Did Anyone In the US Get the Android 1.5 Cupcake Update?

We may have jumped the gun a bit in announcing the Android 1.5 Cupcake Update being rolled out to all T-Mobile G1 users because well, we're still scratching our heads waiting for Cupcake to come to our G1. However, a lot of users from the UK are telling us that they have received the Cupcake Update and that's making us wonder if it's strictly a UK phenomenon.

Are T-Mobile US and T-Mobile UK working independently on the release? Strange but logical considering the HTC Magic (which needs Cupcake to work) is available over in the UK and Europe already. On the US side, there's no pressing need to push Cupcake out.

So G1 users in the US, do any of you guys have Cupcake running on your T-Mobile G1? Anyone? Let us know in the comments!

And remember, Dev Phone or Rooted G1's don't count.

313 Comments
  • I'm still waiting...wish there was a way I could push for the update.
  • I GOT THE UPDATE...AT 1:40AM CST ON 5/27/09 IM IN KANSAS CITY AND GOT THE UPDATE..BOUT FREGGIN TIME..NO LIE...
  • I don't know forsure if this is the Cupcake but when the phone powered back on the ANDROID design was different. The icons are a bit different and the menu's are now animated..THIS IS KOOL....Here is what I noticed so far... The Image frames are different.
    Browser Icon is now different.
    The security code is different.
    There a gradiant fade on the google search bar.
    There is now a camcorder (SWEET)
    Amazon icon is different. This is what I have for now...BUT, I CAN FIND MY PICTURES...
  • Sweet, I can't wait to get my update. I didn't want to mess around with the phone and download it.
  • Got mine early this mornin around 6:30am
  • I'm in jacksonville nc and t mobile told me dat everyone is suppose to have da update by june 5th and I don't know how true dat is but hopefully well have it...
  • I'm in Tampa, Fl. I just got the 1.5 update over the air around 3pm May 29th.
  • In Arizona (Phoenix) and still have not gotten it either as of June 2nd.
  • Yeap I live in az and still no update as of may 31 I have a buddie that lives in virgina and got his 2 weeks ago
  • I'm in the UK, and I've seen no sign of it. But with the last release it took about 2 weeks after I heard it mentioned online for it to reach me. Maybe it's an alphabetical thing :(
  • I'm in the Netherlands, Europe, and I didn't get it yet.
  • I am in the US and it looks like it was another false alarm. Bummer, really thought it was coming through this time. Still, I check constantly thinking maybe .... Don
  • Note that the cupcake update breaks compatibility of the phone with the HTC 3-to-1 adapter: after the update the adapter can't be used to direct music to the 3.5mm headphones jack any longer.
  • using an US G1 in Hong Kong.....NO
    I did get RC33 OTA sharply b4
  • I am in the US and have not gotten it, but if there are 1,000,000 users, and they are pushing only 11,000 a day, that is 90 days.
  • I'm in Virginia in the U.S. and I haven't gotten it yet. I'm very frustrated with this. If it will take 90 days, I might as well wait for the G2 to hit the U.S. market.
  • URGENT URGENT URGENT I JUST LEFT THE TMOBILE STORE AND I GOT MY G1 UPDATED WITH THE CUPCAKE 1.5 IT TOOK FOREVER HE HAD TO TAKE MY PHONE AND ......(JUST EMAIL ME ILL TELL YOU THE REST ,..HURRY GET URS 1ST)...@ (G1.BLOG@GMAIL.COM)
  • I'm a developer and one my T-mobile US customers got the update OTA. Unfortunately she can no longer find my app in the market!
  • I agree. I just talked to T-Mobile customer service @ 611 and they said they can't push it to you on demand, but it id DEFINITELY coming out.
  • No update here yet. My wife has been stalking her G1 ever since this site mentioned the release of 1.5. Thanks Android Central! It got real quiet around here and I was wondering if this was just a hoax. I see the poster above said he went to T-Mobile and got the update on his G1. I don't believe that for a second.
