Android Cupcake Update Available as a Free Download

No need to wait for T-Mobile to deploy it

By on May 25th, 2009 06:26 GMT
Users in the United States have been waiting for a long time for T-Mobile to roll out the Android 1.5 update for their G1 devices, yet it seems that the carrier won't make them happy until at least next month, when the Cupcake is expected to arrive over-the-air on their handsets. For those who would like to benefit from all the goodies that the new firmware will offer, we learn now that a downloadable version is available for them.

According to the latest news on the Web, those who would like to have the Cupcake on their devices earlier than T-Mobile will deploy it for the entire country can find an Android OS 1.5 ROM available for free download on the Android Code website.

As many of you might already know, the update is one piece of software that certainly deserves all your attention, as it comes with goodies such as video-recording capabilities, support for widgets on the homescreen, stereo Bluetooth, and a much anticipated on-screen keyboard meant to allow fast texting.

Those who would like to try out the downloadable version of the Android OS 1.5 ROM should know that the process implies a force-update of their G1 devices, so, if there are users who do not know what this is all about, they should know that there are a series of steps that need to be followed, so as to both flash the G1 with the new firmware version and make sure that all goes according to plan.

The entire procedure is described step by step here, so take a look and make sure you do everything right. Before starting the process you might wanna back up your handset so as to make sure that nothing goes wrong. In case you feel up to it, give it a try, so that you can enjoy the Cupcake on your handset earlier than others.

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