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Update your smartphone firmware

If your Android firmware version is not 2.2, you are eligible for a firmware upgrade.

Keep your smartphone running efficiently by using the latest available firmware.

Before you update your smartphone, you need to know your current firmware version.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select About phone.
  4. If your Firmware version is 2.2, you don't need an upgrade.
  5. If you need to upgrade your firmware, visit the Motorola Software Update Web site.

Before you begin

System requirements

Before you begin, you will need the following.

  • A computer with Windows operating system and the following system requirements:
    • Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4), Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
    • 256 MB or higher of RAM.
    • 400 Mhz or higher Pentium-compatible processor.
    • Administrator privileges on the computer for software installation.
    • Access to a high-speed internet connection.
    • A working USB port.
  • A fully charged smartphone battery.
  • The USB cable included with your smartphone at the time of purchase.

NOTE: You will not be able to place or receive calls during the firmware installation procedure.

What you need to know

  • Motorola is committed to meeting and exceeding consumer expectations. Due to the extremely high number of requests for the Froyo firmware upgrade, we are making the upgrade package available to consumers who wish to voluntarily upgrade their own devices via the Motorola Software Update (MSU).
  • An exhaustive testing process has concluded that users may experience some adverse effects associated with the upgrade which could include slower operation of some smartphone functions and applications. Performance may be improved by limiting open applications.
  • Media saved on your memory SD card will be preserved, but DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected Media stored on your smartphone's internal memory will not be preserved.
  • Not all applications downloaded with your current firmware version will be compatible with your upgraded firmware.

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