T-Mobile G2 Finally Gets Its Gingerbread Update


T-Mobile promised it’d be here “very soon”, and here we are – the T-Mobile G2 has gotten its Android 2.3 upgrade. It’s going out over the air over the coming weeks so don’t fret if you aren’t in the first wave. It also wouldn’t hurt to do a manual check and see if you get lucky. And I’m sure a good chunk of you won’t mind getting this one dialed in manually so keep an eye on XDA or other forums and give us a holler when a manual method comes about. For the rest of you, enjoy the additions and changes listed below. [T-Mobile, Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

On  July 27, T-Mobile G2 devices will begin to receive an Over-The-Air (OTA) update  to Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread). The update will roll out to customers in waves over  the coming weeks.

The update provides the following enhancements and improvements.

  • New features:
    • Android  2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
    • Tell HTC
    • Google  Books added
    • Notification bar color scheme is changed to black
    • New  battery indicator, phone, and web icons
    • Color-coded network icon and signal indicator added. Green when connected to Google  servers. Grey when not connected.
    • Pressing the power key while on a call disables the proximity sensor
  • Fixed or improved  issues:
    • Wi-Fi calling improvements
    • New SMS and email notification improvements
    • Improvements to sending MMS from the Gallery

Your  phone will show a notification when you have received the update. Alternately,  to check if your phone has the update, follow these steps:

  1. From Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About Phone.
  4. Tap System Updates.

Important: Do NOT call T-Mobile to receive the update before September 1. The timeline for receiving the OTA cannot be expedited. T-Mobile cannot manually push the software to customers who ask to receive it.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. And still no Gingerbread for the G2……Oh wait!


  2. Woo? because i have 2.3.4 already… well better wifi calling yay!

  3. Does anyone know if this will disable the Wi-Fi Hotspot feature? I really don’t want to lose that…

  4. Color me underwhelmed.

  5. Yay! Happy for all those G2 owners out there! Super stoked Tmobile is getting the updates out for the G series phones :D

  6. @Matt Maney I just got the OTA gingerbread update and I still have the wifi tether option, and now have an additional USB tether option!

  7. Also, the OTA update I got says it is 2.3.4, not 2.3.3
    Build 2.15.531.3 CL82286

  8. Yes!! Now I can unroot my phone and finally get Gingerbread… or not. LoL!! But at least it’s here.

  9. All I know it stops me from rooting my phone. Can’t wait hurry up, by the way does anyone need a google+ invite, lol.

    1. I DO!

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