myTouch 4G Gingerbread Update Pilot Starting, Broader Rollout Happens After

UPDATE: Just thought I would bring this to the main page again, seeing as to how T-Mobile has posted it on Facebook

Oh myTouch 4G fans I’m looking for your attention right now as the official T-Mobile support forums has gone and dropped a surprise on us by offering up a release date for Gingerbread! That’s right on July 20th the test pilot will begin allowing customers who request the update to receive it beginning on that day. A broader rollout for myTouch 4G customers will begin after that and continue throughout the end of the year. So yeah…myTouch 4G customers have finally found their Gingerbread…congrats! Check the shot above for improvements like various software and stability improvements!

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  • Kpit61

    How do request the pilot update for gingerbread for mytouch 4g

  • Kpit61

    How do request the pilot update for gingerbread for mytouch 4g

  • Kpit61

    How do request the pilot update for gingerbread for mytouch 4g

  • Anonymous

    whattt 2.3.3 what happen to 2.3.4 plz no matter what we do nexus s is always in the lead smh thats why i got my nexus s and waiting for the next nexus

    • Mike

      That must be a typo because I have it and it’s most def 2.3.4.  Tmonews better check their source.

      • Edy6401

        I agree, I did the update on my phone last night and also my wife’s phone this morning, and it is 2.3.4

        • Anonymous

          Did you manually update it? If so how?

        • Anonymous

          Did you manually update it? If so how?

  • Anonymous

    whattt 2.3.3 what happen to 2.3.4 plz no matter what we do nexus s is always in the lead smh thats why i got my nexus s and waiting for the next nexus

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  • Mike

    go to Google and type Mytouch 4g xda [ROM]Glacier_Gingerbread_S_TMOUS_2.19.531.1_Radio_12.58
    .60.25_26.11.04.03_M_release click on the only search result that appears and follow the instructions there to update.

    • Ex-SKLX09 User

      I did this and while it did update and its working fine, it reset my phone so i lost everything. :/
      live and learn i guess. It is neat looking through and finding all the new and changed stuff.
      it is 2.3.4 and it does have the “check for software update” button that all the other phones but not originally on the MT4G.

    • Ex-SKLX09 User

      I did this and while it did update and its working fine, it reset my phone so i lost everything. :/
      live and learn i guess. It is neat looking through and finding all the new and changed stuff.
      it is 2.3.4 and it does have the “check for software update” button that all the other phones but not originally on the MT4G.

  • Mike

    go to Google and type Mytouch 4g xda [ROM]Glacier_Gingerbread_S_TMOUS_2.19.531.1_Radio_12.58
    .60.25_26.11.04.03_M_release click on the only search result that appears and follow the instructions there to update.

  • faizan khan

    you dont need a root for this right?

    • The ATL Guy

      So an anon person posts a file on this forum!! 
      I hope his post is flagged until David can verify that this infact a legit file/poster. 

      • Mike

        Then just wait for the update.  I simply linked to a XDA thread and gave instructions.  You don’t HAVE to install it.

    • The ATL Guy

      So an anon person posts a file on this forum!! 
      I hope his post is flagged until David can verify that this infact a legit file/poster. 

  • Jason Lee

    Has anyone confirmed the above download and install?

    • Fish

      Don’t need to root works like a charm and it is 2.3.4

    • Kyle Phillips

      I just did it, it works. It’s 2.3.4. Fyi it factory resets your phone. Your sd card contents will be fine though. Once you sign in with your gmail account all your contacts will be recovered. No sense 3.0 for those of you who want to know. My phone wasn’t rooted. So yes, this is legit.

      • The ATL Guy

        LOL oh so it FR’s your phone?
        LMAO! 
        Guess mikey left out that one small insignificant fact. 
        Douchbag

        • Fish

          So did mike wrong you in a past life or something seems to me you’re the douchbag

        • Fish

          So did mike wrong you in a past life or something seems to me you’re the douchbag

        • Mike

          I was trying to help unlike you who apparently just enjoys insulting people all day.  I thought it was common knowledge that if you restore a zip from the bootloader it wipes everything except the SD card but you would know that if you weren’t such a noob.  And if you are going to attempt something like this you should at least educate yourself about the dangers and risks and not just follow my instructions blindly.

        • Nessaboo619

          If my phone is not rooted or flashed it’s just the way I got it from tmobile will this still work:??? I don’t want to brick my phone but I want the update LoL

        • Anonymous

          youre another F*cking idiot arent you -_-

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone confirm that this works? And do you need root for this?

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone confirm that this works? And do you need root for this?

    • Anonymous

      Ok so I went ahead and installed this, and I am pleased to say that it is legit. It is Gingerbread, and it works great. Thumbs up! :)

  • Tedman76ers

    How can I request to get the update?

