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Verizon Confirms Two Froyo Updates for DROID Business Customers

Remember the document we showed you last week which listed FRG22 as the official Android 2.2 build for the Motorola Droid? Well, Verizon may have just confirmed that it exists and will be pushed to phones within the next couple of weeks.

In an email to business customers who own Droid 1 devices, VZW said the following…

A DROID update for you and your employees

DROID by Motorola – even better with Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)!
Within the next few weeks, two over the air software updates will be sent to the DROID
devices on your company’s account. The first update will bring the device operating
system to Android 2.2. The second update will enable users to download Adobe® Flash®
Player 10 for Android to the device once it is available in the Android Marketplace.

No specific date was given, but we have to assume that all Droids will be receiving this.  If I were a betting man, I’d say you can expect it to hit your phone before August 18th, the same day Flash will be made available in the market.

Cheers Brent and Chris!

  • K9walters

    It's now Oct 20th 2010 and I still haven't received froyo. WTF? When Verizon, when?

  • Replacement007

    I got froyo about 2 days ago now I'm waiting for the adobe flash player update. Phone is an arkansas number but I'm in oklahoma.
    Original droid.

  • Replacement007

    I got froyo about 2 days ago now I'm waiting for the adobe flash player update. Phone is an arkansas number but I'm in oklahoma.
    Original droid.

  • will frg22 build fix the bugs??

  • Lance_rhoads

    Just got my first download an hour ago waiting for the second one for flash

  • SusieSunshine38

    I live in Eastern PA and still no update as of the morning of the 19th. Frustrated beyond belief!!!

  • will frg22 build fix the bugs??

  • Jfort19

    it seems that that from coments mostly the eastern pa is getting the updates…idk??? and how do i know if i got it…what is a QTA south west pa

  • SusieSunshine38

    Still no update. Tired of looking for the pop up screen to show up. Thinking I should turn phone off for a month and maybe then I will finally get the update. No Froyo Eastern PA

  • PYates

    Just talked to my dad and he even got his!! What the french…..toast??!?!?

  • Russr1123

    I finally got my update this morning (18th) here in NJ. I have to say I do not notice the phone being any faster. There are some new settings and features, but it doesn't seem faster.

  • canoefoot7

    Definition of torture? Husband's phone updated Monday, and he could care less ! Stillllllllllllllll waaaaaaaiiiiiting.

  • SusieSunshine38

    Here it is the morning of the 18th and no update for my phone. My husband has had his update for two full days now. Not a happy camper as this is the day flash is supposed to be released and still no froyo for me.

  • PYates

    …still waiting impatiently in Baltimore, MD! This is ridiculous!

  • sansouci

    no froyo on long island. my coworker received his yesterday but three other owners in my office are in the same boat as i am. not happy.

  • PYates

    All I know is….if I don't get my update by tomorrow evening…Verizon's going to get a nice phone call!

    • SusieSunshine38

      Getting ticked myself as I look hopelessly at my phone expecting a pop up screen. Seriously if the incredible froyo update is released and I still don't have my droid update there is going to be one irate droid owner in the verizon store.

  • Russr1123

    Yeah, 17th here in NJ and nothing. I have a bad feeling about this…

  • SusieSunshine38

    Same here and I thought they were supposed to be done by the 18th and that the droid incredible was going live on the 18th. So where is my original droid update????

  • PYates

    …still nothing!!

  • clmitchell02

    once you get the OTA you can download load Adobe Flash 10.1 by…

    go to market> search “Adobe Flash” – download the showcase; then

    go to google> search “Flash 10.1 BETA 3 APK

  • Raegmarie12205

    Got the update this morning. Boston MA

  • Boogie37b

    My husband just bought his droid on 8/8/10 received his update on 8/10/10. Had my droid since December of 09 still waiting for my update in Virginia…….

  • Russr1123

    Still waiting for my froyo update on my Droid here in NJ. I hope it comes tomorrow morning now.

