How to: Upgrade your Nexus One to Android 2.3.4

Nexus One owners, you can now update your phone to the latest and greatest of Gingerbread, Android 2.3.4. The update is supposed to fix some issues with your Nexus One. This update isn’t for Nexus S owners. If you have a Nexus S, there are different instructions (with a different file for you to download). This update fixes the two issues listed below on the Nexus One. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to run Google Talk with video.

– Battery life: some users let us know that their batteries didn’t seem to be lasting as long; battery life should be improved for these folks. (Nexus One)
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=5d1a4878e4ace375

– GPS location/navigation: some Nexus One users who noticed location and navigation problems after updating to 2.3.3 should notice improved location accuracy. (Nexus One)
http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/thread?tid=4e60b45c18d6665c

Manually update your Nexus One to Android 2.3.4

  • Download the update file directly from Google
  • Rename the file to update.zip and place it on the root of your microSD card
  • Turn off your phone and reboot into the bootloader. To do so, hold down the trackball and press the power button to turn the phone back on. Select bootloader on the screen
  • On the next screen, select recovery. Your phone should reboot and on your screen there should be an Android robot and in exclamation point inside a triangle.
  • Press the power button and volume up button at the same time to bring up a menu. If it doesn’t come up, try again, volume up and power button
  • Using the trackball, select “Apply sdcard:update.zip” and let the phone do its thing. When it’s all done, you’ll be rocking Android 2.3.4 on your Nexus One.

via AndroidCentral

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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