Android Forum » Android » Android Apps » HowTo download and install the official 2.1 MR4 release Manually
created on Jul 21, 2010 6:37:46 AM
— modified on Jul 21, 2010 7:32:35 AM
Insure you have battery charged half way or more before updating!
Download to your PC.. then Rename it update (it should look like this when done: update.zip).
Copy it to the root directory of your SD card (using usb cable), turn phone off, then power back on holding Vol-Down and End/Power, wait for option screen.. might take a moment or so.
Choose "recovery" from options (use Vol UP/DOWN keys, Power/End to select), then "Apply sdcard:update.zip", it will unpack the update etc.. then another option screen will appear..
Choose "Reboot system now"..
When it reboots you will see a green circle made from two arrows (looks like the round sync arrows) with an straight arrow in middle.. this will happen a couple times.
Then it will start to boot up like it usually does.. just slower..
It will hang a bit on the Verizon LOGO... don't panic... just wait... and now you are updated!
created on Jul 21, 2010 10:48:09 AM
The URL looks strange, as it says Desire in there multiple times. This is for the Droid Eris?
created on Jul 21, 2010 3:23:57 PM (via AndroidPIT app)
— modified on Jul 21, 2010 3:28:16 PM
The Eris updates always do.. back when I updated to the 2.1 leak it also said desire multiple times in the url.. I personally manually updated using this url and all is well.
created on Jul 21, 2010 5:18:36 PM
Both phones are by HTC with same button/trackball layout and simalar specs..
created on Jul 21, 2010 6:39:35 PM
— modified on Jul 21, 2010 6:39:50 PM
created on Jul 21, 2010 7:05:30 PM (via AndroidPIT app)
— modified on Jul 21, 2010 7:32:14 PM
Typing seems smoother.. Weather app working great; it use to have issues with location update when travelling from one area to the next. But the biggest improvement seems to be the "phone" features.. works better/faster.. less time waiting for it to open, dial, or connect call.