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Official DROID Froyo Watch…

Anything you need to know about the Android 2.2 OTA update for the Motorola Droid will be posted right here.  If we hear updates from any of our sources or readers, we’ll be posting straight to this thread.  You can also expect a manual update method to be posted here the minute it drops.  This is a good one to stay close to.

In the mean time, here are a few things you may want to read up on to prepare yourself for Froyo-ness…

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Update 7:05AM:  We have one “confirmed” update to reader Timmah.  Unfortunately no way for us to confirm as he is at work with no camera or SDK for screenies.  (Link)

Update 8:49AM:  Another “confirmed” update from reader Benfiner.  This will be the last reader update we’ll have unless we see video, screenshots, etc.  (Link)

Update 11:25AM:  Android Forums moderator may have an update.zip.  (Link)

Update 11:59AM:  Android Forums looking for official file from Google server and working on an update.zip from 2 separate users.  We’re close people!  (Link)

Update 12:30PM:  We have what we believe to be the filename once the update is downloaded to your phone.  Should you be prompted to install it, hit “install later” and then proceed to look for the following filename in your cache folder first and then everywhere on your device…

Update filename: e48e48ff4252.signed-voles-FRG01B-from-ESE81.zip

Update 12:41PM:  WE MAY HAVE THE FILE.  DOWNLOAD HERE.

Update 4:16PM:  Manual update instructions have been posted here.

And be sure to follow us on Twitter!  We’ll be tweeting any major updates as they come in!

  • thank you its a good app

  • good times…

  • this is the SAME FILE as the OTA. if there are problems with this, then guess what, theres problems with the OTA!!

  • for those with the DROID 1, it allows the user to get the update without waiting for a message on their screen

  • it will have 2.1 when it arrives. 2.2, aka froyo, has not been offically released on the device yet. refer to droid-life.com for more informatiom

  • Croark

    I got my Froyo this morning at 5 am!!!!!

  • If I am currently waiting for my Droid X to be delivered, can I assume that it will have the latest and greatest system ON it? or am I being naive?

    • it will have 2.1 when it arrives. 2.2, aka froyo, has not been offically released on the device yet. refer to droid-life.com for more informatiom

  • Jbarb703

    what exactly does this do??

    • for those with the DROID 1, it allows the user to get the update without waiting for a message on their screen

  • Mojo

    Has anyone else had trouble syncing contacts. I use Moxier Mail. Unfortunately this means that I need to copy my Exchange Contacts to the phone. I have copied them and I know that they are there because my Messages (SMS) have the persons name and contact pic, but they do not show in my Contacts list. I have tried doing what I did before in selecting Sync Exchange Contacts from my gmail account, but “Sync Exchange Contacts” is no longer there, only “Sync Contacts” and this does not work.

  • Chitationdevice

    I was wondering if this update will void the warranty for the droid because I checked on another web site and someone said they called verizon and they said it would, but I don't know if verizon knows this is the official update. Can anyone confirm that it won't void the warranty?

  • Superfoot

    Can anyone get to http://www.pocketnow.com on the Droid 1? After updating the browser crashes everytime before the site completely loads. It evern rebooted my phone once. I was curious if it's just me?

  • Jhlk2020

    Where's the OTA update? Has anyone received it?

    • Jimmy Lojack

      Not here

    • I like droids

      Not here either. And I'm a moron so I don't know if I trust myself with the manual install. Verizon PLEASE give me my OTA update!!!

  • theWalternate

    What are the risks if i decide to manual update my phone? Will any f my info, apps, etc be lost.

  • Dmbatcofc

    I've installed the manual update, but have noticed that opening apps (Market, Browser, Etc…) is extremely slow! Anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?

    • Dmbatcofc

      Disregard… I fixed it!

  • all happy now that froyo is working well with flash already played around with Facebook apps

  • Buttfacerob

    loaded up flash apk and it works like a charm, watching an episode of southpark on southparkstudios right now

    • Racingmaniac

      Where do you get flash? The flash app links to the adobe page but it cannot find the item…

  • droid2112

    Does anyone know when the ota update will arrive? I rather wait than download it.

  • Anonymous

    Holy shit i think it has been found!

  • Roundtree90

    I see some people having problems so I'm going to wait for the OTA

    • this is the SAME FILE as the OTA. if there are problems with this, then guess what, theres problems with the OTA!!

  • Buttfacerob

    Just did the install from droid, after the first inital boot it was really laggy and my droid x keyboard was fc a ton so i turned off that and then i restarted my phone, wow really fast boot, no lag at all on anything else either

  • Fdc_guy

    Installed, rebooted a few times, ran linpack and got 9.54 MFLOPS…pretty sweet now…zero issues except flash is not yet available.

  • thinkman510

    cant put it in silent mode..

    • thinkman510

      nvm fixed it, well i just cant from the volume rocker go from silent>vibrate>sound on..a little confusing

      • Jmswim35

        Go to sound setting. You have to play around in there to make it work from your rockers. (I would check but my phone is dead from all of the usage it has been getting due to delicious froyo 🙂 )

    • Sbello81

      yeah, weird

  • Sbello81

    just pulled 9.564 MFLOPS in Linpack

  • Cannot download. Content not supported on this phone. So my D1 is not supported???

  • guz_1115

    Keyboard is tripping me out, slide up and theres another two row of keys

  • lconguy

    thanks

  • lconguy

    how do you move apps to sd card

    • Noles419

      Go to settings > applications > manage applications. Just gotta click on the application then it will tell you if you can move it to the SD card. The dev has to be the one that gives that option, so if it isn't available, then you gotta e-mail the dev

  • guz_1115

    homescreen previews are small

  • Noles419

    USB Tethering is ACTIVE!!

    • guz_1115

      Active here too!~

      • Noles419

        Buuuttt… it forces you to buy VZW mobile hotspot data plan… 🙁

        Guess I'll just stick with PDANet…

        • guz_1115

          Damn I didnt go that far with it, but hell they said we wouldnt have it!!!!

          • Noles419

            Yup!! Well.. they were half-true on their word… There is no WiFi hotspot… But that it is not a biggy for me

          • guz_1115

            LOL

          • tethering works for me, no extra charge

          • Anonymous

            Awesome havent tried again at all!

          • Anonymous

            Awesome havent tried again at all!

  • JP

    I downloaded the update fine but flash is not working for me.. I downloaded the Adbobe Showcase app from the Marketplace but its still not working. Tried to download it directly from Adobe and it takes me to the Market and tries to download an app but there is nothing there!

    • Noles419

      Look a couple posts down. Someone posted a link to the .apk file. It works fine!!

      • JP

        Thanks. Just downloaded that file and its working good!

        • Mojo

          Just downloaded the file, how do i get it on the phone to have it work?

        • Mojo

          nvm

  • Mike

    update file works perfect
    Update 12:41PM: WE MAY HAVE THE FILE. DOWNLOAD HERE.

