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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eL777, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. eL777

    eL777 Member
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  2. psufan5

    psufan5 Newbie

    Risky.. but couldnt you simply boot into safe mode or whatever it is.. holding X.. and put an older image on the phone if it messes up?
  3. eL777

    eL777 Member
    Thread Starter

    Probably, not an expert.. and have yet to root. :p
  4. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    I woudl LOVE to install this, but I need some other test dummy's first. I really need my phone.
  5. Jpac175

    Jpac175 Lurker

    So whats 2.1 got that makes it better then 2.0.1?:thinking:
  6. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Another number in the tenths spot ;)
  7. eL777

    eL777 Member
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    From what I have read so far... seems to have more homescreens. On top of that it has a grid or "cards" that are at the bottom now and you can preview each of your homescreens and choose which one to go to. Lastly, it has animated wallpapers... such as falling leaves on an autumn-style background. Now, that is what I have seen from the "google phone" (nexus-one..whatever it's gonna be called) and it is running 2.1. Now to say that it is android 2.1 or some extra stuff that is exclusive only to the google phone... is beyond me.
  8. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    I hope we get some cool stuff that's stock on the phone, but its open source so we can get all that eventually. But at Sholes they have an image for 2.1 for droid, but no proof of it running.
  9. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    I downloaded the 2.1 image from Sholes..

    Now all I need is a how-to on ripping an image of my current OS as it is(Custom recovery image), and I'll be willing to give 2.1 a shot:D
  10. spangler07

    spangler07 Member

    All I want out of 2.1 is the five homescreens. I can't waaaaitttt.
  11. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    That's pretty easy to do with Home++, a free app on the market that allows 3-7 screens, and is much faster than the stock.

    What I want from 2.1 is the "Web-OS" card view of all my screens, as well as animated backgrounds. This is a good first step, hopefully within a few days they'll have a more stable version.
  12. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    It won't be long before a nice stable version comes out :) woop woop!!!
  13. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Too many problems with it at the moment. I got the dump last night and poked around. Was hoping the camera app would work on the droid, it doesn't....
  14. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    Considering this particular 2.1 image is customized for a completely different device, that's not a surprise. It would be like cloning a C: drive from one brand of PC, and trying to get the image to run on another brand...the OS would run, but the drivers would be all screwed up..

    Now if someone has the knowledge to make a hybrid of the 2.1 system files, and the current droid files.. that may work.
  15. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    I will probably do this once it's stable.

    I speculate the OTA in January (if it happens) for the Droid will be OS 2.1
  16. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    I realize it's early, but does anyone know if animated wall paper can be 'live'?

    I'm thinking of a live animated radar based on your location as a wallpaper.

    That would be awesomeness. :)
  17. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    I'd just like a weather radar layer on gmaps!
  18. Roroco

    Roroco Well-Known Member

    Droid Gets An Unofficial Android 2.1 Build - Droid 2.1 - Gizmodo

    Looks like someone has already ported the Google Phones 2.1 build to the Droid. While I am not adventurous enough - or even have the knowhow - to install this update, it is good to know that it is potentially around the corner.

    If anyone is willing to try and update to 2.1, let the rest of us know how it is.
  19. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Is that the same (unfinished) version that someone posted earlier? I'm willing to try it if it's a completely working version of 2.1.

    I really need to buy a dummy Droid to screw around with.
  20. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Can we please do searches before posting the same exact information about the same exact thing? It prevents moderators from having to combine threads that clutter up the forum.
  21. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    Same 2.1 as mentioned before. Unless someone turns it into a hybrid with the Droid's device files(if possible), it is useless to anyone who wants a fully operational Droid.
  22. Roroco

    Roroco Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that. I used the built in search when creating the thread... I saw nothing on this subject.
  23. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    Well, I've merged the new thread with the old one. Let's continue the discussion here.

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