Motorola has sent out the
test version of the 2.1 update for the Backflip to a limited group of people


. If you're not one of them, no worries -- the download is out there for the taking -- or at least until it's taken down. Here's what to do:


  • Charge your phone fully. This could take up to 40 minutes according to AT&T, but our tipster says about 15 minutes.

  • Grab the file right here


    .
  • Copy it to the root of your SD card (not inside another folder), and make sure it stays named "Blur_Version.3.0.1390.MB300.ATT.en.US.zip." Sometimes Windows likes to add to the file type extension, so double check.
  • Tap the menu key > Settings > About Phone > System Updates and look for the update. Your Backflip should find it, install it, and reboot.
When you restart (this process may take a while!) you should be running Android 2.1. Our friend also says that you may experience apps force closing, this can be fixed by uninstalling, then reinstalling. Good Luck! Thanks anonymous friends!

Update: Actually, it looks like Moto's ready to go with this update as soon as testing's over. You can find the entire
Backflip Eclair update page here


, and the
release notes here


. (pdf)

Posted originally at
Android Central




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