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Report: 2.1 Update Delayed?

Bad news everyone.  News breaking from Boy Genius Report that there is a delay in the update.  “A new date will be communicated as soon as possible.”

Stay tuned…

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  • Johnny

    this is the reason why verizon sucks..always some kind of issue with them..nothing ever goes smoothly according to plan..and they never have exact information on anything they say or sell…retards…if there is a way to manually update my droid ill do it no questions asked…

    • redspotcat

      All I want is to be able to do voice to text in various applications. I was hoping this upgrade would do that. Do I absolutely need to root the phone just for that one feature?
      I tried downloading an app that was supposed to do that but the only options I have under “language and keyboard settings” is ” android keyboard”, “device keyboard” and “user dictionary”.

      I'm new to the droid. can anyone enlighten me?

  • Aren't they still on point with this? I thought they said they'd have two small test groups get the update first and Saturday would be the mass rollout.

    • leftiphone4droid

      That's the impression I got also

    • JLeo87

      Ya. There was supposed to be a 24hour break, so nobody should have received the OTA on Friday. Hopefully since Verizon supposedly is on track with there update plans, many of us should receive the update sometime today. For some reason though I have a feeling that we'll all be dissapointed once again.

  • Just Curious

    Isn't the update something they could post to their site and let us download and install, or is it mandatory for it to be OTA? Just curious…

  • So, last night I went ahead and rooted my Droid and installed the CyanogenMod running 2.1. I couldn't be happier. I got sick of waiting for those Bozos to get around to releasing 2.1. You may really want to do the same. Cyanogen is slick!

  • aarynk

    Just read this over at androidoperatingsystem.net that it is a server problem and it sounds like it may take a LONG time to fix?!?!?!

    “Apparently we will probably be waiting even longer for the 2.1 update for Droid. According to my source, the need to “ramp up” the distribution application and the network infrastructure that hosts it won’t just happen overnight. Bitfone has allegedly just contracted with a third-party solution consultant to assist with the redesign of the infrastructure My contact did mention that they are moving on this as quickly as possible, but the reality is that it going to take some time. Not sure what Motorola is planning on doing on the PR front…”Anonymous tipster

    First time I have been to that site so not sure what to believe but it sounds like that's what the hold up is…

  • Tony

    According to phonescoop.com, Verizon disclosed that a small group of users did get the update.

  • kris

    jeez when is the update going to come out? I cant wait any longer!!

    • JLeo87

      I know! I can't wait any longer either… I've been waiting and waiting for this to come out ever since I first read about it back in January…. today really made me feel let down,, I couldn't Even fall asleep last nite because I was soooo excited for this update

  • leftiphone4droid

    Just to go along with my other post about Verizon releasing the update to that select few. This article states that some Verizon Employees did in fact receive the update. Which goes along with my previous post that maybe the update was released to Motorola and/or Verizon Testers (Employees) first. And if that's the case, then these specific employees that did receive the update MUST keep silent about and not relay any information about it to anyone.

    “Some Verizon employees have already received their updates, so the problem is not with them, but rather with the company that takes care of distributing the update over-the-air. We’ll get you more information as soon as we hear anything new.”


  • chevyman

    All these delays are making RIM look better. At least when RIM promised a Blackberry update they followed through with that promise. Never had any problems when an update on my BlackBerry. THis could spell trouble for Motorola in the long run.
    Who ever handles the accounts with VZ and this so called update company needs to get there head out of thier a@@ and get to work.

  • tpipher

    I went to Cyanogen two days ago and have not looked back since! I was very intimidated about rooting my phone but it was SO freaking easy! Stop waiting on excuses, move on and be happy!

    • SDI

      Exactly! What did we all want from this update? live wallpapers,,,, 3D launcher (which is not included in the Verizon update) voice to text,,,,,,pinch to zoom in browsers,,,3D gallery,,,,and the list goes on,,,,cyanogen has all of these. Some are worried about cell standby issues that affect the battery, I believe that has been taken care of or is erroneous data reporting, either way Koush has said he will take care or it.

    • paligap

      Can you do that to a Droid Eris – if so can I get some linkage on how u did it – I am considering it…

      • ajavgeek

        Yes, you can get 2.1 on Eris. I followed the tutorial on Youtube


        Works great, and there is ADOBE FLASH PLUGIN !!!! and IT WORKS !!!

        I wish, Droid should get it.

        Go for it, enjoy

        • KaOs17

          Actually can you put 2.1 sense on the Moto Droid?

          • ajavgeek

            Hmmm, not sure about that!

  • athosian


    3 Hours ago, VZWNETWORK on Twitter replied to a tweet with:

    “No delay– starting with select test group first to avoid problems on upcoming rollout. More to come, stay tuned.”