  • I live in New Haven Ct and there is plenty of ppl saying that they have the update and I don't havbe. Squat..I've been hearing that the ones that's been pushed out are just for dev phones and we the customers will get the update..starting may 10th through 16th so that's what I'm hoping for
  • Here is the german Cupcake for non-rooted phones: http://rapidshare.com/files/229914016/signed-CRB17-from-TMI-RC9-eu.17667... sould be for UK Users, too! hf ;)
  • Thank goodness! I thought it was just because T-Mobile hated me. Now, I know that, really, T-Mobile hates all US G1 owners.
  • Cupcake will be available to T-Mobile US on May 11th til the end of the month. http://mobilenowblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/android-cupcake-will-go-out-ma...
  • I notice the official Android website says 1.5 is now available. Will T-Mobile push the update out slowly via cell network? I would rather update on demand via my home wi-fi. I hope such a plan is in the works.
  • When i switched to WiFi yesterday, i was immediately prompted to install the update. But this is here in Austria! regards,
    chris
  • ive had the update forever and alot of my friends have not gotten it yet but its really worth the wait they finally put a camcorder and a touch screen keyboard!
  • Its the 12th and I'm still waiting..hopefully it comes soon..this has nothing to do with me not being in a 3g area right ?..if anyone in CT has gotten the update yet say something
  • It's May 25th here in New Britain, CT and I haven't received any cupcake whatsoever.
    I've been waiting for ever and still nothing. Hopefully I'll get it soon.
  • Does Root accessed JF 1.5 cupcake update count? its awesome. :)highly recommend it, allows you to use your phone to its full potential, installing apps on your SD, using some of your sd as swap space, installing debian... and more :) ciao.
  • It's 1:00pm here in Savannah, GA 05/12/09 & and still no sign of the update ;-(
  • LoL, Like wise down here in Hinesville its the 16th still no update....grrr
  • I got 3g network and still no cupcake. Been waiting since last yr. Maybe g2 has to come out before the cupcake comes to g1... though if this update will disable the headphone jack maybe I'm better off without it,From California, US.
  • Well its May 12 and as much as i google this update no one has received the update in the US this is just another bullshit prediction i guess. Damn! Im putting my phone on craigslist next week im tired of all this rumors. Ppl already talking about the donut 2.0 update Wtf? Comin after the cupcake.
  • just download it from Android's site and then put it on you memory card and run it from you phone or you can just sit their and wait for it OTA update.
  • Still no update! Arizona- USA
  • I too am waiting for this dreaded update. THE CUPCAKE HAS GONE STALE! :) I will keep waiting. I don't want to attempt to 'root' my phone and end up breaking it. I'm not that savvy. I agree that they should allow it to be done manually over wifi. I keep googling the update and watching all the videos on how awesome it is supposed to be. I am waiting for UMA capability. Then this piece of plastic will truly be all I need in a phone.
  • Nothing yet. In Ohio.
  • Its supposed to come out late this week so unfortunately that probably means Friday would be early for the majority of us.
  • I am here in fairfax va and there is nothing yet. I actually think that having 3G does not matter with the update because when I first got my phone it was unlocked and I used it with Att and while I was with them I did not even have edge but I was on wifi most of the time. One day I got a message on my phone for update and that's when I got the RC33. I think it will take time untile every body gets there's just put in mind that you will be the last person to receive update ota lol.
  • From what I understand, the update is actually pushed out by Google, not T-mobile. I just bought an Unlocked G1 and I have an AT&T Sim in it. I'm hoping I get the update when it is released. As of yet, I do not have it. I did extensive search on the internet and found several reputable sources who claimed that the update actually comes from Google. It will be interesting to see if I get the prompt to update within the next few weeks.
  • Where might I ask?
  • Willvolution.com has a US download and the manual update is the same as UK.
