Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Froyo has arrived for the Moto Droid

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What’s New in Android 2.2 (Froyo)

  • Download update.zip  (stock rom users only)
  • mount droid via usb and copy the file to mounted drive in the root folder
  • Make sure it is named update.zip
  • Turn your phone off. 
  • Boot into recovery (Hold Power + X).
  • Wait for a triangle with exclamation point to appear and release Power and X
  • Hit the volume up and camera button (half-way down) at the same time.
  • Using the D-Pad select “apply update.zip” and press in the gold button on the D-Pad.
  • Your phone will now run the update.
  • When it finishes, use th D-Pad to select reboot phone.

What do you get?

  • Flash (must be installed from the android market)
  • Wifi tethering and hotspot functionality
  • Bluetooth voice dialing
  • Enhanced google search bar
  • Move apps to SD card (to free up internal storage)
  • Better memory management
  • Better launcher features
  • Market now has auto-update settings!!
  • Gmail app enhancements
  • Contacts grouping enhancements
  • Better camera application!
  • New Car home
  • various performance tweaks that make it much faster than 2.1

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