Experience Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Droid X

April 13, 2011
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Are you ready to experience Gingerbread on your Droid X? It looks like Motorola and Verizon are working on the official update of Gingerbread on the Droid X behind closed doors. There are was a leak regarding this update several weeks ago, however, this is not it. This one is a little bit modified. If you can still remember the leak last time, the version for the update was 4.5.573. However this time, the update is version 4.5.588. If you compare the versions you will see this one is not the same version as the leak a couple of weeks ago.

Based on what I know, this update is probably the next big thing that everybody craves for their Droid X. Nevertheless, the update has its downside and many will surely hate it. Once you already have the update on your Droid X, it will have a new bootloader. This simply means that it will replace your phone’s root access and there will be no way to get it back. Indeed, very bad news for now, but hopefully the folks over at XDA can find the means to restore it soon.

Also, the update is only targeted for Verizon users who have the latest official build of 2.3.340. However, if you are rooted as of this present time, most likely ClockworkMod Recovery will block the update from taking place. This is an underground update which implies that there wont be any announcement that the update is already available for download but rather the download will take place automatically and then you will be prompted to reboot your phone so the update can happen.

Knowing the downside, does this update really make sense?

Source: AndroidPolice

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