HTC Desire smartphone receives a new update in the form of Gingerbread 2.3.1 version. It is to be noted that this is not the official firmware released by HTC but is the custom ROM that is bound to transform your device into spectacular looking smartphone. This new firmware comes with a number of enhancements which we will be taking a look at in a short while.
We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the updation procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The updation procedure is only applicable to network unlocked HTC Desire smartphones so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.
Let’s take a look at some of the enhancements that come with this update.
- Google Apps and Android Market Place
- OTA Update facility which can be done by using the MOD / KERNEL / Flash tool
- Google Maps 5.0 with finger rotation capability
- Bluetooth, Camera working
- Apps to SD capability and OCUV beater capability is pre-installed
- Titanium backup application and ROM Manager app also included
- Frequent disconnection Wi Fi bug fixed
- Free space is marginally improved
- GPS Connectivity issue in indoors is fixed
- New launcher with the boot image
You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup can help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.
Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3.1 in HTC Desire:
Step-1: Enable USB Debugging from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”. Make sure that USB Debugging option is ticked.
Step-2: Download HTC Sync Drivers from the Must Have section and install it in your Windows based computer since Linux and Mac based systems are not compatible. Disable fast boot option from the path “Settings > Power > Fast boot”. Enter into Recovery mode and choose the option of “Clear Storage” to remove all cache data.
Step-3: You have root your HTC Desire smartphone to proceed further. Navigate through the link posted below to root your Desire smartphone. Those of you who have already rooted their Desire smartphone can ignore the link and proceed.
Download and install ROM Manager application from the Must Have section to your Android phone. After ROM Manager is installed select the option of “Backup” to back up the current official ROM so that if anything goes wrong you can easily bounce back to the original firmware.
Step-4: Next select the option of “Install ROM from SD Card” after which a number of options will be diplayed from where you have to choose the zip file placed in your phone. After selecting the file you have to wait for the firmware to get updated.
Step-5: After the firmware is updated, choose the options of ”+++++Go Back++++” > “Reboot System Now” to restart the phone automatically.
Thus you can easily update the latest version of Gingerbread 2.3.1 firmware in your HTC Desire smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.