Forcing the Google Nexus One to “phone home” for updates

To force your Google Nexus One to “phone home” for updates all you need to do is open the phone keypad and dial the following number


The number translates to


This will contact Google and check for updates and respond with a “checkin succeeded”

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  1. Hey Matthew,

    I was hoping if you could help me with my N1. I got it two months ago from bestbuy Usa and have been trying to update it ever since. However I am still stuck with Android 2.1 with the frg83 build. I did not root my phone and have also tried this checkin method which also was not helpful. Is there a way I can update without voiding my warranty? If so it would be great if you can help me out.


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