    • Brendan

      Are you serious or are you playing

      • athosian

        I'm not playing. I posted the link along with my comment. It was in response to someone's twitter account named @benwoodall. Check it out for yourself.

  • Stephan

    Awesome news everyone!!!!!!!!!!! Verizon has not delayed the launch of Android 2.1 check out this Twitter feed from Verizon Wireless.


    I wish I was one of those lucky people!

  • jason w.s.

    The guys over at DROIDMOD have posted a pretty interesting blog over at their site today pertaining to the lack of any DROIDMOD updates. I tell ya, those guys are a class act over there, and i mean that, no jokin around. Much desrved props to the DROIDMOD team.

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  • robinfriday2

    to be perfectly honest the 2.1 update is basically useless to me if there is no flash support…every other thing it offers is either meaningless, or all ready available via the market without even having to root your phone…so zzzzzzzzzzz

    • Flash has nothing to do with Google, Motorola or Verizon… it's Adobe that hasn't released flash yet.

  • leftiphone4droid

    I just read this from phonescoop.com, ” In response to reports that Verizon Wireless had suddenly delayed its planned roll-out of the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid, Verizon reached out to Phone Scoop. Spokesperson Thomas Pica said in an email, “The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet.” This message is essentially the same as the one provided yesterday by Verizon Wireless. Users should not expect their devices to update today or at any time during the next several days.

    from Verizon Wireless


    Makes me wonder

    • SDI

      Who were the “small number” of users that received the updateI I find that extremely hard to believe as much as the Droid community has been anticipating this release that NO ONE has reported getting it on any sites? What were they sworn to secrecy LOL,,,threatened with harm if they told? Sounds like a ploy to keep customers from freaking out, like those that did to AT&T back in Dec when they threatened to bring down their net bandwidth because of lousy customer service?

      • leftiphone4droid

        I'm not gonna get all upset just yet. I'm gonna wait and see if any updates are distributed over the weekend first. I mean, they probably (and that's a big PROBABLY) did distribute the update but only to certain specific people. Those people could be on Motorola/Verizon testing team or whatever and because of Motorola / Verizon they cannot provide any details about the update itself via forums, emails etc. Just someone posted above, first release of the update was suppose to make sure everything goes smooth and if it doesn't then they'll have to work on it. So like I said earlier, I'm looking for this weekend.

        • SDI

          I would believe that if this were prior to the posted public release. No company posts a update announcement without fully testing their product (well I guess no one but Verizon)? If they did release it to a small number of employees (doubtful) there is no way that they would post anything saying it will released just yet. With all the crap that they have had to take over not honoring past release dates, the last thing I think they would do is release this to just employees for testing and make it seem as if it were going to a small number of customers? When someone steps forward with proof that it was released I will recant. All we have to go on is a internally released document that states that it is held up for whatever reason.

  • rabidcitizen

    Okay, couple salient points, at least for me.

    1) I would probably be content and doing something else, potting plants, jetskiing, firing a bushmaster on full auto, etc. *IF* verizon hadn't publicly said this update was rolling out today after several delays

    2) Sounds like verizon phone reps are giving different info to different people. The one I talked to said no delay, just a staggered release, suggested I start driving around to various verizon stores and ask if they have it for download

    3) I've got this guy around me constantly who has got a nexus 1 and will not stop giving me shit about my droid and laughs at my big thumbs that need a hardware keyboard

    I don't have multiple phones, can't really do the custom rom option, droid was a big purchase, very happy with it, but dammit verizon, don't waste my time, don't toy with my emotions, and don't make me the butt of jokes coming from this prick with an N1!!!

    • I am repeating myself here but:

      1. The deployment to a small number of testers actually DID happen, just as Verizon had said it would:
      “In response to reports that Verizon Wireless had suddenly delayed its planned roll-out of the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid, Verizon reached out to Phone Scoop. Spokesperson Thomas Pica said in an email, “The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet.” This message is essentially the same as the one provided yesterday by Verizon Wireless. Users should not expect their devices to update today or at any time during the next several days.”.

      2. Verizon reps don't know anything. My son was a Verizon rep, and he was not the “Official” PR arm of Verizon. Unfortunately, reps tend to try to assuage the customers' concerns so they sometimes say things they shouldn't. I agree with you on this point.

      3. My big thumbs can't type on that damned keyboard anyway, so I could have done without it, but at least it is there if you need it. It doesn't take away from the phone; it's just an added feature he doesn't have. He sounds jealous! Oh, and he can't make calls on the Verizon network, only on the crappy T-Mobile network. Say what you wat, but Verizon has invested more than double the money per customer on infrastructure than any other network and that's why us Verizon customers can make phone calls when the guy with T-Mobile can't get a signal.

      so the next time your out and about and your buddy can't get a signal, just hand him your Droid an say, “Yeah, I have a keybord… and I have 4 bars!”.

