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O2 Takes Second Stab at HTC Desire Froyo Update


O2 Takes Second Stab at HTC Desire Froyo Update

Owners of the HTC Desire on O2 are once again receiving an update to the Android 2.2 operating system, known as Froyo, following issues with the initial roll out three weeks ago.

The major updates Froyo brings are HD video recording and updates Flash to 10.1, both significant improvements.

Key upgrades to the operating system such as this are eagerly awaited by many smartphone owners, but after O2 released an Froyo Android 2.2 over-the-air update for the HTC Desire at the beginning of the month, many users were left frustrated by numerous problems.

Issues included the browser crashing when trying to view web pages, and the phone itself crashing on start-up. Following these problems O2 released a statement that said it was putting the update on hold and asked users for their patience – and three weeks later they’ve been rewarded.

The update is naturally quite large, so it’s advisable to do so over Wi-Fi and to back up your data too, just in case.


September 29, 2010, 8:58 pm

Had mine yesterday, worked fine no issues! Feels a lot faster, loving flash 10.1, haven't tried HD video recording, but will tonight

Tim Sutton

September 30, 2010, 1:39 am

"haven't tried HD video recording, but will tonight"

Wahey!! Fnarr. Etc, etc.

I'm not touching this yet. On the O2 forum there are some very unhappy people, similar problems to last time are showing up.

Dark of Day

September 30, 2010, 4:55 am

Trusted review news bloodhounds; any idea when 3 might be getting round to a Desire 2.2 update?


September 30, 2010, 8:33 am

Yes, upgraded mine via WI-FI, a few changes, very happy!


September 30, 2010, 1:00 pm

@Tim Sutton - Whoops! Really shouyld think before i type :-s


September 30, 2010, 4:27 pm

@Dark of Day - My wife's Desire on Three has had the 2.2 upgrade for about a month after she received the automatic notification.

I checked for an upgrade on my Desire on 3 August (about 2 days after HTC released the stock version) and found something was available, so I grabbed it. I've got a feeling that Three may have up it up accidentally for a short while as it'd disappeared by the time my wife checked it later in the day (and for the next few weeks), but I've not had any issues (apart from the initial APN problem**) and the version numbers seem the same on mine and my wife's.

** When you upgrade, if you can't get a data connection, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > Access Point Names and make sure 3 is highlighted...


September 30, 2010, 7:41 pm

Orange need to get their act together.

And google need to figure out why telcos are getting the update so wrong.


September 30, 2010, 7:57 pm

For all you fellow Desire-ites out there, I've heard good things about this debranding method. I'm gonna try it later if I get my work done so will update you all.

See http://www.broadbandgenie.c... and scroll down to "Update! The newer and simpler debrand method". Use http://www.klutsh.com/ for a simple program to make your goldcard for you.

I unlocked mine from Orange using htccode.com too, their program thingy didn't work but I emailed support and they sorted me out sharpish...and it only cost $20 :)

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