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Download: Rooted FRG01B Froyo for DROID

For those of you that stayed rooted while the Froyo OTA update was discovered, you can now have it with full root access.  Yep,  Pete (Mr. Bugless Beast) has already put together the FRG01B build, slipped in superuser and has it ready to rock on your Droid.  What’s even better, is the guy is in the middle of a camping trip and managed to hack while roasting some mallows.  Dedication.

Download:  FRG01BODEXEDOTA.zip (alt link)



1.  Download the file to your SD card.
2.  Open ROM Manager, choose “Install ROM from SD Card.”
3.  Scroll down to find FRG01BODEXEDOTA.zip and tap on it.
4.  When prompted, check the box to create a backup if you don’t have a recent one.
5.  Skip the “wipe data and cache” box if coming from another Froyo build.
6.  Phone will reboot, work magic and BAM!  Enjoy the new Froyo!

Let us know if you run into any issues!

And again, amazing work Pete.

Source:  Peter Alfonso

  • Ickidy

    Why is this build from bugless beast using the old baseband rather than the baseband from the new 2.2 ota? Is there a plan to update baseband?

  • Bill Ward73

    if I was rooted before the update, but didn't install the rooted OTA, can I download this version or do I need to wipe the other first… thanks

  • Sixstringman987

    i dwnloaded the update.zip file yesterday and also installed the adobe flash. everything works great, its faster,some apps have new faces. on mine the tethering part works but it locks you on the VZW website making you pay for it. so im just using pdanet. im enjoying it so far!

  • spyder00

    hey guys how do i get flash on my phone and crome to phone now? ive installed the 2.2 from pete can anyone give a hand?

    • Bill Ward73

      scroll down on the main page to manual update for droid… it has links for both near the bottom….

  • Brian

    When we tap on FRG01BODEXEDOTA.zip do we just hit ok or should i hit add zip?

  • Bettadaze

    tried installing over BB v.04, now stuck on bootloader M, flahed alternate recovery, then did the clockwork mod, still nothing. just tries to installs and gets stuck again.
    tried doing a previous restore with BB v.04, now market wont open, still gets stuck when trying to boot in recovery.
    ROM Manager doesnt seem to be working correctly?? wifi works on browser, but wont load additional email, says no connection.

    any suggestions??

    • Bettadaze

      ok..it actually worked this time. still seeing if i have any issues. thinks arent responding correctly..maybe it was all the battery pulls. but market is working, wifi, well see.

  • Raven

    OK, so this is probably a dumb/naive question, but what what would happen if you just renamed this rooted FRG01B to update.zip and stuck it on a stock 2.1 like you were doing a manual update of the OTA rom. Would it give you a rooted 2.2, do nothing, brick your phone? How does the magic OTA update upgrade you to 2.2 without wiping your data and why can't this method be used to give you a rooted 2.2 with a stock boot loader?

  • mathewdev

    I don't see the any differences but it's nice to have the official OTA with root! As always DroidLife does it again! I can't get through the day without checking this site at least once!

  • Jayrod718

    Does anyone have the DEV Version that has the overclock to 800mhz, i have the FRF84b Dev Version with the NexTheme? I would really like the FRG01B with Overclock to 800MHZ.

    • steveliv

      This rom is overclockable to 800mhz. I installed last night, restored SetCPU and have been running at 800mhz ever since.

  • ILoveSTARCraft2

    Will the Black Theme work with this? I think it was one of the 7 choices themes, it has the Droid incredible Eye and the transparent black notification bar and the 5 different Music Widgets. Made by Fabolous i think.

  • masug24

    I updated from BB0.4 to this new build… the only issue I'm having is that the screen won't auto-rotate anymore (I have the auto-update option selected in Settings… I'm not an idiot). Anyone else having this problem?

  • Mikeylikesit

    The official OTA was a patch to ESE81 not a full ROM…open it and check. FRG01B was already rooted when it was leaked awhile back…I really don't see what all this hoopla is about since nothing had to be done to put the OTA stuff in an already rooted leak of 01B…nothing special to see here.

  • Iceberg720

    I'm still getting the red eye bootloop. I wiped my cache and didn't wipe data and still nothing. Any suggestions? I'm hoping I don't have to wipe data.

    • Steenerk

      I'm getting the same boot loop also. Can anyone help us with this problem. Thanks in advance

  • Travillion

    Has anyone noticed problems with the Gallery app? After the update my gallery shows the correct icons, but when I select a picture to view full screen it shows me a different one…

    • Open the SD card on your computer. Go into the folder that holds your galleries thumbnails and delete them all. NOT the pictures, just the thumbnails. That will fix your problem 🙂

      • Travillion

        Thanks Tim! Will try it now. …And I'm honored to get a response from someone so high up as you 😉

        • haha I don't know about that. lol
          Why is everyone so nice this morning? 🙂
          Thanks! Anytime…

          Let me know if it works…if not, we can figure it out lol

          • Travillion

            Yea, it worked! Thanks a bunch!