  • follow link for screenshot of what everyone needs not know
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pid=140919

  • guz_1115

    Well im there with you on rotating homescreens but mine is zipping along

  • Keith

    flash beta can be downloaded here

    http://www.mediafire.com/?thgjj5ma2jn

    • Keith

      i've installed an it works… I'm watching epsn radio stream right now

    • Noles419

      Works perfectly. Thanks a lot man!!

  • Sbello81

    flash is installed. called Adobe Flash Showcase. just searched for “Adobe” in market.
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i280/sbello81

    • Theflyingswami

      I dont think thats the same as the player, unless you can get it working (I cant)?

    • Noles419

      That is just the showcase… not the player. You go to m.adobe.com and there is still a link telling to install. when you press that link, it sends you to the market which then tells you that there is nothing there to download. I hope like hell that it is supported on this early release!!

  • Theflyingswami

    No Flash here, either! I hope early OTA didnt screw that up somehow 🙁

  • guz_1115

    860 quadrant score not bad

  • so what do we do now that the flash isnt working on this build?

  • Naeubanks

    937 quadrant score. not too bad for a stock rom

  • guz_1115

    keyboard is better

  • Noles419

    Ok, i'm gunna have to agree with some others… NO FLASH!! 🙁 Only the flash showcase which doesn't do us any good.

  • guz_1115

    I dont like the way sms looks

  • Jsharley

    Works, but took a while to come up on first boot. Seems a little snappier in some areas with not so much speed improvement in others.

  • Jsharley

    Works, but took a while to come up on first boot. Seems a little snappier in some areas with not so much speed improvement in others.

  • Angelsfaninsc

    ok… this sucks… i cant get the homescreen to rotate… the link for flash is broken… i feel like i ve been had

    • guz_1115

      homescreens are suppose to rotate?

      • Angelsfaninsc

        yeah… they did on 2.1 that and half the time it wont rotate at all… sugish performance… im pissed

        • guz_1115

          Well im there with you on rotating homescreens but mine is zipping along

  • Sbello81

    it's also randomly shifting to left handed landscape, which is REALLY annoying.

    • Noles419

      it's supposed to have the other landscape mode now

  • guz_1115

    We have froyo

  • Sbello81

    rebooted and it looks legit as far as the About Phone stuff, but there's definite slowdown. only got 5.328 MFLOPS off Linpack.

  • Theflyingswami

    Manual OTA worked great and now I'm finally Froyo'd!

    Thanks to everyone who worked hard to bring us an early update!

  • guz_1115

    2nd attempt rebooting on manual ota

  • downloaded from google servers i had to rename just as “update” since i tried “update.zip” and this did not work..but im installing now!

  • Travillion

    Download showcase, then run it and it will prompt you to download Flash.

  • Sbello81

    waiting on the reboot, and praying that it reboots lol

  • one problem friends NO FLASH

    • Travillion

      You have to download it from the Market. Prior to receiving the 2.2 update it's inaccessible from your phone, but you should be able to get it now.

      • i downloaded and installed then went to a high flash site (facebook apps exactly) and it said to install i followed links and it said it was unavaliable

      • Noles419

        According to some other guy, he cant find it…I'm waiting on reboot to confirm

  • matt

    its gunna kill me but im gunna wait for the ota update

  • engemasa
    • engemasa

      I'm now running Froyo on my droid. Worked like a charm. First time re-booting takes a little bit so just be patient when it comes to the screen. Give it a few minutes.

  • Keith

    can anyone tell me how to get flash player from the market, all i see is the showcase

    • Travillion

      Download showcase, then run it and it will prompt you to download Flash.

  • Bcornea81

    Just downloaded it and is installing it now. Will confirm when its done. Hopefully I can have screens up also.

  • guz_1115

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/140721-
    Direct download using ur droid

  • Halosant

    Ok, downloaded the zip file… can someone refresh me on what steps I gotta do to get this up and running?

    Thanks

  • JosueD
  • Download is much faster from the actual Google servers: https://android.clients.google.com/updates/vole

    Simply download and rename as “update.zip”.

  • download the file!!! it works i swear just installed and rebooting!!!

  • Keith

    I'm back up and working, but my phone is sluggish as hell

    • Naeubanks

      yeah, it took mine about 5 minutes to catch up to speed. now it’s flying. text messages took forever to load too.

  • RJ

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/140721-

    change the file to update.zip

    • RJ

      These are working instruction on how to install btw*

  • droid4lyfe

    which file did you download…you had to boot into recovery to install the file and did you need to rename to update.zip or left the filename as is???

  • droid4lyfe

    if downloading the file from the 1241pm update what are the install instructions???

  • Rwmurdock

    soo how do we actually install this file. im kinda new to this. i installed manually with 2.1 but it was just a apk update file. how do we install this one? thanks

  • Peter C

    I'm a newbee to all of this so I doubt someone is willing to explain. But when you download this file, do you download it on your phone's browser or on your computer's browser? Tried it on my phone and it said the file isn't supported. Just downloaded it from my browser but when it unzips it's all these files that I know nothing about. Hah, anyone want to help?

  • acquaz10

    I GOT ME SOME NICE TASTING FROYO!! AWESOME! I love it.

    • droid4lyfe

      which file did you download…you had to boot into recovery to install the file and did you need to rename to update.zip or left the filename as is???

      • acquaz10

        Yes you have to rename it update.zip. I downloaded the one directly from googles servers.

  • Stephenb9

    ok for the noobs out here can you do more than provide the download file like how to install it.

  • Naeubanks

    isn't that the craziest update.zip you've ever seen

  • A-Bomb

    Yes it should take a bit to reboot but while waiting WHO GOT SOME DELICIOUS FROYO??????!!!!

  • Techjpc

    Whats the dealie with the BOOTLOADER ?

  • guz_1115

    OK IS IT SUPPOSE TO TAKE THIS LONG TO REBOOT?

  • guz_1115

    OK IS IT SUPPOSE TO TAKE THIS LONG TO REBOOT?

    • Keith

      usually takes a long time after these updates… mine is taking quite awhile as well.

  • what's the difference then the one FRGO1B released and rooted earlier

  • what's the difference then the one FRGO1B released and rooted earlier

    • Travillion

      I'm currently running the leaked FRGO1B and am also wondering what the difference is going to be.

  • Cflores860

    ok, i know noobs are annoying but i am not rooted waiting for update 2.2 , will i be able to root after update . and what happends if i root now , will i get update still. also if people who are rooted have 2.2 already why do they want offifiall

  • Evermour

    That would REALLY suck if all of their phones just died =

  • JosueD

    Can someone please root the and post it up! LOL

    [JD]

  • Drew Landgrave

    applying it now will report back when done

  • Feuergeist

    100% confirm. Running 2.2

  • Feuergeist

    Longest reboot EVER

  • Timmah

    Do you still need my proof that I'm running the Froyo? xD

  • Peter C

    Is it safe to download this file? Does my device need to be rooted to download this file?

