Jun 08 AT 3:42 PM Taylor Wimberly 191 Comments

Existing myTouch 3G users getting upgrade to Android 2.2 soon

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is the 2nd best selling Android phone in the United States, so hopefully this news will cheer a lot of you up. T-Mobile has just released some internal documents which states they plan to upgrade existing myTouch 3G phones (not just the Slide) to the latest software version, Android 2.2.

This is the good news I tweeted about back during Google I/O, but the official announcement never came until today. We expect that both the original myTouch 3G and newer myTouch 3G with 3.5 mm headset jack will both receive this upgrade. I saw and played with several Google Ions (aka HTC Magic) that are identical to the original myTouch 3G and they ran Android 2.2 great.

Earlier reports claimed the myTouch 3G would get Sense UI, but we are not so sure on that anymore. T-Mobile will be adding exclusive apps like Genius Button application and Faves Gallery, but it sounds like the phones will remain stock Android.

No information was provided on when this upgrade will occur other than “coming soon”. However, we know from previous leaks that T-Mobile has something really big planned for June 19th. We already knew it was related to the Slide, so there is a small possibility the Slide and existing myTouch owners could see a new software version on the same day.

For all the G1 owners out there, T-Mobile has made no official statements on the future of your phone. It’s technically possible for Android 2.1 to run on the device, but with every week that passes the chances grow slim that T-Mobile will actually update your phone. If you are desperate to hack your G1 and install Android 2.1 right now, we suggest taking a look at CyanogenMod.

Samsung Behold II owners will love the last line of document. T-Mobile says, “We hope this makes you as excited as it makes us. No phones left behind. That’s our pledge”.

Android 2.2 is "coming soon".

Source: TmoNews

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  • http://www.jessicajaniuk.com Jessica Janiuk

    Good God, finally!! What took them so long to officially announce this?

    • bonilady

      Yesterday I spoke on the phone with a tmo techie.. He told me that the 3g wasn’t going to get OTA updates because the “magic” couldn’t handle the update. More over I was saddened when he said there wasn’t enough “ROM,RAM” and it isnt gonna happen for the myTouch 1.6 users. :( I told him about the Promise of No Phone left behind. He didn’t recall “that” article in the tmo mag.. I continued to ask about the swipe, the genius button.. no ,not going to happen. I was on the phone to this guy for 15-20 min. Sounded like he wanted me to run out and get the NEW Android .. still while I paid $400.00 for my phone when it was new last year. (which works wonderful though). I don’t know what to think ..?? Angels with updates, or Devil of a lie.

      • http://Website Mocha K


        That can’t be true. T-Mobile wouldn’t had told us that we would get this. Maybe he was just trying to get you to buy a neew phone. WOW, I don’t know what to believe anymore. Its almost mid august and this said “update” should be “coming soon”.

  • http://www.cerebralhack.com MrOtsKrad

    Sweet….theres really only 2 things missing from the MTS ….root and 2.2 :)

  • http://blog.tenkely.net tenkely

    Very cool. Nice to see the MT3G get some love, finally!!
    Taylor, you said you saw it (Ion) running 2.2 at IO, did you notice anything streamlined for use on the slower processor? i.e. app drawer photo gallery, etc.

  • http://Website The H Man

    Sweet, what this means to me is that it will be easier for someone to port this over to the G1.

    • http://livinginagoogleworld.blogspot.com Jonathan Frederickson

      And the Hero. :P

    • http://Website dj

      i think it would be nice to see it soon…
      sporting a g1 since nov08.
      i just cant make up my mind for the next step… im thinking galaxy s…

  • Noice

    Yay!!! Tmo keeping themselves a customer!

    But I’ll still indulge in the Cyanogen version.

  • tass0s

    does that include unlocked htc magic???

  • http://Website plainbrad


    I’m excited.

  • http://Website hector

    Kudos to TMO!!
    Great news ^^

  • http://Website Mocha K

    Wow! Finally some news. This is exciting. Just when i thought that I was going to be left behind, T-Mobile pulls through with some good news.

  • mitchk

    Does anyone have any idea whether this is likely to come to the UK Vodafone HTC Magic? Any chances at all? D:

    • mitchk

      Okay well I just checked wiki and it says:

      “- The PVT32A, with a Qualcomm MSM7200A ARM11 processor and 288 MB RAM,
      - The PVT32B, with a Qualcomm MSM7201A ARM11 processor, and 192MB RAM.
      The only models that use the 32B platform are the original T-Mobile myTouch 3G (v1.2 of this phone, released in Feb 2010, switched to the 32A), the Vodafone Magic and the Google Ion developer phone.”

      Sooo if the lower 32b is on both the original mytouch3g and the HTC magic, I guess there is a chance we could see this appear in the UK for the vodafone Magic. *fingers crossed* :D

  • http://Website Jayy336

    Wooow good news to mytouch owners, they’ll actually be updated with phones such as the nexus and whatever else comes out soon.

