Jun 05 AT 5:20 PM Sean Riley 43 Comments

Android 2.2 for rooted Droid users is available to download now

To be certain that there is no confusion I want to point out that this is not an official download from Google as we saw with the Nexus One, but all reports are indicating that it is a solid build of Froyo that My Droid World has brought to the Droid owning masses.

WiFi was the one major feature originally missing, but a fix for that is also now available in the instructions below.

As per usual with these things proceed at your own risk and don’t come crying to us if you wind up with a bricked phone.

If you aren’t quite up for giving this a shot remember that you can subscribe to this thread on the Moto support forums to be updated as soon as there is more official info on Froyo for the Droid.

Installation instructions (Courtesy of My Droid World)

These files are nandroid backups. You must download them, extract them, and then place in the appropriate folder.

ROM is already rooted with new SuperUser installed.

Install Instructions Clockwork Recovery:
1) Download file
2) Extract folder named 2010-06-
3) Place folder 2010-06- in the /sdcard/clockwork/backup folder on your sdcard
4) Restart phone in recovery
5) Go to nandroid, select restore, select the above folder and press the camera button.

Install Instructions SP Recovery:
1) Download file
2) Extract folder named froyo-BS-20100605-0547
3) Place BS-20100605-0547 in the /sdcard/nandroid folder on your sdcard
4) Restart phone in recovery
5) Go to Backup/Restore, select advanced restore, select the above folder and press the camera button.

Ok, now you should be running Froyo without wifi which might be fine with you, but if not you’ll just need to head here to download a new overclocked kernel which should get your WiFi up and running in no time.

Early reports have definitely been positive, but if you decide to give this a shot let us know what you think in comments.

Source: My Droid World

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website aaron

    Now to use this rom to I need to root back to 2.1 then root like u have to do with the smoked glass rom?

    • http://Website aaron

      Sorry I meant root back to 2.0.1

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

        You should be good coming straight from a rooted 2.1 rom.

      • http://Website kor

        Lol, this will be the sweetest. Can’t wait to see this having an early bless of froyo. Official: http://j.mp/4g-with-flash-possible

  • JC13

    so far so good… running smoothly

  • SpykeZ

    Just a heads up for any of you installing froyo, your phone will be laggy as all hell for about the first 20 minutes, after stuff gets done syncing and it’s run for a while you’ll notice the really quick speed of it. Also before installing make sure you do a wipe of data and cache in sprecovery

    Got mine OC’d to 800mhz and it’s crazy snappy.

    Thanks to mydroidworld.com for all their work and droidforums.net for their support with helping me :)

  • http://Website dan

    When I go to place the file on my SD card I cannot find the nandroid file to put it in, or the clockwork backup folder. Any suggestions would help

  • http://Website josh

    I thought flash was in 2.2? I just got this on my rooted droid and noooo flash :^( any ideas? Or was I just imagining things?

    • http://Website Hans

      You download it from the android market from what I hear.

    • http://Website Mike

      You can get it straight from the Flashplayer website, too

  • http://Website Roger

    Droid Android 2.2 ROM, Flash 10.1, and WiFi fix with some SWEET benchmarks… its all compiled here: http://briefmobile.com/android-2-2-froyo-on-motorola-droid

  • http://Website josh

    I don’t want to bash on this rom, but I’m having quite a bit of issues. Setcpu doesn’t work, wireless tether for root users doesn’t work, none of my facebook apps work, and boot animation changer doesn’t work. Most of those things say my phone isn’t rooted. :^( and market is extremely slow, doesn’t show comments, and no top paid category. Oh and battery life is HORRID. Performance is absolutely amazing and flash work though (which is awesome)! Is it just me having problems??

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

      I don’t think you are by any means alone in having issues, but I’ve seen quite a few people claim that rebooting a couple times and then just running the rom for awhile led to considerably improved performance.

      If you lost root after using the SP Recovery instructions you should be able to correct it by installing this: http://www.mydroidfiles.com/downloads/update.zip

      • http://Website josh

        yup. After the comment I made, I had about 4 reboots in 20 minutes. Performance is great but battery life is really realllllly bad.lost 90% battery overnight – maybe its my battery.. whoknows… and I lost root. Thanks for the help with those files!

  • http://Website Hans

    Hm, I like it so far. The thing is, after I installed the ROM, I lost root. I used the ClockworkMod way of installing. Can anyone help please?

    • http://Website Hans

      Actually,i haven’t lost root. It’s apps like Titanium backup that says I don’t have root. SetCPU says i do. And so does ROM Manager. Weird.

      • http://Website Mikesuds

        Latest busybox should fix that. In Titanium click the “Problems?” button. It will prompt you to install busybox. Do that.

