Nexus One owners, you've got an update waiting for you this evening. The version number is 2.3.6 (GRK39F), which will apply right over 2.3.4 GRJ22. If you still haven't gotten yours OTA, we've got the download link and instructions below.
As for the changes it brings, we haven't gotten much to go on except for the following blurb: "important bug fixes and security patches." If it's anything like the Nexus S 2.3.6 update, it will contain a fix for the voice search bug (was this even a problem on the Nexus One? Speak up).
Note: If you don’t have GRJ22 (2.3.4), then head over here and install GRJ22 first, then proceed below.
Note: This may or may not work if you're rooted.
As always, proceed at your own risk.
To download and apply the update to your Nexus One manually, follow the following steps:
- Download the update file from Google's servers GRK39F-from-GRJ22 (here's our direct download mirror in case it goes down) and rename it to update.zip (make sure it’s named update.zip and not update.zip.zip if you’re using Windows and have it set to hide file extensions).
- Move the file to your SD card’s root using your favorite method – the easiest way is probably mounting the phone as disk using a USB cable.
- Reboot your phone and when it starts booting back up, hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons.
- If you see Bootloader, select it.
- Select Recovery.
- The phone will reboot into recovery but first it’ll show an exclamation point and a triangle. At this point, mash the Power and Volume Up buttons a few times until the recovery screen shows up.
- Select Apply sdcard update.zip, which should start the update process.
- Reboot and enjoy Android 2.3.6.