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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stretch3144, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. stretch3144

    stretch3144 Newbie
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    I have been experiencing problems with my HTC Desire (on O2 network) for a few weeks but today it crashed when I opened the Market app. Upon trying to restart the Desire, it would turn on, briefly vibrate, then show the O2 Welcome page. However, this is as far as it goes. It will not boot any further.

    I then googled the fault and was directed to HTC Support page:HTC Desire - Restarting or factory resetting your phone

    After reading the options I decided to attempt the final option of Factory (hard) reset.

    I have followed the instructions to the letter, but upon startup, it will still not get past the O2 Welcome page,

    The Desire was obtained in Aug 10 as a free upgrade (and now I wish I got an iPhone!). I didn't bother with O2 insurance as I felt it too expensive at the time, but it is well within 12 month warranty so I will return it if necessary.

    Any help/tips/advice would be appreciated!:eek:
     



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  2. larzilar

    larzilar Lurker

    I have exactly the same problem! It's really annoying because it broke through no fault of my own; i'm 15 and I cannot afford to buy another expensive phone! It's really annoying! Did you ever find the solution?
    Also, I cannot take it back because I bought it from Ebay.
     
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Warranty is 24 months.

    New poster, you say its exactly same problem but possibly not. Please describe precisely what happened before, during and after
     
  4. larzilar

    larzilar Lurker

    Basically, I left my house one day with the phone working perfectly normal, when it froze and I took the battery out. After that I can turn it on, it will vibrate and the 02 screen will appear but will load no further and no matter how many times I hard reset, clear storage or fast boot it will keep doing exactly the same thing and not load..:(
    I took it to a phone shop and they said to try and update the software, but I have no clue about how I can do this if my phone won't actually turn on?
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You can download the 2.3.3 RUU from htcdev.com Labelled "Upgrade".

    HTCdev - HTC Kernel Source Code and Binaries

    Its an .exe you run from a PC

    All you need to get to is fastboot screen (back+power) from off. Then connect USB and run ruu.
     
  6. larzilar

    larzilar Lurker

    Sorry, I cannot see anything which says 'upgrade'. Ad the link you sent me doesnt work, it says the site is currently under maintenance.
     
  7. larzilar

    larzilar Lurker

    Woo! It's fine, just downloading now. Fingers crosssed.
     
  8. larzilar

    larzilar Lurker

    I downloaded it and it turned out to be a (.rar). So I couldnt do anything with it so I changed the file type to (.exe), and now it won't run. Dont know what to do now. Oh no.
     
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Rar is a bit like a zip. Within the rar is an exe. If you haven't got winrar installed on your pc (shame on you) then download it now ;)
     

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