froyo on your droid

Froyo has shown it's pretty face for Motorola Droid users, and like all the other OTA's the Android community has jumped on it and worked up a method to force the update without waiting for Big Red to send it your way.  It's pretty easy, doesn't require root and is the official upgrade just as if you had been waiting for it to push to your device. 

  • Grab the update file
  • Place it on the root of your SD card
  • Power down, then restart while holding the X key to get to the bootloader
  • When you see the exclamation mark, hold the volume up button and press the camera button
  • Choose apply sdcard:update.zip
  • Ignore the cache error :)
  • Reboot

If you need the beginners course, hit the source links for a pretty darn nice tutorial.  Now quit stalling, and get your Froyo on! [Android Forums via Android Central forums ]

 

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Froyo for Droid has arrived; here's how to get it without waiting [#Froyogeddon]

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Where the heck is the update for the Incredible....as far as I am concerned the Inc does not even deserve to be in Droid family....It feels like the step child of the bunch..... I am sure we will see the X get the update before the Inc. It is like owning the Eris all over again. I am half temtped to sell my Inc and buy the Droid 2 when it comes out, just so I can get the updates in a timely manner and not feel like I am the last kid picked to play kickball.....

Why does everyone have such as defeatist attitude about the incredible? I have one and we are supposed to get the update soon. Keep in mind that Motorola makes the update, not Google. Same thing for HTC.

It appears Motorola got their updates done first and we are simply waiting on HTC.

Since the Evo got an update, the Incredible is probably ready and waiting for Verizon approval. Verizon is notorious for delaying updates until they are satisfied with the quality of the update.

To me the worth of a phone isn't how many updates it gets, just the quality of the phone.

MOTO did apparently finish their updates before HTC, but after the manufacturers are satisfied with them, then they go to the carriers. Sprint considered the EVO update a high priority, so they got it out first. Verizon has a number of Android devices, so they have more testing to do, and we all know they like to add their bloatware, so clearly it will take longer. I have an Incredible and I could care less when they update, so long as it is within a few weeks of all the other devices, which it will be. If you want it today, root your phone and install the leaked OS.

For the Moto droid only. Do not install on your Droid X!! BTW I tried getting flash 10.1 but it either says file not found, or too many page redirects. And I had the multi touch keyboard installed from the Droid X but it was in a force close loop until I disabled it. Any ideas??

Here...

"When you see the exclamation mark, hold power up button and press the camera button"

Don't you mean the Volume Up button and the Camera button?

yes, this is the first time ive done anything like this to my phone its simple just click em down both at the same time (the camara no all the way and vol+ aply update reboot n there you go)

i saved it into my desktop then i sent ti to (:j) were my droid was mounted and it was simple? u have to put it in the root of the phone not in a file

Also verify the size of the file.... I DL'd it and copied to my SD card without looking and noticed that the file was only 14mb.... the DL must have crapped out midway through. It should be a 45mb zip file

Same issue here - I tried the update and it failed. Saw your post and realized my file was only 7 MB. Thanks for the tip. I'm downloading again as we speak - and it is SLOW!

Certainly, it must be up on Google's servers then, if it's official, right? Why isn't the link to their servers?

Why would firmware from Motorola be on Googles servers?

Odds are this is legit, however I think I'll wait for the over the air push on the off chance its not. Its not so much an issue of if its really 2.2 etc, but because its from an unknown source I dont feel I can really trust the contents. Could be something nasty in the kernel.

It's legit, I just did the update from it, and I had done the 2.1 from an update file from that same server. Just remember to rename the file to update.zip before rebooting to apply.

either delete or rename it. either way works but I renamed it to like update_21eclair and left it there so I can go back easily if I need to. it's up to you though, just make sure the new file is name "update.zip" AND DON'T UNZIP IT if you didn't already know that :)

Legit (rename the file as mentioned above), and download was a lot faster than the other servers listed here - so far.

Tried this on my wife's non-rooted Droid. The file was 46.3 MB. I got a validation error and the install was aborted. Corrupted file?

I have to keep retrying to download the file. Thankfully, my computer resumes from where it cut out.

Now to continue the waiting game. . .

Just clicked on the link .....

https://android.clients.google.com/updates/voles/signed-voles-FRG01B-fro...
That was really scary!!! Red page - huge exclamation mark---says you "tried to reach andoid.clients.google.com but are NOT at that site". I started to read the warning and saw that a download had already started to my PC. I would really rather be in control of any downloads.

The zipped file downloaded is named: signed-voles-FRG01B-from-ESE81.e48e48ff and is 45.2 MB. Got any ideas about whether this is a really bad hijack????

re:Why would firmware from Motorola be on Googles servers?

for one, it IS on Googles server, for two, of course its should be on Googles servers, Android is Google software. Motorola had licensee to put it on their phone. I would follow the official link to the Google server tho as every time I tried the original link it aborted before finishing. It should be (from Google server) 45.2 MB and the link is
https://android.clients.google.com/updates/voles/signed-voles-FRG01B-fro...

I still have the Update.zip file on my phone from when I installed 2.1. Should I delete that file? Also, has anyone done this? And had it work? Is anyone having problems?

