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Droid 2.1 Update Notes and News

We’ll attempt to use this post as a spot for people to drop tips, news, tricks and/or anything related to their 2.1 update.  If you had a bad experience, tell us how you fixed it.  If had download issues like I did, let us know.  If there is anything out of the ordinary that you experienced during the process, please drop it in the comments so we can share with everyone else and I’ll be sure to add as much of the important stuff as I can…

1.  First off, here are the manual instructions to update including the update.zip file.

2.  If you are still rooted and running a custom ROM, here are the manual instructions for returning to stock.

3.  When renaming the file to update.zip, make sure it does not get renamed to update.zip.zip or the update process will be aborted.

4.  If you get the following messages during install, it could mean you have not placed the file in your root:

E:Can’t open/cache/recovery/command
–Install from sdcard…
Finding update package…
Opening update package..
Verifying update package…
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted.

5.  If you receive a cache error, try booting back into recovery and “wipe cache partition.”

6.  You can perform this update without a computer.  Download the file from your phone browser, open Astro File Manager, find the file in your “downloads” folder, move it to your root or /sdcard and perform update instructions.

7.  If you want a great alternate launcher, download HelixLauncher from the market.  Just do not attempt to use HelixLauncher2 or you will run into force close issues.

8.  The process can take some time.  BE PATIENT.  Mine sat at the Droid Eye for almost 2 minutes. If you follow these steps exactly, the process should work flawlessly.

9.  Many experienced initial 3G Market download and Gmail issues.  I fixed this by enabling wifi for at least 30 minutes before disabling again.  3G issues seem fine now.

10.  When you are finished, you should be on 2.1 Update 1.

11.  If you think you are stuck at either the M or Droid eye boot screens, be patient.  The update definitely takes time to complete.

12.  If you ran into an issue with Swype, uninstall your version and install the version we have at our downloads page.

13.  Right now there is no root for this official build.  However, if you are still rooted and using a custom ROM, there are versions of ESE81 already floating around.  (More on those later tonight.)

14.  Once you update using this method, you will not get the OTA notification.  This is the official update so you are good.

15.  There is no FLASH included in this update.  We’ll hopefully see that in the next month or 2.

16.  Verizon is tweeting that the update will void your warranty.  They have to say this since the broader rollout of the update does not start until tonight.  You are fine if you’ve gone through the manual process.

More coming!

  • alkivt

    I know this sound stupid but I cannot get into recovery mode. Switching off, the power button and 'x' brings me always to normal boot up (no triangle whatsoevfer)
    Please what do I do wrong?
    Thanx

  • Rohan

    Hey, I have copied the the update file in the Root folder of my SD Card(when you open SD Card through Astro, where all the folders are there, like Motonav, Mobile, Albums, albumthumbnail etc etc… One of the folders is Update.zip. I can see the update logo as well through Astro in the root). I am getting the below mentioned error of E:failed to verify whole-file signature.

    E:Can’t open/cache/recovery/command
    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package..
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Kindly help… I am using Motorola Milestone

  • toby

    should i delete the zip file i downloaded for the manual update after i install it or is it necessary to have for the update to work properly?

    • SDI

      For some reason my droid started to download the 2.1 update and i didnt ask it to? Can i just not do ot or does it auto upload when i reboot?

  • brain550

    Any news on 2.1 root access yet?

  • KE

    I have the Triangle with exclamation point but when I hit the volume and camera button, nothing happens…anyone else having this problem or any suggestions?

    • brain550

      You need to use the D-pad to move up and down and the gold center button to accept/hit OK, I believe the volume and camera buttons only work with sprecovery or clockwork recovery (don't quote me on that one). Hope this helps.

  • danodroid

    I downloaded the updae and placed it in the root directory of phone. Restared per the directions and it will not work. This is for an ERIS. My understanding is that this should work with an Eris, but it will not even find the upgrade folder. It is named correct as a zip and no duplicates. HELP

  • How long do you think it takes for the phone to restart once it starts doing the cycling between Droid and Eye? Mine has been almost 15 minutes now

  • pete

    Go to sd card and rename it update.zip, it might say update.zip.zip, thats what mine said. renamed it and it worked. Also JUST WONDERING WHAT TO DO WHEN THE UPDATE COMES TO MY PHONE IF I ALREADY MANUALLY UPDATED?

  • zooger3500

    E:Can’t open/cache/recovery/command
    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package..
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature <—This is the thing don't understand.
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Why is this? And how do I fix it?

  • shriker

    works great, anyone else having trouble with voice input when on wifi?

  • Cliff

    will this update work for the HTC Eris?

    • danodroid

      Did you get this to work on the Eris?

  • shooter454

    Ok where the video on flashing back to 2.0.1 lol

  • richkoos

    When trying to do this without a computer i ran into a problem. When i tried to click the link to download it, it started and then stopped the download and said that the phone doesn't support that file type.

    • Mark

      Download Astro File Manager from the Android Market, then try to download the update again.

  • jerbush91

    Oh and I did not return to stock to install the update.zip

  • jerbush91

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/33

    Used the update.zip there to install 2.1 on my Droid. Worked perfectly and I stayed rooted. I emailed proof to Kellex. I am now overclocked really blazing

  • fedex_325

    hola me podrian desir Como ENTRAR al Modo Recuperación. gracias

  • Droidporn

    Why are all the android/droid site pushing so hard for us to upgrade manually??? I don’t trust the file some guy uploaded to the internet.. has anyone stopped to consider that it might be tampered with in some way?? How do you know its the correct update file and not some trick someone his playing on you??? The update is mostly eye candy, but sets us up for flash.. so whats the rush??
    I hope all the best for all those that manually updated but Im waiting for the official untampered file to be pushed out from the only real source..
    Don’t fall for the hype…

  • Drew

    I keep getting this

    “E:Can’t open/cache/recovery/command
    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package..
    Verifying update package…
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted”

    Im totally un-rooted and the link above is the only “update” thats on my sdcard and yes I have the “zip” after it. And its not in any folder either, its just on my sd card

  • Droidporn

    Why are all the android/droid site pushing so hard for us to upgrade manually??? I don’t trust the file some guy uploaded to the internet.. has anyone stopped to consider that it might be tampered with in some way?? How do you know its the correct update file and not some trick someone his playing on you??? The update is mostly eye candy, but sets us up for flash.. so whats the rush??
    I hope all the best for all those that manually updated but Im waiting for the official untampered file to be pushed out from the only real source..
    Don’t fall for the hype…

  • nickmears

    Ok so I have Droid Mod and I have attempted to download multiple ROMS with no succes, every time I download one be it BlackDroid or Cyanogen I always get a loop on the boot up screen. There has to be something i am mossing if none of them are working. I'm close to returning to stock and trying but before I do…any tips?

