Rumor: Droid 1, Droid Incredible, and Droid X to receive 2.2 update, starting on 8/6

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  1. furbearingmammal
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    +1 VZW might suck, but they haven't announced anything till just now, and as such they're to be given the benefit of the doubt. The whole 2.1 debacle was due to incomplete bug testing before release, and that delay was only a few days.
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    I have always loved the internet for one reason: It's a great place to get misinformed. It always amazes me, in the presence of facts, how some people still stick to the untruths that are flying around out there.

    We have had pretty solid info on the August release for a few weeks now, but, there were quite a few posts about how 2.2 wasn't coming, and that Verizon wasn't going to update because it would cut into the sales of their new phones, yadda, yadda, yadda. The same mess happened with 2.1. Once the release was pulled back because of technical problems on the delivery end, the conspiracy types were off and running. Facts were presented, facts were ignored, I guess because rumors, lies, and innuendo were so much more fun.

    I had never saw proof that 2.2 was being shelved for Droid, or not being done at all. In fact, when I googled "FroYo" I found a few stories linking to a press release where it was announced that 2.2 would go to the Droid.... Never saw anything to contradict that. No official anything from VZW, Google, or Motorola that FroYo wasn't coming to the Droid. But, this thread soon became full of "never gonna happen" type posts based on nothing but the posters own prejudices, or cynicism, or opinions.

    Is it so hard, when facts are presented about something, to take them at face value? Why is it necessary to look for the "screw" the conspiracy, the negativity? Is it more fun? Or, do some folks just like to feel bad? I have no idea.


    Enjoy your FroYo folks... I can't wait to the update notice on my phone...

    Well, we get 2.2 sometime this week....just as I figured we would.
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    If you go by Matt's release info on Motorola forums and Motorola facebook announcement of 2.1 then that OS upgrade in late february was delayed several months.

    Not to mention there were also 2 or 3 release dates posted on this forum for 2.1 that came and went.

    All in all it was a debacle that does make some skeptical and I assume everyone involved has learned from it and moved on...besides....2.01 went off without a glitch and this one seems to be progressing smoothly also... lets hope for the best....
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    Matt's info didn't jell with what our service provider said. Doesn't matter if he says it's coming out tomorrow, the service provider has the final say on what goes out over their networks. So, until Matt starts posting info as an official rep for VZW (red polo shirt and all lol), I'm taking what he says with a few grains of salt.
    VZW's last update, 2.1, was only delayed by days, so whatever debacle you are talking about, it was not with them, and since they administer the updates to our Droids, again, I'll take any other source with a grain of salt.

    Translation: cut some of the salt out of your techy info diet. You'll be happier in the end lol
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    I am wondering if anyone has actually reported receiving the beta update of Froyo that Motorola said MAY push July 30th? I have not received my OTA yet (I understand it appears that no one has.) I have thought about rooting my phone, but I have several concerns.

    1.) I am not all that up to speed yet with the Android OS to feel comfortable doing that.
    2.) It will void my phone's warranty. I don't think that I would care if the phone was beyond it's warranty period but the fact that it isn't gives me a moment of pause.
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    It's not necessarily a matter of being comfortable with the OS, it's a matter of being comfortable with concern 2 -- risking the warranty on a $600 piece of equipment.

    However, do NOT root unless you're comfortable with the procedure to unroot your device and the terminology/jargon associated with it. If you have a problem with your phone so it requires service, unless the phone becomes TOTALLY unresponsive (bricked/broken), you can flash in a stock 2.0.1 SBF to return your phone to bone-stock. Many people have done it. However, I wish to stress --

    $600.
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    slightly important question. my friend helped to root my motorola droid for the 2.1 upgrade when it came out. since my phone was previously rooted, do i have to root for the 2.2 or will i receive it via OTA (i'm hoping the latter)?
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    The OTA will kill your root.
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    yikes okay, so what do i do so my phone doesn't brick?
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    If you're running a ROM updates are probably blocked anyway so you'll have to do it manually if that's the case.
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    It won't brick your phone, just either pester you with annoying "update me now, you prick" messages or just won't show if you're running a ROM that's set up to block updates.
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    BTW, not calling you a prick, just describing the message. :)
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    so then, now i have 2 questions:
    1. if my root is killed if i choose to get the OTA, i will still get the OTA, right? and the phone will be fine?
    2. or, am i better off getting the 2.2 root when it comes out? i'm an idiot when it comes to these things, and my college friend did this for me because we were impatient. i leave for medical school on thursday and i want my phone to still have the newest updates.
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    If you don't use anything that requires root, don't worry about losing root. If you do things (WiFi tethering, for example, or overclocking) that require root, you'll want to flash in a 2.2 ROM, like the leaked FRG01A that's already rooted. It's possible updates are already blocked on your phone, though, so you'd have to do it manually anyway. If you're running straight stock 2.1 and the updates aren't blocked then let it roll in and you'll be fine.

    It's possible you might want to roll back to stock 2.1, though, if you're at all unsure and you don't do anything that requires root. :) Just let us know and we'll be more than happy to help. (DF, I mean. I'm not using the royal "we" yet. Yet.)
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    I believe you are mistaken.

    It's my understanding that if a Droid is already rooted, it will not receive an OTA update.
    In other words, the 2.2 OTA update will NOT "kill your root"; because Ben's rooted phone will not even receive the OTA update.

    Otherwise, we would have a TON of threads about people losing their root access when 2.01 went to the OTA 2.1 update. For those who were rooted, they did not receive any notice to update via OTA update messages.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong; but that's my understanding.
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    i believe i am running straight stock 2.1--i mean, i'm not using anything special on my droid. i don't know if updates are blocked (is there any way to check? like, what would be the last day updates are rolled out and if i don't get it, i assume it would mean i have updates blocked).

    thank-you so much, furbearingmammal! you've been very helpful throughout all of this!

    ...also, i know i'm a prick lol ;p
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    ;) ...I just saw your post above after I typed my post....


    So are you saying that you can be rooted and still receive the OTA update, if you don't have a ROM installed that specifically blocks the updates?

    My understanding was that even the act of enabling root access will block any future OTA update, unless you remove your root access and go back to stock. No??

    (I'm not rooted by the way)
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    If he is running a rom yes more than likely he won't get the OTA update, but if he is rooted only then he will get the the OTA and lose root.
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    i'm not running a rom (i'm pretty sure i'm not at least), i'm just running the rooted 2.1.
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    Sorry I should be more clear when I say rooted only I mean Super User permissions only no custom recovery installed (SP recovery/ClockworkMod) I think the custom recovery's block the OTA from be installed I'm not 100% sure about that tho.