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This is a tutorial to restore the Nexus One ROM to Original Shipping Image [updated Jan 12, 2010 @ 23:57 CST]

I am assuming you know how to use ADB and Fastboot as well as some basic OS knowledge be it DOS, OSX, or Linux.

This will do the followings to your Nexus One:
1. Reset your system files to the original system files.
2. Reset your kernel/boot image to the original shipping boot image.
3. Reset your recovery to original recovery (if you wish).

This will not relock your Nexus One. Once you unlock your phone, you are stuck for now.

This is for those of you who decided to flash a few different ROMs and want to restart from scratch.

You may get the Original Shipping Image from HERE or thru Modaco HERE. [22607 build]
MD5sum for the images is: bef86698cafc88ca03fff5758571d9d6 (per DroidDrop)

As before, if you mess up your phone or your computer, you are on your own. I take no responsibility on what you do with your phone or your computer.

Brendenk posted a nandroid back of his fresh image here If you don't want to do an actual factory restore, try this first. If you really really want to do it your way then...

Step 1. Disable backup my settings under privacy settings.

Step 2. unzip the original shipping ROM and put it somewhere you can find.

Step 3. Plug in Nexus One with USB to computer (enable usb and debug modes)

Step 4. adb reboot bootloader (which will boot into the bootloader)

Step 5. Confirm fastboot connection fastboot devices

Step 6*. fastboot erase userdata

Step 7*. fastboot erase cache

*If step 6 and 7 does not work, and if you have Amon_RA's recovery installed, you can do a factory data wipe from there.
Alternately, you can also do a factory data wipe within Android. Settings => Privacy Settings => Factory Data Reset.
Thanks to Brian and setzer715.

Step 8. Go to the directory that you stored your unzipped files.

Step 9. fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

Step 10. fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 11. fastboot flash system system.img

Step 12. Skip to step 13 if you want to keep recovery (assuming you have a modified recovery such as Amon_RA's recovery). If not fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step 13. fastboot reboot

Step 14. After the system boots up and while setting up skip setting up with the google account and you can setup accounts later. This will prevent the phone from pulling down the previous settings (downloaded apps, wallpaper etc) from google.

Step 15. You are done. Enjoy.

Source: Modaco for the ROM Image and HTC for the Instructions.

This post can and will be updated without notice. Keep checking here for the up to date details.

The following information came from user tuffCookie (for those with unlocked bootloader):

ok, after researching, i finally figured it out.

If you have a rooted N1 with a LOCKED bootloader and want to bring it back to complete stock, follow my steps below.


DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damages you may cause to your phone. Proceed at your own risk!


BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Just to be safe, make sure your battery is fully charged.


1) Find and download FRG33 IMAGE FORMAT from MoDaCo here: http://android.modaco.com/content/go...root-insecure/

2) Rename the file to PASSIMG.zip

3) Place the zip file on the root of your sdcard

4) Reboot into bootloader (power on your phone while pressing the vol down button)

5) Bootloader will automatically find and check PASSIMG.zip. Give it a minute and it should eventually show "Parsing....[SD ZIP]" and a list showing boot, bootloader, radio, recovery, etc and ask if you want to start the update. Press vol up for yes.

7) The update process will begin and automatically start flashing each item on the list. DO NOT POWER DOWN THE DEVICE DURING THIS PROCESS!!!

8) When it asks to reboot the device, press vol up for yes.

9) Now you're back to complete stock! If you want, you can go into settings and do an OTA system update.
 
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Nice write up, but on Step 3 I think you meant adb REBOOT bootloader, not BOOT. Save ya a butt load of newb "I cant get step 3 to work" posts.

Also I cannot get fastboot erase userdata to work. I get "erasing 'userdata'... FAILED <remote: not allowed>. I had to erase in recovery.
 
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I have rewritten the above guide..

Restore your Nexus One to its Original Shipping Image - http://www.machackpc.com/headline/restore-your-nexus-one-to-its-original-shipping-image/

Please let me if I am missing anything.
Thanks
MacHackPC
http://www.machackpc.com


I have no issues with anyone linking to this site. I do have an issue with the people that just want to copy our work here and repost it like they just figured out how to do that. Please link back to XDA and Modaco for the ROMs. The reason why we keep things centralized is so that people do not have miscommunications while updates are not being made on the mirrored sites.

