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If You Receive the 2.1 Update, DO THIS FIRST!

The following instructions will greatly help out the rest of the Droid community who does not want to wait over the next few days for the update to randomly arrive on their device.  If you follow them, you will be able to capture the update file and spread the love with the rest of us!

1. You will first see this message appear on your phone if you are one of the testers:

-Press “Install Now.”

2. The update will then download in the background.

3. The following message will then appear:

-You may press the home button but DO NOT PRESS “Restart & Install!”

4. Plug your phone into your computer and mount your SD card. You should now be able to browse the contents of your SD card.

5. On the root of your SD card, you will see a file called “update.zip”. Copy that file to somewhere on your computer like the desktop.  It should be about 15MB in size.

6. Finally, upload it to a file sharing site and post the link to it on this thread.

7. Now, you can now continue the update like normal. To get back to the “Restart and Install” menu as seen above, navigate to Setting> About Phone> System Updates.”

(Android Forums)

  • These things are making the mobile phone as an essential part of our life.We dont need to have computer all the time.Good job…….

  • Noob question: I assume this .zip file won't work on milestone? 🙁

  • Noob question: I assume this .zip file won't work on milestone? 🙁

  • Double-D

    Received updates on two droids this morning – Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Alina

    Never got the restart and install now with the message! Just did it itself! BTW am I wrong, should we not have 5 screens?

  • golfball

    here's a link for the update i uploaded so enjoy…

    http://rapidshare.com/files/370425951/update.zi

  • Lane252

    i am so sad

  • storm33x

    i got the update on my droid and other than only having 3 screens, im pretty happy with what was sent out.
    Im excited for the next few updates and hopefully flash support. Thanks Motorola, Verizon & Google!

    2.1 ROCKS!!!

  • golfball

    worked like a charm glad someone uploaded this…. i like the droid version of the nexus one wallpaper…

    thanks again

  • kaufkin

    Can anybody else confirm 2.1 update now supports bluetooth?

    my “answer the phone” button on the Blueant Z9i now works. ;-D

    no auto answer setting though… (not that I can find anyway…)

    anybody?

  • MAKMagic

    Got it….works awesome. Install from the update file went flawlessly. No time to play right now. Helix 2 force close crashes though.

  • DaSpurTitan
  • droiddidit

    Thank you all for the upgrade. Everything went well with the install. The initial reboot was painfully long but successive ones appear to be normal.

    I am not getting any additional home screens. Do I need to do something to enable it???

    • littleneutrino

      there are only 3 home screens as stated in the release notes.

      • droiddidit

        Thanks. The one feature I wanted is not in the upgrade. Life sucks!!!

    • rocketdaddy

      I too was hoping for more home screens. For now try PandaHome2 (search the market). It's got a few nice features, like dock bars and a nice drawer along with great theme compatibility and up to ELEVEN home screens. Been using v1.9 for months and loved it despite a few quirks. Just put v2 beta on and it's working like a charm with live wallpapers at the moment.

      • rocketdaddy

        Update: Live wallpapers are live in PandaHome2 but don't seem to be interactive. Still look cool though.

  • JLeo87

    I already have a update.zip on the root of my droid,, but its from using DMupdater. Actually I have 2 update.zip files on my root, one also says update-stock. Do I need to delete one or both of these files to perform the 2.1 update??

  • bradgog
    • MAKMagic

      Got it….used the link. Install worked perfect. Stupid FB isn't letting me post pics though.

  • littleneutrino

    Kellex Please send me an email and I will send you the update.zip file thnx

    • rayg1969

      Works good so far!!! Thanks!

  • [How-To] Force Motorola Droid 2.1 OTA Update (ESE81) Credit to Fabolous @ Download this file: https://android.clients.google.com/ u…6.fa406da6.zip OR signed-voles-ESE81-from- ESD56.fa406da6.zip Put on the root of your sdcard (not in a folder) Rename to update.zip Power phone off Boot into recovery (power phone on while holding down x) When you see the triangle with the exclamation point, press the volume up key and camera button key (only press the camera key down half way) Navigate to “apply update.zip” and press the gold center button on the keyboard to select it. It will start the update process Reboot If your installation is 'aborted', it's probably because you named the file update.zip in Windows, which results in a file called update.zip.zip. Try renaming it to just 'update'

    • Golfball

      what do you mean power on phone while holding down x? how do you do that? and does you phone have to be rooted?

      • Fawzi94

        power button and the x button on the keyboard

  • help me fellow droid-lifers i wanna see water ripples before bed tonight :}

    • belleriffic

      http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/58133-h

      {credit to the site above, I merely followed the directions}

      Download this file:

      https://android.clients.google.com/updates/vole

      OR

      signed-voles-ESE81-from-ESD56.fa406da6.zip

      Put on the root of your sdcard (not in a folder)

      Rename to update.zip

      Power phone off

      Boot into recovery (power phone on while holding down x)

      When you see the triangle with the exclamation point, press the volume up key and camera button key (only press the camera key down half way)

      Navigate to “apply update.zip” and press the gold center button on the keyboard to select it. It will start the update process

      Reboot

      If your installation is 'aborted', it's probably because you named the file update.zip in Windows, which results in a file called update.zip.zip. Try renaming it to just 'update'

      ***I renamed it update. Note I use windows and that worked like a charm***

      • belleriffic

        I have never rooted or used rom's and what not so I am a novice and it was still real quick and easy.

  • dhaust

    can someone walk me through this please? i downloaded the file on my phone from the site now what? please help me please im begging

  • TattooedBuddha

    Anyone Do This Yet?

    • Fawzi94

      I'm doing it now and i'll update when i'm done

      • dhaust

        well did it work?

    • nosracnoj

      I just did it. Took about 5 mins and it works GREAT! Took about 3 more mins longer than normal to reboot the first time after I applied the update. I love the live wallpapers!!

      • dhaust

        could u please walk me through the process please txt to 2194061977

  • Mike
  • dhaust
  • Fawzi94

    The zip is out! Haven't tried it out yet…still seems a but sketchy

    http://alldroid.org/threads/16659-2.1-download-

    • Jon

      all file dates in the zip are 5/4/2009. Not sure what that means, but doesn't feel right.

