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  #360404 30-Jul-2010 21:06
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jjero:
TheUngeek: Ok, ths maybe mentioned somewhere.... But i have not spotted it in the 40 odd pages of this thread....

Can you access the web from a Desire via USB into a desktop?
For example I have no wireless near work, can I plug into my desktop and via the USB cable and leech net off that?


Yes you can do this and its called tethering. Search for PDANet (free but eventually can't access https or US$30 full version) or EasyTether Lite (Free or US$10 version) on the Market and follow the instructions.

With Froyo you will be able to tether wirelessly.


Sorry, missed your reply!

I know you can use the ph as a hot spot etc and go from ph to pc/lappy etc.
What I mean is can you go the other way
Use net on the ph via the pc?

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  #360524 31-Jul-2010 08:29
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Etech has agreed to take my HTC back cos it has USB/drive malfunction and won't sync at all. apparently HTC can't resolve this prob either... (?) oh well.. better get courier-ing...

:o(

 
 
 
 


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  #360551 31-Jul-2010 10:10
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http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/07/30/htc-desire-froyo-update-official-arriving-this-weekend-with-itunes-syncing/

It's official. Android 2.2 is coming to us all.

The specs look amazing. 720p video recording, along with iTunes syncing. Eat that, iPhail!! :)

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  #360777 31-Jul-2010 20:02
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RevoWution: http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2010/07/30/htc-desire-froyo-update-official-arriving-this-weekend-with-itunes-syncing/



It's official. Android 2.2 is coming to us all.



The specs look amazing. 720p video recording, along with iTunes syncing. Eat that, iPhail!! :)


Yup wonder when it will start rolling out here, can we expect it this weekend? I am looking forward to native Apps2SD support, a much better market app and the much talked about DVM speed boost :D Apparently there's support for syncing with iTunes as well, let's see how long before Apple releases an update to block HTC from doing that. Anyone remember the fiasco with the Palm Pre?

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/htc-desire-android-2-2-update-coming-this-weekend-706700 

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  #360849 31-Jul-2010 22:28
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Damn! I think I saw the update earlier but I mistakenly closed it, now it won't come back when I run the update checker!



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  #360954 1-Aug-2010 10:43
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If anyone gets the upgrade, be sure to post.

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  #360963 1-Aug-2010 11:01
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I'll be waiting for the custom rom with root.. there's the possibility that they've changed the boot loader (again) so doing the OTA update means you might never be able to root it again.

 
 
 
 


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  #361197 1-Aug-2010 21:20
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Gutted I missed that update message I got, since they are rolling it out I might not see it for a while, I'm really hanging out for froyo now. Its a shame you can't download it off the net then apply it.

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  #361199 1-Aug-2010 21:25
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Did you try manually checking for updates?

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  #361201 1-Aug-2010 21:29
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Yeah, lots. I was under the impression it didn't work like that, I read HTC were rolling it out over the 3 handsets getting it, starting with the Desire. So the bandwidth isn't hit all at once

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  #361238 1-Aug-2010 22:35
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Ambrose_1: Gutted I missed that update message I got, since they are rolling it out I might not see it for a while, I'm really hanging out for froyo now. Its a shame you can't download it off the net then apply it.


There should be a link to the ROM download on xda soon, as well as a rooted ROM..

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  #361258 1-Aug-2010 23:19
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TheUngeek:
jjero:
TheUngeek: Ok, ths maybe mentioned somewhere.... But i have not spotted it in the 40 odd pages of this thread....

Can you access the web from a Desire via USB into a desktop?
For example I have no wireless near work, can I plug into my desktop and via the USB cable and leech net off that?


Yes you can do this and its called tethering. Search for PDANet (free but eventually can't access https or US$30 full version) or EasyTether Lite (Free or US$10 version) on the Market and follow the instructions.

With Froyo you will be able to tether wirelessly.


Sorry, missed your reply!

I know you can use the ph as a hot spot etc and go from ph to pc/lappy etc.
What I mean is can you go the other way
Use net on the ph via the pc?


Sorry I misread your question. I'm not aware of any method of being able to do it the other way round. I searched for 'reverese tethering android' and didn't find much. Although it seems like you might be able to do it on Linux with 2.2: http://blog.mycila.com/2010/06/reverse-usb-tethering-with-android-22.html

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  #361273 1-Aug-2010 23:59
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kiwitrc: If anyone gets the upgrade, be sure to post.


I just did a manual 'check for updates' and Froyo is finally here :D 

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  #361275 2-Aug-2010 00:01
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shreyas:
kiwitrc: If anyone gets the upgrade, be sure to post.


I just did a manual 'check for updates' and Froyo is finally here :D 


So tempted to unroot my Desire and fetch the update :P

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  #361276 2-Aug-2010 00:04
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RevoWution:
shreyas:
kiwitrc: If anyone gets the upgrade, be sure to post.


I just did a manual 'check for updates' and Froyo is finally here :D 


So tempted to unroot my Desire and fetch the update :P


Hehe, I hear ya! I can't wait to play with the new features on Froyo :D I guess you won't have to wait too long for a rooted version to come along, hang in there :P

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