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Old August 5th, 2010, 10:30 AM   #601 (permalink)
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I heard once when the Droid came out that Around December they changed teh box and came out with a "New" version wonder if this has anything to do with that? I have one of the originals, got it 3 days after launch. I had no troubles but when 2.1 came I had to a lot of screwing around after the OTA and VZW told me the same thing, eventually I got it myself and its been fine since. Now with 2.2 U just want FRG22 to get some of the bugs cleaned up.

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Is it worth forcing the update right now? I'm really anxious to get the update but I don't want to risk messing up my phone. I'm not real adept at all this, I wouldn't know how to fix things. Another question, when the next build is released, will I still be able to download it? I assume by going into About Phone and checking for system updates? I just want to make sure that if I do this forced install, that it won't affect future updates that are released, that I should be able to download them "correctly" not by forcing them.
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I like it there are some bugs that evident but it shouldn't affect being able to use the OTA when the goto FRG22. It really just comes down to how bad do you want FroYo
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I like it there are some bugs that evident but it shouldn't affect being able to use the OTA when the goto FRG22. It really just comes down to how bad do you want FroYo
So basically I can stay with 2.1 right now, and download FRG22 whenever it comes out, or I can force to 2.2 deal with the bugginess for a little and get FRG22 at the same time I would have anyway?
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So basically I can stay with 2.1 right now, and download FRG22 whenever it comes out, or I can force to 2.2 deal with the bugginess for a little and get FRG22 at the same time I would have anyway?
Thats right.
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For the love of whatever you consider holy, how can I get back to 2.1? I've had the 2.2 update for a few days now and it is horrible. My phone is slower and it will take more time than usual to open up any apps. Then when there are multiple apps running the phone slows down terribly. Also, any of the apps that play music or podcasts (including the default media player) will randomly stop for no reason. My phone will freeze if I am doing to much on it and will take about 5 mins for it to respond again, then it will freeze. The freezing thing is a new issue as of yesterday, so far it has happened three times. I want 2.1 back! It ran so much smoother than this crap. I wanna roll it back and wait for the update next week that will fix any of the 2.2 issues. I have a motorola droid.
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For the love of whatever you consider holy, how can I get back to 2.1? I've had the 2.2 update for a few days now and it is horrible. My phone is slower and it will take more time than usual to open up any apps. Then when there are multiple apps running the phone slows down terribly. Also, any of the apps that play music or podcasts (including the default media player) will randomly stop for no reason. My phone will freeze if I am doing to much on it and will take about 5 mins for it to respond again, then it will freeze. The freezing thing is a new issue as of yesterday, so far it has happened three times. I want 2.1 back! It ran so much smoother than this crap. I wanna roll it back and wait for the update next week that will fix any of the 2.2 issues. I have a motorola droid.
I fell ya FroyoHater....totally
If this is 2.2...it was NOT worth the wait.
Mine too is very laggy and freezes, my gallery is not working properly, the net might as well be dial up (im barely getting 1mb download when before I was about 2.)
That JIT compiler is BS if you ask me it sucked the life right out of my phone.
I called VZW and they sent me to Motorola. I asked Motorola about rolling back to 2.1, they can't as of now but the customer service rep is looking into it and will be giving me a call back within 24hrs.
So to say I'm PO'ed at the moment is an understatement.
Anyway Motorola's # is (if you dont have it) 1800.331.6456. I say call em and give them a piece of you mind like I did. Also I encourage everyone to call and email Verizon and express how them taking the usb tether off is ridiculous (yea we have easy tether but it's only a matter of time before that goes, in my opinion). Im sorry Im not paying 15 a month for 5GB, thats a rip. This is why people root their phones.
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Thanks, I appreciate it. I will be giving them a call here soon. Your totally right about that JIT Compiler. I just recently did a factory reset in hopes that it would help in some odd way. After I did that, it still ran slow but now it appears to be running decently. Though I have feeling that this moment will not last.
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So strange how we can all be on the same device running the same OS and have such wildly different experiences.
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Yea true. Usually I'm not on the other end of the isolated incidents but I suppose there is a first time for everything.
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So do more people seem to be having trouble then those working fine? I'm just nervous mine won't work well and I'll have to deal with it until next update or I can just have 2.1 working fine for a little longer.
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Honestly, at this point, you might as well wait for the official OTA. It's gonna roll out very soon and ironically all of us who installed early will be getting that build too so this effort equates to a geeky sneak preview. LOL