  • Killa

    Yes!!! I’m so freakin’ exited!!! Thank you T-Mobile!

  • http://Website Queen Laqueefa

    I’ll believe it when my phone receives the OTA. T-Mo has dragged their feet on this for so long that I’m skeptical of anything they say.

    • http://Website Mocha K


  • Weeds

    There is a discussion going on at the IO device Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/io-device/browse_thread/thread/95961fa9751c0587

    2.2 was running on the ION during one of the presentations.

    Quote by Svetlin Stanchev:
    HTC representatives told me they will put the new firmware up on the website
    as soon as, and if, they receive it from Google.

  • http://Website Alan

    This is worth unrooting for

  • http://Website Jose

    we were promised 2.1 months ago! it never came. so as for 2.2 ill believe when i get the update. as for sense i happen to like stock android and all it does is slow things down so i hope we dont get stuck with the sense UI

    • http://Website Dethduck

      We were promised nothing months ago. All we’ve had till now was rumors and speculation, but never anything official. In fact the silence from T-mobile has been deafening.

      “If” they had been developing a 2.1 ROM, the reason we most likely haven’t gotten it by now is because development was switched to 2.2 as soon as Google informed them of it.

      Frankly, I don’t even care when it comes out. To finally have an “Official” word one way or another is all I really wanted. Knowing whether to expect something is better than not knowing.

  • http://Website kapsidi

    Funny thing is that I’m waiting for this so Cyanogen will make his best custom rom for Magic!!

    HTC Magic (32A) user here using CyanogenMod 5.0.8_test3

  • http://Website Tiarra

    If my MT3G isn’t updated by the end of July, I will be leaving T-Mobile AND the Android community, and switching to AT&T and getting the iPhone 4. The android updates are extremely slow unless you have the Nexus One.

    • http://Website Ruben

      Bye :)

      • http://Website Eric

        Careful Tiarra might throw a tantrum.

    • http://twitter.com/Android_Kev Android_Kev

      yes switch to the iPhone4. Its brand new features are things Android has been doing for months. And when was the last iPhone update? About a year ago, and didnt it cost like 20 bucks? Go Apple.

    • http://Website zedklind

      tis true that only the technically inclined may taste updates frequently. hobbies take time.

    • http://Website bman

      yes….android updates EXTREMELY slow….as opposed to the iPhone. Yes…the iPhone gets updated all the time. You don’t have to wait for one year for your next update. You’re right, Android with its 7 major releases updates slowly compared to the 3 major releases of Apple in 3 years.

    • http://Website Kyle

      I second this.

  • http://www.learcapital.com/exactprice Hal (GT)

    I’m liking this news very much. Changes the whole decision mode I was in about upgrading my phone.

  • http://Website joeskie

    This is great! Android 2.2 adds a 2x to 5x perfomance boost to the device that its put on. This means that this litt phone is hiding a lion! Can’t wait to see it work. One love tmobile.

  • http://Website Mahogany1

    I am so becoming irked by TMobile.

  • DustinHunt

    i’m so pumped. i have been attempting to root my mytouch 3g 32b 1.6 build dmd64 and failing. I’m new to this so its good to know 2.2 is coming. lets just hope we actually do get Sense UI, it’s so slick.

  • dethduck

    Yes! This is all I’ve been wanting, to hear either a yes or a no as to an upgrade. The silence and flying rumors have been deafening for a so long without an official word of any kind. I don’t even care about an ETA I just wanted to know IF we could expect an OS upgrade. The fact that it’s going straight to Froyo is just icing on the cake.

  • itimebomb494

    life is good again :)

  • http://Website Rey

    Wow this is great news, im excited to see the difference in speed, i was thinking there for a moment that MT3G wont be getting any more updates. Thank you Tmo !

    • http://Website Drew

      Behold2… left behind. My phone is less than 5 months old. yours truly, depressed BH2 owner

  • http://Website Shane

    Well crap……I have been a rooted user for less than a week now …..never thought this would ever even get to this stage. It will be interesting to see if it actually happens…….Quick question to anyone that knows, I know I can unroot my phone, I obviously wont recieve the OTA the way my phone is now……if I unrooted it and reverted back to donut…..should I then get the software update after a few hours. I know when I had problems in the intial root of my phone I called TMO and they told me how to send a signal that I needed an update.

    • evrynite

      lol, I feel your pain. I’m in the same boat!

    • evrynite

      I’m pretty sure all you have to do is have the sappimg.nbh file on your memory card and hold down the volume down and power button. It will boot up like it did originally.

      • http://Website Xoldier

        I rooted my MT3G used it for a few weeks and then unrooted and came back to 1.5 – couple days later, I recieved the OTA update which put my phone back to the initial 1.6.
        Yes, it can be done.

  • http://Website Kevin

    hmm this sounds very good. but at the moment i have an unrooted my MT3G. and i was wondering is there a way to reverse the process to make it back to the normal android version(1.6)and if i will be able to recieve this update

  • Sc4R3d

    Now I have a reason to buy the MT3G!!! I was hesitating to see if the N1 would hit TMO stores.

