By Stephen Schenck | May 6, 2011 3:45 PM
T-Mobile tweeted at the beginning of last week that its newly-released G2x, the US carrier-branded LG Optimus 2x, would soon be privy to its very own Gingerbread update. The phone nearly shipped with Gingerbread already loaded, but the demands of rigorous testing required that the carrier stick with Froyo for the phone’s release. While T-Mobile still isn’t quite ready to start distributing its update, a leaked copy has surfaced online, letting G2x owners get a head start on enjoying Android 2.3.
While there is G2x support in CyanogenMod 7 nightly builds, the code’s still in development, so this leak gives G2x users an avenue towards Gingerbread that should be suitable for daily use as their primary ROM. While there are no guarantees that this leaked version is the final Gingerbread that T-Mobile will eventually release for the G2x, it’s certainly very nearly there; though this copy is lacking an updated baseband, the release is cryptographically signed just as the final release would be.
To install the update, you’ll need to have rooted your smartphone, but the ROM comes pre-rooted to save you from having to do so again. Other than that, it should be nearly identical to what T-Mobile is expected to release on its own shortly. If you decide to give it a whirl, let us know how your experience goes in the comments.