  • Dmitry

    how come my haptic feed back wen i txt is gone and the sound wen i txt is gone?

    • Dmitry

      i only installed the update.zip

      • brain550

        go back to your settings, “language & keyboard” and re-check the settings for both

  • bmcguire

    if i have the 2.1 update can i root with dmupdater or will it fubar my droid

  • Gus

    Do we have to clear the cache after we install the update, if so, how? sorry if this is a dumb question…

  • fuyuasha

    Hi Folks;

    Just a quick update report from me – nothing sensational, just data points FWIW, I updated 2 droids – one's mine the other my wife's and both went flawlessly I'm happy to report:

    Droid#1 (been rooted ROMed once): time to process update.zip 2:20 mins, time for first boot: 6:01 mins
    Droid#2 (never been rooted/ROMed): time to process update.zip 3:03 mins, time for first boot: 1:56 mins

    As usual – thanks to everyone for super useful info sharing/help and esp to kellex for the #1 kick tail/up to date yet friendly place to learn/discuss all things Droid …

  • Brett

    I you haven't received the OTA 2.1 update but installed it manually. What do you think will happen then Verizon pushes it out to your phone? Anyone have a clue?

    • nkhex19

      If you install it manually you will not receive it OTA because you already have the update. Your basically just downloading it early. A lot of people were worried about installing it manually but its the EXACT same file Verizon is going to send you OTA.

  • cyrusegenemallard

    I tried to dwnld file from Alldroid.com, but Norton security stopped me and said the certificate for that page was for another page and going therewould be dangerous. The page was clients.google something. Is the file safe?

  • cyrusegenemallard

    I was going to dwnld but when I clicked on the file, my Norton security stopped me from opening the page. It said that the certificate was for a different page and not valid. Is it safe to dwnld this file?

    That was on the link from Alldroid.com and was clients.google something.

  • poker4400

    when i reboot wile holding power and the x button it go's straight to recovery no icon were you push volume up and camera at the same time?

  • If i am rooted using droid mod and dm updater,are there any files that need to be removed before installing ota 2.1 update

    • Falcon34

      I believe you just have to use dmupdater to go back to stock, then delete the update.zip file from your root access. I would delete out update-stock.zip as well before you install the 2.1 update.

      • Thank you very much just answer i was looking forr.

    • What i mean is after i return to stock are there any files that need to be the removed before installing ota 2.1 update?

  • sundawg

    So if I get the 2.1 I should say bye bye to setcpu till there's a root for it?

    • POWERLESS415

      The 2.1 has been rooted.. Running it now..

      • rreusch

        Where did you get the new update file for the root?

        • I got mine from Rom Manager –> Download Rom —> Stock Images —> Verizon Droid 2.1 Stock……I am using the Helix launcher1 and everything is running smooth.If I had setCPU working I would be golden.

          • sittingbill

            Owen Thanks So Much! Running 2-1 Stock Rooted 🙂

        • POWERLESS415
  • MICHAEL

    if i update to 2.1 will i lose my contact info and my apps that i have installed..do i have to create a backup or something

  • slatejones

    I just downloaded and installed the update.zip, everthing is working perfectly. Thanks Droid-life.

  • Chris

    If you are using the HTC UI launcher. When you update to 2.1 it will continually force close the launcher to where you can't see the home screen or do anything at all.

    I fixed it by going to the drop down bar where I have advanced task killer, then long press on “Settings” switch to, and going to manage applications and uninstalling the launcher.

    Whats the deal with this 2.1 launcher? I thought it was supposed to be like the nexus ones. Where it has the little square in the middle of the bottom then you open it and it has the sling back.
    I have the old launcher from 2.0.1 =/

  • Anyone else install the 2.1 Rooted from Rom Manager? I have it working great except setCPU no longer allows me to up to 1ghz?

    • rreusch

      I installed Ultimate Droid v9.0.0 last night and it is working great. Is that what you are referring to? Does anyone know if v9 is the same as the v2.1?

      • No not ultimate droid. In Rom Manager I went to Download Rom, Stock Images, then I chose Verizon Droid 2.1 Stock (Stable, Radio, Rooted). It is definitely rooted because other root apps work but setCPU isn't working properly.

        • rreusch

          That is good news. So ROM Manager creates the access. All programs except SetCPU are working? Is it smooth?

          • Very smooth in my experience so far. I actually am suprised because its not overclocked at all. Maybe cynagoen was slowing it down before??

    • POWERLESS415

      Installed the file directly to SD and reboot into Clockwork Recovery and bam.. A rooted 2.1

    • Dito_Muertez

      i had that same problem earlier, and i've been mulling it over all day, i know setcpu has a custom frequencies setting at the bottom of the list for roms, i'm wondering if we can edit the setcpu.txt on the sd card it talks about to allow us to create our own frequency range. It looks like we'll have to make the .txt file ourselves, theres directions for it, i'll try tomorrow, i'm done for the night.

  • leonardpgh

    Ok, newbie here…just downloaded the 2.1 update and I have successfully installed it. Now, can anyone point me to a web site that tells me all the new features are for this update. thanks!!

  • rreusch

    Is the new 2.1 better than Ultimate Droid v9.0.0.

    • gsxr750

      ultimate droid is better

  • Falcon34

    I'm running Ultimate Droid v9 – from what I understand it's based off this update. So far I'm loving it!

    I have a couple questions tho… I never installed the 2.1 update, so if I ever have to go back to stock from the new Ultimate v9, will I go back to 2.0.1? If I do go back to 2.0.1, will it prompt me to install 2.1 OTA? I might go to stock as soon as there is a a tutorial on how to go from 2.1 to root, just to ease my mind.

  • earz

    i uploaded the 2.1 zip file onto my droid. will that have an effect on the actual 2.1 update that verizon will be sending?

    • nkhex19

      That is the actual 2.1 that you just manually installed. Basically what your doing is installing it in advanced before VZW sends it to you OTA. Now that you manually installed it you will not receive it OTA. They are both the exact same file.

      • earz

        oh okay.. gotcha. in doing the advanced 2.1, will that void my warranty at all?

        • nkhex19

          Nope. Verizon tried to claim it would on Twitter but that's because they are covering themselves pretty much incase someone tried to upload it manually and ended up screwing up their phone. Its the exact same update as their sending OTA so no worries. Enjoy 2.1!!!

          • marcaureli

            all you guys are saying about it “not voiding your warranty because they are only covering themselves” is that they can't prove it…. it doesn't mean that your not voiding your warranty, however, without looking at the warranty and the contract, I'm not sure they can change the terms of your contract. So really, you need to look at the warranty provision of the contract and figure out if installing an update w/o Verizon's consent voids your warranty….

            like i said, I haven't looked recently but I'm guessing it does. But like everyone is saying, they can't prove it seemingly.

