Sign up ×
Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a Nexus One that I want to keep at v2.2 for testing purpose. But the update 2.3.4 has been pushed to my phone and I keep seeing the notification to install it. Is it possible to disable the system update notification?

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

I believe the only way to stop the OTA notifications for good is to unlock/root the handset and install FOTAkill.apk to the /system/app/ directory. The version of this app for Froyo can be found within the GApps package.

You might also need to "fake" your phone's signature by modifying the /system/build.prop file and altering the lines, so that they match the latest OS version.

On my Nexus One (it's rooted and running CyanogenMod 7) these are the relevant entries:
ro.product.model=Nexus One
ro.product.manufacturer=HTC 2.3.3 GRI40 102588 release-keys

In either case you will need to root your N1.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.