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Old 08-04-2010, 04:28 AM
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[How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

This thread explains how to force the official Android 2.2 Froyo update to your Motorola Droid. It is made up of two guides. You will have the option of choosing to install the update with either the use of your computer or completely on your Droid. Both methods have been tested thoroughly and work perfectly. With both methods, it is highly recommended that go slowly and read through the entire guide before you begin. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to follow each guide all the way through.

For information about what exactly is included in this update, please see the Official Release Notes




Warning:

-Do not attempt to install this to anything other than the Motorola Droid.
-If you are running anything other than stock 2.1, you will receive an error.
-If you attempt to apply this update with a custom ROM installed, the update will NOT apply.

*You CAN apply this with SPRecovery or Clockwork.

Disclaimer: By continuing, you understand that neither Android Forums nor myself can be held liable for any damage caused to your phone while following a guide included this thread. You do this at your own risk. No exchanges, substitutions, or refunds.



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Old 08-04-2010, 04:38 AM
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Here's how to install the update with the use of your computer (PC or Mac):

What You'll Need:
- A MicroSD Card inserted into your Droid
- A USB Data Cable

1. Download the update.zip File:
-To begin, you will first need to download the update.zip file and save it to your computer.
-You will need to have file extensions showing if you should have to rename the file, otherwise you will effectively name the file update.zip.zip. This is what causes errors with the instillation. When extensions aren't on, it assumes that anything you type in for the file name should go before the extension. Both Windows and OSX have options for this in Explorer and Finder respectively. Configuring this setting should, however, not be necessary since the file will already come downloaded to you bearing the proper name by default, so do not rename the file!

Important: If you are a Mac user using the Safari browser, you’ll need to do the following before downloading the file:
- Open Safari
- Navigate to "Safari" and then choose "Preferences"
- Choose the "General" tab
- Uncheck "Open Safe Files After Downloading"


Download locations:
Location 1 | My Droid Does [Tested and Verified!]
Location 2 | Dev-Mob [Tested and Verified!]
Location 3 | Nexeo.net [Tested and Verified!]
Location 4 | MegaUpload [Tested and Verified!]
Location 5 | Media Fire [Tested and Verified!]
Location 6 | brandonlong.me [Tested and Verified!]
Location 7 | igacek.com [Tested and Verified!]
Location 8 | strifejester.com [Tested and Verified!]
Location 9 | adkgraphicdesign.com [Tested and Verified!]

2. Mount Your MicroSD Card:
Connect your Droid to a compter via USB. You will be notified that there is a USB connection. Drag down the notification panel and select “USB connected.”



You will now be presented with an option to mount your phone; do so at this time by selecting “Mount.”


This will turn your Droid into a mass storage device. You will now need to open the folder which contains all of the files on your Droid's MicroSD card. Here's how:
- PC: Your computer should automatically recognize it and an auto-run popup should appear. Select “Open folder to view files” and it will open the folder containing all of the files on your Droid’s MicroSD card.
- Mac: A drive entitled "No Name" should now automatically appear on your desktop. Double click the drive and it will open a folder containing all of the files on your Droid's MicroSD card.

4. Transfer the update.zip to your MicroSD Card:
Now, drag the update.zip file that you previously downloaded to your computer onto the MicroSD card folder that you just opened. After the file has finished transferring to your MicroSD card, close the folder and continue to the next step.

3. Unmount Your MicroSD Card:
Slide down the notification panel and select “Turn off USB storage.”


An option will then popup allowing you to “Turn Off”–select this now.

If you haven’t closed the SD Card folder on your computer, the window should close automatically once you turn off USB storage.

4. Prepare for the Update:
Once you have unmounted the phone, it is now time to prepare the Droid to perform the update. You will be accessing Recovery Mode to do this. Start by powering down the phone completely.

While holding “X” on the physical keyboard, hold the power button to turn on the phone. You may let go of the power button, but do not let go of X.



After a few seconds, an Exclamation Mark icon will appear. You may now let go of X. To access Recovery Mode from the exclamation mark icon, hold the volume up button and then press the camera button.



5. Perform the Update:
You will then open a text menu with four options. Using the directional pad, navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and push the gold, center button to select it.


The update process will begin immediately and should take no longer than a minute or two. It will let you know when the process is complete.

If you get E:signtature verification failed, you have a bad download. Just download again. The servers are probably getting hammered right now!

You might get this error:
Code:
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
DON'T worry about it... it just blows right past it and installs fine.


From here, navigate to “reboot system now” and select it. Your phone will shut off and reboot.

