Super zippy Android 2.1 build for DROID from AllDroid caught on video

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Super zippy Android 2.1 build for DROID from AllDroid caught on video
The other day we reported that the guys at AllDroid had ported over to the DROID, the Android 2.1 firmware from the Milestone. The end result was a little buggy, but as the video attested to, the pinch-to zoom feature worked well. Now there is a stable version for DROID owners to play around with and all the info can be found at the source link. Speed seems to be the highlight and while we are happy to see a faster DROID, we do have to tell you that there are risks involved in moving the firmware on to your handset including bricking your phone, voiding your warranty and finding out that your M-I-L just bought a DROID. If you do decide to port over 2.1 to your device, let us know how it goes for you and your M-I-L after she asks you to do it for her.

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source: ALLDROID via EngadgetMobile



1. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

when does 2.1 come out for the droid? this is way amazing but im to chicken to do it.

2. Corporatetool

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 07, 2009

I'm very, very tempted to do this, but I use the Google navigation feature every single week. The milestone does have the GPS program (Google maps of course) but it does not have Google Navigation (for some reason, Europe can't use it yet). Just that fact makes it worth waiting the few months for 2.1 to come to the Droid offically. After looking at the video, it really looks to make a lot of improvements. Should be good stuff when the real update finally hits!

3. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

This update makes the droid just as if not slower than my iphone I can talk n surf the web which I need to do..thats what I get paid for when in need

5. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The animations look just like the iphone's.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i can talk and surf on my droid too bro.

7. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

jcrow, did you really watch the video? it makes everything faster. and the animations look insanely far from the iphone. i guess some people cant handle the fact that the iphone is old news. sigh

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

+1 bro.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its easy, i used to hack my mytouch left n right. once u get the basics unlocked the rest is very simple.

9. je2345

Posts: 63; Member since: May 05, 2009

I finally got my Droid ported over to 2.1 successfully after bricking it twice. Flashing the Android is definitely a challenge and takes a lot of time to get down. Flashing Blackberry's and Windows based devices are nothing compared to doing Android. Unless you know Linux inside and out, do LOTS of research in forums and google to see how to successfully do this. But i will say that the Droid is much faster and love the new task switcher and app drawer. Definitely appreciate the modders for their hard work but the steps to complete these ROM flashing suck!

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