Will flashing this erase any of my data(texts, pics, vids)? I'm trying this on an unrooted G2?
You shouldn't lose any data. Pics and vids are on your sd card those are safe. have to wait to hear from someone who used it.
Updated yesterday no issues so far. I love the new darker layout with green icons. I can tell whether im on 3 or 4G now. Has most of the new features of Gingerbread except for the keyboard. Although it does have the new copy/selection tabs. It was a bit faster but went ahead and downloaded Spareparts+ and WOW! what a difference. No longer get a lag when switching from landscape to normal layout.
If I flash this update manually... will I be able to receive the OTA from TMO once they release it? Or will I have to do something like go back to the stock ROM to be able to get OTA's?
I am getting pretty impatient waiting for TMO to drop the Gingerbread update.
This file is said to be the OTA gingerbread, it is "stock" so when tmo pushes the OTA they will see your phone has the update so you wouldn't get it. when/if other updates push you will still get those.
a few things...first a mod should move this as it does not require any type of rooting to perform the update since its just a leaked official. Second, has anyone had issues with netflix after doing this update? And third, if I install this will I not get the tmobile ota which may have additional features?
Netflix doesn't work at this time, they need to update the app.
It wasn't in the root section, the mods moved it here.
What OTA are you talking about? This is the final, tmo should have it but are waiting to push it for some unknown reason.
Is anyone else having problems with the Facebook app after installing this update? My notifications are all mixed up and it has problems retrieving them. I also have been randomly losing data coverage. A soft reboot fixes it, but I'm just wondering if it's just me.
I just though since tmobile is holding onto it they may have other changes in store for when they actually push it...like netflix working
If tmo adds anything it will be more useless apps. The netflix not working is on the netflix side not tmo. Netflix needs to fix the app.
for some reason the lockscreen sliders and the dock are 2.2 when in landscape mode. also, the music app adds downloaded music to the music app only for a little while and then it removes it later. yet it is still on my SD card.
Wish someone had reported this as needing moved....
Hello, first post here, and I'm also dying for the Gingerbread update. I have 2 questions for anyone who has updated:
1. What version number is it? 2.3.3 or 2.3.4?
2. Does tethering and portable wi-fi hotspot still work? I heard rumors that they were going to remove that feature because with 2.2 the G2 is able to do that for free without subscribing to T-Mobile's special tethering package.
Thanks for your help.
I know it's 2.3.3, I'm unsure about the tethering.
Thanks for the update on the version number. Is there any way you could check the tethering & wifi functionality? I'm mainly concerned about the wifi, and that's the easiest one to check. Just enable portable wifi hotspot, set up the connection, and see if you can connect to the internet on your computer via your phone.
hi...my phone is G2.. i havent get OTA yet... i did look up google and no news about that...
it was suppose be out by now anytime...
if i decide to do the update and find that i cant use the hotspoting can i download the stock tmo froyo rom and revert back to 2.2 or will updating to 2.3 gingerbread change my baseband and not allow the revert:?
I don't think it's possible to downgrade. I'm also pretty sure that once you upgrade to the official 2.3, rooting it will also no longer be possible, as of right now.
If someone could confirm or deny the wifi hotspot and tethering capabilities on 2.3, we could make an informed decision about upgrading to the official version of gingerbread, or using the cyanogenmod rooted version.
link of said cyanogenmod rooted version:? and will i be able to downgrade if i do this one:?
Just search for t-mobile g2 cyanogenmod.
I've never rooted a device and I don't know how to do it. I don't know if you can downgrade later. I just know it exists and other people have done it.
I just upgraded my G2 using this method and worked like a charm!! Easy as pie and running gingerbread smooth as silk...my favorite features:
-BLACK notification bar..call me crazy but black background on notification bar FTW!!
-LOVE the 3G/4G indicator..the "H" always had me guessing
-my battery life is incredible! Had a full charge right at the update at 7:00 pm..send plenty of texts, bout 20 min of web and 3 phone calls @ roughly 10-15 min apiece with wifi running the entire time and @ 90% battery at 1:30 am!
-the battery icon in the notif bar is now vertical and prof looking as opposed to the horiz cartoony (imo) batt icon that was the 2.2 stock
-Above all my G2 is running smooth as silk! no lag, no overheating, like i just bought it with gingerbread installed!
Personally if your not rooted, I'd go for it! Worst case scenario youre left with an (95%) official update without all the TMO bloatware (which Im assuming would be the remaining 5% lol)..btw my G2 was totally stock with a full factory reset before trying this..updates own personal reset did the trick for me, no problems whatsoever yet! KUDOS!!!
what abour hotspoting capabilites
I'm still under warranty with my G2. If I were to install this update, would I invalidate my warranty?
well i am going ahead withthis but i wa hoping to play with ultimate droid first
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