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DROID2 R2-D2 Receiving Gingerbread Now

And just as we reported last Thursday, the DROID2 R2-D2 Gingerbread update is ready and appears to be rolling out to users right now.  A handful of readers reached out to us this morning to let us know that they received notification on their device to jump to 2.3 (blur version 4.5.602).  Doesn’t appear to be any new Star Wars goodies included, but truthfully, we are just surprised and excited to see it even receive this 137MB update.  

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Cheers @bousquetball, @AUChief, @nickronkin, Kevin and Mickey!

  • I found a link to the R2-D2 specific sbf on droid forums yesterday and used it on my phone and it does work…

    here is the link to the file ..

    if the file fails to DL just send me a message and i will send it to u

    • Justin Lawrence

      Hey Looking for that R2D2 Gingerbread SBF, any chance you could repost a link to it if you still have it?  Or send it to me?

  • Mickey Bennet

    All I could find is the Droid2 SBF and it won’t flash onto my phone. Is there anyone with an R2-D2 SBF? Or does anyone have the file for Gingerbread so I can  force-update it.

  • Kellex… Please, please, tell me you know where i can grab this update and manually apply it in the stock recovery.
    I went through all the trouble of reverting to my stock nandroid, removing all traces or root, then unrooting. When I got the notification for the update the download failed. Now I cant get it to retry the update.

    If someone out there was able to pull the update before applying it, please post it somewhere.

  • im sorry but anyone with this phone has no life

    • Jat26006

      Or got their Droid 1 replaced with one.  

    • Anonymous

      troll. i got this phone cause it was a droid 2 and my kid loved it. and it was cheaper and works better than a D2G, so mind yourself.

    • Mickey Bennet

      Haha Anyone who trolls has no life. Troll.

  • Nicking Ninaj

    The update also pushes a pretty sick The Empire Strikes Back exclusive wallpaper, if anyone hasn’t seen it.

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  • Indypb

    Any chance there’s a link to download the update out there? My phone won’t pull it…

    • DP

      I wish I hadn’t updated , but it was nagging me eery hour. It changed the status bar to blue, the kaypad of the dialer to ugly blue square buttons and it seems everything that used to be a shade of gray before it’s now some shade of blue. I don’t enjoy looking at it any more. I’ll have to figure out if there is a way to revert back to the old version

  • Jedi54

    yup, GF’s phone got the update last night. 
    She looked at me this morning and said, “what did you do to my phone?  Why’s it have a blue bar now?”

    I chuckled and said, “welcome to Gingerbread.”

  • Just flashed back to stock and unrooted…now the update won’t come in (and it was already ready to download before I did all that.) Can someone upload the SBF please? {{-_-}}

  • Trombone Dixie

    Can Droid R2D2’s still be purchased anywhere?

  • Guest

    Is that the correct picture of the phone?  I thought the R2D2 was white.

  • yay ill go home SBF back to R2D2 and then update…and hope that root works like the other phones did.

    • Shayne3717

      Mind sharing that sbf?

      • its the stock droid2 2.2 sbf then flash my R2D2 backup image on top of it. Its higher version so it thinks its an update (at least thats what i figure).

        Ive done it about 3 times and it works every time.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing Lucas isn’t involved or it never would have come, he’s worse at screwing with things than Moto…@6c4d29f896a6741681c2df994d28b8c0:disqus I just got a $829.99 iPad2 for only $103.37 and my mom got a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with USPS tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or Bestbuy. I sold a 37″ HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use http://bit.ly/grab2051

  • kevinnn

    I still havent gotten my Droid Incredible update to 2.3?

    • Eric Radcliffe

      Neither have I!

  • Rib

    Mine got pushed this morning, woot.

  • Rib

    Mine got pushed this morning, woot.

  • Anonymous

    Good thing Lucas isn’t involved or it never would have come, he’s worse at screwing with things than Moto…

    • EC8CH

      He’d rape us like Indiana Jones

      • Anonymous

        That was a hilarious episode of South Park.

    • Anonymous

      No it would come out, then 20 years later redo the same thing and add the sound NNNOOOOOoooooooo.

  • Cory O’Brien

    The fact that there is only 9 comments on this post in the past 20
    minutes shows how terrible this phone really is.  Then again most people
    that come to this site don’t want all that bloat on their phone anyway.

    • Anonymous

      So a phone that has the same hardware is terrible?

      • Anonymous

        Are you trying to imply the D2 is a good phone?  I’ve played with the D2 a few times, and I’d take my OG over that any day of the week.  The hardware is only as good as the software it runs.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Speaking of updates, has anyone heard anything about Charge update?  

    All I ever find when looking around is article like this:  


    Does anyone know how to root samsung with a MAC?  Help would be appreciated!

  • Trav

    Very excited for this update.  I had some apps I couldn’t download cause of some issue with the SD card that seems to have been correctly.  Mostly an issue with the Amazon Free Apps.

  • Bill Jenkins

    so is version 2.3.3 one of those forgotten updates? Every phone that I see recieve updates is always 2.3.3. the only phones that seem to have 2.3.4 are the ones that are released with it. Unless you are rooted like me and install a custom 2.3.4 rom

    • 2.3.4 is only better if you have a front facing camera.

  • How about D2Global? Did they start the GB OTA up again?

  • Hey Kellex, what is on the screen that makes it look like a PCB around the camera/earpiece? is that a special screen protector with some flair to it? looks pretty neat, gives it a more droid perspective, OR is that what the R2-D2 edition looks like on the front? (i’m assuming the latter)

    • That’s the R2D2 screen.

      • Anonymous

        Ah, I see, I was just curious, looks pretty neat.

        *Screen protector companies take note here*

  • Mullen600

    Are those image links not working for anyone else?  Does anyone have them?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    So what… 50 people will get this update?

    • Nev elo Stone

      don’t be a hater, what phone do you have anyways at least I have a phone that stands out.

  • Here’s a capture of my phone info screen.

  • Mine had updated when I woke up this morinng.  I’ve been messing around every since.  I’ve had 2 problems:

    1)A large number of my apps disappeared (all the ones I had on the SD card).  While I was able to recover some of them, some I had to uninstall, reboot and then reinstall. And now my homescreen is all jacked up!

    2) The R2 boot sound cuts off about 1 whole note short, making it sound weird.

    Overall, I LOVE gingerbread so far.

    • Eljedi13

      I noticed the boot sound cutting off as well.  It looks like all of my apps are still there.  My homescreen was messed up until I cycled power on the screen.  It’s been fine since.

  • EC8CH

    So that’s what all that whirring and beeping was that I heard.

    • Anonymous

      And then you heard the heavy breathing and “I am your Father” lol 😛