Moto Droid 2.1 realese?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by simp7y, May 18, 2010.

  1. simp7y

    simp7y New Member
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    So a buddy of mine showed me his phone, and apparently he is running firmware 2.1? I see that it is out if you have rooted and you can man install it, but i asked a few other people and they are all running 2.1 as well. Why did i not get a notification for this up date!!! i am running 2.0.1 and really want this update. I did the menu > system info > check for updates and it says i am up to date. Why did these people get the update early?

    Sob me :mad:
     

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  2. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member
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    just manually install it, theres a sticky in the droid section.
     
  3. simp7y

    simp7y New Member
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    I was thinking bout it but everyone i see tells me i need to root to do it, which i dont want to do... Ill check the sticky tho tyvm:D
     
  4. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member
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    nah its easy, put the 2.1 update into the root of the SD card where everything is listed and rename it to update (if on windows) or update.zip (if on a mac) unmount the phone and reboot into recovery.
     
  5. Isthmus

    Isthmus Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like you missed the boat. Do the following:

    Home screen >> menu button >> settings >> about phone >>system updates.

    Go there and let the system update itself. you should get 2.1.
     
  6. simp7y

    simp7y New Member
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    Tried that. Said that my system is up to date. Once again running the Motorola droid. 2.1 is out for it right?

    Now i see where the issues begin. Something is deff wrong with my phone. I never rooted or "Jailbroke" my phone. i copied the 2.1 file onto my sd card and rebooted holding the X button. I get the motorola screen and then it restarts again and again and again untill i let go of the X button in wich case it will then boot up as normal. I tried to reset via the privacy settings and the phone resets but doesn't actually restore factory settings? I took it to Verizon and the people there (as usual) were of no help, telling me to drive 2 + hours to a corporate store for a new phone or something of that sort. I plan on driving up there in the... well later am seeing it is 4:51 am for me and i have yet to sleep :p . Maybe they will be able to fix it, but if anyone knows a way of fixing this please let me know.


    I tried the Holding X button as well as safe mode, Safe mode worked x button cycled the Motorola screen. I tried the X button with and without the SD card, both the same and i even uninstalled all of the third party apps and still nothing....

    Again no root or mod of any sort. Only Third party program that i have ever used that messes with some stuff is astro file manager, but realized it wasn't for me and uninstalled. The phone works fine when on, no issues that i have noticed yet, accept no factory reset.

    Any help is much appreciated, but hey if worst comes to worst maybe ill get a new phone outa this. Gotta love that new droid smell.:D

    Thanks everyone!!

    I am so lost
    /face ~> desk
     
  7. mrmojoz

    mrmojoz Well-Known Member
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    This is the craziest thing I've ever heard. Thats like being iffy on the My Computer icon in Windows. Thanks!
     

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