Droid X with Gingerbread

Verizon just dropped us a line to confirm that the Motorola Droid X indeed is getting its official Gingerbread update (see our hands-on) this week. The push will begin on Friday. You might not get it in the initial wave, but we should have the manual download location quickly enough.

More: Droid X Android 2.3.3 changelog

There are 60 comments

moosc says:

take that EVO ha ha

No worries, the EVOBOLT will get 2.3.4

The Look Alikes will now look exactly alike -_- fun fun.

Sprint's gotta beat them to the punch with the EVO update.

Dark_Blu says:

That isn't going to happen. Every body is going to get Gingerbread before the EVO. Screw it. My next phone will be whatever the Google Phone is in December. Then I can be assured to get the updates first rather than continue to be an OTA update step child with the EVO.

Auro says:

Finally, the wait will be over. :)

orlanka says:

OK Verizon, will the Incredible next?

TheANARCHY says:

No it'll be the Fascinate... cough, cough. Did I just write that?

jazzbassist1 says:

Pahaha good one!

H Class says:

Man what about the Droid 2?

Dark_Blu says:

The Droid 2 will get the update before the EVO, as well. We won't see the update until after the release of the EVO 3D. Maybe in July. Probably August.

Dark_Blu says:

The Droid 2 will get the update before the EVO, as well. We won't see the update until after the release of the EVO 3D. Maybe in July. Probably August.

edgeblade says:

Yeah really, come on Droid 2 Global.

seanubis says:

YES! Really looking forward to the UI updates - I hope Moto has done away with the black buttons that they used in 2.2 and 2.1.

gmonkey88 says:

Any love for the Milestone X Version.3.2.6.MB809.ACG.en.US ?

eric6052 says:

I think I will wait for root before I accept the update. I have Verizon's bloarware frozen anyway so the update won't take.

shoman24v says:

Does this include the Droid X2?

If Moto can continue to update their phone this quickly they may be be at the top of the list when I look for a new phone in the fall.

rlbrooks says:

Congrats Droid X owners. I have an EVO, but I'm just happy to see someone outside of the Nexus get it.

lsmunoz says:

So how do you think it'll take the devs to root it? Couple of hours? With Froyo, it was before I got the OTA.

ragingxtc says:

All leaked versions of GB for the DX have been rooted already. I can't imagine that the tools used to break the last three GB builds wouldn't work on the OTA build.

kylosma says:

Ok cool. Hopefully the Droid 2 will follow suite in the weeks to come.

PensHockey says:

Maybe the gingerbread update will cause all rooted DX's to blow up, thus saving the world from evil rooters! :)

Timelessblur says:

So this means it is high time that the Atrix should start getting gingerbread soon as well.

patfactorx says:

What about the Droid 2 Global!? We r the newest VZW moto phone...

mupi says:

are you forgetting the DroidX2?

Happy Weekend Update DX! Now the pressure builds for other and newer devices to get gingerbread.

jediman says:

want..d2 update....now...augh

ROOT asap.

fatboy97 says:

Where is the Thunderbolt love???

deaofly says:

Yea I remember when Sprint said last Dec that they wAnted the Evo to be one of the 1st phones to get gingerbread. But still no word and only one crappy leak, I am happy for anyone getting the gingerbread update. Android as a whole should be on the same page with its OS version for every phone.

Dark_Blu says:

Yes, Android should be updating across the board, but Google claims it's the carriers. The Carriers claim it's Google. All I know is that the Google Nexus line doesn't have this issue. HTC made the first Nexus and Samsung made the second. They update THOSE PHONES as a priority so my next phone will be one of the Nexus phones. Screw waiting around for updates.

cvmaas#AC says:

Just upgraded from the DX to the DX2, with no mention of the DX2 I really feel like this is a slap in the face! Dear VZW, not a bright idea to forget your newest phone like this within the 14 day return window!!!!

ricbon says:

why? shouldn't the people that were promised first to be first.

LordPoncho says:

Droid X had to wait several months to get Froyo, don't see why people are complaining about it's successor not getting Gingerbread right away.

jediman says:

Verizon is notorious for face slapping. Storm 2 anyone?

albokay says:

They slapped my face with the storm 2. Never again!

HES says:

Ok so if I put the leaked version that came out last month, will the OTA work or will I have to back out of that leaked version to get the OTA?

smhism says:

Everyone is saying you have to back up to official .340 to get the OTA. Good thing I got that done yesterday! Finally got tired of my music player skipping on .588

albokay says:

Eh thats good news but I await the news in which z4 can one touch root official gingerbread. Thats when i download.

El Jefe says:

Z4root might not be updated to work for Gingerbread, but Gingerbreak probably will. You can find it over @ XDA.

meccariello says:

Who cares about gingerbread?! It didnt contain any significant non geek, practical changes other than ugly green icons

dacp283 says:

Eh. I'm on 595 and don't really think there will be a huge difference so I can wait. For those not running the leaks you will be extremely happy with gingerbread.

DDingle says:

Will I still want to keep ADW EX once I get Gingerbread?

El Jefe says:

*SMH* How can anyone possibly answer that question? No one is going to know what you are going to like better except for you...try them both & see which one you prefer once you get the update.

cea1203 says:

i don't want this update!!! My phone is just fine the way it is!! Can we opt out of the update???? There are no major benefit a to this anyway so why bother!!!

El Jefe says:

Are you rooted? If so, use Titanium Backup (or something similar) & backup a VZW app that you don't use (like VZW Navigator) and then uninstall it. You won't get OTA updates if you remove any of their bloatware. That way you still have it backed up if you decide that you do want to get the OTA later and can just load it back on. You could also just "Freeze" the app if you have the Pro version of Titanium Backup.

If you aren't rooted, go over to XDA & grab Z4root and get it done.

I am holding off on this update until I find out that this release gets fully rooted & even then, I might not update from 2.2.1 if rumors are true that they are tracking/blocking all wireless tethering with this OTA. (I don't abuse it & refuse to pay $20/mo for the occasional book download onto my Nook Color when on vacation without any WiFi around for miles)

cea1203 says:

Your the best!!! Thanks for the tips!!! I don't need or want gingerbread on my Droid X!! I have the phone just as I want it now!!! VZ navigation is now frozen!!!!

onixblack says:

Dammit I was hoping that the EVO would have been the first to 2.2 and 2.3 in America but the Droid X won this round. lol :P

crzysnake137 says:

What do you so if you are on the leak build. Im not rooted and I have no backup and i want to get the ota update please help

cea1203 says:

how do I remove a Verizon app? Yes I am rooted and I just bought titanium backup pro

cea1203 says:

Titanium backup is the bomb!!! Backed up and now VZ Navigator is frozen!!! No update for me!!!! Right???

AnnDroid says:


vgsantiago says:

I'd suppose Verizon customers would get something for paying those ridiculous price plans!

Where the heck is my Gingerbread update for my Droid Incredible? It was released months before the Droid X and seems to be more widespread.....

Really? I've seen plenty of Droid X's out in the wild, but not one Dinc...

jfarling says:

It has to do with the manufacturer has to muck with the android OS for their phones, then for verizon to say it is "worthy" for them to release it. Overall it is stupid, GB has been out from Google since last year, its been more then 6 months, why don't we all have it?

I still like the fact the X has an HDMI!!

My GF is getting gingerbread tomorrow! Can you say UPGRADE??

My GF is getting gingerbread tomorrow! Can you say UPGRADE??