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Manual Android 2.2 Update for Motorola DROID

The file has been released!  No more staring at and refreshing your “About” screen to see if an update is available!  Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid is finally and officially here.

Screenshots from my device:

Instructions to manually install Android 2.2 on your Motorola Droid:

*THIS IS ONLY FOR NON-ROOTED STOCK 2.1 USERS.

1.  Download this file:   update.zip or DIRECT FROM GOOGLE LINK
2.  Place file on the root of your sdcard (not in any folder).

Make sure it is named UPDATE.ZIP! The Google link will need to be renamed.

3.  Turn your phone off.
4.  Boot into recovery (Hold Power + X).
5.  Wait for a triangle with exclamation point to appear and release Power and X.
6.  Hit the volume up and camera button (half-way down) at the same time.
7.  Using the D-Pad select “apply update.zip” and press in the gold button on the D-Pad.
8.  Your phone will now run the update.
9.  When it finishes, use th D-Pad to select reboot phone.
10.  Your phone will reboot with Android 2.2.

Update 1:  If you would like FLASH installed, download it here.

Update 2:  Download Chrome to Phone here.

Enjoy everyone!  And let us know if you run into any issues during the installation process.  We’ve got a ton of great community members to help out.

Big cheers to LarryR for figuring out the URL.  We tried but realized we are bloggers, not code crackers.

  • Hellboy22084

    can i do this on 
    Motorola wx445

  • Armor free games

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  • Biggiantseth

    did not work for my milestone

  • Agelay

    view pad is can install vzo chat software

  • Agelay

    android 2.2  is can install vzo chat software

  • abim

    I cann’t update. Here are massages from the device:
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Insttlation aborted

    Any one know how to resolve this problems.
    Thanks.

  • Manual Android 2.2 Update For Motorola Droid Now Available. Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid is finally and officially here.

  •  Wow what a great update! Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid is finally and officially here…..well thanks for the instructions to manually install Android 2.2 on  Motorola Droid…keep updating us like this…

  • crowd SPRING

    THANKS  a lot for the Instructions to manually install Android 2.2 on your Motorola Droid…your post is really helpful..

  • Coolanu Aniket

    in second sentence it is written power + x where is x

  • Adf

    Broken link please replace

  • Herbermorales

    how can i put more volume on my andriod 2.2 because i cant heard when im calling

  • will

    posso instalar no i1 motorola ???

  • Looks like the Android distribution chart will probably undergo quite a bit of revisions in the next couple of weeks.

  • One enterprising individual found the download link and it has already spread across the web with plenty of mirror options for you to grab it…………..

  • Max Furniture

    Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid is finally and officially here….thanks for the information and the instructions here…it will ease my work..

  • Okayceleste

    none of the websites that have this are working on my phone! ):
    help meee.

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    Manual Android 2.2 Update For Motorola Droid Now Available. Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid is finally and officially here.

  • After exclamation thing pops up push volume up then camera button nav down to install update.zip. you’ll know its working!!

  • Uriel

    Is this updat good for milestone

  • Jourdantruitt

    i have a motorola milestone and i tried this update and it keeps saying aborted? any help?

  • Hetal Shah

    While installing froyo I am getting following messages.
    E: Can’t open /cache/recovery/command
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted
    My location is Ahmedabad, India

    Please let me know if there is any solution.

  • dragan

    do not work (Hold Power + X) I download files and put everything in root sdcard, but will get not recovery into my Motorola Droid??? Can it be some other way to get to recovery??? Thanks

    • dragan

      Now works with (Hold Power + Camera button) (I have a Motorola milestone) but not to open the file update.zip into recovery, I have to root first milestone or???

      • dragan

        E: failed to read footer from /sdcard/update.zip ( Is a directory )
        E: signature verication failed
        ???????????????????

      • dragan

        E: failed to read footer from /sdcard/update.zip ( Is a directory )
        E: signature verication failed
        ???????????????????

  • Before someday, I manually upgraded to froyo. It seems to make my droid slower; can I downgrade to 2.1 and allow the ota update? If so how?

  • kanu

    i tried ur method it says “” signature verification failed “” please help..!!
    thanks

  • kanu

    i tried ur method it says “” signature verification failed “” please help..!!
    thanks

  • Pajohnson75

    Just performed the update on a Motorola Droid and it seemed to be successful but the phone will not get past the motorola symbol on reboot. I have tried battery removal and letting it sit for a LOOOOONNNNGGG time. Anyone else experience this?

  • Yman890

    hey it aborts the installation because it can't find the file

  • Yman890

    hey it keeps aborting the installation

  • Shanniazi

    i can only get to step 3 when i do step 4 the phone just starts up like normal. ive tried it at least 10 times

  • eddieonofre

    happy birthday Droid Life!!!!!!!!!!
    keep the good work!!!!!!!!!!
    post number 1785

  • DarthRogue

    Enjoy another comment Kellex…

    • eddieonofre

      lol I came to this post to do the same!!

  • i have a problem that in recovery mode i apply sdcard: update.zip

    and i did that then it say:

    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    –Install from sdcard…

    Finding update package…

    Opening update package…

    Verifying update package…

    E: failed to open /sdcard/ update.zip (No such file or directory

    E: signature verifaction failed

    Installation aborted

    i'm installing from my Motorola Adroid (Milstone)

  • Dharlis

    does this work if i update my motorola quench xt3 from 2.1 to 2.2?

  • LarryR

    After months of no problems with receiving my email, the application just started to “stop unexpectantly” and I don't know why would happen randomly.

    Help.
    Thanks.

  • Asev

    Can I install this on Motorola Milestone (which is Droid GSM version)?

  • NONOZAK109

    PLS …… HELP … DOSE IT WORK FOR MILESTONE

    TO URGENT I NEED UPDATE 2.2 PLS IF IT NOT WORKING JUST TEL WEAR CAN I GET FOR MILESTONE
    THANXXXXXXXXXXXXS

    ZAK

  • Cyclopssnowboards

    will this work to downgrade from FRG22D to FRG01B?

  • Brandon

    I'm trying to install on my motorola milestone and I keep getting signature verification failed. Any ideas?

  • Isroi93

    Hi..
    Thanks for the excellent guide.
    I have Motorola A853 Millestone and firmware version: 2.1-update1. Can my motorolla updated with this procedure? I just make sure before I make update.
    Thanks.

  • ed

    OK!!!!! It says E: signature Failed. Installation aborted. Any thoughts? I downloaded it straight from good

  • Angel

    I have the Android by Motorola recently bought from Verizon. It will tell me updates are available. When I do the update and it powers down; a triangle with Exclaimation point shows up and doesn't go away. What is causing that..? Is it updated? How do I make it go away?

  • SS_T-Roy

    random question, can this be installed on anything other than a droid phone so that i can use froyo 2.2 on it? i have an older windows 6.1 phone that i'd like to try it on just to see what it might do

  • Jampin09

    OK, I have tried this many times now. Downloaded the file from multiple locations to make sure it wasn't a corrupt file. I am renaming the file update.zip (if it wasn't already named that), copying it to my sd card (not in any folder), booting the phone into recovery, running the update…..and EVERY SINGLE TIME it gets to the same point and stops, because it says “failed to verify whole-file signature” and “signature verification failed”…..what in the world am I missing here????

    • lakerzz

      Try naming it just update…and not update.zip….sometimes it puts the .zip for you. So in that case, its trying to install update.zip.zip…good luck.

  • val

    mine as well. i've tried downloading many different updates on my computer for this 2.2 update and have yet to find a verified whole signature(whatever that means). PLEASE HELP!

  • Aricwfc

    hey, mine says failed to verify whole signature, installation aborted? help please!

    • val

      mine as well. i've tried downloading many different updates on my computer for this 2.2 update and have yet to find a verified whole signature(whatever that means). PLEASE HELP!

  • Ashley

    has anyone noticed that the update has taken about the “silent mode” on ringers?? My droid can now only go down to “vibrate”…this is annoying at meetings

    • Sindeslroyer

      go into settings and turn off vibrate, you can still put the phone completely on silent

  • Nklenchik

    Hi, im pretty new to downloading stuff ON my phone lol…how exactly do i save the file to my sd card?

  • Jm_illusions

    will this load on milestone

  • Mansi Cottage

    hey … can u plz tell me if i install the new version in the sd card does it erases all the data which is already in there…?
    and can i not install it in the phone memory?
    thnx…

  • Is this update only for the DROID or can it also be used for the DROID X?

  • ScottK

    People! You have to have to set up Windows to show file extensions. Droid is reading update.zip.zip, when in you yourself can visually see is update.zip. That extra zip is stil there if it is set up to hide file extensions. That is what is giving the error and abort messages.

  • Gulam Mohammed

    Excuse me if this question appears silly…. I'm quite eager to have 2.2 on my phone….I have a motorola milestone, can I use this update ? coz it says,” Manual Android 2.2 Update for Motorola DROID” – Please advice – Gulam

    • Mrpicolas

      No you cannot

  • Dubbs

    i have the original moto droid with the 2.2 FRG22D how can i root the phone… universal androot only works on the FRG22B…

    • Cflores860

      rsd lite only way frggd

  • Bassemankouny

    signature vertification failed over and over again

  • Noori

    my droid keeps freezing screen and have to reboot again & again xD help!!

  • Brentsrmc

    when I select “apply update.zip” it will not pass signature verification and says aborted.

  • [email protected]

    tried to do this but got signature verifcatioin failed. then it aborts update. any thought?

  • Emerson

    I get stuck in step four…I got the triangle on the screen and am hitting the camera and volume up button, but nothing is happening. Does it take a long time to move on from the triangle screen?

    • Emersondbc

      sorry, i meant “step 5”

  • Roscoeruth

    ever since the upgrade, when I put the phone into the cradle that normally has the clock, it goes into sleep mode after a minute. I tried to look under settings to see how to stop this as no notification appears now if I have a text..but there is no way to stop it from going into sleep mode…..help!

  • A Medic

    Sorry to say…..
    The file is not the final edit that is being sent out OTA. The file listed here “FRGO1B” is not the same as the one being sent out “FRG22D”. My wife and I both have Moto Droids. I, being the bad boy, couldn't wait, so I followed the links and advice and installed the 'leaked' file. She, being the good girl, waited for the OTA update. Needless to say, they're not the same.
    Now I believe I'm scr3wed, as my phone shows 2.2, so probably no OTA update for me, but I believe it's not the 'latest' 2.2 with full functionality, like 'install to SD', etc.
    So unless I can get someone with the knowledge to help, I'm slightly more advanced than 2.1, but without all the bells and whistles that the latest 2.2 promises.

  • Cczerwinski2112

    i would want it please! really

  • Mike

    If i already have FRG22D can I go back to the first 2.2 build buy doing this? I don't want to wait any longer to be rooted!!

  • Diamondgem143

    Every since this new update my phone dies much quicker. i only use it for minimal use no different then i was before the update and at that time my battery would last me a day and a half. any suggestions on what to do

  • Tater

    I downloaded 2.2 a week ago when I recieved the update notice, now Advanced Task Killer won't stop half of my applications, I have to go in and force close them.

  • Adrianoats

    I wonder if it will work for motorola milestone. (It's the latin america version of droid).

  • Thirith

    We are facing the problem after clidk “apply sdcard:update.zip”, the phone said shown “signature verification failed”. and then “installation aborted”.

    I already try to remove .zip, but it is not allow to flash the file without .zip

  • Rbay321

    How do you delete twitter?

  • Ced

    To all that don't know how to copy / paste and rename files and push 2 buttons at once, simply wait for the automatic update :). Everybody's life will be simpler…

  • carluverdrm2004

    Anybody experiencing receiving the same text messages twice or three times? (might be Handcent)
    Or how about the gallery being slow?
    And I had the 'Update All' option for the market, but it seems to have disappeared….any advice?

    • Chris Nimon

      I had similar problem with google voice till i changed its notification settings. On my phone there has to be an update for the “update all” button to show up.

  • Mike

    I just download flash to my driod but it don't show the flash in my website http://www.kickboxingtraining.com . Not sure what the fix is? It does show on http://www.ckotrainer.com

  • Stat7

    This doesnt seem to work with sprecovery. I get the status 7 error can anyone help?

  • Coldnosekennels

    I wish i never updated the Droid this am. Any way of disabling it & get my regular screen & abilities back? My browser that showed up at my main screen wont shut off!!

  • Gweneth Mckinney

    Has anyone had trouble with the phone and SMS accessing contacts? after my OTA update i keep getting multiple errors with android.process.acone and com.process.gapps

    How can i go back to 2.1? I tried a hard reset but the errors still occur. Thanks in advance for any advice.

  • Bdix77

    I hate this new update!!! After installing to 2.2 my phone dies within 5 hours and that light to no use and it's dead. Any advice will help!

  • Adaschke

    It has 45 minutes since I hIt the download button on my Droid. THe Motorola symbol is still being displayed.

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DOWNLOAD & REBOOT?

  • Ursramachandran

    will this update work for moto milestone, i tried it is not wrkg???

    • lakerzz

      No…locked bootloader.

      • Marco Hk

        What you need:

        Motorola Milestone
        A computer
        USB cable to connect your phone to your pc
        And the SDK of Android (you can find it here)
        Now we can start. Plug your device to your computer and enable the debugging mode of your phone (Go to MENU->SETTINGS->APPLICATIONS->DEVELOPMENT->Enable the “USB debugging”).

        Then you need the adb tool that is given with the SDK. (You can find it it the “Tools” directory of the SDK).

        Open a command prompt, go to the directory of “adb.exe” and type:

        adb.exe devices

        You should see your device. If there is no device connected, maybe your phone is not in the “debugging mode” see above. If your device appears, you can now type:

        adb.exe -d reboot recovery

  • Cchris4453

    it keeps saying failed instilation aborted

    • lakerzz

      Try renaming it to update, instead of update.zip

  • Gophers_0820

    Does this root your phone?

  • Danny13

    I went through these steps but I keep getting operation aborted. Please help

  • HAHAhaHalo13

    I sorta found my problem, “Installation aborted.”

    What do I do now?? If I go to the Verizon store, will they fully install it for free?

  • HAHAhaHalo13

    I don't know what to do!! I'm right now at:

    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    wipe baseband data

    So far apply sdcard:update.zip isn't working and I still don't know what to do. Any help??

  • whitefish

    I'm at the install update window but I get an error (No Such File) I tried to move/copy the (update.zip) to another directory but I could not see how to do that using the menu functions. Can someone help me move the file out of downloads to the SDCard location. Thanks in advance

  • wolverinefan

    Anyone knowns what wrong with the Froyo update cus its eating my battery alive let me know

  • I have the original 2.1 zip file. If you need it, let me know.

    • Marty

      Can you send it to me

    • Cczerwinski2112

      i would want it please! really

  • Dawgboy12002

    The list thats posted 1 thru 10 is that all that needs to be done. Is there anything that I need to do before I try these steps like back anything up or download anything else. My wife received the OTA and I did not.

  • Crazyrider0421

    wtf i cant turn my droid on vibrate now and i hate the white backroudn on texting, anyway i can get it bk to black???

  • Pog

    I manually updated as soon as it was posted here. The rest of my extended family got their updates yesterday morning in MN. It looks and works great.

  • Fpwl1399

    My phone says it cannot verify the file….anyone else have this problem?

    • Fpwl1399

      Here are the details. I go through the shutdown, boot to recovery process and when I select apply sdcard:update.zip I get the following lines:

      E: Can't open/cache/recovery/command

      — Insatall from sdcard…
      Finding update package…
      Applying update package…
      Opening update package…
      verifying update package…
      E: Failed to verify whole-file signature
      E: signature verification failed
      Installation aborted

      • Pog

        Download the file again on over write the first one. Sounds like something got corrupted in the package.

        • Fpwl1399

          I downloaded it from both sources several times. I am nervous to try other sources.

      • Fpwl1399

        After doing some more digging/researching it seems as though the line 'E: Failed to verify whole-file signature' is the root of the problem. I read that the following line 'E: signature verification failed' is usually due to a bad download, but I don't think that's the case here since I've tried several sources for the update.zip file for 2.2

  • Iteclothing

    How do you download and install flashplayer? I have done the manual update for the Droid but haven't received the official build and therefore no flash. Can you post a walk through like you have for the froyo build.

    Tux!

    Z

  • austin

    Does the cache and data get wiped with this manual update?

  • Lady80babii

    I did find a delete button in the trash of my gmail account,its not visible but if u hold down the email u want to delete another screen pops up for u to chose from the options available and delete is one of them…hit me back if u don't figure it out

  • ptatum

    What is the X KEY?

    • Pog

      Slide out the the keyboard. They simply mean “X” as in the alphabetic key on the keyboard. FYI the camera button is the gold colored one on the side. Good luck. Worked for me.

  • mr morgan

    Hey!
    Does this work on my UK Milestone?

    Went through comments too see if my question had already been answerd. Couldn't find it, sorry if I am wrong!

    • Marco Hk

      ive been trying to find this out myself…they havent been very useful yet… :/(with them i mean motorola)
      SOMEONE HELP PLEASE!!

      • mr morgan

        True, Motorola Europe is still talking aboute an update to come, before we get Froyo. Not fun!

  • Marco Hk

    Does this work for the milestone?

  • Cara

    The Google link wouldn't work for me… but the update.zip link worked great!!!

  • Ghwildfire

    So, did the update, but now it's telling me I need to attach it to the computer, but I don't have my USB cable with me. Help?

  • Yay!!! Thanks! My phone updated a couple of days ago but without FLASH. My boyfriends DROID didn't even update so I just did it and it works! Awesome! Thanks! I've shared it with everyone who is still waiting for 2.1 to update!

  • joe

    i tired everything you guess recommened and i kept on getting when i click “apply sdcard:update.zip” my phone says installation aborted. i did everything you guys said, download it on my phone. then on my computer and transfered it to my phone then i have no idea what i did but a screen popped out say upgrade is avaliable and when i clicked more info it was for andriod 2.2, so if you guys are having problems download the file on your computer name it update, or update.zip and hook your phone up to your computer and put it in the download file, then go to setting , about phone. system updates and it should find the update and it reboots your phone and installs perfectly. i actually didnt do that i had dumb luck that it asked me that it found an update and if i wanted to update it and i clicked yes and everything worked out great. thanks for the help guys and if you have any questions respond and i will check this board once a week or so.

  • aseto1984

    are supposed to extract the files before placing on the sd card ?

    • Chris Nimon

      do not extract. just put it on you sd card (not in a folder). If when applying it in recovery you get an error message, go back and rename the zip file to just “update”

  • Mike

    It tells me my phone does not support the download.. why not?

  • Dtghjjj

    can i use this for a flashed htc eris

  • Stronglefty

    does this 2.2 update work for Droid X as well or is that a separate release?

  • Jeremy Cast

    I keep getting the failed to verify whole file signature error. I'm not rooted the file is named correctly and in the right spot. I have 2.1-update 1 baseband is c_01.3e.03p kernel is 2.6.29-omap1gb5cd919 [email protected]#1 and the build number is voles-userbug 2.1-update1 ese53 25914 test keys. I have tried the download probably 20 times from different sites and I have windows set to view file extensions so I know I'm not putting .zip.zip at the end of the file. also I have in the main dir of my sd card not unzipped . i have no clue what to do at this point. I used to have clockwork mod recovery and bugless beast 0.4 but have since used RSD to flash back to stock. This is driving me crazy. it's the 18th and I still have not gotten the option to do OTA. If i did i don't know if it would work.

  • Crash

    any one know how i get swype on my phone i just manually updated to 2.2

  • denverengineer

    Just updated manually and it worked beautifully. Was going to wait for OTA then heard of people getting bricked phones. Updated immediately, now rooting and then bliss. Thanks guys!

  • MCH04

    Did the manual update, simple & easy, no issues so far… quick question though once you have installed the update and everything is running fine, can you take the UPDATE.ZIP file off your SD Card? I'm assuming you can but just wanted to double check and make sure before I did anything.

  • Crash

    if i do the update manually will i lose any of my widgets or sms messages?

    • Lost

      nope

  • LoveMacsHateIphones

    Does this does this work on a mac? I keep getting operation aborted after I apply update.zip, I changed it to Update and still won't work any help?

    • LoveMacsHateiphones

      Never Mind my fellow android lovers, tried it with my cousin's PC got 2.2 rolling

      • Ghow90

        I know you got it fixed but for future reference you have to go into Safari's preferences and under the “General” tab uncheck “Open safe files…” I had this problem.

  • Travismuncy

    I tried both of them annothing worked anyone have any thing that will work

  • Taylorzimel

    Wonderful! Thanks for the easy tips!

  • I still have not received my update. Is anyone else still waiting??

    • Brad

      I havent received mine yet… screw it im doin it manual

    • I did the manual update, but my wife is still waiting. I plan on just manually doing hers as well. Sad it has taken so long, I had it on the 3rd.

  • Mizsonshine

    update started at 0615. It's now 0800. Should it take this long to install (did via OTA)?

  • ~D~

    How do you deleter the helix launcher?

  • still waiting for it, if all heck fails ill do it manually.

  • Guest

    This is awesome i installed it without a hitch and loving the updates , including flash and reading pdf's

  • chad

    if it dosent work rename the file “update” instead of “update.zip”.

  • Marty

    I currently have this update on my droid, but when the OTA update comes out, will I still be able to update?

  • Timid_kitty_19

    please can someone explain to me how to install chrome and flash after it is downloaded? I cant seem to make it work, thanks!

  • Dfetz69

    i have same problem as others. when i click on apply sd card it aborts. says no such file or directory?????

  • Timid_kitty_19

    Thanks so much! this is AWESOME!

  • Dfetz69

    i don't know how to place the file on the sd card.

    • Timid_kitty_19

      you have to either use the usb cord that your phone came with or you have to have a way to put your sd card in in your pc to do it. Once you plug in your phone to your computer using the usb cord, you need to mount it by opening the notifications. After that, download the file, and instead of opening it, move the file directly to your phones sd card. Then follow the rest of the steps already listed above.

  • Luismesquita588

    how do u install the flash update?

    • Mrpicolas

      same as you would with any program settings applications

      • Timid_kitty_19

        There is nothing called adobe flash or even flash in my applications. I downloaded flash off the link on this site and pu tit on my sd card along with chrome, but neither are in my list of applications when I go to settings, then applications. How are we supposed to install it if we download it from this site?

  • Rnobach

    My phone asked me if I wanted to install the update so I did. Everything went well and I thought there were no problems. Later in the day I noticed that my ring tone and notification ring changed to an audio book I had listened to. No matter what I set it to the audio book was my ring tone so I deleted the book. Now I don't have a ring tone at all. Has anyone else had something like this happen?

  • Brian C

    i can't even get the file to download. and suggestions?

    • Brian C

      i get the error:
      “Cannot download. The content is not supported on this phone.”

      • ryan

        Normally the standard browser doesn't allow you to download ZIP files. You need to install a app like Astro or another file manager app to download the file.

  • Ewr

    What's the process to boot to recovery on the Droid X (virtual keyboard)? The equivalent of Power + X described above?

  • Circa_mead87

    will this work with milestone in australia

    • ryan

      No this is only for the US Moto Droid 1, not the Milestone.

  • Samuel Appadoo

    I HAVEE ANDROID 2.1 ON MY MOTOROLA MILESTONE. TRIED TO INSTELL THE UPDATE.ZIP AS DISCUSSED HEREE. WHEN REBOOTING WITH CHSING THE FILE UPDATE.ZIP, IT FINDS THE FILE, BUT WHEN OPENING UPDATE PACKAGE, SYSTEM TELLS ME CAN'T OPEN /CACHE/RECOVERY/COMMAND….

    E: FAILED TO VERIFY WHOLE FILE SIGNATURE

    INSTALLATION ABORTED

    PLEASE ADVISE

    • ryan

      This update is only for the Motorola Droid, NOT the Milestone it wont work on the Milestone. You have to wait till they release a update for the Milestone.

  • Bradfordcdavis

    i have rooted saphire 2.2 can i update my phone with this one insted

  • Bradfordcdavis

    i have saphire 2.2 rooted can i put this update on my phone insted

  • Drunkinmastu21

    will this work for the droid x

    • ryan

      No this is only for the Motorola Droid 1 not the X. It will not work on the X

  • Paul

    This update isnt working for me, no matter what I do I keep getting the abort message. It is the most aggravating thing in the world ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    • mjfbush

      did you change the filename to update.zip? You have to enable file extensions, when you do that it may say update.zip.zip.

    • Paul

      Ok ! ! ! ! ! ! If you are trying to apply this update on a MAC ! ! ! ! ! You need to go to preference in safari. Then go to general and uncheck the box that says open safe files. This will not allow the update ! ! ! ! !

  • Kcadams92

    I currently have this update on my droid, but when the OTA update comes out, will I still be able to update?

  • Sighfurtheterrible

    for anyone having trouble try using astro.

    open astro, long press on update.zip push edit, rename it. Its more than likely named update.zip.zip

    it should be named update.zip

  • anyone know of a way to change the items in the dock id rather have phone button and a text button or is it going to not let me do that cuz id rather not use a 3rd party home app cuz itll slow my device down any ideas?

    • lakerzz

      Cant change…but Launcher pro home replacement app is a hell of a lot faster then the stock home app, and very customizable…

  • mbellomo

    i stilll havent gottin it

  • Lnjel1

    file keeps going to astro help plz

  • Paul_jr

    The update screwed up my entire sync. process with the exchange server. Tried to reprogram the droid to communicate with my exchange server. Still have not been able to connect to server?? Not sure why all was lost after the upgrade. Lost my company calender icon on the screen as well? Droid did not warn me that I may loose my exchange server connnections for Calender and Phone contacts??? not sure where the collective apps screen tab went either? Seems like Droid should have emailed out the upgrade changes and informed the customer before the upgrade was released.

