The T-Mobile G2 has seen its fair share of ups and downs, teases, and leaks of Gingerbread, but it appears the time of release is nearly upon us. A user over at the T-Mobile support forums has dropped a leaked version of the official Gingerbread build for the G2 for all to download and install. The post puts strong emphasis on the fact that this is the exact same version that ended up on some refurbished handsets - so I assume that it's the real deal.

If you plan on pushing this update to your phone, there are a few caveats you should be aware of:

  • No 3-button reset
  • Long pressing the camera button makes the phone vibrate
  • One you update, you cannot root
  • Some users have reported backlight issues with the keyboard

If you're cool with those things, then head over to the T-Mobile Support Forum for download and full installation instructions.

Good luck!

[Thanks, Adam!]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.t-mobile.com tmogeek

    Um, no root after update? No thanks, I'll stay with CM7.

  • Adam

    You're welcome! :)

  • androidguy

    News flash.....this update leaked months ago.

  • androidguy

    News flash...this update leaked months ago.

    • Adam

      News flash: the update leaked months ago was not the final build nor the official release version.

  • fattire

    Newsflash: I've been running gingerbread (via CM7) since Nov or Dec of last year.

    More info is here.

  • Mark

    Someone in the TMo support forums received a replacement G2 with 2.3.4. Maybe that is what the holdup is after getting bug reports with 2.3.3.