odafone customers beware!!


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  1. ulstersoldier

    ulstersoldier Active Member

    Hi everyone.
    Watch out them sneaky (to rude to type) at vodafone have decdided to send an update through at the same time as htc are sending the 2.2. This is not 2.2 it is to put vodafone rubbish on your phone!!! it is software 1.24.1611.3. My phone was unbranded and had no vodafone crap on it at all and now its covered in it. NOT AMUSED so anyways guys you have been warned.... Now i'm away to ring vodafone and severly gob off at them it wont fix it but at least i'll get rid of my anger.....

    thanks for giving me thanks ..............

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  2. DaddyCee

    DaddyCee Well-Known Member

    i think its really bad that mobile companies think they have the right to load handsets up with cr*p just because you use their network. Do they not realise that the extra load impacts on the internal memory of the handset.
  3. partridge

    partridge Well-Known Member

    I've complained via their website, I suggest you do too. This is ridiculous timing and it cannot be coincidence that while we're all waiting for 2.2 they push out a very sneaky branding update.
  4. japester

    japester Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of Odafone before, but Vodafone are up to the same nonsense! ;)

    Mine got covered in bloatware but i'll ignore the apps, i've deleted the bookmarks and reset my homepage so all should be well.

    Saying that, pushing the stock ROM to the handset and getting the update that way is looking more and more tempting.

    Vodafone - YOU SUCK!
  5. partridge

    partridge Well-Known Member

    so are you saying that it's possible to remove everything that firmware update added? Presumably there is stuff in the background that might be different but can you remove all the branding and added apps?
  6. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Well-Known Member

    hahaha. i just checked and there it was. 1.24 in all it's glory.

    coincidental timing with 2.2? i don't think so.

    ooooh. those shame faced, sneaky chuffers at vodafone.
  7. japester

    japester Well-Known Member

    You can't remove the branding or the apps, but you can reset the browser homepage, delete the additional bookmarks and choose to not use the Voda apps...... :cool:
  8. partridge

    partridge Well-Known Member

    Not really good enough though is it.
  9. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Well-Known Member

    It'd annoy the hell out of me if I was on Vodaphone, but you have to admire their cunning.
  10. BoroC4

    BoroC4 Member

    Yep think im going to root now didnt install the update but or once it was like nice not having all the vodabloat on my new phone only for them to sneak it out now knowing that 2.2 is what people want
  11. ThreeDog

    ThreeDog Well-Known Member

    that's vodafone for you, i'm just glad i noticed the differences before i pressed update.
  12. APK

    APK Active Member

    I'm on Vodafone, but fortunately saw the messages on their forum, halfway through installing, so managed to abort, my phone memory is marginal so anything else until froyo comes will probably kill it.

    Anyone know if you can skip this update but still get the froyo one when it comes?

    Also will apps automatically transfer to sd card, or will they need to be uninstalled and re-installed? to run from SD card.
  13. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

    Me and the Mrs both have a desire through Vodafone and have not received this update yet. If we do is there anyway of not downloading it or is it something that will sit in our notification bar until its installed?

    this is what worried me about VF as my old n96 was full of bloatware so in the end I hacked it and got rid of it all. I was so happy when I turned my desire on and there was no trace of VF but then started to think that maybe they just released the handset and were waiting for the Froyo update to dump their junk on us...Sadly looks like that was the case.

    Have downloaded the official HTC Froyo rom and all the tools ready to root just incase this happened so looks like I will be using it sooner than I thought.

    Just out of interest the people that have received this update, where in the world are you?
  14. Bully74uk

    Bully74uk Well-Known Member

    Well ive just finished rebranding my Vodafone Desire by flashing it with a generic Rom.

    It was a piece of cake to do, I was prompted to upgrade to 2.2 upon the first update check, 2.2 now running on an unbranded handset. just waiting for my backup to finish restoring my data as we speak.

    If any Vodafone branded users would like my to post a guide im happy to do it. It really was easy.
  15. ncjharris

    ncjharris Active Member

    I'm the same as you Jay Kay - Desire with Vodaphone, but nothing recieved yet.

    Im in the South East - guess from your Location in your Av you are too.
  16. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

    Just checked for updates and there it was! Pressed cancel...Thanks for the heads up people!

    Cheeky cheeky buggers!!! :mad:
  17. japester

    japester Well-Known Member

    Go for it Bully!

    I'm in the UK and as for skippingthe update - I doubt it. Voda's 2.2 update will probably only be available to the "Vodabloat" (BoroC4: love that!) handsets.....
  18. jason-567

    jason-567 Well-Known Member

    haha i am with vodafone but i am not getting this shit lol lucky me
  19. jay_kay

    jay_kay Well-Known Member

    I just went into check for updates and there it was. Pressed cancel and it disappeared. Does not show anything in the notification bar which is a good thing but just waiting to see if it pops up again.

    Just test the mrs to warn her as know she would probably just install thinking it was a good thing.

    Yep in Essex so looks like this is UK wide looking at peoples locations
  20. PanDriod

    PanDriod New Member

    this update also updates your bootloader :(
  21. jimdriver2

    jimdriver2 Well-Known Member

    How much space do the apps take up in the internal memory please?
  22. SteveH0773

    SteveH0773 Member

    Is this Vodafone update to their own handsets only? I got mine from Carphone Warehouse, so is unbranded but on the Vodafone network... Is this something I need to look out for??
  23. d.chatten

    d.chatten Well-Known Member

    I warned this may happen, but it seems that my post was mostly ignored, Link > http://androidforums.com/1266225-post964.html

    Yes this is only foe VF, i have a phone from CPW and mine gone the official HTC Froyo 2.2.
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  24. japester

    japester Well-Known Member

    Be nice if it was AFTER the update and not BEFORE :mad:
  25. BoroC4

    BoroC4 Member


    Go for it bud

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