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Manual Firmware Update on the Nexus One

To manually update the firmware, put the new firmware named as onto the root directory of the microSD card. Then do this: (found at

  1. power off the phone
  2. hold down the trackball and press the Power button.
  3. you'll get a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards → select Bootloader
  4. now select Recovery
  5. the phone will reboot showing a robot and a warning sign
  6. now press Power and Volume up together (if it doesn't work the first time, try again)
  7. now choose Apply (use trackball!)
  8. wait for it to finish
  9. choose Reboot now


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