

    • Madrigal Armando85

      They are goings to have a GB update for D2 but they are going to be handing out the update for D2G first

  • finally updates are running on time instead of being delayed for months. looks like motorola and verizon are finally on the same page.

  • Mr.Joe

    That’s a lot of pages!

  • Anonymous

    Are you freaking kidding me? When the heck is the D2 going to get Gingerbread? Why in the world would the D2G and the DPro get GB before the D2? I hate Moto. Never again. 

    • Brian

      Seriously. What the hell Motorola. Droid X got it before D2 also. I don’t see what’s so different that they can’t released D2 and D2G at the same time. Remove the GSM crap and give us it.

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t mention the DX since it came out before the D2, but the DPro is like 4 or 5 months old and the D2G came out a month or so after the D2… It’s a mess. 

    • Anonymous

      If you are the root and ROM type, the D2G sucks anyway. Theres like one or 2 roms out for it and basically no support.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah it’s pretty bad. I’ve had a couple issues with my D2 (the power button freaks out sometimes), but I knew they’d give me a D2G so I’ve kept it for now… 

    • tjhrulz

      You know what would be better than the droid 2 getting its official gingerbread, it getting cyanogenmod 

      • Anonymous

        Hopefully we’ll be getting it [email protected]:twitter has made a lot of progress on CM for the DX. 

    • Trenton Rogers

      D2G is better and newer.

      • Anonymous

        It’s newer by a month or two, but the only advantage it has over the D2 that I can think of is that it’s a world phone. As has been stated before, there is a dearth of development for the D2G, which has been a major deterrent for me to upgrade to it. At the end of the day, I wish Motorola hadn’t ever released the D2, much less the R2D2 version. It would have been much easier to just have one model of Droid 2. 

  • Finally!