HTC Desire S – How to Update Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware in

Sanjana February 27, 2012 0

HTC now releases the latest Gingerbread 2.3.5 version for its Desire S smartphone users. It is to be noted that this is not the official update and you need to root your Desire S smartphone first in order to apply this update. This update comes with a variety of operational features that we will be taking a look at in a short while.

htc desire s

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 S 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.


  • EXT4 File System
  • Sense 3.0
  • Super user Root Permissions added
  • Zip aligned ROM and Zip aligned de-odexed ROM
  •  Multi language and Faster EXT 4 support
  • Apps include Latest Maps, Rom Manager, Es File Explorer & Titanium backup


You must backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to easily backup and restore all your data.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Gingerbread 2.3.5 Update

Steps to Update Gingerbread 2.3.5 Firmware in HTC Desire S:

Before proceeding into the updation instructions, you have to make sure that your Desire S smartphone is rooted as this procedure will only work on rooted phones.

Step-1: Download Gingerbread 2.3.5 Update from the Must Have section to your computer and connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone without modifying or renaming them in any manner. Do not place the zip file deep into any sub-folders else it wont get detected during Recovery mode.

Step-2: After you have copied all the files, remove the connected USB Cable and power off the phone to enter into Boot loader mode by pressing the Volume Down button + OK button and holding both  press Power button simultaneously. If the device boots into Normal mode then re-try to enter into Boot loader mode till you are finally there.

Step-3: In Boot loader mode select the option of  “Recovery” to enter into Recovery mode. In Recovery mode select the options of  ”Install zip from SD Card” and choose the file named as “” placed in your phone.

recovery mode

Step-4:  After selecting the file, the firmware will get updated successfully. If  the device gets hung somewhere in the middle of the updation process then re-apply the instructions again from the beginning. To confirm whether the firmware has been updated successfully or not, navigate to the path Settings >About Phone > Firmware Version where you will discover the firmware version as  Gingerbread 2.3.5.

You can restore back all the data that you had previously taken a back up of and also re-configure the APN and MMS Settings in order to access internet via 3G / GPRS. Thus you can easily update your HTC Desire S smartphone with Gingerbread 2.3.5 firmware by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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