Another Motorola DROIDX Gingerbread Leaks, Version 4.5.591

Another version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) has been released for the DROIDX, this time as version 4.5.591.   We’re being told that if you are running one of the other 2 leaks, you can install this right over the top assuming you haven’t modified anything.  If you kept it completely stock but with root, then you should have no problems flashing this.  If you have modified anything, you’ll need to return your phone to a stock state or you will more than likely run into issues.

*Rooted users only.  If you need to root, use GingerBreak.

*If you lose root afterwards, use GingerBreak to re-root.

*Nandroids back to Froyo will no longer work after updating.  SBF still will.

*Only change made was to the build.prop to show all apps in market.


Deodexed Apps + Odexed Framework| Fully Deodexed | Fully Odexed

1.  Drop whichever file you choose from above onto your SD card.
2.  Boot into recovery using Bootstrap. (Still using D2 Boostrap.)
3.  Flash as you would any other .zip file.

Full support can be found at My Droid World.

Cheers Brian!

Root DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.588 Using GingerBreak V1.10

If you grabbed that semi-official DROIDX  Gingerbread build 4.5.588 from a few weeks back and didn’t wait for the steps to update with root, you are now in luck.  XDA member chainfire has released an app called GingerBreak that worked flawlessly on my non-rooted DX the first time.  The app is actually based off of an exploit found by the Android Exploid Crew.

Download:  GingerBreak-v1.1.0.apk Update:  Here is version 1.2.


1.  Turn on USB Debugging on your phone.
2.  Download and install the app from above.
3.  Open it and hit the “Root device” button.
4.  Your phone will reboot when it’s finished, with root access.

To make sure you have the latest version of GingerBreak and to read up on possible bugs including random SD card formats, you’ll want to watch this XDA thread.

Cheers Evan!

New DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.588 Rooted

That mysterious Gingerbread update that snuck out for the DROIDX earlier this week has been rooted.  The process isn’t all that difficult, but it’s also not the simplest you’ve seen in your rooting days.  There are two sets of instructions: 1 for those running the previous leak and 1 for those running official 2.3.340.  P3 and the boys have put together a complete step-by-step that you need to follow in order for this to work right, so to make sure you get there, I haven’t altered his instructions at all.  Please make sure you read every single step at least twice before proceeding. I’d also suggest that you head over to the MDW thread below to see what sorts of issues that users have run into.  And good luck.   (more…)

Download: DROIDX Gingerbread V4.5.588

Well here you go.  The random OTA update of Gingerbread for the DROIDX that we talked about earlier is out for everyone to enjoy manually.  Just know that you have to be completely stock on Blur 2.3.340 in order to run this update file.  There is no root at this time, but we’re hoping to have a version with root some time tonight.  And this is for everyone, including non-rooted users.  Actually, this is easiest for non-rooted users.   (more…)

Theme: Stock Gingerbread for DROIDX on 2.3 – GingerBlur

Not a fan of the new blue MotorBlur that was introduced in the leaked Gingerbread?  How does having the stock black and green theme from real Android 2.3 sound?  We’re talking black menus, black menu bar, GB keyboard, etc.; the way it was supposed to look.  Thanks to brenneisec over at MDW, we have just that.

Download: [mirror]


1.  You have to be rooted and running Gingerbread on your DROIDX.
2.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
3.  Boot into recovery and MAKE A BACKUP.
4.  Mount System, then flash the file.
5.  Enjoy!

If you want to revert back to the blue theme, you really need to make a backup.

Via:  My Droid World

Liberty ROM 2.0 Released for DROIDX and 2

JRummy and Kejar dropped Liberty ROM 2.0 on us this morning for those of you that have not upgraded to Gingerbread or are willing to flash an SBF back to 2.3.340.  This new version includes a revamped theme by @davekover, new wallpapers, a tad bit of Blur for stability issues, and a crazy new Toolbox.  The previous versions of Liberty were top notch, so you can bet this will be too.

In order to get it right now though, you’ll have to donate $5 by purchasing the Liberty Toolbox Pro which will then download version 2.0 automatically.  If you aren’t down to drop $5, then just wait a couple of days for it to go fully-public.    (more…)

Deodexed Gingerbread Released for DROID X

If stock rooted Gingerbread (Android 2.3) for your DROID X wasn’t enough to satisfy your needs, then you’ll want to grab the newly released DEODEXED version that just went live over at My Droid World.  Why would you want a deodexed version?  To flash themes of course!



1.  You HAVE to already be running the rooted Gingerbread.
2.  Read step 1 again.  Good? Proceed.
3.  Download: [mirror] [mirror]
4.  Drop the file on the root of your SD card.
5.  Using the D2 Bootstrap, reboot into recovery. [Yes, D2 Boostrap]
6.  Choose “install zip from sd card”, “choose” the file from above.
7.  When finished, your phone will reboot and appear to bootloop, which is fine.
8.  If it bootloops for more than a minute or 2, pull the battery and reboot.

Note 1 – If it doesn’t work the first time, try wiping data and then re-flashing the file.
Note 2 – If you are having syncing issues afterwards, perform a factory reset a couple of times.
Note 3 – If you are missing apps from your market, here is the fix.  [courtesy of JRummy]

Let us know if you run into any issues!

Via:  My Droid World

Download: Gingerbread CRT Screen-off Animation for DROID X and 2 (Updated)

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Many of you noticed that that CRT-esque screen-off animation from the Nexus S and stock Gingerbread (Android 2.3) was missing from the leaked builds on the DROID X and 2 and wondered how to get it.  It’s now available below, although you’ll need to run a few adb commands to get it.


*Note* – This will likely not work on anything but Gingerbread.  I would not try to flash this on a 2.2 ROM.

*Note 2* – I have not tested this on a DROID2, just assumed it would work.  Be careful D2 owners.

UPDATE:  There is now a simple .zip file that can be flashed in Clockwork.  [Download]

2.  Download this file to your computer:  framework-res_CRT_ENABLE.apk
3.  Rename it to framework-res.apk and place in your SDK/Tools folder.
4.  Connect your phone and run the following commands in adb:

adb remount
adb push framework-res.apk /data/local/tmp/framework-res.apk
adb shell
rm /system/framework/framework-res.apk
cp /data/local/tmp/framework-res.apk /system/framework/
rm /data/local/tmp/framework-res.apk

5.  Your phone will reboot and with CRT screen-off set to “Go!”

Full support can be found at this XDA thread.

Cheers Max and Droidzfx!