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Verizon Pushing a new Froyo Update to Rooted Users? (Updated)

Anyone with an original Droid is supposed to receive a minor Android 2.2 update over the next few days which will allow them to download official Flash 10.1 from the market and so far, we’ve seen some odd stuff happening.  From the shot above, you can see that one of our readers was sent an update, only this thing wasn’t 1.6MB like we saw yesterday, but was the full 2.2 OTA update with some added goodies inside (original was only 45.2MB).

Since this reader is rooted (hence the dropcap2 icon), this is the new OTA update that will be sent out if you are not currently running FRG01B (which is the previous update).  We’re pretty sure this is FRG22. Update:  This is just the full FRG01B, not FRG22.

No idea where we are actually going right now, but just be aware that a batch of updates are floating around for your downloading pleasure.  If you are already running FRG01B, you should see FRG22D which is only 1.6MB.  If you are rooted and blocked FRG01B, then you will likely be prompted to install this new 76MB file.  It should be blocked by your custom recovery as they all have in the past.

Oh and remember, you can download official Flash right here if you don’t feel like waiting.

Anyone receive an update yet?

Cheers James!

  • i applied this ota and it unrooted my phone as well as uninstalling my phone, contacts, widgets and a few other Gapps… now i can't seem to reroot my phone… I am going crazy i rooted my phone as soon as i took it out of the box. this is not the droid i fell in love with. please can anyone help me?

  • Stocktonpm

    Yes I did and it “froze” my root access…its still overclocked but can't change anything in setcpu or use any apps for rooted users..how do I fix this…and I can't reboot in clockwork or Sp..

  • Stocktonpm

    Yes I did and it “froze” my root access…its still overclocked but can't change anything in setcpu or use any apps for rooted users..how do I fix this…and I can't reboot in clockwork or Sp..

  • Tford611

    I have been rooted since the end of July and updated to 2.2 at that point. I am also receiving this update on my phone. It won't go away. Even if I choose to install it, it doesn't install. It just restarts my phone with no update showing in my settings under “about phone”. It's driving me crazy because it won't stop asking me to update. Any idea of how to get rid of it?

  • gregjohnson916

    no update yet dont want it

  • guz1115

    Has anyone even been prompted to update yet?

  • Chauncy G

    I downloaded 10.1 Flash on Saturday.. Rooted Droid on Cyanogen's latest ROM

  • Sean

    Not the same update.

  • Standre138

    I got mine a week ago. And blocked it

  • Robinfriday2

    who cares the damn flash blooooooooooooows…stu stu stuttererrrrrrrrr….2.2 wasnt worth the wait

  • 360silent

    i got the update today// let it load but it didnt do anything im running jrummy rom but still nothing at all just loads up then disappears…? weird why isnt taking

  • David

    Not yet.

  • Illegalskittle

    hell yes it is necessary. everyone should know of a man's conquests.

  • Quint_15

    i installed the frg22 right now……and this came up within a couple minutes after the phone restarted…….i didnt install it……but was the exact same thing above.

  • Dannythegrate

    FRG22D It says it on www/verizonwireless.com/droidsupport

  • jtwildman1

    looks like it is just so you can download the official flash…. why even wait? the beta has been out for awhile and the “official” download you can get already. The OTA updates seem to take forever to actually get, 🙂 no need to wait on Verizon when Droid Life shows you where and how to get them first.

  • GulMiguel

    Not so much a comment as opposed to a question. I recently moved to Verizon, got a Droid 2 (since the X was out of stock) and then decided to get on the wait list (since I'm still in my first 30 days) so that I can get an X from backorder. My understanding is that the X does not yet have the necessary updates that would allow Flash to run. Is this still true? Will this latest update work on the DX?

  • Tford611

    I have been rooted since the end of July and updated to 2.2 at that point. I am also receiving this update on my phone. It won't go away. Even if I choose to install it, it doesn't install. It just restarts my phone with no update showing in my settings under “about phone”. It's driving me crazy because it won't stop asking me to update. Any idea of how to get rid of it?

  • gregjohnson916

    no update yet dont want it

  • guz1115

    Has anyone even been prompted to update yet?

  • Chauncy G

    I downloaded 10.1 Flash on Saturday.. Rooted Droid on Cyanogen's latest ROM

  • Standre138

    I got mine a week ago. And blocked it

    • Sean

      Not the same update.

