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Rooted DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.602 Available

If you installed a rooted version of the original DROIDX Gingerbread update, I’m guessing that you would like the latest version that fixes numerous bugs while staying rooted?  The folks at MyDroidWorld have you covered as usual.  There is a catch though – you’ll need to SBF back to Blur 2.3.340 (or maybe not? See note) in order to install these files.  That’s the price we pay to have a semi-open phone though, isn’t it?

Downloads:  Part 1 | Part 2


*Note – you may be able to upgrade without SBF-ing back to Froyo if you are 100% completely stock on .596, with root.  You can find instructions here.

1.  Return your phone to Froyo 2.3.340 using this SBF.
2.  Root the device using z4root.
3.  Bootstrap the phone using DROID2 bootstrap (yes, DROID2).
4.  Drop both files from above on your SD Card.
5.  Tell Bootstrap to “reboot recovery.”
6.  From within recovery, “install zip from sd card” and flash the Part 1 file.
7.  Before leaving recovery, flash the Part 2 file.
8.  Once both files have run successfully, you can reboot your phone.
9.  Enjoy!

Full support can be found at this MDW thread.

Cheers Brett and David!

  • Fernando

    mirror please couse multiupload is down….

  • judith angelo

    have never rooted DroidX, 4.5.605  I’m with verizon, grandfathered limitless data.
    have never rooted anything – but thinking of getting pad & don’t want to pay for use.

    what do i do?

  • FitBikerConnor

    So, i’m completely new to this, and reading about the rooting and gingerbread and all that, then reading the comments, it makes absolutely no sense to me. Someone help me out please????

  • Hsuede7

    Does anyone know on this version of gb if i should flash Motorola droidx or 2init cwr from rom manager? Thanks in advance!

  • Shnibitdohget

    Wireless Tether quit working on this update 🙁

  • Wtdudley05

    Will wifi tether work with this update?

  • xxseiferxx

    Quick Question: I’m rooted and I checked my system version and it shows 2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US. Is this the same as being on 2.3.340 and that I don’t need to SBF to 2.3.340 and just need to install both zips with bootstrap?

  • Anyone tried this manual update from 5.588.MB810 or should I be a guinea pig?

  • Reppoc0308

    Thanks so much! This worked out perfectly on my Droid X.

  • Eric

    I can not get the sbf to load, it fails every time

  • Jaylundgreen

    Here’s some useful info.  I discovered, the hard way, that it is essential to not drop the tow part update onto your SD card until after you have bootstrapped your phone.  I don’t know why, but I tried these instructions on my wife’s brand new DX and I thought I would save time by dropping the files onto the SD card in advance.  I gto stuck at the RED M logo on boot every time.  Finally I deleted the files and then didn’t copy them to SD until after bootstrapping.  Worked on the first time.

  • Praddly12

    Bricked my phone.  Awesome.  I think I’m going to reset my phone once and for all and be done with this rooting nightmare.  It’s a ticking time bomb.

  • DroidXRootedIsNotAwesome

    I’m starting to wish I never rooted my phone.  What a pain.  And for little added benefit. 

    • Wtdudley05

      Then go get an iphone or develop something that works better. Here’s an Idea. go back to stock and deal with blurrrrrr.

    • Anonymous

      Then this is not for you. There is so much you can do with your rooted X and it’s a lot of fun! But it’s only fun for those that want to have that fun. If you don’t enjoy all the cool roms available, and all the improvements then stock might be best for you.  Nothing wrong with that…

    • Atlantafalcon

      I’m with you. No offense to those that enjoy the full potential of the Droid that rooting provides. I rooted my phone to rid it of apps that I don’t use that Verizon FORCES me to have on my Droid X. The Madden app wouldn’t even work. Now I’m here with Froyo 2.3.340 and would love to upgrade to Gingerbread but I don’t want to screw my phone up. Does “completely stock” mean all mandatory apps I deleted must be reinstalled? Will simply telling z4 to unroot phone allow me to upgrade to Gingerbread (rooted or unrooted)? I’ve seen Gingerbread on a friend’s phone and I like it a LOT more, but I don’t have 5 hours to commit to reading up on all the ends and outs of getting GB. What a hassle.

  • Ozzzmosis

    So what I’m reading here is that I will loose cm7 if I do this?

