Anyone been able to pull the official OTA into a file?
Just because it is the kind of thing I like to keep around in case I need it someday, has anyone been able to pull an update.zip or image out of the official OTA? I have the RUU but had heard some mentions of it containing a slightly different boot animation, etc? I would love to have the official OTA file in case I ever need it
08-30-2010 10:06 AM
I haven't seen it anywhere yet but I am waiting on mine and have prepared to save it when I get it, also Doug Piston is trying to get it as well.
It would appear that this is the OTA file
Apparently best way to go about installing it is to rename to update.zip, place in root directory of SD card, and reboot into stock/original recovery!
More details on the android central forums OTA link - Android Forums
Doug any luck with that zip file?
For anyone who does not want to wait for the OTA and wants to download via the link, here are detailed instructions (thanks to logan78511 at Android Forums)
First download the file which you find in this thread. It will go wherever you save it. Save it to your desktop on your computer. Do NOT unzip the file on your computer. Leave it exactly as it is on your desktop.
Plug your phone into your computer. Click your SD card. Drag the file that you downloaded into your SD card. Not in any of the folders you have created on your SD card. Drag it as if it's an entirely new folder.
Rename the file, you can do this on your computer. After you dragged it right click it and rename it. If you have extensions hidden it will not show .zip. In which case it will just have the file name with no .zip at the end of it. So just name it, "update." If you do have extensions showing then make sure it says, "update.zip." Again, if you don't have the extensions to files already showing, meaning if it doesn't already say .zip then don't add .zip too it.
Power your phone off. Once off, hold the volume DOWN button down and press power at the same time and wait for it to power on. Once powered on you will see a boot screen. Scroll down to recovery with your volume rocker and hit the power button to select it.
You will get a blank screen with a red triangle. At this point hold the volume UP button and press the power button at the same time. Now it will appear where it says something in the nature of putting on, "update.zip." Scroll down with your volume rocker and push the power button to select this.
It will install. After done installing it will bring you to the screen it was previously on. But this time do not make the same selection. Select, "Reboot phone." Push the power button to select it.
It will install and reboot your phone. It may take a few minutes. Once the droid eye screen comes up it will remain there for a few seconds. Do not freak out. It is fine. This is a good link and it is not buggy.
Your phone will turn on as usual. You will have all of your apps, all of your settings, all of your ringtones set, the same wallpaper set, everything exactly as before. You will notice some changes they made to text messaging, changing the keyboard and many other things. As well as speed.
With me I have run into no problems at all. The clock and weather are working fine and so is every app I've tried. I've deleted Advanced Task Killer, it doesn't have much use these days anyway it doesn't sound like but especially not with 2.2. If you kill apps within a minute later all of them almost will be back and running unlike 2.1 where they would stay gone a little longer.
The signal bar has been changed for a fact. I am getting full signal bars in my apartment where as on 2.1 I never did and the bars are staying full. The service is probably no different but they fixed the way it reads the service with the bars to be more accurate.
Anymore questions then ask. I have never done anything of this sort myself until tonight. It took me a little while. The mistake I made first was unzipping the file on my computer and then dragging it to the card and renaming it. Don't unzip the file. Don't touch the file in anyway on your computer until it is on your card and then you only need to rename it.
It is also important to know if you have extensions hidden or not. If you do not see .zip on the end of the file then they are hidden. So do not name it, "update.zip" Or else it will end up being, "update.zip.zip." Simply name it, "update," if this is the case.
FYI: That update file will fail if you do not have Software Number 1.22.605.2. (Settings | About Phone | Software Information | Software Number).
Seperate topic (at XDA, iirc) describes how to get updated to *.2 if you're still at *.0.
Working great many props go out to teslatech over at Android Central. Here is an additional file extension for the 2.2 ota update.
Last edited by rackumrack; 08-31-2010 at 11:19 AM.
I am rooted with UR3 and WiFi Tethering. Will I lose these if I manually apply the Froyo update (or the OTA update for that matter). Sorry for the Noob question, but there are so many threads and posts on this stuff hard to get up to speed and keep track. Give it some time and I will get there....
From what everyone that has experience with these updates says it will get rid of root when you either install the update or wait for the OTA.
Originally Posted by funwith4kids