Official android 2.2 (froyo) release for orange san francisco.General


  1. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    I have recently been searching around to see if an official release of android 2.2 (froyo) will come to the orange San Francisco. ZTE has said the smartphone will be upgradeable to Android 2.2 on the ZTE blade, so I wondered if the update will come to the Orange San Francisco as well. Also apparently the new upgrade will come in a few weeks. I have found other multiple sites confirming an update.

    I then did some research to see if it was coming to the orange San Francisco not just the ZTE blade, and have found no answer. But I came across some new photos of the blade on CNET, the device is a orange San Francisco in white, original version and it appears to be running android 2.2. Taken at the MWC 2011.

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    On another image from CNET on the same phone it says "The Blade has a 3.5-inch touch screen, that's pretty sharp and clear. Unfortunately, it only runs Android 2.1, though ZTE has said the smartphone will be upgradeable to Android 2.2."

    So I am guessing an official Orange San Francisco update will come in the near future. bringing android 2.2 froyo.


    UPDATE:

    Orange have released there may be an froyo 2.2 update sometime this year.

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  2. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    Orange wont bring it.
    There are fixed up custom ROMs based on these official versions
  3. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    That's what I heard that orange wasn't going to bring it to the ZTE blade. But I have seen a number of reports suggesting they will recently , also the pictures from CNET had the San Francisco with 2.2 integrated at the MWC 2011. I think this would be great for orange to do, as it's an official update.
  4. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    I contacted orange, about an official future update for the orange San Francisco/ZTE Blade, here is what they have said.

    An update is not available at this stage but an update should hopefully come in the near future. It takes longer to get updates out due to orange putting on custom software, but they will try to get an update out.

    So maybe an official update is on it's way for the future!
  5. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    so? it will still be crap with loads of bloat
  6. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    Okay it may not be as good and fast as other custom roms. But for people that do not want to root their devices it should be good!
  7. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    sure the device is out more than half a year and still no official Froyo.. thats crap - Oranges fault
  8. shoecake

    shoecake Member

    as a new Orange San Francisco user looking for a Froyo update, I got a little excited to see the title of this thread. What a shame :eek:
  9. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

  10. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    Well I think an official froyo update is to come in the future, but will be loaded with all their software. So I would keep a look out for the release! :)
  11. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    you want all their bloatware? o.0 :p
  12. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    Well, I just want an official update, instead of a custom ROM, even though I have heard a lot of good about them.
  13. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    why do you want official? probably wont get one anyway, and Oranges is a fairly awful example of vanilla
  14. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    Well, I just really want an official one, so it is a safer method. Orange do add a lot of their own software, but I think an official update would be better for some people with the handset.
  15. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    there is no safety difference
    try it, if you want to return phone to stock its way too easy
  16. muncles

    muncles Member

    i was worried about doing the custom rom install. i also was going to wait for the official to come out. but i decided to go for it today. i backed up my old orange rom. then i tried a few customs. i didnt like it at first so i re-installed the backup and it was like i hadnt even touched the phone.

    now i have the flb 2.2 installed and its great. the camcorder now records in vga and it isnt to bad. better than the 2.1.

    i think it is worth giving it a go but if your not sure then just leave it for now.:)
  17. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    The trouble is, I am not very advanced on this, and do not know how to back up and install ROM's. That's why I think it would be easier to wait for the official as I could end up messing the whole phone up.
  18. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    seriously, its so easy, you will be laughing :)
    the Blade isn't locked down like HTC/SE/Moto Androids which makes things nice and simple ;)
  19. Ilovetech

    Ilovetech Well-Known Member

    Definitely something to think about. Are there any tutorials out there to show you how to back up and install. Also I wondered, when you install a new custom ROM do you loose all current apps?
  20. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

  21. BurnCK

    BurnCK Well-Known Member

    Only once rooted though ;)
  22. theodore04

    theodore04 New Member

  23. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    try Market Enabler app
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  24. theodore04

    theodore04 New Member

    thanks a lot.

    it did work!

    I found Google maps and is now working!
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  25. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member

    happy to help :)
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