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Problem with my newly purchased Mytouch 3G

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by jastr, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jastr

    jastr New Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 21, 2010
    I just bought a like new mytouch 3g on craigslist and it has some weird things going on with it. I turned it on and it says Vodafone on the splash screen instead of mytouch 3g and then it goes to a screen that says HTC magic instead of the Android screen (i had one before so i know that is wrong). It is also only on Cupcake 1.5 and all the preloaded wallpapers and some of the apps are not what come on the tmobile one normally. The weird thing is is that it is FOR SURE a U.S. tmobile phone. Ive looked up all the info on the fastboot menu and it works and my 3g works. I googled this problem and 1 other person that i found had this too. They thought someone might have halfway rooted and not done it all the way (mine is definitely not rooted). I just want to get back the original tmobile os or firmware or whatever so i can update to 1.6 through them normally.

    Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance.


  2. ltdavis13

    ltdavis13 New Member

    May 19, 2009
    Hi Jastr,

    Simple fix really, and that is to complete the root of the phone and put Cyanogen mod on it (way better that stock 1.6 from t-mo). It is fairly easy--go to Cyanogen Mod (google it, first hit), then go to the wiki and select mytouch upgrade. You'll be glad you did. Cyanogen's updates come out way more often than T-mo's and are far more powerful. Otherwise, there is a link there to 'unroot' back to stock myTouch if you like.

    I do this for free for all my friends out here where I live and so far, I've rooted only 4 myTouches but they were WAY easier than the 20+ G1s I've rooted. Really a snap!

    Best wishes!

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