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Root Original firmware for Orange UK Desire

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by osamashafiq, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. osamashafiq

    osamashafiq New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 20, 2012
    HTC Desire
    I root my mobile and thn load new rom that is ROM 10 now I want to change the Desire Original Firmware which shipped with the handset. My mobile Specification as follows
    HTC Desire Orange UK (but now using in Pakistan )
    H Boot 0.93.0001
    Bravo PVT1 Ship S on
    Touch Panel SYNT0101
    Aug 10 2010

    Could you please help me out to find the right firmware and how to load it on phone. Also i was a problem with Urdu language, it did not shows properly in original firmware that’s why I changed it so please any help in that regard also really appreciated.


  2. Hadron

    VIP Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Spacecorp Test Pilot
    Dimension Jumping
    Hi osamashafiq, and welcome to AF :)

    As that's an Orange UK Desire I'm afraid we won't be able to find the original firmware. No Orange UK Froyo RUU was ever released or leaked. But you do have some options - won't be able to put links in at the moment, sorry.

    One option would be a "rooted stock rom". These are very much like the original firmware, just rooted. The All Things Root Guide sticky post in this forum has a link to an index of desire roms, and you can find a few in there.

    If you want to unroot and return to official firmware, the official Android 2.3 upgrade from HTC will run on an Orange handset. You can find this at shipped-ROMs.com, under Android, device name bravo (not desire!), near the bottom of the page. Unzip it and there is a .exe file which is the ruu. Boot phone into fastboot mode (boot while pressing the back key), connect to pc and run the ruu. This will wipe the phone and remove the custom recovery as well as loading an unrooted HTC ROM.

    I think there is one Orange UK RUU there, but it is really old and you'd need to use some tricks to make it run (as the hboot you have is newer). I could not recommend it.

    The final option is to make a Goldcard, as described in the rooting faq (also linked in the sticky post), and then flash a non-orange RUU. I don't know whether any others (such as Asian region) would have better Urdu support than the stock 2.3 RUU - I know nothing about that I'm afraid.

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