  • http://Website Hindle

    I got fed up waiting for tmobile to update the mytouch and decided to root and load cyanogen 5.08 test 3 and my phone is flying fast. apps2sd and overclocked to 576mhz, you wont get this fast with stock froyo. Even with jit compiler. Root and save yourself the disappointment.

  • http://Website mihavit malakai

    i dont believe this until tmobile announce this themselfs. sorry i heard this same story before so i dont trust it. i wouldnt hold my breath for this update.

    • http://Website Adrian

      this IS an internal tmobile document…what do you want? a press conference???

      • http://Website Jimmy13

        At this point yes. I have read this story for 2.0 and 2.1 now it’s 2.2. I mean earlier I heard 3.0 could be coming out before to terribly long maybe they’ll wait for that. Only like 3 weeks ago we were getting 2.1 with Expresso. This is starting to be the update that cried wolf. Though I do agree with some of Taylor’s posts. I rooted my phone and Cyanogenmod will do wonders for your phone.

        • http://Website Mocha K

          I too would like to hear more on this. I just can’t help to think that this may be a stunt to keep customers.

  • http://Website ben10

    I just hope Vodafone in Europe will join this update ang give new life to out beloved HTC Magic 32B…

  • drifter136

    +1 to all the HTC Magic owners. Supposedly Rogers was getting a 2.1 rom for the Magic for “testing” in late June, whereas the original promise was an update by mid-year. I’m seriously hoping the delay is blamed on Froyo, will make it all worth the wait.

  • http://Website jimzy

    nice, do we know when the release will be? been checking my phone everyday for a phone update =(

  • http://Website kenwick

    I for one was never promised an update when i bought my Fender edition MT3G so i am very happy to hear that we are going to be getting the 2.2 love also. BTW Tiara, my phone with 1.6 does pretty much everything that the new iphone does, plus it was a lot cheaper and on a much better carrier. so if you really want to give up on Android all i can say is Bye.

    • http://Website richard

      lucky you, ken, i wanted the fender, but they were sold out, im a big eric clapton fan, i got my touch with 1.6 it worked great , started lagging after about month and half had to order replacement after talking to reps, then replacement battery, and i hadnt downloaded many apps at all, still the update will make it worth my money , hope it comes soon , but like someone else said , il believe it when i see it, so far my experience with t mobile has been not to good, hope we get it in spring, take care

  • jakmayhopher

    I am SOOO excited about this!! at least we’re hearing T-mobile is making some effort with the MT3G, i mean we’ve been hearing so much news about it getting some kind of update. I wouldn’t mind 2.1 or 2.2, i’m just sick and tired of 1.6 though, they might get me to stay with them.

  • drifter136

    Here in Canada the HTC Magic got the Cupcake/Sense UI update back in January, and the phone became much easier to use as a result. Sense really is a very well thought out UI. 7 home screens too. I’d been toying with all kinds of home screen replacement apps until Rogers released the January update. Since then, Sense has had everything I was looking for in home screen functionality.

    Now I’m wanting the deeper functionality of 2.x and more efficient running of 2.2. I do admit I’ll be a little disappointed if, after waiting all this time, I only get 2.1.

  • http://Website Rob

    I’ll believe it when I see it. We’ve been hearing these rumors from this site and others for MONTHS. Show me the link to prove that this is actually from TMO and not just some idiot with Photoshop, then we’ll be getting somewhere. TMO has no financial motivation for upgrading these phones now that the new Slide version is out. I’ll be happy to be proven wrong, but I’ve gotten excited at rumors before and I’m not buying it any more.

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  • http://Website Cecilia

    if anyone works for tmo or knows someone at tmo, maybe you can give us an idea of what “soon” is. The term “soon” can mean anywhere from 1 second to 365+ days, please please please define “soon”.

  • http://Website Chidori602

    Thank god. i just bought a my touch 3.5mm like a month a go, then i hear about the slide.

  • guitarfreak846

    The MyTouch 3G Slide is a much more robust phone. The other MyTouch’s are outdated.

  • http://Website Shane

    Just got back from a TMO corporate store were I conduct my business, talked to an associate that I happen to be friends with and threw the press release out there , and its legit. Mytouch will be getting 2.2 soon , in fact sooner than the slide, but im expecting the OTA to take place in the next week or so. If anyone gets it and has photo evidence please post, because all the mt3g users have been held hostage for the last couple of months with promises of updates and it will be a great relief to make this a reality.

    • http://Website Mocha K

      If this is true, it is very good news. Really, i dont need the exact date i just want a month that it will be released. All in all this is very exciting.

