09
Mar
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It appears that a major glitch like the recent SMS bug can help spur on support even for an ancient (in Android years at least) phone. The original Motorola Droid will start receiving an OTA update today, sporting several crucial messaging-related bug fixes. Update FRG83G brings the Droid's Froyo version up to 2.2.2.

Released over 16 months ago, the OG Droid has actually been fairly well-maintained by Moto, launching with Android 2.0 'Eclair,' and now running an updated build of Froyo. In addition to several property space exploits (like rageagainstthecage) that were patched with 2.2.2, the SMS-related changes to this update include:

    • Sporadic issues with unintended recipient list corrected for text, picture, video and audio multimedia messages
    • Correct message populates when messaging application is opened and quickly accessed

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While this may not be the Gingerbread update some have been hoping for, there is always CM7 for that, right? If the update hasn't arrived automatically, you can check for it by opening Settings>About phone>System updates.

Source: Droid Life

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  • Simon Belmont

    Is there anyway to stop the OTA mesage from popping up if one is rooted? My friend has an OG Verizon Motorola Droid and I just helped him root it.

    I guess it's not a huge deal as long as he isn't forced into accepting the update. Which, undoubtedly, would kill his root.

    • Jason

      The only way I know of to stop the OTA message is to change to a different ROM than stock. CM for example.

      • Simon Belmont

        I guess he is safe then because I helped him flash CM6. Thanks for the help.

        I told him if he wants to get back to his stock ROM, to just cancel the OTA notice. Shouldn't be an issue.

  • Jason

    @Simon
    The only way I know of is to change to a different ROM than stock. CM for example.

  • Zero

    Dinasaurs?..that really hurt, well i`m a tyranus at least with gingerbread thank to liquid.

    • MicroNix

      Yes, two words. Liquid. Gingerbread. And my Droid has never run *smoother*. All GB roms are seeming to be more butter smooth than Froyo. Moto should release GB for OG Droid...if the devs can, why can't Moto? Any device should *at minimum* be supported with upgrades 2 years from launch if it was a high end model at launch time. Ideally, support should be 2 years from the last one sold on a carrier because those people are likely locked into a 2 year contract.

      • adam

        I agree my motorola droid wasnt buggie at android 2.1 os. It got buggier when i got the three froyo updates. Gingerbread on droid is awesome and liquid have every apps working even 3d and hd games like on stock 2.2 os. CM7 does cripple 3d gaming on most apps. g2 isnt better then droid 1. Beside rooting to 1.5 ghz that can mess up your phone. Im fine with 1.2ghz on my droid until hacker can get it back to 1.4ghz like on froyo.