  • PYates

    I'm getting impatient also. I got my droid 6 months ago and my wife got hers two months ago. She got her update yesterday….still waiting on mine. I even got up in the middle of the night to check my phone! LOL I told her I didn't even want to see her new updated phone! She keeps teasing me. This sucks….

    • SusieSunshine38

      Husband and I got our phones at the same time. I have been impatiently waiting to get update and husband could have cared less. He of course got his update this morning while mine is still out there somewhere. Sucks since I am the one who has read all the blogs about 2.2 and hubby hasn't even looked at any.

  • SusieSunshine38

    Still no update in Eastern PA. Grrrrrr. I want my update………………..:-(

  • Chgomike59

    Just got my OTA update (build FRG01B) this morning in Chicago.

  • Irie5447

    my wife just got the over the air update this morning on her unrooted stock droid 1!

  • EMMJR21

    JUST GOT MY UPDATE THIS MORNING….. BRONX, NEW YORK

    • Carlosnycity

      Jealous. In Fordham.

  • EatUrCrap

    I swear, I spend so many hours looking a phone-related stuff, that getting a faster phone wouldn't even matter, because I've already used all of the seconds of time that it would have saved me

  • moose

    mom got her update this morn and i want mine NOW!

    • Lost

      frg01b or frg22?

  • JonKay

    My wife just got her update. Still waiting or mine. (Central Ohio, with Michigan phone numbers)

    • Lost

      frg01b or frg22?

      • JonKay

        frg01b

  • SusieSunshine38

    No OTA update as of yet. Hate playing the waiting game,

  • Lost

    What if you are not a business customer?

  • droiduser14

    Daily activity of a Froyo Addict
    wake up check phone no OTA
    have coffee check phone no OTA
    Shower check phone no OTA
    Breakfast check phone no OTA
    boot up laptop check phone as its bootiing no OTA
    should I con't

    • a1locjaw

      Grin… then I'm not the only one….. no update for me yet.. AZ account but in WIS for the summer. My partner got the update on the first night of updating….

    • Ralph Trentacosta

      IM happy you wrote this. I will now be able to prove to my wife that I'M not the only one. Thanks :-). I wonder if the verizon execs read this stuff and then smile and touch their fingers like Mr. Burns while saying

    • Ralph Trentacosta

      Also, you should rename Daily activity of a Froyo Addic to Confessions of a Froyo Addict

      • droiduser14

        I think u r right!
        my wife can't wait for this to be over so we can go somewhere without FROYO on the brain

    • NYGypsy55

      Welcome to Android Addiction! I'm having dreams of what Flan and Gingerbread are going to have in them. Also what the Android Tablet will look like.

    • Dazz1996

      thats sounds like me lol

    • SusieSunshine38

      I keep checking and wondering when my update will appear. Been anxious,,,,,,,now getting frustrated.

      • Brian

        me too!!!!!

    • a1locjaw

      Sunday morning 15 Aug in Wis.. still no update… any news?

    • a1locjaw

      Monday morning, 16 Aug… no froyo.. Wis with Ariz account…

  • droiduser14

    Someone must have ate all the FROYO up for dessert and there is is non left to give out.

  • punk

    Still waiting… I am kind of tired of waiting. This is getting to be like the iphone coming to verizon stories… all build up no satisfaction.

  • Ralph Trentacosta

    What is the ETA on this OTA for my D1, or is the OTA BS and I should just hope for a D2 or wait for the R2-D2 D2. Either way Im startinged to get PO'd.

    sorry, i was just trying to see how many acronyms I can come up with. I think i've reached my breaking point.

  • SusieSunshine38

    No OTA for me yet. Impatiently waiting……..

  • Kusheil

    still nothing for me. Stock droid..never rooted…..but am seriously considering rooting if this keeps getting delayed. Siiiigh…sick of eclairs…time for some froyo. (^_^)

  • B-Do

    I don't have to worry about it, because I rooted with sickmod ROM, tintedwindow with a green bar, with a phreaker 2.25 ghz ULV kernel on my droid. It gets a quadrant score of 3500.

