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JoeSchmoe007
05-19-2011, 11:41 PM
I am N1 newbie but not Android newbie - have been using rooted Droid Incredible as my "main" phone for several months.

I just purchased officially unlocked N1 that is currently activated on prepaid T-Mobile account in USA and in future it will be used on my vacation in Europe.
Phone came with OS v. 2.2

I successfully unlocked bootloader and flashed latest Amon RA recovery

In this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=13947027 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=13947027) I was told that direct upgrade from 2.2 to 2.3.3 is possible (now I am not sure this is correct)

When I tried to upgrade to 2.3.3 (downloaded from Google) I get this error:

Installing update...
assert failed: file_getprop("/system/build/prop", ro.build.fingerprintE:unknown command [")]
file_gewtprop("/system/buil.prop", "ro.build.fingerprint") == "gE:unknown command [oogle/passion/passion/mahimahi:2.2.2/FRG83G/91102:user/release-keys"]

E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
(Status 7)

So I figured - let me try to upgrade to the previous version (2.2.2) - the same error.

I googled for an hour and it seems that a lot of people have the same error message but there were just 2 possible solutions:

1) Download and flash newer HBOOT (0.35.00017) - found here (post by David Goemans):

http://phandroid.com/2011/02/24/manu...3-gingerbread/ (http://phandroid.com/2011/02/24/manually-update-your-nexus-one-to-android-2-3-3-gingerbread/)

I did this and it didn't help - same error

2) Install clockworkmod recovery 2.0.1.3 as mentioned here:

[ FIXED! ] Can't flash FRF91, throws "assert failed... getprop("ro.build.date.utc")" - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=750826)

I installed SU, installed ROM manager but the oldest CWM recovery available now is 2.5.1.1. I tried it and get the same error. Latest CWM recovery (3.0.0.5) produces the same error.

Anyone can help?

DudeRandom21
05-20-2011, 11:22 AM
Ok well the upgrade to 2.3.3 is possible but you need a full ROM not just an update so I would get a full version of 2.3.3 (rooted or you will lose root) and then flash it. May I suggest getting a custom ROM like cm7.0.3 it is a modded version of 2.3.3 here is a list of custom ROMs you can chose from http://www.nexusoneforum.net/forum/nexus-one-development-hacking/9307-custom-roms-list.html and if you just want a rooted version of 2.3.3 then here you go [ROM] GRI40 Stock, Deodexed, rooted, busybox, battery %, TB alert 3/04/11 - xda-developers (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=714184)

JoeSchmoe007
05-20-2011, 11:36 AM
As was suggested on another forum I got full GRI40 (2.3.3) version for the N1 at HTC - Developer Center (http://developer.htc.com/)

Then I flashed it using fastboot as 3 separate pieces. Then I upgraded to 2.3.4.

DudeRandom21
05-20-2011, 12:26 PM
That's cool but the only thing is that now you don't have root access if you would have done it like I said you would but it's no big deal cause since your bootloader is unlocked you can root 2.3.4 if you want.

bahhaziz
05-27-2011, 07:13 PM
i'm still stuck with 2.2 and my nexus one does not receive any update of any application, for example, it still have google maps v4.3.0
i have data plan and wifi home, always connected to the net.
why there is no desktop manager beside OTA for android like the itunes for apple or the blackberry desktop manager for blackberry to get updates and manage the phone using the computer?

JoeSchmoe007
05-27-2011, 08:43 PM
i'm still stuck with 2.2 and my nexus one does not receive any update of any application, for example, it still have google maps v4.3.0
i have data plan and wifi home, always connected to the net.
why there is no desktop manager beside OTA for android like the itunes for apple or the blackberry desktop manager for blackberry to get updates and manage the phone using the computer?
If you want to receive update for Google Maps you need to set up Android Market account on your phone. Then check for updates for the apps via Market application on the phone

bahhaziz
06-06-2011, 06:51 AM
I got some updates for my apps, but still having the OS 2.2 version. do I have to register my phone with google or do something to receive the OTA update for my OS?
my phone is all time connected to the net.

danger-rat
06-06-2011, 11:28 AM
I got some updates for my apps, but still having the OS 2.2 version. do I have to register my phone with google or do something to receive the OTA update for my OS?
my phone is all time connected to the net.

Where did you get your phone from?

DudeRandom21
06-06-2011, 03:43 PM
I got some updates for my apps, but still having the OS 2.2 version. do I have to register my phone with google or do something to receive the OTA update for my OS?
my phone is all time connected to the net.

Go to settings -> about phone and look at the bottom for build number tell me what it says. I suspect you may have a vodafone ROM which means you will need to passimg to get to stock then you will be able to update.

bahhaziz
06-07-2011, 07:13 AM
I got some updates for my apps, but still having the OS 2.2 version. do I have to register my phone with google or do something to receive the OTA update for my OS?
my phone is all time connected to the net.

Where did you get your phone from?
I got the phone unlocked brand new in its original box last month from amazon.com (sold and shipped by amazon) using it right now on T-mobile network.

bahhaziz
06-07-2011, 07:17 AM
I got some updates for my apps, but still having the OS 2.2 version. do I have to register my phone with google or do something to receive the OTA update for my OS?
my phone is all time connected to the net.

Go to settings -> about phone and look at the bottom for build number tell me what it says. I suspect you may have a vodafone ROM which means you will need to passimg to get to stock then you will be able to update.
under build number
2.16.405.1 CL223106 release-keys

danger-rat
06-07-2011, 09:15 AM
OK, you probably have a phone from a different carrier. Some carriers tweak the ROM for their own reasons - the downside is that they also tweak the updates, and so the updates can take quite a while to be released...

You need switch to a stock Google ROM if you want to get the updates as they are released from Google. It's pretty easy, but will wipe all the data and settings from your phone...

Follow the guide to restore factory settings, posted here:
http://www.nexusoneforum.net/forum/nexus-one-general-discussion/12112-nexus-one-oracle.html#post98568

bahhaziz
07-09-2011, 01:15 AM
at last....i got the OTA update for the OS 2.3.4. still did not notice big difference except status bar: battery icon, signal strength icon, wifi icon, green browser icon instead of blue...and some new apps like downloads, books and twitter. I'm not a twitter or facebook user, so I tried to remove them but it's not possible!!!

bahhaziz
07-13-2011, 07:07 AM
The OS 2.3.4 did not resolve a problem I had noticed time to time on 2.2 which is that the screen is responding to somewhere else than I touch. On the home screen when I touch an icon to launch an app that's an other one that launches(the two icons are not close to each other). On the keyboard when I touch a letter that's an other one that shows up. The screen does not know where I'm touching it...any one has the same problem? any fix?