T-Mobile myTouch 3G Users Receiving Android 2.2 Froyo Beginning Tomorrow

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Note: Only original myTouch 3G devices will receive the update at this time. myTouch 3G 3.5mm jack, myTouch Fender Limited Edition, and myTouch 3G Slide devices will receive Froyo at a later date.

It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything regarding the myTouch3G and future Android updates. A lot of you owners have moved on to bigger and better things but for those of you still holding on, or holding out for something better than I hope I have your attention. Beginning tomorrow, that’s right, TOMORROW T-Mobile and HTC will begin an OTA rollout of Android 2.2

The update includes a number of benefits, including a new home screen experience, Exchange email integration and the addition of the Faves gallery.

The update should run between now and October 25th as a staggered rollout so don’t be upset (yeah I know the comments will show otherwise) if you don’t receive it tomorrow. This is great news for myTouch3G owners and I’m sure this will breathe plenty of new life into your phone!

Primary Improvements Included with This Update

•            New Fully Integrated Exchange Client

◦            Improved security: Numeric pin and alpha-numeric password options have been added to unlock the device. Exchange administrators can enforce password policy across devices.

◦            Remote wipe: In the event a device is lost or stolen, Exchange administrators can remotely reset the device to factory defaults to secure data.

◦            Exchange calendars: Exchange calendars are now supported in the Calendar application.

◦            Auto-discovery: With just a user name and password users can easily set up and/or sync an Exchange account (available for Exchange 2007 and higher).

◦            Global Address Lists look-up: This functionality is now available in the E-mail application, enabling users to auto-complete recipient names from an entire directory.

•            Faves ◦            Faves Gallery gives customers quick access to the 20 people who matter most.

◦            Customers can scroll through their Faves Gallery and instantly see the most recent communication from their top 20 Faves – calls, texts, emails, instant messaging, and social networking updates – and respond in a flash.

•            New Home Screen Features

◦            Home screen Tips widget provides tips on how to configure the home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.

◦            Market widget lets you keep on top what’s hot on Android Market, showing featured apps right on the home screen.

◦            Live wallpapers are available on Android Market, such as Aquarium, Google Maps and many others.

◦            Phone, All Apps and Browser now have dedicated shortcuts on the home screen, making it easy to access them from any of the five home screen

panels.

•            Improved Communication Features

◦            Gmail app enhancements:

◦ ◦ ◦ ◦

Include quoted text from the body of an e-mail message Navigate quickly using on-screen previous/next buttons Identify e-mails using colored labels See inline images in messages

◦            Calendar app now supports multiple Google and Exchange accounts

◦            Google Talk app lets users search for buddies from the Search key

◦            Google Voice app now uses Inbox Synchronization so new messages are received in a matter of seconds

◦            Quickcontact is now available in Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Voice, right from your device. Users tap on a contact image to access various ways to reach that person, such as call, SMS, e-mail, etc.

• Other: Improvements to the camera and camcorder, ability to add multiple languages to the keyboard, enhancements to Google Maps, YouTube app, Facebook app, and Twitter app.

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  • isherleh

    I just received the text, which means that the update is on it’s way. B-)

    • David

      October 25th and still no update.

      Another in a long line of disappointments from t-mobile…

  • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

    Anyway, Im installing it manually. Got sick of waiting!

    • Jomar

      How are you doing it I wan’t to install it manually to HELP ME PLEASE!!

  • skeeter

    I just got the text hopefully it starts updating soon fingers crossed lol

  • geoffott

    I just got the text too… (Lakeland, FL) What is funny is that I was on the CM Remix of the official OTA update (posted on XDA) when I got it. I used ROM Manager from clockworkmod to revert back to stock donut to wait for the OTA so I can compare the two; if it takes more than a day I’m going back to my nandroid backup of the mod, and waiting while on (almost vanilla)Froyo…

    • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

      install it manually. Somebody already posted on XDA official update:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=807899

      • phonegeek

        when i try to update.zip the first time it wont do it says it was aborted smh looks like im waiting for the update

      • phonegeek

        i take back my reply

  • Argh!

    WTF, how come the other myTouch 3Gs don’t get it? Lame!

  • chachaaaa

    are we getting the swipe keyboard?

    • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

      Nope, there is no swipe. What I have noticed is that we now have a comma (,) on the original keyboard replaced by a Microphone symbol, and now it does Speech to text. And it works well, even with my accent

  • Jay

    I got the text yesterday, am eagerly waiting for my update!

    • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

      I got text 3 days ago. But I could no longer wait, so I just simply did it manually from XDA community.

  • Jay

    Question for those who have got the update, did your MyTouch have to be plugged in and charged for you to receive the update? Thanks.

    • Tonyy

      No Just Fully Charged
      Well For me.

  • Tonyy

    I got FROYO this morning!
    It is a little slow at first but i factory reset and it seems to be working great.

