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Breaking: Original DROID Receiving FRG83G Update Starting Today

Nope, it’s not Gingerbread.  If you want to get anywhere close to Android 2.3 on your original DROID, then check out this or this.  For those of you still running stock software though, an update will start rolling out today that will bring you up to FRG83G and to Android 2.2.2.  This is the 3.4MB update that Motorola was testing back in January and now looks to be ready.

To check to see if it’s available on your phone, head into Settings>About phone>System updates.

Changes in FRG83G are below.  

And nice Photoshop job there Big Red.  Is that Donut?

  • Martib10

     How can I root my droid if I have this build

  • Martib10

     How can I root my droid if I have this build

  • http://profiles.google.com/aaaaathatsfiveas aaaaaa thatssixas

    So… I allowed Verizon to update my Droid to FRG83G. But now I want to root my phone to get tethering. The latest root software on this site seems to only work for FRG01B. Did I screw myself? Is there a newer UniversalAndroot available? Thanks!

  • Xaliengodx

    i’m anti-aware that gingerbread house is the next non version of nothing

  • Xaliengodx

    i’m anti-aware that gingerbread house is the next non version of nothing

  • http://twitter.com/Treymonigold Trey Monigold

    Is there any way that you can post instructions on how to root from this version. I already have the update and I want to regain my rooted status. My phone used to be rooted and I miss it.

  • amilgax

    Anybody knows a way to root the D1 with frg83g?

  • J-Bone

    So, I gotta D1 running stock FRG83D, and I’m relatively new to the whole rooting business (finally broke down and rooted a couple of months ago following the fine tutorial here on DL). And I *finally* saw the system update prompt for FRG83G this morning.

    Two questions:

    1. ) Do I need to un-root before allowing the update?
    2.) If not, will the update take away my root-ness?

    Apologize for the n00b-tastic questions, but would appreciate any insight.

    • J-Bone

      Since no one responded, I did my own experimenting, and discovered the answers to my questions above, and offer them here for anyone else seeking same.

      I did *not* un-root before accepting the FRG83G update, and it updated without a hitch.

      Upon updating, though, my root privileges were lost (as I expected), but I was quickly able to re-root the phone (running FRG83G) using the instructions here on DL:
      http://www.droid-life.com/2010/09/09/how-to-root-motorola-droid-running-android-2-2-frg22d/

      I’m now happily rooted on my original DROID running (otherwise) stock Android 2.2.2 FRG83G.

      Hope someone finds this helpful.

  • jrmvp0102

    I was notified about the update 1 hour ago however my phone never updated. I clicked install now, it rebooted and it’s still running 2.2.1. Anyone else experienced this problem?

    • JHick77

      Same problem for me. Can anyone advise? I went for the manual pull, and it still says my phone is up to date. Rebooted 3 times and still no change.

      • sillyone

        mine is worse,, now i get no calls..

      • rgp3

        same here. my wife’s droid updated fine, but mine still says 2.2.1

      • Eric

        Yep, that happened to me as well. I had an old update.zip file in the root of the sdcard where I had manually installed a previous update, so maybe that was the problem. Was yours totally stock before the update try?

      • Waknatious

        I just let my OG hang out at the “Your system is up to date” screen for a couple minutes and the new update came through again. Worked this time. On Friday morning when it first tried, it rebooted to 2.2.1 like others are saying. Fine now on 2.2.2.
        Chris

    • JHick77

      Same problem for me. Can anyone advise? I went for the manual pull, and it still says my phone is up to date. Rebooted 3 times and still no change.

  • http://twitter.com/peteralfonso Peter Alfonso

    If you have received the update or are still being nagged by the notification. Please contact me so I can pull the files. http://www.twitter.com/peteralfonso

  • Michael

    I noticed I do not have the problem w/ my home screen icons taking up as much as 15 seconds to load. yes I run the stock droid OS

  • http://www.jonatech.com Jona

    Got the update today…

  • http://twitter.com/HReality Steven Machado

    I only have one question as this is most likely the last OTA big red will do. Have they done what has been said to be the simplest of tasks and fixed it so messaging handles animated gif properly?

