myTouch 4G Gingerbread ROM Leaks, Official Version Close?

It was a little over two weeks ago that we first received word that the myTouch 4G was undergoing internal testing for a Gingerbread release. Now with the official ROM leaking out onto the internets, we’re hoping an official launch isn’t that far off. As usual the ROM made it’s way to the XDA-Developers forum as Android 2.3.3.

One noticeable difference is the addition of the Quick Settings tab found in the pull-down notification screen. Letting you turn on and off the myTouch 4G’s Wi-Fi, GPS, bluetooth, cell network and hotspot feature without the need for a dedicated widget. Otherwise, as you’ll see in the video courtesy of Phil from AndroidCentral who was kind enough to videotape Gingerbread in action that the device looks and feels the same as it did before.

Feedback from the leaked ROM is mixed with some users reporting some mild issues with Wi-Fi and overall stability. Of course others are porting no trouble and would recommend firing it up on your own myTouch 4G, if you’re into leaked ROM’s and all.

As with all leaked ROM’s, installation is done at your own risk!

XDA-Developers via AndroidCentral

Download the ROM at 911HTC Blog

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  • http://twitter.com/jbjtkbw00 jbjtkbw00

    Mikey Likey.

    Then again, if the official release isn’t too far off, I may just wait. I’d love to hear from people on here that have gone ahead and flashed to this. Anyone actually having issues with wi-fi? Is it that big of a deal to wait or just go ahead?

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      yea I’m gonna wait just in case, can’t be too much longer.

  • AMDESTINED

    Running it right now with no problems

    • http://twitter.com/jbjtkbw00 jbjtkbw00

      @AMDESTINED

      Any issues with the marketplace or the usual items that people encounter with early leaks like this? I’m just curious because I’ve never rooted and I plan to keep this phone as my rooting toy after the HTC Sensation is released (I’ll get that as a secondary line). I want to get into roms, so I apologize for sounding uneducated, even though I go through a LOT of phones and am usually a power user (I just have never rooted or used roms before this point).

      • Amdestined

        No haven’t noticed anything yet, I’m mean its by no means perfect but its fun to try

  • Anonymous

    Waiting on Gingerbread for my G2…..

    Shouldn’t the G2 have gotten the update first, considering it is closer to being stock Android?

    • Guest

      When I was a kid I always had to turn the tv off because I was closer

    • Rosario Lopez

      Same here, the G2 is basically stock Android, from what I know they just added several apps to the phone, everything else is basically the same. I dont understand why its taking so long for us to get it.

    • Amdestined

      Mytouch is their top line of phones tho, it won’t ne long after tho

    • long time ago

      lol the G2 leaked gingerbread a LONG time ago lmfao you should check xda more :P

  • http://twitter.com/Lawless_1 Lawless_1

    I was running the froyo leak ROM on the mytouch slide a good 2 months prior to official release….. just sayin…

    • http://twitter.com/atragedymelodic Melody

      Exactly. This leak does not necessarily mean that it’s “around the corner.” The slide took forever to see the official release.

      • Anonymous

        And don’t forget how long it took the Epic 4G to get it’s official Froyo release many months after the first leaked build. I’m currently running Iced Glacier ROM and I hope this gets incorporated into that soon.

  • Cruzantis

    Besides the notification settings change are we suppose to see anything new in terms of eye candy or speed or anything cause to be honest i havent rooted my mytouch 4g simply because rooting has no purpose, with the mytouch 4g you can wifi tether, the phone is fast enough no need for overcloking and if i want to change the looks you simply can swap from spb 3d, go launcher ex, launcher pro, adw launcher, netfront launcher. In other words if thats the only change noticeable then by all means the onlything that is useful is the gtalk video thing that was released a couple of days ago. Anyone has a reason to root and not stay stock and wait for OTA? ive seen videos of MT4g rooted using CM7 theres simply nothing worth and alot of eye candy to lose, some people claim battery life is enhanced to be honest by switching settings and little to no use I’ve manage to pull 15 to 18 hours of battery life and medium to light use I pull 10 hours and heavy use well that one depends if your playing but 5 or 6 hours. is not the best but i dont think root will increase that in any way at least I havent seen proof yet.

    • Anonymous

      I’d say a good reason to root the MT4G is to get rid of all the garbage bloatware that constantly runs in the background (e.g., all the Yahoo stuff, Qik, etc.).