  • Robinfriday2

    who cares the damn flash blooooooooooooows…stu stu stuttererrrrrrrrr….2.2 wasnt worth the wait

  • 360silent

    i got the update today// let it load but it didnt do anything im running jrummy rom but still nothing at all just loads up then disappears…? weird why isnt taking

  • Quint_15

    i installed the frg22 right now……and this came up within a couple minutes after the phone restarted…….i didnt install it……but was the exact same thing above.

  • looks like it is just so you can download the official flash…. why even wait? the beta has been out for awhile and the “official” download you can get already. The OTA updates seem to take forever to actually get, 🙂 no need to wait on Verizon when Droid Life shows you where and how to get them first.

  • GulMiguel

    Not so much a comment as opposed to a question. I recently moved to Verizon, got a Droid 2 (since the X was out of stock) and then decided to get on the wait list (since I'm still in my first 30 days) so that I can get an X from backorder. My understanding is that the X does not yet have the necessary updates that would allow Flash to run. Is this still true? Will this latest update work on the DX?

  • I did this but didn't notice my version change. It still says FRG01 by Pete. Anyone else get this same problem?

  • Treybarnes66

    I guess after the update is available someone will post it for a manual update or better yet a deodexed version.

  • cifchamp24

    I am rooted and receiving an update that it 45.2 MB.

  • Dan

    FYI, I am already rooted on my phone and have a Custom FRG22 ROM installed already

    • Porschephile2k3

      Do you see any of your paid protected apps in the market? I initially installed FRG22 Odexed too when I rooted but had to go back to FRG01B Odexed to get all my paid apps back.

  • Cjreyes666

    No wonder yesterday received the update and again with the previuos update try to install so i wouldnt get the notices but my ? Is what is the current official update frg01b or frg22? Anyone.

    • Dannythegrate

      FRG22D It says it on www/verizonwireless.com/droidsupport

  • Dan

    I have received the update, but when I run the install, it hangs at the Yellow Exclamation point with the little droid.

  • Justin

    Is this a good or bad thing?
    Is this verizon taking one step closer to locking us down, or user paranoia?

  • Hockeydog_12

    So I downloaded the Official Flash update from the link on this post and I still can't get Hulu to work…anyone had any luck with Hulu??

    • Lushultralounge

      Hulu does not work with any mobile device YET……Let's hope they change that very soon;)

  • henderson123

    has any on who manually updated get the update?

    • David

      Not yet.

  • Tonicfeline

    Hey, for anyone still upset about Froyo and the new toggle bar settings there may be hope. Out in the market there is an app called Ringer Toggle Widget from Rounded Labs and it is super simple and free. Just a few taps and the phone goes from ringer to vibrate to silent. I hope this helps!

  • Lucaspps47

    How do i install flash 10.0 on my Droid 2.2 o have downloded it no what thanks

    • M1ghtysauc3

      Click on the file, then click package installer.

  • Chrisjessie28

    I'm new to all of this but I was wondering what all is the benefits of rooting your phone

  • Peter Alfonso had post on this http://bit.ly/9onaEy, it is supposedly a “Master” OTA. Thats why the file is so big.

  • I have my D1 and manually updated to 2.2 the FRG01B so will this mean I'll get the FRG22 prompt? Also my husband waited and got the ota update for FRG01B so will he also get the FRG22? Sorry all this updating and techie talk confuses me some.

  • Chris Nimon

    I havent been prompted for an update since 2.0.1. Has any body rooted had this actually go thru for them? If so did you retain root access and were you still able to tether using Wireless Tether or similar app?

  • Emike72

    ClockworkMod will block the update. Just accept the update then boot into recovery when prompted.

  • Illegalskittle

    I got mine last night atabout 3 in the morning. i was busy having some adult fun with a friend of mine and al of a sudden my phone went off, afterwards i checked it. It said i had to download Froyo again, which was weird since i was rooted and had already downloaded it, but i hit install anyway. Niw that its installed my phone seems to run smoother and faster.

    • Fake

      TMI?

      • Illegalskittle

        hell yes it is necessary. everyone should know of a man's conquests.

    • Was that back story really necessary?

      • Tonicfeline

        I guess someone felt the need to brag?

  • Kaufkin

    Gee… a few of us Noob (to rooting) folks have questions… don't you have a few places we can ask questions? IRC channel,, plus …??

    Thanks!
    (hunting for a noob friendly rom. maybe BB4? – anything new coming I should wait for?)

