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Gingerbread Build for the DROID2 Global Leaks

The DROID2 Global was supposed to receive Gingerbread back in June, but after Motorola realized that the build they had released for the DROIDX was filled with far too many critical bugs, they pulled it.  Well, thanks to fantastic Android community member aceoyame, we have a leaked version 4.5.606 to try out.

*Note:  This file has not yet been rooted.  Also, in order to flash this file, you will have to return back to stock 2.4.330 without root or custom recovery.

*Note 2:  If you update and decide you want to revert back for root or to get the official update, you can still SBF back to 2.4.330 after this.

Download:  Leak [mirror]

To run this update, be sure you are on 2.4.330 with stock recovery.  Rename the file above to update.zip, drop it on your SD card and boot into recovery by holding X+Power.  Then choose to update.

More info can be found at RootzWiki.  (Ignore the unlocked bootloader note. It’s still locked.)

Cheers Gasai!

  • I installed this a few days ago and it’s working great.  However, I have noticed 1 issue.  If I’m listening to music (running WinAmp or Google Music) and I turn my screen on to change songs or whatever, right after I unlock, my phone reboots.  Anyone else experiencing this?

    • Danielitoleito

      I see friends unzipping the file are 2 files one leak compressed and the other does not, those two files compress them again with the name of update.zip but I still get the error from the signature verified

      I have turned my phone only to be with the letter M have tried to revive him with RDSlite and has not worked because my computer does not recognize it. was looking for a file with the signing update.zip to install the program again.

      Please I need your help

      • Cjenk88

        I would download fresh copies of the sbf and rsdlite with drivers from TeamBlackHat. If you are running vista or windows 7, when using rsdlite, make sure you right click and Run as Administrator.

  • Anonymous

    Do I need to worry about my data when doing this update? Backup Assistant runs on my phone, but I have never tried to recover anything from that. Don’t want to lose all my contacts.

    Also, would there be a way to revert to the stock os if this one is unstable? I’m assuming VZW pulled the update for a reason. I see mention of SBF but don’t know what that is.

  • still getting the error, I’ve tried everything, can anyone do a vid? or pic sequence? I have to be doing something wrong

    1. download leak.7z
    2.use winzip to unzip the blur_version2.4.zip inside

    I’m left at that point with a folder containing the blur.zip and the leak.7z, so what next?

  • Ekolson

    For those of you who haven’t experienced this before, this is a .7z file, which needs to be extracted by a completely different program, and THEN you name the zip file you extracted to update.zip. 

    • Robby_rob55

      Ok…what program? How do u do it?

      • Ekolson

        There’s a program called 7zip, or on a mac I used “The Unarchiver”…the one for mac was free, I would assume the one for windows is.

        Once I did that, and put it on my phone, I’m now running GB and it looks great.

  • I really figured this blog post would have hundreds of comments already.  Anywho, How is everybody liking GB on their globals?  Personally, I’m curious to see if my battery life improves any with Gingerbread.

    • Doomed2010

      It does

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  • Robby_rob55

    mine isnt working, im getting some kind of verification error… someone help!!!

    • DaGreen1

      Bro, you gotta unzip the blur.zip file inside of leak.7z and then rename the zip file to update.zip

      Remember, the blur zipfile is renamed, not leak.7z I had issues with that as well, but I figured it out and now I am rocking gingerbread on my droid 2 global. It totally changed my device.

      • Sassihalo

        I can’t open it to do that help

        • Ekolson

          Use the program 7zip for windows or The Unarchiver for Mac.

      • Eugenew23

        i did this too but i am still getting the verification error. i dont know what to do

        • Eugenew23

          sorry for the dual replies. Just a question. When I downloaded the leak.7z, i extracted it (using winzip) and the products of the extraction was the Blur_Version.2.4.330.A956.Verizon.en.US and .crc pg with the same name. Im not sure if thats correct and if so, when its renamed, do i rename the first one or both as update.zip?

          • DaGreen1

            The zip one. Aka the one with the larger file size.

          • Eugenew23

            i am still receiving an error “failed to readfooter from /sdcar/update.zip”. any other possible sources for my error?

  • I just paíd $22.85 for an íPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, Centb.côm

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  • Sonoma

    i’m on fission, can i just boot up in clockwork move to sd card and do the update that way?

    • I don’t see anything wrong with trying that, provided you have rsdlite installed and a recovery SBF handy…you know, just in case of a bricked and/or bootlooping phone.

  • Doomed2010

    you do NOT have to wipe the data or cache.
    MAKE sure you restart your phone at least 2 times.
    It makes the d2g a WHOLE NEW PHONE! 😀

  • Has anybody attempted to root?  If so, please share your method of approach(what apk?) and results.

    • Justice060

      There is something posted on Twitter P3Droid but I don’t have the TBH installed to follow.

    • I have tried rooting with multiple versions of the following: Universal Androot, SuperOneClick, Gingerbreak, and z4root.  So far nothing has cracked it. Has anyone tried installing over top of rooted fission?

