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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.

  • 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.

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  • http://www.esmartjob.com/ Income at Home

     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 ???

  • http://homesureservicesblog.com/ Homesure Services

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

  • http://www.hmswarranty.com/ HMS Home Warranty

    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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    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
        ???????????????????

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/cell.cfm buy cellular phone

    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!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1557559183 Jonathan Scoop

    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…

  • http://twitter.com/GulMiguel Miguel Velez-White

    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.