  • nothing in boston
  • I'm Cailifornia and there is no sign of the OTA 1.5 update from anyone around me = ( I'm excited! I can't wait to see all the new refinements in cupcake 1.5. I have never known of o company announceing something like this and then not fulfilling its promises. So they said it'll be out to us before the end of the month od May. I will wait. Although the JF 1.5 with sd card app storage seems mighty temping. I'll keep waiting. What's this I hear about Donut 2.0? I just got my G1 a few weeks ago and I'm loving the phone. I've never had such an amazing device that can do so many things. I'm hungry for a cupcake = )
  • May 14, 2009 - 16:52 hrs. - Have not gotten 'Cupcake' update in the state of Tennessee, US...
  • Colorado.........................................................................................jockstraps and dingleberries. nothing yet.
  • WTF? U are like the only person in the us who received it OTA
  • im in fresno ca and i just got the ota update to the g1 and there is no 3g network out here. its alsome. the keyboard is alright but i rather us the slide out keyboard. better than nothing i guess. i can now upload videos that i record on my phone straight to youtube.
  • If thats true... then post a pic of the build number...
  • wtf i havent gotten it yet....im in dayton,ohio....nothing at all
  • how does someone snag it in fresyes but all of us in LA dont have it yet. ridiculous! from visalia by the way....
  • on a unlocked g1 for att and nothing in la either im using my Polish sim card maybe that will help but so far nothing
  • you would think thw system update would pick it up if it was really sent ota!
    i want my cupcake already.
  • Boone, NC and still nothing about the update available yet. Come on already!
  • I work in a special department at T-Mobile and I know for a fact this update is coming yo all G1 users by the end of the week. It is posted in a special new's updates for all employees. And please coming from a customer standpoint and rep taking the call, we are striving to be America's Hightest Regarded Service Company but it's tough. Everytime people show us true loyalty, pay your bill ontime and we will show you the same respect back, and a tip, if u feel sscrewed by us, not cuz u go over your mins every month but had maybe a one time thing and u been with us, tell us how frustrated you are without yellin at us, its not our fault u went over, but tell us how u feel, be honest, bu u giving us what's on yer mind will truly help get thru our thick skulls, I know some of us are horrible and we do a horrible job, complain to there sup, eventually they will get fired, we dobnt need people like that working for us, again we are here for u. But don't make our job harder bring up your damn tenure when u want something out of the question. I mean something in reason that it is deserved, ask us and if its not possible its not, think u woulda got it from another carrier, at a better price? Eventually, and be patient cuz we have your best interest at heart we will have the phones, the technology, and coverage and all that at the best price with the best custmare there is to be available. And the G1 update will come. Remember what I said everytime u call in too cuz we get graded on our time, how long we spend on the phone with u, granted there are gonna be those situations which take 20+ minutes to resolve an issue, but keep the short calls short, consider a line, a really big line of customers just like u, usually with even more important issues waiting roght behind u, so help us, help u, help eachother, ur guys prices may drop even more, and we can make T-mobile #1 and only with the customers can we do it. Complain if u need to, don't if u don't .
  • Sorry for my outbreak, but the update was supposed to start May 11 and after, didn't mention at what pace they were going out or to where when. None of that was mentioned, but what was mentioned and this is in the T-Mobile "go-to" books, this phone is getting the video camera and playback, stereo bluetooth was not previously supported, also you can access your camera faster as well as take faster pix. For all of you users out there who hate opening the device just to type something, get ready for the on screen touch qwert wit dictionary pad on screen thats right. so this brings the question, is G2 right around the corner? I hope so
  • Absolutely, completely agree 808
  • I'm in Michigan and still have not received the 1.5 update. I'm traveling to Florida tonight, so maybe going through all those states I'll get the update! That'd be tight =)
  • This is terrible! I am seriously checking my phone every few minutes for the update. Every time I hear my phone chime in a text message I have to check it because I am hoping that it is the update. Let me know if your trip to Florida triggers anything. I might have to hop in my car and do the same! Ira
    http://www.theinfiltrators.blogspot.com
  • Im in michigan and i actually got the update OTA but i was on jf 1.43... i did the update anyway and it worked but the market app wasnt working in cupcake... so i unrooted my phone compleletly and went back to rc33... i though that i would see the update right away but maybe once i get my turn its gone... so i prolly have to wait till someone uploads the update online.. FML
  • Here is a link to the release schedule... http://www.googleandblog.com/t-mobile-g1-android-15-cupcake-release-sche... . Before all of you complain, last week T-Mobile said that they would start by the end of next week (this week) and everyone started saying the 11th for some reason. They also said by the end of May everyone will have it, which is confirmed by this schedule.
