Another day, another Froyo build for the Nexus One (FRF85B)

by Volker Weber


This time, it's final. If you have not manually upgraded, you should receive your update OTA by the end of this week latest. If you don't want to wait, grab the last link above. Supposedly it updates all Nexus One handsets, regardless of your current build.

[via xda developers]


Also today, Android 2.1 was released OTA for the HTC Hero. 80Mb download. No need to back up beforehand. It runs very smoothly, no issues at all.

I don't think that all the network-branded versions of the Hero received this update, though.

Stephen Mooney, 2010-06-29

Well, I took the third link and it seems not to work with my phone (EPF30).

E:failed to verify whole signature
E:signature verification failed
Installation aborted.

Volker Berding, 2010-06-29

Dang. Did you try downloading again?

Volker Weber, 2010-06-29

With FRF85B I can reliably crash Flash videos again. So they did seem to have changed something.

I guess we'll see an update to the Flash player soonish.

Mariano Kamp, 2010-06-29

Yes, I downloaded twice and tried four times. Always the same message.
Could the file change somehow when copying with Windows to the SD-card? When at home I could try with my Mac ... ;-)

Volker Berding, 2010-06-29

Unlikely. I looked inside and verified it is a Froyo FRF85B build. There are some references to the Google mothership which lead me to believe it may be intended for internal use. I will update this post, if I find a better link.

Volker Weber, 2010-06-29

Even the latest download won't update an N1 with EPF30 build. Tried it just a minute ago.

Thomas Herrmann, 2010-06-29

Official builds are seriously unproductive, hackers often have the release days or even weeks in advance and they are rooted without any of these signature restrictions. It's worth it just for the extra backup functions they provide, like nandroid.

Sites like MoDaCo are your friend.

Ben Rose, 2010-06-29

Dear Google, *

I think you really borked it! Yes, you did. Either by choosing Vodafone as your online distriburtion channel in Europe or by getting borked by Vodafone yourself. You don't you let european users buy the Nexus One as every other electronic gear - and as you did in the US? Why do we have to wait for Vodafone to approve what you did with Froyo?
"We have to make a few changes to Froyo to optimize it for the Vodafone network (small stuff around Emergency calling, etc.), so it will take at least another couple of weeks (changes + testing)."
Who is telling you I'm going to use it in a Vodafone network at all? I'll never will - and a lot of others don't either. I just have to buy it at Vodafone - because you /force/ me to, but I don't have to use it there - otherwise I would not even consider buying it.

If the "changes" are going to happen, I'll be stuck with another build no. which is not in the /normal/ update progress - I think for now. So at one point - maybe hours after the the buy - I have to void warranty to change things and go away from this /Vodafone tells me what to do when/ crap and make my telephone to something Joe Doe could have bought in the US. Thank you!

* I know, you are not Google :)

Marc Patermann, 2010-07-01

In related news: I am loving my HTC Hero 2.1 update! Woohoo!

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2010-07-01

Yes, that is huge step. Opens up lots of new apps.

Volker Weber, 2010-07-01

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