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[How-To] Force Motorola Droid 2.1 OTA Update (ESE81)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Fabolous, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Kennethjmc

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    Only when rebooting, but in regards to just using it it's the same for me
     

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  2. gene1138

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    Up and running with 2.1. Thanks guys!! I love the internets. :D
     
  3. Trident

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    My guide is live! My guide is live! Check it out! :D
     
  4. screamster

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    Holy crap.. It's xmas morning!!! MERRY XMAS EVERYONE!

    Installing now... Will post feedback when done. :D
     
  5. breadnatty08

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    Still getting an installation aborted message (says something like incorrect signature). Followed all the directions (used to all the ROMing on my Droid, this is for my gf's phone). File is most definitely titled update.zip. Perhaps one of the hosting sites that Trident has is an incorrect and/or corrupted file? I'll try yours (Fab), but it's giving me a warning about a "dangerous" site.

    Edit: The file I got from Trident's page was 12 mg, but the voles one is 15 mg. What the hell?
     
  6. screamster

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    Installed without a hiccup. Awesome! Thanks to all that made this possible!

    Now.. to go play! :D
     
  7. Trident

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    On which location of mine? Might be an issue I need to look into!
     
  8. Trident

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    I just downloaded all of them again. They're all showing as 15 MB. All they are is a mirror of the voles.
     
  9. breadnatty08

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    Sorry not to specify. It was the first (MyDroidDoes) location. Just finished the update with the voles one that Fab posted and worked fine. Looks like it's not a legit update.zip :thinking: Something I'd look into.
     
  10. Trident

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    I'ts an exact mirror of this. I doubt it's not legit. I'll re upload the file though...
     
  11. Trident

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    It's definitely 15 MB. The actual file size is 15,712,438 bytes which transfers down to 15 MB. This is the case for all three locations. I don't think you fully downloaded it.
     
  12. slick_old

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    I could have sworn mine was 14 point-something MB.
     
  13. Trident

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    I flahed back to 2.01 with RSD and installed the file in my first location (My Droid Does) and I am now rinning 2.1. Trust me, there is nothing wrong with my files.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  14. screamster

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    So far, so good. Everything is working well. Ill report any issues if I find them.
     
  15. screamster

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    I used your file and everything worked well. :thinking:
     
  16. Trident

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    Thanks for the feedback!
    Future posts about my guide should be made to the guide itself, by the way.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  17. CRPercodani

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    Hey Trident and Fab, I unstickied some of the other 2.1 stickies and left Trident's guide as one. That cool? Also we should clean up some of the other 2.1 OTA threads and the other one from inophysys (is that his name) since we don't need instructions anymore.
     
  18. Trident

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    Sounds good to me!
    I'll be back on to do some guide work at about 11.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  19. breadnatty08

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    It is possible. Thanks for checking. Either way, the voles worked fine.
     
  20. Trident

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    Glad to hear it and thanks for the feedback!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  21. jefld

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    Thanks, Fabolous for holding this noob's hand.
     
  22. dragonflyr

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  23. jefld

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    After update I have a new app on home screen called Gallery. When I try open it, it says application not installed on your phone. Anybody know what this is and where to get it?
     
  24. Le0_Br4zUc4

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    I wanted to try it but I don't feel like rooting my phone again later (feeling lazy lol) so I'll wait until someone find a way to install without taking root out
     
  25. girlsparky

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    I had a problem and it said it was aborted. I rebooted and up came 2.1 ?
     

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