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# 77166 11-Feb-2011 17:56
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Hey guys just trying out a HTC Desire

wondering if anyone can link me to a good site or video on how to install Android 2.2 froyo?

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  # 438383 11-Feb-2011 17:57
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2.2 should come as an OTA update. Check for updates in the settings while connected via wi-fi

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  # 438399 11-Feb-2011 18:24
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Or you can try the thousands of posts on xda-Developers Desire forums

 
 
 
 


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  # 438400 11-Feb-2011 18:29
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You'll have to root the phone going the xda way. There is an official froyo release from HTC which would be much safer if you're only trying out the phone and don't own it.

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  # 438401 11-Feb-2011 18:34
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BigHammer: You'll have to root the phone going the xda way. There is an official froyo release from HTC which would be much safer if you're only trying out the phone and don't own it.


Sorry, BH, I thought they'd have links to the official download/OTA  update..


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  # 438408 11-Feb-2011 18:42
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The OTA download is accessed only via the phone's settings menu. Any download via xda etc will unfortunately require root access. Last time I looked HTC still didn't let you download the firmware via the web to update/upgrade. Unfortunate, but I can see why they restrict in this manor.

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  # 438540 12-Feb-2011 11:43
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blakamin:
BigHammer: You'll have to root the phone going the xda way. There is an official froyo release from HTC which would be much safer if you're only trying out the phone and don't own it.


Sorry, BH, I thought they'd have links to the official download/OTA  update..


Apologies to all!Embarassed 

They do have them. 

Desire Android Development > Official OTA Updates.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=695667

BigHammer: Any download via xda etc will unfortunately require root access.

Not these official ones.


However you are best to attempt an OTA update on the device itself, installing the above ones may not be the same carrier rom as you originally had (warranty etc)

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  # 438586 12-Feb-2011 14:13
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I would definately recommend installing the latest build of gingerbread. I was hesitant at first but intalled it a few days ago and love it.

The ROM got rid of all the crap apps clogging up the internal memory and the phone seems to be running a bit quicker.

 
 
 
 


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marmel: I would definately recommend installing the latest build of gingerbread. I was hesitant at first but intalled it a few days ago and love it.

The ROM got rid of all the crap apps clogging up the internal memory and the phone seems to be running a bit quicker.


Definitely quicker and smaller. I also notice I have had no corrupt SD card errors like I used to get a lot when disconnecting from USB. Not properly corrupt but I would have to reboot to get the card to load.
Connecting to and from USB is now super quick also, especially disconnecting.

I mention issues with it in my Gingerbread thread, so I won't rehash them here. Only minor ones.
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  # 439197 14-Feb-2011 11:56
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marmel: I would definately recommend installing the latest build of gingerbread. I was hesitant at first but intalled it a few days ago and love it.

The ROM got rid of all the crap apps clogging up the internal memory and the phone seems to be running a bit quicker.


Definitely quicker and smaller. I also notice I have had no corrupt SD card errors like I used to get a lot when disconnecting from USB. Not properly corrupt but I would have to reboot to get the card to load.
Connecting to and from USB is now super quick also, especially disconnecting.

I mention issues with it in my Gingerbread thread, so I won't rehash them here. Only minor ones.
DLS

The SD card error could be modified by editing vold.fstab to only mount the partition, not the whole card i believe.

I've actually noticed USB shows as plugged in, i enable tethering or something, then it says unplugged (but continues charging) and about 10s later it allows me to re-enable tethering. 

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  # 439206 14-Feb-2011 12:13
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If it helps the OP, on the posted list
Desire Android Development > Official OTA Updates.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=695667 my Desire which was over the air (OTA) updated is the same as the third package down, (HTC Froyo)

This one I mean RUU_Bravo_Froyo_HTC_WWE_2.29.405.5_Radio_32.49.00. 32U_5.11.05.27_release

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