    • Chris Nimon

      I cant speak for BB as I havent used it in awhile but with Lithium Mod you are prompted for your choice of theme, kernel, boot animation, etc. This makes it a 1 stop shopping center. Instead of multiple downloads you pick your options and 1 download. (although unless updated, you still have to download Flash which is included in BB but that only takes about 1 minute to do)

    • fish1552

      ROM use comes down to personal preference really. I'm partial to one guys ROM and stuck with it for the most part since day 1. THAT'S NOT TO SAY THE OTHERS AREN'T AS GOOD UI (user interface) wise, but for me it was the amount of customization built in that I liked.
      With the latest update for SimplyStunning, Chevy has built in a lot of GUI controls that used to be done using terminal emulator and commands. Now, you simply make your selections and run them to do things like backup user settings, system data, home screen settings; block things like ads or Amazon MP3; change the Verizon Banner as you wish, change notification bar colors, certain button colors; LED colors for notifications to name a few.

      All this, and now he even pushes updates to you as he fixes problems that come up. No need to re-download the entire ROM to reload. Very user friendly for a noob, IMO.

      Just my 2 cents…

      • Kaufkin

        Thanks to both for replies,… will followup on both!

        Kaufkin

  • Banderberg

    It's funny, Flash for Android was supposed to be this big deal. I've had it for a couple of months now and I can't say I really notice it. Once in a while I see some flash content in a page, but for the most part nothing's different. Talk about over hyping an anti-climax.

    • keithsmith22

      I disagree. Asides from the fun things there are to do, such as games and watching embedded videos that are not youtube related. It is a big plus for my wifes business. She can now show off her simple flash intro into her website, http://www.sassy-sweet.com, that when dealing with her customers makes a big impression. (They're not all tech geeks 🙂 ) Plus it is just nice to have something a i*pant doesn't.

      • EC8CH

        +1 for shameless plug

        ….mmmm cookies

      • Haha… I love cookies…. It doesnt look like you guys used the best web development solution for small businesses and non-profit organizations http://www.romanstwelve.com but I still like the website! haha

        • keithsmith22

          You are right. This is the first website that I had ever done. It is still a work in progress. I am getting ready to add Paypal checkout ability. This is a small startup and the cost to do this was $7, the cost to get the domain name. Everything else was done by me. Feel free to order away and if you say you saw it on here when you contact us, I will give you a 10% discount. These are truly the best around.

          • PayPal is awesome now. The customer doesn't even have to have a PayPal account. They take VISA, MC, DISC, and Debit as well as PayPal. Percentages are less than a bank charges, too.

            Quick to set up, too.

  • I downloaded the official flash and now it seems as if my droid is dying faster with it installed…maybe i should remove it

    • mhoe

      my droid is dying in about 6-8 hours after full battery and hardly being used ever since I got froyo. I can no longer use it as an alarm clock unless it is plugged in.

      • Animatederagin

        ditto.. so much for froyo being more battery efficient.. as a stock user.. i feel like froyo didnt offer anything significant at all… just more problems instead. ::sighs::

        • David

          mhoe and Animatederagin, did you also download any new apps since then? Or, maybe some of your apps (new updates to them or just the old ones) are not playing nicely with Froyo. I had the same problem. I have a stock Droid and manually updated to Froyo. My battery was dying after 5-6 hours. I got rid of my Facebook widget and my battery went to about 7-8 hours. I deleted widgets and apps I don’t really need or want and I’m up to having about 40% battery left after around 16 hours (with moderate use and email push on).
          Also, I don’t know for sure that this has anything to do with it, but I went with someone else’s recommendation of powering down, taking out the battery, taking out the memory card, and then putting it all back together again. Because I did all of the above the same night, I don’t know which of those actually helped. But I’m glad to have a phone that lasts all day for me.

  • Somniferum

    I'm on FRG01B (manual install) and rooted yesterday using the Universal Androot method just so I could overclock with SetCPU. I'm not using any custom ROMs or kernals and I do not have a custom recovery loaded. What should I do if/when I'm prompted to update? If I lose root, can Androot regain it after updating to FRG22D? Thanks in advance, I'm really enjoying the speed boost @ 800Mhz and would hate to lose it after only one day. 😉

    • JLH

      I have done the same but with easy root and the OTA FRG01B. Can somebody please give some direction!

      Thanks!

    • I guess nobody knows yet. I and several other people have been asking this same question since the announcement for FRG022 was made yesterday. If I ever get the notification to update, I am going to let it try with it still rooted but no custom ROM and see what happens. I will let everyone know what the outcome is.

      I don't care if it bricks my phone, I need to turn it in for a new one anyway, keep have the problem with the data radio not coming back on after turning off wireless until I reboot. I am hoping the update fixes that, but no one else has complained about it, so it just must be my phone.

