Less than a week ago, T-Mobile announced that Gingerbread would be rolling out to a limited number of myTouch 4G users on June 20th, with a broader rollout hitting all customer by the end of the year. In a strange twist, the Magenta Carrier updated the myTouch 4G support page this morning stating that:

Beginning August 5, you will be able to go to  a T-Mobile retail store to update your T-Mobile myTouch 4G to the most recent software version. This helps if you have not gotten the Over-The-Air (OTA)  update.

The document goes on to provide users some caveats to be aware of in case the update fails; such as data loss, application loss, the amount of time that the update will take in such a case, and a detailed process of what the tech will do to your device.

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So there you go -- if you don't have the update by August 5th, head over to your local T-Mo, hang out for half-an-hour and walk out Gingerbread-ified.

There's still no word on when the full OTA rollout will begin, but I have to wonder: who's actually going to wait for it?

[T-Mobile via TMoNews]

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  • SV

    will this have the mytouch UI or the plain GB UI?

    • Tyler

      Its not stock Gingerbread.. it has refinements and different menus , settings ect here is a Video:


      exactly how mine looks like.. there's a huge boost to battery life as well

  • Chris

    called t mobile store on saturday august 6th.
    They never even heard of updating in store..... Im getting impatient.

    • Eric

      I walked into a tmobile store in scottsdale AZ and they said that they are waiting on the SD card that contains the update. I gotta check another store or call the one I went to in a couple days.

  • Hans

    I got my update at a T-Mobile store yesterday (8/14), so all of the stores should have them by now. Just be sure to make a full backup and dismount and take out your SD card before handing it over. Also make sure the battery has at least 50% charge or more. The update should only take 5-10 minutes and then you should be at 2.3.4. One of the features I really liked was the enabling of the front-facing camera for the latest version of Skype. There are a few other tweaks, but still using the same Sense UI from the Froyo version.