This is a very, very early preview of ZeusDroid's Desire ROM. It cannot receive calls while 3G data is on, nor is there BT. Some apps aren't working in landscape, and there are some graphical glitches. However, it is a very good proof of concept, and Sense is up and running on Moto Droid.
If you want to give it a shot, you can find the nandroid backup here:
Looks like the ESE53 leak that's been floating around for a while now is the official OTA update that Droid users should be receiving starting March 18th. Verizon will be following the same strategy as before, releasing the update to a set number of people per day, though this time it is much higher ~250,000 a day. That means the latest anyone should get it is the 22nd (there are a little over 1m Droids in use)
Here's the post over at Engadget, with a link to the actual Verizon page detailing the update.
Here's the quick summary. ERE25 was the build of the 2.1 OTA update that was supposed to be released in January for the Droid. It was pulled since there were still some "vulnerabilities" in it (holes that could lead to root).
Well, now, many devs have build cooked ROMs with this 2.1 build as the base. The advantages are numerous, since this was specifically optimized for the Droid. Advantages of ERE25 based ROMs are:
Native Multitouch across Browser, Gallery, and Maps (the official MT browser is fast!)
Working autobrightness, keyboard backlight, LED notifications
Well, looks like Pete over at Alldroid has gotten his hands on a leaked version of the Droid 2.1 OTA update, and it's been posted for all the devs to use. So hopefully, we'll be seeing some nice 2.1 based cooked ROMs soon.
For now, Xeudoxus has gotten live wallpapers running on 2.0.1, so that should quench our thirst for a bit!
Well, it's official. According to Moto's Facebook profile, the 2.1 update will indeed start being pushed out this week. It will bring multitouch goodness to the browser and gallery, as well as install Goggles.
What is won't bring are the 3D app tray and live wallpapers of the Nexus One's 2.1. No reason being provided for that decision as of now.
We know we got a good developer community when all the features of the Nexus One's recent OTA update are already being released for the Droid, while there are Nexus owners still waiting to get their updates!
They have been built in to the latest ROMs from Sholes.info and Pete. Links can be found over at my ROMs page. While the multitouch browser has been around for a while courtesy of the Motorola Milestone (Euro Droid), we now have it available in Google Maps and the new 2.1 3D Gallery. There used to be a little bug with the multitouch maps that broke the Maps API, meaning any other app that drew upon Maps would cause it to force close, but it looks like Pete's got that fixed with his latest release.
Also, being the genius that he is, Pete's released an update.zip for any 2.0.1 ROM that's not his to enable the multitouch updates (in Browser, Maps, and Gallery). Note, you need to be rooted to install this update.zip (it's not signed). You can find it here.
Well, I've never done this before, but it seems that people are finding my guides pretty helpful, so I decided to make this site to perhaps consolidate all my (future) work together, in a handy location.
My primary focus will be on the Motorola Droid, with the ins and outs of rooting and its benefits. I hope to have some guides written up in the near future, with updates on the latest ROMS and their benefits, as well as step by step instructions on how to get them up and running on your devices.
But as Android is open source and running on a multitude of devices, some of the stuff I'm covering will be pertinent to other devices as well. In fact, my one claim to fame was actually concerning the Nexus One, which is a pretty nice device.
So hopefully, I'll have some new material up soon. In the meanwhile, here are some links to satiate your needs.