  • littlemac48

    darn i wasn't the on of the first batches like i was for the 2.01 i guess i will just wait and see or go back to my droidmod 1.0 the best rom out there in my opinion

  • indeed it would be.. hopefully that won't be the case.. my brother and I are on watch. I told him about Droid-Life and he wants to help.. so maybe one of us will get it… and I also got some friends watching out now. 🙂

  • cpeter753

    so maybe the reason the OTA update got pushed back was so that they could change how the update was applied so you couldn't pull the update.zip file off… that would be really disappointing

    • indeed it would be.. hopefully that won't be the case.. my brother and I are on watch. I told him about Droid-Life and he wants to help.. so maybe one of us will get it.

  • JLeo87

    Well this whole situation is the complete opposite of straight.

    1. No OTA for me
    2. No OTA for download
    3. No clue when I'll actually receive the update OTA
    4. No way I'll be able to function at work in 3hours since I spent all nite pressing refresh in this blog… lol
    But hey nobody ever said the Life Of A Droid Addict Was Glamorous 😉

  • jagarchitect

    LIving my life second by second sucks ass…

  • littlemac48

    If i were to do thisdo i have to install the update or can i just pull it from my phone and not update, and return to my custom rom, if so i would be more than happy to try this out to help out the community, but saying this i am assuming i am one of the few who gets the early update, because i was in the first batch for the 2.01

  • littlemac48

    If i were to do this do i have to install the update or can i just pull it from my phone and not update, and return to my custom rom, if so i would be more than happy to try this out to help out the community, but saying this i am assuming i am one of the few who gets the early update, because i was in the first batch for the 2.01

  • TheronB

    Ok everbody here's the video

    sorry for the bad quality my video camera was bad

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKcZ9rIwrWM

    • Jon

      Thanks for the vid and thanks for trying to get the update out.

    • teddyrucks

      Hey, TheronB thanks for the vid and attempting the update capture steps that were posted. We'll all join you soon. Your a gentleman and a scholar.

    • kellex

      Thanks for posting man, definitely appreciated.

    • rdunseith

      Don't film through a fish bowl next time. Thought I was having a relapse.

    • Mike

      you are an idiot

  • javajoe1981

    All I want is Flash!!! Is that too much to ask?? :p

    • cpeter753

      we need to wait for that unfortunately. hopefully the 2.1 update can hold us off until then. but yea flash is gonna be pretty amazing

      • javajoe1981

        yea, I know.. but like most other people have said, I pretty much have all these new components in my custom rom, so the only thing that would get me stoked about it was the use of flash..

        • cpeter753

          ah that makes sense. i haven't root just because i didn't want to void my warranty so i see where your coming from. at least you can look forward to more advanced and more stable roms in the near future following this update. and you can bet ill be rooting the day my warranty expires haha

          • javajoe1981

            LOL! well I just got my Droid about a month ago, and finally rooted yesterday, lol.. go figure. Of course I was thinking I would be able to watch more shows and videos on the device.. oh well, cant have it all i guess. I may try out the 2.1 and see how it works, who knows..

  • teddyrucks

    This is going to be the craziest april fools ever!

  • cpeter753

    so im ready and waiting… still waiting…

    • sombloski

      Rahiem Graham does not approve of your comment

      • cpeter753

        ok my comments aren't like yours, so im sure my expression of desire has more approval than your throwing low blows at people. droid-life isn't BGR or engadget, go there if you want to cause problems

        • sombloski

          eat it

        • Daballa

          Chill, he wasn't even trashing your comment. Talking about some other guy. Who are you to say what Droid Life is or isn't? Lighten up!

          • cpeter753

            he is bashing Rahiem Graham after Rahiem Graham told him to not bash the guy who couldn't pull the update off his phone. And Kellex repeatedly says to keep the site civil and friendly so im tryin to help the guy out. hes a little short staffed. so i dont say what DL is i repeat what the creator states. dont encourage bad behavior

          • sombloski

            we don't need lemmings to drone on about what so and so said. i'm just trying to have some fun, everyone is so touchy. besides who are you to reinforce anything

          • cpeter753

            im going to end this at Kellex request, you know, the guy who made this site.

          • sombloski

            no, i'll end it at his request.

          • kellex

            Everyone chill. No need to get all pissy and startin' ish.

      • Don't use my name for stuff like this. That's just not right. Everyone else here seems to have the ability to be civilized so I don't know what the issue is here. Don't turn this place into a troll factory please.

        • sombloski

          ;'(

  • Ben

    I work for Verizon Wireless. I'm guessing they somehow fixed the update it so you couldn't get it off the card. After all they have held this update up many times, and they're running an incredibly slow update process, so to me that means they have some concerns about issues with the update process and want to have a 24 hour period to see if they get any complaints of bricked phones. With those kinds of concerns I'm sure they'd do anything to keep it from getting out en masse on the internet

    • MattP

      Care to lie again?

      1. Verizon has ZERO control over the OTA process, that would be Bitfone.
      2. It is impossible to force an install, and would be cause for any number of lawsuits.
      3. Even if they did do a force, the odds of an OTA NOT hitting a dev level owner out of the first 1000 updates would be astronomical these days…meaning a linux power user would have zero issues pulling the build no matter the location prior to install.

      • Ben

        I don't claim to have any inside information, I'm just speculating from the perspective of someone who knows the company really well. Their first priority is to make sure they don't have to spend money replacing bricked phones. As for the Bitfone thing, the three companies VZW, Motorola, and Bitfone work in conjunction on this and you're wrong for assuming Verizon has no control over how this goes down.

        • MattP

          And a bonus round.

          4. The OTA process is created in the Plateform level of the code, which is Moto's code that is compiled from their BaseROM builds. This code will only be applications built on top of the base Android code plus the OTA, modem, FW, MCU, app, etc and OTA code. The OTA code for this project is done by Bitfone an HP company located in Cupertino, CA. They dictate all processes related to SD and OTA updates.

          Their code does not lock out the ability to copy from the NAND or SD of the device.

          Care to try again?

          Boy, some people are dense…

          • Ben

            This is funny, I'm not trying to get in a flame war on the internet here, so calm down for a second.

            Basically you're saying that the reports that there's no install and restart step are wrong and that the above instructions WILL work. I don't claim to know either way. But I guess we'll eventually find out who's right.

