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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. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert
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    BTW you don't need a USB cable. I did all this without it. Just go to this site and download it to the sdcard and then move it.
     

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  2. LeoG61

    LeoG61 Newbie
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    I did the update via SD card earlier this morning and now I have the sync icon staying in the status bar at the top constantly...any fixes for that or is that normal for 2.1?
     
  3. baffula

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    Thanks for posting the update!

    Any idea on how to enable the new app drawer?
     
  4. trinied

    trinied Lurker
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    I have been working on this all day, I just bought the phone yesterday, I go through all the processes and when I do the x power button thing and then apply sdcard:update.zip
    this is what happens....

    --Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    Installing update...
    assert failed: file_getprop("/system/build.prop", "ro.build.fingerprint") == "verizon/voles/sholes/sholes:2.0.1/ESD56/20996:user/release-keys"|| file_getprop ("/system/build.prop", ro.bes: 2.1-update1/ESE81/29593: user/release_keys" (status 7)
    Installation aborted




    someone please help.....
     
  5. nathan312

    nathan312 Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks for this! Couldn't wait for the OTA any longer!! Force updated about 2 hours ago, NO problems so far! thanks guys!
     
  6. Krlos

    Krlos Member
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    the same happen to me but when i restarted everything was fine show the 2.1 update-1 on firmware version and everything run good so far.....
     
  7. glendees

    glendees Lurker
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    I was anxious to check out the new Gallery and was disappointed when pressing the icon. My Droid responded with: "Application is not installed on your phone".

    The reason for this message is that the icon I was pressing was a "shortcut" (for lack of a better word). It was an icon on my left home screen.

    Look in the large group of icons from the pull-up drawer at the bottom. Scroll down to the 'G' section and click on the Gallery icon there.

    Ahhhhh, new-Gallery Goodness.
     
  8. aarong0921

    aarong0921 Lurker
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    Ok, I really want the update, but I have no way of connecting my droid to my computer (the person I bought it from didn't have the data cable). How can I get the update to my phone without connecting it??? I already tried opening it through Gmail, but it says it is not supported.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. Droid_Ninja

    Droid_Ninja Member
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    WOO HOO!!!! Thanks for who ever made this possible! I was so mad when my Twin got the Update before me and he is in VA. But now this came out, I aint gotta wait for the OTA now! THANK YOU SO MUCH! WORKED LIKE A CHARM!
     
  10. KzN

    KzN Newbie
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    Is there any reason why I should wait for the OTA to come? Are there any disadvantages or problems that arise when updating manually?
     
  11. guitarplayin

    guitarplayin Lurker
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    Just tried it. Your directions were perfect. NO PROBLEMS. Unit rebooted and is running great. Thanks for your efforts.
     
  12. Source

    Source Newbie
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    awesome. did this, this morning. worked like a charm.
     
  13. Uranus633

    Uranus633 Lurker
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    Worked, very easy to do.
     
  14. aarong0921

    aarong0921 Lurker
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    Anyone know how to get the update on a phone using page plus instead of verizon??? I followed both links, and it says "not supported on this phone".
     
  15. djmeslie

    djmeslie Newbie
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    Thx for the update!! Works great! Incase anyone has problems w/ the update just dont unzip the folder at all, and if it doesn't work w/ update.zip then just name it update! Thanks again!
     
  16. littledroid

    littledroid Newbie
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    If I force update using the instructions here, what will happen when OTA comes? Do I just ignore it or will it be smart enough to know I'm already at 2.1 and not notify me?
     
  17. Trident

    Trident Android Expert
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    Yes, it will already know and you will not be notified.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  18. littledroid

    littledroid Newbie
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    Trident, thanks for the clarification.
     
  19. uncle_Felty

    uncle_Felty Newbie
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    Worked like a charm! I got fed up after all the people I recomended the phone to got the update and I was still waiting! Go figure I got the phone on day 1!!!
     
  20. kn0t

    kn0t Member
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    So this isn't the "official" tmobile update. It's a rom that someone made?
     
  21. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
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    Olympus, Back on the throne!!!
    Not sure if you posted in the wrong forum or what, but this is for the 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid on Verizon. The update is the official update that someone was able to copy off their SD card before letting their phone perform the update.

    Kratos
     
  22. Phishbowl

    Phishbowl Lurker
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    So, I just updated my droid but my menu short cut tab at the bottom did not change to the dots. I still have that grey tab. Just wondering if you have to change any settings or should it have switched automatically. Thanks!!
     
  23. DDroid23

    DDroid23 Member
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    Yea when I got the update and still saw the grey tab and not the dots. I got helix app and its great but wat I wanna know is wat happen to the 3d backround when scrolling up and down apps?
     

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