Some users are reporting a longer than usual boot time after installing this, be patient and do not be alarmed, this is normal.

If you're having issues after your first boot, do a battery pull.

6. Congratulations!
Your Droid has now been updated to the official Android 2.2 Froyo release! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns what so ever, please post them to this thread. I will be closely monitoring this thread to provide assistance to those who need it.

ENJOY!


Credits go to other people for this but credits go to me for posting it here on the forum goes for all my pst

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Old 08-04-2010, 04:52 AM
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Here's how to install the update entirely on your Droid without the use of a PC

What You'll Need:
- A MicroSD Card inserted into your Droid
- An Internet Connection

1. Install Astro File Manager:
Install Astro File Manager for free from the Android Market if you don’t already have it.

(Scanning this QR code will take you to the Android Market listing for Astro File Manager.)

2. Download the update.zip file to your phone:
Download the update.zip file from one of the following locations directly from the internet to your phone:

Location 1 | My Droid Does [Tested and Verified!]


Location 2 | Dev-Mob [Tested and Verified!]



Location 3 | Nexeo.net [Tested and Verified!]


Location 4 | MegaUpload [Tested and Verified!]


Location 5 | Media Fire [Tested and Verified!]


Location 6 | brandonlong.me [Tested and Verified!]


Location 7 | igacek.com [Tested and Verified!]


Location 8 | strifejester.com [Tested and Verified!]


Location 9 | adkgraphicdesign.com [Tested and Verified!]



(Scanning the QR codes from above will automatically begin the download from its respective location.)

3. Move the update.zip file to the root of your SD card:
To move the update.zip to the root of your SD card, do the following:
- Open Astro File Manager
- Enter the Downloads folder
- Press and hold on the update.zip file
- Select "Edit" and then "Copy"
- Now press the "Astro Up" button once which will take the root directory
- Press the "Astro Edit" button followed by "Paste"
The update.zip file should now be in the root directory.

4. Prepare for the Update:
It is now time to prepare the Droid to perform the update. You will be accessing Recovery Mode to do this. Start by powering down the phone completely.

While holding “X” on the physical keyboard, hold the power button to turn on the phone. You may let go of the power button, but do not let go of X.



After a few seconds, an Exclamation Mark icon will appear. You may now let go of X. To access Recovery Mode from the exclamation mark icon, hold the volume up button and then press the camera button.



5. Perform the Update:
You will then open a text menu with four options. Using the directional pad, navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and push the gold, center button to select it


The update process will begin immediately and should take no longer than a minute or two. It will let you know when the process is complete.

If you get E:signtature verification failed, you have a bad download. Just download again. The servers are probably getting hammered right now!

You might get this error:
Code:
E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
DON'T worry about it... it just blows right past it and installs fine.


From here, navigate to “reboot system now” and select it. Your phone will shut off and reboot.

Some users are reporting a longer than usual boot time after installing this, be patient and do not be alarmed, this is normal.

If you're having issues after your first boot, do a battery pull.

6. Congratulations!
Your Droid has now been updated to the official Android 2.2 Froyo release! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns what so ever, please post them to this thread. I will be closely monitoring this thread to provide assistance to those who need it.

ENJOY!
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Old 08-04-2010, 04:59 AM
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Talking Froyo 2.2 Update Flash Beta )\(100% working)

You will See when you go into Market and search for flash you will download Adobe showcase and then it will try to get the new adobe flash 10.1 but it can not find it in market. Well at the moment Google has not fixed that but they will soon. Until then you will need to use this Beta Adobe Flash that works 100% on 2.2 update (I have it on my phone and it works ) .

Download Instructions:

Click here to download Megaupload Link

Just download it on your PC. Connect your USB to your Comp and Phone and place the download file into your phone. Then install and Enjoy adobe Flash 10.1 Beta

Enjoy

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Re: [How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

I had a link to this posted in a previous thread. You should always try to copy (site) the original link or author if it is not yours. Just a heads up. All is good. Maybe more people who are interested will see it now.
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Yea that's why I said credits go to other people only thing I get credit for is posting it here on the forum. What is the link to your post I will put it up here and give you credits


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Re: [How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

Man this is a great thread, probably took a lot of work. Good work
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Re: [How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

So has anyone tried this yet? Is it better then what we have (if your not rooted).
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Re: [How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

Yes it works i have it on my phone currently
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Re: [How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid

Hey thanks, this has been very helpful, do you know if wifi tethering is enabled with this update?

Regards

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