How To Update Nexus One to Android 2.3.4

Few days back Google stated that they will be soon rolling out the Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 OTA updates for the Nexus S and the Nexus One. It has officially begun for both the Nexus S and the Nexus One, as many users are reporting that they have already received the update. Today I’ll be telling you the delicate science of upgrading your Nexus One to Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 manually.

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The steps are not similar to the Manual Update for Nexus S, so don’t try to do anything with the Nexus One right after reading the title. Also, Nexus One users will not be getting the cool new Google Talk Video Calling feature available on the Nexus S. Maybe it’s time you let go of the old man and get yourself the new and improved Nexus S?

Now I know how difficult it is to wait for something that you should’ve got a long time ago, but we cannot blame anyone either. So if you want to wait for the OTA update you can, and those who want to put on their gloves and get on with the manual update can follow the steps below:

  • To begin with, you’ll need to have the manual update for Android 2.3.4, which you can download from here.
  • Once the download is finished, rename it to ‘update’. The file should be .zip format so you won’t need to alter that.
  • Copy the update.zip to the internal storage or the microSD card of the Nexus One.
  • Switch off your Nexus One, then ‘hold down the trackball and hit the power button’. This will take you to a white page with Androids rolling on skateboards.
  • In the white page, select ‘Bootloader’. Then select ‘Recovery’. This will reboot your phone and afterwards show a black screen with the same exclamation mark inside a triangle.
  • When on this black screen, press the ‘Power button + Volume Up’ button at the same time. Now you’ll be shown a screen with few options, select ‘apply sdcard:update.zip’.
  • This will automatically install the update and soon your Nexus One will reboot into Android Gingerbread 2.3.4.

That’s all folks. Glad to be at your service, in case you happen to own a Google Nexus One and decide to follow this tutorial.

[ via Android Central ]

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