OK, so you’ve been constantly checking your Moto Droid for the Android Froyo OTA update to no avail. And you’ve probably been up night and day since August 2nd waiting to see if that system update message will pop up on your Droid. If you’re into patience, then be prepared also to wait – because it will probably take Verizon up to two weeks to fully roll out the software update.
If you’re not into waiting (AKA – you’re in the scream at the microwave because it’s taking too long crowd) here’s a way that you can have Froyo now. First, hop on over to the Android Police web site. Second, download the official Android Froyo OTA ROM and manually install it onto your Droid. Third, start enjoying the pleasures of Froyo on your Droid. Fourth, after you’re done, go and get some sleep.
As with any type of system update to a device, there are a few words of caution here. Make sure you follow the installation instructions to the letter when doing the update. Also, this update is for Droids currently running the stock version of Android 2.1. If you’ve rooted your Droid, the update will not work. Finally, the update is specifically for the original Motorola Droid – so don’t even think about trying this on another Android device such as the Droid X.
To grab a copy of the Froyo OTA ROM for yourself or to check out all the enhancements it brings to the original Droid, head on over to www.androidpolice.com.
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Sources: Android Police and PCWorld.