T-Mobile issues myTouch 3G software update, urges owners to get a new phone

T-Mobile is currently pushing out a software update for their myTouch 3G, but don’t expect any major changes as a result. The over-the-air software upgrade moves the handset from FRG83 to FRK76C and appears to serve one purpose: to apply an unspecified Google security fix. The update is only being pushed to the version of the myTouch 3G without a headphone jack. Models with a headphone jack or running a pre-Froyo version of Android should not expect to receive the new software. Those matching the criteria can expect to see it by February 27th.

Even with a dash of new software T-Mobile isn’t attempting to prolong the life of the myTouch 3G. The update documentation points out that the phone has “exceeded Google’s support period” and urges those looking for Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich to “please consider a handset upgrade to a newer and faster device.” We’re going to have to agree with TMo on this one.

[via TMoNews]

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  • Guest

    Whoopi Goldberg will be pleased…

  • Mike Gaudiello

    Or, just flash Cyanogen.

  • B2L

    Lol, I got rid of my MT3G well over a year ago. People are still using that slow POS?

    • xarophti

      yea, I am.  I was waiting for my dream phone to come along (dual core) and now I need the cash to come along…

  • Jonathan Sourp

    The MT3G was a POS, I had to have several replaced by Tmo, until finally an OTA update that the MT3G could not handle was pushed out. The MT3G was designed for 1.6, nothing more. Last time they replaced my MT3G with the LG Optimus, great beginner Android phone.

  • http://completecomputerco.net Matt

    Mytouch 4G FTW. HTC knocked it out the park and nobody noticed.

  • aeok18109

     its the backup phone. the stock 2.2 while slow as fuck will get you thru the day if ALL you need to do is text and call. otherwise my old mt3g sits in a drawer crying for attention. or a hammer. whichever comes first. also love how it wont hold a charge over 30% now

  • godrilla

    With the only carrier not carrying the iphone, they dont have anyphones that are very appealing! Galaxy note, nexus prime, galaxy 2 hd,

  • xarophti

    I never expected to get Gingerbread or ICS on this phone (good god, no!)  With THIS processor? I wouldn’t want it.  It’s still working well enough for my simple purposes, however.