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DROID2 Global Gingerbread Starts Rolling Out Today (Updated)

According to @VZWSupport (the official Verizon support account on Twitter), the DROID2 Global should be receiving official Gingerbread (Android 2.3) some time today.  We first reported the news that this was headed to the D2G  this week and that a soak test would kick it off, but Verizon has essentially made it official by sending out this tweet.  The odd thing here is that we have zero reports of anyone receiving it, so maybe they meant 6/16?  Either way, we’ll be on the lookout and will ask that all of our D2G readers hit us up should the update become available on your phone.

Head into to Settings>About phone>System updates to check.

Update: It is now being tweeted by Verizon’s Support account that the update is rolling out systematically/batches. So don’t worry about trying to pull this one just yet. Just wait for the notification from Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Has anyone got this yet? No luck for me.

  • Verizon seems pretty convinced this is on it’s way…

  • “VZWSupport VZW [email protected]@sidwisc The update for the D2G is coming soon. You can visithttp://bit.ly/hlA0CQ to sign up for email alerts for updates. Thank you. ^TB13 minutes ago”

  • Speedygw

    who cares about old droids. how about the thunderbolt?

  • would i be able to recieve this update on my d2g if i canceled my verizon contract?

  • Has anyone actually got it? I didn’t think so! Lame

  • of course the fury was set off by this posting around 12:00 today.
    @VZWSupport VZW Support Great News!! Gingerbread has been released for the Droid 2 Global Device. Please click the link to view details http://t.co/Hn78tWv3 hours ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

  • you may want to update this story with this posting…

    VZWSupport VZW Support @ @rhcp011235 The update is in development. Once it is completed it will be sent to your device. There is no official release date. ^CM21 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

  • Get Quad

    Nothing rolling out, but then again this is the nature of reporting tweets as actual news.

  • Djmd2g

    No update yet.. 🙁

  • Get Quad

    Reporting a twitter post as actual news is a bit pathetic, no?

  • Jpv190

    Nothing yet! Come on vrz and moto, release the update now!

  • Still nothing, has anyone gotten this yet?

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  • Ultim8gamr

    Just heard of someone who DL it and installed minutes ago.  They might SBF to 2.2 to DL again and pull file for us

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  • Mattisphat

    Anyone get it? I still didn’t get it.

    • Jimjk1968

      not a word!

  • Still no update yet. :-/

  • Jimjk1968

    i would have to say …..soak test!

  • Prizeplayer

    Someone needs to write something about this. As I can tell. NO ONE has recived this ugrade yet.


  • Eckb

    When the f#%k is verizon going to release GB for the x2, hurry up numb nuts

  • Jpv190

    2hrs 45 min EST until June 16 arrives and NO GB update for my D2G YET!!!

    • Anonymous

      It’ll probably hit on the stroke of midnight.

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone help me? I was rooted and on fission and sbf’ed back to stock..and when i check for updates it says “Motorola account required” – “Sysytem update” is not available without a Motorola service account. Would you like to setup an account now?..then you can click Setup or cancel..all setup does is bring you into the list of accounts like facebook, google, twitter, etc…. Has anyone ever seen this?

  • Kylejwheaton

    I’m gettin’ nothin’ so far.

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  • Sucks that I’m running Fission, I can’t even check for updates… I’ll have to go back to stock, but I’m gonna wait until it’s confirmed that the update is actually out there… Wonder if Gingerbreak will root this?

  • The350zWolf

    Well I have now a D2G rooted. I certainly don’t want to lose root so I’ll wait until P3Droid give us a verdict on how GB will behave…

  • Evo 4G, Droid 2 Global, Droid X…

    Is it the Thunderbolt’s turn yet?

  • gregba

    does this apply for the R2D2?

    • Is it global? No, so no.

    • Tesseract 3

      The r2d2 is just a droid2 regular with a custom paint job and some extra apps/wallpapers, and media. It is same in essence as droid 2. I know because I have r2 and I sbf the droid 2 file when I bricked ir once and it worked perfectly.

    • Nicking Ninaj

      No, sir.

      However, I contacted Moto regarding the Droid 2’s inevitable update and how R2 fits in with that, but of course they told me they had no info.
      They did tell me, though, that the R2-D2 Edition IS considered a different phone, and if an update comes out, it will have to specify the R2-D2 edition. Sounds kind of bleak for R2 owners like myself.

