Another day, another Android 1.5 Cupcake update. We're getting some reports from our readers that after following the instructions to install the Android 1.5 UK update over to US T-Mobile G1 phones, they're actually receiving the OFFICIAL Cupcake update OTA from T-Mobile USA.

If this happened to you, let us know in the comments! We're trying to see how widespread this ever-so-convenient "issue" is. If this is true, maybe we'll all get Cupcake sooner than was promised. *crossing fingers*

thanks for notifying us Amy!

 
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Got the new update this morning. Install went fine, don't know what it is supposed to do/add. Still no flash player :o(

omenboy says:

I GOT CUPCAKE!!!

I really appreciate the non-root firmware upgrade you provided, and I was enjoying it -- but surprised to be notified a few minutes ago about the system upgrade via WiFi.

I've used my BlackBerry SIM for a few minutes here and there for text, but mainly I've unlocked the phone and have an AT&T prepaid card running on the phone. So, no need to be a T-Mobile customer I guess.

amp dizzle says:

i downloaded uk version and recieved prompt immediately, didnt know if it was us version or not but seems to work just fine!!! some things seem to be a lil slow tho : (

Anonymous says:

I received the update may 28 I'm about 15min from chicago

amber says:

Just got my update here in san antonio texas ... its awsome so far ... still no flash player :( everything else seems as promised.

joe88 says:

I did the u.k install on to my g1 today in the morning. About in the evening time I received an prompt of an update for 1.5. I didn't see the details as I just pressed away but I believe it was just a bug fix for those who have the u.k. build of android for after the install I still saw things missing that are otherwise to be included within the u.s.

John says:

I also got the update notification, I am running the UK version of Cupcake, but as far as i can tell there was no change.

Ricky says:

This was an update for the UK people to CRB43.
And if you did the manual update for the UK version of 1.5, that's why you got it.
This is not the US version.

larrisa12002 says:

Here in the Philippines successfully downloaded UK 1.5 CRB43. Got onscreen keyboard and camcorder. No voice search and Amazon.com. Still can't get paid apps. Note RC33 filename was simply update. For ver 1.5 it didn't work. Renamed it to update.zip and it worked fine. Noted that google docs interface looks better with the new firmware.

Erin says:

I installed the UK update on Thursday (21st), and now, on Friday 22nd I have an OTA update... installing it now! :)

Erin (Boston, Mass)

Erin says:

Ah, CBR43 it is...

jonny2127 says:

I manually updated to the 1.5 Uk cupcake ...and got was prompted for a new system u
pdate this morning...I installed, no major change

Anonymous says:

Installed UK 1.5 last night, received OTA this a.m. Everything seems fine other than the loss of Amazon mp3.

David says:

Same thing happened to me...confused me a bit, and then I realized that it wasn't the US version.

About 8 am Friday morning I manually updated to the UK version and about 5 minutes after installing I was prompted to update. Installing this now. Can't say whether it's US version yet though.

dude says:

wtf android central, it aint the android 1.5 usa version that we got over the OTA. It was just a bug fix or smth. Def still not having instant messaging or amazon mp3 (not using either of them anyways)
Good thing is with the UK version that I can use Dutch now, since the USA android dont have languages..
Anyways, I still get a redonkulous amount of dropped calls and sometimes I have to call 3 or 4 times before I actually get through.

T-Mobile needs to improve whatever they are doing!!!!!

Looks more like a UK version patch than the US version. Still looking at "webn'wall", which can only be british. Still no Amazon mp3 or voice dialer.

halla says:

I HAVE THE CUPCAKE 1.5 BUT IT'S THE U.S. VERSION. I'VE HAD IT FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS NOW. I REALLY LIKE IT A LOT. I HAVE THE IT MODES FIRMWARE WITH MODES RC33.

Anonymous says:

Much the same as other people have posted, I manually updated to the UK version of cupcake yesterday morning after getting the info here. And not but a half hour ago was prompted for the OTA from Tmobile.