    • http://Website zedklind

      lucky mytouch users get ota updates :(. while the g1 is used as a developer phone and wont run 2.1 or 2.2 at near full speed without destroying the battery within hours

    • http://Website brandon

      You sound like an idiot. why would an old phone with less ram and rom get an update before the new “flagship” device. I have both a mytouch 3g and the slide so either way i’ll get 2.2 but saying the 3g will get it before the slide makes it obvious that you’re just pulling it out of thin air. the only way the 3g will get the update first is if it gets the stock 2.2 firmware and knowing t-mo, they didnt shell out all that money for the custom espresso skin to keep it on one phone.

      • http://Website Dean

        why would you say he sounds like an idiot? the reason why the slide will take a little longer to receive the 2.2 upgrade is because of the customized sense on the phone, whereas the original myTouch doesn’t have it. that’s the downside of having a phone that runs htc sense, you have to wait longer to receive the android os updates.

    • jakmayhopher

      Hey Shane is this really true? Cause if not then your just getting all of our hopes up, again. Did your friend have like a date, like whatever is happening on the 19th of this month? is that when it’s coming out to us?

  • http://Website Chad V

    This is great! The MT3G has the capabilities and should be upgraded. Now we can use the Adobe Flash 10.1 for streaming media!!! So for all you AM radio guys this is awesome and no paying $15 for the MLB app so I can listen to games! Being able to have flash player on the phone is the best part about this upgrade for the MT3G.

  • Regdroid

    is it true? will my “my touch 3g” get theupgrade to 2,2???

    • http://Website Kevin

      Yep its coming,
      confirmed in the mytouch magazine

  • http://Website Chris

    Will we get the android 2.1 or 2.2 update for the mytouch 3g and will it be released this june for sure.

  • dubya504

    Thank you TMobile!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/joewrobel jwrob810

    hell yeah i can’t wait for this update

  • http://Website Cecilia

    (thinking to myself)

    ok Tmo, it’s already mid month…..where’s this update???

  • http://Website sean

    There is a rumor that the update is coming on June 19th.. not sure whether this would be 2.1 or 2.2

  • http://Website Gabe

    Hmm.. Froyo on a Mytouch3G? It sounds too good to be true. I’ll be waiting day by day for that OTA update

  • http://Website Mocha K

    Well if the rumors are true only 4 more days!

  • http://Website Shane

    From everything ive seen yes…..this is true…..ive been told also that yes the hardware in the mt3g will be able to handle froyo. I would think that the update would start streaming out on the 19th as previously stated

    • jakmayhopher

      well now t-mobile is giving out free phones on the 19th, are you sure….? There going to give us 2.2… :(

      • http://Website Mocha K

        I really do not believe that this update will come on the 19th. I believe it was stated that TMO had something special planned, which may be the free phones. I guess we have to see tomorrow.

  • http://Website Dr.Oxide

    well yes only 4 more days till the truth and if it does not happen i’m rooting because this wait is killing me!!

    • http://Website Kevin

      Well, I can confirm that 2.2 is coming to the myTouch 3g. Recieved the mytouch magazine today in the mail. On page 3 is the article that is shown in the screen shot confirming the update is coming. Now it is just a matter of when

      • dubya504

        So did I but it still didn’t mention a time frame!

  • http://Website Trevor leung

    Anyone have any idea how this will be delivered? I don’t have a data package, as I’m always connected via wifi. Will this be sufficient? Will it be a downloadable package?

    • jakmayhopher

      yes as always its better to be connected to wifi for downloading new updates.

  • jakmayhopher

    So its Friday, I really do still hope that we get 2.2 starting tomorrow or this weekend at least.

  • http://Website kris

    you all know that this “surprise” on the 19th is the free phones right? doesnt mean were getting an update.. although i really hope we do

  • I have flying monkeys

    well…no need to say what today is. we were hoping for something great (other than the sale) to happen. I’ll continue to look at my mt3g as if the idea of an upgrade never happened.

  • http://Website Tmobile employee

    I am an employee for t mobile and I can tell you guys we don’t even know when theres an update coming out until like a week our so before and there is no confirmation of an update yet.sorry I am a mytouch slide user and i hope we get it soon

  • http://Website TL

    Tell your bosses that we’re rooting & romming, and they can have their fairy tale update.


  • http://radioshack Andrew

    i work at radio shack and my t mobile rep told me to exspect the 2.2 update with in 2 weeks and that was on the 7th, im tired of waitnig

  • jakmayhopher

    well i just got the T-mobile mag saying that it will come soon, and i promise you i got this. i got it like 3 days ago. so thats givin me some hope.

  • http://Website kaspiahn

    No update as of today. I want Adobe Flash 10!

  • http://Website Cris H.

    Still waiting… anxiously.

  • http://Website Issac

    Im too tired of waiting, and im getting pist off that the update didnt come. Y is t-mobile the only provider that isnt providing the update. I really dont care wat they put out (2.1 or 2.2) but they better come out with something.

  • http://Website kevin

    *stabs T-Mobile rep.*

  • http://www.myspace.com/gmboyzdetroit Jamie Cash [ GM Boyz ]

    Ok feels like we have been waiting years now. I hope we get it this week. I bet iphones get update daily or something.lol We gotta wait a year or two.

