Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for HTC Desire
Great news Desire owners! HTC has just released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire via the company’s developer site rather instead as an OTA upgrade.
This new Gingerbread update brings a few improvements and features, but some various HTC apps have been removed and will be available to download separately via the Android Market. Also, the official Facebook app and even all of the wallpapers beyond the default choice have been stripped away in order to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on the Desire, and HTC announced that SMS/MMS may not work post-update.
Before to hit the update you should know that HTC is recommending the update for “expert users” and even then “for development only and not for general public use.” So, be careful because you’ll lose all your apps and data during the process, but your microSD card will be saved, and for those of you who picked up their Desire in Germany (from Deutsch Telekom), North America, South America, South Korea and Japan it seems you won’t have access “due to concerns raised from our partners.”
Here are the risks presented on HTC’s developer website: “this ROM update is for development only and not for general public use. Upgrades to non-authorized phones may result in loss of functionality. In addition certain functions may no longer be usable after re-flashing the ROM, including but not limited to MMS and SMS and HTC also disclaims liability for any unusable functions. HTC disclaims liability for the loss and/or leakage of any personal data resulting from the re-flashing of the ROM“.
Download Android 2.3 Gingerbread for Htc Desire from here.