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HTC Desire on Orange, how do i get 2.2 ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by harriss, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. harriss

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    have an HTC Desire, 1 month old, how do i get the 2.2 version on my phone.
    its on orange, can i do anything, or will it be controlled by them ?
     

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  2. Yorkshirepud

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    From what I can tell, you can wait until early September when they'll release it, probably loaded with loads of Orange crap like 2.1

    Or you can read up on updating it with a different ROM, which is what I want to so so there's no Orange crap.
     
  3. adam_hilluk

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    unfortunately you'll either have to wait for orange which i think is around another month.

    or root and do it that way
     
  4. Nasalhair

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    Well Conor Maples (Orange's PR manager) posted this on Twitter on 2nd August. Today he's been asked for progress information and if there will be a Vodafone-style ability to remove preinstalled apps and in response he's posted this.

    Basically it's a case of be patient and wait a couple more weeks. If you can't do these things you're looking at rooting and debranding your Desire. Personally I'm happy to wait.
     
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  5. man00va

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    Behind you.
    I finished debranding today and can't say I am regretting it. Was much simpler than I though it would be. No Orange stuff on my phone any more and I can update/downgrade whenever I like.
     
  6. harriss

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    actually, just gone into settings, checked system updates and its there to download
    all 90meg, doing it over wifi as i type
     
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    after going into settings, phone information.
    the upgrade ive been asked to install is
    2.09.405.8 (90.0MB)
     
  9. harriss

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    phone has eventually rebootd and advised that the system update has been successful

    i will advise if it all ok.

    what new features should i see, and what should i be doing to confirm everything works ok?
     
  10. harriss

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    right, phone appears to be working all ok.
    calls work (new android icon for callers without pics)
    texts dont, htc_ime mod (process jonasl.ime) has stopped unexpectadly ( i added a keyboard mode for voice)
    //Works again now, had to disable the HTC_ime keyboard i had downloaded, presumming not compatible yet
    new icons for:-
    Bluetooth, Wfif, Mobile, profile and GPS
    new apps:-
    App Sharing
    Flashlight
    News and Weather (i think, i dont remember seeing it before)
    WIFI hotspot
    system information now telling me im on android 2.2

    All my emails had gone, but thats fine, id already read them, all settings are still there though for my personal account.
    Have sent email to personal account, and phone has picked up all ok and stored, so appears fine
    Google homepage, on internet browser, doesnt aquire my location now?
     
  11. pace960

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    Are you sure this is an Orange branded handset or a simfree handset running an Orange sim on Orange network? Nobody else seems to have reported the download available. My handset still says up to date and is still Android 2.1
     
  12. Phenomenological

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  13. harriss

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    hi to both phenomenological and pace960, forgive my ignorance in the matter.
    yes i did buy it from CarphoneWarehouse, it hasnt got any branding actually on the handset, like some previous orange phones in the past.
    to be fair, i havent even tried another sim in the phone?
    so it could well be a simfree handset.
    i did all the details described above and touch wood, all appears to be fine.
    is there any way, i can tell what you are after, as id be glad to share my finding, so you are clear for sure?

    steve
     
  14. Phenomenological

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    It's an unlocked, unbranded handset, and hence you got the update. If you have any problems, report them in the Froyo bugs thread. If not, enjoy it!
     
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  15. harriss

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    does that make it better or worse though.
    by that i mean, will things have been fully tested and checked for compatibility etc? or are the major providers just more cautious ?

    i will advise of any issues yes, but to be fair, im not a hardcore type user and 'messer' lol, but the 'simple' things at present appear to be working, so im happy with the upgrade, but agian to be fair, what the upgrade has realy provided me with is still a little cloudy.

    the main bbc website, though does now play videos in page, which i understand was one of the main benefits from the website focus this morning.
     
  16. pace960

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    It's much better to have a simfree phone.
    You are running the latest software as soon as it becomes available and don't have the restrictions and other crap put on by the network operators.
    Cheers
     
  17. GSMGuy

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    2.09 is not 2.2/FroYo....

    Mike
     
  18. Vertigo1

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    Yes, firmware 2.09.405.8 IS Froyo!
     
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