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you read the info from T-mobile posted TWICE above, and pay special attention to the part which begins with “Important”…

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you read the info from T-mobile posted TWICE above, and pay special attention to the part which begins with “Important”…

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you read the info from T-mobile posted TWICE above, and pay special attention to the part which begins with “Important”…

  • Tedman76ers

    How can I request to get the update?

  • Tedman76ers

    How can I request to get the update?

  • The ATL Guy

    Its not GB this guy is full of it. 

  • Jarrod

    I got the update yesterday I think the actual file size was around 200mb. As far as I can tell it is running smother then the previous version and it changed the “H” to “4G”. The notification bar now has the settings tab included. Other then a few other UI tweaks thats the main thing I have really noticed.

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      How did you get the update

    • Antoinetrenton2003

      How did you get the update

    • Testrella04

      Wife and i Got the same phone she barely uses it only to text and call and she gets the update wth lol

    • Testrella04

      Wife and i Got the same phone she barely uses it only to text and call and she gets the update wth lol

  • JETSCantWait

    David, thanks for posting this.  My phone is not rooted, and it worked! Thanks again.

  • JETSCantWait

    David, thanks for posting this.  My phone is not rooted, and it worked! Thanks again.

  • alex

    Yes its true i tried it and its android 2.3.4 i though it was 2.3.3, but anyways i was not rooted and it works pefectly just name it that file without .zip since its already a .zip

  • Zzzzzzz

    G2 is much faster. kepyboard has intermittent flash.

    i phone when david buys one. Oh yeah

  • http://twitter.com/johnadecco John W RIley

    Great info Mike !! I downloaded it its 2.3.4 and it works like a charm…. Every app that I use works perfectly !! Again thanks for the info…

    • Maciejkoziol

      Did you experience any problems?

  • http://twitter.com/johnadecco John W RIley

    Great info Mike !! I downloaded it its 2.3.4 and it works like a charm…. Every app that I use works perfectly !! Again thanks for the info…

  • http://twitter.com/johnadecco John W RIley

    Great info Mike !! I downloaded it its 2.3.4 and it works like a charm…. Every app that I use works perfectly !! Again thanks for the info…

  • http://twitter.com/johnadecco John W RIley

    Great info Mike !! I downloaded it its 2.3.4 and it works like a charm…. Every app that I use works perfectly !! Again thanks for the info…

  • Midnightwolf558

    how do you get this update off? i lost root and i want to revert to stock! HELP!

    • Mike

      Go to google and search Automated way to unroot your myTouch 4G (difficulty level 1) and click on the first search result for XDA.  Download the zip on that page and extract the PD15IMG.zip on to your sd card and follow my directions below and you will revert to stock 2.2.1 and then you can root again using visionary provided you still have S-OFF in the bootloader.

    • Mike

      Go to google and search Automated way to unroot your myTouch 4G (difficulty level 1) and click on the first search result for XDA.  Download the zip on that page and extract the PD15IMG.zip on to your sd card and follow my directions below and you will revert to stock 2.2.1 and then you can root again using visionary provided you still have S-OFF in the bootloader.

    • Mike

      Go to google and search Automated way to unroot your myTouch 4G (difficulty level 1) and click on the first search result for XDA.  Download the zip on that page and extract the PD15IMG.zip on to your sd card and follow my directions below and you will revert to stock 2.2.1 and then you can root again using visionary provided you still have S-OFF in the bootloader.

    • Mike

      Go to google and search Automated way to unroot your myTouch 4G (difficulty level 1) and click on the first search result for XDA.  Download the zip on that page and extract the PD15IMG.zip on to your sd card and follow my directions below and you will revert to stock 2.2.1 and then you can root again using visionary provided you still have S-OFF in the bootloader.

      • Midnightwolf558

        what if i have s-on in the bootloader?

        • Michelob

          Google gfree xda mytouch 4g and go to first search hit and follow directions.

        • Michelob

          Google gfree xda mytouch 4g and go to first search hit and follow directions.

        • Michelob

          Google gfree xda mytouch 4g and go to first search hit and follow directions.

  • Midnightwolf558

    how do you get this update off? i lost root and i want to revert to stock! HELP!

  • Domenique_king

    How do u rename it

    • Felecia Barker

      right click on the file and click RENAME

  • Domenique_king

    How do u rename it

  • Andre

    Can I remove it from my SD card after it’s done?

    • Mike

      Download Astro File Manager from the market and find PD15IMG.zip and long press on it and select delete.

  • ob18

    Just asked for it they told me they won’t give it to me and that I’ll get it when I get it.

    • Robert Reid

      that happend to me to

    • Robert Reid

      that happend to me to

  • Maciejkoziol

    What happens with that file on SD card?
    Do you delete it after you are done?
    This doesn’t void your warranty and you can still receive OTA updates right?

