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Froyo now available for the Motorola Defy

Listen up if you're a Motorola Defy user -- you've finally got some Froyo on tap, just waiting for you to go get it.  T-Mobile announced that the update is optional (I know you guys better than that!), official, and available through the phone settings.  To get to those, in case you haven't been checking every few hours since you got the phone; open the menu, press settings, then about phone, and choose system updates.

Froyo for the Defy checks in at 112 MB, and is best done on Wifi while your phone is on the charger.  Now get to it before anyone changes their mind.  [T-Mobile] Thanks everyone who sent this in!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • First !!
    my 2nd comments and i am still the 1st.....shame on you radgat, i hope you come up with something more funny then just LAME...
  • i'm already running cm7 but good news for everyone who is not.
  • Nice! been waiting ages! even though I've only had the phone for a month.
  • Wow....I nearly wet myself last night when I checked for an update like I have hundreds of times before and Froyo was there. I am having some lagging issues this morning so the G2X won't be going back to TM just yet. Quadrant scores have nearly doubled as have Linpack.
  • I've been one of the lucky ones to get it when it was a limited release last month or so, and a couple of things I noticed are slight lag and getting hot(both fixed by doing a factory reset), the Amazon Kindle app won't update (says "Not signed correctly" I guess it means the one that comes pre-installed), and when using the Wi-Fi hotspot after you are done sometimes it won't shut off, and only a reboot will fix it. The last thing I have an issue with is calibrating the compass. Once you do, and check the batter stats, it shows "Android OS" always using the most juice. Only a reboot fixes that too. Other than those issues, it has been a really great update.
  • It just got 2.2? That's so 2010.
  • Anyone having success with the OTA update? My Defy detects the update, asks me to download / install it, and after I tell it to install and it reboots, the installation status bar runs for about a second then I get the Android Exclamation mark screen (recover mode?) and it just sits there. I've gone as far as doing a Factory reset with the same result.