            Either way, whether I'm right or wrong :shrug:

          • MattP

            nope, I posted earlier that the location of the download is NOT on the sdcard

  • Cody

    why do they send out updates to people who don't even know how to operate a damn computer

  • smurgen

    Well at least we know that in a day or so we all will have the update ^^

    • Mark B

      The updates will roll out 200,000 per day until all have received the update. Not everyone will get the update on Thursday.

      • Brendan

        I better get it!!!!!!!!!

      • smurgen

        That's where the “or so” part of my post comes in ^^
        With 200,000 units getting the update on Thursday, it will be MUCH more likely that a update.zip will be made anyway

        • Mark B

          True, but it appears the update process is not the same as in 2.0.1. So, it might not be possible to pull the update.zip file at all this time around. Just sayin'.

    • I was on another site earlier and someone was doing the math…. They showed that based on the number of droids bought, it could be 20+ days before we all get the update OTA..based on 200,000 updates rolling out daily…if there are no more delays:/

  • Daballa

    Have we ran out of ammo?

    • Brendan

      im afraid we have 🙁

  • 2147cs

    Next batter up…..

  • TheronB

    Droid – Life

    I've messed up, my battery was low so i hooked it to the computer and then i hit install now thinking that the restart option would come up so I could decline it… thing is it didn't come up :/
    It went through the update process and now it's installed.
    I'm sorry for getting all your hopes up

    If you want I can make a youtube video of the update. Just let me know

    Once again

    I'm sorry everyone

    • MattP

      i just threw up

      • Stefan

        i lost bowel control

    • leftiphone4droid

      All I can say is …WOW!

    • eddieonofre

      yeah dude I video wouldn't be bad. People is anxious for proof

      • Chris

        Video would be great.

    • Austin

      lol

    • Chris

      :<

    • Brendan

      it happens

    • DanielNewell

      I just couldnt figure my computer out… do you know how to get moving wallpapers working?

      • Brendan

        long press on the screen select wallpapers select live wallpapers and pick one

    • TheronB

      ok i will post a video up.
      sorry about that guys

    • Lee

      It's ok, you tried.

      Someone else posted that the second screen they are showing in the instructions didn't come up and it just installed. You may not have messed anything up, the instructions may not be correct

    • Brendan

      and yes make a video

    • Fawzi94

      So it looks like this update skips that “restart & install” page?

    • kingwhisp

      I can BS on this too. It said you needed 40% battery life to receive the update. There is no way you were above 40% and then all of a sudden went down to a low battery in the 10-15 minutes you were trying to get Kellex the update.

      • You need 40% if not connected to an external power source and 20% if connected. No where did he say that he had over 40%.

    • Mark B

      Wow.

    • eddieonofre
    • kellex

      Definitely appreciate you trying Theron! Thanks man! We'll all get it eventually, no worries.

      • eddieonofre

        So what happen kellex we got no winner at all????

      • littlemac48

        If i were to do this, is do i have to install the update or can i just pull it from my phone and not update, and return to my custom rom, if so i would be more than happy to try this out to help out the community, but saying this i am assuming i am one of the few who gets the early update, because i was in the first batch for the 2.01

      • A.C.

        I really cant stand this stock business. too boring. going back to cyanogen with amazing looking themes and goodies until all this gets settled. i recommend everyone else does the same (unless ur phone is for business purposes). Kellex has put together foolproof tutorials that really take about 30 seconds from start to finish once u get the hang of it. why sit around refreshing forever when we already have the features at our grasp? The update will come eventually. We need to stop stressing and get some sleep.

    • teejaytm

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post a video. I just want to know its for real

  • nkhex19

    I know its a different update but were people able to download the update.zip file this way when they went from 2.0 to 2.0.1???

    • Austin

      yes, that is how we know it works

  • kellex

    We're basically betting that the instructions up above which we got from Android Forums will actually work. It's about to get sneaky if we can pull this off.

    • Chris

      So he hasn't installed yet, and you're in the process of trying to get it off the SDcard?

      • kellex

        We're waiting for the notification to pop back up again like its supposed to do every 30 mins. At that time, we're going to try the steps above and hope they work. 🙂

        • MattP

          in the mean time tell him to install the sdk for adb…he will need it to get the sdupdate this time….just a hunch

        • tux

          can he just go to the about phone and system update

          • kellex

            If he goes to the about menu, he gets the “restart and install” screen not the “install now, install later, more info” screen. Hes got to wait for that one to pop back up which it apparently should do soon.

          • A.C.

            Kellex I just checked the android forum and someone said they tried to follow the instructions but when they clicked install now it went to auto reboot…he could have done it wrong but that would suck. Good luck buddy.

        • Chris

          Well, I'll be awake for a while now! 🙂 Crossing my fingers… I'd be glad to help get this to sites that can host it when I do get my greasy little Droid claws on it, if this works.

    • Fawzi94

      Good luck and keep us updated kellex

    • vonbane

      Good luck!

    • dbizzer15

      *crosses fingers*

    • MattP

      the odds are better that the update.zip will be located in the /cache directory not on the sd…especially since you can update WITHOUT an sd card inserted

      • kellex

        Thats good to know.

  • *refresh*

    • dbizzer15

      Kellex, you just had a post up that said we may have a winner. Next refresh it's gone… hmmmm???

      • MattP

        try scrolling down a lil bit…

        • dbizzer15

          Haha, my bad… He threw the comment to the top. Sorry about that…

      • Give him time. He has to verify that it will work for him as well. Otherwise it's useless to the rest of us if it only worked to the original recipient.

      • teddyrucks

        Ahh the mystery of the crazy droid life “like” post ranking system.

  • MattP

    on a side note, I just downloaded Fennec, Firefox for Android.

    And yes this is legit, Google it….finally

    http://www.schirrmacher.eu/fennec/index.php/dow

    • Drew

      Different (hopefully better) than the one kellex posted earlier?

  • 2147cs

    … and I was going to name my 1st born Daniel !!!!!!!

  • eddieonofre

    … Moto forum has become quiet has well as here…

  • eddieonofre

    Do we have it yet?
    Do we have it yet?
    Do we have it yet?

  • kellex

    Stay tuned yall, we may have a winner!

    • vonbane

      Sweeet!

