Download T-Mobile’s Official Android 2.3.4 SD Card Update For the G2

atlp99 over on XDA was able to get a hold of the official Android 2.3.4 update for the G2 straight from those SD cards HTC sent out to T-Mobile stores to manually update customers. If human interaction makes you nervous or you’re simply too busy this weekend to drop by a store you can get your official Gingerbread fix by manually updating yourself!

Oh – and for those of you that jumped the gun and flashed (installed) the leaked 2.3.3 update that made its way around the Android forums not too long ago, you should be able to update to this official version with no problems. Here are the installation instructions via T-Mobile support forums:

  1. Download the 2.3.4 update for the G2 here.
  2. Once downloaded, place it on the root of your SD card (not in any folders). DO NOT rename it. Its name should be “PC10IMG” with .zip being the extension.
  3. This will completely wipe your phone (factory reset) so back up any data that is important to you. SMS, Contacts, etc. All apps will be deleted so back them up if you must.
  4. Turn off your phone and boot into bootloader (press and hold the power button and volume down at the same time).
  5. Once the bootloader is up you should see the “PC10IMG” being scanned.
  6. Wait for the phone to finish scanning the file. If done correctly the phone will ask if you want to update.
  7. Press volume up to confirm. The update process should begin after that.
  8. Give it a few minutes and make sure you don’t have a low battery. Shutting the phone down or pulling out the battery during an update process can potentially brick it (trust me, people do this all the time).
  9. Once the update has been successfully installed, the phone will ask to press the power button to reboot.
  10. The phone will reboot and you have a freshly baked 2.3.4 Gingerbread update!

As always, make sure you have a full 100% charged battery before attempting to update and Phandroid cannot be held responsible should you brick your device. We’re just the messenger, guys. Let us know in the comments if you successfully updated!

[Via XDA]

Thanks, Avneet!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/avneet.chattha Avneet Chattha

    oh! and this may freeze on the first time around just take out the battery and plug it back in and do it over itll upload in a matter of minutes! it happened to me. I took a ballys move and removed the battery after an hour and it loaded in 5minutes afterwards and now this works like a charm!!!

  • ldc

    So is this update NOT coming OTA anymore, as was previously promised? I already upgraded to the leaked 2.3.3 build, and I’d rather not have to re-installe my hundreds of apps again, it was kind of a pain.

    • Phillip

      http://androidforums.com/t-mobile-g2/394861-official-2-3-4-update-those-leaked-2-3-3-a.html

      First off, if you have the leaked 2.3.3, you will never see the OTA. And if you go to the T-Mobile store, they’re just going to do this exact process, which will wipe your phone, so either way you’ll need to install your apps again. You could always use something like Astro to backup all of your apps to your SD card so after you install the update, you can just download Astro again and then boot all your apps from there.

  • Victor

    Does this work with htc mytouch 4g too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/JKinSD Josh Kirkland

    I think mine is frozen! Is it safe to pull the battery?

    I’m kinda freaking out right now!

    Someone please help!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JKinSD Josh Kirkland

    this isn’t working… freaking out! I just pulled battery and I am now attempting again. I think I just bricked my phone! I really hope not though!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JKinSD Josh Kirkland

    well I gave up… luckily… I just rebooted normally and the phone is still working.

    I will wait for my OTA or go ask TMO for help.

    Sorry for being a drama queen!

    • HalfwayCrook

      meh, forgiven.

  • Victor Campa

    Will this work for the t-mobile mytouch 4g

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1733363523 Alice Negron

      Of course not! This is only for the G2 phone

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1733363523 Alice Negron

    Well, I just tried it and it worked! Yay!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000048169414 Dave Torres

      How long did it take?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.berns Lauren Berns

    Worked as advertised.

  • http://twitter.com/ShimmayShimmaya wien

    can someone please tell me how long the phone will update for after you press volume up? my G2 has been updating for almost a half hour and i dont want to brick it by turning it off. what should i do?

    • Phillip

      Mine updated in about 5 minutes, others have said that it has taken over an hour. The people that have had time issues said that they took out the battery and just did the process again and then it worked. Be careful, and let us know what happens.

