Droid X Gingerbread Update happening today

April 12, 2011
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Droid X users are starting to get the official Gingerbread update today, but users who want to root their phones may want to think twice. The new update is version 4.5.588, and according to reports, the devil is in the details as to what it brings. It seems that Motorola may be quietly replacing the Droid X bootloader with a locked down version and users will have no way to revert back to the previous version. As if that wasn't enough, the fact that Motorola and Verizon are quietly performing the update with no notice is just plain devious.

Users will just see the update has been downloaded and are prompted to restart their phones to have the update enabled. And once it is, there's no turning back. But all is not lost for rooted phones. So if you're planning on rooting your Droid, then you better do it before the update comes down the pike.

There is some evidence that the update is only going to users with Verizon's official 2.3.340 build. So, users who have rooted their phones with ClockwordMod Recovery installed should escape the OTA update. If users don't care about rooting their phones, then by all means hit restart and dive in to all the Gingerbread goodness. The roll out is occurring right now as an over the air update.

[via Android Police]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Barber/100000405430234 Greg Barber

    My X hasn’t received it, and it says there is no new updates.

    • Kenny_benzing

      I get the same message

    • Kenny_benzing

      I get the same message

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQQPSGSNIPSDNO3UBF7PVBQ4LQ Sari

    I agree! I see NOTHING!! Google stop teasing me… I CANT TAKE THIS!

  • Tehheavdts

    This guy is an idiot. Just trying to get people talking. There is no update yet.

  • Tehheavdts

    This guy is an idiot. Just trying to get people talking. There is no update yet.

  • smitty

    youre all dumb. the update IS real. there are manual install download links for it at droidxforums

  • kenney

    Called verizon nothing is happening with an update currently

  • Micgrideon

    Nothing here. Do you have the link?

  • bs update

    no update yet! keep dreaming! hoax hoax hoax!

  • http://webhostingreview.info/ecommerce-hosting/ eCommerce Hosting Reviews

    Now motorola seems to be moving on!!..

  • Tommyjgii

    I got it… sick!

  • dna216

    So because Verizon deny’s then it must be bs right? Because you now, Verizon NEVER lies. Btw ladies and gentlemen, the update has NOT gone OTA yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick it up manually. Or maybe the 100+ links to the exact same file with the same build number as displayed in.leaked photos of the official update. Or maybe the programers who have confirmed authenticity are wrong. #assclowns#troll#idiot

  • Davegull01

    Running GB build 4.5.588, non rooted, update is out, working great added alot of the options I wanted. For all the people saying its not out yet, I say,
    This message posted by my Gingerbread powered Droid X!!!!

  • Luckycat007

    Just updated manually last night. This is real. Now on gingerbread!

  • Luckycat007

    Just updated manually last night. This is real. Now on gingerbread!

  • Guest

    I got some sort of an update but I think it was just the patch version of blur, still android 2.2.1. Not sure if that is what the update is or it is in preparation for gingerbread.

    • luckycat007

      I did a manual update after downloading the widely published .zip and now have Android 2.3.3 System version 4.5.588MB810.Verizon.en.us Build 4.5.1_57_dx5-18.

      So far I’m really liking the improvements to the OS, and have had no problems at all running any of my existing apps. I don’t know how this leaked out, but it did… maybe there will be another version later that is the “official” release.

      I don’t root, never did and probably never will.

      • Jaybird2284

         it leaked because they send it to testers. verizon on the other hand didn’t like that built and has rejected 3 more since then. getting rid of bugs, adding bloatware, etc.

  • Lake Anna Dave

    I did the manual download, installed it, and am rockin’ Gingerbread!
    I am not rooted, and probably won’t want to, at least not on my first Droid phone, too much to learn yet.

    • andy

      how do u update manually?

  • http://profiles.google.com/mast3rav3n Matthew Bates

    I wonder how long it will take for Liberty Gingerbread to be released?

    • Cronk3420

      Its out now… go to the toolbox and download

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Degen/588887985 Jake Degen

    do i install the actual zip file into my sd card or do i put the zip into and actual file and name it update. not tryin to sound stupid but its not working for me and i want the update

    • Marshall

      Just leave it on sd card do not put it in a folder. I believe it should just be update.zip , it worked for me currently 2.3 gingerbread :)

  • beentravelin

    It always takes several days for updates to hit all phones.

  • beentravelin

    It always takes several days for updates to hit all phones.

  • Mgwest949

    Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit! 3 days in and no update. This story is a repost from Android Police and many posters there are talking about a dev leak. Calling this one a hoax.

  • Mgwest949

    Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit! 3 days in and no update. This story is a repost from Android Police and many posters there are talking about a dev leak. Calling this one a hoax.

