How To Update / Upgrade Motorola Backflip To Android 2.2.1 Froyo


11.04.2011

How To Update / Upgrade Motorola Backflip To Android 2.2.1 Froyo

Motorola Backflip is one of the Android devices that really made its owner be proud of. It enjoyed good reviews and many of it’s users say it’s one of the best Android smartphones. As you probably know (or not) Motorola Backflip was coming with Android 1.5, and a few months ago it received an official Android 2.1 Eclair version. Even so this haven’t solved the issues that were troubling many of the Motorola Backflip users, which complained about the fact that they can’t move the installed apps on the SD cards. But it seems that now they have a reason to cheer, as the new Android 2.2 Froyo is here for their Motorola Backflip.

So, because the new Android 2.2 Froyo is here for your Motorola Backflip, we though it’s good to make a tutorial of how to upgrade Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2 Froyo. It’s an easy to do operation, and you will see how it’s done shortly. But before updating your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2 Froyo let’s take a look at the thing you should have in order to perform the operation:

  • Download the recovery file. Extract it and then copy the extracted files on your SD card

  • Download the Custom ROM of Android Froyo 2.2.1 for Motorola Backflip. Now copy the file on the your SD card

  • Ensure you have installed all the Motorola Backflip drivers on the computer you want to upgrade your device from. If now you must download drivers for 32 bit Windows / x86 or 64 bit Windows / x64, depending on your computer’s OS

  • Also download Android SDK on your computer. Extract and install the application

  • Make sure you have admin rights on the computer your are trying to upgrade your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2 Froyo from. This tutorial us made for Microsoft Windows users, so whether you use XP,Vista or Windows 7, make sure you turned off the antivirus and firewall. You would also need an USB port in order to connect your Motorola Backflip to the computer via the USB data cable

  • Remove SIM card and SD card from your mobile device, so the rooting process won’t be affected

Note: Since the process is a software update, the data stored on your device will be lost. Make sure you back-up all your data before updating your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2 Froyo. Also check your battery level. It must be at least 50%, as the upgrading process drains a lot of battery, so the higher the battery level, the best for the process. Also close all antivirus and firewall apps on your device, as they might interrupt the updating process.

After you make sure you meet all the requirements, you can begin to update your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2 Froyo, closely following the tutorial:

  1. In order to begin to install Android 2.2.1 Froyo on your Motorola Blackflip you must first root your device

  2. Now open the Windows command prompt. To do that click “Start” and type “cmd” in the search field (if  you are using Windows XP, open “Run” then type “cmd” in the field)

  3. Once the command prompt window opens, navigate to the folder you installed the Android SDK app, then go to the path “android-sdk_r07-windowsandroid-sdk-windowstools.” Simply drag and drop the adb.exe file in the cmd window. This will start the Android Debug Bridge Server, then you will have to get your Motorola Backflip in the USB Debugging Mode

  4. Type “shell” (without the quotes) in the command prompt window and hit the “Enter” button on your keyboard

  5. Now type “su” and press “Enter,” then approve the notification message when (or if) it appears

  6. Type “flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery.img” and press “Enter.” Get your Motorola Backflip in recovery mode. In order to reboot your device in recovery mode first turn it off, then press and hold the camera button, while pressing the power button.

  7. In recovery mode, when asked to “Choose wipe item,” make sure you select the “Wipe all” option. This will empty all your device’s data, including cache and prepare your Motorola Backflip for the Android 2.2 Froyo installation process

  8. Now tap the back button. This will get your phone in recovery mode. When you see “SD CARD: cyanogen-6.1.2″ message on your device’s screen, go for the “Flash zip from SD” option, and press the the home key. Now the installation of Android 2.2 Froyo should begin

  9. Once the update process finishes, you will notice that your Motorola Backflip will reboot. It will take more time than usual for the home screen to appear, but don’t panic. This is a normal thing to happen after the device is first rebooted

  10. Congratulations, you just upgraded your Motorola Backflip to Android 2.2.1 Fryo

With the new firmware on your Android device, you can now enjoy all the features of Android 2.2 Froyo, and be glad that you got rid of the annoying bugs that were fix with this version. Please let us know your opinion about Android 2.2 Froyo in the comments area.

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