It was just yesterday we reported that the Dell Streak would be getting direct upgrade to Froyo, and skip the Ã‰clair update totally. However, Streak owners in UK should rejoice as an Android 2.1 ROM for the phone leaked on the internet a few days ago. The sad news was that this leaked ROM would only work for Dell Streak handsets in UK, and not for the US handsets.
Nevertheless, the modding community did not lose hope and have found a workaround to flash this UK ROM on a US Dell Streak. However, users need to root their phone before proceeding with this process. Luckily there is an application call Universal Androot which will make the job of rooting the phone a lot easier. Also flashing this Android 2.1 ROM will wipe your Dell Streak clean so users are recommended to make a backup of their data.
Here is the step-by-step process on how to update your Dell Streak to Android 2.1.