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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by illm4tic, May 5, 2011.

  1. illm4tic

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    So I bought a used HTC Desire that is rooted and already has a ROM on it.
    All I know is that the Mod version is CyanogenMod-7.0.0RC4-Desire
    Baseband version is 32.44.00.32U_5.09.05.30_2
    Kernel version: 2.6.37.4-cyanogenmod-gd307828

    Is there a Rom better and functions better than this ROM plus I was wondering how to flash the ROM and is it as easy as flashing the LG EVE (my old phone)?
     

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    That's a relatively recently Cyanogen Gingerbread release candidate. "Better" depends on what you like really - that's certainly a good ROM, though I'd be tempted to update it to the actual release version. But as you already have it, I'd spend a little time with it and see what you like or don't like while you read up on what the options are.

    A couple of good starting points would be:

    * SUroot's rooting FAQ, which you can also find linked from the sticky post at the top of this forum or from his sig.

    * Desire Android Development forum at XDA-developers, especially the "Desire Index" thread, which includes links to all major ROMs.

    Flashing a ROM (as described in the FAQ) is pretty straightforward. Main thing is to make all of the backups first (app backups, via an app called Titanium Backup, and a recovery backup or "nandroid", which you make from recovery). The first allows you to move apps between ROMs (often, though not always, you need to do a factory reset when changing ROMs), while the second allows you to get your old ROM back if something goes wrong.
     
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    Thanks.

    Well, the one doesn't even have htc sense at all. I would like to see what that is like. Does the actual gingerbread have htc sense and where can you get the actual release?
     
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    There's no official GB Sense release for the Desire yet - all official HTC firmware is Froyo still. But there are a few GB Sense ROMs based on leaks from the Desire S - have a look at this thread over in XDA, which has links to various ROMs.

    Edit: oops, forgot I'd already posted that link - sorry!

    Personally I gave up on Sense last year and have no interest in going back, so don't really follow these and can't advise on which are good ones. However, EddyOS gave a thumbs up to this one in another thread this evening.
     
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