Anonymous says:

Got the update OTA today at around 7AM US Central time. Installed, don't notice any major upgrades; but haven't played with it much either... supposed to be working ;-)

Anonymous says:

interesting, i do notice that the "screen locked" screen looks different; also a slightly updated interface for the music player. perhaps this is cupcake and not just a patch or fix?

I installed the UK version three or four days ago. Then this morning around 7:30 am CST I received the OTA US update--Android 1.5.

-Nerd

pberry06 says:

I just installed 1.5UK it was easy but once i started playing with it, it wasnt as smooth as it was before. the virtual keyboard was choppy and lagging. myFaves doesnt work, and all my contacts were gone

whatever says:

This is what happens when a bunch of sites start telling people that you can install the UK build on your g1 from the US. A patch comes out and everyone gets excited like its cupcake and its not. I got all excited for a second.

dude says:

lol, totally forgot about myfaves

Ringo says:

OTA updated my gmail and music player interface, also the "press menu to unlock" screen is modified. I like it, not sure what else has been updated, will post when I find new goodies.

B2tHeRad says:

Ok, no, it wasn't the US cupcake but some patch for the UK version. The email changes alone are, in my opinion, amazing. I love it. Even if I have to manually install the US version when it is released, I am glad I did it. I didn't want to root my phone and this provided a way around it.

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Roman Marc says:

I got an OTA 2 minutes after installing the UK Cupcake, and that was like 5 minutes ago. I'll let you know if it's just the bug fix or the US version. :D

Ringo says:

why isn't anyone commenting on the great changes this update had? improved look, feel, interface... Hell, I've been working all day and haven't had a chance to really play with the phone too much but from what I've seen, everyone should be jumping for joy! If this is the cupcake and not just some fix or generic update, I'm happy with it, thats for sure.

Anonymous says:

I GOT THE U.S VERSION 1.5. LMAO JUST JOKING BUT, I DID THE U.K UPGRADE MANUALLY. RIGHT AFTER IT YOU WILL GET ANOTHER UPDATE NOTIFICAATION . TRUST ME ITS NOT U.S VERSION. THE BEST THING TO DO IS JUST WAIT FOR IT. I AM ABOUT TO GO BACK TO RC33 (OLD VERSION). THE IMS ARE MISSING. AMAZON IS MISSING. PLUS IM HAVING SOME TROUBLE UNINSTALLING SOME APPS. THE UNINSTALL BUTTON DISSAPPEARED. I CALLED T-MOBILE JUST 5 MIN AGO..IT WILL COME SOON. JUST BE PATIENT. ITS NOT ALL THAT GREAT ANYWAYS. PLUS IF YOU GET TOO EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING, IN THE END ITS NOT WAT YOU EXPECTED.

OH AND IF YOU'RE HYPED ABOUT THE TOUCH SCREEN KEYBOARD, TRUST ME ONCE YOU START TYPING YOU WONT WANNA USE IT AGAIN . THE BUTTONS ARE SO SMALL. ONLY A NEW BORN BABY CAN TYPE EFFICIENTLY WITH HIS TINY FINGERS.YOU ;LL MAKE LOT OF MISTAKES. ITS BEST TO USE THE KEY PAD. ITS THERE FOR A REASON.

THE LIVE FOLDER THING IS PRETTTY COOL. THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT.

JUST WAIT FOR IT. WILL COME SOON.

Ron says:

I received my update last night. Nothing seemed to be affected positive or negative. Still waiting for the U.S. version for manual update. Either that or the G2... which ever comes first.

dave says:

I am having the same 2nd update as everyone is stating... the only down side to the uk version is the lack of live folders. Unless I am missing it somewhere I don't seem to see it. Once you get used to the. Soft keyboard it rocks. Does anyone know if we are going to have to get the US manually or would we get the OTA? I am guessing its manual. Is there away to flash back to rc33 v. 1.1?

Anonymous says:

I just got my G1 yesterday,I wonder if I'll get the US 1.5 upgrade soon or get put at the end of the line for the OTA?I'm still learning the phone,does anyone know how to upload music to it,besides Amazon?

dave says:

You can mount your phone to your comp and load mp3 into the music folder. Its pretty simple.

