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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default got 2.2, now phone sucks...

Mytouch 3g was adequate before the update but I was told that mobile hotspot was a feature in the 2.2 update so I converted. Unfortunately now, my phone is incredibly slow, sluggish, crashes, etc since the update. Is there a way to downgrade the firmware back to 1.6? I don't even mind losing the new features since we got screwed on the mobile hotspot thing anyway.

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bump...got the update 3wks now, nothing but unreliable 2.2 software issues. I would like to revert as well to 1.6, at least until they fix all the bugs.
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Factory reset will help relieve your issues. Yes it will erase everything, but your device will thank you for it.
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got the update friday, reset it saturday... and it still sucks!! takes minutes for my photo gallery to load, and it now drains my battery extremely fast. I think tmobile knows it sucked too, because i cant get a hold of anyone to ask about reverting back to 1.6.
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Default Now I have a sucky phone to go with my sucky service

This update last night was horrible! I've spent the entire morning trying to get home screen, emails, and settings back to normal (normally a quick process, but insanely sluggish after the new update).

I was already fed up with the crappy reception and internet coverage in my area (DOWNTOWN SEATTLE!; T-Mobile sucks). Now I have to deal with a crappy phone. It's just about enough to make me try to force breach of contract and void the penalty.

Any news on how to revert from this mess?
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I've had a different experience so far but it's only been about 8 hours. We got the update for some of our phones last night and to be honest they have been working just fine. Besides an app or two not working correctly it has about the same sluggish response it's always had and I'm excited to have access to more apps in the market.
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My phone has been sluggish and lagging the whole day since I got the update...I've been waiting on this update forever and now that I got it, I hate it...It won't take pictures and I can't even see pictures save to my phone in the gallery, all I get is a black and gold screen in my gallery...This update ****ing sucks
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Notsure Brutal Update Here Too

I got the 2.2.1 update for my MT3G 3.5mm this morning and it has been terrible. Everything is WAY slower. Gallery never even loads. Working with widgets often causes a freeze requiring a complete restart. All of the apps are terribly slow. I can't even flip to the neighboring screen easily. I'm hoping it's still doing some updating and/or loading of info. A factory reset would be absolutely asinine, although not totally unbelievable.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So, I'm going to try a system reset. Why am I noting this here, you ask? Well, if you want to hold off on your own system reset, I'll post what I find out when I get it completed. As of now, the Gallery is still terribly slow - actually unusable. The phone is WAY slower in general, Swype is barely usable and transitioning to other home screens or apps is really slow. The SD card is more often undetected than actually working. The usability of my 2.2.1 phone is about 75% worse compared to when I was using 1.6 just two days ago. So, here goes...factory reset. Thanks HTC & T-Mobile. (On the upside...I finally found an appropriate place to use the 'Stick Out Tongue' smilie.)
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So, I did the factory reset, and it still is REALLY slow. It's a joke that these fancy transitions stutter to go to something simple like contacts or messaging. Gallery still never loads. Swype is gone. And when I use the System Tutorial that originally introduced Swype, it just sends me back to the previous menu when I click Begin. This is a ridiculous. Try to take a picture, and then look at it...never happens. I read a post about old Sim cards being the problem, and some folks who were having trouble have been using their sim cards for 5 years...mine is about 6 months old. Now I'm not sure what to try next. Calling Tmo service should be fun.
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So, I tried getting some information from Tmo via their online chat service twice. I ended up with nothing. As of this afternoon, they say this is a 'known' issue with no solution. One agent offered to line me up with a replacement device that may or may not have the update on it. Wow, helpful. My phone is still ridiculously slow and doesn't work on many levels. They said there is currently no way to go back to 1.6. (Why don't I just root it?) *chicken*
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Is there a way to remove the update? I'm bout ready to punt this phone.
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So, I tried getting some information from Tmo via their online chat service twice. I ended up with nothing. As of this afternoon, they say this is a 'known' issue with no solution. One agent offered to line me up with a replacement device that may or may not have the update on it. Wow, helpful. My phone is still ridiculously slow and doesn't work on many levels. They said there is currently no way to go back to 1.6. (Why don't I just root it?) *chicken*
If you did a reset on this phone and left your SD card in, all you managed to do was reintroduce the original issues back onto the phone. It automatically backs up forked up data and then restores it.