  • I hope that I will get the update by just connecting to my schools wi-fi and have the Wi-fi lock app on. Lets see what happens... I've been waiting for this update since early January... lots of dissapointments... I would be so really pissed off if this tim it was fake too... :/ ... well... good luck to everybody that is waiting for the update! :)
  • Let us know if that works Thomas!
  • NOTHING IN PITTSBURGH PA.
  • Nada in Boone NC.
  • Nothing in Astoria Queens NYC
  • Nothing in DFW,TX. BOO
  • Nothing in minnesota :(
  • So, if we go by the release schedule posted by Midani then we will not see the update rolling out until Monday? Is that what you guys have gathered also? I hope that is not correct! Still nothing in NC. theinfiltrators.blogspot.com
  • I am copying and pasting a post I came across. Here's Why Your G1 Android Phone Hasn't Updated To Cupcake 1.5 Yet Posted by Eric Zeman, May 15, 2009 10:52 AM If you're like me, you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Android 1.5, otherwise known as Cupcake. Despite T-Mobile's statement that the firmware would be rolled out "late this week," it looks like the update really doesn't start until next week. The blogosphere has been buzzing about Cupcake since November 2008. Here we are, six months later, and the update for the Android system is finally on the cusp of reality. T-Mobile USA announced last week that the firmware would be sent to HTC G1's over the air starting late this week. If you were hoping you'd already have it by now, prepare to wait just a little bit longer. According to a tipster, the release schedule is a fairly cautious one: 5% of Android Devices will receive the Android 1.5 Cupcake Update on Monday, May 18th
    15% on Tuesday, May 19th
    30% on Wednesday, May 20th
    45% on Thursday, May 21st
    60% on Friday, May 22nd
    75% on Saturday, May 23rd
    90% on Sunday, May 24th
    100% on Monday, May 25th
    That's disappointing. The majority of users won't see their devices update to Cupcake until Memorial Day weekend. So if you were waiting with bated breath for your phone to update today, get over it. You're going to need to be a little more patient. FUNK!
  • Does anyone know if the UK version of 1.5 posted to download at this site will work on a US phone?
    It is posted within this sentence on the page- "If the OTA has not reached you in the United Kingdom you can manually upload it here from"... http://www.googleandblog.com/london-g1-phones-cupcake/3906/#comment-3350 Please let me know- I can't wait any longer for this sh*t!
  • Everything that I have seen says that the UK version will not work. Xtian, I feel ya! DAMMIT!
  • Sh*t on a stick!
  • That would be mo' fun that waiting!
  • Fairfax, VA...no update here :(
  • Nov, Dec, Jan, Apr, May 11th now its monday?
    And when we get 2 monday sum1 is goin to put anew date...
    I so close to switchin to iphone. Also dat schedule u guys posting
    Doesn't make too much sense to me.
  • Why wait for cupcake if you're so ready to give it up? Go to your iPhone, while most of the Andriod G1 USA users anticipate the cupcake. It is finally close and waiting a max of 10 days should not be too hard for anyone.
  • That schedule is exponential. 5% 1st day plus 10%next =15% and so on...
