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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If you're disappointed with HTC for not giving you ICS...

...then root it and flash a custom rom.

Seriously, I've just done it and i'm rocking jellybean on this thing. It's not my main phone, I just had it laying around and felt like doing it for the hell of it so i could say i've done it.

It's given it a whole new lease of life. If you're able to download files from the net, drag and drop a couple things to an sdcard, and follow a few simple steps on your computer and phone, then you can root. I'm no computer expert at all, and i've done it. Plus the members here are really helpful.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It actually runs faster and smoother than my galaxy note.

I'm shocked.Launchers like apex and Go run a tiny bit slow when scrolling through the homescreens on my note, but on the dhd, smooth as, no lag whatsoever. Tempted to go root the note lol
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Old October 9th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello, do you have some tips to perform this ?
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Old October 9th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Oli - welcome to the forums... thanks for joining!

If you want to root, there is a section aimed at that - Desire HD - All Things Root - Android Forums in there, you will find a sticky (All Things Root Guide Sticky).

Recently, we have talked someone who is new to rooting through it (Getting the Desire HD an have no idea where to start) - it would be worth reading that thread too

If you have any questions, feel free to start a new thread in the All Things Root section
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I was going to root mine but Windows 8 Preview release wouldn't let me. Sold it now anyway, good phone but I felt I shouldn't have had to root it to run JB.
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I have a DHD for a couple of months now, and im thinking about changing rom. I have some problem with my phone (random crashes) so I have to wipe it anyway. What I want to ask is: why change rom? What does JB have more than Gingerbread that is worth the risk of totally ruining the phone?
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I have a DHD for a couple of months now, and im thinking about changing rom. I have some problem with my phone (random crashes) so I have to wipe it anyway. What I want to ask is: why change rom? What does JB have more than Gingerbread that is worth the risk of totally ruining the phone?

There's really not much risk if you follow all the instructions to a t.

JB is a lot more smoother, has some ICD/JB only apps.
Better multitasking switcher.
Notification bar changes
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Old October 16th, 2012, 02:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have a DHD for a couple of months now, and im thinking about changing rom. I have some problem with my phone (random crashes) so I have to wipe it anyway. What I want to ask is: why change rom? What does JB have more than Gingerbread that is worth the risk of totally ruining the phone?
The UI in ICS/JB (broadly similar from a user interface point of view) is streets ahead of gingerbread, like using an entirely different phone. I'd say definitely worth it, and the risk of ruining your phone is minimal with all the guides out there on how to do it..

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There's really not much risk if you follow all the instructions to a t.

JB is a lot more smoother, has some ICD/JB only apps.
Better multitasking switcher.
Notification bar changes
The notification changes alone make it worth the effort, in my view..
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When you say that is smoother, you are talking about a rom with sense? I don't know if I want to take the sense if I'll change rom, anyway.

Notification change visually or has new functions?
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With ICS, you can swipe aways notifications. With Jelly Bean, the notifications display a few more lines of text so for shorter messages you won't have to open the app. Overall the user interface is more polished.

For apps, you get to run the newer version of Gmail, Google Calendar, Chrome Browser and other Google apps. If you don't go with Sense, you get to use the Apex and Nova launchers which are compatible only with ICS or JB.
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With ICS, you can swipe aways notifications.
You can do this on Gingerbread too Although it may only be on 2.3.7, I certainly remember doing it on CM7
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Old October 17th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You can do this on Gingerbread too Although it may only be on 2.3.7, I certainly remember doing it on CM7
Yeah, I remember now, first ROM I rooted was CM7 and I was surprised to see that I could swipe the notifications as I was used to doing on my Nexus 7. Didn't happen on my official GB release (although thinking about it, I never tries it because I wasn't even aware of it as a concept!).

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