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General The Official "Can someone please get us an Update.zip" Thread.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JuicyJones, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. JuicyJones

    JuicyJones Well-Known Member
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    For the people who don't know, it takes 2 seconds (approximately) to help out thousands of people and become an AndroidForums celebrity! There are thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of people waiting for the Update.zip so they can manually update and finally end their longtime wait for Froyo.

    But the problem is everyone is seeing the notification and going "Oh hey, wow...yeah! Froyo!" and proceeds to install! And by you doing this, you get Froyo and everyone else is still stuck in a giant circle jerk, waiting for some generous person to share the update. So here's what you do....

    When the update pops up on your phone. Go into Astro File Manager (if you don't have it, download it from the Market) and go into the SDcard file system. You will see a file called "Update.zip" long press on it, select edit, copy, and then paste a copy of it in a folder of your choice on your SDcard. Later, hook your phone up to your computer and go into the file system, and get that Update.zip file out of that file that you chose and upload it to any file hosting site. Megauploads, rapidshare, even Google Docs would suffice. But a lot of people are waiting for this update!

    If you don't want to go through the steps to upload it to a file share website, private message me, I will give u my e-mail, u can e-mail it to me, and I will upload it to a file sharing site.
     

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  2. jayefef

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    ...wait your turn in the OTA push.
     
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  3. Minimike

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    But - supposedly it drops into phone memory - in /cache/ directory. How do we get it to install from there without the automagical Verizon program? Putting it on the root of the SD card wouldn't be the same mechanism, would it?
     
  4. veloslave

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    Lame

    WTH is wrong with helping other users? Gee... I always thought that was one of the main reasons for forums like this... you know, people helping people?

    IYDHAGTS,TDSA
     
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  5. Minimike

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    Because those that have it and are on this forum are sitting back and laughing thier asses off at those that are crying for it. Superior smugness, they won the lottery and we didn't.
     
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  6. -[R06U3_DR01D]-

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    When you eventually get the OTA, you won't be bitching anymore.
     
  7. juanito157

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    Totally agree.... I would and will if I get it!
     
  8. jayefef

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    I don't have it either. I'm just laughing at the level of impatience here. Some people got all pissy when the update was rumored and never confirmed by Verizon and those dates came and went. Then Verizon announces the update, when it doesn't come to YOU, you get upset.

    I'm all for helping people, I do it when I can, but starting a thread so you can get something that will get to you when it gets to you, is over the top.
     
  9. -[R06U3_DR01D]-

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    Tell me about it. It would be hilarious if for some reason updates stopped rolling out.
     
  10. jayefef

    jayefef Android Enthusiast
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    Don't tell that to Moto DROID users
     
  11. ACD168

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    they can root and get 2.2 just as easy if not easier than us.
     
  12. richb82

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    The RUU is already available and has been for a few days. What's stopping you from just going that route?
     
  13. JuicyJones

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    Seriously? I have 2.2, I got it from the RUU leak. I'm just trying to help everyone else out. Why wait when you don't have to?! There's a lot of people who don't know how to got the route of the RUU (it was a pain in the ass for me) and there's a lot of people who are using Macs and to them an EXE file is useless (I had to use a friends PC) I guess not everyone is open minded or intelligent enough to put all this together, so they just talk shit and criticize...
     
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  14. Whohulkwalk

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    damn I'm hungry I wish I had some yogurt
     
  15. Taylored

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    I was planning on doing this for everyone, but no update here... :/

    They had a sticky about this on the Droid forums. I thought it was a cool idea. I am about to install the RUU.
     
  16. JuicyJones

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    I honestly think the RUU is better for performance. The OTA just overwrites a few system files, the RUU is a clean wipe.
     
  17. Fine69

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    What I have been told on other forums and have read is that is dissolves as soon as it hits your phone and starts updating. Matter in fact some cant even find the zip file.
     
  18. Spaded21

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    I will do this when I get the update if it hasn't been done yet
     
  19. JuicyJones

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    I think everyone would really appreciate it!
     
  20. JuicyJones

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    If you use Astro File Manager, we have access to the cache file. You can copy from that directory but you can't paste unless you're rooted.
     
  21. jareth

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    1. When/if you see the notification that you have an update available -- stop everything and run the aLogcat app.


    2. Send the log file to yourself via email (that's built into the app)

    Look through the log file on your computer, searching for a URL


    3. Try any URL's that you find on your computer's browser

    When you find one that downloads a zip file, save the zip file to your computer


    4. Shout from the rooftops, and share that URL


    5.Then upload and mirror it somewhere


    (Thanks to the xda forums for the info!)
     
  22. jareth

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    1. When/if you see the notification that you have an update available -- stop everything and run the aLogcat app.


    2. Send the log file to yourself via email (that's built into the app)

    Look through the log file on your computer, searching for a URL


    3. Try any URL's that you find on your computer's browser

    When you find one that downloads a zip file, save the zip file to your computer


    4. Shout from the rooftops, and share that URL


    5.Then upload and mirror it somewhere
     
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  23. callmeox

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    That sounds like a lot of effort in this "eff you, I got mine" world that we live in. :D
     
  24. CatsTide

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    if i get it i'll do it to gain some god like status....wait,i'm already there
     
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  25. Crashumbc

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    hopefully some lucky cool person will get and post the .zip :)
     

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