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Finally: Verizon Readying FRG22D Froyo Update, Flash 10.1 Included

A 1.6MB OTA update which will take your Motorola Droid to version FRG22D Froyo, allow for Flash 10.1 to be downloaded from the market, and include some additional security patches will be sent to your phone…well…soon.  No date yet, but the Verizon Droid Support page is live with the document above.

Wonder if it had anything to do with this post of official Flash from us just a couple of hours ago?  And while this is only a variation of FRG22 like we were on to a few weeks back, we were aware that this was coming.

Wonder what those security patches are for?  Stay tuned while we dig for dates!

Cheers Luda!

  • Sstvns7

    I woke this morning to find Froyo Update 22D waiting for installation. Contrary to some reports, the update Did Not include Flash 10.1, and searching the market returns No Known location for Flash 10.1 either. Peeking into the ADOBE site returned no joy either… Am I doing something wrong?

  • Chris

    wheres the slideout keyboard on the droid incredible? because if the droid incredible is better then a droid 1 then it must have a slideout keyboard since thats all i really care about. as long as the phone can make calls, text, has internet, and a slideout keyboard then its good. Droid 1 has all of that but the droid incredible doesn't since its missing the keyboard. which makes the droid 1 better.

  • Dirtysanity

    I don't understand, why the hell does the original Droid get 2.2 and my DROIDX doesn't get Jack? This is insane! I feel like I've been waiting forever to get the new OS, this sucks.

  • deladroid

    I broke my easy button, but re-downloaded it again.

  • IncredulousReader

    Really? How silly is it to make up a new article AND to create an image with a link to the “official” site on Verizonwireless? Do you really think no one will actually try to go there and discover that it doesn't exist? What credibility does your site have now?

    • Tacown

      I bet if you went to verizonwireless.com/droidsupport your face would be redder than the big V.

      (Try opening the .pdf on that page)

  • Bamaman30

    Hope some of those features will allow atk to apps that run continuous

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276750673 Earl Painter

    Are They going to fix the problems with the battery I'm now having? Before froyo when I turned an app off until I was ready to use it again now that I have froyo the sop's come on all by themselves and my battery won't last more than a couple of hours. I think I'd be better off with a phone that wears a jacket than a phone I can't use at all unless I'm willing to lug around a car battery

  • guz1115

    why didnt they just do the frg22d instead of the frg01b?, UGH

  • drew8603

    Stupid Question, will this update remove the root from a rooted FRG01B build?

  • Carchicken

    okay so here it starts… i rooted my d1 yesterday with universal androot, and I unrooted, and rooted again, and installed frg22 root. i unrooted, and i still had frg22???. and i got a message saying i have a system update available. i updated today but it wouldnt leave the triangle exclamation with the android. so i canceled the update, rebooted, and i checked, i still had frg22. so now im worring if i will get this frg22d update? even if i dont, i am getting a replacement droid under warranty because my speaker is broken. so i will probably get the update on that… right? can you guys answer these two questions?

  • Carchicken

    okay so here it starts… i rooted my d1 yesterday with universal androot, and I unrooted, and rooted again, and installed frg22 root. i unrooted, and i still had frg22???. and i got a message saying i have a system update available. i updated today but it wouldnt leave the triangle exclamation with the android. so i canceled the update, rebooted, and i checked, i still had frg22. so now im worring if i will get this frg22d update? even if i dont, i am getting a replacement droid under warranty because my speaker is broken. so i will probably get the update on that… right? can you guys answer these two questions?

    • Mrpicolas

      without a custom recovery you will get update notifications as of right now 2.2 cant be rooted the only way to get root on 2.2 is to flash the 2.0.1 sbf and then flash the ese81 sbf and load a custom rom that will give you root access so your replacment will recieve the frg22 update that is scheduled to go out hope that helps

      • Somniferum

        When you say 2.2 can't be rooted, did you mean to say FRG22D can't be rooted? Because 2.2 (FRG01B) can be rooted with Universal Androot — I just did it today. I wish I knew if it will work with the update though.

      • Carchicken

        I do have a custom recovery. I rooted with universal androot. and may i ask didn't you mean frg22d update instead of frg22?

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    Good God Almighty !!

    You people finally convinced me to root my phone and install SetCPU, and an hour later this post comes up.

    So, do I have to UN-root my phone to get this update? I did not install a new ROM? And, is Universal Androot going to work with the update – I guess that will be a wait and see question, huh?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Somniferum

      I'm in the exact same situation. Anyone know the answer?

  • Jager07

    Hmm. FR22D. “D” as in “Droid 1 specific” (as opposed to FR22DX or FR22DI or FR22D2? <chuckle at the last one>) Or FR22D, D as in “A,” “B,” “C,” “D…”

    • Mr. Steve

      Haha, good point. I'd go with the last one.

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      it's a build number, so it's the second one.

  • tonytbone7883

    For whatever reason the official flash did not work as well as the lastest beta version 10.1.72.7. the 10.1.92.8 had audio problems and was not as smoth, anyone else? I'm running Chevy's SS4.7…. I reinstalled 10.1.72.7 and it worked better.

  • guz1115

    Oh SH*T here we go again! My settings are getting worn out by this!!!!!

  • herooftimeloz

    I think the beta version supported Apps2SD; why'd they remove it in the more recent versions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

    Anyone try to find the update on Google's site the way the last one was done?

  • Chuck

    Let's hope the “security patches” fix the volume-silent-vibrate issue, or the slow redraw after rotation issue, or the “takes several swipes” to move the screen issue. I want my Droid to work as well as 2.1. Getting Flash is secondary at this point.

