Android 2.3.6 is already available for stock Nexus One, and there are fears that this build may “infect” Nexus One with the blocked tethering issue that plagued the Nexus S.
For me, it seems that the WiFi Hotspot feature still worked, except that the AP Name got reset to AndroidAP. After reconfiguring the name and password for WPA2, I’m once again able to tether off my N1’s 3G network.
Gingerbread 2.3.4 should be going OTA soon, but if you are impatient, then go grab the PASSION update file. Installation instructions are largely the same as previous updates, with some additional menu prompts for location for update file (probably came with 2.3.3).
Gingerbread 2.3.3 is at long last available for Nexus One, even though the OTA is expected to go out over the next few weeks. But if you are impatient like me, but yet still holding on to a stock Froyo 2.2.2 on the N1, download the update package from
Follow the instructions at https://studiohub.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/manual-android-2-2-froyo-update/ if you need instructions for the update. Gingerbread takes about 10 mins to patch. Patience~!
If you get the following error
assert failed: getprop(“ro.bootloader”) ==”.35.2017″ || getprop(“ro.bootloader”) == “0.35.0017″
E.Error in /sdcard/update.zip
You’ll need to update the hboot. Grab the hboot update package from http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/passion/d6096cac5e9f.signed-hboot-0.35.0017.zip, update as per normal, then do the 2.2.2 to 2.3.3 update.
Screen may flash and system reboots a few time, be patient. Yes it is a long additional 3 mins of darkness as the hboot updates.
Source: pwoz from nexusoneforum.net (http://www.nexusoneforum.net/forum/nexus-one-google-phone-news/10576-nexus-one-getting-ota-gingerbread-update-next-week-16.html)
And we have Gingerbread after an agonising 2 month wait. Now for Ice Cream Sandwich… Next year maybe…
1. First look. Nice green theme.
2. 3D drawer from Launcher Pro acts erratically. Turn that off.
3.I like the glow that marks the end of the scroll.
4. Under Apps, there is a new shortcut “Downloads” which takes you to recent downloads.
While we are still twiddling our thumbs waiting for Gingerbread on Nexus One, an update which is supposed to fix the SMS reply bug has been released, and updates the OS version to 2.2.2.
Back to thumb twiddling…
Google Maps has been updated on my Nexus One, and while i can pan and tilt, the vector buildings are not appearing yet, even when viewing areas like San Francisco.
Maybe it requires Gingerbread. So Google where’s my cookie done?
[Update] My bad, you needed to zoom to the lowest 3 levels to see the vector buildings. Rotation, as advertised, does not work on Nexus One.
Disappointingly and unsurprisingly, Singapore does not have vector building data.
Attempting to update my Nexus to FRG83D in a moving train. File at http://android.clients.google.com/packages/ota/passion/ecb21b752065.signed-passion-FRG83D-from-FRG83.ecb21b75.zip. Wish me luck
Update: Success. But the 3min 1st boot had me sweating for a while. FRG83D ok!
Seems like there’s been a lot of Google love these days for Froyo. The dust had hardly settled for FRF85b (aka official Froyo release) when FRF91 pops up.
Another Nexus One OTA Update : FRF91-from-FRF85B :http://bit.ly/bh3Fsa courtesy of Amon_RA on twitter.
Have fun! Desire and Droid fans, your turn will come…be patient!