Motorola DROID X, DROID 2 Gingerbread (2.3.3) ROMs Leak; How to Install Them

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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  • dc

    Lucky bastards lol.

  • Anonymous

    Since thats Gingerbread for the X and Droid 2, that means its coming officially soon.

    And I thought Motorola didnt …..naw never mind. I said it enough already. lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

      You said all.

      I hope it comes too for Original DROID!!

  • Anonymous

    I take it there won’t be anything for the Milestone 2 any time soon :/

  • http://twitter.com/Maxrunner João Rossa

    What about milestone 2?

  • Ruben181

    It works, trying to get used to not being rooted :-p thanks to all its like having a new phone!

  • Linuxguru

    Waiting for roofing mehthods to b confirmed then ill update

  • Anonymous

    How about some gingerbread love for my incredible!! Wanna see something official for that

  • Paulmphoto

    Do I have to root my Droid x before I do this?

    • Goblueboy

      yes

  • http://phandroid mark

    Someone walk me through this with alittle more discretion.I rooted but am new to rooting.
    Also I thought the bootloader was locked?

  • http://profiles.google.com/hostilejava James Polles

    The TBH app states that the leaked upgrade for the X is currently unrootable, doesnt’ seem worth it.

  • http://phandroid mark

    Help

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.cory Dean Cory

    Very interested in this untill I saw it makes you loose root.

    I will wait on a rooted version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dean.cory Dean Cory

    Actually Before my Original Droid died, I was running Honeycomb.

    Anyone working on Honeycomb for the Droid X?

  • Wilbur

    if they have those two in the pipe- wonder if their contemporary – the Droid Pro – has one too…

  • who’s who?

    I tried installing this stupid thing like 10 times and it wont go I did everything they said rooted,installed bootstrap, yada yada yada and it keeps saying the zip is bad and installation has been aborted. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Maverick1276

      Download from a different source. Had the same problem and the file should be quite large. Download and it should take a while. If not, it’s not a good file. running fine on my phone now

  • Flipper82

    Ok. Anyone loaded this rom yet? I did and my Droid X is no longer rooted and cant seem to re root it. I was trying to use my Droid Overclocker. Any ideas?

  • Chillz

    Just installed it. It’s definitely all I hoped it would be.

  • Nahte89

    Can you install this iif you are not rooted?

  • Nahte89

    Can you install this iif you are not rooted?

  • Nahte89

    Can you install this iif you are not rooted?

  • Nahte89

    Can you install this iif you are not rooted?

  • Nahte89

    Can you install this iif you are not rooted?

  • Rdawes26

    Is there anyway to get the update.zip file without using TBH App? I can’t find it anywhere.

  • Obamas Mama

    I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but my droid x battery life has improved at least by 200% since I installed 2.3.3. I’m glad google is finally realizing that management of background applications is a very important thing to users. Maybe this will make it so we don’t have to use task killer apps anymore.