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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mortymouse, May 27, 2011.

  1. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    via droidlife.com

    We were told earlier in the week by Verizon that the DROIDX Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update would start rolling out today, but it appears now as if only members of the “soak test” through Motorola’s support forums will see it initially. We had assumed that the soak would have started days ago to test and prepare for the mass update which would start today, so this is a little surprising. And of course, there is that chance soak test members are just being grouped together with non-soak test members, and the rollout will happen as planned to a bunch of you throughout the weekend.

    Here are a couple of notes from Motorola about the GB update:

    The update will be pushed late tonight. If you go to bed, it should be waiting for you in the morning. West Coast members and night owls may be up to see it.

    It’s a good idea to keep your phone charged if possible and plugged in overnight. You don’t have to keep it on, but you can.

    If you are rooted, you must flash back to the standard Droid X software to receive the update. (Even then we can’t guarantee the update will work.)

    Interesting little note there about being rooted. I would hope that anyone running leaked software would know by now that you would need to roll back in order to accept it. I’ll point out again though that we’re hearing awful things about root with this update. If you want to stay rooted going forward, you might want to wait until the devs have a few days to crack on this thing. Would hate to see all of you hoping to be on “official” software and not see root for the rest of your device’s life.

    DROIDX Gingerbread Update “Soak” Test Starts Tonight

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  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    every device is rootable, finding the way to do it is the complicated part. but it can happen.
  3. bouchigo

    bouchigo Android Expert

    Therein lies the difficulty :D
  4. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    Why soak test it then release it to the masses in a couple of days? I assume they won't make revisions to the update if there are multiple bugs?
  5. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Oh great, another thread to follow.
  6. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    It's disconcerting that some think rooting the OTA may be a tough thing. Seems like root happens quickly with every device/OS update. Hoping this will be the same, I can't see myself without root access.
  7. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    I hear a lot "this update maybe unrootable" then within a day or two, it's rooted.
  8. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    Wait so if I am rooted and overclocked on. 340 but everything else is still stock will I have to sbf in order to get the update?
  9. I would imagine no. I just found the .apk's on the internet for the blockbuster and madden apps and re-installed them. Then unfroze everything, set it back to stock voltage and processor speed, then un-rooted. We will find out if that works haha.

    I'm completely unfamiliar with sbf so i probably didn't help with my answer haha.
  10. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member
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    My understanding is that as long as you are stock and not rooted you should be OK. With you being rooted, you will need to unroot and be at 100% stock. Hope that helps.
  11. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    Honestly, it seems to be a guessing game right now as to how "stock" you have to be. The consensus seems to be un-rooted Froyo with all of Verizon's bloatware. Not sure if you have to SBF back, but that seems to be the favorite bet if you want the OTA update. If not, don't worry and root happy.

    BTW: I ended up SBFing back, however that's just me.
  12. carracerz14

    carracerz14 Android Expert

    So will simply unrooting do the trick?
  13. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    I received all the ota's, most of them when I was rooted and at least the last one while overclocked. The main requirement is to have bloat installed properly.

    OTOH, do you guys really want the OTA when you can get a rooted version from TBH? I believe they promised that this weekend as well.

    You should also wait for them to make a SBF available as well. :D
  14. Trooper

    Trooper Android Expert

    +1 to this! :cool:
  15. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member
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    Nobody knows for sure, but seems to be the agreed outcome. In the past I have been able to take the OTAs and it would simply break root. However, so much has been said about this and the need to be at stock, if you really want the OTA I would be unrooted.
  16. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    you should be fine if you're rooted...but you have to have ALL of the original components of Froyo installed, working, present, unfrozen, unrenamed etc...
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  17. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    VIP Member

    +1 to this (my opinion, obviously :p). The reason I think this is rational is that the OTA updates are just that, updates. What I mean is that the usually look for the presence of things that are expected to be updated, and don't (hopefully! :eek:) look for extra things like the su program, the SuperUser.apk, and busybox and all its associated symlinks. That's not to say that "they" (the Man) hasn't made their update scripts more sophisticated... But I do think that its likely that if you still have all the original "parts" in place, the OTA would work (if you let it).

    My X is stock Froyo, but "simply" rooted (no bloatware removed or frozen). I'll let you know if I get the OTA notification (but I really do want to stay rooted one way or another).

  18. RyHudd

    RyHudd Lurker

    I can get the OTA update. Thinking about pulling the trigger. Unrooted at this point. Thinking about doing it soon, so not sure if this is a good idea...
  19. jcarlosfox

    jcarlosfox Member

    I got mine. Works great. Go for it.
  20. BigBruDa3rd

    BigBruDa3rd Well-Known Member

    Are y'all part of the soak or just regular DX users?
  21. Metfanant

    Metfanant Android Expert

    be careful....

  22. Steven58


    "by morning it will be all over"

    hmmm.. sounds either encouraging if you are a dx user or...

    discouraging if you are facing a firing squad. ;)
  23. Metroidman

    Metroidman Member

    P3Droid P3Droid

    YESSSSS, Thank you @Motorola for not screwing us over **** YOU CAN SBF BACK TO 2.3.340 IF YOU TAKE THE UPDATE. **** just wipe when finished
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  24. foo

    foo Android Enthusiast

    W00t. Eff yeah. Hope VZW doesn't pull this before they open it up to everyone to pull manually
  25. TravisG

    TravisG Member

    What he said? I got nothing so far.

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