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Video: Android 2.2 Walk-through on Motorola Droid

We finally had a chance last night to sit down and do a quick walk-through of Android 2.2 and attempt to give you some sort of an idea of what you can expect from the official release.  While the Froyo build which was released over the weekend is technically just a ROM, it’s a pretty polished ROM based off of an official Droid build.  Video action below!

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Other Motorola Droid Froyo Goodies:

Download and Install Froyo | Download Flash 10.1 for Froyo | Video: Froyo Walk-through/Overview

Froyo Overclock Kernels | New Froyo Baseband | More Froyo Tips

Tip: Move Apps to your SD Card | Tip: Watch Hulu on your Droid | Tip: Use Chrome to Phone

  • http://www.lead411.com/Marcio_Dirickson_2109189.html Marcio Dirickson

    Well its was really nice i like smartkeyboard pro it seems to be pretty good. Smart Keyboard Pro, Swype, And Better Keyboard are my top choices. Stock keyboard even with the 2 new rows is still horrible. Thanks for the information on blog. This information made my study easier.

  • http://weblogs.jomc.unc.edu/talkingbiznews/?p=17690 Nightly Business Report

    The magical fairies dropped off a Motorola Droid X with Android 2.2 on it and a near-final build of the Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and you know they had to show if off to you dear readers.Thanks for the information on blog.

  • NCBandit

    MotoTorch works on my Froyo Droid

  • GNO

    Question:
    Now that yas had some time to play with 2.2, is there a way to clear the Contacts:History?

  • cifchamp24

    This is an old video but I gotta tell you, kellex, that I am ecstatic that you don't like the celtics.

  • Angelz2523

    where can i find the black theme ??

  • Drew

    Barnacle stopped working when I upgraded to 2.2. Any ideas?

  • sdierks

    Anyone figure out how to add stuff to the blank spots for the car dock or change them period although I love the new car dock either way.

  • TheDon

    Don't forget Chrome to Phone!!! http://code.google.com/p/chrometophone/download

  • KenGentry

    I noticed the comment “Seems to get faster as you go”. Java JIT compilers compile and optimize bytecode data as it is first loaded. Then the next time the feature/code is executed it will run much faster.

  • http://twitter.com/A_n_gel A_n_gel

    Does Anyone know if the custom mms.apk will work with 2.2? Kind like the black background

  • http://YourWebsite jamerson90

    did disqus go down? anyways, if youre using the stock keyboard, press at the bottom, slide to the top off the keyboard, and there will be 2 more rows that pop up. number and symbols

  • teejaytm

    Ok seriously, Can some one please tell me why I cant download flash? That was the majority of the reason I switched to froyo

    • aczm1988

      If your going to there website your probably gonna get an error. Down the apk kellex has up and it works.

  • aczm1988

    Anyone find a flashlight app that uses the camera led that actually works with 2.2 lol. I have 2 but the dev has not updated to work with froyo yet. I use this very frequently :(

    • NCBandit

      MotoTorch works on my Froyo Droid

  • Chris Nimon

    Gimpstas custom IME keyboard for Froyo definitely work.

    http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/chrisni

  • teejaytm

    SOMEBODY HELP???

  • NotMyBBQ

    Enjoyed the videos for sure Kellex. Agree with the gallery, it just seems buggy. I posted on a prior post but i'm still unable to play .3g2 videos like I could on 2.1. Haven't been able to locate anyone posting anything about it. Kinda bummed. Have a bunch of videos from my old phone that I can no longer view.

  • John Bender

    Hi Kellex…
    Whats your thoughts on the duration of time it may take before 2.2 ROMS become available in ROM Manager?

    • teejaytm

      there is one in ROM manager. Havent tried it but there is one

      • Tom

        Wrong, there is only a theme for Froyo, there is no ROM on ROM Manager for Froyo yet.

        • teejaytm

          OK Sorry…I misunderstood. I'll stop talking.

  • teejaytm

    I cant figure out why flash wont install. Help?

    • droidaholic

      make sure you download kellex's apk and u have the unknown sources box checked

  • kimsj756

    The camera app is updated too…
    with many convenient buttons to click on the screen itself, instead of pulling out the left-side bar.

    • kellex

      Yeah I spaced that out…dammit.

      • kimsj756

        haha, wow, thanks for your response though.
        one more is…
        on the call log, now you can see the calls shared with same number grouped together.
        this is really cool to me since I talk on the phone with my wife many times, and I used to see her name filling my call log.

      • kimsj756

        by the way, thanks always, kellex. because of this site, I am finding many reasons to fall in love with my droid each day.

  • timmy

    On part one, you weren't oc'd to 900. You had it on powersaver. It said 250mhz at the top. Just thought I'd let you know.

    • kellex

      I run my phone as “ondemand” so when I'm in SetCPU it'll show the low clock speed. It runs at 900Mhz when I need it to. :)

      • eak128

        you still weren't at 900, in the top right corner it showed you at 600, maybe one of your profiles had kicked in?

      • Tim

        Oh alright. i'm going to switch mine over to that lol

  • Chris Nimon

    CUSTOM IME KEYBOARD FOR FROYO from gimpsta. I havent tried it yet so i dont know if it actually works for us.

    http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/chrisni

    • aczm1988

      Link is bad

      • eak128
      • Chris Nimon

        link is just a screenshot of his site showing froyo board available. I posted the one I made and installed on my froyo phone up above. I just dont like the stock keyboard very much and was wondering when we could get new ones so i just started looking myself.

  • http://matt.thechestbump.com Matt

    Thanks Kellex, finally took the plunge and rooted!

