Aug 20 AT 10:30 AM Sean Riley 18 Comments

Leaked Froyo build available for Droid X users

MyDroidWorld has released a leaked Froyo update for the Droid X this morning which works for rooted and nonrooted users alike. This is an easy one as you just need to apply the “update.zip” file.

The instructions for the update can be found below, but a few warnings are necessary first. There is little to no chance that this is the final build of Froyo that will be sent out OTA. Getting back to stock if you wish to do so when the official OTA hits is going to mean using an sbf which while not the most difficult thing by any stretch probably isn’t something that a new user is going to want to play with.

As always update at your own risk.

Instructions

  1. First thing you need to know is that your phone has to be stock to apply this update. If you have removed any bloatware you need to add it back. If you want to be rooted after this update you need to be rooted when the update starts.
  2. Download the update.zip file from either here or here.
  3. Place the update.zip file in the root of your sd card making sure that the file is named just update.zip and not update.zip.zip which is a common mistake.
  4. Power off your phone and then power it on while holding the home button.
  5. When the triangle with the exclamation point and the android logo appears press the search button.
  6. Now select “apply sdcard:update.zip” from the menu. To move within the menu you use the volume up or down buttons and select using the camera button.
  7. Your phone will now apply the update, it took approximately 5 minutes for my phone to update.
  8. After the update is complete just select to restart your phone and let it boot up. The boot process takes long than normal so don’t panic that they red eye of Sauron seems to be staring at you interminably.
  9. Alright you are now on Android 2.2 a.k.a. Froyo. Congrats!

Those that deserve thanks for one part of this update or another according to MyDroidWorld are Andrew, Cellzealot, P3droid, Birdman, and Rootzwiki.

As a quick warning on what to expect if you decide to update. A number of my widgets were broken when I first rebooted, but all of them ran fine after just clearing them out and putting them back in place. I’ve been able to download apps from the Market just fine including Chrome to Phone.

Please hit us up in comments if you have any questions or just want to let us know how the update goes for you.

Update: As some of you discovered the files were removed from MyDroidWorld’s servers due to a cease and desist order from Motorola.

Source: MyDroidWorld

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://androidappreview.net Steven Brady

    Need to reinstall the bloatware? Does anyone know where to find it at? I certainly didn’t back it up before uninstalling. :(

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I’m not sure where you can find them individually, but Rootzwiki has a good guide if you just want to use the sbf to get back to fully stock 2.1 before applying this update. Just remember that you need to regain root access before running this update file.

      http://rootzwiki.com/index.php/Smartphones/Motorola/Droid-X/Droid-X.html

      • http://androidappreview.net Steven Brady

        Nice! Thanks!

  • http://Website mouse

    My moto Droid got its ota froyo update this morning its so awesome

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Congrats to you to then, that certainly is the easiest way to update.

  • http://Website SFTitan

    To put the file at the root of the SD card, do we need to take the card out and used a computer or is there another way to do it?

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Well you can plug your phone in using the USB cord and transfer it to your phone as a mass storage device.

      Or if you download Astro file manager or something similar then you can just download the update.zip directly to your phone and then use Astro to move the file from the sd card’s download folder into the root folder.

      I did it the second way so didn’t have to touch a computer which was convenient.

      • http://Website walter

        Does my phone have to be rooted to use astro

        • Sinanovski

          No it does not.

  • mac08wrx

    Thank you very much. Works with no probs at all. :-)

  • http://Website Steven Brady

    Lost root. Otherwise, worked well.

  • http://Website mike

    When we say root of sd card just put the update.zip on the sd card don’t worry about any folders.

  • http://Website eddie

    Is anyone else receiving a cannot copy alert. about 80% into copying the file to the sd card it says the device has either become unresponsive or disconnected. extremely annoying.

  • http://Website walter

    Im running froyo yay now I can watch hulu on my DX sweet

  • http://Website marcus

    Downloaded, updated, works PERFECTLY.

    Started out very slow but eventually caught up with itself and is very responsive than 2.1. Anyone notice that landscape mode goes BOTH WAYS now?

  • http://Website Thomas

    AAARRRGGGHHH files not there anymore :(

  • http://Www.ihatechurch.com Anthony

    I updated droid x 2.1update1 rooted to 2.2 and was an idiot bc I forgot I was rooted. Phone now sttuck with motorola logo.

    Do I try to return to 2.1? And how? I’m nervous to send phone to verizon as phone was rooted…

    Really could use help and am willing to pay to make this happen via pay pal. Have tried all the battery tricks. I’m just not as savvy with droid…

    • Sinanovski

      Its supposed to just kill your root, the update I mean. IDK if its different with Droid X, but thats what XDA is saying generally.

  1. Steven BradyGuest 5 years ago

    Need to reinstall the bloatware? Does anyone know where to find it at? I certainly didn’t back it up before uninstalling. :(

  2. mouseGuest 5 years ago

    My moto Droid got its ota froyo update this morning its so awesome

  3. SFTitanGuest 5 years ago

    To put the file at the root of the SD card, do we need to take the card out and used a computer or is there another way to do it?

    • Well you can plug your phone in using the USB cord and transfer it to your phone as a mass storage device.

      Or if you download Astro file manager or something similar then you can just download the update.zip directly to your phone and then use Astro to move the file from the sd card’s download folder into the root folder.

      I did it the second way so didn’t have to touch a computer which was convenient.

  4. Thank you very much. Works with no probs at all. :-)

  5. Steven BradyGuest 5 years ago

    Lost root. Otherwise, worked well.

  6. mikeGuest 5 years ago

    When we say root of sd card just put the update.zip on the sd card don’t worry about any folders.

  7. eddieGuest 5 years ago

    Is anyone else receiving a cannot copy alert. about 80% into copying the file to the sd card it says the device has either become unresponsive or disconnected. extremely annoying.

  8. walterGuest 5 years ago

    Im running froyo yay now I can watch hulu on my DX sweet

  9. marcusGuest 5 years ago

    Downloaded, updated, works PERFECTLY.

    Started out very slow but eventually caught up with itself and is very responsive than 2.1. Anyone notice that landscape mode goes BOTH WAYS now?

  10. ThomasGuest 5 years ago

    AAARRRGGGHHH files not there anymore :(

  11. AnthonyGuest 5 years ago

    I updated droid x 2.1update1 rooted to 2.2 and was an idiot bc I forgot I was rooted. Phone now sttuck with motorola logo.

    Do I try to return to 2.1? And how? I’m nervous to send phone to verizon as phone was rooted…

    Really could use help and am willing to pay to make this happen via pay pal. Have tried all the battery tricks. I’m just not as savvy with droid…

    • Its supposed to just kill your root, the update I mean. IDK if its different with Droid X, but thats what XDA is saying generally.