Nexus One Android 2.3.6 Update Has Arrived, Can Be Installed Manually

Let’s see what do we have here? It looks like Google has given Nexus One owners a little surprise in the form of the next release of Gingerbread between Friday and Saturday. TRUE. Android 2.3.6 has arrived for the Nexus One and is currently rolling out to devices OTA. And if you’re the impatient type, Android Center found a way to manually install the update.

Not much is known about the content of the software, except that it contains ‘important bug fixes and security patches’. It doesn’t imply anything specific so you’ll have to download it and see what it deals with.

For those who haven’t seen the OTA rollout yet, here’s how to install Android 2.3.6 on your Nexus One right now. The steps are pretty easy so you should be able to do it even if you’re not proficient at messing with your device.

Here it goes:

  1. Download the update from: Here (Google official –
  2. Rename the file to If you’re on Windows, just rename it to “update” (no quotes, of course) since it’s already a compressed file.
  3. Copy the file to your microSD card.
  4. With your Nexus One turned off, press and hold the trackball and press the power button.
  5. You will be taken to a white screen with three Android robots on the skateboard. Select “Bootloader”.
  6. Select “Recovery” on the next screen.
  7. Your phone will reboot and give you a picture of the Android robot and an exclamation point in a triangle.
  8. Now press the power button and volume up button at the same time. It may take a few tries.
  9. Now (this time using the trackball) select “Apply” and let everything take its own course.
  10. Restart and enjoy


Have fun folks.

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