  • Cbrown0723

    I'm rooted w/ BB .4 and they tried pushing it to me a bunch of times in the past few weeks.

    • rals

      Yeah same here

  • mastere84

    Does anyone know if you can switch between phones like if you have the droid x and the droid

    • Chris Nimon

      just turn off the phone you are switching FROM and then on the the phone you want to use dial *228. I dont remember the option numbers to pick but it only takes a couple minutes to switch. I was switching between Droid and DI for awhile to see which i liked better.

      • skltr21

        its option 2 i believe.

        • Instance007

          Option 1 is activation of handset….. Option 2 is update roaming capabilities

          • mastere84

            Thanks guys this site its the best ever

  • I received SEVERAL 76 mb, 2.2 update Download and install attempts last week…I am running FRG 2.2 already, and my droid kept blocking the 76 mb install EVERY time (yellow triangle with exclamation point and little droid)…just sent me to recovery menu, with installation failed message, and I rebooted!
    I was hoping I was NOT going to get repeated notices of updates….but VZW is nothing if not persistent….they keep trying anyway!

    • KEITHSMNR

      SetCPU will only allow a max of 800, yes. I even tried using custom scripts but it would go beyond that. Kernel/custom rom is the way to go

      • KEITHSMNR

        would not***

  • aardawg

    So.. I'm on rooted 2.2 bugless beast and I received the 45 MB from Verizon ota a few days ago. If I try to install this it will be ” blocked”? Is it beneficial to install this and will I lose root access? And lastly, if I don't want to install this, how do I disable this constant pop-up notification? I love this site but I really wish it had some forums haha.

  • Kendal

    I'm confused by the math. If the original update to FRG01B was 45.2MB, and the update from FRG01B to FRG22 is 1.6MB, then why is the update directly to FRG22 76.9MB?

    • kellex

      It looks like it's the full FRG01B update that has been written about previously. Not sure why it's showing up again now to tell you the truth.

      • skltr21

        kellex….. my wife is getting a replacement phone today for her broken droid. i have her droid rooted and want to root the new one for her. if it comes with froyo already installed on it, can i still root it using the good old sprecovery and sbf file method??? or does that only work for 2.1?

  • tiptoptommy

    its cool seeing my own cap on Droid life haha

  • Bill D

    I got the prompt for the update yesterday, but figured it was just asking me to install FRG01B again. Wish I had've looked at the file size.

  • Djsantos

    Will I still get an update if I don't have service on my phone? ( Have the X now) I know dumb question. Or will I have to dl it some where else?

    • kellex

      You have to have wifi enabled and it will.

      • Djsantos

        Thanks Kellex!

  • Leesmomhasabigbutt

    Lee is lame. And so are first comments.

    • Lee

      LOL

  • Gaujo

    Blocked? What does that mean? I'm on 2.2 rooted, but confused about what you mean when you say “It should be blocked by your custom recovery as they all have in the past.”

    • kellex

      If you have a custom recovery installed like Clockwork Recovery, then you should accept the update and it will be blocked by that recovery. If you don't, then I wouldn't accept it or it will kill your root.

      • jth

        If I have Easy Root, would I have to unroot my Droid before I receive the update?

        • Barth

          No, you didn't. You got FRG01B, not this one.

          • Barth

            This was meant for the post below jth's.

        • msl

          Me too. I just used easy root with no custom rom, just wanted to wireless tether. Do I need to do anything? Or should I just accept the update and just run easy root again?

  • Jpippo4

    I received this on Thursday of last week.

  • finally!!

  • I got this as well, and it didn't install at all once the phone rebooted. Maybe because of ClockworldMod Recovery? Anyone else get this? I was running Bugless Beast v.0.4 when I saw it

    • Jpippo4

      Same, my phone did the exact same thing.

      • GUEST

        can some one find a way to make the FRG022 into an update zip ,since so many people now seem to have gotten the FRGO22 officially over the old FRG011 ?????????????

    • BigODroid

      Likewise for me. I got the exclamation point. Hit the power button, rebooted and everything was fine. I got it last Thursday as well. I am running the same BB you are.

  • Lee

    first

    • Lee

      In the past I have posted many comments of dislike for the “First” comments. Boy now that I have done it for myself I see what I've been missing… lol This is so much fun that I think I'll be first from now on!

      • kellex

        Hah.

      • tbaybe

        oh boy…..

      • davesdroid

        Welcome to the dark side

      • Maybe DL should turn this into a contest, with the first, second and third place winners getting a prize of some sort. Hmm, wonder what the prizes could be ……..

    • Slope

      sweet you're first! faggot