      Oddly enough though, the employee said my serial number indicates that I have a normal Droid 2. Which I do not have.

      • Salisjw

        you can always side load the apps and wallpaper after you get the update.. There are bootleg copies all over the web; or you can just run a backup (with Titanium Backup or the like) or use an app manager to save the APK’s (like AntTek App Manager).

  • hfoster52

    This just in touching the “Systems Update”  button on your phone to much may cause blindness.

  • Guest

    Anyone know how I can get this update if I’m rooted and have Fusion Rom installed?  Can I install like an update.zip or will I have to sbf back to stock first?

  • Still no update for D2G here!

  • jbonics

    I’m so happy when my contact is up, Verizon is disappointment after disappointment. .04mb/s wtf worthless. I’m in tampa too, is that what I pay $30 extra for. They said they would update me to a hybrid cell tower. Ummm

    • RP

      Verizon gave me one of those and it works great call *611 and complain…. tell them your friend got one for free and you expect the same, they will do it, just keep pushing

  • jbonics

    I’m so happy when my contact is up, Verizon is disappointment after disappointment. .04mb/s wtf worthless. I’m in tampa too, is that what I pay $30 extra for. They said they would update me to a hybrid cell tower. Ummm

  • Jinjelsnaps

    Haha I’m famous! Anyway, more from VZW’s Twitter:

    @VZWSupportGreat, thank you! Is it rolling out in phases? Manual check for updates doesn’t pull it yet VZWSupport VZW [email protected]/2 – I am glad we were able to be of assistance! The push from the manufacturer just started today, VZWSupport VZW [email protected]/2 – and is going out in stages, so no way to manually pull it into your device. ^AT …which is in nice contradiction to their PDF. God I “love” Verizon…

  • Ryn_wllmsn

    ok. where in the heck is the htc droid incredible update?

  • Jpv190

    Just checked! Mine says up to date!!

  • Just give it a few hours. There will be another email apologizing for the mis-sent email with incorrect information. Wouldn’t be the first time.

  • Captainhowdy13

    I would have thought D2 would have got it first because of the leak… Odd

  • Anonymous

    what about the regular Droid 2?

  • Still getting “Check for update was not available at this time.”

  • Still getting “Check for update was not available at this time.”

  • Will this suffer the same problems the X has with GB? Laggy keyboard, etc?

    • Granted

      Well for your sake let’s hope not because Gingerbread has utilized my phone, the X, like the clap utilizes a penis.

  • NeaLMaN

    Will this update still happen if you are rooted?

    • Raven

      It will still try to happen if you are just rooted and haven’t installed Clockwork or ROMs or anything.
      It still remains to be seen if it will:
      A. Work but remove root.
      B. Fail and revert to previous config.
      C. Fail and boot loop your phone.

      • NeaLMaN

        Thanks Raven

  • hfoster52

    *Beats head on desk*

    • R_scoggins

      How is that going for ya!

      • hfoster52

        Pretty good.  Feels better than waiting for this update.

  • No word yet on my D2G. My “device is up to date”.

  • Rain_king46

    People can get this installed just in time for CM7 to get ported over to the D2 as well. 😉

  • Anonymous

    I’m wondering when the Droid 2 itself is going to get this update

    • Wow it hasn’t yet?

      • Anonymous

        Not yet, They need to hurry up. How would the global get it first? Just doesn’t make sense

        • It actually makes a lot of sense. Its newer, and its currently still in production.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t know that. You have just restored some of my hope. Good looking out

          • Anonymous

             I UN-bootstrapped mine…. #Waiting!!

          • Nathanael Glad

            how do you unbootstrap it?  I recently SBF’d, but then i got impatient and re-rooted.  I went back into zd4root and un-rooted, but how do i un-bootstrap?

          • Anonymous

            That doesn’t make sense. HTC put out the Evo’s update before their other newer phones. 

          • What doesn’t makes sense is the DX2 coming with Froyo.

          • Anonymous

            There are a lot more D2Gs than D2s.  The D2 was replaced by the D2G something like less than two months after release and the D2G has been out a lot longer.

    • Wow it hasn’t yet?