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

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  1. MRex21

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    Still waiting.

    Hopeful.
     
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    dunno why you would want thier update anyway? less you like all the crap they load on your phone without your knowledge.
     
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    Snobby-as-hell geeks with rooted phones dissing the rest of us who are actually excited about this ... GO!!!
     
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    Lol, Motorola just posted this on their Facebook earlier today. It does only mention the "droid", I'm hoping that entails all droids including my X. But I'm excited about it. I wasn't brave enough to mess with my phone to try the rooting stuff, $199 is a lot of money to my broke ass.
     
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    Try $599. There's a one-touch rooting program now, and the actual number of bricked phones is astronomically low. Almost every "bricked" phone you see a thread started over is merely locked in a bootloop due to a messed up download or some other problem because people got hasty or lazy. Just about every last one of them was fixed in about 20 minutes of actual work.

    However, don't let someone who rooted their phone tell you to root if you don't want to. It's YOUR phone and YOUR $599 you'll have to shell out if you break it.

    Enjoy FroYo when it hits your phone, folks! It's incredible.
     
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    I have a rooted droid with sapphire, and was wondering if when 2.2 is officially released, will I get the update message on my phone? If so should I update? Should I switch back to factory default first? And if I do update will I need to go through the process of rooting the phone again? Will the same process I used to root the first time work?

    Thanks.
     
  7. aceofclubs52

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    What does this mean to me? I'm running a BuglessBeast v.04 Froyo 2.2, so I thought I already had Froyo?
     
  8. hookbill

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    You do. What version of Froyo are you running in BB?j Latest version is FRG01B. If the ROM has that version then that should be the same that is going out OTA.
     
  9. furbearingmammal

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    The following is for root users only.

    To everyone who wonders if they should update to stock 2.2 from whatever ROM they are running --here is the question you have to ask yourself:

    Am I happy with what I am running now? If the answer is yes, then why lose root access and superuser permissions? If you are not happy then either go back to stock or find another rom.

    Nobody here can tell you what is going to make you happy since only you know what you want. If what you want is the latest and greatest, well, stock ain't it. Once it hits the devs will have more to play with, but stock will never have all the features of the latest versions of Cyanogenmod or Bugless Beast or Simply Stunning, just to name a few. All of these are based on the same source code Motorola is using. You already have a flavor of FroYo.
     
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    This probably is a stupid question, but what exactly are the benefits of a rooted phone? I got a rooted phone, but other than setcpu idk what the advantages r. What does the superuser permission do?
     
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    Overlocking, theming, access to custom ROMs such as Cyanogenmod, Bugless Beast, Simply Stunning, Kangerade, Sapphire, etc (and all of their enhancements and improvements), free USB tethering without running an application on whatever computer you're trying to get online, free ad-hoc WiFi tethering, and I'm sure there are dozens of other advantages I didn't list, including the possibility of getting Gingerbread on your phone at some point in the future -- or at least ROMs built with Gingerbread ingredients.

    Oh, and the only way to get WiFi tethering on a Droid 1 at all is to root. This may change in the future, but even if it does it won't be free.

    Gingerbread-flavored FroYo. Why is it I like the sound of that but feel like I just said something a little dirty? :)
     
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    Superuser permissions allows apps that require root access to work. If it does more than that I don't know, but that's its main function. I think. :)