DROID Pro Update to Build 4.7.3 Rolling Out, Better Keyboard Backlighting and Other Fixes

The Droid Pro is now receiving its official update to build 4.7.3. It may not be Ice Cream Sandwich, but at least it’s something. You will notice better backlighting for your keyboard, the addition of updated VCAST apps and VZ Navigator apps, plus a handful of other helpful bug fixes. Go grab it and let us know if you notice any other mentionable fixes.

The update is 19.9MB in size. More info.

Cheers Brett and Chris!

DROID Pro Update 4.7.3 is Ready, Here is the Changelog

A new Motorola DROID Pro update has been approved by Verizon as build 4.7.3. It’s not Ice Cream Sandwich, and it probably never will be, but it does address a handful of bugs including better keyboard backlighting. V CAST apps and VZ Navigator will also be loaded once the update is received.

When these changelogs go live, you can usually expect to see the update hit your handset within a week.

The update is 19.9MB in size. More info.

DROID Pro Gingerbread Update is Ready, Rolling Out Now?

Blue Blur is upon you DROID Pro owners! After months of waiting following a 2.3.3 May tease, the Pro will join the rest of Motorola’s lineup in the Gingerbread ranks. And now that I think about it, is this the last of them? Let me get this straight – Motorola managed to update their entire portfolio of phones to Gingerbread before Samsung could get either the Fascinate or Charge on it? And I’m going to attempt to not even mention the Thunderbolt and Incredible debacles. Got to give it up to Moto for that at least.

If you own a Pro, you are in for a completely different experience than what you have grown accustomed to over the last year. The UI is now blue, but the biggest part of this update is the stability and speed that comes with Gingerbread. Welcome to the party!

As for a time of release, we just heard from a reader who received it yesterday. Head on into Settings>About phone>System updates and see if you are greeted with kindness.

Full changelog after the break.   (more…)

How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread

 

Actually, this method should root just about any Motorola phone running Gingerbread.  So not only will it work on the DROID3, DROID2, DROIDX2, and DROIDX, but it should also work on the DROID Pro and D2 Global when they receive an update – hopefully the DROID Bionic too.  We were inspired to write this for the simple fact that the D2 received Gingerbread last night finally, and within 5 minutes I was rooted.

Thanks to Framework43 and psouza4 for putting this together.  It couldn’t be any simpler than this method right here.   (more…)

Rumor: Motorola Puts Gingerbread Builds on Hold for DROID2, Global, Etc. to Work Out Bugs

It’s been almost 2 weeks since we first reported that the DROID2 Global‘s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) soak test was about to begin, yet here we sit today without a mass rollout or announcement from Verizon/Moto that the file is available.  Let’s also not forget that the DROID Pro was primed and ready at one point, but has seemingly disappeared from sight.  After the original DROIDX received GB all the way back in May, we were expecting each additional Moto device including the DROID2, DROIDX2, Pro, and Global to start seeing updates right away – except that isn’t happening.

What we’ve been told is that Verizon has now rejected all Gingerbread builds from Moto until they have worked out a number of bugs that came with the DROIDX’s 2.3, a list which seems to be growing by the day.  There is no telling when these will all be ready, but we’re our sources say that Motorola is reassembling teams to get this taken care of.  It could be weeks or months before we start seeing GB on other devices – we really have no idea at this point.

Stay tuned…

Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) Starts Rolling Out for the DROID Pro? New Blur Version 4.6.4 Finds Two Readers’ Phones

Well, I’ve got to admit that even I didn’t see this one coming.  I had been hearing word that Gingerbread for the DROID2, DROID2 Global and DROID Pro were all finished, but no way did I think the Pro would see it before those other two.  With the DROIDX spending the majority of the weekend receiving official Android 2.3, it seems only fitting that some of the other devices in the Moto lineup would be close behind – this just seems really close.

We have no idea why two of our readers opened up their System Updates page today and had this waiting for them, but I’d suggest that all of our DP readers jump to it immediately before Moto pulls it from their servers.  Sorry DROID2 owners, it looks like you aren’t next after all.  We’ll be keeping a close eye on some specific Verizon pages though to see if we can pull up any additional info.  We’re still trying to figure out if this is just a freak thing, or if Moto really meant for this to start rolling out.     (more…)

Motorola Employee Confirms Gingerbread Update Headed to DROIDX, DROID Pro, DROID2 and Global, – Finally Fixes ActiveSync Issues

Motorola’s Support forums are alive today with talk of the impending DROIDX Gingerbread (Android 2.3) “soak” that we first reported on over the weekend.  Many users are worried that ActiveSync will still be broken, but Moto employees are assuring us all that it has been fixed this time around.  I’d have attempted to confirm this on all of the leaks, but I’m a Gmail man and will have to rely on all of your input for that in the comments.

What might be even more important though, is the confirmation that the rest of the DROID series that was introduced last year will also all be receiving 2.3 in the near future.  The DX is first (which is not surprising) and will be updated by the “end of the second quarter”, although we’re thinking it’ll be much sooner than that with user testing going on this week.  Afterwards, the DROID Pro and both DROID2′s will receive it some time “before the end of the third quarter.”  And to add to that thought, we’ve been told that almost all of the GB builds for these devices have been completed, but as always is up to VZW to approve them.

Update:  It looks like that Moto employee is probably receiving a firm spankin’ as his comments have been edited by the forums’ manager.  Luckily our friends at Phandroid grabbed a screenshot before it was changed.

Via:  Moto Support, (2)

Cheers Heath!