    • sombloski

      awesome!

    • dbizzer15

      Holler…

    • MMMMMM Apple Pie!

    • MattP

      WOOT!!!!!

    • smurgen

      F5 TO VICTORY!!!

    • eddieonofre

      great new to make my day (or I would say my night)
      I am hitting refresh every minute

    • A.C.

      :-D!

    • A.C.

      I feel like Morpheus at the end of Matrix Revolutions

      • cpeter753

        did you think of that because you saw it yesterday on tv? because i was watching that lol so i totally know what you're talking about if you did and if you didnt… well then i suppose you can disregard this haha :p

    • rdunseith

      I thought we had a winner earlier……………..

    • Felix A.

      You guys are more than welcome to wait but here is the official update zip if you can't take it anymore!

      http://alldroid.org/threads/16659-2.1-download-

      • Marcracc

        broken..404

  • DanielNewell

    im sorry i restarted and installed….. it much pressure

    • It's cool you gave it a shot and that's all that matters at this point. Let us know how the phone is working out for you.

    • Drew

      I think you're the first person I've ever heard of that's had Linux and hasn't been a techie…every single one I know is in IT or programming.

    • sorry I didn't get with you sooner, I support this stuff over the phone for a living(seemingly like many others) and could have been helpful :/

    • eddieonofre

      Dude really thanks you make ur best.
      But now would be nice if u take pictures of it and send them to kellex (or poested somewhere we all can see it)

  • eddieonofre

    Come TheronB the power is with you.

  • nosirrah

    I'm going to quote the movie 'Airplane!'…”I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.”

  • Drew

    As anxious as I've been waiting for this update…reading this work its way out with everyone trying to help these couple people that got it has made my night. Nice job everyone!

  • eddieonofre

    men I am not even hungry only to expecting to get this update. But you know we have been waiting years for this update that i feel I can wait no more. Do we have the update yet?
    Do we have the update yet?
    Do we have the update yet?
    Do we have the update yet?…

  • TheronB

    don't worry guys i'm emailing with kellex now

    • Fawzi94

      Good luck and may the droid be with you

  • dbizzer15

    Kellex, if this goes up, are we going to crash this site trying to download this??? Seems to have drawn a bit of attention…

  • sombloski

    annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd done… this dipshit has wasted enough of everyones time. lets meet back in the am to see if anyone actually got the update or see if verizon/moto has put up another facebook apology message and the TBD/soon to be released message, or as we all refer to it as the status quo.

    • Seriously dude you should relax. You don't have to take it to such low levels it's just an update. Let the guy be.

      • sombloski

        get over it, i have just as much right as anyone else to throw a few jabs here and there. no one is getting their feelings hurt

        • logicmanNY

          Oops… look at that. Your comment got removed.

          • sombloski

            oh no!

  • 2147cs

    OMG 7th Game of the World Series, bottom of the 9th, 2outs, 2 strikes, 3 balls, bases loaded and we are down by 3 runs!!! …and the pitch……

    • Nweih

      HA HA, I know right

  • JLeo87

    He hasn't responded in a few minutes,, I hope he didn't take the plunge

  • TheronB
    • dbizzer15

      we got another!

    • MattP

      please tell me you are not kidding…

      • TheronB

        I'm dead serious!

    • kellex

      emailed.

      • dbizzer15

        Kellex, if this goes up, are we going to crash this site trying to download this??? Seems to have drawn a bit of attention…

        • kellex

          Oh we were over 500 peeps on the site at a time earlier today. THis is nothin' 😛

          • dbizzer15

            Haha, alright, just wanted to make sure. Is Theron legit?

          • MattP

            looks like it so far…waiting for the moment for Kellex to shat that the build is in hand…

          • Drew

            Does silence from kellex mean that he's installing and testing?

          • teddyrucks

            He's too legit.

          • Drew

            too legit to quit?

          • unbr8kablebond

            LMAO! perfect timing. Drew with the comic relief !

          • Fawzi94

            Haahah all the big forums are linking to this post now….they're all watching on Theron!!!
            http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/335

          • dbizzer15

            It's better than watching a movie… Because we all get to take part! (hopefully)

      • Fawzi94

        Does he have anything?

      • colonelpannick

        If You get the update.zip, run a sha1sum of it, the first 8 digits of the sha1 sum are the missing digits in

        https://android.clients.google.com/updates/vole

  • Fawzi94

    I'm starting to doubt that the update actually went out…

  • rdunseith

    I'm starting to speculate. Nobody has been able to save the update. Has not been posted on usenet or private trackers. Forums are dead or repetitive with the same info. People that say they got it are missing in action or show blurry cam pics. I can use photoshop and after effects and pull a hoax. I'm not flaming or talking trash, it's just that we have no DEFINITIVE proof.

  • MattP

    DanielNewell, call my google voice number, I will walk you thru it.

    408 365 4420

  • eddieonofre

    Men DanielNewell got a lot of people watching is back right now (including me) Let hope he can go through it.

  • DanielNewell

    can i just restart and install?

    • kellex

      No. Do not do that. You need to plug your USB cable from your phone to your computer.

      • DanielNewell

        Alright im gonna be totally honest, i have no idea what the hell im doing period i can plug the usb thing into my computer and thats about it

        • ianjfletch

          Kellex call him and walk him through.

        • logicmanNY

          Did you respond to the Mount notification?

        • kellex

          Please call Matt right now and he'll walk you through this – 408 365 4420

          • eddieonofre

            how is Matt, the gay from the moto support?? he is in vacation right now.

          • kellex

            haha thats classic

          • eddieonofre

            correct my self I meant to type *guy* big big typo sorry Matt, you have been a real help in the Moto forums

          • MattP

            nope, I'm actually an employee of HP and work on the HP Airlife100 lol

          • eddieonofre

            you seem a nice guy.. Have you been able to help our friend Do we have the update yet? Daniel Newell??

          • MattP

            call collect if you have to lol

        • eddieonofre

          Ok my friend now you have to pull down the notification bar in your droid. (you know the little light color bar att he top of your home screen where the clock shows with the battery and the 3g signal)

        • Ok now drag down the notification bar and mount the phone!

