How to update MyTouch 3G to Android 2.2.1 Froyo manually

The froyo i.e. Android 2.2 update for the MyTouch 3G mobiles is going to be rolled out officially in December, but the phone users can manually try to upgrade it to the latest version already, thanks to the developer team. But the update is possible only for the first model of MyTouch 3G, the one without a 3.5mm audio jack, and even the Fender MyTouch devices can not be upgraded to the latest version of Android. The tutorial below can help update the device, and it’s a very easy one with no developer knowledge required.

mytouch 3g phone

There are a couple files you need to download and shift to the SD card of the phone, either through the USB cable/mass storage option or through the SD card reader.
Here are the steps -

Download the following 2 files, one being a few KBs in size and the other around 42MB in size. You would be flashing them simultaneously, so name them initially in order to remember.

  • The next step would be resetting the phone’s factory settings, which would delete almost everything that you have saved and changed in the phone after buying it. So better take a backup of the data through Lookout, or Mybackup Pro etc. After taking the backup, go to Settings > SD Card and Phone Storage > Factory data reset > Reset Phone.
  • Now once you have reset the phone to factory settings, take the first file and rename it to update.zip, and copy it to the root of your phone’s SD card. If your phone is on, switch it off and then boot up the phone by pressing both home and power buttons together, till a screen appears with an exclamatory mark in a triangle. Release the buttons, and hold them together again so as to enter the recovery mode. Then using the trackball, navigate to the “Apply sdcard:update.zip” to execute the flash operation, and there will be a few reboots.
  • The above steps are to be repeated for the 2nd downloaded file, and before doing that, you need to delete the update.zip in SD card, and replace that with the other file which has to be renamed to update.zip.

After the 2nd file is flashed similarly, the update process is completed. The phone would reboot for a couple of times, and you can then enjoy the Froyo in the MyTouch 3G.

  • Mr Me

    I had the same problem with the second download link. I eventually found a working link on XDA to here (http://www.4shared.com/get/dvkUadgQ/e059adc603a3signed-opal-ota-60.html). Good luck all!

  • Alpha1romeo

    cant access file2..waste of time!!

  • Seyico

    PLEASE, PLEASE AND PLEASE, I NEED THIS FILE 2, TO ENJOY MY PHONE. THE FILE 2 IN THE PROCEDURE SECTION IS SHOWING ERROR. PLEASE HELP ME.

  • Seyico

    Please I need FILE 2 for mytouch3g upgrade. Anyone can please send it into my box seyico@gmail.com          I could not find it for download.

    • http://www.androidadvices.com/author/neal Pradeep Neela

      YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SAME FROM THE PROCEDURE SECTION

  • kevin

    can you reupload again File 2. Thanks

    • Neela Pradeep

      as of now its not possible! are you facing any issues?

      • Seyico

        @Neela Pradeep, I also could not find File 2

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  • Neal Pradeep

    @MARTIN you can refer here for updating your htc my touch 3g,
    http://androidadvices.com/how-to-update-htc-my-touch-3g-to-froyo-2-2-1-firmware/

  • MARTIN

    Check the download links please

  • Cirtex Review

    Please check with the download links. They won’t work.

  • vanessa

    the second file doesn’t work/download it sucks! please I really want this update I have a lot of apps… been deleting them because of not space available..

  • Kirby

    the second file link isn’t working.

    Google Error

    Not Found

    The requested URL /packages/ota/tmobile_opal/e3671133717d.signed-opal-FRG83-from-DMD64.e3671133.zip was not found on this server.

  • Michelle

    I am getting an error message on the 2nd file and i’ve been trying for over 24 hours now.
    “Not Found
    The requested URL /packages/ota/tmobile_opal/e3671133717d.signed-opal-FRG83-from-DMD64.e3671133.zip was not found on this server.”
    Pls help.

  • Michelle

    I am getting an error message on the 2nd file and i’ve been trying for over 24 hours now.
    “Not Found
    The requested URL /packages/ota/tmobile_opal/e3671133717d.signed-opal-FRG83-from-DMD64.e3671133.zip was not found on this server.”
    Pls help.

  • Oz

    Why is an update on the later versions of the Mytouch3G (the ones with the 3.5mm audio jack) not possible? Isn’t it the same OS (Android 1.6)?

    Will these phones be able to update automatically in December?

    Thanks

  • A. S. Bhasker Raj

    Is it possible to update my HTC Wildfire Android 2.1 to Froyo 2.2?

    Is so how? Any answers?

    A. S. Bhasker Raj
    Secunderabad
    India
    Mobile:+918978115545