  • Jaylundgreen

    I was on rooted Froyo and didn’t unroot before pulling the initiall OTA update to Gingerbread.  The update went fine though.  I had no root afterwards of course.  I then pulled the new OTA update.  But then I decided I wanted to have root so I flashed back to stock froyo per the above instructions.  It was my first time doing so.  I followed the rest of the instructions and had the latest official Gingerbread with root!  I then used ROM manager and Bootstrap to flash the TBH tether fix.  It worked and now I can use Wireless Tether no problem.  It was a bit of a learning experience for sure.  I still quite get how certain things work like Bootstrap and ROM manager, but I am still learning.

    • Dantheman

      Where did you get TBH tether fix/pacth? was it in the rom manager?

      • Jaylundgreen

        I actually downloaded via bit torrent.  Demonoid has it posted.  If you like I can email you the file, it is quite small.

  • Bigsike

    Sorry if I missed it but which wifi tether is still working with this?

  • Harry

    After reading many posts on many sites, it looks like
    some folks are not seeing major benefits or fixes here.Some say the radio is significantly improved, some say not.

  • Mikemahaffey

    Anyone tried this sbf zip yet? If so, how well does it work? I have only sbfed in the past with a computer, not from a zip from a phone.

    • james

      you can only SBF through a computer. not on a phone.

  • ArchAngel

    anyone know why it has to be the d2 bootstrapper and why the dx one wont work

  • Anonymous

    Instructions for updating from stock rooted .596 without SBF-ing worked for me. Saved me half a day.

  • Maverick1276

    Why in the world they don’t push or tell people about it just a little bit more on DL is way beyond me. Made it almost enjoyable. lol

  • Maverick1276

    I know one thing.  I will never be afraid to SBF again.  This was my first time trying the linux method, and I’ll never use RSD lite again!  Took less than 10 minutes and was done. Easy Peasy

  • Masterchiefb117

    Awesome, works flawlessly on 2 of my DroidX’s and a buddy of mine…..
    Note that for this to work, you cannot have a Rom installed, pure stock w/ root access….
    watched someone attempt this on Liberty Rom and was a no go….

  • Anonymous

    once this is done, can i re install any custom rom like APEX OR LIBERTY ? Also will this include the new market app ? Will wireless tether work still ? Any help apprecieated

    • Anonymous

      I installed it… You do get the new market. Wireless tether  DOES WORK but for some reason when you try to use the web browser you get redirected to the “rates and plans page for wifi tether” Restarting the phone allows you to use the browser again. I don’t wouldn’t take my chances with apex 2.0 or liberty GB v0.9 until they update the ROMs accordingly.

      • Dantheman

        Man if you get the directed to the VZW rates and plans page i would say that the Wirelles tether DID NOT work.
        Sad Face…..

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  • I did the OTA and I got the new droid market. I then did the root and I have the old droid market 🙁 Any clue how to fix?

    • Dantheman

      Search the droid life forum for the apk file you can drop to your SD card and do a manuel install.

  • John

    Meh…CM7 is still rock solid here 🙂

  • SuperW2

    SBF’ed back to .340 successfully, Z4Root just spinning and doing nothing which I choose either Root Option… ROOT FAIL!

    • stm^

      does that the first time you use it. reboot the phone and do it again. should work fine.

      • SuperW2

        Multiple Reboots… RE-SBF to 340, Full Wipe of data and cache (a couple different times), and still get just spinny thing on Z4Root… tried multiple APK’s from different sources to make sure it wasn’t something goofy.

        How long should it take, and I assume I need USB Debugging, but anything else special I should be doing on the phone before launching Z4Root?

        • SuperW2

          Used Z4Root 1.1 and it worked pefectly… updating the 602 Zips now…

      • Pull battery, wipe again, it will work. Sometimes takes 10 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    Does it still have the super bright hard buttons in this version?

    Whatever, I went to CM7 nightlies about a month ago and haven’t looked back

    • Yep, super bright bleed through lights that still only work when they want to.

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  • God, I can’t wait to not have to deal with SBFing every single time a new update gets pushed out.  Bring on the Nexus Prime please.

  • Jake

    Does wifi tether work on this rooted version? I’m kept stock Froyo (rooted) on my DX, because I didn’t want to lose tether (not that I use it much).