          • zero

            Everyone's nice because everyone is happy about all the goodies we have been getting over the last 2 or 3 days. =D

  • DW

    Is big red pushing a baseband update at the same time as the Froyo OTA or is the OTA leaving everyone on the old baseband?

  • Swould333


    That was Quick… Pete.. you the man..

  • Rendar_UDL

    I just upgrade to this from FRG01 by Pete from a couple of weeks ago and it's working great. I just noticed 1 small thing I can't figure out. Skype Mobile is gone. As in, it does not appear to even be on the Android Market. Anyone have a clue as to what that's all about?

  • blade78

    I've install this ROM http://bit.ly/otafroyo. And it seems to run more smoother than Simply Stunning 4.6. There's is very little lag. Even my flash player is working. Motorola Droid 1. Good work Pete. Apply this Rom to BB5.

  • steveliv

    anyone flash a chevy overclock kernel? if so, which one are you having the best performance with?

  • slackerjoe

    Ok, so I am stuck at the “M” logo, it won't go past it!!! I can't get to recovery or anything. HELP!!

  • Mathenk2

    Is anyone else noticing about 10Mb more of available memory over FRG01? I'm consistently seeing about 10 megs more available memory throughout the day and I am treating the device the exact same. Just curious. Maybe I'm full of it, who knows.

  • tbdroid

    Kellex Peter or anyone….

    downloaded and installed…. looks very familiar! Just wish I remembered where to find my old update where my icons and mail looked like google icons any help?

  • Chase

    Metickone has had this build going for a while now, and it's themed and overclock-able. Head on over to the Droid Forums and check it out. I've been running it for like a week and a half and it runs like a dream!

  • Andysustaita1993

    wow rooted “””2.1″”” still getting love. i know 2.1 is not really rooted but still it is geting love HaHa

  • rooted. (Coming from BBv.4) Downloaded 2.2, works fine. Downloaded chevy's 1.2 kernel. works great. No problems. 🙂

  • Tylermmoore

    I updated to to the rooted version of the Froyo but my baseband version stayed the same at c_01.3e.03p. Is there any reason for that?

  • Crumbut

    Im glad we got the update even though it had to come from Droid-Life (thanks) but I have to ask.. whats all the hoopla about it? What drastic changes has everyone experienced? Im asking incase Im missing things other than the Flash support …also downloaded from Droid-Life(thanks again). Has anyone had any problems? I have noticed that Advance Task Killer no longer works 🙁 A lot of software starts itself up at boot then when I kill them they come right back!! ARRRG! I have uninstalled and reinstalled it (and others) several times throughout the night. I havent tried the USB tether yet (yes its there) has anyone?
    Share your 2.2 stories please 🙂
    I have never rooted but am strongly leaning that way when an easy 2.2 root comes out.

    • steveliv

      android handles task killing behind the scenes pretty efficiently. it will close apps as it requires.. you really don't need ATK. the system actually asks apps to close and allows them to save data, etc which is better than you killing them immediately.

    • Travillion

      I tried the tether and yes, it works, but it took me to Verizon's subscription page stating I need to buy a tether package. So in a sense, it doesn't work (unless you add an additional $20 to your plan…).

      • I am rooted, downloaded frg01b from here and it lets me tether, no subscription page! in fact this post is on verizon's 3g 😛

        • Travillion

          Wow, I wish I had your luck! Sounds like we did the exact same thing…but you got free tether and I didn't!

  • PeDe

    ever since i flashed this official ROM, i'm missing some apps from the market. I wiped 2x and cleared market cache and even flashed again and wiped 2x and cleared market cache and still nothing. any help's appreciated

    • steveliv

      i think we have to wait for google to recognize the new firmware before the copy protected apps show up

    • Travillion

      Yeah, I lost an app in the upgrade, too. According to the Market, I had never purchased it in the first place. Fortunately I had a backup of it through Titanium so I was able to restore no problem. But…Market still doesn't acknowledge it in my downloads, so if I ever want to update it I'll probably have to repurchase it. Stinks…

    • As of typing this and looking for a fix for most of the day…I rebooted my phone after doing a backup and all of a sudden all the purchased apps just showed up. I think it’s good to go now.

    • As of typing this and looking for a fix for most of the day…I rebooted my phone after doing a backup and all of a sudden all the purchased apps just showed up. I think it’s good to go now.

  • Lenny

    I'm getting boot loop after the installation???

    • Chris B.

      If you haven't figured it, I had the same thing. I rebooted into recovery and cleared cache. Worked after I booted again.

  • Marshmelons.

  • Kaeo ortiz

    i dnt have a home launcher now… what happened??

  • Wordplay420

    I'm new this whole rooting thing, do it'd be cool if I could get some things clarified. So I'm running rooted 2.1 with a custom 2.2 rom? And installing this update will give rooted 2.2? Will my SS v4.6 be gone? And would I be able to reinstall SS v4.6 on this new update?

    Sorry for all the questions. Thanks in advance.

  • Javsld568

    Is it me or i cant download skype anymore?

    • Tajjat3

      The original app isn't in the market anymore. Maybe under construction who knows.

