How To: Update To Gingerbrad Manually
Original instructions from here Manually Install Android 2.3.3 Update in Motorola Droid Pro | Android Total with some corrections.
1. Download the update file (the file is zipped) Download Droid pro 2.3.3 update.ZIP and extract the update.zip file from the file you download DO NOT SIMPLY RENAME THE FILE!!!
* Download the file Droid pro 2.3.3 update.ZIP
* Use a program like winzip or aladin expander to extract it. This will create a folder Droid pro 2.3.3 update or something similar
* Inside this folder you will find another zip file called update.zip
2. Connect your phone to your computer with the provided USB cord
3. Copy the update.zip file that you extracted from the download to the root of your SD card
4. Disconnect the phone from the computer
5. Power down the phone
6. Hold down the R and M keys as well as the Power button
7. When you see the triangle with an exclamation point inside of it and the little droid logo hit the @ key to pull up recovery options
8. Use the volume rocker to scroll down to the option apply sdcard:update.zip
9. Hit Enter
10. Let the phone do it's thing
11. When you get back to the boot-loader screen again navigate down to reboot the phone and again hit enter......don't worry about the phone taking longer to reboot when done this is normal
How is this different from the OTA?
The update.zip file is the same as the OTA download, so the only difference is that you are installing it manually as opposed to waiting for Moto/VZW to take their sweet time granting you access to the update.
I Am Rooted. Is This Update Safe?
Yes, it should still work for you, however their is less of a chance of issues with the update if you go go back to stock first.
Will I Loose Root?
Yes, most likely
As this rootable yet?
Not that I know of.
Will This Void My Warranty?
No, it is Moto and VZW's update. You are just applying it manually here.
Could this brick my phone?
Anytime you do an update there is that possibility, but if you update a STOCK phone the chance is minimal.
This isn't working. What should I Do?
Go back and read the instructions again. The most common mistake is to just rename the download file rather than extract that and remove the update.zip file, You can also try downloading the file again.
How do I get back into the bootloader post Gingerbread update?
The process has changed with the new firmare:
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YES!!!! 3rd time is the charm. i tried the DL link one last time and extracted the update.zip. Nor error reported with this archive file this time. Went into recovery mode and everything loaded in. Rebooting now, GB is now working!
You CAN NOT just download this file to your phone.
For those experiencing issues try re-downloading the file.
For those for whom it is working I an glad
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