A complete, step-by-step guide for how to return your Nexus One to completely stock settings, including the original, stock/shipping bootloader, system image (ERD79), and recovery console. (Courtesy of seraph at xda-devs).
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This (not) simple guide was originally posted in xda-devs and on irregular-expression.com. If you have ever wanted to show off the power of your N1 as a full-fledged computer, follow these steps to boot Debian from your SD card. I highly recommend you only try this if you know what you’re doing, and if you’ve got a class 4 or better SD card. Class 6 preferred. This is a method to boot into Debian via fastboot on the nexus one [...]
One of the truly obnoxious discoveries made by the early adopters of the N1 on T-Mobile’s 3g data network has been the flaky connectivity the device seems to exhibit. Users have reported that the N1 constantly flops between EDGE and 3g connection while the device is stationary in areas that have known 3g coverage. Many of those same users even set their G1 or MyTouch3g right next to the N1 to witness the connectivity disparity. At last, a possible solution [...]
Once you have rooted your shiny new Nexus One, you may want to add support for Arabic fonts if you frequently read websites published in Arabic. This support isn’t built into the US version of the Nexus One which released on January 5th, but will likely be included in any version shipping in the Middle East (upon release there). In order to manually add support for Arabic, just follow these steps. Root your Nexus One (this will void your warranty [...]
Damnit, Google Like many of you, I was really excited to see that Google was attempting to join the fray of online phone vendors. The news outlets reporting that this is a “revolutionary” look at how to sell a phone are missing two things: 1) Amazon has been doing this forever 2) Ebay has been allowing individuals to do this forever, and 3) Google is still planning to sell phones with subsidy from carriers (albeit poorly). Nothing revolutionary here, just [...]
Now that you’ve got your shiny new Nexus One in hand, you’re probably asking yourself, “Self, how can I make this bad boy shine like my dusty G1?” The answer, of course, is to unlock root access on this nifty new handset. Disclaimer: This does void your warranty. The root image auto-installs the Superusers Permission app. You perform these steps at your own risk. We hold no responsibility for damage you might do to your phone. This voids your warranty. [...]
How to root and install custom roms on your phone. 1.) Connect phone to computer with USB and select “Mount” so the phone is visible to the computer 2.) Right click the removable disk and format (fat32) (I recommend the full format and not the quick format 3.) Download and unzip the RC29 (http://g1upgrade.com/DREAMIMG-RC29.zip) or RC7 (http://g1upgrade.com/DREAMIMG-RC7.zip) image file. Copy the DREAMIMG.nbh file to the SD card. (RC29 for US, RC7 is for UK) 4.) Once the files are copied [...]
Most Android devices, such as those you might purchase from sites like o2.co.uk, are automatically set to display English. However, this can be a problem if the majority of text which you view on such devices is likely to be written in another language. Fortunately, it is a relatively straightforward process if you wish to add additional language fonts. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install additional fonts on your Android device in order to support other languages [...]
As you may already know, the Android OS is built on Linux, and as such, it contains some really handy utilities for controlling system performance.
Ok, so you have firmware v. 123099 and wanna have root access… no problem. Here’s how. QMAT public (free) version used to succesfully downgrade with WM device: qmat_424.zip, md5: 7f0ccd1b52072bc2a6d594393f2ce348. The new version of QMAT can create a Goldcard only in the paid version. Buy it or get the old one somewhere else (Google/Bing search it). Requirements: – Micro SD card formated FAT32 (128 MB to 2 GB), Sandisc cards may not work (but worked for me). – Connected Windows [...]