          • DanielNewell

            ok i think i did that now what

          • Open “Removable Disk”. It should be listed in my computer, with a letter next to it. If you have multiple just keep trying till you see a bunch of folders. Then in there look for update.zip

        • Michael C.

          wow, what an irony! of all the people, an update is avail. to someone who is not tech savvy….

          this whole process of going through all these obstacles just to get the update is too comical.

          And Daniel, not knowing what to do is the icing on the cake! LMAO!!!!

    • Daballa

      No way!!!!

    • DontClick

      Clicking the restart and install will erase the file you need, don't do it!

    • Jeff

      Daniel, do you have a camera? If so, please take a picture of the update notification on your phone and send it to Kellex.

    • Fawzi94

      No, or you won't be able to transfer the Update.zip from your phone to computer

    • eddieonofre

      :o(If you really can't get the zip file out you should but… tha would imply that we till have to wwait for our so cherish update.zip. Come on ude let make a little effort for all the poor souls that haven;'t gotten teh update yet

    • A.C.

      Daniel i'm pretty sure regardless of what operating system u are on, as soon as u plug ur phone into the the comp with a usb cable a new device will appear on ur desktop. open it up and find the “update.zip” file. then drag it to ur desktop or a folder of ur choosing.

      • teddyrucks

        You cant seriously expect someone who isn't proficient in computers to know how to manually mount a USB device in linux. Or even to know that you would have to perform the extra mounting step not listed in the above instructions. Daniel thanks for trying and don't worry about it, looks like TheronB has it.

    • A.C.

      StephanC post a step by step walkthrough on how to mount the sd card to the linux operating system and pull up the root.

  • smurgen

    Must…not…get…hopes…up

  • nosirrah

    Is there a reason why Motorola won't release the update online as well as OTA? It would make things so much simpler. People might even stop yelling at them. lol

    • logicmanNY

      I suppose they could do that on Thursday. But initially they want a limited release so they can determine if any major issues show up before it goes out to the masses.

  • MattP

    Someone should just call him and walk him through it…

  • sombloski

    haha everyone is so jacked for this update, i hope he really got it.

    • nosirrah

      so, if he didn't really get it then it just means we all have to possibly wait another few days. that's not too bad…wait, what am i saying? 2.1 was supposed to come out over a month ago! i want it now! please really have it…

    • dbizzer15

      I would have been fine not knowing anyone that got it, now I just want to know if he has it or not, one way or another. It's just the thought of it being out there and not being able to have it that is killing me…

  • eddieonofre

    dude I can see the question popping out in all the forums that I have suscribe to (only for droid update I am in 7 )
    Does anyone got the update?
    But I want to get an answer with proof

  • sombloski

    if DanielNewell followed this site he'd know how to do this. i call BS.

    • kellex

      Just chill for a minute. We'll try to work through this. Not everyone is a techie wizard. 🙂

    • MattP

      he has a registerted account…that's alot of work when you can just post as a guest like me

    • DanielNewell

      Oh ok if i dont know how to use computers as good as others im a liar? Ridiculous

      • kellex

        It's all good. How you doing with finding it?

        Tell me what has happened so far. You got the notificaton? You clicked install? Is it not telling you to restart? Did you turn your phone off? Are you just sitting at a home screen?

      • MattP

        here's the question that no one asked…do you have it installed right now?

      • A.C.

        are u using a mac or pc? we can walk you through it step by step we're all here to help.

        • Daballa

          This guy is like the old drunk from that movie “Independence Day” that has the only missile left! Let's all get behind this guy!

          • sombloski

            hahahaha, great allusion, i'm behind him

          • dbizzer15

            BAHAHAHA. Exactly

          • eddieonofre

            ok you hear guys let open the rode for mister Bob (I don''t remember the name). And every one start shooting to the space ships

          • Daballa

            The force-field is still up!

          • eddieonofre

            The some one please put the damn virus in the motherboard and make explode the damn missile so the damn fields can be deactivated. Today we celebrate our Droid Update (if it comes)

        • DanielNewell

          its a linux opperating sysetm thats all i know it not windows xp or anything

          • leftiphone4droid

            Why don't you just call one of us to walk you through it…..

          • StephanC

            Oh boy! Is it Ubuntu? Give us some details on what the interface looks like and I will try to identify it.

          • kellex

            Haha how do you know Linux and not know how to get to your SD card? 😛

            OK how we doing now?

          • DanielNewell

            it has the little sticker thing on it

          • MattP

          • kellex

            Alright Daniel, we need a full break down of what you are doing or this will continue to go no where.

          • A.C.

            for real…im about to call shenanigans.

          • kellex

            Ding ding ding!

          • PGD

            This is the same Daniel Newell that was on facebook last week or the week before spouting out that he had the update ? Someone on this forum even mentioned it and linked to the page. I call fake.

          • A.C.

            do u have access to a pc or mac operating system?

          • StephanC

            Long time Linux user here…. Any questions?

      • StephanC

        Ignore the negativity from certain people on this site and relax.

    • Fawzi94

      Same….not believing anything till i see an update zip…

    • Well he did say he's not that good with computers so we should sit back, relax and give him a chance and if he can't pull it off then he can't but at least he's trying considering he admitted to not being an expert.

      • dbizzer15

        agreed. Maybe some updates, DanielNewell? How's it going?

  • DanielNewell

    Yaaaaaaaaaay! i got it!

    • kellex

      Please tell me you followed the instructions? 🙂

      • DanielNewell

        im not very good with computers but ill see what i can do

        • kellex

          Just follow those instructions and you should be good. 🙂 email me if you have it: lebasketbawl @ gmail . com

        • MattP

          I smell a fib…

      • teddyrucks

        This is the first time I've seen Kellex jones for the 2.1 update.

    • dbizzer15

      did you get the update file?

    • IntenzeDroid

      did you save the update

    • Fawzi94

      SHARE THE WEALTH WITH US!!!!

    • eddieonofre

      really!! dis you save the update.zip??? dude show proof of it. I want to see real proof so I can sleep.

      • StephanC

        Don't bother him. He's having enough trouble just transferring it. Chill out!

        • eddieonofre

          sorry dude it all this anxiety… I jus realized that he was a newbie. I hope it is real.

    • unbr8kablebond

      hey does your email start at the beginning or end of the alphabet? ppl in the droid forums have a theory the update will be done alphabetically by email.