  • SDI

    What's that???? That's the sound of another Droid being rooted, and saying to hell with Verizon/Motorola!

  • CRJ700

    Well I for one am back to DM 1. It's better than what there giving us anyways IMO.

  • Studlychris

    I have just officially gone back to Cyangenmod and am not going to update to the OTA for 2 weeks. Besides, I have my doubts that the official update will be better than Cyangenmod.

  • Presumably the reason they were doing a test run today was to check for problems. It seems they did find a problem and now they are fixing it. No big deal really, life goes on.

  • Droid does lie about the Android 2.1 updates, Droid does(not) respect deadlines, Droid does like to keep people waiting…

  • idk wats taking so long .. i mean if developers that made all these awesome roms can do it then why cant a huge company like verizon get this right i mean really the rom developers will probably release the flash before the ota one is released ….pitiful

    • SDI

      Agreed, how is it that a crap load of dev's can make this rom stable even with 3D launcher, and a huge corporation like Verizon/Motorola can't? Cyanogen can seem to do it? Sticking with that rom, it is the best out now. I WILL NOT unroot until the update is out and verified. If everyone else is smart they will do the same. Don't give Verizon/Motorola the satisfaction!

  • this is….. rediculous verizon..looks like im goin back to my rom and staying there until flash comes out . cuz waiting for this is a joke

  • I think they just wanted to see how many users “Unrooted” in anticipation.

    I can hear the Verizon Managers saying “Heck, they are all rooted anyways. Let's just leak stuff out every now and then and let them handle it for us. Then when they brick the phone, we can sell them something else.”

    • Ron

      I have to agree with you on that…

  • Alright now they need to add 3D Application launcher since there's a delay now. No excuse!

    • kweckstrom

      Has it even been confirmed that the 3d app launcher *won't* be there? From everything I've read it hasn't been said one way or the other…

      • nkhex19

        From the information I have been able to gather on various sights and forums is there will not be a 3D launcher in the 2.1 OTA update. I have heard that there has been many issues with it working with landscape mode but I cannot 100% confirm this. Motorola did confirm on their facebook that there will only be 3 homescreens in the update. “Motorola @Ron – While there will only be 3 screens with this update, there are apps you can download for add'l screens.”
        4 hours ago

        • kweckstrom

          Cyanogenmod just keeps looking better and better…….

      • Michael C.

        yeah according to PC World, 3D app launcher will not be available on Droid.


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  • Jordan Neill

    Anyone else notice the differences in the wording that describes the update between this page and the official system update page on the Verizon website? In addition. this page mentions the preloaded Goggles application, which was never mentioned in the offical Verizon documents. Fake document? Maybe just wishful thinking…

  • lee

    wow verizon, thats an at&t move right there.

    • I disagree. AT&T would have let it go out all screwed up. They've done it before. Or, where Steve Jobs is concerned, you would have been told to shut up, and he will let you have what he wants you to have when he damn well feels like it on his walled up, no customization having, never getting Flash, iWannaPhone.

  • Max

    I emailed Motorola directly to inquire about ota, and in the response email they asked me to “please call them”. when I called they, long story short unofficially verified their fu** up. They told me ” we can't verify or deny an update, but u should check ur phone for updates later on starting today” now I'm not giving anyone false hopes. I'm just forwarding what I have been told. I honestly don't believe em anymore. Again I'm not saying they told me that its on its way today but I can't stress I don't believe. I also have a nexus one and a rooted droid (my first love) and I don't see a big dif at all between a droid rooted with a 2.1 custom (Bugless ofcourse) and a “factory” 2.1 os. So to all I say stick with ur rooted phones if u have them and know how to update ur customs. Because in all honesty motorolas developers can't fu** with ours. To those that don't know what root is or what custom roms are. I say don't be afraid to explore the custom universes which are so vast. Search all these forums and you'll learn what u have to learn fast.

  • Mathew

    I'm on Cyanogen again and this time I'm sticking to it. Only when the official release of the ota update.

  • Oh my god what a bunch of friggin crybabies. Seriously? People are really getting this upset over an update to their phone? Ridiculous.

    Look people, none of you bought the Droid because you hoped it would have an update soon. You bought it because it is kewl as hell. It was kewl when you bought it… that hasn't changed.

    So what if the update doesn't come out today. That just means that despite KNOWING that a huge number of crybabies were going to go crazy not having their update, Motorola or Verizon or both felt that there was an issue more important than pushing out a messed up update.

    Good for them! They care more about the product being RIGHT than getting flamed on every friggin board and blog from here to Timbuktu!

    Now quit yer bitchin'!

