Downgrade Nexus One To Android 2.1 Eclair

Most of us have updated our Nexus One to Android 2.2 Froyo through OTA or manual rooted Android 2.2 ROM porting process.

There was an issue identified with market, as many of us who downgraded weren’t able to download apps. To ratify this issue Wyise, senior member at xda-developers, has devised a correctional measure that will restore normal Market functionality.

So here is the step by step procedure on how to make your market downloads work again in Eclair

  1. Firstly you should download a rooted Android 2.1 Eclair ROM like CynogenMOD 5.0.6.
  2. Make sure that you have taken a Nandroid back-up of your device before commencing on ROM installation.
  3. Now you will need to do a hard-rest or WIPE on your device.
  4. After you are through with wiping the device, Flash the downloaded Android 2.1 Eclair ROM.
  5. You will need to immediately sign into Google as soon as your Nexus One reboots.
  6. Now you can restore the Nandroid back-up by going to recovery mode.

As per the method creators, this is a hit-and-trial procedure that they came across while trying different option to recover their Market download ability. This method works fine on CynogenMOD 5.0.6, so it is recommended to go for this one rather than any other Android 2.1 Eclair ROM.

Disclaimer: Please make sure that you completely understand what you are doing. AddictiveTips will not be responsible if you commit permanent damage to your device or brick it.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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