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

    91.8%
  2. no

    8.2%
  1. JAX225

    JAX225 New Member

    Downloaded the megaupload file, read the readme.txt, synced up (w/XP SP3, HTCsync v2.0.25), and updated per description. Worked like a charm, not a hitch.

    SD card was not touched, everything was there where it should be. Saw this concern in another post somewhere...

    Pretty GPS and network on/off widgets :)

    /hi5 true!!!!
  2. tehknics

    tehknics Active Member

    Thanks for the Instructions!

    I was able to get the RUU up and running after getting the 170 error and than following the additional instructions in the other thread. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit.

    2.2 is smooth!
  3. mtollin

    mtollin Well-Known Member

    On my XP machine when I connected the Inc got "ADM" couldn't be loaded. Tried the update, 170 error. Went back loaded HTC Sync, then tried again...PERFECT!

    No more waiting on OTA, true, had to do some tweaking, but loving it!
  4. JuniorNA

    JuniorNA Well-Known Member

    I did this and it worked flawlessly. This is a great thread. I wanted to talk about getting a little more specific when reinstalling apps through Astro. Since a lot of my apps get updates 3 times a week if not more, will I no longer be getting notified that there is an update available in the market ? Will i be able to go to the market manually, look at my downloads and see there is an update available? Or will the phone ignore the fact that there is a newer version out in the market ? If so, how can we work around this problem, would we have to uninstall the app (after we restored it), go to market and re-install it officially to get back update notifications?

    Its important to me because a lot of the games I play are always being worked on, updated, levels added, etc.
  5. true

    true Well-Known Member

    JuniorNA,

    you are correct in that you will not be receiving updates through the Market if you reinstall the apps from Astro as a backup file. Going to the Market after a backup install will not relink the application.

    what i would suggest is, since youre already losing the information on your apps, just erase them with the update and reinstall from the Market. dont even bother with backing them up.

    uninstalling the app after reinstalling it as a backup is counterintuitive.
    just skip that step and reinstall straight from the market.

    some users have been using an app called "AppBrain." i have no experience with this app so i wouldnt know its functions. it might be able to relink the applications somehow, but as far as i know apps that are reinstalled from a backup are then considered 3rd party and no longer update.


    p.s thanks for the kind words!
  6. JuniorNA

    JuniorNA Well-Known Member


    True, I'm sure this will help many people that have the same question about these . You're absolutely right, it's pointless to backup apps then reinstall AGAIN. I'd rather write them down and then go to the market and redownload, it's not that many anyway.

    Thanks again.
    Real quickly i'd like to point out that the Error code 170 was received during the update, but all i did was install HTC sync on this machine, plug in phone, let it recognize some devices, left HTC sync open and it went through with no problems.
  7. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member

    No more waiting on Froyo!! Thanks for the super simple instructions.

    I spent about 40 minutes fighting with my PC (Windows 7) to make it work. Finally I gave up and went and stole my mom's laptop (she has my old laptop with XP still on it). It didn't work at first but then I remembered she didn't have HTC Sync. I installed that, rebooted the laptop, connected my phone, ran the installer and BAM! I got Froyo in about 6 minutes.

    Now I am on my way back home and will spend the rest of my night resetting up all my apps and folders and icons and blah blah blah... this could take hours. LOL :rolleyes:
  8. true

    true Well-Known Member

    correct, i knew that htc sync is the resolution to error 170, but didnt want to clutter the original post with instructions on how to resolve that too. my intention was "short and sweet." so i just linked to another thread that had already discussed and resolved the issue.

    my original post has been renamed though? i didnt do it. i guess an op went in and added "How TO INSTALL -" which is fine..
    ..it just bothers me that "How" isnt all upper case like "TO INSTALL" is. :x

    do you have any say in this?
    can this be corrected?
  9. pucrepeap

    pucrepeap Well-Known Member


    Worked like a charm! Woohoo tasty Froyo!
  10. jayjay1122

    jayjay1122 Well-Known Member

    All, if I could throw my .02 in here in reference to the errors...

    Has anyone tried simply connecting their phone to the PC and then just rebooting the PC with the phone attached?
  11. Terabethia

    Terabethia Well-Known Member

    AppBrain is amazing. Actually, it's the only thing I have ever used, I don't even use the market.

    You use your google account to sync with AppBrain. Once you are synced with it, it stores your app lists on their servers so you just have to reinstall AppBrain on your phone and sync back up. All of your apps will be there.