  • Fawzi94

    Anyone get it yet?

    • JLeo87

      No update here in pittsburgh yet

      • dbizzer15

        Ditto for Pittsburgh

  • Cones

    Is this the same situation as last time where only VZW employees get the first batch of updates?

    If so, I don't think anyone of them will be willing to post the update file.
    They never really look out for their customers anytime I see them.

  • julian1980

    Hey Kellex, I think I have the latest update. I unrooted my phone and now it says 2.1-update 1 so I'm assuming there is another update coming. What do you think?

    • kellex

      That would be the update…you sure you dont' have a custom ROM Still installed?

      • julian1980

        I'm not sure, it gives me the option to make home or launcher my default and
        when I choose home I automatically have the wallpapers ect…. but its still
        the old pull out drawer. I never received the update box that's what's
        really confusing to me.

  • Justin Latham

    If I revert back to stock but still am rooted can I receive the 2.1 update? or do i have to fully un-root my droid

  • erik211

    So does everybody get the update tomorow, or do just more testers get it?

    • It's the same M.O.
      9AM- 1,000 testers.
      9PM- another 9,000
      24 hour waiting period
      Then over the next few days they roll it OTA in batches of 200,000 i believe until all users have it 🙂

      Good luck!

  • PGD

    I am not rooted but using the helix launcher. Will that effect the upgrade in any way? Should I uninstall Helix Launcher first? Any advice guys?

    • Brendan

      no it will not effect it, it is only a home replacement app so your good.

      • PGD

        ok cool, thanks Brendan 🙂

        • Brendan

          your welcome

  • Lane252

    I thought kellex was a girl

    • Michael C.

      I thought so too! hey Keliex, could you post your pic for all of us? Really curious to see what you look like. Thanks!

      • lantandroid

        was it the male voice on his videos that gave you this impression?

    • kellex

      Come on now, thats insulting. 🙂

      • Lane252

        Well I'm sorry I will go punish myself by breaking my droid

        • kellex

          Hah perfect. 😛

          • As they say in the Craigslist joke forum, “Tits or GTFO!!!” lol
            Hysterical 😛

            Keep up the good stuff!

      • Michael C.

        oh…my bad keliex! dude you're awesome btw

        • kellex

          I guess its time I make an appearance. 🙂

          • lantandroid

            you already have. in the reflections of the phones you are making videos about.

  • dannydarko

    Fellow readers I apologize for my bad commenting behavior,I have alot of respect and admiration for Kellex and Droid-Life and I should know better than to feed into idiocy so forgive me.My bad K we just do things a little different over this way so it all robots and green shine peoles….Droooiiiid OUT!

  • lakerzz

    I'm having a problem going back to stock…tried the new ultimate droid (from cyanogen) and using clockwork, I downloaded the 2.0.1 stock, but fails to install, and sends me to the reboot screen…idk what I'm doing wrong (PROBABLY 'CAUSE I'M A NOOB!!!!) can anybody help??

    • Brendan

      getting the same problem

    • Brendan

      go down to my directions below but i dont think you have to install bugless beast but if you open droid mod updater and it says your sd card isnt mounted then you have to install BB

      • lakerzz

        Thanks…it worked. I appreciate the help…

  • kellex

    ENOUGH ALREADY. CHILL THE F OUT EVERYONE. This is not a site for flaming and trash talking each other.

    • jeff

      I had this problem but then flashed Sprecovery from rom manager. then rebooted the phone and loaded droid mod from sd card then I rebooted into SP recovery loaded DM updater and unrooted from there. hope this helps.

  • dannydarko

    I have no patients for dimwits and smartasses.This is the Eastcoast baby, we ain't so laid back round here ! To all the faithful intelligent Droidders props and accolades you know who you are:)

    • Dick Wiggles

      Dimwits? Nice spelling … it's patience dumb-ass

      • dannydarko

        Hey Dick Shit Stick I spelled it that way because you idiots are like patients at a mental hospital so zip it and go troll another site PUNK! I still have no patients what are you gonna do…… nothing cause you are a feeble minded spamming troll

        • Halcyone

          tough man is very tough QQ

          • Dick Wiggles

            Fall River fags crack me up.

  • Brendan

    Kellex please help!!! when i go to download stock 2.0.1 from ROM manager it rolls through and it is all fine and i say wipe data then it goes into Clockwork but it doesnt install it says there is an error any ideas on why it is doing that???

    • kellex

      I'm aware of the issue and looking into a fix.

      • Brendan

        thank you

      • Brendan

        I have a quick fix,
        1) Install bugless beast V9
        2)open droid mod updater
        3) Select 2.0.1 stock (no root)
        4)you should be good

        the reason you cant have cyanogen with dmupdater is because it does not recognize sd card but with BB V9 it does

        • Brendan

          add on to my last comment,
          you are not good yet
          1)go into settings—applications—-manage applications—-menu button—-filter—all—delete com.android.voice search
          2)reboot into recovery
          3)wipe cache partition
          4)wipe/factory reset
          5)let it roll through
          6)now your good

    • Mathew

      I just went back to droidmod 1.0 then used dmupdate back to stock.. I think that's still the best way until they've worked out the kinks in rom manager

      • Brendan

        ya i know i should have made a nandroid backup of droidmod but I didnt, and now when i try to go back i open dmupdater and it says my sd card is not mounted for some reason

    • I experienced the same issue when trying to root from rom manager. I used the cockworkmod flash recovery and it gave me an error. I did wipe cache also and once I rebooted I was at plain jane with root. From there I went back to rom manager, updated to latest clockwordmod, then was able to flash the sprecovery located at the bottom of the menu. I installed dmupdator, and from there chose the root 2.0.1 rom. Once you are up and running again, make sure to wipe cache and rom manager otherwise the market and facebook apps will not load up.

    • Qball21

      I was having the same issue when trying to use ROM Manager to go back to stock (2.0.1). Luckily I had a backup when I was running droidmod that I was able to restore to. From there I had to use droidmod to return to stock. It worked but it did require an extra step. Also when trying to go back to Cyanogen via ROM manager I had to use droidmod again to root. I was under the impression that ROM Manager could handle all of that without droidmod. I am new to all of this so I apologize if I am missing something obvious.