    • zerolozen

      Agreed…I'm as addicted to my phone as much as the other guy…but if bothers everyone this much then there is a huge problem with the overall picture…as nice as it will be to have an update…just wait…and go do something else while you wait.

    • KaOs17

      Well then they shouldn't be announcing things they can't keep. No one would be upset if there wasn't a date specified, but since there was, we'd expect one of the biggest names (like Verizon) to f-ing hold themselves to it.

      • When so many phones and thus customers are at stake, I think caution is the best approach. By the way, can you point me to the statement by Verizon that promises the 2.1 update to be released today? I must have missed that.

        • Octotron



          Yes. You did miss that.

          I was unaware that complaining about people complaining was some sort of high ground to stand on.
          People spent a lot of money on this device and have every right to be upset by improper support.

          • WTH2.1

            Well said Octotron. I didn't find my droid as a prize in a cereal box, this thing costs money and expect at the very least to be up to par with what's rapidly becoming a standar. Google earth requires it (unless you're rooted which I'm not) and as far as I understand it more apps are being designed to work on 2.1 only.

          • SDI

            Def! I paid over 300 for my phone months ago, plus not to mention over 287 a month on all the phone my family has! I think that deserves them to at least honor their word. As I said before how can individual dev's get it right and stable and not a company I pay a shitload of money to every month?

          • Both of those posts come from “anonymous tipsters”. I asked where the “official” promise form Verizon to its customers that actually promised you would all have you update TODAY!

            Here's what Verizon has actually said:
            1. “The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola is being deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users tomorrow afternoon. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will begin shortly thereafter—we will keep you posted.”

            The deployment to a small number of testers actually did happen:
            “In response to reports that Verizon Wireless had suddenly delayed its planned roll-out of the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid, Verizon reached out to Phone Scoop. Spokesperson Thomas Pica said in an email, “The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet.” This message is essentially the same as the one provided yesterday by Verizon Wireless. Users should not expect their devices to update today or at any time during the next several days.”

            So, it looks like Verizon has done exactly what they said they were doing. No more, no less.

            My point is that there is ALOT of unofficial news and “anonymous tipsters” who say lots of things that very oftern turn out to be wrong, and people get all up-in-arms over rumors rather than actually finding out what is truly happening.

          • Octotron

            You know… I do not think that anyone expected the update, TODAY. I do not think a single poster here was expecting to receive it. What we were expecting was a confirmation that someone had received it in a test group, which is what was stated.

            No one on the internet apparently received that update.

            Now I know you are going to post something about NDA's and whatever, but that has never stopped anyone from leaking information or files. The simple fact is, we do not know, and since we do not know, we cannot confirm that it even happened.

            What do you do sound like is an apologist, which is just as bad as a detractor.

            Nothing would have gotten this far if it were not meant to be released starting tonight. Large media conveyances such as Engadget and others have about 1 billion times more credibility than Richard Moulton of Droid-Life commentary. I am more apt to believe them.

          • KaOs17

            Exactly. I don't think that even a few people got that update.

        • WTH2.1

          Not to mention the numerous reports of people being told by VERIZON REPS about the release today. Way to keep up on current events.

          • Again, people say lots of things. Look, I am not some Verizon fanboy or something, but I just get tired of the contstant griping about what is otherwise a great phone. i bought mine too, I have 4 lines and I pay my monthly bill, but my Droid did not magically transform into a useless rock the minute I found out there was an update that I don't have.

            The reason it bothers so many people so much is that we live in a world where everyone wants everything and they want it 5 minutes ago. And that's a completely unreasonable way to act, but they do it anyway. Maybe I am showing my age, but I can remember when dialing a phone meant putting your finger in a numbered hole and “dialing” it around. But I've also been programming things since I was 8, starting with my pong game. I've used punch cards and terminal servers. So maybe I have a little more patience than most, but the constant whining gets on my damn nerves! :p LOL

  • kulz

    i was one of the ppl staying stock until the OTA….BUT~!!!!….Cyanogen, HERE I COME!

  • nkhex19

    this was posted 8 mins ago on Motorola's facebook “Motorola: Thanks for your continued patience. We aim to answer each and every question; if your post isn't answered immediately, please know that we're looking into your question so that we can provide the most up-to-date information as possible.”

    • PGD

      And yet they didn't address one of them. Way to go Motorola….keep on ducking!!!

      • I think this is their way of saying “Yes we know there's an issue with the update. We'll try to get back to you guys when we know something”. Grant it, they already made a statement like that, a few min before. But I'm sure they were getting a ton of questions and had to post another update.

  • Hep

    Well, at least there's a Maps update with a Latitude widget now. HAHAHAHAHA! I hate big business…

  • More details have emerged about why the update was delayed.


    • Motorage

      That was yesterday….

