Motorola Cliq Gets Android 2.1, Sorta

The Motorola Cliq has gotten some Android 2.1 love sooner than we thought. According to an anonymous tipster, there’s a leaked ROM floating around out there that appears to be an official T-Mobile 2.1 ROM. No, they’re not releasing 2.1 OTA just yet, but an August time-line seems to likely. This looks to be a leaked testing version.

EngadgetMobile got their hands on this ROM and got it running on their Cliq. They’re impressed with it, claiming the speed and smoothness look promising. Still no official word on an official 2.1 release, but we’ll keep you posted. Check out the pics below!

  • Tim

    "They're impressed with it, claiming the speed and smoothness look promising."

    Did we watch the same video? If anything, Richard specifically said the ROM is LACKING in these areas. They weren't even wholly impressed with it; Richard kept complaining about the lack of multi-touch.
    No worries though, with the update the phone can use LauncherPro to make the home screen silky smooth.

  • Josh

    I installed it Thursday night, at first it was a little slow but it smoothed out and have been using it ever since. I had to install the live wallpapers.apk and livewallpaperpicker.apk and a few other system files for live wallpapers to work so all that’s lacking is multi touch. I’m also running adw.launcher. Smooth as silk.

    • Prem

      Can you please let me know how to get these live wallpapers to work. I did install the new version yesterday. Not sure how to make the live wallpapers work

    • Corey Wilson

      Hi my name is corey I recently updated my moto click to 2.1 and did also had lwp but can no longer find it and I saw your post and was wondering if you knew were I could find the live wallpapers apk and live wallpaperpicker apk my email address is [email protected] thank you.

  • chief

    bro im a cliq user is there anyway to get this leaked rom

  • Drywall

    It’s completely inexcusable for this not to have been officially released yet. Motorola originally said Q2, which ended when June came to a close. Then near the end of July we get this leak, which makes a release seem immininent… but no. Here we are, three weeks later, middle of August, and nothing but silence from Motorola.

    I can’t wait to get rid of this Cliq. At this point it’s embarrasing.

  • The cliq of a android 2.1 is really very smooth and fine,its in demand with motorola n other mobile companies…….

  • It is looking very trendy,I can’t wait to have one.

  • This as Android phones will get 3.0 in the fall. No more Motorola for me, they are shady and provide poor customer support. I’m as offended as I am disappointed. I will not purchase from Motorola again, nor will I keep my Cliq.

  • I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success in your business…..

  • Motorola issued a statement about a month ago regarding this upgrade. They said they have taken their time to make sure the user experience is optimized. The *current* user experience is not good. Not with the phone, and not with the company.

  • its being tested alright… its been being tested for 8 months for all we know and you are just waiting so you dont take some of the fame away from the flipout and the charm which have motoblur and 2.1.

  • This problem in a general sense, especially since vanilla Android seems to be off the table for the majority of phones.

  • Chanduxxyz

    am using motorola cliq(MB200)i cant set live wallpaper  in my mobile to install live wallpapers in my mobile ……and i had update to 2.1….pls send me the solutin to solve this problem