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How to Enable Multitouch on Your Nexus One

Get the latest and greatest feature for your Nexus One -- multitouch, enabling zoom and more.


  • Step 1: Wait for your phone to reboot. You will see a screen with a robot and an exclamation point inside a triangle.
  • Step 2: Select Recovery from the following screen. It will begin the reboot process.
  • Step 3: Press the Power button and Volume Up button simultaneously. Try again if you don't get it right the first time.
  • Step 4: Choose Apply using the trackball and wait for the phone to work its magic.
  • FACT: Transparent surface touchscreen technology was first developed in 1974 by Dr. G.S. "Sam" Hurst, founder of Elographics, Inc.
  • Step 5: Reset your phone if the multitouch function doesn't work the first few times. Check out the finger-pinch zoom and view websites up close and personal.
  • TIP: A white screen with three robots will appear immediately after turning your phone on. If this doesn't happen, turn off your phone and try again.
  • Step 6: Select Bootloader from the white screen that appears after your phone turns on.
  • TIP: You can also try Dolphin Browser or Dolphin Browser HD. Both have the multitouch built in and are a quick download away.
  • Step 7: Download the official Google multitouch update.
  • Step 8: Rename the downloaded file to "" For Windows users, name the file "download," because the file is already zipped.
  • Step 9: Copy the file to your microSD card to save it.
  • Step 10: Turn off your phone and hold down the track ball while you press the Power button to turn it on again.
  • : Making changes to your phone may void the warranty. If your phone becomes unusable due to changes you made, replacement service may not be available.

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