    • Travillion

      This is the official OTA update, so in fact you should NOT be rooted if doing the manual install.

  • http://www.nexeo.net/?p=488

    Renamed, ready to download with install instructions:

  • Feuergeist

    Rebooting now as well

  • guz_1115

    REBOOT

  • guz_1115

    REBOOT

  • Edward0307

    I've waited this long…I think I'll just wait until I get official notification

  • I wonder how many people on their droids turned off mobile view and zoomed in on the screenshot and pretended it was their droids set up to update?

  • kellex

    REBOOTING NOW.

  • Not installing that file until someone confirms it as the real deal!

  • How do I install it?

    • acquaz10

      Go to this post on your phone and then install it. Thats how I'm doing it.

  • do we need to change file to Update.zip?

  • do we need to change file to Update.zip?

  • guz_1115

    45%

  • guz_1115

    45%

  • matt

    what happens if you install the zip then you get prompted to install the ota update?

  • matt

    what happens if you install the zip then you get prompted to install the ota update?

  • guz_1115

    installing now

  • im waiting for others to try my droid has crashed once im not going through that again!

  • kellex

    INSTALLING NOW.

    • jmc

      What's the story Kellex? Is it full of creamy FroYo goodness or what?!

  • Specx420

    Help please hurry I want update

  • kluuuz

    Originally Posted by LarryR View Post
    Could this be it?

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

    he found it!

  • Keith

    looks likely, downloaded that sucker, waiting for someone else to try it first though.

  • Adrian

    Downloaded, just waiting for confirmation that this is legit!

  • Adrian

    Downloaded, just waiting for confirmation that this is legit!

  • Brian
    • Crash

      why is that site untrusted? or is it just me

  • JosueD

    Today my favorite key seems to be F5, What do you guys think? =P

    [JD]

    • my mouse is my favoritye key o wait its not a key hahaha yeah f5 FTW

  • says ur tryting to harm my computer! lol back to saftey im not visiting that site

  • radsaq
    • says ur tryting to harm my computer! lol back to saftey im not visiting that site

      • Crash

        same here

      • engemasa

        That’s the File guys: droidforums.net is linking to the exact same URL. I’ve downloaded it and scanned just to be safe and it’s all good.

    • JosueD

      OMG, Is this the update? Guys i think it is!!

  • kellex

    Filename added to post. If you are prompted to update, start looking for this puppy.

  • Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yagermeister
    I do not believe this screenshot is real. A few reasons:

    1) the clock is already big and bolded which is in 2.2 not 2.1 and if you are at this screen you have not installed 2.2 yet
    2) drocap screenshot tool is for rooted users only
    3) the battery percentage indicator is for rooted users only and is probably in a custom ROM
    If OTA updates aren't blocked, you can still get em'…

  • Tergiversator_Maximus

    Probably a stupid question, but does this mean I should delete the old update.zip from the 2.1 upgrade that's sitting on my SD card?

    • Theflyingswami

      Probably a good idea. You could always back it up on your PC or whatever before deleting.

    • Drummer62

      I dont get it. In that photo on Android Forums…..The pic shows drocap icon and battery percentage. If that guy is rooted, how is he getting the OTA notification?? Am I wrong here?

      • guz_1115

        No your not wrong, he is def rooted.

      • thinkman510

        maybe he got a droid early and rooted to 2.1

      • hmm who knows he probably is lying

  • guz_1115

    Good point taken off Android Forum, being on a wifi connection, will that hinder the ota being delivered?

  • Mojo

    what services do you have running up there? never seen those notification icons.

  • kienan93

    do i have to be rooted or something for the update.zip? what is the update.zip?

  • Crash

    not like any one cares about other news right now….every one just wants Froyo

    • guz_1115

      trying to lighten up the tensions. Of course we wont froyo

  • Hansford1333

    will this be another verizon, moto, android crap pile. i vote yes but hope not. my droid needs 2.2!

  • guz_1115

    In other news blackberry just announced a blackberry slider!! #epicfail palm pre re-visited lol

  • JosueD

    Com'on! You cant even see the picture he posted up, I think its BS

    [JD]

  • guz_1115

    Just joined the android forum and they folks are harsh DAMN

  • Regmar010

    Just got a Motorola Droid replacement phone and programmed it……..and…………No Android 2.2….. still 2.1

    • thinkman510

      duh -_-

  • guz_1115

    lol

  • guz_1115

    update avatar for this event!!!!

  • JosueD

    Seems like this Trident Guy just wants some attention!

    [JD]

    • Trident is one of the moderators… I'm pretty sure he isn't just looking for attention.

      • jlo

        however, he may want traffic

      • guz_1115

        I think he is whistling in the wind here!!! Trident I mean

  • HRB

    sounds like another failure.. this isn't going to happen today

  • Scooty

    C'mon, 15 minutes was up a long time ago!

  • Infernox51

    Do the site owner(s) a favor and click every sponsor add on the page while you're waiting around.

    • Buttfacerob

      thats fraud

  • Lilschil

    I just heard the ice cream truck go by my office. I thought maybe Froyo was being hand delivered… wait.. did somebody say ice cream truck …..!

  • guz_1115

    Take it for what it's worth, I was just at the Verizon store buying some accessories for my X and the rep there who I always talk to told me the OTA for Froyo on Droid is scheduled to start at midnight tonight.[/QUOTE]
    news from phandroid

  • Scooty

    oh god, the suspense is killing me

  • Drox2k

    I'm a very patient person but all of this waiting is killing me

  • guz_1115

    Really Verizon! REALLY Like there not monitoring blogs torturing us droid owners

  • SuperUserer

    JUST ROOT DAMN IT!!!!

  • Pyroamor

    Who ever designed this is a master of suspense…

  • SJMoore86

    But you know what, these forums are LOVING it… think of all the hype being generated and keeping people going to their web pages OVER and OVER again… all your ad moneys r belongz to them 🙂

  • guz_1115

    This is insanity

  • matt

    i have like 5 tabs open and im refreshing each non stop till i get froyo

    • Adrian

      Me too. I admit, Im a lil obsessed, but I just love my droid, and want the best for him. Much like a parent feels about his child lol

    • DWGuts

      Gosh, you're such a loser. I only have 4 tabs open. 😛

    • I have 6, 1 is streaming ESPN radio or should i say Bret Favre Radio

  • antintyty

    i give up….

  • Pyroamor

    I glad to see I am not the only one checking multiple sites 🙂

  • A-Bomb

    There may be something in the next 15 minutes!!!!!!!!
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/139819-

    Trident:
    I think I'll have something for you guys within the next 15 minutes.. stand by!

    • Alias747

      Is there any downside to upgrading with a ZIP file manually as opposed to waiting for the OTA?

