myTouch3G Users, Your Wish Is About To Come True

So many of you have written in, asked on Twitter or really just begged for information regarding the possibility of future myTouch3G updates. While HTC has been pretty clear regarding Android updates for phones released this year, myTouch3G users have been left wondering. Well wonder no more as the above screen shot gives you all the answers you want. You may now rest assured that Android 2.2 aka Froyo is coming your way. It was just early May when T-Mobile’s VP of Product Innovation Andrew Sherrard gave hope for a 2.1 update. Guess that idea went right out the window as you are getting 2.2!

Lets just recap before the questions flow where it specifically says “Coming soon,” which means we don’t have an official date but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more!


  • mytouch

    First….. This is exciting cant wait :D

    • mmaxxsooner

      And the behold 2 will get 1.6 WOOHOO! what a joke galaxy s BITE ME!

      • JaylanPHNX

        You know what, you can bite me with this Galaxy S is the same as Behold II B.S.! The Behold II sold like cold ass, why would they waste time upgrading all ten users? The Galaxy S is the company flagship being released on over 100 carriers worldwide with a multimillion dollar PR campaign. There’s a big damn difference. Get over your pity party, Behold II owners and let us enjoy our anticipation of a great phone.

      • pimpstrong

        @ JaylanPHNX THANK YOU I’m tired of these Behold II people bitchin about how that failed device isnt getting brought up to speed. BH2 FAIL, SGS FTW

      • jake

        X2 on the bite me galaxy s, it is the same as the behold 2, when it launched it was one of their most powerful android phones, the SGS will get the same left out in the cold treatment, Jaylan you can bite me, there were 10s of thousands of people who bought that phone you douche, whatever 7 months down the road we told you so.

  • tom

    finally the my touch is getting an update and i thought it would only get 2.1 but its getting 2.2
    it cant get any better than this

  • Derek

    HECK YES!!!!!!

  • Meredith Haynes

    I hate to see such a terrible grammar mistake in a headline like this. It should be “Your wish is about to come true”, as in the possessive “Your”. Not the contraction “You’re” for “You are”. Come on.

    • David

      Meredith, worry about stuff that matters, I couldn’t correct the mistake quick enough as the site kept going down…Sorry, I’ll do a better job next time.

      • jmts80

        Gotta love the grammar Nazis. BTW what is up with the site lately? It seems to go down a lot lately…

      • Perno

        Meredith is what you name your kid if you want to raise a grammar nazi. Mission accomplished.

    • SayaX

      Get over it, Meredith!

    • pimpstrong

      Meredith Haynes is fail

      • Jack

        Seriously, you guys are going to rag on someone for pointing out a mistake? I guess it’s safe to assume you all don’t even know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re.’ Did you guys make fun of the smart kids in school too? Because that’s cool.

        If the mistake was in a comment post by someone or a message board reply or something like that, then no, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But this was the headline on a fairly major blog/news site. Yes mistakes happen, and I’m sure the writer knows correct grammar. But there’s nothing wrong with pointing out the mistake.

        On a side note, so many idiots don’t know the difference between your, you’re, its, it’s, and so on. Sure, we’re grammar nazis. But if people actually learned how to read & write then we wouldn’t be pointing out these mistakes so much.

        • David

          You know, it was an honest mistake and I didn’t catch it in my battle to post the story while the blog was suffering under heavy load. It took me more than a few minutes to get the post corrected because I couldn’t access the page. It’s not really worth discussing anymore.

    • cellmate

      rage, rage, Meredith – good for you!

  • kast

    Now all I need is Tmo to get Motorola on board with updates and the entire family will be Froyo’d!

  • Deadpan

    Yeah? Where’s BB 5.0 for my 8900, you #$%^$^s!?!

    • RayBean

      I have a 8900 too and you should just consider it in the same boat as the G1. Its dead to Tmobile. It does suck that they discontinued the 8900 before they even upgraded us to 5.0. But I’ve come to the realization a long time ago to not worry and just upgrade to another phone! Its our only option.

      • jabombardier

        its dead to the manufacturer. t-mobile doesn’t have control of phone software upgrades.

