myTouch 4G Gingerbread leak brings a new way to tweak your settings

Well, how about that. Another Gingerbread leak has dropped from our favorite Chinese HTC ROM dumping ground -- this time for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G. It's Android 2.3.3 -- not the just-announced Android 2.3.4 with video chat in Google Talk -- and it's clearly labeled as a test build. But it's also a clear sign that the MT4G is likely to get Gingerbread in the near future.

So what's new? (Or, more important, what's new that's not a behind-the-scenes bugfix?) You've now got a cool "Quick Settings) menu when you pull down the notification bar. Your recently used apps are still there in the notifications, but you can tab over and toggle Wifi, Bluetooth, Wifi hotspot, GPS, mobile data, and hop straight into the settings. It's a cool little addition to an already cool twist on the HTC Sense user interface.

If you're running a stock myTouch 4G, you'll probably want to sit this one out. But we've got video of the leak in action after the break, so you're not totally stuck on the sidelines. Downloads are available at the source links.

Sources: 911HTC; XDA Developers

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Phil Nickinson
  • ugh!!!! i need to know when we're getting this OTA!!! :(
  • Very promising; this is the one thing from Sense 3.0 I hoped HTC would add to its "older" phones, like my month old TBolt.
  • Mobile data toggle is a must for conserving battery. Good to see they included it.
  • There is a free "Quick Settings" app for anyone to download it they are interested.
  • Reminds me of SBSettings for jailbroken iphones.
  • I don't know why everyone always says it's a "hybrid of" or it's "like" SenseUI. It IS SenseUI, simply just with a different skin and a few myTouch specific widgets. No different than having ADW with one of the various themes applied from the market. Changing the theme doesn't make it any less ADW.
  • Notice how at 0.38 we have Sense version 2.1...didnt think htc would ever update the sense UI
  • I'm pretty sure the mytouch 4g shipped with Sense 2.0.
    HTC had actually been pretty good over the last year at updating Sense. Moreso than in the previous year.
  • It ships with Sense 1.0
  • Downloading and installing now.....
  • Cyanogenmod 7.0 has this already implemented. Then again, it IS Gingerbread :)
  • it has nothing to do with it being gingerbread. It has to do with development team adding it in. CM6 had this on my Glacier.
  • IF this ROM is this smooth and is only a leak. I cannot wait until the official gets here. This seriously just replaced Cyanogen as my daily driver.
  • ok so when exactly or should i say where will this be available when it becomes official?
  • I still havent gotten the OTA...And i really dont want to go to the store to do so.. come on tmobile!