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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bbabenko, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. bbabenko

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    Hey guys,

    Let me first acknowledge that I am a n00b. Now that we have that settled, here's my question. I just got a brand new unlocked Nexus 1, everything is stock etc. It was shipped to me with 2.1, build EPE54B. When I check for updates (about phone->system updates), it says that no updates are available. I have tried the checkin trick, and I get a "success" response, but nothing after that.

    Question: considering that Gingerbread might come out in 2 days, should I even bother trying to get Froyo on this thing? I suppose I could do a manual update, but I've had a hard time finding the appropriate files -- it looks like they are no longer available from the google servers, and I'm paranoid of downloading the update.zip from somewhere untrustworthy. I guess my main question is, when they roll out the Gingerbread OTA, will it update my phone directly from 2.1 to Gingerbread?


    Thanks!
     

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    No idea to be honest, no-one can know.

    Still, a reliable source for updates is Shipped ROMs, so you can get 2.2 (then 2.2.1) no problem, which is probably best.
     
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    You'll probably get an OTA of 2.2 or 2.2.1 within the next 48 hours
     
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    Doing the checkin, then rebooting the N1 has worked for me in the past. Give it a try before manually installing the update.
     
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    Currently Google's OTA servers are down, so it's manual update or nothing.
     
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    Thanks for the info rusty! I guess i'll just wait and see how the next couple days unfold and then try to find out from HTC if the gingerbread OTA will update me straight from 2.1. Otherwise I'll have to get my hands dirty :p
     
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    I've just reverted back to stock and stuck on FRF91 for now. Will wait and see what happens...
     
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    I doubt Google will do the OTA when they announce Gingerbread. Most likely it's to release the Gingerbread SDK.

    It took us a month AFTER Google announched Froyo before the OTA was rolled out.
     
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    I thought the SDK went out ages ago?

    Correction - no it didn't...
     
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    It was suppose to be released in October...don't know why Google stalled...

    But from rumors...sound like the OEM got 'em? *cough* Nexus 2/S rumours lol Not sure how much those should be trusted XD
     
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    Given Adobe have just released updates to Flash and AIR that relate to GB, it might be that certain large devs have access to the SDK.
     
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    I wonder if anyone knows why the SDK haven't been released yet? I mean they didn't have this duality with releasing the SDK with Froyo did they?
     
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