Droid Froyo OTA Goes Live

Reports are trickling in about the Moto Droid Froyo update, saying that Verizon has begun rolling out Android 2.2 to the original Motorola Droid yesterday. I know, some of you rooted Droid owners have had Froyo for a few weeks, but this is the first official OTA (over-the-air) 2.2 release. It’s said to bring more speed and stability improvements. No word as of yet on the whether the wireless hotspot feature is included, though Verizon previously said it would not be possible. Verizon was expected to push Froyo to the Droid last week, so they’re a little late, but at least it’s not being delayed by a whole quarter *cough* Moto Cliq *cough*.

Have you gotten your Froyo yet? Is it good? Bad? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Danny
    August 12, 09:12 Reply

    I received it yesterday it seems a little bit faster as far as the responsiveness of the phone. The browser still seems clunky on certain things but its not a big deal. Its odd because the build number is frg018b opposed to the frg22 everyone thought it would be so o don’t understand why Verizon would push back the ota. Along with that Verizon released it at an odd time of day. I received the update at like 11:20 in the morning and not at midnight like usual.

  2. Marc
    August 12, 09:25 Reply

    OTA came yesterday at 11:30 AM August 11th and my Droid now refuses to move past the M when booting up. Looks bricked……

  3. sherri
    August 12, 09:48 Reply

    Did the manual upgrade yesterday. Very UNIMPRESSIVE. Still no blinking lights while screen is on. Putting phone in dock no longer gives me the message in bar that “phone is connected to multi media station”. Haven’t tried Bluetooth yet….Flash seems ok….not a “gamer” so this wasn’t a priority. Overall, disappointed.

  4. Keith
    August 12, 10:18 Reply

    Manually checked for updates from Settings menu. No update available. Still running 2.1 Only thing I’m really looking forward to is the Install to SD card.

  5. tim
    August 12, 11:01 Reply

    I did the manual update last week and had to install the flash apk. works fine just wondering if i will still get the ota or if i got everything i need from the manual update?

  6. Br3kli
    August 12, 11:10 Reply

    Still haven’t received update. Although some features like wifi hotspot are available with root. So it doesn’t really matter if it’s included in the update or not.

    August 12, 11:34 Reply

    nothing yet…tired of waiting

  8. Chris
    August 12, 11:34 Reply

    Received the update yesterday. Overall, nice changes and enhanced speed, but it killed Swype.

    • Jesse
      August 12, 16:30 Reply

      Uninstall Swype and reinstall it. Worked for me.

  9. Victoria
    August 12, 12:01 Reply

    Still waiting ….. Santa Cruz, CA. ………

  10. Glenn
    August 12, 12:15 Reply

    They did go live with it last week. Mine was waiting for me last Tuesday morning when I got up. The OTA update took only a couple minutes. I’ve been running Froyo (FRG01B) for over a week now.

    I suspect that they halted the update due to a few bugs that I’ve noticed. The big one was the loss of all the audio notification settings. The phone seemed to pick random MP3’s from my system to use as sounds. I had to go in and reassign all my notifications.

    Other than that, everything is working just fine. I find that it’s speedier than 2.1 and not extra battery drain. Wifi tethering would be nice. Having the USB tethering tied to Verizon’s new plan is annoying, but PdaNet takes care of that for as little as I need to tether.

  11. brett
    August 12, 13:03 Reply

    Haven’t got it yet.. Santa Cruz, ca

  12. Doug
    August 12, 13:03 Reply

    Still no Froyo…. Detroit, MI

  13. RJ
    August 12, 13:19 Reply

    Nothing yet – Columbus, Oh

  14. nowadroidfan
    August 12, 13:24 Reply

    No froyo for my Droid, or my Droid X. I cant wait for froyo on my droid X. I hope these updates aren’t buggy.


  15. Brooks
    August 12, 14:00 Reply

    Nothing yet – Chicago. Does anyone know if it’s being released geographically, based on purchase date, or what? Are we sure everyone is even going to get it “soon?” VZW, Purchased 12/2009

  16. Jut Burger
    August 12, 14:03 Reply

    No froyo for me… I’m about to root my phone and just do everything myself in the future. It’s cool and all that they want to make sure that the get all the bugs out and therefore, they delay the update, but from what I’m reading, they aren’t getting bugs out anyway. At least if I root my phone, their may be bugs here and there but no more waiting for VZW!

