Problems with Froyo creates chaos in Android Market
1. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
This goes to show you that you might want to wait to update your Evo to 2.2 until the offical update is available. Im sure it wont be long since this is "The Android Phone".
2. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Anyone who is spending the time to update their EVO to 2.2 should also look up all the solutions people have come up with to get the apps back on the market... I've been using Froyo with no market problems.
3. drewstiff (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
"If you had to put your phone through a factory update, you will have to repurchase previously bought apps because there is no proof that you previously paid for them." No, sorry. You're wrong. Don't make up "facts". You will in no way have to repurchase previously bought apps, and the market is still fully aware of what apps you have previously paid for. In fact, even if this was the case you would NOT BE ABLE TO repurchase apps, because they ARE NOT SHOWING UP IN THE MARKET. Generally all this boils down to "Pre-release software has not been set up to work in the same way as full-release software would be, news at 11!". Don't install pre-release updates if you're not prepared to deal with the consequences... As far as the Android Market is concerned, Froyo doesn't exist yet for consumers. I believe developer and testing phones don't have the ability to purchase protected apps at all and hence protected apps have not been 'unlocked' for Froyo. The solution is to wait for the official release and then surprisingly the Froyo update will work as is expected. Or, as nak1017 says, there are ways around it if one is as keen to resolve their market issues as they were to obtain the unofficial update in the first place.
4. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I thought Froyo was released on certain handsets already? Does this only pertain to people updating on non-Froyo handsets? That said, you are 100% correct.
5. drewstiff (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
Well it's not officially out for the Nexus One yet. If it was I'd have installed it on mine by now :o) The Froyo update that's going round for the N1 is not the official one (according to a Google employee via the URL below - see "Best answer"). http://www.google.com/support/
forum/p/android/thread?tid=488Any other instances of Froyo for other devices are either ported from the (unofficial) N1 version or have ported parts of the new SDK (which is pretty pointless as it's far less comprehensive that the N1 leak). I don't believe there are any devices officially with Froyo still. I used "official" way too many times in this post! da0ef21660d13&hl=en
6. coachandrew (unregistered)
The good news is that with a little hunting you can find the NY Times .apk (the actual file). I found it on an Android freeware site. I had to temporarily allow non-market apps to be installed, and then I installed the app, and changed the setting back to prevent non-market apps from installing, and now... voila! NY Times is back on my phone.
BTW I had been under the impression that the Froyo I downloaded directly from Samsung (with instructions from Dan Costa's article on PC Mag) was "official" and the same as the OTA that I was not patient enough for -- I would not have downloaded it that way.