TeamBlackHat has publicly released a leaked official Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) software update build for the Motorola DROID 2. To install the update, you must have the DROID 2 Bootstrapper by Koush. Instructions and download links below:

Installing Firmware
1. Download this file from the TBH app or download below
2. Use Bootstrap to get your phone into recovery.
3. Create a backup (This is not compatible with new firmware)
4. Install the Firmware using recovery

In Recovery

1. select install zip from sdcard
2. choose zip from sdcard
3. navigate to teamblackhat folder
4. select the file you downloaded
5. Restart phone
6. Re-activate your phone


1. dial *228
2. select 1

If your phone bootloops you need to wipe data to enter recovery:
1. hold down x and power button
2. when you see the triangle hold down both volume buttons
3. select wipe data/factory reset ---press power button to select
4, reboot system

If your phone asks you to select/create an account
1. press the home button
2. go to accounts (you may be sent there automatically)
3. select done


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  • tarman

    i take it this is not for the global edition.

    • Asphyx

      No from the tweets this is D2 only.

  • Amir

    Since droid and milestone both are the same ones except the name in different countries. Will this work on Milestone as well ?

  • Kartiel

    Why use picture of Droid If the article is About droid 2

  • daniel

    FYI to those who get caught in a boot loop:

    Plug your phone into wall power source, after battery screen appears proceed to step 1

  • clint

    Installed this from stock Rooted 2.2 on D2. The phone booted right into gingerbread, however, my email and text messaging apps (the stock ones) will not open. I get no error messages, just a white flash and then back to the homescreen.

  • brandon

    Anyone try this on global or know where I can get global version

  • Josh

    Does anyone know if this works on D2G, or know when the official update comes to D2G?

    • Allen

      From what I've read....its looking like September 5th.

  • Tarman

    I have the leak installed for the global for about 2 weeks now. Battery lasts a lot longer now and no more random rebooting of phone

    • valerie

      How did you get it for the G2G

  • Tarman

    I'll upload to dropbox and share if you want. Send email to tarman@gmail.com.

  • http://breaking ameen

    hw can i download this fille