How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Google Nexus One

How to Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Google Nexus One

How to Upgrade your Google Nexus One to Android 2.3 Gingerbread


Google has released the source for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. We already have an AOSP build of Android 2.3 Gingerbread which you can install on your Nexus One.

Install Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP Build on Nexus One

1. Download the Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP build and copy it to your Nexus One’s SD card.

2. (If you have custom recovery already, skip to Step 5) If you’re running a stock Nexus One, you’ll need a custom recovery to flash the Gingerbread build. To do that, download Amon Ra’s Recovery, then copy it to the /tools folder in your Android SDK directory. (Download the Android 2.3 SDK here)

3. Reboot the phone into the bootloader (turn off, hold trackball and power) and plug into your computer. Make sure your hboot version is 35.0017.

4. Type fastboot flash recovery xxxxxxxxxxxx (where xxxxxxxx is the exact filename of the recovery image, including extension).

5. Now enter the recovery (from choose “bootloader“, then “recovery“).

6. Wipe data and cache.

7. Flash on your Nexus One.

8. Reboot. Your Nexus One should now be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Via AndroidCentral

Android 2.3 Gingerbread was released on December 6 and the Google Nexus S is the first phone to officially run the new OS.

The next logical candidate for receiving the Android 2.3 treatment is either the Samsung Galaxy S, or the Google Nexus One. The Nexus One is definitely capable enough to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and being a Google phone, it will probably get it next.

Even if Google delays the Android 2.3 upgrade for the Nexus One, the modder community over at XDA should surely give us an Android 2.3 Gingerbread port for the Nexus One. In fact, they (Cyanogen, I hope) have already started working on it.

As soon as an Android 2.3 upgrade or port for the Google Nexus One becomes available, I will update this post with the complete details on how to install it on your phone.

It will most likely be an OTA update though, so I don’t think you will need much help with it.

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