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General Installing the OTA 2.1 file

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by arothrock, May 14, 2010.

  1. arothrock

    arothrock Well-Known Member
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    Disclaimer - Try this at your own risk. I'm not liable if you brick your phone. This is a simliar process for installing updates on the Moto Droid.

    NOTE: I DIDN'T LOSE ANY DATA AFTER THE UPGRADE, but some people might. I didn't have much installed/setup. My gmail and contacts synced up, my messages were still all there, but my home screens were different.

    Okay, this is all coming from 1.5.

    As far as I know, Leak Jumpers are out of luck. From what i've heard, V3 leak = Official OTA..(or pretty dang close)


    First, download this OTA file:
    http://android.clients.google.com/p...36.605.1_1.17.605.1_release_0420.79112f65.zip

    Rename it to update.zip and put it on the SD card in the TOP LEVEL (root) Directory. So if your SD Card comes up as the F: drive, it will be F:\update.zip

    DO NOT name it PB00IMG.zip as it will try to load in the next step.

    Turn off the phone, hold down VOL DOWN and POWER, just like you normally would to install a leak.

    It will search for the files like PB00IMG.zip, etc..etc..

    Scroll down to RECOVERY and press the POWER button. The phone will reboot with an exclamation point.

    If you're on 1.5, Press the POWER button and the HOME soft button at the same time, and you should be presented with a menu. One of the options should be "Apply sdcard:update.zip". Choose that one.

    If you're on a 2.1 leak, you might have to press POWER and VOLUME UP to launch the menu once you're in recovery. (..the update doesn't appear to be working with the leaked versions..)

    It will start the installation process.

    I got a little worried because it started deleting files and stayed in one spot for what seemed like 10 minutes, (probably 4 in reality), but it eventually finished.

    When it's done, choose the reboot option and let it do its thing. It will take a few minutes to boot up intially.
     

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  2. wildtouch83

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    That would have put you in a bad position had it bricked your phone and you had a buyer for it.

    Thanks for sharing the info. It will be interesting to see if this works for 2.1 leaked users as well.
     
  3. NickDroid86

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    Even if it doesnt work, beautiful write up
     
  4. AwesomeIT

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    Yes, but who will be the first to try?
     
  5. cmschapp

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    someone braver than me...
     
  6. Caddyman

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    hmmm....should i try it?
     
  7. vertig0730

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  8. xxfrozen

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    doesn't work on v3.

    installation aborted
     
    paligap, hallstevenson and mdeblaz like this.
  9. truelove79

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    someone try it and post back. ;)
     
  10. CaptainTwinkie

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    you can do it!!!!
     
  11. vertig0730

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    Verified! :mad:
     
  12. xxfrozen

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    My phone said something as follows:

    Finding update success
    opening patch
    verying update/patch
    installation aborted.

    didn't mess up anything on the phone though
     
  13. Scynthetic78

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    I'm still on v2 (don't ask why) but I'm pretty much on my way out the door to go to work. If nobody else has tried it on v2 before I get home tonight, I might give it a shot.
     
  14. NickDroid86

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    1.5... Trying
     
  15. truelove79

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    If you're going to post something like this, at least tell us what version you're currently on (1.5, 2.1v1, 2.1v2, 2.1v3).
     
  16. xxfrozen

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    i'm going to assume 1.5, 2.1v1, 2.1v2 will get be able to do this successfully. v3 it's look at it and saying wtf man this is the same software version followed by installation aborted grr
     
  17. xxfrozen

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    i said in the above post i was on 2.1v3
     
  18. mrshdavis

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    is this is supposed to work for 1.5? I thought everyone was saying it wasnt possible...
     
  19. mdeblaz

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    just a few posts...xxfrozen is on v3
     
  20. Caddyman

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    i am on v3

    it actually works up to installing update.zip.....

    finding update...
    opening update...
    verifying update...
    installing update....
    installation aborted.

    had to choose reboot system....no go on v3
     
  21. vertig0730

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    I am trying something for v3
     
  22. mdeblaz

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    that pretty much verifies that v3 = OTA
     
  23. truelove79

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    Oh sorry, my brain is dead this morning apparently. Yeah, it sounds like this isn't going to work on v3, which is fine is v3 is the same as the OTA, which it probably is.

    Waitin on you NickDroid86 ;)
     
  24. MrStellar

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    This may be sone kind of proof that v3 is indeed the OTA.
     
  25. arothrock

    arothrock Well-Known Member
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    pictures added.
     

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