However, if you're feeling adventurous just follow the excellent instructions on the first page of this thread. Screen shots even! Where it says 'Astro' use Estrongs instead. Enjoy 2.2. It's a definite improvement.
The operations on Estrong appear different than Astro. Opened downloads folder, long press update.zip. Operations screen comes up, no edit option. Do i just copy? Then file up button? Then what? Edit, paste functions not easily found. Just trying to figure out how this works. I know people are now saying just wait for the updated OTA, but it bothers me that I can't get this to work.
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So do more people seem to be having trouble then those working fine? I'm just nervous mine won't work well and I'll have to deal with it until next update or I can just have 2.1 working fine for a little longer.
My advice to you is just wait.
it's so hard for me to say that since I have been waiting since Nov of 09 but this build is not right and I would not have done it knowing what I know now.
I have got to figure a way to go back to 2.1, there has to be. I could be dead by the time Motorola gets back to me. And my Droid and I will not get along with it acting like this.
This is so disappointing and when you call, there all like I don't know, Ill have to get back to you. Like seriously, how can you not know. Verizon customer service didn't even know what 2.2 was this morning, I was like OMG this can not be. And this whole tethering thing has got me fuming. Ok Verizon you'll allow the palm pre to do wireless hotspot but not the droid. Does that make sense to anyone? I do not think I will be going with Verizon after this contract is up if I even get another device. I love my droid but when your getting ripped off I cant stand for that. I have other things I can spend 120.00/month on.

It is strange on how were all on the same device yet we have a roller-coaster of experiences.
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The operations on Estrong appear different than Astro. Opened downloads folder, long press update.zip. Operations screen comes up, no edit option. Do i just copy? Then file up button? Then what? Edit, paste functions not easily found. Just trying to figure out how this works. I know people are now saying just wait for the updated OTA, but it bothers me that I can't get this to work.
One can't edit a zip file, just copy it.

1) Navigate to the downloads folder and long-press on update.zip which pops the Operations menu, select Copy. Note that a small white triangle appears at the bottom of the screen.
2) Navigate back to the SD card's root dir.
3) Slide the small white triangle up to display the update.zip file (this drawer is the Clipboard just like in Windows)
4) Long-press on update.zip to pop Clipboard Options and select Paste.
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The operations on Estrong appear different than Astro. Opened downloads folder, long press update.zip. Operations screen comes up, no edit option. Do i just copy? Then file up button? Then what? Edit, paste functions not easily found. Just trying to figure out how this works. I know people are now saying just wait for the updated OTA, but it bothers me that I can't get this to work.
After copying/cutting the file go to the folder you want to paste it in and long press anywhere on the screen and the paste option will come up.

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Ok, i've read every post about 10.1 not playing but no one has actually answered the problem. Should I try to reinstall or wait. It says that I have 10.1 and adobe Showcase but when I go to Adobe's site to open the flashplayer it says that the information cannot be found.
If I am understanding correctly you have installed Adobe Showcase and not Flash 10.1. These are two different things. The only way currently to get Flash 10.1 is to side install, meaning you will have to download the APK and install it manually. It is located here MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

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ATTENTION: Motorola and Verizon have found issue with this OTA update and it is rumored that there will be another next week. For those who have already installed this, don't freak out, you will be able to install the new update right over this one. For those who have not already installed this, it's probably best to wait until next week. Stay tuned for more information..
I'm kind of new here, like most of you are, so I don't mind answering the questions that have already been asked to take some of the burden off the more senior members that have answered these questions numerous times in this thread alone. Please use the search function before posting.
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When I try to force the update I do everything as specified then when I restart my hone in recovery it goes straight to the udate screen without hitting the volume and camera button, all I do is hold x and. power and I'm there. When I click the update it goes for a few seconds and then I get something like this

assert failed: apply_patch_check(“system/app/ GenieWidget.apk”,”595298e6d933b3847895df04aa490bfb b03f7906″,”f66cd409bf80d259cdc7b94c9eaa7“E: Error /sdcard/update.zip(Status 7) Installation aborted.”

It might not be exactly like that cause I copy pasted it from somewhere else but it is at least the same status 7 error. Anyone know hot to fix this?
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When I try to force the update I do everything as specified then when I restart my hone in recovery it goes straight to the udate screen without hitting the volume and camera button, all I do is hold x and. power and I'm there. When I click the update it goes for a few seconds and then I get something like this

assert failed: apply_patch_check(“system/app/ GenieWidget.apk”,”595298e6d933b3847895df04aa490bfb b03f7906″,”f66cd409bf80d259cdc7b94c9eaa7“E: Error /sdcard/update.zip(Status 7) Installation aborted.”

