Orange branded no update date from orangehelpersGeneral

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  1. icurnow

    icurnow New Member

    OK I'm bored of waiting and orangehelpers on twitter have today confirmed no known update schedule for branded handsets... so I need to de-brand. Dont need unlock or root just the normal unmolested htc firmware.

    I have always done orange updates so current version is Android 2.3.3 Sense 2.1, software;

    I'm aware of lots or differing ways of doing things, lots of download options and something called goldcard. Would someone be so good as to offer simple instruction as to the best and reliable way to achieve my aim. I'm not a techy and am worried about breaking things so an easy step by step with links to current software versions to use would be truly helpful.
    In anticipation, Ian

  2. Goreygirl

    Goreygirl Well-Known Member

    happy to be corrected if I'm wrong but as far as I understand the only way to 'debrand' is via rooting your phone. This is explained in the 'all things root' section above but it will void any warranties on the phone.
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  3. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

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  4. icurnow

    icurnow New Member

    Thanks both for guidance, I've looked at the ace hack and yes that looks scary... Its a shame it needs to be rooted in order to debrand. If I allowed the one click ace hack, would it know to install orange unbranded and then update appropriately? To be honest with a working phone that I like it looks like the prudent thing may be to simply wait...
  5. Goreygirl

    Goreygirl Well-Known Member

    I'd agree with aren't missing a major life experience by not having he update yet. Rooting seems to work well for those who really want to customise their phones and are into that sort of stuff but I see a lot of posts of the type 'ok ..I've what do I do?'.
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  6. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I rooted my phone prior to the hack kit... I think that it would put unbranded software on your phone (Orange is branded).

    If you change your mind, head over to the All Things Root section - plenty of people to help you out!! :)
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  7. DCUltrapro

    DCUltrapro Well-Known Member

    hey there, slightly off topic here, I am in the same situation, I have the same version numbers as you do, what are the latest versions for both Android and Sense? Just so I know what to look for. thanks
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Goreygirl and DURX are right; rooting isn't for everyone, but we'll certainly be on hand to assist if that's the path you want to go down. There are some good points made here on the pros and cons: I'm certainly very much pro root, but that doesn't mean the DHD is a bad phone without rooting.

    Anyway, to your original question, I'll need to do a little bit of digging, but I think (and I'm not even 50% positive on this) that you can debrand using a goldcard and an RUU. Let me have a look about though.
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  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    With you 100% there pal!

    Interesting... that does sound like it could work... I'll look forward to reading what you have to say on this (may even have to go and have a look myself :D)
  10. icurnow

    icurnow New Member

    Hi Guys, picking this up again, I saw HTC tweets the other day saying thay have officially released a 'bootloader unlock' for the DHD... is this likely to overcome all the complexities and make this far easier?
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    The root and ROM thing, maybe. Not sure how it would work with the RUU as the CID would still be Orange so it would only take Orange software.

    Are you coming round to the whole root thing?
  12. Raistlin1158

    Raistlin1158 Well-Known Member

  13. prucopyn

    prucopyn New Member

    I have an UNBRANDED DHD from CPW on Orange, but still have not received the update. Is this down to Orange - I didn't think it was?
  14. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    As your phone is unbranded, I don't think that it would be anything to do with Orange... I would sugget, perhaps, getting in touch with HTC to ask them?
  15. prucopyn

    prucopyn New Member


    Still no update. Unbranded UK on Orange.

    Anyone else in a similar position?
  16. mandiamand

    mandiamand New Member

    I dont have it still waiting. :(

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