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Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G scheduled to start July 20

The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is slated to start seeing some of that sweet Gingerbread loving starting tomorrow (July 20).  According to T-Mobile, a limited pilot will kick things off, with the broader general roll out to begin in a few weeks.  Besides it being Gingerbread, T-Mobile says they're including the latest Swype update, and Exchange 2010 compatibility.  In the "resolved issues" column, we have fixes for Bluetooth, saving messages from the inbox, a better domestic roaming signal, a "more responsive" display, and the usual unnamed software and stability improvements.

T-Mobile also make a special note that they will be unable to expedite the software roll-out, so you'll just have to wait your turn.  Until someone leaks out the download location, that is -- we'll let you know.

Source: T-Mobile (opens in new tab)

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

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  • YES FINALLY! I've been waiting a long time for this. I failed at rooting my mytouch.
  • Go HTC!
  • Ok so my phone is rooted but Im in stock ROM. Do I have to unroot my phone so that I can get this OTA update or do I just wait till I get a text with a link or something? I'm new so I really don't know much about this.
  • You should be fine but it couldnt hurt to unroot
  • Alright. Thanks for the reply :)
  • I wouldn't unroot if I were you.... Its better to grab a custom Sense Rom from the forums.
  • My brother has one and his is not rooted. I'll wait till he gets the update and see if its worth it. I had a custom Rom on mine and I hated it! Have of the stuff that you could do on stock Rom weren't available on the custom Rom. That's why Im still in stock Rom. I just deleted some apps that I didn't want...that's why I MIGHT wait and get the official and see if its better. Oh and the custom one was always FC! LOL
  • I had CyanogenMod 7.0.3 and 7.0.0
  • Will this be 2.3.4 with gTalk video?
  • according to the source link it's 2.3.3
  • After all this time I admit I'm puzzled why they are coming with 2.3.3 instead of 2.3.4? What version is the Slide coming with?
  • This is great! My sister just got this phone (she bought it off somebody). Now she's about to get a taste of Gingerbread.
  • At this point, if you are already rooted, don't even bother with this update. There are a bunch of custom roms out there with 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 for the original MyTouch 4G. Upgrading to Gingerbread means coming up with a whole new rooting process. Who's ready to give up root access??????
  • Bigger and more important question. What version of Sense is this update packing!?
  • we lucky few are getting (most likely) the same "sense" package typical to the mytouch series, and the 4g specifically. No 3.0 for us. Personally, I much prefer HTC's stock Sense U.I. to T-Mo's crapware themed-for-the-masses stuff.
  • This should have happened months ago.
  • I already have 2.3.4 on my MyTouch 4G. It's called CM 7.1 RC1. I wouldn't go back to Espresso Sense if you paid me. I even gave the Sensation a shot and though it was Espresso-free Senses 3.0, I missed the CM7 speed and elegance and sent it back. I might upgrade if/when CM7 becomes available for the Sensation.
  • I just squealed. Literally squealed. Now I'll be obsessively checking my phone.
  • Oh OK...ya finally we got this Amazing one! Thanks for sharing this.....
  • Wtf when is the g2 finally gonna get gingerbread?
  • Warning thread hijacking!
    My droid 3 arrives today with 2.3.4 suckas!
  • Yessssss
  • I'm so excited. I know it isn't a HUGE update, but it IS an update and that means Tmob/HTC hasn't forgotten about us. This is good news, especially for the ones who have not rooted (myself included).
  • This is great news. Been waiting for sometime. I know there are some ROMs out there that I can use but I prefer stock.
  • so this should have started rolling out in limited quantities, right? where's the perm link to the dl? ;)
  • so how will we know how to get it? will it be a text message or OTA message or what??
  • soooo...nearly close of business on the 20th. Thoughts, anyone? Anyone actually receive this?
  • I see the story of the g2x getting gingerbread today and I have yet to see anyone post updating a my touch 4g. I guess its the android shuffle over at t mobile. I will keep my eyes open for gingerbread on my phone. They did say it would take time though so i shouldn't be too surprised.
  • Yes, has anyone actually received the Gingerbread update?
  • There's the mytouch 4g zip file floating around. That's how I updated my phone. If you get it you dont need root. It's a nice update but nothing significantly amazing. Mainly ui tweaks. Beyond that I'm really most pleased with the update to swype and you can stream with the Netflix app.
  • do you know where we can find the .zip?
  • I haven't had a chance to fully test it, but it is 2.3.4 and so far a pretty significant UI update.