  • http://Website Alejandro

    I bet they’ll update the mytouch 3g the same time they’ll update the Samsung Vibrant (which means NEVER!!)…

  • http://Website Mocha K

    I just dont understand how TMO can sit there and not give costomers information about things. I woulld like to know the progress of the update, and all they have to say is “soon”. I just wwant an update.=[

  • http://Website androiduser

    I heard the update will be out for the my touch this July.

  • dubya504

    I hope it is July. I’m sick and tire of hearing nexus 1 is getting the final update of froyo 2.2.

  • dubya504

    Check this out!

    Beginning July 1st, customers that upgrade through T-Mobile Customer Care will be required to pay for their handset upgrades at the time of purchase by credit or debit card instead of billing the charges to their T-Mobile account. EIP customers will be required to pay the first installment only in addition to the Upgrade fee and shipping costs. As for non-EIP customers, T-Mobile will require you to pay the full payment. Customers who want to pay by check or cash will be required to visit their local T-Mobile store to complete their transaction. Government and Business accounts are exempt from this policy change.

    Why is T-Mobile going to enforce this new policy? According to Magenta, changing this policy will also create consistency by aligning all of Customer Care with the “pay up front” policy currently used by FlexPay and Retail. How does it effect Magenta? In the long run, these changes will increase revenue, which would go towards improvements with Customer Loyalty offers and network expansion.

    • jakmayhopher

      so…this means what? are you going to have to pay for the 2.2 upgrade?

      • dubya504

        I dunno, I saw this on TMONEWS and so I was wondering the same thing.

        • http://Website jake

          That statement is no where close to saying we need to pay for ota updates, is talking about new devices… hints the reason it mentions shipping and handling, and I agree its bs they tell us in may we’ll be getting it soon then two months later all they got is pissed of MT users

      • http://Website Mocha K

        From this statement, it doesn’t seem like we would have to pay for 2.2. This only tells me that if i want to upgrade to a different handset that i would have to pay up front.

  • dubya504

    What happen to No Phone Left Behind?

  • dubya504

    Froyo 2.2 is coming. Here’s the kicker you gonna have to pay for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://Website Mocha K

      Who says?

    • http://Website MyTouch3G

      Not the case at all. You do not have to pay for any OTA update of your operating system. Upgrades (buying a new phone for your line) are not the same thing as updates (software for your current phone to operate more effectively)

  • dubya504

    I hope not and I pray not, but we’ll see.

  • http://Website Trevor L.

    To be perfectly honest, this is all a bunch of bullshit. Fucking awful handling of the situation TMO, give us some serious fucking information, or don’t tell us anything. This is like dandling a cookie on a string just out of reach, and never letting us get to it.

    Either deliver the goods, or tell us it’s never coming. This is bullshit.

    • dubya504

      I’m right there with you Trevor L..

    • http://Website Mocha K

      I feel the exact same way. I really do believe that this was a stunt to keep customers from leaving.

  • http://Website dk20005

    You guys need to read the upgrade fee is if your going to purchase a new phone as in upgrade to a new phone not to get a software update. All they did is make it so you have to pay for the upgrade fee up front instead of it being billed to you t-mo bill like it has been in the past.

  • http://Website Alejandro

    ugh.. my MT3g is starving to death! It needs some froyo! Stat!

  • Mocha K

    Im tired of waiting. I wish i never knew they could update phones, then i wouldn’t feel so let down.=[

  • dubya504

    If you check out the home page on this site you hear about new phones coming out with froyo and mytouch original user are still waiting. It’s a Damn Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dubya504

    HTC talks Android updates, says Froyo should arrive before Christmas!!!!!! CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS!!!!!!! HTC,Google,Tmobile and Android can take their Christmas present and stick it where the doorknob hits them! This unacceptable. It’s like their dangling a carrot out of reach just to keep you interested. Man Fuck them this is what they called SOON! Remember froyo is coming out SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah right

  • http://Website Mocha K

    August!!!!! WTF, Thats whack.

  • http://Website MyTouch3G

    I have to agree that I really want this update for my phone as well however I think all of this is being blown way out of proportion. T-mobile must first transfer all of the new OS code for the new phone and the drivers and then test this so they don’t have a bunch of phones crashing and then you really would be upset. The update is coming. Patience is a virtue. Yes, there are other phones with this OS but the reality of the situation is that even if you upgrade to a new phone with the new OS then there will be a newer and better phone coming out within 90 days that blows that phone out of the water. I mean they are already talking about the development of the new Gingerbread version of android coming out for next year.

    Realistically, we just need to be patient. Currently the only phone running on the new 2.2 OS is the Nexus One. This is because this phone was straight from google and did not need any tweaking of it’s drivers to function with the new OS. So if you really can’t wait for FROYO then spend the $530 for the unlocked Nexus One from Google. And besides 95% of people who have an Android phone do not even know there OS system can be updated. We are only a small gnat in T-mobiles ear, nagging about this update. Do you really think that such a small group can make them drop everything for this update?

