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

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  1. DroidxRage

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    kms, don't extract it at all

    put the whole file (update.zip) onto your SD Card, in the main folder, not a sub folder

    Reboot into recovery, follow install instructions others posted
     
  2. blue rocket

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    the people that are getting the force closes are because they had launcher2 installed when they upgraded. You have to get into "settings" then manage applications and then clear defaults for that app. It should be possible... keep working at it.
     
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    do we or can we delete update.zip after completing the process?
     
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    Maybe I'm not doing something right, but when I download the file, I don't see the file (update.zip) anywhere listed.
     
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    The first time I applied the update, I got the same error. Once everything reloaded, opened maps, did some stuff, then it closed. The phone seemed sluggish and nothing seemed to work.

    I had pulled an update.zip file from androidcentral the first time, decided to give the file from Google a try and update from that.

    After the second update, things appear to be working for me now. Not sure what happened the first time, but glad to see I wasn't alone.
     
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    If I experienced the same thing you're talking about, I did not have Launcher2 installed....
     
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    1-renamed update.zip
    2-placed on root of sd card - opened astro, pressed home and update.zip has it's own folder
    3-still getting "intallation aborted, unable to read footer"
    help......
     
  8. RobertHaw

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    Worked Great. Thanks.... :icon_ banana:
     
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    This might sound dumb, especially since I've had the Droid since early december, but will forcing the update root my phone?
     
  10. FarkinDroidUser

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    Worked on my phone and my wife's Thanx:icon_ banana:
     
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    Worked like a charm. I think the live wallpapers were ok, not blown away. I love the new gallery layout.

    Thanks again for sharing.
     
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    Can we delete the update.zip file from the SD Card after the installation is complete? Thanks.
     
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