HOLY SH*T THE TETHERING OPTION IS THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! the wifi isn't but the tethering is... trying it now....

if i download this file and run on it my droid, is it gonna delete all my apps? what about this usb tethering? is that gonna replace the pdanet app that i already purchased and am currently using to tether my phone??? thanks

sweet!!! thanks. also for people having trouble with the download, there are 2 links over at phandroid that include QR codes to download directly to the phone. thanks again.

This is F*&king pointless !! I have tried to download this like 100 times and it quits downloading right at about 10% of the download , cant get anywhere near the 45 mb size of this file , waste of time

go back up the chain of replies until you get to the link to the google server download. it downloads fine from there. If it doesn't from there or this site it means everyone in the damn world is trying to download it and ya have to wait until later or wait until more mirrors are posted.

What about people that rooted their phones on the 2.1 update? Is there a rooted 2.2 updated available to upgrade that, or do we have to start all over again?

Went ahead and installed it on a spare phone. Seems to work well, but I cant get Flash 10.1 on it. Pity. Other then the new app tray, not seeing much changed from 2.1.

I'm getting the following error message:

E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

-- Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted.

Can anyone help??????

Check that you can decompress the zip file on your desktop computer, if you cant then the download was interrupted and you have a corrupted file.

I did this and after rebooting I got the following message:

the application launcher (process com.android.launcher2) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

I can’t do anything with the phone now. To turn it off I have to pull the battery…what should I do to stop this? I tried rebooting after a battery pull but as soon as the phone reboots and i swipe my finger to unlock the phone the message pops up again.

Any help fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

FYI, My official closed beta swype is no longer working after this update because it says it is installed on the wrong device.

I just updated my Droid... had to download the file like 12 times until I got one that was the right size... it was 47.3mb, but I figure thats cause i'm on a Mac.

So I'm assuming that since Verizon said they were gonna do a mass launch that this signals that we're all almost ready to go. Can't wait for the Incredible update.

For those who put on the 2.2... can you now put some apps on the SD Card? Or is that still only a functionality for rooted droids?

Yes you can. The Developer has to code the app in order for this to happen. So only select apps can be moved, but I did clear up 25mb on my phone by moving apps.

anyone else having problems with their browsers not working? I can only get the internet pages to load on wifi, all other data comes across fine on 3g, but browsers just don't work.

Having issues with getting Flash player up and running. Would like to revert to 2.1 until the official update releases. How do I do this?

Where did Corp. Calendar go??
That is what sync'd with my outlook..
The mail works but not corp calendar in the app tray..
This sux..

I've tried and tried again. Still can't get it. Once I downloaded it it just won't install. Guess I'll wait for it to be pushed. Tried it from 2 different sites and I'm not rooted.

Has anyone tested Bluetooth voice dialing? I left my bluetooth at home.

Has anyone seen any improvements with Exchange email accounts? I wonder if the forwarding email problem was fixed...

ATTN: (status 7) errors

After some research, I've found that the error likely comes because you're still on firmware version 2.0.1. Find a download for the 2.1 version, then update to 2.2. Just worked great for me!

I used this 2.1 link:
http://www.mediafire.com/?iny1nnnodmh

and the 2.2 download from here.

Hope this helped!

Please help a newb...I did the froyo manual update for my moto droid and it actually is running SUPER slow. It lags like crazy and sometimes I cant even access my contacts or make any calls! Anyone have this problem or know how fix it?

I just did the update and so far it works great I went from 2.1 to 2.2 FRG01B. I will try to make some post soon to keep everyone well informed.
A big thanks to Android Central
WhooHoo!!!!!

I just applied the update. Everything installed fine until I had to do the last reboot, now my screen is stuck at the Motorola logo. Anyone got the same problems and ideas on how to fix it?

Just installed froyo....WEEEEEEEEE!!!!! So here's a nube question..What is "rooting" and what are the advantages?

Thanks,
LV

Works awesome. Had a few moments after first installed and reboots that it took about ten minutes for it to start working correctly and all but after that, this update is freakin' sweet. Super fast web browsing now, USB tethering is an actual option, only complaint, sucks my battery faster now no new installs other than the update, and runs a little hotter than before. But I'll take it. Thanks

I got it for the MOTO Droid and it loaded, but I was wondering if it wwas slow for anyone else, and if it still is or how long this slowness was...

Thanks,

E.

I called Verizon and they told me some good info.

1) The Froyo 2.2 will be sent out to x amount of people at a time. They said it's done this way cos the update is so large. And their network cant hold sending and connecting 4+million people with MOTO Droid.

2) If you do download the file off the web and dl it to your sd card these are the spec's that are the OFFICIAL Android Verizon Specs (Go to Settings > About Phone)

Android Version: 2.2
Base Band: C_01.43.01P
Build #: FRG01B

If everything is correct then that build is correct, hope this helps!

~E.

My husband and myself are on the same plan together and have the same phones.Droid. he recieved the 2.2 update on 8/14 or 8/15 and i havent recived it yet.. can anyone tell me why this maybe? A freind of ours also has the droid and recieved his update.. i want mine