Leaked beta Froyo 2.2 update download, instructions, and HelixLauncher user Warnings

Marine6680

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There is a thread with this info in it, but it is buried deep in over a hundred pages and I thought the warning for HelixLauncher bared having a new post.

Here is the link to download the update.

http://android.clients.google.com/packages/passion/signed-passion-FRF50-from-ERE27.1e519a24.zip

Looks like that link is dead... here is a mirror

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/113487/signed-passion-FRF50-from-ERE27.1e519a24.zip

And one more just in case the others go down.

http://www.filefactory.com/file/b1chb29/n/update-nexusone-FRF50-signed.zip

Warning!! If you use Helixlauncher, uninstall or remove its defaults. It will go into a Force Close loop, making the phone unusable without booting into recovery again and performing a factory wipe/reset.

How to flash the update, I used these steps and it worked fine, but remember, there is always the possibility to brick the phone.

1. Download file from link up there.
2. Rename the file to update.zip.
3. Note that if you're using Windows and don't have "show file extentsions" turned on in the file explorer you won't see a .zip. Just rename it to "update" (no quotes, of course) because it's already a zipped file.
4. Copy the update.zip file onto your microSD card.
5. With your Nexus One off, hold down the trackball and press the power button.
6. You'll be booted into a white screen with three Android robots on skateboards. Select "Bootloader."
7. On the next screen, select "Recovery."
8. Your phone will reboot, giving you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
9. Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It could take a couple of tries.
10. Now (using the trackball this time) choose "Apply sdcard:update.zip" and let things run their course.

Taken from the update-1 instructions on:
http://www.androidcentral.com/how-ma...your-nexus-one

Also, I don't think my phone rebooted own its own after the update. After a minute or two, I tried hitting power and power+vol up to get the menu and reset manually. During that time it reset and booted up fine. So I say give it a few minutes before trying to reboot after the update finishes.

Edit: a ton of threads have popped into existence about froyo, but I didn't see any with early warnings about Helixlauncher.... ah well, maybe this post can be helpful for someone out there.

Edit 2: From what I am seeing, AT&T phones are on a different build of Android than the T-mobile N1. Seems like if you have an AT&T version you are out of luck for right now. This update was meant for the demo devices given to the Press outlets around launch, before the AT&T phone existed.
 
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shrub

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thanks for this, just a quick question.

Is this ok to use on a nexus one in england? it's not usa only or something is it?

thanks
 

Marine6680

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thanks for this, just a quick question.

Is this ok to use on a nexus one in england? it's not usa only or something is it?

thanks
If it is a US update then using it on a nexus one in England might not be a good idea, but I doubt it would hurt the phone, but some things might not work right.

Can it be flashed over Cyanogen? I read somewhere that it couldn't...
You have to be back to stock recovery, so best to follow the directions in this thread. -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=686593
 

Ritmjunk

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If it is a US update then using it on a nexus one in England might not be a good idea, but I doubt it would hurt the phone, but some things might not work right.



You have to be back to stock recovery, so best to follow the directions in this thread. ->

I flashed it over cyanogen 5.0.7 Test2 and it worked without any problem. Just helixlauncher is going nuts :)
 

naynada

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Re: Official Froyo 2.2 update download, instructions, and HelixLauncher user Warnings

So...can we reinstall helixlauncher safely after updating? Just want to make sure :)
 

johanove

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If it is a US update then using it on a nexus one in England might not be a good idea, but I doubt it would hurt the phone, but some things might not work right.



You have to be back to stock recovery, so best to follow the directions in this thread. ->

I flashed it over cyanogen 5.0.7 Test2 and it worked without any problem. Just helixlauncher is going nuts :)
Wait what?!?! Your saying it works just flashing over CM? Iv read all day that you have to go back to stock.. Have you tried/know if it works over 5.0.6?
 

Marine6680

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So...can we reinstall helixlauncher safely after updating? Just want to make sure :)
Not sure if Helixlauncher will already work with Froyo
Yeah I'm thinking the new update broke it, helixlauncher is integrated much deeper into th OS than most apps, so it would be more vulnerable to even small changes

i keep gettin installation aborted
I read somewhere, that another person had the same issue. Are you using stock recovery? Also, are you on the latest 2.1 update 1? I'm not sure the issue really. Try a search of the other threads, see if there is a solution.
 

TheBigEye

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same here... tried it twice with installation aborted each time. Redownloaded the file... renamed and copied to the sd card again.... same results.
 

magdap

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about the HELIXLAUNCHER:

there is NO NEED FOR WIPING everything! i had the same problem after updating and these force kills were really anoying.
here's what you have to do

1. remove your sim card (necessary because other wise your phone will reboot in safe mode - don't ask me why, but it did)
2. get into safe mode: (menu button long press while the X flashes on the load, give it a few tries, it vibrate long if it works)
3. delete helix
4. reboot
5. pray and thank me ;-)

worked for me!
 
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