Friday, 22 September 2017

For those desperate to get their hands on (figuratively speaking of course) the recently announced Android 2.2 Froyo update the wait is finally over. Google has very recently begun rolling out the update for the Nexus One as an over-the-air download. Users on several Android forums have reported to have successfully updated to Android 2.2 on their Nexus One phones. If you can’t wait for the over-the-air update you can download the update file directly from Google’s servers. The update is the same as the over-the-air version.

How to manually install Android 2.2 on your Google Nexus One

Before downloading and attempting to install the update make sure you have a stock ERE27 system (check by going to Settings > About Phone) on your Nexus One as it has been reported that the update will not work on rooted phones.

  • Download the Android 2.2 update for the Nexus One from this download link.
  • Rename the file update.zip and copy it to your microSD card.
  • Power down your Nexus One.
  • Initiate launch recovery by holding the volume down and power buttons.
  • A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down (using the volume buttons) to Recovery and press the power button.
  • When the triangle with an exclamation point symbol appears press the power and volume up buttons simultaneously.
  • From the menu that appears, select Apply sdcard:update.zip.
  • When the screen displays Install from sdcard complete select Reboot system now and wait for the phone to power back up (which may take a few minutes).

That’s it. You can now begin enjoying all the new features and improvements that Android 2.2 Froyo has to offer plus making those non Nexus One owners envious of you.

Update (24 May 2010): The direct link to the file has been removed as Google seems to have taken it off their servers as it now returns a “404 page not found” error. If you were lucky enough to download the file in time though, the instructions still stand.

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