  • Yeah I thought that Tmobile hated me too with their poor customer service.Lol but nah I didnt get mine yet and im just pissed.
  • in los angeles, no update yet, I'm patiently waiting :}
  • I bought my G1 from a guy on Craigslist. I unlocked it and am on ATT. I wonder when I update if I will have to unlock the phone again... I am not really certain. I wouldn't think so but who knows. Anyone have any experience with this? Still no update in Boone, NC theinfiltrators.blogspot.com
  • If the schedule is true, then none of us should receive the cupcake until the allotted time frame. I agree with Chris, I too check my phone every time it beeps, this wouldn't happen to any of us if T-Mobile gave us confirmed release date for Cupcake.
  • I am the same way. When I hear the chirp from the G1 I have to go check it. It is driving me crazy. I normally go to bed late and I will be laying there, about to pass out when I hear the phone go off. I will twist and turn until I get up to check it. That is pretty bad.
  • Forget G1 & cupcake I'm going with iphone
  • from out here in fresno, ca. got that update on the 15 of may. u guys dont beleieve me.here is the pic.
  • Hey, so do we have to do anything special for this or does it just automatically happen one day?
  • Sweet man!
    Do you still have the update on your memory card? Can you upload it to rapidshare, megaupload etc? That would make many people happy!
  • the build number is the same as RC 33 strange
    should it not be something like
    kila-user 1.5 PLAT RC?? ?????? ots-rel-keys,release-keys
  • There is something odd about this. Hmm....
  • You might have the update but not from US. Your Model should show 'TMobile G1' and not 'HTC Magic'. So therefore you have an unlocked G1 not from the US!!! Some1 with a real post needs to update us instead of all these people trying to get our hopes up. According to T-Mobile US users should all have their update by Memorial Day weekend. Y-49-Si
  • Hopefully tonight around midnight a handful of lucky individuals will receive the cupcake update. Good luck people!!!
  • When is this update coming can't wait anymore gonna call t mobile and yell at them this is such bullshit. In tampa fl no sign of cupcake
  • There is no point of knowing where you at, the update is sent based on your phone build number, so if anyone recieves the update it would be great if you could post may be the first four or five digits if your build number so in a way we can tell who is going next.
  • Fuck um if they dnt wanna update me I still love my g1..........no signs of update .chicago, il
  • sorry what i meant to say the ota is sent based on your IMEI number.
  • Does anyone know if you can get the update via WiFi?? I have an unlocked G1 that I use on ATT network. & YES it's a U.S. version i got it from a friend that bought it at T- Mobile.
  • maybe it will come when we are sleep like santa.......
    this is very nerve racking!!!! its 12:21a and nothing!
    For all those saying they are gonna goto the iphone, i say go! we dont need you here anyway. iphone users are all stuck up! and im not just sayin that. everyone i know who has one thinks they are the sh*t!....
  • still not received the update, waiting like a fool! has anyone with the US version has received it, i have a US version but im india and i dont even know if ill receive update OTA. So if some one has it please help me out here and upload it.
  • Sacramento california.. n I ain't get shiiiiiiiet yet .. been trying to check if my g1 can chek for da newest update but that shit don't work wut a fu%^kd thng to have on there if the updates there but we cnt get it thru our fones.. but I love tmobile.. I have unlimited everything.. n I love. Rhe lukluk app whre u can watch crystal clear movies.....woooooo. dis is manny n I'm signing off mt g1
  • Still no update, nothing at all... Located in Massachusetts with strong 3G signals. Another upset from T-Mobile.
  • Geosari, from what I understand that as long as you have a created google g1 account active on the phone you should receive the update. If you are capable of logging into the android store you will receive the update. Google somehow ques the update and T-Mobile sends it out. I am in the same boat as your. I bought my G1 on Craigslist from a Tmobile user. I then unlocked it. Good luck!