            However, you being on here might be sufficient proof, especially if you say it…. but unless you linked your profile to facebook or something they still can't tell.

            But, really Verizon will not go through all these steps to make sure when you come in with a broken phone

          • Chris

            not to mention most of the readers here and other android blogs are no angels in regards to rooting/ modding/ installing .apk files which pretty much would also void your warranty.

  • has anyone found the yahoo mail improvements?

  • Enjoying 2.1 so far. Some force closes for helix launcher but no fc loop so I'm happy

  • eddieonofre

    hey kellex do you know if there is a Room of this version of 2.1??
    It really looks nice. Voice comand looks more usable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFRrWzItkM0

  • eddieonofre

    hey kellex do you know if there is a Room of this version of 2.1??
    It really looks nice. Voice comand looks more usable.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFRrWzItkM0

  • Joshua

    Updated to 2.1 a few hours ago. after renaming the file and moving it to the /sdcard my update went off without a hitch. Though i have to admit i don't really see all that big of a difference. I did have a problem not being able to run the Helixlauncher 1 too. i even uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck… decided to give Home++ a try.

    • pat

      someone told me to download the Home Switcher app. now im able to run the updated 2.1 and the helix launcher simultaneously.

  • Anthony

    I just noticed that since the upgrade, my default voice mail provider is now Google Voice… I never made the manual change (GVoice handled GVoice calls, Verizon handled Verizon calls)… Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining here, but it seemed a bit weird…

    I also noticed that the home screen has new icon positioning. You need to remove the current shortcuts, and re-add them to the home screen to take advantage (it spreads them out a little bit more vertically), but there's no real functional change (unless you add one next to an existing one, in which case you'll see the difference)…

    Everything else has been great so far! I look forward to finding more hidden or minor gems…

    • DeeMat

      I was wondering if anything had changed there… the spacing does seem better. Good eye.

  • Bako

    Anyone else having Live Wallpaper problems? Mine goes back to the previous (normal) wallpaper whenever I go into standby. Also, downloading new live wallpapers produces an error (failed to download correctly, it says, though I suspect it's more that it won't install properly). I'm using HelixLauncher, so I'm not sure if that plays a role. Any advice would be appreciated!

    • machinegun68

      Not sure what the deal is but my phone doesn't like live wallpapers with helix either.

    • Brendan

      which live wallpaper because the nexus mod live wallpaper doesnt work for ESE81 for some reason

    • Bako

      I restarted the phone and live wallpapers seem to be sticking for now. I'm not sure what I did that caused them not to be able to survive going into standby mode, but I suspect there's some bug.

      Still can't seem to download new live wallpapers; I've tried with 3 on the market, and all give an error while downloading.

  • Paul

    I have one quick question..i rooted my droid with droidmod a while back, and now there is an update.zip in the root of my SD card..i went back to stock a while back..i'm just going to wait for the OTA update..will I still receive the update if I already have an update.zip in my SD card? Or should I just delete it now? Thanks.

    • Brendan

      delete it just to be safe

  • pat

    having trouble running helix 1 with the 2.1 update file…… can anyone help?

  • earz

    having trouble running helix 1 with the 2.1 update file…… can anyone help?

    • cpeter753

      whats wrong im running it now

      • pat

        no clue… i downloaded the helix launcher.. but it doesnt come up at all. is there something i have to do after dling it? cause it worked before i installed the 2.1 file

        • machinegun68

          Had the same issues, but only after I activated live wallpapers. Launcher+ works great with live wallpapers but not Helix.

        • machinegun68

          Use Home Switcher to chose Helix as your default.

          • pat

            thanks machine….. that totally helped me out. appreciate it

  • gwilson93

    on verizons twitter page they are saying that is hasnt been released yet????

    • cpeter753

      LIES AND PROPAGANDA! lol i mean the update i used worked haha its just verizon being verizon. i dont trust them as far as i can throw them, and considering they are a phone company i cant throw them at all

  • Dito_Muertez

    k, tried the update from below, and sadly could not overclock (which again, was the only thing keeping me from going back to stop and using the legit update.zip). I'm nandroiding it now and waiting for someone to give confirmation of still being able to clock 1+Ghz. Let me know how the ROM Manager 2.1 works

  • rad187

    I just notices ROM Manager now offers the official 2.1 update under the Stock Images section and it looks like it comes pre-rooted. Has anyone tried using the 2.1 image in ROM Manager yet?

    • gsxr750

      Doing it now, heard it works!

      • Also doing it right now. Unbelievable how fast the mod community works

        • littlemac48

          is it rooted?

        • FYI it installed fine..Setting everything up now..had to re-activate my phone with verizon

          • so u went from official update 2.1 ESE81…downloaded ROM manager from market (premium), and installed the new ROM?

          • gsxr750

            from 2.0.1 rooted to 2.1 rooted

          • Dito_Muertez

            can you use setCPU, wouldn't let me get past 550Mhz

          • I have the same issue with setCPU. Running 2.1 rooted fine but its not allowing me to go higher then 550MHZ. FYI i was using Cynaogen before and this feels quicker even without being overclocked

  • chasemanhattan

    I'm not seeing this verizon tweet. I'm looking at the official verizon twitter page right now!!

  • gamboo

    Kellex are you there are you catching a nap? LTFOL. I'm sure most of us last night were like kids on Christmas eve.

  • gamboo

    Has anyone noticed any performance improvements? I am currently running black droid and I love it. I would hate to go to 2.1 for zero performance improvements.

    • Anthony

      I don't know if it's placebo effect or not, but it does seem snappier in a lot of places. The gallery is a little bit slower to load, but once it loads, it's FAR faster than the stock 2.0.1 one…

  • cpeter753

    wow now they are just trying to scare people into waiting to update? how is this a void of my warranty its THEIR update file! Big Red will never disappoint me when it comes to trying to dupe its customers. they should know by now that the force is strong in the Droid community haha

  • bsotak

    One thing to note … if you have the nexus one / sense ui 2.1 launcher from this site, you'll end up in a force close loop. just hit search, type settings, and remove it. but annoying! or change your default back before updating.

  • NSBJJ

    Wasn't there some camera and music player improvements? Everything looks updated gallery, pinch & zoom, news & weather widget, goggles google, etc. But the camera is exactly the same and the music player is just missing the main screen (with play list, artist, song & tile)? And yes, I used the new icons from the app drawer? Anyone have music or camera updates on 2.1?

    • chasemanhattan

      Pretty sure music is updated, I had a look at it, enjoyed it and deleted mixzing.

