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DROID 2.2 to Start Rolling Out August 3rd?

According to the latest leaked Verizon document, the Droid Android 2.2 update should start hitting devices on August 3rd.  There is a small chance that test updates could start tonight, but the mass rollout appears to be coming this Tuesday…

Android 2.2 (Froyo) Update for DROID by Motorola
Updated: 7/30/2010 5:58:38 PM(ET)

Starting 8/3, the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for DROID by Motorola becomes available.

Starting 8/3/2010, Verizon Wireless introduces the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for DROID by Motorola.

The new Android 2.2 (Froyo) software update includes new enhancements and tons of shortcuts.

It’s like downloading a new phone!

Enhancements

  • Improved Web browsing with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 beta for Android
  • New security options including remote device wipe and device lock, password complexity and minimum password length.
  • Easily switch between the eight most recent applications.
  • Rotate the screen 270 degrees to work with apps in any direction.

Improvements

  • Enhanced audio quality
  • Easy shortcuts for access to the phone, application launcher and browser from any of the five home screens
  • Support Exchange calendars in the Calendar application.

The update will be available to customers starting 8/3/2010. For more information and step-by-step instructions on how to perform the upgrade, please visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/droidsupport.

As soon as we see an update.zip for this, we’ll be sure to post it.  Stay close!  You never know what could leak out in the next couple of days.

Via:  Alldroid

Cheers Picolas!

  • http://koowie.com James Tate

    Love the Droid. Best phone ever! James, Koowie.com

  • Dogstar585

    I got the new update on my moto Droid.. but I don't have the wifi hotspot option wtf?

  • Dogstar585

    I got the new update on my moto Droid.. but I don't have the wifi hotspot option wtf?

  • Jroppelt

    Can't figure out if i have Flash 10.1 or not!?!? DLd adobe showcase from market wont run. Any help out there. Flash isn't on the market, and half my internet videos wont load, can't play flash games I am sad.

  • Leo

    For all of those who aren't getting the OTA and are stuck on 2.0.1, I don't think it's coming. I unrooted the other night by downloading DM Updater and using that to flash the 2.0.1 stock image to my Droid. after I did the factory reset and all that stuff, I waited awhile for the OTA to hit my Droid but to no avail. I actually had to the 2.1 image saved to my pc since I manually updated to 2.1 instead of waiting for the OTA, so I just used the same process as I did before to get back to 2.1. But I figured since 2.2 was being released to test groups already that they would no long be pushing the 2.1 OTA out anymore. Makes sense you know? Why would they push two different OS's out at once?

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    I have kind of a big problem here, I have stock 2.01 on my phone right now but the OTA isnt coming like i said in an earlier post. I checked manually and the phone is up to date. I even downloaded update.zip for 2.1 and put it on my sd card but when i go to check it nothing is there….no files, no folders….nothing at all but the phone is running…lol, im so confused with this phone right now its crazy. Do I need to format the sd card from my computer first using either FAT file system or FAT32?, then reload 2.01 sbf? Please I need help people, im getting so frustrated with nothing staying on the sd card, im about to throw away this phone.

    • Chris Nimon

      If the update isnt showing up on your card but you know its on there then I can think of 2 possibilities. Windows will add .zip so if you saved the file as update.zip the phone may be reading it as update.zip.zip. first try changing the file name to just update. When i did the wifes Incredible i had to save everything from her sd card to a folder on my computer so i could format her sd card to fat 32. Then I copied all those files back to her sd card and everything worked like a charm.

      • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

        i double checked for noob inaccuracy but it is update.zip only. i just dont get why there are no files or folders whatsoever on the sd card and its still running. anytime in the past ive deleted stuff from the sd card my phone wouldnt boot and in turn id have to flash an sbf file. if i can get 2.1 on here im not touching this thing ever again lol. should the file system be fat or fat32 on the sd card cause formatting in the phone doesnt seem to do crap. do i need to create a folder or something on the sd card manually so it reads the damn update.zip? i really want 2.1 on here so i can just stay stock until 2.2 comes out in a few days.