      • Remember the problem came up some time last night, they claimed they found a “bug”. So it wouldn't surprise me if it is the same issue again.

    • BK

      So what they are saying is that they are having difficulty with Bitrate in sending 1,000 OTA updates out? Wow! Wonder what's going to happen when they try to do 200k?

      • Yeah it makes me wonder what might happen. They really need to drop Bitrate and get a new vendor for their updates.

      • aarynk

        What is this company they use to push out the updates run by 3rd graders?? What seems to be the problem with their servers?!?!?

      • teddyrucks

        I don't get it. A file needs to be extracted, placed in the root dir, and the phone needs to be restarted. Seems like it would be easier to distribute and notify via android market

  • df7003

    ha ha i thought this might happen so i stayed rooted oh well i still love my driod with the cyanogenMod,i dont even care about the OTA anymore if it happens hey, if it dont oh well

  • I am sorry, to me this is buckets of giggle. I was having a terrible day until I read this. Hilarious.

  • Ugh, so disappointing. I need to stop reading about 2.1 realease stories and just be happily surprised when the update shows up on my phone

  • maizekidstill

    Here We go again. Nothing but delays.
    Rooting this weekend. No wait necessary lol

  • kerrhome

    It looks like it is still coming?


  • ajavgeek

    Happy to be with Cyanogen! Very cool and fast ROM. I am not finding any good reason to go and get the update (yes whenever available)

    GO Cyanogen !!!

  • chasemanhattan

    Waiting around on Verizon and Moto is like playing cards with my brother's kids.

  • Stephan

    Hey, I just spoke with a Verizon Wireless Customer Support Representative and I can confirm that the update is indeed delayed. She said that there is now NO KNOWN DATE for the release of 2.1 and that I would have to check their site for more updates on when the next expected release date would be. She also mentioned something about finding the OTA for download somewhere online but I'm not too sure about that.

    Everyone out there dial *611 from your Droid, press 4, when asked for your password ignore it until you are forwarded to a representative, then complain to them about this iditotic delay.

    Also send them feedback here https://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/contact/ema

    This delay is UNACCEPTABLE let them know how you feel!

    • syntakk

      You do realize hat calling customer support to complain about something like this does absolutely nothing, right? There is no form that they fill out to report that you are not happy about it, there is no magic button that will make it come out faster. All you are doing is making people who actually have a legitimate reason to call wait longer to get a hold of someone. And possibly making yourself feel better by having someone to yell at.

    • Either you did not really speak with a Verizon CSR or the one you talked to was smoking something, but it is well known at this point that the release was NOT delayed.

      Personally, I think you are full of crap and just jumping on the bandwagon.

      • Stephan

        Why would I lie about this? I am only communicating what the Verizon representative said, I never said that I thought she was credible. I got the support by dialing *611 and I am quoting the representative saying “The update isn't available at this time but you can purchase it online or download it somewhere.” Her name was Melissa, I made the call at 12:16 pm CDT on March 18, 2010, the call lasted 6 minutes and 44 seconds, and lastly, don't call me a liar I have no reason to lie to the people here.

  • garbagedick

    Motorola's Facebook says they are looking into it…


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  • Mark

    OH MY GOD This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me! NOT!

    I'm rooted with Ultimate Droid 7.8 & OC'd to 1Ghz. It has all the features that are coming to 2.1 and more!

    I don't care if 2.1 ever comes I'm happy with my phone.

  • droidlover

    official word from Motorola via Facebook “PLEASE PATIENT WITH US”!!

  • jradcapp

    I'm working on an app called devildroid… I will send it to all of you in a few minutes, when you receive it just download and push activate devildroid.. It will then turn into a little transformer type android and all 1 million+ of our little guys will head right on over to verizon headquarters and hold their vip's hostage until our update is rolled out.

    get ready guys..

    warning! devildroid mode may void your warranty.. if your devildroid kills any iphone users on its way to verizon i am not responsible.

  • LeProPhotography.com

    Haha, I knew it. This is the 2nd time happened. Then again, I am happy with my “droidMod” with all the 2.1 specs.

  • David

    How many times can you screw this up Moto????? THey better be cutting ties with the company that rolls the updates out, geez.

  • aggressor2323

    This will leave a really bad taste in peoples mouths come next time they purchase a phone

  • Rob

    HELP! I woke up this morning and my Droid has some kind of virus or something. I have been searching forums and found lots of posts about the 2.1 virus that pops up on your phone and wants to be installed. I have been leaving the phone off because the only thing that saved me was my battery was low so it said that it would not install. (I guess my virus protection stopped it) How do I get rid of the pop up that wants to install the 2.1 virus and clean my phone??

