Two-part HTC Magic Android 2.2 update goes live

The old faithful Eurodroid HTC Magic has received the first part of the shock Vodafone Android 2.2.1 upgrade. We didn’t realise that, as with the long-running HTC Hero Android 2.1 update saga , the 2.2 update for the Vodafone Magic is a two part affair.

You wait for part one, which prepares your phone for the update, then you wait ages for part two – the actual update. It certainly raises the tension of the process.

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We have part one. We’ll let you know when part two arrives. Suspect none of you are really interested in the update process of the ancient HTC Magic, but without the Magic none of *ALL THIS* would exist, so we’re going to push on with it regardless of public opinion.

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  1. Well I’m still carrying a Magic for at least another three months and I just received the second update. Over 3G and after a reboot it is very nice. Multi touch zooming works, faster performance all around, very nice new gallery are the first few changes I’ve noticed. So far very ecstatic.

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    • Gary C

       /  December 15, 2010

      Multitouch?! Blimey. I might end up eBaying the Desire and sticking with the Magic.

      Reply
  2. Michael A.

     /  December 15, 2010

    But will HTC push this update out to their other customers, is the question that is raised…?

    The glacial pace of updates is probably the #1 reason why my next phone will not be a HTC – though unfortunately that makes the Nexus pretty much the only alternative option.

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    • Gary C

       /  December 15, 2010

      The Vodafone Magic is a weird custom version known as the 32B. Guess it depends where you are, and how much involvement Vodafone had in the creation/funding of this.

      Reply
  3. mike

     /  December 15, 2010

    I still have one kicking about as a back up and the girlfriend loves her little HTC Magic.

    Nice they haven’t forgotten about it. Just hope they don’t force 360 software on it like they tried wither the desier.

    HTC Magic the working donkey of the Android world.

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  4. Graham

     /  December 15, 2010

    Got fed up with vodafone for no Android update/no news about Android update for the Magic – contract finished to just dumped vodafone and switch to new provider yesterday – Doh! Even more annoying is I told vodafone why I was leaving but nobody thought to say wait a week.

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    • Swayme

       /  December 15, 2010

      It’s ridiculous that Vodafone have said NOTHING about this update, until the day it launched. Glad it’s here, but it was a shoddy way of treating its customers. Loads have rooted or moved networks to escape 1.6.

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  5. richard evans

     /  December 15, 2010

    the update has ruined my phone! messages will not work, calls can be made but very very slow, is there any way of doing the update again? also my phone will not mount with my computer the same way and i cant find out how??
    Thanks

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    • Gary C

       /  December 16, 2010

      It’s re-downloading all your apps in the background, so leave it for a while. Is it OK today? I bet it’s OK today.

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      • Shannon

         /  December 16, 2010

        How long is ‘a while’!!??!! I’m with Richard currently… it has ruined my phone!!!

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        • Gary C

           /  December 16, 2010

          Mine was slow and had a black apps screen with no icons on screen until I rebooted it. But then it was OK. Have you (cough) turned it off and on again?

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  6. Dexter

     /  December 16, 2010

    I heard about the rumoured update to the Magic operating system way back, but expected that Vodafone would have given us some notice beforehand.

    The look is very nice and still as easy to navigate around. Unlike my previous handsets, I’ve been looking forward to my next upgrade within weeks. I’m still happy with the Magic and the system update will keep me happy until the end of my contract.

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  7. Can anyone tell me if live wallpapers should now work on the 2.2.1 update?

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  8. hafiy

     /  March 10, 2011

    hey, my htc magic t-mobile mytouch 3g(finally) is able to system upgrade to 2.1. And as it needed space to start the upgrade, i reformat the phone and now i didnt receive any system updates. whats wrong? please do help.. does changing settings or changing time.date speeds up the duration in getting the update?

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