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Froyo 2.2 Update on Orange?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dmcavoy, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. dmcavoy

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    I'm currently using my Desire on Orange (UK) and wanted to see if anyone had any idea when they will be releasing the 2.2 update for the phone.

    Every time I call orange to pay the bill etc I ask them, but as per usual they don't have a clue. They don't even understand that its them that will be doing the update.

    Thanks
     

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  2. mikebell

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    Orange deal with numerous types of handsets, and it's a bit unreasonable to expect a call centre monkey to be as interested in Froyo as you are.

    If you keep tabs on this forum, there will be a big fanfare when the official 2.2 update hits the Desire. After that, you will have to twiddle your fingers for an unspecified period of time while Orange get around to customising it for their own particular branded incarnation. Who knows how long that might take.
     
  3. anoniemouse

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    There are numerous threads asking this very question.
    HTC have to get the standard froyo rom playing nicely with their sense overlay, then orange get the rom to install all their crap on before it gets sent out for ota update.
    As orange usually take their time i wouldn't hold your breath, but if you feel comfortable rooting or you can't wait there are penty of custom froyo roms about.
     
  4. nacatomi

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    I can tell you as far as it will be Q3 (When HTC releases FroYo to unbranded & to operators for customisation) + however long it takes Orange to lock it down and suck all the goodness out of it. Other than that wild guesses are welcome :p
     
  5. TheTrueSpin

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    There is a chance that Orange simply wont give their customers 2.2...
     
  6. nacatomi

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    That too yeah
     
  7. anoniemouse

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    That's typical of orange, integrate all their crap in the rom & cripple it.
    Then make matters worse by not updating to the new rom.
    There again they haven't updated the radio yet where most other operators have.
     
  8. shauny13

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    Is there somewhere or someone who could debrand or root my desire? I'm on orange aswell and am very uncomfortable doing it myself from all i've read about it. Also i've just got the phone and am worried about the radio/sim lock/warranty issues.
     
  9. anoniemouse

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    You can unlock & you can debrand using the goldcard method & it doesn't void your warranty.
    You only void your warranty by rooting.
     
  10. KING LUFF

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    First time i've been on Orange and i must say that if they don't release it pretty quick then i'll just root and NEVER go with them again. I must say, they have been a complete shambles since i joined them + all the shite they install which i can't delete like a bloody Monopoly demo!!! I would like to see how many hero owners will be signing contracts with them for new devices. I can see that process repeating itself with the Desire.

    They must be losing a lot of business

    Anyway, sorry for the off topic rant :).....the short answer is no one knows but keep checking here weekly and you'll soon find out!!!!
     
  11. KING LUFF

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    do you have a link to the thread?
     
  12. anoniemouse

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    Best way to go with orange or any network is via carphone warehouse or mobiles.co.uk you get unlocked debranded phones through them
     
  13. anoniemouse

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  14. KING LUFF

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  15. shauny13

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    sorry, i'm a newbie, which rom would i need as there's loads. Ps would it have sense ui on it?
     
  16. slugger09

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    I think I'm gonna have to go the gold card method myself, Gingerbread will be out by the time Orange release Froyo, and whats with the daft names???
     
  17. nacatomi

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    they just seem to have a fondness for desserts and sweet things.
     
  18. anoniemouse

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    Not at the moment, but as soon as htc release the 2.2 rom then you will.
    There is a test rom out at the moment for hongkong, so the full generic one wont be too long
     
  19. DaddyCee

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    all i can say is Orange better release 2.2 otherwise there is no way that I will be spending another penny with them once my contract is up.
     
  20. slugger09

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    Look at the delays they have made with bringing 2.1 to the Hero
     
  21. zukr

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    Froyo downloading on Orange now :)

    isn't that the best way to have my first post!!!
     
  22. KING LUFF

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    Zukr - Are you orange branded i.e. not from carphone warehouse?
     
  23. Mubble

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    You phone isn't an Orange branded phone though.
     
  24. EddyOS

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    They'd have to be to get the update - the OTA is only for Orange-branded handsets
     
  25. EddyOS

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    How do you know that - they've only had 1 post!
     
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