It might not be exactly like that cause I copy pasted it from somewhere else but it is at least the same status 7 error. Anyone know hot to fix this?
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For the love of whatever you consider holy, how can I get back to 2.1? I've had the 2.2 update for a few days now and it is horrible.
I'm extremely thrilled to hear that virtually everything I've experienced is being suffered by someone else.

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).

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Oh, and Flash simple 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.

I've not experienced any problems with local media, but I use Meridian and haven't had occasion to run a playlist in the last 24 hours. I'll fire up "Bill's Party Mix" and see how it goes.

I suspect that the only way to deal with this will be some bright cookie rooting FRG01B. Once done, ROM Manager should work, and one can revert to 2.1.

Short of that, if the FRG22 update resolves these problems, then Verizon/Motorola/Google needs to get it out there ASAP. If there's an FRG22 that's been pushed to some users as reported, we need that file right the frak away.

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I'm going to ask again as it seems the pro's are awake now. (Thats what I get for posting at midnight. )

I have an non-rooted Droid running 2.1.update 1, and I cannot get into recovery mode. I power on Holding X, and it just freezes at the 'M' logo.

Any idea's?

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I too have not been able to install the 2.2 update. I am newer to the Droid itself coming from the Eris. The Droid that I have keeps saying installation aborted and I believe status 7. I know that the Droid is operating clockworkmod rom. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I think someone mentioned either earlier in this thread, or in a different thread, that their Corp. Calendar was now found in the regular Calendar app. I never used Corp. Calendar though, so this is just second hand info.
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I'm extremely thrilled to hear that virtually everything I've experienced is being suffered by someone else.

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).

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Oh, and Flash simple 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.

I've not experienced any problems with local media, but I use Meridian and haven't had occasion to run a playlist in the last 24 hours. I'll fire up "Bill's Party Mix" and see how it goes.

I suspect that the only way to deal with this will be some bright cookie rooting FRG01B. Once done, ROM Manager should work, and one can revert to 2.1.

Short of that, if the FRG22 update resolves these problems, then Verizon/Motorola/Google needs to get it out there ASAP. If there's an FRG22 that's been pushed to some users as reported, we need that file right the frak away.

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I have a 5mb pipe with several laptops, phones, etc and I am not experiencing any of the issues you are talking about. I found that after the update, my droid became finicky with routers and that needs to be fixed. The phone would lose connection, but still show on the router and the phone that it was connected. Because it thought it was connected, it wouldn't switch to 3g and all my stuff would look like it was slow/frozen, etc. I switched my wifi from mixed mode 11b, g and n, to mixed mode 11g and n and that fixed it. Either that or just the act of rebooting after the change. It now holds the connection and the OS and the connection scream.

I would suggest tweaking your router somehow. Or just reboot and see what happens. It still sucks because I can't connect to the other wifis that I have tried, but at least it's good at home and I can 3g it away from home.
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I'm going to ask again as it seems the pro's are awake now. (Thats what I get for posting at midnight. )

I have an non-rooted Droid running 2.1.update 1, and I cannot get into recovery mode. I power on Holding X, and it just freezes at the 'M' logo.

Any idea's?

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Slide the keyboard out and hold it down with a pen cap (which I had to do my first time cause of my fat fingers) and continue to hold it while you power it on. It's possible you're holding down more than one button
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I have a 5mb pipe with several laptops, phones, etc and I am not experiencing any of the issues you are talking about. I found that after the update, my droid became finicky with routers and that needs to be fixed. The phone would lose connection, but still show on the router and the phone that it was connected. Because it thought it was connected, it wouldn't switch to 3g and all my stuff would look like it was slow/frozen, etc. I switched my wifi from mixed mode 11b, g and n, to mixed mode 11g and n and that fixed it. Either that or just the act of rebooting after the change. It now holds the connection and the OS and the connection scream.
In fact, rebooting the router and re-establishing the wireless connection was one of the first things I tried. I'll mess with the router, but I'm unclear what I'd change and what effect it might have on other wireless devices on my home network.

It's obviously not feasible for users to mess with routers at their workplace or public location.