      • Justin

        No, you may just get it quicker via the zip if you don't get the ota right away

        • Mbarcio39

          how do you install once you have the zip

          • Justin

            If you are rooted, ROM Manager

  • Pyroamor

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/139819-… something going up in 15mins!!!

  • xCirca

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/139819-… Keep an eye out there guys, seems promising…

    • kellex

      Post updated. 🙂

  • thinkman510

    so out of boredom ive been going thru the menus of my droid and saw system tut. clicked on it and it only tells u about the on screen keyboard..? out of the whole entire phone this is it??

  • theman

    Brett Favre isn't coming back because he got Froyo…

  • hello. My friend is a Verizon repair rep and this is what her email said..take it or leave it:)
    heres what the emai said..

    Schedule
    8/3 Push 10k updates from midnight to 8am
    8/4 – 8/5 Evaluation of initial updates and if successful push to remaining devices over several days
    Coming to the Incredible and the Droid X soon

    • matt

      what percentage is 10'000, is that most of the droids?

      • thinkman510

        250,000 were sold in the first week in the US

    • thinkman510

      mwsnap it for proof..or prtsc lol

  • Suradapster

    This is Such a Potok!!! I want my Froyo!!!!!

    Overly excited….I am

  • Alxgzz202

    and now for a song I wrote while taking a poop on the pooper.

    sitting on a toilet, waiting for some froyo,
    gots diarrhea, playing with a yo-yo,
    laptop on my lap, and browsing through d-life,
    got no more energy, I pooped out my strife.
    haven't slept all night, haven't slept all day,
    come on froyo, i*hone still is [email protected]
    im feeling kind of thirsty, maybe a b-lite lime.
    wondering if im wasting my all friken time.
    now im kinda hungry, wondering whats to eat,
    maybe ill have some froyo, while i take this huge sheeet.

    o.o i just realized there is no toilet paper here… fml

  • I like how “confirmed” means “claimed” and not confirmed at all.

  • Adrian

    Whats the point in only releasing it to a few first…. why not host the file online?

  • From your lips (fingers?) to God's ears!

  • Dear Fellow Droid Owners,

    I sincerely commend you on your devotion to your wonderful work of extraordinary craftsmanship, the Droid. However, I would like to remind everyone that this is an OTA update. The update is being “pushed” by Verizon, and while we might not agree with their time frame, we will all be receiving this update when they wish for us to receive it. No amount of rebooting the device, rechecking-in with their servers, or, in a lot of case, staring mindlessly at the device for hours is going to bring you closer to the update. The ONLY way to get around the “push” is if someone graciously posts the .zip. This is unlikely to happen, however, because the update.zip file is most-likely located in the /cache directory in the phones on-board storage, not the SD card.

    Truly Sorry,
    Dave

    • matt

      were gunna get a zip

    • Pyroamor

      Hay it could happen

    • Bhill

      Dave,
      What is your source for this information. Based on early SDK's this is not the case. The 'Push' is actually initiated by the phone when it checks for updates each day..
      Please help keep the hype down by not posting stuff you know nothing about..

    • I retract the statement “This is unlikely to happen…”. It WILL happen. The point that I am trying to iterate is that it will most likely not happen before the update is well on it's way out, which will make render the forced update less awe-inspiring. I do hold on to hope also, though.

  • matt

    i just talked to Verizon and they confirmed that froyo is starting to hit phones in batches today but thats all they would say. im expecting a zip soon

  • Keith

    saw an article about the evo forcing the update by changing the phones date 2 weeks in the future… giving that at try now. Guessing verizon's won't work the same way.

    • Keith

      That doesn't appear to work

  • Jus4mee

    I wish I was one of the lucky few who has their update.

  • A-Bomb

    We might have a zip soon
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/139819-

    JohnlGalt:
    I've got the update waiting to be installed. Tempted to wait for a couple of hours, though, b/c I don't feel like fussing with SBFs and such in order to get rooted again, plus I love my OC, plus I am not sure if this will break anything I have or not.

    • Adrian

      The moderator sent him a PM but the guy signed off. COME ON WERE HUNGRY AND FROYO IS THE ONLY SOLUTION! lol

  • Verh3312

    why doesn't anyone have it yet??

    • thinkman510

      probably bc its not being released today

      • I fear he speaketh truly.

        • kellex

          Verizon has confirmed to multiple people that its being rolled out. It's just not going out in big batches yet.

          • From your lips (fingers?) to God's ears!

          • Theflyingswami

            God runs Verizon? I suppose that explains the great reception.

          • Woops — typo. I meant to say “Vod”, natch.

          • Adrian

            Whats the point in only releasing it to a few first…. why not host the file online?

  • Adrian

    Well I had a good omen last night. I love frozen yogurt, but havent had any for quite some time. Then last night my mom when out and got some for us, and it wasnt til this morning I realized what a coincidence that was. FROYO FTW!

  • This is exactly like waiting for a package in the mail. You can't help to hit refresh on this droid-life page in hopes that a .apk file shows up but you really know that if the package hasn't even been shipped then it won't be getting to you any time soon…

  • This is exactly like waiting for a package in the mail. You can't help to hit refresh on this droid-life page in hopes that a .apk file shows up but you really know that if the package hasn't even been shipped then it won't be getting to you any time soon…

  • RJ

    im personally disappointed no one has posted the update.zip anywhere according to google

  • Alxgzz202

    No sleep all night… eyes are tired and getting heavier… still no… Froyo! I sat on a chair all night staring at my phone… in the darkness… its 12:22 pm and still no Froyo. Im sad.

    • lol glad i didnt make the same mistake XD

    • thinkman510

      its 1:31 pm east coast rules

  • quick question..can anyone give me beautiful widgets for free? im stuck with this crappy small digital clock and i have no credit card since im only 15 :-/

  • Same build :/

  • yesss fixed my droid! damn boot error now i can recieve froyo tjis impatience is killing me but on a side note DROID DOES and for spanish people DROID PUEDE! LOL ..i wonder what time the OTA will b pushed to my phone…..

  • champlification

    FRG01B is the build being sent ota? Or is there a newer build?

  • aczm1988

    So my droids volume up key will not work so i have no idea how to get back to stock now lol. Think im screwed. I know i know i can just root but i wanted to give stock a run for a cpl days.

  • Infernox51

    Has anyone tried flashing 2.0.1 today and seeing if it OTA's to 2.1 or 2.2? I'd do it but I'm at work.

    • David

      How do you flash it again?

      • Brendan

        I used dmupdater to do it, it works but you cant be running cyanogen mod for some reason

    • i did flash back to 2.0.1 and no updates what-so-ever. Not even 2.1 update 1

    • kellex

      2.1 OTA is no longer happening. You have to manually update it.

      • i did update manually to 2.1 and still nothing far as 2.2.

      • Brendan

        Ok thats what was happening so will i get the 2.2 update if im running 2.0.1?

