Gingerbread on the Nexus One

Now that the Android 2.3 code has been made available as part of the Android Open Source Project, we knew it would just be a matter of time before we get it on devices other than the Nexus S. First up is the Nexus One, thanks to developer extraordinaire Chris Soyars. He's packaged it up flashable .zip file. But note that it's missing all of the Google apps, and this is not an official build from Google or anything. But you know us. We just had to flash it. We've got full instructions in the forums. Check it out! [Android 2.3 on the Nexus One]

Update: We hear a few people have gotten Google Apps to load up, but this is still far from ready for prime time. Video's after the break.

 

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How to flash AOSP Gingerbread to the Nexus One [Updated with video]

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Id say within a couple days for manual update, but via OTA, I'd say a good couple weeks! I think froyo was released to the public on a Saturday, so I'm hoping for today but that's wishful thinking in my part!

*WARNING* I installed this rom and spent HOURS getting my phone back to cyanogenmod. Unless you know exactly what you are doing, please wait until the OTA, which will probably be out within the next 2 weeks.

I've broke and fixed by Nexus One 3 times, so ya.. proceed with caution. My main issue was it killed off recovery and then had to fastboot to get it back.. Meh.. all good now though. Realistically, this isn't for new Android users to be checking out anyways.
Yeah, AOSP reflashes recovery, but it takes about 5 seconds to reflash it through the command line. But you're right -- we do it so n00bs don't have to. :p

Keyboards don't have anything to do with it. There are apps in the gapps.zip that cause the phone to boot loop. You need to extract the apk's and manually push only the working one's.

I'm Sooooo in love with the turning off TV effect!! I think that's what I'm most excited about! Lol!

Same....which is really funny cause im very OCD about wrecking my power button my my Nexus! lol! but i dont even care, that animation is just too awesome!

Running nice and smooth on my EVO....Although its far from a final, im going back to CM6.1.1, it was fun but I can wait till the full release from cyanogen.