  • Mathew

    Installed two Droids! First one I had prepped since yesterday, I already went back to stock 2.0.1 downloaded all apps I wanted setup phone expecting the 2.1 OTA to be pushed, when it didn't happen, did the manual update and everything went smooth! Loving the update it feels to run allot better and the battery life has definitely improved. Second update was tricky it was a Cyanogen Mod Droid and I had not yet rolled it back to stock, I checked forums and found most of updates are coming from stock 2.0.1 so I manually (using Kellex instructions) went back to stock 2.0.1 I had trouble signing into Google, once I was in stock but I just bypassed that and went ahead and installed 2.1. Once I rebooted I still had the issue of not being able to sign into Google, even when I had 3g working also tried wifi. Eventually I rebooted the phone a few times and finally signed into Google. I also had trouble trying to get News and Weather widget to use my location, and found that the problem, I had to check the use GPS satellites under Location and Security settings. Maybe that had to do with the reason I wasn't able to log into Google?!! who knows. Anyway I see allot of people with problems getting updated, I'm assuming those with problems are updating from a rooted phone or from a ROM?? Please specify..

  • earz

    hey guys. i recently downloaded the 2.1 file off of this website and uploaded it onto my phone. im just wondering if its possible to simultaneously use that 2.1 upload version with the Helix Launcher? i downloaded the helix launcher 1 and it doesnt seem to work with it.

  • chasemanhattan

    WHOA WHOA WHOA!!! Voiding my warranty??? We need a more thorough explanation!!!

  • jpage1006

    So I followed the steps. And now I have a wonderful Red Eye. I waited over 1 hour before trying to factory reset. Now I think I am generally hosed. Any thoughts on how to undo my mistake(s)?

    • Dito_Muertez

      did you backup?

      • jpage1006

        Of course I didn't. I went to the store and they swapped it out.

        Thanks

  • Taylor

    When I apply the update.zip, all I'm doing is rooting my phone and it isn't installing the update. What am I doing wrong?

    • Mathew

      are you updating directly from a ROM?

    • Brendan

      you must have another file named update.zip on your sd card

  • Billyhouse

    Took a chance and downloaded file from first link to my computer. Since my computer is Windows XP i did not rename the update file. Put it on the sd/card and followed the directions to recovery and worked perfectly. Not that impressed so i'm waiting to root soon as you guys get it going. Thanks for the instructions.

    • POWERLESS415

      I'm running a rooted 2.1.. DDRROOIIDD

      • littlemac48

        really which one

  • POWERLESS415

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/DroidLife?v=photos&r

    I just uploaded a screenshot of Pete's BB ESE81..

    • Brendan

      How is it?

  • Dito_Muertez

    used the update from the link down below pretty simple,
    1. backup with any backup apps you have, i use astro and sprite backup
    2. download (i only downloaded the update.zip, and may be missing out on the baseband, don't know yet)
    3. rename to 'Update.zip' and move to sd root
    4. had to update clockwork recovery
    5. install rom from sdcard

    installation process went smooth, now running 2.1 with my little ninja buddy(superuser)

    • POWERLESS415

      Having any issues yet?? I'm runnin smooth.. After a few bumps at the Verizon call in..

      • Dito_Muertez

        the verizon call was different, never had to do that before, i'm restoring all my apps and settings now, i'll keep you posted

      • rgardner

        why do i still have the superuser permission ninja after the update?

    • gsxr750

      what rom did you pick in rom manager after you did clockwork recovery. It proly be the same if i unrooted from 2.0.1 and put that update.zip to root the 2.1 right?

      • POWERLESS415

        I didn't choose one from ROM Manager.. Put the file on the SD and rebooted in Clockworkrecovery and applied the zip and rebooted..

        • gsxr750

          ahhh were you running 2.0.1 rooted when you did that and just put the new update.zip in and applyed it? Or did you come from the new 2.1 update. So for so many questions i didnt unroot because i wanted to wait till 2.1 was rooted lol

          • Dito_Muertez

            came from rooted 2.0.1, DM 1.0

          • gsxr750

            so you deleted the other update.zips then applyed the new one right. sorry lol just making sure

          • Dito_Muertez

            yep

          • gsxr750

            nevemind just found out the update is in rom manager premium with it being rooted! Just hesitate if the set cpu isnt working. Dont want it to lag. Let me know if ya get if working

      • Dito_Muertez

        install from sd card / Update.zip

        Looks like setcpu won't let me overclock though, which sucks, main reason i waited to update, not sure if it's something on my end, or if it just needs to be updated to work with 2.1, if i can't overclock, i may be nandroiding it

  • jradcapp

    Mine worked first try.

    Rockin 2.1 and not complaining at all.

    Now for flash watch a TAT watch.

    Off topic question?? Kellex… Is the Android market having issues today. Or is it just me?
    When I woke up this morning I had a facebook update.. when I went to install it was unsuccessful.By the time I got to work it was installed so I figured it was working.

    Now i'm trying to download some live wallpapers but it keeps saying unsuccessful as for all of them.

    Just curious if you've heard anything.

    • jradcapp

      ok so i just rebooted and it's working… maybe it was just me.

    • kellex

      Its definitely having issues.

  • I'm ready to root ESE81….when can we expect a video??? kellex??

    • POWERLESS415

      DONE

    • jsprake1

      My CPU keeps running at 99% after the update?? after i i kill the gallery its ok . anyone see this??

  • Eric

    I hear with 2.1 u can have more than 3 homescreens, but i can't figure out how?

    • chasemanhattan

      helix launcher

  • gsxr750

    hey bro did you download all four of those files and put it in your root or just the update.zip file for it to be rooted

    • gsxr750

      POWERLESS415?

      • POWERLESS415

        Just the Update.zip and the baseband.. Still trying to figure it all out but I'm running Pete's Bugless ESE81..

        • gsxr750

          Cool so if i just put those files in my root i don't have to have petes bugless rom but run it 2.1 stock with root and set cpu it until other roms come out right? What about a backup

  • nkhex19

    I didn't even notice til now they changed the stock music player a little. Looks a lot better now.

  • michael34

    so will we not have to wait till tomorrow for the next batch to go out..it will go out tonight?

    • nkhex19

      Next batch goes out tomorrow at 11:59pm eastern time I believe.

  • brain550

    Anybody know if the 2.1 update will erase all my settings, i.e. notes, to do lists, call logs, SMS, etc…

    Thanks

    • Nope, it does not do that 😛
      Just dont clear your cache and you should be good to go!

      • brain550

        Thanks, but that raises another question for me, why is it necessary then, to “Wipe data and cache” when installing the custom roms?