  • PoorLittleBird

    merrily following along with this thread as I type this on my laptop, sitting in a traffic jam, connected via my Droid 1's wifi tethering capability.

    Just thought I would put the obligatory “I'm already enjoying a more capable flavor of Froyo than you may or may not be getting OTA today” post out there since I haven't seen one for an hour or so.

    You all should seriously all root now before you are stuck in Verizon's bastardization of 2.2. If I can do it, so can you.

    • What ROM Are you using?

      • PoorLittleBird

        Sapphire 0.8.4 if you still care…

  • droid4lyfe

    i dont want to hear updates until someone has pics/video or uploads the update.zip…until then its all lies..lol
    we will see it in a week or two

  • spyder00

    it's like waiting to have a baby!!

  • Shawn

    FYI – seeing multiple reports now of people running Lithium Mod that are receiving the OTA 2.2 and are having to deal with it un-rooting them even though OTA's should be setup to be ignored or whatever in the mod already. Thinking maybe JRummy or someone else on that team missed something accidentally…

    First one was here – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jrummy/65208-r

    (PS – great rom btw, love it… can't wait for the few kinks to be ironed out)

    • Shawn

      Edit: After re-reading, I only see one person so far (misread another post and thought it was a second)… still kinda sucks if it was accidentally left where it will receive the OTA…

      • nkhex19

        I am running Lithium Mod and will post if I receive the OTA, which I thought should be blocked by the ROM and Recovery. I hope I don't get the update cuz I don't want to lose root. What's interesting is JRummy has an all in one script in terminal emulator, type
        su
        allinone
        Under there is an option to block/unblock ota updates. I don't know if that's for ROM updates or official updates. Maybe the person who got the update using Lithium Mod ran that script.

      • kellex

        Interesting. We'll have to keep an eye on this.

  • rals

    I have phone configuration icon show up right now on my phone in the task bar. I tried numerous times to click on it, and nothing happens. I can't use drocap….for some reason it's not working recently. The icon looks like a green arrow going into a phone. Anyone know what that is? Is this the froyo trying to be pushed to my phone?

    • Samhain5150

      that sounds like rape!

  • Longhorndude08

    This may sound fail, but can you update if your phone is rooted?

    • RJ

      sup-posedly no

      • Longhorndude08

        can you at least manually install via the update.zip?

        • RJ

          unsure, but i think so

  • Magicjboy

    ********IF YOU HAVE SEEN THE UPDATE NOTIFICATION READ THIS FIRST*************
    http://www.droid-life.com/2010/03/30/if-you-rec

  • droid211

    has anyone tried contacting verizon to see what they say? or has anyone spoke to anyone who works for verizon?

  • So, is it true that Sprint beat VZN in getting it out to HTC Evo 4G phones? (Was reading that on the VZN support forums)

    • FroYoBagginz

      My boy has the EVO and he had his update since 5AM. I read they were gonna have it first too.

      • Doesn't that just burn your biscuits? I am so pissed. I was psyched when they were all “the N1 will get Froyo first, followed by the Droid…” Thanks for nothing Moto/Verizon…

        On a brighter note, I hope it comes soon…

        • FroYoBagginz

          I'm like a kid on Christmas morning waiting to open all my gifts right now. They need to hurry up cause I have plenty more work not to do today. When I'm at work I want to be spending quality time on my phone. C'mon Verizon!!

  • I really don't get it – Kellex, why did you unroot for the official update? What if you lose root access for good? Are a lot of rooted people unrooting for the official update? I feel like I'm missing something…

  • guz_1115

    Come on Verizon OPEN THE FLOOD GATES

  • thinkman510

    so since verizon is taking away 2 of the anticipated updates from the original droid, it's safe to say that 2.2 will be the last update for the original droid?

    • RJ

      yes

      • thinkman510

        and i only bought my droid less than 2 months ago..stuck with this for another 2 years…

        • Theflyingswami

          Dude, even if you get “stuck” on 2.2, your Droid will be more awesome than any iPhan's phone. As long as I get Flash support as promised when I got my Droid 5 or 6 months ago, I'll be happy.

    • Luckyr1981

      It's possible. Droid 1 is in it's end life stage.

  • Scooty

    Getting tired of refreshing this page. Will someone just post the update, at least a picture? I'm getting droid wood.

  • FroYoBagginz

    No update in NYC yet, and I'm not getting any work done cause of all this waiting. Good thing my job is pointless enough for me to get away with such a thing……

    • Ray

      My friend with the Evo has gotten 2.2 Froyo lastnight around 2am and we’re in NYC, im just waiting for the DROID X to release it

    • DoubleDroid

      No updates yet at my desk in Houston, Texas where I am patiently standing by with two Droids – one personal, one corporate (looking forward to enhanced Exchange capability!).

      I suspect this is a wash. It’s coming, sometime, just not today.

  • Luckyr1981

    I have a weird feeling that I'm going to hate the taste and sight of actual Frozen Yogurt after this!

  • im gonna take a nap. wake me when gingerbread is ota…

  • Arrowcool

    No my system is NOT currently up to date

    • Shauntelfs

      LOL, don't feel bad you are not alone…:-((

  • RJ

    oh ok thanks.

  • Phigment

    I also just noticed from the VZN site that I need to make sure my phone has an adequate charge to be ready for the update – time to plug in.

    Reserving Power for System Update
    The “Install now” and “Restart & install” options will not be available if your device does not have enough power availability. The system update requires 40% or more power availability if not connected to an external power source and 20% power availability if connected to a power source.

    • MARINEinNM

      good post!!! thanks for the heads up!

    • MARINEinNM

      good post!!! thanks for the heads up!!!

  • Nkbsbl

    for the past 4 hours i've been restarting my phone, dialing *#*#2432546#*#* , restarting my phone, dialing *#*#2432546#*#* , but still nothing … 🙁

    • RJ

      whats dialing that gonna do?

      • It's a Verizon host-to-server check-in code, thus the “2432546” or “checkin”. Supposedly, every time your phone checks, the server will send back any available update info.

        • RJ

          oh ok thanks.

        • RJ

          worth trying or no?

        • This may improve your chances of getting frustrated, but it does not greatly improve your chances of receiving the update. The thing about OTA updates is that they are “pushed”, which means that you will not get the update until Verizon wants you to have it. To put it plainly, checking-in or restarting your phone hundreds of times today is like begging the government for social security. You will not receive it until they are good and ready for you to receive it. (Well, the chances are slightly more in your favor in Verizon's case.) ^_^ My suggestion is to wait. Do something else. Keep your mind occupied and your phone right beside you. When you get it, follow the steps to share it. You will be a hero!

    • Mrpicolas

      that is not going to do anything but cause you grief just be patient it will get here

  • Jared Krinsky

    I don't know about all you but I just got Froyo. I went to a nice ice cream shop and got some. (,^.^),
    I felt I might as well get into the update spirit because this is the only thing I'm happy about my Droid 1 for now until I can get Verizon to let me upgrade to the Droid X.

