How to Manually Update Dell Streak to Android 2.1 Éclair ( Install Guide )


13.08.2010

How to Manually Update Dell Streak to Android 2.1 Éclair ( Install Guide )

The Dell Streak is a far better device than most smartphones out there, but it has some major drawbacks. One of them is the operating system ( OS ). The Dell Streak comes with Android 1.6 as stock. But that can be fixed. The following guide teaches you how to manually update the Dell Streak to Android 2.1 ( Éclair ). This is actually a guide were you install a leaked version of the OS. The file is provided by Modaco and it is not the official build. All things are working but if you want the original update, you have to wait for the developer to deploy it.

In many cases, that is just a little too long. Why should you wait for the manufacturer and the carrier to release the Android 2.1 update for Dell Streak, when you have the possibility to download and install it right here, by simply following the guide bellow. It requires only some simple steps and your attention for a few moments. The whole process only takes a couple of minutes and at the end you have a full working Éclair version on your Dell Streak. Now let’s cut to the chase:

The Dell Streak

How to manually install Android 2.1 on the Dell Streak
  1. Download the Android 2.1 for Dell Streak and rename it into “Update.pkg”. Make sure you have the ability to change extension names.

  2. Connect the cellphone to the PC using an USB cable ( or other means ) and copy the Update.pkg file onto the root of your microSD card ( not into a folder ).

  3. Power Off the smartphone.

  4. Now hold down the “Volume Up” button and power up the phone. This will take you into the recovery mode. Choose the second option in the menu.

  5. Wait for the process to complete and for the phone to restart.

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