Is it worth updateing to froyo?


Should i update?

Poll closed Jun 17, 2010.
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  1. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    right now i have a rooted 2.1 droid. and i was thinking about using rom manager to update to 2.2 but not sure if its safe. i have already backed up everything but just dont know. I just got my droid working the way i like it, but i would like to try froyo. So basically i want to know what you guys think, is it worth it, and if i dont like it do you think i would be able to back up to the earlier version i had with all my apps? also do i need to update my baseband if i go to 2.2?
     

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  2. stewart1champ

    stewart1champ Well-Known Member

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    If you have a rooted droid.... what's not safe about it? If you dont like the features, or whatever it may be, you can always go back to a setup you saved 10 minutes prior to flashing.
     
  3. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    well im new to this root stuff, and just dont want to really mess things up. if its that simple then ill probably just give it a while. but i still would like to know if i need to update my baseband
     
  4. stewart1champ

    stewart1champ Well-Known Member

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    When I first went to Froyo, I didn't update. Waited a couple days to see if the members had any major issues. Nothing major seemed to appear, so I upgraded.

    I don't think it is required. Helpful to some people, not so much to others. Either way, you can flash away without updating.
     
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  5. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    did you need to activate again?
     
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    Froyo 2.2 is the coolest thing that's happened since the DROID itself. :cool:
     
  7. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    you have to wipe data and clear cache, its a good habit to keep up with. So you will have to reactivate but its no major issue, very simple to do. It will actually activate itself (connect itself and reactivate) You'll be golden
     
  8. stewart1champ

    stewart1champ Well-Known Member

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    If you are asking about activating after just updating your baseband, yes. Also, you don't have to wipe data/cache when doing this.
     
  9. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    hmmm ok now im a bit confused, do or dont i have to wipe cache and re activate?
     
  10. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    I wipe and clear cache to the following (others may do it differently)

    1. Switching base. (from 2.1 to 2.2 or ESE81 to FRF57 or vice versa)
    2. Switching completely different ROMS like Bugless Beast to CyanogenMOD or vice versa

    - stuff like that

    I dont wipe or clear cache when I..

    1. Switching basebands
    2. Switching Themes
    3. Uploading a different Kernel.

    - yup
     
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  11. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Well said! It is a FANTASTIC OS for the Droid!

    All the hype that 2.1 got...undeserved :eek:

    All the hype that 2.2 gets...yeah, it's that good! ;)
     
  12. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    I have a question for you sir, is there anything I can do so that my phone doesnt lag so much? or would you say its the kernel.
     
  13. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. There is a noticeable speed increase and the phone just feels more fluid
     
  14. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    Are you running a 2.2 ROM? If so, who's 2.2 ROM are you running and what kernel are you using?

    I don't know what apps you are running but I have heard a lot of people talking about Juice Defender and I installed it to see what the hype is all about. I noticed that my 2.2 ROM was instantly bogged down and it sped back up when I removed it.

    I'm not saying it is an issue with the app...I may have used "incorrect" settings but my point is you can have one or two single apps that slow your phone down.
     
  15. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    also i herd there is an option for wifi tethering in froyo, is this true?
     
  16. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    NexBeast 2.2 FRF57 - using P3Droids 1ghz for Froyo - I've had JuiceDefender installed since 2.1 and have had 1.90x on 2.2. Had about 2.15x with 2.1 on NexBeast v1.1 - The JuiceDefender update brought me to 1.0x =[.. but the lag started maybe 2 days after my update to Bugless Beast FRF57 2.2

    edit- am starting to think that it may be the combination of JuiceDefender and a WorldCup app i have
     
  17. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    yes it is true, though I have not tried it myself. I stick to Barnacle or Wifi Tether for Root Users app
     
  18. dfine06

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    Flash!
    thats why 2.2 is rockin.

    its super fast esp with launcher pro.
     
  19. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    well i did it but i cant find wifi tether, only usb tether
     
  20. dfine06

    dfine06 Well-Known Member

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    d/l wireless tether from root users from market.
     
  21. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

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    oh im sorry, i understood that wrong. 2.2 has tether but only as USB. for wifi you can get Wifi Tether for Root Users from the market or Barnacle Wifi
     
  22. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea i went and got barnacle. seems good
     
  23. cmoney12051

    cmoney12051 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    also how does overclocking work? is it safe to use and what is a good app for it?
     
  24. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

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    To answer your intial question as simply as possible (Is it worth updating to Froyo?):

    YES!!!!
     
  25. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's safe. Use SetCPU (available in the market). It allows you to set your CPU speed and even has a feature that automatically adjusts your speed depending upon battery state or phone temps.
     

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