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HTC Desire HD update

by Social Media Team ‎18-08-2011 05:38 AM
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UPDATE: 17 August, 2011

A new maintenance release for the HTC Desire HD is now available for download from midday today.


Key features with this maintenance release:

  • WiFi performances improvement
  • GSM only option
  • Defaulting Automatic date and time to off

For infomation regarding how to get this new update, click on - How is the update being released?


The file size is about 14MB and it will be free to download for Vodafone customers.



ORIGINAL POST


Hi everyone,


Good news for HTC Desire HD users with the roll out of Android 2.3.3 ‘Gingerbread’ by HTC from today with a staggered release across all users over the next couple weeks.


This means, over the next couple of weeks you'll get a notification on your smartphone to update to the newer software. So don't worry if you don't get the update today.


Details of the release

  • ROM version: 2.37.178.8 (Vodafone) & 2.37.861.8 (Hutchison)
  • Radio Version: 12.54.60.25U_26.09.04.11_M2

What are some of the new features with Android 2.3.3 on HTC Desire HD?

  • UI refinements for simplicity and speed
  • Quicker and easier access to the settings (Quicks settings tab in the notification bar)
  • Improved Apps management via tabs in the all apps menu
  • New camera settings
  • And some HTC fixes improving the overall user experience !

How big is the file update?

Package size is about 103MB


How is the update being released?

  • The release of the update will be via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)
  • You will receive a notification that the new version of software is available for your HTC Desire HD.
  • You will then be given the option to accept the upgrade over the air.
  • It's recommended that you connect via WiFi in order to complete the software update
  • Once the download (which will run in the back ground) is complete, you phone will prompt to install. This will take a few minutes and during this time the device will not be able to be used
  • If you haven't recieved a notification, you can simply go into your settings and find the new update.

We recommend when updating to Android 2.3.3

Due to the file size we recommend updating your Desire HD via WiFi connection


Why are we not releasing Android 2.3.4 like the Nexus S?

HTC have not launched any devices running Android version 2.3.4. Due to this, the HTC Desire HD will be receiving the 2.3.3 upgrade for VF Global in Europe, hence the same for Australia.


Comments
antonyp
by antonyp ‎02-06-2011 08:29 AM

woooohooooo

Jaydin
by Jaydin ‎02-06-2011 08:31 AM

I just updated it, and so far I think it's amazing!!! simple changes but it's made a big difference :smileyhappy:

Boulton_O_Kelly
by Boulton_O_Kelly ‎02-06-2011 08:51 AM

Will users who got their Desire HDs from 3 mobile also get the FOTA upgrade?

Pasindu
by Pasindu ‎02-06-2011 09:35 AM

will this only for vodafone?
not for the three customers ?

Andrew_Tran
by Andrew_Tran ‎02-06-2011 10:02 AM

Hi Boulton, Yes they will :smileyhappy: Cheers AT

Andrew_Tran
by Andrew_Tran ‎02-06-2011 10:03 AM

Glad you're liking it Jaydin :smileyhappy: Cheers AT

Nice
by Nice ‎02-06-2011 10:15 AM

Any update for Samsung Galaxy S?
I am a Three customer. I hope since your are releasing HTC HD update for both networks you will do the same for Samsung Galaxy S.
Will it be 2.3.4 or 2.3.3?

isaac
by isaac ‎02-06-2011 12:21 PM

Please Give me back the GSM only option in the settings. Where i live 3g Drops out all the time and with auto the battery life is soo bad.

cool_ani
by ‎02-06-2011 01:05 PM

OK, why cant we use HTC Sync after upgrade. Can you please let us know.

Laurence_1
by Laurence_1 ‎02-06-2011 01:16 PM

Better late than never I suppose. Just manually went into my settings > about phone > system software updates and manually did a scan and it found the OTA.
Cheers

0430399249
by 0430399249 ‎02-06-2011 02:00 PM

Hi Andrew, any news on milestone 2?

cool_ani
by ‎02-06-2011 03:09 PM

Hello folks,
Why does not HTC sync work with the 2.3.3 update? Can you please help

James4
by James4 ‎02-06-2011 03:20 PM

Would i lose all the installed apps? like factory reset? after firmware upgrade?

Grant_2
by Grant_2 ‎02-06-2011 03:40 PM

Tip for others: if you have the phone plugged-in during install, then unplug it to get the touch screen working properly again after the install. I couldn't get the 'screen locked' to respond to touch until it was unplugged. G'luck.

Dermah
by Dermah ‎02-06-2011 09:44 PM

There are one or two annoying UI/sound tweaks but it is SOOO worth it just for the ridiculous speed improvements.

Amit_2
by Amit_2 ‎03-06-2011 01:35 AM

This version has removed option to put the phone in GSM ONLY mode. Where I live is just 5k from Brisbane CBD still I do not get 3G signal in my home and I used to have my phone in GSM only at home to get consistent bars.Unfortunately I do not have this option anymore .
Having said that there is an AUTO mode, it is nearly useless unless you happy to get disconnected any time during voice calls. As it keeps hoping from 3G to GSM and when that occurs it loses the network for few seconds. AUTO mode reduces the battery life significantly as well.
Plz restore the GSM ONLY mode.

Andrew_Tran
by Andrew_Tran ‎03-06-2011 01:53 AM

Hi Chen, Sorry mate, i haven't received any news regarding updates for the Milestone 2 :smileysad:, but if we do, we'll make an update Cheers AT

Andrew_Tran
by Andrew_Tran ‎03-06-2011 01:53 AM

Hi James, My understanding, you will, so back up just in case. Cheers AT

john54
by john54 ‎03-06-2011 03:02 AM

Another tip: Force your calendar to 1 year ahead, say 2012 & do a system update scan again. It'll update.

Amit_2
by Amit_2 ‎03-06-2011 03:26 AM

No you don't. Surprisingly it keeps everything intact including your apps and settings.

Danny_Liu
by Danny_Liu ‎03-06-2011 03:35 AM

Got my DHD updated last night, so far very satisfy with the new version. Every thing goes smoother and more responsible. Like all those minor change! Thanks HTC and VHA!

Danny_Liu
by Danny_Liu ‎03-06-2011 03:39 AM

Just a question, the weather does not update anymore. Only shows the current location but no weather info. Keep giving me an error message says that the connection dropped. Is there any one have this problem? I like the weather app, the problem is so annoying.... Plz help!

Matt44
by Matt44 ‎03-06-2011 05:36 AM

Good move Vodafone. I upgraded mine last night. All the bugs fixed. It works very smooth.


Cheers

chris77
by chris77 ‎03-06-2011 06:54 AM

Anyone have any issues with wifi or sending sms after the update?

Brett_Williamso
by Brett_Williamso ‎03-06-2011 07:03 AM

Hi Danny Liu,
Mine is the same. Plus Picasa web albums won't sync anymore. Otherwise, nice and fast.
For the clock, download the Weatherzone app. It includes a clock widget. Not quite as nice but more accurate!

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