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.

20 Comments
  1. Reply Mr Me February 21, 2013 at 12:31 am

    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!

  2. Reply Alpha1romeo July 18, 2012 at 4:11 am

    cant access file2..waste of time!!

  3. Reply Seyico June 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    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.

  4. Reply Seyico June 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

      YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE SAME FROM THE PROCEDURE SECTION

  5. Reply kevin April 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    can you reupload again File 2. Thanks

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

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

      • Reply Seyico June 14, 2012 at 8:54 pm

        @Neela Pradeep, I also could not find File 2

  6. Reply Tablet Android August 25, 2011 at 9:26 am

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  7. Reply Neal Pradeep April 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    @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/

  8. Reply MARTIN March 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Check the download links please

  9. Reply Cirtex Review January 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm

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

  10. Reply vanessa December 19, 2010 at 4:29 am

    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..

  11. Reply Kirby December 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    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.

  12. Reply Michelle November 26, 2010 at 7:58 am

    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.

  13. Reply Michelle November 26, 2010 at 7:57 am

    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.

  14. Reply Oz November 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    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

  15. Reply A. S. Bhasker Raj November 18, 2010 at 12:27 am

    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

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