Its been a week n still no OTA UPDATE

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  1. heyyclifford

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    Whats the deal? Should i just go to verizon and ask em if they can update it for me?

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    I know what's the deal? I called Verizon a few days ago and they told me they have no information regarding the release for the Pro only the X. Motorola says that they are still performing R&D and it will be released soon. Hope this helps.

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    Download the update.zip from this forum guys. GB is so worth it that it cannot wait!
     
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    It's not that great. Trust me.

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    Any performance improvements?

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    It's probably a bit quicker/smoother. Also no lag when typing from home screen to go into quick search. Never misses the first letter like before.

    Some new features here and there but nothing I care about.

    But basically, the UI is worse in my opinion. Mainly the status bar is dark blue and the status symbols (new mail, text, WIFI, network strength) are harder to read since they are either grey, light blue, or white. The old symbols that were black on white where MUCH better.

    Also, menus are black on dull-white (almost grey) instead of the old white on black. I preferred the old scheme.

    So it's a big shrug as far as what everyone is making this out to be.
     
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    though, the OTA will break root. team black hat has an app that will give you rooted GB for 2.99. totes worth it. it was seamless, painless install. best 3 bucks ever, yo.

    and i kind of love GB. it's faster, smoother. i like the new little spinny progress wheel.

    i don't like that the app drawer isn't smack in the middle. it's weird over there in the corner.

    i think the grey bar and the blue icons are pretty. it's a much less contrasting interface, so less visually jarring. it's pleasant, you know? i think it helps that my wallpaper is a bright color, though. i could see it getting lost on a darker paper.

    boot seems faster.

    wireless tether is busted. supposedly there are workarounds, but i haven't gotten them to work yet.

    ostensibly, bluetooth DUN with pdanet should do the trick? not sure. waiting on my galaxy tab to test out that theory.

    but yeah. i'm fond of the overall gingerbread experience. it's living up to it's cookie-man namesake, cuz it's super fast.
     
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    It seems that the initial release may have been a test run of sorts, only going out to a few people to see how it performs. Motorola has done this in the past, so it's nothing out of the ordinary. As long as there aren't any major problems that pop up, I'd think it would start rolling out to everyone who didn't already get it before too much longer.
     
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    The second page in that thread has detailed instructions on how to install it:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/motorola-droid-pro/151082-2-3-3-gingerbread-ota-update-zip-file-download-2.html#post1555662
     
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    Here you go heyyclifford. Go to this site: Download Droid pro 2.3.3 update.ZIP. Download the zip file to your computer. Unzip the file and follow the instructions below and you will have installed GB on your Pro. It is as simple as that.

    1. Open the file.
    2. You will see a folder "2.3.3 ... " or something similar
    3. Open that folder and you will find a file update.zip
    4. This is the file you need!!
    5. Extract the folder "2.3.3.." somewhere where you remember
    6. Once you have done so, go into the folder and copy the "update.zip" file
    7. Paste it on your SD card in the root directory (main folder of the card)
    8. Power down phone
    9. Turn on phone by pressing Power + R + M at the same time, let go of the buttons as soon as you see the Motorola logo
    10. You will see the "!" logo, press @ to enter the Recovery mode
    11. There, navigate with the volume keys to apply update
    12. Select by pressing the enter key SDcard update.zip
    13. When the install is complete , select with the enter key "reboot"
    14. Phone will reboot into GB.
     
    #12 jpcalhoun, Jun 8, 2011
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