If you’re using a G2 or myTouch 4G and you’ve yet to see the update to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) hit your device over the air, don’t fear. T-Mobile has your back. Now that some minor schedule adjustments have been made, the official date for in-store updates is August 6 (for most users). For anyone in the West and Midwest regions, the date is August 13th. Just take your G2 or myTouch to a T-Mobile retail location and get updated to Gingerbread.
The procedure is pretty straight forward and only involves a “software update SD card.” You simply walk into the T-Mobile store of your choice, hand over your device, insert the card and wait patiently. You do lose information stored on your phone if you’re bringing your device in because of a botched update, so be sure to make backups and put everything you can on your personal SD card. T-Mobile’s support site lists the exact procedure as follows:
- Updating at the store can erase all the data on the device. The SD card will not lose data.
- Back up your data, synchronize your contacts to Google or T-Mobile Backup, and write down the names of all the applications you will want to re-install.
- The update can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
- The update requires that your phone has over 50% battery life at the store.
- The rep at the retail store will:
- Remove your personal SD card.
- Insert a software update SD card.
- Wait for the update to download and install on the device.
- Remove the software update SD card.
- Insert your personal SD card again.