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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mvh, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    HTC confirmed that Gingerbread will come to the original Desire today in the spring. I've rooted my desire last week, but I mis having facebook for HTC sense and the keyboard.

    If HTC releases this update, I won't be able to install it. Can I flash it manually or do I need to unroot?

    I have a completely stock desire (not branded or locked)


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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    If you flash it manually via the Rom Upgrade Utility (if it becomes available), this will unroot the desire.
  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    Proof of it coming to the Desire please?
  4. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Only in dutch but here:

    Daarnaast zijn alle functies uit Sense 2.0, zoals de HTC Hub met apps van HTC en de webdienst HTCSense.com, aanwezig op alle nieuwe toestellen. Een upgrade naar Android 2.3, vermoedelijk met de nieuwe Sense, komt in het voorjaar van 2011 uit voor de Desire HD, de Desire Z en de eerste Desire."

    Source: Tweakers.net

    Translation of the last sentence:

    "An upgrade to Android 2.3, presumably with the new sense, will be available in the spring of 2011 for the Desire HD, Desire Z, and the first Desire"

    The source is very reliable. One of the biggest newssites in Europe. They are attending WMC.

    Back on topic:

    So do I need a ROM manager, or is there a guide to completely unroot? If not can I just flash it in recovery?

    Thank you!
  5. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    1. Find RUU for your phone
    2. Run it with phone connected in FASTBOOT

    Job done
  6. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Would I need to wipe my phone in backup? i would assume so.

    I'm now running Oxygen, but what if I would want to change to Gingervillain for instance.

    I'm thinking:

    Boot in recovery
    Wipe date
    Apply SD card update zip
    Select rom


    I also have ROM manager. Would this be easier?
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Not update.zip. install zip from sd
  8. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you!

    Just saw a couple of vids on ROM manager. Looks a bit easier, but doesn't support all ROMs sadly.
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its not recommended
  10. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks! I'll do it the way I know :D

    I assume it's the same if I want to flash the stock HTC 2.2 RUU?
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    RUUs are PC .exe files, they run from PC with your phone connected.
  12. mvh

    mvh Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there an online guide for this as well?
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    1) plug in phone
    2) select HTC sync mode
    3) run ruu from pc
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  14. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert


    Boot phone into fastboot (turn on whilst holding back button)
    Connect to PC
    Run RUU
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  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ah yes if you're not.running sense or can't.boot, you.have to.go this
  16. UKseagull

    UKseagull Android Enthusiast

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