Google 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”.
With all this news about android 2.3, let’s not forget that most Android users still waiting for their Android 2.2 update to hit their phones. But if you own the HTC Legend, it looks like your wait if finally over. HTC UK has just posted an update to their Facebook page, indicating that Froyo for the HTC Legend will be released tomorrow, December 9th. “Good news for HTC Legend users. The Android 2.2 update for the HTC Legend will begin to roll out across Europe from tomorrow. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.”
If you own an HTC Legend you’ll also want to be on the lookout for an update that is rolling out right now. This pre-froyo update (build 2.05.405.2) includes only a few system tweaks and most likely prepared the HTC Legend to receive the Android 2.2 update.
If you are still waiting for the 2.05.405.2 build, go to Settings > About phone > System software updates on your Legend and select the Check now button. With Android 2.2 out of the way for most of their newer handsets, hopefully HTC’s software engineers can focus on getting Android 2.3 pushed out the door.
The long awaited 2.1 update for the Droid has finally arrived. The OTA update has been pushed out to a fraction of Droid users. All users should receive this update by the weekend. If you can’t wait to get your hands on official Android 2.1 update then you can just manually update to 2.1. Why wait when you can have it now? Remember you don’t need to have your device rooted to update it manually.
1. Download the official OTA here or use this from AllDroid. MAC users don’t use the Safari browser, it will extract the files and you don’t want that.
2. Rename the file update.zip. Remember .zip is the file extension, make sure it’s not renamed update.zip.zip
3. Put the files in the root of your SD card. Make sure it is not in a folder.
4. Power on your device while holding down the letter “x” on the keyboard and then hold down the power button. If you do this right you will see a triangle with an exclamation point inside.
5. Press the volume up button and the camera button at the same time. You may have to do this a few times until it goes to the bootloader.
6. Navigate to the update.zip file by using the D-Pad, do not interrupt the process once it starts.
7. Enjoy the bliss that is Android 2.1
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Few weeks ago I mentioned how some of the Droid Eris users were getting Android 2.1 OS update. Some of us began to wonder if the OTA update was finally being delivered to the Droid Eris users. But that wasn’t the case. With Android 2.1 OS OTA around the corner we come across leaked 2.1 OS update. Yesterday an HTC employee in China supposedly posted the ROM on XDA, what he posted was a valid 2.1 OS.
You can follow these directions to get your very own Android 2.1 OS. Follow these simple direction.
You can always go back to the original source for help XDA-Developers
Motorola Droid users you’re in for a surprise too. Phandroid has mentioned that:
You can follow those links and get yourself started on it too.
I highly recommend that you back up everything from your device before performing any of these steps.
A lot of you have been asking if you update your Droid Eris on your own, will you still be able to get the VZWs (Big Red) official Android 2.1 OS push?
The answer is no. If you loaded this IMG file you should not receive the OTA update when Verizon pushes it. Your phone will show that it is already up to date. Unless they change something major you will have to revert back to 1.5 and then wait for the OTA. But with this IMG you should be able to receive any future fixes from Big Red just not the 2.1.
I was going to give this a shot but I think I’ll wait for the official release by VZW. If the Big Red takes forever with the official push then I’ll just update it myself.
Earlier today, HTC CEO Peter Chou announced that the Verizon’s HTC Droid Eris, Sprint’s HTC Hero, and European HTC Hero will be getting upgrades to the new Android 2.1 OS. This is exciting news for HTC Droid Eris, and HTC Hero users. Its exactly what most of us have been waiting for. Not only that, theres some more exciting news these phones with HTC Sense will be getting the improvements like Helicopter view, will available as well.
Its always up to the carriers what to make available for the OTA update. Some of the features may not be available to us. Lets just hope that won’t happen and our carriers will push out all features that Android 2.1 OS comes with. Until then lets just wait for our 2.1 Android OS OTA update. If I hear anything else I’ll be sure to update you all.
I know how much all of us love getting OTA updates. We get very excited over it because we jump to thinking that we are getting a new OS update. Thats not always the cause. This is just a minor update for all you Motorola Droid users.
The only thing this phantom OTA update seems to actually do is enable Facebook users to update the application from Android Market. Previously users were experiencing data corruption issues when they attempted to bring Facebook up to date but after receiving this OTA – which did not change the version number – they were able to update Facebook without a problem.