  • San ramon, ca. (20 mins from oakland, castro valley area)
    9 am here. Nothin on my phone. Hopefully some people are starting to receive it. Can't wait to eat some cupcakes. All my friends have iphones and always tell me how much better the iphone is and how my g1 is like a "gameboy." But hell, I can't wait 4 cupcake. Love this phone!
  • I have the Iphone as well as the HTC Fuze, Blackjack, E62, and G1. I take turns using all of them but I find that I use the Iphone less and less. It really sucks that you can't send MMS and record video natively. Anytime your friends makes a comment about your G1 you can say something like "well at least I can send MMS, or I can connect to 3g, and replace your battery with ease." Something like that... :) Nada in Boone, NC
  • I agree, I have had friends who at first laughed at me having the G1 and not hoping on the iPhone craze. But now there comments are turning into dislike for the iPhone. I won't lie the battery life sucks a$$, but no MMS, Can't change battery and no qwerty keyboard. I can only do touch screen for so long.
  • Nothing Yet...Boston, Ma
  • It is funny really. The battery life on my Iphone started out as being great. Over time it is getting worse. At some point I will have to have it replaced. The problem is that Apple isn't going to replace the battery on a jailbroken Iphone so I am going to be forced to wipe the firmware out and send it off or I am going to be forced to buy another one. I have the first gen iPhone so the 3.0 update will not give me MMS so I am screwed out of that. It is really stupid how long we have had to wait for that feature. It is like buying a car and the guy at the dealership says that the air conditioning is included but it will not be installed until 2-3 years after you have bought the vehicle.
  • this sucks. its 12:10p here in az something better happen by midnight from any g1
    user. this is gonna be one stressfull week! im freakin starvin ova here.
    cupcake, where are you!
  • There is 4:04PM in NY, nothing in the air...
  • Nothing happening in Boone, NC.
  • Rollout of Android 1.5 ‘Cupcake’ Update Delayed Until Early June
    http://www.intomobile.com/2009/05/18/rollout-of-android-15-cupcake-updat...
  • Well I just found this on tmobile forum! Check it out. http://forums.t-mobile.com/tmbl/board/message?board.id=Android_MR&thread...
    Very interesting... not really!
  • Thats some BIG BS from T-Mobile to make some of us wait till early June...
  • I was told by a T-Mobile Rep that i was to get my "CUPCAKE" by last sunday but I'm still waiting... (I'm in RI)
  • Wow....Funk T-Mobile. Holy crap! If I had to put up with this Sh*T I would switch carriers. Thank God I am on ATT. I have already switched back to my iPhone for the next week. Funk DIS!
  • Great thing about the g1 is it gets noticed. I got the opportunity to tell three people today not to buy one.
  • I rooted and got cupcake. Couldn't wait any longer.
  • obviously some of you are not good at reading. the update says "we are pushing back the roll out by a week and everyone should have it by early june." they didnt say "its delayed until june" they said its pushed back ONE week which means if there isnt another delay then it will start rolling out next week on monday. which is still may. there r still 2 weeks left in may. go re-read the post guys. one week wont kill anyone
  • You can spin it however you want to. It it was "pushed back" that means it was delayed. Everyone is frustrated because this is something we have all been looking forward to. I am not giving up on the G1. I enjoy mine. I like all my phones. Simply frustrating.
  • Iphone this. Iphone that. Iphone has met its match! I can wait a week. No biggie!
    I had the iphone w/tmobile and the phone sucked a**! It was very very plain! G1 is king!
  • No update in md yet, and now another week of waiting is like hell has no one received it then
  • I say we should exercise violence....cupcake this cupcake that...I'm fed up with T-Mobiles bs...I'm in a glass cage of emotions and bout to catch a case over a freaking cupcake....nothing in Dallas tx
  • In Boston and not a darn update notification yet. I have faith and gonna hold out some more. They have made us wait this long, whats another week or so gonna do?
  • I am going to be in Aruba in early June...June 2nd to be exact. If the upd