I wonder what the difference between our devices is? My specific situation is:

I was one of the first purchasers of the Droid on release day. Theoretically, I would have an early physical version of the device. If there were any engineering changes from that manufacturing to when others bought their devices, that might account for the difference.

I also applied FRG01B to a stock, non-rooted phone. Perhaps others upgraded from a different circumstance?

I suppose it comes down to a buggy networking stack somewhere. Consequently, any individual device's reaction to the bug(s) may be unpredictable. There may be other apps installed that impact network connectivity in the background, etc.

If anyone's interested, I just blogged about this, retracting yesterday's blog about how to install FRG01B.

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Slide the keyboard out and hold it down with a pen cap (which I had to do my first time cause of my fat fingers) and continue to hold it while you power it on. It's possible you're holding down more than one button
Sadly, no luck. I'm at my wits end here. It was worth a shot, as this buttons are close together.
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This is really odd, I dont really post. One being a systems admin I am busy all the time. I did this update in less then 2 minutes start to finish, I have some apps I bought, Touchdown, and PDA Net, both work perfect, the wireless is fine, the only issue and only issue is the voice to text. Speed is fast, gallery is perfect, NO freezes, no issues. My Droid was stock, nothing on it at all, no custom rom or anything, just 2.1. Its odd being in the tech industry to see such wide issues... some have, some not, usually technology is almost across the board, like Vista or ME, they sucked for everyone not just a few. This seems really to go all over the place. To me was it worth it, yes because I am a so called techie, is it all that, not really, speed is nice, I much prefer my Droid X, and when that gets updated it will be a awsome device. Oh well had a day off and thought I would post. Peace out
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is there a way to force the new update FRG22?
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Ok I've tried several links given to do the update, and I keep getting this:

E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

--Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted

Its getting frustrating trying this so much and having to restart phone over and over. So help please! THANK YOU! Private messaging me would be best please and thank you
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In fact, rebooting the router and re-establishing the wireless connection was one of the first things I tried. I'll mess with the router, but I'm unclear what I'd change and what effect it might have on other wireless devices on my home network.

It's obviously not feasible for users to mess with routers at their workplace or public location.

I wonder what the difference between our devices is? My specific situation is:

I was one of the first purchasers of the Droid on release day. Theoretically, I would have an early physical version of the device. If there were any engineering changes from that manufacturing to when others bought their devices, that might account for the difference.

I also applied FRG01B to a stock, non-rooted phone. Perhaps others upgraded from a different circumstance?

I suppose it comes down to a buggy networking stack somewhere. Consequently, any individual device's reaction to the bug(s) may be unpredictable. There may be other apps installed that impact network connectivity in the background, etc.

If anyone's interested, I just blogged about this, retracting yesterday's blog about how to install FRG01B.

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I got my Droid day 1 of release also. Seems to me there were some wifi issues with early releases of the Droid. I don't recall if it was SW or HW. I never experienced them (other than having to change my droid wifi connecion to always on, rather than reconnecting every time I turned the screen on and off. It constantly made my router reboot). I agree. It sucks that 2.2 would send anyone to their router control panel to get their phone connecting. Pulling 80211b mode out of the compatibility worked for me though.
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is there a way to force the new update FRG22?
Not that I've seen ... and trust me, I'm looking.

In fact, I'm about to downgrade to 2.1u1 just to keep from going insane trying to use the Droid.

The procedure using a Linux workstation appears to be as follows. I'd appreciate any input about this procedure before I potentially brick my phone:

  1. Download sbf_flash.

  2. Download stock Verizon Android 2.1u1 sbf. The file name is
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    VZW_A855_ESE81_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.03P_SW_UPDATE_02.sbf
  3. Boot the Droid into bootloader mode.
    1. Shut down
    2. Hold down the D-PAD Up and Power buttons simultaneously until white text appears.
    3. Plug your Droid in to the computer

  4. Make sbf_flash executable and run it.
    From a Linux shell prompt on your computer, type:
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    $ chmod a+x sbf_flash
    $ sudo ./sbf_flash VZW_A855_ESE81_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.03P_SW_UPDATE_02.sbf

According to what I've read, this process will run for a while, during which you must neither lose power nor unplug the Droid from the computer. To do so risks bricking your Droid.

When the phone boots back up, it should be running stock Android 2.1u1.

Has anyone done this procedure, and can you concur that it works before I set off to try it ... ?

