Manual Android 2.2 Froyo Update

Got a hint of manual Android 2.2 update from and quickly headed over to check it out.  The instructions were a little lacking so I’ve done the detailed steps.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

0. Check your Nexus One ROM version (Menu > Setting > About Phone).  Seems to work for ERE27 only.

1. Download the file from the link above.

2. Rename the file to “”

3. Connect the Nexus One, and mount the SD card.

4. Copy “” to the root of your SD card.

5. Power off the phone.

6. Press Vol Down + Power to custom boot the phone, as follows.



7. Use the Volume keys to select “RECOVERY” then Power to select. Wait for the “!” screen to load.



8. Press Power + Vol Up to load the recovery selection screen.



9. Use the Volume button/Trackball to select “apply”, then click the TRACKBALL to select.  Installation starts.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


10. Phone restarts, then prepares to boot Android 2.2.




11. First look at Android 2.2! 

  • Wireless profile is remembered, connected to Wi-Fi.
  • 3G Works.
  • SIP is still up.
  • New “Phone, App, Browser” shortcut at bottom of screen. I like!
  • Seems snappy. I like!
  • Smooth Calendar seems to be broken. 😦


12. And checking the settings… we have Android 2.2 Froyo!




We have Auto Updating

Features (1)


We have FLASH! Beat that, iPhone!

 Features (3) Features (4)


And I head out for lunch… and get back to studying for my test!


5 responses to “Manual Android 2.2 Froyo Update

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  2. Hot spot works, but tethering via Wifi is not the smartest thing to do, I need to figure out how to keep Wifi from sleeping when screen blacks out.

  3. Woo nice!

    What a pity that their update is not auto available to all android phone! Otherwise I am sure it’ll help to make people like it more.

    • Google has already begun their OTA update even before i posted. Those steps were meant for people (like me) who are too impatient to wait for their turn in line.

  4. Pingback: Froyo to Gingerbread for Nexus One | Odie's Blog

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