Now for comments.
1. You don't need to download the drivers again. Why? People have already rooted their devices, thus drivers installed. If you have not rooted the N1, no need for restore.

2. Why do you need to download and unzip superboot? (again no credit to the site of where superboot came from).

3. We are still having issue of erase userdata. When I update the instructions, will you update yours or will you leave people in the dark more confused than ever.

Single source of clear direction helps. Multiple source of multiple directions cause chaos.

If I am wrong in my reasoning, please let me know. We are all here to share.
 
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    This is a tutorial to restore the Nexus One ROM to Original Shipping Image [updated Jan 12, 2010 @ 23:57 CST]

    I am assuming you know how to use ADB and Fastboot as well as some basic OS knowledge be it DOS, OSX, or Linux.

    This will do the followings to your Nexus One:
    1. Reset your system files to the original system files.
    2. Reset your kernel/boot image to the original shipping boot image.
    3. Reset your recovery to original recovery (if you wish).

    This will not relock your Nexus One. Once you unlock your phone, you are stuck for now.

    This is for those of you who decided to flash a few different ROMs and want to restart from scratch.

    You may get the Original Shipping Image from HERE or thru Modaco HERE. [22607 build]
    MD5sum for the images is: bef86698cafc88ca03fff5758571d9d6 (per DroidDrop)

    As before, if you mess up your phone or your computer, you are on your own. I take no responsibility on what you do with your phone or your computer.

    Brendenk posted a nandroid back of his fresh image here If you don't want to do an actual factory restore, try this first. If you really really want to do it your way then...

    Step 1. Disable backup my settings under privacy settings.

    Step 2. unzip the original shipping ROM and put it somewhere you can find.

    Step 3. Plug in Nexus One with USB to computer (enable usb and debug modes)

    Step 4. adb reboot bootloader (which will boot into the bootloader)

    Step 5. Confirm fastboot connection fastboot devices

    Step 6*. fastboot erase userdata

    Step 7*. fastboot erase cache

    *If step 6 and 7 does not work, and if you have Amon_RA's recovery installed, you can do a factory data wipe from there.
    Alternately, you can also do a factory data wipe within Android. Settings => Privacy Settings => Factory Data Reset.
    Thanks to Brian and setzer715.

    Step 8. Go to the directory that you stored your unzipped files.

    Step 9. fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

    Step 10. fastboot flash boot boot.img

    Step 11. fastboot flash system system.img

    Step 12. Skip to step 13 if you want to keep recovery (assuming you have a modified recovery such as Amon_RA's recovery). If not fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Step 13. fastboot reboot

    Step 14. After the system boots up and while setting up skip setting up with the google account and you can setup accounts later. This will prevent the phone from pulling down the previous settings (downloaded apps, wallpaper etc) from google.

    Step 15. You are done. Enjoy.

    Source: Modaco for the ROM Image and HTC for the Instructions.

    This post can and will be updated without notice. Keep checking here for the up to date details.

    The following information came from user tuffCookie (for those with unlocked bootloader):

    ok, after researching, i finally figured it out.

    If you have a rooted N1 with a LOCKED bootloader and want to bring it back to complete stock, follow my steps below.


    DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damages you may cause to your phone. Proceed at your own risk!


    BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Just to be safe, make sure your battery is fully charged.


    1) Find and download FRG33 IMAGE FORMAT from MoDaCo here: http://android.modaco.com/content/go...root-insecure/

    2) Rename the file to PASSIMG.zip

    3) Place the zip file on the root of your sdcard

    4) Reboot into bootloader (power on your phone while pressing the vol down button)

    5) Bootloader will automatically find and check PASSIMG.zip. Give it a minute and it should eventually show "Parsing....[SD ZIP]" and a list showing boot, bootloader, radio, recovery, etc and ask if you want to start the update. Press vol up for yes.

    7) The update process will begin and automatically start flashing each item on the list. DO NOT POWER DOWN THE DEVICE DURING THIS PROCESS!!!

    8) When it asks to reboot the device, press vol up for yes.

    9) Now you're back to complete stock! If you want, you can go into settings and do an OTA system update.
    2
    Restore N1 to stock if you have locked bootloader!

    ok, after researching, i finally figured it out.

    ******ONLY FOR AMOLED SCREENS******

    If you have a rooted N1 with a LOCKED bootloader and want to bring it back to complete stock, follow my steps below.


    DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damages you may cause to your phone. Proceed at your own risk!


    BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Just to be safe, make sure your battery is fully charged.