Try resetting again, but remove the SD card before you do.

Expecting your phone to be blazing fast after this update is unrealistic. This is older hardware and this is a major update. Is adds weight to the OS. It IS going to be slower.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Expecting your phone to be blazing fast after this update is unrealistic. This is older hardware and this is a major update. Is adds weight to the OS. It IS going to be slower.
@poco - I appreciate your effort to defend T-Mobile's horrible implementation of a terrible update. Do I really need an all-caps 'IS' like I'm some sort of doofus? Nice. There's no reason I should expect it to be shockingly slower than it was before. That's why T Mobile is offering to replace the device - they know it shouldn't be this ridiculously slow.

T Mobile never mentioned the update would make my phone unusably slow. Why do you imply we should just expect it will be slow?

T Mobile never mentioned the update would require a complete memory-erasing system reset - yet here we are. My friend (who bought his phone at the same time) has a different Android phone that got the 2.1 update requiring no factory reset, and he has seen absolutely no slowdown. Why shouldn't we expect the same? It's not an 'older' phone...I bought it as their premiere My Touch phone 8 months ago. I don't care how fast technology moves...that's not even a year old. It should still work. And, if they're going to send out an irreversible update, they darn-well better tell me how jacked up my phone will be should I choose to install the irreversible update.

This update has been an absolute joke/mess. That's why forums are full of frustrated MT3G 3.5mm customers and that's why TMo is offering a complete system replacement just days after the update. (I feel especially bad for those who got the cool Fender version which is, as of now, irreplaceable and unable to be fixed or reverted back to 1.6.)

After a second hard reset yesterday afternoon (without the SD card installed), I let it process for hours. It's still VERY slow - unusably slow. Everything I try to do with the phone is way way way slower than before. Here are just a few examples. I introduced the SD card and let it process (active directory whatever) my 100 fairly small camera-phone images for 4 hours. It takes 3 minutes for the gallery to load now - Monday it would load in less than 5 seconds - that's 35 times slower. Swype lags by an average of four words behind my entries and is wrong about half the time. Monday, Swype was not even noticeably behind my entries and was right nearly 100% of the time. And it's not the now-erased user dictionary that's the problem (another nice bonus of a factory reset), it's that the phone isn't reading the input nearly as fast as it did before.

...so...that's my update for today. Have an awesome weekend! Maybe I'll see ya at the T Mobile store. I'll update if anything new happens...
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... I read a post about old Sim cards being the problem, and some folks who were having trouble have been using their sim cards for 5 years...mine is about 6 months old. Now I'm not sure what to try next. Calling Tmo service should be fun.
I didn't find any post about old sim cards. I think I have been using the same sim card for 8 years. Maybe this is causing some of my phone's problems. Where can I find out more about this old sim issue? And what should I try to do about it?
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I bought a MyTouch 3G 3.5mm phone used on Craig's List and gave it to my son for Christmas. I did a reset and installed some apps before I gave it to him. It was running 1.6. I also unlocked it. He just got the OTA update to 2.2 and his phone is just fine. It sounds like this is not as simple as if you have one of these phones and take the update you will be sorry. There must be some other factors we have not identified. I'm just relieved that my son's phone works fine after the update.
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I forced the update early Fall, backed up data, did factory reset, rooted with Super One Click & it's faster than it ever was. 30 mins of work & I love it enough to keep using it until this Fall when I'll go with a dual or quad core phone.
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Default Froyo Update Straight Up RUINED my Fender MT3G!!!