  • goodfella1606

    i’m having trouble with rapid share when i download the zip file and try to open it…it says compressed file is invalid or corrupted am i doing something wrong?? and also do i need to unzip or extract to install it to my G2? thanks for the help guys :-)

    • Phillip

      No, you don’t need to extract/unzip. Just download and put the .zip file onto the root of your SD card.

      • goodfella1606

        so far i see a white screen and it says update is in progress do not power off the device how long will it take??

        • Phillip

          Well, you should also see what kind of looks like a vertical progress bar at the top right of your screen. Just let it do its thing. Mine only took about 5 minutes, others have said that they waited almost an hour and it froze up, so they took out the battery, rebooted, and did the whole process again and then it worked.

          • goodfella1606

            so this is what i see….
            HBOOT

            Parsing… [SD ZIP]
            [1] bootloader (with a little – next to it)
            [2] radio_v2
            etc.
            am i doing it right or i have to do something else??

          • Phillip

            That sounds right, is it still doing things or has it been stuck on the same screen for a while? When your phone is off, then you hold volume down and press power to turn it back on, it will automatically detect the .zip file that you put on the root of your SD. It will scan it, and then ask you if you want to update, and you have to press volume-up for yes. After you do that, you do nothing else, the phone takes it from there. Out of curiosity, was your phone fully charged up, 100%?

          • goodfella1606

            its been stuck on the same screen for a while and i did the whole vol. down and power button and let it scan for the .zip file then pressed vol. up for yes to the update and my phone was fully charged also i double checked that before i started.

  • Phillip

    “8. Give it a few minutes and make sure you don’t have a low battery…”

    I think a lot of people might be having problems because you need to make sure that your G2 is fully charged, 100%, before doing any of this. Don’t ask me why, I personally have no idea why it NEEDS to be 100%, but that’s what every forum on XDA always says, that’s what I did, and I didn’t have any problems.

  • David West

    Hey guys this is DCBatman from the T-Mobile Support forum… If you have any questions about troubleshooting, I will be lad to assist you! Go ahead and head over to the support page to see if your updating issues were solved… http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/4060?tstart=0

  • http://twitter.com/darxtar1 Jose Caudillo

    Why is this just not working for me whatsoever? I have a stock G2 running 2.2. I keep getting the HBOOT screen and never moves on. HELP!

  • Mike Cristancho

    This way worked http://support.t-mobile.com/thread/3447?start=0&tstart=0

    The above version/way did not work for me.

    And yes, I followed all the directions to the letter.

    • Phillip

      That way won’t work if you have the leaked 2.3.3.

    • Fernando Gaglianese

      This worked for me too. Thanks!

  • cwalker30

    Why post a link to something we got to fucking sign up for. Where a link to a direct download?

  • Fernando Gaglianese

    Guys, just attempted this update on my wife’s G2. It’s been stuck on the “Update is in progress. . . Do not power off the device!” screen for an hour.

    Any suggestions?

    • Fernando Gaglianese

      Could not get this to work, after attempting several times. Used the link from Mike Cristancho and had no problems.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000048169414 Dave Torres

        What link?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000048169414 Dave Torres

      That has been happening to me for 2 days and I wasted about 8 hours and nothing, this was in the store too. What a waste, I don’t know what’s going on. Let me know when you get something done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.sheffield1 Brent Sheffield

    I had never done anything like this before but its working great and I’m pretty happy.

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Link?? =)

  • http://ryan.snook.cc/ Snook
  • Phillip

    For some reason, my comment wont post with the link in it. It’s in the G2 forum on this site.

    My post: 8:08pm
    Your post: 9:36pm

    It’s funny too! I was just browsing Phandroid, like usual, and I noticed that there wasn’t a post about this, so I went over to the forums and noticed the same thing, so I made a post about it. The best part about it is about an hour later, I got a notification on my phone from Phandroid’s twitter (yes, I’m a fan) and I read the headline and I was like “What the ****, haha!” I guess I just had bad timing, lol.

  • Phillip

    Hmmm, my first comment about me posting this in the forums first somehow got deleted… interesting…

  • EarlyMon

    It was nothing personal.

    Either you or some runaway process on DISCUS or your PC threw multiple posts of that exact same thing at the same time, and your posts got smirshed for spam. I’ve picked one of them and restored it by hand.