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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fried, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. fried

    fried Well-Known Member
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    A friend of mine got his new Desire today. He bought it from the same place I bought mine a couple of weeks ago. Mine was unlocked, unbranded and I updated on Sunday without any problems. His is showing as running Android 2.1 and the software number is 1.21.405.2, which I believe means that his phone is also unlocked/unbranded (that's what the software number was on my phone before I updated), but when he checks for updates it says that none are available. Anyone got any idea why?

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  2. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    i think htc may have pulled the 2.2 OTA update because people were having problems. its just a rumour though..
  3. fried

    fried Well-Known Member
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  4. SB13X

    SB13X Android Expert

    Get your friend to do this:

    Right guys for those running the following firmware (1.21.405.2) on a VIRGIN MOBILE (possibly others) issued handset this is how you can get the update now without rooting (this is using a genuine HTC release THIS IS NOT a custom ROM):

  5. ellennie15

    ellennie15 Lurker

    Hi there,

    I have an HTC Desire in the UAE, but it is VIRGIN unlocked.

    Can i do the ugrade following the steps in post #4?

    Also below is my Software Version

    2.1 update1

    baseband version

    Kernal version
    htc-kernal@and18-2 #1

    build number
    1.15.405.3 CL150129 release-keys

    software number

    browser version
    Webkit 3.1

    Will it be possible?

    Also, if i do the upgrade-
    *will it be possible to do future updates without the need of a Gold Card, and just OTA?

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