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Download: FRF84B Froyo Droid Build with Dev Kernel

Sorry to drop two Froyo FRF84B ROMs on you in one day, but we were just sent a cleaned up version which sports the developer Android kernel (800MHz).  (How does only 59MB sound?)

You won’t find a ton of differences between this version and the one from this morning, but for those purists out there like me, you’ll know what I’m getting at.  It definitely includes root.

Some of the stock apps including Google Maps and Facebook have been removed and can be downloaded from the market to insure a smoother install.  (Those of you with GMaps issues will enjoy this.)

Download: cleanFRF84B.zip

Instructions are the same as earlier.  Download to SD card, open ROM Manager and choose “Install ROM from SD card.”

Let me know if you have any issues!

Cheers Stephen for putting this together!

  • Asellite

    I install from SD card and it reboots and installs. Then the phone reboots and I get the droid logo and then the 'eye' as it boots up. 30 seconds later the phone reboots in an endless loop. The homescreen is never seen. I ended up pulling the battery and running recovery.

    About to go for attempt number 2. Advice? Similar stories?

    • Mrpicolas

      Wipe data and cache if still loops go lower clockspeed on kernal or up in voltage

    • Caok64

      im getting the same thing

  • TB

    I can't get Swype to work on this build. 🙁

    • Koko

      Did you use the swype installer? I was having the same problem when trying to install the actual swype app. after i ran the swype installer, it works perfect.

  • Maddoxmisery

    huge problem.

    no idea what i did wrong.

    i did the flashing SPrecovery and root to droid 2.1. everything went fine.
    when i got it restarted i then hit rom manager and wanted to get the new bugless beast and a new kernel to overclock the thing. after backing up and all that.

    as i was downloading i went to sleep for a litle bit. woke up and now the phone powered up. started. then blinked off. now when i try to power up it does nothing. no logo..nothing. i have no idea what i did. i even let it sit a few hours charging. when i came back it did power up but once it went through it blinked off again. and back to not responding.

    i need serious help.

    • Maddoxmisery

      plugged it into a wall charger and it starts up kind of. it will do the moto logo,droid eye and get to the unlock screen then a red light comes up and it restarts it says its permanently at %5 battery when its fully charged. still won't allow me to boot into recovery. its just a loop of starting up/red light/shut off

      • It doesnt like the kernel you picked. Flash back to ur latest recovery and Try a diffrent kernel. i got the same thing Many times. fixed it by doing what i just described

    • Mrpicolas

      WHEN POWERING UP PRESS POWER AND HOLD X LET GO OF THE POWER BUTTON WHEN IT COMES ON THIS SHOULD GET YOU TO RECOVERY then restore your backup this should work since it will power on it sounds like your kernel choice doesn't agree with your phone try a different kernel and you should be OK

  • JB

    where do we place this file on the SD card? In the root, or in a folder or what? and do we need to rename the filer to Update?

    • Mrpicolas

      Yes in the root of sd card

    • Mrpicolas

      Depends what recovery you use sp rec name it update.zip clockwork just flash the zip

  • Brich66

    Indeed! Hah! Bought my first smartphone (MotoDroid) about 5 weeks ago….logged onto this site…and last week rooted my phone..I know what you mean..very nervous..Is sooooo cool, tho!! Didn't really understand rooting, but, seemed the thing to do..why not! 🙂 Anyway, am also hooked..get droid news daily updates..and trying to figure out what Froyo is and all these ROM's everyone's talking about..but, hey..I've got SuperUser! Peace, all!!

  • Vyruzx

    rom manager says it cant install and says try deleting spaces in the name but there are none

    • Mrpicolas

      R u using cm recovery or sp recovery try opposite of what you are using

      • Mrpicolas

        If using sp rec it needs to be named update.zip if cm rec just flash if you can't get into rec flash sp then clockwork and should straighten out

  • Sampa3291

    how do i get flash to work with this, it doesn't show up in my market, and also the 3D scrolling launcher

    • Mrpicolas

      Dl flash apk from this site and get launcher pro from the market 3d app drawer is in advanced settings

  • Divingdancer

    Is the portable hotspot function available in this release? I just installed on Moto Droid, and I can't find it in the settings.