    It's also really nice to be able to completely manage your app's online. You can set up several lists for different apps and browse through them all from your PC. I had all of my app's picked out and saved before I ever even got my phone.

    AppBrain - the best Android apps and games on the Android market
    SpinDisc likes this.
  12. Nurseferatu

    Nurseferatu Well-Known Member

    Yo most excellent peeps, I am ready ready ready to do the RUU thing...then I thought: Maybe the OTA doesn't wipe the phone like the RUU does. If I wait for the OTA, maybe I won't have to reinstall Swype and all my apps from the Market (to preserve my update notifications). That's my question: Anyone know if the OTA wipes everything like the RUU does?
  13. true

    true Well-Known Member

    OTA does not erase any data.

    but there has been talk about receiving the OTA then having to do a factory reset anyway because of all the crap that was loaded on the phone before it came in.

    so in the end, you get the same result.
    erased all data on phone and a 2.2 update.

    the RUU doesnt seem to experience these problems because it flashes the memory regardless. giving it a completely clean platform in which to install.
  14. jbh00jh

    jbh00jh Well-Known Member

    The OTA won't wipe out your apps. The RUU will wipe the phone clean , which is a good thing. Most folks that have been working with updating smartphones over the years will tell you it is better to start off with a clean slate. You could have an app on your phone that has not been updated to run on 2.2 and it could cause you problems down the road.
    Some people who have gotten the OTA are already complaining about bugs and apps not working correctly. So far I have not heard that from the the RUU installs , everybody is happy with them , check the other forums.
    But in the end it is up to you , what you want to do. :)
  15. Nurseferatu

    Nurseferatu Well-Known Member

    True and jbh00jh: Thank you for your clear and prompt responses--you are wonderful and I love you!
    Oops, here comes my husband :D
  16. pucrepeap

    pucrepeap Well-Known Member

    For some reason AppBrain wasn't restoring my apps...I don't know why not. But luckily I had backed them up using ASTRO too. That restored them no problem.

    Also made sure to backup my contacts using the built in backup thingy.

    Used Launcher Pro to backup my layout, so that was easy to get back. Just had to replace the widgets. no prob.

    I thought that it would wipe the internal storage though, so I backed up my pics, videos, music....It was all still there when I finished!

    The only part that I had to restore was my settings, apps, contacts. All in all, it was a pretty pain free process. I can't believe how many people are complaining about not having 2.2 OTA sent to them, when they can just follow these easy steps and get it!
  17. reflekt2099

    reflekt2099 Active Member

    Will the OTA update to Froyo 2.2 also delete all of your apps unless you back them up using astro file manager or appbrain?

    one of my paid programs (Beautiful Widgets) is always updating and releasing new versions. i'm weary of making this program "un-updatable"
  18. true

    true Well-Known Member

    the market makes it to where you can redownload your paid apps for free.
  19. Nurseferatu

    Nurseferatu Well-Known Member

    Like I said, I'm about half-geek...I'm an almost elderly RN who now works with software and hardware engineers. So I've experienced my share of both human and electronic Code Blues.

    This RUU thing worked GREAT. I've re-loaded all my apps from the Market and am now downloading the Swype Beta again.

    Thanks, guys!
  20. WolfGTI

    WolfGTI New Member

    I just did it and it worked fine - thanks for the information and instructions.
  21. cromulent742

    cromulent742 New Member

    Worked for me on Windows 7 64-bit. No errors at all. Phone runs beautifully.
  22. Hipshot

    Hipshot Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Thought I lost swype for good! :D
  23. rjm12rjm12

    rjm12rjm12 Member

    Just finished the update, I got the 170 error and had to use HTC Sync. No on to try and restore everything.

    Thanks,

    Rob
  24. CREVZ21

    CREVZ21 Well-Known Member

    Just did the update. Contacts backed by Verizon backup assistant, apps by Astro App Manager, photos & videos saved to phone all came back for me. Enjoying Froyo. No errors, running XP SP3
  25. mosabi

    mosabi Active Member

    I'm what you call a newbie to smart phones and have not a clue how to root but these steps to get Froyo on the incredible were straight to the point and I got 2.2 on my Dinc with ease. It also works great so thank you for this thread. It couldn't have been easier. Thanks again! No more waiting for the OTA. WOOT
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