September 22, 2014

Gingerbread Update Hits HTC Desire, Not For the Faint of Heart

The HTC Desire Gingerbread story has taken a few turns in the past few months, hasn’t it? First HTC announced back in February that the Desire will receive Gingerbread update. This was later shot down, as they determined that the device doesn’t have sufficient memory for Gingerbread. After some outcry and pleading from Desire owners, HTC decided to give them some 2.3 love, minus several apps. Then the update entered the testing process, with an end of July release date.

Well, they’re a day or so late, but the Gingerbread update is finally here for Desire users. HTC launched the update in the form of an RUU (ROM Update Utility), and it’s available directly from their Developer Center. It’s not an OTA update, so you’ll have to do everything manually. HTC made it clear that this update should be installed by “expert users only,” as it’s unstable and may cause issues with data connectivity or SMS/MMS messaging. In short, if you’ve never tinkered around with your Desire, this update is probably not for you.

Now it’s time for some bad news. HTC said that the update is not for Desire users in North America, Canada, Germany, South Korea, South America or Japan, because the variants are not compatible with the update. So, has anyone applied the update to their Desire yet? How buggy is it? Drop a comment below!

Source Engadget

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