Attention Droid X users: There’s supposedly an OTA update coming to your handset that will give you Android 2.3 Gingerbread powers. While unconfirmed from Verizon at the moment, we can confirm that there is indeed a an update file floating around that will bring your Droid X up to the latest version of Android OS – and we have it.
The update brings the handset up to version 2.3.3, the latest version of Android for phones, and you’ll have a few tweaks throughout. The ROM has yet to be rooted, but that could happen as soon as today. To get to the latest version, you’ll need to be on the stock software, and if you’re not, you need to get back to 2.3.340 before you continue.
According to Computer World, Verizon has said that it is not currently pushing an OTA update. This could mean that this build is not final, and may not be fully cooked, so keep that in mind when flashing. That said, the build will likely be usable enough to be your daily driver.
To manually install Gingerbread on your Droid X, follow along.
We’re going to assume you’re on the stock Droid X ROM 2.3.340, and you take the responsibility if anything goes wrong. So, without further ado:
- Download the Gingerbread update file here and rename the file to update.zip (if you download the file and the ‘.zip‘ part doesn’t appear, your OS is hiding file extensions. If that is the case, rename the file to update to avoid naming it update.zip.zip)
- Place the file in the root of your microSD card. (Inside no folders)
- Power down your phone
- Power your phone on by holding Home + Power. When you see the triangle appear, press Search. You are now in the “Recovery” system
- Using the volume keys, navigate to the “install update.zip” option and flash the file.
There you have it. You’re running on Gingerbread, enjoy!