A few days ago, Verizon has started rolling out the Gingerbread update for Motorola Droid 2 handsets. If you own a Motorola Droid 2 Global, it’s your turn now as the carrier has started pushing out the most awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for your device. The manufacturer has said that the new software will be rolling out in phases. The update was first supposed to push out in June, but got delayed. However, they have gone ahead and just released it to the masses. The latest update is build number 4.05.607.A956 and it weighs in at 103 MB. You can find the full list of enhancements and fixes included with this new update down below.
# Download Manager App.
# You can take advantage of a new “Running” tab that shows off a list of active applications and the amount of storage and memory used by each.
# Addition of the new widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
# Addition of “App Group” to create custom app groups: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded.
# Improved word selection and copy functionality.
# Press-hold on the screen – to select a word; Press twice – to copy the word.
# Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.
# MultiTouch Key-Chording: New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos. # Data encryption for both the internal and SD card memory.
# Improvements in stability prevent lockups, resets and Force Close errors.
# Enhanced Messaging features.
# Bluetooth devices will now select the correct audio recording level for optimal voice capture and alert you when your audio level is too low.
# Improved battery while using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
# Access to “My Verizon” without any force close errors.
# Enhanced connectivity when roaming in GSM/UMTS networks (Europe and India).
# Preloaded Google Books, Accuweather, Amazon MP3 Store, Blockbuster, V CAST apps, Flash 10.2.
The OTA update should be there waiting for you. You will be receiving a notification on your display panel to accept the update. If for some reason, if you want to pull it yourself, you can manually pull it down by going to Menu –> Settings –> About Phone –> System Updates –> Download –> tap Install Now button. Installation should start now –> Handset Reboots Automatically –> Tap the OK button on screen –> Done. The Gingerbread flavor should be ready now to taste on your handset. After finishing the installation of the update, the software version should be shown as 4.05.607.A956.Verizon.en.US. The entire update process should take about 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to take a full backup of the device, before you proceed to download the update. The size for the software upgrade from the older version to latest version 4.5.607 is 103 MB.
3 thoughts on “[Download] Motorola Droid 2 Global’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread Available Now”
Didn’t work! The update screen tells me there are no updates available for my phone… so they must be releasing to certain areas first? Really annoying since my phone is buggy as anything, so hopefully some of the updates will help.
I have the same problem as Ryan. Droid 2 Global still on 2.2. My coworker got the update for his Droid2 weeks ago and I’ve been waiting. I’ve tried doing the manual update, I’ve tried doing *228 to reprogram the phone, tried leaving the phone off for a half hour, I’ve even done 2 hard resets. Nothing.
I have the same problem as the two above (and I am a different Ryan) . Anyone find a fix for this?