The folks at the xda-developers forum have discovered yet-another updated ROM for the Google Nexus One. While some folks had been hoping that the next build would bring Android 3.0 Gingerbread, this appears to be a minor update to Android 2.2 Froyo with some bug fixes and a new version of the radio. Some folks say the operating system also seems to run faster.

A member of the Modaco forums also posted some benchmark scores showing the device running a little faster after the update.

Paul O’Brien and Modaco has repackaged the ROM so that it can be easily installed on any Android phone. Bear in mind that the stock image will futz with the Android Market, since it won’t allow you to see or download signed apps. So if you’re thinking about updating your phone, you might want to grab one of Paul’s images that says “FRF91 fingerprint,” which tricks the Market into thinking you’re still using an older version of Android.

The new update has the build name of FRG33.

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