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Update Your Nexus One to Android 2.2.2

Update your Nexus One to Android 2.2.2Google started pushing out an update for the Nexus One that brings the firmware up to 2.2.2. The file is only about 550 KB big and the build number goes from FRG83D to FRG83G, so all signs point to this being a minor update. I haven’t seen the release notes yet, but the update is said to fix the SMS bug that has received a lot of attention lately.

You can wait for the update to hit your phone OTA, or you can download it from Google and manually install it at your own risk.

-=PLEASE TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK=-

To manually install Android 2.2.2 on the Nexus One, perform the following steps:

  • Download the update file from Google’s server: FRG83G-from-FRG83D
  • Copy the file to the root directory (aka not inside any folder) of your microSD card and name it update.zip Tip: Be careful not to name it update.zip.zip
  • Power off your phone.
  • Hold down the VOLUME DOWN button and power it back on.
  • Wait for your phone to load the skating Androids screen. Scroll down to recovery and press the POWER button.
  • When you see the “/!\” symbol, press the POWER button and the VOLUME UP button at the same time. You should be presented with a menu and one of the options should be “apply sdcard:update.zip”.
  • Use the trackball to navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and select it.
  • When you see “Install from sdcard complete”, select “reboot system now”.
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Manually Install Android 2.2 On Your Nexus One

How to manually install Android 2.2 on your Nexus One

To manually install Android 2.2 on the Nexus One, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the official Android 2.2 firmware for the Nexus One here.
  2. Copy the file to your microSD card and name it update.zip (newb warning: not update.zip.zip)
  3. Power off your phone.
  4. Hold down the VOLUME DOWN button and power it back on.
  5. The phone will now search for files like PB00IMG.zip, etc. This is normal. Scroll down to recovery and press the POWER button.
  6. When you see the “/!\” symbol, press the POWER button and the Volume Up button at the same time. You should be presented with a menu and one of the options should be “Apply sdcard:update.zip”.
  7. Use the trackball to navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and select it.
  8. When you see “Install from sdcard complete”, select “reboot system now”.

VIA | AndroidandMe

Google Will Soon Stop Selling Nexus One Online

It’s sad to hear that Google will stop selling the Nexus One at their online store, but it may be a wiser business decision in the long run.  It is good to hear that Google admits to what isn’t working instead of hiding failures behind curtains.

VIA|Google Mobile Blog

Sprint Bails On Nexus One

First it was Verizon that abandoned the Nexus One in favor of the Droid Incredible and now it’s Sprint jumping ship in favor of the HTC Evo 4G. Talk about backstabbing on Google.  This doesn’t really hurt Google because the Android OS is being run on all of the phones, so no big deal.

VIA|Engadget

No Nexus One For Verizon!

Heartbreaking announcement for those of you eagerly waiting for the Nexus One to come out on Verizon. But theres no news on if the Nexus One is still coming out on Sprint or not. That we will have to wait and find out. Maybe there might be a small announcement of it at the Google I/O.

Google currently updated their site saying that move on to getting HTC Droid Incredible, a powerful Android phone with similar feature cousin of Nexus One.

Update: The Verizon Nexus One is dead; long live the Incredible. Here’s the official statement:

We won’t be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem. Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC.
VIA | Engadget

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Comparison Between Smartphones

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Google Nexus One Now Available for AT&T and Rogers (Now Sprint Too!)

Hot off the press is Google’s Nexus One which is now on sale for AT&T and Rogers network.  3G should now work on those carriers.  You can order directly from Google here.

*Edit* Sprint also jumped onto the bandwagon and announced that they too will have the Nexus One on their network!  There’s no release date or pricing yet.

VIA|Engadget, Sprint

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Nexus One Lite For India?

nexus-one-indiaThere has been rumors that scaled down version of Nexus One might be launched in India in the near future. Lately theres been a lot of rumors on Nexus One Lite being considered for developing markets. This is the same version as Nexus One but with less features and maybe slim down on the size. The reduction of features can also mean price might be cut in half, or less cheaper. Thanks to TechTree with this rumor. Time will tell if the rumors are true or not. But remember in todays 21st century nothing is impossible.

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Verizon Nexus One Coming Soon at End of March

Neowin recently mentioned that they have an inside connection with a Google employee who knows the release date of Verizon’s Nexus One. They aren’t saying who it is since the person wants to say anonymous. We been told that the release date of Verizon’s Nexus One would be March 23rd. We can’t be sure yet until we see some ads or any sort of press release from Verizon. Lets just hope this inside source is saying the truth. I know I’m really dying to get my hands on the Nexus One.

Verizon will introduce the Nexus One on the day the International CTIA wireless show begins in the US. It’s not yet clear whether Verizon plan to hold a press conference at CTIA regarding the launch. Pricing and tariffs are not yet known but our source said they would be “competitive.”

VIA | Neowin

Got Your Nexus One OTA Update?

https://i2.wp.com/www.pdablast.com/images/articles/nexusone.jpgI’m sure most of you have received your OTA update by now. If not then you can follow these simple instruction on getting your update manually if you like.

Here is how you manually update your Nexus One:

  • Download the update file and save it to your SD card
  • Rename to “update.zip” without the quotes
  • To reboot into the bootloader, turn off the phone. Then power on while holding down the trackball.
  • Navigate to the option ‘recovery’
  • When the Android w/ caution logo pops up, hold down the power+volume up
  • Select ‘apply sdcard:update.zip’

If you need help on manually updating your Nexus one I suggest you try YouTube or either AndroidForms.

The update covers new features and small fixes.

  • Google Maps
  • Adds pinch-to-zoom
  • Fixes the 3G issue