  • http://Website laiba

    ya nice i have done. WiFi is also working fine

  • http://Website John

    Hope this doesn’t have bootloops when downloading

  • o0HERO0o

    Ummm where’s “Flash”?

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

      You have to go download it from the Market, it isn’t built into Froyo.

      • http://www.virtualspies.com virtualspy

        What is the name of the app in the Android Market? I do not see Adobe, Flash, 10.1, or any combination of those keywords.

        Also, I downloaded the terminal emulator to verify that I still have root but it does not allow “su” and I do not see an embedded superuser (ninja icon) application …does someone have an easy way to validate that root is still there?

        Also, I only see USB tethering, not wi-fi tethering but maybe I’m not looking in the right place in Settings.

        Thanks in advance!

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

          It should just be called Flash Player 10.1 Beta in the Market, hit up the Androlib page and try the QR code.


          Not sure on the superuser application, hopefully someone else can help you out there.

          The Droid builds of Froyo have only included USB tethering natively, you’ll need an app to do wifi hotspot.

          • http://www.virtualspies.com virtualspy

            Sean, thanks for your quick reply! he hyperlink to the Androlib web site has Flash listed and a barcode, but the barcode does not actually take me to the download. Also, I tried a wi-fi tethering app that i backed-up using Astro before the wipe and that failed to run because it could not obtain root. Please let me know if there’s an APK file download for Flash or another link or place I can download it. Thanks again!

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

          Sorry, I just caught your last reply.

          You should be able to download the .apk from XDA, the link is below.


  • jjl84

    Everything is working great except my SD Card isn’t being mounted in Froyo so I’m working on fixing that now…If anyone else has had this issue and fixed it, let me know what you did. In the meantime, I’m going to try to get it working and then post my results here for anyone else having this issue.

    • jjl84

      Ok it works now. Just rewiped everything and reinstalled Froyo and SD Card is mounted.

  • denog2000

    How will I kno if my phone is bricked!

  • http://Website rush

    do I have to have a rooted phone to install this? I cannot seem to install it. I have stock 2.1 Droid.

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

      Yes, you have to be running a rooted 2.1 rom.

      • http://Website Pat

        I have a stock 2.1 if i put sprecovery on my phone and a nandroid file why shouldnt i be able to get the 2.2. I thought the update.zip did the root then you restore into 2.2? Or am i just not smart enough to know better haha… thats probably the case

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

          I may be misinterpreting what you’re saying, but the problem is that there is no root for 2.1 on the Droid. To your point coming from stock 2.01 might be alright though.

  • http://Website Gustavo

    I love the new Froyo on my Droid but I still can’t get my wifi to work…even with that update…I’m not sure why but I really need it… Anyone got any advice??? :(

  • http://Website josh

    It was fun to be able to use flash and have the verrrry nice performance boost, but my battery life really suffered (like a lot) and my phone seemed to be in some rooted/unrooted limbo, so I just went back to 2.1 adamz rom until a better 2.2 comes out. Way to go if it works out for others but I just don’t know enough to tinker out all the problems haha.

  • http://www.androiddevelopmenttalk.com rockcruze

    Wow thats cool , i usually dont carry my Droid it stays in my bro’s hands
    or i could try this update on it , last week i tried the unofficial update on Nexus One and successfully ended up with it ,
    Android Blog

  • http://Website Steve

    I created the nandroid folder and extracted the files. When I reboot into recovery and do a restore I recieve MD5 mismatch. I’m running Bugless Beast 1.1. Any ideas? Thanks.

  • http://Website kevin

    For those looking for flash. You have to download the .apk online directly from your phone after having froyo installed. Then use a file manager like astro to find and install the .apk. I found a link to the download on droidforums.net but I think my droid world should have a link for it somewhere.

    P.S my droid scored over 1500 today in the quadrant standard benchmark test overclocked to 1.1 ghz :)

  • http://TheUnlockr.com David

    FYI guys, easy to follow video instructions for this on our site, http://theunlockr.com/2010/06/06/how-to-get-android-2-2-froyo-on-your-motorola-droid-right-now/

    Hope that helps some people!

  • http://Website Lendog

    Started from scratch, a non-rooted 2.1 droid. Installed SP Recovery, rooted the phone, and upgraded to 2.2. Only problem I ran into was forgetting to clear the clache before the 2.2 upgrade; caused a boot loop for some reason and I had to pull the battery to stop it. After clearing/wiping and restarting the upgrade, success. It’s been an interesting trip. Thanks to all for the info and vids.

  • http://Website Kale

    Does this version of Froyo work with Motorola Milestones as well?

  • http://androidandme mike


  • http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/android-2-2-for-rooted-droid-users-is-available-to-download-now/ ed

    i would like to know the Android 2.2 for APAD? 8.5″?

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