Android Cupcake updates are in full swing across the UK this week, but if like me you haven’t received the update and are growing a little impatient help is at hand.
A poster over on Andblogs.net has written up a helpful little guide on how to manually update your G1 to the latest Cupcake update.
Please note however that this guide is specifically for UK G1 owners. Having worked through the process i can confirm that my T-Mobile G1 has now been successfully updated with no problems at all.
First things first, grab the update: UK 1.5 Cupcake Update (CRB17) (5)
Save it to the sd card, named “update.zip”. (If you use windows, be sure you aren’t naming it something like “update.zip.zip”.) Reboot your phone in recovery mode (hold down ‘home’ while booting until you see the diamond warning.)
Now time to update! Press Alt-L. (This will turn on logging, so you can see what is going on.) Then Alt-S will apply the update.zip from the sd card. When it finishes, it’ll reboot.
Let us know what you think of the Android 1.5 cupcake update in the Android update forums!