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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HellDiver, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. HellDiver

    HellDiver Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi folks.

    I bought a HTC Desire a little while ago, and was sold it as unbranded. I use it on O2, using my old iPhone SIM. There are no O2 apps on the phone, all looks standard Desire supplied apps, but when I boot the phone up, I get an O2 splash screen.

    Why I'm asking is, I've still not received the OTA upgrade to 2.2 - I'm still stuck on 2.1update1.

    I've tried doing the OTA update via the SD Card, which failed, which makes me think the phone ISN'T unbranded...

    So, is my phone really unbranded, or is it an O2 phone?


  2. mightymax

    mightymax Newbie

    If you're seeing an O2 screen when you boot the phone instead of the standard HTC "quietly brilliant" screen, that's a clear sign that your phone is branded, imo. Sorry.
  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    totally, this is what mine used to be like. You'll be waiting for the o2 release of 2.2
  4. HellDiver

    HellDiver Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Pants. :( Seems a certain EBay seller is about to get an email...
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Did they sell it as unbranded or unlocked? 2 totally different things. Re-read the description before you do that.
  6. HellDiver

    HellDiver Lurker
    Thread Starter

    "Factory unbranded and unlocked". Just checked the auction.
  7. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Android Enthusiast

    Tut tut... naughty eBay seller!

    It's pretty easy to debrand it though if you want the update quicker, there are tons of guides on here.
  8. HellDiver

    HellDiver Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I'll see what the seller says, I'm happy for him to swap for a truely unbranded phone, which he may do if I threaten with a PayPal dispute. :D

    If he doesn't bite, I may just unbrand anyway.
  9. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Android Enthusiast

    How long ago did you get the handset?
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I bought an unlocked HTC hero, turned out to be locked and branded with a dodgy Orange UK rom which doesn't accept unlock codes.

    That was the first phone I rooted.
  11. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Android Enthusiast

    haha nice! necessity is the mother of all invention eh?
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Indeed. It was a trial at first, but glad I did, cause I've been doing it ever since.
  13. DaddyCee

    DaddyCee Android Enthusiast

    you've had no bricks or semi-bricks then?
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Me? I brick it almost daily.

    Well, Semi-bricks I guess.
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