MyTouch 3G “AppPack” Leaks Via


In our T-Mobile MyTouch 3G review we explained that T-Mobile planned on suggesting different groupings of applications to customers based on their interests and somehow prepacking them on the phone. Now, not only do we know the method of distribution, but we have a direct link to the AppPack so we can download it ourselves!


In an Email to employees and/or embassadors who already have the phone, we learn the following golden nuggets of information:

  • You can download the app pack from
  • The AppPack includes 9 applications – Sherpa, World Tour, Visual Voicemail, myAccount, Hotspot Locator, iMeem, Movies by Flixster, Facebook, Enhance Phone Book
  • Actual customers who purchase the phone on August 5th and after will receive an SMS with a link to the App Pack for download.

Unfortunately when you visit the above link (at the moment) only World Tour, myAccount, iMeem, Movies by Flixster and Enhance Phone Book are included in the .APK file. Apparently they’re just working on the other apps and I’m sure Sherpa will be included once launch time comes – T-Mobile made SUCH a huge deal about this application that it would be crazy to leave it out.

Here is the full email that was sent to a group defined as “Champions”:


Hopefully by now you’ve had the chance to make your myTouch reflect you, inside and out! Today, we’re excited to announce that the new T-Mobile ‘AppPack’ is available for Champions, including the much-anticipated Sherpa application. In addition, ‘Work Email’ Exchange support has been issued broadly. Set up instructions for both are included below.

With only 3 weeks left until the launch of myTouch, we ask that Champions continue to lead by example and learn the phone, explore the marketplace and showcase how you’ve personalized your phone with your teammates. Let’s make this phone the most popular employee phone on your team!

The AppPack, a “super app” that houses a number of T-Mobile recommended applications, is now ready for use. You can download it by clicking on this URL from your myTouch device and following the below instructions: .

Applications include:

  • Sherpa
  • World Tour (Previously Le’ Tour Eiffel)
  • Visual Voicemail
  • myAccount
  • Hotspot Locator
  • imeem
  • Movies by Flixster
  • Facebook
  • Enhance Phone Book

To ensure the download and installation is successful on your myTouch:

  1. Select: Menu >Settings >Applications. Check the box to allow install of non-Marketplace apps (i.e. “Unknown Sources”).
  2. In ‘browser’ type the URL:
  3. Select the AppPack.apk and install.
  4. Once downloaded, the AppPack icon will appear in the App Drawer.
  5. Select and drag the app to the Home screen.

Please note: You will need to re-download at the time of national launch, August 5. Again, this is a unique customer experience for Retail Champions that gives a “sneak peek” at these applications before launch. At launch, customers will receive an SMS with the link to the AppPack and be able to download all of them directly to their phone from the marketplace.

As you can see, the download link is hosted at the domain name… I’ve never seen this in use before, have you? Here is what you see when visiting the site:

The T-Mobile Content Gateway is a new service to third party companies who wish to offer their products and services to T-Mobile subscribers. It is another way T-Mobile customers can Get More.

Do you have a messaging or content product or service you’d like to launch?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

T-Mobile’s Content Gateway is both a technical platform and a business opportunity. It enables you to efficiently and easily develop, operate and support your messaging and/or content business.

I’m guessing this isn’t the last we’ve seen from and hopefully they’ll embrace this new customization and packaging idea because I really like it. Go and grab the App Pack before T-Mobile pulls it or moves it from the website!

[XDA via HTCSource – Thanks DW!]

Rob Jackson
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  14. Strange…. must be all the people downloading it from the net breaking the server :)


  15. 404… : (

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