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Will we still get the OTA update if we install this?
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Yes and yes. When the official build is pushed out this version we're running will be recognized as an earlier version of 2.2 and will be replaced with the latest version being pushed. The build we're running is a legitimate build not a hack so this is not a big deal. However, if you haven't 'force installed' it yet IMO you might as well just wait for the official push since it's easier and will surely start any day now.

I already installed it, I was just curious!
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Another OTA update (FRG22) will be coming soon. In order to install it, you must have the update from this thread (FRG01B) installed first. This change has been reflected in the title and OP of this thread.

In case you are to receive the second Froyo OTA update, please read this thread.

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have the same problem why is nobody addressing this issue!!
As for me i have sprecovery installed on mine and is completly stock.
if someone could point me to a stock sbf recovery image i would like to try since sprecovery wont let me install.

downloaded 4diff ones all same problem.HELP
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I did everything like ya said and it says E:Error in sdcard/update.zip (status 7) what should I do

Why no answer to my question but everyone elses?
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I fear that this cannot occur soon enough to suit my tastes.

I look forward to the patch making it into the wild so that I may apply it immediately to see if it resolves my problems.

You know what it's like? It's like the Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver. You get used to it being able to do just about anything, flawlessly, no problem, every single time. Then it gets frakked up, and the next time you want to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow, it just makes a funky noise instead.

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Do have the stock recovery?
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Can someone please tell me how to return to 2.1. My phone is acting horribly. Please dumb it down so I can do it myself as I made my brother update my phone in the first place.
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Unfortunately, it can't be returned to 2.1 easily.

The procedure I outlined a few posts back is supposed to work, but it requires a Linux-based computer. I'm sure there's a similar program for Windows and OS X somewhere, but it still wouldn't be a simple procedure.

It's also risky. Accidentally yanking your Droid loose from your computer while it's in-progress might brick the Droid. Losing power to your computer while it's in-progress might brick the Droid. The Droid could decide to get uppity for reasons not immediately apparent; if that happens, it might brick the Droid.

It's really not a procedure for the faint of heart.

I know it's a pain because I'm experiencing it, but the best advice is to hang tight. There's an update coming that will hopefully fix this, and experience suggests that it's probably hours away from being "in the wild". At that point, you can either wait for the push to your phone or apply the fix manually.

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I'd really appreciate if someone could tell me how uninstall this update and go back to 2.1,I have had nothing but issues since I put it on here so please help.
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Ummm.. have you ever been rooted?
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no was going to but never did hence the sprecovery
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Unfortunately, it can't be returned to 2.1 easily.

The procedure I outlined a few posts back is supposed to work, but it requires a Linux-based computer. I'm sure there's a similar program for Windows and OS X somewhere, but it still wouldn't be a simple procedure.

It's also risky. Accidentally yanking your Droid loose from your computer while it's in-progress might brick the Droid. Losing power to your computer while it's in-progress might brick the Droid. The Droid could decide to get uppity for reasons not immediately apparent; if that happens, it might brick the Droid.

It's really not a procedure for the faint of heart.

I know it's a pain because I'm experiencing it, but the best advice is to hang tight. There's an update coming that will hopefully fix this, and experience suggests that it's probably hours away from being "in the wild". At that point, you can either wait for the push to your phone or apply the fix manually.

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Actually returning to stock really is not that bad. I flashed stock sbf files 4 or five times this week. 3/4 of the way down this post there are instructions for flashing in windows. As long as you dont yank the usb cable out or lose power(I use a laptop to prevent this) there is little to no chance of bricking the droid. I actually have yet to really hear of anyone truly bricking a droid due to software issues. If you arent comfortable with it dont do it but I am just saying its really not that big a deal.
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If you arent comfortable with it dont do it but I am just saying its really not that big a deal.
I'm actually fairly comfortable with it, but I'm a systems admin. I tend to do a lot of this kind of thing.

The posters who've asked have wanted "simple" downgrade procedures. When users say "simple," what they usually mean is something like a big red button in the middle of the phone marked, "Press This Button To Fix the Problem".

Flashing an SBF, while straightforward, isn't a big red "Fix It" button. It carries some danger, albeit fairly minimal, that novice users should be aware of.

I've bricked phones in the past. I know how to deal with it: how to take the phone to the store, choose the most clueless-looking clerk in sight, look stupid, and say "Duh ... I turned it on and there was this weird crap on the screen." I know how to not tell a clerk or tech I was intentionally flashing ROM images, because that would get me laughed out of the store.

