How to Update Your Google Nexus One 2.2 Firmware to Android 2.3.3 Manually

After a long wait Google finally decides to give Google Nexus One users the taste of Android 2.3 gingerbread (actually 2.3.3). But it is frustrating that the OTA update will take more than a month in some countries. And if you have problem with your mobile data package then OTA update is not possible for you. So here’s the solution for you. You might try to upgrade your Google Nexus One firmware to Gingerbread 2.3.3 manually. It’s not very tough. But you must installed the latest firmware of Android 2.2 to install this update manually.

How to update your Google Nexus One manually-
  1. At 1st download the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware file from Google.
  2. Rename the downloaded file to And copy it to your Nexus One root of your MicroSD.
  3. Turn off Nexus One handset.
  4. Hold down the “Volume Down” button until you phone power is on again.
  5. A screen should appear showing your phone’s system searching for various files. Scroll down to “recovery” and press the “Power” button.
  6. When you see the triangle with an exclamation point symbol, press the “Power” and “Volume Up” buttons at the same time.
  7. From the menu that appears, select “Apply”
  8. When the screen displays “Install from sdcard complete” select “reboot system now” and wait for the phone to power back up.
download nexus one android 2.3 update fileThanks to AGStumps8807 for giving the update file link. And I found this method on

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