  • Rachel

    I just got off the phone with Verizon!!!
    They are telling me it should have been issued today but because of a minor set back the release date is to be announced…Great!!!.Ugh!.lol

    • Jeff

      I also called Verizon to confirm. I was told the same thing that BGR is reporting.

  • David

    I so saw this coming! Wow!

  • jduro923

    Frustrating but expected…all I know is this software better be flawless or damn near close. These delays should produce something special.

    • Mathew

      Good point, I guess we can put a positive spin on this whole ordeal.

      • jduro923

        Good things come to those who wait yes

    • bobd1292

      Like giving us Flash – as a thank you for the delay

  • Daballa

    They have had months to iron out all of the bugs by now. What kind of operation are they running at Verizon. I do not blame Google or Motorola at all. Verizon has had their hands on this update for months. If some of these developers out there where working for Verizon we would be able to teleport by now. Ready to root!

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  • dannydarko

    Hi my name is, Hi my name is, Hi my name is Droid Qwerty aka 2.1 less aka Root Flash Rom magic!Drooooiiid!

  • Petro Dragoumanos

    I don't even know what to say to this. I'm not so upset about the wait for the release as I am upset by all the false starts on the update. I'm starting to think there is a flaw with the Droid that prevents it from running the 2.1 OS. While there are plenty of custom ROMs out there none of them are perfect.

  • Bow-Chicka-Bow-Wow

    Hmmmm so the update didn't come out as planned. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME!?!?! Now I'm stuck with an awesome phone and ton of cool apps. But I can't pinch zoom! WOE IS ME!!

    • try dolphin browser it has pinch to zoom!

  • dannydarko

    What exactly is the point of informing evryone if they don't have it all worked out before hand. this is just redonkulous already.Motorola really needs to get their shit together already and that forum manager should be canned.This is one of the worst displays of public relations in the mobile world that I have seen since that sidekick fiasco.Thank your lucky Android stars for Root and Flash goodness and Thank You to all the Devs working diligently to give us all the sweet Roms are metal hearts could Desire Drooooiiid! Keep your bolts up Droidders!

    • Do you really think the forum manager is at fault for delaying a release or relaying the information that his people are giving him? He can only tell you what they tell him, so if they say “Hey, it's coming tomorrow, so let the world know”, he does that. Then when tomorrow comes and they tell him “Oops, we found a bug and we don't want to release a shitty product and screw up a bunch of phones, so let them know it's delayed” he does that too. I fail to see why he should get fired for relaying information, whether it is good or bad.

  • xFenixKnightx
    • gonzo319

      Hahaa!! I love it picture is worth a thousand words.

  • tomchoy

    Seriously? Massive FAIL here.

    • SDI

      I knew it LOL if it does not happen then my “I told you so speech” will be in full affect! Screw this, if it does not roll out today its back to cyanogen,,,it is the most stable rom and i should not have listended to everyone saying “oh yeah just unroot and go back, its gonna happen this time” LOL

      • Goosedroid

        F'n A Cotton! back to Cyanogen

  • enjoy the march madness games today, tomorrow and the weekend to keep your mind off the OTA update…root with cyanogenmod for the time being

  • Sess

    This is BS


    • I imagine they will lose a LOT more customers if they push out a buggy product.

  • avalanche32

    staying with koush and cyanogen at least they don't disappoint

  • phenom

    So help me out here. Why is this invoking such a passionate response from everyone? We have 2.1 ROMs available NOW. We have 2.0.1 ROMs with features from the 2.1 (i.e. Milestone Multitouch browser .apk). We even have a well documented, video tutorial on how to go back COMPLETELY to stock, thus un-voiding your warranty. Personally, I don't see why this is such a big deal to everyone. I'm not going back to stock now, and continuing with DroidMod 1.0 (a 2.0.1 ROM) which is stable, and provides me with enough additional functions (overclocked CPU, 5 home screens, live wallpapers) to make it totally usable. I'm sure in a few days the DroidMod folks will roll out v1.1 which will encompass all the features and stability of 1.0, while using the 2.1 update. I feel like that's the beauty of Android, that updates for other devices (Nexus One) can be ported to one another. Can anyone explain the controversy about this update release? It's not like we're getting Flash 10.1 yet, because the Nexus One would have it already… Also, isn't BGR known to post screen shots of fake stuff? Who's buying into all this?! 🙂

    • Octotron

      No one has reported receiving the update. Out of 1000 updates that were supposed to go out to a group of generally savvy people, not a single person reported getting it. Now you have a generally reputable source saying it is delayed and zero news to the contrary from the source.

      The logical assumption is that it has indeed been delayed.

      Rooting is a niche market at best and the vast majority of users won't or can't do it. Therefore, the update IS important to many people.

      • So… more the reason to get it right then, wouldn't you say, rather than letting it go out and screw up a couple million phones?

