If you want to install Clockwork recovery on Nexus One manually, this step by step guide will make the job easier. You need to install ClockworkMod recovery on Nexus One manually if your device is not rooted. So, if you have rooted Nexus One, the process is rather simple. Here are our guides for both, rooted and not-rooted Nexus One:
Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Rooted Nexus One
Step 1: Head to Android Market
Step 2: Search for ROM Manager
Step 3: Install Clockwork recovery
Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Nexus One Manually
Step 1: Download ClockworkMod Recovery: recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-passion.img
Step 2: Set up ADB for Nexus One
Step 3: Put the downloaded recovery-clockwork-188.8.131.52-passion.img in C: drive
Step 4: Turn Nexus One off and connect it to PC via USB
Step 5: Hold the Power button + Trackball together to start Nexus One in fastboot mode
Step 6: Once in fastboot mode, open Terminal / Command Prompt and run following command:
- fastboot devices
This command will check if your device is connected in fastboot mode or not.
Step 7: Now run following command:
- fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-184.108.40.206-passion.img
This will install Clockwork recovery on your Nexus One.
That’s it, enjoy!
Want Gingerbread on Nexus One? You can have it right now, courtesy Gingerbread AOSP ROM for Nexus One. There’s still no word on official Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One update, so you can try it out for the time. Here’s the step by step guide:
How to Install AOSP Gingerbread on Nexus One
WARNING: Since this is not official port, there could be risks associated with the port. So, try this at your own risk and be sure to backup everything before you continue.
Gingerbread AOSP ROM: gingerbread_passion.ctso.zip
Download custom recovery for Nexus One recovery-RA-nexus-v2.0.0.img
Step 1: Install Custom Recovery on Nexus One
- Extract Android SDK
- Copy the downloaded recovery-RA-nexus-v2.0.0.img in /tools directory.
- Turn the phone off. Then turn it on while holding the trackball. This will start Nexus One in fastboot mode.
- Connect Nexus One to the computer via USB.
- Type fastboot flash recovery recovery-RA-nexus-v2.0.0.img
Step 2: Boot Nexus One in Recovery Mode
- Boot your Nexus One while holding down the Volume Down key.
- Move to the option “RECOVERY” with the Volume Down key.
- Press the POWER key to select.
Step 3: Flash gingerbread_passion.ctso.zip and reboot your device.
That’s it. Now go on a ride of Gingerbread on Nexus One.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread source code was released yesterday and we already have Gingerbread AOSP ROM for Nexus One. It’s released by Chris Soyars and does have some shortcomings. Here is official word from Chris:
Here is a build of AOSP for the Nexus One. A few things to note.
- This may overwrite your recovery.
- Does not include ANY proprietary applications (find your own). That means no market.
- Plain vanilla AOSP.
- I will not release any builds for other devices, as we still have to work on those.
- Requires, REQUIRES, 35.0017 hboot.
- Nexus One ONLY.
- No camera (because I am lazy).
Download Gingerbread AOSP ROM for Nexus One
Google’s upcoming Android 2.3 UI got exposed on Nexus One in one of Google’s own videos. The video showed Gingerbread UI on Nexus One while highlighting Google Voice Search capability. Video’s been out for quite some days now, it was released on November 23. However, no-one really noticed the new interface until someone noted few UI components that aren’t their in current Android versions. These Android 2.3 Gingerbread components include the black notification bar at the bottom and new icons on top as seen in following image:
Here is the video:
Android 2.3 Gingerbread is expected to come to Nexus One as OTA update in few days. So, get yot Nexus One ready for Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. Hint of Gingerbread for Nexus One was taken from a tweet of Alvaro Fuentes Vasquez of Open Handset Alliance, who said:
Preparen sus Nexus One (Developer version) para la actualización vía OTA de Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) para los próximos días
Prepare your Nexus One (Developer version) for Android OTA update 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the next few days:-D
So Android 2.3 is soon making way to Google Nexus One.
Looking for easy way to activate tethering on Nexus One? If you have installed Froyo, you can use this simple application developed by jmdsdf on XDA to activate tethering on Android 2.2 Froyo.
It’s a program that just opens Menu | Settings | Wireless | Tethering & Portable hotspot and then exits.
Download TetherSettings.apk for Android 2.2 Froyo.
If you haven’t yet installed Android 2.2 Froyo, don’t wait for Froyo OTA update. You can install Froyo on Nexus One manually. Froyo for HTC Hero is also available for download, in case you didn’t have the Nexus One smartphone.
Flash Player 10.1 for Froyo is available for download from Android Market. Nexus One users who have just installed Android 2.2 Froyo OTA or manually, can download Flash Player 10.1 from Android Market. It’s required to run flash on Froyo and the update doesn’t come with Flash pre-installed. So, you have to download and install it manually, as an app.
So go to Android Marketplace and download Flash Player 10.1 Beta for Froyo to experience Flash based websites and games on your Nexus One.
We have just had Froyo OTA and Android 2.2 Froyo Stock download update available and guess what, Cyanogen, a member of XDA Forums has posted Quick Rooter that could root your Nexus One running Android 2.2 Froyo. So you can have full root access of Froyo powered Nexus One. Here is what you need to do to perform the root operation:
Froyo Quick Rooter will not only give you full access on Nexus One but will also add Busybox and Superuser. Here is the note from Cyanogen:
Just a quickie to enable root access on the new FroYo OTA.. This is *not* a full ROM, but meant to be flashed over an existing stock installation. This is just something I threw together for myself until Google releases the source to AOSP and CM6 can get underway.
Note for users who updated with Froyo OTA update: You need to reflash your recovery with Clockwork or Amon prior to perform the root operation.
Google started rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo OTA update for Nexus One users couple of days ago. If you haven’t got OTA update notification, you can download Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus One and can install it manually. To download and update Android 2.2 Froyo for Nexus One (Manual Update), follow the steps:
- Download Android 2.2 Froyo ROM (Google) (Filename: signed-passion-FRF50-from-ERE27.1e519a24.zip File Size: 44 MB)
- Copy the zip file to microSD card of your Nexus One. (To make this easier, you could rename the file to something like Froyo.zip or Update.zip.)
- Turn your Nexus One off, then hold down the trackball and press the power button.
- When device boots, you will see a white screen with 3 Android logos on skateboards. Select “Bootloader”.
- Then select “Recovery” in next screen, your phone will reboot. At this point you will see Android logo with exclamation sign in a triangle.
- Then press the power button and volume up buttons at the same time.
- Choose “Apply sdcard:<filename>.zip”. Here “<filename>” is the name of the file that you put onto your SD card in step 2.
That’s all what you need to do, now your Froyo update for Nexus One do the inevitable. Once it done, enjoy the new features that come with Android 2.2 Froyo.