Manually install FRG22D onto your DROID and get Flash Player 10.1

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Manually install FRG22D onto your DROID and get Flash Player 10.1
If you're sick and tired of waiting for the FRG22D OTA update to reach your Motorola DROID, you can do the installation by hand and come away with a device that runs Flash Player 10.1. First, download the file FRG22D from FRG01B from Google. Copy the file to the root directory of your micro SD card and name it update.zip. Power off your phone and then re-start it while holding down the "X" key on the physical keyboard. This boots the phone up to recovery mode.

When you see the /!\ symbol, press the volume control and the camera key together to display the recovery options. Using the D-pad (finally, a use for the eye sore!) navigate to "apply sdcard:update.zip" and select it. When you see "Install from sdcard complete", select "reboot system now". Go to the Android Market and install Flash Player 10.1.

That's all there is to it. We had reported the other day that Verizon was to send out the OTA update needed for the DROID to receive FRG22D, but so far most DROID owners have received nothing from Big Red. If you do the update by hand, let us know how it went and how Flash is working on your phone.

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source: DroidLife



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9 Comments

1. zeke jones unregistered

So... I am running one of Lithium Mods 2.2 roms. Can I lay this over it and get flash support or do I have to wait for lithium to make a flash enabled rom?

2. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I have Kangerade Froyo rom. ( A Lithium Mod based Rom) I just google searched "Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for android" and found a download link. Installed the .APK to my Droid and now have flash. May not be the latest build. But it's better than nothing.

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

How is it affecting your phone's browsing - same or slower??

3. DriodFinatic unregistered

I juast finished my manual upgrade and it seems to working so far. No complaints. The only prolem I have with the Droid lineup is the commercials becuase "In a world updates, driod DOESN'T" or they are just slow

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

You are so right! I can't stand the way Android handles updates. 1. Mostly rumors and late releases when available. 2. Usually doesn't improve system stability or makes device more useful, just boggs it down and makes it crap! 3. Updates too often. My Droid is less than a year old and has had 4 updates, is this really needed? 4. Because of the overflow of updates and system screwups, I'll go to iPhone when it hits Verizon. At least they take their time on updates and new devices. (I'm sure I'll get negative feedback on #4 but I don't care. I have an iPod Touch and I know how it works. Its nearly 2 years old and works like new and has a stable system, even after several updates.) DROID does....become obsolete too fast.

5. The Dudeist unregistered

I can find anywhere to download Flash Player!! Tried online on my phone as well as through the market!!! UGH! Any suggestions? Thanks

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

If you haven't recieved one of the very many updates then you won't see it till you get it. After you recieve Froyo 2.2 (or the 2nd Froyo update on Moto DROID) then it won't appear on Android Market. If you have recieved the updates and you don't see it then you are experiencing one of the few things that is turning me against Android, false promises.

6. remixedition unregistered

If you do not see it in the market go into settings. then go to applications. click on all. go down to market and clear the cache. when you go back into the market it will be there. Enjoy.

9. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

I have the update..but the flash 10.1 is not in the market yet.....they said by late summer they should have it...

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