      • TonyJohns


        Yes T-Mobile does. RIM pushes out the update, it’s up to the carrier on how and when they want to release it. There are 5.0os released for the 8900, but T-Mobile didn’t pass it on to their 8900 subscribers. The 8900 is still selling on AT&T, so it’s not dead to the manufacture (RIM). It’s dead to T-Mobile.

    • Daedalus

      Ohh it is there my daughter is running 5.0 on her BB8900 just had to storm the walls and pull a version from another company.

    • Cyberpyr8

      If you really want 5.0 for the 8900 it is available and easy to upgrade. Granted, T-Mo never delivered it but I was running it from the time it was in early beta and you can get a stable version for your phone from Rogers or Orange.

      I am glad to see that T-Mobile hasn’t forgotten the MT3G users in upgrading to 2.2.

  • effdee1121

    yesss!can’t believe a phone like the mytouch is getting android 2.2! i guess it was worth the wait.

  • mingkee

    Will examine what’s new with updated 2.2 version.

  • joe

    “no phones left behind….” except for the G1, witch is dead to us – T-mobile

    • jabombardier

      you mean HTC

    • Jrsykind

      Exactly!!!! Can’t upgrade until November. Hope they have a super android phone w/ snap dragon and front facing camera by then.

    • mmaxxsooner

      Ans the six month old behold 2 dont forget those poor bastards!

  • ryaninc

    Awesome news for us rooted G1 users. The MyTouch and G1 share so much hardware that the ROM should be very easy to backport to the G1. Eeeeeeexcellent. :-)

    • frank

      Yeah and there’s a 2.2 froyo version floating around the internet for the MT3G/G1 and its only a matter of time before everything works lol

  • Andy

    “No phones left behind.” Except for the G1.

    • Wunako

      except the samsung behold2 of coarse

  • Luy2010

    Liess… will not happen….

  • Tenkely


    PS Meredith, your lame. :)

    • Rob

      joke fail

  • John

    Amazing!! Can’t wait! Thanks TmoNews, you guys rock!

  • 30014

    What about us g1 users that can’t upgrade yet? Tmo could learn from at&t and let us g1 users upgrade early. It’s the least they could do if they aren’t going to support the hardware.

  • J-Hop2o6

    I applaud Tmo for this.. they didn’t hold back and settle for 2.1.. they went ahead to 2.2 (FroYo).. and im actually surprised.. but it looks like it will have “Espresso” SenseUI (same as the mT-Slide), but with 2.2 underneath.. The Slide should get 2.2 soon after.

    i cant wait to get the mT-Slide (hopefully FREE on June 19th) cuhz i need to hop on Android that has a keyboard (currently using a HTC TP2 with EnergyROM w/ CHT1.8 & i have Android 2.1 AOSP on my SD card).. The Slide will hold me over until i get a Android superphone (like the rumored HTC Vision/sidekick Twist).

    • pimpstrong

      Hey hey a fellow TP2 EnergyROM user. I was hoping the Slide would hold me over for a while as well but thats just too much $ to spend for just 2 – 4 (hopefully) months of usage for me.

  • sorandkairi

    Time to send mine back in because it is having “problems” :)!

  • The Observer

    to be clear, this includes the very first mytouch 3g also?

    • JEsus

      yes, “No Phones Left Behind”

  • Enzio Diaz

    This is excellent news as I just traded my BB Bold 9700 for a MyTouch w/ a 3.5mm jack. Looking forward to some frozen yogurt.

  • JEsus

    Waitng for my replacement, 3rd one in the last 4 months :/. hopefully update is out by friday haha .

  • phonegeek

    hopefully this includes us 1st gen users

  • BC

    Now my question is, will mobile hotspot (mi-fi) be implemented in 2.2?

    And will someone please give Motorola a swift kick in the ass and get the Cliq and the XT upgraded already?! I had to go back to my G1 because it did more!

  • Bruce

    This is not true until it is confirmed by T-Mobile and posted on T-Mobile’s website. To present this as fact without a link to T-Mo’s web site is basically lying to your readers.

