Sorry for the stupid noob post.<br><br>My computer was redone (new WIndows 7 install) and I lost al my links and information. I had read there was a leak of the 2.3 Gingerbread for the Facinate, that included all the usually bloatware.<br><br>This was quite a while ago. Since its now obvious that Verizon will not be updating our phones with 2.3 <img class="inlineimg" title="Icon Evil" border="0" alt="" src="http://cdn.droidblog.net/forum/images/smilies/smile2/icon_evil.gif" smilieid="44"> I was wanting to root my phone. Does anyone have a link to the files for the Gingerbread OS? and how to install it? <br><br>I use to have a link to the Android forum, but I cant even find the forum on the web site anymore. <img class="inlineimg" title="Icon Eek" border="0" alt="" src="http://cdn.droidblog.net/forum/images/smilies/smile2/icon_eek.gif" smilieid="43"><br><br>Also...Does a phone have to be rooted to have the Gingerbread OS?