22
Aug
Motorola-Droid-2-Global-Edition-500x410

Although the Gingerbread update for the Droid 2 Global was supposed to begin in mid-June, we've yet to see an official release hit the air. Every time another device gets Gingerbread, I can hear the D2G owners across the nation asking when it will be their turn, and it looks like we can finally answer that question: now.

While it may not be the official build, there is a definitely a leaked version floating around RootzWiki courtesy of aceoyame, that's looks to be a somewhat final build. The entire first part of the thread is dedicated to figuring out whether the bootloader is locked, but unfortunately, it was determined that it is, so you can skip past all of that.

The build number of this version is 4.5.606, and you will need to be running stock 2.4.330 before you attempt to flash this. If you flash this and experience bugs (or just don't like it), then you will be able to SBF back to 2.4.330.

Download and Installation:

  • Download the file from here [mirror]
  • Rename it to update.zip
  • Place it on the root of the SD card
  • Boot into recovery by holding power+X
  • Choose update

For more information, check out the source thread at RootzWiki.

[Thanks, Cojohot!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Tony

    Oh boy. I've been waiting for this all summer long!

  • Asphyx

    It should also be pointed out that CM7 now if Official for the D2G!

  • Rayoque

    Hey, I have stock 2.4.330 installed, but it's rooted. Could I still flash it? I know how to unroot and delete Superuser, but I don't want to if I don't have to.

    • soopleboople

      As long as you haven't bootstrapped it and only rooted it, you should be able to install this. There is a rooted version out there somewhere too