Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Droid 2.1 OTA Update Has Arrived! Instructions to Manually Update!


Even though only 10000 people were supposed to get this file today, it's been traced back to its source (Google!) and made available to anyone who wants to download it!

Follow the guide I posted here:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ZeusDroid Desire ROM Preview Released!

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:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2.1 OTA Update Finally Coming 3/18 ?!

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.

The features include:

-Live Wallpapers
-Multitouch Goodness (Browser, Gallery, Maps)
-2.1 Optimizations

But exclude:

-3D app drawer
-5 Screens

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Android 2.1 ERE25 Based ROM Galore!

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
  • Improved battery life
  • Improved stability
  • Droid specific optimizations?

There are currently 3 devs with ERE25 based ROMs:

Pete's Bugless Beast

ChevyNo1's Simply Stunning

BlackDroid's Ultimate

If you've been waiting to root or switch from an old reliable 2.0.1 based ROM, now is the time!