  • m thompson

    Do you do this through the browser on the phone? I'm confused. I tried to download it and it said it wasn't supported.

  • S.

    Worked flawlessly! When using USB Tether to connect it redirects to a Verizon page wanting you to pay for this feature, but Bluetooth DUN in PdaNet still works.

  • bblu.mem

    First off, this post and the “Guide to Rooting Android 2.1 on a Motorola Droid” are by far the best sets of rooting instructions I've come across. You have made the process so easily accessible to n00bs like me and it's very much appreciated!!!

    So, being new to this, I gotta few (really basic) questions for those who are savvy and willing to help me out or at least know of a good thread with an answer…

    I. Which is the better method: manually rooting or Easy Root?

    II. Is it necessary to purchase ROM Manager in order to install new ROMs? Are there free alternatives? Yes, I'm trying to be frugal, but if it really is the best option out there, then it's fine.

    III. How does one remove those useless stock apps and do other customizing?

    Again, thanks a lot!!! 🙂

  • This is what i get.
    Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Veryfying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted, i then have to reboot which is seriously bugging me 🙁

    • Chris Nimon

      sounds like either you are rooted or you got a bad upload. try re downloading and putting a new copy on your sd card. try the opposite download (update.zip or DIRECT FROM GOOGLE LINK) If it gives you any problem try renaming it “update”

  • I just can't get it to work :'(

  • givemesomeadobo

    u can just get rom manager and download rooted froyo from there. i did that and worked perfectly

  • I was having trouble getting to the menu to select “apply update”

    The instructions say press/hit “Volume Up” and “Camera” at the same time… this didn't work for me but holding “Volume Up” and then pressing “Camera” made the menu instantly appear.

    Maybe each Droid is different but I'm just letting others know incase they're having problems like me.

  • T.Huger

    I NEED HELP CAN SOMEBODY MAKE A VIDEO W/ INSTRUCTIONS. EVERYTIME I TRY TO INSTALL I GET AN ERROR MESSAGE, THEN THE INSTALL IS ABORTED. ALSO CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN THE ADVANTAGES OF ROM

    • um not waiting is an advantage but i woke up today and it was asking for this update just came on here to see what all the update brought which @Kwparker80 pretty much nailed it

    • Vadim

      Your downloaded install file is probably bad. Try downloading to doid directly.

  • Scottlynd

    Does this work for the Droid X

  • Philmccuen

    worked…woot

  • Djslugger

    uhmm how do i use the updates 1 and 2 for the flash and chrome? like whats the process for gettin them?

    • Chris Nimon

      suggest you get astro file mgr if you dont already have it. download flash from here on your phones browser, when its done downloading you open your notification bar and click it, then click install. For Chrome to phone follow these instructions http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/08/tip-use-ch

  • Marty

    Will we get the ota update if we update manually

  • Lacrosseking72

    Tried to installamually through my droid and neither download worked! Hellp please!!!!

  • SGTCap

    By dropping this into the root of the SD card, does this root the phone? Or do I need to do something else to root it after this?

    • Mrpicolas

      no this will not root the phone it is the offical update search droid life for instructions on how to root your phone if thats what your after

  • jschu

    i tried downloading from both links and i keep getting – “download unsuccessful, the content is not supported on this phone” can anyone help????

    • lakerzz

      Download from you're compter…

  • I can make it to the Exclamation point but nothing happens when I hit volume up and then camera. Can anyone help?

    • Mrpicolas

      Need to press at same time might take a try or two

  • Mikeyxx15

    Important: If you are a Mac user using the Safari browser, you’ll need to do the following before downloading the file:
    – Open Safari
    – Navigate to “Safari” and then choose “Preferences”
    – Choose the “General” tab
    – Uncheck “Open Safe Files After Downloading”

  • Numata

    anyone getting a signature error?

  • Lost

    If I update manually, will I still get the OTA?

    • Chris Nimon

      I believe you are still supposed to get the ota

  • woik

    it just keeps telling me 'installation aborted'…

    • Chris Nimon

      try renaming the file to just “update”

  • Ropndwind

    Sweet that was easy Thanks so much I love it so far!

  • Callieshilling

    Do you unzip the folder? i downloaded from the google link and it wont transfer to sd, i have astro file manager. im just confused.

    • Chris Nimon

      Do not unzip. Transfer it to the root of your sd card (not in any file). then try install again. if it aborts install try renaming the file to just “update”

  • Bigdimi97

    will this void my warranty

  • brockefeller

    Hey Pat,

    Downloaded it, took about 15 minutes all-in-all. Went by like a breeze. Works great, got flash, loaded some pages. I have a few questions though. Before I had a setting that made it vibrate when I used the onscreen keyboard, I cannot find that anymore. Amazon MP3 and visual VM are constantly running in the background, How Can I forever kill them? It won't let me uninstall them. Are there any other analog clock widget colors besides black and green?

    Thanks Pat Owe you a bunch!

    • Chris Nimon

      should be able to reset it by going to menu, settings, lang and keyboard, keyboard settings, vibrate on keypress

  • Duckhunter75

    Hesitated due to the problems that were being reported by others. I finally couldn't wait anymore and haven't got the OTA yet. Installed from this without a problem and wonder why I waited so long to do it.

    It is a little slow just coming up, but I expected that.

  • Darkarrow26

    Im Completely new to all of this. And I downloaded everything and it worked the first time. Everyone thats having problems just follow the directions, its really easy.

    • Ya, I am new at this too. It was relativly easy except for a few hiccups in the way. After i downloaded the update my market would not download apps. I woke up this morning to 2 apps that had downloaded in the night. Idk what happened over night, but my market works like lighting fast now.

  • I am trying to install the Flash on Droid OS 2.2 and I cannot seem to figure it out. I Downloaded 2.2 last night and it went off with out a hitch, except that after I installed it my market would not work. Woke up this morning and it was working fine. I dont know if it was something that i did last night or if it just corrected itself. Would someone please help me or give me some detailed instructions on how to install the FLASH…..do I need to go into recovery mode to install the FLASH update as well like i did with the Update.zip file? If so I tried and it was not there and I dont know why.

    Thanks for the help everyone!

  • Waldo120

    So what should rooted phone users do? Preferably without wiping my apps and contacts and what not.

  • JDROS

    where do I install the Flash and chrome downloads to?

  • Big John

    Yes

  • Swpurcell08

    My Droid is stock 2.1 and will not boot into recavery when holding the power/x butons. Any ideas as to why or what can be done to fix?

  • Jim Feely

    85% of users are neophytes like myself who just want know how to work with and utilize the devices they purchase, yet the langage of choice by the rest and the manufacturers is make speak that is absolute drivel.

  • hey i wanna put the update 1: Flash option you guys got at the end of the post but dont know were to put the file and how to load it… can i get a quick tut.

  • Crystal

    worked great! flash installation with astro worked prefectly as well. thank you guys so much!

  • aaron

    wow, having the flash player on the phone is amazing. It gives you like infinitee more online games to play that are normally apps you have to buy.

  • When I try to update my phone I keep getting this error “failed to verify whole-file signature”

  • droidwonderer

    i got a signature error while updating what do i do?

  • Buckeye

    I updated manually, works great, Thank you

  • Mdburton11

    Will we get the ota update if we update manually

    • Big John

      Yes

  • Mrobinson

    How do I put the Flash player? Do I up date 2.2 first then rename the flash file and update it or do I just put the flash file on my SD card?

    • Drox2k

      Watch this video, it walks you through the whole process. Oh and no, you don't have to be rooted in order for this to work

  • Rolltide677

    1. Download this file: update.zip or DIRECT FROM GOOGLE LINK
    2. Place file on the root of your sdcard (not in any folder).
    Make sure it is named UPDATE.ZIP! The Google link will need to be renamed.
    3. Turn your phone off.
    4. Boot into recovery (Hold Power + X).
    5. Wait for a triangle with exclamation point to appear and release Power and X.
    6. Hit the volume up and camera button (half-way down) at the same time.
    7. Using the D-Pad select “apply update.zip” and press in the gold button on the D-Pad.
    8. Your phone will now run the update.
    9. When it finishes, use th D-Pad to select reboot phone.
    10. Your phone will reboot with Android 2.2.

    CAN NOT MAKE WORK! ?????? I HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS ON ONE PHONE WHY WAN'T IT WORK.

  • Lsuvice

    All you have to do to get Flash 10.1 to work is to download the file directly from your phone. Its so simple and just run it once its downloaded.

  • Andrew K.

    i keep gettin message cannot download the content is not supported on this phone,,help

    • KEITHSMNR

      andrew you need to get a file manager application like astro or estrongs otherwise the phone won't download zip files as it does not recognzie them natively.

  • Marty

    Will we get the ota update if we update manually

  • Itsdaartman2303

    did it piece of cake…great job and thanks…

  • Devlish1977

    does the install of chrom work the same as the install of flash and if so which file do i use or both. i have done the manual update to my droid and all seems fine i am liking it, also did the launcher pro and like that as well

  • does this work for the driod eris??

  • Outlawkillerz

    phone just told me that it could not complete the download. Something else I need to do?

  • J1102g

    this has been mentioned before but i can't find it. how do i go back to 2.1 after manual update to 2.2, not rooted.

  • PEOPLE DON'T DOWNLOAD THIS CRAP! ROOT YOUR DAMN PHONE AND GET A MUCH MORE BETTER FIRMWARE THAN WHAT GOOGLE WILL GIVE YOU. IT'S AS EASY AS 1-2-3 GET A DROID, ROOT YOUR PHONE, AND DOWNLOAD ROM MANAGER. ALL THE BEST ROMS ARE THERE AND WILL DESTROY ANY FIRMWARE MOTOROLA HAS PUT OUT. Ok I'm done giving you the best advice you'll ever need with your droid. 😉

    • Marty

      what's the best way to Root

  • Imaxxxxx

    E: Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to read footer from /sdcard/update.zip
    (Is a directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    this is the error i get when i try to install.. i know its not update.zip.zip or anything. i know that its on the root of my sd card. i know its the correct file i dont know why its saying this,…. please help!!!

  • Jhoov

    After I did this I couldn't get service on my phone.

    • Dyancey11

      its called *228

  • Kiteless

    Installed manually. Was very sluggish after the reboot but it sorted itself out and faster for sure. Twice as fast, hard to say, but faster. Like all the little tweaks to the UI. Super bummed that there is no WiFi hotspot option. Oh well, I guess I will jave to get the rumored Droid Pro in November when I am ready for an upgrade. Darn you Verizon! Gonna run it for a week as is then see how the Flash beta works out.

    Thank you Android Life!

  • luke

    its not working. i get to step 7 and my droid says “E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command” and i tried it with both the download options

  • Gpatteen

    found a little quirk in the 2.2 rooted. Once I updated to 2.2 I could no longer use my easy tether program to connect share my phone's internet connection with my coputer. After some work I did discover that, although I cant cable connect, I can use “WiFi Tether” and that seems to work just fine now that my phone has been rooted with “Easy Root” One click and it rooted 2.2 without a hitch.

  • Nightshifter

    Will this update kill all the programs currently in my phone?
    If so, how do I back them up so I don't have to repurchase them?

    • Deebear82778

      It shouldnt! I didnt lose any of my programs!

  • Now what about Android 2.2 users who updated from the last build Kellex? Remember, this build was supposed to fix the Flash 10.1 issues. Earlier in this post you mentioned it's only for the factory default 2.1 users.

  • Deebear82778

    Yesterday i did the manual update! And last night i added the flash player! Everything is working GREAT! Thanks so much for NOT making me wait for the over the air update to come to my phone! You guys are great!

  • lovin the new update, its soooooo much better than 2.1

  • kyle

    wait scratch that… it didnt work… after the reboot came up it is still the same as it was before. the firmware is still 2.1 operating system

  • kyle

    wow thank you sooo much… you are the only people who made this simple for the people who are not nerds but know how to follow directions. it was very frustrating looking up videos on you tube and looking up websites. but when i found this it was incredibly easy … thanks again!!!

  • Yoshikatsu

    It works for me. Phone ran kind of slow after the first boot.. but I think it was just getting readjusted to the new OS or something… but it's working great now!

  • droidrager

    didnt work until i dropped the “.zip” from the file name.

  • Its not letting me update my phone manually. When I select apply update.zip the following text appears

    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (so such file or directory)
    E: signature verification faild
    Installation aborted.

    My phone is NOT rooted… someone please help =/

    • Drox2k

      make sure you rename the file update, NOT update.zip It should work from there

  • Alright, I'm trying to update my dad's Droid with this build, but when I attempt to go to recovery (hold power + x), I get stuck on the “M” logo. The problem is…he isn't rooted. I'm trying to figure this out without having to root his phone, but it seems like the only people having this issue are rooted users. Any help? Thanks DL community. 😀

  • Adrenaiine9

    I successfully rooted my Moto Droid running 2.1 using Easy Root, and then installed this update (I know it's only for non-rooted. Just wish I read that before installing it!).

    Anyway, now Rom Manager and all rooted apps don't work! They say, “An error occured while attempting to run privileged commands!”. But my phone says it's still rooted when I launch BusyBox. This is a problem since I'm trying to re-install the rooted 2.2 update!

    My goal: Froyo overclocked to 800Mhz. Any suggestions???

  • Folks, I'm stuck at step # 7. (7. Using the D-Pad select “apply update.zip” and press in the gold button on the D-Pad)

    I get to the point where I select 'apply sdcard:update.zip' and then it gives me this…

    E: Can't open/cache/recovery/command

    — Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: EOCD marker occurs after start of EOCD
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Help is appreciated.

    • Mrpicolas

      you need to select allow update zip then install update zip

    • Drox2k

      you also might want to make sure that you rename the file update, Not update.zip because it's already a zip file

  • JinjiM3Rx7

    Hey I want to know If I did this update that ur showing here and I did it manually does this mean that my phone is rooted? and will I still get the update still over the air or what???? Can I still go back to how it was before and how? thanks!!

    • Kwparker80

      No, your phone is not rooted.

      Yes, as long as your version of the software is older than the new release, you will get it automatically.

      No one has found a way to revert to 2.1, or if they have they aren't telling anyone.

      Why would you want to? Froyo kicks A$$.

  • RichK

    it keeps giving me an error message, im doing everything the way it says to.. the error says.. error is /sdcard/update.zip
    (status 7)

  • Kwparker80

    Let me try to help some people with this, and give you all a few observations I have made since installing Froyo.

    First of all, some observations…

    Froyo is at least twice as fast as 2.1.

    Flash works flawlessly so far in the browser.

    Launcher Pro (and the LP widgets, if you have the paid version) work perfectly. Phone customization is better, and you can have up to seven screens with Launcher Pro vs 5 with the stock launcher.

    The analog clock widget is awesum. Place the widget, then tap on it. It brings up the alarm clock settings, Tap in the bottom left corner (the little clock) and it brings up a new screen with time, date, and current weather conditions. Tap on the weather conditions section and it brings up the news reader. This saves a couple of shortcuts and widgets on the screen, and the time-date-conditions screen (the desktop clock) can be dimmed and left on at your bedside at night, totally eliminates the need for an actual alarm clock on your nightstand.

    The 'Gmail' email app is now missing a delete button in the trash folder. You cannot delete anything from the trash can without going to Gmail on your computer and deleting trash on the web. After you do that, the phone will sync with the website and delete the emails.

    The regular 'Email' app can be set up with a combined inbox as before. It DOES have a delete button in the trash folders, so you can delete your trash in Gmail from here. THERE IS STILL NO 'SELECT ALL' OR 'DELETE ALL' FUNCTION AVAILABLE. I don't know about you people, but this really pisses me off. Maybe next year.

    Tethering is an option under the settings menu. According to Verizon, this phone is not capable of tethering, however at least one other person has reported on this comment section that it does indeed work. If you have this version of Froyo on your phone and NEED tethering, you can BET it will be removed when the official Froyo update is pushed to you. I think this is the main reason the update has been delayed, so it can be removed, along with a couple of other errors being fixed.

    The new camera app is MUCH better, you can control zoom, white balance, focus, and flash mode now.

    The application manager is improved. There is a button in it now to 'Move to SD'. Unfortunately, it is grayed out for all 30 or so of my apps except for one game, which it moved to the SD card (it said), but I'll be darned if I can find it. I have 'show hidden files' enabled, too. Not sure what the deal is with this feature.

    For you Facebook fanatics, if you wonder where your battery is going, it is the Facebook Widget. Ditch it if you want your battery to last all day. Also turn off Bluetooth and GPS if you don't need them, and turn off WiFi when not using it. My battery is lasting much longer than it did with Android 2.1 so far.

    A lot of people have been complaining about SLOW their devices are after the upgrade. In order to avoid that, delete all Widgets and shortcuts from your screens, and reduce the number of screens to 2 before you do the upgrade. If you are like me, you have been wanting to change your screen arrangements anyway, so now is your chance. At update, my Droid stayed on the 'Eye' at reboot for about 3 minutes, then booted the rest of the way up and has been flying ever since.

    There are still a lot of apps that will have to be upgraded to work correctly with Froyo. To those who have complained about their phones 'freaking out' after a day or two, maybe you should take a look at what you added, or ran, just before the problem started. It is unlikely that the OS would just start doing that on it's own. Something has happened that it doesn't like.

    The file MUST be named Install.zip, just like the instructions say. Not 'Install”, not 'Install.zip.zip”. Period.

    If you don't have ASTRO File Manager, before you do this upgrade you should download it and learn how to use it. If you can't figure it out, don't bother trying the upgrade. This is not kid stuff here, but is not that difficult, either. The point is – if you can't operate a file manager you will never succeed doing this, or installing Flash. If you are proficient at Windows file manager or the Apple file manager, you should have no problems. If you don't know what I am talking about right now – move along and wait for the update from Verizon. I tell you this not to be rude or arrogant, I am trying to save you frustration and possibly screwing up your phone.

    I can find no way to revert back to the original OS after the update. If someone knows where the original Android 2.1 update file can be found, please let us all know. I almost didn't do this update myself because of not being able to roll back to 2.1, however Verizon is just too slow, and they screwed me on my bill again this month so I am pissed at them anyway. Luckily, my phone is working great and I am tickled to death.

    Oh, to install flash, download it to your computer. Move the .apk file you downloaded to the download folder on your SD card. Open ASTRO and the download directory (you MUST disconnect from your computer first) and tap once on the com.adobe.flashplayer-1.apk file. Then choose 'open app manager', then 'install'. Good to go. Like I said, if you need more help than that you shouldn't be doing this at all.

    I have had no problems with the YouTube app as others have talked about. Every app I have works correctly. except for the handling of 'trash' in the Gmail program, everything else seems to be pretty good, and much faster.

    My signal has not changed one way or the other. My data connection (1x – 3G) is more responsive than it was before. It comes up much quicker when I open an app that uses it with Froyo. I was having to reboot with 2.1 quite often because it would not open the data connection when I needed it. Wireless is also fine.

    Good luck kids. If they really have discontinued the upgrade and the two links above quit working, let us know and we will try to set up an alternative way to get it, maybe DropBox.

    Cheers !!!

    • Kwparker80

      I can't believe I did this twice … The file should be named UPDATE.ZIP, not Install.zip, sorry for the error. Was late at night!

      • Kwparker well written! There is an edit button where you would normally see a like button if you are logged in!

        • Kwparker80

          Thanks TechDeft !

          • OK, I give up, where do you sign up TO log in. I have an OpenID, but that isn't doing it.

      • Macalumbuchanan

        HEY, i need help. when i click “apply sdcard:update.zip” my phone says installation aborted.?. Can you help me?????

        • Arag

          i have the same problem dude wtf???

          • Arag

            dude even it doesnt say .zip its already a zip file so just name it update it worked for me

          • Thirith

            We also facing the problem after clidk “apply sdcard:update.zip”, the phone said that installation aborted, and it said that the “signature verification failed”.

            I already try to remove .zip, but it is not allow to flash the file without .zip

        • Eicinc2

          Try removing the .zip so just name the file update. that worked for me.

    • Jim Feely

      have they added the abilility to open all media files like .wmv etal.?

      • 2.1 would open and play .wmv files. It, and 2.2, do not play them in the browser like your desktop does, they download the file and you tap it in the notification bar, then the player opens and plays it.

        This is a browser thing, not OS. I don’t know about other file formats yet, I was just happy to get Flash going so I could watch my local news reports on my Droid.

    • Scamish76

      Verizon never said you couldn’t tether the Droid, you just cant use it as a hot spot… yes there is a difference

    • does this void your warrenty

      • Mrpicolas

        No its the official update

        • Awwtbone

          I have a phone I just received from a buddy. I know the device is non-rooted but it has 2.1 Update 1. Can I still run this on my device? or should I wait for the official phone push?

          • Mrpicolas

            yes you should be able to

          • Awwtbone

            Phone was dramatically slow for a first few minutes of reboot. Otherwise, everything is running perfect with no defects. Thank you for the info. GREAT IDEA ADDING THE SOFT GUI BUTTONS! I cant imagine how much has changed

    • Gbvargas03

      SOOO i have the droid from verizon and did the upgrade WOW!!!!!

    • Che_marvin

      the update 2.1 can be found in the Motorola web page when you look for moto droid on the bottton part says update droid 2.1 theres the link
      http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile-Phones/Motorola-DROID-US-EN

    • Swan

      I did the upgrade from my Verizon Moto Droid. It was working well but the battery died quickly and now it will not cut back on.

    • Mimunoz102

      my swype stopped working after i updated

      • Techrad

        Same here, I think we are outta luck for now.

    • maria

      do you know on the 2.2 new software why there is no way to turn it to sounds off mode, only to vibrate mode. ive been playing with it for hours, and cannot find it anywhere!

    • Alcidez mendez

      thanks i do have the astro but could not for the life of me get the rename of the file so i will have to wait sucks !

    • plusos

      I have the 2.1 file. If you want it, let me know.

    • Sean

      SUPERB tutorial and synopsis of your experience sir! No problemo getting all the goodies (Flash, Chrome to Phone, tethering etc.) promised by the 2.2 update that as of Weds. (the supposed “final” Verizon OTA date) was STILL not being pushed to us Droid 1 early adopters.

      I am however BITTERLY dissapointed that the expected dramatic performance increase made possible by the vaunted Jalvick JIT compiler seems to be MIA on my device :-(.

      I wiped all widgets and shortcuts (after the update however) and it MIGHT have been zippier then, but after adding some back, she’s noticably laggier after the 2.2 install. Several hard restarts have had no effect.

      Any clues/tips?

      • I am having to reboot my phone on a daily basis. I did notice after I did away with the Facebook widget that things were better – that app is a memory and battery hog. Just use the Facebook shortcut and check online when you need too. also, get rid of any task killer apps you have installed. Froyo manages memory much better than 2.1, and the task killers will battle with the OS causing problems.

        Every time I reboot, things get going quickly again. I am trying to pin down the app that I run that is causing problems. I use Launcher Pro (paid) and have the ‘people’ and ‘bookmarks’ widgets running, but have disabled them and didn’t notice any difference without them. I also got rid of the ‘news and weather’ widget since it is so easy to get to through the clock widget. I still don’t know what is causing the slowdowns.

        I don’t know about the rest of you, but since the Froyo update my phone absolutely FLIES when WiFi is turned on. Flash is great, the browser flies from page to page, Weatherbug is quick as heck. My problems seem to start when I turn OFF WiFi. Sometimes I have to either put the phone in Airplane mode and back again to get the data radio to work, sometimes I have to reboot the phone to get it back. I am hoping the FRG022 update has some sort of fix for that, it is getting irritating. I don’t mind rebooting once a day, but more than that is nuts.

        I, like most of you, am pleased with the update, but really need this data problem to go away. If anyone else is experiencing this, please let us know so we can let Motorola and Verizon know. Maybe I just have a problem with my Droid. It was present with 2.1, but not nearly as bothersome as it is with 2.2

        Anyway, get rid of the ‘task killers’ and Facebook widget and see how it does. Everyone STOP WORRYING about how much free memory you have. It is there to be used, and Froyo is very good at making sure it has what it needs. I have heard people with 4 gig ram in their PC complain that Windows is using 75% of it all the time. Why the heck did you put it there if you didn’t want it to be used? Same with your phone, if it is there, the OS will take advantage of it, and manage it on it’s own.

        And as usual, POA!

        • Karlhungus

          Verizon pushed this update to my phone yesterday, I noticed that battery consumption increased slightly. I also noticed that when plugged into the car charger (while in the window mount) the backlight will not stay on. Pandora no longer stays up, behavior is the same as unplugged from power mode. Today I noticed that a call coming in to the phone to bluetooth would not trigger pandora to come back up after call was canceled. These two things are pretty crappy results for an “improvement” update, also makes driving with phone no longer “hands free” as it requires intervention to get things back to normal. seems to me they are trying to save as much power as they can to support this new hog of an OS. Flash 10.1 still isn’t available. I just wish they would have added a power scheme control panel so a in car dock profile could be adjusted. If I could roll back to 2.1 right now I would. I might visit the verizon store and make them roll my phone back for me.

        • Poppywhite1

          Your explanation of 2.2 was very well done. I rooted my Motorola and everything seems to be working well. I do have a question. Will the Droid ever be able to use the phone and the browser at the same time. I don’t know if I would ever want to do that but it is one of the last bragging rights of the iphone.