  • Edpsoul

    Help, I'm trying to load the update and every time I load it, it takes me to the Motorola Logo when I'm holding down the X and power button. It then turns off, then back on, and repeats. I held the 2 buttons till it did it 4 times and I just gave up. I can't pull up the boot screen to load the new ROM. Any suggestions? Does anyone know how to get the system screen up?

  • Iceee4o8

    Before I ask all these questions, I don't really have a clue, so please bare with me.

    I loaded this cleanFRF84B ROM yesterday… loaded with no problems, but I noiticed that wifi tethering wasn't built in? It doesn't have Flash either? Did I do something wrong? Is it just me or maybe I don't know how to set or activate it?

    I keep reading in the thread “BBv0.3” and I'm running at this clock speed and that… how I know what mine is running at?

    • No you didnt do anything wrong. Search For Flash using the search bar located at the top of the page. Download/install the Apk. For Wifi Tethering. There is either an apk on this site or in the market place (dont recall the name for the GMP.)
      For the Clock speed Download the app called SetCpu For root users (paid app) That will tell you what your Clock speed is at. Also if you ever decide to Install a custom Kernel It will let you OverClock it in the same app.

  • Edpsoul

    Help, I'm trying to load the update and every time I load it, it takes me to the Motorola Logo when I'm holding down the X and power button. It then turns off, then back on, and repeats. I held the 2 buttons till it did it 4 times and I just gave up. I can't pull up the boot screen to load the new ROM. Any suggestions?

    • Mrpicolas

      Let go of the power button holding x still wipe data and cache once in rec flash again

  • hawaiianbrowneyez05

    i cant get my apps to restore in the market and when i try to download rom manager or titanium backup. it force closes. its like the apps are automatically trying to restore but they're not restoring

  • hawaiianbrowneyez05

    so i downloaded this and when i tried to update the basebands i did the c_01.41.00R from rom manager and when it rebooted it said unknown baseband, but i was lucky to restore a previous rom with this baseband, should i flash the newer one or just stick with the c_01.41.00R

  • scottholstein

    Can a custom kernel be installed with this?

  • Nicklenick2

    does this only work on moto droid like the other one? Or does this rom work on any rooted phone

  • Struckmatch85

    Its telling me E:no space left on device E:Error writing boot E:Failure at line 76 (installation aborted) Please if anyone can help me im trying to run it on a nexus one!!!Please…..

  • Cbrown57081

    I've been installing the new roms when they come out… Im lovin the FRF84B. However…. Im having troubles. After everything installs, I cant seem to access the mobile network… I get “No Service” after installing.
    Did/does anyone have this problem as well? Any Ideas whats happening?

  • Thanks, you guys rock!, loving my droid but definetly getting a 1ghz or higher in xmas for 3.0

  • eddieonofre

    Hey did anyone notice that now you have flash light for video recording???
    I just discovered that.. sweeeeeeetttttt

  • Techjpc

    I currently have Build number …. voles-userdebug 2.2 FRF57 38829 test-keys. Can I update my build to FRF84B ?

    • Yes. Just Do what was mentioned above.

      Install to the root of your sdcard. Open rom manager and select Install ROM from SDcard. Pick the folder and the wipedata/cache (not sure if its a must but i dont it everytime i flash a ROM)

  • Techjpc

    I can never download any of the files posted here on my Moto Droid… I get to the point where I press “regular download” and I press it and nothing happens.

  • JT

    Hey all…. I just rooted my phone and and upgraded to FRF84B. I am having market issue though.I search the market for an app I had and it says it can not find it. I had a buddy ( on a stock 2.1) search the market and the app is there for him. I see a market fix here ( http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/12/tip-market…) but does this apply to FRF84B? Sorry if these are noobish questions….

    Here are my specs:

    Motorola Droid
    Android Version: 2.2
    Baseband Version: C_01.3E.03P
    Kernel Version:
    [email protected] #1
    Build Number: FRF84B

    • JT

      Well… I was feeling brave ( or foolish) and installed the market fix above and so far so good. I was able to load the app that was missing. You guys rock. Thanks for the new addition BTW….;-)

  • joyrex

    ever since i flashed this ROM my green battery indicator is off by 10%. i have tried even tried flashing other ROMs and get the same result. is there any way to fix this or am i just stuck with it being off?

  • palomosan

    I'm having a problem, I did everything right but during the installation process of the file (FRF84b) I got a message that the file wasn't right.

    Question – do I need to rename the file to update.zip like before, thanks.

