Google is pushing out Android 2.2.1, build number: frg83 to Nexus One users over the air, and while we love us some updates, you may want hold on before riding this wave. Users over at the xda-developers forum and around the web are revealing a couple issues with this one:
- “fixes” (ie: prevents) Universal Androot 1-click rooting
- prevents you from using unlock gesture for Exchange (must use numeric unlock)
- issues with Swype and Swiftkey not working properly
We aren’t sure what other breaks/fixes this update brings yet, so it’s uncertain if the positives out-weight the negatives. You may want to visit the forum discussion over at xda-developers beforehand. If you still want the update anyways, hit the jump for instructions on getting the update on your Nexus One now.
(FYI: user Devastatin states this update was done on an unlocked Nexus One, running stock Android)
1. Download the Android 2.2.1 firmware for the Nexus One >HERE<
2. Rename the file update.zip and copy it to your microSD card via USB. [Note: make sure the file is named update.zip and not update.zip.zip.]
3. Power down your Nexus One
4. Hold down the “Volume Down” button as you power the phone back on.
5. A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to “recovery” and press the “Power” button.
6. When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons at the same time.
7. From the menu that appears, select “Apply sdcard:update.zip.”
8. When the screen displays “Install from sdcard complete” select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to power back up. (this will take a long time)
[via xda-developers forum]