is it possible to install CyangenMod 7+ in this phone so that we can use lasest android versions in it ?????
htc desire is awesome pls can anyone give me some loan so that i can buy it for my son
Sun, 15 Oct 2011Thank you for your detailed reply. I appreciate it!Your most welcome.
I RECOMMEND THE DESIRE TO EVERYONE IT WAS AN £440 SIM FREE PHONE!
it won every phone of the year last year (no phone in history has done that before) and won the MOBILE INDUSTRY AWARDS 2011 PHONE OF THE YEAR, it beat the iphone 4 every time putting them into second place lol.
Don't worry we will get a decent gingerbread over the air. We are bashing them into it!
Best wishes with your new Desire.
Sun, 13 Oct 2011Since I only need a good phone, not the best in the market, Desire might be an option for me..... moreI find the camera works great and has a lot of pro features you would only find on a camera.
The video in the upgraded A8181 is HD making it twice as good as DVD.
The music player is great but relies on the quality of the actual recording which means some music is NOT very loud BUT THAT'S NOT THE PHONES FAULT that's the fault of the moron who recorded it! Rock, Opera and other types of loud music sound great but softer music can be quiet and then headphones or external speakers solves that problem.
Games that are 3D or HD are great and work wonderfully.
Screen is 480 x 800 super LCD (OLD VERSION WAS AMOLED AND NOT SO GOOD)
Radio works great too and you can get a digital version if want and you can also watch TV with an app and actual movies a 2 hour film takes app. 200MB which downloads to the SD card and the movies can be found on the market from free to £8 depending on the films copyright status.
The phone basically has a lot of features.
Sun, 13 Oct 2011Since I only need a good phone, not the best in the market, Desire might be an option for me..... moreThe phone is great nothing wrog with the phone!
IT'S THE BEST HTC HAS EVER MADE AND FROM THE NEW RUBBISH THEY ARE MAKING THEY WON'T MAKE AGAIN!
The problems are all related to what HTC gets upto and Google and that is the problem they are misfits.
I still would say go for it and you can buy it £140 cheaper now SIM free or even cheaper if you don't need freedom.
The phone is fast BUT the phone relies on networks it can't make a network go fast lol
So you now have the biggest problem of all NETWORKS AND THEIR AREA OF COVERAGE AND THEIR SPEED.
NOT one network offers more than 3mbps so although the phone can run at speeds of 7.2mbps so let's hope they greedy networks will speed things up.
The other problem networks never mention is the fact that they can only handle upto 150,000 devices at any one time and if your 150,001 you are put on a holding system or get rubbish like the person you are trying to call is unavailable.
SO ALL THIS RUBBISH IS NOT THE DESIRES FAULT IT'S NETWORKS HTC AND GOOGLE ETC.,
The Gingerbread update that HTC released is NOT a stable version and you install at your own risks HTC states.
The NEW Android Magazine advice is DON'T USE HTC version its not worth the risks.
HTC DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY OUT OF GIVEN US A DECENT UPDATE IN FACT IT WOULD COST THEM MONEY SO THEY GIVE US RUBBISH!
My advice is YES to Desire and No to HTC gingerbread unless your an expert on such matters.
I hope this helps but feel free to ask anything.
THE DESIRE A8181 IS STILL THE BEST PHONE ON THE MARKET.
wheely-boy, 08 Oct 2011All questions relating to the Desire and the Desire A8181 answered free of charge and within a... moreSince I only need a good phone, not the best in the market, Desire might be an option for me...Can you please tell me...How is this phone in terms of speed? Does it lag too much? The quality or video and pictures? Should I use the official gingerbread version or install a different ROM? Eny detail about the phone in general that you might consider usefull is welcomed!...Thanks!...
seamonkey UK, 11 Oct 2011I work in a phone shop and have the HTC Desire, PLEASE DO NOT UPDATE TO GINGER BREAD. This an... morei updated mine to gingerbread 2.3.3. .. and its working flawlessly and amazingly fine.. gave me a lot of internal memory 108mb. thats a lot for a desire owner. i think its a great move by htc. cheers htc!
wkmiv, 11 Oct 20111. internal storage is not enough for me...any suggestion??
2. software 2.2 can be update to ... moreDon't you get it HTC claim on the box that there is 512MB but that is a lie there is 150.75MB! When I questioned them about this first they lied and when I would not accept that they said "WE APOLOGISE BUT MOST OF THE INTERNAL MEMORY IS USED BY INSTALLED APPS" when I questioned this they stated "IT'S COMMON INDUSTRY PRACTICE" when I questioned this stating I don't work in their industry, I got this lie from them "WE STATE THIS ON ADVERTS FOR THE DESIRE" when I questioned this I got this from HTC "WE CAN'T REMEMBER WHICH ADVERTS OR WHERE YOU CAN FIND THEM" HTC are dishonest.
HTC are cheating us!
THEY SHOULD BE:
HTC QUIETLY DISHONEST
seamonkey UK, 11 Oct 2011I work in a phone shop and have the HTC Desire, PLEASE DO NOT UPDATE TO GINGER BREAD. This an... moreget outa here...u r just working in a ph shop but u dont know anything so dont give people wrong info ok,this htc desire update is just for the advance users who wants it and know the technical thing better,not for all ok,coz if u dont upgrade it will still work as a great ph so stop posting ur wrong salesman advices here....!!!
seamonkey UK, 11 Oct 2011I work in a phone shop and have the HTC Desire, PLEASE DO NOT UPDATE TO GINGER BREAD. This an... moreI did say don't install and ask HTC are you joking? They may talk to you because you work in a phone shop BUT they lie and are the biggest crooks going.
