Upgrading the Google Nexus One Eclair 2.1 to Froyo 2.2 – unrooted stock

First check the build number (Settings \ About Phone)  and check the build number out which needs to be ETE27. Download the 44.4mb update file from Google (filename: signed-passion-FRF50-from-ERE27.1e519a24.zip) Rename the file to update.zip Copy to the root of the SD card as shown Turn the Nexus One off Hold down the trackball button and […]

Purchasing a Google Nexus One in Australia and other countries not on Googles

In my guide Importing a Google Nexus phone to Australia (and other countries) I mentioned a requirement to use a proxy server otherwise Google won’t allow you to purchase. The standard URL www.google.com/phone gives a message “Sorry, the Nexus One phone is not available in your country or region”. Using this link may allow you […]

Optus finally allows it’s customers to use paid apps on the Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG networks

Optus have finally allowed it’s customers access to paid apps – Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG blocking access to paid applications via Android Market. The move comes as competition intensifies in the Android market in Australia with recent announcements by Telstra and Vodafone. Optus unlocks access to paid Android apps Ahead of next week’s expected […]

Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG blocking access to paid applications via Android Market

Update: Optus finally allows it’s customers to use paid apps on the Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG networks (Friday 26th of March 2010) Optus being the partner network with Google in Australia (at the moment) would seem to be the obvious choice to use with your new Android phone – at least that’s what you […]

Alternatives to using the Google Market to purchase Android Applications

If you’re looking at alternative sites to purchase or download Android Applications either because you’re on a network that blocks access to the Android Market or want to look at alternative options the following are some sites that have a decent range. SlideME

Google Apps for my domain (GAFYD), Android Market, Google Checkout and the Google Account

If you have a Google Apps for my domain (GAFYD) and a google account that you created which uses the same email address as that account you will run into the problems on any Android platform of being unable to purchase apps, link your Picasa account to your Android and so forth The right belize […]

Track, Lock, Backup and Wipe your Android with WaveSecure

Wavesecure is a service that allows you to backup your data, track your phone, track who’s using the phone, lock the phone and wipe all the data remotely. And to top it off the service works well and is currently free for a lifetime membership for Android users who sign up before March 31. WaveSecure […]

Adding MultiTouch to the Google Nexus One includes 3G radio enhancements

Google has announced a Nexus One Software Update to be rolled out to all handsets over the next week, if you can’t wait follow the instructions below. New Software Update for Nexus One phones Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive an over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great […]