Oct 28th, 2008

If you’ve got a T-Mobile G1 you can now update to the latest software patch… but we have no clue what it actually does. Android Forums member chrislimon brought this to our attention and provided his own summary of how it went down:

Tonight when I got home and turned on Wi-Fi my phone started going slow and freezing a bit when I was doing some stuff. Next thing you know I get a screen saying: System Update available: install now or install later. You may not use your phone while updating blah blah blah well of course I hit install now. The phone restarted shows some loading screen that shows a software package with an arrow to the phone, then restarts does some thing with some arrow to a microchip then restarts 2 more times.

When I go to system settings to view the version this is what it shows:
Build Number:
kila-user 1.0 TC4-RC29 115247 ota-rel-keys,release-keys.

So I guess they are just skipping the RC28 and going straight to RC29…

I wonder what is different between this and RC28.

Great update and great questions. RC29 seems to be a mystery update that we do not yet know exactly what it fixes. Follow the thread on AndroidForums as the story develops.

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