  17. TNDad
    August 12, 14:11 Reply

    Still no update in Knoxville, TN

  18. matt
    August 12, 14:15 Reply

    No froyo love for me yet in colorado

  19. PHawk
    August 12, 14:17 Reply

    8/12 2:15pm – No Update Yet. Connecticut

  20. Edward Sager
    August 12, 14:53 Reply

    No update yet in Seattle: 11:52 AM PDT. I have been running the FRG01B after manual update and hope I will still be notified of the newer update.

    Anyone else who has the update have Danny’s experience of the update being frg018b instead of frg22?

  21. Jeff
    August 12, 14:59 Reply

    No froyo yet. Richmond, va

  22. Chris
    August 12, 15:10 Reply

    Wife has it, I don’t, same account… so they don’t seem to be doing by geography. Boston.

  23. Gatch1
    August 12, 15:12 Reply

    Got FRG01B via OTA two nights ago. No issues so far – quick upgrade, nice improvements for Exchange calendaring. Columbus, OH

  24. Jeremy
    August 12, 15:15 Reply

    No update yet here. Lincoln, NE

    • tim
      August 12, 19:52 Reply

      jermey i am also in lincoln, ne you can do the manual update and everything works fine

      • Jeremy
        August 13, 14:56 Reply

        I’ve heard some stories of wierd things happening with the manual update. Though, who knows, the wierd things probably would have happened if they had waited for OTA. At any rate, I’m patient, I’ll wait it out.

  25. Kaos
    August 12, 15:24 Reply

    Doesn’t matter where you live or when you bought it. My coworker who bought his a month after I did recieved the update yesterday. I’m still waiting.

    • Tim
      August 12, 16:01 Reply

      Wow, really!? Fight the power!

  26. Nico
    August 12, 15:50 Reply

    No update yet in Oxnard, California.

  27. Brett
    August 12, 16:04 Reply

    Nothing yet in Escondido, CA

  28. jon
    August 12, 16:30 Reply

    No update here… my wife got it and we bought the phones at the same time…west Michigan

  29. Shigity
    August 12, 16:40 Reply

    It’s not based on your location, but ESN number

  30. Rick
    August 12, 18:40 Reply

    No update here yet, Omaha NE.

  31. Andy
    August 12, 19:13 Reply

    Nothing for me yet in SoCal.

  32. D.Bentley
    August 12, 19:17 Reply

    @Danny: from everything I can find (which isn’t much) FRG22 is likely the version that will be pushed as a second OTA shortly after Flash launches on August 18th

  33. Kellie
    August 12, 21:03 Reply

    No update yet in Va…but my Droid was acting weird today. It said my internal hard drive space was low. And it had no service the first part of the morning. My friend had a similar issue today. Anyone else’s Droid acting weird today?

  34. BBrad
    August 12, 22:00 Reply

    Interesting… my wife got her update yesterday morning. Her phone was purchased about two months ago and mine was purchased when the Moto Droid first released last year, but I have no update yet. – Warwick, RI

  35. Ricardo
    August 12, 22:37 Reply

    I live in New York, New York, and still waiting for a notification. It is August 12th, 2010 and it’s 10:35PM. I can’t wait to get it!

  36. re747
    August 13, 00:09 Reply

    nothing in philly. so sick of waiting. if they are releasing another update (FRG22) in the next month, which it seems that they are, I am praying they don’t just stop this update in it’s tracks and make us wait until then.

  37. Ken
    August 13, 02:02 Reply

    Mine hit last Tuesday morning @ 3:00 am. FRG01b. Woke me up and then I spent 2 hours installing and playing with it! Love the 5 home screens, apps2SD, auto-update of apps, on-screen camera controls, 8 “recent” list, smooth and fast app drawer-touch, not slide. And – finally…an alphanumeric lockscreen password, instead of the lame “follow the streaks on my screen to unlock me” connect the dots thing. Apps switching is a lot faster, but browser does not seem to be. Had some erratic battery drain issues in the first couple of days, but seems to have stabilized. Lost Swype, re-downloaded the beta and running fine now. Just loaded Voice Activation today (2.2 specific) – absolutely amazing. 2.2 broke the .wav codec, known bug that Moto is fixing (can’t listen to my work voicemails, which are forwarded via email). Anxious to see how Flash 10.1 runs – supposed to hit 8.18. Phoenix, Az, early adopter (Nov ’09)

  38. Gabriel
    August 13, 06:00 Reply

    Nothing yet as for 8/13/10 5:00am
    Green Bay WI

  39. wendy
    August 13, 07:39 Reply

    Still waiting in Greenville, SC. From several of the posts, looks like they are rolling it out to girls first in ea family. Of course I like that!

