Confirmed: the Froyo Floating Around Isn’t Edible


Confirming what we already concluded back when the file first leaked, a Google spokesperson (Ry Guy, if you’re familiar) has come out to officially state that the leaked Froyo file being redistributed via various unofficial methods is not the same as the official over-the-air update that was pushed to several Nexus Ones out there (is that official enough for you?).


Ry Guy goes on to state that Google is “striving hard to OTA the build to you ASAP”. Finally, if you were one of the eager beavers that upgraded your phone to Android 2.2 using the leaked file, you’ll still be prompted on your phone when the final rollout begins. I know a lot of you will be relieved to hear that as it was a cause of major concern after finding out that this was not supported by Google. You’ll also be relieved to hear that your warranty has not been voided by flashing the unofficial update file.

[XDA via SlashGear]

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The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I bet they will be ready to push the OTA the day Adolf Stevey Hitler tries to unveil his “magical”, as they say, product!!! LOL

  2. What’s wrong with Phandroid?! Everything is messed up. 0 comments here, but on the FP there are some, random ‘Uncaught Exceptions’ etc.

    The new PHP developer who isn’t doing his job?

  3. Thank God I was worried for a bit. Irregardless, I’m not disappointed with this leaked version I’m even more excited now for the real update

  4. Really Ry Guy confirmed this 2 days ago on the Nexus One forums I thought everybody already knew this:


  5. Fair play to Google, a lot of companys would have kicked up a fuss about using unoffical updates and the likes, especially using ‘leaked’ files.

  6. Well luckily the leaked version has been working great for me and had no trouble using it for the past few days and I’m discovering new things on my phone everyday.

  7. I think you’re confused. What they said is that the update that was pushed to some devices is not final. They didn’t say that the “leak” was different from that (it obviously wasn’t, because that’s how we got it – by sniffing the URL from some device that got the update).

  8. Whew, great to hear, I was trying to figure out how to downgrade! I love all the new features but Google Voice has inexplicably stopped notifying me when I received SMS/voicemails. Only if I actually open the Google Voice does it notify me anymore!

  9. The ‘leaked’ version is the same version that was pushed out via the OTA this past weekend. The source file was pulled from the OTA logs that pointed to where it downloaded the update from.

  10. When you get a link to


    it is a bit hard to understand it is a leak. :-)

    The 2.2 for fine for me.

  11. I read this in several places a couple days ago, but still wonder when that OTA will start. There is no word, but I’m cool with the 2.2 I have now until the OTA hits.


  13. Really G1toN1? “Irregardless”? You know thats not a word, and if you think about it, it doesn’t make any sense.

  14. “passion-ate” a.k.a. Gaurav was the person who told us all this information on the Google forum

    source: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/android/thread?tid=488da0ef21660d13&hl=en

    Ry_Guy simply confirmed it, as well as calmed down the fears of those who thought that they would no longer receive the official OTA update if they had manually upgraded theirs.

    the upgrade that was temporarily on google’s servers was intended for the press and developers, not the general public.

    read the forum, this news is 2 days old, phandroid.com needs to be more on top of this news.

  15. To me, the fact that that update was unofficial is not a problem. I updated my N1 as soon as it leaked.

    My main concern was solving a well known and discussed issue between the N1 and car-based bluetooth hands-free systems (especially the ones installed on Nissan/Infiniti cars) and the updated did the trick.

    I couldn’t be any happier with my phone now so to me it was well worth the risk…

    oh wait… I actually am happier considering all the other FroYo goodness that came with it…

  16. I am so glad to hear. Thanks for the update. Hopefully the official one will have the FM Radio and 802.11 N release that has been rumored for some time.

  17. I find that the leaked version is quite unpolished. Hopefully the final version will fix this.

  18. For what it’s worth, I just fixed my Google Voice notification problem by signing out, restarting my phone, and then signing back in. Not sure if this was a problem with Froyo, the latest version of Google Voice, or something totally unrelated.

  19. The only thing i’m relieved about is the fact my warranty isn’t void.
    If my phone didn’t update automatically then I could have updated the same way I did it before.

    My phone runs just fine at the moment the way it is.
    Only issue is how hot it gets while charging..
    Can’t imagine that’s software, though..

  20. I love my froyo.
    What’s that?
    You’ve got a better flavor of froyo coming “real soon now”?
    That’s cool! I can’t wait.

    No, sorry, you can’t have this one back.
    You can’t make me go back to eclair. You can’t!
    I’m keeping my leaked froyo, and not letting go until I get a good look at this “even better” froyo flavor you’re talking about.

    Now where’s that unbaked gingerbread dough I wonder…

  21. THANK GOODNESS. I was definitely one of those eager beavers flashing the “unofficial version” onto my phone. I thought my warranty was voided when i found out it wasn’t the “real” one. Good thing I’ll still get notified when the official version comes out.

  22. 1. The leaked version is official. It just isn’t the final build. It’s the official test release.

    2. I have the official test release on my phone. It’s awesome. I can’t see how it could get much better.

  23. agreed, the leaked test ver is rock solid, native tethering works, images in gallery are improved over the old gallery where pics would be more pixelated. new market look, update all button, save 2 SD card finally, etc etc.

  24. What is the exact date (day) they will OTA the 2.2 Froyo? Everyday I am checking and not geting any updates. Please someone let me know when and how OTA will happen.

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