    We will get this update, but be patient. :]

    Trust me, I want this as badly as you do!

  • http://Website tiredofwaiting

    This is not exactly an argument to stick with HTC phones or the Android operating system. Allowing months and months to go by and upgrade after upgrade pass by the consumer… WTF! I get a new phone every year or two, not every 3 months. F it… keep this shit up and see how well the android market continues to grow.

    • http://Website MyTouch3G

      You know you are right. They should just not update the operating system at all for any phone so we no longer have this issue. The original Mytouch would stay running 1.5 and this would not be a problem. But no, they are going to update the OS so you have a better running phone. Look at the update as a gift that they do not have to give. Repeat DO NOT have to give. No where does it say they have to update your phone when you signed up for your contract. There are many phones out there that do not get updates at all. If you had an Iphone, you would have had to pay $20 for the OS update. And there updates only come around once every year or so.

      So bottom line, be patient. :]

      • dubya504

        you be patient!

        • http://Website MyTouch3G

          I am. Froyo will be so awesome with the new JIT that will speed up the whole phone!

  • http://Website sistah

    Awesome, I love my My Touch!

  • jakmayhopher

    I was just told by three T-mobile reps that the mytouch will be getting 2.2 sometime this week! I hope it’s true!!! ^^

    • http://Website Trevor L.

      @jakmayhopher, tmobile retail reps? customer service phone reps? What reps are you talking about? Thanks…

    • http://Website Mocha K

      ummmmm, I have no clue if I should believe this or not. I rather not, because of the fact that I know there is a huge chance that I would be let down. Also, because i haven’t heard of any such thing.

      • jakmayhopher

        Hey i’m just telling you that what i was told. I don’t want to believe this, but it gives me some kinda hope that T-mo isn’t bailing out on us.

  • hellomotto

    @jakmayhopher Ok, they would tell you and not the press. Tmobile suck big time, and I’m over it all for the simple fact of #1 why would tmobile sell htc hd2 with a windows os on it, and not android on it #2was told about a month and some about 2.2 update for original and new mytouch and the update is not here yet; people what is soon because soon is a week or tw0 for me don’t know about you all #3 Tmobile sales are sinking low low low low!!! #4 TMOBILE + A SO CALLED SOON UPDATE=EPIC FAIL.

    • http://Website Mocha K

      I agree, but at this moment, I think the only thing left to do is either switch carriers or wait patiently.

  • dubya504

    Smoke and mirrors!

  • http://Website jake

    I have the mt3g and I have the 2.2 update the ota came today to my phone its great anybody else gets there’s.

    • jakmayhopher


    • http://Website me

      I believe you, Jake. I also believe you rooted and put the rom on to GET the update and that it is not the official one. Yeah, a stable rom for 2.2 exists for mytouch 3g, but to get it, you must void your warranty.

  • http://Website MyTouch3G

    He is joking. There is nothing listed about the update anywhere else, including the support section on Tmobile site to update software.

  • http://Website issac

    @ jake, how stupid are u to get someones hope high like that. although i didnt believe it one bit, and pretty much the MAjority of people didnt believe u either. But theres people out there that are stupidly gullable and will believe you. Your a messed up person for getting their hopes high. Lol

  • http://Website jake

    I’m not joking I stay In michigan I uploaded it on youtube check it out.

  • http://Website Cristian

    I just spoke with a tmo rep and he said that they don’t have ANYTHING scheduled in the system and he thinks 2.0 won’t be available till fall. Don’t know bout you but I’m tired of playing the waiting game.

  • jakmayhopher

    ok Jake if your not lying why would we go to frakin youtube to look at it? and do you know ANYONE else who got this? cause if your joking thats fucked up

  • http://Website MyTouch3G

    If so you would have posted a link to the video on youtube. Like I said, there has not been an update as of yet.

  • http://myspace.com/elcow86 elcrow86

    do you know of any dates for the update ????

    • http://Website MyTouch3G

      Sorry but no one does at this time. Can’t wait though!

  • hellomotto

    I’m soooOO happy! that the xda-developers, ported android 2.2 with FROYO!!! to the HTC HD2 with a now more stable ROM TODAY!!!. T-MOBILE keep your update because I would rather be running FROYO on a much faster CPU, and a much bigger SCREEN. Lightning Fast 1Ghz CPU, 4.3 High Resolution Multi- Touch Screen, 16 GB’s Memory. Android 2.2, and much much more RAM FROYO, WINDOWS MOBILE 6.5 with a option to DUAL BOOT! you got to be kidding me? as long as I was waiting for this crap! I know the original 3.5 mm jack my-touch gonna be choppy and lag like LMAO! GOOD JOB xda-developers for a very very SMOOTH ANDROID WITH FROYO OS THANK YOU! SO LONG SUCKERS, THE LIARS THAT IS>>>> :}

  • http://Website Bill Smith

    “Soon” is taking along time to get here! More like vaporware. T-mobile, YOU LIE!

