Gingerbread on the D2

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    well i guess P3droid and his crew have rolled out a Gb update for the D2 ahead of VZW and Moto.
    here's a link
    Droid 2 Gingerbread (2.3.3) - Release Thread
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    Droid 2 Gingerbread 2.3.3, Tips, Tricks, and Hints.

    OK, so let's start talking about some of the new stuff on the D2 with Gingerbread. First, we have a completely different way of accessing our apps. There is a small button on the homepage that brings up the app tray. The little center pop up tab is gone

    Maybe this was there before but I noticed in the screen settings a pocket detection. It suppose to turn the screen off automatically for you if you have it in your pocket. Don't know how well that works, I had it in my shirt pocket for about a minute now and it's still lit.

    I'm begininning to wonder about the hard buttons. Mines not lighting up like they should, anyone else noticing that?

    The trash can is now on the top of the screen. I've noticed it's much easier to move a widget from one home screen to another.
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    On the app screen you can now choose to display all apps, or downloaded apps. Really cool.
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    Also, if you're using the stock launcher (I couldn't get it to work with launcherpro) when you press and hold home you get alot better multitasking.
    And when your typing id a word is typed wrong, it will get a pink highlight around it

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    My in call volume seems to be way to low. Any tips for fixing this?

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    Turn it off and back on

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    Some other things I noticed are that
    1) Now there are profiles for the stock launcher. Pretty cool if you like different setups.
    2) I haven't had a single reboot since flashing this
    3) the weather widget in the dock has a new, nicer layout
    4) It comes with that new copy and paste that comes with gingerbread. Its a lot easier to use in my opinion

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    So everyone is not having a light problem with the hardware buttons? Let me try to reboot and see if that helps.
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    I am. Its hard making them light up in the dark and hard getting them to turn off when in light

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    Another thing I noticed that I thought was pretty cool is the new sleep option in the power menu when holding the lock button.
    Haven't tried it yet though

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    Yep, I noticed that too. Nice.
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    Does this mean that eventually, Gingerbread will come out as an OTA download from VZW?

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    Yep.

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    Since last reset my Battery widget wouldn't load. I had to delete and reinstall but that could be just the app not built to the system and it's only done that once.

    Reset seemed to fix light issues on the buttons, they are coming on just fine now.
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    Woohoo! *jumps up and down*

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    Threads merged, no sense in having two threads on the same subject. BnB came out about a minute before I did with this thread so we will use this one.
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    Social networking widget has a cool design to it now. 3D wheel effect to it

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    GB!!!!

    I'm rooted and running Liberty 1.5...How do I get back to stock in order to get gingerbread? I, unfortunately, deleted some of the bloatware without backing it up. Will I be able to SBF to get it back to stock? I have a nandroid backup from right after I rooted, but I'm not sure if it was before or after I flashed liberty 1.0. What other options will I have if I don't get the OTA update?

    It's crazy to think that just last week people were ranting about the D2 not getting GB..and then this happens hahaha dancedroid Cheers!
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    If I make a backup while rooted on Liberty 1.5, and I install this GB 2.3.3, I know I lose root. Do I also lose the ability to go back to my rooted update on liberty 1.5 through clockwork recovery? Or if I decide I want to go back, can I just pop back into the CRM menu and restore?

    @edwards
    1. Download this file from the TBH app or download below
    2. Use Bootstrap to get your phone into [COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]recovery[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR].
    3. Create a backup (This is not compatible with new firmware)
    4. Install the Firmware using recovery
    1. select install [COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]zip[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] 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

    If your phone bootloops you need to wipe [COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]data[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR] to enter recovery:

    1. hold down x and power button
    2. when you see the triangle hold down both volume buttons
    3. select wipe data/factory reset ---press power button to select
    4, reboot [COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important][COLOR=#C80000 ! important][FONT=inherit ! important]system[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR][/COLOR]

    If your phone asks you to select/create an account

    1. press the home button
    2. go to accounts (you may be sent there automatically)
    3. select done
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    Can someone else check the smileys on Gtalk? I can't work with them, they don't stay on when you long press. If you try sliding your finger across to the smiley you want it doesn't get highlighted.
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