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Rumor: Google Sending Froyo OTA to Motorola DROID Test Group

We just received word that an internal testing group at Google has been receiving Android 2.2 OTA updates for the Motorola Droid 1.  No other additional info was given, but these are steps we like to see since most Droid users are impatiently awaiting the Froyo love.  Plus, this at least shows that we may still be on target for the “late July” time frame from Verizon.

No one wants to see another Android 2.1 update situation, right?

And let’s not forget that you can have the new FRF83 Froyo build on your Droid right now should you choose to root it.

  • http://www.debtmediators.com.au/bankruptcy.php bankruptcy

    Well I think Droid 2 is supposed to have the new moto customizations on it.

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    just received word that an internal testing group at Google has been receiving Android 2.2 OTA updates for the Motorola Droid 1. No other additional info was given, but these are steps we like to see since most Droid users are impatiently awaiting the Froyo love. Plus, this at least shows that we may still be on target for the “late July” time frame from Verizon.

  • http://www.upinteractive.com Up Interactive

    I can't believe the update.zip isn't out already.. I mean come on .. someone has to post it somewhere..I don't know about that… eatin' all these eclairs are making me a bit queezy….

  • http://www.buymeprivate.com Buy Me Private

    I'm a nexus one owner and i am wondering why would adobe put up the 10.1 android beta if google wasn't going to send the ota to nexus one users. Why put it up if we can't download it and test it. Doesn't sound right to me how bout you

  • http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=6487 Nightly Business Report

    Wasn’t in the 2.1 test group and not in the 2.2 test group :’-( why oh why? Oh well, can’t wait!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mykalaikontilai/ Mykalai Kontilai

    it was good to read such a interesting article

  • http://riflery1.php0h.com/mykalai-kontilai.html Mykalai Kontilai

    It took me several hours to find it this weekend when I rooted, installed jrummy's froyo and then backed it out….

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    awesome man………

    thanx so much……i am very glad ……….really interesting……

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/recycle_donate_cell_phones.cfm recycle cell phones

    Thanks to post,I keep reading too many posts about rooting problems but your blog helps me to resolve it…

  • http://www.myspace.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    If -any- phone gets FroYo OTA before the N1 I will be very very peed off!!,Google, look after your firstborn!! Aha!

  • Myztery

    I did brick my phone after rooting, and I havent been able to fix it.

  • Myztery

    I did brick my phone after rooting, and I havent been able to fix it.

  • Tfishow

    Okay, what's with this Droid 1 stuff? It's a Droid. There's a Droid 2 and a Droid X, but the Droid is THE Droid. Barbara is Barbara, Elvis is Elvis, and the Droid is the Droid. End of discussion.

  • Noahtritz

    how do i un-root when the final ota becomes available? do i have to go back to 2.0.1 and start the process all over?

  • BIGCEEZ

    HOPE SOMONE GETS THE OTA FROM THE TEST GROUP AND POST IT UP TO THE SITE SOO WE CAN UPDATE IT ARE SELFS LIKE WE DID ON 2.1

  • Black743

    So when will we see an update.zip file for this for us non-rooted users?

  • Jedi_Gunslinger

    Gonna check vids just as soon as I can, but in the meantime can anyone tell me if you can root using a laptop or is it PC only…??

    • Dito_Muertez

      i don't think it makes a difference

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        And I believe about 3 seconds into video number 1 on how to root would confirm that. Thanks guys

  • sholtkamp

    Does anyone know if 2.2 will have the new motoblur ui built into it. I want to check it out….Also I would root BUT I really don't want to mess with all of my apps. I finally got them where I like it!

    • EC8CH

      I'm kinda wondering about that too since the Droid 2 is supposed to have the new moto customizations on it, will they try them sneak them onto the Droid 1 with this OS update. It will be interesting to see what happens.

  • dmzxls

    My Droid likes yogurt.

  • Deejay717

    hey Kellex .. off the subject, but just wondering if anyone's been using a 32gb micro SD card with their Moto DROID. ??

  • G33kdrummer

    I can't believe the update.zip isn't out already.. I mean come on .. someone has to post it somewhere..

  • Puck3511

    Question: Is FRF83 any different or better than FRF57? I really like the rom im on now and dont want to switch unless its worth it

    • Tom

      It is all about stability… Leaked builds tend to be less stable than ones based from source.

  • jonesboy6

    Billyhouse's post is the very reason I don't root. I keep reading too many posts about after rooting problems and also Droidlife has been taken over by you rooters! There is wayyyy too much geek tech terminology on here that makes us everyday Droid owners too uncomfortable to root. Besides if you root why do you have to keep checking here everyday for another update to your root software The-Other-Ray? If you ask me it sounds like rooting opens the door to drama djenks24! Kellex keep up the good work with this site but don't forget about us “normal” people! Ha Ha!

