There are some newer versions as of 30th November 2010 for more baseband numbers.
The long awaited Android 2.2 (Froyo) update from Dell has officially been released. Since I don’t have wifi at work and I don’t want to download 150MB over 3G I decided to do some reverse engineering upgrade pain free. I’m also heading out of town this afternoon so I couldn’t just wait until I got home.
OEM Version: GAUSB1A111800
Current OS Version: 1.6
Carrier: Optus (Australia)
Unrooted. Unlocked (by default).
This update only works if your OEM Version ends in 00.
0. BACKUP. Dell provides a nice program called ‘Backup & Restore’ in the Android market. Install and create backup.
1. Download the pkg file from http://mobileupdate.dell.com/PackageProductionLocations/Streak_315_12332_00.pkg on your pc or android. I used my pc and would probably recommend you to also to minimize chances of download corruption. When installing, it reveals itself as being built on 5 Nov 2010 at 1:16:55.
2. Copy it to your sdcard.
3. Rename it to Update.pkg
4. Turn off your phone.
5. Hold down the volume up, volume down and power button together until it turns on.
6. Select option 2 ‘Software upgrade via Update.pkg on SD Card’ by using your volume buttons and select with the shutter button.
7. Think, did you remember to backup?
8. Press the shutter button to begin.
9. Go get a cup of coffee because the install takes about 5mins.
10. Rejoice! If nothing went wrong, you should have booted up into Froyo.
There have been a lot of reported problems with the build however I have been pretty lucky with this.
Originally, my standard browser wouldn’t load anything but every other application (opera, maps) would. I fixed this by removing a mystery proxy server that was in my APN settings.
If you have troubles with the newer build, you could try this older one http://mobileupdate.dell.com/PackageProductionLocations/Streak_309_0_00.pkg which worked for me originally.
Also, if you are finding it slow and laggy (which I’m not) you can try following these instructions http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=848487 but I haven’t tested this yet.
Let me know if anyone has any other problems.