      I’m just under 6 months from my warranty being toast so I’ll probably root mine in 3 months. That being said, my Nexus One showed up in the mail only 2 days after it was released and I had that thing rooted and unlocked (bootloader) within the month. I have to admit that it is fun sometimes jumping around the different ROMs. I think, however, that there are probably more ROMs available for the Nexus One than for the MT4G. I should probably look into what’s available for the MT4G (Sense-wise). Stock Android is okay, but I prefer HTC’s Sense and its scrollable widgets). Before anyone rips my head off, I know, Launcher Pro Plus is a pretty good substitute. It doesn’t have HTC’s dialer or weather widget, both of which I use often.

      Just my 2 cents. This update can’t come fast enough. Very much looking forward to the official OTA.

      • Cruzantis

        to be honest, lets say you take out the bloatware which i would like to do too but, that bloatware doesnt slow my phone in any way besides they are idle in the background which means they are not draining my battery its true they use some battery thats obvious but saying that taking them out will improve the performance sky high is just lying to yourself. @Scott B I must say that maybe you hate the bloatware but i do use some of it, amazon mp3 is just great, the widget is simple, the cloud is awesome, qik is another app that i find super usefull i take videos of whatever i think its epic and they are almost instantly uploaded to qik account how more epic can that be. most of the time am on wifi but thats the crappy TMOBILES network fault. (I HATE TMOBILE MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY AND TOMMOROW I WILL HATE THEM x100000 times MORE)
        In other words useful bloatware for me are:
        1.htc sense widgets (epicness of the epic)
        2.amazon mp3
        3.qik
        4.quickoffice
        5.screenshare

        what i consider bloatware would be
        1.all yahoo apps (mail,messenger)
        2.faves
        3.asphalt
        4.demo videos
        5.highlight
        6.monopoly classic
        7.tmobile mall
        8.stocks (yeah its a sense widget but it sucks badly)
        9.news (same as above)
        10.tmobile tv
        11.fm radio

        theres people who hate them all and prefer a stock build which in my personal opinnion is HORRIBLE. IOS has a nice eye candy which is part of the experience and some people simply don’t see or don’t like. If i ever root my phone i guarantee that i wont stay with stock horrible looks ill take something like MIUI and in the worst case something derived from sense itself, and in the WORST WORST case ill take go launcher ex and apply a theme and install colorize widget which are by far the best widget replacements for sense

        Sense > Colorize Widget > Launcher pro plus widgets

        • Anonymous

          Check out Iced Glacier. It’s a slightly themed MT4G ROM with less bloatware and a kernel for overclocking up to 1.7Ghz. I’m running it right now, but at 1.5Ghz as the full 1.7 is a little unstable and a bit of a battery drain.

    • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

      Gingerbread is supposed to bring a lot of speed/stability enhancements to the table but don’t expect it to be drastically different. It is mostly a “developers” release, most changes are “under the hood”
      As far as CM7… some people just like/used to stock Android (ala G1). I couldn’t stand Espresso so I flashed CM and never looked back. I also like the fact that I can easily get 20+ hours on 1 battery charge and not worry about turning my screen brightness down, turning off gps or messing with any 3rd party add-ons (such as juice defender, etc).
      In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Android has come such a long way that it makes less and less sense to root as most options are available in stock builds or through replacement launchers. As always, this is just my opinion and YMMV.

    • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

      Gingerbread is supposed to bring a lot of speed/stability enhancements to the table but don’t expect it to be drastically different. It is mostly a “developers” release, most changes are “under the hood”
      As far as CM7… some people just like/used to stock Android (ala G1). I couldn’t stand Espresso so I flashed CM and never looked back. I also like the fact that I can easily get 20+ hours on 1 battery charge and not worry about turning my screen brightness down, turning off gps or messing with any 3rd party add-ons (such as juice defender, etc).
      In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Android has come such a long way that it makes less and less sense to root as most options are available in stock builds or through replacement launchers. As always, this is just my opinion and YMMV.

    • http://twitter.com/borodin1 Eugene Borodin

      Gingerbread is supposed to bring a lot of speed/stability enhancements to the table but don’t expect it to be drastically different. It is mostly a “developers” release, most changes are “under the hood”
      As far as CM7… some people just like/used to stock Android (ala G1). I couldn’t stand Espresso so I flashed CM and never looked back. I also like the fact that I can easily get 20+ hours on 1 battery charge and not worry about turning my screen brightness down, turning off gps or messing with any 3rd party add-ons (such as juice defender, etc).
      In the end, it all comes down to personal preference. Android has come such a long way that it makes less and less sense to root as most options are available in stock builds or through replacement launchers. As always, this is just my opinion and YMMV.