      • Javsld568

        oh so it has nothing to do with the fact im on froyo now? i mean i had the Buggless Beast 0.4 and i had skype installed but never launched it, i did a bit of research and i read somewhere it soon will have video call, maybe they are going to relaunch skype for the droid 2? (i know it wont use video calls for droid 2 but maybe like a new UI or something)

        • Tajjat3

          It may have something to do with that but also take into consideration that with the EVO out now and possibly more front facing cam phones coming out in the near future, they are going to fix it up good. Personally I don't see the use of it unless you have a front facing camera or talking to someone through skype that's out the country.

  • Tajjat3

    How can you root from stock 2.2? Most of the previous beta apps are gone

  • Scubasteve2011

    Help Please.
    How do I save this file to my SD card?

    • Tajjat3

      If you downloaded it from our computer, you have to connect ur phone via USB, then in the notifications bar connect the phone to the computer. The when the phone is linked to the computer you can bring it up through my computer if a prompt hasn't automatically popped up. Then drag the downloaded update.zip file to the connected sd card. (whatever you named it). Hope this shed a little light on your troubles.

  • Marquezsf

    app is cool but it doesnt let me boot into recovery mode

  • DroidFan

    I installed this and so far it is working fine. the only thing I dont like is that my quadrant score was only 850 when before I was at 1200 easy. I am not complaining cause I know Pete will get a faster one out there.

  • Mesarectifier146

    it would be cool if the samsung live wallpapers would work on this version..too bad…

  • I'm a complete newbee, so please be patient.

    Why this is great? I live in Mexico and wanted to use the market for some paid app, so I rooted the phone (Droid) and installed a 2.2 ROM called Sapphire-0.7.0-Droid. It works great.

    What is up with this new FRG01B?

    Is it different from the version I have? Why should I care changing ROMs? Is this one better? In what regard?


  • Cubs2200333

    will i need to reactivate my phone if i am coming from an earlier rooted froyo build

  • Jonesboy6

    Hey fellas I'm running BB 4 and p3droids kernel at 1Ghz smoothly and I'm 99% happy! The 1% I'm missing that is important to me (which this FRG01B build is supposed to have) is bluetooth voice dialing so I can go back to using my bluetooth earpiece with my droid1! should I stick with BB 4 and wait for 5 hoping it will have that feature or flash this FRG01B build?

    • Travillion

      I can't imagine Pete would specifically remove it for his next BB. The question is how patient are you? Have it now…or have it later….

  • Mariodavien

    I can't install google maps. Anybody know a solution?

    • Justin

      Use the DL search function, there was a post about it a while ago

  • Madhouse

    Has anyone tried using the older faster OC kernels? Should i be able to just use those on this froyo build?

  • I flashed to this rom… but the only problem I'm having is when I try to download flash 10.1 it says item not found… what can I do?? Please help… I really want flash.. thanks

  • Bob Fraser

    Can't find flash 10.1 in this ROM. Did I miss something? Is there a separate download / install?

  • Konyeezay

    Has this fixed wifi problems for people?

  • Tiptoptommy

    some of my apps are not in the market? Sup with that?

  • stock Froyo is ago, good stuff seems to offer a slight speed boost

  • Allstar5101

    this wont work for me. I install file and then im stuck at droid eye animation. the weird part is when i touch the screen i can feel the unlock slider and even slide it but the screen stays at the droid eye. im coming from cm6 rc2

    • Mrpicolas

      wipe data and cache should fix it

  • Merc56

    I recently rooted my D1 following all of the steps Kellex posted including Sapphire 0.7.0, everything went fine.

    However, now I can't boot into recovery (power and X).

    Can I use RSD lite and reflash SPRecovery and use Petes file and rename it update.zip to get things back up?

    I know I am gonna have to wipe as well, but I have Titanium Backup so it should be no big deal.

    Thinking this is the best way to go.

    Any thoughts??

    • Mrpicolas

      get rom manager and flash clock work then sp rec then back to clockwork should fix your issue

      • Merc56

        well Mrpicolas, I did as you suggested and now i am fried !!!

        I flashed clock with rom manager and then used RSD to flash SPrecovery again… now it boots with the red LED and shows dead batt, android system is not booting, SD card not mounting (so no ROM Manager) and 3G and phone not working…….

        Any suggestions guys??

        I am back to my LG Dare ;( for today………

        • Mrpicolas

          Let it charge grab the 2.0.1 sbf and flash that with rsd lite follow the
          directions on the site should give you a stock image when done

          • Merc56

            Thanks for the reply Mrpicolas,
            So what I need to do is;
            1- grab the 2.0.1sbf from downloads on this site
            2- flash with the 2.0.1 with RSD lite
            3- then follow the directions on rooting from 2.0.1 and instead of Sapphire 0.7.0 I can use petes FRG01b zip???

            Does this sound right??

            Thanks again…

          • Mrpicolas

            Should be able 2 use that rom but I would use a stock rom and make a backup
            first to have a good image to go back to good luck

          • Merc56

            I don’t see the 2.0.1 sbf in the downloads section here…… only a 2.0.1 update.zip….

            Can you post a link or let me know where to download it please.