  • hector

    i really hope this damn update comes soon

  • Taylor

    must this waiting keep goinngg…. i got the text today hopefully the update come 2morrow :D

  • joeyy

    Got a text at about 1:45 and still havent recieved the update does anyone know how long it takes after you get the text message ?

  • Jose

    I just got the update also! so far its GREAT! my phone says im connecting to the HSDPA network! and now i am able to do tethering from my phone! I will be trying this in a few minutes! THIS IS GREAT SO FAR!

  • Gil

    i got my email yesterday and update started today… but for some reason my phone keeps freezing and I can’t access text. Is anyone having the same issue? I don’t know what to do.

  • Lisa

    received the update, installed it, now my phone is ridiculously slow and my Messages app doesn’t even work!

  • skeeter

    got the text at 2:09 pm on 10/21/2010 and still no update wtf smh

  • Crimson

    have not gottena text or anything and i have an original not very much a tech. any one else has this problem BD- dmd64

    • Jomar

      Same here but I got the text 10/20/10 and no update still.

  • billionzjr

    So wait…this update doesn’t have 10.1?!!? Wuts the frigging use of it? I mean.. seriously man? Ya know, this isn’t even my phone. This belongs 2 a friend who asked me about the update.
    2 bad I have 2 tell her, “ur phone is faster but u still have 2 buy a different phone if u want flash support

    • http://theaero.net Toxa

      According to Adobe site, flash needs much more power. I hope some one will go around and mod it for slower phones

  • dan

    OMG, I’ve never seen so many impatient bloggers in my life….is it just me, or is my just life too boring to be so worried about ‘waiting’ too long for this….i got the “over the next 2 weeks’ text yesterday and hopped online to learn what froya is all about…wanted to see what to expect,,,I’m looking forward to it…I had no idea there was such an ‘issue’ to so many people about it not being here fast enough…..when it happens, it happens….am I freaking out, looking at my phone every 5 mins, ‘patiently waiting’…etc…?…uh, no, ….too many more important things in life to worry about…that’s just me….just feeling the need to express how funny (and in MY opinion, somewhat ridiculous) some people are regarding having to wait w/in the 2 week period…

    • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

      Dan, firs of all you should read when and how many times T-Mobiel has promised the updated. Second, they promised it from October 13th to October 25th. Now they changed it to October 19th to October the 30th! And it happened dozen of times in the past!

    • Taylor

      Its the fact that this time its “real”.
      For me, I’m impatient because i wont belive its real until i get.
      and what Toxa said.

  • ConeTJ

    Followed the steps from XDA (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=807899) and everything worked smoothly! And only took me a few minutes (not counting registering to there website to get the Market Fix). My HTC MyTouch 3G (Original/32B) is now running Froyo (Android 2.2.1)! Sweet!

    BTW anyone know why the multi-touch points change places when they cross? for example if you use the Touch-Test App, and you touch one point on upper left corner and one at the lower right corner and cross them (dragg left to right and right to left) when they cross both boints go back instead of continuing to the other side.

    (simple text Graffic)
    Start:
    X—-
    —-Y
    Move
    X—>
    <—Y
    Cross
    –X–
    –Y–
    Points Return instead of continuing
    -X—
    —Y-
    And end back at the start
    X—-
    —-Y
    instead of finishing like this
    —-X
    Y—-

    this happens from left to right and top to bottom.

  • isherleh

    Just received my update! =D

  • chris

    Did the XDA update, I’ve had this phone for over a year now and to wait another entire two weeks for an update that was promised months ago is just out of the question. 2.2 is alright, freezes up everynow and then but the update is amazing! I love it! XDA was the best decision I’ve made in a while!

  • zapata714

    is it possible that they extended the release date of the OTA update because it still might have had bug’s that needed to be fixed?

  • http://theaero.net Toxa

    Use XDA update link. no need moding. same update, just manual instal. No need rooting, just follow instruction. Link posted on top

    • phonegeek

      BTW chris was right on one thing save the “update files” directly to your phone but upon doing so RENAM the files to “update.zip” IMMEDIATELY rename when saving it to your phones SD(when the save to prompt pops up). DO NOT i repeat DO NOT save it to the phone and THEN renam the file… it will absolutely get you no where

      • phonegeek

        rename*

  • SWAGGERboi

    Can someone please help me. Im trying to update my mytouch manually but when i go to the boot screen it says E:cant open /cache/recovery/command under this it says E:cant open /sdcard/update.zip(no such file or directory) I dont know what to do please help thanks.

    • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

      Ask on XDA forum in the same thread

    • chris

      Some people make the mistake of saving the file to their computer first and then dragging it over to the SD card, just save the file directly to the phone when asked.

      • phonegeek

        whoops lol glad you said that @chris

      • chris

        lol, no problem @phonegeek

  • Lest

    Got the FROYO update..
    Within one hour of the update I found my battery will no longer hold a charge.
    Right now I am only getting 4-5 hours standby if I’m lucky,If I actually use the phone I have maybe 1-2 hours before my phone completely dies.