  • Se7ens7ars

    please help!!!! says…
    E:cant open /cache/recovery/command

    — Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory)
    E:signature verifacation failed
    Instalation aborted.

    AHHH! i did everything this post says… i renamed the file “update.zip” and i tried the google link and the update.zip link…. i used my macbook pro and just mounted the sdcard and transfered the folder… whats wrong? please help guys!

    • Kwparker80

      DISCONNECT THE PHONE FROM THE COMPUTER FIRST. The phone can't read the SD card when the computer has mounted it. Also, be positive that the file is named install.zip. NOT install, NOT install.zip.zip

      • Kwparker80

        sorry, don't know what I was thinking — It's Update.zip

    • Se7ens7ars

      IT ALL WENT OK UNTIL…. it now says it “FAILED to read footer” c'mon guys my droid x is on back order and i have been waiting for this 2.2 update since i bought the FIRST droid… please someone help me understand how to get this to work…..

      • Kwparker80

        Turn the phone off. Take out the battery for a minute or so, so that all memory will clear. Put the battery back in and try the update again.

        If it finds the file and tries to do the update, but then fails before it completes, there is an error in the file. Try downloading again. And make sure you are disconnected from your computer while doing the update. If it still gives your the error 'file or directory not found', you either do not have the file in the root of the SD card, or it is spelled wrong. Look at the file in ASTRO from the phone, not your Mac, and make sure it is named install.zip

        Also, you DO know that your Droid X is coming with Android 2.1, don't you? It will be receiving the Froyo update OTA by the end of September according to Verizon. I don't understand why you are freaking out over this if you are just going to switch to a different phone as soon as it comes in. Learning Froyo now won't do you any good when you get your Droid X with 2.1 on it.

  • Se7ens7ars

    after i try and apply the update.zip file, my phone tells me it was unsuccessful and i reboot and nothing happens! i downloaded the file onto my mac and i mounted my sd card, and then copy pasted onto my sd card into a file named “update.zip” but it still doesnt work…. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Tfishow

    When I installed this, the updated Facebook app came out and it had problems that ran the battery down. A fix for that came out, which I installed but my battery usage still seems to be high. Is that the problem that stopped the OTA updates for 2.2?

    • Kwparker80

      It is just the Facebook Widget. Delete it and leave it off. Just put a shortcut on your screen to open the complete app. The widget was never showing the latest posts anyway on my phone, and it is a memory and battery hog.

      Also make sure Bluetooth and GPS are turned off (put the power control widget on one of your screens so you can control WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, Sync, and Brightness effortlessly)

      Only leave WiFi on when using it.

  • Deebear82778

    The update worked great!!!! How do i get the flash to work though?? I downloaded it but not working?

  • Darkarrow26

    Im new to this so i have a couple questions. First, does this void my warranty? Im more concerned about that. And second, would this be rooting my droid?

  • Champlification

    Anyone experiencing extreme slowdowns after upgrading? A coworker of mine says his Droid is extremely slow and he gets worse reception then he did before he did the manual update.

  • Thiswarisours5

    So for Flash and Chrome do we follow the same steps or are there a different set of steps?

  • Panasony1989

    I have some problems with this build,so anyone can tell me how to go back to the stock 2.1.Thanks so much 🙁

  • Brian

    on my sdcard there was no folder named root

    • Panasony1989

      'root' implies that you do not need to put the update.zip in any folder, just throw it to the sdcard.

  • its amazing how many comments this post has.

  • kr

    Maybe it's just me, but when I updated to 2.2 my phone ran SOOOOOOOOOOOO much slower. Any suggestions? I was able to follow the directions flawlessly.

  • Charlie

    This upgrade worked! I now have Android 2.2.

    New to Droid

  • hi

    it wont download it says update aborted

  • Ethancook21

    i got it instaled and working but how can i get flash working or instaled i cant figur it out plz help

  • Traderodell

    What does it mean to place the file on the “root” of your SD card? Am I suppose to plug phone into my computer? Can someone give me (a computer/phone idiot) better download instructions? Thank you.

    • Hoya1989

      “root” in this case means not in a File.

      • Hoya1989

        Oh, by the way to see this you should download Astro File Manager. To my knowledge you can't see what is on ur SD Card while its in the phone without a file manager.

  • The update through both links no longer works. Verification fails at every attempt.

  • Manfredmoran

    cant get it to work at all, when i go to update it, it say it cant open the file ??

  • Nick

    I did the manual update to FRG01B and everything worked great for a few days….NOW, on the other hand, my phone has a mind of its own. When I unlock the screen, the phone “wigs” out and acts like I am swyping and pressing all over the screen when I am not even touching the phone! I have tried everything I can think of including rebooting, uninstalling swype, and praying to the phone gods! Can anyone please help me?

  • Geminiguy

    I just updated my Droid, thanks for the instructions, it was very clear and easy to follow ,
    Thanks again.

  • Abentley98

    I followed your instructions but i receive the follow:
    –Install from SDcard–
    findging update pkg
    opening update pkg
    verifying update pkg
    E:EOCD marker occurs after start of EOCD
    E:signature verify failed
    installation aborted

    How can i get installation to work???

    • Manfredmoran

      yeah thats exactally what happend to me

  • Frits211

    What do i do after i get the flash player??
    and what is chrome???

  • Frits211

    Whatever you do, don't name it “update.zip”
    Just name it “update”
    lol

  • Marche

    please tell me, will this work on my motorola milestone!?!?!?!!?

  • cmc127

    How can i go back to 2.1. I did the manual download of 2.2 and my phone is acting up. I am not rooted and i didnt back up any files. is there any way.

  • Seanlayton60

    im trying to install on my droid, in the boot menu, it begins to install update, then says “no such file or directory” and aborts install…. help please?

  • J Poet07

    Will it automatically back up everything???

  • Samgord

    I have downloaded the google link but have no idea what to do after that. I am not that well read with cell phones and terminology…please help me because I am completely lost…need detailed steps…any help would be great

  • Antginisi

    i keep getting the e: failed to verify signature tried everything named it corect only one .zip rebooted my phone several times any one kno what to do

    • Davis

      download astro file manager and find the update then press and hold it down then a menu will pop up and click rename and make shure the file name has one .zip and not 2

  • Bcoleman

    This update does not seem official and shouldn't be trusted.

    https://android.clients.google.com/updates/vole

    Check the signature of the zip file downloaded with jarsigner.

    the timestamps seem wrong and the certificated used to sign the contents is an certificate from htc? something is not right there…

    jarsigner -verbose -certs -verify path_to_zip file

  • LovelyLJ

    I manually updated and now my phone is acting like its on crack….how do i go from stock 2.2 to stock 2.1?

  • Barrbarrymartin

    hello i need help i downloaded and renamed the file. put it on my sd (d:) on my computer did the reboot and the phone cant locat the file what am i doing wrong

  • Joel

    what if the android says that the download will not be supported on phone

  • elkhuntr21

    I had no problems with the update. I keep getting a notification though that says my text messages are being rejected because the memory is full. I deleted my threads and keep getting it. Any ideas on why?

  • Chuckisepic

    what happens if you root the droid after you have done this update?

  • Popejohnstudent

    Can someone please post a link for flash? I tried the link in the description but it didn't work. Thanks

  • Swpurcell08

    Nevermind. I got it to work by simply renaming from “update.zip” to “update”. Off to the races!

  • swp

    Tied the update twice but failed both times. When the update downloads it has several files. I assume that all files need to be moved to a single zip file named “update.zip”?

  • Creamamit

    2.2 update was simple and easy to install with your help. How do you install the flash update and the google chrome onto the motorola droid?

  • Gonzalezrichard23

    do you put it in the same zip file for the flash and chrome files

  • Mrohassan

    whats chrome?? and how do i get the flash to work?

  • Madlemgw

    I'm sure this question may have been answered but I got tired of reading thru all the posts. I did the update to 2.2 and my phone is all messed up. So how do I go back to 2.1 and I will wait for the update that is pushed out by Verizon?

  • peterpansky

    Can anyone tell me whats the difference between this *official* release, FRF84B, and the one at droid life which is FRG01B? It seems to me that possibly the releases are only pre-releases or release candidates prior to official release. I have read the official release has wifi tethering. Just seems like alot of different official releases out there.

  • Zlogsdon32

    when downloading flash player 10.1, do you have to go through the same process or what?

  • Zlogsdon32

    when downloading flash player 10.1, do you have to go through the same process or what?

  • RAHYSELL

    RAHYSELL,
    THANKS GUY I FIGURED THIS OUT, IT WAS SO EASY, HAD 2.1 NOW RUNNING VERY, VERY FAST 2.2.
    AND LOVIN' IT!

  • carluverdrm2004

    has anyone started getting multiple text messages of the same message after this update?
    When several people who text me have texted me, I get their message two times in a row. Once even 3 times.
    Advice?

  • Beboski24

    Can anybody tell me if froyo could be rooted and if a sow where could this file be@. Froyo is thhe bom for people that are having a hard time astro is a must for you guys rename it from astro and have a blast… yeah…….

  • Santee L

    can i uninstall 2.2 and install it again because it lagging my droid1????helpp

  • curlydude1332

    can someone help me do this?!?! everytime i try it tells me the installation failed and aborted.. someone please help1?!!?!?

    • Chris Nimon

      sometimes you have to rename the file to just “update” because windows might be adding the .zip but not showing it in the file name.

    • jaydee

      type out the process ur taking so we know what is happening that needs to be fixed

  • Jaydee

    This worked perfectly. flash works great. No wireless hotspot but does tethering with windows (probably blocked by verizon). Sweeeeeet!! thx droid life u rule.

    • Ethancook21

      how do you get flash working i cant figur it out plz help

  • locofernandez

    so i try to up date my 2.1 with the astro manager instructions down bellow and keep getting an aborted messege now i have the SPRecovery SBF file that i got from you're video could that be why? please help!!

  • Locohernandez

    So i try to install the upgrade update file as directed on the comment down below with the astro manager and it kept on saying abort.Now my phone is not 100% stock,I do have SPRecovery SBF file from your previous video how to root a droid.Is it because of this file that i can't upgrade?please help.

  • Hondaroller69

    FLAWLESS Victory…. thanks

  • Meeklo

    When installing, I got an error stating certification was invalid. Any advice?

  • Deeman3009

    Where do I install the flash and chrome apk files on the sd card

    • jaydee

      save it to any folder in your sd card and use astro to run it. itll install. you might have to enable non market apps

  • Deeman3009

    Where do i install the chrome to phone.apk and the flash apk files?

  • Badgerous

    Does anyone know if the OTA update will still kick in even if we tried the manual install? My phone is slow as heck for some reason and I'd rather not mess around with the phone anymore if I don't have to (total phone newb here)

    • jaydee

      not sure if the ota update will kick in but check your caches in ur apps. maybe u gotta make room

  • J1holmes

    DOES anyone know since the droid X just came out with 2.1 do I need soft ware for the 2.2? If I do, how do I down load it to my droid X?

    • Mrpicolas

      not for the x people please read the x will not be till sept

  • ok still having a few issues….

    1) when going from an app or menu to home it takes a while for the home screen to load back up and it does it one icon/widget at a time and then i have to wait a little bit when that page is done before i can look at other pages

    2) programs are still opening up in the background that i havn't told to open and i have to keep killing them every 2 mins to keep my battery from draining crazy fast.

    3) was uninstalling a few apps and when it finished and was going back to the manage app page it would just sit there with a loading screen so i would have to back out and go back in

    any ideas as to how to possibly fix any of these issues?

    just curious is there a way to go back to 2.1 untill the ota goes out or am i stuck in hopes that i'll get the patch?

  • dquicknc

    The manuel installation of 2.2 went great. Flash install got parse error: there was a problem parsing the package.
    Any ideas? I tried several times, but same results. Thanks. Droid1

  • Nittoboy

    i instaled froyo 2.2 on my Motorola Droid. Everything works, but the only thing that isn't working is the 3d of the menu. ANy help with that i tried looking for something to make it work and i tried a web=site called alldroid.org and they had nothing. so if you could please help i would really appreicate it. Thank You

  • Pwbres

    any idea why it won't let me copy from my download folder and paste to my SD?

  • David

    Does anyone know if this will work on my friends Ally or if they're getting Froyo?

    • Mrpicolas

      no unless you want to brick it

  • David

    This worked as suggested. It looks like it is reloading each of the apps I had installed previously.

  • Locohernandez

    i try to upgrade my 2.1 but is not 100% stock. I got SPRecovery SBF file from your last video,any how i follow instructions from down below with the astro manager cut and paste but it keeps saying aborted. Is it because i have SPRecovery SBF installed?Please help.

    • thebourbonnflip

      yes, u can not install an official build to SPR, what you can do is probably install the rooted version of the 2.2 update..

  • Cyandorman

    Just finished installing on my droid and my wife's droid, non-rooted/stock phones.
    And so far I'm quite happy with the result.
    Faster load times, faster cpu benchmarks, the new interface is easy to use and navigate.
    The only app I had FC at start was a WoW app we use, the dev has said they are already working on
    updating for 2.2

    The flash works great, tested it with speakeasy's speed test, had no hiccups whatsoever.

    Initial feeling = very happy

  • Painkiller7g

    ok so when i try to install it says fail to open

  • Stevez1987

    i installed this i downloaded the update.zip file not the google one, but i moved some apps to my sd card and then did a factory reset because it was a little slow and when i came back from using my internet browser it had to reload the home page icons,

    my question is how do i restore the apps off of my sd card that i had saved to it ??….. if i cant how do i delete them? i have a 1g worth of apps that was moved to sd card.
    oh and if i click on SD card from manage applications there is nothing there

  • Coleboy23

    why is the google link unsafe? It says it's unsafe. why?

  • Meadowsnick25

    ISSSUE!! file does not exist??? thats what pops up when i try and install update.zip file… any suggestions??

  • Jamie

    I upgraded to 2.2 and the only problem is I cant uninstall Twitter, and my YouTube keeps freezing, wanting me to sign in.

  • James

    Someone please help. I keep getting the following message during the installation process.

    –Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Also, everytime I try and update pre-loaded apps, I get an error saying the installation failed, and the error of “page file not signed correctly”

  • Slu2th4hire

    Already loaded FR01B and seeing some strange behavior from the phone.

    • yeah i'm having the same issue. it's doing some strange things…like closing my browser while i'musing it….and freezing all the time. also runs a lot slower then it did before i did the upgrade and all my apps keep running in the background…even though i didn't open them and i'll kill them and they will open back..

      • However, flash DOES work 🙂 So now I have spankwire mobile lol!

      • Thats exactly what mine is doing as well. Even going into the now-native app manager in settings, and force closing each app, they still restart almost immediately. Im now down to about 35MB free mem, where i was at around 70 with 2.1.

  • Rwilkinspi

    Ok,
    I'm hearing that rooting a Droid running 2.2 FR01B will brick the phone.
    Anyone have experience with that scenario??
    Would like to boot back to 2.1 stock and then root, again any help

  • Pfizer5897

    will this work if my phone is rooted?

  • Mdburton11

    When Verizon do the ota update will it update Droids with this update

  • Mike

    so ever since downloading 2.2 i can't use launcher pro. i tried using home switcher and it will say launcher pro is my default launcher but once i press the home button, it brings me back to stock froyo's launcher.

    • Huff825

      Mike, had the same problem, download the app ClearDefaults, it will give you the old choice when hitting home to select launcher pro as the default home, it will keep it. Worked for me after two days of trying to find a solution.

  • Tacown

    I must say 2.2 installed smoothly on my phone but I am experiencing a few issues and would like to know if any of you have the same problems:

    1) It takes forever to charge my Droid now. I charged my phone from 20% before I updated to 2.2 and it took like 40 minutes max … after playing with flash all day after the update it took over an hour to charge from 20%-30%. Now it seriously takes almost 3 hours to fully charge.

    2) My alarm clock works fine with the exception of the weather part. It says my location is in the town where I bought my phone (like 30-35 minutes away). Yet Maps, Latitude, and Navigation work fine.

    3) Not only is my pandora quality bad but the stock notification tones sound terrible! Especially the stock “Droid” sound. It sounds like my speaker is full of static whenever I get a txt.

    4) Now whenever I am in the middle of a call and I receive an email, sms, or mms message there is no audible tone or haptic feedback to let me know that I am receiving messages during the call. This annoys me to no end. Is there any setting for this, as I couldn't find one.

    5) My verizon data tracker constantly disconnects but I figure this is just a problem with the widget itself because it never really worked right on 2.1. It would stay connected but never refreshed.

  • Tony1990

    How do you get flash on there? What do you do after you download it?

    • Tacown

      Make sure you have your app settings to allow the installation of non market apps and run the file in astro.

  • SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FAILED

  • won't let me install

  • marwin

    i tried to do the upgrade but my phone is not 100 % stock i did download from your past video SPRecovery SBF now i get a abort message every time i try to download updated zip file i followed the intructions on astro but i still cant get it is it because i have SPRecovery SBF? please help!!

  • Dt

    try to copy file to root on phone fail to copy, so i left the update file in sdcard. in download folder. is that where i suppose to put it? please help.
    new to droid life-guest

    • Merc56

      Dt,
      The update.zip file should go on the root of your SD card, NOT in any folders and NOT on the root of your phone.

  • Dt

    get abort fail to update
    dt

  • Smokeeater218

    is this still good, it is not available on mega upload anymore, and the google link says that my droid does not support it

  • Mr. Wiliams

    I'm having problems installing this to my droid… I'm getting an error message that reads “E:Failed to read footer from /sdcard/update.zip (Is a directory),” how can I bypass this and get 2.2??

  • This update is great. but honestly my phone is running soooooooooooo so it is pathetic.. and idk y it was running faster on 2.1 with launcher pro?
    will there be a release on an update on this soon?

    • Tacown

      My phone ran extremely slow for like 5 minutes but that's normal. It picked up speed right away. My quadrant scores are over double what they were on 2.1

      • i've had my update for 2 days now…and it's still running incredibly slow at times. like if i go from and app to the home page it has to sit there and slowly load every icon on the page and i have to wait for it because nothing works until its done

  • JeffL

    anyone having problems with the Google Calendar after updating to froyo? My droid says the application is not installed.

    • Probably the shortcut no longer works. Try it from the launcher.

  • theBradfo

    I did this yesterday and i no device no longer vibrates upon notifications, even though i set it to vibrate “always.” Anyone else having this problem?

  • John

    wtf. both links dont work for the update file. Fix it and put a working link on.

  • I don't get it, i did everything on that list but im still running 2.1. I download thefile from google, use astro to rename it, i push up then paste it on there. Restart in safe mode, update with the update.zip, then rebooted. Still not workin, help
    droid x

    • That's because this is not four droid x

  • Dave

    Installed 2.2 manually following detailed directions (I am very Tech proicient) Re-installed other copies. I have had nothing but trouble with phone freezing (have pulled battery 12 or more times) and with errors”.. is not responding My phone is useless.

  • Funciona en un Milestone pero de Argentina?

  • JReubenB

    I downloaded this Froyo update, but I wasn't able to find the Flash 10.1 in my apps or in the market. Does anyone know how I can get that on my phone? That was the one thing that I was looking forward to having.

    • Scroll up, find “Update 1” in the original post and download from there. It's the beta version, but it works just fine.

  • Caseykrumm

    clicked on the line and nothing was there

  • Gil

    No problems on my MotoDroid! Thanks for the post!

  • okay i tried to do the thing but nothing was working at all for me.. all it says is that failed to open sd card/update.zip

  • Ddanloz

    I just installed the update on my droid and its really really slow now and sometimes freezing. any help with this?

  • Smeckle

    Mine also gave the “E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command” message. I installed the update anyway and it actually went through fine without a problem. Rebooted and it hung on the DROID eye for two minutes or so, which really scared me, then hung on a black screen for 15-20 seconds, which scared me again, then ran REALLY slow for the first minute or two while everything loaded, and now I'm running Froyo fine. My Quadrant numbers went from 343 pre-Froyo to 816 now. Can't wait to start going through all the new features! Thanks Kellex and thanks to the great Droid-Life community!

    • Smeckle

      Has anybody with Froyo noticed discrepancies with space after moving apps to the SD card? It only gave me like ten megs back on internal memory, and of the apps I moved, I know they used way more than that. Also, I don't understand the reduction in size after moving to SD. One app was 5.17 megs on my phone, and now on the SD it says only 80.00 kb. Anybody understand how that works? Thanks!

  • BobbyTedBillyScott

    how the hell do you install flash???

    • The link to download the file is in the first post (labeled as “Update 1”) of this thread.

  • Aaron Wende

    does it work on milestone?

  • Manual upgrade w/flash worked great, thanks.

    Question:

    I assume once installed the update.zip and com.adobe.flashplayer-1 files can be deleted?

  • Nomatt36

    can someone tell me how to do this.

  • Nomatt36

    do i have to be rooted to do this?

  • Gregbartels

    I can't even download the file. It says it was taken down. Am i the only one with problems?

  • I installed the Chrome to Phone on my Droid, but can't seem to find the Google extension for my desktop to be able to send links to my phone. Can anybody help me????

    Btw the whole time I am installing Froyo, Flash and Chrome to Phone my dear boyfriend is telling me that I am going to ruin my phone…hmmm well he was wrong! My first time doing anything like this, and minus a few clarifications requiring google searches, it is installed and working fabulously!!!

  • Ofootprint

    I did it I did it I did it… impressed with it and my self …LOL…. so far works flawlessly… loaded from the google link.. and got the flash working by downloading to the SD card and using Asrto to open.. love it.. now lets see what this stuff can do!

  • Stkiswr

    Seems like after I dl'd the flash it turded my phone 🙁

  • Tim_holmes79

    did al this yesterday and works fine no wifi but downloaded the flash 10 apx and flash works fine to dont see that much if any increase in speed.

  • Mike

    I can't get this damn update to work and its making me mad.

  • Aferrazzo

    is this the official version, if its not i already installed it so will i still receive the OTA update if a new one comes through please respond

  • i downloaded 2.2 and its working perfectly but………. my calender is acting funny. it used to show colors with my appts but not august is blank but the days appts was on the date is bold, but when i look at prev months or next month all my appts are now blue, when they should be green and brown… anyone else having this problem…

    thanks

  • springer

    Boot into recovery (Hold Power + X).
    What is the X button on the Droid?

    • Bdawg0608

      on the slideout keyboard

  • Quail47

    I can't figure out how to download the flash update. Can someone please clue me in?

  • santee1995

    If I delete the update from my sd card will it take me back to 2.1?

  • E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
    –install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted.

    What do I do?

    • Beboski24

      me too! help

    • Imaxxxxx

      same here! what the heck do I do?!?!! I made sure its NOT update.zip.zip 🙁 why are a lot of people having this problem? ???? can someone please reply and say SOMETHING!!!!???

  • Rdinsdale7

    I am using a macbook pro. how do I apply the flash update?

  • Stkiswr

    went from old ota ese81 to this and not happy. my phone was faster, battery lasted long and basically worked better…any way to remove this FRG01B or anyone know a link to the FRG22 flash!

  • Chriscusto

    hey kellex this site http://www.techtechies.com/20100804/technology-… is saying your site has a 2.2 leak for the X…might wanna do something about this…

  • Santee Lopez

    SO IF I DOWNLOADED THIS AND GOT IT TO MY DROID WILL I STILL GET FRG22?

  • MatrixPlasm

    Couple issues with the instructions for a “Droid X”:
    4. Hold power + X to boot into recovery. (no X key/button on a Droid X)!?
    7. With your D-Pad, … (no D-pad on a Droid X)!?
    What's the deal!?

    • elkhuntr21

      This update isn’t for droid x. only for the original Moto Droid

  • OmegaNine

    Sweet, worked like a charm, runs much faster.

  • Mooserun

    Just did the upgrade to 2.2 and Flash 10.1 and we have a whole new world here. Thanks to pat and the great instructions.

    don

  • Beboski24

    I GOT THIS ON MY PHONE WHEN INSTALLING FROYO

    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command
    –install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted.
    thx. guys for the hard work cant wait to use my droid on 2.2

    • How did you get this to work? Same thing with me. Help?

      • Be sure the file is not in a folder has to be on root of sd card, root of sd card simply means no folder plus make sure file is named updat.zip not update.zip.zip

  • sendmaster

    For a few minutes, the weather and youtube widget didn't work but after 10 min everything was working great. Ran the Quadrant benchmark before and after the upgrade. Results were 340 vs. 850. Great improvement!!!!

    • sendmaster

      btw I had to reinstall skype again after the update.

  • Twandatguy90

    My update keeps saying signature verification failed when i boot into recovery any suggestions

  • Metalgeargreed

    Help. When I go into recovery, I get a message below the line that says ” E:Can't Open/cache/recovery/command.

    I went from rooted 2.2 to stock 2.1.

    • Metalgeargreed

      and my build number says :
      voles-userdebug 2.1-update1 ESE53 25914 test-keys

  • Santee Lopez

    nice it worked!

  • Benyben

    If I installed a prior version, how can i get this on my droid? I won't get the OTA update because i use it wifi only… Thanks!

  • Jaco75

    Anyone having problems with email accounts other than gmail? None of my accounts will send, receive, or sync!

  • Chrissylou0404

    Make sure that your computer is not saving the download as update.zip.zip On my computer it showed that it was named update.zip, but i was having problems getting it too recognize it on the phone when trying to install the update. I looked at the properties and it was in fact saved as update.zip.zip. It caused me a huge headache! But now its all good! 🙂

  • Rth6901

    Do you need to flash recovery before doing this or is it okay to just do it without. Sorry im new at this!

