- Oct 29, 2009
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- Austin, TX
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What a ride it's been. the Official 2.2 was released (FRG01B), then it was pulled.
Rumors of a patch started floating around which said that FRG22 would now be the official release via a patch once the roll-out started again.
It has been quite a Circus to say the least. Well now new news has surfaced and we now bring you the Official version of Froyo via a full ROM. This is directly from VZW and it has been confirmed that FRG01B is in fact the Official build once again.
As a side note this new full update will not work once you use last weeks OTA update. The script specifically looks at what you currently have running.
Thanks to JohnGalt (Android Forums) you can now download the FULL version.
This is copied from Android Forums with a full explanation. Link is below. INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
OK, I have verified this with Peter Alfonso. This is an all inclusive update to FroYo build FRG01B from all versions of Android that came on the DROID - 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.1.
Basically, if your phone has anything pre-FRG01B, the new OTA that was pushed out (at least to me and one other person) will replace *all* pre-2.2 builds with 2.2.
It's pretty simple, too - it simply wipes your \System partition, then copies over the new \system from the ZIP file. It is pretty fast too.
I verified this by using RSDLite 4.7 from Peter Alfonso along with the ESD20 SBF file (The original 2.0 that came on the DROID back in Nov when I got my phone), and then immediately, without activating, booted into recovery and let it run the update - and I now have a nice, virgin 2.2 (FRG01B) OS on my phone.
Before I go any further, many many thanks to Peter Alfonso for all of his work, research, and advice when I was testing this to make sure my theory was correct. Without him I'd still be scratching my head saying to myself "Ok, now that I see the big old exclamation point, WTF am I supposed to do?" - among other things.
We had a nice long discussion about what this file does, and how it works, and he agrees (or, perhaps I should say I agree with *him*) that this file will upgrade 2.0, 2.0.1 and 2.1 to 2.2 FRG01B. It contains 2 different scripts in it, that Pete supposes allow it to be used with the stock recovery, SPRrecovery and Clockwork Mod.
This is the set of files you can use.
Source: Android Forums/JohnGalt/Peter Alfonso
Some summary FAQ Answers, assembled by Ninjak:
"Ok, since some people seem to still be confused I hope this simplifies things and ties together numerous old comments.
1) Both this and last week's FRG01B Froyo releases are for the original Droid only, not for the X or any other Android device.
2) Both releases bring you up to the same exact build, no difference in features. They're both the same thing. The only change is that last week's release is for incrementally patching/upgrading an older build (hence the smaller file size) while the new release will completely wipe and replace an older build. In the end, you get the same thing, but the wiping results in a "clean" build. One is not technically better than the other. It's akin to upgrading an existing copy of Windows versus installing a full non-upgrade version from scratch, as someone has already used as a good analogy.
3) If you are unrooted, don't want to root, and already installed last week's patch job, there is no way to install the new release without rolling back to a prior one first. Because the new release will just examine the Droid otherwise and essentially say "I'm already on here, I don't need to be installed."
3a) If you decide to root last week's release (via Easy Root or classic methods), then you can install the new release over the old one even though it's the same build. Being rooted makes a difference here. In the end, you'll have the new install and your phone will return to an unrooted state (at least with Easy Root).
4) If you have either release on your Droid, you will not get alerted by Verizon to do an OTA install. You'll already have it, unless an even newer one is eventually released (which noone knows at this point will occur).
5) A "clean" install of the new build is not guaranteed to fix any problems people had with the upgrade version, but people have been generally happier with it.
6) If you want to install FRG22 afterwards, you can only do so if you are rooted. Reaction to FRG22 seems to be mixed, so I'd only suggest it if still having issues with FRG01B.
7) Don't get so caught up in all this that you actually forget the most important thing - to enjoy your Droid! "
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