My Nexus got a new two part update yesterday. I’m guessing that I wasn’t the only one jumping up and down hoping for Gingerbread (next major Android version) when it arrived but it turned out to be bugfixes and probably some preparations for Ginger.
This morning I awoke to the news of Android 2.2.1. This time around the rumour
mill didn’t catch it before launch but on the other hand…what does it do? I don’t really know since Google hasn’t published any blogpost, changelog or anything.
One thing I do know is that it updates something with the Exchange support (if you have an existing connection you’ll have to accept admin rights for the app that seems to be related to enforcing policies). I don’t have my own exchange server any more so I can’t really try it out and my Google Apps account is yet to show any changes. I’m guessing we will know more later today. No matter what, it’s nice to see Google keeping a high pace with updates for my lovely Nexus!
How to get it, if you don’t have the patience to wait for the Over The Air Update of course (translated from Swedroid):
Get the file (directly from Google) here (note, made for FRF91). Make sure you have at least around 75% battery remaining, you will not be happy if it shuts down during flash!
Change the name of the zipfile to update.zip and put it directly in the root of your phone
Turn off your phone.
Press and hold Volume Down while pressing Power
Choose the option Recovery (using volume keys and power to select)
A screen with a Triangle and an Android will show up
Press Volume Up and Power simultaneously
Choose the option Apply sdcard:update.zip (using your Trackball)