  • Stennyck

    Still no update over the air in WI. Afraid I will brick the phone if is try to install from here. Anyone else not received the update for droid 1?

  • updated and installed…but now Touch Input does NOT work, and I am NOT a SWYPE fan….
    Does anyone know of a keyboard input alternative that works with the 2.2 update….the HTC Touch Input does NOT work anyomore….HELP!! PLEASE!!

    • i'm using swiftkey on mine. i like it pretty well…at least a lot more then the standard

  • OK, I NEED SOME ADVISE!!::: I INSTALLED AND HAVE M/AJOR ISSUES, MY DROID KEEPS CRASHING…. ALL DA FREIKING TIME. LIKE IF IT CAN MULTI.TASK OR SOMETHING… I WENT STRAIGHT FROM STOCK… IT INSTALLED WITH NO PPROBLEM BUT IT SUCKS NOW!! HELP…..

  • Sonic1293

    how do u rename the file if you have a mac and how do u put it on the root of the sd card what does that mean anyways?

  • Bear_92879

    i downloaded the FLASH zip file, do i install it the same way i did FROYO?

  • Mjw51

    how about the o t a update

  • newbiejones

    it starts but then aborts. Why isn't this working? I followed the steps 5 times and nothing. Does anybody have any detailed instructions for a newbie?

  • Mike

    so i downloaded it but i was wondering if i will still get the OTA update

    • If u did the manual update then no u shouldn't get the ota.

  • K so day 2 running froyo… i noticed the search icon on YouTube widget wont work. Also my droids battery deems to be sucking. I've already had to charge 2x today and its not even 3pm. And it gets hot. The Glasgow player is choppy like videos skip bad. So idk what to do. I like froyo interface or os or whatever u call it but i hate these little setbacks. Any advice? Please help. I'm non rooted also if that helps. Hell if i know.

    • Porschephile2k3

      I have the same problem! Download Advanced Task Killer on the market, seems to be holding off the apps I don't like running in the background.

      Kinda makes you wonder if they really tested this…

      • Lol I already have atk I have it automatically kill off apps. its inane. I hope the new froyo build is released here soon. this one has too many bugs and my battery hates it.

  • so i did the manual upgrade on droid 1 and now my phone is glitching like crazy.

    1. helixlaucher keeps having a error everytime i hit the home button that says “The application helixLauncher (process com.helixproject.launcher) has stopped unexpectedly. please try again.”

    2. my wireless keeps shutting off by itself

    3. i have multiple apps running in the background that i did not start and then when i use appkiller to stop them they start back up again within 30 secs…

    4. it changed all my notification sounds

    5. it runs a lot slower then it did

    all this happened right after and i've even tried resetting in hopes that it might correct the issues and it has not. any ideas?

    • Mrpicolas

      get rid of helix and use launcher pro no reason not to it looks the same to start and has more options a couple reboots will do wonders and it should smooth out remember you just update to new software

      • never heard of launcher pro…guess i'll check it out…..let you know

        • Mrpicolas

          cool

        • ok so i like that i can put more then just the 4 shortcuts on the bottum…but its limited as to which ones i can put there….i can't just put any application there i want like you can with helix….so but simply bc of that….it's a no go for launcher pro

          • Mrpicolas

            yes you can up to 15 any app you want

          • Mrpicolas

            long press on the + and select apps and scroll thru to the one you want

          • yeah i saw that in a review page a few minutes later. i just didn't notice that option when i was playing with it…so yeah i'm using it…and beside helix isn't available anymore anyway..

  • Ruiz7513

    ok so…i downloaded the file and i set it in the sd card
    when i went into the recovery mode immediately it said on the screen
    E: can't open /cache/recovery/command

    so i still went and selected the update.zip and it went through the process until it said this
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    do you have any ideas what went wrong???
    thanks

    • Dj Trauma

      did the same to me… need help!!!!

  • Dj Trauma

    how do i put file on my sd card??

  • j d

    did anyone run into the issue where they did the install but the phone wont boot now

  • Amilgax

    After installing Froyo my Droid works faster and smoother, but the home button is not responding. I have to use the return button to go to my homescreen. Anybody knows how to fix this problem?
    Thank you.

  • jduffy118

    is anyone working on rooting this update?

    • marty

      NO. No one is dong this. Rooting is soooooooooooooooo yesterday.

      😉

  • Jwhitson1976

    Anyone notice their is no Exchange Active Sync Email option? I thought this was enterprise ready.

  • M0train

    If you do this manual update, and want to go back to 2.1 and wait for the OTA, how do you do so?

    • M0train

      Can you restore back to 2.1… or does it take you all the way back to 2.01?

  • Mdburton11

    When Verizon do the ota update will it update Droids too

  • Mdburton11

    When Verizon do the ota update will it update Droids too

  • Stak3407

    This is a newbie that I need help with, I am rooted with SB recovery by doing the steps on this website through RSD Lite but when I am loading new ROM's on to it it refuses everyone. My Phone says I am rooted but I have never enjoyed the luxuries of being rooted with 2.1. ANYWAY, I would be just as happy non-rooted with 2.2 Froyo on my phone. My question is if I am rooted with SB recovery still on my phone will I get sent the 2.2 update just like everyone else or do you have to be completely non-rooted to receive it??? Will it erase the root and just install stock 2.2. I ask only because if I non-root I do not want to loose all my apps. PLEASE HELP

  • Bjpipiher87

    Alright. I have been trying to get this update for several weeks now. When through a couple of steps to do it ROOTED (since that was the first available way). Decided not to do it that way. I thought yesterday that FINALLY an update that was UNROOTED and was the actual release update. Now…. I am running Firmware 2.1 (Normal). Kernal Version ( 2.6.29-omap1-g7fa…..) Again Normal. My BUILD NUMBER ESE81. Kind of looks like I'm screwed since every update I have found runs for ER… or FR… Please help. I don't want to wait for Verizon to get off their ass!!

  • Don

    Do I install Froyo from my pc or direct phone using astro need instruction.

    • jduffy118

      you could really do either. it would be easier to do it via pc and use the usb cable for your phone and drop it on the root that way. if you download using your phone and use astro, you will need to make sure that the update.zip file isnt in the “download” folder and that it is on the root of the sdcard. then just follow the steps as instructed

  • Aximtreo

    OK, Uncle. I give up. I have tried over 30 times to use either or both of these files and I get the can't verify the update.zip and aborts. I was rooted and reverted back to stock 2.1. Unless something is wrong here, I don't know what else to do. I have even downloaded the stock file and loaded it again; works like a charm. Anyone with any ideas, please email me [email protected] and give me some hints. I have the phone sold and the buyer wants the phone stock and not rooted. I haven't gotten the online message to update and am not sure this will even happen with the problems I'm having. Thank you in advance to any and all suggestions and help.

    • Wallcouldtalk

      Change the file name to simply “update”, no quotes, obviously. It automatically adds the .zip extension, even if you can't see it. That's the problem I had at first, anyway. It was saved as update.zip.zip because of that.

  • luukkkee

    It worked perfectly and everything. 1 problem tho sometimes when i turn my screen on after i unlock it, i will swipe my finger across to change to a different screen and it wont scroll. but then the second time i scroll over it works. almost like alittle lag. anybody having the same problem?

    • Wallcouldtalk

      I am also having this problem. Seems odd.

      • luukkkee

        anybody have any answers for this?

  • Eric

    I completed this update yesterday however I don't see the benefit of having this official Froyo release over a rooted version and rom of the same thing. I wanted to know if there is any way to go back maybe in recovery mode and boot back into 2.1 so I can root my device with EasyRoot. Is there anyway to rollback to 2.1?

  • SB_Froyo

    Anyone else notice that you can no longer put your phone from ringer into “silent” with the volume button after the update? It goes to vibrate and stops there, but in order to make it silent I have to go into the actual sound settings and adjust it that way. Very annoying if I have to do that ever time I want to put my phone from ringer to silent. Anyone have an idea about this?

    • tbaybe

      i think that this wasnt the offical update, when using the alarm clock, you can not turn it off, i had to take out my battery to shut it up this morning. ALso the socking station/set up doesnt work, and tons of other issues… kinda sad i jumped the gun

      • Wallcouldtalk

        Odd. Mine worked just fine this morning. And the docking station got an update, too. I love it. Especially when charging it.

        • tbaybe

          WHAT??!?! i've re-tried my alarm numerous times, still wont shut off, and the dock goes black with green font and you cant see the notification bar, i hate it.

    • Jack D.

      wow, you're right. if you have beautiful widgets, there is a silent mode widget that you can use, or you can download a free one on the market. i use one too

  • sldecker

    1 How do we install Flash? and 2 What is the Chrome download?

    • jduffy118

      just look after the steps above ^. there is a link to download flash and a link to download chrome to phone. the chrome to phone is an extension on Google Chrome (a seriously amazing browser) and also an app on your phone. When you click the extension on the browser on google chrome, it sends the website that your on directly to your phone (also works with youtube & maps)

  • Maccarello7

    E: siganture verification failed installation aborted …. wut does that mean?

    • From my experimenting–When u download the file from Google don't add the “.zip” after you put it in the root of ur sd card. I re-did it that way and so far so good. Good Luck

  • Maccarello7

    in the screen with the triangle with the exclamation point when i go to apply update.zip it fails and doesnt let it down load

    • tbaybe

      you pbly named the file “update.zip” just keep it as “update”

  • Moods

    I did follow the steps, and all went fine, but when it reboot it, it stock at the droid eye and does not go pass it? can you please help.

    • tbaybe

      give it time…. mine took a while (under 5 min)

  • rojajobe

    “E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (status 7)
    INstallation aborted”
    how do i fix this

    • jduffy118

      if you named it the file “update.zip” then thats the problem, when you do that it really makes it “update.zip.zip” just take off the .zip and youll be fine. it already is a zip file

  • TBone

    When will the rest of us get the OTA update, I don't want to do the manual update in case of bricking.

  • Shawka120

    anyone else noticing that it runs quite a bit slower

  • Dawgpound3

    Why am I going to SPRecovery when I hold X and Power. It is not working at all….please help me!!!!

  • Jhartman25

    How do you get the flash installed

    • TheKhwan

      when you find out let me know please

    • tbaybe

      download the link at the top of this page, then open it and hit “install” you have to have a file manager program.. most people use astro, i have OI file manager

  • Kj Shoota
    • tbaybe

      just have it names “update” it automatically puts the “zip” on there

  • Kj Shoota

    some1 HELP Me it just wont work

  • triathlete17

    Is anyone else having heavy lag issues, multiple force close notifications, etc. after manually updating? How do I go back to 2.1?

    • You might be using apps that aren't updated for 2.2 – just sayin.

      • triathlete17

        Gallery, launcher, messaging… all have experienced heavy lag and force close notifications have come up. ATK is unable to close certain apps (mail, exchange, etc.) despite being checked, etc. etc. Very frustrating

        • Yea those shouldn't be messing up. How long ago did you update it? Mine was a little sluggish for I think like an hour after update, but after it did all of its sync-ing stuff, it was good.

          • triathlete17

            Yesterday afternoon as soon as the manual update came online

  • Surfgirl757

    WOO HOO I did it! The update went off flawlessly. LOVE IT! Thanks You Guys ! I read post all day yesterday waiting for OTA by 10pm my eyes were so tired I was afraid to try it manually. everything works great can't wait to update all my apps. Been waiting til after update so not redo them if need be. was going do launcher pro but why bother with all the extra screens I have now.

    • TheKhwan

      does your flash work…..?

      • tbaybe

        you have to download it separately

  • Gsalogar

    Will this do anything to the data stored on my phone? I have the file in the root of my SD card and am just waiting to pull the trigger.

    • Gsalogar

      And could I root after I do this if I decide to?

      • jduffy118

        nope, not until 2.2 is rooted. if you want to root, i suggest rooting first and then getting a rom of froyo. i am not rooted as of now, i may root when 2.2 is rooted but that could be a while

    • tbaybe

      nope, data stays fine

  • guz_1115

    Same here launcher pro fought me the whole way so i disabled it and had to go back to stock homescreens. Could be an issue with being on 2.2, might need and update.

  • guz_1115

    Same here launcher pro fought me the whole way so i disabled it and had to go back to stock homescreens. Could be an issue with being on 2.2, might need and update.

  • guz_1115

    I believe that flash is still in beta, and has not officially been released yet. In the market there is Adobe showcase or just looking within this thread and there are download instructions to get flash on to your phone!

  • guz_1115

    Day 2 and the thread is still rocking on….NICE

  • TheKhwan

    Tried to install flash player after update through the phone keeps saying requested item not found and the was no flash player with this update i downloaded the flash from the link posted at the top of the page and it installs it to my computer what am i doing wrong..???

    • tbaybe

      u need to download it to your phone (sd card) you can use your computer, then transfer it to your phone, but its all the same

  • Nbehling

    Is anyone having a battery issue? I manually installed 2.2 last night, and when I went to sleep my phone was at 80% battery life. I woke up 8 hours later and my phone was under 20% battery life remaining…after 8 hours of INACTIVITY….

  • tbaybe

    Has anyone figured out how to get the dock/multimedia settings back?? I miss that while im at work, i use my dock all day!

    • It looks like they merged the Multimedia Dock program with the alarm clock and now just call it “Clock.” It launches just fine when I put it in the dock, plus you can launch it manually from the applications list.

      • tbaybe

        i don’t like the new “dock” black screen with floating green font… YUCK and notification bar doesn’t show, so i don’t know when things are coming in (phone on silent at work)

        • Since I use it as an alarm clock in the dock beside my bed, I like the screen-saver style display it goes to, but you are right in that there should be an option for controlling it I think a dim floating red would look nice too. The only settings in “Dock Settings” are Audio (which is oddly ghosted out) and to turn off the dock insertion sound.

    • tbaybe

      i don’t like the new “dock” black screen with floating green font… YUCK and notification bar doesn’t show, so i don’t know when things are coming in (phone on silent at work)

  • nebur1686

    hi, can i use this file to update my milestone, when i go to about the phone and search for an update it told me: can't connect with server, please try later (in spanish)…. by the way.. i live in colombia and here the milestone is not available, i just bought it last week from amazon.

  • nebur1686

    hi, can i use this file to update my milestone, when i go to about the phone and search for an update it told me: can't connect with server, please try later (in spanish)…. by the way.. i live in colombia and here the milestone is not available, i just bought it last week fr om amazon.

  • How do you put it on the sd card

  • it wouldnt work for me

  • when i tried, it wouldnt work

  • Brutecarnage

    How do I tranfer my apps to my SD card?

    • Jjvg4211

      Here you go,

      3. Move the update.zip file to the root of your SD card:
      To move the update.zip to the root of your SD card, do the following:
      – Open Astro File Manager
      – Enter the Downloads folder
      – Press and hold on the update.zip file
      – Select “Edit” and then “Copy”
      – Now press the “Astro Up” button once which will take the root directory
      – Press the “Astro Edit” button followed by “Paste”
      The update.zip file should now be in the root directory.

      • TheKhwan

        what about the flash player any ideas…?

        • Jjvg4211

          Just download it from your phone's internet browser.

        • tbaybe

          after you download it to your sd card, use your file manager to open the file, then press it to “install it”

  • Brutecarnage

    Where did all my stuff go in the scroll menu (if u want to call it that)?

    • Brutecarnage

      When i select the 'Launcher Icon' to view all my apps there are not there only a few. The apps I have on whatever screen are still there, just not in the Launcher Icon.

  • Doug Quick

    My internal phone memory is just 34.90 MB. Do I need to uninstall some of my downloaded apps to accommodate the froyo download of 45.2 MB? I know you place the update in your root SD, but was unsure if I needed to free up more internal memory before I download froyo. Thanks for your help. (Droid1)

    • Don

      Some comments been made Froyo speed up it takes some time but not at the begining.

  • TheKhwan

    ok i downloaded this update 2.2 but still no flash what am i doing wrong i thought this came with flash

    • guz_1115

      I believe that flash is still in beta, and has not officially been released yet. In the market there is Adobe showcase or just looking within this thread and there are download instructions to get flash on to your phone!

    • tbaybe

      use the link at the top of this post to download flash!

  • nebur1686

    hi, i want to know if i can install this file to update my milestone, when i go to about the phone and search update it told me: no se puede conectar con el servido, intentelo mas tarde… can't connect with server, please try later… by the way i live in colombia and here the milestone is not available, i just bought it last week from amazon. :s

    • I don't think it would work for the Milestone.

  • I don't know if it's just how I had it set up, but LauncherPro was giving me all sorts of hell last night. Kicked that sucka to the curb, and will wait for some sort of update to roll out. It was incredibly unstable (4 or 5 FC in a row), my dockbar kept sticking itself to the long part of the screen, and every time I hit the home button it had to re-draw all of the widgets, etc – no good. I even tried fooling with the memory settings after that, but no luck. Anyone else have these issues since update?

    • guz_1115

      Same here launcher pro fought me the whole way so i disabled it and had to go back to stock homescreens. Could be an issue with being on 2.2, might need and update.

      • I think the same thing, the dev probably had updates in place for the N1 and rooted ROM's, but there is probably a few things different in the D1 OTA version. He's an awesome dev, so he'll probably have an update out today.

        • guz_1115

          Yea im banking on alot of things being updated this week!

          • Absolutely, lots of people seem to be freaking out right now, haha. As soon as I updated to 2.2, I went through and opened every app I have on my phone. If it didn't work, I just deleted it and will wait for an update. Simple as that. But yea, I really need LauncherPro to get updated, I miss my scrollable dockbar already and it hasn't even been 24hrs yet.

          • guz_1115

            LOL, yea i read alot of people tripping out over things not working. I hit the market first to see if updates where available after i updated and if not just moved what wasnt working back into the tray and waiting for the update. I miss launcher pro too!!!!!!!!

          • …and I just re-installed it, haha. I'll just deal with it until they update I guess.

          • guz_1115

            LOL, u really need ur launcher pro dont ya lol

  • Darthmonkey

    This seems to have worked fine for me. I had to reinstall Swype keyboard (i'm in the closed beta) to get it working, but no worries now. Everything was really slow after the initial restart, but after the activity died down, I restarted again, and now it's working good. Having gotten my desktop arrangement with 3 screens down to an art form, I don't know what to do with 5, but that's not REALLY a complaint.
    Also, the USB tethering (but not Wifi) is present. Everyone else is reporting being sent to a pay screen, but I got online using my Win7 laptop with the Wifi turned off, and it worked to watch a Youtube video. I've used PDAnet it the past to tether, but I got it working in this case using the check box in the settings menu on Froyo. I don't know if it still works, as I'm at work now, but here's hoping.
    Reading all the confused/horrified responses to this post, let me just say, follow the directions, make sure you have Astro file manager installed, download from the google link (it should 45.2MB), be sure to rename it properly (I used Astro for this purpose), and place it in the root of the sdcard, which is /sdcard/ in astro. I've now done this without issue for two updates now, running stock Android. If it's now working, retrace your steps, you may have missed something.

  • digipimp

    I installed this on my wife's non-rooted D1 last night. The install was flawless and was even better after dropping LauncherPro on top. Phone seemed to lag a little at first; but was pretty speedy (for a non-root) after a few minutes. Updated all of her apps and posted a Quadrant score of 820. I've been trying to convince her for weeks to let me root her phone and drop a custom 2.2 ROM on there, but she wanted to stay stock “just in case”.

  • tbaybe

    Lots of glitches, and apps not working properly, wondering if this was for real..thinking about un doing and waiting for ota

  • SnakeDoc

    I was able to update, phone is running, but i got this error: assert failed sholes.update_cdma_bp c”/tmp/rdlibin”.”/tmp/bp.ing”)
    e:errerin/sdcard/update.zip
    installation aborted
    email me if you know “WTF”

  • Cougz09

    did this and it works great!

    one question though, would this void our warranty??

    • Travillion

      Doing a manual install won't do anything to your warranty. Only when you root (which, if you did what this post tells you to, you didn't) will you void your warranty.

  • Torxnado

    HTC IME Keyboard not working on my newly downloaded 2.2 uninstalled and reinstalled still no good… anyone have the HTC IME Keyboard working on 2.2????????

    • Yea the standard one doesn't work on 2.2 – go to Gimpsta and make one. There's a Froyo option on there.

      http://www.gimpsta.com/themer/index.php

    • joandy

      You will need to get one that works for 2.2. Find the post on this site that talks about HTC IME. In there you should be able to find a link to customize your own.

    • Torxnado

      went here and grabbed the High resolution version (Froyo/2.2) work like a champ now!!! sweet!!! love the htc keyboard

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?…

  • Crumbut

    Droid 2.2 usb tethering takes you to a verizon site to sign up for mobile hotspot service and pricing.

    • Drox2k

      that sucks

  • NINJA

    worked fine until this morning i turned phone off turned back on now all i get is the “M” symbol on the screen and it goes no further….
    anybody no how to fix this????
    Phone was running OTA 2.1 Not rooted all stock…. Did manual update last night all worked fine until this morning??

  • Brandon

    Help!!! I did the install (it worked flawlessly) but I have double icons for programs!!! how do I fix this?

  • Porschephile2k3

    Guys, I need your help! I installed the Motorola USB Drivers 32 bit and RSD Lite 4.6 on both my Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 Home Premium. Both installed properly, but for some reason it won't see my phone in Bootloader mode. I tried a suggestion from another board that I should toggle Config >> DeviceId Options >> First-Come-First-Serve DeviceId Mode with no luck. I'm trying to push VZW_A855_ESE81_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.03P_SW_UPDATE_02.sbf to my phone as I'm not happy with Froyo. Please help! TIA!

  • dizzy

    would this work for the milestone?

  • Thetsawick

    SUCCESS, done as of 2:30am EST. Followed directions linked by Tergiversator_Maximus. The only problem I ran into was upon final reboot my antivirus bogged down the start up and my live wallpaper didn't help any either. I let it sit for 5 minutes and everything was OK. Then for Flash I downloaded, put in Root folder and used file manager to install…All said and done it took about 15 minutes because I went slow so as not to mess up.

  • Tajjat3

    How do you root from a stocked 2.2? I never rooted before and I'm trying to see if it's really worth the trouble. There's nothing to lose, just my contract lol.

  • Smlathrop99

    IUsing your information I have managed to install 2..2 on my Droid 1, from my computer to the root directory of the sd card and it is functoning……but I don't have hotspot option in settings, only the tethering check box, Also how do tell if I have flash?

    I downloaded the flash apk above to my computer, and put the apk file in the root dir on sd card also, how do i install the apk file?

    thanks for your help

    dae_droid aka Sheila Miller

    • Smlathrop99

      I figured out how do install flash apk to my phone…it actually works for my chat room hosting now…kinda small (lol).

      still not sure about the wireless hotspot feature? or the tether /// I was able to tether via pdanet before..

  • Panasony1989

    I did follow you guys instructions and successfully update my phone to the stock 2.2. It seem operate quite good but i have a problem with my gallery when it load files from sd card,the pictures is still fine; however the icons of videos are stratched ( look like a tv screen when there's no signal,the videos still can be played well but i didn't have this problem when using 2.1 ) . Can anyone help me ? thanks in advance.

    • Torxnado

      same here..

    • Panasony1989

      Anyone know how to fix this prob ? I used to have the same prob before when using custom 2.2 rom,and when i go back to 2.1,it’s good.

  • pat

    Give it up to Kellex and his Droid Life.
    You sir, lightened many people's spirits and in part made the world a happier place.
    In all honesty be proud, drink a Coors!

  • Shirley P-Dizzle

    Anyone that had the Swype Beta on their Android 2.1 does it work on your now updated 2.2???

    • Davo376

      you will need to uninstall swype and the swype installer and then go to the swype website to have them resend the installation email to get a fresh installation. this worked perfectly for me and swype is working just like before 2.2

    • tbaybe

      My swype worked fine with out doing anything

  • schrockdog

    This runs soooo good! I'm so glad i decided to download it!

  • Michael_NM

    I hope I'm not out of line, and I don't want to sound like a jerk. However, I think with this epic comment list, it's appropriate. I'd bet Dr. Droid and the Monster Moderators have had a tough time getting though all of this today.

    For those posting new questions. Sort the comments by “popular now” and I'll bet you'll find your answer in the first 100 posts. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. Droid is working on another post to answer the FAQs.

  • wayfarfetch

    Do Droid updates work with Milestone?

  • Squiglz

    Cannot Silence Phone, only vibrate, is this a build problem or did i mess up? either way are there any fixes?

    • Michael_NM

      You can disable vibration by going in to the sound settings. I like the old reduce volume, vibrate, then silent feature better though.

  • Navvetjay

    Updated and everything seemed to be working fine until I tried to browse web on mobile network. Browser would never find a website but all other network apps worked. Browser worked fine over wifi but not on carrier network. After freaking out for about an hour I remembered the hidden proxy settings. If you have this issue open the voice dialer and say “proxy”. Click ok to set proxy settings then click set defaults verify that the text block is empty and click save. This solved my problem. Heart attack averted.

  • Shirley P-Dizzle

    Just did the update. Phone Re-booted then froze up, then shut off. Soo I turned it back on and it was slow at first but sure enough, i hade Android 2.2!!!!! Yay 🙂
    Two problems tho: 1) Camera and Calander app was different and when you clicked it it said that they were not installed. 2) One of my apps disappeared and I dont know what it was 🙁
    Solution for Problem 1. Just delete the app icon on the home screen and replace it with the one out of your app list thing.

