While Google has now confirmed that the launch phase already started, chances are, you are not one of the lucky ones serviced first.
Originally discovered by phandroid there is, however, a way to manually upgrade your Nexus One to the latest and greatest Android release.
Make sure you read to the end of this article, before following these steps:
- Download the Android 2.2 firmware for the Nexus One. The original link provided by phandroid was down for us. Here is a Dropbox mirror.
- Copy the downloaded update.zip it to your microSD card via USB.
- Switch your Nexus One off.
- Hold down the Volume down button as you power the device back on.
- A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to recovery and press the Power button.
- When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the Power and Volume up buttons at the same time.
- From the menu that appears, select Apply sdcard:update.zip and press the trackball.
- When the screen displays Install from sdcard complete select reboot system now and wait for the phone to power back up.
A few remarks:
- I can personally confirm the above is working. My Nexus One is running perfectly fine on Android 2.2 after the update. However, you do this at your own risk.
- We provide the mirror to the firmware as long, as we can. Should it go down, feel free to post more mirrors in the comments.
In case you’ve been living behind a rock, here’s everything you need to know about Android 2.2 in one neat list.
(This article originally appeared at The Next Web Mobile.)