HTC Touch Diamond gets GSM 850MHz with a custom ROM update

18 July, 2008 | Comments (59) | Post your comment

Thanks to some ingenious developer GSM 850MHz band is now unlocked for use on the HTC top-of-the-shelf Touch Diamond. Obviously hardware support for that 850MHz band has already been implemented in the device but has been put dormant.

Today should be a happy day for all our overseas Diamond-loving friends. By default the Touch Diamond is only tri-band with a North American version still pending. Well, officially - it's a done deal since an unofficial Radio ROM (the software part of any PocketPC that's in charge of wireless communications) is now available for download, which turns the hot Diamond into an even hotter gem.

Yeah, we also canít figure out why HTC crippled their own device but hey Ė we couldnít get their point in the video drivers issues in their previous generation of devices either.

If only something could have been done about the 3G frequencies too the Touch Diamond would had become a truly world-worthy device, but letís not get carried away.

Furthermore the new ROM is said to improve the battery life and increase the signal strength of the Diamond. The precious Diamond just got all the sweeter, didnít it?

Source: XDA-Developers




HTC Touch Diamond gets GSM 850MHz with a custom ROM update - reader comments

  • djole

Please telephone code need me please tell me who know....???

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  • 2010-09-22 15:26
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  • Anonymous

I buy my HTC diamond and it has danish language. now i want to change the language from danish to english. i try from HTC site. they ask for the serial number and when i put the serial number it gives me the update in the same danish language. is the...

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  • 2010-04-18 13:54
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  • David

hmmm .. .don't understand :-( Explain pls, so if i buy from ebay HTC TOUCH DIAMOND Sprint Version ... does it mean that i can't use this phone in europe in gsm 900/1800 area ?

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  • 2009-02-23 23:14
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