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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZEUS27, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. ZEUS27

    ZEUS27 Lurker
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    I just recently got an HTC phone and i need help bc I was use to the iPhone. I saw that on the desire you can do WiFi tethering and put off a wifi signal for free. My desire is on 2.1 if that means anything. And I haven't rooted it bc idk how :/ please help.

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  2. widehead

    widehead Android Enthusiast

    go to settings>about phone>system software updates>check now

    this should update to 2.2
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  3. MDesire2010

    MDesire2010 Member

    Once your updated to 2.2 (Trusting it's been released on your carrier) just go into your applications and you'll see the "Hot spot" app. Set up the Wireless name and Encryption/Password and you're good to go!
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  4. menilmulch

    menilmulch Newbie

    Zeus, don't know which country you're in, but here in France you have notify your carrier that you've switched from iPhone to Android so they can make sure you have the proper 3G settings set up.
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  5. ZEUS27

    ZEUS27 Lurker
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    Ok thanks a bunch u guys. But im still having a little trouble.
    Widehead- I went to ehere u said and i didn't have that option :/ but I looked at my firmware thing and it says "version: 2.1-updated 1"

    MDesire2010- thank you again.

    Menilmulch- I'm in America lol. And my contract with ATT was up so I switched carriers and all.
    Thanks again guys!
  6. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Where did you buy your desire from? Is it locked and running generic android 2.1 + sense or is it running an At&T branded version? As far as i'm aware, at&t don't sell the desire, so updating should be easy.
  7. moe3754

    moe3754 Well-Known Member

    Since you are on AT&T I would suspect you have the Telus Desire from Canada, so do I and am running Froyo 2.2 because I did a flash of the stock HTC Ruu(firmware), since you are on AT&T I would venture a guess that it is unlocked.

    There is a Froyo update released by Telus that will probably show up on your phone sooner or later, you can upgrade with that one if you want to keep the Telus stuff on the phone or you can do a upgrade yourself by going to a thread on this forum that shows you how to get the stock Froyo from HTC and further over the air updates right from HTC!!!


    How you do it is up to you but since I do not have Telus service I did not see any reason to keep the Telus firmware on my phone, plus the stock Ruu has improved my connection to the AT&T Network and also unlocked the 850 band so I can connect to the Edge Network when I am not in a 3G area, Telus does not use the 850 band so it is locked out on the telus phone's for data, voice will still work. You can get voice but the E will not show up at all.

    I did not see the part where you said you switched carriers, so you are on T-mobile???
  8. ZEUS27

    ZEUS27 Lurker
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    I have US Cellular guys...
  9. moe3754

    moe3754 Well-Known Member

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  10. ZEUS27

    ZEUS27 Lurker
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    So should I just root my phone?
  11. moe3754

    moe3754 Well-Known Member

    I really can't say because I do not know if there are any custom rom's for a CDMA phone, the CDMA phone is not as wide spread as the GSM and so I would not expect very much support from developers as you would find for the GSM. I would say do some Google searching and see if you can come up with something for it before you root because rooting will Void any warranty that you have on the phone. Also see what the other people in that other thread think about it. Hope this helps you some!
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