    1) Find and download FRG33 IMAGE FORMAT from MoDaCo here: http://android.modaco.com/content/google-nexus-one-nexusone-modaco-com/300414/21-oct-stock-roms-erd79-frg83-images-zip-online-kitchen-optional-root-insecure/

    2) Rename the file to PASSIMG.zip

    3) Place the zip file on the root of your sdcard

    4) Reboot into bootloader (power on your phone while pressing the vol down button)

    5) Bootloader will automatically find and check PASSIMG.zip. Give it a minute and it should eventually show "Parsing....[SD ZIP]" and a list showing boot, bootloader, radio, recovery, etc and ask if you want to start the update. Press vol up for yes.

    7) The update process will begin and automatically start flashing each item on the list. DO NOT POWER DOWN THE DEVICE DURING THIS PROCESS!!!

    8) When it asks to reboot the device, press vol up for yes.

    9) Now you're back to complete stock! If you want, you can go into settings and do an OTA system update.



    seraph1024, do you want to add this to your op?
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    This is a tutorial to restore the Nexus One ROM to Original Shipping Image [updated Jan 12, 2010 @ 23:57 CST]

    I am assuming you know how to use ADB and Fastboot as well as some basic OS knowledge be it DOS, OSX, or Linux.

    This will do the followings to your Nexus One:
    1. Reset your system files to the original system files.
    2. Reset your kernel/boot image to the original shipping boot image.
    3. Reset your recovery to original recovery (if you wish).

    This will not relock your Nexus One. Once you unlock your phone, you are stuck for now.

    This is for those of you who decided to flash a few different ROMs and want to restart from scratch.

    You may get the Original Shipping Image from HERE or thru Modaco HERE. [22607 build]
    MD5sum for the images is: bef86698cafc88ca03fff5758571d9d6 (per DroidDrop)

    As before, if you mess up your phone or your computer, you are on your own. I take no responsibility on what you do with your phone or your computer.

    Brendenk posted a nandroid back of his fresh image here If you don't want to do an actual factory restore, try this first. If you really really want to do it your way then...

    Step 1. Disable backup my settings under privacy settings.

    Step 2. unzip the original shipping ROM and put it somewhere you can find.

    Step 3. Plug in Nexus One with USB to computer (enable usb and debug modes)

    Step 4. adb reboot bootloader (which will boot into the bootloader)

    Step 5. Confirm fastboot connection fastboot devices

    Step 6*. fastboot erase userdata

    Step 7*. fastboot erase cache

    *If step 6 and 7 does not work, and if you have Amon_RA's recovery installed, you can do a factory data wipe from there.
    Alternately, you can also do a factory data wipe within Android. Settings => Privacy Settings => Factory Data Reset.
    Thanks to Brian and setzer715.

    Step 8. Go to the directory that you stored your unzipped files.

    Step 9. fastboot flash userdata userdata.img

    Step 10. fastboot flash boot boot.img

    Step 11. fastboot flash system system.img

    Step 12. Skip to step 13 if you want to keep recovery (assuming you have a modified recovery such as Amon_RA's recovery). If not fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Step 13. fastboot reboot

    Step 14. After the system boots up and while setting up skip setting up with the google account and you can setup accounts later. This will prevent the phone from pulling down the previous settings (downloaded apps, wallpaper etc) from google.

    Step 15. You are done. Enjoy.

    Source: Modaco for the ROM Image and HTC for the Instructions.

    This post can and will be updated without notice. Keep checking here for the up to date details.
    and What are the steps if I dont know how to use ADB??
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    Please careful and read first

    I read people brickin and i get a dejavu.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=857592

    Never forget that some of the mentioned ROMs to flash will harm your phone, since the nexus one is available in 2 version.. read the link before you flash.
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    Hello,
    Firstly, thank you very much for this topic. It's very usefull!

    I have just one question: If I rename the image format to PASSIMG.zip and flash it. Will it back to original radio?

    if you use the file i mentioned, then use. the file includes everything you need.


    xonecas said:
    now its been about half an hour and no notification about the second part, I'm at 2.1 ERD79. Is part two still due, or did I miss something? I hoped to be brought up to FRF91/83 (latest) with OTA updates.

    your phone should have an update to 2.2.1. did you try manually checking for updates using your phone?


    *******************************
    as mentioned before, my method is only for AMOLED screens. i have updated my original post #256.
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