If someone wants to bring the phone to me to re-flash, I'll be happy to try. I just wouldn't recommend it for someone whose brother installed the upgrade and now she wants everything back the way it was.

In point of fact, I think the future of these devices will ultimately include multiple boot partitions: at least a "factory" partition, a "previous OS" partition, and a "user" partition. The "factory" partition would always contain a stock image, bootable at any time, via a big red "Fix It" button. The "previous OS" image would be made immediately prior to updating the OS so that the big red "Fix It" button could boot back to the previous (hopefully stable) configuration.

Actually, now that I think of it, someone should work on that ...

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I have no idea what clockwork is and what it does, but I had to buy a replacement Droid off craigslist and the guy I brought it from must have installed it and now when I try to install the 2.2 OTA update off of here, it wont let me and keeps giving me the same installation aborted prompt if anyone could PLEASE help me out with it I would GREATLY appreciate it!

Here is the complete prompt I get when trying to apply the update.zip file on the phone...

--Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Installing update...
Verifying current system...
assert failed: apply_patch_check("/system/app/Facebook
.apk", "e0863c5f00e4b241e03cb976c861406291
9290b3", "d6a7de530af593010b31a37d2a769556a3fedb
3c")
E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
(Status 7)
Installation aborted.
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Froyo Update 1 of 2:

Another OTA update (FRG22) will be coming soon. In order to install it, you must have the update from this thread (FRG01B) installed first.
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This thread explains how to force the official Android 2.2 Froyo update to your Motorola Droid. It is made up of two guides. You will have the option of choosing to install the update with either the use of your computer or completely on your Droid. Both methods have been tested thoroughly and work perfectly. With both methods, it is highly recommended that go slowly and read through the entire guide before you begin. It should take no longer than 10 minutes to follow each guide all the way through.


For information about what exactly is included in this update, please see the official release document.


Warning:
-Do not attempt to install this to anything other than the Motorola Droid.
-If you are running anything other than stock 2.1, you will receive an error.
-If you attempt to apply this update with a custom ROM installed, the update will NOT apply.

*You CAN apply this with SPRecovery or Clockwork.

Disclaimer: By continuing, you understand that neither Android Forums nor myself can be held liable for any damage caused to your phone while following a guide included this thread. You do this at your own risk. No exchanges, substitutions, or refunds.

The Guides (Choose One):
-How to install the update with the use of your computer (PC or Mac)
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So, I'm confused. Without the first update I can't get the second update. What if I haven't gotten the first OTA and don't want to force the upgrade. Will they be somehow combined?
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So I'm still having trouble with getting into Recovery Mode on my unrooted Droid running 2.1.-update 1

If I do a system reset from the Settings Menu, do you think that will correct my problem? I have already removed the SD card so I don't lose anything on there, and I really don't care about losing texts, and my contacts are saved in the cloud anyway, and from what I understand, it won't delete my downloaded apps.... could this fix my problem with getting into Recovery Mode?

I ask before I try so I don't mess things up.
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So, I'm confused. Without the first update I can't get the second update. What if I haven't gotten the first OTA and don't want to force the upgrade. Will they be somehow combined?
Well, nobody knows for sure, but you'd have to assume so.

The push (build FRG01B) clearly has a severely buggy networking stack. Applying FRG01B risks rendered networking on the Droid unreliable. Consequently, it's no longer possible to reliably push additional upgrades via OTA.

If you can't get on the air, you obviously can't get an upgrade that comes over the air.

Consequently, Verizon had to stop the FRG01B push or risk customers being unable to get future fixes.

Logistically, the problem for Motorola/Verizon is getting the FRG22 update to those users who already have FRG01B. For those still on 2.1, it's imperative that they not be pushed FRG01B upgrade nor the FRG22 update. They must be pushed a different FRG22 that's essentially the combination of the FRG01B/FRG22 that we're seeing now.

If I were Verizon/Motorola, I'd be killing myself getting the FRG22 fix to those who need it. I'd then come up with a brand new FRG22 that can be applied to 2.1.

Clear as mud?

In short, they'll have to issue an FRG22 that installs over 2.1 because there's no other way to upgrade OTA.

This is going to get messy, revision-wise. My advice is:

Don't touch any FRG01B or FRG22 until such time as the FRG01B upgrade/FRG22 fix is known to be safe. By the time it is, the likelihood is that the combo FRG01B/FRG22 will be available for 2.1 Droids.

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