        • Octotron

          As far as I am aware right now, there is no set reason for the delay.

        • Stillwaiting

          I have no problem with them “getting it right”. I just don't see why they would inform us (many verizon reps stated it would begin today) if it wasn't ready. I don't think anybody disputes that they want a working version of the update. The thing is nobody likes to be told something is ready when it isn't. Just bad business altogether.

      • phenom

        While I agree that it's a niche group that has/will root their phone, I reject that the majority of commenters on this site are outside of that niche. I'm not sure if Kellex can provide stats that might be able to confirm that, but I'd assume greater than 51% of the regular users/commenters on this site have rooted their phone. Time for a new poll? (please?) 🙂

        Outside of the DroidLife userbase, I agree that the update is important, and moreover that this continued dangling of the update, then retraction is unprofessional at best. In my opinion, moving forward, Moto/Vzw should BETA test the updates to anyone that chooses to OPT IN, and then provide a method of structured feedback/bug tracking. This would surely find all the bugs that these 'would be' early adopters would stumble across, and report.

        Just like the folks over at DroidMod have setup. In fact, for those that think using a 'hack' or rooting your phone is less professional, take a look at their recent release (AND the comments below): http://droidmod.org/news/we-have-ethics-sorry-i… I was quite impressed with this actually because this underground group is actually showing ethics, and professionalism. You know hackers, bloggers, and tweeters are real people, with real lives, ethics, corporate jobs, and dignity, right? 🙂 Just because it's underground.. whatever.. I'm done for now. 🙂 -ph

        • Octotron

          I would never say something so silly like “people on this site do not root”.. that would be incredibly near sighted. Look at the content Kellex puts out, ha.

          I am only merely stating that the majority of DROID users are not rooters; many of which do not even know that this update is supposed to be coming. I am honestly quite frustrated by the incompetence involved in the process ongoing between VZW and Motorola. Be it with their third party vendor or not, it really needs to be stepped up.

          • phenom

            Well said. 🙂

        • Aaron

          Ethics? Droidmod is distributing an exploit so that users can circumvent the locks intentionally put in place by the phone's developer. Further they have used this exploit to enable users to 'trick' the marketplace into thinking their Droid is running 2.1. As a developer who works with the Nexus One, their so called “ethics” and supposed refusal to enter into the “grey area” have created a monster of users who are giving poor ratings on software that was never designed to run on a 2.0.1 Android OS and was never released to the 2.0.1 user base.

          While my best Nexus One application went from 4.6 stars to 3.4 because it causes FCs on the Droid. they trollop around on their high horse claiming they have ethics.

          That news release is the antithesis of professional.

          • phenom

            That makes sense. I'm not sure what goes into development for the marketplace, but your comment has left me curious. Why would an app get developed to target 1 phone when there are (or will be) several that will be running 2.1 shortly? If the 2.1 release is launched this weekend, and now users can see your app in the marketplace this weekend, wouldn't that just prolong the inevitable?

            I know if an app FCs on me, I don't rush out to rate it poorly. I usually just uninstall it. Hopefully you can get your rating back. -ph

    • nkhex19

      Its tough to call right now because every website thats Android related has the BGR picture and article posted and they are all saying there have been 0 reports of anyone receiving the OTA update. Its anyone's guess at this point exactly what is going on.

      • teddyrucks


    • l_sloan

      My biggest issue is that I did not buy a Motorola phone to receive updates from DroidMod and Cyanogen etc.
      I have had issues with every custom rom I have used, none of which I have had with stock.

      • phenom

        I see your point, that you buy a phone and expect it to be supported by the vendor or carrier. Android is unique in that the platform pits a hardware manufacturer, a OS developer, and a carrier in an epic battle (power struggle) to get these updates out. For the iPhone, the OS developer and manufacturer are the same, and in that case, they have the carrier doing just about whatever they want. With the Motorola Droid, I feel like Motorola developed the hardware, and not mostly takes a back seat to this Android update. Sure their engineers are involved, but this feels like Verizon that is causing this. I wonder though. Who is responsible for the Android updates getting working with the hardware? Hmm. 🙂

        It sounds like the Cyanogen mod is visually stimulating, but does contain it's fair share of bugs. I'm curious if one of the custom ROMs that you tried was DroidMod, and if so, what bugs you have encountered? I've been using it for a few weeks now, and it appears to be rock solid, even with the phone overclocked. I'd love to hear your thoughts. -ph

        • l_sloan

          Yeah man DroidMod is rock solid. I just had problems with the ported 2.1 apk's. Gallery would force close every time I would scroll through photos, and the 2.1 browser just looked ugly while zooming in and out.
          I think DroidMod will be where I side once they go with a new build. I believe Cyanogen will be just as good once the kinks get worked out.