    • Dantheman

      Dude I have the same issue I dont want to update to GB and lose tether ( I use tether every day for work) I belive thier are a few “work arounds” that no longer apply to the newest versions of GB and the best way to go is CM7 ROM. I wonder if CM7 will work for this version and if there are any alternate “work arounds” available. I really dont want to go the CM7 Route and would rather keep stock GB with wireless tether.

      DroidX/Rooted/Stock/ 2.3.340  …..I wish I had GB … Sad Face…..

      • Jay

        I got tether to work when I first installed on Thursday but today I get redirected to the vzw page. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Anonymous

    Will try this one out, but I bricked my DX trying to install Cyanogenmod. Is there a free SBF program for Macs? I can only find a Windows version, I have a W7 laptop as well but really don’t like using it.

  • I had some issues trying other methods and had just happened to have been on .596 stock only rooted when I saw this… tried the non-sbf method and it worked flawlessly.  Thanks!

  • For those who don’t want to purchase Droid 2 Bootstrap…
    (I’ll assume you’ve already purchased Droid X Bootstrap like myself)
    The Liberty Team Compiled this app from the D2B…
    It’s always worked great for me as a D2B alternative.

    • Why won’t Koush make that available for free to those of us that purchased the DX bootstrap?

      • James

        Well he released the source code for free…
        And this apk works perfectly fine.
        And the Liberty team released it for free.

      • Anonymous

        DX and D2 bootstraps are already free from Koush.  Just google either one.  Just make sure to at least purchase one of them in the market for support-sake.

        • Adam Elghor

          ya just go to his website 

      • FigureItOut

        It is free and if you can’t figure out how to compile it yourself then
        pay the few bucks it takes to get it compiled for you. Also, quit your

  • Kixofmyg0t

    Question…may be silly but you’ll understand once you read why.

    Does this affect my SMS at all? Such as deleting them in any way….I’ve been hitting “Install Later” every 12 hours for the last few days since this came out…I downloaded it before thinking.

    Now why am I worried about my SMS you say? Is it nekkid pictures?……nope. Something FAR better. I’m not due for an upgrade til next year officially….yet somehow a couple weeks ago Verizon sent me a txt saying I was eligable for an early upgrade. Thinking it could be fake I went to my local Verizon store, who then confirmed that it WAS TRUE. As long as I have this SMS to prove it. So I promptly told the Verizon rep “I’ll be back on September 8th”.

    I’m gonna use that early upgrade for the Bionic….and since I’ve been grandfathered into keeping my unlimited data….that transfers and applies to 4G LTE phones too…..

    • dpuffer87

      You can make a backup with CWM and once you install the two part zips do a restore data only from CWM.  In case you’re really worried about losing SMS there is an app called “SMS Backup and Restore” i believe that can back all messages up and restore them at any time. It’s free in the market.

      • nicotinic

        Yeah… What he said

    • They have your upgrade in the system. Call 611 and explain to them you have the text and want to confirm if it gets deleted you still get it.

      • Kixofmyg0t

        Still on the phone with them….they are NOT HAPPY with me….

        • They should be, You are the customer!

          • Kixofmyg0t

            An update:
            I called 611 and spoke to a Verizon rep who had no record on her system of my upgrade status…

            However I read her the text message and she did confirm the the number the SMS gave me was some “Verizon Loyalty” section…and since they did send me a SMS(even though they weren’t supposed to)…and I have proof, Verizon has to honor it. So as long as I still have this SMS saved….I can use it to upgrade a year ahead of schedule(to the DROID BIONIC!).

            So you can see as to why I’m not really willing to do anything that has even a remote possibility of bricking/wiping or w/e my phone. I’m running the pre-rooted .596, completely stock except for overclock.

          • Strange. Well don’t upgrade squat! Get the Bionic when it comes out.

          • nicotinic

            Why don’t you download a SMS backup app from the market?

          • dpuffer87

            Restoring data only from CWM worked for me. I didn’t lose a single message. I backed up with SMS Backup and Restore just in case. Really paranoid? Take a screenshot. Take a picture of it with a camera. Forward it to your email. There are so many options here.

