Motorola has sent out the test version of the 2.1 update for the Backflip to a limited group of people. If you're not one of them, no worries -- the download is out there for the taking -- or at least until it's taken down. Here's what to do:
- Charge your phone fully. This could take up to 40 minutes according to AT&T, but our tipster says about 15 minutes.
- Grab the file right here.
- Copy it to the root of your SD card (not inside another folder), and make sure it stays named "Blur_Version.3.0.1390.MB300.ATT.en.US.zip." Sometimes Windows likes to add to the file type extension, so double check.
- Tap the menu key > Settings > About Phone > System Updates and look for the update. Your Backflip should find it, install it, and reboot.
When you restart (this process may take a while!) you should be running Android 2.1. Our friend also says that you may experience apps force closing, this can be fixed by uninstalling, then reinstalling. Good Luck! Thanks anonymous friends!