HTC Desire Gingerbread update released, but only for expert users

HTC has released a generic Gingerbread ROM update for Desire owners in select markets.  This update brings Gingerbread goodness to your phone but erases all your previous customizations, including any messages, emails, contacts, and other personal information.

Company has stripped down a lot of stuff from Sense to accommodate the update. It is now available from HTC Dev site for ‘expert users’ and is not compatible Germany (Telekom Deutschland), North America, South Korea, and Japan Desire owners.

You can find more about the update and procedure below:

This update is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update. Due to memory constraints several applications have been removed from this update and we are only offering the ROM upgrade utility (RUU) for you to download. Please note that flashing this ROM will erase your previous customizations, including any messages, emails, contacts, and other personal information. We suggest you take advantage of your Google account and other backup solutions available on the Android Market to ensure you do not lose your personal data. Your SD card will not be erased or modified.

The major changes in this update include:

All customizations, including operator applications, will be removed.

All wallpapers, except the default wallpaper, will be removed from the ROM code and included in the zip file.

Several HTC applications will be removed from the ROM code and included in the zip file.

The official Facebook application will be removed and is downloadable on the Android Market.

Note:

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 from here. | Thanks Mohit for the tip


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3 thoughts on “HTC Desire Gingerbread update released, but only for expert users

    Abhinav

    (August 1, 2011 - 8:42 pm)

    I already have CM7 2.3.4 installed on my Desire.

    I Will take a nandroid backup and try this ROM. Solely coz I miss the Sense UI badly! Let’s hope they haven’t stripped it badly.

    Sayantan Nandi

    (August 1, 2011 - 7:59 pm)

    glad that i bought galaxy S instead of desire last year 🙂

    Scott

    (August 1, 2011 - 4:07 pm)

    Downloading purely to see if this is worth modifying or simply remain using the custom GB ROM I’m already using…

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