          • dpuffer87

            Restoring data only from CWM worked for me. I didn’t lose a single message. I backed up with SMS Backup and Restore just in case. Really paranoid? Take a screenshot. Take a picture of it with a camera. Forward it to your email. There are so many options here.

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  • The camera reverting back to WS mode after reboot is actually worse. It will revert to WS after your OS kicks the Camera app out of it’s RAM. Nice Moto.

  • Anonymous

    What if you were on the rooted version and then just did this latest ota? That’s were I’m at I just wanted to see if if fixed anything. Obviously I am unrooted now but would def need to get root back.

    • darkcloud2973

      If you took the OTA update while being rooted, you can get root back pretty easy as long as you can get into a recovery mode that lets you install zip updates.  Just go to androidsu and download the latest version of super user, put the zip file on your sd card and then boot into recovery and install it.  I saw someone on twitter say it worked, and I tried it and it does!  I’m surprised that method hasn’t been mentioned more.

  • Anonymous

    I want #3 back….  🙁

  • Anonymous

    i am not sure it affects everyone, i have had 3 droid x phones and all of them ran flawlessly on gingerbread. My current phone #4 has been plagued with freezing and bootloops. I have a sneaky theory that somewhere in the DX manufactoring, they changed something. I think these later models have something that is definately not working with Android as planned. this is my hypothesis based on my own experience and listening to select few with similar problems.

    • Anonymous

      Bought mine on launch day and have had nothing but issues like this.

      • Ufg8tor1

        I just got a new one that came with GB stock.  Tried to revert back to Froyo and had constant problems.  Ended up going to Liberty GB and everything worked fine.

    • Dean

      Indeed – I wondered why I would be having problems with .602 and others say its great. I think there are hardware differences.

  • Where is the .596 to .602 change log?

    NOT the Verizon issued PDF.

  • LarryM

    So, does anyone know which problems this update was supposed to fix? If you ask Motorola it seems to be a secret, they’ve posted no list of fixes, or anything regarding this update.

    • Maybe it fixes nothing, only adds bloatware.

  • ylexot

    You’re a little late on this and there’s an easier way now too…

    • That doesn’t work.

      • Worked fine for me.

      • Davidl

        Worked for me too.  See my post earlier.

  • Davidl

    You must have missed this thread:http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/8779-602-rooted-without-sbfg-wiping.htmlNo need at all to sbf to .340 if you are on .596 stock, rooted.
    No need at all to sbf to .340 if you are on .596 stock, rooted.

    • Daaniel C Brown

      I went from stock root ..340 to latest with tbh app update single file no problem

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  • Anonymous

    ironically, i was gonna send this in as a tip yesterday. I was resetting my phone from MIUI and thought, “what the heck, might as well see if the update has been patched to a rooted rom.” Viola! runs great by the way.

    • Anonymous

      Hey I’m coming from MIUI too. Did you have to SBF to flash this or did you just wipe data/cache. Thanks, I love MIUI (the latest update is extremely stable – no random reboots) but I miss HD recording…

      • HD recording Panorama stitching, HDMI output, etc. Etc.

      • Anonymous

        No hdmi support, no car dock, no fm radio, and other little things i use either. I reflashed (sbf) all the way back and started clean.
        Sent from my ASUS Eee Pad

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t really use any of those features (except for maybe FM radio). Is there a way I can make a backup of MIUI and switch back if I want? Since this is rooted anyways…

          • Anonymous

            Pretty sure once you sbf, you are wiped. Maybe titanium? I dunno.

            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • nicotinic

            You can make a Nandroid backup of your MIUI install. Then it would be on your SD card for you if you decide to go back. You wouldn’t be able to reinstall the backup until you get back to Froyo and reinstall MIUI.
            That’s what I would do.

  • Anonymous

    For those that have the TBH app, you don’t need to SBF, just backup, rerun 340 all in one, then the 602 all in one, restore data, done. Worked for me…

    • Anonymous

      Hey, I wanna get cyanmod on my phone , its a d2, I bought the tbh app , so its easier to spf on the app nd install the rom

    • The TBH AIOs are odexed and fail if you’re running a deodexed ROM. (I was running deodexed and ran into that issue last night.) 

      I used the steps recommended here: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/8757-602-tbh-update.html. Worked like a charm.

  • PyroHoltz

    I want root for the D3….