    • David

      Not at all, and if you knew anything at all about the concept of this website or websites such as this I did exactly what my readers expect me to do. Lighten up.

      • Bruce

        If you’ve trained your readers to accept lies then that means it’s OK to go right ahead and continue lying? Your logic there is faulty. I agree, though that it is typical of websites like this one to be full of distortions and half truths.

      • CinFul

        That’s right, David. Keep up the good work. :-)

    • thegreatcity

      Bruce, you are an idiot.

      If you think thats the case, then why are you here?

      • Robert

        Haha, yeah… Brucey should stick to the site if he has a problem with this website, or any others like this one for that matter.

      • Bruce

        Um, to get news about T-Mobile? If I’m not mistaken, that’s the name of the web site.

      • Robert

        Bruce, if you’re looking for confirmed T-Mobile news…. and you want it confirmed by a post on T-Mobile’s website… why not just just look there for the news?

      • Robert

        And, last time I checked, is “The Unofficial T-Mobile Blog” and unless I’m mistaken about the word “unofficial”…..

    • Jrsykind

      Bruce, you’re nuts!

    • Alvin B.

      You must be new here. The internet tech news industry, especially mobile phones, consists in a major part of rumor and speculation. That’s how this whole thing works. Companies keep consumers in the dark for reasons that are not always in one or the other or even both parties best interests. Companies sometimes leak information as a way to let people know what’s coming without making any official “commitment”. Sites like this allow those who really want to know to have a clue. To accuse the admin of “lying” would require some kind of proof that the site admin here wholly fabricated the document in question, which is something is not known for. Yes, it could be a faked document. Them’s the breaks in this biz. If it is, time will tell. Until then, such as it is, it is the information we have.

      • Bruce

        No, I’m not new here. For this site to get people clued in is OK with me. Presenting “the information we have” as absolute truth is deceitful. As you say, many of the posts on websites like this turn out to be untrue. This one looks more solid than most, but this site sensationalizes all of the information they get. They to make it seem more important than it is. That gets old after a while.

    • Bruce Hater


      You are absolutely right, how in the world could someone just go off and post whatever they want on the INTERNET! This is just downright ludicrous! Haha, you’re (<–that's a contraction for Meredith) such an idiot. This is "Unofficial Tmobile News"

    • pimpstrong

      Yeah Bruce that picture is just a big photoshop job made by the Tmo Emoployee’s just to F@#K with us. It will never come true and Tmo succeeded at screwing us over once again….right.

  • Alan


    I might actually unroot for this

    • Alvin B.

      I would be very careful unrooting for any update. Keep in mind, the update will likely also come with a perfected SPL that will then need to be re-cracked before you’ll be able to get root again. It would probably be a matter of days, maybe even hours, before the released ROM would be available as a clean pre-rooted image which wouldn’t lock your SPL.

  • zmoboss

    Motorola? Forget it …… they do great things to other carriers, but somehow treat magenta (users) bad ….

  • PsychoKilla666

    That is actually a devastating grammar mistake, I understand that it was posted quickly with the intention to fix the post once its up for everyone to see, but all the members downplaying and hating on such a huge mistake do not realize how sad this world will be when all the teeny boppers grow up
    GJ Meredith

    • Andrew

      So says the person with a grammatical mistake in their rant.

    • David

      Could you be a little less dramatic? Devastating…almost as devastatingly dumb as the gif you posted? Not to mention your run on sentence.

      • sorandkairi

        run-on, LOL……. sorry just funny

        Anyway I think that you’re doing a good job!

      • Rob

        Seriously, could you be more defensive when people point out a mistake you made? A simple, “Caught the mistake after, will edit/update shortly” would have sufficed.

        Instead you take to telling people to worry about ‘important’ things and calling others out on their own mistakes. And now here I am posting this because it’s unbelievably frustrating to see people ragged on that pointed out a mistake that, wait for it, you made. Grow up.