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully this fixes support with Exchange 2010

  • I unzipped the Blur_Version.2.4.330.A956.Verizon.en.US.zip and renamed it to update.zip and reboot the phone with that file on the SD, then turned it on pressing the X button too and all I got is a screen with an android and an exclamation sign. After that, I can’t press anything. Anybody? 🙁

    • woops I got it! I had to press the physical magnifying glass button.. Updating right now

    • Bah

      click search button on physical keyboard.

    • Megancrowell221

      hit the search button on the slide out keyboard

  • Shieatt

    I wiped data and cache and get error in recovery saying “Signature verification failed”  Anyone have any idea whats going on?

    • Ekolson

      I had the exact same thing.

    • Ekolson

      It’s a .7z file, you need to downloap 7Zip, unpack the file, then rename the file in THERE update zip and then try it. 

      • Eugenew23

        does winzip work too?

        • Ekolson

          Not sure if winzip works, didn’t try it.

  • David Brown

    I’d do this in a heartbeat if it was rooted. I don’t know how long I could survive without AdFree…

  • Autobroker2

    What program should I use to move to the sd card?

    • Little Lone

      plug ur device into computer and drag file to ur sd card like an usb drive

  • Perkins2

    ok Im kinda a newbie on here..what in the heck is rooted??

  • Ocean Island

    Works great, haptic feedback on the hardware buttons can now be properly disabled!
    It’s a blue Blur. Seems more responsive.

  • Williamsims

    Anyone know if z4root will work after applying this update?

  • Anyone install it yet?  Waiting to see what the consensus is …

    • Fast and fixes the stupid delayed email issue. Alot better thus far.

      • Raven

        For someone who has never noticed it on their D2G, can you explain this delayed email issue?

        • If your Device is on a Exchange Account (Corporate Sync) for some reason every time someone sent me an email I would receive it hours later and not immediately. Intermittent most of the time. What made it more weird is that PUSH was on. It’s like it never Pushed the email threw just checked it whenever it felt like it. This was a huge problem with this phone. Look how many people complained about this in the Moto Forums.


          • Raven

            Hmm, that is interesting.  I do in fact use a Corporate Sync Exchange Account set to Push and it has always amazed me how fast mail showed up on it.  It always notifies me that I have new mail a minute or so before it shows up on my desktop running Outlook on our network.  I wonder if it could be related to the version of the Exchange Server, or some other setting on it.  I believe that we are using Exchange 2010 and in that link you posted I noticed someone was complaining about Exchange 2003.

          • No. We are using Exchange 2010 also. It was confirmed with Motorola that it was a Blur issue and not a Exchange issue. We support every carrier and phone type. It’s the only of the Droids that has this issue. Well had thanks to the leak it’s fixed.

  • Does anyone knows that if I install this like it says on the website (renaming the .zip), is it going to format my phone or am I going to be able to keep my stuff already installed?

    • I flashed it over my existing phone, no wiping, no cache clearing, and it is running GREAT…. though you should reboot a few times after the install… after that it’s smooth as butter. All my apps are still there….

      • thank you very much for the info! I might do it right away then since I still have the stock 2.4.330.A956

  • Justice060

    give me root so I can still tether and I am good.

  • Teng247

    Finally, My wife is gonna love this

  • I’m so glad to see this.  I really am overwhelmed with joy =D

  • Guest

    Moto it’s beating every manufactures on the update department

  • Topher

    does this work for the original droid 2?

    • No, they are two separate phones for the purposes of this update.

  • Anonymous

    Im on a Droid 2 Global running stock unrooted 2.2  Can i use this?

    • Yes you can, just follow the instructions.:

      Rename the file above to update.zip, drop it on your SD card and boot into recovery by holding X+Power.  Then choose to update.

      • Raven

        I am running stock rooted 2.4.330.  How hard is it to unroot to apply
        this?  I rooted with z4root, so is it as easy as hitting the unroot
        button?  I have read that it doesn’t always work so well to unroot.

  • LarryM

    Yeah, yeah, but when is the Android port for the HP Touchpad gonna be finished?

    Yes, I know, they just started, but I’m the impatient sort. :/

    • Topher

      you will learn that in the android community, you have to be patient for ANYTHING to happen! haha i have been waiting for the d2 upgrade to GB for six months at least now!

  • Side note: P3Droid (who seems to actually have leaked this) stated that there will be a rooted version of the update and that it’ll be ready in a matter of hours, not days.

    • P3Droid is such a BAMF.

      • Anonymous

        I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
        Here is the website we use to get it all from : http://BidsBit.com

    • Updating right now… Can’t wait hopefully fixes all the e-mail delay issues.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry for the noob question. If i wait for the rooted version, does that mean after installing it, my phone is now rooted?

      • Pre-rooted update will make your phone rooted right after you install it.
        You won’t need z4root.

    • Anonymous

      I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from : http://BidsBit.com