They have become greedy their new Radar retails at £500 and looks and feels like a phone that would cost £200 it will be a failure! The same for the Titan retails £530 looks and feels like a £300 phone at most.
HTC deserve to fail because:
1. They have become greedy.
2. They have very poor customer service.
3. Their handsets are becoming poor quality.
4. They are pricing cheap handsets at very high price points.
5. They are cheating us out of a decent 2.3.6 just to save face.
6. They are lying about internal ROM etc.,
If you want a decent upgrade then email HTC or say on their Facebook only numbers will get us a decent gingerbread over the air.
1. internal storage is not enough for me...any suggestion??
2. software 2.2 can be update to 2.3 or not??
I work in a phone shop and have the HTC Desire, PLEASE DO NOT UPDATE TO GINGER BREAD. This android version will eat up all your remaining internal memory. If you don't believe me ask HTC!
Abadi, 09 Oct 2011Hello,
i went to the HTC developers page and registered but i couldn't find anything relate... moreGo down the left column and you will see the Desire name all the related stuff is in there and one of them is gingerbread which is the 2.3 upgrade.
Where you on a PC? You have to download to your PC first and then to your phone HTC are being a pain not giving us over the air just to save face.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANYTHING GOES WRONG AND I HAVE NOT UPDATED TO HTC'S RELEASE BECAUSE IT'S A POOR VERSION 2.3.3 I RECOMMEND WAITING UNTIL THEY RELEASE 2.3.6
It is your choice to wait or not to wait.
wheely-boy, 09 Oct 2011At present you have to use a PC and go to HTC developers page and download as an app and then ... moreHello,
i went to the HTC developers page and registered but i couldn't find anything related to HTC Desire 2.3 ROM
could you please help me where in that site i can download the ROM
Abadi, 08 Oct 2011Hello All, how can i upgrade to 2.3?At present you have to use a PC and go to HTC developers page and download as an app and then install to phone a pain in the bum way.
All questions relating to the Desire and the Desire A8181 answered free of charge and within a few hours maximum 24/7 365 days a year.
I HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH THE SITE.
I am just an 18 yo with a terminal illness wanting to help ppl. So I can feel useful and exercise my brain cells lol
Many thanks for any questions
FOR EVERYONE WHO CLAIMS THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THE FIRST DESIRE AND THE A8181 (not the DESIRE s)
Your wrong the main differences are:
Old had a Amoled screen made by Samsung.
A8181 has a Super LCD screen made by Sony.
Old had video at 15fps and WVGA.
A8181 has HD video at 30fps and widescreen ability and HD is twice the quality of DVD.
Old battery was 1130mAh
A8181 has 1470mAh
Old shipped with 2.1 and had to be upgraded to 2.2
A8181 shipped with 2.2
HTC also fixed the bugs that the original had.
So stop saying rubbish the ones who claim there is no difference because you only make yourselves look obtuse.
Aa Banjar, 07 Oct 2011whether the android version 2.1 after an upgrade to version 2.2 can still be upgraded to versi... moreYes you can but HTC did not release an over the air version so You have to download to a PC first.
The download you get from HTC developers site but HTC are out of order because I read in Android magazine this month that SONY has released a 2.3.4 for their Xperia 10 mini that thing is tiny and the memory is far below the Desire and IT IS getting over the air.
The problem is HTC is out selling everyone so they don't care about ppl who bought the phone that made the company super rich and made Android without the Desire buyers Android would be dead and HTC much poorer.
Even better will be ICECREAM SANDWICH COMING DECEMBER 2011 AND THE DESIRE COULD EASILY RUN IT BUT I BET GREEDY HTC DOES NOT GIVE US IT.
I think I will take my phone to an expert rooter and have it rooted because then YOU are not dictated to by HTC and YOU can rid the rubbish etc.
GO INTO SETTINGS
press on applications
PRESS ON MANAGE APPLICATIONS
press the all
YOU WILL SEE OVER 250 MB OF JUNK THAT HTC WON'T ALLOW YOU TO DELETE.
The apps the phone needs to run yes lock them BUT anything that IS NOT needed to make the phone function we should be able to delete!
You cannot even delete wallpapers you don't want and they use a lot of memory!
HTC are just as much control freeks as apple before I bought my Desire I always bought Nokia and they allow 99.99% of the apps they add and walls songs etc to be deleted and 100% of apps games etc move to SD card, so someone is giving us a raw deal.
I bought my Desire for itself SIM free I love my Desire but I hate HTC and Android all these companies should stop their control fetish.
Nokia is changing their OS and going back to making top quality phones I can't wait they are a European company and don't try dictating to their customers!
They are making a new phone that will be made from a single piece of CARBON FIBRE AND SCRATCH PROOF GLASS THAT WILL COST UNDER £500 totally upto to date software with Duel core etc., that phone will be built like a tank and it looks beautiful and it will come in a dozen different colours I like black but anyone who wants lime green or bright pink etc., they can have that colour the camera will be 8 meg and Zeiss optics I predict this phone will out sell all others by at least 5 to 1 just like their old phones use to before they forgot what the Nokia customer wants.
Good luck Nokia and HTC you HAVE ruined a wonderful phone by your obsession with control and that may be okay in Asia but that IS NOT where you sell your phones we Europeans don't like dictators are great grandparents fought and died for are freedom and YOU should remember that!