Updated my phone to Android 1.6

Today I updated my ADP1 to Android 1.6. I flashed the device using an updated recovery image (read more). The process is simple, this is  how I did it.

First we need to download the radio image and the recovery image from HTC.  After the files are downloaded it’s time start the update. This is a two step process, first we will install the radio image and then the recovery image.

Install the radio image:

  1. Connect the phone to the computer and mount the sdcard.
  2. Copy the the radio image to the root folder of the sdcard.
  3. Rename the file to update.zip.
  4. Unmount the phone.
  5. Turn of the phone by holding down the red “Power” (hang up button) … then confirming with “OK”.
  6. Reboot the phone by holding down the Home button (House symbol) and and at the same time pressing the Power button.
  7. Wait for the triangel. Then hold down alt-key and and press L.
  8. Press alt+S
  9. The update process will now start. The following text will be displayed on the screen:
    Android system recovery utility
    E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command

    Home+Back – reboot system now
    Alt+L – toggle log t ext display
    Alt+S – apply sdcard:update.zip
    Alt+W – wipe data/factory reset

    Installing from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    Installing update…
    formatting BOOT:…
    Extracting radio image…
    Formatting SYSTEM:…
    Copying files…
    Writing BOOT:…
    Deleting files…
    Installation complete.

    Press Home+Back to reboot.

  10. Now press Home and the Back buttons and the phone will reboot. Be patient here because it will reboot a couple of times.
  11. The radio image is now installed and it’s time to install the recovery image.

Install the recovery image:

  1. Connect the phone to the computer and mount the sdcard.
  2. Copy the the recovery image to the root folder of the sdcard.
  3. Rename the file to update.zip.
  4. Unmount the phone.
  5. Turn of the phone by holding down the red “Power” (hang up button) … then confirming with “OK”.
  6. Reboot the phone by holding down the Home button (House symbol) and and at the same time pressing the Power button.
  7. Wait for the triangel. Then hold down alt-key and and press L.
  8. Press alt+S.
  9. The update process will now start. The following text will be displayed on the screen:
    Android system recovery utility
    E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command

    Home+Back – reboot system now
    Alt+L – toggle log t ext display
    Alt+S – apply sdcard:update.zip
    Alt+W – wipe data/factory reset

    Installing from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    Installing update…
    formatting BOOT:…
    Extracting radio image…
    Formatting SYSTEM:…
    Copying files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Deleting files…
    Writing BOOT:…
    Installation complete.
    Install from sdcard complete.

    Press Home+Back to reboot

  10. Press Home+Back to reboot. At this point the image will be written to the phone. Now press Home and the Back buttons and the phone will reboot, at this point the image will be written to the phone. Be patient here because it will reboot a couple of times.

That was it. The Donut is now installed. :-)

I’m now using my Google Apps account on Android

When I bought my Android phone 6 months ago I wasn’t able to use my Google Apps account for my own domain (merikan.com). The only account that worked was my GMail account, so I have been using this until today. I wasn’t so eager to switch since i have all my IM friends connected to my GMail account but now I have changed this so it was time to do a change on my phone to.

I didn’t want to reset my phone to make that change so I did a little googling on the subject. I found this blog post that put me in the right direction. All I had to do was to run the setup wizard and to be able to run that I install the Any Cut application from the Market. Add a short cut to Setup Wizard (I had two and it was the second one ;-) ). I ran the setup wizard and that was it. I’m now using my Google Apps account on my Android phone.

Still have problem with Anroid Market since it can’t connect with this new account. When I run it it says: “No downloads from Android Market”. If you know how to fix this, help is appreciated.