Update: We just confirmed that the update is rolling out now. Hit Settings > About phone > Software update to see if it's available on your device!

Fascinate owners, you've been waiting for a long, long time for the update to Android 2.3, and it's finally here. The Gingerbread update is ready to go according to Verizon's support documents, and it could begin rolling out in full force as early as today.

The update brings the expected enhancements and bug fixes:

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We're starting to hear reports that this update could be on its way out now, but will update when we get some solid confirmation. If it hits your device, drop a link in the comments and let us know!

Source: VZW (PDF)

Via: Droid Life

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://phorq.com phorq

    went to the settings to check manually and it's currently live and downloading. thanks!

  • William Aleman

    Still waiting Gingerbread on my Captivate

  • Joshua Bell

    Only been leaked for like a month now. :P And now we're progressing to a functionality ICS build

  • TG

    Not that anyone probably cares, but does anyone know if that means a release will be out for it on Alaska Communications soon?

  • JSiNeM

    Yes, the ICS rom is amazing!

  • robsos

    Found and downloading now in Phoenix AZ.

    • Bradlngly

       Show link please!

  • heissman

    Downloading in TN...

  • ElMel

    Downloading in Portland, OR

  • http://phorq.com phorq

    it nuked my saved games, back em up if you can!

  • BB

    Wow! The Fascinate got it before the Captivate. Grats!

  • rogue3

    Of course, it'll still have Carrier IQ so what's the point. Root & install a custom ROM like MIUI or Cyanogenmod. These both use 2.3 or higher as a base. Plus you can wipe all the bloat Verizon inflicts upon you.

  • chris

    Loving ICS on my fascinate=) Got one cheap online to hold me over til the nexus launches.

  • greg

    did the upgrade in phoenix/mesa and fried my phone!! have to get replacement from verizon. wouldnt even let me do a hard reboot! completely froze!!

  • Nick M

    Upgrade also froze my phone. Bham, AL.
    Verizon over nighting new one.

  • dj

    Bought a Fascinate off eBay a few months back to keep me off contract until I find a super phone I really like. Just updated with Gingerbread 2.3.5 today. GPS is now working well and my cell signal is stronger in most areas. Guess I can hold off a little longer now to see what people think of the Rezound/Razr/Nexus, etc after they've been out a while.

  • Keith

    offline update.zip anywhere?

  • Bill

    Cell signal stronger, GPS better, Battery life better.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com Andy

    Thanks for the tip, guys!

  • Manual Update

    Can you please post the update.zip file?

    Similar to how you posted on here for froyo:


  • Update.zip

    Ditto the above request for an update.zip file. Thanks!

  • Fid

    I also need the eh03 update file, anyone?

  • Ally

    Official update.zip file plz....thanks in advance

  • Fid

    Has anyone managed to find the update file?

  • Ally

    No luck with the update file here either :( please help us.

  • Ally


  • Bradlngly

    Update.zip manual link please