If you are on a modded Nexus One, with either a root on the stock Android 2.1, or with the HTC Desire ROM and are too lazy to return to stock to receive the OTA update, this method is for you. As a pre-requisite, you will need to have an unlocked bootloader, and root access on your Nexus One. You will also need to have the patched recovery-RA-nexus-v1.5.3.img recovery on your N1.
Most of you might have already know by now that Google has started rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo for Nexus One users via an OTA download. If you are on a stock Android 2.1 and waiting for the update to arrive, you can alternatively download and install the update manually too. And for those of you who are on a modded Nexus One can simply download and install the pre-rooted Android 2.2 FRF50 update by following the instructions posted here.
Google today has unveiled the much awaited Android 2.2 OS at the I/O 2010 conference held in San Francisco. Since this release has brought lots of new features to Android platform, we decided to put it up against the upcoming iPhone OS 4.0 and Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 to see which one comes out on top.
At the moment, all we know is that Android 2.2 Froyo will do Flash and HTML5 hassle free, and will be about 450% faster than Android 2.1. But now according to TechCrunch’s sources, Android 2.2 will also bring support for USB Tethering, and the ability to create your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot for sharing the internet on the go! The first one is something which Apple and AT&T are still struggling to cope up with in US for the iPhone users, while the later one cant be done, until and unless you are using a jailbroken iPhone.
A video has popped up which shows Nexus One running the upcoming Android 2.2 Froyo update. It is difficult to say whether or not this is really the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update running on the Nexus One, but one thing which we are sure of is that it look different, as also apparent from the screenshot below. Video after the break.
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