Just like with any rumor, you should take this with a grain of salt… however, unlike some other recent rumors, this one seems fairly plausible. Droid Life is reporting that, according to “reliable sources”, the Android 2.2 update rollout for the Motorola Droid will begin on July 13, just two days before the launch of the Droid X.
When the Droid X was announced, they made it clear that the phone would receive the 2.2 update sometime in late August, while the original Droid would receive the update in late July. The thirteenth may not be late in the month, but it still doesn’t completely discredit the rumor. Read More
This is an alpha release. This means it is buggy, and might have some minor (maybe even substantial) issues upon installation. Download and install at your own risk.
UPDATE: Updated download link for Alpha 3 below. We don’t currently have a change log, unfortunately.
An alpha of CyanogenMod 6 for the Droid has been released, and is up for download. The link, along with the link for FRF85B’s GApps (Google Apps) package, is below.
Prerequisites for install
- Your Droid must be unlocked.
- Your Droid needs a custom recovery image (Clockwork Recovery, Amon_RA, etc).
Here we go again:
You must have FRF85B installed to upgrade. Presumably, ANY Nexus One (AT&T or T-Mobile, etc) that has FRF85B can use this upgrade
See our post about FRF50 for instructions on doing a manual upgrade.
Source: Google, XDA Read More
Yesterday, we broke the news that CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1 was released to the public. Having successfully installed it on an AT&T Nexus One, we can now give you the lowdown on what this release (so far) contains.
Essentially, users can expect an experience that will not stray too far from what CyanogenMod 5.08 changed in terms of the UI. An updated version of ADW Launcher does provide a few enhancements, though. Namely, tilt-sensing home screens are now a default feature.
This is good news for everyone. Given that most touch screen phones are easier to type on and hold with two hands in the landscape format, home screens to match are a welcome addition to the overall experience. Read More
It’s probably going to be a little messy, and it certainly isn’t going to be perfect. That said, CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1 is available for Nexus One users now. Download it below…
Disclaimer: This is an ALPHA release (PRE-Experimental Release) and will likely have numerous glitches, app compatibility issues, and all sorts of fun quirks that haven’t been ironed out by the CyanogenMod team yet.
CyanogenMod 6 Alpha 1
FRF85B Google Apps Package (Needed for proper install, flash this FIRST)
If you are on 2.1 or a version of CyanogenMod PRIOR to 5.08, you will need to flash your radio to FRF50 before either of the following.
Cyanogen of CyanogenMod posted an update to his website earlier this evening on that status of and potential timeline for CyanogenMod 6. Key points below:
- Will support Nexus One and Droid first, Dream/Sapphire shortly thereafter, and Slide a little later
- Desire, Incredible, and EVO 4G will all be supported eventually (read: No ETA)
- First experimental build expected to be available this weekend
- Small incremental update to CyanogenMod 5 will also appear this weekend
This is big news, as CyanogenMod 6, a custom ROM, is based on the Android 2.2 Froyo source code. Its predecessor, CyanogenMod 5, runs on 2.1 eclair. Read More
MyDroidWorld founder p3droid is reporting that he has obtained an official Google update of Android 2.2 dubbed FRF84B. The version proximity to the Nexus One’s official Froyo update (FRF85B) is certainly uncanny. Based on the large file size, it appears to be a full ROM. Unfortunately, no official Google link for the client is available, only p3droid’s rooted (read: now technically unofficial) version. The update comes with superuser permissions for root only apps, as well. It is available for download below.
Certainly, someone has obtained a potential Droid Froyo release candidate from Google, that much seems safe to assume. The big question, though, is whether or not this update can be installed straight from Eclair 2.1 Droids. Read More
It’s official: word from HTC is that “several” HTC phones released in 2010 – including the Desire, Legend, and Wildfire – will be getting Android 2.2 (FroYo) “beginning in Q3.” Considering that July is days away, that timetable isn’t too bad, all things considered.
The FroYo update has been the most publicized and anticipated update yet. As I’ve pointed out before, the Android universe is expanding at an unbelievable pace. Android 2.2 is a substantial update which brings some pretty awesome improvements.
[Source: Recombu] Read More
Google has officially confirmed it: Android 2.2 is now available for the Nexus One, and will be pushed to devices starting today. The press release below from Google:
Monday, June 28, 2010
Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights.
Another week, another Google update for the Nexus One, both for users already running Froyo and unrooted Eclair on both AT&T and T-Mobile!
I’ve installed the update from FRF83 (500K) on my own Nexus One, and installation was smooth, as always.
It is unknown what the update brings and whether it will be the last one before we see the final official Eclair>Froyo update.
You can download the update here if you didn't get the OTA yet:
- T-Mobile Nexus One: FRF83 > FRF85B (500KB)
- AT&T Nexus One: EPE54B > FRF85B (46.5MB) - this will update your stock unrooted Eclair 2.1 AT&T Nexus One to Froyo!