2.3.3 Gingerbread OTA update zip file download

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  1. LarryV
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    Reporting Success

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to report that I was able to update to the Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) update using the steps outlined in this thread.

    I did seem to receive a couple of errors similar to these:
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/caller

    But the process seemed to complete normally.

    I agree with other posters that I prefer the black background with white text over the newer dark text on light background. If anyone can recommend a way to change this back - that would be welcome.

    So far everything and all my apps seem to be working well. I notice slight improvement in responsiveness.

    My phone is not rooted by the way.

    Battery performance over Froyo (Android 2.2) is not clear yet, I purchased the extended battery and have gotten into the habit of charging all the time so I have not been able to gauge battery performance yet.

    The only side effect is that the backlight on my keyboard was not initially working. After searching around a bit I saw someone suggest to turn off the automatic brightness in Settings->Display. This seems to have solved the issue and the keyboard backlight is working again. Even when i turned auto brightness back on, it seems to be working normally - so maybe it was a settings stuck in the wrong state...

    Overall, this went pretty smoothly and I am impressed that all my settings and even my Folders, animated background and Launcher Pro add-ons continued to work normally as they did before.

    Can someone shed some light on how this update came to be and any theories on why Verizon has not pushed it out over the air?

    thanks all for the step by step instructions.

    -Larry
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    Im happy your backlight is working. I updated to GB and it broke my backlight, then sbf'd back to 2.26 and did a clean upgrade to GB, no joy.

    So im back to Froyo right now, with a working backlight

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    There were two ways to get to Gingerbread for the Pro, both made available very close together. The update to Gingerbread you installed was provided by a user you received the OTA update from Verizon. He "captured" the downloaded OTA update.zip file before executing it on his phone. He then posted that captured update.zip to this forum. The second method to get to Gingerbread was provided by Team BlackHat (TBH). The difference between the two is that TBH's "version" is a rooted version and requires the purchase (very minimal) of their software and a different installation process all together. As for why Verizon hasn't continued to push the OTA update to Gingerbread out to all users...no one really knows the answer to the question for sure. It is true that for a short period (about a week) some Pro users were getting notification from Verizon that an OTA was available for them to download. The Verizon OTA has been stopped for what ever reason.
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    just updated to gingerbread and honestly, it was the easiest thing ever. not too sure about all the blue, I preferred the black and white much better...

    so far so good. :)

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    If I apply this update will I still get the next OTA update?

    Thanks
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    I boutght my droid Pro

    followed the steps and installed gingerbread flawlessly

    used rsdlite with DROIDPRO_2.26.20_FULL.sbf to go back to install TBH GB with root

    Itried TBH and the update GB in this forum and neither works. I followed all directions to a tee.

    I keep getting

    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/caller

    what do I do?
  7. asdfghjkl_em
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    has anyone else experienced this? the 3G symbol changing from blue to white and back constantly. it's rather annoying.
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    after messing around with turning the background data on and off, it seems to be blue when it's enabled and white when it's disabled.

    atleast in my case anyways.

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    How to flash rhe gingerbread download once it is on the sd card? What is +r+m
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    It means to press them all at the same time: the Power button, the physical R button, and the physical M button.

    But if you have a Droid X2 as you have noted, do not attempt to flash this update. It's only for the Droid Pro.
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    K I installed gingerbread for the second time and recovery mode has no options snd when I push the @@ sybol no options show up. Anyone know how to fix this. Sometimes I have to go back to froyo if I need barnicle teather for a few days cause I could never get root on gingerbread. Just wondering if anyone else has had problem with recovery and if there is anytihng I can do.
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    The button to push to bring up the recovery menu changed with GB. I don't know what it is on the Pro though.

    MIUI
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    so i guess no one knows the answer to this problem
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    Instead of pressing @ symbol press both volume up and volume down at same time.

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    Anyone get this when trying the update?

    Installing update...
    assert failed: file_getprop("/system/build.prop". "ro.build.fingerprint") == "verizon/venus2_vzw/cdma_venus2/venus2:2.2.1/3.4.2_80_V2_87/8:user/release-keys" || file_getprop("/system/build.prop". "ro.build.fingerprint") == "verizon/venus2_vzw/cdma_venus2/venus2:2.3.3/4.5.1-110-VNS-11/110525:user/release-keys"

    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I've tried updated from SBF and also the current version and get the same error. Any ideas?
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    tether

    If you will get the black hat app and the Droid2 bootstrapper app ,you can load P3's version of gingerbread that is rooted and then you will be able to use tether
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    do you have to be rooted?
  18. asdfghjkl_em
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    no you do not have to be rooted to install this update.

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    First, does doing this void your warrant? And secondly, how can you go back to froyo?

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  20. asdfghjkl_em
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    I don't think it'll void your warranty, but i'm not sure.

    you can always sbf back to froyo. there are links in the pro thread somewhere.

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