FroYo on the Nexus One

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.

FroYo on the Nexus One - homescreen FroYo on the Nexus One - Lockscreen

 
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Froyo on the Nexus One already? Yeah, we did it already

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A co-worker and a professed Linux guy loaded FroYo on his N1 and while it is really unstable, the novelty of it is priceless.

Dan

Hi Jerry,

It's been booting for a 15 minutes now, is this normal? How much time does it take for the initial boot?