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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!

  • http://yoursinfo.com/ ajmal

    thank you its a good app

  • http://www.facebook.com/zachpepsin EaglesDudeNFL

    good times…

  • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

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

  • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

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

  • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

    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!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/definitelydeb Debbie Bray

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

      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??

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

      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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeavyStyle105 Dave Schroeder

    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

    • http://twitter.com/EaglesDudeNFL Zach Pepsin

      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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Maynard/100001145083030 Jonathan Maynard

    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

          • http://www.facebook.com/zachpepsin EaglesDudeNFL

            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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeavyStyle105 Dave Schroeder

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeavyStyle105 Dave Schroeder

    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