  • Off topic question. Does anyone know where I can get the adobe air file. The one on this site is down from megaload and I must have deleted the file from my phone.

  • Brad Hoefflin40

    where is the supit ass update guys come on verzion .

  • antintyty

    am i the only DX user watching this forum?

    …everybody is posting about D1's and Dinc's….

    • RJ

      Supposedly DX is not recieving update at this time

  • Private

    Timmah / Benfiner – What about going back to 2.0.1 / 2.1, and then seeing if you can get the 2.2 again.. this time, make sure you follow the right steps to save the file (or figure out the google URL)

  • RJ

    Also someone post a step by step process how to save the update.zip so we all know how to share if one of us gets lucky

  • Samhain5150

    Will this be for the dinc also?

  • RJ

    lol are they sending out 1 update every hour? i mean srsly….

    • Sky-tek

      lol

  • kenny bats

    Timmah…in our office we follow one rule. SCREENSHOT OR IT DIDN”T HAPPEN! Find another person with a camera phone and take a pic and post.

  • Fdnyguy77

    What will be the first thing you do once you DL Froyo? < Goto sleep since ive been up looking for an update since 4 am (

  • Brad Hoefflin40

    i am irvine ca no update yet guys

  • Kevinxxx22

    see guys look here http://androidforums.com/roms-droid/138075-rom-… it is better than sitting around waiting for your update

  • indymike

    If I drop my Droid in the forest and there's no one around to hear it will it still get the update?

    • not if it's rooted. 🙁

      • EC8CH

        Epic Reply Sir

      • The_Other_Ray

        lol

  • breaking: i just had a chocolate chip muffin…

  • Kevinxxx22

    why is everyone running around all crazy about the 2.2 update when we have had 2.2 for like 2 months already

    • EC8CH

      It's called Hysteria…

      Def Leppard sang about it in the 80's.

      • pat

        so did Muse: )

  • Bryce5130

    This morning I was connecting to my laptop with bluetooth and all of a sudden the phones name changed to “Android 2.2” So I pull up the system and it says 2.1…..No idea what is going on right now but I didn't change the name of my phone.

  • I want this update NOW!!

    • Mrpicolas

      yeah so does everyone else screaming about it wont make it get here any faster lol…

  • Benfiner

    I just received my update after the 5th time rebooting! 🙂

    • Sky-tek

      where do you live like the state

    • mhoe

      did you save the zip file????

    • Sky-tek

      Oh yah save the zip file and post it

    • Whatever — Until I see a screen shot or an update.zip I'm going to assume that this guy's just trying to get us to reboot over and over, just for kicks. 😀

      • kellex

        On 4th reboot hah!

        • Mrpicolas

          nice you got it then?

          • kellex

            No I just mean I was on my 4th reboot of 5 hah.

        • Alias747

          For realz?

        • Angel

          Save the Zip ans share 😀

        • Droider

          Can you post the zip file for us? That would be awesome 😀

    • RJ

      what city are you located in?

    • adams

      dude! where's the .zip ? 🙂

  • EC8CH

    You sir are my favorite commentator on Droid-Life…

  • EC8CH

    You sir are my favorite commentator on Droid-Life…

  • Mrpicolas

    Just to let you all know birdman had tweeted that the root exploit has been patched in 2.2 for now so make your decision wisely

    • Yagermeister

      So no rooting of 2.2 = no custom ROMs for 2.2 on Droid 1 ???? Does this have the locked bootloader w/ efuse?

      • Mrpicolas

        No what i'm saying is 4 now loading a custom recovery i believe has been
        patched the developers will have to find a workaround

        • Theflyingswami

          Do you think it will be possible to reset to factory settings (2.0.1), then root?

          • This is a good question. If I had to guess, I'd think that the update replaces the original recovery image, so you wouldn't be back at 2.0.1; it's still be 2.2. Of course this pure and complete speculation, so someone who actually knows, please correct me.

  • Rodeojones000

    My wife's phone isn't rooted. She knows that when she gets prompted that she should not update until the phone is in my hands. I plan on getting a copy of the zip file to share with others before updating her phone. When 2.1 rolled out we both got the update very early in the process, so I'm hoping the same holds true this time.

    • MuddyB00ts

      good man, rodeo. Also your avatar awesome. Tobias Funke is probably one of the funniest written characters ever! “THEY'RE HAVING A FIRE….sale” hahaha

      • Droidzilla

        “I was the first Analyst/Therapist. I was an Analrapist.”

        • texashorns88

          Ah yes, the Bob LobLaw Law Blog. You sir, are a mouthful

        • MuddyB00ts

          Tobias: here's my card, and don't worry, it's pronounced un-AL-ruh-pist
          Buster: It wasn't really the pronunciation that bothered me…

    • Droidzilla

      You, sir, are win.

  • EC8CH

    WARNING:

    Watching for Froyo too closely can lead to ice cream headaches…

    be careful out there everyone!

    • Shamrockgrl33

      haha brain freeze

  • Yada__Yada

    Menu – Settings – About Phone – System updates. ( Nothing there )
    Restart Phone ( Nothing Happens )
    Check Droid-life ( No update there )
    Pretty much all i been doing this morning. This is gonna be alone day :/

    • Pace around texting fellow Droid owners eery 5mins about if they got froyo – fail

    • Gleff49

      he he….I thought it was just me. I am so UNFOCUSED today, well focused, but just on the wrong thing.

    • indymike

      I'm doing the same thing. I feel your pain. 🙁

    • tbaybe

      lol, you cant force it to come to you.. you have to wait for the notice, or wait til someone posts it 🙂

      • nebur1686

        same here

    • kluuuz

      When i click in system updates… it show me a error message ” phone cant connect to the server” (in spanish) 🙁 that mean i cant get ota update?

  • guz_1115

    Just checked for it, screen hesitated when pressed system update…..I think i am reading to much into that!!! lol

  • Anybody know what to do when we get the update? Far as being able to download it and manually install for others?

  • waitin waitin waitin, i keep gettin crap from my friend that has the Evo lol

  • EC8CH

    Valuable Space???

    I've got a parcel of 1000 blog comments that I'll sell to you for only $500 🙂

  • No update yet. I rebooted that was a fail.. grrrr. ..i o have a question. I manually did the last update i got..the 2.1 so does that mean i wont get my ota? Mines not rooted.

  • No update yet. I rebooted that was a fail.. grrrr. ..i o have a question. I manually did the last update i got..the 2.1 so does that mean i wont get my ota? Mines not rooted.

  • rals

    Damn I can't wait for BB V.5

    • You got some waiting to do 😛
      Petes busy lol

  • That is correct!

