Nexus One Android 2.2.1 update

There have been so many updates in the past week that it seems like every Android device is deciding to receive an OTA just to not feel left out. 

This time, Google's own flagship device, the Nexus One, receives an update to its OS. Here is the information on the update, courtesy of Devastatin from the XDA forums:

  • Android version: 2.2.1 (!!!!)
  • Baseband version:
  • Kernel version:
  • Android-build@apa26 #1
  • Build number: frg83

Update instructions after the break. Thanks, Anthony!

1. Download the Android 2.2.1 firmware for the Nexus One Here
2. Rename the file and copy it to your microSD card via USB. [Note: make sure the file is named and not]
3. Power down your Nexus One
4. Hold down the “Volume Down” button as you power the phone back on.
5. A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to “recovery” and press the “Power” button.
6. When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons at the same time.
7. From the menu that appears, select “Apply”
8. When the screen displays “Install from sdcard complete” select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to power back up. (this will take a long time)

Just a software update as far as we know. We have heard that once it is updated, some of the 3rd party keyboards have issues. Swype was reporting an issue while not working and Swiftkey wasn't predicting words. So if you do this update, watch out as you may not be able to use your favorite keyboard right away. 

This is a very new update, so we'll keep you up-to-date as we hear more. [XDA forums] Thanks to Anthony and Devastatin for providing info!