Originally Posted by ovelayer
Well right now we dont have a sbf but they just released a rooted gb for the droid x2 so shouldnt be long for us
This release has no relationship to the Droid 3 getting root sooner or later unfortunately. This is updating Froyo to Gingerbread (and 2.3.3 at that) and since Froyo was easily rootable, they used a rooted device to pull the update that was OTA and then rooted the update. Rooted devices with custom recoveries (which the froyo based DX2 had) can install unsigned .zip files....so you can install the rooted "update.zip" and have Gingerbread with root.
None of this applies to the Droid 3 because we started at Gingerbread (and 2.3.4 too which is even more difficult to root) and no custom recoveries (because root will have to happen first).
Motorola Droid, Droid 2, Droid 3 and Droid 4 (all rooted)
Motorola Moto X DevEd - KK 4.4.2 + Root
Google Nexus 10 - KK 4.4.2 + Root