Garminfone gets Android 2.1

Please note that these instructions were provided to a customer with a specific Wi-Fi problem after updating her phone via OTA on August 26th. If you are running a different version (or your Wi-Fi is working fine) you might want to check with Garminfone before jumping on this.

After contacting support for Wi-Fi troubles, a Garminfone owner was sent the following instructions, which ended up giving her Android 2.1 as seen on T-Mobile’s forums.

If you have recently received a software update for your Garminfone and you have found that the WIFI feature of your Garminfone is no longer functioning correctly, you will need to follow these steps to reinstall the software to your phone and correct the issue: Copying .update file to Garminfone

1. Download the software update package for your Garminfone which can be found here.
2. Connect your Garminfone to your computer using the USB cable provided in your box
3. Select “File Transfer” mode when the “USB connected” dialog appears
4. Once the device is visible on your computer, copy the .update file from your computer to the device. The .update file must be placed in a /Garmin/Update folder. Please note the capitalization as it is important
5. Once the transfer is complete, please Exit File Transfer Mode by sliding down the notification bar from the top of your phone’s screen, touching USB File Transfer Mode, and touching ‘Yes’. Please leave your Garminfone connected to the USB cable and your computer. o Note: It is important to safely remove the device from your computer in order for the file copy to be successful Updating your device Once you have ejected the Garminfone from your computer, the UpdateLauncher application will display. Please ensure that the Garminfone is connected to a power source during the entire update process.
1. When the UpdateLauncher application displays a prompt to apply the update, select “OK” and the update process will begin.
2. Leave device undisturbed until update is finished. The device will reboot itself into the update mode and then reboot to the lock screen.
3. When you see the lock screen, your device will be updated. Once you have completed these steps your Garminfone should work normally.

Thanks to Brian for sending this in.