Software update for the G1 tomorrow?


Wow, not a day after the launch T-mobile and Google are prepping an OTA update for bug fixes and “working out the kinks.” I’m not sure if I am impressed by the rapid application of this OTA update or disappointed that one is ready not 24 hours after launch.

  • What does this update do? This update will include enhancements (I don’t know what is termed an “enhancement” and one bug fix that is visible to customers makes all songs from Amazon available for listening (Which apparently has not worked?)
  • Why do I need it? So your device will perform better long term and you don’t have to worry about corrupt files from Amazon. Expect all software updates to be pushed out by the end of the month.
  • Ummm, I didn’t get mine yet. Checking your software version will help as you probably have had the new software all along and were waiting for nothing.
  • How do I check my software version? From the main screen hit Menu > Settings > About phone > Build number.  Look for where it says RC##  The initial release is RC19.  The Updated release is RC28

Expect to be notified via text message that the update is available and you will allowed to accept the update and proceed or be reminded again later. T-mobile warns that this only the first update and its going to be small to ensure that “…updates download, install, and just plain work as designed before we expect them to overhaul your experience.” Great, now where is Pac-man????


via T-mobile


  • Kevman420

    Hey man has anyone used the PicSay app?
    I have just used it for first time and it is FREAKING AWESOME!!!
    How great is that application?
    Gonna be time for a favorite app to date post..
    Have to put that in FORUM…
    If you have not downloaded it do it NOW and try it out.
    Market Place is filling up and I am sure everyone’s phones will start showing all apps.
    I fonally got Pacman a little while ago and as old as that game is it Rocks and My kids just said that Pacman game is awesome dad… lol
    Everyone in my house loves the G1…
    My wife just asked about a game on tv for ids for holidays and I said hang on, since I sleep with G1, and I looked it up in about 15 seconds… hahahaha
    Wonder how long my wife will allow her in the bed… LOL
    Oh and the patch gets dowmload automatically for anyone asking how to get it…
    You will JUST get it if all works the way its supposed to..
    Imagine that…
    Android IS changing the game!!!

  • Kevman420

    Need spellcheck…
    finally,kids, and downloaded meant on above post…
    You will get patch automatically from what I have been told. No need to look for it…

  • Kevman420

    Alot of stuff is in the FORUMS
    I am just starting to realize how much is in there…
    I am a sloowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww learner…

  • D

    @kevman420 thanx for the update.I can’t wait for them to get skyfire for android and slingplayer for android also i’d love zoom and video recording.

  • John Martinez

    I love my G1, it was worth the long waited upgrade!

  • X

    the gps find my location just worked one time for me..
    aim is not working @ all other then that
    got no complaints the g1 is kicking ass

  • D

    Is it just me or is anyone else sound not playing when u receive an I’M or txt?also how do u save pix u receive in an MMS?help anyone.The gps works great except street views has old views.The streets in my area is showing a store being built but that store is up now.That was during the summer.And it keeps pulling up my a

  • D

    Is it just me or is anyone else sound not playing when u receive an I’M or txt?also how do u save pix u receive in an MMS?help anyone.The gps works great except street views has old views.The streets in my area is showing a store being built but that store is up now.That was during the summer.And it keeps pulling up my location 2 blocks away from my actual location but its fine pther than that.I love the compass mode.

  • Macho

    @d the street view showing old pictures is google not the phone I’ve seen it on the pc as well

  • D

    Oh ok.Is your sound working good when you receive a txt msg cause I’m not getting any sound although its on in the settings.

  • cb5

    How do you save a mms picture msg? I receive but have no option to save!

  • Shawn

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    Any comments that are not productive in any fashion, too negative, insulting, annoying, or inappropriate will not be approved.

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  • girafa

    Love the phone!!! I have been having some freezeups though and have to pull battery out to restart. Hopefully update will fix this. Used the live traffic during gps rushhour too, I’m mclovin it!!!!!

  • Rajesh

    I am having Commast email issue (can send, but only shows up one email and fail to load more). I searched the web and seems I am not alone, anyone got it working? How?


  • will

    @ rajesh
    im having the same issues. i cant only recieve emails but cant send any or with attachments cause it says error failed to send. hopefully when this update comes out ill will fix that issue.

  • D

    Anyone no how to stream online stations.
    Example: music?

  • jdslim

    Comcast doesn’t have a designated smmpt server so it is going to be an issue. This issue has been around for years and android isn’t to be blamed for issue. The way Tmobile got around this was by having the customer set email up using Myemail service. I havnt tested it yet but as an employyee I missed my chance to get it so I have to wait until mid november to get it.

  • Armytank

    Has anyone got the update yet?

  • D

    No update yet..Woo Woo,slingplayer is coming to android os soon according to the president of slingbox.Also according to blogs,skyfire is coming to android to.So which 1 comes 1st? Slingplayer,Skyfire or a flash player for the G1.

  • Armytank

    It also could be silver light from microsoft.
    I’ve seen it on a couple of sights

  • jon

    can somebody please help me.. i am downloading applications and im downloading pictures online for my wallpaper and i have a 8gb memory card but it isnt saving to my card it is saving to my phone.. how do i get it to save to my card and not my phone?

  • jdslim

    Aplications get saved onto phone.

  • D

    Anyone figure out how to save pix from text msg yet?I still can’t figure it out.This phone is so much better than my Wing.I can’t believe I thought the Wing was all that with skyfire and my slingplayer.The G1 is definitely the way to go..I sound like I’m an advertiser lol.

