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New Froyo Release vs. Leaked

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by hellfire, Sep 21, 2010.

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    What differences are there? Should I even worry about reverting my phone back to 2.1, or just enjoy my current 2.2 until roms start rolling out using the new 2.2 release?

    I know everyone is excited about it finally being available, I'm just wondering if there is really even a reason to go through the trouble, or if those of us already running 2.2, should just wait.

    Tyler
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    From what is being talked about here you may want to consider going back to 2.1 stock for the update.
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    Hmm.. I'll probably wait a couple days to see if its worth the hassle... I just hate organizing my home screens all over again, haha.
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    well I know with adw you can save all of that, are you running stock UI? If not, perhaps you have a backup option?
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    Yeah I would definitely like to know the answer to this as well. I'm running leaked froyo 2.2, fly x rom, and 928 theme. Everything seems to be working decently. Just wonder if there are any actual differences between the official and leaked update to were it would be worth going back to 2.1. Does anyone have any specs or just obvious factors besides that it's official.
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    i had a few problems with the leaked 2.2, nothing crazy, just annoying. The baseband and version is different so i would think they fixed a few things. i flashed back to 2.1 just to be safe.
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    May be a silly question but im curious, I have already put back all of the bloatware that I had moved out of apps but do I also have back out all of Build.prop tweaks that I made or will that be taken care of when I go back to 2.1???
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    if you dropped back to 2.1 from 2.1 your build.prop file should have been reverted as well. If you were in 2.1, your tweaks should just be text in a file as far as the upgrade is concerned. So either way you should be alright.
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    Has the Original Post been answered?
    My take. I'm happy with the leaked 2.2 after reading all the $#!% happening to everyone it doesn't seem worth it. I'm running perfect in every way as is. mrbirdman tweeted to wait. He must be cooking something up for us. So I'm not doing anything until the dust settles. The word "official" isn't enough to go through all the hoops. (unless anyone can shed some light on the real differences)
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    Well, since I'm the OP. I'll go ahead and answer the question... I would just wait.

    There are some minor differences, but nothing worth all the hassle. My quadrant actually dropped, which I know isn't a major deal, but still. I haven't noticed anything at all that would make this version better. It's just a hassle. Of course, we are all here because we enjoy modding our phones, and tinkering. So, with something new to do, I went ahead.

    But if you don't have the time and/or patience and just want to do work if its going to make something better... My take is, don't bother.

    Tyler
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    and i say amen! :)
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    I am sticking with my leaked version. untill they come out with Gamli 2.3 I wont be updating. Custom roms, Themes, Recovery, SBF need I say more. Downside Birdman has the OTA. I hope He has 2 DX's Cause I Was hoping for his vanilla rom to come out. If He has one DX I dont think his vanilla rom will be finished and I may have to update to OTA later when its hacked.
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    is that post trying to say that there will be no more OTA's unless you downgrade to 2.1 first? My non-rooted, Leaked 2.2 is working fine and am not sure I want to tempt fate with hearing all of the other problems people seem to be having with the OTA. I think I will hold off a few more days but already have all of the stuff I need to downgrade if need be
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    just went back to 2.1 from the leaked 2.2 and did the ota and re-rooted and restoring everything back now with titanium. the leaked 2.2 was freezing a lot and had some annoying glitches. all looks well so far on the official 2.2
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    but noone has actually said wat is the difference. people could of just had a bad load of the leak installed causing problems. bc i used 2.3.15 and i havent had one single issue on mine. And ill pass on verizons 2.2 update seeing i dont feel like being locked out with the new bootloader or w.e, so u cant flash back to 2.1
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    Differences? Feature-wise, no differences that I can find between the leak and the official OTA. However on my phone, the OTA seems to be much more stable than the leak was. So far no freezes, no random reboots, no need for a battery pull.

    Still, some of the glitches found in the leak are also present in the OTA. For intstance, the battery manager still force closes sometimes, there's still some kind of SMS time stamp issue, and there are some apps I can't find in the market (Cache Mate paid version for example).

    Not sure what Moto has been doing for the last month since the first leak, but apparently they weren't fixing those the little glitches that have been present since the first leak. They also apparently weren't plugging the hole that allows us to root using the D2 method, so who knows?

    All in all, I like the OTA. It's stable, I'm rooted, and everything is fine. And someone will leak the official 2.2 SBF file soon enough so we won't be trapped by the bootloader.
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    if your running with the most recent leak, you wouldnt notice too much different. However, if you dont do this OTA, you probaby wont get future OTAs. For every post about someone having issues with the OTA update, there are probably 10 that things went smooth for. My personal take is to grab the OTA and then reroot, but its a personal choice for each.

    *edit* future OTA updates would probably be made available by someone via a custom update pretty quickly anyway, so that may be a mute issue.
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    just did the downgrade/upgrade and while it is nerve racking, it moves along pretty quickly, probably due to not having any apps installed. So far so good restoring everything via My Backup Pro
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    This is basically why I decided not to update - I'm still on .9 instead of the leaked .15, and I've had zero issues with any of the leaked software at all. I've never had to pull the battery in my phone in the entire time I've had it, and since 2.3.9 (android2.2) the phone screams... there's literally almost nothing I can do to make it slow down.

    I would say that if you are experiencing problems with the leak, that perhaps it might be worth going the OTA route - knowing full well it may not fix the issues... but with the un-patched bootloader you have quite a bit more options, so unless those issues are troubling enough that you're willing to spend a bit of time to maybe fix them.

    To me, it's absolutely not worth it.
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    something to keep in mind though... I wouldnt expect developers to work on multiple versions of the OS for the DX. Keeping the old leak causes more fragmentation in the development, with the change to the bootloader key.