  • http://Website Dpat

    what does FROYO mean?

    • http://Website Mocha K

      Frozen Yogart =P

      • http://Website Mocha K

        ooops Yogurt. =]

  • http://Website MyTouch3G

    FROYO is the codename for the Android 2.2 operating system. If you have 1.6, then you have DOUGHNUT. If you have 2.1, then you have ECLAIR.

  • http://Website stearnzilla

    i read something that said it will be in the 3rd quarter so no later then september, if that helps

    • dubya504

      At first it was the end of July. It’s like waiting for paint to dry or you on a long drive with your kids and they ask ” Are we there yet” No! Are we there yet? Are we there yet? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t we have froyo? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/beautifulmartyr Tangi

    If almost 2 months is “soon” to T-Mobile, I sure as hell would hate to see what “later” is.

    I tried to give them the benefit of doubt, but this is becoming a tad ri-GD-diculous.

  • http://Website Mocha K

    Well, I can’t really say that i want to wait for this update anymore. I don’t know if i want the Vibrant, or wait till the HSPA+ Phone to come out, or this project emerald, which I think is the Iphone 4 but i could be wrong. I just wish that we recieved more information on the update process. I think that would help in anybody’s decision to upgrade to a new phone or whatever they plan to do.

  • http://Website chris

    Did anyone get a message from tmobile saying a update coming cause I got a message today.

    • http://Website Cristian

      What exactly did it say?

    • http://Website Cristian

      I say you’re full of sh1t!

  • http://Website kevin

    one more week….. it should be coming out mid-August according to my friend who works at a Tmobile store. Hopefully its true. The Cliq phones are also due updates at the same time.

    • http://Website TL

      There is no update. It’s a fairy tale. Your post echos what other people have been posting every other week for the last three months.

  • http://Website Dave

    A point to consider. Each program has to be tested and debugged for Froyo, a process obviously takes considerable time and effort. I rather have a Froyo that works bug-free. I accept the fact about an Froyo update taking so long. When Froyo finally comes to my MT3G… I’ll pat my own back for being patient!

  • http://Website Ed

    I’m already running Android 2.2 Froyo on my mytouch 3G
    go to cyanogenmod.com and get it!

  • http://na mt3gusr

    I do not think the update is going to come at all. Come december new phones spark new interests, few people will still have MT3G. But I will wait for new a better products already weeded out by new users. Hoping that Iphone 4 will come to tmobile, in that case I will be using that device, same product always only changes look and software.

  • http://dr3amcast3r.wordpress.com/ dr3amcast3r

    This article is from June 8th, today it’s August 20th (more than two months have passed) And I still haven’t received my 2.2 update. So how “soon” can one expect it?

    let’s face it, older phones are being discarded by google, manufacturers and carriers… :(

  • http://Website Robert

    I agree that the MT3G is probably a low priority for T-mobile right now, seeing how the Vibrant is getting so much buzz and the G2 is set to launch soon. Another thing to consider is the fact the mytouch is really a crappy device.

    I upgraded to the mt3g 3.5 back in April and almost immediately had network and performance issues with it. I exchanged it for the same model and this one worked for about two weeks before the same issues started appearing again. By that time it was too late to go back and exchange it for something entirely different. For the past several months I’ve been going round and round with T-mobile tech support about these issues and so far the phone is still not working as advertised. In addition I’m now getting wifi connectivity issues! So long story short: my smartphone only connects to the network about 30% of the time. But hey, at least I haven’t gotten any dropped calls…yet.

    I’ve been waiting for the ota froyo update for months, because I’m hoping it will improve my mt3g’s issues. I know from rooting and flashing Cyanogenmod on my old G1 that 2.2 can greatly improve a substandard phone’s abilities. I used the upgraded G1 for a couple of days and was amazed at how well it performed. Even better than my new phone. I’m very optimistic on what 2.2 can do for my mt3g, so that’s why I’m waiting impatiently for the ota.

    But alas, its beginning to look doubtful that it will ever happen. The logic being why would they waste time working the bugs out of fryoyo on outdated phones like the G1 and mt3g when they already have the next generation of androids coming out that froyo is actually designed for. If you improve an older phone’s capabilities with a simple OS update it makes it likely your customers won’t need to upgrade their phones for along while. That will impact T-mobile’s bottom line.

    • http://Website Trevor L.

      What will also impact T-Mo’s bottom line are customers like me, that don’t like getting abandoned, and can’t afford the latest smart phone every 6 months there is a Android Update.

      If they are unwilling to support their phones whatsoever after they’re sold, then they’ve lost me as a customer. This is the point of Android, it’s upgradeable. If I bought a Tmo flip phone this would be a non-issue.

      But no, I bought their flagship Android device which they appear to be completely abandoning.