  • Timmah

    UPDATE: I am on the phone with Verizon right now trying to get some more infmation about this update. The tech support says she is going to give me as much infomation as possible about the update.

    • Hmm, so it goes from a “she” to a “he”?
      You sure you were talking to a Verizon rep and not some other
      type of “Rep”?? 🙂 lol

      • Timmah

        LOL I fixed it. I was just typing fast cause as she talked, I typed. xD

    • 2weeks? That's torture!

      • kellex

        Won't be 2 weeks. We'll have a manual update option with a day or 2 I'm guessing. 🙂

        • Timmah

          Of course, but normal people that dont come to droid life don't know how to manually update, so they have to wait with furry anger. xD

          • jFlow

            Well…you could have saved the update.zip…..

          • Timmah

            I'm sorry I was to excited to think about saving a update.zip. >.> xD
            I'm looking around on how to compile the OTA Froyo. D:

          • Geoff

            the update.zip gets saved on the root of your SD Card. Just upload that file and we are good to go!

    • tbaybe

      thats enough confirmation for me!!! YAY

    • If its going to take 1 to 2 weeks to fully roll out the update… that means its gonna be forever till the Droid X gets its update! :'(

  • seems like the verizon network is running really slow today…

    • MIKEAWESOME

      That's been my feeling since about midnight last night.

      I think this update is getting pushed out hard and fast.

      • Guest

        Like Brannigan's love! 😀

  • jFlow

    Dear Lord people save your update.zip file and post it!!!!!

    • How?

      • jFlow

        When it prompts you to do the update, tell it not to do it right now. Then go find the update.zip file in the file system.

        • Geoff

          the update.zip doesn’t magically delete itself. It’s stored on the root of the SD Card. Just grab that and upload it!

  • i want this out asap so the new roms start flowing!!

  • Sky-tek

    lol

  • JosueD

    Congratulations!

    [JD]

  • caphoagie

    So if I have sprecovery and no root update should happen no problems right?

    • MuddyB00ts

      ummm, I hope somebody corrects me if I'm wrong, but I think custom recoveries block ota updates. If you have SPRecovery, why the heck are you waiting for the OTA? Lithium mod is out people, and it is awesome.
      http://androidforums.com/roms-droid/138075-rom-

      • That is correct!

        • Flyinion

          Tim what ROM you on now? Been thinking of checking out Sapphire after reading their wiki site last night. On SS 4.6 right now though

          • Jager07

            Can you say more about this SPRecovery = no OTA? I think maybe this has happened to me. I rooted my phone on Friday with the DM Updater (or whatever the hell it was called–it’s been pulled now, I see). The root process went fine and I downloaded Rom Manager just fine. I installed Cyanogen 6RC2 just fine. Then I realized how high-maintenance it was to have a rooted phone–download this to overclock, download that to back up, try this new ROM because it has feature X (and reload all your contacts again and again and again…).

            I was happier with my phone sans root because it was low maintenance. So I wanted to unroot. I tried to unroot via rom manager by downloading stock 2.0.1, but I got error messages every time I did a boot recovery to load the .zip file from ROM Man. Then I downloaded god knows how many update.zip files to get 2.0.1 stock, but none of them would load, either. Finally I flashed 2.0.1 via RSD Lite, which worked fine for all I know–I had to re-activate my phone and everything was back to stock with no root and no customization. *BUT* I didn’t get OTA to 2.1. I rebooted and wiped cache/factory reset, which led to another re-activation. But *still* no OTA to 2.1. So I manually installed 2.1 via recovery reboot –> update.zip. Now I’m seeing your post and I’m nervous, wondering (can’t remember now–I did everything from home computer and now I’m at work and the thread that outlined all of my steps has been removed) if I flashed the SPRecovery via RSD Lite and that’s why I didn’t get my 2.1 OTA, or if it was some other 2.0.1. I flashed. Any ideas/suggestions?

          • Jager07

            Nevermind. I’m thinking about this more and am pretty sure I flashed the whole SBF and not just the recovery SBF. Still not sure why I couldn’t get OTA to 2.1, unless it was the baseband issue a few others have reported. Hopefully 2.2 won’t be an issue.

  • Some dude on Twitter (CredibleCurtis) from Utah said he got it less than an hour ago. I wonder the deployment pattern is?

  • Some dude on Twitter (CredibleCurtis) from Utah said he got it less than an hour ago. I wonder the deployment pattern is?

    • Alias747

      I don't mean to be a downer, but I am willing to be that guy is lying considering that Twitter says he posted that update from his IPHONE….

      • Sky-tek

        lol

      • Ha — yeah, and this is his only tweet (posted three times). Not too “credible”, after all.

      • Tergiversator_Maximus

        Sounds like a Macboy tweaking Droid users to distract himself from his depressing and engulfing envy. He is to be pitied; save your loathing for someone more deserving.

  • Sky-tek

    nothin yet

  • nkhex19

    Someone on DF.net says they got it this morning.

    • Did you know someone flagged this comment? lol
      What is with that? lol

      • Timmah

        Haha I loled.

        • JosueD

          What do you think lied?

          [JD]

          • Timmah

            Huh? I'm replying to the DF.net comment…?

          • JosueD

            Ohhh, Mybad, Just checking lol

            [JD]

      • jFlow

        The direct link takes you to one of those fake “landing pages” that very easily leads inexperienced interweb peeps to Virus Land.

        • Gotcha. Link fixed 🙂
          Thanks! lol I didn't even think about that

          • nkhex19

            My bad, I didn't even think shortening DroidForums to df would cause a bogus link, next time I won't be so lazy and type out the full web name. 🙂

      • nkhex19

        Guess someone wasn't too fond of my post, Lol.

  • guz_1115

    Nothing yet….cant wait

    • Maddragster

      Does anyone know if easytether will work after the update, or if it works with the leaked froyo

      • ndcart

        Yes, I can confirm it works with the leaked update.

        • tDroid

          i wonder if pda net will work as well???

          • ndcart

            I can't confirm, but I have heard multiple times that it does.

          • guz_1115

            I think i red somewhere that it will continue to work!! I hope so!

      • The_Other_Ray

        I have rooted D1 with Lithiummod on my phone and EasyTether Pro doesn't show up in my app market for me to reinstall. But the weird thing is that the Lite version shows up. But it doesn't matter since I have Wireless Tether for Root anyways.

    • if we don't get it soon, what are the chances of us getting it later even today

  • waiting patiently….and by that i mean constant checking of system update.

    • Kaufkin

      I don't think that will help… but I dimly remmeber that rebooting your phone will ping the servers for updates… but I don't think the “check system update” does anything but see if you've received the file. anybody?

      • 2Ceedz

        Just rebooted my phone, no OTA. Im waiting on it, but not going to use it, LoL. Bugless Beast 0.4 here, and thinking of checking out Lithium (lots of good devs on that project). So far, the reboot thing hasnt work either to get the OTA.

