Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Last month Android 2.2 Froyo manual update instructions were posted for the Nexus One. Now, the second build, FRF72, has been leaked and is available for download direct from Google. Much smaller in file size than the initial FRF50 build, FRF72 appears to just be a minor patch to Android 2.2 Froyo. There doesn’t appear to be any noticeable differences apart from a slight performance increase.

Google is widely expected to release the official over-the-air (OTA) update to Nexus One owners in the coming weeks but for those who can’t wait, you have the option to apply the update manually. Please note that you must already have the FRF50 build of Android 2.2 installed on your Nexus One to apply the latest build. Simply download the file from one the following links and follow the instructions.

Download Links

1. Download Android 2.2 Froyo FRF72 from FRF50
2. Download from Android Blog hosted mirror

Android 2.2 Manual Update Instructions

Before attempting to perform the update make sure you already have the FRF50 build (check by going to Settings > About Phone) on your Nexus One as it will not work otherwise.

  • Download the Android 2.2 FRF72 from FRF50 update for the Nexus One.
  • 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).

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