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Download: Another New Baseband for your Froyo Droid

There is another new baseband update available to anyone running the new FRF57 Froyo build we posted this morning.  At this point I’m sort of confused as to what the previous baseband actually did if we have this new one which appears much more in line with previous baseband updates.  No matter what, this should help out call quality, signal strength, etc.

Now read all warnings…

*Warning 1* - It is highly recommended that you install the previous baseband (C_01.41.00R) before you install this one.

*Warning 2* – There is no proof that this is 100% legit or will not have a negative effect on your device.  It is also not all that easy to return to the previous baseband.  If you choose to install this, you are doing so at your own risk.

*Warning 3* – You will have to re-activate your phone if you apply the new baseband.

Instructions…

1.  Download:  baseband-update.zip
2.  Place file on the root of your SD card.
3.  Open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD Card.”
4.  Scroll down and find the baseband-update.zip. Tap on it.
5.  Skip “wipe data and cache.”
6.  Check the box to make a backup.
7.  Press “OK” and allow the new baseband to be installed.
8.  When your phone reboots, you will have to re-activate your phone.
9.  Done!

Comments or questions?  Issues experienced?

Source: MyDroidWorld

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  • Ben

    I am a indirect agent for verizon and I have a guy that has a droid, it updated him and now he is seeing a X with no signal and i cannot perform *228. I have mast reset it I have done the X and power button and the up volume and camera button and reset it. I cannot get it to do anything. Does the phone have to be rooted to perform what you said to do here or can i peform this for him. IF i can then how would I get in the ROM manager I have downloaded the zip file to his sd card. I tried to install from Linda Manager no luck help me please help this poor kid.

  • Ben

    I am a indirect agent for verizon and I have a guy that has a droid, it updated him and now he is seeing a X with no signal and i cannot perform *228. I have mast reset it I have done the X and power button and the up volume and camera button and reset it. I cannot get it to do anything. Does the phone have to be rooted to perform what you said to do here or can i peform this for him. IF i can then how would I get in the ROM manager I have downloaded the zip file to his sd card. I tried to install from Linda Manager no luck help me please help this poor kid.

  • Cdhoward32

    i cant make phone calls anymore can someone help me

  • http://vwbusguy.wordpress.com/ vwbusguy

    ROM Manager failed, would just show M Screen then reboot without updating. Instead, I just renamed to update.zip and used sprecovery. Worked fine! I didn't need to dial *228 as the activation came up on boot. Where I used to get 1 bar at home in my living room, I now have 3! Thanks!

    • droidaholic

      did u have to reinstall rom manager after doing this.. mine said error occurred while processing list.. reinstalled and works fine

  • tonytbone7883

    now I'm losing wifi and 3G. Will 1.4 base band fix it?

  • tonytbone7883

    What if I have baseband C_1.3E.03P? is this bad? How do i get (C_01.41.00R) ?

    • ScreamDROID

      rom manager has both that file and the new one for froyo

      • tonytbone7883

        thanks, but where in Rom Manager is it? I looked in “download rom” but could not see it

        • ScreamDROID

          Its under stock images .

          • tonytbone7883

            Found it thanks do i have to wipe data and cache? or can i just update it?

          • ScreamDROID

            Not if yur already on froyo 2.2 .

          • tonytbone7883

            I downloaded and hit ok my phone rebooted but still not update to 1.41. do i have to install rom from clock work mod download and install http://www.thekilpatrickproject.com?

          • ScreamDROID

            Of course , yur flash is suppost to be on clockwork

          • tonytbone7883

            cool i did it, thank you, do you recommend going to 1.43?

          • ScreamDROID

            well to me there's no difference in signal , if yu would like to try it then
            go ahead , nd yur welcome :)

          • tonytbone7883

            thanks for your, I upgrade to 1.43. Much appreciated.

          • ScreamDROID

            No problem , glad to help , yu can find me in the root-ed chat room app , if
            yu dont know what that is , its ah chat room full of people that can help yu
            with rooted androids

          • tonytbone7883

            thanks for your, I upgrade to 1.43. Much appreciated.

          • tonytbone7883

            the file : before-p3-baseband-update.zip

          • ScreamDROID

            Yes that one

  • http://www.spicybiscuits.com B Hirsch

    I see one person says that this baseband had a positive effect on batt life but I am wondering if anyone has experienced a negative impact? My batt life with FRF57 is great, but with this baseband it seems like the amount of batt drain from 'voice calls' is much higher than before. Has anyone else noticed this or am I nuts?