    • eric
      August 13, 08:32 Reply

      My wife and I have two phones on our account, hers is the primary phone, I got mine around 11:30 AM Wednesday, 8/11, she’s still waiting. I’m waiting to see if she asks me to do a manual update for her :)

  40. scantron
    August 13, 08:45 Reply

    I have not heard of anyone getting the update anyday after last Wednesday. Hmmm

  41. Larry
    August 13, 08:48 Reply

    I think it’s being distributed alphabetically by height.

  42. Ed
    August 13, 09:24 Reply

    Still no update for me!!! I have had my phone since last Nov and people that bought them 2 weeks ago have their 2.2 update!! Bummed!

  43. Danny
    August 13, 09:46 Reply

    My froyo came with USB tethering so I don’t understand why everyone is saying it doesn’t. Second froyo is running like shit on my droid and I am conisdering the downgrade. Btw the vzw rep told me that frg22 is coming out later this month or early next month as far as he knows of

    • Siddiqui
      August 13, 11:48 Reply

      Danny: Yes it does have the USB tethering but if you try it you will know that Verizon will ask you to pay for the internet!!! SORRY…

  44. Austin
    August 13, 09:52 Reply

    I got the update a week ago on mine and my wife’s Droids and my battery life when from 30 hours to under 6 hours. I can just about watch the battery level drop when I use applications. I heard it could be facebook or taskill running in the background. The phone seems to feel warm (like when I would use the GPS Car app) but it’s just sitting doing nothing.

    At times the phone is really quick and others doesn’t respond. When it does run it’s a great update. Boo on Verizon for charging ANOTHER $20 bucks a month for tethering.

    If the battery life thing doesn’t get fixed I might try and roll back to 2.1.

    • eric
      August 13, 11:15 Reply

      @scantron; I can definitely tell you mine came this week. I’m on vacation, went to beach in morning, 2.1, came back, woke it up and had the notification on my home screen to install update now, install later, or more information.

      @austin, agree about the tethering, saw it in the menu, got excited, enabled and when I connected it prompted me to sign up for a verizon mobile broadband plan.

      Pdanet it is for me :)

  45. kelly
    August 13, 12:20 Reply

    I work in a restaurant and nobody who has come in has gotten 2.2. I don’t understand

    • Joe
      August 15, 14:42 Reply

      I did the manual Froyo update on my Droid because I got sick of waiting for the OTA. It was a disaster! It ran much slower with lots of lagging between screens (FRG01b). Flash worked but was a separate install. WiFi stopped working after the upgrade. I could not get the WiFi working with 2.2 so I downgraded back to 2.1 using an sbf. The upgrade was easy. The downgrade not so much. I lost all my apps and settings. Fortunately, I had everything backed up but without a rooted Droid, there is no app that does a “complete” backup. While I did not lose any apps or data, I had to manually reset all of my settings and the backup app I used (MyBackupPro) makes you restore each app one at a time. It was about a 6 hour fiasco from start to finish. Now I’m hesitant to install the OTA when VZW pushes it down. Can anyone confirm the WiFi works with WPA2 after the 2.2 OTA upgrade?


  46. fred
    August 13, 17:48 Reply

    I was wondering if I had made Verizon/Motorola mad at me somehow. Everyone I know personally with a Droid has the update BUT me. Makes me sad.

  47. brian
    August 13, 22:45 Reply

    I want froyo already!

    I also want to know if manual install will get the ota

    • eric
      August 15, 07:24 Reply

      @brian; my brother updated his droid back on 8/3 when the manual update started leaking, and he told me as of 8/15 that he has received no ota update or notification.

  48. Danny
    August 13, 23:49 Reply

    @siddiqui So its still tethering. People say there is no tethering. Also I have had to charge my phone like 3 orr 4 times per day and I have the old facebook app. Froyo is a p.o.s.

  49. JuanOffhue
    August 14, 10:19 Reply

    Got 2.2 for my Droid at 3 a.m. on 08/14. Seems much faster, and I like the new navigation icons at the bottom of the screen. Too soon to tell about battery life.

