by Alexei Rivera | November 19, 2011 1:24 pm
Firmware updates are a popular topic among Android users, which is probably why Cherry Mobile has been keen on providing its users with updates to their Google-powered mobile devices. And since we’ve recently got a Cherry Mobile Magnum HD unit for review, of course we decided to download the update file from the Cherry Mobile servers and record a video to help you guys update your Magnum HDs as well. So without further ado, here is our video on how to update your Magnum HD from Android 2.2 Froyo to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. (Video after the jump!)
You can download the Gingerbread update for the Magnum HD from the Cherry Mobile website here. Thankfully, unlike other the update files that we’ve tried on the Nova and Orbit, the Magnum HD update doesn’t wipe the phone – leaving your contacts, messages, and other settings completely intact. All you need to do is download the file and copy it onto the root folder of your Micro SD card, rename it to firmware.nb0, then follow the instructions on the video below.
And that should do it! Your phone should now be running on Android version 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Most of the customizations that we noticed from the Android 2.2 version are still present, with some extra new apps – though we’re not sure if most users would need them. You do get the new Notification bar on the top and the slight upgrade in performance from Gingerbread enhancements as well. Either way, we thank Cherry Mobile for supporting their products with firmware updates even as other smartphone companies are struggling to keep up with theirs.
We’ll be reviewing the Cherry Mobile Magnum HD as a Gingerbread phone from now on, so watch out for our coverage here in The Technoclast!
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