    • http://squarecat.com Scott B

      1. Remove bloatware
      2. Remove the damn bloatware
      3. Remove the motherf***ing bloatware from the motherf***ing plane

      (4. Under-/overclock for better performance AND battery life)

    • http://squarecat.com Scott B

      1. Remove bloatware
      2. Remove the damn bloatware
      3. Remove the motherf***ing bloatware from the motherf***ing plane

      (4. Under-/overclock for better performance AND battery life)

    • http://twitter.com/brettschulte Brett Schulte

      I have four MyTouch 4G phones all rooted. There are HUGE advantages of rooting you are missing!

      1) I’ve BEEN running Gingerbread, which is faster, and has a much better keyboard. I’m on 2.3.4 while the “official” is still 2.2.1. That alone is HUGE.

      2) The MyTouch 4G stock messaging apps sends pictures as slides, which is really annoying. I prefer the Google version which sends normally.

      3) I hate all the dumb games and T-Mobile apps on the stock phone that I can’t uninstall and take up memory.

      4) With a rooted phone, I can move almost ALL apps to the SD card.

      5) By removing everything I DON’T want, I absolutely get battery battery life, AND a snapier phone.

      All in all, SO worth it.

  • Cruzantis

    Besides the notification settings change are we suppose to see anything new in terms of eye candy or speed or anything cause to be honest i havent rooted my mytouch 4g simply because rooting has no purpose, with the mytouch 4g you can wifi tether, the phone is fast enough no need for overcloking and if i want to change the looks you simply can swap from spb 3d, go launcher ex, launcher pro, adw launcher, netfront launcher. In other words if thats the only change noticeable then by all means the onlything that is useful is the gtalk video thing that was released a couple of days ago. Anyone has a reason to root and not stay stock and wait for OTA? ive seen videos of MT4g rooted using CM7 theres simply nothing worth and alot of eye candy to lose, some people claim battery life is enhanced to be honest by switching settings and little to no use I’ve manage to pull 15 to 18 hours of battery life and medium to light use I pull 10 hours and heavy use well that one depends if your playing but 5 or 6 hours. is not the best but i dont think root will increase that in any way at least I havent seen proof yet.

  • Anonymous
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  • LurkR

    lol the G2 leaked gingerbread a LONG time ago lmfao you should check xda more :P

  • http://profiles.google.com/aseemgaurav2006 Aseem Gaurav Sharma

    Cool phone.

  • fabs

    Will the HSDPA+ “H” symbol be replaced with a “4G” symbol?

    • Patmvaldez

      I kinda like the H symbol. I would like it to show 3g when on UMTS if I had a choice. I know you can get that with a root/ROM but I don’t want to void my warranty seeing as I paid retail for my MT4g.

      • Anonymous

        Probably not. I’ve seen the Inspire 4G display H+, so maybe that.

    • WaffleKid1157

      yes, it is the 4G symbol :D

  • WaffleKid1157

    awesome. I’m applying this right now, and am going to un-root when official releases

  • WaffleKid1157

    So after playing with it, the new build is quite good. Differences: Quick Settings, 4G icon, Highlight and T-Mobile Mall Apps, also all under HTC Sense 2.1 with MySense, so new widgets and such. Overall a good expirience and am glad to see it’s coming soon!

    • Cruzantis

      highlights and tmobile mall app is not new is something you can update right now!!!! with android 2.2

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

     i just wish they would add the stock look of htc sense like the evo and other devices have instead of the ugly looking espresso look.. thats all i ask for. just give us an option to select it in the different skins damn it!

  • http://profiles.google.com/s10shane Shane Stenson

     i just wish they would add the stock look of htc sense like the evo and other devices have instead of the ugly looking espresso look.. thats all i ask for. just give us an option to select it in the different skins damn it!

  • http://twitter.com/mcasao ManwellC

    What’s with all the swiping of the home screens like that really shows us something.  Reviewers that do that back and forth… back and forth crap look like amateurs. Show us the new features and move along.

  • http://twitter.com/mcasao ManwellC

    What’s with all the swiping of the home screens like that really shows us something.  Reviewers that do that back and forth… back and forth crap look like amateurs. Show us the new features and move along.