  • Jmtanzo

    I followed the instructions to install this new rom from ROM Manager and it downloads it, i click on wipe data and backup. It turns off, boots up and nothing has changed? I am missing a step? I have the MyDroidWorld#13 kernel, Froyo 2.2

    Thanks in advance for the help

    • Edpsoul

      I'm having the same issue

  • Srt4tl

    I dont know about anyone else but im still running the “Droid-Life” Froyo Build, Ive tried other but this has been the best for me.. My quadrant score with a 1.2 Kernal was through the roof! 1712!
    Ive tried others and non of them have been as smooth or fast… Im also running Blue Energy over it….

  • Is rooting bad? Like will it void your warranty? when will the update 2.2 will be officially release? does someone know? Help me!? I want 2.2!!! also if I root my phone… and if I install this 2.2 update, would I have all the goodies of the original update? bugs? Idk.. help me Kellex?

    • Rooting is not bad, it's gaining administrator rights. It voids your warranty, but you can undo it, so VZ will never really know, assuming you remember to make the phone stock before going for service.

      2.2 could be out any where between now and this winter. Rumors said July, which I woulda said is crazy, but supposedly a test group is getting it already.

      You will get most of the goodies, and the ones you don't, will be added, probably before the official drops.

      Bugs, there are a few, but read around the forums and the posts here about the roms, you will see them, and you can decide if they are worth it to you.

      And I'm not Kellex, but I hope I helped.

  • metiCkOne

    What gives with the link? Do you have a mirror. This link wont allow a full download

  • locsta

    so has anyone figured out what happened to the 3d-cube menu? im running frf84b bugless beast v0.4. also I have downloaded the new version of swype and still cant get it to work

  • phonda

    Anyone got the multitouch Droid X keyboard to work with this build?

  • Chautzu

    I used to have the VZW apps of DVR Manager and Fios Remote before loading this new cleanFRF84b ROM this morning, I can not even find them in the Market any longer. Anyone else got this issue and know a fix?

  • mcdoogles

    I need help guys… I have tried several times to get my pics and music to show up in Froyo but only some of them do. If i go back to 2.1 they are all there but in Froyo only a hand full appear. Any idea whats causing this or how to fix it?

  • p0k3y

    Can anyone give me a skinny on all the roms out there for 2.2? I am still running the first rom that came out on June 5th (P3DF-CW). Is the BB .04 or this clean FRF84B much better? If so, in what ways?

  • Tdelder

    Need some help. I am running clockworkmod recovery on my phone. Just downloaded and tried to flash the new jrummy rom and now my phone is stuck at the boot animation. How do I enter the recovery mode so I can restore a backup?


    • On the moto droid: Power up while holding the “X” key on the keyboard. Keep holding X until recovery menu shows up.

  • G33kdrummer

    is anyone else having issues where the battery won't get up to a FULL charge?

    • joyrex

      i was able to get mine up to a full charge but i did notice it doesn't seem to be accurate…

  • Jayrod718

    GPS is not working for me it turns on but weather and stuff doesnt work on gps.

    • You have to turn the option to allow GPS over wireless networks in your settings.

  • Pointzero

    Do we need to wipe if coming from the original FR57 leak?

  • Lpederi

    Okay i got done downloading bb froyo v.04. I have never had any problems with my phone and rooting. Today i got a message saying “sd card may be damaged. You may have to reformat it” Not sure what to do. When i go into rom manager it says sd card needs to be mounted before you can use rom manager. The phone does work but i am worried about what can happen if i reformat it. I do have a month old copy of sd card on computer but again I am not sure what I should do. your help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

  • Techjpc

    I dloaded ROM Manger but I have alot of items grayed out. I assume I have to pay for have those items available ?

    • JDub429

      Yep. Basically you pay for convenience. It's A LOT easier to DL some of the ROMs and their options from the manager once you've paid for it. Otherwise you have to go to the ROM websites, download the roms there, then install from SD Card.

  • Joe

    anyone know of any cpu temp friendly kernels for B.B. v.04?

  • runswithpaper

    You see, I was a normal Droid user, who just waited for her phone company or whom ever does the magical update thingy to send the upgraded firmware to her phone and deal with its consequences. Now, I'm not only discontented with any crap they throw at me but, now I must religiously stalk this blog to get my regular Droid ROM fix otherwise I end up feeling like a part of me had died by the end of the week.

