[How-To] Force Motorola Droid 2.1 OTA Update (ESE81)

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  1. Fabolous

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    Download this file:

    https://android.clients.google.com/updates/voles/signed-voles-ESE81-from-ESD56.fa406da6.zip

    OR

    signed-voles-ESE81-from-ESD56.fa406da6.zip

    Put on the root of your sdcard (not in a folder)

    Rename to update.zip

    Power phone off

    Boot into recovery (power phone on while holding down x)

    When you see the triangle with the exclamation point, press the volume up key and camera button key (only press the camera key down half way)

    Navigate to “apply update.zip” and press the gold center button on the keyboard to select it. It will start the update process

    Reboot

    If your installation is 'aborted', it's probably because you named the file update.zip in Windows, which results in a file called update.zip.zip. Try renaming it to just 'update'

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    credit to ugot2go123 and Speeddymon at Alldroid.
     
    #1 Fabolous, Mar 31, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2010
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    Can't be the first to try, sorry, just can't :(:(
     
  3. mjones1052

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    Beat me to it. Thank god it's finally out, now our Dev's will be able to make some magic happen with the official, official ROM.

    Maybe we'll even see a Droidmod ROM again and they can stop crying about the hacked/pirated versions we use now, or whatever they are calling it.
     
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    It's legit, it's just not worth it yet because there is no root for it.

    Recommend waiting for our Dev's to come up with something with it. I would think this would be more so for the Dev's to tear apart and build on.
     
  5. Melanox

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    Finally the devs can get started
     
  6. mjones1052

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    OUCH..... Just noticed this is only part of it and not an entire dump. So I guess you would have to deodex it and combine ESD56 which is our stock 2.0.1 and this, to get the official dump? Makes sense to me anyway.
     
  7. bradford88

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    I just ran it.:icon_ banana: Its legit. Mac doesnt give me any warnings when going to the link. windows did though. but its installed and works
     
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    It ran all my programs when i started it and it seemed slow. till i closed the apps and it runs a little smoother. animated backgrounds slow it down a little bit though
     
  9. HarshReality

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    Well nuts.. and according to the partial note as well :/ Now I just wait for Pete >:)
     
  10. dwz07

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    when this 2.1 update is pushed to our phones, will we have the option to update or not? cause i really don't want this update yet. as my phone is just sitting in its box in florida waiting for me im afraid when i turn it on it will automatically update (i want to root and install BB ROM)
     
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    Sorry to sound ignorant, but I'm confused -- when you say a "partial dump", what does that mean? That the 2.1 update that was sent out is incomplete?
     
  12. timtampa

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    It won't force you, will give option...

    It won't force you to do upgrade, it'll just bug you until you do. You can still root it and install any ROM you want.
    If you do allow the OTA then you'll have to use something like RDS Lite to get it back to 2.0.1 via an sbf file and then root from there.
     
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