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Verizon IS rolling out official Gingerbread to Droid X's....but there's a catch

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    You Droid X owners should probably read this....Gingerbread is officially being rolled out to you guys.....but..........what's the catch? Try a new bootloader......yeah.....oh....did I mention it's a "silent" update? Meaning there is no prompt to update....it just does then prompts for reboot. But it is coming and it is coming now.

    Happening Now: Droid X Gingerbread Update Brings A New Bootloader, Kills Root Access | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police
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    this is not a joke by the way....this is real
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    P3 has successfully sbf'd back from it to 2.3.340 so no need to worry.
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    ah.....so you can take the OTA GB and still get back to root? So....that means root isn't far away right?
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    No clue...... just means you can get back to froyo. Hopefully they didnt fix however they got root on the leak though in which case itll be soon.
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    A new bootloader isn't necessarily cause to freak out. Has anyone been able to enlighten us as to what the bootloader changes are?
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    all users are getting the rollout?
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    Does anyone who has the ota version have any initial thoughts? Any differences you can see vs the leaked version?
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    Eventually, but not all at once. Just make sure you're on stock Froyo to get it.
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    So you have to be on 340 and unrooted to get this update? And abouy how long would it take to get root on it?

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    I didn't get the exact OTA, I installed an official update that I found posted and my initial thoughts were that the official runs smoother, and boots up quicker...the 3G icon is different and the text messages received are a lighter blue, but other than that it's almost the same....I will say I can't wait for root to happen to get it even faster ;)
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    No clue on the root....but I sbf'ed back to 340 and did a manual update through stock recovery, worked flawlessly, and so far it seems less buggy than the leak
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    Wait so its out? Officially? I was under the impression it would come out like tomorrow.
    If so how to I obtain this?
    And I am currently on the new liberty so it wont take long to get back to 340. But will I have to unroot?

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    P3droid just tweeted this pic.
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    Does the led notification work via handsent...that little blue light?
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    I wouldn't say its out officially because if it was everyone would be downloading like crazy. Me personally the guy who received it initially I think it was a freak accident. Gb is available for download on various sites but no one knows if its truly the final build and verizon swears up and down that its a leak of some sort and they have not rolled out gb.

    Swyped from the best phone in verizon's line up
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    Seems to me it is.....just do some searching on the manual update...you should be able to find it....once you download it and sbf back to 340 rename the file as update, stick it on your SD then go into stock recovery and load update.zip...was the easiest thing I have flashed
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    Just curious....has anyone called VZW and said...."hey....I got this pop up on my phone saying I have new software (or update) to install....what is this?"

    I would. I have a droid 2 or I already would have. The part that gets me is the whole checking for updates and there it is part. That is what I have read over and over.

    Did someone install it already? Can you post an screenshot of your "about phone" I am curious what your build number is....mine says STAB which I think is the leaked one.

    I am talking about this
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    How do u do a manual update

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    Its official, otherwise you wouldnt get it as an OTA and would have to do like with the leaks (download and install through cwm).