Motorola DROID to get animated wallpaper with Android 2.1 update

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Motorola DROID to get animated wallpaper with Android 2.1 update
When it first became known that the Motorola DROID was going to get updated to Android 2.1, there was a bit of disappointment amongst DROID owners because the update was not going to include the living, animated wallpaper that has become a trademark of sorts for the HTC Nexus One. The original excuse was that the DROID's processor was not as powerful as the 1GHz Snapdragon chip on the N-One.It was also feared that battery life would drop noticeably. According to My DROID World, a newer version of the 2.1 OS has been built (ESE53) that includes things like the animated lines and Google Maps 4.0 featuring Google Buzz. The 3D app launcher is not included, but if the moving lines can be added, perhaps we will see this included in the final version of the update as well. This could be the reason for the delay DROID owners have endured ever since Motorola failed to send out the firmware upgrade a few weeks ago as promised. If that is the case, it is probably well worth the wait.

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source: MyDroidLife via AndroidandMe



1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"This could be the reason for the delay DROID 'owndes' have ..." OWNERS. But I always thought the animated Wallpapers were fun. If it does drain battery life, you could always switch to a static/different background.

2. scottmbolt unregistered

A cool but yet completely useless function.

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


4. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

this is nothing more than idle speculation just like your posts from a few weeks ago saying animated wallpepers weren't going to be in 2.1 for the Droid. these videos tell us nothing except that someone shoehorned 2.1 onto a Droid which is old news. and the legitimacy of the rom is highly suspect since anyone with the knowledge to cook 1 can have it say anything they want.

5. bgrdfan2

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I just downloaded the 2.1 to my Eris and I have the animated wallpaper, the turn by turn navigation, and the touchscreen ability is much better. What I found also cool is the main page now you can do the pinch method and now you have 7 main screens in a carousel formation. I don't know if this is stupid but will the 2.1 for the Droid have similar enhancements or no?

6. endokun83

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 09, 2009

hey, did the 2.1 update require you to root your phone? Did you need anything other than the rom like busybox or spr recovery. Im trying to do it for my friend. I'm running 2.1 on my droid but not sure on how to do it on the eris.

7. bgrdfan2

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

not at all. My buddy just plugged it into his laptop and it was done within 7 minutes. He then handed it to me and I had to do the whole setting up the phone again. I was worried that it was going to be a brick, but it's pretty sick now. The only problem i found out is that it voids the warranty on the phone... But it's smooth sailing so far with no issues...

10. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

eris doesnt even have root yet. you put the rom on the root of your sd card and hole the power button and i believe the end button and it goes into recovery and etc. i have a droid so i wouldnt know the exact details.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the eris was rooted pretty much at launch. All androids have root at this point. The only hard ones are the ones with MotoBlur on them because Motorola locks them down tight.

8. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

theres also an es56 and es58 one has the wallpapers and 3d app has those and 5 home we'll see what comes

9. bgrdfan2

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

WnnaFght... I hate to ask this but what is es56 and es58 and what is the difference between the two? Is there a way that i can find out which one i have? All i know is that i now have 7 home screens when i pinch the main screen. I'm still going thru the phone to see what else is different, so far it's a big improvement from where it was...


Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Just looks like a hack. anyone agree?

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