I have found on a slovak website how to update your phone to 2.3.5. I live in Australia and I have tried it myself and it seems alright. Here are the steps to update your phone: 1: Download the firmware from this website http://uloz.to/xwG3z5G/u8650-v100r001c05b859-rar 2: Extract the files from the download. 3: Put the dload folder from the download into your phone's sd card. 4: Look under Settings-Storage. Find Software Upgrade. Click on SD card upgrade. Do not forget to backup your files before you download. 5:Hit Confirm after backup. The update should take about 2 minutes. After this is done, your phone should be updated to 2.3.5 Enjoy trying it!