Jul 21 AT 3:58 PM Nick Gray 13 Comments

Leaked update brings Gingerbread to non-rooted T-Mobile G2

Now that T-Mobile’s pushing out the Gingerbread update for the myTouch 4G, the T-Mobile G2 is probably the next phone on the list to get the Android 2.3.3 update. HTC’s been teasing us for over a month, and T-Mobile’s been sending out refurbished G2s loaded with Gingerbread. We still don’t have any clue when T-Mobile plans to release the update for the G2. But if you’re willing to take matters into your own hands, we have something you may be interested in.

A leaked Android 2.3.3 build for the T-Mobile G2 has surfaced and can easily be flashed to non-rooted devices. The installation process is so simple, you could be running Android 2.3.3 on your T-Mobile G2 in less than 15 minutes. Be sure to click the source link below for more details on how to install the leaked Gingerbread build on your G2.

As always, we want to remind you that flashing official and unofficial ROMs can be a dangerous process. Make sure you read all the instructions carefully. Anyone who has a rooted T-Mobile G2 will probably want to pass on this build, since there is currently no way to root the phone after this update has been flashed. If any of you do happen to install this update, we’d love to hear how the process goes and what you think of the darker UI tweaks in Gingerbread.

Via: Phandroid

Source: T-Mobile Forums

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Chris

    I flashed this a few days ago, just couldn’t wait anymore for T-Mo to push it out. So far I like it, but I’m not seeing the battery improvements that everyone claimed I would with GB. Not that it matters, I still get through a day of normal use, and keep a charger by the couch for days of heavy use.

  • M3rc Nate

    Pass (cause i only do official stuff) but im excited for 2.3.3 on my G2, its taken longer than expected but the update is a big difference from my current froyo so its not like i have THAT much to look forward too.

    • http://Website Paul

      BUt this is official, it’s T-Mobile signed. Otherwise it wouldn’t install on an unrooted phone. It has to be signed and such or the phone would reject it and revert back.

  • http://Website G2 Man

    I have no idea if this directly related to this update, but I have been having radio or signal issues since I flashed this a few days back. Is there another radio I can flash without having root that could fix this issue?

  • noriega713

    Cyanogen has 2.3.4…just sayin’…Congrats to everyone who held off rooting their phones…I sure as hell couldn’t wait, so i rooted it and got Cm7 & MIUI …lol

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I can certainly say I’ve enjoyed my root access on my G2. Still, I’m almost tempted to flash this update just to see how stable this build is. I love flashing ROMs all thew time but it would be nice to live with a phone that just works without any hack or major tweaking.

    • http://Website ihatefanboys

      my un-rooted G2 works just fine, has from day one. was your G2 defective ? if so, why didnt u return it for a new one ? i find myself asking so many people that these days… people that go online and whine about the G2 and random reboots and the like and they keep the phone and go online and bitch about it. its the same annoyance i had with the morons that complained about the G2′s loose hinge, meanwhile the idiots couldnt fathom that a hinge has no spring, its like a door, so if you hang the phone upside down the hinge miraculously opens…..dont mine me , im venting.

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        No, my G2 was not defective. I rooted it last year because I need the ability to take screen shots and need to tether internet connection from time to time. The original ROM on the G2 was really stable (I still mave it saved as a backup on my memory card and switch back to it from time to time). Once the official Gingerbread ROM gets rooted, I’ll probably throw it into regular ROM rotation.

  • http://Website J

    Feels like I’ve been waiting for 6 months for this, hurry it up T-Mobile!!

  • http://Website Jes

    I may have been assuming wrong, but I thought all OTA updates kept users’ settings/data/personalizations. Since this is essentially an OTA that is manually applied via direct download, I flashed this onto my sister’s G2 without backing up her data. Ten minutes later, she was not a happy camper. :/

    So, just FYI to all others who assume, like I did…

  • http://www.yuewuhen.com Android Atlas

    What a pity! My G2 is still not available until now.

  • Chav

    To this idiot “ihatefanboys”. I have never signed on to any of these complain sites to cmplain about this G2 because it works better than most of the phones I have had over the years. But that doesn’t mean people didnt do the right thing in returning the G2 for a new one. I returned my G2 three times and the robooting problem still happens so you might not wanna run yur mouth so fast. If anyone buys something and it does not work right they have every right to complain As for the hinge,well its not the best but it works for me. And fyi, it does use a spring, 2 of them. They are just week. So please feel free to vent, just make sure u know what yur talking about.

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