Gingerbread Update


  1. bsweetness

    bsweetness Well-Known Member

    According to a tech on the Motorola forums last week, a Gingerbread update for the Pro is ready, or almost ready, and is pending Verizon approval (the post on the Motorola site has since been edited to remove that information). It was indicated that the update would be released by the end of Q3 or sooner.

    Well, it seems that at least a couple people have had updates come through a lot sooner than that:

    Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) Starts Rolling Out for the DROID Pro? New Blur Version 4.6.4 Finds Two Readers’ Phones - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    I just checked and there's no update for me.

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  2. paul.r

    paul.r Member

    The update was available to me this morning. Had a hiccup with the download, but after a reboot it picked up where it left off. Now running Gingerbread.
  3. epon

    epon New Member

    Would you by any chance be able to upload the update.zip file for manual updating? Can't you do this by putting it on the SD card and going into the bootloader?
  4. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Well-Known Member

    Tried finding the update.zip file, but nowhere to be found after installing it. Looks like you would have to download, back out before installing and copy the file, then return to updates and install. I was going to but was so happy after it downloaded (in 45 minutes) that I just hit install without thinking.
  5. epon

    epon New Member

    Haha jumping for joy I assume? If I'm quick enough to remember I'll try to nab it. Thanks though.
  6. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Well-Known Member

    There is also a rooted version of Gingerbread from TeamBlackHat if you would prefer loading that one. As far as I know, there is no root yet for the Verizon packaged update.
  7. LoveQwerty

    LoveQwerty Member

    So, at least on short term, one would be better with the TBH release ? Of course, given he wants/needs root access right now.

    The TBH version for the Droid Pro is the same one as for Droid X ? I've seen this one mentioned on forums, but I wonder if I should look/wait for a DPro one ( I'm new to the Droid game, sorry if it's a stupid question )
  8. nomad2000

    nomad2000 New Member

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  9. kjjb0204

    kjjb0204 Well-Known Member

    hmm, not positive, but I think it would be specific to the droid pro. Several users over at droidforums.net have loaded successfully and are rooted running gb.
  10. bsweetness

    bsweetness Well-Known Member

    All stock updates are specific to a certain device. Trying to load the Droid Pro update on any other phone will cause significant problems.
  11. Jamesbcd

    Jamesbcd New Member

    Probably a silly question but.. Would I be able to use the zip file above to update a Droid Pro using a non Verizon sim? I assume you will be, just making sure before I purchase a Droid Pro!
  12. epon

    epon New Member

  13. epon

    epon New Member

    2.2 Froyo scored 1530 on Quadrant.

    2.3 GB scored between 1850-1950... DAYUM

    I know Quadrant is silly to compare phones against other phones and obviously the Droid Pro has a smaller resolution to render 2D and 3D... but comparing 2.2 against 2.3 is perfectly fine and the upgrade is fricken amazing. That's damn impressive Google/Moto/VZW. Good job!
  14. IAmSixNine

    IAmSixNine Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the updated info guys. I am testing out a Droid Pro for work and hopefully the update will hit and make a good device even better.
  15. dcorn

    dcorn Well-Known Member

    Manually updated my phone last night. I guess I have to get used to how the OS looks now with the different colors and stuff, but its running super smooth and very fast!
  16. pffulton74

    pffulton74 Member

    Just activated my new Droid Pro yesterday. Went to system update, downloaded update, installed.

    Phone is now running Froyo, 2.2.1, says no further update available. Huh?

    How do I get it updated to 2.3, and why is it not showing up?

    Thanks for the assistance

    :confused:
  17. adam355

    adam355 Well-Known Member

    Yeah is gingerbread available for this phone yet or not? Im considering purchasing it for some of my employees that are bb tour users.
  18. bsweetness

    bsweetness Well-Known Member

    Not OTA. You can download and manually install the update that went out OTA to a handful of users awhile back. It was an official build that was sent out as a test run. By all accounts, it's a very stable build that makes the phone even better than it already is. A Motorola tech said to expect the final update to go out to everyone sometime in Q3.
  19. pandemonium91

    pandemonium91 Member

    How do you install once you download the update?
  20. JediSamReye

    JediSamReye Well-Known Member

  21. JediSamReye

    JediSamReye Well-Known Member

    So I might be the perfect guy to talk to about phone comparisons, I bought the droid pro the day it came out and since then i have had an X2 which has a dual core, an Iphone, a thunderbolt which is LTE, and also a windows 7 phone. So i have had a spectrum of the newer phones. The phone Im currently using is still the Pro. The cpu is still 1ghz so its not too bad it will match most of the phones still being made. Here is the pros and cons:

    Pros:
    The phone is small not bulky, nice weight to me
    Battery life is amazing, on medium use I have been pulling atleast 20 hours a day
    Keyboard- Of course this is the reason why people buy it, but its a great keyboard
    World Phone- Doesnt help me too much but its a good thing to have in case
    The update for gingerbread is out, it was out before the X2 got its update

    Cons:
    Screen is smaller then most, using it as an E-Reader or reading alot of documents might be rough
    it might just be the update but the camera app is kinda sluggish and glitchy


    Here is my bottom line, this is what blackberry should be like, its got a great keyboard and touch screen, the bigger app support is the key, blackberry is dying there. And up against the dual core, the x2 was nice the benchmark scores were great, but it honestly didnt seem like it was double the speed of the phones. It just didnt seem worth it too me. I have decided to stick with the pro, I chose the keyboard because I use it ALOT, over the dual core, or LTE because those things are nice but the overall experience is better with the PRO in my opinion.
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  22. adam355

    adam355 Well-Known Member

    Yeah I accidentally replied to this thread instead of creating a new post at first. I since had the reply deleted so you must of started your post a while ago. Anyway, thanks for the input. You make me feel confident in sticking with the pro which is good. Im not a big fan of slider phones.
  23. pffulton74

    pffulton74 Member

    Here it is August, and my phone still won't update to Gingerbread. Has it been officially released yet?
  24. bsweetness

    bsweetness Well-Known Member

    No. Motorola pulled all of their scheduled Gingerbread updates for the Droid X, Droid 2/Droid 2 Global, and Droid Pro when the original Droid X update started having major problems. The word around the internet is that the Droid X update is due out sometime this month, so one would assume the others would follow closely behind.

    Before the first Pro Gingerbread update was pushed to a handful of users, a Motorola tech on their forum did originally say they expected the Pro update to be released in Q3, so we're still well within that time frame.
  25. aohus

    aohus Well-Known Member

    eh? DroidX/Droid2 gingerbread updates already occurred some months back. For DroidX at least, there is another gingerbread update rolling out soon with ending .602 thats coming out sometime soon.
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