  50. Marlin
    August 15, 09:18 Reply

    Still waiting. How long is this supposed to take?

  51. matt
    August 15, 09:39 Reply

    @brian: you should still receive the update, seeing as the manual and the ota are two seperate builds. Don’t hold me up on that though. That isn’t 100% certain. If you don’t want to risk it just don’t manual update. You’ll get your froyo soon. Ik I can’t wait for mine 😀 besides either way android is FTW!!!

  52. Eric
    August 15, 14:13 Reply

    I got the first initial Froyo Update.
    Tethering was on it, and I connected it, and it never asked me to sign up for anything, it just straight up worked.

  53. ethan
    August 15, 14:59 Reply

    I haven’t got it by OTA.. I don’t know how long should i wait. maybe i should get it from manual… BTW i have build #ESE81 and no one has this # on this web. I got my droid very first day so.. I just wonder~~. Oh and i live in San Antonio TX~ FYI.

    • broseph
      August 15, 15:19 Reply

      I also have that build and am still waiting on the OTA. purchased in los angeles, live in orlando

  54. rob
    August 15, 16:26 Reply

    I am getting pissed, still no update
    Pittsburgh, PA

  55. Mike
    August 15, 19:18 Reply

    No update. Still have 2.1-update1 ESE81

  56. Ed
    August 15, 22:25 Reply

    Got my Froyo on Wednesday early am…works perfectly! Battery life is great…speed slightly better @ smoother. The new Voice Search is fantastic…can’t wait for the Flash update!

  57. Danny
    August 16, 10:38 Reply

    My phone is running shitier and shittier every day since the ota.

  58. ak
    August 16, 12:07 Reply

    I haven’t seen the OTA yet (CA, central coast).

  59. Brooks
    August 16, 14:24 Reply

    I’m on ESE81. No update yet. My colleague received his update very early this morning. At least that leaves me hopeful they’re still making updates. I keep hearing 08/18 as a date that Flash is “officially” being released – though everybody is saying their Flash works…and everybody is saying that theirs doesn’t. Amazing how many different stories there are. Also heard the 18th was the date FRG22 was rolling out. If nothing else, history has demonstrated that all this is speculation.

  60. Blake
    August 16, 21:15 Reply

    Aug. 16th 6:15pm in San Diego, CA – No update

    I know it doesn’t run on when you bought it but damn, I was one of the first Droid buyers. I thought there was a possibility. My buddy just bought his 3 weeks ago and got the update on Saturday. His girl also bought it at the same time and she hasn’t gotten it yet. Woo…

  61. Steph
    August 17, 07:25 Reply

    Chicago – hubby woke up yesterday to update at 4:30am. Ota bricked his phone. M screen froze for 5 hours during install.

    Verizon ordered a new Droid to be overnighted. It’s coming this afternoon. I still haven’t received update. Verizon store couldn’t do it for me. The rep swore up and down that my Droid wouldn’t die like my husband’s. Hmmmm

    • Travis
      August 17, 16:55 Reply

      I got the OTA update last Saturday morning, it bricked my phone too. After performing the download the phone rebooted and could not get passed the black screen with the Motorola “M”. VZ support replaced my phone which I received via FedEx yesterday afternoon. The support person I spoke with said it’s happening to a lot of people. New phone came with 2.1 so I’m back to waiting for the OTA update with little to no assurance that this won’t happen again.

  62. Gabriel
    August 17, 07:52 Reply

    *Update* It’s been 4 days since my last post. STILL NOTHING!! :(

  63. Macc
    August 17, 07:56 Reply

    Still waiting anxiously in PA for update…

  64. Rob
    August 17, 09:11 Reply

    Still waiting in DC are for update.

  65. Brooks
    August 17, 14:49 Reply

    <— Whining because I still don't have the update. I assume that if it doesn't happen before 08/19 then we won't be getting it until the FRG22 OTA, which is supposed to follow "in a few weeks."

  66. Steph
    August 18, 09:18 Reply

    My hubby got his replacement refurb from fedex yesterday. The lens cover immediately popped off, so vz ordered another one. The refurb did the 2.2 update within an hour of activation. My Droid is still waiting for the OTA.

  67. Jeremy
    August 18, 09:53 Reply

    My update finally came (Nebraska). I noticed at about 2:00 AM that it was available.

