Verizon posts Froyo update instructions for the Droid

 

The original Droid by Motorola created a lot of waves when it first hit last fall.  It represented a new strategy for Verizon and the beginning of a new marketing campaign.
 
When the phone was launched it was slated as the iPhone killer, while that may not have materialized, it was a solid iPhone competitor that Verizon so desperately needed.  With the iconic red eye and "droid does" campaign, Verizon has embraced the Android platform and is using it for all of its worth.  
 
The only thing awaiting current droned owners is Froyo, or version 2.2, which promises to bring a slew of new features and speed enhancements.  While the exact date is not known, the date is quickly approaching.  
 
Verizon has posted up details on how to upgrade your device to 2.2 on its official page.  The website states that the update is mandatory and once prompted, you will be reminded every 30 minutes until you upgrade the device.  
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thornz0 said,
wtb update for Incredible

It's nearly finished, some screenshots were leaked out on the internet, could be just a couple of days away.

agreenbhm said,
FRG01B is meh. Nothing special compared to FRF84B.

Try the FRF91 ChevyNo1 Simplystunning v4.5 seems faster to me than the FRF84B\FRG01B on my Droid

rootedroid said,

And just where do U obtain the FRF84B\FRG01B for the DroidX ?
Try the FRF91 ChevyNo1 Simplystunning v4.5 seems faster to me than the FRF84B\FRG01B on my Droid

It's kind of sad to see it take these companies this long to roll new versions of Android OS out. The community always seems to have a stable Rom out for most devices a day to a week after Google releases the update.

Hopefully in the future they will find a way to get this done faster and more efficiently. Maybe then not everyone would want their phone rooted. I know my mom would have never asked me to root and flash her incredible had this update come out a week after Google released it. After she heard it was faster, she wanted it as soon as the ROM was available.

mDaWg said,
It's kind of sad to see it take these companies this long to roll new versions of Android OS out. The community always seems to have a stable Rom out for most devices a day to a week after Google releases the update.

Hopefully in the future they will find a way to get this done faster and more efficiently. Maybe then not everyone would want their phone rooted. I know my mom would have never asked me to root and flash her incredible had this update come out a week after Google released it. After she heard it was faster, she wanted it as soon as the ROM was available.

It has to be thoroughly tested on each network before it gets signed off on .. you wouldn't want a half-baked software release on your phone, now would you? Also, just because Froyo was released doesn't mean that each phone and tablet instantly has drivers that work for their hardware. It has to be built, tested, and hardened. It's not an overnight process.

I installed a rooted copy of this build this morning. Seems identical to the FRF84b Froyo copy I've had for awhile. The main difference is this on comes clocked at 600mhz where all other official Droid releases were 550mhz.