        • Excellent question 🙂
          I don't use custom ROMS so I actually don't have an answer for you 🙁
          But I think I have read about that under one of the Cyanogen posts…
          Maybe you will have luck there.
          Good luck!

  • POWERLESS415

    Just installed Pete's ESE81 Bugless Beast with baseband and SU Permissions.. Went through ClockworkMod.. Preparing to re-boot.. Cross your fingers..

    • flavorman55

      come on clockworks

  • POWERLESS415

    Just installed Pete's ESE81 Bugless Beast with baseband and SU Permissions.. Went through ClockworkMod.. Preparing to re-boot.. Cross your fingers..

  • anyone having issues booting to recovery mode, once update2.1 installed? I powered off, powered on holding down x…and yet when I hold volume up and camera, nothing happens…and I've done it a million times.

    • Chris

      No problems here, just make sure you are only pushing the camera button half way down…don't push too hard.

  • dinsdalepriahna

    After my update I cannot download from the Market I tried to switch to wifi like you suggested but I have no luck there either. any Ideas?

    • dinsdalepriahna

      If anyone else is having this issue I was able to solve it by wiping my data from the phone. I had to set everything up again but I'm in business.

  • clark

    the gallery isnt working for me at all! anyone else???

    • clark

      umm, so yea, if you have a gallery on your home screen you gotta delete it and put the one in the app drawer up. oops.

  • nkhex19

    Hope this isn't a stupid question but if we installed the update manually into our sd card, for people who receive the update OTA does that still get downloaded into their SD card? If that's the case then how would VZW ever know if you received the update OTA or manually regarding warranty issues?

  • sundawg

    How do I know which is my root file my phones rooted but I don't have one labeled as such

    • Brendan

      root just means the base of the sd card, example- not in a folder.

  • ts001

    I dowloaded update.zip file to my pc but can't figure out how to copy it to the phone and then to SD card…can u help me?

    • shcommish

      I just plugged my phone into the USB port. Mounted my SD Card. Opened it up under My Computer and dragged it over. There is probably an easier way but it worked for me!

    • Brendan

      you just open up your phones files on your computer and drag it to the root of your sd card (not in any folders)

  • shcommish

    Is there a way to go back to 2.01 if you manually upgraded?

  • CrazyDroidMan

    FYI – just so you all know….,
    Verizon has come out and said they will be voiding all waranties on those who root AND those that update their phones manually.
    Kellex, you really should mention this more…

    • nkhex19

      How would Verizon know if you updated your phone manually?

    • Chris

      CDM-

      Verizon has to cover themselves…basically we are receiving the update from a 2nd party and not through them, in which case they don't want to assume the liability something goes wrong.

      Kellex is also not forcing anyone to install the update…we can all make decisions for ourselves.

      Thanks for the news

    • machinegun68

      Yeah, that's the same warranty that they try to get out of time and time again, when you need a new phone and they don't believe it's broke or replace it with a lame ass used one.

  • POWERLESSON415

    I'm in the middle of installing Pete's ESE81 Completely Stock With Proper Root, SU, & Baseband.. Will post once I get it loaded.. http://androidoverdrive.com/pete/ESE81/OEM/

    • POWERLESSON415

      Currently the ESE81UPDATE.zip is at 9%

      • gsxr750

        So does that mean its rooted and do ya get the ninja guy

        • POWERLESSON415

          Yes.. ESE81 with SuperUser root access..

          • gsxr750

            Damn that didnt take long lol. Nice

          • IMA_210

            So does that mean you have completed your install of Pete's new ESE81UPDATE.zip? Does it infact have root access already?

          • POWERLESS415

            Yes.. Just got phone re-activated via Verizon start-up call.. Snoopin around now..

          • IMA_210

            I also found in CyanogenMod Premium version that the under stock menu it lists the ROM now. I just finished the install and activation myself. Didnt want to update without gaining root back. I can live without most everything else just didnt want to give up my root access. Went from 5.0.5.4 to Stock Verizon ESE81 with root access! Will continue to get my phone set back up the way I had it and then see what else is new.

          • gsxr750

            Thats sweet, does it for you. Gonna do that now thanks

    • gamboo

      Let us know if you see any performance improvements. Are you coming from a rooted droid with customer rom?

      • POWERLESS415

        Yes.. From DroidModV1.0 to PetesESE81 w/ root access..

  • HeathCliffR

    I'm enjoying all the passion and engagement here, re the 2.1. My challenge is that I am SO happy with Cyanogen 5.0.5.4 with GDE, with 7 screens, cubed rotation scrolling, and all the rest of the bells and whistles – plus it seems to be really smooth now that I also tweaked the SetCPU as per Kellen's suggestion – that I don't feel motivated to install the 2.1 (yet). But I feel kind of twitchy as I read all these posts, because I feel like I SHOULD be installing the 2.1. Maybe I'll wait for Koush's integration of 2.1!

    • ajavgeek

      I am with you 🙂 CM is great…

    • sundawg

      for some reason I could never get cyanogen to work or ultimate droid it kept looping for me… but I am still hesitant to upgrade…

      • Strangely I started developing a problem, for reasons that aren't clear, and my phone crashed two nights in a row, at the same restaurant, during Happy Hour. I envisioned that it was some bad energy at the venue. After it happened twice in a row, and I had to recover, etc., it made sense to move to a more stable platform. So I took the plunge, and went back to stock and installed 2.1. While it's not exactly as fast as an overclocked custom ROM, eg. while browsing the gallery, it's definitely smoother all around, which is a treat. It FEELS very stable, so far no lagging or glitches. I'm still using GDE which I just love. I just miss using SetCPU, and a bit of tweaking of the root. But the difference in speed is minute, and obviously we'll get all the ROM updates really soon.

  • earz

    hey guys. i recently downloaded the 2.1 file off of this website and uploaded it onto my phone. im just wondering if its possible to simultaneously use that 2.1 upload version with the Helix Launcher? i downloaded the helix launcher and it doesnt seem to work with it.

    • POWERLESSON415

      Did you D/L Helix1 or Helix2??

      • earz

        helix 1

  • RazorX

    “There is no FLASH included in this update.” Hmmm, I thought that the 2.1 update was a requirement that was going to allow Flash 10.1 to be installed? I'm confused now. Do we have to wait for the Flash Player to be pushed to us? Or can we go to the Adobe web site after the 2.1 update and download 10.1 Flash Player from there?

    • nkhex19

      2.1 is a requirement but Adobe will be releasing Flash probably in a few months. You cannot download it as of yet. May or June I would imagine. Hopefully sooner.

      • RazorX

        Gotcha. Thanks!

  • javajoe1981

    So, If I do decide to try and go for this update to try it out, and I don't like it and want to go back to my custom rom, is that possible? or will you be stuck with it until 2.1 is rooted??