  • awddsm90

    i haven't gotten a update wtf : ( .

    • Ashkii chii

      yeah man, I don;t think its coming. just another corporate hoax for April Fools.

  • I think the OTA stores the file on the internal memory instead of the SD card. I am looking at the “ready to install” dialog no and I can see all the contents of the SDCard, but no update.zip in the root, not even a single file which is big enough to be the update. Looked aroound in the folders too.

    • samsam

      Don't install yet! Talk to Kellex

      • Too late.

        The update failed btw because I was already running 2.1. I'm in a weird situating: I was running the HK 2.0.1 ROM (on a UK Milestone), earlier today I checked for an OTA update and it said there was an 39MB update available (which seems to be the HK 2.1 http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/index.jsp?v…). I tried to download the OTA update but it was stuck at 0% for hours.

        Finally I just installed the Motorola Software Update software, connected the phone to USB, and used that to update, which went relatively smooth. I am now running…
        Firmware Update: 2.1-update1
        Firmware configuration version: GAS_EMEA_USASHLS00RTINT_P012
        Baseband version: 3GSMEPU91A_U_91.07.4EI
        Baseband Configuration Version: UCASHLSMR2EMEAB1B850C.0R
        Kernel version: 2.6.29-omap1 [email protected] #1
        Build number: SHOLS_U2_02.31.0

        However, about an hour after the upgrade to 2.1 over USB the OTA download somehow came alive again, which just finished. It went into software upgrade mode for a short while, but then rebooted and came back with “software update failed”. Most likely because I am already running 2.1 at this point.

        Those looking for 2.1 I'd say don't bother with OTA, just install MSU (https://rsddownload.motorola.com/download/Motor…) and let that one do the magic. You won't loose any settings or anything that way. Just requires a software installation and an USB cable, but less pain than trying to get OTA to work.
        I can take another look tomorrow after I slept and came back from school, but I guess if it was on the SDcard and I missed it somehow it's now gone becayse I (attempted to) ran the update already.

        • kellex

          Yeah that could have been if we all tried to use the Milestone update.zip. 🙂

  • storm33x

    why exactly do u want us to do this?

    • nkhex19

      So the Droid community can get the update.zip file online and manually update our phones so we all don't have to wait for it the arrive OTA.

  • WTH2.1

    I suppose it's a good thing we haven't heard about this update bricking phones left and right. Now, how's about we start uploading said update so the rest of us can bask in the greateness that is 2.1 update 1?

  • greatone_pro

    It's probably to early to get lucky on the zip sharing. Only 1,000 updates went out around noon and a majority of those receiving it probably don't know what's going on in the Android world. Especially since people started to catch on after the update went out. The better opportunity to snag the zip will come around midnight tonight when 9,000 more updates go out.

  • Halcyone

    ahh i hope they have a file to download tonight so i dont have to wait >.<

  • Syluxso

    Any zip for sharing????

  • teejaytm

    So should I unroot or we I be able to get it if I wait to see how it is and then unroot?

  • stranja

    sorry im a bit of a newbie will the 2.1 update able me to save apps on my sd card or do i have to root to do that…
    thanks

    • Tom

      Need to be root [Apps2SD].

  • nkhex19

    Since it only went to 1000 users right now I imagine at midnight when another 9000 users receive it then expect to see the update.zip file to be posted. A lot of Droid users will be staying up late tonight.

    • skrap853

      Midnight in which time zone? If it is eastern time that will only be 9pm for us in the west.

      • nkhex19

        I believe that's Eastern time so actually your right us west coasters won't have to stay up late to wait for the update.zip file. East coast Droid owners will be the ones with little sleep tonight checking out all the new features and such.

        • greatone_pro

          I can assure you that midnight is not little sleep for us on the east coast.

  • themozsh

    Excellent Idea. Cant wait for someone to post it. If I get I will post it with a link.

  • Ace Z.

    Come on…somebody…send us the update.zip file…please 🙁 lol

  • df7003

    still having problems with ROM Manager cant flask clockworkMod recovery so cant revert to stock please anybody with answers help

    • leftiphone4droid

      I had the same problem. I had to flash the 2.0.1 SBF file back onto the phone. It worked like a charm.

      • df7003

        omg a respond please tell mw how you did it because i dont know how

        • leftiphone4droid

          I followed these instructions: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-help/2

          • skrap853

            I hear that should be a last resort.

          • df7003

            woah last resort why whats wrong with this method

          • leftiphone4droid

            Well it probably is, I don't know. All I know is I wanted to get back to stock 2.0.1 and that worked. I tried using Rom Manager to go back to stock but that didn't work. I kept getting the message that I didn't have some privilege. I tried using DMUpdater. That too wasn't working correctly. I kept getting that root message “Allow SU” or something like that. But it was greyed out and didn't provide the “Yes or No” options. SO I was bascially stuck on a rom. I used this SBF technique and it worked.

          • 2rootornot2root

            Those instructions worked for me as well with no problems. Returned my phone to 100% factory condition.

    • skrap853

      If your phone will boot try using DMUpdater to get back to stock. Kellex has a guide for it – http://www.droid-life.com/2010/03/13/returning-

      • df7003

        when i try to use DM updater it says that i have to allow acsess by checking the box remember and i dont see a box anywhere

        • skrap853

          it should pop up and say “allow” or “deny” and there will be a checkbox to remember selection. Have you used DMUpdater before, maybe it is already selected.

          • df7003

            the only time i used it was when i first rooted my droid like a month ago i just downloaded it again today but that alllow or deny box never comes up

          • skrap853

            did it flash sprecovery, does it allow you to select a rom?

    • skrap853

      another solution – http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?/topic/1… boot into recovery (hold x while powering up). Install a fresh copy of Cyanogen either from the cached downloads folder or download a new copy (first post by koush – http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?/topic/5…).

    • fed up

      why not like, go to cyanogen's forum itself instead of another off topic thread!!!!!

      • df7003

        look i needed help and i thought that was what this site was for so please take ur bull somewhere else cause u did not have to write me and if i want to keep making off topic threads so you say that is what i will do you dont own this site so please dont respond to any of my threads.

        thank you

        • Octotron

          It is funny, because it seems like they are being helpful, and it is YOU who is asking a question that has nothing to do with this particular article. This is not a tech support forum. If you happen to get some good advice, be thankful and stop whining.

