UPDATE: How To Get Android 2.2 Build FRF83 From Any Stock Build

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It seems like some of us Nexus One users, received an OTA update that updates the build number to FRF83. Unfortunately, if you are currently running the FRF72 update, you are going have to downgrade to FRF50 to install the latest build. As we know FRF50 is the 44MB update initially sent out by Google on the night of May 21st. That update file is here; signed-passion-FRF83-from-FRF50.38d66b26.zip.

Pick from the respective list below:

  • Rooted Nexus One currently running Android 2.2 FRF50
    • Follow this GUIDE first!
    • Once you have successfully gone to a stock ROM without custom recovery, you are going to HAVE to download the original Android 2.1 update 1 update which you can find HERE.
    • Lastly, look above to  “Stock Nexus One and want Android 2.2 without having to root” and follow those instructions.
    • Make sure you follow those instructions in order.

*UPDATE*

  • It has been reported that some current FRF72 users are receiving the OTA and are able to install the update with no problem.
  • It is rumored that you can start the update manually by going into the dialer and pressing *#*#Checkin#*#*   (*#*#2432546#*#*)
  • Also, If you are already running FRF72 there is no need to downgrade, just follow the following instructions.
  • Stock Build Nexus One running Android 2.2 FRF72
    • Download this file HERE
    • Follow the guide
  • Rooted Nexus One running Android 2.2 FRF72
    • FRF83 stock rooted + insecure + ChainsDD’s Superuser app update zip - DOWNLOAD
    • FRF83 stock rooted + insecure + ChainsDD’s Superuser app + deodexed update zip - DOWNLOAD
    • FRF83 Superboot - DOWNLOAD
    • FRF83 Insecure boot image only - DOWNLOAD

(Thanks PaulOBrien)

This is the root method I used and know for a fact that it works, If you have any problems leave them in the comments and I’ll respond with hopefully an answer. If this method has worked for you let us know below. Thanks!

You can go to this thread in the AndroidSPIN Forums and discuss your problems and success stories in there.

About the Author

Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • http://wigle.net bobzilla

    Still won’t work with EPE54B. No love for the rogers/att nexus one.

  • http://wigle.net bobzilla

    Still won’t work with EPE54B. No love for the rogers/att nexus one.

  • thargic

    just received the OTA update to FRF83.. was running FRF72 and received notification of the update on N1 (no prompting from me). It installed really quick. Haven’t noted any changes yet, but still looking.

    • Alex Smith

      Thanks for the heads up @thargic. One more user to confirm that and I’ll update my post! :)

  • thargic

    just received the OTA update to FRF83.. was running FRF72 and received notification of the update on N1 (no prompting from me). It installed really quick. Haven’t noted any changes yet, but still looking.

    • Alex Smith

      Thanks for the heads up @thargic. One more user to confirm that and I’ll update my post! :)

  • Chris

    Any stock rom apart from EPF21B I see hope us in the uk see it soon :(

  • Chris

    Any stock rom apart from EPF21B I see hope us in the uk see it soon :(

  • Dan Thompson

    Will this work on the AT&T Nexus One??

    • Ryan

      yes i just did it works on my att n1

  • Dan Thompson

    Will this work on the AT&T Nexus One??

    • Ryan

      yes i just did it works on my att n1

  • http://Androidspin.com Alex

    This update only applies to ERE27 or FRF50 users. Menu> Settings> About Phone> Build and see what you have.

  • http://Androidspin.com Alex

    This update only applies to ERE27 or FRF50 users. Menu> Settings> About Phone> Build and see what you have.

  • Kyle K.

    I just tried to run the update from ERE27 on my unlocked T-mobile N1 and the update gets aborted. Not understanding why. Firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: 32.24.00.22U_4.03.00.21_2
    Kernel version: 2.6.29-01117-g4bc62c2 android-build@apa26 #1
    Build number: ERE27

  • Kyle K.

    I just tried to run the update from ERE27 on my unlocked T-mobile N1 and the update gets aborted. Not understanding why. Firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Baseband version: 32.24.00.22U_4.03.00.21_2
    Kernel version: 2.6.29-01117-g4bc62c2 android-build@apa26 #1
    Build number: ERE27

  • gidgiddoni

    I’m running frf72 and have NOT rooted. How do I update to frf83?

  • gidgiddoni

    I’m running frf72 and have NOT rooted. How do I update to frf83?