  • Jpv90

    I haven’t gotten this OTA yet!! when!!!I want to c the difference..I Want IT!!

  • http://twitter.com/VaporSilver MJ Lindamood

    I didn’t think I’d see another update for the D1. Though I don’t think they could get me to go back to stock after reading this site and rooting! Thanks DL!

  • Steve-O

    I think this update is just for testers for now as I received the email yesterday stating that. I received the email for testers back in Jan. saying that it was coming but there was a delay in pushing the test patch out according to Motorola. Which means this should get pushed to non-testers in the next few weeks if all is well, I’m assuming. Anyways I un-rooted to check it out and got it this morning, all is well so far on FRG83G =)

  • Wilsodw

    Its nice to see the OG DROID receiving another update even though most have rooted. After all it was the phone that started the movement!

  • Jpv90

    here is the zip file for those like me hat haven’t gotten it OTA http://ted.servepics.com/nap/droid/signed-voles-FRG83G-ota.zip

    • Guest

      I tried to se that file, but I get an error message. Any ideas? I am not rooted

      • Jpv90

        mayb, if the file is not doesn’t pass the test made by the stock recovery, it wont work.. Official updates have a special certificate by google to be able to get applied to the phone. The same way, the phone’s build.prop file is check to c that the update being applied it the correct one.

  • anon

    @Kent Lets be clear about this, the original post by Kellex and the original email was back in January. There were delays, otherwise this “love” may have ended earlier.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NFYEPNXKSCLXMHXLMUW46FZOWU Kent

    Nice to see the OG Droid continue to get love from Moto/Verizon. Helps build my confidence in them for the next time I decide to upgrade devices.

  • RW-1

    Wow! Too bad I can’t receive the update running 2.3.3 … :)

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    Is that Clockwork on Donut. VZ, you sayin’ its cool if I root? ‘Cause I already did.

  • Jeff

    So basically they are NOT going to fix the AAC+ Streaming bug or the Wifi Infrastructure logon bug????

    Of course these are fixed in may on the Custom ROMS like SS 5.01 that I run…..

  • Jeff

    So basically they are NOT going to fix the AAC+ Streaming bug or the Wifi Infrastructure logon bug????

    Of course these are fixed in may on the Custom ROMS like SS 5.01 that I run…..

    • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

      My WiFi never works. Been through 5 Droid 1’s. I gave up on having VZ fix it. It also would be nice if 2.2.1 did not slow me down. It makes D1 super slow for me. So I deal unofficial 2.3 most of the time.

  • Pete

    Soooo, how do root if you’re still running stock on the original Droid and have 2.2.1? I don’t really have a Windows PC at my disposal either (running linux). All of the tutorials I read seem to be for older versions (pre-frg83d) and the one-click solutions apparently don’t work with my version, anyway. And I assume after this update even less will work?

    If I want to root and install a custom ROM *with what I have now*, where do I start? And what settings/whatever will I lose and have to reinstall?

    • Yorxs

      Running a stock original Droid will 2.2.1 and used “Soup or Root” which is a one click solution. Worked great despite having rooted serveral times before only to have my root access broken with each update. As far as an original Droid at 2.2.2 I have not seen any solution.

  • Charlie

    ” that will bring you up to FRG83G and to Android 2.2.2.”
    I don’t understand… I am currently FRG83G and 2.2.1.
    I was previously rooted, but lost root with the last OTA.
    Should I expect an update?

    • Yorxs

      2.2.1 is FRG83D not G, the 2.2.2 update will bring you upto G or FRG83G

      • Charlie

        Duh… I just learned how to read. ;-)
        Thanks, it all makes sense now.

