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HOW TO INSTALL - Froyo 2.2 RUU with the simplest instructions ever - WINDOWS XP ONLY!General

Did this method work for you?

Poll closed Sep 12, 2010.
  1. yes

  2. no


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  1. gvdan

    gvdan Member

    I am already running astro file manager but I did not know it did backups so I just did a complete backup of all my apps. So I would asume then my sdcard will not be over written when i do the 2.2 update.

    Thank you!

  2. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

    no the sd card will not be touched :)
  3. true

    true Well-Known Member

    correct, the sd card will remain intact.
  4. Louns

    Louns Member

    Anyone got a link that either:

    a) isn't going to cost me $9.99
    b) downloads faster than 1KB a second and takes less than 50 hours?

    I've hacked iPhones. I've rooted my moto droid. I've never had this problem before.
  5. true

    true Well-Known Member

    Louns, give me 10-15 minutes to upload it to another file hosting site.
    megaupload has some terrible bandwidth, i know.

    i gave up my ftp space a long time ago because i just wasnt using it,
    now here i am, needing it. i'll post the link as soon as its done.
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  6. Louns

    Louns Member

    You're the man! Thank you very much.

    Edit: Unless you're a woman. Then you're the woman!
  7. j0k3r

    j0k3r Member

    Flawless with Windows 7 guide. Amazing... Quadrant from 594 to 1154 now =]
  8. true

    true Well-Known Member

  9. Louns

    Louns Member

  10. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    This post was long overdue, thanks very much for putting it together.

    I wish someone would do one of these dummy guides for a few other things now and then, instead of expecting us to dig for pieces of a puzzle in a 140 page thread lol

    thanks again!
  11. true

    true Well-Known Member

    hey no problem!
    i agree it was about time.

    i was getting frustrated hunting for and attempting to gather all these little bits of information at a time. thus resulting in this thread :]

    glad i could help.
  12. simmons_m

    simmons_m Active Member

    Thanks True,
    I did not see an answer to the earlier question. What impact does this have on future updates? And, is the rue update complete, including radio?
  13. lafester

    lafester Well-Known Member

    yes it includes radio and no it won't affect future updates
  14. true

    true Well-Known Member

    mike, see:

    as he put it, its just another way of installing the official update.
    it should have no affect on the way you receive future updates.
    the radio that comes with this specific update is, as far as ive learned, official as well.

    official 2.2 runs on
    which is the same baseband that comes with this 2.2 update!
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  15. simmons_m

    simmons_m Active Member

    Thank you.
  16. jd1970

    jd1970 Member

    Followed the instructions. Works great thanks...
  17. true

    true Well-Known Member

    glad i could help.:rolleyes:
  18. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    Is it as simple to go from this, back to stock if needed? err, i mean 2.1 as of right now?
  19. true

    true Well-Known Member

    i only read a little bit on that subject. that was during my worry about bricking my phone.

    it seems to be a more complicated process requiring another RUU and possibly root. my eyes are about to fall out of my head from all the reading ive done.

    i found a couple of threads on here that talk all about it:



    but this one talks about doing a factory reset WITH 2.2 installed to clear up a lot of issues.

    Reverting back to 2.1 from 2.2 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    is it possible?

    but it also seems to be a pain in the ass.

  20. thefnshow66

    thefnshow66 Well-Known Member

    For some reason I kept getting the usb error even though I'm running windows XP but i ran the OP's guide for windows 7 and that worked for me! Thanks for everything.
  21. matt1898

    matt1898 New Member

    So i am runnin XP service pack 3, i downloaded the RUU to my desktop and ran HTC sync, whenver i double click on the RUU it comes up with the "microsoft doesnt recognize this file, what do you want to open it it? or something similar..
    any ideas?
  22. kjarrett

    kjarrett Well-Known Member

    True, can you please elaborate on this?

    I get what you are saying, but, the fact that ALL my apps will no longer update automatically after being restored in this way is a deal-breaker for me...

    What about using AppBrain to restore the apps? Will that preserve the links to the market? I use both ASTRO and AppBrain.

    Thanks, kj
  23. Sir_N

    Sir_N Member

    i just complete my update~ty^^
    but i just wonder it is comletely stock right?
    no void for my warranty?;;;sorry 'bout like noob question;;;
  24. true

    true Well-Known Member

    Matt, what is the exact size of the RUU you downloaded? the file hosting sites list it as 178.16 mb while after downloaded it should be 182,434 KB
    lets try a couple of simple methods first:

    first: in the folder where you have the RUU saved, do the following:
    1. go to View > Details
    does the size read 182,434 KB?

    -if not, delete the RUU you have and try downloading it again from one of the other file hosting sites.

    : dont use htc sync immediately. just mount as a disk drive and do not sync.

    last: in the same folder where you have the RUU stored:
    1. Tools > Folder Options > View > UNCHECK "Hide Extensions for Known File Types"
    2. go back to the RUU and make sure it reads ".exe" at the end.
    you could try removing the ".exe" which windows will tell you could make it unstable, then go right back and add it again.

    does it open correctly now?

    KJ, ive never used AppBrain before. however i do understand how it could be a deal breaker. the reason that the apps dont update anymore is because the market is where devs release their updates. when you back up your .apk's and reinstall them from the SD card, theyre no longer linked to the market because they are now considered "third party."

    i was trying to come up with a good analogy but i cant think of one.
    getting updates for your apps is like fishing in the lake where devs release new fish ever so often. with your fishing pole permanently in that lake looking for new fish, you'll continue to receive new fish when devs release them.

    backing up your apps and having them not be updated is like taking the fish you caught and fishing for them in your bathtub. theyre not part of "Lake Update" anymore, and because theyre not linked, they'll never change. never update.

    make sense?

    its more just for convenience. if you already have all your apps updated, then you just have to worry about redownloading all of them again. no biggie. but say theres an app youve been avoiding updating because of bad reviews (which happens), this is a way to lock your app in as the version you prefer.
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  25. true

    true Well-Known Member

    this is the unofficial way to receive the official update.
    everything is the same as the OTA.

    i wouldnt yell it out loud to verizon customer support if you call or go in though.
    because if they dont know how to fix your problem, i guarantee they'll come back and say its your fault for installing the update yourself.
    even though that is entirely incorrect.

    but to calm your nerves, all the software numbers match up exactly.
    so rest assured, its legit.

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