  • Observer0102

    would this update work on a Mytouch 3G slide? Also, would it work on any other android besides the droid?

    • Michael_NM

      Negative.

  • Knggaga

    I've tried every way possible to do this and when i go to 'apply update zip' it says that its been aborted. i dont know what i'm doing wrong. can anyone help me figure out an easier way to do this.

  • Jgy_93

    How do I install the chrome and flash?

  • Drox2k

    So does anybody know how to move apps to the SD card???

    • Torxnado

      go to settings, applications, manage applications, click on the one u want and if the move to SD card button is highlighted then you can move it….

      • Drox2k

        I had already figured that part out but what about all of the ones that are not highlighted?

        • Anonymous

          The developer must allow his/her app to be moveable to the SD card. In cases where that option is not highlighted, the developer has not supported that and thus it is not possible.

  • nkhex19

    Just a heads up people after you install the update your phone will seem laggy for a bit, you just updated software so it will need a little bit to get going. Then you will see the Froyo goodness! No need to panic and want to go back to 2.1

  • EVOIXMR

    Works perfect. thanks DL
    Battery life is a little worse, but it wasnt great before, so- I'll take it..

  • Iearmstrong21

    Its about time, OMG!!

  • Droidboy24

    wtf i don't even know why i wont even update manualy…..

  • Mss542

    It worked fine except for the error I keep getting. “This application Multi-touch keyboard (process com.android.inputmethod.latin) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.” I need some help fixxing this. With my luck its most likely something stupid. Thanks…

    • is this the swift keyboardd?

    • Mss542

      Duh, like I said, it was something stupid. I forgot I had installed the multi-touch keyboard. Thanks anyway.

      • uninstall and reinstall this happened to me with swype now it works like a charm

    • Torxnado

      is that the HTC IME Keyboard?? its not working for me now with 2.2

  • is anybody experiencing problems with their music….my playlist seems to have disappeared

    • nope no problems here

    • Adrian

      It happened to me too. I deleted my music off my sd card and put the playlists back on. Worked fine after that. you may just have to reboot your phone a couple times.

  • Turtleboy257

    Will i lose anything if i do update my Moto Droid to Froyo?? like my contacts or pics or anything, i just want to root my droid with it now so i can still wifi tether, verizon has stated that originl droids will not be able to when the company updates it automatically/:

    • no you will not loose contacts as they r saved with ur google account and u will not loose any pictures saved on ur sd card

  • so how do you install the flash file to make flash work??? can i get some detailed instructions like we got for 2.2??

    please and thank you

    • Chris Nimon

      there are several ways but i find the easiest is to use your phone to download it. check your notifications bar for its progress. when its done click it (in the notifications bar) and it should then allow you to install it. click this link on your phone http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NT2ER7HX

      • Bapl

        I’ve followed the steps but when I click open “app manager” I just get an error that says “Could not open as APK file.” Do I need another program to do that or did I just have a glitchy download and I should delete and retry?

        • Bapl

          Disregard…I deleted the file and redownloaded and it worked. Took 3 tries.

    • first you need to have astro file manager
      next downlaod the beta from droid-life.com/downloads
      then put it on the root of ur sd card
      open up astro and click the flash player file u just put on ur sd card
      click open app manager
      then install!
      tada!!

  • Cool_trisha

    i hav a small doubtz…this is only availablez to droid? not motorola milestone? coz im frm singapore im using motorola milestone…i triedz this stepz but it saidz itz signature verification failedz…n installation aborted…im very confusedz now…helpz

    • Chris Nimon

      this is NOT for milestone, sorry

      • Cool_trisha

        ohz okiez then…thankz 4 the info…so unfortunatez thiz time 2…

  • Reggie

    Based on some of you guys comments I'm glad I'm waiting for the official OTA

    • Ditto

      • Nick

        Ive waited long enough I can wait some more…too many problems with the manual update

    • Azimaging

      Agreed – I came close, but the happiness rate is not even close to 90% from the looks of it. And some rather scary anecdotes.

      • glad i didnt run into any problems its flawless 😀

        • Me too, looks like its working just fine to me!

    • Anonymous

      Such as what? Ppl not knowing how to rename a file? Ppl not knowing how to copy a file into /sdcard?
      I waited for 2.0.1 and 2.1 to come from Verizon and it was no different from doing it this way.

    • bright

      i think some of these ppl would have been better off with an iphone. they have no clue how to operate a real smartdevice.

  • Porschephile2k3

    Ok, so I finally decided to install the supposedly “official” Froyo build. The instructions were pretty simple enough for me to follow and in a matter of minutes I have Android 2.2 running on my Droid. I was very ecstatic and excited, only to be let down by what seems to be power management issues. Android system has been running at 100% now since the installation (according to System Panel app). I've never seen any other app running at a higher percentage and consuming more battery than the display on Eclair. Did Motorola or Verizon or maybe Google even test this “official” build before letting it loose in the wild? Granted I downloaded the zip file from Google's code site, I was expecting that it would indeed be very official, but no! I went down from 70% to 15% in a matter of 3 hours WITHOUT doing too much and my phone's been running hot ever since… Is anyone else experiencing this? If this is what Froyo's supposed to be then Froyo can take a friggin hike!!! All of a sudden
    Eclair is looking very nice now.

    • plug your charger up to the phone, then unplug it and hit refresh while looking at battery usage.

      • Porschephile2k3

        No dice! I think this rom is messed up in more ways than one. Is there a way I can go back to stock 2.1 update 1 while keeping my current apps and settings?

  • Pat

    Has anybody checked the WiFi? having problems connecting to my router…..worked pre-update….

    • nick

      mine works fine

  • When I go to dial a number, the failed has no digits. What is up with that?

  • Joewehrs11

    Every time I try to download adobe flash 10.1 it says “requested item could not be found” on my phone what does this mean??? And I am not impressed by Froyo so far . . .

    • Joewehrs11

      okay i take that back if your phone is slugish turn it off wait five minutes and turn it back on its like a completely new phone now but still can't get flash someone help.

  • nick

    Why is youtube messed up? It plays my videos with the phone vertical not horizontal and I cant change the volume or any settings. Anyone know whats up?

  • Gerg04

    After installing 2.2 update (and launcher-pro) the .com feature on the keyboard, once in browser is not there anymore? anyone else having this problem?

    • Mrpicolas

      its only there when you need it for certian forms and such

      • Gerg04

        Hmmm, for some reason before i update, i remembered it being there when i went to type any url when in the browser.

    • just updated the wifes droid and i cant get launcherpro plus to stay as the default launcher

      • Gerg04

        I had not downloaded launcher pro until after the manual update to 2.2 Maybe try to uninstall and reinstall it? Im not entirely sure as I am semi new to Droid, and a first time user of Launcher Pro. Other than not having the .com feature on the keyboard while in browser (which is an extremely convenient feature) I have had no other problems with 2.2. We'll see how the battery holds up tomorrow.

  • Brandonkassab96

    please help me droid is now screwed up please tell me how to get back to 2.1

    • Mrpicolas

      rsd lite

    • You probably can boot back into recovery mode and do a factory reset. If that gets you to 2.0, you will have to find the update to get to back to 2.1.

  • onetwothree

    Hoping to get a little help – Received an error Status 7 message and the update aborted. Any clues?

    Thanks in advance!

    • did u try renaming it as just “update”

    • Status 7 errors mean you were rooted and tried to install this updated to a custom kernel and not a stock kernel and recovery

      • onetwothree

        Tried each of the 2 files. Renamed the Google one to update (and update.zip) but no luck either time.

      • onetwothree

        Didn't quite root – did the SPF Recovery step but never actually followed thru with root. Will I need to back out of it (can I?) or is there another option?

        Thanks!

  • Jay P

    is this the highest comments received for a single topic a world freaking record.
    1094

    • kellex

      1100! Gotta be a record.

      • Mrpicolas

        there you are where you been hidin lol

      • havent seen a comment from u in decades lol!

    • haha i knoowwww kellex has filled a pool up with tears of joy by now! droid life FTW!!!

      • Yeah we've been here for hours running up the post count… thanks for the info btw Kellex

  • Brandonkassab96

    ok so this totally screwed up my phone… it crashes every 30 secs to a minute and its awful and utterly terrible…PLEASE tell me how to get my phone back to the original 2.1 pleassseeeeee

  • Kj Shoota

    mines keeps
    finding update package
    opening update package
    verifying update package
    installing update package
    verifying current system
    the failed
    INSTALLATION ABORTED

    wtf it wont work
    and its Named Update.zip Not zip zip
    its in the ROOT of my sd card
    and nothing will work
    and yes it is the update some1 please HELP
    the triangel dont even come up it go str8 to
    Reboot system
    wip data
    wipe cache
    mount
    backup
    install

  • Couln't Install it. I've got a Motorola Droid here in Mexico.

    Error message says: Signature Verification Failed

    Help Anyone

  • Messenger2002

    I cany figure out how to save the file to sdcard.. sombody hep me

    • mount ur droid then get the file and drag it into ur sd card 😀

  • Jcoburn

    can anyone with the “official froyo” download Log me in ” app from the market? please someone try this! i need an answer! please !

    • is log me in an app?

      • Jcoburn

        yea. log me in app doesnt seem to be supported along with others. fellas. there are soooo much better 2.2. roms out there that have been available since like may. Root or go back to 2.1 is my reccomendation!

        • maybe devs will b able to rot 2.2 thats wuut im waiting for

      • Yeah it's an app to log into your desktop computer from your phone using just like using Windows Remote Desktop viewer… or the Linux VNC/Remote Desktop for Ubuntu depending on your flavor

    • Just had a friend look, he used there barcode on their website, was not found, waiting for another friend to check on his N1 if it shows up in Market, let you know if it's there.

  • Cougz09

    is it me or after this update my battery has significantly gone down sooo much faster. i updated at 90% and 3 hours later i went down to 5%

    • Jcoburn

      recovery mode takes a bunch of battery

      • Cougz09

        so if i let it charge a night, battery will be back to normal?

        and also, the update doesnt work with the multimedia dock…

  • ImDFNman

    Been installed for about 4 hours now and my phone already froze twice…What the ef is the deal?

  • Jacob Weems

    so far… froyo.. SUCKS!!!!!! its makin my phone laggy.. BAD! it freezes up all the time. and ive not seen one thing thats impressed me. soo theres my opinion

    • Exchange mail and calendar support. No need for Touchdown. It's all integrated.

    • try rebooting maybe its that??

  • Porschephile2k3

    Ok, so I finally decided to install the supposedly “official” Froyo build. The instructions were pretty simple enough for me to follow and in a matter of minutes I have Android 2.2 running on my Droid. I was very ecstatic and excited, only to be let down by what seems to be power management issues. Android system has been running at 100% now since the installation (according to System Panel app). I've never seen any other app running at a higher percentage and consuming more battery than the display on Eclair. Did Motorola or Verizon or maybe Google even test this “official” build before letting it loose in the wild? Granted I downloaded the zip file from Google's code site, I was expecting that it would indeed be very official, but no! I went down from 70% to 15% in a matter of 3 hours WITHOUT doing too much and my phone's been running hot ever since… Is anyone else experiencing this? If this is what Froyo's supposed to be then Froyo can take a friggin hike!!! All of a sudden Eclair is looking very nice now.

    • tbaybe

      , yea, my battery is sucking dry too

  • Pepsi

    jw about this, if i was unrooted and got froyo today from the update.zip, do you think ill still get the “offical” update pop up on my phone on the scheduled date?

  • HAHA did this for my friend over skype on his nonrooted droid… unrooted until the 15th-16th haha

  • tbaybe
    • Mr. Steve

      They changed the alarm clock, now it's called Clock. They also improved the UI but your alarms are still there.

    • BAoxymoron

      it is in the app clock… from there you click the first button on the left(looks like an alarm clock

    • Jcoburn

      it is now simply clock!

    • tbaybe

      Wow I feel like a true blond now, thanks everyone for your help! I can sleep peacefully now 😉

    • Also if u use ur click widget just put it on a screen and u tap on it u see it directs u to ur alarms like before only better looking

  • this froyo version is the one google,verizon was planning on releasing as the OTA right??

    • kellex

      Yep FRG01B just like their site says: verizonwireless.com/droidsupport

  • Subiwrx04

    Dock service does not work with 2.2

  • jduffy118

    works! pretty sweet. flash is perfect, i just love everything. can i delete the update.zip file after since im done?????

    • Chris Nimon

      yes but you dont have to. If you ever load something else named update it will just overwrite it

  • Jcoburn

    can anyone with the “official froyo” download Log me in ” app from the market?

  • Dtownhockey16

    i flashed 2.0.1 from a rooted 2.2 to get the update… now im getting a status error 7…. anyone know how to fix this?

    • Jcoburn

      same for me man. nothin we can do. dont get the rooted version. its an old one

      • Build date is the same on both Pete's version and this one, download them both and check build.prop either from the phone or using SDK (or whatever I am running a Linux box not sure one windows) Pete pointed out that they don't release builds the same day they make them, only the Dev community releases nightly builds. Not sure about the tv.com issue you mention Jcoburn don't use it myself so I wouldn't have noticed if it was there or not.

    • You need to have the stock recovery flashed as well as the stock sbf

      • Dtownhockey16

        i flashed SPRecovery_ESE81.sbf but that locked up my phone at the motorola start up screen

  • lol i brly noticed that the clock app is like dock runner!

    • BAoxymoron

      i liked the dock better… i really like the red for light and blue for dark… the dark gray is still hard on the eyes after just waking up…

      • lol tru but ehh i hardly use it haha maybe if i had a dock but i cant afford one -_-

  • Jcoburn
    • zooger3500

      Do you mean like the previous OTA update.zip?

  • indiana85

    my flash doesnt work can someone help me i thought everything would be in the update no outside apk or extra downloads help me out if you had the same issue? thanks

    • did u download the beta from droid life? maybe thatll work it did for me 🙂

      • Rebs234

        ya but once i did, it said there was a problem parsing the file…and it wouldnt open

    • Rebs234

      im having the same problem….anybody know how to resolve this?

    • Chris Nimon
  • Kevin

    Got the update to Froyo on my Motorola Droid and it works great! Thank you!

  • guz_1115

    and it just keeps going…………………………………….

  • Bob

    nooob here. Exactly what does the flash 10.1 do??

    • lets u play flash gams and show pages with flash like ads and other things

  • Fernando

    mmm did't work for some reason, it said it could not verify the signature

    • Mrpicolas

      Make sure it is named update Do not name update zip windows hide file extensions by default

  • Jcoburn

    E: error in /sdcard/update.zip (status 7) Installation aborted???????????? anyone? anyone?

    • Is your phone rooted?

      • Jcoburn

        it was, i unrooted and flashed stock recovery

        • Yeah reading google's help all the Status 7 look like custom kernel errors http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/t… This is on a N1 but same thing. You can try the next post and use Pete's Rooted version of the OTA… it is running on my phone and it's good to go no issues as always with stuff he releases…

        • Did you flash the stock sbf file or a custom one from a site?

      • Jcoburn

        petes bulid doesnt even support all the apps in the market. its just as good as the old builds weve seen. its clearly not like the official one because i can download log me in ignition and tv.com in the official build. in petes u cant get eitther. i think petes is an old build

        • Anonymous

          that is very weird… i just searched for tv.com and found it…

  • joesred

    wow…is this a record or what…

    Kellex are you feeling the love?

  • Jpv190

    ok.. can an expected help me.. I integrated the su and superuser.apk file to the update and ended up bricking my phone, anyone can help me figure out how in to put su power to this update… I uploaded my file to: http://www.4shared.com/file/RIA-cWE7/signed-vol… if anyone wants to check it out.

  • Guest

    If I'm rooted but dont have 2.2 can I still get the update?

    • Yeah this is for NONROOTED users only if read the post.

    • Chris Nimon

      yes but you need to use the instructoins from Droid-Lifes next post

  • Mike

    works great but youtube and news/weather widgets arent working

    • Mrpicolas

      go into applications and find running services and apps force stop them then reload them this should work

  • Barlog

    Let's go 1000! It seems like this OTA is rolling out a lot slower than the 2.1 OTA. I remember the day it got released a ton of people on DL poping up saying they got it,but I haven't noticed anyone yet say they got 2.2 OTA ?

  • this was so easy, i was not going to do it but i was like what the hell, IT WORKED PERFECTLY !!! all i have to do is install flash and im 100% good

  • Rebs234

    can someone help me with the flash instructions..when i download it and try to install it, it tells me it isnt recognized as a .apk file……what do i need to do??

    • You have to go into Settings->Applications-> and Check Unknown Sources hope that helps

      • Rebs234

        so i tried that and tried re downloading flash and it told me there was a problem parsing the file..and when i click on it in astro manager it says could not open as apk file

  • Doolidg

    Wow 1010…………

  • Drox2k

    Ha! I figured it out. works perfectly 🙂 So will Verizon be charging extra for Tethering???

  • lakerzz

    Kellex, you must be proud…

    • Chris Nimon

      I think i hear him crying tears of joy over there lol

  • guz_1115

    1000 WOO HOO. WHAT A DAY!!!!

  • VintageRose713

    Ya'll did it! I've been following this thread all day lol. As a fellow Droid addict, I salute you fine people 😀

  • Amilgax

    I installed the update and works fine, but I can not play my music or view pictures. Anybody knows how to solve this?

  • Mrpicolas

    woo hoo nice job guys way to go

  • Mrpicolas

    5 to go

    • 1000

    • Chris Nimon

      man we both posted at the same time lol

      • Mrpicolas

        I got 1001

        • Chris Nimon

          we were all so close i dont think well ever know who really got it lol

      • So does the 1000 post get a free Droid 2 from Droid-Life or something?

        • Chris Nimon

          sounds good to me but i think Kellex is gonna have to contact his server to find out who actually got 1000

          • Mrpicolas

            jason got it i can see it

          • Well if that is the case I really think Kellex should send me that Droid X…

          • Mrpicolas

            you get tim-o-tato for the day or me and my five kids either way your screwed lol jk

  • VintageRose713

    -happy dances everywhere!-

    • Chris Nimon

      yippee

  • Mrpicolas

    here we go 6 more

  • Mrpicolas

    ok

  • lakerzz

    Oh, 990…:P

  • lakerzz

    989th????

  • Mrpicolas

    10 9 8 7 haha

  • @mrPicolas is that the Dock launcher you can use to launch the Dock menu without the Dock? Wow that's a a lot of usage of the work Dock in a single sentence.

  • Mrpicolas

    12 more

  • Mrpicolas

    home strech guys come on were so close

  • Mrpicolas

    17 more

  • T_Droid

    Trying to push the count along!!

  • guz_1115

    977 comments…………….!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mrpicolas

    launcher pro docks and icons for you all enjoy http://www.mediafire.com/file/7lqbb52hh6jz199/i… and docks.zip

    • Mrpicolas

      happy froyo day lol my gift to ya all

  • When I try to download it says “cannot download. Content not supported on this phone.” I have a D1. Can anyone help.

    • Just got here huh? Download it using your computer and then move it via USB to your phones SD card. Welcome

  • Mrpicolas

    im gonna get post 1000 anyone want to try to beat me ?

    • Chris Nimon

      i'll give it a try lol

  • Mrpicolas

    974th lol

  • Mine keeps freezing and i have to remove the battery to turn it back on i did the direct from google link i wonder whats wrong??

    • Chris Nimon

      you might try reflashing the update.

  • TRAMBIX

    HEY GUYS IS THERE ANOTHER KEYBOARD THAT I CAN DOWNLOAD FOR FROYO. I DONT REALLY LIKE THE STOCK KEYBOARD.

    • T_Droid

      Swype is by far my favorite. Takes some getting use to, but it is super fast once you get the hang of it. Search for it on this site and you should find a link to a download and how to install.

    • Chris Nimon

      you can make your own custom IME keyboard at gimpsta.com. can pick key colors, background colores or pictures, and put a picture on the keyboard. just make sure you pick the newest froyo version at the first step.

  • worked great… i love this site…

  • jduffy118

    can i erase the update.zip file from the sd card now that its installed and everything??

    • Yes. I did. No issues

    • Chris Nimon

      once youve used it thers no use in having it on there

  • Jamison

    does anyone know what the new option is when you boot in recovery “wipe baseband data” does?

  • Ok So I did the manual update, but I'm curious why didn't we see verizon's OTA release as everything said we would.

    • It just hadn't got to you yet, they distro OTA updates to keep the bandwidth from causing network outages from what I have read.

      • Barlog

        Has anyone on DL, or anywhere else, say they got the OTA?

    • T_Droid

      It rolls out in stages only so many a day.

  • jduffy118

    sweet, downloading now. hopefully its the same as the actual update. tell you guys what i think

    • Chris Nimon

      its supposed to be the same

  • Crw1229

    @Jason Angle- Thanks dude!

  • d790

    Aww man didn't work for me. I followed the instructions step by step with both links and they didn't work.

    Attempt # 2 was switching sd cards and that didn't work

    final Attempt was formatting to factory settings and still nothing.

    in the recovery menu it keeps says failed no such file. SOME PLEASE HELP!!!!

    • It sounds like you don't have the update.zip on the root of your phone's SD card

      • d790

        double checked location and yeah, it's on in the root of SD. but i'm determined to get it working. thanx for suggestion though. enjoy 2.2 🙁

    • T_Droid

      Use astro file manager to make sure you have the update.zip file in the root of your sd card. Then check to see if it is called update.zip.zip sometimes that was an issue with previous updates. If that is it just rename it update.zip.

      • d790

        I checked the file name and it was correct but renamed it again just to make sure but still no luck. but thanks dude.

      • d790

        finally got it redownloaded astro and you were right, file name was update.zip.zip. renamed file to just update and install finally worked.

        • Anonymous

          Glad to hear it worked!
          Enjoy some froyo!

  • Ah I see. Thanks! Any word on any Droid X apps coming our way? Maybe there is just nothing there useful/desirable? I don't know as I don't have one.

  • nabooska

    i want 1000 comments!!

    sooo to not just pointlessly post spam, i viewed this on my droid x 8)

  • Jj

    so far so so so good. very impressed with the consolidated google and exchange synch calendars. flash running well. 1st time install with no problems, i've never messed with root or anything in past. this could not be any more simple. great instructions and great job by community as whole, especially whoever found this/leaked this. thank you.

  • Mrpicolas

    60 more comments to go to hit 1000 lets do it before midnight come on

  • Holy crap…almost a thousand comments!!

  • Whatevercody

    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHEN THE REAL UPDATES COMING!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!!??!!??!?!?!?!?!?? well i mean from verizon

    • You will get it when your number comes up… it is slowly sent out OTA not all at once to everyone as that would cause serious stress to the servers.

  • Pudflop

    Update went fine, installed the beta flash 10.1 works great! IPhoney can kiss my DROID ASS! : }

  • scotta27

    1. I followed these instructions.

    2. It appears to have worked perfectly.

    3. My antivirus is still trying to scan all my media files. I keep trying to kill it but it won't die. This tells me a) my media files are still there and b) my antivirus is still there and doing its job. It's also slowing down this initial process but I figure it's a one-time thing.

    4. I def have the basic froyo features such as the new “dock” and the 5 home screens. Verified in the system settings that I'm running 2.2.

    5. I will re-post after I install Flash as instructed above.

    6. So far it works great, thank you for posting up. This site is my new go-to place for Droid stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Updating my own post. Everything still working perfectly, all systems go.

      1. Antivirus finally finished. Everything clean Was annoying but glad it worked how it did.

      2. Flash installed, seems to be perfect. I can see and hear Flash content I couldn’t before.

      3. Rotation of phone counter-clockwise works. This is a key indicator for me (couldn’t do this before).

      4. Bluetooth voice dialing works perfectly and as expected, both on my Moto H17 earpiece and in the car. This was an important upgrade for me. In fairness Android should have included it earlier, but still it now works perfectly for me after upgrade.

      5. I see a new tethering option on the phone. This feature is not important to me so I have not tried it. But it exists.

      6. This upgrade, so far, is working perfectly and as expected in every aspect I care about most.

  • Imaxxxxx

    When I try t???? When I try to paste the file to the root it says that i have insufficent privligaes. and i dont know why its doing that.. why?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?

    • T_Droid

      You are trying to place on the root of your SD card right and not your phone?

  • I am gonna wait it out.. I'm scared…

  • Whatevercody

    i tried it and got up step 7 but it said it failed so. and what do you mean by root of sd card

    • Chris Nimon

      when connected to your computer is something like “G” drive. Put the file on this but make sure you dont put it in any file. When you open up the sd card you should see a bunch of folders and your update file. Make sure it isnt updat.zip.zip or your phone wont find it. Sometimes you have to rename it just update because windows will automatically add the .zip and hide it.

  • RealGame22

    Update!! 922 Comments….Will hit 1,000 comments in less than 30mins

  • 1000 yet?

  • Just commenting on this to help reach the proposed 1,000 comment mark. 😉 In all honesty, I'm completely torn on whether to download from the Google servers (tethering!) or wait for the “proper” Verizon approved update OTA. I know, it seems silly to pass up the unique opportunity offered by the manual update, but I worry. What if the build has other differences that actually cause problems in the future? What if the FBI finds out I'm downloading updates before Verizon sends them through authorized channels? I don't need the FBI knocking on my door. (I am kidding, please don't troll me.)

