HTC and T-Mobile have just announced the availability of the Froyo system upgrade for the carrier's myTouch 3G Slide smartphone
With all the Gingerbread hype and so many smartphones scheduled to get the Froyo update and yet to receive it, this comes as a nice surprise for T-Mobile customers.
However, the Android 2.2 software update is not pushed over-the-air (OTA); instead, users will have to manually download and install it.
Obviously, you'll need a third-party piece of software installed on your PC, namely HTC Sync (last version 3.0.5511). Unfortunately, the sync software is only compatible with Windows computers, so there's currently no support for Mac users.
After the installation process is over, make sure your phone's battery is at least at 30% charge and there are 25MB of user data free. Download the Android 2.2 Froyo update for myTouch 3G Slide from HTC mirrors, but don't forget where you save the file.
If you have Task Manager or Task Killer applications installed on the device, you need to turn them off and uninstall them to make sure they will not interfere with the update process.
Connect the myTouch 3G Slide smartphone to the PC using the USB cable supplied with the device, locate the Froyo software update file (T-Mobile_myTouch_3G_Slide_Software_Update_2.15.531.3.exe) and double click on it.
If your software version is 1.27.531.1 or 1.35.531.1, you'll be able to click Update in the next window.
The update process will take around 10 minutes and will update your smartphone to 2.15.531.3.
The full changelog of the update is detailed below:
- Wi-Fi calling;
- Wi-Fi hotspot;
- USB Tethering (Internet Sharing);
- Low storage (User Data) notification mechanism;
- Resolves issues with text and picture messaging;
- Resolves some Bluetooth compatibility issues;
- Improves compatibility with new Bluetooth devices;
- Improves stability and reliability of the device;
- Other various minor bug fixes.