    • Mike

      I would delete it as it takes up quite a bit of space.  It shouldn’t void your warranty but I’m not T-mobile so I can’t really speak to that.  You should still be able to receive OTA updates.

  • The ATL Guy

    Guess mike left out the part where it Factory Resets your phone. 

    • Anonymous

      Okay, you’re a troll.

  • Maciejkoziol

    One more question, do I copy the whole folder on my SD card or do I extract it on my SD card??

  • Corey Kaye

    Question for the few people who HAVE gotten the update OTA from TMO: did your phone do a hard reset?  I want the update now now now like everyone else, but would prefer to avoid the hard reset.  Thanks!

  • Maciejkoziol

    I tried but I am stuck with little phone and big red tangle with exclamation point.
    I am not rooted, s-on, any help.

    • MikeIsAnAssHat

      Good thanks to Mike you may have just bricked your phone

  • Robert Reid

    i requested it the day of for the test pilot and got denied   grrrrr im tired of the mms force closing    

  • Robert Reid

    i requested it the day of for the test pilot and got denied   grrrrr im tired of the mms force closing    

  • Davcole115

    I’ve downloaded the file. When I go to try to open the file to unzip it I get an error message saying this file is “invalid or corrupted”. 

    • Anonymous

      redownload it.. dont DL it from your phone.

  • Erica L.

    Please let me know how to request this. From HTC or Tmobile? Tmobile rep told me they can not push the update to my phone, I just had to wait. Thanks

  • Erica L.

    Please let me know how to request this. From HTC or Tmobile? Tmobile rep told me they can not push the update to my phone, I just had to wait. Thanks

  • Erica L.

    Please let me know how to request this. From HTC or Tmobile? Tmobile rep told me they can not push the update to my phone, I just had to wait. Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/JustGevus Jesus Gutierrez

      You cannot request it. The update that was sent out was to a small number of myTouch 4G users. A test build to find the bugs. Once the testing period is over, then T-Mobile will send the official bug-less build to all customers.

      Note: The OTA time frame was from July 21st, to the end of the year. It’s coming. 

    • http://twitter.com/JustGevus Jesus Gutierrez

      You cannot request it. The update that was sent out was to a small number of myTouch 4G users. A test build to find the bugs. Once the testing period is over, then T-Mobile will send the official bug-less build to all customers.

      Note: The OTA time frame was from July 21st, to the end of the year. It’s coming. 

  • Ex-SKLX09-User

    Another thing I’ve discovered with the update, you can download the latest version of the netflix app (find it on xda) and it works!

    • Streetz

      How did u get the update ? & is it stable no root right?

      • Ex-SKLX09-User

        Read the comments below, I followed the instructions that have been posted 5+ times.

        I had a completely stock mytouch4g, had no issues just wanted the update and since it was too easy (didn’t need to root or do any special tinkering) I did it myself.

        Other then it wiping the phone fresh and losing everything, I’ve had no problems. It isn’t rooted, as far as I know this is the update that is going out now, only difference is I bet if you get an update officially it isn’t going to wipe your phone.

    • Kyle Phillips

      Just got Netflix on mine and the streaming works great. And yeah, you’ll have to download the apk. Once I updated, the app disappeared from the market and no way to access it from the market through any web browser.

    • Streetz

      Hey did it change the ugly app draw the mytouch 4g has?

  • Ex-SKLX09-User

    Another thing I’ve discovered with the update, you can download the latest version of the netflix app (find it on xda) and it works!

  • MikeIsAnAssHat

    so you post files that factory reset people phones?
    Phuckin douchbag

  • MikeIsAnAssHat

    This dickwads file will FACTORY RESET YOUR PHONE!
    I am shocked that David is allowing this crap on their forum.

    • Anonymous

      It’s really not that big of a deal. Besides I’d rather get Gingerbread now with a factory reset than wait months for T-Mobile to push it to me.

    • Kyle Phillips

      Honestly a factory reset of the phone is nothing. You can redownload everything, and all your sdcard contents are safe. I have 2.3.4 right now, I gladly factory reset my phone to do this. I am very grateful for what he has offered. Beyond all the improvements the best thing is my mytouch 4g can now stream with the Netflix app.

    • Anonymous

      no sh*t sherlock, wtf did you think PD15IMG.zip does? idiot -_-

  • Ptm

    Will it include updates to bundled apps like Quickoffice?

  • Ptm

    Will it include updates to bundled apps like Quickoffice?

  • Ptm

    Will it include updates to bundled apps like Quickoffice?

  • Miscedelli

    Mike,

    I followed your instructions on flashing 2.3.4. I’ve always had s=off and root. The update unrooted my phone but somehow kept s=off. Is there any way to get it back? Visionary does not work and Gingerbreak just sits there indefinitely trying with no success.

    Thanks,

    N