September 15th, 2011, 09:25 PM
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Wifi-only Vibrant, Can I update it?
So my iPod kicked the bucket (because it went through a full cycle of washer and dryer) and I decided that with all the Apple lawsuit nonsense I am boycotting Apple.
So my quest for a new MP3 player landed me with the brilliant idea of buying the best used android phone I could afford to use as a PMP. I landed a Samsung Vibrant for Tmo for $100 tonight.
The phone was rooted by the previous owner, and even though he wiped it The phone was up and running when he handed it to me.
It says it is running 2.1-update1. I thought these phones were updated to 2.2 a while back? When I tap system update, I get the no-sim error. Of course I do, theres no SIM in it.
What I want to know is this: Can I update this phone to 2.2 or 2.3 (whatever is most recent) without getting a functional Tmobile SIM that has a data plan? I plan to use the Vibrant for 3d games, and I know 2.2 and 2.3 updates increased 3d performance.
Anyone with knowledge of these things willing to offer an answer? Thanks!
(P.S. time to scour the market for the best mp3 player app! Recommendations? ^_~)