Yes that is a real picture, even though it's blurry as all get out. (Never claimed to be a photographer :P) No, I didn't get a magic OTA from Phil while he was at Google I/O, it's a 2.2 SDK emulator virtual machine ported over to run on the Nexus One. I'm not the only one doing such outlandish things either. It's mostly for the novelty, and now I can say I have FroYo on my Nexus. It crashes (a lot), not much works, and it's a real PITA to do, but for those who feel the need, links, instructions and a couple more pics are after the break.
Make sure you really want to do this. As always, there's potential to really hose things up, and nobody wants a $529.00 shiny brick.
1. Download this zip file
2. Place both images in your SDK/tools folder
MAKE SURE YOU BACK UP YOUR EXISTING SYSTEM!
3. Boot your N1 to fastboot mode
4. At the terminal or command prompt:
- fastboot flash boot froyo_emu_boot.img
- fastboot flash system froyo_system_emu.img
- fastboot reboot
If this all reads like Greek to you, you're better off not even trying. A few weeks and we all should have it on our N1's.