Software upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) - T-Mobile myTouch 4G

    T-Mobile  and HTC are proud to announce the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) system upgrade  for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G. There will be a limited pilot for the update  starting July 20. A broader rollout to myTouch 4G customers will begin in the  coming weeks and will continue through the end of the year.

    The  update provides the following enhancements and improvements.


    • New features:
      • 2010  Exchange compatibility
      • New  version of Swype
      • Android  2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
    • Improved issues:
      • Bluetooth®  audio works better when answering a call from phone and Bluetooth is paired
      • Display  is more stable and responsive during boot up or use
      • Domestic  roaming data connection is more stable
      • Message  inbox saves
      • Various  software and stability improvements


    Important: The timeline for receiving the update cannot be expedited. T-Mobile will be unable to manually push the software to customers who ask to receive it.


    Software upgrades at retail stores


    Beginning August 5, you will be able to go to  a T-Mobile retail store to update your T-Mobile G2, T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide, and T-Mobile myTouch 4G to the most recent software version. This helps  if you have not gotten the Over-The-Air (OTA)  update or if you cannot perform the USB tethered update.


    If the  OTA or tethered update fail, here is what to expect at the retail store:


    • Updating at the store can erase all the data on the device. The SD card will not lose data.
      Back up your data, synchronize your contacts to Google or T-Mobile Backup, and  write down the names of all the applications you will want to re-install.
    • The update can take up to 30 minutes to complete.
    • The update requires that your phone has over 50% battery life at the store.
    • The rep at the retail store will:
      1. Remove your personal SD card.
      2. Insert a software update SD card.
      3. Wait for the update to download and install on the device.
      4. Remove the software update SD card.
      5. Insert your personal SD card again.