MT3G Slide owners, you won't believe your eyes today. April Fool's has passed, and T-Mobile is not trolling you - the Froyo update is indeed available for the poor younger brother of the original myTouch 3G which already received Froyo almost 6 months ago. Don't let the name fool you, as there are, apparently, quite a few differences between the 2 devices - enough to tie up the release for such a long time.

The update is not over-the-air (OTA) - you will have to download it from HTC's servers, which are coincidentally on fire right now, barely pushing out the file at 6-7 KB/s. Considering there are over 150 megabytes to go, you may want to leave it downloading overnight and watch the whole Star Wars hexology (yeah, that's a word).

Oh, and you'll need HTC Sync 3.0.5511, also available at the source link, which in itself weighs almost 70 MB. See you in 3 days, guys.

Update: TmoNews commenters are offering faster mirrors:

Source: HTC

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  • John J

    Now see, handset makers DO support their devices.

    • http://www.victorstuber.com Victor

      actually they don't. Most handsets don't get updated. plus this is froyo. Its already outdated

  • Hector

    Hi! Need help, what do I have to install first, the htc-sync-setup.3.0.5511.exe or the software update?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      HTC Sync. Just read the instructions at the HTC site - every step is outlined.

  • Paul

    Does this leave their custom UI 'espresso' which is apparently unique to this phone only, in tact? My wife loves her MT3G slide, now I gotta convince her to let me upgrade it.

  • Tyler

    @ Artem Russakovskii

    I was thinking last night.. what is the next big update? like worthwhile as Froyo? NFC payments and Gingerbread seam dull. Gingerbread (i heard) is taking away Facebook Sync. Without it, everything looks empty.

  • http://trevorcarpenter.com Trevor Carpenter

    AH! What the heck!

    I've waited half a year for my wife's phone to get the Froyo update, and HTC is only supporting you sheeple that use Windows!

    So pissed!

    Why can't they just release an update.zip, and pretend that they support all their users?