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]