Updated: How to get Froyo on your Nexus One right now!

This came as a nice Saturday surprise. First MG Siegler’s Neuxs One received an over-the-air update to Android 2.2 Froyo, along with a few other spotty reports, and then the download link for the official Froyo release was discovered!

So, if you have a Nexus One, you can start hitting that “check for updates” button (in Settings, under About Phone), or you can try your hand at manually updating. How?

For T-Mobile Nexus One users:

  1. Download this.
  2. Rename it to update.zip and put it on the root (top) folder of your SD card in your phone
  3. Boot into Recovery mode:
    1. Turn phone off
    2. Hold trackball button down, press power button
    3. Select “Bootloader” from the white screen
    4. Select “Recovery”
  4. Your phone will display an exclamation mark triangle
  5. Press Volume Up and Power at the same time
  6. Use the trackball to select “Apply sdcard:update.zip

For AT&T users:

If you attempt the steps above, you’ll get an error message and your phone will reboot. The download is for T-Mobile specific firmwares. If you’re not afraid of unlocking your bootloader and rooting your phone you can install Paul OBrien’s rooted universal Nexus One Froyo image. It’s been getting good reports so far. I won’t go so far as to post steps to this, as I don’t want to be responsible for them being wrong. I haven’t found an easy to follow step by step guide from start to finish.

Basically, you unlock the bootloader, then restore the pre-rooted Froyo image. If you’re comfortable doing those things, then you probably know where to find out how to do them.

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