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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by richcowell, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. richcowell

    richcowell Member
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    Good Afternoon All!

    I upgraded my Desire some time ago, and though I'm now on a HTC Sensation, the Desire was o2 branded, so I upgraded/debranded it using the Gold Card method.

    It's my mum's phone now, and I'd like to upgrade it to Gingerbread, but the HTC Developer site seems to be down...

    Just wondering whether anyone has that "Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Upgrade for HTC Desire" file downloaded still?

    (Planning on following these instructions to upgrade: How to update HTC Desire to Android 2.3 Gingerbread | Reviews | CNET UK)

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I haven't got it. Site probably wont be down long. It was up the other day so it hasnt been down long either.

    Just boot the phone to fastboot (Vol down Plus power), connect USB then run the RUU.exe from windows. Its that easy.
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  3. richcowell

    richcowell Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for replying... It's back up now - Found it... Thanks again...
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  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    was just coming here to supply the same link :)
  5. richcowell

    richcowell Member
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    Do you know if the Gold Card thing might cause any problems? The SD Card being used is still the Gold Card, should I format it first?
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It shouldnt hurt but cant be sure. You dont need a goldcard to flash this RUU. If you're concerned, remove the SD.
  7. BarnumC

    BarnumC Member

    Thanks for this thread...
    I did mine yesterday and after removing the sd card I couldnt get windows (7) to synch.. popping in an old (the original 2gb card) everything worked out fine.
    Clean phone, super fast as well.
  8. richcowell

    richcowell Member
    Thread Starter

    Did it yesterday, went smoothly, thanks all!

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