I woke up this morning about 5 minutes before my alarm on my phone goes off and when I went to disable it I was met with the OTA Froyo update install dialog box. I wasn't even given the choice whether I wanted the phone to download the update!

I went ahead and installed the update and like the above comments my phone has just been ruined. Extremely sluggish and slow, just a real miserable experience. I was out with the wife and went into a T-Mobile store where a good salesperson (for a change) was dead honest about what a *********** this update has been. He had been deluged with people coming in with their phones in a panic wondering why nothing worked and said it's been worse than the update on the earlier MyTouch3G version.

He advised to try the factory data reset, I did and it really didn't help, but he also said to call T-Mobile customer service and just go on the squeaky wheel-muscle. He said I should threaten to walk unless I get another device (I want a 4G, and have been trying to buy one but I'm only a year into my contract, so no discounts!) Sounds like it's worth a try, over the years I've got lots from cell companies by being a dick.

I don't wanna send them my Fender 3G though because of it's limited edition status and it's cool , damnit!; I'm 98% sure they don't have another Fender 3G they could send me and I'm liable to get a 3G Slide if I can get this on in the first place. A 4G is extreme wishful thinking. We'll see, I'll post the results.

Bottom line is this hardware just isn't sufficient enough to run Froyo. I suspected it but thought that I might get lucky and end up with a faster phone or at least the "new" features would make the phone more interesting until I can upgrade.

If you have a 3G 3.5mm or Fender 3G I highly recommend passing on the update if possible. If you awake like I did to the update screen staring at you just throw your phone across the room and save yourself some aggravation...
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Here's my update for midday Monday...

My phone is still very slow after using it very little this weekend while I was hoping it would somehow get better by leaving it alone as much as possible. I contacted T Mobile this morning and they're offering to switch the phone out with an LG Optimus T. It's looking like I'll probably do that. Dang...I like this phone. I guess I'll have to check out the other one in the store.



Here's the page about old sim cards...

Still slow after factory reset after FroYo update?... - T-Mobile Community

It looks like sometimes it works...
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I'm a little nervous after reading this thread. I went to T-Mobile yesterday and after having my request for a new SIM shot down (my SIM card is about 7 years old - I figured it was worth a shot to try the new one), I've agreed to have T-Mobile send me a new phone. The sales rep. at the store didn't say ANYTHING about me getting an LG instead of a new MyTouch (in fact, he even told me to keep my phone's back casing since a new one probably won't come with my phone).
So now I'm worried I'm going to be sent an Optimus T instead of a new MyTouch. Which will make me really mad; I LIKE my MyTouch. Or at least I did before I downloaded the update. If I get some other phone in the mail, I'm going to be pissed.
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I'm a little nervous after reading this thread. I went to T-Mobile yesterday and after having my request for a new SIM shot down (my SIM card is about 7 years old - I figured it was worth a shot to try the new one), I've agreed to have T-Mobile send me a new phone. The sales rep. at the store didn't say ANYTHING about me getting an LG instead of a new MyTouch (in fact, he even told me to keep my phone's back casing since a new one probably won't come with my phone).
So now I'm worried I'm going to be sent an Optimus T instead of a new MyTouch. Which will make me really mad; I LIKE my MyTouch. Or at least I did before I downloaded the update. If I get some other phone in the mail, I'm going to be pissed.
They have SIM cards by the hundreds in the stores and should copy over info and give you a new one upon request. I have never had a problem going into the store and asking for a new one.....something doesn't sound right about that for you. You might want to look into that some more.
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They have SIM cards by the hundreds in the stores and should copy over info and give you a new one upon request. I have never had a problem going into the store and asking for a new one.....something doesn't sound right about that for you. You might want to look into that some more.
Yeah the guy was just like, "nah that's not it; the SIM card wouldn't be the problem" and that was that.
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It must only be some phones. Mine updated about a week ago and so far no problems. It seems snappy, gets the same signal as before and the keyboard is more responsive. The only thing that got me is it updated overnight with no input from me. I thought that was odd.
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It must only be some phones. Mine updated about a week ago and so far no problems. It seems snappy, gets the same signal as before and the keyboard is more responsive. The only thing that got me is it updated overnight with no input from me. I thought that was odd.