K.Wills says:

After installing the UK version i got the update the couple hours later this happened this morning around 3am

Roman Marc says:

The SKB is really disappointing. I doubt anyone would really care if they'd just ripped off Apple with this one. =/

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muaruader12 says:

I had installed the UK version of 1.5 about 3 weeks ago and on thursday May 21 I received an update notificationfrom t-mobile. I downloaded it and I actually prefer the UK update over the USA one. The UK update didnt have voicesearch yet neither does the USA version as far as I can tell. Also the USA update has a security measure built in for Browser bookmarks that wont allow me to use the my backup application to restore them, but the UK version didnt have this security.

Anonymous says:

I just got my G1 last Thursday.Checking today,I see that it is running the 1.0 firmware and has RC30 build number.There is no way to search for an update either.Is this phone behind as far as updates that have been rolled out for the G1?

Anonymous says:

Oh...I have Cupcake...Yes,the US 1.5 Android OS.Did it manually,less than 15 minutes agao.

Joshua says:

I am not impressed with cupcake at all. Someone said we should be jumping for joy, but in my opinion part of the interface have slowed down. Scrolling web pages is laggier, the change from horizontal to vertical is not instantaneous like it is on Steel, it's almost like it is a command prompt and . The links i click on to register right away, the keyboard doesn't pop up right away. The soft keyboard is great though. I don't think you need baby hands to use it at all, just some hand eye coordination. It also shows what you are typing which is great. I did have problems with it inserting periods for no reason. All and all it is not what I suspected. Maybe i did get my hopes up. I guess i am also one of the few that don't think i should have to root my phone to be able to run programs off my goddamn memory card. This is ridiculous. As soon as a phone comes out with a gigabyte of memory or more, this G1 will be obsolete. It's horrendous that they have not rectified this and it blows my mind that more people aren't complaining about it!

Anonymous says:

I am with you man I thought they would increase the memory OTA as they did in the previous update (even though it wasn't much). Their are so many apps that aren't on my phone because of the limited space, Hopefully if the Bigfoot has 1gb or more I will definitely get it.

james says:

im just gonna wait for t mobile to send out the us version. i can wait.

mjb1018 says:

i am using the official US version found via xda-developers site and i find no lag and the auto-rotate is fairly instant, needs exchange support still, yet i find the update make the g1 a better phone by adding the features it should have had in the original build.

James says:

phandroid.com has the official US release. just letting you guys know.

Abdel says:

Go to googleandblog. I already reported what the second update is, Its a security patch. that is why the U.S. Version was delayed, for security reasons.

countonme213 says:

dang man i still havent got my update!!! ? :((((( im sooo sad and pissed lol when will you guys think ill get it? gosh everyone has it bue ME! =(

Anonymous says:

i downloaded what was supposew to be a us version of cupecake 1.5 and i think it really was the uk version any that was today at 825a and my roomate got his upgrade from t-mobile at 300p...i'm sooo upset!!!!!!!!

C says:

nope no update yet for my G1 here in TX

jaycomp says:

Nothing in cali wtf is the hold up

djay says:

yeah lol no update for me in Bakersfield CA. im still on firmware 1.1 lol, i cant wait for the updat, i LOVE widgets, lol and there just isnt enought of them on the phone as of now, as for the soft keyboard lol i use CHOMPsms lol and it gives me the soft keyboard, which is GREAT lol i just want it to be part of the phone so i can use it on any APP on the phone, CANT WAIT TILL I GET MY UPDATE

Anonymous says:

I just got cupcake 8:38 in Los Angeles. New bootup screen and im not surer what else yet.

kcrusader1 says:

Well I just got the update and the onscreen keyboard seems ok. I don't have the auto-rotate which is kind ok disappointing. I noticed camcorder but haven't tried it. CRB43 is the new build number. Is that what it should be for us in the US?

Oh and I received the update while connected to wifi.

