The new HTC Desire Android 2.3 Gingerbread update has been released, but are you brave enough to install it? This new OTA update is far from being simple; it has been heavily modified so that it can fit into your HTC desire’s memory.
HTC cancelled the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update because the smartphone’s memory could not handle it, but now the Gingerbread ROM has been stripped down meaning that several apps have been slashed including the official Facebook app and a few wallpapers from default.
The missing apps will still be on offer separately, you can download the wallpapers, facebook app via the Android Market after the Gingerbread install.
The reason we ask if you are brave enough to install the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread update onto your HTC Desire, because HTC has put a warning out saying that SMS and MMS may not work post-update, apparently the default settings list has been removed to save more space, which means you will have to add the missing features separately.
HTC recommends only experts update for the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread onto the HTC desire, now do you understand why we ask if you are brave enough.
This update is for “expert users” and even then “for development only and not for general public use.” If you are brave enough you can install the upgrade via http://developer.htc.com/.
This is what the HTC site says, “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:
1. All customizations, including operator applications, will be removed.
2. All wallpapers, except the default wallpaper, will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website.
3. Several HTC applications will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website.
4. The official Facebook application will be removed and is downloadable on the Android Market.
If you do decide to install the new update please do let us know how it went and if you encountered any problems. Thanks
Source – Android Community