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  1. bdr2n

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    Has anyone tried to put the new n1 zip on the droid. I read somewhere that you can do it?
     

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    Really? Because I remember reading at the top of one of the sets of update instructions, in big capitol letters, to not try this under any circumstance.
     
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    I was wondering the exact same thing! Can you update motorola droid witht the N1 update?
     
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    Anyone? Please help can the new Nexus One update be applied manually to the droid.. SAFELY?
     
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    Yeah, I'd really like to know, because I want 2.2, but I don't want to brick my Droid
     
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    Yes, you can do this.

    A special feature for Droid users applying this update: Paperweight Mode!
     
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    DONT DO IT!!! is all i have to say unless you want a paper weight...
     
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    What is a paper wieght? why isnt it safe to install this on my droid?
     
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    Paper weight = useless phone = brick

    The fact that it is designed for a completely different phone makes this unsafe. It equates to installing a custom ROM made for one phone on a different phone, it just wont work. I wont get into the technical details, but feel free to try it if you don't believe me.

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    No you can't as far I know. It can be ported though, however, it's better to wait till they release the source code for the Droid. Then we'll see some roms available before the official OTA release. A little patience.
     
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    I give you, the paper weight.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The hardware is different. It's probably like trying to flash your computer's BIOS with the wrong file. That usually ends up in a brick-like state.
     
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    Exactly.



    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    I venture that 95%+ of the readers here understand device drivers (at least from the point of buying something new for their computers), so they should understand the issue here without the need for analogies.

    Each of these phones has different hardware, aka devices, that will require different device drivers to make the Android OS work properly with that hardware. Without said device drivers, the Android OS simply will not be able to boot on your phone.

    If you load the N1 OS onto the DROID (without modifying it to work on the DROID) you're going to reboot your phone and ... nothing. hence the mention of paper weight mode. Your nice, hefty DROID becomes, in effect, a paperweight.

    It is no different than trying to use ATI drivers for an nVidia graphics card - not gonna happen.
     
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    Also then1 upate has a radio update which if you flash that your really screwed
     
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    Well put.
     

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