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Download: New Froyo Leak FRG22 for DROID

We have no idea why a “newer” build for the Motorola Droid would already be floating around, especially on the week that the official OTA update is rolling out, but that’s exactly what we have.  The new build number is FRG22 and that’s basically all we know.  We’re guessing this is a simple bug fixer and can’t have anything incredibly different than FRG01B which is hitting devices as you read this, right?  Only one way to find out!

Update:  Feel free to read this excellent writeup by the guys who put together Sapphire to get some additional thoughts/info on FRG22 plus their upcoming ROM.

*ROOTED USERS ONLY.

Download:  FRG-DEODEXED-Release.zip

*Note 1* - There is a chance that Voice Search is broken.  Please let me know if you experience this or any other issues.

*Note 2* - I have also not had the chance to test this, so please proceed with caution.  We just wanted you to know that it existed.

Instructions…

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

Let us know of any differences from FRG01B that you may stumble upon!

Cheers to CellZealot for dropping leak after leak on the Droid developer community!

ROM Via:  MyDroidWorld

  • http://www.facebook.com/heiko.kaftan Heiko Kaftan

    That is cool. I will test it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/heiko.kaftan Heiko Kaftan

    That is cool. I will test it!

  • twistedlim

    Voice search for navigation and browser seems to work fine.

  • P5stover

    tried to reboot and its still in the “M” screen. how long does it sit there for?

  • http://twitter.com/rodys7 rodys gonzalez

    TRIED THIS..

    BROKE MY MESSAGING SYSTEM… KEPT GETTING ” TXT MEMORY FULL”..
    HAD REVERT BACK TO 01R FROYO

  • Yowwwsi

    can i install it on the Motorola Milestone?

    • Mrpicolas

      No

  • JC

    Is this just for rooted devices? Or can I install this like I did the FRG01B build?

  • Masiril

    I'm trying to install this but it gets to the recovery screen and just sits there and doesn't do anything. Anybody have this problem?

    • Masiril

      Nevermind I got it for some reason it wasn't booting into recovery all the way had to do it manually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wrstone3 William Stone III

    I've blogged about it (http://www.wrstone.com), but the reason for the halting of FRG01B and the new FRG22 patch for those who applied FRGO1B is pretty simple:

    Motorola's FRG01B for Droid is buggy as an ant farm.

    Oddly, not every user who applied FRG01B has these issues. However, after looking over various forums and my own experience, common problems include:

    1. Apparent speed of the device itself seems slower. I've not timed it, and this may be more psychological than anything as I grow more frustrated. However, it does feel a bit laggy. Keep in mind that in order to create as fast a response as possible, I long ago disabled all of the device's transition effects (it doesn't look as pretty, but it's fast). In any case, the massive performance boost promised by Froyo simply isn't there.

    2. I've got a 20MB pipe that runs a server, 1-3 laptops, and a variety of handheld devices as my daughters come in and out of the house. I routinely get 1.5MB torrent downloads for new HD Doctor Who episodes. My bandwidth is fine.

    As of yesterday's force to FRG01B, the networking (wifi seems worst) has been at best slow. At least 25% of the time, it fails entirely.

    3. YouTube is useless. I assume that because of the fouled network connection, the player simply times out on the stream.

    4. The Gallery lags badly. I assume this is because of the fouled network connection attempting to load Picasa albums and ultimately failing.

    5. Any app (and they are legion) that needs a good Internet connection is now unstable. Because the device can't get decent network connectivity, timeouts are reached and the apps tend to fail.

    6. I play “Trap!” — an addictive little game involving bouncing balls on the screen. The interesting thing about this app is that it's one of the few affected by the 2D graphics bug introduced in the 2.1 upgrade.

    If anything, the performance of “Trap!” is worse under FRG01B than under 2.1.

    To be a bit more scientific, I downloaded the LagTest app to check results, and it seems to show that the 2D bug may have been resolved.

    It's unclear, then, what might be causing “Trap!” to lag.

    7. Flash simply sucks. There's no other way to say it. I tried playing Falling Girl, one of the oldest, simplest Flash games out there. The girl falls slow as molasses in January. Really. Jagged, slow-motion falling. The simple control of click-and-hold doesn't translate into press-and-hold on the handheld. There's no way to interact with the game.

    Even if you did, it's so laggy as to be pointless. This may be due in part to network connectivity issues, at least with respect to streaming Flash videos. But Falling Girl is so simple that it ought to load very quickly with no further streaming. It shouldn't be so pointlessly slow.

    8. Some users have reported difficulty playing local media. I've not experienced any problems, but I use Meridian rather than the stock media players. I've watched Star Wars and listened to lengthy playlists without interruption, but many other users have reported problems playing media and even viewing MP3 tags correctly.

    Hopefully FRG22 update resolves these problems. If so, Verizon/Motorola/Google needs to get it into the wild ASAP. If there's an FRG22 that's been pushed to some users as reported, we need that file right the frak away.

    Until such time as Verizon has released a Froyo build without a buggy networking stack, it's a bad idea for anyone to install FRG01B. If you have installed it, we need the FRG22 fix that goes on top of FRG01B.

    If you've not installed FRG01B, for Ghu's sake: DON'T. It might run fine, but then again it might not. If it doesn't run fun, you'll not be a happy camper.

    AVOID FRG01B LIKE THE PLAGUE IT IS.