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HTC Desire - 2.2 Without Sense UI - possible?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dd1989, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I posted this in the main 2.2 discussion but there was no reply after a few days and I would like an answer thanks!

    "Hi Guys,

    Can any one give me some advice/help, would be appreciated.

    I have a HTC Desire on Orange, it's debranded and running Android 2.2.

    The phone is also unlocked using a code I paid for online.

    Having looked at the screenshots of 2.2 I have decided I want to run my Desire without the Sense UI overlay.

    How do I install the standard Android 2.2 OS without the HTC Sense UI."

  2. Magicuk

    Magicuk Well-Known Member

    use this web site to look for a rom xda-developers there are many android 2.2 roms without the UI sence you may want to put the nexus one rom there that does not have sence
  3. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Android Enthusiast

    You need to:

    1: Root the phone.

    2: Install a custom ROM without the Sense UI

    The problem is that there (to my knowledge) is no way to root the Desire after the 2.2 upgrade.

    Another, less intrusive, method is hiding the sense UI behind a custom launcher that can be made to look very much like the standard one such as launcherpro and adw launcher (search on the market).
  4. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    One thing I don't like about ADW is the fact I can't access the number dial pad with one click.
  5. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I went for LauncherPro, is it worth going for the plus version?
  6. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Android Enthusiast


    If you updated to ota 2.2 you have Hboot 0.92 but now you can downgrade to Hboot 0.80

    The is the site with guide Android Tutorials and Downloads

    I have done it with the one of my desire, and it works great.....

    If you desire is unbranded a genetic version you dont need a goldcard....

    Good luck
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  7. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So how do I downgrade hboot?

    edit, ignore me I just saw link haha!
  8. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Android Enthusiast

    read the guide in the link that says all
  9. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter


    I have followed the tutorial and I have downgraded HBoot,

    Can some one perhaps outline the process from here onwards for installing a stock "vanilla" Froyo with no Sense UI.
  10. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Android Enthusiast

    download one from here Desire Android Development - xda-developers put the zip on root of sdcard and then boot in recovery menu......
  11. dd1989

    dd1989 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Bit confused,

    As I have downgraded the HBOOT, will it be possible now to install a 2.2 Froyo ROM, will it automatically reupgrade the HBOOT that's required?


    As I am now rooted, I'm not keen on installing a Custom ROM, is there simply an official Nexus One ROM 2.2 that will run on my Desire?
  12. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Android Enthusiast

    Yes you can, when you install a custom 2.2 the Hboot will not be touched

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