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!
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!
Once again treating the Droid 2 like the stepchild of the family it is, the Droid X is first to get a true, official update OTA to Android 2.3.3. This update does appear to be at least somewhat different than what was leaked out just 2 weeks ago. The main difference many are jumping to conclusions about is a mysterious .jar file labeled “netflix”. Stipulations abound that perhaps Motorola got their licensing figured out and could enable Netflix on their already to market Droids. I for one hope that this isn’t something exclusive to the Droid X and does in fact make it’s way to the Droid 2. No OTA has been confirmed for the Droid 2, but I’m sure there’s a couple brave souls out there willing to SBF back to stock to try out. Apparently its not all Droid X’s getting the OTA, it’ll probably take a while to reach everyone. Not that anyone reading this will probably want to take the OTA till we can confirm it has been rooted. P3droid is currently running it on his Droid X, so I’m sure it won’t be too long before we have something to go on. His earliest tweets suggest this update patches a lot of security holes from the leaked ROM so we may be waiting quite a while. In the meantime, how’s everyone doing with the original GB leak? Still running it? Too lazy to downgrade back? Depending on how my day goes I may just flash back to 2.2 to see if I can get anything on my R2D2 unit. Once we get root, it’s gonna be hard to turn down that super smooth Gingerbread update if it has Netflix baked in. Can’t wait!