        • Chris Nimon

          your not showing anything at all on your sd card? are you reading it on a computer? did you format the card without saving the files on a computer? Sounds like you may have erased your sd card. first put youyr sd in a computer. make a file and save everything to that file. Then format your sd card (on your computer) I would use fat 32 when it asks. Then transfer everything from the file you made back to the sd card. take the 2.1 update file and reaname it “update”. put that on your sd card (not in any file). put the sd card back in your phone and do the “hold X and press power thing” and update from sd card. If there isnt any files on the sd card when you read it on your computer then im really not sure what youll need to do.

          • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

            i tried reformatting the sd card in windows but it was unable to complete….i checked the card using another program and it says i have write protection enabled on the card. My card is a micro sd and there are no switches whatsoever on the card to take it off. Once write protection is off i should be able to fully reformat the micro sd card on windows or another program. Until then i flashed 2.01 sbf rom back on to the phone and its up and running. Doubt ill ever get the 2.1 OTA but im still hoping i do before 2.2 comes out.

  • Swould333

    BAD NEWS FOLKS… :(….. looks i'll be rooting after all…

    http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=6383

    • Swould333

      NO native WIFI tether or usb Tethering… BIG RED hits again….

  • http://twitter.com/DjLowProz Lamar Sumner

    i hope 2.2 is still a go for tomorrow

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    ok, flashed back to stock 2.01…i have the baseband thats needed for 2.1 update but it hasn't come OTA yet. Should I just leave my Droid 1 sitting on the charger so its on all night and maybe it will come overnight? I pushed the 2.1 hours ago and it was a damn test key and not official 2.1. How long do you think ill have to wait before Big Red notices my phone is running 2.01 and pushes 2.1 to me?

    • Chris Nimon

      menu, settings, scroll down to and click About Phone, at the top it says System Update. Click it,and your phone will look for an update.

      • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

        tried that numerous times tonight but it still says everything is up to date, i just hope my phone can bypass 2.1 and grab the 2.2 update or this phone is screwed :-(

        • http://www.facebook.com/rcrampes Robert Crampes

          You can do the manual update. Here is the link for the file and information how to: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/03/31/manual-and

          I had to do this myself when I went back to stock. It would not update to 2.1 using ota check. but it works.

  • Simamuroff

    Hello,

    this forum is awesome. I love my droid except for when I am out of country it does not work. I bought it thinking I could make skype calls and it will not allow me o when out of country. Will droid release a global version, or will there be an app. for it?

  • kevin86

    I noticed this said “Enhanced Audio”. Does anyone think that it will drastically fix the poor volume issue that most of us are having with the X?
    Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabrielpina4 Gabriel pina

    Will the update also gives us USB n wireless tethering for the Droid 1 since Froyo on droid 1 wont have extra layers like motoblur so will Verizon take that away?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDRXL3NWZOIOKSO4QHZHCMPQPI Daniel

    I'm one of those people that did not root because the OTA was “just around the corner”
    Now that it probably is just around the corner, I wonder if I should root now and get a better rom than the official 2.2 OTA update… Or maybe I should wait to get the OTA next week and then root after that?

    My main worry is that if I root right now while running 2.1, I will not be able to UN-root it later if I chose to. I may never want to, but I would like to keep the option.

    What should I do?

    • Jedi_Gunslinger

      One person's view: Root. Once you are rooted you have instant access to FroYo and beyond. The work the developers do with these ROMs is unbelievable, and this is well before the official release so one can only imagine what will be available once the OTA is received.

      Also there is the very realistic possibility that the official 2.2 may bring with it an even more difficult “rooting” process, if not blocking it all together.

      So while you may not be able to root if accepting the official FroYo 2.2 OTA update, you can always return to unrooted later by flashing old stock recovery from ROM manager and then wait for OTA to arrive and updating that way.

      One thing to consider at least…

  • Zeadaplaya

    Can somebody HELP ME PLEASE! Will there be a time in the near future ( like September – November) where your able to root the official ota Android 2.2, so that way you can be updated officially and have all the perks of rooting? I don't want to wait a long time however I want to get the ABSOLUTE MOST out of my phone.

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

      How can anyone actually know this?
      Get a grip. Just root your phone and stop worrying about the official OTA's. Compared to what is already out there, they're worthless…