Motorola Droid Froyo update

Not sure what the delay was attributed to, but the Android 2.2 over-the-air update has apparently resumed for the original Motorola Droid. It's the same FRG01B build that we got last week (none of that FRG22 nonsense just yet), and it should just take you a few minutes to download and install. (See our hands-on with Froyo on the Droid.) So sit back, relax and wait for it to push down. Or frantically force your phone to check for updates. Or install it manually. Your call. [via Android Central Forums]

There are 43 comments

vazzano777 says:

just got mine this morning

yardie87 says:

GREAT!!.. Too bad this Flash Player STILL ISN't AVAILABLE for the DROID yet.. WTF!

Google "flash.apk" and download it. Now you have flash ;-)

Kujako says:

Or you have what ever the anonymous file sharing site has renamed "flash.apk".

Scatabrain says:

The battery life is great compared to all rooted roms i have tried. Flash is easily added to this build. You can't play hulu or Netflix so not sure what the big deal is.

uofmrules says:

They don't use flash....they're both working on apps for android.

dcreed says:

Tried System Updates. Nope. "Your system is currently up to date."

Although only on WiFi, not 3G right now. Maybe when I go in to the office this morning.

Ya know that commercial with the dweeb walking around, "Can you hear me now?" and all of Verizon's people? None of them seem to know where I live.

Vampy says:

Odd, mine is downloading now which is surprising...My droid is rooted and already running a FRF84B. It didn't appear to do anything but strange that I got the message.

techkid#AC says:

How on earth can you force your phone to check for update?

Dragoneer says:

Settings > About Phone > System Updates

techkid#AC says:

That will not force an update check
that will only work if you already got a OTA update notification from Verizon and you dismissed it then you have the option to go back and download it from there

Still No Update how much longer Verizon

myriad46 says:

You can't. The system update screen in settings, is there if clear the notification that there is an update to download. You would go there to initiate it again, but it doesn't actively look.

hotkoko says:

still no update

APeX3181 says:

I just hope that they develop another update soon to address all the issues that were found.

hotkoko says:

still no update. I hear that it has seven homescreens. what the hell am I gonna do with seven screens??

uofmrules says:

It has 5

dougE2483 says:

My friend got the first roll out of 2.2 and now her phone is messed up, screen acts up and phone force closes all the time on everything and requires resets daily. Anyone else have this issue?

uofmrules says:

Restore the phone back to factory

I forced FRG01B when it came out...all that I see is that everytime a page finishes loading, there's a flicker. Other than that, nothing crazy. Rooting ASAP. :)

Jerzboy21 says:

Got my update!

mjodell says:

I want my update too! Waiting!

ernie76424 says:

Just got my update and my helixlauncher2 will not work. What do I need to do?

hotkoko says:

no update yet. New york

yardie87 says:

my swyping in Swype beta not working with this new Update. Hope they update soon

yardie87 says:

fixed...just uninstall swype and installer...then go to sd card and reinstall swype installer. :)

yardie87 says:

Is anyone getting "Connection problem. Touch to try again" error on YouTube widget since Froyo push??

tnbass says:

What do you need to do, if you downloaded frgo1b, on 08-03? Do you get an update?

yardie87 says:

I think it still gets pushed

hotkoko says:

still no 2.2 update. new York.

Qazme says:

Updated the wifes phone the manual way. Worked great running 2.2 now!

hotkoko says:

did you get Adobe Flash 10.1 with the update??

gscj5 says:

I wish they would push this thing while I am at work so I can jump and say "YES!" I got it! Why am I still waiting?

jdlowesracer says:

I'm still waiting too in Kansas...tire of hearing all the happy people that have it...I wanna play too

phenomlogic says:

What's today the 18th?umm still haven't received my update in VA:/

phenomlogic says:

Oo & can't figure out how to save Tom to root SD card I have Linda file manager too:[

gscj5 says:

This is ridiculous, still don't have it, what the heck?

Spuds725 says:

I manually updated to FRG01B about 10 days ago...

Just wondering what is the actual build being pushed... I've read from some sources that FRG01B is being pushed and others that FRG22 is being pushed....

Which is it?

Please don't cite the above article-- I would rather here from someone that has actually received the update to verify.


And FYI.... the FRG01B in installed does have a few nice features but I've found the program control for my droid still lacking--- still getting random apps starting for no reason... eventually these cause performance problems requiring me to shut the phone down and restart about every 2 or 3 days.

And the flash does work if you download the flash program but really isn't all that great for streaming over 3G... you will get better results for most flash vids by using the skyfire web browser that streams the flash to your phone from a remote site and optimizes bandwidth (vid quality) so you aren't wasting so much bandwidth getting higher quality vid then your phone can display-- ie its faster...

Flash vid streams fine with the flash player for the default browser over wifi...

Droid_Dude says:

Just got my update today.

I've noticed a speed update. I've also noticed that when I connect my Droid to the Multimedia Charging station it is a different look.

Also glad they fixed the Bluetooth support for the Action button on headsets. I now can press the button on my headset and ask it to dial a number. Can't wait to try all the other new features and fixes.

ima_unc_fan says:

8/16.... 0718.....still no Froyo love on my OG Droid....

Got it this morning.... 727 area code

ima_unc_fan says:

Anyone in 919 or 252 get it yet?

dfrasier says:

Has anyone on the west coast seen the OTA yet?

Dutty74 says:

I still haven't received Froyo...what the hell is taking so long?