  • dotdavid

    The guy from Android and Me also got an update from FRF72 OTA. Think it might be worth updating the post (maybe with a note that its unconfirmed) to save people the hassle of unnecessary downgrades if they can wait :-)

  • dotdavid

    The guy from Android and Me also got an update from FRF72 OTA. Think it might be worth updating the post (maybe with a note that its unconfirmed) to save people the hassle of unnecessary downgrades if they can wait :-)

  • http://twitter.com/Stefing Stefing
  • http://twitter.com/Stefing Stefing
  • Freya

    Build number: ERD79
    No OTA for me yet.

  • Freya

    Build number: ERD79
    No OTA for me yet.

  • FLFreeFlier

    Update from FRF50 to FRF83 worked flawlessly for me. I tried checkin first, but no update for me so I pushed it manually. Reinstalled Swype. Non-market app shortcuts on the home screens needed to be dropped back on, but all was totally expected. Is it wrong to be hungry for gingerbread already?

  • FLFreeFlier

    Update from FRF50 to FRF83 worked flawlessly for me. I tried checkin first, but no update for me so I pushed it manually. Reinstalled Swype. Non-market app shortcuts on the home screens needed to be dropped back on, but all was totally expected. Is it wrong to be hungry for gingerbread already?

  • Bigscout79

    Thanks Stefing, that worked perfectly 72-83.

    Checkin pushed nothing, but manually updating that worked fine.

  • Bigscout79

    Thanks Stefing, that worked perfectly 72-83.

    Checkin pushed nothing, but manually updating that worked fine.

  • Hermeticist

    Rooted version works great. Fixed wifi tethering from FRF72!

  • Hermeticist

    Rooted version works great. Fixed wifi tethering from FRF72!

  • Hermeticist

    PS I’m using a rooted Nexus One AT&T model with no problems having just installed the rooted insecure with superuser FRF83 version. Very fast and so far stable.

  • Hermeticist

    PS I’m using a rooted Nexus One AT&T model with no problems having just installed the rooted insecure with superuser FRF83 version. Very fast and so far stable.

  • MoDa222

    72-83 worked perfect! checkin has never worked for me :-( but manual was flawless THANKS!!!

  • MoDa222

    72-83 worked perfect! checkin has never worked for me :-( but manual was flawless THANKS!!!

  • MoDa222

    WHOA!! PROTECTED APPS NOW SHOWING UP IN MARKET!! COME TO PAPA SLINGPLAYER ;-p

  • MoDa222

    WHOA!! PROTECTED APPS NOW SHOWING UP IN MARKET!! COME TO PAPA SLINGPLAYER ;-p

  • SSA

    Upgraded from FRF72 and the phone seems more snappy. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • SSA

    Upgraded from FRF72 and the phone seems more snappy. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Kit

    Updated manually from 72 to 83 successfully and easily as well…but no difference observed…pretty expected thou… but still good news! :)

  • Kit

    Updated manually from 72 to 83 successfully and easily as well…but no difference observed…pretty expected thou… but still good news! :)

  • rickdoez

    IF UR ON WIFI I THINK YOU WONT GET THE OTA UPDATE SO IM TURNING MINE OFF FOR TODAY OR MAYBE A WEEK BECAUSE MY POWER BUTTON ACTING FUNNY IM ON FRF72

  • rickdoez

    IF UR ON WIFI I THINK YOU WONT GET THE OTA UPDATE SO IM TURNING MINE OFF FOR TODAY OR MAYBE A WEEK BECAUSE MY POWER BUTTON ACTING FUNNY IM ON FRF72

  • henry

    Work fully for me. YAY updates from ere27

  • henry

    Work fully for me. YAY updates from ere27

  • Sammy

    Can someone tell me if my rooted N1 will get the OTA? I was using mondaco rom but now Im using FRF72 Androidbuild. Im in Chicago and my friend got his OTA on his unrooted N1. We both use tmo.

  • Sammy

    Can someone tell me if my rooted N1 will get the OTA? I was using mondaco rom but now Im using FRF72 Androidbuild. Im in Chicago and my friend got his OTA on his unrooted N1. We both use tmo.

  • Sammy

    On the rooted nexus one first link file. I tried that and it says (bad)

  • Sammy

    On the rooted nexus one first link file. I tried that and it says (bad)

  • bay-area-ca

    from ERE27(Stock T-mobile) –> FRF50 (manually download) –> FRF83(Manually download). It works great. Able to manually update with no issue

  • bay-area-ca

    from ERE27(Stock T-mobile) –> FRF50 (manually download) –> FRF83(Manually download). It works great. Able to manually update with no issue

  • Kyle Kochanski

    Tried several times and ways to update my rooted nexus one running sock ere27 to frf50 and the flash fails everytime. Alex has been helping me out but we haven’t been able to figure out the problem. Email me if you have any ideas or questions.

