Google has finally launched the official ‘Froyo’ update for the Nexus One. The update is primarily supposed to be done through the proper way i.e. since it is an OTA (Over The Air) update, you will be notified about the availability of the update automatically. After receiving the notification, you just need to accept it and the update will install itself. Since this is a software update, you don’t have to worry about the data and app loss. After it is installed successfully, you will find each thing intact as before the installation.

Anyways, I got to know about the news a bit later and immediately tried some stuff in order to force the notification to show up. This includes playing with the date and time of the phone and restarting it. After nothing worked, I googled and found out that the update is available here to download. The file that is found in that link is the full version of the update, that means it works REGARDLESS of the software version already installed on your phone.

Follow the steps mentioned below, if you are impatient enough like me and want to update your android world without waiting for that notification to pop up:

  1. Rename to downloaded file to ‘update.zip’ and copy it to your SD card
  2. Shut off your phone.
  3. Hold down the VOLUME DOWN button and then press the power button.
  4. After you see the boot screen and everything is set up, scroll down to recovery and press the POWER button. You need to use the volume up and down keys to navigate the options.
  5. After this, the screen will change and you will see an exclamation mark. You need to press the POWER button and the Volume Up button simultaneously. You should be presented with a menu and one of the options should be “Apply sdcard:update.zip”.
  6. Use the trackball to navigate to “apply sdcard:update.zip” and select it.
  7. Now just wait and see, the update progress will start showing up.
  8. Let the update finishes itself which will reboot the phone itself too.
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