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Last Updated: May 11th, 2011

Google has officially confirmed it: Android 2.2 is now available for the Nexus One, and will be pushed to devices starting today. The press release below from Google:

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Android 2.2 Software Update for Nexus One phones

Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser. For a complete list of everything we’ve included in Android 2.2, please see the Android 2.2 Platform Highlights. In order to access the update, you will receive a message on your phone's notification bar. Just download the update, wait for it to install, and you should be all set. This update will be rolled out gradually to phones - and most users will receive the notification by the end of the week . We hope you enjoy these new features.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to wait, you can likely get your Froyo fix by reading on. The news keeps getting better and better for Nexus One users worldwide. The full ROM update package for FRF85B, available at:

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-ota-42745.dc39ca1f.zip

Update July 14, 2010: Since Google deleted the original file above, we managed to find an updated link for FRF91 – http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-ota-43546.cc653ee4.zip.

We also mirrored it here:

This update appears to be working from any Nexus One with a stock recovery image. Users from Sweden and the UK have reported success in installing this update to their devices. This means that devices with custom recovery images such as ClockworkMod Recovery, Amon_RA recovery, or Cyanogen Recovery, are not eligible for this update (It could brick your phone!). Those of us running custom versions of previous Froyo releases should first look for OTA updates in their settings, as smaller updates exist for phones on older Froyo releases. More details coming as they emerge.

Credit: @TechThirst

David Ruddock
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  • http://twitter.com/TechThirst TechThirst_anuj

    So excited when I heard about this!!

  • Adam

    Very excited to get the update but why by end of week?? Apple roles out their update to millions at the same time with no problems but this can take up to a week!

    • Tim

      Actually Apple doesn't do OTA updates.

      • Teslafreak

        Nor do they do it with no issues. Take a look at iPhone forums around release dates and you will see tons of people that can't seem to download the patch (until a few days later when demand has died down). Google is essentially taking the same time table, they just aren't lying to you about their delivery rate :-)

  • lueli

    I'm a little confused. The final ota update is ~82MB. I updated it manually to FRF50 and then to FRF83 and finally to FRF85. But all these manual updates don't add up to 50MB. Am I missing something here :S

    • Malcolm Lim

      Its possible the 80 mb includes both AT&T and T Mobile updates?

    • lolobabes

      In my case from FRF50 to FRF85B was only 1.9MB thats what can remember... I hope I didnt lose some important update features lol

    • MRCUR

      The difference in sizes are because of how Google packages the updates. The final OTA file, which has OTA in the file name, is the FULL install. It is not a patch of another OS build, it is the entire Froyo OS.

      All of the other Froyo leaks have been patches, which don't need to have the entire OS included (hence the "patch" name).

  • lolobabes

    stock N1 manually updated to FRF50 when it came out but didnt update on FRF72 – when I woke up today I got the OTA update for FRF85B (1.9MB), am in the Philippines… ty Google

  • BobbyPhoenix

    I got mine today. Two things I noticed right off were smoother scrolling, and home screen icons show correctly. What was happening previously if I had an app moved to the SD card, and then had to reboot, any icon from an SD card app would break, and show a generic android icon, so I would have to delete the shortcut, and redo it. Now they show what they should.

    • Arpit

      When did u got the update, I am still waiting..

      Does it delete any songs & pics from your memory card?

      Does it removed apps from ur phone ?

      What about the sms, does it got deleted with the update ?

      • BobbyPhoenix

        Around 9AM EST. To answer your questions on the update: NO for all. Everything stays on your phone the way it was. Only the OS and added features are updated. All personal settings stay the same.

  • Phylum

    They haven't updated the Nexus One order page, yet...?

    http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_tech_specs.html

  • lolobabes

    Since I'm already on Froyo FRF50 before getting the official Froyo my sms and apps were not deleted but the call logs i think were erased. If youre still on ERE27 and gets the Froyo update that I am not sure. good luck all

    • CodeMonkey

      Did the manual update from non-rooted ERE27 and everything was kept (SMS, apps, Call Logs, on screen widgets). It did suddenly start including my additional gmail accounts' calendars and contacts in syncing but that was easy enough to switch off)

      • N1B

        For me, it said "verification failed" or something similar. I am also on ERE27. Any suggestions?

  • lolobabes

    Once you update from ERE27 to Froyo at least FRF50 it automatically reinstalls applications thats what I noticed then, no need for backup apps i dont use one except for sms. am not sure about the settings though I dont recall lol

  • lolobabes

    Just received another OTA update FRF91, I love my N1,Philippines… ahihihihi http://twitpic.com/21o5da

    • Mach1

      Are you on Smart? And are you on 3G 24/7? No updates my way, am on WiFi w/ Smart sim. Even "checkin" doesn't work. Had to do manual update from ERE27 to FRF85B then to FRF91.
      Fellow Pinoy N1ner.

  • lolobabes

    @Mach1

    yup am on smart, know what i didnt even configure my 3G, can you help me out on that? I got the update through wifi, always on when at home while plugged on usb. ty

  • lolobabes

    @Mach1

    if you can help me configure please txt me on 09159797721 ty

  • lolobabes

    @Mach1

    Nevermind I got it working now thanks to this http://jcalubiran.blogspot.com/2010/02/setting-up-3g-connectivity-for-nexus.html

    • Mach1

      Glad u got 3G, read my email just now. Got my Ni last Feb and went to Smart to program the MMS/3G, got d settings from Yugatech too. I have WiFi at d ofc but just plane cable at home. Besides, HSDPA is spotty here in my place, Iloilo and expensive too. GPRS meaniwhile is too slow and not worth it. Lot's of hotspots around so why pay? I guess i don't hasve to remind you to turn off 3G or your Smartbill might surprise. Hey, have you tried LauncherPro? Best app, 7 homescreens plus programmable/scrolabble widgets, less screen clutter. Was thinking of porting HTC sense to my N1 mainly for the 7 HS but i'm glad i didn't. Otherwise I would have to root and updates would be hard to come by. With Gingerbread by year end, i'll keep my N1 stock and unrooted (then there's the bricking risk too, ha,ha...)Try Gesture search too, nifty. I guess i'm lucky enough to get my N1 direct from Google (hand carried from US of course) before they closed it. At $530 = <P25k, it's a steal for 0ne the if not the best Smartfon now. Never was an Apple fanboy. I can see u got a silicone casing, had one too (actually an iPhone that fiitted) but changed it to Zagg Protector at SM MegaMall (kiosk at CyberZone entrance). They have it on stock with a 30-45 mins install (its the drying that takes long). Pricey at P1.5k but lifetime free replacement (P400 labor), totally worth it. They say there a number of N1s locally. This fon raises my Smartfon IQ steeply, learned a lot since i had it. Android truely is great and the anti-thesis of Apple.

  • Arpit

    Just now got the 2.2 update of around 42 MB

  • Arpit

    Just now got the 2.2 update of around 42 MB on my Nexus One. The version is FRF91

  • lolobabes

    Sorry for the OT

    Yup I tried it even the ADW Launcher both are good but Im still sticking with the stock, I also had and my wifes N1 bought directly from Google in Feb and March... My wife has the zagg protector on hers but not my type though... I havent gone to Smart Wireless yet maybe Ill drop by and have my phone configured for MMS as well. Thanks for the info... see you around hehe

  • boe

    I tried ICS and just didn't get why it was a full upgrade - it just didn't do that much to help the end user.

    What would have justified a full point release would be far better voice control. I use vlingo only because native android is about 40% accurate in dialing by name. Vlingo is closer to 90%. Can't Google afford to hire some good voice recognition specialists?

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