    • Lost

      cool

      • B-Do

        yeah man, I've been eating froyo for like 10 months now.

        [this is all sarcasm and satire]

  • droiduser14

    Lets start this again this Morning 8-13
    CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM THAT THEY REC. THE OTA TODAY YET?
    didn't get one postive response yesterday that someone actually got the OTA…

    • David

      I couldn't wait anymore. Not when the manual update was just sitting there! I went with that.

  • Surfnmadness

    Still no DI love.

  • mjfbush

    Does Kellex have any inside info about the Droid 2.2 delay?

  • Kajasj

    how bout 2.2 for the X

    GODDDDD

    • droiduser14

      Articles I have read say droid X late August, early sept.
      I would call Big Red and start yelling “I want my dessert NOW u communist money making machine”

  • Brian

    I hope I'm wrong but………………….. I THINK THE UPDATE WAS HALTED ONCE AGAIN. If this is true, then Verizon is a full of BS!!!!!!!!!

    • droiduser14

      Don't say those kind of things u could cause a mental breakdown for some of us!
      Dessert anyone?
      yes I think i will have some FROYO
      sorry sir we r out of FROYO do have some Eclair left though but it's OLD

  • Cshyne3

    still waiting on this 2.2 update in upstate new york

  • Stephanie

    Is anyone else having issues with the videos not showing on Droidlife since the 2.2 update? The videos are not showing up in my browser and it's frustating, I have the dolphin HD browser. Please help!!

  • Kbranham

    I have the Droid 1. I received the 2.2 Android version OTA on 8/10. The Build # is FRG01B. I am a true believer in the Droid, but I'm not that impressed with the upgrade. I was using HelixLauncher before 2.2 but since I can get 5 home screens with the 2.2, I removed Helix. Partly because my Droid was responded slower, and I thot Helix was party the cause since it was now Force closing every time I went to it. Uninstalling Helix didn't speed things up. I have also noticed a difference in battery use. It is not as good as prior to the 2.2. I also moved some of my apps to the SD card. That may explain some of the slow response of some of my apps now. Not sure. One other thing, the home screen takes several seconds to load when I unlock my screen. Wondering if others may be experiencing anything similar.

    • Mr. Steve

      I'm experiencing the same problems with that battery life and the home screen load times. I don't use the Helix or any optional launcher so I can't help there.

      • droiduser14

        there is a lot of issues with this build, they even halted it maybe flash??? then hour later frg22 come out then they pulled all froyo leaks/ota's. Even since they started rolling out the OLD update this week droids r not dealing with the OTA very well. Verizon has some pressure to get this out after the 2.1 update issues. They don't seem ready, ever talk to tech support from verizon? no surprise

  • What makes a DROID user a DROID Business Customer?

    • Muab

      If you obtained through verizon business services not the retail division.

  • mjfbush

    I'm still waiting on 2.2 for my droid. Hurry please!

  • DroiD

    im hoping this update will just fix the battery drain from froyo

    • David

      Yes! I used to get through the whole day no problem. Now, I am looking at 50% battery before 1PM. I take my Droid off the charger at 5AM. I did the manual update to 2.2. Anyone else having similar issues? Did you get the manual update or the OTA?

  • Froyo “Can u see me now?”
    Me,”No I'm still waiting jerk!”

  • Tfbiii2002

    I wonder if it will allow me to play WMV voicemail again.

  • SusieSunshine38

    Waiting ( impatiently I might add) for the OTA update for the Droid and have yet to receive any notification. Husband and I got our phones in May. My son has the EVO and got his update last week.

  • krazykarl

    So how do I get me a rooted version of FRG22 with the wifi-tether enabled kernel, like the one that pete created for FRG01? I already have flash, but it'd be nice to have it linked to the market when it's available so that I can get updates.

    • The350zWolf

      Pete already has the rooted FRG22 on his website, It's been there for about two weeks now

  • rizzet

    I havent been keeping up very well……If I am on a rooted Droid already running 2.2 (Jrummy), will I still get this OTA update? If so, should I not accept it to avoid losing SU permissions?