I stand corrected. The **** thing has started freezing, apps crash/force close and it has been dropping calls. I called T-Mobile and their solution was a hard reset. Let's see how that goes. Sigh...
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I stand corrected. The **** thing has started freezing, apps crash/force close and it has been dropping calls. I called T-Mobile and their solution was a hard reset. Let's see how that goes. Sigh...

Hard reset has worked for some, and according to T-Mobile it can "fix most problems," but I did a hard reset twice and had absolutely no luck. All that happened was I lost all my apps.
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Hey, first, I'm sorry to see more people having the same problem.

I did get a little better info from a sales dude who seemed to be pretty darn cell-phone savvy. He told me the MyTouch3G has 192MB RAM and that the Optimus T has 512MB (and that's what I've seen online) - which would explain why the Optimus T was flying using the 2.2 version of Android. It was doing all the same updated things...only WAY WAY WAY faster. The Optimus T is quite similar to the MT3G, so I'm not too bummed to be swapping it out.

I did make the official request for an exchange. We'll see what I get in the mail - the chat agent referred to it as an "LG Optimus Titanium A-Stock Kit (Alternate Exchange)." Seeing will be believing. It's absolutely ridiculous that I have to pay $10 or $20 for shipping due to an update THEY sent out. I'm still debating whether or not to argue that point further...I want to see what they send me first.

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I did get a little better info from a sales dude who seemed to be pretty darn cell-phone savvy. He told me the MyTouch3G has 192MB RAM and that the Optimus T has 512MB (and that's what I've seen online) - which would explain why the Optimus T was flying using the 2.2 version of Android. It was doing all the same updated things...only WAY WAY WAY faster.
If it were as simple as that there should be NO MyTouch 3Gs that run 2.2 acceptably, but there are.
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There are many issues running 2.2 IF you do not do a factory reset and reformat your SD card BEFORE you update.

I had this issue, did a few factory resets, reformatted the SD card.. NEVER worked even remotely right, pictures took forever to load, multimedia messages wouldn't send (even after attempting several tricks posted online to get MMS to work), and my original pictures I had before the update were so corrupt, when I went to put them on my computer, it totally CRASHED the computer I was using! Not the phone, MY WHOLE COMPUTER. So damn lucky that my SD card didn't get corrupted just based off that.

They had to completely replace my phone under warranty. Upon doing so, I installed froyo again, and boom, pictures loaded right away, mms worked again, everything about the phone was 100% functional. It was as though my phone was damaged by the update, like it had to work MUCH harder to pull any data from the phone, and even then my cheap Samsung A737 could pull data faster than this. No matter how many times I did a reformat/reset, it just simply would not work.

They recommended it be replaced with an LG optimus, which has more RAM and a faster processor, but I do not trust ANYTHING LG when it comes to phones. I've never heard of anyone (including myself) having ANY LG phone that didn't have to be replaced eventually because something mysteriously malfunctioned, top of their line or otherwise. Idk if it's the fact that they just put really cheap parts in their phones or what, but they're the most inefficient, almost guaranteed to have to replace phones I've ever seen.

Instead, a local tmobile store had another mytouch of the exact same color in stock, so I picked up, got froyo, worked great, thought hey.. I can probably tweek this even further.. so I rooted it and I've never been happier
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If it were as simple as that there should be NO MyTouch 3Gs that run 2.2 acceptably, but there are.
Interesting point tukatz, I concur. I wonder if it's just the early 3.5mm version ones that get messed up, or maybe like Oldfield mentioned, the ones that are working got a clean factory reset before the update.

