Debrand htc desire on t-mobile using a mac? plz help!


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  1. Adam owns a desire

    Adam owns a desire Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everyone this is my first post on Androidforums so I hope someone can help. I have fallen out with T-Mobile (can I just say that if anyone is thinking of joining I hope that you never have to deal with any of the under trained insincere mindless script reading idiots t-mobile call staff!) And I want to remove all trace off them from my phone I have seen loads of debranding guides but they all use Windows has anyone seen any that use mac?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. wabbitt1970

    wabbitt1970 Well-Known Member

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    I used a mac to debrand my Desire from Orange and install 2.2 Froyo.

    I used the unrevoked 'one-click method'. It went really smooth and all in all I was rooted, debranded and had 2.2 on my phone in less than half-an-hour.

    Check out unrevoked.com. This will root your phone really easily witha mac .dmg application. Worked like a dream.

    Then you can install a ROM of your choice which will completely get rid of all that horrible branding they want to stick on our phones. There's loads of ROM's out there but I managed to find the official OTA one and using that without problems (including the hot-spot working)
     
  3. Adam owns a desire

    Adam owns a desire Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks very much wabbit1970 thats been a real help. would there be any way of just debranding and not rooting my phone as i don't really want to mess around with it to much. Or should i root are there any advantages to this method? Would the phone work as normal when rooted?
     
  4. wabbitt1970

    wabbitt1970 Well-Known Member

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    I really think you have to root to get rid of your branding. I feel your worries because I was the same, but it was really painless and worked perfect. Just make sure you follow the steps and everything will go smoothly.

    Rooting meant I could install a fresh ROM without all the garbage Orange force on your phone. Huge advantage straight away.

    My phone is working perfectly well when I did mine. Just made sure everything was backed up as per the instructions. In fact, I didn't even know my phone was rooted (being a noob at it) until I loaded Titanium Backup.

    This is the guide I followed; How to Root your HTC Desire in One Click
     
  5. Adam owns a desire

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    Where did you find the official OTA FroYo update? can you share the link pls?
     
  7. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    This thread is definitely not Updates and Cupcakes related, and seems more suited to the Computers area as I look at the OP's query about PC vs Mac with his issues.

    I've moved it there (thinking it could also be included in the HTC Desire area).
     

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