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Okay..enough is enough....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Maxxnme, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Maxxnme

    Maxxnme New Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm a fairly new DROID user, getting mine all of 8 weeks ago. It was immediately updated to 2.1.
    I've been losing my mind trying to find a way to get FLASH, but to no avail and I heard that the 2.2 update will have the necessary updates for FLASH.
    I'm sick and tired about hearing of the new DROID X....blah...blah...blah...! Does ANYONE have any idea as to when we will be able to download and upgrade to 2.2. I too new at this to download zip files and set up folders and extract to...and back up from....(know whatta mean?). Just a nice simple download an upgrade. NOT having FLASH is a killer.
    Any help greatly appreciated/ sorry for the venting but it IS frustrating!
    PS: Just downloaded the DOUBLETWIST app and I think it's FABULOUS! KUDOS to whoever came up with this. Now I can get ALL of my FIRESIGN THEATER stuff!


  2. DrDiff

    DrDiff Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2009
    Valparaiso, IN
    Well Froyo was just officially released! Worth Rooting for! Custom Roms ROCK!
  3. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    Project Manager
    Southern California
    @ Maxxnme - Rooting is not too hard...Check out the guides in the Root subforum.

    Also, for those who didn't know, Doubletwist was created by DVD John (He was the same guy who cracked DVD encryption when he was a teenager)...

    **EDIT** Also, to answer your question, based on things hinted at today, the Droid will get Flash 10.1 (so also 2.2) in "Late Summer". There is also an internal memo saying July...
  4. growler13

    growler13 Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    So 2.2 was just officially released today as source code. Basically that means that Google put the code out to the public and now its up to the developer community to create custom versions called roms. We should be seeing the official versions tonight, tomorrow, and into next week. Right now there are some unofficial ones floating around that are fairly stable for the most part.

    Messing with the update.zip, rom manager, rooting, etc is all necessary to run these custom roms. Theres some very good instructions throughout this site on how to do all of it, and if that fails just ask if you run into a problem.

    An official update from verizon won't likely be coming for weeks, more likely months.

    If you want flash now download a browser from the market called Skyfire. It plays most flash but its not perfect by any means. I haven't tried it personally for android but used to use it on windows mobile and it was decent
  5. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2009
    With my rooted Droid, I have yet to envy any new phones that are on the horizon or ones that are already available. I'll start being jealous when they root and overclock to 1.5 ghz or more. :D
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    That's an easy fix. Stop clicking on the Droid X threads and articles. :p

    Same as the answer for any update -- no telling. It will be available when it's available. Consider how long it took for Motorola and Verizon to push out past updates after Google released the source for Android if you want some sort of rough timeframe.

    Well, pick your poison. Wait however many months it takes for 2.2 for the Droid to be pushed. Or start reading up on rooting, etc. You have to decide which is a bigger priority for yourself. None of us started out as experts on rooting and modding the Droid. There are guides out there and forums to request assistance if you get into trouble. Read the guides and all relevant threads that you run across. You can't have too much info on your side.
  7. HalfFrozen

    HalfFrozen Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Go to this thread... HERE

    Follow the steps 1-6 in the first post,

    and then follow everything in these videos...

    ***Watch this one first***
    YouTube - Flashing SPRecovery SBF File to a Motorola Droid

    ANNND after that video watch this one.

    YouTube - Installing a Custom ROM in SPRecovery with No Root

    This will pretty much grant you root access now. I was a dumb dumb with computer skills to, but Rooting is SO easy, even a caveman can do it!

    Jrummy makes some amazing ROMs, check this thread HERE he has Themed ROMs and ALSO FLASH!!!!!!

    After you have downloaded all of that stuff you can DL flash player HERE.

    Any questions PM me.

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