ANOTHER UPDATE: Droid X Users Not Getting Gingerbread OTA? (Yet!)

Sorry folks, you can quit hitting About Phone > System Updates. You’ve probably heard this already, but the new Droid X Gingerbread OTA said to be rolling out is NOT in fact an OTA. The confusing part was, the update was officially signed by Motorola. What most suspect happened is that this was only supposed to go to Motorola Experience testers and came from the engineer working on it himself. Which is why no one else is getting it. This was never meant to be a OTA, it just got accidentally sent to some smart chap who was able to pull all the system files and get them sent over to P3droid. P3droid (who sold his soul to the devil) then works his black magic on the files, and poof! Root has already been had via flashable patch. There’s a very complicated 3 step procedure (sarcasm, jeez) that’s detailed over at MyDroidWorld. The point of this post was not to hit whore myself but to clarify that you will NOT be getting this specific build rolled out OTA to your phone. There’s a ridiculously small chance you might, but you probably won’t. There will still be an eventual OTA rollout, hopefully for the Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global as well. However, those feeling brave can go ahead and hit the source link below to get their Gingy on. I plan on going back to the original leak later today. Cheers!

You stay classy, World Wide Web.

Source: MyDroidWorld

P.S. Hey look! His links lasted through the night! This is a big deal. Because the files are signed by Motorola, they rightfully belong to them and they have every right to issue a C&D and have them taken down. You know what that mean, get em’ while they’re hot!

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“More Cowbell” Turns 11, Google Celebrates?

It’s a phrase we’ve all probably (should have) heard at least once a day, but it does have an origin. The term “more cowbell” originates from that classic SNL skit with legendary record producer Bruce Dickinson played by Christopher Walken. More can be found at this link, but the reason I bring it up is Google just tweeted:

Need more cowbell? Type +/’\ when you’re chatting in Gmail.http://goo.gl/uk76o

I just tried it out in a quick chat to a friend, and let me tell you, this is why I have such a hard time believing Google is turning evil. This is just too much fun! Hop on Google Chat to try it out now! Enjoy.

You stay classy, World Wide Web.