To update my situation (and essentially end my time in here ), I just received my LG Optimus T - the grey version - the chat person never gave me a choice on color, but it looks pretty cool. I've only messed with it a little and it's WAY faster than this paperweight I'm currently stuck with. So, I guess I'll go with it. Two crummy things I've noticed so far...it doesn't come with a screen protector...so, there's another purchase I'll have to make, and it has a proprietary usb cord, so I'll have to buy another one of those if I want to charge it at work. LAME!!

I'm not excited to read about Oldfiled's bad luck with LG gear, so, I guess I'll have to see how that works out. CNET editors give it 3.5 stars and users give it 4. Another smartphone site rated it just barely better than the MT3G. Good luck all, and best wishes with your fixes.
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I sold my mt3g on 1.6 before the update came out. I just recently came back and I love the 2.2...I have had none of the afore mentioned issues. swype installed just as easily as it did on my 2.1 cliq. and everything else a phone wipe took good care of
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Nothing helped my Fender and after a 1 & 1/2 hour call with customer care I got a new MT4G for $99 with no contract extension and I can keep my Fender. The 4G is great, I just hope all these rumors of another OTA that will "fix" the Froyo mess is true. I'd like my Fender to work whether I use it everyday or not.
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I posted back on this thread about a month ago. Since then T-mobile actually went through some steps with me on the phone, with no improvments. So they ssent me a brand new Samsung Vibrant. Since ive gotten this phone, I officially hate the mytouch that I had. This phone is blazing fast, and my apps even look better, thanks to the amazing screen on it. I was glad T-mobile was able to do this. i told the lady I was on the verge of throwing my phone. If you do encounter problems, try giving their tech support a call. Might just get a new phone like I did.
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My Results; So far I had one phone (with the 3.5mm jack) refuse to send pictures until it was reset. It sends them as of now. Also have two original mt3g's . All three took an eternity to pull up the gallery the first time. I am using the 1.2 now and the full gallery loaded, including my 70ish picasa pictures, before the screen timed out; So about 15 seconds. Swype is a tad delayed, but I have it set to max error tolerance. As far as apps they pull up just fine without anymore lad than normal.

I also stuck my sim in two original MT3G's. One I installed swype on worked fine and apps pulled up just as quick as the 1.2...however the other original was painfully slow to do anything. What I am gathering is it may just be luck of the draw after a reset, and the gallery is slow because of the sync
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
LOL...I guess if it didnt help you it won't help anyone? btw I found to get mms working if it goes awol; all you have to do is fix the apn settings. I found it airly easy on google
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
Will this work if we don't reformat? (Or, is there a way to keep my apps/contacts/images?)

Also, what do you mean reformat it to Fat32?
I only had my Mytouch Fender for a month before making the fatal mistake of updating... (My grandma got it when it came out, but I had to wait until my verizon phone's contract was up before I could use it).... I know very little about the android systems, so I'm sorry for the newb questions!
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Will this work if we don't reformat? (Or, is there a way to keep my apps/contacts/images?)

It didn't for me, but different people get different results. Try it without first.

Also, what do you mean reformat it to Fat32?
I only had my Mytouch Fender for a month before making the fatal mistake of updating... (My grandma got it when it came out, but I had to wait until my verizon phone's contract was up before I could use it).... I know very little about the android systems, so I'm sorry for the newb questions!
Not sure what it means but It's a format option. (you'll basically get a drop down on the format menu and it'll be a choice) I google searched the error I was having and that was the solution that was given on Xda. But also I'm not entirely sure about the fender either.

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LOL...I guess if it didnt help you it won't help anyone? btw I found to get mms working if it goes awol; all you have to do is fix the apn settings. I found it airly easy on google
I'm not the only one a factory reset didn't work for. I was having an MMS problem too but the serious lag in speed, the terrible new photo gallery, and the super slow android market was what made me decide to look into going into 1.6. I couldn't take it anymore.
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I followed those steps, and my phone is back to being fast and functional! If you have a Fender, that still works. The only drawback is that the software is not the Fender software (you won't have the fancy wallpapers or fender start up screen, but everything else seems the same)
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Cool MT3G Master Reset

I have a 32B (I think thats right, I know its a B) MOBO. After update to Froyo my MT3G slowed down to a crawl! Signal was effected as well. My battery was dying very quickly.

