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

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by true, Aug 29, 2010.

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Did this method work for you?

Poll closed Sep 12, 2010.
  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Well-Known Member
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    I think appbrain is the route I'm going to go to restore my apps. Sync your apps through appbrain, then after you update your phone to 2.2 go back to the market, install appbrain, sign in under your gmail account and they should all be listed there waiting to be downloaded. When you click on an app in appbrain it actually takes you to market.

    Question for you, I use swype, will this be on my sd card to restore or will it be lost? I can't live without swype.

    I see now, swype is on my sdcard. Hopefully it installs ok.
     

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  2. Rdjr74

    Rdjr74 Well-Known Member
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  3. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member
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    lol people still use XP?
     
  4. jd1970

    jd1970 Member
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    With regard to Swype. You have to go back to the Swype website and have them resend you the beta download email. I did it and it worked great. You will need to log into Swype online to send this to your GMail account.
    What I found with appbrain is it makes another phone on your list of phones which is OK. Just go to your old phone select all of your apps and add them to your new phone. Once that is done go to the settings tab on the site and select the new DINC as your default.
     
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  5. VigCS

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    Trying this with my old XP SP2 desktop. I keep getting the 170 error.
     
  6. true

    true Well-Known Member
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  7. true

    true Well-Known Member
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    has anybody else tried it?

    there have been 400+ downloads of the RUU, im curious how theyre all working out!
     
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  8. jbh00jh

    jbh00jh Well-Known Member
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    Worked great for me , backed up apps on ASTRO . Downloaded the 8/26 RUU
    on my xp netbook , plugged in my phone and flashed. 35 minutes later (after restoring my apps ) I was on my way . The RUU is running great with no problems or bugs , better wi-fi reception . And best of all , no more waiting for the OTA. :)
     
  9. retiredberry

    retiredberry Well-Known Member
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    SOoo, if i perform this operation and it wipes my phone will it also wipe the leaked ota from July?? I am not tech savy enough to downgrade and the phone works great but would like the official. Orrrr, will this brick my phone due to the radio codes being the same or are they the same--excuse all the noob questions just trying to learn!!
     
  10. Nurseferatu

    Nurseferatu Well-Known Member
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    I really appreciate all the simple instructions and tips you guys are puttin' out. Even though I'm only half-a-geek, I love to do stuff like this and want to do it...but I really like getting application update notifications from the Market. Is there any way to keep my link to the Market? Even if I have to individually reload the apps--will the Market at least remember me and know what I've paid for?
    Thanks again for all the collective wisdom, and special thanks to True!
     
  11. rob316

    rob316 Well-Known Member
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    After you run RUU and the phone reboots, you have to go through the initial setup process just like if it was a new phone. During the installation it will prompt you to either setup a google id or if you have one enter it. Once you enter your current Google ID it will link up with Market just like it did before you upgraded.
     
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  12. jmolek28

    jmolek28 Active Member
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    same steps work for x64 Vista.. RUU is stable and really fast.. so far im glad i did this
     
  13. VigCS

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  14. emmur0

    emmur0 Well-Known Member
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    Loving the RUU. I couldn't wait for the OTA and wanted to start 2.2 from a fresh slate as far as the device is concerned.

    The biggest difference I've noticed has been the wireless N signal has got my Incredible at full signal where I had maybe 25% signal with 2.1.
     
  15. Havoc

    Havoc Active Member
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    I finally got tired of waiting for VZ to get off their butts to push this out more, so i went the RUU, and with the instructions on this post from everyone i had Froyo running on my phone in 10 minutes, with NO issues.

    Thank you to everyone who posted the instructions and the updates to those instructions.

    Installed from an XP machine.
     
  16. ctc

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    Ok, anyone else using appbrain? I ran the RUU successfully but after I installed appbrain and sync'd it only shows the installed apps on the phone (when looking at the app on the phone). When looking at the appbrain website from my PC, I see all of my apps under "My Apps".


    EDIT: Nevermind. It created another list on my appbrain account for this version of Android. So I just had to copy the apps from the old list to the new one.
     
  17. VigCS

    VigCS Member
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    Got it to work! I updated to SP3 and it went off without a hitch. Any idea if I can restore my contacts? Coulda sworn they were stored on the SD card.

    EDIT: Nevermind :).
     
  18. CaptBananaPants

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    Holy F, the new start-up animation is cool. Nerd goosebumps!
     
  19. keving

    keving Well-Known Member
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    If anyone can offer some help,

    I have downloaded the file and it is the correct size. It is on my desktop.
    I hooked up the phone and set to disk drive.

    When I click on the file I have on my desktop, Windows want me to either;
    Open file with Firefox, or Save File. I cannot "run" the program.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  20. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
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    I have apps written down, contacts on Verizon contact sync thing, does that sound good? Also, since the ruu is the same, does it have 270 tilt and message widget? Just wanna make sure everything is the same.
     
  21. Havoc

    Havoc Active Member
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    Yes the 270 works on the RUU version and the message widget is kicka$$
     
  22. emmur0

    emmur0 Well-Known Member
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    270 Tilt - Check
    Message Widget - Check

    It's all there
     
  23. pucrepeap

    pucrepeap Well-Known Member
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    on XP, Got the 170 error....

    Downloading/Installing the HTC Sync file posted above, but it says its for Android 1.5 and 1.6...is this gonna work?
     
  24. Havoc

    Havoc Active Member
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    I got that error on XP as well, and yes the Sync install made it go away
     
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  25. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
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    Thanks. Its go time.
     

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