    Anyhow, I love how Droid-Life continues breaking new and awesome stories about all things related to the wonderful Droid family. I'm a bit let down by Verizon leaving hotspot and tethering options out of this 2.2 build, and I'm very disappointed in Motorola and Verizon for moving away from stock Android in favor of bloatware and UI overlays (ah hem, Droid X). I got a Droid 1 because of how open it was (though not to do all sorts of tweaks, hacks and root-tricks, just to support the openness for those who wanted to tweak, hack and root). Now it seams those days are gone. Oh well.

  • Jdgibson13

    is there a way to make a site think your phone isn't a mobile device. since i just got flash i'd like to use grooveshark (a flash based online music player ), but it sees me as a mobile device and i can't get around it…any help?

  • How are we supposed. To get flash to work?

  • Awesome!! TY Kellex.. Droid Life is King!!! Now if I could just figure out the Flash and Chrome

  • Leo

    I cannot find Chrome to Phone anymore in the extensions gallery has anybody else had this problem?

    • Looks like Google removed it. I think you can still find it in code.google.com Just do a search for it.

  • where the love for the X!

    • Lost with the bootloader lockdown I would wager

  • Onetruhooper

    i dont have a root folder on my sd what do i do

    • The root of the sd card means just on the sdcard not in a folder on the SD card

    • lakerzz

      That just means don't put it in a folder on you're sd card, just put it on your sd card.

  • droid4lyfe

    any word on flash for the official.. i went to adobe and tried downloading from them and it says this item no longer exists…not in market place either

    • Mrpicolas

      theyre is a link on droid life for downloading flash please use the search function

    • The unofficial one posted above works well enough. Not sure on when it will be in the market

    • lakerzz

      Search flash player on this site…and you will be happy 🙂

  • I guess the stock dock screen is now the same as the Nexus? Weren't we slightly different before and most of us had downloaded the Nexus dock?

    Any word on the Droid X dock?

    • lakerzz

      I think the droid x dock is the “new motoblur”

      • Ah I see. Thanks! Any word on any Droid X apps coming our way? Maybe there is just nothing there useful/desirable? I don't know as I don't have one.

  • Can someone tell me why my YouTube widget says error and i tap on it and nothing? I've removed and replaced it and rebooted. Nothing. What's up with YouTube?

    • Mrpicolas

      go into applications and check running and all and force stop then reload the widget and see what happens

      • Thank u! My widget is now working properly. I love froyo…but it is laggy. I suppose cause servers are busy sucking 3g to push update? My 3g has been sucking hamster balls all day.

        • Mrpicolas

          Might take a reboot or two it will get smoother

  • Onetruhooper

    i dont have a root folder on my sd what do i do

    • Mrpicolas

      the card itself is the root directory meaning put it on the card with all the other folders

  • Iuboincali

    So, it looks like many of the privacy options are no longer available – typical of the new evil empire. How hard is it to revert back to 2.1?

    I really don't see the advantage to this.

    • Tom

      YAY FOR PARANOIA! Seriously man… Chill and use your phone. I don't understand why people are so anal about privacy when there is so little as it is… So long as you have nothing to hide, what do you have to worry about?

      Just enjoy the better software.

      • Iuboincali

        Ha! I love reading something like this, “So long as you have nothing to hide, what do you have to worry about?” One can only assume you are from a country under totalitarian control. The logic you apply above is the antithesis to a key tenet of the United States.

        Outside of that, there is a disdain for an enterprise profiting off of me under the guises of open source. Besides, I am having difficulty understanding how this software is that much better. The phone is operating considerably more slowly and some of my apps don't work now. I'm sure the apps will come along, but the phone slowing to a crawl is painful.

        • Tom

          If you were aware of how little privacy we actually have, we aren’t far from a totalitarian rule. I’ve come to accept this.

  • The install was flawless, thanks!!!!!

  • IXxFEARLESSxXI

    any figure out how to move apps to SD CARD yet?

  • Ive got froyo and flash but flash is laggy and overheated my Droid? Gosh darn does that mean i should go to Verizon to see if i can get it replaced with a Droid 2? Also by manually upting to froyo will that make Verizon not wanna swap my device? I'm not rooted i simply manually updated to froyo on the other blog post here. The one for non rooted

  • Bottomgun33

    my phone has slowed to a turtles crawl

  • Steve

    I am definitely not seeing the speed increases. Did they leave out the JIT? It seems a little slower. Few apps allow themselves to be moved to the SD card. Market apparently does not do install to SD card.

    • Beto

      the move to sd card is at the developers discretion. he can add that.

  • Beto

    I noticed the “Droid” intro sound is gone and i had the swype beta version as my keyboard its useless now but im happy having 2.2 : D and flash

    • Drummer62

      just uninstall and reinstall swype and its fine. As for the intro sound ya, there is no longer a sound on SD card detection supposedly thats the sound we lost

    • Drberezin

      You have to uninstall Swype. What I found works is to:

      Change the input method back to the regular keyboard
      Uncheck Swype as an input method in keyboard settings
      Clear data and uninstall Swype
      Reboot phone
      Use the Swype Installer (if still on your Droid) to re-download the beta and install Swype

      I don’t know if all the steps are required, but I found this works for me. I had to do the same thing when I rooted before from 2.1 to 2.2 Sapphire.

  • Drox2k

    so I followed these instructions to the letter and tried several times but I get this message after every attempt : E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command…after that the phone automatically reboots and I'm still stuck with Android 2.1. Any suggestions?

  • Placebo137

    Installed this, not exactly impressed in the first 5 hours. I had to uninstall helix launcher which was constantly crashing. I can't figure out how to get to my downloads in the marketplace to reinstall, it disappeared! I also had to reinstall weatherbug and a few other apps. what a pain in the ass…

    • Chris Nimon

      try launcher pro or adw. open yhe market and click your menu button, then downloads. unfortunately you probably will have to reinstall some apps. There are several apps to download to save them though. I like Appbrain myself.

      • I for one can’t get launcherPro to work. Reinstaled it even. It just doesn’t come up.

        • Chris Nimon

          I use the adw launcher. it can have up to 7 screens. You can save and restore the launcher settings and your desktop configuration. You can customize a lot of your app drawer with this also. And its free.

  • When is a DroidX version coming

  • Rdogg

    I just want to say that this fucking site rules thanks a million it’s Christmas in August!!

  • Rdogg

    I just want to say that this fucking site rules thanks a million it’s Christmas in August!!

  • JosueD

    Can someone please tell me what the date on this update is, What your installing it should come up? Thanks in advanced.

    [JD]

  • Bryannichelson

    will not work, keeps saying install aborted, i have tried everything. -=(

    • Chris Nimon

      if you loaded from windows it sometimes adds the .zip to what ever you named the file(although i doesn't show it). try naming it just “update”

  • RealGame22

    866 Comments!!!! Droid-Life Record

  • Wrt1958

    do not do this. I spoke with Verizon and was told the software update will be sent out via the phone.
    If you do this and your phone bricks Verizon WILL NOT replace the phone
    BEWARE

    • You must have failed trying to do it huh? Anyone got the unbrick your phone link for WRT?

    • Steve

      How would they know? It isn't rooted, it is the official signed version.

  • Bulldogx03

    I Need Help! So I attempted to root but the only thing that I did was install SPRecovery to my Droid. Hence I am still running stock 2.1. What 2.2 do I need, the official or the one for rooted droids? Also, what instal instructions should I use(official or rooted)?

    • Chris Nimon

      if you have the super user ninja in your ap drawer then your rooted.

      • Bulldogx03

        I don't. I am running stock 2.1 with sprecovery installed.

        • Chris Nimon

          use the official version

  • Ray

    damn 835 comments droid life has come a long way and a just had to say somthing even though im 10,000 miles away in Iraq and my phone doesnt work but Aaa. Shout out To Tim and Kellex! and im glad that the rest of you can enjoy the Froyo goodness!

  • Download it to your computer… we at a 1000 yet? D/L FRG01BODEXEDOTA.zip now for the rooted version upgrade… Pete didn't wait long to get it out.

  • My phone doesn't like either. It says its not signed and then I have to reboot.

  • any idea if LauncherPro will be working on froyo?

    • Chris Nimon

      yes, go for it

  • Capt_howdy1977

    Do i do this on my phone? how do I save it to the sd card?

  • sloguy321

    UPDATE SUCESSFUL,THANKS TO THE UPLOADER AND DROIDLIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crw1229

    Ok well do I have to install the flash player like I did the update or can i download it from my phone and apply it from there?

    • Chris Nimon

      go to this page on your phone and click the link above. when its done loading, click it, click install.

    • Download it to the sd card, allow 3rd party apps in settings and then browse to it with whatever file manager you are using and install the apk

  • holy cow 550 comments! NICE!!!!!

    • oops I meant 850…TYPO! but I hope this counted as another comment =) By the way, KELLEX ROCKS!

  • Thanks so much guys! Running FroYo now on my Droid 1, AKA the step-child.

  • eddieonofre

    does anyone if skype is now working on froyo ??????

  • Swype doesn't work anymore 🙁

    • FIXED!!!!!!
      You need to uninstall the version that is currently, and simply reinstall it.
      This is how I did it on an un-rooted droid that has the official beta Swype.

    • Drberezin

      I posted what worked for me in another reply. Just look for drberezin or Swype. Uninstalling didn’t work for me. I had to uninstall and reboot my Droid.

  • Imaxxxxx

    when i move the update.zip to the root of the sd card on my droid with ASTRO it says that I have insufficent privliges to do so. WHY IS IT DOING THAT??

    • Twoboyz9598

      Yeah, why is it doing that and what can i do to make it work??

  • droidboy

    worked like a charm…thanks OP

  • Mrpicolas

    Come on everyone lets hit 1000 🙂

  • zizzybaloobah

    My default browser won't load pages anymore. XScope works fine. And any application that requires internet connectivity works fine. I even get the Google suggestions when I start typing something in the location box, but when I click a suggestion (or bookmark), or click Go, I get the 'web page not available' message. I've reset the app settings and defaults many times with no luck. Any ideas?

  • Jeff

    for the cause!!!

  • Crw1229

    What does Chrome do?

    • Chris Nimon

      it puts a small pic of a cellphone next to your browser on your computer. once you have it set up you can just click on the cell phone and the page you are on automatically gets sent to your phone. great for installing things from here or appbrain on your phone, or if you want to save a web page to read later on.

  • vonbane

    Worked great for me, just need a new kernel to overclock.

  • guz_1115

    Retarted question, since i updated to 2.2 is verizon still gonna attempt to send out the ota? And should I install it if they do?

  • Tim

    Works great. I'm doing my 2nd Droid as I speak.

  • Rob Kimble

    Still waiting on my Droid X in the mail 🙁

  • Johnsnydergraphix

    What is Chrome to Phone?

    • Chris Nimon

      it puts a small pic of a cellphone next to your browser on your computer. once you have it set up you can just click on the cell phone and the page you are on automatically gets sent to your phone. great for installing things from here or appbrain on your phone, or if you want to save a web page to read later on.

      • Johnsnydergraphix

        Ah I see!! Thank you much! Will come in handy!!

  • Littlemzboots10

    i updated to 2.2 non-rooted Moto Droid… my phone seems to be running incredibly slow! Anyone else see a lag? Is it normal because I just updated the OS?

    • Ray

      it usally takes 1hr or so to start moving normal try a reboot.

    • Kaufkin

      in a word, yes. by now you should have seen the speed increase.

  • tbaybe

    so when the ota update comes to thoes who are waiting for it, will they not have flash either? it just seems weird to have to download it seperatly!

  • Jared Krinsky

    lol This may be the first time Droid-Life has a section that got close to 1000 comments.

  • Batman

    I simply comment for the cause…..1,000!!!!!!

  • Crazyxzer0

    sweet! too bad I'm on Cyanogen 6.0 RC2 🙂

  • Moreno

    I just installed it to my phone, see some visual difference but haven't notice any speed performance yet.

  • Lilianac15

    when i apply sdcard:update.zip phone shows E:failed to open / sdcard / update.zip ( no such file or directory)
    E: signature verification failed
    Installation aborted

    • kriven4437

      look at my recent posts i fixed mine

  • Nikobasile

    Froyofroyofroyo!

  • lvmydroid

    AAAHHHHHHH!! I've lost my ability to swype from Swype !! I made sure its checked under keyboards and also pulled the battery ( this has always worked to fix the same problem in the past ). Anyone else have this problem ?

    • zizzybaloobah

      I had to uninstall Swype, go back to my invite to the beta and redo the whole process of getting it installed. If you're not part of the beta, I'm not sure if a simple uninstall/reinstall will work.

      • lvmydroid

        Well fortunately i am. So off I go swype.com. Thanks. Glad to see someone else had the same problem and was able to fix it. Can't live without my swype !!

  • Bryannichelson

    when i click install update.zip i keep getting a install aborted message. please help, this is verry frustrating.

  • Jwildman73

    ok did just like the instructions said…. still running 2.1…. 🙁

  • How do i get to my apps? The new toolbar is in the place where the slide arrow used to be

  • i was running rooted 2.2 i went back to 2.0.1 so i can install stock 2.2 so where do i get stock 2.1 update?

  • i was running rooted 2.2 i went back to 2.0.1 so i can install stock 2.2 so where do i get stock 2.1 update?

  • I just updated my mom's Droid (which was mine before I got the Droid X) and I must say I'm lovin' it. Flash support especially. It works like a charm. THANK YOU! Can't wait for it to reach the Droid X.

  • Holland_dragon

    when i go to apply update. it says failed to open /dcard/update.zip (no such file or directory. what do i do

  • Holland_dragon

    when i go to apply update. it says failed to open /dcard/update.zip (no such file or directory. what do i do

    • Taylor

      move the update.zip file out of the folder and right onto the SD card

      • Holland_dragon

        wait so i dont open the sdcard up? then how do i put it in when i plug my phone up it only opens one way.

  • Hodgewdm

    So two weeks ago i flash sprecovery thinking I might root. Decided to go with stock 2.2 update. Restored a nandroid backup this morning. Took me from 2.1 to 2.01 with root access from DM updater. Pushed 2.1 update and it left me with superuser permissions. (Ninja). Decided to go with 2.2 manual update this afternoon. Perfect, flawless except the ninja is still there..in the app drawer. Am I rooted 2.2 stock?

  • David Camp11

    When trying to install I get signature verification failed Installation aborted. What am I doing wrong?

  • Droidtastic

    my installation is failing because it can't find the file on my SD card even though it is there! help!

  • MotoWilliams

    What is the checksum for this file from google?

  • Sarah

    So how come I dont get the dessert icon on my startup?

  • Chris

    Download from google, I installed the update.zip first and my phone was laggy as hell. Went to the direct from google and now it's nice and snappy.

  • givemesomeadobo

    i need a stable froyo rom. im rooted at 2.0.1 can i just get any froyo rom and install it or do i hav to do a factory rest first. or do i have to unroot, update to 2.1, and then flash petes official ota froyo update with root access

  • Jcoburn

    im back to stock 2.1 but can i uninstall SPRecovery? id really like to ? anyone know how?

  • Don Stuart

    somebody please help me. i get this message in recovery mode: failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory) signature verification failed installation aborted.

    • kriven4437

      yeah i have the same problem flashed back VZW_A855_ESE53_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.03P_SW_UPDATE_01.sbf

      and still nothing sig ver failed tried all mirrors so the download cant be bad all files same size

      • kriven4437

        i think i figured out my problem my update was not the latest 2.1 i will try again and report back

  • Alxgzz202

    help me…SOMENBODY HELP ME PLEASE! ive tried everything, believe me when i say EVERYTHING! ok i did everything, im to the point in astro file manager to move it to the root file, i see the file update.zip and i hold then click edit then move then up then root then press root hit menu key then edit and it doesnt let me paste!…ive tried everything for more then 2 hours now. i tried with both files the google link and the update.zip and i renamed them both to update.zip and made sure there update.zip not .zip.zip . SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!
    if you can get back to me asap please!. ” email : [email protected] i beg of some one to help me ive been non stop tryng to update…
    thank you

    • Ryan C

      you have to put it on the SD card just not in any folders on the SD card.

  • Froyo+launcher pro= excellence ..

  • nick R

    do you download it from your phone?

  • Gainesc63

    I guess i need video step by step instruction, I have tried this 4 times and it failed to load each time. It would begin, but showed file not found. I guess I'll be one of thise who will have to wait on the OTA. thanks anyway.

  • Ghostboy1031

    I tried to do this a few times but got an error that basically didnt like the ClockworkMod loaded on it. So I gave up. But just for laughs I checked out Pete's site. He already has a rooted version of the OTA ROM on his site. I'm going to try that now.

    Anyone else try this yet?
    http://www.peteralfonso.com/2010/08/download-dr

  • RobRoy1777

    Up and running that tasty froyo! Thanks to everyone on here!

  • J A Aurand

    when I press X and power up the exclamation mark does not come up. only a recovery screen. what to do?

    • Beto

      you have to hold it until it does X and power button

  • Jay

    This update killed my ability to open my image gallery… says the process.media has stopped unexpectedly.

    • Christopher

      Same problem here. Tried factory reset and reinstalling the update to no avail. Anyone else?

  • new droid is killer aha! though i think rooting was good hmmm ill stick stock. maybe pete or someone will hook us up with a rom for 2.2?

  • fuqaduq

    worked great on the 2nd attempt froyo goodness for all!

  • Kmaalleyne

    Where do I put the Flash download for it to work??

  • Jay

    My image gallery will no longer load after upgrading to 2.2

  • So I'm not new to rooting or anything but when i try this it gives me some error and then it tells me it was aborted. I've tried both links and i can't get it to work does anyone have any ideas

  • lakerzz

    Holy crap there are a lot of comments…

  • Pete (BB)has rooted update.zip…http://www.peteralfonso.com/

  • zizzybaloobah

    BAD NEWS: USB tethering works, but takes you to a Verizon page that wants you to sign up for their mobile data plan. BOO! HISS!

  • Ernie

    I'm an idiot so will someone please tell me how to install flash. Do i download the file directly to the phone? Then what?

    • Beto

      You just download the file above. then connect your phone to the computer. when you mount it to computer let it load and just click open folder to view files. after that copy the folder wherever you download it to ( i downloaded it to the desktop) copy and paste to the droid SD card. I then went to Astro file manager on my phone and I hard pressed the flash player and install package. I rebooted my phone ant tada flash is now on my phone. I googled flash websites i came across okaydave.com awesome to see anaimations w embedded videos on my phone!!!

  • Beto

    okaydave.com test out flash its pretty nice stuff!! viva droid!!!

  • Puck3511

    I wanna know has anybody that is rooted received the OTA 2.2 cuz i remember when 2.1 came out i received it even though i was rooted! Just wondering??

  • tonytbone7883

    If you update you should be rooted by Pete…. http://bit.ly/otafroyo
    This way you do not have issues.

  • Ron

    WOW! 760 comments and counting…

  • Updated fine for me. I now have Exchange Support for both email and calendars. So, what should I do with Touchdown? Unless they come out with a super sweet update, I'm not sure if I need it anymore.

  • Point1place

    READ the article AND comments.FOLLOWED the directions and they worked like a charm using a macbook pro not a single issue. ty droid life community! Much respect

  • Alxgzz202

    help me…SOMENBODY HELP ME PLEASE! ive tried everything, believe me when i say EVERYTHING! ok i did everything, im to the point in astro file manager to move it to the root file, i see the file update.zip and i hold then click edit then move then up then root then press root hit menu key then edit and it doesnt let me paste!…ive tried everything for more then 2 hours now. i tried with both files the google link and the update.zip and i renamed them both to update.zip and made sure there update.zip not .zip.zip . SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP!
    if you can get back to me asap please!. ” email : [email protected] i beg of some one to help me ive been non stop tryng to update…
    thank you.

    • Why don't you just plug it in via USB and mount your SD card. Then drag and drop the file to the root of the directory. That worked just fine for me.

  • Mscaduto

    need some help. done these before no problem but cant get this one to load. this is what I get after I select Apply update.zip…

    E: failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory)
    E: signature verification failed.
    Installation aborted.

    • Theflyingswami

      Try re-downloading. Maybe the file is corrupt? Just a thought.

  • Chris

    I LOVE THIS NEW UPDATE!!! FEELS LIKE I GOT A NEW PHONE!!!

  • Beto

    @ Johnsnydergraphix

    I just connected my phone to the computer downloaded install. I tried figuring out this root directory as well. so i just shut off the phone and did the whole pwer + x then after u get the excalamtion w triangle sign you press the caera button and volume up . after you just scroll down to install update.zip. keep in mind my phone is 2.1 not rooted all original. took about 15 mins after installing i rebooted and it took a while to reboot but its normal based on forums. after i went to my settings and i had 2.2 : D

  • Drummer62

    Has anyone else noticed it does NOT say “Drrooiiiid” anymore when booting up or shutting down? Mine stopped doing that since I updated? anyone else?

    • lakerzz

      There is no “sd card notification” option with FroYo…

  • @Kellex please help is this a way of rooting cause i font wanna lose my warranty please answer. Or somebody answer.

    • JosueD

      No, This is an OTA Update and will not root you!

      [JD]

      • Thanks so much! I'm about to do the manual update for hubby and he definitely doesn't want his rooted. Thanx JosueD!

  • Adrian

    The only problem Im having with 2.2 is that my playlists wont show up in the music app. Is anyone else having this issue?

  • Scott

    I'm going to wait for the official OTA, seems like there are some problems.

  • I noticed that the message color and a few other colors have changed. Is there any way to get it back to the darker color that 2.1 had?

    • Laz

      I would like to know that myself. I don’t like the white background but I think we are stuck with it unless you install handcent or something.

  • Octotron

    I am betting we can get 1,000 comments on this post by the end of the night.

    • Chris Nimon

      i am betting you’ll have 1000 by the end of the hour lol

  • Johnsnydergraphix

    OK so I tried doing both 2.2 update and I get this,

    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory)
    E;signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    What I do?

    • lakerzz

      When you renamed the file update.zip it probly turned out to be update.zip.zip…try to just name the file “update” not “update.zip” I believe that it puts the “.zip” for you (sometimes)

  • Chuckisepic

    is this going to root my phone or is this is an actual update no rooting required?

  • Moondog188

    what process do use after i download flash to get it working on my droid

  • Ron

    I can't seem to get it to download correctly or at least I can't find it in the sdcard directory although I indicate that dir and then get a finished download report. I go through the steps as indicated above but it fails to update saying that it can't verify/find the zip file? I have astro on my droid. What should I do here?

  • Sarah

    Im having an issue with my screen not changing when I turn it and do I always have to press the down arrow when I go to a flash site?? I thought it would automatically load.

    • Sarah

      Also wasn't the boot suppose to be something else besides the red eye or am I thinking of a rooted phone?

  • rdunseith
  • Adrian

    The only problem Im having with 2.2 is that my playlists wont show up in the music app. Is anyone else having this issue?

  • jduffy118

    okay, i rooted and unrooted my droid so i could get the update, and i used the update.zip to unroot my droid. can i erase the update.zip file when its done using it? like its unrooted and back to stock 2.1, can i delete the update.zip file i used to unroot it? or will the phone just crash?

  • Jeff

    Stupid Question….anyone try this on the Droid X??? will it work or brick my device??

    • Alias747

      WILL NOT WORK

  • unshackled

    will this work on my motorola milestone

  • Can anyone tell me the diff b/t sapphire 0.7.0 and 0.8.4?

  • Taylor

    When I try to run the update, the yellow text says “E: failed to open/sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)” and “E: signature verification failed” “Installation aborted” what gives? 🙁

    • the update.zip file must be named EXACTLY that – so don't mess with the file. Also – it must be on your sd card's main directory – not in a folder. If its in a folder it won't see the update and it won't work

  • Ajsantos94

    this is whats coming up E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command, can someone help me please, my droid isnt rooted

    • Ajsantos94

      im also getting the E: failed to open/sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)” and “E: signature verification failed” “Installation aborted

      • Andrew

        try to redownload the the update file and try again.

        • Andrew

          also remember to just root it on the SD card and not in any of your folders.

  • robert1

    cant even get it to download

  • Kevin

    i can't seem to get flash working on my droid any suggestions

    • Andrewt8181

      Look below for the link to get flash.

  • amy

    Install worked perfectly (after reverting back to stock 2.1 first). Installed flash beta successfully too.

  • motodoes

    I followed the exact step by step instructions, however my android version still says “2.1-update1” but everything else got updated such as Kernel version and Build number. My application launch is still from 2.1. Help..

  • Gorlokbball55

    My phone will not let me copy the update.zip file from my sd card to the root folder, any suggestions?

    • It's not the root folder. Update should be under /sdcard/download. long press update-select edit-select move. Then move up one folder – to /sdcard- and paste. Should work.

  • Jeff

    I keep getting an error regarding the Facebook.apk when it does 'Verifying current system'. Any thoughts?

  • Justin

    2.2 isn't loading onto my RAZR!
    JK

  • guz_1115

    2 questions, where is the link to download flash on to my phone, and WHY DONT MY DAMN HOMESCREENS ROTATE? LOL

  • Vjgtv

    will i still get the Update over the air even though i manually downloaded it

  • MikeM.

    I had some Froyo ROMs installed before but noticed that my car charger would charge very slowly. 1 hr would only get me from 30% to 50%. Just yesterday with stock 2.1 it charged from a 5% to 90%. Downloaded and installed this update from the google servers and now its back to charging slowly with the car charger(official one from Verizon store). Anyone else having issues charging with Froyo. Also not a fan of how Navigation pauses Pandora when it speaks. On 2.1 it would mute Pandora, speak some directions, then unmute it. I was thinking maybe these issues were caused by buggy ROMs but now I'm thinking I should have stuck with being rooted.