    After installing, I did have some wierd things occuring dragging icons. I tried to drag things to a specific spot and they would just disappear. I later found they ended up in a folder a few panels away. Seems fine aside from that.

  68. Courtney
    August 18, 12:49 Reply

    My mom got froyo this morning. I’m waiting still. :(

  69. poppywhite
    August 18, 16:05 Reply

    I installed the FRG01B several weeks ago. Will I still be notified when the OTA update is available. Will it be different than what I have.

  70. Marlin
    August 19, 09:59 Reply

    Finally! I got my update this morning. For your sake, I hope mine was the last one. But if you are still waiting, there’s still hope.

  71. Keith
    August 19, 11:00 Reply

    Woke up this morning and got my Froyo update prompt. I’m about to install it now. I’m in the Northern VA area.

  72. Greg
    August 19, 11:33 Reply

    I was checking here late last night and disappointed that so many of us hadn’t received it… As I picked up my Droid to set the alarm for bed guess what was waiting on my screen! 😉

    I really like it so far…

  73. Jackson
    August 19, 17:15 Reply

    I still don’t have froyo yet. Northern VA area. :(

  74. Phil
    August 19, 18:09 Reply

    It was there when I woke up this morning (Maine). No complaints so far!

  75. Gabriel
    August 20, 00:05 Reply

    *Update* After 6 days from my first post (8/13/10), I finally got it (8/19/10). So far it seems faster, but a little bit of a battery hog. Hope you get yours soon guys! :)

    • Smish
      August 20, 00:21 Reply

      Those of you eagerly awaiting your Froyo update beware — I was just like you. Then my OTA update started a few hours ago — and never finished. The “M” screen of death will not go away. Kind of wish I wasnt so eager to update now. Major bummer.

      • Tammy
        August 20, 01:57 Reply

        I also froze on the “m” once the download completed because it happened, I understand their are flaws in all systems. My problem is it was after closing time for all stores and that is where the call center told me to go. I am without a phone until I take it to a store and I have to spend MY time and gas to fix their mess up. If there was going to be issues just like with anything else new they need to have a better way to resolve it then to make their customers inconvenienced. I am angry. Verizon by phones first option was a refurbished phone. The end.

  76. Gabriel
    August 20, 00:43 Reply

    Forgot to mention.. It did come with the USB tethering. Thanks

  77. dailey
    August 20, 01:47 Reply

    Still no update and its the 20th now!

  78. Swagger of a Cripple
    August 21, 12:06 Reply

    Got the Froyo two days ago, sad that the toted Mobile Hotspot App is only on the X and the new Droid 2.
    I have been USB tethering on easytether and now pdanet for months. But I really want the WiFi tethering so that I can run XBOX LIVE off my droid.
    Heavily considering rooting, barnacle is the app for rooted wifi tethering…

    And I’ve noticed that my battery dies quicker now too, and my 3G has been a little more skittish that usual. BUT, although i’ve grown accustomed to having folders with more apps on my window panes the little dots on the bottom are easier to switch panes than having to swipe. Sometimes my droid is ‘sleepy’ and doesn’t respond right away (Macs do it often and PC’s do it as well) but the dots respond no matter what, so far.

    AND, there’s NO FLASH!?!? I’m still researching how to get it, i thought it was coming OTA with Froyo. One site said its coming OTA by itself sometime after Froyo comes OTA. I did find a FLASH package but its for rooted users, lol. Every disappointment the Big Red continues to mount is bringing me closer and closer to rooting.

  79. Gabriel
    August 23, 07:26 Reply

    For those that don’t have the update yet and are looking forward for flash support

    The flash support is not available yet for the Droid. When you visit the adobe website for the update it sates:

    “Attention DROID users:
    Adobe Flash player 10.1 will be available for your phone late summer. Please check back at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. This site will redirect you to the Adobe Flash Player 10.1 download in the Android Market as soon as it is available for your device”

    A little disappointed since I was looking forward for it but at least we are getting somewhere. Later guys.

  80. jay
    August 26, 15:14 Reply

    Still no ota update on original Droid. Verizon pushed me to Motorola, they are idiots. Anybody have any suggestions? Tried rooting last week didn’t work.

  81. Dev
    June 15, 12:26 Reply

    did the update yesterday and it destroyed my entire phone. My droid is completely frozen and the guys at verizon had to order me a new one.

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