    Just sayin'.

    It's all your fault, you know.

  • SnakeDoc

    what about us non-rooted droid owners?

  • zach471

    I'm having trouble booting into any type of recovery to install. My SD card crapped the bed last night. Wonder if someone can help?

    • Dito_Muertez

      we can probably help, but need more details, what do you mean your sd card shat out upon you?

      • zach471

        It's an old card. Finally last night following a reboot, the phone told me that the card had an error, and needed to be reformatted, which as you know erases the card. Not a big deal, I had backed up movies, music, and photos. But all of my recoveries are gone.

        Bottom line now, though, is that I'm unable to boot into recovery (neither Clockwork nor SPRecovery). If I try to hold down x, nothing happens. Phone just reboots normally as if I'd not selected anything. Not able to boot into recovery for backups or for loading new ROMs. What could the problem be?

        I am still showing my ninja, and I'm able to do a few superuser actions, such as overclock and perform batch operations in Titanium.

        • Dito_Muertez

          The latest versions of clockwork recovery are having a hard time sticking when you flash the recovery image. I actually am dealing with this right now (or just did about 5 mins ago), clear your download cache in CM (which may not even be necessary for you since you just reformatted your sd card, but do it anyway for the hell of it). After you've done that re-flash the recovery image (top selection in rom manager), and flash it again for the hell of it. The problem here is that when your phone is trying to get into recovery it's finding a bad recovery image, so it's just rebooting. you may have to flash and reboot a couple times to get a good one, but I am 90% sure this is the problem.

          • zach471

            Thanks! I'm going to try that and I will get back to you. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

        • Dito_Muertez

          you can also flash an older version and come back, or just use the older version… the whole point here is just flashing the recovery image.

          • zach471

            BANG! Booted into recovery. One thing I noticed was that it said “no SD-ext” found, skipping. What does that mean, exactly? Do I still have SD card problems?

          • Dito_Muertez

            no, that's just saying that you haven't formatted your sd card to be an additional extension to phones internal storage. That's cool though, glad i could help you out.

          • zach471

            Is that why I'm having apps2sd problems with BBv0.3? If I format my card in that way, will I lose the data again?

          • zach471

            What is the benefit of doing that? I can now boot into recovery, and I see that it is an option in recovery. If I do so, will I lose my data? If not, I may do so just so the phone “speaks” to the SD card better.

  • brandon

    I updated my droid, which already has froyo, followed the instructions then wen booting the eye comes up but then it keeps restarting to the eye over and over again. What could be the problem?

    • RealGame22

      Might have to wipe

    • Dito_Muertez

      you may end up having to restore. When I had a similar issue, my phone was actually flashing the home screen for a split second and as long as I hit the home button at the right time it would catch and hold. I don't know if that'll help in your situation, but if you see the softkeys light up, try mashing home. And if not, I pray you've made a backup.

    • ArmyOf2

      Wipe data and cache and do it again. I had the same problem on one of my installs.

  • Rage

    is the Youtube widget search and video buttons EVER going to work on a permanent basis rather than on the press and pray it works basis???? It's broken in everrry single build including FRF84B!! Yes, I have OCD

  • Locsta

    I was running frf84 bugless beast v0.3 and I upgraded to frf84b and then installed bugless beast v0.4 and now my 3d-like cube menu is gone and its just FLAT. Wassup wit that and how do I get the 3d-nss back

    • joyrex

      i noticed that too and i'm pretty sure that's stock for the new build. i went back to BB v.03 from this build and it has the 3d menu.

  • nice but it took a few times to get it to go and was kind of nice almost seemed to reload apps automatially or at least attemp to after i logged bak in with gmail user name and password. was pretty cool.

  • The_Other_Ray

    any major differences of bb v4 to bb v3?

  • RyanE

    link is dead

  • does anyone having issues with the new frf84b build from the frfxxxxx 2.2 version? mine was rebooted to clock recovery and it''s in a booting loop. gets to the eye then reboots….is this normal.

    • Rdjotut

      I got the same issue thankfully i had a backup, tried installing it twice but got the reboot loop, until i find out the issue im not gonna try again

    • k1ng617

      I went through the same thing from two builds today. The way around it for me was to do a complete wipe data & cache before I installed it. Unfortunately, this makes you lose all settings and you pretty much have to reactivate your phone and start from scratch. GL