[Download] Motorola Flipside Gets Android 2.2 Froyo OS Update

Motorola Flipside Gets Android 2.2 Froyo OS Update

The AT&T branded Motorola Flipside handsets’ owners who are still having the Android 2.1 Eclair OS will be pleased to know that the Android 2.2 Froyo OS update is now officially available. Sadly, Moto couldn’t bring the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread for this handset, but still it’s a good sign as the manufacturer is upgrading from the out-dated Android 2.1 Eclair OS, and it would be better than being stuck on Eclair forever. The new firmware upgrade will get the build number 2.159.17 SW for your Flipside handset. The update is available on the Motorola support website right now to download manually. Alongside a bump to Android 2.2 Froyo, you’ll be getting the following changes for Flipside handset:

# Enhanced performance for faster users interface, app operation, web browsing.
# Adobe flash player support.
# Pre-loaded Google Books.
# Apps can now be stored on microSD card.
# USB Tethering.
# 3 customizable sets of homescreens.
# Resizable widgets.
# Addition of Dialer search.
# Improved Calendar, Photo, Date and Time, Weather widgets.
# Global Address Lookup, address history lookup, and Push ActiveSync.
# Multiselection of emails.
# Addition of Sticky Note widget to save a quick note on your home screen.
# A set of preinstalled apps – Task Manager, Files, Latitude, Places.
# Addition of new security features – Exchange based encryption, and password security.
# Updated Gallery UI.
# LinkedIn accounts can now be added to integrate and sync with contacts, messaging and social networking updates.
# The new Contact quick tasks widget lets users put a picture of a contact on homescreen and assign quick actions for that contact.


The Froyo update requires 40MB of free space on your Flipside handset, and your phone version should be Blur_Version.1.23.20.MB508.ATT.en.US.

>> Method 1

Blur_Version.2.159.17.MB508.ATT.en.US.zip (hit the link)

You’ll need to download 83.9MB update through above link that we’ve provided and save it on your PC machine as “ Blur_Version.2.159.17.MB508.ATT.en.US.zip ”. Then connect your handset to PC. Copy the downloaded file on your SD card directly (but not in a sub folder). Now follow the following instructions.

Motorola Flipside Gets Android 2.2 Froyo OSMotorola Flipside Gets Android 2.2 Froyo OS

# Unplug the handset from PC or Mac.
# Go to Menu –> Settings –> select About Phone –> select System Upgrades –> select Copy –> Stay for a couple of minutes and Select Install Now –> Automatic Power-off –> and you can see the installation progress on your display now. Leave the handset for some time and do not interrupt the installation process until any process gets completed. That’s it. The phone will be upgraded to Blur_Version.2.159.17.MB508.ATT.en.US.

>> Method 2

Motorola Software Update (hit the link).

Download the Motorola Software Update (MSU) software from the above link and install it on your PC. Connect the handset to the PC –> Launch MSU tool –> MSU tool should automatically detect your device within 60 seconds. Then follow the on-screen instructions to update your device.

Be sure to backup your entire data before you proceed to download the upgrade, and don’t forget to keep 100MB of free space on the microSD card of your handset. This update should take up to 15 minutes to finish the upgrade process based on your internet connection speed.

Hit the source link for a set of full instructions regarding the Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade for your Motorola Flipside handset.

[Source: Motorola Support]

2 thoughts on “[Download] Motorola Flipside Gets Android 2.2 Froyo OS Update”

  1. I tried method one and it started installing. then powered off. Now my phone is stuck at the white screen with the motorola logo. Completely frozen wont even do the hard mode reset with the volume buttons and power button.

    If anyones had this issue and fixed it let me know

  2. Hey I also used the first option and got to the logo screen which remained for awhile; then I saw your comment and was like’ oh boy’; but the screen changed and the phone finished updating after a little more waiting…just be a little patient with it; I hope you got it resolved.S


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