    • Flyinion

      You shouldn't get a notification if you're on another ROM like that. If you do, don't accept it as from what I've heard it can do more than just end SU permissions if you allowed an OTA to try to install over a custom ROM.

      • droiduser14

        Goto Petes wesite http://www.peteralfonso.com/
        read the story about the guy who got the OTA notification and he was running a rooted FRG22 build.
        So yes it appears this OTA can hit rooted phones, not saying that the install will be successful??

  • Man, I Love Droid-Life!!!!! Always with the newest info for the android community….Keep up the excellent work!!!

  • Lost

    what if you didnt get the email?

  • DROID X!!!!!!!!

  • JosueD

    Sweet, More Droid1 Love!

    [JD]

  • saimin

    Are there going to be any new features/fixes besides Flash? Maybe a fix for the AAC+ audio problem that is crippling Slacker and Pandora? Or a fix to the WiFi problems that some people are experiencing with the current Froyo release?

  • Stennyck

    I'm still waiting on the first 2.2 OTA update for my Droid 1. Too chicken to try to download on my own from this site. I'm getting impatient!!!

    • tonytbone7883

      did that kernel come stock with ROM or did you install it?

      • droiduser14

        love ur picture it is the boot animantion i have on my rooted droid. android pi… on a apple!
        I was on the fence with rooting, just do it, better roms than what u will get with the OTA if it ever gets here. Verizon should pay a late fee to all of us for the delay froyo!!

    • Jake

      same here

      • wolverinefan

        So do we know if is being sent out, cuz i got the phone the day it came out and i've got noting in ota whats the lates news

    • Ken619

      I know I have zero chance of being right, but I almost feel like they are pushing the OTA to Droids from newest to oldest…not by area. My co-worker bought hers 2 weeks ago and got the OTA the night it first launched ( I think it was Tuesday). I bought the Droid in January and still haven't gotten it. Anyway…ignore me, I'm just trying to justify why I cant enjoy the froyo yet! lol

      • LinZbee

        Well, I do hope your theory's wrong – I got mine in January, too. I try to control myself, but I keep checking my phone every 5 minutes or so!!!

      • belsonc

        According to the last time I was on the phone with tech support (I recently got a replacement Droid), you have it backwards. They're pushing FRG01 to the Droids from oldest to newest – which would explain why two of my coworkers haven't gotten it yet. (However, that wouldn't explain your post…)

        Anyway, once I got my replacement, I flashed it myself – so Stennyck, don't worry. If you can follow a recipe, you can do this. Trust me. It took me months to build up the confidence to push a new boot animation to my phone with ADB, and I was able to update to 2.2 manually. The one suggestion I would make? Do a dry run. Boot into the recovery console just to boot into the recovery console. One of your options is to reboot the phone – and if memory serves, that's more than one choice away from doing something like reformatting the phone, so it's not even like you could reformat it by accident. You can do it. Seriously. If I can do it, you can do it. 🙂

        • Stennyck

          belsonc: Thanks for the words of encouragement. I will wait a couple of more days for the OTA update and if no update by then I should be ready to tackle this. I bought my Droid 1 in mid Dec. 09 and still no update so I wonder if they are really going oldest to newest. I have a buddy in OH that bought his in May and already had the update pushed to him on Wed. Impatiently waiting in WI.

        • Magmoss3

          I agree. I followed the directions to the tee and had no problems…Love it!

      • I thought that was the case too but my buddy and his wife got the Droid 1 about 6 mo. after me. He received 2.2 the other day but his wife and I have yet to get anything. ¤ Impatiently waiting ¤

        • It is the opposite for me. I have had my Droid for about 3 months and my wife got hers about a month ago. She got 2.2 about 3 days ago and I am still waiting. The strange thing is, I bought my Droid from the Verizon store and we got hers on eBay!

      • capgeo

        I bought my droid june 21 from wireless.com and no update yet so I was thinking that because I didn’t buy it directly from verizon that they are making me wait.Also I was a new customer and got it for free,no activation fee,and free shipping. george from CT.