      • Yagermeister

        You can also try dialing *#*#2432546#*#* and it will “checkin” with their servers. You will get a message in your notification bar that “checkin” was successful. You can also try updating your Roaming profile by dialing *228 then a 2. (neither worked for me though as I still do not have the update!)

        • Connora87

          I just did that. Didn't get the update but i did gain a bar of service 😀

          • Yagermeister

            Glad I could help 🙂

        • Taylor

          Did this and successfully “checked in”, however no update…

        • MARINEinNM

          thanks for the tip!

        • Use i did the checkin thing…what's that do? I know it told me after doing it that i had market updates… o_O

        • indymike

          I tried this. Never got the notification….still no froyo

  • Timmah

    Update 7:05AM: We have one “confirmed” update to reader Timmah. Unfortunately no way for us to confirm as he is at work with no camera or SDK for screenies. (Link)
    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG IM IN A BLOG POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD

    • well…is this true? do you have ota?

    • JosueD

      Congratulations!

      [JD]

      • Timmah

        Yes it's true

    • Wait a sec — 19 hours ago you said you had already received the update from Verizon. They said they'd trickle out a few test updates…I don't know that we can consider yours the beginning of the rollout.

      • Timmah

        Crap! Then I got a test build? But what about the others saying they got it? I dont think verzion would send out test builds.

        • Dcasper2

          No the test is to make sure it doesnt crash phones or have issues. Like with 2.1 when they found a glitch and delayed from deploying on a mass schedule

          • Timmah

            Interesting. I never heard about that.

      • EC8CH

        Yes, I saw that he posted yesterday (monday) that he already had the update… sorry if I'm a bit suspicious as well :-

        • Timmah

          Im suspicious too. I think I got a test build.

    • RJ

      any chance timmah you can confirm the mobile hotspot?

      • kellex

        There won't be mobile hotspot.

        • RJ

          Verizon hasnt confimed that. the link above says we dont know for sure until we get the update. I dont think there will be, but im hoping. :/

          • Timmah

            That's what Barnicle Wifi Legacy is for. xD

      • Timmah

        No there is no hotspot.

        • RJ

          Damn. rooting and apps it is then.

          • Timmah

            Barnicale doesn't need root.

          • I think easytether doesn’t require root, but you have to pay for it…I think…I have free wifi tether for root so I’m not exactly sure anymore.

    • kenny bats

      So your telling all of us that where you work there is not one other person with a camera phone that could take a picture to confirm your update. Not buying it.

      • Timmah

        That’s fine. I don’t mind if you buy it or not. It’s your choice.

  • tbaybe

    i cant wait

  • Jdenman03

    1st!

    • dannyyang524

      Who cares! I was the first to get your mom pregnant. Please just stop this.

      • Awe, that's not nice sir….

        • Jdenman03

          it was my first time getting a first comment, so I had to! lol

          • You're fine in my book. First all you want.
            Someone flagged so we had to take action.

            I hope people realize there is NO HARM in people posting first.
            It gets tiring going through all the emails peeps. Come on now…Please? 🙂

          • ndcart

            I disagree. When people post first, all it does it use up valuable space. I think you should start deleting them also.

          • EC8CH

            Valuable Space???

            I've got a parcel of 1000 blog comments that I'll sell to you for only $500 🙂

          • If one guy posts first (and MAYBE someone else posts first but fails miserably lol) that takes up 2 comments, 3 tops. BUT, when people start saying “stop this” it starts a chain reaction of people arguing about it. This in the long run takes up WAY more space then need be.
            That is way more lame then someone getting a kick out of being first to post on the biggest Droid blog on the planet 😉

            here is a prime example! http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/20/download-n

          • Sigmundroid

            You're not looking at the big picture Tim.
            See, the fact is people wanting to post 1st, 2nd or what have you IS the catalyst for the
            snow ball effect of comments derived from this issue. People will always have to chime in with
            their 2 cents (which is a constant in any forum) so in my experience dealing with these issues?

            Nip it in the butt, and write a script or manually delete comments that are using up bandwidth
            (I assume someone pays for) and frown upon this childish mentality of wanting to post 1st.

            Thanks.

          • But it's so much fun! lol
            Your point is well taken.

            The thing is, “firsters” don't talk about sleeping with peoples moms. lol
            When the replies start going negative that's when it starts getting out of hand.
            Either way, I wish I could dive into it with you.
            If you don't like them, then please, continue to flag them.

            Also, no one is concerned with bandwidth here 🙂 lol

          • Lee

            First posts don't really matter other than they are useless. What I don't understand is that Tim-O-Tato says it's all in good fun, but when someone posts 2nd or 3rd or 4th…. they get deleted. Those are just as much fun for that poster as 1st was, so either leave everything or delete everything.

            What's really funny is that this will go on forever here at Droid Life…. lol

          • I don't delete those. I could care less.
            I only delete the mean ones…
            Period 🙂 lol

          • guy

            The entire situation is allowing it to get out of hand on each and every post. If so many people get agitated by “first” posts, why not remove them? Why make a group of people frustrated with this site, when simply eliminating “first” posts wouldn’t nearly make anyone as upset? Droidlife has decided to side with upsetting a group of it’s readers to an extent that it’s almost discussed on each and every post.

            I don’t understand the logic, but I’d imagine that most entities do not wish to piss off their followers. Especially with something that can easily be rectified without making anyone angry at all.

            With a site that mainly sites other websites for information, I wouldn’t be surprised if many Droidlife readers just move their bookmarks elsewhere to avoid the frustration that pointless posts cause. This is a community, and posting “first” knocks that community down a few pegs. Some enjoy the immaturity of having to post “first” in non-epic threads, some delete bookmarks and never look back.

          • Droidzilla

            Irony is a harsh mistress.

            Also, it's “nip it in the bud.” It comes from the original phrase, “nip it in the bloom.” It means to abolish something prior to it's maturity, thus staving off lasting harm. “Nip it in the butt” is just, well, either gross or kinky.

          • EC8CH

            You sir are my favorite commentator on Droid-Life…

          • Mrpicolas

            This has already been discussed and Kellex has already expressed his view on this

          • or…if everyone just ignores the “1st” comments…it will eventually fade away. try it.

          • UPrankA

            The ability to downrank comments would be the most sensible solution.

          • I will +1 that! Good idea.

          • Mrpicolas

            ok for those of you who do not already know the first comments have been discussed already all the talk about it is just fanning the flames for those of you who do not like it

          • Droidzilla

            I think that when people reply to people posting first, it's a waste of valuable space. However, people replying to people who reply to people posting first are fine. Obviously.

          • Pog-Mo-Thoin

            Everytime a “first” comment is posted, a kitten dies. Or is it everytime someone complains about a “first” comment being posted, a kitten dies?

    • antintyty

      *FAIL*

    • tbaybe

      we tied buddy.,… but its not a competition!