          The people who this actually hurts is Motorola. Brand loyalty gets diminished by these antics. Imagine if they actually did some really cool stuff with this update rather than just a pretty much stock android system (think HTC). Some new widgets, music player, and just a couple of custom UI improvements and they could promote this as a new droid.

  • Doot Doot Beep

    is BGR credible? someone pulling a joke. What is the url they got this info from? And this comes out ~1 hours after the whole thing is supposed to be pushed by vzn. I think someone is pulling a joke on everyone.

    • jradcapp

      I agree… and I'm crossing my fingers we are right… This is just to ridiculous… It has to be a lie… please?

    • Jack

      Yeah, I think it's funny how they always post a screenshot when a link would do.

      • grzla

        Its called an internal document. You can't exactly post a link to something that is on your systems network. Learn more things about the internet new jack.

  • Cyberdemon

    LMAO!! Who cares about the stupid update! Just ROOT your phone and you'll have the update plus a lot more then Verizon can offer for sure! ………still LMAO! :p

    • teddyrucks

      But what would i do without the verizon bundled visual voicemail app?

      • sr_erick

        You would download it from the Android Marketplace…

      • And it's usually in the mods anyway. I've modded my Droid at least 10 times in the last week and never had to download VVM.

  • Josh

    soooooooooooo nexus one for VZW on the 23rd eh?

  • BRIM

    Ahh the wonders of being Rooted….

    Droid does
    Verizon doesn't
    DroidMod Does

  • aarynk

    Rooting on Monday to Cyanogen if Moto doesn't pull their heads out of their a## this weekend

    • Tom

      I agree with this… I've been holding off… But not it's getting ridiculous

  • droidlover

    LOL funny headline on Androidandme.com “Droid Does Delays”

  • jradcapp

    This has to be a bad joke…

    Please don't do this to me again??

    I was literally dreaming about the update last night.

    This is a nightmare!! wake me up!

  • Mikey67Tang

    Still lovin my Ultimate DROID 7.8. Rock Solid, 2.1, Responsive, WAY customizable, and ohh yea, came out when Black Droid said it would!

    • ummm, not exaclty. 7.0 came out and was buggered. 7.5 was then released within a day to fix the bugs. Then 7.8. Been enjoying constantly re-installing your ROMs?

      Now imagine a couple million NON-TECHNICAL users having to download their update 5 times in a row.

      Now if you were Verizon, you'd delay the release until it was right, now wouldn't you? Imagine the customer service nightmare of just puttinhg out ONE buggy release. BlackDroid had to release 3 or 4 in a row.

      • Mikey67Tang

        I agree completely, luckily I'm technical user. And, if I was Verizon I wouldn't set a release date… Then not followed through… Ohh yea, twice! One way or another, no one can make excuses for Verizon because the fact is, this DID happen… Ohh yea, twice!

  • bigwill5

    I kind of felt this way when I waited for Hulk Hogan to come back to the WWF… i waited forever and when he finally did, I was like, “oh, this sucks.”

    i hate wrestling.

  • If they say it will be another month I'm rooting. This is getting tiring of the same old “It's coming soon”. Seriously it's as if Verizon tries to find anything to prevent the update from ever coming to us.

    • Mikey67Tang

      haha I believe the term now is “As soon as possible.” Ridiculous but really… Did this surprise anyone?

    • Mathew

      They should just release the file for download and manually install yourself. I don't mind if I have to redownload all the apps if it wipes my phone, I'm sure there are some droid owners who would just wait for the ota update anyway.

      • zerolozen

        When we update to 2.1 we will have to reinstall all apps???…that doesn't sound right.

    • Yes. Verizon is over there evilly plotting to keep you from getting your update. They really enjoy it when millions of people call them up to complain.

  • Mathew

    I'm going back to Cyanogen!

    • CRJ700

      Me too!

    • Rob

      Link to how please???

  • gthompson75

    These problems with updates, never know if your going to get them on your phone, if your eligible, delays are the reason I am going back to my phone, Android is great and I love it but I never know what the phone manufacturers are going to do and this makes Android a very unstable OS brand at this time. Google needs to take the reins here and get this stuff straightened out before its just a large mess and worthless OS that no buddy trusts.

  • Octotron

    I am more annoyed now than I was when they first let stuff run wild and didn't deny it.

    Now it is like pulling the rug right out from under me. /sigh /headexplode

  • LOL

    I knew it! I knew it!!

  • Jay

    First to be pissed.

    • aarynk

      agreed!! This is pathetic how they are dealing with this update

      • CRJ700

        Forget it…………. I'm rooting again……..this is ridiculous.

  • Meticode

    Everyone back to root now! LOL I'm tempted just to root, then when the update comes out just to wait for the manual update and update to 2.1 whenever I want and unroot.