  • maizekidstill

    I cant wait to get off work so I can give this a whirl. Everyone feed back is definitely helping
    Thanks again droid-life giving all of us inpatient droiders a quick fix lol

  • czechm8

    Pete of Bugless Beast fame has already rooted 2.1.

  • Scott

    Does anyone have the problem with the weather widget not displaying weather and saying no data available…? My friends worked fine.

    • Chris

      Mine works fine…try powering off and on…
      you should be fine, you probably are roaming or have very low data connectivity right now.

      • Scott

        Thanks for the quick reply. I tried to power off than on and also tried clearing cache in setup menu. I also tried reinstalling the update file. No luck. Also when I type in manual my city which is las vegas, paradise shows up in the city name. Any thoughts…?

        • Chris

          do you have GPS turned on? Mine automatically got filled out. I installed the Genie awhile back when there was .apk file and I do remember being annoyed because it was giving me the same hassle you are having, I chalked it up to low bandwidth or service and or something Verizon was maybe doing and eventually it worked fine. Not sure how long I waited but that was the problem. Does anyone else have a problem or insight??

          • Doolidg

            I as well downloaded the apk file a while back and I got the same message a couple of times…. I think mine was from my task killer.. I added it to my ignore list and have not had the problem since

          • Scott

            Fixed the problem…..Just had to check both places for the GPS to look for network and GPS satellites.

  • stjayson

    Does anyone know if the launcher app (ported from 2.1 awhile ago) works with this update?

  • Christian Lee

    Everything on the install worked. I'm concerned that the Browser does not have Pinch Zoom. Thought this was included.

    • kellex

      It does have pinch to zoom…

      • Christian Lee

        OK, then mine doesn't work. Can I re-instal Browser? I don't see it in mktplace.

    • Chris

      Yep. it sure does

    • Wont work on this because is a mobile website

  • Brian

    so is this the actual official 2.1 update….is verizon going to push this to the phones or do we have to do it manually?? new to droid so sorry

    • Chris

      No Brian, you do not have to do it manually…it's just out there if you are as impatient as I am and want to do it yourself. You're fine with chilling and letting it happen.

  • gsxr750

    Does this mean the 2.1 has been rooted already by pete?

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/33

    • aarynk

      This is just the new radio update that was included in the official VZW update if anyone has ROM manager installed they can get the new.3 baseband by going into download ROM Cyanogen then the DL link will be right there. Better service I've noticed so far… supposed to have better batt life too

      • gsxr750

        ok so that file isnt to root the 2.1 yet. I was about to unroot and update to 2.1 and root that lol

        • aarynk

          I know I saw that this morning and rushed to check ROM manager lol… I would guess probably a new Cyanogen build on this officlal build in a couple of weeks TOPS. Glad I didn't unroot sounds like the VZW one is a bit sluggish with the LWPs

          • gsxr750

            Think it has been rooted bro with the ninja guy!

    • aarynk

      When I did this after I installed I had to reactivate the phone as if I had just bought it

  • Scott

    Verizon says that this is not an official update and it will void your warranty:

    http://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/11379210962
    http://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/11377261993
    http://twitter.com/VZWSupport/status/11377184995

    Sorry about so many links, and sorry to burst everyone's bubble

    • Chris

      sounds like Verizon is just trying to cover their asses in case someone applies the update and screws up. All I know is, it works, now patiently awaiting root access so I can OC this beast

  • machinegun68

    Here comes a dumb question but need to make sure. If I factory default my phone after I've upgraded, it will come back up on 2.1 right?

    • emanuelC

      im wondering that too

  • emanuelC

    my gallery stopped working, now it says “application is not installed on your phone” how can i go back to stock 2.0.1?

    • Caustic3881

      You most likely clicked on the icon for Gallery from one of your 3 screens right? You need to delete that shortcut and create a new one from the as list.

  • tommytmt

    Well I just got my 2.1 OTA update this morning(forced of course ;)and I've got to say, I'm a little disappointed…It had most of what I expected: 3D picture gallery(which is cool), speech-to-text(which works WAY better than TTMK), live wallpapers and native pinch-to-zoom(FINALLY)…but one thing that it didn't have that I WAS expecting: better performance. Maybe mine is the only Droid that's this way but I expected everything to just run smoother than it did before(less choppiness), and it REALLY lags when you're using live wallpapers. I was rooted for about a month before yesterday but I wasn't using a custom rom, I just wanted to be able to have control over my CPU. I wanted to wait for the 2.1 update so that Koush and other developers could build their ROMs on this particular build(which they said they would do)so that I didn't have to wipe my data…Is anyone else thinking the same thing or did I do something wrong? Perhaps my expectations were a little too high 🙂 Any thoughts, comments or advice ANY of you have on my thoughts would be greatly appreciated – Tommy Taylor

    • nkhex19

      if you were overclocked before then it wont be near as fast but regardless your phone should run smooth. It might lag the first few minutes after you update but then it should be fine. I run HelixLauncher1 and it works smooth and nice. Everyone else running Helix1 says the same thing. Maybe try the task killer if you have a ton of things going on but it shouldn't be lagging

    • emanuelC

      the live wallpapers do slow it down alot, i also thought the 3D launcher would be included

  • shcommish

    Update was easy to do! Worked fine the first time I tried. So tell me, other than live wallpapers and pinch and zoom, what was all the excitement about? I don't really see much difference!

  • niver

    anyone having problems with pandora radio? since i installed the update, the pitch is all over the place.

  • nkhex19

    anyone trying to set up their yahoo email, watch this video. Worked for me. Hope this helps.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq0WrfZmG1I

  • Could we please get a install walkthrough video up for us noons ASAP pretty please?

  • sdouglashceng

    I only had one issue in this whole process: Swype quit working. I was running DroidMod 1.0, decided to return to stock and manually update to 2.1. Once I got back to stock I noticed that Swype was no longer functional. I did a complete Swype (and Swype Installer) uninstall, then continued with the manual update to 2.1. Everything went fine, 2.1 is installed and running perfectly, then went to the Swype website from the phone's browser:
    https://beta.swype.com/android/get/
    and re-downloaded everything for Swype from there. Now it's running again and I couldnt be happier. Now I'm just waiting for the good people here at Droid-Life to post some info on rooting for the 2.1 and I'll really be back in the black.
    Let me know if any of you have any additional Swype questions.

  • No flash on this build, huh? That actually hurts a bit, as that wait is truly hurting.

  • niver

    if your running windows 7 leave the file name update, windows 7 will put the .zip extension on it, when you reboot in recovery to install the update, it will say update.zip.