  • Addicuss

    Until i see word of more people getting this OTA im going to go ahead and skip it. as much as i want gingerbread, almost every single person who has the GB update has gotten it by manually installing. just because a dev confirmed this is from motorola does not make it an official update. the leaked rom before this was official.. but it wasnt an update and as a result people who installed it will need to go through extra hassle when the official OTA is released. not saying dont install it… just be aware that if you install it you may have to go back to froyo before you can get the official, offical OTA update.

    for now im sticking with rubix focused

  • Penska13

    Complete crap. This ota has been rolling out since the 12 its not the 21 and I still got nothing. I am rocking stock and still nothing. Tried the manual update. But my phone keeps rejecting it. Its all horse poop until I personally get it I’m not buying that this ota is real.

  • FZ

    I did the manual update one mine (same setup as yours) and it worked. I am having issues where the apps on my SD card, the icons are not showing.

  • Phoenixsx

    this is why im getting a HTC thunderbolt…..Fuck moto, and if verizon keeps piss’n me off Fuck them too…..I got a droid to get away from apple lock down, now i got to deal with moto’s shit….>_>

  • rafalu

    Moto needs to unlock the X when the X2 is released!

  • rafalu

    Moto needs to unlock the X when the X2 is released!

  • haemphyst

    DroidX running Gingerbread. I love it! SO MANY nice things… Smoother running, faster… A couple really nice things so far. Removed that GD smiley emoticon next to the period on the keyboard to start with… Low power sleep mode from the power button…

    Put it on one of the providers’ Droid, too. She’s loving it, too!

  • DroidXUser001

    Hey I got gingerbread on my DroidX and it runs very nice but I have 1 problem…… help?
    Problem: when I open my contact app and I try to select a contact so I can call them the app closes. Also I cannot add new contacts or do any change to my contact list.

    The only way to call people is voice call or if they called me I can select from recent…

    Thanks if anyone can help…..

    • Pasleyt

      Did you adjust the LCD density? That often doesn’t play nicely with the contacts. 

  • Hsuede7

    None of you received the OTA!

  • Zebra32539

     im still running 2.2

  • http://profiles.google.com/dieselxdan danny nguyen

    er.. its 1:44 pm.. today. .and nothing has happened! Another dumbass blog rumor 

  • Kai

     still aint no ota update…. :-(

  • Kai

     still aint no ota update…. :-(

  • Xyzromain

    Don’t quit your day job james

  • Anon

    How did this guy get the web time to spout off with this bullshit?  There ain’t no Gingerbread update for the Droid X  as of May 18, 2011.

  • Fat-chance

    It’s now the 19th and 7 days after your posting of this hype…OTA is not being rolled anywhere but in this garbage you’re posting.  The latest release news says MAYBE the weekend of the 20th. 

  • Fat-chance

    It’s now the 19th and 7 days after your posting of this hype…OTA is not being rolled anywhere but in this garbage you’re posting.  The latest release news says MAYBE the weekend of the 20th. 

  • Guest

    Good call Harold Camping

  • Brad Hoefflin40

    it’s 10:30 may 27 have not get the update yet.

  • Jayleach1107

    I got it …….june 1 0439am about time!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YHEVEMDJXG4VAI4AO75FUKUAY4 Brandon

    Got it June 1st 11:00AM Manual Update – Installing now. Not sure if this will remove root access or not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YHEVEMDJXG4VAI4AO75FUKUAY4 Brandon

    LOST ROOT ACCESS!!! Wireless Teather no longer works. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328242041 Randy Starcher

    why did they get rid of the linking of contacts with fackbook pic’s ……..that SUCKS!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328242041 Randy Starcher

      never mind ……I didn”t have a facebook account set-up in Accounts on the phone

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328242041 Randy Starcher

      never mind ……I didn”t have a facebook account set-up in Accounts on the phone

    • Christy15555

       go to edit your contacts then hit the menu button and hit the option join

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Genevieve-Forde/712639656 Genevieve Forde

        I don’t have an edit on contacts.

  • DroidPaperweight

    I got it today.  My phone was not rooted, now its a paperweight.  The phone boots, the icons come up and, as soon as I hit any icon, the screen goes black except for the status bar at the top. 

    • DroidPaperweight

      Got on phone w/Verizon.  Had to do MASTER RESET to get phone up & running again.  HEY!  MOTOROLA!  That is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less-than-ideal.  This reminds me of Windows Vista.

      • Phillyska

        mine’s black too but i have no other phone to call verizon. think it can be done on their website?

  • cpodvorec

    Ive been running gingerbread .588 for two months its ok .591 seems to run smoother.

  • Donna

    I got the .596 update yesterday and I love it…..changed the whole look of the phone and some of the features are different so its like having a brand new phone again!!!