    • David

      I did it. It was very easy! I’m one of those people who wouldn’t dare root their phone, but this was very easy. Just follow the step-by-step directions. Give it plenty of time. All of your apps have to reinstall.

  • Puretech Inc

    Already downloaded flash from the app brain market. Sapphire 1.0.0.0 low voltage 1.2ghz. Ondemand CPU scaling runs like a dream and lasts all day. I sell insurance for Aflac so I'm on my phone all day.

    • tonytbone7883

      did that kernel come stock with ROM or did you install it?

    • texashorns88

      I tried running the 1.2 ghz medium voltage yesterday and it started overheating quite a bit on 1.0.0 so I had to switch back to the low voltage 1.0 ghz

      • Flyinion

        Yeah you should always run the lowest voltage you can. Then at some point it becomes a tradeoff between voltage, speed, heat. Keep in mind, “medium voltage” is what Sapphire (and I think the other kernel devs as well) use to refer to stock voltage. So at 1.2Ghz you're trying to run your phone at 2.18 times it's original speed, definitely going to create heat especially at a stock voltage.

        • The350zWolf

          This is good info, don't want to burn your CPU!

  • Jake

    my droid still hasn't gotten 2.2…

  • august 18th!!! my birthday. 8-18-80 man i'm getting old.

    • Tamarick

      my birthday is the 18th too woohoo

    • TechDeft

      Happy birthday to a fellow early 80's baby!

    • JimmyD

      Born in the 80's and you just said you're getting old?!?!?!

      Man, way to make me feel REALLY old! LOL

    • Happy early dirty thirty!

  • I just got this email. It's very vague. They don't say anything about any particular droid. The whole thing kinda sounds like it relates to their entire family of droids. I hope so! and Soon!

    • TechDeft

      I disagree. DROID by Motorola is pretty clearly the DROID by Motorola. Otherwise it woulda said Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible, DROID 2 by Motorola, etc.

  • straynova

    if you manually updated, will you still get the OTA? with 2.1, i waited for the OTA, but i was a little impatient this time…

    • TechDeft

      I have to imagine it won't make a different. All you did was save Verizon bandwidth when they run the software that pushes the update. They obviously keep version stats(from previous posts here), so I'm guessing it just pushes updates based on whether or not you need it. Which, come the second update, you will.

    • Henry E

      Im about to buy a Droid X and i want to name it….suggestions?

  • texashorns88

    So if there are custom ROM built with FRG22 they should be able to download flash and run it properly when available correct? I'm running Sapphire 1.0 which I think is off FRG01B so just curious when I should switch to a custom ROM built off FRG22 b/c I'd prefer to delay as long as possible since all my text/call history gets wiped every time.

    • Flyinion

      I thought Sapphire was built from source not from a leaked build? Maybe I'm interpreting their wiki wrong? I assumed the aosp was not tied to a build number like that and FRG01B in the Sapphire info meant it had things like the FRG01B google apps.

    • The350zWolf

      I know that Pete is testing FRG22 for stability. Perhaps he'll include it in BBV0.5. Incidentally, if you use BB, Pete made a backup tool that will generate a file saving all of your data so that all gets restored even after a complete wipe before flashing. Really cool, specially if you have a ton of apps to restore.

    • Lakerzz

      Back up everything, and you can always restore it after installing a new rom. (My Back Up Pro works for me)

  • miak

    we just got the same email, oddly enough we dont have any original DROID's we only have DROID X's

    • TechDeft

      Did you used to have Droids?

      • miak

        nope, we just started adding them last month when the droid x came out

        • TechDeft

          Maybe Jarrod was closer to right than I thought!

  • 1bad69z28

    THird lol

    • TechDeft

      You are gonna hate me when I hit like.

      Whoops, not third.

      😛 😛

      • 1bad69z28

        LOL, Will see on the next Post, “Get your Popcorn Ready” LOL

  • Not It

  • guz1115

    Hmm, so whats up with that?