After about ten mins. of online chatting with a customer service rep from t-mobile and checking out this site I conducted a master reset. My MT3G is finally back to being quick! I read these posts and notice this helps some people and not others, could it be the MOBO's? Could the 32A MOBO's not like the Froyo? I don't know just a suggestion.
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Just coming back to unsubscribe to the thread. The difference I have is that I forced a Froyo update from XDA and never took T-Mobile's OTA update. Still running fast, no issues and I am happy with Froyo until I buy a new dual or quad CPU phone later this year.

If you're really stuck, try the non-TMobile update. Can't hurt.
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Not sure what it means but It's a format option. (you'll basically get a drop down on the format menu and it'll be a choice) I google searched the error I was having and that was the solution that was given on Xda. But also I'm not entirely sure about the fender either.



I'm not the only one a factory reset didn't work for. I was having an MMS problem too but the serious lag in speed, the terrible new photo gallery, and the super slow android market was what made me decide to look into going into 1.6. I couldn't take it anymore.
The mms issue just seems to happen on some phones. if it isn't working you have to adjust the apn settings. I did that on a 3.5mm one and its been sending pictures ever since. My market works fine, and the gallery loads fully(including 80ish picasa photos) before the screen times out (15 seconds) It seems that for some reason some of these phones take to the update better than others.
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I would suggest a warranty exchange to anyone whose phone went to sh*t after the update
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Sorry to bump an old thread, but I'm having this same problem. Rather than make a new thread, I'll ask here. Has the problem been solved?

Someone recently gave away this phone basically for this reason. I'd rather not root it since I'm a bit of a noob to phones and the person using it won't need it to be rooted. Is there any other way to get a faster version on it?
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
Re: zenmac - This seems to be the only suggested actual fix for most phones that aren't accepting the update. I haven't tried it yet because I have the Fender LE and someone pointed out that the OS is not the Fender version, so I'm still thinking about it. If I do it, I'll probably try the other suggestion of formatting the SD card and doing a reset and then trying to install the update or maybe try the Non-Tmobile update instead. If it still sucks, I'll just revert it again and try to be happy with 1.6, I guess.

But really...no this issue is still up in the air, as far as I know. I imagine Tmobile is going to just try to upgrade people's phones as a result...It's all about the benjamins, after all. And what do you suggest when any system won't handle an upgrade?..."Well it's time for a new system, of course." <--(insert condescending salesman voice here) Even though my phone is barely a year old and a Limited Edition at that. I was hoping to have it at least functional for a couple years. *Shrug* guess I'll have to try and fix it myself. If I can actually get it functioning (either with or without froyo) I'll post my solution.

Sidenote: Don't try and Root your MT3G or Fender after it gets 2.2. Everyone i've heard of that has tried has bricked their phone. If you want to root it, I'd suggest using these instructions to revert to 1.6 first.
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I had all of the same problems, and deduced that there were far too many background and network operations going on. I had done a factory reset with no help at all.

I was ready to heave it out of the window (its happened before...)

Something was hogging all of the resources, and about the only thing I could do was uninstall apps (just the factory apps...). I deleted everything from Google that I could (most you can't), without a significant difference.

Then I uninstalled Market. Holy Cow! That made all the difference in the world! The phone became responsive to screen touches again, stopped stuttering, it was like getting a new phone!

This is all anecdotal, but if you upgraded and now your phone is unusable, give it a try!

