OTA updates after debrand + App update notifications


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  1. rowlarry

    rowlarry Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi All, First Post!

    Can't seem to find the answer here, so thought I'd ask the question...

    History: Bought what I thought was an unbranded Desire from eBay...turns out whilst waiting for Froyo that it was a Vodafone branded one.

    Managed to not update to the Vodabloat 360 update, and as an un-messed about version of Froyo looked not to be forthcoming, I followed a guide on here to flash it to a stock HTC 2.1 and then Froyo via manual update from my Goldcard, as there were no OTA updates at that time.

    All is running OK, although the process was nerve-wracking! I have however the following questions, if anyone can answer?

    1. Will I ever get any more OTA updates from HTC? Do I need to have my Goldcard in the phone when it checks? I presume I won't get any from Vodafone as I have flashed the device. If not, am I restricted to installing future updates manually :(

    2. I don't seem to be getting App update notifications any more- is this a common problem or only for flashed phones, and is HTC working on an update?

    Many thanks in advance...

    Larry
     

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  2. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

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    1: Your updates should, as far as I know, be pushed to you regardless as it is the phone checking in with the HTC server on a daily basis - try doing it manually in settings -> About -> Update.

    You do not need need your gold card in the phone since the system software is now stock, which is all that matters.

    Disregard that I was wrong, you need the SD card. Sorry.

    2: Have you tried opening the market app, then checking a list of your updates applications to see if it notifies you then?
     
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  3. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    You need to keep your goldcard in your phone when you install further OTA updates.
     
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  4. jaseuk

    jaseuk Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm confused, I was under the impression that if you had a unlocked and debranded phone then you can accept OTA updates (as essentially you have a phone that you could have bought from CW/Buymobilephones.net or one of the other places that sell the phone sans branding.

    (Also I upgraded via ota to 2.1 before manually installing 2.2 and the phone was working fine while I had 2.1 OTA.)

    Can someone confirm this?
     
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  5. dcuk7

    dcuk7 New Member

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    teppic74 is correct, you still need the Goldcard to install OTA updates as the phone's CID is unchanged so the update you are trying to install is targeting a different CID. Debranding a Desire doesn't permanently change the CID. Until someone can figure this out you'll need the Goldcard for updating.
     
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  6. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, you can see the CID if you boot from fastboot:

    # ./fastboot oem boot
    ...
    INFODevice CID is not super CID
    INFOCID is O2___001
    INFOsetting->cid::O2___001

    So despite my phone being debranded, it can still only accept O2 updates without a goldcard (though it'll never be offered O2 updates unless it is running an O2 branded release).
     
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    malcster Well-Known Member

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    I debranded my Vodafone to 2.1 and checked for ota updates nothing was available
    About a week.later it was available and I.updated no problem
    Just keep.checking
     
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  8. rowlarry

    rowlarry Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi, I have looked in the Market and found that a few of my apps had updates available- I still didn't get notifications of them...and I have the 'notify me' option ticked, as do all my apps. A really annoying bug.
     
  9. rowlarry

    rowlarry Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does this mean you need to have the Goldcard in when checking for updates then?
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    No, just to install them.
     
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  11. rowlarry

    rowlarry Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    This is odd then...the CID should still be checking for Vodafone 2.2, but you installed the vanilla Froyo? As I said, I have Froyo which I installed manually, but was wondering whether I had to manually install every time...I hope not!!!
     
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    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    The updates you are offered depend on what software version you are running, not the brand of your phone (of course unless you debrand, these always match up).
     

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