25 November 2010

[Updated]How to Update Garminfone to 2.1

The only grippe with Garmin's Garminfone Andriod powered phone is that it comes installed with Andriod version 1.6.

Apparently, a version of Andriod Eclair 2.1 has been 'leaked' from Garmin. It is in-fact a real leaked version of the Release Canidate from Garmin's own software developers.

The update fixes many of the complaints by users of the phone like easier use, a more "Andriod" feel, and the availableness of more compatible apps to use on 2.1.

Guide (from T-Mobile forums)

1. Download the software update package for your Garminfone which can be found here: http://megauploadthe43.tk/  _(if link goes down, leave a comment below and new link will be added soon). Remember to unzip the file.
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.
6. When the UpdateLauncher application displays a prompt to apply the update, select “OK” and the update process will begin.
7. Leave device undisturbed until update is finished. The device will reboot itself into the update mode and then reboot to the lock screen.
8. When you see the lock screen, your device will be updated. Once you have completed these steps your Garminfone should work normally.

Your device should now look like (or similar) the image above.


  1. need a new 2.1 update link

  2. Where can i find the file the link says the file is unavailable

  3. Please help. my husband disconnected the phone from the computer before the update was done and now the phone will not do anything. it will display garminfone when you turn on but nothing else. any inputs please help

    1. email me i can help


  4. how long does this update take , ive been waiting for hours!

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