I'm sure I'm not the only angry Mac owner around. Seriously, how long would it take to code a "Mac companion"? After all, a significant percentage of home users use macs nowadays, someone tell those folks at SE. Anyway, I'm wanting to get this update over with as soon as I can, feel that not being able to update to the newest firmware means I'm not getting my money's worth. "Thankfully", I have win7 installed in VirtualBox on my MBP (Snow Leopard). Booted into it, came as far as installing the PC companion, did the whole installing backup software and creating a backup of my data thing, before things went bad. I came to the stage in the installation where PC companion told me to disconnect the USB cable, turn off the phone, then turn it on, whilst pressing the back key and inserting the USB cable at the same time. Tried it, didn't work. (Screen remained black, PC companion didn't respond to my compliance). I figured it has something to do with the fact that when you connect a device in VirtualBox, it takes longer than usual to get the virtual machine to register it (I have to go to a menu, and select the device, before it shows up in the virtual OS).. anyway, the whole process didn't work. Any suggestions? Is there a manual workaround somehow? And no, I don't know anyone who owns a PC, that I could "pop by" to update my phone. Don't think I'm allowed to download and install things in internet cafes. So, what to do? Wanting to get with 2.1 already... p.s. I'm in Vienna, Austria. This whole "over the air" installation thing isn't available where I am. Update: (For all those with a similar problem hoping to find a solution) - No solution regarding updating to the new firmware on the mac operating system was found, so I updated the phone on a friend's Win7. It has been mentioned that, apparently, updating through a certain VM running Windows (VMWare Fusion) works, though. It does *not* in VirtualBox.