Anonymous says:

I got the update last night! Im US. Its really cool but now my internet isn't working i tried to take the battery out and it still doesn't work... :(

i got the update about 4 hrs after installing the uk version

Anonymous says:

I think i have cupcake. I just got the crb43 update.. phone is a lot better now.. I also found a site that makes my G1 stand out from others.. if u care--- blazingskins.ecrater.com..my phone is now the starry night g1. hot!

KiKiN says:

Got Cupcake update OTA today (Thursday 5/28) at approximately 11:00 pacific time. I'm in Los Angeles. what i got? (at least what I've discovered so far)

on-screen keyboard (landscape and portrait), music and calendar widgets, when moving from apps the screen sorta slides, USB connectivity prompt is always on when cable is connected to phone, when cable is disconnected the phone checks for SD card errors, music has a new updated designed (same functions though), Video recording, way better camera, MMS messages show a paperclip when in all threads window, adding audio to outgoing MMS messages is now supported.

I'm still checking the phone out so there might be other interesting updated stuff.

Anonymous says:

I got the 1.5 update @ 5:30 am - NYC.
Looking nice. I still have to play around with it.

Jess says:

I got the update but I think something is screwy, I get an option to choose which keyboard to use but there are no actual choices to pick from. Also now I can't type in a URL I have to search on google for any website which is totally lame. I don't know about a lot of other stuff since I've only had the phone about a week but I hope they send out an update for the update to fix my problems!

Jeremy says:

Just installed the uk ver then 2-3 mins later it said there was an updat available.. is this the us ota 1.5 or uk something how can i tell

Anonymous says:

Got the update here in new york...the touch keyboard could be a lot bigger!

Derek says:

No update here it Texas!!!!

envy says:

I got 1.5 updated manuLly myself I fkn love it makes me really love dis fone

Lizzy says:

Got a update notification to my phone today. Upgrade went fine. The phone seems less laggy, a lot of updates on the font and certain backgrounds, camcorder is on there now, the text messaging is different there is a "copy text" now lol, and google talk is now separate from "IMs". That is all I can really notice after installing right away =]

Lizzy says:

Oh yea I'm in Pa in the pittsburgh area at the moment on an internship, but I reside in south texas =]

Lizzy says:

To the URL issue, yea I agree this is lame. But when you open the browser press the "menu" button and it brings up "go" click that and it will let you enter the URL. A lot of work if you just want to search quickly, so hopefully this gets fixed.

got the update when i woke up this morning at 8:32 in Orlando! woot woot

Anonymous says:

I got the update fri am in dallas tx ... was auto-prompted to update about 8:00 cst ... works fine so far ... no flash ... has camcorder ... no auto rotate... when I started to add comment here was in portrait posn and a soft key pad appeared on the screen, hadn't noticed that featurre before but relatively new user to G1... force error encountered with "shake awake" app... tried to uninstall app and had to cold-boot ... its problem with the app, not android

Paden says:

I got the update on friday here in Dallas as well. It fixed a lot of issues i was having previously, such as now being able to instantly clear text message without my phone freezing. There are many other positive things to the new update, but a couple of apps do have some issues running now. I'd say it's progress!

cupcake T_T says:

Nope I still don't have my cupcake here in california

Anonymous says:

I havent recieved my update and I am in Alabama. When am I going to get mine?

cupcake T_T says:

They say everyone should have It by june 1st

X__@ says:

i haven't recieved my update yet here in California.

Eduardo says:

I just got the update 5 minutes ago here in michigan!cant wait 'til it finishes downloading lol.

Anonymous says:

Just got my update in Miami. So far not too impressed. The zoom buttons on the browser are different but I can't seem to change to landscape unless the keyboard is exposed. The option is no longer there. You can now forward and save text messages. So far that is what I have seen. Would it be soo difficult to send a pdf with the changes/fixes along with the update. COME ON!!!!!

