So... I'm developing a few Android apps, and have people beta testing
one in particular. People are having problems using it on Gingerbread
(2.3), but I was still on Froyo (2.2).
So I decided to upgrade, so I could see the problems on my own phone and
get them fixed without having to bug my testers a million times.
Once I found a store that could do the upgrade, it was painless.
The ordeal involved finding a store that had the SD card containing the
I live in Apple Valley, California. My natural first choice was the T-Mo
store in Hesperia, the only store that isn't 45 minutes away.
They told me they misplaced their upgrade card.
I was rather annoyed, but ok. I said "Isn't there a store in Rialto" --
yes there is, Baseline Street at Riverside Avenue.
I hopped on the freeway, and called the Rialto store. I was told they
had the upgrade, but when I got there, they told me they'd accidentally
sent it home with a customer, and the memory card they had there
belonged to that customer... it WASN'T the upgrade card.
OK, now I was pissed, because I'd just driven over 40 miles. And I
expressed my irritation, and yes, I used the word "pissed."
So, I headed a little further east. Yesterday, my girlfriend and I were
at the San Bernardino store down on the south end of town, and after she
upgraded her phone, I talked to the salesperson about updating my phone.
He suggested they could do it while finishing up the paperwork on her
upgrade. But I didn't do it yesterday, because I hadn't backed up
everything I wanted to back up.
So I went in this afternoon. But it turns out THEY didn't have the
At this point, I was no longer upset, just shocked. I've been a T-Mobile
customer for just over 6 years. I've never had the kind of trouble I was
dealing with today.
But the guy... who upgraded my girlfriend yesterday... suggested I go to
the store in Redlands. He called and was told they had the upgrade.
Well, I was a little skeptical, but the Redlands store actually did have
the upgrade, so I gave them my phone, sat at Starbucks with a vanilla
latte for a half-hour, and then went back.
The upgrade itself went perfectly. And the phone seems faster now, and
there are a couple really nice features that I didn't have with Froyo.
I just had to work pretty hard to find it.
Steve Sobol - Programming/WebDev/IT Support sjsobol@JustThe.net