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[How-To] Force the Official Android 2.2 Froyo Update for the Motrola Droid (FRG01B | Update 1 of 2)

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  1. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    No, this is for the Motorola DROID (CDMA) only.

  2. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Member

    Noob question: how do I verify the MD5 sum? And what should it be?

    The files are 42.5.
  3. rodney_1218

    rodney_1218 New Member

    Well everything with the update went great. After restarting my Droid is real sluggish any suggestions...
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Any MD5 sum app will work, in Windows, I prefer an explorer extension called HashCheck or HashTab - both work with both 32bit and 64bit Windows Explorer.

    For other OSs, the commandline MD5sums works across the board. I don't know of GUI based MD5 sum checkers in other OSs.
  5. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Give it a bit of time as it resets everything - then reboot (maybe 30 minutes later) and then see if it is faster.
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  6. rodney_1218

    rodney_1218 New Member

    Its been about an hour since I updated and I restarted multiple times... Still Sluggish
  7. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Member

    I'm still running the manually updated 2.1, could that be a reason it's not updating?
  8. eXsoR

    eXsoR Well-Known Member

    I have successfully installed Android 2.2 Froyo on my D1!! :DD

    Thanks too: Trident and OMJ for helping me out!!

    And Thanks to LarryR for the update.zip file
    -Nexeo.net, Polarix, StrifeJester, wee_ag, johnlgalt, blong4life, Inphosys and Dev-Mob for file hosting
    -NickMili - without his help we would'nt have this. He provided the semblance of a file name that led us to the correct file on Google's servers.
  9. StephC

    StephC New Member

    Thank you Trident for the update, I would have grown old waiting on Verizon/Google. Anyone know what we have to do to get the WiFi tethering?:D
  10. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Is it still synchronizing your apps, per chance? Or your Google Accounts?

    Could be - is it 2.1 or 2.1update1?

    Excellent - enjoy!

    I think it is being worked on, but I haven't looked really deeply into it....
  11. dangell26

    dangell26 Member

  12. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Member


    Sorry for clogging up the thread everyone!
  13. Sal Paradise

    Sal Paradise Member


    Sorry for clogging up the thread everyone!
  14. umataro42

    umataro42 Well-Known Member

    New to the forum, and just wanted to say thanks to Trident for the update! Can't wait to try out all the new stuff for Froyo.
  15. schleppy

    schleppy Well-Known Member

    I updated my earlier post, but figured I would mention it again. If Swype isn't working for you uninstall it (just Swype, not Swype Installer) and reinstall it. It now works great.
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  16. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    No problem! Glad I could help! :)

    Ohh.. and welcome to the forums!
  17. dangell26

    dangell26 Member

    I installed Froyo on my boss' Droid and she says "wow cool (sarcasm)." She has no idea the Froyo goodness she has lol.

    She's not very "tech savvy"
  18. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    She's just not cool enough.. :p lol
  19. gutset628

    gutset628 Member

    Thanks for the great walk through! A Few initial impressions which I think are important to mention:

    1. Initial boot-up after updated was slow and the entire interface was slow in getting everything to load.
    2. After initial boot, all my installed apps were not viewable. They did show up under manage applications but not under the actual applications list off the home screen.
    3. Performed battery pull and reboot once I felt the phone should have been completely booted after the update. This second boot-up went EXTREMELY FAST! Probably the single fastest boot-up of any phone I've ever had.
    4. All applications now show up fine and of the ones I've test are running better all around.
    5. Browsing has improved greatly. Everything in the browser is a lot snappier.
    6. Unfortunately, Flash 10.1 is still missing from the Market Place.

    Super great update, I'm really excited!

    Thanks again!
  20. cajunstyl

    cajunstyl New Member

    my phone was SOOOOO slow when I first rebooted it. even with a couple battery-pulls, it didn't help. I used a task killer and that kinda helped speed things up. can i remove astro once the update is finished?
  21. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Yeah, I have been telling everyone the same thing in other threads. Thanks for the heads up and update.

    Excellent feedback, m8.

    And Flash 10.1 is not in hte market, it will be when it is released as final - right now it is still Beta 3, so get it from here - http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/106331-so-where-can-i-get-official-flash-player.html

  22. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    You're welcome! Glad we could help ya out! :)

    Glad to hear that you're enjoying Froyo!
    You sure can!

    Sorry about those speed issues..
  23. ShuttleXpC

    ShuttleXpC Well-Known Member

    I replied in the main topic, but I installed this everything was running fine but I decided I wanted to clear everything off and start fresh. So I did a factory restore, but the activation process just won't go. Verizon lady on the phone's automated line says the programming was successful, but it keeps prompting me to activate. Is this just Verizon being crappy? I've heard a lot of problems with their activation service.
  24. cak

    cak Member

    You say flash 10.1 isnt in market but can you download it from net and it work that way?
  25. Kssig1

    Kssig1 New Member

    Thank you so much!!! This worked perfect on both of my phones!!!


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