Note 1) My phone is an HTC MyTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition,
Note 2) I downloaded a task manager to do the uninstall and see what all was running. The one I used was "Advanced Task Manager", but I don't believe it makes any difference which one you have.
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
Thanks for the info my friend. I asked the xda forum experts awhile back about a quick fix to the atrocious OTA Froyo update we MT3G users got keistered into us. The thread available here, gives a similar solution as you do, but I've been really sketchy about doing it. First I got a $99 MyTouch4G from T-Mo' sans contract extension after complaining to them about the flawed update, so I've had a great phone. Second, I was hoping a "Fender software fix" sappmig would get made as the one here and at xda just returns the phone to vanilla 1.6.

Well, I want to bring my Fender back from the dead and am just gonna do the fix. Just curious because the sappmig link here is larger than the xda's. Is this one the best one to go with? Any more fellow MT3G Froyo sufferers use this particular cure? If so, you happy with it?
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Awesome, thanks for the help. I followed those instructions you quoted. It's working much faster now. Now I just have to wait and find someone who has a data plan to activate it for me .
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More of a reader than a poster, but my phone has been frustrating the heck out of me as of late. I've definitely considered whacking it with a hammer a few times. I've reset it a few times and have already replaced it in the past for other problems. But ever since we've gotten this update, the phone is practically unusable. After reading about similar issues for most myTouch 3g owners and TMo charging us to replace or upgrade the phone, I've just become outraged. How are they going to charge us for a replacement or upgrade when they're the ones that ruined the phone? What if I just bout a new high-end phone and then the same thing happened to it the next day? Would they make me buy a new one? This is BS! I don't know if a fix is in the works or not since this update has been out for a while now with no word from Tmo about a fix. This is bad business on their part and they should compensate us, the victims, for messing up our phones. I don't know if I should start a petition for TMo Credit or complain to the BBB, but this needs to be resolved. I was perfectly happy with the phone even though it was outdated after only being on the market for a few months. That's pretty smart of them though, sending out a corrupt update and forcing customers to upgrade their phones.
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OMFG No! Factory Reset will do nothing! Stop suggesting it! No matter how many you do 2.2.1 is NOT a good fit for this phone!

Yes you can take it back to 1.6. I did it this afternoon. No root needed...

1. Reformat SD card to Fat32

2. Download this file, rename it to sappimg.zip, and put it on the root of your SD card.

3. Turn the phone off. Boot it by holding volume down+power.

4. Your phone will enter hboot mode, will do a file check on the sappimg.zip, then ask if you want to continue. Press the trackball to continue.

5. You'll see a few bars loading in the upper right-hand corner. After everything is done, it will ask you to press "Action" to reboot (again, press the trackball to confirm).

6. The phone boots to the Google activation screen.

7. Congrats you should now be back in 1.6...

Your phone will now prompt you to update pretty much every hour...
I attempted this procedure and unfortunately it didn't work for me. First, I couldn't get a menu selection on the FenderMT3G to reformat the SD card. Unmounted or not the "Format SD Card" option couldn't be selected. Is there another way to "reformat"?

Even without the reformatted SD card I tried the sappimg.zip linked to above and the sappimg.zip I got off of the xda forums. Pressing VolDwn/Power gets into the hboot as above and the sappimg.zip seems to be loading with the graphs in the corner. But it just returns to the hboot screen, no selections can be made without hitting back, etc...just not working as written.

Any idea's, experience? I just wanna get this phone back to 1.6 without rooting, simple.
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I attempted this procedure and unfortunately it didn't work for me. First, I couldn't get a menu selection on the FenderMT3G to reformat the SD card. Unmounted or not the "Format SD Card" option couldn't be selected. Is there another way to "reformat"?

Even without the reformatted SD card I tried the sappimg.zip linked to above and the sappimg.zip I got off of the xda forums. Pressing VolDwn/Power gets into the hboot as above and the sappimg.zip seems to be loading with the graphs in the corner. But it just returns to the hboot screen, no selections can be made without hitting back, etc...just not working as written.

Any idea's, experience? I just wanna get this phone back to 1.6 without rooting, simple.
If you have a card reader, reformat with your computer. That's what I did, just put in the card and did a 'quick format' (FAT32).
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