Seriously, how do I get 2.1 back?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidood, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Droidood

    Droidood Well-Known Member
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    Or are they going to fix this disaster of an update? I've been trying to put up with it for the last week (got a silence/vibrate widget, SMS app, etc.) but all the new little annoyances are really adding up and making 2.2 unbearable.

    This isn't just a rant thread, I really want to know how to get back to 2.1. I wasn't open to rooting before since I have an extended warranty and it's extra work, but I'll do it now if that's the only way (though I'd still prefer not to).

    In case anyone reading is experiencing similar problems, here are a few of the most annoying issues I've been having since updating to 2.2:


    1. Icons & widgets on home screen usually take 3-5 seconds to appear when using the Home button to leave an app.
    2. After unlocking the phone, swiping to move to another home screen takes 2-3 tries.
    3. Browsers (stock and Dolphin) refresh EVERY time you switch to another app, which defeats the purpose of multi-tasking.
    4. Browsers are also randomly closing without any message at all -- no Force Close popup or anything, they just disappear and reopen on the homepage.
    5. If I get a call while playing music over Bluetooth in my car, the phone keeps playing music but at the phone call volume (I think most or all BT head units differentiate the two). This is extremely irritating because it immediately starts BLASTING the music over the speakers until I answer the call.
    6. WiFi is completely useless -- either doesn't work at all or downloads slower than 3G.
     

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  2. loomer

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    I am having every one of these problems, minus 5 & 6. 5 I have not used yet, and 6 I have not had an issue with WiFi. But 1-4 yes.

    Also, I would like to add that streaming video through JAVA has been terrrible. Stuff that I was streaming while rooted with 2.2 that was running fine, is now choppy and crap. I too am seriously thinking about going back to 2.1 and rooting.

    Also, I have been wondering if Verizon kinda purposely did this to force people to upgrade to their newer phones (DROID2, X)

    .. Makes you wonder
     
  3. gnath9

    gnath9 Well-Known Member
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  4. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Well-Known Member
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    If you want to go back to 2.1, you'll have to get the 2.1 install *Mine is named VZW_A855_ESE53_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.03P_SW_UPDATE_01.sbf if that helps locate the download...* Then use RSDLite to flash your phone back.
     
  5. MissMunchkin

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    Maybe I should have read this before speaking to Verizon... ever since I downloaded 2.2, my Droid has been acting crazy. Opening apps by itself, screen freezes, enough to give me a headache! After four factory resets, Verizon is now sending me a refurb. I'm a little concerned about the refurb since I paid a good chunk of change, and I never had a refurbed smart phone. Should I go ahead with getting the refurb or try getting 2.1 back? Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  6. kevpan815

    kevpan815 Well-Known Member
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    Don't remember which website that somebody here found it on, but somebody had the Official 2.2 Verizon FRG01B.sbf File on their website, Just FYI!
     
  7. loomer

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    That is what I have.. The OTA push of FRG01B.
     
  8. loomer

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    This is actually the route I am going to go. I believe it or not did not know that they had gotten root for 2.2

    Cool beans. This will be my weekend project.
     
  9. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Well-Known Member
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    In the forum dog house.
    I tell people to root because 1, I feel bad that they seem to have gotten screwed with this update, and 2 because it really is the cat's meow! I don't think I've ever read where someone was sorry they did it, but I have read more than a few times that they were sorry they hadn't done it sooner.
     
  10. gnath9

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    lol @ the cat's meow !!! lol :D

    But I totally agree with the Kitty's statement
     
  11. bigbill25

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    If this next OTA update doesn't fix my Droid (pretty much the same problems as Droidood), I'm rooting... It's pissing me off :mad:

    --Bill
     
  12. loomer

    loomer Well-Known Member
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    My phone was rooted previous to the FroYo push. Performance wise it was great, but the over clocking took its toll on the battery in a major way. It's a bit of a trade off.
     
  13. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Well-Known Member
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    Did you do a wipe after installing the OTA? I did on my wife's and all the lag disappeared. I'm rooted on FRG22 and have 0 problems :)
     
  14. jdsingle

    jdsingle Well-Known Member
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    Please, look at the link in my sig. It will get you back to 2.1 and answer all your other questions
     
  15. obutto

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    You don't have to overclock. You can leave it in stock!
     
  16. loomer

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    What are the huge bennefits of rooting the phone, if you are not going to put in a kernal that OCs the processor?
     
  17. bigbill25

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    Yup, did a full factory wipe, and the home screen lag came right back... Not a happy camper!

    --Bill
     
  18. nader2013

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    You should use CM6 RC3 From ROM Manager with Slayher's new Kernals, specifically the 1.1ghz one. I have had that screen redraw on every single ROM until this one using that kernel, and it really pissed me off. CM6 RC3 offers a lot of customization and there is a great theme out there for it called REVOution. IF CM6 RC3 doesn't work you have to keep trying different combinations of ROM's and kernels 'till you get the perfect pair. I know, we shouldn't have to be going through all of this just to have a phone work the way it is supposed to.
     
  19. Kitesurfer

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    Add signal and charging issues to the list for me
     

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