    • Jpv90

      R u sure? cuz mine says FRG83D…D, not G and yeah its 2.2.1. Have you gotten the update.. cuz my stock OG D1 hasn’t gotten it yet. Im still @ 2.2.1 FRG83D, and every timeI go check if the update is there to pull OTA, its not!!!! Why!!!

  • Anonymous

    Good to see an update for the original. IIRC, 2.2.2 fixes the exploit that has gotten so much coverage. They may have been testing it in January, but it looks like it has come out at a convenient time.

  • MK17

    Whoop! I’m stock right now (planning to take it back to Verizon). I’ll see if anything pops up soon

  • Ajohn7211

    Checking for update…. nope.

    Oh wait.. thats right. I’m running PE 5.

  • Ajohn7211

    Checking for update…. nope.

    Oh wait.. thats right. I’m running PE 5.

  • The350zWolf

    What a joke! Really Moto?!?!?!?!

  • CJM

    I still cant believe there are stock D1’s out there. I was accepted to take part of the soak in test for this, but wasnt about to leave Cyanogen for it. Thery’re sitll fixing froyo and gb roms have been dropping left and right lately. Rooted and rom’d is the way to go.

  • Anonymous

    I read “Breaking” and then “Nope, it’s not Gingerbread”…

    That was cold.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry. :P

  • Anonymous

    You mean there are still Droid users out there running stock? Ick. Get with the program people. Stock sucks in every way.

    Been running Gingerbread for a few weeks now and love it.

  • San

    I tried to update using System Updates & its not pulling anything yet

    • Anonymous

      That’s because the original Droid doesn’t support pulling. You’ll have to wait until Verizon pushes it to your phone.

      • Anonymous

        ^This. Contrary to what the graphic suggests, the Droid can’t pull updates. I think someone was thinking of the Droid 2 or other blur’d devices.

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

    Will this work on my iPhone?

    • Anonymous

      Sadly, no. You’re stuck with what you have. Sorry.

      • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

        Hopefully Apple releases an update that causes force closes and lag.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

          • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

            Weird. My phone never does that. I am authorized to do anything on my iPHone.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

        • Droidzzz

          Hopefully when Apple release that update our Droids will get updates that cause the phone to give messages that say “You are not authorized to perform this action”.

  • shr1k3r

    what no security fix? or is that purely a market update like the revamped market?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Blacklock/100001633248589 Jason Blacklock

    Verizon is awesome about updating phones. I have had my droid for over a year. I will be kinda said when I upgrade to the bionic……..not hahah

  • Anonymous

    Reverting to stock for the update. Wait… no, I am not. I remember when these updates used to excite me. Thanks to Droid Life for getting me to the “root” of my update anticipation problem. Regardless, today is a good day for Daddy Droid. :-)

  • CP

    @Droidzzz… Call Verizon’s customer care and have them open up your signal. Sometimes when you get those certified like new devices Verizon has to send something to the phone so the GPS can find you. Also, before you do that you can check your Location under Settings and see if everything is checked. I work for an indirect dealer of Verizon, and I’ve seen that happen a few times. Hope that helps

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    It’s really heartening to see Motorola and Verizon are still supporting this amazing device.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    It’s really heartening to see Motorola and Verizon are still supporting this amazing device.

  • DroidzFX

    UPdates

  • Droidzzz

    Well this couldn’t be much less exciting. I’m unrooted and use launcher pro and my phone runs pretty well for the most part. Have not had any issues with the messaging like some others have had. I’d just rather save the 3.4 mb. I AM however having problems with Adobe Flash (not playing any vimeo vids) and my GPS hasn’t tracked me since I got this certified like new replacement. I’ve tried formatting the sd card and resetting the phone like 3 times somewhat recently and it hasn’t fixed the problem (GPS). Anybody know any non-rooting solutions?

  • Matt

    About time they fixed this issue. You don’t know how many people I’ve tried to send a text to, and someone else receives it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2QSIC2M72JOFETTNGSRQFCFRY EricS

      The same thing happens when I try to place a call. It does not happen all the time, but it has happened enough times to be embarrasing.