    • ScreamDROID

      i noticed it too , use set cpu so it wont drain too much batt out of yur phone

  • kMatheny

    FYI, If you changed your Vocode to EVRC-B, after updating your baseband, you'll have to go back and switch it to EVRC-B again.

  • Cassandra Wyatt

    Oops wrong post sorry :)

  • Cassandra Wyatt

    So I have been trying for days now to get this freaking zip file to download and can't. Can anybody please tell me if their is another file or a way i can download this thing. I normally don't have any problems with zip files but this one just isn't working for me. Thanks in advance.

  • Jinxygrrl

    Hmmm, everything went smooth except my 3G is gone. Any ideas?

    • RogerDroid

      Same here. The first baseband update went well for me, but I had no noticeable gain in signal or speed. But I just did this update and cannot get any 3G.

      • ScreamDROID

        theres been alot of problems , just do ah nandroid backup

  • al

    dang… wont re-activate…

    • al

      jk.. it works…

  • geekabilly

    Flashed this last night on my Droid running The Shiz & jdfg kernel @1000 using instructions verbatim — no problems with WiFi or anything that I can tell — one unexpected issue: WaveSecure prompted me to unlock the phone… No noticible change @ home where I typically go from no to 1 bar — WiFi signal does seem to be slightly stronger, though…

  • Chet

    can't activate. tried restoring every back up i have on my phone and it won't uninstall this new baseband, no matter if it's 2.1 or 2.2, rooted or unrooted. need help please! thanks!

    • ScreamDROID

      RSDlite .. yur going to have to downgrade to 2.0.1 again .

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Truffle Shuffle

    I am really not interested in updating to the newest Froyo build, and I have this one working pretty much just how I want, and I don't want the hassle of redoing everything… Is there any reason to update to this new baseband over the last one anyway? Has anyone who updated from the 1.41 to this one noticed anything remarkable that would make me even want to mess with it if the last one is working great?

  • tsteck

    Is anyone not having it show the 3G status? I just see my Bluetooth, Wireless, and the reception bars. There's no 3G listed.

    • Stew

      Had the same thing happen earlier. I went back to the first baseband update that came out and everything is back normal.

      • Josh

        Where can you find the original baseband?

  • Tkimball00

    Ive tried to change the baseband but nothing happened, i cant even create a backup using rom manager but i still have root access. i followed these instructions including the previous baseband but never got passed that point. when i go to reboot and instead it goes to the first screen ( M ) for normal time the ( M ) again and continues like nothing happened. same baseband as before i started. Can anyone help with suggestions please… [email protected]

  • Droid User

    After installing the new baseband i tried to activate my phone and this happend: Programming Unsuccessful. Any solutions?

    • Jorian85

      on the “touch droid to begin screen tap all 4 corners just inside the black area in a clockwise direction starting at the top left, if its like 2.1 this will get you into your phone and you might not have to activate it. i havn't tried this update yet so im not sure.

  • Josh

    I installed the new baseband and am getting about 2 more bars everywhere. However, when I'm at home (usually have spotty 1 bar) it shows 4 bars until I make a call. It drops down to 0 bars the moment I place the call, and the moment I hit END it goes back to 4 bars. Is it possible that the new baseband “tricks” the OS into reporting more bars than it actually has?

    • droidaholic

      same thing happened to me.. internet seems fine tho

  • dpu328

    I don't know if I should get angry or thank you for forcing me to trouble shoot on my own. I fixed the market problem by installing the updated Chaos Clean Black theme. 1.3 version. Fixed market problem. No clue if this will fix wifi. Can't look at it til I get home from work.

    Thanks for all your work and dealing with all the emails and comments.

  • Ron

    Noob question time: Do you loose all of your desktops and things like programs?

  • Tom

    Hey… Anyone know why I lost access to the bootloader….? I got the new FROYO rom from Rom manager, but now can't boot into the boot loader…

    And does anyone know how to fix it?

    • ohiobuckeye7

      Are you trying to boot into clockworkrecovery mod or SPR?

  • dpu328

    I still can't find any answers :( I reinstalled the baseband and a new kernel. Still can't get market to work. Not sure about wifi because I don't have one at work.

    This is taking up my whole day. I can't download any programs from market.

    • ohiobuckeye7

      after installing baseband, did you reactivate your phone? Gotta do the *228 option 1. Also. Can you get to the Market but just can't download from it or Market doesn't open at all?

