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HTC Desire on O2 network

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Elwood42, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm wondering, do O2 put a load of rubbish on the phone if it's on their network? I.e, O2 logos on the case, a load of rubbish programs and stuff you can't remove and so forth, or is it just plain sailing?
     


  2. teppic74

    teppic74 Android Enthusiast

    Just a boot up splash screen (you cannot disable it) and a wallpaper (which is easily changed). The homepage is set to O2, and there are a few O2 bookmarks. All can be changed or deleted. There are no apps added and nothing is disabled. There's no physical branding.
     
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  3. SwiftFox

    SwiftFox Newbie


    Ill 2nd this :D and i only got my desire about 3-4wks ago
     
  4. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    out of interest, what are the rest of the Uk networks like for phone branding, Three, T-mobile, Vodafone, etc? I know Orange is terrible from what i hear, so forget them.
     
  5. SwiftFox

    SwiftFox Newbie

    I know Vodafone have been in tech news recently for adding a load of crap to the desire, not sure about the other networks
     
  6. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there actually a way to get a phone on a contract, but not branded by the company? I don't think there is, is there?
     
  7. rtb35

    rtb35 Android Enthusiast

    I believe if you get a phone from a third party company like car phone warehouse it comes unbranded.
     
  8. Elwood42

    Elwood42 Member
    Thread Starter

    But can still be on a contract from the phone company? Might have to do something like that then, as I don't fancy my phone being loaded with the phone companies crap, or taking forever to get firmware updates.
     
  9. rtb35

    rtb35 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah if you search on this forum lots of people have stated that they are on a contract with o2 for example but the phone they have is unbranded and they are now running froyo.
     

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