  • Kyle Kochanski

    Tried several times and ways to update my rooted nexus one running sock ere27 to frf50 and the flash fails everytime. Alex has been helping me out but we haven’t been able to figure out the problem. Email me if you have any ideas or questions.

  • William

    Anybody know anything about Europe’s version of N1 which is running EPF30?

    Anybody gotten an OTA update?
    Or is there an update file from EPF30 to FRF83?

  • William

    Anybody know anything about Europe’s version of N1 which is running EPF30?

    Anybody gotten an OTA update?
    Or is there an update file from EPF30 to FRF83?

  • ig khan

    browser not working on 3g after f
    royo update please help thanks

  • ig khan

    browser not working on 3g after f
    royo update please help thanks

  • BABR

    In the Guide to restore the N1 to the stock ROM the step 2 says “unzip the original shipping ROM”..unzip it where???
    And after all that how do I apply the update from erd79 to ere27 that I previously downloaded?

  • BABR

    In the Guide to restore the N1 to the stock ROM the step 2 says “unzip the original shipping ROM”..unzip it where???
    And after all that how do I apply the update from erd79 to ere27 that I previously downloaded?

  • Adam

    I followed the original instructions and went all the way back to the factory image. Now I have frf83 but I am having trouble rooting again. Can someone please help me out on this? I ran the proper install.bat and I have superuser as an app, but I cant get any su prompt or any root apps to verify root. [email protected]

  • Adam

    I followed the original instructions and went all the way back to the factory image. Now I have frf83 but I am having trouble rooting again. Can someone please help me out on this? I ran the proper install.bat and I have superuser as an app, but I cant get any su prompt or any root apps to verify root. [email protected]

  • Andrew

    Thanks Androidspin!
    Easy as can be.
    I’ve been biding my time, dreaming, crying, drinking, hoping for an OTA from ERE27, but I just couldn’t take it anymore!! Manually updating to the latest build will ensure I have the spunkiest, most unavailable phone in Australia! Bwahaha!
    Cheers!

  • Andrew

    Thanks Androidspin!
    Easy as can be.
    I’ve been biding my time, dreaming, crying, drinking, hoping for an OTA from ERE27, but I just couldn’t take it anymore!! Manually updating to the latest build will ensure I have the spunkiest, most unavailable phone in Australia! Bwahaha!
    Cheers!

  • Solrac924

    flashing my TMo Nexus One from ERD79 -> ERE27 -> FRF50 -> FRF83 was a breeze.
    everything works fine except 2 minor issues:
    1-Swype had to be reinstalled
    2-Google Voice icon had to be refreshed

    am now able to see YouTube video IN the browser page. woohoo!!!

  • Solrac924

    flashing my TMo Nexus One from ERD79 -> ERE27 -> FRF50 -> FRF83 was a breeze.
    everything works fine except 2 minor issues:
    1-Swype had to be reinstalled
    2-Google Voice icon had to be refreshed

    am now able to see YouTube video IN the browser page. woohoo!!!

  • Ryan

    works flawlessly cep my phone still only runs on edge no 3g =crap

    • Raymond Henick

      If you are only getting edge service you may have the tmobile version of the phone. Due to GSM band limitations Rogers only has edge service available. The phone should connect to windmobile.ca no problem though.

  • Ryan

    works flawlessly cep my phone still only runs on edge no 3g =crap

    • Raymond Henick

      If you are only getting edge service you may have the tmobile version of the phone. Due to GSM band limitations Rogers only has edge service available. The phone should connect to windmobile.ca no problem though.

  • Sage

    Now I am really excited. My bedroom always had zero or minimal coverage for 3G signal. Immediately after update to FRF83, full 3G signal. WIN!

  • Sage

    Now I am really excited. My bedroom always had zero or minimal coverage for 3G signal. Immediately after update to FRF83, full 3G signal. WIN!

  • Sage

    Looks like in Settings, Voice input & output settings there is a menu I didnt notice before… “Voice Recognizer Settings” which apparently controls safe searches and offensive words.

  • Sage

    Looks like in Settings, Voice input & output settings there is a menu I didnt notice before… “Voice Recognizer Settings” which apparently controls safe searches and offensive words.

  • Sheldon Gay

    If I have the mytouch 3g for Tmob in the US what is the SAFE way to get this update without waiting for the OTA

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