  • L.Krishna

    @ kevman420 & persia & HTBBTMS
    I don’t ever allow myself to be dragged into the gutter and I will resist the temptation this time, despite the provocation. I am, after all, the GOD OF LOVE.I will, however, ask your respective mamas to wash out those pottymouths of yours when i’m doing my lovegod thang with them later.
    now,lesson # 1:
    don’t jump to conclusions. it’s a bad habit derived from the misguided belief that you’re always right and everyone else is wrong and consequently, don’t deserve to have an opinion or the right to express that opinion. this however proves just how wrong you can be. don’t know if you can grasp that concept. get help if you need it. I won’t be repeating myself.
    lesson # 2: I, L.Krishna, in all my Godly magnificence, have been a customer of T-Mobile from inception. yes, I suffered through the growing pains of omnipoint, voicestream and T-Mob. I know what it’s like to call customer service to report a problem, wait 45 minutes, get disconnected, call back and wait another hour before getting to speak to a rep. i’ve been with this company longer, obviously, than you’ve existed in this world. that would be a little more than 10 years. i’ve earned the right to criticise whatever TF I want.
    lesson #3: try to avoid gushing and limit your use of the word ‘awesome’when trying to impress others who are skeptical of some device that means the world to you. you come across as being petty, trivial, inarticulate and illiterate. and I don’t believe you are any of those things. obtuse? yep. definitely. I keep forgetting i’m attributing intelligence to people who think it’s ‘exciting’ to not know if a problem will be fixed. not exasperating. not frustrating.
    exciting. and AWESOME!!!!!!!
    now, your puerility is beginning to bore me so let me respond quickly to your absurd assertations and accusations.WTF needs gps. why, that would be all the people who wouldn’t buy a new car that isn’t equipped with this incredibly useful device and all the others who buy and install them in their older vehicles. WTF turns out to be millions of people…all over the world. even you might find it useful when rushing off to indulge in some consumerism. you know that barcode reader thingy is going to make your life so ‘functional’ you will need something to help you navigate from store to store without getting lost. however, you won’t get much functionality from the google maps program masquerading as gps because it can identify your location, within 1700 meters of where you might actually be. i’ve had the same dumb program on my win mobile 5.0 MDA since early last year.
    don’t forget to save energy. turn off your tv before you run out to the store unless, of course, there are other people in YOUR ibasement watching HSN. I would have cautioned you about excessive ‘functionality’ in your busy lives but we need people like y’all to stimulate the economy so SPEND! SPEND! SPEND! and don’t forget to remove the adware that must be living in the darkened recesses of your desktop, you rascally, little price-matcning, price-checking sale-stalking gizmo-buying totally functional shopper, you.
    finally, forgive me for the error about the lack of an on-screen keyboard and phonepad. the model I saw at a downtown brooklyn T-Mobile store didn’t have these features.I hold myself blameless.
    peace out.

  • Armytank

    anyone get the update yet?

  • Sun.NY

    Lol @ dissertations on a Blog site

    @ army Im not sure but somethings on my G1 today the camera has more options the signal increased and the market has amillion apps now so i dunno

  • Armytank

    <ope no update for today.
    Atleast for what I know of.

  • D

    Still no update here and I got the G1 in pre sale.the pre sale supposed to get it between the 23rd and 25th according to some sites.Anyone learn anything new they’d like to share with us bout the G1?

  • deeJay718

    Still no hupdate but Im really praying that this update fixes the instant messenger services (especially AIM) but I love the browser on the phone. It actually beat my laptop. lol

  • D

    What’s wrong with aim.if u want the aim sound u just copy and paste the 1z from ur aim folder on ur pc and save it to ur sd card.then from there you just use extended rings.Hope this helped.

  • julio

    1st let me star off by saying the G1 is AMAZING (as you all know)….i just have a quick question… is it safe 2 download flash player onto the G1?

  • LJAY

    OK i have used the MDA and Wing for some time now and i was a little nervous with moving to the G1 but i did. I like the phone however there are some things that they need to update and do it quickly.

    1. Storage card access
    2. Visual message allert(i mean come on at least flash a light)
    3. add and on screen key board
    4. add bluetooth stereo headset support ( I mean come on now)
    5. let us store our programs to our memory card.
    6. the ability to actually exit a application you launched.
    7. and for crying out loud allow us to sync up with microsoft outlook..who the hell uses google contacts?????

    aside from my few issues with the phone i would reccoment it to anyone thinking about and upgrade. the issues can be easily fixed and im sure they will be down the line. As soon as you get the phone run out and by a new case. the one included sucks its nothing but a pouch and you must put it in your pocket. The battery life is also and issue for people who use the hell out of the phone which most will.

  • George

    I bought one in store today. It doesn’t have the update on it yet.

  • kiababi

    The fone is great hate the fact u can’t save pic from a pic mms have ne1 figured that yet

  • shaun

    i have rc7 on mine are u lot in the us i am in the uk so does that make a difference, buy the way i am very very happy with my g1 it is a sweet phone.

  • mark

    I bought the G1 primarily for listening to music via a Jabra SP700 bluetooth FM transmitter. The phone does not include the A2DP platform. What a joke!

  • Dave

    I recently bought the g1, I love everything about the phone except aim. Aim 2 me is really useful and important but on the g1, aim is awful. I’m about to trade in for a sidekick lx. If only the aim on the g1 can be good as the aim on the sidekicks. C’mon .! Update aim on the G1

  • Terry

    mine says RC30 whats that supposed to mean email me at if you know what it is

  • Armilonic Model Agency

    Hello everyone this for the people that are not sure how to download a pic on the. G1 from the internet. All you do is touch the pic and press till a screen comes out on your cell with diferent options scroll down till you see download. Also when you connect the G1 on you computer you have to approve the connection from you G1 before you can open a screen on the computer.