A pre-release of Android 2.3 (codenamed ‘Gingerbread’) has made its way to the DroidWord Forums.
I have been running a variant of Gingerbread with Froyo via the Liberty 1.5 ROM, but there have been some stability issues (occasionally the screen goes off and it will not come back without pulling the battery)- so a semi-official release of Gingerbread sounds great.
The upgrade requires that you go back to the stock 2.3.340 ROM from Verizon; for this you need to download:
You will likely need to wipe the settings on your phone as it will be stuck in a boot loop that will go to the boot screen and then restart. Do this by booting the phone while holding down the 'home’ key. The phone will bootup to a yellow exclamation triangle; press the ‘search’ key to bring up the recovery menu. Select ‘restore factory settings’, wait a few minutes and reboot when it is done. You are now back to a factory version of Droid X 2.3.340 ROM.
Do a basic setup that will allow you to get to the options menu where you can enable ‘unknown sources’ in the application settings menu.
Now you will need to re-root and re-install the Droid X Recovery boot loader. Download:
Download the Rooted Droid X Gingerbread release and copy it to the root of your SD card on the phone.
Run the Droid X recovery and run the ‘Bootstrap Recovery’ and then ‘Reboot Recovery’. This will reboot the phone into recovery mode.
Finally, navigate the recovery menu to install the Rooted Droid X ROM you installed form the SD card. One more reboot and you should be running a semi-official version of Gingerbread on your Droid X!
The official release of Gingerbread expected to be released on March 27th, but is rumor is that Verizon rejected the update as it needed additional fixes from Motorola. There is no estimate when the official release will be finalized, but his version should keep me happy until the final version has been rooted! :)