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T-Mobile G2 Official Gingerbread Update Leaks, Get It Now



T-Mobile G2 owners have been waiting for quite some time for their upgrade to Gingerbread and it appears that one guy waited long enough as he has released an official version of T-Mobile’s Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update, the same update that has been apparently shipping out with refurbished G2 devices.

T-Mobile G2

Now, before you get too excited, one, this might not be the build that T-Mobile rolls out so if you download it, do so with that in mind. However, because this is the software that T-Mobile has rolled out with the refurb devices, this is likely going to be the real deal. And two, there are some cons to installing the update this way:

– No 3-botton reset.

– Long pressing the camera buttom makes the phone vibrates.

– You cant root the phone once this is done. There’s no way to downgrade again to 2.2.

– Some people had reported problems with their backlight keyboard (I dont have any)

Fortunately, there are also some pros that go along with those cons and you might find them to outweigh the negative aspects of this update:

– Better radio (No, not AM/FM radio)

– Better audio codecs

– Faster boot up… (under 30 seconds on my phone)

– Faster response.

– Better GUI

– Bug Fix on bluetooth and Wifi.

Still interested? Well, here are the instructions for all of you G2 owners out there who have been starving for some Gingerbread:

– Download the file.

– Save it on you SD card on the Root, not on a folder.

– turn your device off and then on by holding power on and volume button together. This will boot you into t-Mobile G2 bootloader.

– once your device boots into the bootloader, it will automatically search and detect PC10IMG.ZIP file. Please remain patient as this can take some time.

– Once it detects and scans the file, you will need to press the volume up button on your phone to restore you device. This will again take 5 to 10 minutes so patience is advised. During this process, the phone will reboot and and resume installation of stock firmware.

– Once the flashing / installation is complete, press the power button in order to reboot.

– Once you have completed all these steps, connect your phone again to the computer, mount SD card and delete PC10IMG.ZIP file.

That’s it. Keep in mind that you can’t root this phone if you upgrade, so that’s another thing to keep in mind before you upgrade. But if everything looks good to you and you decide to take the plunge, do let us know how it goes.

Via: Android Police



  1. Gabriel escudero

    07/21/2011 at 7:18 pm

    if i download this leaked version will i still be able to download the official update when it comes?

  2. Jon Langevin

    07/22/2011 at 11:48 am

    From what I read previously, the version on refurbs is the same version that leaked 1-2 months ago. Anyone hear different?

    What’s the build number?

    • Macman73076

      07/22/2011 at 12:59 pm

      Just did this update on my g2 about 10 minutes ago, easy as downloading the file and following the directions listed above. Running 2.3.3 now and no issues, with keyboard backlight. Netflix works fine. Build # is listed as 2.13.531.8

  3. Dez

    07/22/2011 at 7:47 pm

    I downloaded an app to backup my phone before doing this update.. Phone updated.. but I can’t seem to restore anything. My apps seemed to all disappear but slowly came back. Unfortunately, I’m missing a LOT of phone numbers and ALL my settings. Does anyone know how to fix this??

    • Darrin Roush

      07/23/2011 at 3:16 pm

      Just use google to restore your basic info (calendar, contacts. Etc). Don’t use 3rd party app for that. You can always do a factory reset and all your contacts should come back via google (once you log in to your google account). I only use MyBackup to restore data to some 3rd party apps (e.g. OI Safe, EboBirthday, Note Everything). Always back up your 3rd party data to the SD card and then backup the SD card (to the PC) before you do a major OS or ROM install.

      If you still seem to be missing contact info after the above, you may be just missing the contacts synced from the Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn apps that will show up again once those apps are installed and setup again.

  4. Jossue Munoz

    07/23/2011 at 6:27 am

    the zip file seems to be corrupted for me, any other link?

  5. JuanJ

    07/26/2011 at 4:39 pm

    You should have warned people that all their apps on the SD card would be lost. 

  6. Jamesmbgordon

    07/27/2011 at 5:01 pm

    I have a problem with the keyboard. some of the button no longer work. For example the P doesnt type P it takes me to a menu???

    • Thadcaper

      09/05/2011 at 2:29 pm

      I sometimes have same issue.  Restarting corrects.  But, my keyboard lights no longer work. 

  7. Thadcaper

    09/05/2011 at 2:28 pm

    Since the gingerbread update, my keyboard backlight will not come on
    regardless of lighting conditions or whether set in auto mode or not. Same goes
    for the home/menu/back/search button backlights. The backlights worked
    correctly before the update. I cannot see the keys in the dark now.

    Also, occasionally when texting, the keys will start acting as if I’m
    pressing menu buttons (launching apps, settings, etc), rather than entering text
    on the screen. This only happens occasionally and is corrected with a

    The backlight issue is not corrected with a restart, and simply will not work

    Is anyone else experiencing these issues? Solutions?

    I received the update OTA.



    • Enviousacura

      10/17/2011 at 7:57 pm

      mines does the thing that you were talking about when it acts as if your pressing  menu buttons whats up with that only since the update

    • Enviousacura

      10/17/2011 at 8:04 pm

      actually i just read something else , try wiping off you menu key , i usually have to reset when it starts opening menus as i text , but i just wiped off my menu part of my screen and everything worked , its strange that this didnt start happening untill the update

  8. Ms Bell2000

    09/09/2011 at 1:38 pm

    The. Upgrade was I. Have no backlight on my keyboard. How can I fix this?

  9. Caleema

    10/14/2011 at 7:08 am

    my phone’s been at it literally for hours and still has not changed from the white screen where it says don’t turn the phone off long is the load supposed to take? ..please answer via inbox message on Facebook

  10. Natt

    02/08/2012 at 12:55 pm

    I think my phone go bug. It take 1-3 min to make a phone call after dialing. Even during that time, I still can answer the incoming call, then 1-2 min later my outcoming call starts.  Does anyone know how to fix this, thanks.

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