  • http://Website Neil

    Yeah… well this post is damn near three months old now. Where the fuck’s the update? Does it really take,this fuckin’ long to test an update? C’mon motherfuckers…

  • http://Website Mocha K

    I had to leave my MT3G for the vibrant. I really didn’t want to wait for this update anymore and had to move to a more supported device.

  • event

    Regardless of my receiving the update to 2.2 or not, I will be leaving t-mobile after my contract is up. They advertised this phone harder than any other device I can remember and then give us the shaft on multiple updates… I waited out on the G1 so I wouldn’t be an early adopter just to circumvent this kind of treatment and was still caught up in it.

    I honestly feel like I’ve been robbed. I mean this phone is terribly weak, it makes me so pissed when it bogs down or force closes that I want to throw it at a wall…

    Their network sucks too…

    • http://Website GrassIsAlwaysGreener

      Event, phones are obsoleted within a year, sad but true. I just came from Sprint after 10 years and you won’t find anything better there and cost is MUCH higher and you get nickel and dimed to death with clueless CS and an arrogance that is disgusting. Verison… CDMA, ATT… over-sold network and high cost, etc. I got my mt3g for $100 (working fine), no contract, 3 smart phones and $100 cheaper per month than Sprint.

      • event

        The Mytouch3G was was obsolete less than 6 months after it launched… Also, this isn’t my first provider, phone, or smart phone… I’ve been on the other side and the grass is a lot greener, T-mobile sucks.

  • http://Website Trevor L.

    Yep T-mobile sucks. Ive posted in this thread multiple times in the last few months, and its gone no where. Good news MT3G (First generation, no headphone jack, 32B) Users!

    Prior to a couple weeks ago, the rooting process for our phones was extremely difficult. Now, its as easy as installing an off-market app, and pressing one button. Then, you’re free to install Cyanogen Mod. The entire process was <10 minutes, and incredibly easy.

    My phone went from a POS that was slow as hell, to a completely new phone thats lightening fast; and best of all… FROYO! Follow:


    You just need Universal Androot (link in guide under rooting, off market), and ROM Manager (in market).

    Make sure you have 32B not 32A for this guide. 32A users, its still pretty difficult.


  • http://tmobilesuck ssl

    where is the update for mytouch 3 g, you made a big deal saying NO PHONE LEFT BEHIND…. that was months ago,……. i will never go back to F ing tmobile

  • http://Website Mocha K

    This sucks, but not hat bad because i switched from the mt3g to the vibrant. the vibrant doesn’t have 2.2 either but it has 2.1. When my contract is up i will be looking for a new carrier.

  • http://Website Reg Ridley

    This B/S has been going on for over a year. Ive been waiting since I bought mt3g, for the upgrade.
    Ive even gone to the T-Mobile stores and had a fantacy answer. Believe me, its just another delay.,I don’t trust anyone that LIE’S to its customers . I’ll give T- mo. till the rest of my contract to do there duty.then I will reconsider who I go with.

  • http://Website Sterge

    Yep, this is nonsense… I’m at the point I’m considering buying out my contract (1 year left) to go back to Verizon… awful customer service. If it’s not coming, fine, but don’t play with your customers like this… you will lose them.

  • http://Website Issac

    maybe the update aint coming because they are releasing the Mytouch HD around november or december.

  • Kevinthebox

    Its coming!!!!!! Check out the main page of Android and Me and you’ll know what im talking about :]

  • http://Website Reg Ridley

    Maybe its time to go with an American Provider !!

  • http://Website vertigo

    Just received the first of two updates to froyo. Finally here!

    • http://FroyoUpdate- Okuser

      Did your mytouch 3G really get it’s update to Froyo??? Did you initiate it via rooting or did it come over the air???

  • http://Website Kelly

    My mytouch hasn’t received anything.. what should I do? I wanted my upgrade

  • http://Website Ramon gonzalez

    I swear if T-mobile does not come out with a official 2.2 upgrade for mytouch iam getting a iphone

  • http://Website Musyimi

    How do I upgrade Mytouch 3G to adroid 2.2?

  • http://Website Sean


  • http://Website Name (required)

    Hi i got a mytouch fender just wondering . how come the mytouch fender won’t get the upgrade the filmware say 1.6 and my girl’s phone got the system upgrade now her phone is 2.2 I see the big deference on the phone. The fender sopose to be the. Better phone

  • http://Website bassdude5

    Well here it is Jan.2011 and still no update for the my touch 3G Eric Clapton model. No phone left behind my ass!

  • http://Website jennifer


  • http://Website rick

    i got upgrade sent to my mytouch 3g and it was horrible. i want a new phone or take it back! SUCKS! slowed down my phone and does’nt do what it is suposed to do. my wife has same phone and same thing happened to here. i paid 300 for it last year. what a waste of money. at&t will be getting a new costumer soon!! thumps down for tmobile

  • http://Website al

    I just got the android 2.2 on a fender my touch 3g. IT SUCKS!! it runs way too slow probably because of all that I candy whats worse is there is no way to go back to the first version that worked. This OS update has really screwed up the phone & half the photos & music are missing!