        • David

          You know, it’s incredibly easy for you to make that statement, it’s not you receiving the criticism. A lot of incredibly hard work goes into making this happen day after day and for people to rag on the least important aspect of their entire post is frustrating and incredibly so. It’s not about being defensive and I’m not saying my job is harder than any other job so boohoo for me. What I am saying is that it’s easy to armchair quarterback and do it with no respect at all. I do this for the readers and when their only concern is a grammatical mistake, it’s frustrating.

    • YourDaddy

      @psychokilla666- I’m guessing you meant to say, “…once it’s up…” right? You forgot the apostrophe. Where is the period at the end of your sentence? If you’re going to make fun of someone for something make sure you’re doing it right.


    • pimpstrong

      LMAO @ the his .gif

  • grog

    Just as I was contemplating dishing out the ETF and switching to the evo or iphone 4, this comes out :) I wonder why it took so long? We should be getting the news that we’re being upgraded to 2.2 from 2.1 instead of 1.6, but nevertheless this update will be a great reason to hold on to my MT3G until the contract expires.

  • RyanLittle

    i have the mt 3g with 3.5mm jack, and it’s constantly freezing, force closing, etc. anyone else have this issue?

    • RodneyKing

      yeah, it’s called the Android OS. You can only fix it by not buying the beta products that HTC and Google offer T-mobile.

      • RyanLittle

        sorry… i’m kinda of slow, what are beta products? i just bought it like a month ago..

      • RyanLittle

        sorry, i’m kinda slow, what are beta products?

      • Matlock

        Dude seriously STFU, with your stupid comment. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! Android is an amazing OS, so if you dont have anything to contribute get out of here!

  • Sandy

    The mytouch 3g can barely handle 1.6…2.2 would be devastating

    • Cyberpyr8

      I am running 2.1 on my rooted Fender Edition and I can tell you it runs much better than 1.6 did. The screen transitions and app loading is much better. I was concerned about going to 2.1 because of performance but I feel like I have a new phone. I have a co-worker running a rooted non-3.5mm MT3g and his is running good too.

    • Somebody

      This is NOT WINDOZE where every newer version takes a stronger machine to run. This is MUCH MORE INTELLIGENT than that. Every newer version requires LESS machine to run.

  • effdee1121

    where did the screenshot come from?

  • Solidus433

    So no 2.1 in the mean time? Dont get me wrong, I cant wait for 2.2, but I have been hearing rumors of 2.1 for the mt3g since november of last year, and im getting bored of 1.6, I need something new. And does this update include all mt3g users, even those of us who got the phone day one?

  • Cody

    Please, just give us a date.

  • Zomb131

    Soon, soon, soon; why no release date? I got fed up finally and rooted my MT3G last night. I’d like to see the 570~MHz processor handle the 2.2 update.

  • RyanLittle

    i don’t know what’s wrong with this website but i’ve tried posting this a couple times, lol… what are htc/google beta products?

    • The Observer

      it was a joke! jesus!!!

    • covert

      Don’t listen to the idiot troll… odds are the reason you are getting force close errors is due to excessive sms (text) messages on your phone. Try keeping each thread below 100-125 messages at most and you should see a huge decrease in errors.

      • SteveBerman

        yeah, don’t use the phone to communicate. as long as you don’t do that, it should work fine!

    • Shannon

      It’s most likely a bad app that you installed that is causing your headaches. Always read the comments before downloading apps and see what others are saying about it. Check the t-mobile forums, you can find a lot of useful info there too…

  • Sloan234

    I second effdee- Where did the screenshot come from? I’m not trying to be smart, just curious. :)

    • David

      Do you honestly think I’m going to tell you that??

      • BC

        The screen shot looks like a scan from a brochure. I wonder if this notice is going to be popping up with upcoming billing statements?

      • WhatdoIknow

        It came from the upcoming edition of the myTouch magazine that tmo sends out to people who bought the MT3G.

  • Sloan234

    Meh. It was worth a shot…

  • going_home

    Meh. Got a 3G Slide off contract thursday. Gave my G1 to mom. Now I have decided
    I dont see enough of an improvement over the G1 to keep the Slide so its going back for a refund. Too bad it took almost two years after the release of the G1 for TMO to come out with it. Whats pathetic is its barely an upgrade from the G1, and its sure not worth $429.00.


