Mar, 28 2011

We’d heard the Motorola DROID X could receive Android 2.3 Gingerbread this weekend, but that was only a rumor. We didn’t hear about a Motorola DROID 2, though, but the folks at MyDroidWorld have leaked the upgrade for all to apply and enjoy on both MOTOBLUR phones from Verizon.

It’s not the official OTA but it’s proof that Motorola’s looking to get things moving along soon. Here are upgrade instructions for the Motorola DROID 2 if you’re rooted and would rather not wait for the OTA:

1. Download this file from the TBH app (public release in 72 hrs)
2. Use Bootstrap to get your phone into recovery.
3. Create a backup (This is not compatible with new firmware)
4. Install the Firmware using recovery
1. select install zip from sdcard
2. choose zip from sdcard
3. navigate to teamblackhat folder
4. select the file you downloaded
5. Restart phone
6. Re-activate your phone
1. dial *228
2. select 1

You’ll need the TBH app from the Android market which costs $1.99. (A free release will go out in the next couple of days.) After you download that and retrieve the file you’ll need, those instructions above should get you going. You DROID X folks can find instructions for your device below. The file you’ll need is in the TBH app, but you can also get it from the mirrors listed here.

Installing Firmware

1. Download this file from the TBH app or one of the mirrors below
2. Use Bootstrap to get your phone into recovery.
3. Create a backup (This is not compatible with new firmware)
4. Install the Firmware using recovery

1. select install zip from sdcard
2. choose zip from sdcard
3. navigate to teamblackhat folder
4. select the file you downloaded

5. Restart phone

If your phone bootloops you need to enter recovery and wipe data:

1. hold down power and home.
2. when you see the triangle hold down both volume buttons
3. select wipe data/factory reset —press power button to select
4, reboot system

Be sure to let us know what you think of the upgrades after you’ve tried them out. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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