  • Cracer76

    keeps saying ” installation aborted ” , it cant find the file

  • C'mon OTA, bring it baby….bring me some froyo!!!

  • Still can't find the flash player update

  • Edwardvaldez1

    Adobe flaah dosnt work it says error when installing it

  • HEIF
    • Stephen

      change the theme color?

  • I'll just wait for BB v0.5 =

  • I'll just wait for BB v0.5 =

  • misphit_917

    Can someone please answer this question if you only have sp recovery installed never rooted can you use sp recovery. To install the official froyo update? Hollaback

  • Let me save you all a lot of trouble. DON'T INSTALL THIS!!!! Yes it is true droid life rocks our socks. BUT verizon and motorola do not. I thought this would happen. I installed it, and knowing that setcpu doesn't work with a nonroot build. It can still be installed and partially working. You can't overclock but you can see what the stock firmware is running at. This firmware “froyo” is maxed out 600hz “are you freaking kidding me” I have roms that run at 1.3ghz overclocked. Not only that flash doesn't work at all. The last HUGE thing is no wifi-hotspot. Rooting gives you all this and then way freaking more. Just makes you appreciate our devs out there working harder than verizon and motorola combined. Just my thoughts to save you the trouble. 🙂

    • it's still alright for some people who haven't been rooted anyway. some people just want the update and are satisfied with that.

      • Justin

        Word

    • guest

      flash works just fine, you just have to install it…and yes it runs at 550-600mghz, thats what a stock droid runs at, is that really a big suprise?

      • Debay777

        Some people buy a pick up truck because they need something thats useful and has various uses. They are (typically) better for hauling trailers, can haul many things in the bed, can be used as a camper, as a means to reach places that most cars cant reach. Many if not most buyers do little to no modifications to their trucks. And they are more than satisfied with them just they way they are. Then there are the guys who like to “root” their trucks. They like to unlock hidden horse power, add on stuff that makes them stronger, faster, bigger, better, …..you get the idea. And thats fine. Sure its faster than stock, maybe even better than stock. But when it breaks and you roll into the dealership 8 feet in the air on 50 inch wheels spewing flames from your tail pipes they aint gonna honor any warranty you left the lot with. They are just gonna tell you to pony up the cash or fix it yourself. Again, if thats what you want, thats fine. The rest of us are content to watch you roll buy and we even oooo and aahhh at your ride, but when it comes down to it, we just like stock better. so, its not dumb. its preference. so go ahead “root” the droid. just dont insult the rest of us who dont know how to do it, dont want to do it, and dont plan to do it.

        • tbaybe

          lol omg u made me laugh!!! Thats totaly realatable to for most people!!

    • HEIF

      You have roms that run at 1.3ghz… does the processor run at that speed????

    • Etothe2

      Umm, you’re dumb.

    • Etothe2

      Umm, you’re dumb.

  • Etg

    Does it take a long time after final reboot?…. been several minutes

  • Baumdexterous

    Hey guys… what does “*THIS IS ONLY FOR NON-ROOTED STOCK 2.1 USERS.” mean?? When I updated my droid to 2.1, I didn't wait until the official upgrade. Instead, I downloaded and installed it manually. Does this mean that I should not upgrade to 2.2 manually??

    • Justin

      If you didn't root your phone, don't worry about it

  • Joe G

    I can get the exclamation point to appear, but when I hit Volume Up + Camera button, nothing happens? I've tried it like 5 times. Any ideas?

    • do you still have the keyboard slid out? it wont work if its now

      • Joe G

        Yes. I tried it with the keyboard still out also. Its like stuck on the exclamation point screen. =( Guess I'm screwed. Not sure why its not working aaarrrggh

        • close your keyboard and wait a moment – it took mine a few minutes before it reacted to the volume up camera push combo

  • DarthDroid

    My droid X showed up today!!! I am wondering what my Droid 1 will do after I activate my Droid X… anybody got an answer?

    Also, i'll miss my FroYo, i've had it for a few months and love it, but sadly, I must return to the dark land of android 2.1 D:

    (also when I looked, it said there were 666 comments) :0

    • when you activate your X, you'll have to turn off your droid in order to activate X. now your x just becomes a toy to test roms etc to run on wifi

  • dinaz

    Maybe I messed up…Since the update wouldn't work, I installed 2.0.1 back on my Droid. How do I get 2.1 on there so I can run this update?

  • Johnnylopezmhs

    ehh not worth unrooting for 🙂
    i hope kellex re-roots his droid if possible for future roms and all that good stuff 🙂

  • Rizzidy

    Does PDANET still work after the update?

    • Anonymous

      EasyTether does, so I would assume PDANET does as well. HOWEVER: The native USB tethering that is new to 2.2 works, but as was seen w/other VZW phones, you will be routed to a page asking you to subscribe to a mobile data plan. BOO! HISS!

    • Anonymous

      EasyTether does, so I would assume PDANET does as well. HOWEVER: The native USB tethering that is new to 2.2 works, but as was seen w/other VZW phones, you will be routed to a page asking you to subscribe to a mobile data plan. BOO! HISS!

      • CVFD01

        Are you sure, I just kinda played with the native USB tethering and it said “tethered”. I am at work so the computer does not have the proper drivers to recognize the phone, but i did not get redirected to anything. I know there were sreenshots of some earlier builds that did this. Can anyone clear this up? Does the native USB tethering require anykind of special plan. I currently have an unlimitied data plan as is required with these phones, is that what is needed or not. Or is it just working fine regardless and Verizon gave up on the Droid 1 tethering restrictions and is saving that for the new higher end phones (Droid X, Incredible, Droid 2). Anyone have any idea as I do not want to use it that have Verizon send me a bill for an extra 30 dollars a month.

  • hineydawg

    Thanks Droid-Life! You guys always come through.

  • Octotron

    My God… 660+ comments?

    People love us! ha.

    • kellex

      My jaw just dropped.

      • Chris Nimon

        its a conspiracy to crash your server in revenge for becoming so popular and crashing everyone else’s lol.
        looks like you are officially the go to Droid site. congrats.

  • Sparklees

    Ok, I know this has been asked already, but I'm a little lost and everything. I manually updated to 2.2, everything went fine. But it would appear the flash is not working? Is there a fix I can provide for that?

    • Luckyr1981
      • Sparklees

        How do I download that onto my phone though?

        • acquaz10

          Go to the website from your phone and download it.

          • Sparklees

            Great, ok. Thanks so much!

          • Sparklees

            Ack, I hate to seem like an idiot… but I installed the flash and everything and it seemed to go well. I then went to Hulu to see if it was working and it still said I had to install flash. Is this flash just not up to date enough to Hulu or do I need to do more than just download the package?

          • Anonymous

            Its not you, hulu just wont work regardless. Sad…

          • Anonymous

            Its not you, hulu just wont work regardless. Sad…

  • Clabysampay

    For some reason I can't find the flash beta …what can I do to get it?

  • Jeff

    Was there an update to the baseband as well? Or is the one in the screen shot still the experimental one.

  • Pog-Mo-Thoin

    Maybe this will help……

    A little help for people who aren’t used to doing this.
    1. Download the file:
    Your file will be downloaded to your Download folder.
    2. Open Astro File Manager and go to the Download folder.
    If you downloaded from the “update.zip” link, your file will show up as “update” . Go to step 3.
    If you download from the “Direct From Google” link, your file will show up as “signed-voles-FRG01B-from-ESE81.e48e48ff”. Long press on this file and the press Edit and the Rename and then just type in “update”. Go to step 3.
    3. Long press on “update” and push Edit and then Move and then back out of the Download folder by hitting the back button once. After backing out of the Download folder, hit the Edit button that is displayed at the top of the screen and then push Paste. “update” is now in the root of your SD card.
    4. Turn your phone off.
    5. Boot into recovery by pressing the Power button and the X key on your physical keyboard at the same time.
    6. Wait for a triangle with exclamation point to appear.
    7. Hit the volume up and camera button (half-way down) at the same time.
    8. Using the D-Pad select “apply update.zip” and press in the gold button on the D-Pad.
    9. Reboot.

  • everything is working fine! was just playing gridshock on my droid got flash from http://www.droid-life.com/downloads/
    i also dowloaded flashplayer showcase from the market

    • thebourbonnflip

      i believe the developer has to ALLOW their app for apps2sd..so its depending if the developer who updates the app

  • Gustavo

    has any one noticed that in landscape mode in the home screens the icons and widgets are way smaller????

    • yeah thats because the homescreen icons, the little bubbles on the bottom left corner and right corner that let u kno what homescreen u r on r making whatever is on the homescreen appear right in the middlle

    • guz_1115

      my homescreens dont go landscape….hmmm?

    • acquaz10

      yeah its really annoying!

  • JoeD

    Absolutely awesome!!!! Thanks!

  • Wahmuk

    Mine won't install. I have SPRecovery installed, but haven't rooted the phone and have never installed a ROM. When I boot into recovery mode, the steps are only a little different but I get to the right place and tell it to install. It finds and opens the update package, verifies it, says it's installing it, then says “Verifying current system”.

    Then it says “assert failed: apply_patch_check(then there's a bunch of numbers in parentheses).”
    E:error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    I can then reboot the phone and I'm right back where I was. WTF?

    • Luckyr1981

      An earlier post mentioned that the Update.zip will not work w/ SPRecovery. As for getting rid of SPRecovery, there should be a 2.1 update.zip in the download archive that should remove it, but you will lose root on your Droid

      • Bclough

        I have the same problem here except I’ve never installed SPRecovery…

  • belsonc

    So I've tried 3 times – 2 with the google file, one with the other file (and, for what it's worth, 2 downloading to the phone, one to the laptop and moving it to the phone), and each time it bombs out with the same error:

    assert failed – apply_patch_check(“system/lib/modules/tiwlan_drv.ko”. (followed by 2 long hex strings)

    Then Status 7, Installation aborted.

    Thoughts? (I haven't been able to use the wifi on my phone for a while – could that have something to do with it?)

  • MackDaddy1962

    No problem manually loading the renamed file posted in the link. Worked like a charm on mine!!! Thanks so much for posting this up guys & gals… 🙂

  • InfernoX51

    Hey-O!! Froyo-ed up 5 minutes after this post went live. Awesome. I used the “straight from Google” link, worked perfectly the first time, just follow the instructions posted. Flash 10.1 Beta works straight from the Droid Life Download section. Piece-a cake dude. Thanks to everyone here for all of your input that went into getting this file early, the directions, etc.

  • Robinfriday2

    i dont know why but when i did the manual update last time, i ended up with a laggy, slow 2.1…and my patient girlfriend did the ota and had a smooth and fast 2.1 ..so i am OUT

  • Brochaos

    helix isn't supported in 2.2, update to adw or launcher pro.

    can someone please tell me what the second page of the car dock mode looks like please?

    • Anonymous

      I just figured that out because I get an endless force-close loop. Any ideas how to fix this?

    • Anonymous

      I just figured that out because I get an endless force-close loop. Any ideas how to fix this?

  • 93klpgt

    does the flash work?

  • 93klpgt

    does the flash work?

  • If I am a rooted 2.1 user do I have to “unroot” first? I'm b/t a rock and a hard place if I really want to unbrick for the official OS :/

    • arirang

      speaking from experience, no need to unroot if you simply rooted the stock 2.1-update1 ROM and didnt install a custom ROM. run update.zip per instructions. you'll have an unrooted 2.2; therefore, any root-related apps wont work [cache clean, barnacle wifi-tether, etc]. on a side note, multi-touch keyboard FC, and shapewriter no longer recognizes long press to use 'upper' characters.

  • Chris

    I need help so how do you place it on the root of your sdcard????

    • acquaz10

      Just place it anywhere not in a folder.

  • Luckyr1981

    Okay, all I keep reading is that flash doesn't work. Then someone posted that everything is working great. WTF!!!
    Not sure if I will update manually now, too many problems. All I wanted was a little Flash action. I'm never eating frozen yogurt again, thanks 2.2!! lol!

  • Still no sight of OTA? Was the Aug 3rd date wrong for Droid? HTC EVO people are getting their OTA's. I use my droid as my primary phone (no landline) so I'm hesitant to try with several people reporting problems.

  • Theflyingswami

    Animated gifs work now as well. Yay!

  • Robert

    Help! I'm using Astro File, and the the zip file landed in a file called “sdcard/download/update.zip”. How do I get it out of the download file and into its own file?

    • Aquasdragon

      Long press the file, then select move, then go to the root of your sd card and hit the menu key and select paste, just make sure you rename it update.zip

      • Aquasdragon

        Sorry forgot hit edit first lol

    • Theflyingswami

      The file “update.zip” was downloaded to your sd card in the “sdcard/download” folder. Use a file browser (either on your phone or from a computer) to move the “update.zip” file to the “sdcard” folder. Make sure it's not in another folder, but by itself in your “sdcard” folder (for example, don't place it in the “data” or “Android” folders.

      If that doesn't make sense, you may want to wait for the official Over The Air update.

  • Batfan

    Successfully followed directions and working great! Thanks DL

    BTW, checked Quadrant right before and I scored a 355. Just did it again after getting 2.2 and got a 864!

  • whap

    woohoo!! 2.2 awesome, thanks droid-life.

  • Ken Long4

    Downloaded and upgraded to 2.2 no problem, but cannot get Flash 10. to install

  • Brandonm3911

    So I placed and named the file update.zip on my card and went to the reboot screen. I hit apply sdcard update.zip and it went to dl it but at the end it said aborted. what did I do wrong?

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    I updated and the only “major” issue I seem to be having is that Helix Launcher is giving me a hard time. I have to force close pretty much every time I hit the home button. Otherwise, this is pretty awesome.

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    I updated and the only “major” issue I seem to be having is that Helix Launcher is giving me a hard time. I have to force close pretty much every time I hit the home button. Otherwise, this is pretty awesome.

  • Rachel

    I would imagine you have to be on 2.1 to accept or unstall this file? I went back to stock last night flashed the 2.0.1 offical update then did the 2.1….I was able to install this and it ran perfectly.

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    absolutely nothing

  • tonytbone7883

    BB.4 is faster even though the kernel is the same

  • Xsoberx1969

    installation aborted kellex , i am placing on the root of SD and then i apply update.zip I have rooted unrooted several times and know I am doing. I have been flashing custom roms since day one. I restored to stock with RSD lite with the official 2.0.1 file so I dont get why this is aborting any suggestions.

    • after flashing to 2.0.1 manually update to 2.1 then manually update to 2.2. just a thought.

    • Rachel

      I would imagine you have to be on 2.1 to accept or unstall this file? I went back to stock last night flashed the 2.0.1 offical update then did the 2.1….I was able to install this and it ran perfectly.

  • Charles

    My Swype no longer works. I uninstalled then tried to reinstall Beta.5612, but I think I made it worse. I can peck keys but when I try swyping it just beeps.

    The manual 2.2 updated just fine, though. Thank's very much for that.

  • Ryan42buck

    it keeps saying i am having an error reading the footer. any help?

  • Ray949

    We need one of the developers to make a rooted version of this…. I personally do not want to give up my themes and kernels for some stock version.

    Maybe I am dumb, but what is the real advantage to going non-rooted and official 2.2 vs rooted jrummy, UD, BB etc???

    • tonytbone7883

      BB.4 is faster even though the kernel is the same

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      absolutely nothing

  • dandroid

    Make sure the file is named “update.zip” and not “update.zip.zip”

  • BPOPE3006

    WHAT ABOUT THE HTC INCRE….WHERES THE DOWNLOAD FOR IT …IF YOU HAVE IT PLEASE POST

  • I got me some froyo. I see they removed the 3D app drawer.

    • Try launcher pro its free and runs smooth and has 3d app drawer. I now have 2.2!

  • Edwardvaldez1

    Adobe flash player doent work. WHY that's the reason I did this i dowwnloaded it it says error and my wifi got weaker too

    • tonytbone7883

      Download another copy and redo it.

  • Xfsas7x

    does this work for the DORID X

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      yes it works for the dorid X but does not work for droid X

  • Gsdgsd

    is there a way to edit the quick launch bar on the bottom of the screen?

    • Anonymous

      Get LauncherPro, which does that and much more

    • Anonymous

      Get LauncherPro, which does that and much more

  • Flombardo

    So i've downloaded form both links above, renamed (when necessary) to update.zip
    i keep getting an error in system recovery while trying to manually update

    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    please help!

    • dandroid

      Make sure the file is named “update.zip” and not “update.zip.zip”

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    there is no reason to go back and why the hell would you have 2.0.1 where have you been another planet

  • Booneworleans

    did all of that and i am still running 2.1

  • Bladedancer12

    can i downgrade from non rooted 2.2 to 2.1. I want to wait for my phone to get the update/ HELP

  • Ok… the update.zip hotlink links to a file on a megaupload.com download and “DIRECT FROM GOOGLE LINK” is an SSL site at android.clients.google.com with a site security certificate problem – “The security certificate presented by this website was issued for a different website's address”.

    Are you trusting this when you can probably just wait until the end of next week and get it OTA?

    • Michael Ryerse

      I looked at the certificate which has a subject of *.google.com and since the site is a child of .google.com I was okay with continuing. I certainly trust it more than downloading something from megaupload.

      • SoundsDubious

        But it’s still odd that it gets a bad certificate warning at all. This doesn’t seem legit to me. The odds of someone exploiting people’s desire to get this early seem too high to me.

        • That was my feeling. I’m holding off. An app is one thing, your core OS kernel is another to have potentially compromised.

          My feeling on the URL was that the cert is probably registered to a different website URL that displays on the same URL path we’re looking at from this link – and that cert-registered URL is the official one that Google is giving out to developers and manufacturers and whoever else needs to get to this Froyo update before the rest of us. That would cause this error in a heartbeat.

          But so would someone compromising Google’s security on this web-site and putting up some page with a link to a compromised Froyo 2.2 download for the original Droid. It isn’t a man-in-the-middle attack – you’re going to a google.com server for sure. But that doesn’t mean Google knows the page you’re landing at is there, or that they put it there.

          I agree, if you’re going to go ahead with this, the web based link at Google.com is a lot more trustworthy than a megaupload.com site.

      • SoundsDubious

        But it’s still odd that it gets a bad certificate warning at all. This doesn’t seem legit to me. The odds of someone exploiting people’s desire to get this early seem too high to me.

    • Mrpicolas

      If you are that scared then I would suggest waiting but it is from Google so your call

  • carluverdrm2004

    Do I have to do this manually, or will my Droid eventually update to Froyo?
    Like will I receive a prompt to update, like when I first bought it?

    • ryan

      You will receive a prompt eventually, if you want to wait, then thats all you need to do.

  • Rusty

    update installed no problem. but now my phone freezes on every app and i have to take the battery out and put it back in. What the hell?

  • 2385amh

    I have downloaded the file and can see it in astro. when i highlight it and press edit and then copy it says copying the update.zip and then i press the “up” twice and open file “root” and dont have the ability to paste????
    Am i doing something wrong

    • briderx

      Yes.

    • briderx

      Try “Cut” or “Move”… I forget which one it is.

  • Dales Droid88

    If I have the 2.1 update 1 on my computer which I can install thru RSD lite. Can I go back if I don't like the 2.2?

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      if you dont like it throw your phone away cause you dont deserve it

      • Dales Droid88

        If you aren’t intelligent enough to answer the question then don’t respond. And who are you to judge what I do deserve and what I don’t.

        • AnDroidSepTIX

          Dont insult my intelligence because you asked a question in an open forum and got an answer you didnt like. Its not that serious dude. ;”’ (

        • AnDroidSepTIX

          Dont insult my intelligence because you asked a question in an open forum and got an answer you didnt like. Its not that serious dude. ;”’ (

  • Ryan C

    If im on 2.0.1 on Droid 1, can i apply this 2.2 update? then if i want to go back to 2.0.1, can i apply the 2.0.1 update to get back to 2.0.1?

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      there is no reason to go back and why the hell would you have 2.0.1 where have you been another planet

      • Ryan C

        I rooted 2.0.1 and i want to try 2.2 but i don’t know if i can jump from 2.0.1 to 2.2. when i want to root again ill go to 2.0.1 so can i do it?

  • LinZbee

    Maybe I'm missing something, but didn't we just get the last 2.1 update OTA and simply click “update” and it was all automatic? I am so obtuse technically and I'm afraid I will not be able ot find the file and move it to the SD card, etc. Is the update going to come automatically as well later today? Hope this isn't too elementary a problem, since I always feel like you all know so much when I read here each day. Wish I know what you all did…

    • briderx

      The OTA update hasn't been released yet. Evidently, it's supposed to start rolling out today. you can wait for it.. Should be out in the next 72 hours.. Or you can do this..

  • Bbcmacon

    e: signature verification failed. ?

  • Reysan

    do i overwrite the update zip i already have on my sd card???please help

    • Aquasdragon

      Yes

  • DUBL1ONZ

    There's one thing that's confusing me. Sooo how does this apply to those of us who own the Droid X? I don't want to attempt to do this knowing that no “gold” button exist for us.

    • nkhex19

      This file is for Droid 1 only. Doesn't apply to any other phone.

      • Will it work for a Milestone? I don’t know what the differences are between the Droid and Milestone.

        • Anonymous

          It won’t work for milestone, I believe it has a different bootloader and some other hardware from the Droid 1.

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      it doesnt apply to you so dont do it

  • Jpv190

    HA!!! MEN!! i manually updated to 2.2 but adobe flash player is not in the market yet!! that sucks

    • Tabrad

      droid-life.com/downloads

    • lakerzz

      You can download it from this site

  • Sbfan87

    can one help me ? everytime i dl the file its in astro and i dont know how to move it to the root or do i need to download something?

    • caphoagie

      Long press the file hit edit than move then go to root of SD card or home and then hit edit paste.

    • Aquasdragon

      find the file and long press it a menu will pop up and click edit, then move, go to the root of the sd and and press the menu key and then edit again, select paste and bam, just make sure you rename it to update.zip and you should be good to go

  • DanDroid

    E:Can't open/cache recovery/command

    –Install for sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to read footer from /sdcard/update.zip
    (Is a directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.

    Help!

    • Jake

      i have the same problem

    • Ryan42buck

      I am having the same problem. I cant find an answer anywhere!

  • Ok off subject…. im scared to root my droid x cause i've never done it before and i don't want to ruin my phone. I was gonna use the one click root/unroot method… how safe is that… is that a good one to use… i was also gonna use that new one click app but im also scared i wont get the 2.2 OTA… so i guess my question is, is it safe and what method should i use and will i still get the OTA with out having to unroot

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      You cant so dont root until 2.2 comes out

      • Ok thanx… i was debating what to do for a few days now

  • bigfire

    Here's some Quadrant numbers:

    Droid on Android 2.1 == 315
    Droid on Android 2.2 == 732

  • Riverjao

    Won't work for me for some reason………….a lil frustrating.

  • Rammknot

    how did you get ss?

  • Yes I am silly and I am embarrassed because I'm usually pretty good with things like this. I swear. Been a long day haha

  • TylerSilvss

    just got 880 on stock froyo quadrant

  • Drew P

    On step 2…….what does placing the file on the root of your sdcard mean?? please help?

    • wen u open up ur sd card just drag the file to ur sd card ..not into any other folder just place it where the rest of ur folders are

    • AnDroidSepTIX

      just place on your sdcard but not in a particular file

    • lakerzz

      Just make sure you don't put the file in any folder…

  • Hey i just updated to the OTA 2.2 and i was wondering how i put my apps on my SD card?

    • britt

      go to settings then applications then to manage applications then choose which app you want to move click it and in the app settings window there should be an option to move it to the sd card or to the phone.

      • Ok thanks but i tried that and every app i went to had the move to SD card but it was dark and i was not able to click on it..?

    • settings
      applications
      manage applications
      click on one and move it to sd card

    • wags

      Or try SDMove from the market (I don’t think it requires root)

  • Mo

    Sweet I got mine up and running. It's nice to see they're using a 600mhz kernel vs. the old 550mhz one from 2.1

  • I'm going to ask an embarrassing question but I want to know the answer so w/e. So is manually installing the same thing as “rooting”…. if I do this will it be considered “rooting” phone or simply taking advantage of a file thats out there 😛

    Thanks!

    • Laz

      No. Its not rooting. You are just updating it to 2.2 silly 🙂

      • Yes I am silly and I am embarrassed because I'm usually pretty good with things like this. I swear. Been a long day haha

  • Stich

    what will happen if i do a factory reset? will i still have pics all apps and contacts?

    • yes contancts r in google account just sign back in and ur good and pictures are on ur sd card only whatever is saved on your phone will b deleted

  • Ricky

    For those that have been able to download it, any reviews?!??!

  • aggressor2323

    I was rooted, tried installing this new update manually myself. Something did not work and the process was aborted. Starting having weird issues, got to a nandroid restore and it brought me all the way back to stock 2.1 update. Now that I am back to the stock without root, should i receive the ota update?

  • Jpv190

    so.. now what? how do I root it? Is this kernel able to use iptables and u2nl (so i can get internet w Metro PCS??)… i guess not, so.. how do I root android 2.2 stock on my moto DROID?

  • Reysan

    probably a stupid question but i have update.zip on my sd card already from the 2.1 update do i overwrite it or what do i do pleas help

    • nkhex19

      You can delete the 2.1 update.zip file, you no longer need it.

      • Reysan

        delete then install 2.2?