    • pimpstrong

      yeah I feel for you G1 owners having this “upgraded/updated” phone as your only choice to buy a new comparable styled phone. I’d stay put as well.

  • tortionist

    There’s several things you can do. First Clear out the Caches of your apps, like the web browser and the Market app.Get rid of all the Email spam and junk you don’t read. Use more multi purpose apps( you know, that do more than one thing). Use small apps, as well as fast ones that are less problem prone. Just to name a few things you can do to speed up your phone and its transitions.

  • Uchenna

    Yeah the phone is not really that good, very small and looks like a small toy. I would never consider buying it, even if they get 2.2 update

  • Jeff Ferguson

    No phones left behind …

    … except, of course, for the G1.

  • MrIzzy

    I think it’s awesome that the mT3g is getting Froyo… just when I had decided to buy the mT3G Slide! Oh well, I guess I’ll save those $180 and a contract extension.

    But as it was mentioned earlier, I’m also worried about the mT3G hardware being able to handle Froyo… can anybody get a little technical and give some details?

    • JaylanPHNX

      I think a lot of the people with this concern are forgetting the huge speed boost provided by Froyo’s JIT compiler. It’s exactly because of the old hardware that you should be thrilled by the 2.2 upgrade news. I’m insanely jealous because I know my Cliq XT will never get past 2.1, even though it’s newer than MT3G. Curse you Motorola! I wish T-Mo would put some pressure on them.

  • Frank

    Unfortunately I won’t be sticking around with T-Mobile after September 23rd when my contract is up. I want an IPhone and yes I know it’s not T-Mobile’s fault they can’t offer it. T-Mobile has been lacking in the phones department for a long time and I just don’t see it getting better in the near future. Hopefully in two years they will have the IPhone the same time everyone else does, and I can switch back.

  • Dave

    Cool that Tmo is taking care of older phones.. Is this a good sign for Cliq??

    • jesus

      Ummm… it says “Good News For Existing myTouch Users” Not “Good News For Tmobile Androids.” So Idk.

  • Peter Shore

    I’m still on my G1 from launch like a lot of people and I’m waiting patiently for a super phone. I like that I can have a pretty great phone/data/text plan for around 80 bucks, but Sprints pricing is similar and they’re offering the Evo for 20 bucks less than the Mytouch Slide? Anyone who has played around these two phones can’t possibly think that they even compare. The Mytouch looks dated out of the box. Froyo is great and all, but if Tmobile can get it this fast, I’m sure Sprint is working hard on optimizing it for the Evo given the response it has gotten. I’m gonna try and wait it out to avoid paying the ETF, but unless I hear something about “Project Emerald” or some other game changer, I think the Evo is gonna be my next phone.

  • Tareik

    They always lie for no reason. i’m about to go to Verizon and get the htc droid incredible.

  • Taaars

    I have a rooted MT3G, so this is good news for most, For me, eh, Ill have 2.2 way before TMO gets it out…But Kudos to TMO and HTC to helping these older models et some lovin. Now release a super android phone like all the other carriers, before Metro gets one better than you all (they are already getting one equal to the slide, minus the keyboard)

  • RS

    Pretty cool. Can’t wait to hear how 2.2 runs on the mt3g with the performance enhancements I’ve been reading about. I’ve been considering the slide and the fact that tmobile is still supporting this phone gives me some piece of mind.

  • Mystro

    I call Tmobile’s bluff on “no phone left behind”. My girl’s Blackberry 8900 they refuse to update it to 5.0. Sorry, had to rant. Anyway, good to hear that the MT3G users aren’t left in the cold. I am soon to leave Blackberry for Android, just waiting for that Galaxy S, updates or not!

    • Matt

      pretty sure that no phone left behind is more on the google end so grats you are an idiot, and since blackberry is not opensource like google phones your gfs phone may not even be able to boot that os version properly so grats again you are still an idiot.

  • J

    At this point, I’ll believe it when I see it on my phone screen…

  • ecdy

    What’s the actual original URL for this announcement?