Android 2.2 Froyo Already Ported To Nexus One, HTC Droid ErisBy cheatmaster 10:55 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments
So, Android's latest and greatest update is coming soon, but some people just can't wait - there are already ports of v2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One and the HTC Droid Eris. It's not usable yet, but who's willing to bet that Froyo ROMs will be available for certain phones before they acquire an official firmware update? We know we do!
Someone over at the Italian website Androidiani.com has managed to acquire 2.2 Froyo up and running on a Nexus One - and you can download the files you need to put it on your Nexus too. However, it's very unstable and you can't utilize it for more that 10 minutes without it crashing. It's no wonder given how quickly they ported it.
The XDA-Developers forums are buzzing with talks about Android 2.2 Froyo and getting it to work on other phones too. One dev there has got Froyo running on an HTC Droid Eris, but they say it's barely functional, so they haven't released it for public download yet.
Android 2.2 Froyo ported to Nexus One, HTC Droid Eris
If you want to try Android 2.2 Froyo, for now the better option is to download the SDK - even if you're not a developer, you can still play around with the emulator to acquire a feel of how some frozen yogharm treat will taste on your Android phone.
Even if those devs can't release a workable version of Android 2.2 Froyo before the official update for the Nexus One hits, owners of other phones might have to wait quite a while before they acquire it - some (like HTC Hero owners) are still stuck waiting for 2.1 Eclair.
The impatient among you can follow the source links to check on how the two ports are progressing. If you missed it somehow, here's a changelog for all the recent goodies in version 2.2 Froyo.
Source: Androidiani.com, XDA-Developers Forum, Android Developers
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