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…)

Motorola Tweets About Our “OG” DROID Friend, Hints At The “Next Big Thing”

Looks like Motorola peeps have been stalking Droid Life lately. Who else could possibly get away with calling it the “OG”? With all that to the side, we are starting to see a huge spike in Bionic advertisment, and we are sure there is only more to come. Remember all the highly edited, fast-shot commercials the “OG” DROID had back in the day? Hard to think that people are not digging this “Ninja Chick vs. Robot” ad campaign.

What about all the DROIDX commercials? The “Eagle Eye” commercial created a whole bunch of hype, and better yet, the “See You Tomorrow” promo video was almost more epic than any full length movie trailer. Either way, fasten your seat belts because we are sure to be in for a extreme marketing campaign for the DROID Bionic.

If you thought you had enough of this phone already, then you might want to stop watching TV, browsing the internet, or even leaving your house soon.

Via: Motorola Twitter

Cheers jlukes!

Rooted DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.602 Available

If you installed a rooted version of the original DROIDX Gingerbread update, I’m guessing that you would like the latest version that fixes numerous bugs while staying rooted?  The folks at MyDroidWorld have you covered as usual.  There is a catch though – you’ll need to SBF back to Blur 2.3.340 (or maybe not? See note) in order to install these files.  That’s the price we pay to have a semi-open phone though, isn’t it?

Downloads:  Part 1 | Part 2

Instructions:

*Note – you may be able to upgrade without SBF-ing back to Froyo if you are 100% completely stock on .596, with root.  You can find instructions here.

1.  Return your phone to Froyo 2.3.340 using this SBF.
2.  Root the device using z4root.
3.  Bootstrap the phone using DROID2 bootstrap (yes, DROID2).
4.  Drop both files from above on your SD Card.
5.  Tell Bootstrap to “reboot recovery.”
6.  From within recovery, “install zip from sd card” and flash the Part 1 file.
7.  Before leaving recovery, flash the Part 2 file.
8.  Once both files have run successfully, you can reboot your phone.
9.  Enjoy!

Full support can be found at this MDW thread.

Cheers Brett and David!

Motorola Prepares to Fix the DROIDX Gingerbread Bugfest, Soak Test Set to Begin

DROIDX owners, your are about to be fixed.  Well, your Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update that caused so many frustrating problems is.  The Moto support group has started sending out invites to another “soak test” that we’re assuming will be the massive bug fixer that you have all been impatiently waiting for.

Hello.

First, I need to thank you for your participation and feedback in the Gingerbread update test we conducted in May. I can’t begin to express how valuable the details provided have been.

In the event that we have another update, are you interested in providing feedback? The project we’re lining up will not be as involved as the one we conducted in May. It is confidential.

If you are interested, please click here to take a short registration survey. Please respond as soon as possible if you want to take part as we are working against a short deadline.

Regards,

– Matt
Motorola Feedback Network
Motorola Owners’ Forums

Clearly there aren’t many details in that email, but what else could it be?  Everyone ready (finally)?  We’ve heard from a number of users that have jumped ship from the DX after having to wait for almost 3 months for this to be released.  And maybe now the other devices like the DROID2, Pro and Global will feel some love?

Cheers Scooby, Jigga_Z, R, M, and A!

DROIDX Finally Receiving Gingerbread Bug Fixer in Mid-August?

We are all well aware that the Gingerbread update for the original DROIDX probably caused more problems than it fixed.  While it brought some of the performance goodness that comes with Android 2.3 and a shiny blue UI, there were enough bugs included to force Motorola into holding the rest of their GB builds back for devices like the DROID2, Global and Pro.  The good news is that Verizon support and Motorola have acknowledged it and are expecting it to be ready in mid-August.

We have forwarded your information to Motorola. They were able to duplicate the issue on their end.

As of 7/29/11 we have learned that it will be corrected with MR6 update. At this point, a target release date for this update is mid-August.

As soon as more information becomes available, we will be sure to post it here.

In the interim, if are turning the device off to avoid notification tones during your slumber, you may want to put the device on silent until we get the resolution.

TamaraH_VZW
Follow us on Twitter @VZWSupport

Good news, right?  Mid-August is really only a week or two away, so be on the lookout.

Via:  VZW Forums

Cheers Manny!

Newest Of The DROIDX CyanogenMod Nightlies Gets Bumped to Android 2.3.5

If you’ve been running CyanogenMod on your DROIDX, you’ll be happy to hear that the newest of the nightlies uploaded this afternoon, is running Android 2.3.5, and is most definitely stable. Seems like just yesterday this beast was finally semi-cracked and the developer community jumped on it. In the words of Ian Malcolm: Life is like Android, it will find a way.

Has everyone been trying out the nightlies on their devices? We’re sure that 2.3.5 will be leaking onto all the phones soon. To check your device’s nightly status, check Rom Manager (you must have the premium version to get nightlies) or at the Team Douche Mirror Network. Happy flashing.

Cheers Zach!