Tag Archives: Software Updates

Original T-Mobile Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.3 [Update: Just a bug fix]

Happy Monday! And what better way to start the week than with news of an optional software upgrade for users with the original version of the Galaxy S3? Over the weekend, Android 4.3 finally arrived for the Galaxy SIII t999 (original), and if you haven’t already been notified on your device, you should be able to go to settings and check manually and download OTA. This update includes KNOX and support for Samsung … [read full article]

iPhone users: iOS 7.1 available to download now

One of the questions I get asked most – at least since I took over running TmoNews – is “when does [insert Android device name] get KitKat?”. Thankfully, with iPhone, it’s never really an issue. Once the software update is out, it’s out for everyone. Earlier this afternoon, Apple released version 7.1 of its iOS software. As for what’s new, here’s the full list on Apple’s website. They include CarPlay – … [read full article]

[UPDATE] Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for T-Mobile Galaxy S4 out now

We just got word from our readers that they’ve been able to successfully download Android 4.4.2 for T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S4. You might not get an automatic notification of its availability though, as it seems each of our readers has had to check for it manually through the settings menu. Word of warning: Everyone so far has complained that it’s taking ages to download. One reader stated 45 mins, while the screenshot above shows over … [read full article]

HTC Confirms The One S Will No Longer Receive Android Updates

A sad day for HTC One S owners as the manufacturer confirms officially the device will no longer receive Android updates. In a statement issued to the press, HTC confirms the device will stick with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. All is not lost however as the HTC One S has a lively developer community actively promoting new ROMs and tweaks to help push the device into the future. Sure, we would love to … [read full article]

T-Mobile Puts LG Optimus L9 Jelly Bean Software Update On Hold

For reasons unknown T-Mobile has halted the Jelly Bean rollout for the LG Optimus L9. As of 3:50pm this afternoon, T-Mobile updated their support page for the software update with a brief statement: “LG has paused the update to improve performance on the new software version. Customers cannot download the update. T-Mobile does not known when the update will resume.” … [read full article]

Apple Pushing Out iOS 6.1.4 Update For iPhone 5 Owners

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A quick little update for all you new iPhone owners on T-Mobile as Apple releases iOS 6.1.4. The update, arriving as build 10B350 appears to be for the iPhone 5 and is listed only as an “updated audio profile for speakerphone.” That’s really all there is to it. You can update your iPhone via one of two methods: 1) Go to settings and select the Software Update option and download the new version … [read full article]

(Updated) T-Mobile G2x Android 2.3.4 Software Update Now Officially Available

Update: The OTA update will continue through May 14th, users wishing to download without waiting for the OTA can hit the list of instructions on LG’s support forums to start the update right away. After an earlier version of the update was accidentally sent out via LG’s website, the update was pulled, added back and then pulled again it’s now completely official thanks to a post on T-Mobile’s support forums. Beginning today, … [read full article]

LG G2X May Not Get Ice Cream Sandwich

Cue the angry mob because this is about to get nasty.  It appears that the LG G2x will not be receiving the next tasty treat, Ice Cream Sandwich, from Google and LG.  LG confirmed that they “will not be introducing Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich updates on LG Optimus [G2x].″  Google said that ICS should be coming to all Android 2.3 devices, but given the debacle that took place over the Gingerbread … [read full article]

T-Mobile Partners With Google, Android Updates For 18 Months

T-Mobile has partnered with Google in order to work toward a world where Android devices will receive platform updates for 18 months after a device launches. The only “catch” is that the hardware has to allow the update. I hope this doesn’t mean a phone can receive a 12 months update since it falls within that 18 month windows. This sounds great, but we’ll have to see a breakdown of the rules … [read full article]

Google Rolling Out Android 2.3.3 To Nexus S & Nexus One

Just moments ago, Google announced via Twitter that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3.3) update is now rolling out to Nexus S and Nexus One users. While Nexus S owners already got a taste of the scrumptious gingerbread treat, Nexus One owners are (finally) receiving their promised Gingerbread update. For Nexus S owners, Google states that the Android 2.3.3 update will put an end to those random reboots users were experiencing, as … [read full article]