Motorola Droid 2.2 (Froyo, build FRG01B) Manual Update

Note: Apparently this build has been halted due to bugs, Droid Froyo Update to FRG01B Firmware Halted? To Be Replaced by FRG22? There does seem to be some glitches with when coming back to the home screen but overall there have not been any serious problems after a day of use. Maybe this will be my excuse to get root access and install a custom ROM.

I stumbled on an article to manually update the Motorola Droid to Froyo build FRG01B. Being the impatient person that I am, i decided not to wait for the OTA from Verizon and did the manual install. The whole process took about 5 minutes. I did the install from my computer by downloading the file in the steps below to my computer and then moved it to my phone using a USB cable. If you don’t have drivers to mount the phone’s SD card as a drive then it would be easier to download the file directly on the phone, move and rename the file using a file manager on the phone like Astro FileManager. After downloading the file it can be found in the download folder on the sdcard. After opening Astro and navigating to the download folder, click on “signed-voles-FRG01B-from-ESE81.e48e48ff.zip”  and then click on edit and then rename.

Change the file to update.zip

Now that the file name is in the correct folder on the SD card, follow the instructions below starting at step 3:

quoted from How to Manually Install Android 2.2 on Verizon Motorola DROID

How to Manually Install Android 2.2 on Verizon Motorola DROID:

1. Download the official Android 2.2 software from Google servers Android 2.2 (FRG01B)
2. Copy the file to your microSD card and name it “update.zip” (Note: not update.zip.zip)
3. Power off your phone, holding down the “X” button on the physical keyboard and power it back on to boot into recovery mode.
4. When you see the exclamation point in a triangle symbol “/!\”, press volume up and the camera button to display the recovery options.
5. Use the d-pad to navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and select it.
6. When you see “Install from sdcard complete”, select “reboot system now”.
7. Many users say Flash for Android is not visible in the Market however you can get it directly from this page on Adobe’s site.

I have not installed Flash yet.

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