    • Chris Nimon

      Every one of us that rooted was scared to death we were gonna brick our phones. I was more nervous than I was in 6th grade when I copped my first feel. Kellex would never forget about the stock users. thats why he has all the app reviews and wallpapers and such.

    • The_Other_Ray

      Because I'm fickle and I like all the pretty themes that the different roms provide that I'm now able to change to.

      One day I feel stock, another day I feel blueberry. Depending on what I'm wearing that day, I like to accessorize. Pink theme just doesn't go well with green pants. Anyone else relate?

    • Timoh

      It's kind of addicting to load new ROMs onto your phone. Sometimes it's like a whole new phone, it's fun. I don't have a Droid yet but I've been loading different ROMs onto my Omnia for a while now.

  • Barlog

    This just made my Monday so much better YEAH! :-)

  • EC8CH

    This post's pic reminds me that the Droid is still one damn good lookin' phone.

  • crazyk

    Some one needs to get that update.zip

  • Chris Nimon

    My dad wants to get a cell phone (welcome to the 1990's dad) so I've been showing him mine. when I update to the droid pro he wants my rooted goodness. Hes 64. :)

  • DroidFan

    you said it kellex, I definitely do not want to see another 2.1 situation again. That killed my inbox. lol

  • tbaybe

    god i want to root so so bad!!! If only my stupid computer was working at home so i could do it! Im finally ready to make the jump, and look whats holding me back!

    • Barlog

      I have the same problem :-(

  • ericsorensen

    I could have taken the Oregon Trail there and back waiting for Froyo on my Droid….

    • Moeyknight

      But at least you aren't dying of dysentery, right?

      • ericsorensen

        I don't know about that… eatin' all these eclairs are making me a bit queezy….

  • Billyhouse

    I dont know if this has happened with anyone else but for some reason my latest version of clockwork recovery will not boot into recover and install any roms. I've had to go back to an earlier recovery to get it to work. I'm currently running abugless froyo but i had to use clockwork 1.8.1.8 to do it. Anyone else had this problem.

    • Puck3511

      yes ive had this problem since froyo roms started coming out. Ive just been using 1.8.1.4 ever since and has worked just fine….weird iKnow

    • Dito_Muertez

      sometimes when flashing the image something goes wrong and your phone can't get into recovery because it got a bad image. Since I've had that happen to me once, I've learned to flash and reflash the recovery image until i feel like it worked without so much as a stall.

  • root4life

    so one question i know some of us are wanting to know. how hard is it goin to be to go back to stock for those of us who want to get the update? cause im thinkin bout all the stuff ive done to my rooted droid and i dont think its goin to be an easy 123

    • Chris G

      Its not very hard, once you can find the right instructions and files. It took me several hours to find it this weekend when I rooted, installed jrummy's froyo and then backed it out. Too many of my apps were unavailable in the market to stay on froyo at this time for me.

  • http://twitter.com/wwinklerjr Wayne Winkler

    Here's hoping it comes soon.

  • picaso86

    where is the new build FROYO for droid? link is broken…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-Kramer/1206232397 Jack Kramer

    what drama!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  • e3pin0

    This is pretty good..I'm still glad I'm running Cyanogen to tide me over to when it's actually released, but if a Cyanogen Froyo Rom is released, I may never go back to stock

    • Tom

      It is being worked on as we speak…It will be released as Cyanogen 6.x.x.x. Patience is key.

  • StephanC

    No way I'm getting it! I'm rocking BuglessBeast Froyo!

  • timarnette

    BB has his new Froyo Rom out.

    • kellex

      Oh I know. :)

      • timarnette

        Kelles, Do you like the new BB?

      • brandonmee

        Yes indeed. He has included the droid x ringtones with it. People thought droid croak was a little unnerving wait till they hear these.ha

  • OBEEZIE

    We will probably be waiting until late August, knowing Verizon/Google/Motorola.

  • JT

    Sweet froyo goodness…..

    (Oh – FRF83 Froyo Build link seems goes to “page not found”?)

  • thedonxr

    Awe SNAP!! Froyo already!?! Looks like Moto and Verizon learned their lesson….

    • StephanC

      Not likely. It'll probably take them until August or September to release it.

    • Tom

      Didn't you read? Verizon and Moto didn't learn their lesson… Google learned it for them. Now Google is going to bitchslap Moto and Verizon with how testing and releasing is SUPPOSED to be done.

  • djenks24

    wow am i first?

    So glad I'm rooted so I don't have to be part of the drama:)

    • timarnette

      Same here. I am very Glad!!

    • kellex

      Yay rooting!

    • The_Other_Ray

      I concur. Before I rooted I would check this site like crazy looking to see if there was any update regarding the release of froyo. But now that I'm rooted, I check this site like crazy for new rom updates! Man it's addicting

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    • Story

      Oh yeah awesome news aswell!