        • Doolidg

          Dude…chill out..were not like that here..this is Droid -life not drama life
          I think you owe fed up an apology all he was doing was being informative……….

  • a1locjaw

    Great idea!

  • jmc

    kellex, I've been meaning to ask you for a few days now… From the original DMUpdater rooting/DroidMod1.0 install, we have an 'update.zip' of around 10.7 MB that we used for rooting, that I get… but I also have an 'update-stock.zip' of around 64.4 MB that I frankly don't know how it made its way into my SD card or if it's a by-product of something else… do you know what I'm talking about?

    • Low023

      The small update was to root and the other one would be the custom rom.

  • littlemac48

    Is there a risk of unrooting and doing this then not being able to root again. I live in an area were i am usually first to get the update. I would be happy to do this as long as i know for a fact i can return to a rooted phone

    • Low023

      Well it may take some tinkering but the Milestone got Rooted in around 3 hours after release. I would not worry to much.

  • Mwest

    Just waiting on a download link haha.

  • Low023

    A guy on Moto's Facebook just said “it download to your /cache file on the phone you have to use adb pull /cache/[the update name and ext] to C: i dont think it goes to your sdcard cause you can do the update without one… but he that could be true… this method only worked on my cliq and my g1 and my mytouch 3g”
    You might want to look into that.

  • Lane252

    I heard if you updated little blk aliens will come take your soul!

    • Jer

      ….i heard this also…careful ppl

  • rocketdaddy

    Seems kinda silly that VZW doesn't just post the update.zip themselves. Let the OTA go to folks who don't want to fuss with downloading the update but…. GIMME MY UPDATE NOW…. please, thank you.

  • jduro923

    Do I need DM Updater? ROM Manager seems to have everything.

  • Low023

    Epic!

    • pattont

      Even if it doesn't have the homescreens you don't have to root to get them. HelixLauncher is better than the stock 5 home screens anyways because it allows the extra icons near the dock. Besides the ROMS for 2.1 will come in the coming days post-update anyways.

      • Low023

        People have said that HelixLauncher force closes on the new update, you will more than likely have to wait for them to update the app.

        • Tergiversator_Maximus

          I have Helix Launcher and I haven't experienced any of that. I did have a force close this morning on the way to work, but that didn't appear to be related to Helix Launcher.

  • All of these custom ROMs are based on the previous version of the “update”. How can this newest one be malicious? We're here to help each other and I'm very sure Kellex wouldn't allow such nonsense on this website.

  • talkdj

    Well I need at least 5 screens and I'll keep my phone rooted with UD 9.0 (coming soon to a rooted Droid near you). Go to droidforums.net for all the details. On the other hand, my wifes phone is still on 2.01 and I'll wait for the update to hit her phone so I can see all that Verizon goodness.

    • Tergiversator_Maximus

      My understanding is that the 2.1 update gives us up to 9 screens.

  • Concerned Droid User

    Wow the admins around here are really getting stupid. So you are begging people to post a link here to an update.zip file s we can all download it. Looks very tempting to hide some malicious code in an update.zip file and post a link to it here.

    • Octotron

      Why would Kellex intentionally do something to seem like he is begging for personal gain or to incite some kind of malicious plot against Droid users?

      You seem to have a guilty conscience.

    • Chris

      Yet many of you have no problem downloading various ROMs….

    • Dito_Muertez

      i think we should add a dislike button

    • kellex

      If you really think that, come on. Removing this post sorry. I dont want you scaring off people. We have never done anything at this site that should make any skeptical. Thanks for stopping by.

      • Dito_Muertez

        I only surround myself with the ones i trust, which is why i come here. Kellex, you rock.

  • Winterfresh

    So i suppose i should delete the update.zip that i used to root my phone so it doesnt get confused.. im still on the fence wether or not i want to stick with cyanogen or go for the official 2.1, decisions decisions…

  • Sounds fair enough. I did the first update to 2.0.1 the same way. We need to support each other.

  • Magneto

    No thank you…I'm sure there are plenty of nice people here who love the Droid and are willing to share the 2.1 goodness with those of us who don't have it yet, but it only takes one fool to crack the update and send off some malicious file that screws those who are just a little impatient. I've waited long enough and read through too many release rumors at this point. I think I can wait a couple more days for my official update if it is in fact on its way.

    • concerneddroiduser

      Glad somebody around here has some sense!

    • Tom

      I'm sure Kellex has the foresight to check anything sent to him. He hasn't posted anything that has done harm to our Droids yet, I don't see why he'd start now.

      • Octotron

        CONSPIRACY OMGZ!!!

        But really, we just want to help.

    • Magneto

      I wasn't trying to scare people or start some kind of uproar. I'm just saying, for a significant update like this that will eventually make its way to everyone within the next couple of days or even the next few hours, I don't see the need to try to jump the gun and open myself up to anything unecessary. Patience is a virtue my friend.

      • dannydarko

        Kid are you plugged in!? Don't come spewing your nonsense to this areana heres some parting words for you dumbass RE- SPECT WALK yes I'm talking to you…Droooooid!

        • Ashkii Chii

          that was a total ripoff form Pantera's Walk song.

          • dannydarko

            Hey numb nuts I love Pantera where do you think I got it from.I was paying homage to Phil and the boys so don't run your pie hole if you don't know the deal …

          • kellex

            Danny play nice.

  • I wish I could get the update so I could be praised among my community of fellow Droidians…
    Awe, to bask in the glory of being the man who uploaded the update.zip
    I think that automatically makes you a God or something 🙂

  • xFenixKnightx

    *patiently waits

    • kellex

      Awesome thanks guys!

    • a1locjaw

      I like that concept.. unlimited… mmmmm

  • teddyrucks

    YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO, YOUR NOT MY REAL DAD!!!

    • xFenixKnightx

      LOL

    • Deladroid

      LMAO

    • czm2000

      LMAO!

  • rals

    Well said sir

  • nkhex19

    Sweet, hopefully someone posts it soon. So when were are able to upload the 2.1 update manually and we install it manually how does Verizon or whoever sends it out know our phone already received the update?

    • Cloud asks phone for version number 2.1=no update needed,
      2.0.1 = update needed