  • dannydarko

    Need some Yahoo mail help,anyone?

    • nkhex19

      What help do you need?

      • dannydarko

        The wholeshebang.I can't figure out how to get it on my phone or how to sign out for that matter very idiotic on my part but not afraid to ask for help

        • nkhex19

          No problem, check out this video.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq0WrfZmG1I

          • dannydarko

            it never brings me to the outgoing screen and yes I pressed manual, thank you for the video link.I am not sure wtf I am doing wrong

          • nkhex19

            it actually took me like 3 or 4 tries. Keep trying and see if it works.

          • dannydarko

            okay thanks

          • nkhex19

            oh yeah I forgot to mention you cannot be connected to wifi when doing this. were you on a wifi network.

          • dannydarko

            okay I tried it 10 times all different variations I cannot for the life of me get to the SMTP screen

  • BMGK

    IS THIS THE ROOT ACCESS FOR THE NEW 2.1 UPDATE?????????

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/33

  • leftiphone4droid

    Can someone help me, How do i setup yahoo mail?

    • Ace Z.

      Put it this way…Custom ROMs is the shiznit.

  • ajavgeek

    Can anyone please compare the 2.1 with Custom ROMs?

    Your experience …..

    PS: I am on CM and may not change unless I see something great about 2.1

  • brojerome

    having trouble, my Gallery just keeps loading and doesn't work after the update? Suggestions?

    • PhilHamlin

      Same issue here. Slow as heck. Loading, loading, loading… and then, nothing.

      How many images do you have on your phone? I have quite a few (>500). Not sure if it's that or something else. Also, did you install the pre-2.1 gallery port that was going around previously? I did, and perhaps there's something weird going on here now?

      • nkhex19

        I heard this works so its worth a try. If you already had a shortcut on your homescreen for your gallery before the update delete it off your homescreen then install the shortcut to the gallery again on your homescreen. This is what I did and it worked fine.

    • PhilHamlin

      My gallery seems to be loading fine now. Not sure what it was. I let it try to load and load and load, finally got tired of it, then deleted the icon from the homescreen (as @nkhex19 recommended), went back in, and things come up almost immediately. Are you having any luck yet?

  • rreusch

    Kellex,
    Last night I check ROM Manager and they had Ultimate Droid V9.0.0 available for installation. So I did and it says Firmware Version 2.1. Is this a rooted version of 2.1? The last version of UD had a Firmware version of 2.1 updater 1, if I remember correctly. Is Verizon 2.1 better than the UD v9.0.0?

    • gsxr750

      Yea it does im running that version right now. Does 9.0.0 run smooth

      • rreusch

        So far, it has been running great, with Helix 2 and overclocking. If I decide to download 2.1, can I go back to UD 9.0.0 later?

        • gsxr750

          hey is it somewhat like the new update 2.1 does it have pinch to zoom

    • UD 9.0.0 is built from 2.1 taken from the nexus one.

  • Charlie

    I farted with doing it from my laptop for 2 hours. Took me – a digital idiot – in 5 minutes just from the phone.

  • wasn't this update supposed to improve yahoo mail, it seems the same to me.

  • dgafklik

    im getting this when trying to install update

    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    Verifying curren system…
    assert failed: apply_patch_check(“/system/app/AccountAndSyncSettings.apk”, “2dc380fc5a5dbcc53f32fdda44d2309ff88d8784”, “9054bce1c3abc201f06b444aee101952062f3227”)
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (status 7)
    Installation aborted

    Any suggestions?

    • rjbs

      yep i did

  • Billy

    Could this be the 2.1 root that we've been waiting for?

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/33

  • jduro923

    No live wallpaper???? Is this a hoax: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oNFsZuznD4

    • Brendan

      that is not the real one it does have LWPs i am running the neural network LWP as we speak

      • jduro923

        Thanks

    • nkhex19

      He flashed an old build on his phone ERE25. This new update is a completely different build ESE81

  • POWERLESS415
  • Han

    This does seem like just an eye candy update, but I did know what to expect. I can get a better feel for the battery life and smoothness of the overall os in a day or so. Does anyone know how to use the speech to text function to write for you?

  • zach471

    Wholly crap, waiting for the news on the rooted forms of this build!!!

  • Ace Z.

    Kellex…I looked over at DroidMod and they suggested not to update untill they full develop an alternative ROM to ESE81. I tried to root and even used the update.stock.zip to no avail. They said that everything is basically the same except for the recovery image. What you think? Let's begin the countdown till they find a root lol.

    • BRIM

      Def hoping DroidMod does an update soon for 2.1

  • rockymtnhigh

    Yeah, I learned the hard way about Helix 2. and it definitely sat at the all-seeing eye for at least 2 minutes. Had me a bit nervous. But running Helix 1 very smoothly. No other problems.

    • cpeter753

      the dev of helixlauncher2 really needs to make this compatible with the Droid because that would be amazing. we'll just have to stick to helix1 until he does :

      • Brendan

        the problem with the helix launchers is that it wont let you do multiple touches on the LWPs

        • cpeter753

          you can do multiple touches on the LWPs you just cant do them very fast. as long as you do it slightly slower than a double tap it works. i was playing around with that when i updated for a good 2 minutes haha and if u do double tap then a third tap not on one of the mini screens dismisses the mini screens

      • rockymtnhigh

        I can't imagine that he wouldn't. Its an awesome home screen replacement.

  • Chris

    Everything seems to be good, but theres one thing. Whenever i have a live wallpaper on, scrolling through my screens and everything else seems laggy and delayed. I thought it would be as smooth as it would be without a live wallpaper. I still dont know why milestone users can get up to 9 home screens while we are still on 3. It's the same phone.. So if the milestone can handle it why cant the droid?

    • chasemanhattan

      Mine is running fine with angry single live wallpaper there is and helix launcher. So you are doing something wrong!

      • chasemanhattan

        Actually there are some live wallpapers that seem to cause screen switching to slow just a tad, but not bad. I think this is most evident in the maps wallpaper.

    • nkhex19

      I'm running HelixLauncher1 and everything works smooth. It was a little laggy the first minute or so but now it runs awesome with live wallpaper. I even went to the market and downloaded the starfield live wallpaper (which is really cool) and that works perfect too. I'm really enjoying this update. maybe try killing some things in your task manager. Your live wallpapers should be running smooth.

      • Trug

        Completely agree solves the problem about Verizon dropping the ball with adding more screens.

      • helix launcher running with 5 screens and no problems…

  • Just a quick note … Helix Launcher 2 will cause a boot loop

  • nmtuna

    hey anyone having a problem with the latitude widget. It's there but it's blank and won't load anything.