    • The_Other_Ray

      I feel your pain.

      I just don't understand why the Droid 1 can't be lag free like the i*hones. Even after overclocking my D1, messing around with the memory and turning off animations and transitions, it still doesn't behave as smoothly as the i*hone. Take my phone off the Mikradle and it takes a few seconds for my icons to show up when rotating from landscape to portrait. I have experienced the swipe a few times before it moves issue as well. Going from one app to another can be laggy. I've hadt to click at least twice on a link in my browser before it actually registers. I also have to touch a few times my home, menu, back keys sometimes before it registers. It just doesn't feel as responsive as it's suppose to be.

      But other than that, I'm happy. No dropped calls!

      Does the Droid X and Droid 2 suffer from lag as well?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

        Because its a lot easier to be lag free if your phone is only doing one thing at a time… I'll take more capabilities over a second or two lag.

        • The_Other_Ray

          You are right. Didn't think of it like that.

        • Snakecentaurian

          Tyler,

          The Droid X is almost seamless. I have not experienced any major lag even when running google maps, email, and internet at the same time. I have mine rooted with wireless tether and have used it online with two laptops connected and the internet connection has still been acceptable for 3G. And, don't believe the I*hone users that say “My phone is so great” and “Apple products are the best”. I personally know I*phone users that are pissed off with their phones. Sometimes it's the phone itself and sometimes it's just AT&T's dismal coverage. I like Apple and yes the I*phone was the single best product two years ago, but, like all Apple products, they don't keep their luster for long. Someone else improves on the Apple design and Apple needs to go back and figure out the “next best thing”.

    • Keithrbt0

      to go silent just hold power button and hit silent. there's no need for an update.

  • Sjm614

    Where is the Droid Incredible love?!

    • Sigmundroid

      Wait your turn.
      Us Droid 1 owners were 1st, be patient.

      • TrollingYou

        true, but our phones are better

        • Chris

          wheres the slideout keyboard on the droid incredible? because if the droid incredible is better then a droid 1 then it must have a slideout keyboard since thats all i really care about. as long as the phone can make calls, text, has internet, and a slideout keyboard then its good. Droid 1 has all of that but the droid incredible doesn't since its missing the keyboard. which makes the droid 1 better.

  • ripster

    well if this is the official flash version I hope it works. the “official version” that came out today just crashed my new droid (non root froyo 2.2 ota updated) after which I removed in fear of breaking my phone

    • ripster

      also when I hear people say flash works good, my gold standard for handset video is youtube on my droid1

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

      I've been using Flash on my Droid 1 with Youtube video and streaming audio for a while now. No issues. Examples at hotair.com.

      • ripster

        youtube is the gold standard in handset video, but it is not flash.

        • Somniferum

          Youtube uses Flash if you view it in a web browser (as opposed to the Youtube app).

          • ripster

            how can youtube use flash when I didn't have flash installed and I was able to view their videos

          • Somniferum

            When you don't have Flash installed, your web browser passes Youtube videos to the Youtube app that comes preinstalled on your phone. The app plays the videos outside the browser using RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) and then sends you back to the browser when finished. But you can't play the videos inline inside the web page unless you have Flash installed — just like you can't play Youtube videos on your desktop computer's web browser unless you have Flash (or HTML5, but that's an emerging technology). More info here:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtube#Playback

  • Brian M.

    Will we still receive this update if we manually installed Flash 10.1?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

      Sure. Manually installed Flash won't make a difference on the Android update. You probably already have the official Flash, so you'll see it in the Market, but you won't need to download until the next update from Adobe.

      • Mr. Steve

        To be safe I'm going to uninstall the Flash Player before the update, then reinstall through the market after the update.

  • Sl8743

    Wouldn't all of this been easier if Verizon had just gone to Staples and hit the EASY button

    • Carchicken222

      okay so here it starts… i rooted my d1 yesterday with universal androot, and I unrooted, and rooted again, and installed frg22 root. i unrooted, and i still had frg22???. and i got a message saying i have a system update available. i updated today but it wouldnt leave the triangle exclamation with the android. so i canceled the update, rebooted, and i checked, i still had frg22. so now im worring if i will get this frg22d update? even if i dont, i am getting a replacement droid under warranty because my speaker is broken. so i will probably get the update on that… right? can you guys answer these two questions?

      • Carchicken123

        okay so here it starts… i rooted my d1 yesterday with universal androot, and I unrooted, and rooted again, and installed frg22 root. i unrooted, and i still had frg22???. and i got a message saying i have a system update available. i updated today but it wouldnt leave the triangle exclamation with the android. so i canceled the update, rebooted, and i checked, i still had frg22. so now im worring if i will get this frg22d update? even if i dont, i am getting a replacement droid under warranty because my speaker is broken. so i will probably get the update on that… right? can you guys answer these two questions?

        • chris

          THey might they might not. They can say u voided your warranty by rooting even if your speaker broke before rooting.

          • Poppywhite1

            They just passed a law which says they cannot void your warranty for rooting your phone

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    Cheers to me :D

    Everyone go into the IRC channel to discuss – http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#droidlife

    • kellex

      You are the man.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Wow….lol
      Shameless self promotion! :-) We love it!

    • SpandexSnowMonkey

      Um, no.

  • http://www.Droid-Life.com/ JosueD

    More Droid1 Love! =D

    [JD]

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Duuude…..I blame MrBob for all of this!

    • Mrpicolas

      Lol…

  • Mr. Joshua

    nice!