      • dpu328

        It auto into the activation

  • Dracul

    I need help w/ something. I got the other baseband installed and working good, I tried 2 install the newer baseband but on my sd card it says baseband-update(2).zip. I tried installing that one and it says if i want 2 back-up and wipe data and cache. i choose the back-up, then tapped ok 2 go into reboot and install. but nothing happens. what can I do?

  • timarnette

    This was so EASY. I Love it. Thanks a lot!!!!

  • dpu328

    Okay, really in a bind here. I am running the newest Froyo, Chaos Black theme. I installed older baseband and the newest. I have no Wifi and I can’t download anything in the market. My next thought was to redo Baseband with a wipe. Please anyone.

    • dpu328

      is there anyone who can help? I'm thinking about doing a wipe while retrying the Baseband install

  • ohiobuckeye7

    Flash with attached kernel for wifi fix

    • dpu328

      What attached kernel? :)

      • ohiobuckeye7

        Overclock kernels were posted on the site for the original 2.2 update. this fixed wifi. The stock upgrade is clocked at 800 i believe. The posted kernels will allow you to do 1, 1.1, and 1.2 with wifi fix. check page 2 or 3 of this site. Links should be there.

  • ohiobuckeye7

    Well I have to say there is a difference in baseband. At my job, I usually get 2 bars. After upgrading, I have full bars and 3G is must faster and stable. My buddy has a droid too and putting the phones side-by-side, he only gets 2 bars work and mine are full. Sssaaaawwweeeettttt!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AdamFox1 Adam Fox

    Since updating to the new Froyo and baseband, EVERYTHING works great except one thing. When I try to download a new or previously downloaded app, it says “starting download” but stays there. Doesn't start, doesn't error out. Anyone having this problem? Or any advice on what to try? Like I said, everything else works perfect so it's not really making sense.. Help is appreciated.
    - [email protected]
    Twitter @adamfox1

    • dpu328

      Me to and my wifi isn't working. Have you resolved this yet?

      • Kamisan1

        most overclock kernels fix the wifi issue.

    • Kamisan

      same here, cancel download, restart, after (it may have been doing to many at once, it re-downloads all your apps, except secure and paid ones, for those you need a market fix to spoof the market into thinking your droid is legit and not rooted or leaked software ) I cancel downloaded a few, restarted then it all went well, after market fix radio time and skype mobile showed back up. (p.s. skype mobile does not work worth a darn in froyo)

  • Yagermeister

    I FINALLY have MS Exchange calendar invites in my email I can accept, I finally have 1 calendar for Gmail AND Exchange, and all the other goodness of 2.2 on my Motorola Droid However the one issue I have come across is with the video “card” while playing ANY Storm8 game (not flash). The screen can't refresh itself so when I try to go to a second screen it just lays the new screen on top of what I was already seeing. It'll do the same if scrolling up/down as well. Very weird! Screenshot of Storm8 World War game is attached.

    http://i47.tinypic.com/15wdziw.jpg

    • Yagermeister

      Can someone else download World War from Storm8 from the market and give it a quick try to see if you get the same weirdness? Thanks Droid-Life users!!

    • Drewwats

      Same issue, its not just you

    • Drewwats

      referring to the world war game, sorry…

      • Yagermeister

        Thanks Drewwats. At least I know I'm not crazy ;) I just installed Bugless Beast Froyo V0.1 right over this one and the issue still exists.

  • http://www.neoteccomputer.com Jeff Bingham

    works great. Battery life, functionality and signal strength are exceptional. SetCPU is set to ondamand 900MHZ high 250MHZ low with profiles running.
    system never gets above 86F runs cool and fast. Quadrant scores 1170 with this setting. I cant believe how fast and stable this runs, this is the game changer that i have been waiting for. also running chrome to phone, Amazing.

  • ejmccarty

    I am having problems with the update. I downloaded the update and moved it to my sd card, but I tried rebotting my phone with all the various ways described but it still won't let me reboot into recovery or use x and the power button. I need help!!! Was I supposed to unzip the file to my sd card ?

  • JP

    I'm sure there will be dissention here, but for the most part people having issues have been the ones using rom manager/clockwork to do the work, or have installed themes before testing the build, etc. or both.

    I admit I'm a noob at flashing the droid, however been using SBR and have had no issues what so ever, for baseband, froyo, etc.