        • Anonymous

          Delete your old 2.1 update.zip file, then install 2.2

  • Sam

    i cannot get FLASH to download on the froyo update.zip i downloaded here at DL.com. Can anyone help me here

    • Tabrad

      droid-life.com/downloads

  • Dope! I am a Droid 2.2 rocker! just do it!

    follow directions – and you'll be fine! DON'T TAMPER with the file.

    ….after using it hard for like 30 mins I can see the improvement – amazing!

  • COLE
  • Maddragster

    I get a error message and then it says install aborted ive tried both of the downloads named it update.zip does it have to be all caps like UPDATE.ZIP or what

    • Laz

      No caps. just rename the whole file update.zip.

    • Tabrad

      somtimes when you rename it update.zip, it will actually make it update.zip.zip

  • mjc55

    okay.. so now everyone has updated to official 2.2. is it any different/better/worse than the rooted 2.2 Custom ROMs you were already running?

  • Dhalls16

    its perfect…. flash though?

  • Dawgpound3

    ok i am lost… when i went to install the update.zip file it was in a thing called SPRecovery. This is my brother phone. Can you help?

  • AnDroidSepTIX

    WOW 478 where did all these people come from??? I put this on my DROID X works great!!!!!!!

    No not really dont do that UNLESS you really want to. : ) Tell me how it works out for you.

  • Seyaffe

    I know wifi-hotspot should not be in this build, but i also assumed usb tethering would not be as well.
    If i go to my wireless settings tethering does indeed show up and it works with my vista dell….
    I thought verizon said nono to tethering?

  • Anyone know if the Droid X multi-touch keyboard (in the D-L downloads section) works for 2.2? I had it crash when 2.2 first started up. Anyone else using it?

    • Aquasdragon

      You will have to waiting until the Droid X gets updated to 2.2 then it will ported over again

  • Wraithix

    Droid 1. Went from 380 to 876 on Quadrant. Thanks Droid Life!!!!

  • Maxcam162

    everytime i try to instal the file, it says “instalation aborted”..why wont it work??

    • Nikobasile

      remember to rename the file only “update” the .zip part is automatic. Try this and let me know! Gl

  • Laz

    How do you get apps2sd working?

    • Tabrad

      it has to be supported by the application too, most applications dont support it yet

      • Laz

        Aww man 🙁
        Thanks for the reply and thanks Droid-Life for the update. Worked for me with no issues. One thing I noticed is my messaging app BG is now white instead of black. 🙁

  • ran quadrant and got 783… way better than 2.1

  • How do I unroot my moto droid?

  • “I'm Your Ice Cream Man, Stop Me When I'm Passin' By, They Say All My Flavors Are Guaranteed To Satisfy” Van Halen =)

  • how do I unroot my moto droidf?

    • Use the search bar found in the top right 🙂

  • NastyNoodles

    Sweet. But my HTC Keyboards do not work. Can some one help?

  • guest

    flash still isnt working. the app in the market wont work it just sends me to a link. and that link wont work

    • Tabrad

      droid-life.com/downloads

  • Guest1234

    will this work on droid X?

  • Archlyte

    Worked for me and my co-worker. Yes, we play with/update our phones at work.

  • arirang

    my phone was rooted recently with DMupdater. the good news, i was able to install 2.2 [aka update.zip] without issue. if you installed a custom ROM than you will have to revert to stock 2.1-update1 ROM.

  • Mike

    how do i unsubscribe to this? i am getting wayyyy to many emails. oppps ha

  • Many thanks. I have some high-res photos of this running on my Moto Droid 1 on my Twitter page.

  • carluverdrm2004

    So does this mean there won't be an update prompt later?
    Like, an automatic one, and we have to do it this way?

    • nkhex19

      Updating manually just makes it so you won't have to wait for the update to be pushed to your phone. You don't have to do it this way, its only if you don't want to wait. 🙂

  • Hold on Can you still tether internet using Easy Tether Lite for free or do you have to pay verizon no matter what now?

    • Aquasdragon

      Yes

  • Jimmyzzzdroid

    how do you put update to root of sd card? it shows in astro but when i try to install it says failed.help???lol

  • Riverjao

    For some reason this won't work for me…… I downloaded the update.zip file, and then booted in recovery, but it just tells me that the installation was aborted. Any body know what i should do???

  • Myke

    i've gone though the steps on both links and it keeps aborting. say something about a valid signature.

  • Vjgtv

    seriously why doesnt flash work, and downloading it from the market doesnt work either smh

    • Tabrad

      It doesnt come with the ROM, droid-life.com/downloads

      • Vjgtv

        doesnt work says there is a problem parsing the package

  • Draven76

    Ok so I got some questions regarding this update file.

    Will it work any droid 1 not rooted?. What would be the safest aproach (backup programs or rollback) I am in latin america and we still don't have a date for and update for the droid so we could be waiting months (or early 2011), so I want to be sure to be able to go back to my phone previous state if something goes wrong.

    TIA.

    • joandy

      It's meant for Droid 1. It shouldn't erase anything on your phone. Also, make sure you have the Droid and not the Milestone (they look the same). Is your phone GSM?

  • JosueD

    I'm currently rooted running Android 2.2 FRG01 Leak, May i update using this OTA Update on rom manager? I can go to install form SD card?

    [JD]

    • nkhex19

      This file is for non rooters only. It won't install with ROM Manager. You need to be stock.

  • Jlaskoskie

    Can I delete old update.zip file from manual 2.1 upgrade now, or does it need to stay

    • dandroid

      You can delete old update.zip file no problem, it only uses it insofar as you apply it in the bootloader 🙂

    • nkhex19

      You can delete your old 2.1 update.zip file, once its installed you no longer need it.

  • Batfan

    Grrrr, have to wait till I get home from work. Don't have my cable with me and Astro wont let me move files to the root of the SD card.

    Just to clarify something, does the file need to be named 'update' or 'update.zip'?

  • Batfan

    Grrrr, have to wait till I get home from work. Don't have my cable with me and Astro wont let me move files to the root of the SD card.

    Just to clarify something, does the file need to be named 'update' or 'update.zip'?

    • dandroid

      The file needs to be named “update,” and it is a zipfile. So, if in windows, you have your settings set to show the file extension it will look like “update.zip” on your computer. In Astro, though, it will only say “update” and the image will be a box with paper in it.

      So, in Astro, it will look like it's just named “update.”

      Also, don't wait until you get home from work–too exciting. Instead–
      (1) Go to the update file
      (2) Long press for file options
      (3) Edit
      (4) Move
      (5) Click Home at the top
      (6) Click “Paste)

      It's now in the root of your SD card! Reboot with the directions and enjoy some frozen yogurt.

    • joandy

      Astro should let you do it, I've done it before.
      If you don't see the .zip on the file name on your PC, then name it update.
      But if you see .zip then name it update.zip.

      Or to see file extensions in windows, Open “My Computer” or “Windows Explorer”
      Then Tools>Folder Options… and go to the View tab. Then, uncheck Hide extensions for known types.

      • Batfan

        I’ve got it in the ‘/sdcard’ directory but, it won’t let me move it to the folder above that.

        • Anonymous

          /sdcard is your root folder

  • Heidis

    Loaded it with no issues. Can anyone give me a good place to check out some flash videos?

    • Tabrad

      Try checking out the real version of youtube.com, make sure that in dolphin browser you have it set as desktop for your user agent

  • mark

    What is the difference?

  • mark

    is this version as good as verizon's?

  • Ohorac

    So this is a stupid question…how do I get the little android guy on my home screen to use as my app launcher?? (like he has in his screen shots above)

    • Tabrad

      All that is is a widget that has hints. It doesn't launch apps. But it should be preinstalled onto your homescreen

      • Ohorac

        Gotcha thanks…it wasn't preinstalled, but had to put it on there. Also for anyone wondering, it does not look like tethering works with MacOSx. Only Windows and Linux….WTF

  • Starfox634

    Failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no suck file or directory found). Ok Im confused, I followed the instructions to the detail.

    • Tabrad

      make sure your file isnt update.zip.zip

      • dandroid

        Yeah, pretty sure synergy is wrong. I agree with Tabrad.

      • dandroid

        Yeah, pretty sure synergy is wrong. I agree with Tabrad.

      • dandroid

        Yeah, pretty sure synergy is wrong. I agree with Tabrad.

      • dandroid

        Yeah, pretty sure synergy is wrong. I agree with Tabrad.

    • Synergy

      Make sure you extract the file zip file before you power off, power+X, etc.

      • Tabrad

        No…

    • Aixille21

      Save the file DIRECTLY to your sd card. Not in a folder!

  • guest

    i have two problems. one i downloaded the adobe showcase app. for flash. and when i click on it. it sends me to a link and that link tells me to download flash. i click on that and it says request not found…. other problem is chrome to phone. it didnt come pre installed. and im a little confused how to actually get that working and downloaded on my phone and computer. pleasee someone help

  • Sexyass

    Market won't work on my in home wireless network and it always has on 2.1 anyone else having problems?

    • Redo configuration in wireless settings and have Bluetooth off untill your on your network :WEB KEY …PASSWORD …SECURITY

  • Dylan_sc_st

    everytime i get to were the triangle comes up on my phone and i try and hit the volume up and camera button at the same time nothing ever happens. and what the hell does hit the volume up and camera button “(half way down)” me??? half way down? what?

    • Synergy

      The “halfway down” I think is only to tell you where the button is. Make sure you're pressing “volume up” and the camera button at the same time. I didn't have to hold them, just pressed together.

    • Press them both same time and hold untilled menue shows up if not repete my Droid sometimes does that so I keep pushing them again untill menu shows up

  • Ttt2442

    I can't push droidx boot animation to my droid 2.2 any help

  • Kevinxxx22

    How many of you wish you were still romed up and didnt update

    • Anonymous

      I am staying with my custom ROM, enjoying me some Froyo Lithium Mod.

      • Kevinxxx22

        same here

      • Kevinxxx22

        same here

    • Anonymous

      I am staying with my custom ROM, enjoying me some Froyo Lithium Mod.

    • Anonymous

      I am staying with my custom ROM, enjoying me some Froyo Lithium Mod.

    • Anonymous

      I thought about updating but custom roms are just like updating so I’m sticking with my Team Chaos Froyo build with RedRum theme

  • No flash with update do I have to manually download it from adobe?

    • Tabrad

      droid-life.com/downloads

      • Synergy

        I tried to dl and got an error. To which folder should it be put into?

        • Tabrad

          It should go to your downloads folder, and then install automatically when you open it. I am not sure if you need astro file manager to open it

      • Synergy

        I tried to dl and got an error. To which folder should it be put into?

      • Synergy

        I tried to dl and got an error. To which folder should it be put into?

      • Synergy

        I tried to dl and got an error. To which folder should it be put into?

  • paul

    just updated to 2.2 droid 1 unrooted, worked perfectly. thanks

  • Swype beta users, you will likely have to switch back the Android keyboard and then back to Swype, or uninstall/reinstall (which is what I had to do)

    My only complaint is my Android browser no longer works, it can't connect to any web sites. My alternate browser and all apps have no connectivity issues.

  • Byronk

    what about, Sprint's Samsung Moment?

  • So after I downloaded I tried to install Adobe and it says

    The requested items could not be found.

  • Tyler

    I cant find adobe flash

    • Tabrad

      droid-life.com/downloads

  • Justin

    You can do USB tethering, but you'll have to pay Verizon for it

  • Bryan

    now that I have Flash, there once was a list of top sites to go to?????

  • Peezwizz

    I get the message:

    “Can't open /cache/recovery/command”

    Install from sd card…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E: signature verification failed
    installation aborted

    Tried installing the update.zip from several sources… confused and sooo irritated! any other ideas? positive it's not .zip.zip

    • Jdgibson13

      i got the same thing 4 times…its on the root of my sd card and its named right…

    • Caleb Willow

      I had the exact same issue: I downloaded the file via Google Chrome, inserted my SD card into my USB drive and and dragged the ‘zipped’ file to my SD card. I renamed it update.zip and rebooted my phone… it had to restart twice but it is now running beautifully. Hope this helps.

  • JosueD

    Please, Someone, I want the clean rooted version of this OTA! Com'on developers!

    [JD]

  • Jeff

    Can anyone who loaded the update tell me if you can or cannot do USB tethering? If you cannot, I will have to root my Droid….

    • Justin

      You can do USB tethering, but you'll have to pay Verizon for it

      • dandroid

        Weak.

  • Installed. Rebooted. Waiting…. waiting…. waaaiiiiiitiiiinnnnng…. (dear jesus did I brick this thing?)

    phew, ok it's fine.

    That first load takes a while, and I got some flashing screens. Those went away after a reboot. The speed improvement is incredible.

    • Synergy

      I had the same reaction! XD

    • Synergy

      I had the same reaction! XD

    • Synergy

      I had the same reaction! XD

    • Synergy

      I had the same reaction! XD

  • Nick R

    I downloaded it on winzip and which one do I put as update.zip
    There's

    META-INF
    Patch
    Recovery
    system
    ???

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT modified the content of the zip. DO NOT open it nor extract it. Just rename the .zip file.

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT modified the content of the zip. DO NOT open it nor extract it. Just rename the .zip file.

      • Nick R

        How do you do that? What do you mean?

        • Anonymous

          The file you downloaded should be renamed. Don’t open it with winzip

          How to rename a file… (In Windows)
          Right click on the file then rename

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT modified the content of the zip. DO NOT open it nor extract it. Just rename the .zip file.

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT modified the content of the zip. DO NOT open it nor extract it. Just rename the .zip file.

    • Anonymous

      DO NOT modified the content of the zip. DO NOT open it nor extract it. Just rename the .zip file.

  • Nikobasile

    Someone give me a flash website to try!

    • Tabrad

      youtube.com and make sure you are using dolphin browser, and have the user agent set to desktop!

      • Bradleyalanm

        youtube.com has worked on the droid prior to 2.2. go to m.flash.com

      • Bradleyalanm

        youtube.com has worked on the droid prior to 2.2. go to m.flash.com

        • Tabrad

          not the desktop version, the mobile version of course has

      • Bradleyalanm

        youtube.com has worked on the droid prior to 2.2. go to m.flash.com

      • Bradleyalanm

        youtube.com has worked on the droid prior to 2.2. go to m.flash.com

  • Michael A Chadwick

    OK, I'm stupid, loaded SBRecovery a while back and never did anything else with it, now can't load 2.2 stock. Any suggestions?

  • Luke

    Just installed…Sickness!!! Not a fan of the new messaging look with the pictures beside each name inside a thread but whatevs. Just wanted to let you guys who are freakin out cause swype isn't working know that if you'll just uninstall and reinstall it works like a charm!

    Good luck!

    • Synergy

      Thanks for alerting me to it. Blech. I don’t want pics wasting space in my window. I like the dark look also. It makes it harder for nosy eyeballs to read.

    • Synergy

      Thanks for alerting me to it. Blech. I don’t want pics wasting space in my window. I like the dark look also. It makes it harder for nosy eyeballs to read.

  • jbeise

    i keep getting this also
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    • droid4lyfe

      rename file to update not update.zip

  • I seriously love Droid-Life! Kellex comes through for us every time and the community in top notch when in need of assistance. Thanks all! Froyo overload!

  • Jaredbrown85

    Download #2 on this page bam you have flash!
    http://www.droid-life.com/downloads/

  • Logan C Lopez

    HELP!!! getting the following error: assert failed: sholes.update_cdma_bp(“/tmp/rdl.bin”, “/tmp/bp.img”)
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    • Anonymous

      Got the same problem, then went back to SPrecovery and it worked.

    • Caleb Willow

      I had the exact same issue: I downloaded the file via Google Chrome, inserted my SD card into my USB drive and and dragged the ‘zipped’ file to my SD card. I renamed it update.zip and rebooted my phone… it had to restart twice but it is now running beautifully. Hope this helps.

  • Roog

    With this update installed on my phone (by my downloading the zip file), will my phone still be “pushed” to update during the official rollout?

    • Jbarb21

      no

    • droid4lyfe

      would also like to now this….also this is def the official from VZW right??

    • Jaredbrown85

      Shouldn't be I manually updated mine from droid life link last time to 2.1, the server should see that your phone has the most recent update and you will get no notification!

  • Kingsdude20

    Worked great Thanks!

    My Swype no longer works, happen to anyother swype users?

  • Keyworker

    Sorry, I'm new to the whole thing, it seems the update is working fine, working as we speak, but I received the message E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command Should I be alarmed.

    • Tabrad

      Seems like that error message just means that your cache won't load, ie you will have to redo all of your settings, widgets, etc

      • Synergy

        Thanks! I was wondering also.

      • Synergy

        Thanks! I was wondering also.

  • Thanks Keith! Flash is now working on my phone. You having any trouble using the Chrome to Phone extension?

  • they changed the messaging background to white 😮

  • Jed_jacobs

    Just update my Droid to 2.2 and everything works great so far. Now to get Adobe Flash to work on it and I'll be golden.

    So far it runs at 600Mhz .

    • Tabrad

      hmm 600 instead of 550?

    • tonytbone7883

      Do you have setCPU?

      • Jed_jacobs

        No it’s something else Temp+CPU app. don’t know how good it is.

      • Jed_jacobs

        No it’s something else Temp+CPU app. don’t know how good it is.

      • Jed_jacobs

        No it’s something else Temp+CPU app. don’t know how good it is.

    • Jed_jacobs

      Yeah it's running at 600Mhz

  • Wraithix

    So root directory on my sdcard would be /sdcard correct?

    • Tabrad

      yesh

    • tonytbone7883

      yes

  • Bmedic1999

    trouble with the volume and camera buttons. could not get past this step. fiinally gave up, turned the phone off and went back to 2.1. also file is BIG…..over 32MB

  • wonbin

    i try on my Milestone….it not work!

  • Kelly

    this was very easy and accurate. thank you very much! 2.2 loaded exactly as it should and i am no longer waiting for my about screen to refresh. thanks.

  • Jbarb21

    No exclamation point. Also if using windows xp don't do the zip I believe or it will actually name it zip.zip and will abort

  • Michael

    need help manually installing the update , i did the steps and it said it didnt work and now im trying to download the file on the computer and drag it over to my sd card but my sd card wont show up when i go to drag it over to my phone

  • Dave

    i got installation aborted help plz!!!!!

  • Glamazon5

    I was able to copy the zip to my SD card.
    After I boot into recovery and select “apply sdcard:update.zip”

    I get the message:

    “Can't open /cache/recovery/command”

    Install from sd card…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    :signature length doesn't match EOCD maker
    signature verification failed
    installation aborted

    I have standard 2.1. I do have ADW Launcher and Launcher Pro installed.I doubt that makes a difference but thought I would mention.

    Does anyone have any ideas of what I could try next.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!! 🙂

    • Steve

      Make sure your update.zip ile isn't actually named 'update.zip.zip'

      • Glamazon5

        Hi Steve,

        Good thought. I verified via ASTRO that the file is called “update.zip”.

        • Metpirate

          Name the file “update” without the quotes. The phone will automatcially add the “.zip” once in recovery mode. Once I did that, the update installed fine.

          • Glamazon5

            Hi Metpirate,

            I tried that and still am getting the original message. I think I will just wait for OTA as much as I hate to.

          • Same here! Tried all different download links, uninstalled everything and nothing works. =(

          • Imaxxxxx

            same here. it was really getting me mad and making me think that i was the only one with this problem…..i wonder why it was happening.

            i even tried new sd card and everything. it was so weird.

          • Glamazon5

            Hi Metpirate,

            I tried that and still am getting the original message. I think I will just wait for OTA as much as I hate to.

          • Glamazon5

            Hi Metpirate,

            I tried that and still am getting the original message. I think I will just wait for OTA as much as I hate to.

          • Glamazon5

            Hi Metpirate,

            I tried that and still am getting the original message. I think I will just wait for OTA as much as I hate to.

        • Metpirate

          Name the file “update” without the quotes. The phone will automatcially add the “.zip” once in recovery mode. Once I did that, the update installed fine.

        • Metpirate

          Name the file “update” without the quotes. The phone will automatcially add the “.zip” once in recovery mode. Once I did that, the update installed fine.

        • Metpirate

          Name the file “update” without the quotes. The phone will automatcially add the “.zip” once in recovery mode. Once I did that, the update installed fine.

      • Sbfan87

        i have astro manger and i tried mvoign it but idk how to . do you know how to move it from the astro file manager?

        • Mtpenguin

          click-hold the file, choose edit, move
          go to /sdcard
          menu->edit->paste

    • Download it again. It sounds like you only got part of the file.

    • Download it again. It sounds like you only got part of the file.

    • Download it again. It sounds like you only got part of the file.

    • Download it again. It sounds like you only got part of the file.

    • Download it again. It sounds like you only got part of the file.

    • Debay777

      i found i have to name it update no .zip. just update

  • can you get flash with this updated?

    • sorry for the double post

    • Tabrad

      yesh

  • Steve

    Ok, by downloading on my computer, renaming it update.zip and copying it to the sd card, it became update.zip.zip, that was the problem. Check for that if you are getting 'install aborted'.

    • Casedonegan

      thank u thank u thank u i was lost and you were my light

  • can you get flash with this updated?

  • BigBoyee

    Does this have the hotspot features and the tethering included

  • Thekidmoon

    whats the quadrant score for this

    • I got 832

      • Thekidmoon

        thanks

      • Thekidmoon

        thanks

      • Thekidmoon

        thanks

      • Thekidmoon

        thanks

  • Johnnylopezmhs

    can someone try a quadrant standard and a linpack thing, please? if the results are above what i'm thinking they are, i will unroot and install this update 🙂

  • Wexroc

    Got 2.2 just fine. Now when I click on my calendar it says App isnt installed. Any ideas?

    • Batfan

      Are you clicking the Calendar icon on one of your homescreens? If so, try dragging it to the Trash and re-adding it. That happened to me with my Gallery after 2.1.

    • Anonymous

      If you have the calender does it show up and work from the drawer? if so delete the short cut and and reinstall it. Also I don’t think corp calender comes with 2.2

  • Saadiqmshakir

    Can anyone share with the forum if this install comes with the hotspot and tethering?

    • Keith

      no hot spot, yes tethering, although when you use tethering a verizon webpage comes up asking you to pay for the service.

  • Ok… took the plunge. It appears to have worked without any hiccups. After poking around a bit I went back to Launcher-Pro. Still like it better than stock 🙂 and it works like it always has. Then I tried flash… hmmm It installed but still no flash. I rebooted for good measure (Old Windows habits die hard) and still no joy. The m.flash.com site says I need to install flash.

    any thoughts?

    • Torianow

      I JUST USE THE STOCK BROWERS UNTIL DOLPHIN BECOMES MORE STABLE AND YES FLASHED WORKED WITH STOCK BROWSER

  • is this official 2.2?

  • PSub

    Can I download the .zip file and update directly from the Droid or do I need to connect to my computer first?

  • Droidzilla

    Should be long pressing the Home button.

  • Ernalycious41

    Do I need to put the exclamation point when renaming it update.zip ?

    • Jbarb21

      No exclamation point. Also if using windows xp don't do the zip I believe or it will actually name it zip.zip and will abort

    • nkhex19

      No, do not include the exclamation point In the zip file

  • Snsmom1
  • Ericlanson

    So has anybody noticed that switching between the eight most recent applications isn't so easy after all? It seems that holding the menu button doesn't bring up the menu anymore, does anyone know how to switch between apps now?

    • Ericlanson

      correction i meant the home not menu, and it still isnt working, any1 else have that issue?

      • Theflyingswami

        Works fine for me, sorry.

    • Droidzilla

      Should be long pressing the Home button.

  • Ztw1217

    im trying to download flash player 10.1 on the droid with the 2.2 update and it keeps saying “the requested item could not be found”. everything else worked like the updated camera and market but i cant download flash player. HELP ASAP!!!!

  • Zero

    Need a bit of help now, ever since installed it my droid aint working right. keeps freezing and being non responsive, does anyone know how to go back to 2.1?

    • Droidzilla

      Try rebooting a couple of times and letting it sit for a bit. The new JIT compiler (what makes FroYo so much faster) takes a little while to “ramp up,” I hear.

    • Jbarb21

      try a battery pull first

  • Synergy

    I ♥ you Droid Life!

  • Jgperina

    i followed the steps why didn't it go threw i get a error message in the recovery screen? someone please help

  • Shawka120

    I just installed it and it works ok for the moment at first the start up was slow but it is working better now

  • droid4lyfe

    i agree…any way to get back to black background for texting???

  • droid4lyfe

    i agree…any way to get back to black background for texting???

  • John

    Guys, I am just not getting how to do this on my droid. Followed the steps, everything went according to script, but no froyo.

  • droid went crazy on me and got stuck between screens right in the middle then kept clicking on apps so i took out the battery and rebooted then a few white words came out the kind u get wen ur rooting and i pushed power button and it rebooted normally? is my phone ok?

  • droid went crazy on me and got stuck between screens right in the middle then kept clicking on apps so i took out the battery and rebooted then a few white words came out the kind u get wen ur rooting and i pushed power button and it rebooted normally? is my phone ok?

  • droid went crazy on me and got stuck between screens right in the middle then kept clicking on apps so i took out the battery and rebooted then a few white words came out the kind u get wen ur rooting and i pushed power button and it rebooted normally? is my phone ok?

  • NgS

    does flash comes with it or i have to download it myself? pls help

  • Joewehrs11

    Hey when i download the files from google am I supposed to put it into a file folder named update?

  • Casedonegan

    IT KEEPS A BORTING AND WONT WORK AT ALL PLEASE HEPL

    • droid4lyfe

      rename the file update only not update.zip