Manual update can get your DROID to Android 2.2

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Manual update can get your DROID to Android 2.2
We have reported that the Motorola DROID is expected to get an OTA upgrade for Android 2.2 sometime this week. Sure it's only Tuesday, but if you're the type that hears the clock ticking and the sweat starts beading up around the back of your neck, you can now manually install the software on to your DROID, even while some DROID owners around you (a very small number right now) are getting sent the upgrade. Before we give you the link so you can impatiently upgrade your handset, let's take a look at what will improve on your DROID. First, you should notice an increase in speed. Because of the Just-In-Time compiler, your phone should be zippier and more responsive. The 2.2 upgrade will give you the capability to run Flash 10.1 video and animation and there should be some improvement with the camera. You will not get to tether the DROID or use it as a Wi-Fi mobile hot spot as we earlier told you.

The instructions for you to follow are available from the source link and includes guides on how to download Froyo using your PC or Mac, or what to do if you want to upgrade to Android 2.2 using just the phone (OTA). When done correctly, you will have the official new Froyo build on your Motorola DROID. After you've installed the new OS, let us know what you think of it by sharing your comments below.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: androidforums



1. access_denied

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2010

Can anyone verify if a rooted Droid without a custom ROM will allow this update or will the signature verification fail? I'm running a rooted X and want to know what to expect. Thanks.

14. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Uh the article states its for Droid, NOT Droid X. FYI

25. Mark pinckas unregistered

Droid x has an e fuse that burns if you mod the phone.... Refuse to support Motorola Corp crippleware!

2. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Just the new stuff

3. CrisTRON

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 02, 2010

it shows a "tether via USB" option on my phone.

4. acesfreedom40

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2010

I manually upgraded to Android 2.2 last night on my unrooted DROID and it also shows tethering. I tried to tether it this morning and it worked just fine.

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i had 2.2 froyo on my droid back in june. :-)

10. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Can I have your autograph?

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

of course.

6. Jay2010 unregistered

Does anyone have issues with their flash player working on websites? Mine doesn't after the update

7. flashplayer unregistered

Mine doesn't work either

9. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Same here...won't download

8. Steve Geller unregistered

Anyone else phone running slower with the update? I upgraded last night and restarted the phone a few times since then, and my Droid seems slower than it used to be. The homescreen often has a redraw lag now that I almost never had before.

11. percy615 unregistered

has anyone determined if the wifi not working on the Droid is true

13. Steve Geller unregistered

Wifi itself is working fine, I believe people were complaining that were was no wifi tethering so other devices can use the phone's internet connection.

12. percy615 unregistered

wifi tethering that is

15. Steve Geller unregistered

No, no wifi tethering in this release; Verizon didn't want to include it.

17. Ronsse1373

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

i just udated to 2.2 last night but i cant download adobe flash 10.1. I downloaded the app in the market but when it saids to upgrade to adobe flash 10.1 an error message saids "your request can not be found"

18. Steve Geller unregistered

The link on the market doesn't work on the Droid for some reason. You have to manually download and install the beta. I found the download link on the comments section of the gizmodo item about the Droid upgrade.

19. Ronsse1373

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

i even went to adobe flash website and still got the same message

23. Frankthetank775 unregistered

Do you have the link for the flash player?

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I am waiting for CAPTIVATE 2.2 official release as these 2.2 cooked ROMS do not include FLASH - anyone notice their 2.2 FROYO running slower than ECLAIR with these phony 2.2s?

21. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I agree I had a "rom" 2.2 upgrade and overclocked my droid to 1ghz and on quadrant it would be around 1200 with the official 2.2 upgrade and 550mhz (stock speed) it is around 900-950 in quadrant and is much more stable I bet if I overclocked the stock rom it would pull a 1500+ on quadrant

22. tuminatr

Posts: 1158; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Oh by the way motorola has released the first patch for there upgrade FRG22 is now out the origonal upgrade was FRG01B and it is real fast

24. jay2010 unregistered

where can it be downloaded?

26. frankthetank775 unregistered

I did the update that was recomended on here and it ruined my Droid, I constantly have to pull the battery because it keeps freezinf, and my cameras auto focus has stopped working, now the adobe website says that I have to upgrade to the 2.2. Is there a way to revert back to the 2.1?

27. kdlj

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 23, 2009

Thank you, you just helped me decide that im not going to do it.

28. gabby unregistered

ease someone tell me how to upgrade ,the market wont let me do nothing:/ i have a mytouch ,please help or email at

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