Anonymous says:

im in altanta georgia and i still dont have the update i am very unsatisfied with tmobile in my family and she has already got her update on wednesday will it ever come it has about 11 hours before june first so thye better hurry up im getting very impatient

jay says:

My girl got her cupcake 7:45am. Today...chino,ca...I'm still waiting for mine

Grape_Sav says:

Wooot! Wooot! Woke up may 31 about 12:50 and turned on my phone and it was like would like to update now and I was like damn fuckin right gimme that cupcake

Angel says:

Still havnt got the cupcake yet.. off topic but I found a way to download music for free from ur g1. If ur tired of paying for music nd wanna learn how I did it then email me @ tr33f1ty162@gmail.com nd I will reply as soon as I can promise.

Anonymous says:

I got cupcake at 10am here in NH. Love it. Wish it had the actual time calls were made instead of 3 hours... etc other than that, love it!!

Anonymous says:

I got my update 05-31-09 took forever my chick got hers like last week that wasn't cool at all and
All I see different is the video cam

jay says:

Got the update ota in ohio this morning 910 am

James says:

I got my update at 7am this morning!!! and there is alot more then just the camcorder! the call log, the on screen keyboard, the fade in and out menus the gui is alittle different as well!

Rayza says:

Got it this morning in Jersey. I've been watchin and waitin everyday, just like every one else, so there is a light @ the end of this tunnel. I haven't had the time to play with it too much, but i don't see much of a difference other than the camcorder option is now available and they change the camera slightly.

Anonymous says:

My gurl got hers but I still ant got mine in lafayette. La

Anonymous says:

EVERY ONE CAN NOW GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/18100.cfm

Anonymous says:

My husband got his us update yesterday but I have yet to recieve it. We are in Southern California.

Anonymous says:

still havent gotten my update yet, from las vegas. arrgh

asia says:

I'm in Westchester Ny. my boyfriend & two of my friends dat I kno of qot there update & I still ddnt qet it.
I tried to do it manually but wen I clicked "Download: Google Update" or wateva it sed.. it told me dat my phone doesn't support dat knda file
idk wat to do. I rele want dis update

Anonymous says:

Still waiting in maimi fl !!

Anonymous says:

umm i just got a g1 yesterday and the firmwire is 1.0 please help how do i update

tyker says:

I'm getting my g1 thursday june 4 2009. Do u need to download cupcake if you do where would it be in the market plese answer

caleb lin says:

Hi guys! I just woke this morning to see the prompt on my phone to update the system so I did. At approx 0900 I updated and 5 mins later I'm now typing this with the on screen keyboard, although typing on it is much slower than the actual keyboard... I liive in northern new jersey. The new update has the camcorder, onscrn keyboard and a faster camera. Now u can delete several emails at once as well bc there is a check box next to each of them. There are a few slight aesthetic differences, nice ones that came with the update. Overall its more pleasant to use the phone now. I haven't tested anything else out yet. Feel free to email me clove86@gmail.com or find me on twitter.com/caleb_lin

alexandra74 says:

I got the cupcake 1.5 update but I don't understand what is the RC29 update is this the same thing?

Anonymous says:

I did NOT have the uk version of cupcake. Yesterday afternoon I got the update to 1.5, so its offically starting to come OTA, everybody enjoy!

GeekyOne says:

Still no update in Corpus Christi TX! I called tech on thursday june 4th and told them I never received the 1.1 update back in Feb bc I was wondering if not having 1.1 was the reason I hadn't gotten 1.5 . I was "assured" that wasn't an issue and i'd receive 1.5 no later than Sunday morning June 7th. Riiiigghht. Come Sunday morning ill be in Tmobile store demanding update, credit, new phone - something to make me feel better about a phone that seems to refuse to update. I know other g1 users in my area and they've all received 1.5 - they even got 1.1 - why hasn't my phone updated??? Anyone with any knowledge and/or theorys please comment - anyone??

keyes says:

i still havent got my update yet. im in orlando florida. man when will i get it

Anonymous says:

I just got some sort of an update yesterday morning.. but I didn't notice any difference.... help?

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i still havent got my update yet. im in orlando florida. man when will i get it

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