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DROID2 Gingerbread Update Appears Ready, Changelog Available

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The soak test for the DROID2 Gingerbread update was supposed to start this week – whether that has happened or not, we aren’t sure.  The good news is, that the changelog for the 2.3 update has been made available, which is almost always a good sign that the update is just around the corner for everyone, not just testers.  Unless of course they find some sort of major bug like they did with the DROID Incredible.

As you can see from the screenshot above though, the update is a big one that weighs in at 106MB and will take your Blur build to 4.5.601.  With 2.3, DROID2 users will enjoy new multi-touch keypad shortcuts, the blue Blur, home screen app dock, organizable app drawer, improved battery life, and so much more.

Page 2 changelog after the break.  

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Be sure to let us know if you just so happen to receive this update in the next couple of days.

  • To everyone who needs root, the Droid 3 method works, here: http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/08/25/well-that-was-fast-one-click-droid-3-root-now-available/

    It worked for me, Gingerbreak and SuperOneClick didn’t.

  • annaetemadi

    I got the new system upgrade this morning, it was pushed into my phone, and I already hate it.  It put more icons on my home screen that I don’t want, and apparently can’t remove.  It also removed notifications from the first page of the menu, which I always use cuz my fat fingers can’t get into it from the bar at the top.  I hit my one-touch contacts and start calling them instead.

  • Bcwatson

    Will this include the Droid 2X as well or are they considered to be too different?

    • Bcwatson

      duh…. never mind… I haven’t had my coffee yet… Droid X2…..

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  • Nckkent

    So when it comes out, do I need to unroot and then install it?

  • Captainhowdy13

    Finally I like the “Data connection loss issue” fix or however they said it, that gets tiring quick. Maybe my random reboots will cease as well.

  • I can’t wait to get this.

  • Anonymous

    No software update listing for the Droid R2D2 on Verizon’s website, so I wonder if this means the more expensive R2D2 model is going to get screwed out of an update since it was less popular. The phones are physically identical barring some artwork, an app or two and sounds – there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to release an update for the R2D2 as well.

    • Christopher Heuer

      If not, you can always root and install the “official” Droid2 update which I’m sure will be posted online soon. I’ve been running Droid2 roms on my r2d2 for a while now with no issues, and even tried the leaked Gingerbread build for the D2 when it leaked months ago.

      • Anonymous

        Oh yeah, I’m fully aware of it. The problem with that is that once you sbf it to a regular Droid 2 (which I figure you’d need to do), there’s no going back to an official R2D2 build on the phone (since there was never an sbf released for it). When I bought my R2D2, I bought it for one reason – it was on sale for the same price as a regular D2, and being a special edition, I figured it would hold a higher resale value (which it does). I am not a big Star Wars fan, so a regular D2 would have been fine for me, I just went with the R2D2 for the resale value (and it did come with the home dock). I don’t intend to keep this phone forever, and I’m afraid modifying to a point that I cannot return it to a factory state (sbf’ing it) will affect that resale value. It is the only reason I haven’t ROM’d this thing already (I have it rooted, but that’s reversible).

  • gregba

    what is “blue blur”?  is that what is on Droid 3?

    • Anonymous

      yes. It features the bluish black status bar.

  • Anonymous

    Just so I’m sure on this, if I update, I can always SBF back to Froyo if I want to put a custom ROM on it, right?

  • Will this work for D2 Global?

    • Teng247

      no, but you can always update w/ the leak TBH provided

      • Young2418

        what the hell is that? i didnt even want global 🙁

  • Pdiddy187

    Will you lose root from stock Froyo?

    • YES

      • Pdiddy187

        Is it easy to get root back?

        • there is no root yet

        • Anonymous

          Maybe using Gingerbreak might work….

  • keypad backlight?  Really?  How is a software updated adding a feature like that??

  • DAN

    any gingerbread for OG droid?

    • Anonymous

      I’m running it right now.

      • DAN

        okay, any “official” gingerbread for OG droid?

      • EC8CH

        I’m running it 3 months in the past

    • Teng247

      yeah its called Pete’s Rom

    • Anonymous

      OR, ChevyNo1’s 5.5 GB Rom. It’s built with 256 megs of memory in mind. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/166616-rom-ss-5-5-gb-2-3-5-8-19-11-a.html

  • Stop that ‘after the break’ routine. It’s a complete Engadget rip off.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not ripping off Engadget, its a technique to decrease landing page bandwidth, and increase page views, making hosting cheaper, and advertising worth more.

      • I don’t have a problem with the function of the putting half the story on one page, the entire story on another. It’s the ‘after the break’ jargon.

    • Eric Rees

      It’s a way for us to post the changelog for people who want to see it, without taking up the whole page for the people who don’t want to see it.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure “After the break” started on tv news. Kellex change it “More at 10”

      • How about Skip Ahead, Fast Forward, something.

        • life coach

          I’m sure he was just waiting for you to tell him what you specifically prefer.

      • After these messages, we’ll be right back. {{-_-}}

        • Anonymous

          Is your droid 2 getting gingerbread? More at u o’clock.

  • Kaufkin

    about freaking time.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it was strange it took so long. The D2 initially came with Froyo while the X was still on 2.1.

      • Kaufkin

        the really fun part will be helping all my D2 friends w/ the updated apps they will need w/ gingerbread, and settings, etc.  *shrug* price we pay for being the local “Droid Geeks”.

        Oh yeah, and “first”… just to tweak folks. (haha)