Motorola Droid 2’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update 4.5.601.A955 Available Now

Good news Motorola Droid 2 users. Finally, the Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the most-awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for your Droid 2 handsets. The manufacturer has just confirmed the update is now pushing out in the stages. Really, more older Droid devices has been getting Gingerbread flavor this summer. The new software update will get the software version 4.5.601.A955.Verizon.en.US for the Droid 2 handset.

Changes To Take Place After Upgrading To 4.5.601.A955 Update:

# New UI with new widgets, icons and screens in refreshed colors.
# Improvements in the screen display.
# Improved stability to reduce device resets.
# Addition of Download Manager App to manage the downloads from web browsing, email attachments, from other apps.
# Improved word selection and Copy/Paste functionality.
# Press-hold on the screen – to select a word; Press twice – to copy the word.
# Fixed the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
# Addition of “App Group” to create custom app groups: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded.
# New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos.
# Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.
# Pre-loaded Google Books.
# Improved battery life while using Wi-Fi.
# Frequent data connection error fixed.
# Proper display of the Mobile Hotspot.
# Geo-tagging feature for camera apps.
# Preloaded V CAST Apps.
# Preloaded V CAST Media Manager.

.. and more bug fixes, as well as the various enhancements. The full change log can be found at the source link at below.


Motorola Droid 2’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update 4.5.601

The Motorola Droid 2 users will be getting the notification alert regarding the update, asking to tap the Download” button to get the latest update. You can also manually check for the software update availability by following the instruction provided below.

Rooted Droid 2 owners should flash back to the standard Droid X software to receive the OTA update, and move over to “Menu” > “Settings” > “About Phone” > “Settings” > “System Updates” > and tap the “Download” button –> wait for some to finish the downloading process –> Tap Install button –> Installation should start now –> Handset Reboots Automatically –> Tap the OK  button on screen –> Done. The Gingerbread piece of cake should be ready now to taste on your handset. After finishing the installation of the update, the software version should be shown as 4.5.601.A955.Verizon.en.US. The size for this latest software upgrade is 105.7MB. Hit the source links for full instructions regarding the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for Motorola Droid 2 handset.

[Verizon (1), (2), Motorola] [Via: Phandroid]

7 thoughts on “Motorola Droid 2’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update 4.5.601.A955 Available Now”

  1. Gingerbread is great! It’s almost like having a new phone. Several apps that weren’t working properly . . . now are. Thank you!!

  2. List of problems since upgrade: Solitaire locks up and requires battery removal to reboot, “Connected to multimedia station” notification remains on even after removing from dock, Bluetooth icon does not change state when connected/disconnected, don’t seem to be getting email notifications. That’s it so far (upgraded on 9/2/2011). As a software developer I would be reprimanded for releasing software this buggy. Hope a patch is available soon or I may end up performing a factory reset.


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