    Before the update I could go a day and a half w/o a charge and as far as talk/use time I never really had to think about it.
    SO Disappointed.

    I have tried battery calibration- Turned my Wifi and GPS off- Uninstalled every app that was not a necessity as well as some that were- Dimmed my black light and obviously pulled my battery out to make sure it was ok.

    NONE of this has helped me.

    I called T-mobile and and the rep asked me to take my battery out and look at it—- Seriously! After I did that (again) and everything looked fine he then asked me if it got wet…. I had already explained the FROYO update and that my battery was fine before.

    The solution via T-mobile customer service is a New battery….. :(

    Does anyone have any information that would actually be helpful for me?

    • chris

      I have the same issue, the update is so draining! I just charge it whenever I can -_-

  • http://theaero.net Toxa

    true, everytime i restart phone, all apps i have are running in the background…. all of them. try install advanced app killer. check if u got same issue

  • AWS

    Does anyone know if there are any issues getting the update on a rooted MyTouch? I received the text almost a week ago. Someone who has had the phone less time than me already has the update. I am not sure how they determine who gets it first. Maybe I will try the update manually.

    • AWS

      more info that will help. I am rooted but running 1.6 rom as it was the more stable than the 2.1 or 2.2, It is the Amon Ra’s clean donut.

      • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

        If you rooted – you cannot get the update. (c) someone on the forum

  • tom

    still waiting for froyo

  • tom

    still waiting for the update

  • SWAGGERboi

    Thanks a lot Chris it worked

  • Taylor

    Do u have to be rooted to do the xda way? (im not rooted)

    • http://theaero.net Toxa

      no. xda update from the link is an official update that everyonw is wairing for

  • Jay

    Still waiting…

    • Jomar

      Same here..

  • Quintin

    Before you get the update. Does your market quit downloading. Because when I got the text I couldn’t download anything off the app market.

    • tom

      That same thing is happening to me. I haven’t got the update yet either. I don’t know how to fix it. Do you know how to fix it?

      • Quintin

        I just rebooted it. But still no 2.2

    • tom

      yes

  • Quintin

    Still waiting

  • Dubya504

    Rollin with Froyo 2.2 in Fort Worth y’all. My Wife is still waiting and No live Wallpapers yet. But still happy I got the update.

  • Dennis

    Still nothing.

    F this.

  • fazeowl

    i thought anything past 2.1 or 2.2 had apps2sd?

  • Taylor

    Did the manual update!! Works awesommeely!!
    I follow these steps:
    http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Operating-System-Software/How-To-Manually-Update-to-Froyo/td-p/515941/highlight/false

    Did it in like 10mins
    And theres also a vid on youtube to help you follow the steps.

    Mytouch 3G running 2.2!!!

  • Screwed again

    Still waiting for this so-called “update”….my guess: Just more T-Mobile lies about updating phones! When are they going to care about their customers??!!

    • 16309A

      How can you say T-Mobile is lies? People have received the update, including my wife. Just because it hasn’t hit your phone yet T-Mobile lies? Give it a rest!

  • Tracy

    Funny how one phone on my account already go the update but mine did not… thinking I might brave the manual update…

  • http://theaero.net Toxa

    people start complain and do it manually from xda forum… link posted above. same update but no wait

  • KBEATZZZ

    Guys… why are you all waiting for the froyo update. just got to xda and do the 3 steps to get your froyo. Thats what I did. And Im loving it!!!!! NO issues what so ever. Very easy and clean. Follow those step is you can read. LMAO… GOOD LUCK!!!!!

  • Quintin

    I can’t wait any longer. Someone please show me what I need to do to get 2.2 on my phone. Do I need rom manager? I downloaded the files. youtube is not any help.

  • Quintin

    Are should I just wait it out?

    • Taylor

      Just do it, its really easy nn safe.

      • Quintin

        yea but how?

    • Taylor

      go to the link i post above or the xda link toxa post.

      I have to say the link i post, the steps seem more understandably.

  • skeeter

    still no froyo guess ill upgrade

  • http://www.theaero.net Toxa

    After few days of use, My phone started to lag. Google Maps are crushing… Phone glitches.. When use app in background – typing lags… Also, after restarting phone I found out all APPS running in background. What the hell

  • Adam

    it is currently past the first dead line… No update.
    anyone figure out the order of how theyre rolling this out yet, the waiting is killing me.

  • Jomar

    Couldn’t wait any longer so I went ahead and updates my phone manually so I now have…. FROYO!!!!!!!! if anyone has any questions on how to do it just let me know I’ll give you the link! :)

    • Mattman2115

      can you tell me how to manually update please

  • carl

    I’m in San Francisco, California and none of the people I know that have the mytouch 3g have received the update. I’ve stopped looking at the phone expecting to see an update waiting for me. It comes when it comes. I have a feeling they are going to push the dates out a bit more. I doubt they are going to push it to everyone within that time schedule they posted. I don’t think their call centers can handle the questions from newbies and non-technical people.