Getting Desire Tomorrow, Need Help


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  1. thirdfloornorth

    thirdfloornorth Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm getting the Desire tomorrow through Cellular South (CDMA) and want to immediately upgrade to Froyo.

    I haven't modded a phone since my RAZR, so I want to make absolutely sure to not brick this on day one.

    I was looking at cyanogenmod, but decided at least at first I'd like to do the straight-up official Froyo build: http://androidforums.com/htc-desire/148932-froyo-ruu-update-available.html

    That is the official HTC release of Froyo for Desire is it not?

    Is it specifically geared for European phones, GSM, etc? Do I need to do something different radio-wise because my phone will be the ever-unpopular CDMA standard?

    In regards to the gold card, will I have/is it a good idea to leave the goldcard in the phone (IE, should I goldcard the 8gig that comes with the Desire) or is it ok to swap them out (should I gold card my 4gig from my Blackberry)?

    Froyo hasn't been rooted? Why?

    How can I do a stock recovery image of my phone as it is as soon as I get it home so if I bork up I can flash back to Cell South's image?

    You get the idea.

    Also, besides cyanogenmod, what are some good custom/popular roms?
     

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  2. Sophos

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    Hi, As far as i know there are no stable Froyo builds for CDMA Desires (I have one through USCC). There is a work in progress here. I also found this thread over at the cyogenmod forums...seems like there will be a version available at some point.
    All of this is a little irrelevant as unless you were one of the lucky few that grabbed the new Unrevoked 3.2 before it was pulled, you cannot root your CDMA Desire.

    Hope this answers a few of your questions.

    Cheers
     
  3. moe3754

    moe3754 Well-Known Member

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    The link in you post is for GSM phones only, if you use that and by chance even got it to recognize your phone it would Brick your phone, but I doubt it would even work on your phone, all I can say is forget that link.

    I really doubt that there are any custom mods yet for CDMA phones but I would not really know since I only use GSM.
     
  4. thirdfloornorth

    thirdfloornorth Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well, I sadly don't have that option in my area :( Wouldn't the difference between CDMA and GSM just be the radio file? Are there no 2.2 stable radio files? Can I even root it?
     
  5. kevinf1990

    kevinf1990 Well-Known Member

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    i think a lot of evo 4g users and htc incredible users have rooted theirs so i think it is possible but i'm not sure
     

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