Motorola DROID jumps into high gear thanks to a leaked Android 2.2 Froyo ROM

Motorola DROID jumps into high gear thanks to a leaked Android 2.2 Froyo ROM
There are some perks associated to being one of Android's biggest supporter in gaining market share among the competition as the good news keeps on rolling in for Motorola DROID owners. Now that most owners are getting comfy with Android 2.1 on their handsets, there is even better news now that the handset is getting treated to an ice cold dessert that's sure to give most owners a stomach full of goodness. There is a leaked Android 2.2 Froyo ROM that's now available courtesy of MyDroidWorld which comes packing with root and SuperUser permissions to make the venerable smartphone still look fresh among the competition. Everything looks to be working perfectly except for Wi-Fi that's been omitted to “protect the original source.” So if you're feeling a little bit adventurous, you can check it out to get yourself situated with the latest version of the platform. If you decide to not jump the gun with this offering, then just be prepared to wait out or sign up for email updates regarding the official Android 2.2 Froyo update.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: MyDroidWorld via BGR

FEATURED VIDEO

16 Comments

1. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

Whenever I go to the link on the web site is doesn't work....It may just be me or its the website.

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

I'll just wait for the ota to be pushed out. Patients pays

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i downloaded and installed it. i also installed flash 10.1. it works great.

3. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

"Patients Pay" Yes they do. At the hospital. However having PATIENCE while your at the hospital or waiting for an OTA upgrade is better. Sincerely, The Grammar Police "Huked on foniks werked fer me!"

4. Drummer62

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 05, 2010

lol Grammar police? I think maybe you should have used "you're" instead of "your" then huh? Bam! down goes the grammar cop :)

5. jeffthorn

Posts: 1; Member since: May 24, 2010

atta boy drummer

14. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

yeah... you got me on that one. ;-)

6. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

great, everybody now post your Quadrant Scores! DROID is great, one of the best smartphones now

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

If I'm reading this right, it is saying that Wi-Fi doesn't work? And I'm not sure how that would ""protect the original source""??? I like my Wi-Fi for tethering and media sharing with my PS3 via Twonky, not sure I would want FroYo without those, deff wait for complete version.

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I was thinking the same thing, can someone elaborate on "protect the original source"?

11. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it only doesnt work if you dont flash another kernel. now my wifi works cause i flashed the 1.2 ghz

16. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

How did you keep root? I loaded the 2.2 ROM and the 1.2ghz kernel but it keeps saying i'm not rooted anymore??

8. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Those that are just so desperate to get this update are just asking for it if you install this leaked version. Is it really worth voiding your warranty or possibly screwing up your phone for good?

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The idea of "voiding your warranty" is completely bogus... I've had two warranty replacements for my Droid and both times the phone was rooted and very obviously NOT stock. Also, it's almost impossible to screw up a Droid "for good" because there are several ways to essentially reformat the phone.

12. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it works great. launcher works perfectly in portrait and landscape, 1.2 ghz (thats the kernel im using) and all the perks of FROYO :)

13. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I can't wait to get off work to throw this shit on...

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.