Yesterday, word got around that Verizon was starting to roll out Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread to Droid X owners. Updates do not usually happen before some sort of internal document leaks so it seemed surprising, but a user claimed that they received the following message on their Droid X:
“Update (4.5.588.en.US) has been downloaded and is ready to install”
Last month, version 4.5.573 leaked for rooted users, but this appears to be an official update since it arrived over-the-air and non rooted users are successfully updating their phones with the update.zip file.
JR Raphael, from Computer World, interviewed Brenda Raney, A Verizon spokesperson. She told him that a roll out is not underway and she was emphatic. How or why anyone would have received the update is anyone’s guess.
The big question is if this is actually going to be the final release, but of course time will tell.
For now there is no root for this update, but it is coming soon. If you are non-rooted, and you are not planning on rooting in the future, hit the source link to download the file and enjoy some Gingerbread.