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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 325i, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
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    My mate has a O2 desire in the uk and OTA update is not available for him.His software version is 1.20.207.3

    I have been told that if he wants the offical ROM, then he has to debrand and and install a stock ROM. Is this correct?

    But what about if he wants a custom ROM? Can he simple root via unrevoked and change ROM via ROM Manager?

    thanks guys
     



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  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    The answers to both your questions is yes, i personally went the second way as you got more options
     
  3. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, thats good to hear.

    Yes, the 2nd option dowes seem to be the best as it also easier.

    Lastly, can he root straight away or does he have to debrand? And are there any rooted stock 2.2 ROMS available yet? Ive noticed that there are many custom ROMS but he wants a standard version.

    thanks again
     
  4. CarsnGadgets

    CarsnGadgets Android Expert

    or he can wait a few weeks until the O2 release is out
     
  5. hagar

    hagar Newbie

    Im on O2 and updated earlier
     
  6. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Was yours a O2 branded phone?
     
  7. ThreeDog

    ThreeDog Well-Known Member

    yes but is your phone also o2 branded ?
    does it have a o2 splash screen at boot up etc ?.
     
  8. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    He can root straight away, there is a standard version of the new official froyo rom that has been rooted & made available already.

    [ROM] Rooted Official HTC Android 2.2 (FroYo) ROM - xda-developers
     
  9. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
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    Thank you, i have asked on that thread but no reply.

    Is that a standard ROM or has the dev made any changes to it?

    If its standard, i presume i can just upgrade via ROM manager and wont need to do a full wipe?

    thanks mate
     
  10. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    You should have no problems upgrading using the rom manager, that automatically does the wipes etc so do a titanium back up to be sure not to lose anything
     
  11. hagar

    hagar Newbie

    Nope, just the standard quietly brilliant.
     
  12. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Your phone must be an unbranded one then.
     
  13. ThreeDog

    ThreeDog Well-Known Member

    then your phone is not branded, those on o2 who are running branded phones will have to wait till o2 release their own tweaked version of froyo, unless they unbrand their own phones. same goes for the other operators.
     
  14. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
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  15. carbonara

    carbonara Member

    Oh no, can't believe us O2 users have to wait for O2 to push this update out. Considering how long it took them to release the actual phone due to "testing" which actually turned out to simply be an O2 splash screen and some bookmarks this is really bad news.
     
  16. 325i

    325i Well-Known Member
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