  • Flyinion

    Ok so now I really want to jump on the root bandwagon before official 2.2 drops so I don't run the risk of being locked out from rooting. I'm not sure which ROM to go with though. I know the obvious answer would be “do it, go Froyo”. Of course that's tempting, but in case I find it too buggy/etc. what is the current “must have” ROM? Last time I looked at this it was some version of bugless beast. Just wondering what you guys think.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

      BB1.1 all the way.

    • Jess

      Bugless Beast v1.1
      If Froyo wasn't running as smooth as it i is for me right now, I'd on that. Because it's holy-#$%! -omg-where have you been all my life-amazing.

    • Tom

      Bugless Beast 1.1, Cyanogen 5.0.7.1, The Shiz 1.0, JRummy Remix v0.8…. Pick your poison. I'm personally a big fan of JRummy….

    • aczm1988

      Bugless Beast 1.1

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      BB V 1 point mother f'ing 1!!! :-)

    • Flyinion

      Thanks guys, looks like I have my after work project cut out for me :)

  • http://watwuzuthinkin1.blogspot.com/ WatWuzUThinkin

    Thanks for the walk through, and I can't stand the Celtics either!

  • spyder00

    :*( I should have rooted now i have to sit and wait with the masses while everyone else gets to enjoy some froyo goodness….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

      It's not too late to root. Follow the videos on here and you too can enjoy it.

      • spyder00

        I thought you couldn't root with the 2.1 and if you could it wasn't the true version of root or did i misunderstand something…i'm still learning every day!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

          It's still root. Look at the How to root 2.1 video on here. Takes you step by step through it. You can't fail.

          • spyder00

            Thanx Shane I'll check it out for sure!

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Duuuude, you can flash ROM's which have a root access.
          How do you think we are all doing this? :-P
          Follow the vid's and you will be up and running superuser in NO time :-)

  • aczm1988

    Anyone else having problems moving apps to sdcard. I know only certain apps can move right now but the ones i move disappear from the app drawer and i cant access them without moving em back to the phone. Im hoping this will get fixed with better roms or the official OTA.

    Anyone else experience this?

    • Jess

      I noticed that as well, but they appear in my drawer after I restart my launcher. I'm using Launcher Pro, so I just restart it and they're there. Not a dealbreaker for me at this point cause not many apps will move and I'm sure it'll be addressed in the official release and/or the 2.2 ROMs that come out once the source is out. But it's a minor pain.

      • aczm1988

        Cool ill give that a try im running launcher pro too.

        • Jess

          Glad it worked! Odd as hell, but at least we can fix it. :)

  • Jamerson90

    you didnt cover the new keyboard. when on stock, slide your finger from the bottom of they keyboard to just above it. 2 new rows pop up. symbols and numbers

    • Chris Nimon

      good find, i like this much better than trying to push the thin little button

      • aczm1988

        Trying to figure out what you guys mean. Explain?

        • Chris Nimon

          when your keyboard pops up touch it in the middle and slide your finger up, dont let go and 2 rows of numbers/symbols popup

          • aczm1988

            I like smartkeyboard pro it seems to be pretty good. Smart Keyboard Pro, Swype, And Better Keyboard are my top choices. Stock keyboard even with the 2 new rows is still horrible.

        • Jamerson90
  • pyroholtz

    Nice walk through Kellex, as always.

  • Jordan M

    Why does it say “iPhone” on your phone? Under settings> UA, where you select the input device and you choose Desktop?

    • pyroholtz

      This is an option to 'tell' the browser how to render web pages. Site designers can place code in the header of a website to tell a browser how the page should be viewed for different types of devices or specific browsers. Nothing to be alarmed about here.

      • Jordan M

        PyroHoltz – thanks. I wasn't alarmed or anything – just curious. I am a rookie and learning tons from this great site. J

  • frank

    Should've posted the videos in flash

    • kellex

      Hah :P

  • Chris Nimon

    Kellex, your videos are so detailed and clear. You make it very easy to customize our phones. Nobody even comes close with their videos. Just thought you deserved some props for your vids.

    • kellex

      I appreciate the love, thanks. :)

  • jlj7783

    Help? Went from BB 1.1 to 2.2 but I lost root, can't overclock with any kernel,no wifi,and can't restore any backup or boot into recovery….

    • kellex

      Flash this file in recovery to get your root back: http://img.droidforums.net/roms/update.zip

      Should be good then.

      • jlj7783

        Kellex, this is a problem because I can't boot into recovery mode manually or through rom manager?

        Thanks for help by the way! any other suggestions?

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          You cant place the update on the root of the SD then go into ROM manager and hit “install from SD”???

          • jlj7783

            I won't even let me install any of my backups, goes though some sort of motion but just boots back up in 2.2

          • http://www.facebook.com/jakestahnke Jake Stahnke

            Have you tried reflashing your recovery thru ROM manager?

      • jlj7783

        Kellex, used rom manager installed the file but still no root, super user gone too

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

    Gonna check this out after work today.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

      Oh yeah….FIRST!!

      • http://twitter.com/tbaybe02 Tricia Henson

        This “first” stuff is getting kinda old…. Im just sayin!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

          Had to do it…first time haha

          • kellex

            :)

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          It will never get old….
          It's the will of the interwebz gods lol

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Boddie/100000596311988 Shane Boddie

            Was beginning to wonder where you were at. You must actually have to do some work today…lol

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            haha me? Work? At my job? NEVER! Screw this place! lol

            Actually, I couldnt do anything because I got to work and my computer was on total lock down.
            I guess someone tried hacking our s*** over the weekend so it took IT three hours to get me up and running
            again….BUT, here I am!!! :-)
            I am ready for an awesome week in DroidLand