Orange Logo on Battery Cover

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by m1nkeh, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. m1nkeh

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    Hi,

    Just about ready to go pick up my orange branded handset (because i want the black one), and have every intention of flashing it back to 'standard' when i receive it..

    two questions that i can't seem to find an answer for are..

    1. once flashed to HTC standard firmware, do over the air updates work fine? i.e. android 2.2?
    2. is there a technique to removing the orange logo from the battery cover?

    thank you

    chris
     

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  2. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member
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    2. Buy a new battery cover.
     
  3. m1nkeh

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    seems a fair solution, where do you buy black battery covers from?

    the htc site only lists brown and silver ones
     
  4. m1nkeh

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    just thinking about it.. is the black device sold in any other territories that i could perhaps order one directly from?
     
  5. balders

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    What would be the main reasons for debranding/rooting the phone?

    I've got a black from orange my self.
     
  6. m1nkeh

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    to uncripple it, and make it not look like a walking advert are high on my list..

    i've nto actually bought the black Orange branded unit yet.. i am happy about reverting to the default software and will prob do that the day i get it.. but i do not want an orange logo on the back of the device.. especially considering i will not be using it on that network.

    i think a bigger question is why would you ever want a branded handset, at all!?

    on topic.. can anyone help further with #2.. i was going to pick up the orange branded handset today?
     
  7. balders

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    Cheers for the info. How does orange software cripple it? I can't really see many orange apps installed.

    I think I can live with a 5mm x 5mm orange square thats covered by my hand when i'm using it.

    I've had a look about and really cant find any Genuine HTC Desire Replacement Back Covers in black. A few in silver and brown, no black. Good luck on your hunt.
     
  8. m1nkeh

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    search the forums for it's cripple tastic features

    re: the back, i might end up putting a black sticker over it or something.. not ideal, but will do the job :)
     
  9. RetroDude

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  10. zargone

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    Use a bit of sand paper that gets rid of it easy.
     
  11. pwhooftman

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    Absolutely no sand paper, but ... a sugar cube!

    In my old days (when i had a Orange labeled SPV C500), rubbing the Orange logo off with a sugar cube was fairly common. Leaves no marks, just close up holes where the sugar could go (or take of the cover)
     
  12. brad-short

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    :eek: wow, if this works i'll be well impressed and everyone should Rep this geezer! <watches thread closely>
     
  13. m1nkeh

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    so helpful ;)

    not sure about this sugar cube thing.. i read that it only works on metal parts.. and shouldn't really be tried on plastic. i'm not going to be the first to try..
     
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  14. pwhooftman

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    Of course, YMMV, but here is a link:

    How to remove Logos from your PDA / cell phone with sugar

    I removed the logo of my SPV C500 without scratches, but i must admit i only became brave enough when i switched to a newer phone and the SPVC500 became redundant. If backcovers for the desire are available, you can always try before ordering one...
     
  15. DCFC79

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    ive got a branded desire on orange, it works fine,
     
  16. zargone

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  17. jabtas

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    Just wondering if something has changed

    I have a T-Mobile Desire in 'brown', and this already has a black battery cover with HTC inland in silver
    Is this no longer the colour scheme ??

    If it is, surely just buying a standard replacement would solve #2
     
  18. PapaLazarou

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    I wonder if a bit of rubbing alcohol on some cotton wool would work. Only issue might be melting the plastic a little.

    I'm in the same boat but here in Australia, we only have the Brown Desire, and I'm having trouble sourcing *any* black or silver model, branded or not.
     
  19. Tunga

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    I don't know why some people are so focused on getting a black model. The "brown" one is 95% identical. It has a thin bezel around the screen which has a sort of copper/bronze tint but in a lot of lights it just looks like slightly off/dull silver. I really wouldn't call it brown. Oh and most cases will cover three quarters of this bezel anyway. The only sections that show for me are a little part at the top around the speaker, and the strip along the bottom above the buttons. I certainly wouldn't call the whole phone brown since the rest of the case is black and as far as I can tell the entire back of the phone, including battery cover, is identical to the black model. I guess if you really care that much then go for it. Personally I was a little unsure about getting a "brown" phone but when it turned up I realised how minor the difference is and I'm very happy with it.
     
  20. Mubble

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    The black version just looks nicer.

    I've got the orange version and to suggest its 'crippled' with branding is laughable. Apart from a few apps in the apps list, you'd never know.
     
  21. Mubble

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    #double post#
     
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