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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by safeplayer22, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. safeplayer22

    safeplayer22 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    For my N1 friends:


    To install: rename it to update.zip and flash in recovery

    and just in case you are having a hard time with the above link, use this one:


    Credit goes to the people at XDA


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  2. Ebattilana100

    Ebattilana100 Member

    THANKS YOU>>> Ive been waiting for soooo LONG>.. THANKS>>> AMAZING:)
  3. tigrr07

    tigrr07 Well-Known Member

    Does updating your phone this way reset everything too?
  4. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    No, you wont lose a thing.
  5. dougdroid

    dougdroid Newbie

    got it and updated! thx
  6. JDlawyer

    JDlawyer Member

    Wonder if anyone can help me. Been unable to manually update. I manually updated my phone all the way up on Froyo. I download the file via the link, rename it update and install on my SD card. I go through the whole process and it says that it has installed on my phone but the phone does not automatically reboot. I wait and while and nothing. I then choose reboot and it goes back to Froyo. Doesn't install the updated Gingerbread. Anyone out there know what the problem is?
  7. dougdroid

    dougdroid Newbie

    did you verify you are at the latest Froyo and the one required for the manual update to work? FRG83G The OTA update to 83G came just a couple of weeks ago.
  8. JDlawyer

    JDlawyer Member

    Yes. I have 83G. I actually manually updated my phone to 83G. I have never received an OTA update. Always applied a manual update without a problem. This is the first time I have experienced a problem manually updating my N1.
  9. dougdroid

    dougdroid Newbie

    I saw that in order for one to find out the URL to the update/zip file there is something which enables some form of logging. You might try finding out what that is, enable it if it'll show what's going on and then try the update again and look at those logs. It might reveal what the problem is.
  10. droid_nexus

    droid_nexus Member

    Thank you, it is great!
  11. JDlawyer

    JDlawyer Member

    Thanks for your help but I figured it out and am waiting for my phone to restart as I am typing this. Let me explain what happened. I have Windows 7 and when I downloaded the file it would be saved in my "Download" folder. I would go into the file, cut and paste it to my desktop, rename it "update," and then cut and paste it onto my SD card. It wasn't installing properly on my phone. So this time, I renamed the file "update" while still in the "Download" folder and then I cut and paste it onto my SD Card and it worked. My phone just rebooted and I now have Gingerbread. Been driving me nuts all weekend trying to figure this out. Glad to finally have it working on my phone.
  12. dougdroid

    dougdroid Newbie

    Glad you got it working but holy crap, all that because Microsoft doesn't want users to know what the real file name is. Probably why the instructions said to make sure the file is named update.zip.
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  13. theartfullodger

    theartfullodger Android Enthusiast

    Thank you ! Great !! (Unrooted..)
  14. cbigmtich

    cbigmtich Newbie

    I keep getting an error that the file can't be verified and it aborts the update. has anyone had this problem beside me?
  15. dougdroid

    dougdroid Newbie

    that sounds like it would mean the checksum/validation of the update.zip file failed. I would check to see you had enough space on the SD card for the full file and secondly I would download the file again and try again. And if you're on Windows, get down to DOS and verify the file data(name, size, etc) showing are real and not coded to what Microsoft thinks you should see in their GUI. Also make sure the filesystem is flushed before disconnecting the USB cable or unplugging the SD card.
  16. redrage

    redrage Newbie

    Updated now. I am not getting the 3G symbol at all! Anyone getting the 3G symbol on the notification bar on a 3G network?
  17. pilot221

    pilot221 Lurker

    I am, it's smaller but it's there.
  18. Rusty

    Rusty Android Expert

    On a custom recovery by any chance? Disable signature verification and try again.

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