    • same problem here…the widget is just blank and won't load…I've tested all the widgets I have and this seems to be the only one that does not work…

  • Quick note on Helix 2Launcher caused boot loop on Droid

  • SecurityNick

    So looks like we didn't get Flash on this update. Adobe's site still says “Sorry, Adobe Flash Player is not available from Adobe.com for your device's operating system or browser.”

  • Updating manually was SUPER easy.
    I love it to be honest. I would rather just be happy with this, instead of messing up my phone by trying to root cause I have terrible luck lol

    I like it 🙂

  • schmaltzy

    I'm not getting my Picasa web album to show up in my gallery. I can still upload to it, but I thought it was suppose to show up in the gallery? Can anyone confirm or deny?

    • eddieonofre

      check in your accounts that picasa web is checked to sync

  • rberscheid

    Unrooted and installed using the instructions you posted. I had to make sure to move the original update.zip from the root of my sd card. It kept trying to grab the 2.0.1. I after that little brainfart everything worked fine. Installed the helix launcher to get more screens. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for 2.1 Root access and the amazing ROMs that droid life will drop on us. Kellex, great job getting this up for all of us. Thanks!

  • I am noticing smoothed scrolling on the browser. .. does anybody see someweird stuff when you scroll trough screens and have the sound wave live wallpaper

  • Michael C.

    I say if you're a novice in manual update, just wait for another 12 hours or so as 200,000 OTA updates will be distributed to Droid owners by VZW.

    • timarnette

      I agree with you 100%

    • chasemanhattan

      I don't agree, I haven't ever done a root or any of that business and my manual install went just fine. I would say that if you are brainless then just wait for the OTA update.

  • BRIM

    The ONLY thing that has my attention from this official update is “Yahoo! Mail”

    Is it it's own app now? Or is it the same email app? Does the icon for email or inbox/outbox look any different?

    Oris it just merely a change in setting your Yahoo email up being easier?

    • Michael C.

      any improvement on facebook app?

      • BRIM

        Funny you mention this because I don't know why facebook for Android slacks so damn much. There was an update to it in the market (it applies the updates to your current stock app/same dev) but I didn't see ANY improvments. I uninstalled the updates because it changes. The icon and as silly as it seems, I dislike the icon it has in market (tilted & blurry).

        But interested in knowing aboutYahoo email update

        • Hunter

          One of the main reasons that it sucks so hard is that Facebook did not corroborate with Google in the development of the app. Compared to the powerful iPhone app that Facebook and Apple corroboarated on the Android App is weak. Especially in regards to sending messages from the inbox, which Facebook has not allowed developers since Apple to gain access to.

  • Jack

    Mine updated perfectly, but I did also notice the:

    E:Can’t open/cache/recovery/command

    Does this indicate any kind of problem or anything I should do?

  • Anyone having problems with multi-touch? If so, how do you fix it?

  • synergy

    Is anyone else noticing a delay when entering in your screen unlock pattern with a live wallpaper set?

  • chasemanhattan

    So I opened up that 2.01 Google Earth and it seems to work. Anyone else think it would be advisable to uninstall it and install the official version from the market? Or would it even matter. 2.1 works like a teenage wet dream btw. Kellex, YOU ARE THE MAN!

    • bill

      When I get my 2.1 OTA update on my motorola droid, will Google Earth be available in the market?

      • Trug

        Yes

    • chasemanhattan

      Yeah but the question I have is should I uninstall the Google Earth for 2.01 and reinstall the 2.1 specific one from the market???

      • Trug

        thats what i did just so i can receive the updated good earth from the market if they choose to update it

  • nkhex19

    I know a lot of people are getting this message in yellow print when they are in the recovery menu-
    E:Can't open/cache/recovery/command
    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package..
    Verifying update package…
    E:signature verification failed Installation aborted.
    I have a windows computer and when I originally downloaded the file I renamed it update.zip and when I put it to the root of my sdcard I got this exact same problem. I don't know if it is just Windows but make sure the update file is just named update. DO NOT change it to update.zip, it would now work when I renamed it. I deleted the update.zip file from my sdcard and computer (just as an extra precaution) downloaded it again from this site but DID NOT rename the file. Leave it named update (I believe Windows recognizes its a zip file already) retry all the steps and BAM!!! 2.1 SICKNESS!!!

    • nkhex19

      I do want to say this may not work for everyone but people mentioned when they renamed the file update.zip it wouldn't work and it didn't work for me but when I just left it named update it worked perfectly. This is something to try if your getting stuck like I did. I certainly hope this helps.

    • Kevin

      The Windows file manager will auto-hide the file extension. To show the extension, it depends on which version of windows you have but for windows 7, in the windows explorer screen when looking in the folder where the file in question is located, cluck on organize in the top left corner. Click the View tab. Uncheck the item that says “Hide extensions for known file types.” The process is essentially the same but if you can't figure it out, there are plenty of sites that go through the steps for each version of windows.

      • nkhex19

        Thanks for the info. That definitely sounds a lot easier to do then what I tried. Good looking out.

    • Kevin

      Besides the windows issue, I got the same problem. I got the same error but I'm not sure I got the unable to open message. I downloaded the update from the first download link around 9 this morning. After I got the verification error message, I rebooted, downloaded the update from the first alternate link off the android 2.1 page posted earlier. Went through the steps as kellex described and all went well. Got the red droid eye on reboot for a while bit it was fine after that.

    • Jeff

      exactly what happened to me.. tried update.zip and it failed. renamed to update and it worked. I did have to uninstall swype and reinstall it but all is back to normal now and running the 2.1.. thanks for the help!

    • sittingbill

      I tried That But Kept Getting The Same Error

  • kaufkin

    ran fine, used official d/l, also another phone from link 2.

    downloaded Helixlauncher1, ran fine so far.

    Major suprise so far, bluetooth support seems better, haven't gotten Voice dial to work, but being able to answer the darn thing will do for now. (anybody else confirm, or is it just me?)

  • Chris

    Mine worked fine. Updated with update.zip from root of SD card, overlooked /recovery/cache error, cleared cache after the install, and am currently enjoying 2.1. It's awesome. 🙂

  • Mike

    The update went smooth. Is there any chance I might still get the OTA update or will it sense that my phone has been updated? Not a huge fan of stock 3 screens and only one Nexus style live wallpaper. But hey, can't wait to see what new ROMS come out so I can root again.

    • chasemanhattan

      There's all kinds of live wallpapers in android market. Check em out…

  • Nölff, esq.

    Maybe I missed this somewhere. Is it possible to root over the new ESE81 2.1? Has it been tried?

    • Drew

      I'm sure it's being worked on as we speak (or type). Milestone took 3 hours to break. I couldn't see this taking any longer than the weekend to be completely stable.