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

18 July, 2008 | Read the news | Post your comment
HTC Touch Diamond gets GSM 850MHz with a custom ROM update - read the full textThanks 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...


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  • 2010-09-22 15:26
  • 3ntx

> In reply to David @ 2009-02-23 23:14 from n}Yx - click to readI 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 there any one who can give me English based ROM so i can change my HTC language.


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  • 2010-04-18 13:54
  • iJXy

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
  • n}Yx

> In reply to Nissy @ 2008-08-07 14:32 from nEYh - click to readthanks for help.
I just checked htc web site and there you can get new rom but its size is 98.1 mb.

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  • 2008-08-07 19:40
  • nTVx

> In reply to soni @ 2008-08-07 14:00 from nTVx - click to readThe new ROM is 100MB (105,797,914 bytes) - It took a long time to download from UK. You need to connect your PC with Diamond by ActiveSync (on XP) or Windows Mobile Center (on Vista) when upgrading the ROM code.

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  • 2008-08-07 14:32
  • nEYh

> In reply to Nissy @ 2008-08-06 22:55 from nEYh - click to readhow much mb (size) is the new rom?

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  • 2008-08-07 14:00
  • nTVx

I checked the site and it still works. I use Internet Explorer 7 and see "others.aspx" when my cursor is on the download icon after login. I have no idea why this does not work after registration and login to the site...

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  • 2008-08-06 22:55
  • nEYh

I got the same problem when I tried to download the update. I clicked on download now and nothing happened.

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  • 2008-08-06 04:03
  • Lprv

Help please.
Why I cant download from HTC HK site the new rom for diamond.
I press download but nothing happens.
What I need to do?

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  • 2008-08-05 17:57
  • nTVx

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-07-31 01:13 from xTJH - click to readHi, have you sign up HTC e-Club? It requires the serial number of the device - I bought my Diamond from Expansys UK however I could not register it in HTC UK site. I could register it in HTC Hong Kong site. It shows that you may get the support from the relevant HTC local site, depending on the serial number of the device.

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  • 2008-07-31 22:00
  • nEY1

> In reply to Nissy @ 2008-07-29 23:03 from nEY1 - click to readI cannot seem to able to create and account, is there a speacial trick?

WHat do you put into the Account tab?


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  • 2008-07-31 01:13
  • xTJH

> In reply to Az @ 2008-07-29 09:26 from S9J2 - click to readHi Az,

I was able to reach the download page after I clicked "Download Now" and I have just confirmed it is still available.

Could you try "Download ROM code" from the left menu after login if the above does not work?

All you have to do should be just click "▼" button in the CE-Star update and Diamond ROM update codes rows.

I hope it works with you and you get the updated ROM code.

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  • 2008-07-29 23:03
  • nEY1

> In reply to Nissy @ 2008-07-24 03:03 from mXxe - click to readNissy, I went to the HK HTC site and after creating an account, saw what you are talking about. Thanks for finding this out for us Diamond users! However, nothing happens when I click the "download now" link. Could you pls let me know how you did this? Thanks so much!

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  • 2008-07-29 09:26
  • S9J2

> In reply to Nissy @ 2008-07-24 03:03 from mXxe - click to readCan you let me know the link to download the new update for HTC Diamond?

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  • 2008-07-26 00:18
  • 3dgx

HTC Hong Kong has released an updated ROM for Diamond (ROM version: 1.93.831.1 WWE / Radio Version : and updated CE-Star for registered users - I bought my Diamond from Expansys UK but I could register it only through HTC Hong Kong site. According to the release note, the new ROM enables GSM 850MHz. I have updated my Diamond - So far, GSM 850MHz capability is not tested as I live in UK. Touch FLO responses are much quicker than the previous ROM (ver 1.34).

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  • 2008-07-24 03:03
  • mXxe

To fix the phones sluggishness, turn off the touchflo. It runs faster and more responsive with the touchflo disabled, the only thing though is, you would lose the cool graphics.

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  • 2008-07-20 22:05
  • 4TLu

maaayyyaaan hit the will it blend site daayyaam this Tom dude is crazy!!!! he blended GTA4 mannnnn daammmm guys you gotta check can recommended things to get blended....tell them to blend the Touch Diamond!! thats gonna be insame man, with all our votes it just may happen!!!!!! maayaaannnnn

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  • 2008-07-20 20:38
  • pFja

> In reply to Dave @ 2008-07-20 18:52 from k1q8 - click to readDave is right too. Finally ppl r making sense again...

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  • 2008-07-20 19:17
  • M@T2

Jonathan is RIGHT! Short wave frequencies have a MUCH higher penetrating power, but OTOH they ALSO have a much higher tendency toward "line-of-sight" meaning that they are easily blocked by mountains and numerous buildings. Longer wave frequencies, by contrast, are better at following geographic curves. They can still be blocked by mountains, but not near as readily. So, for those of you who swear that there is better coverage with 850, you may be right--but ONLY as a function of distance from the tower, not penetration of buildings.

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  • 2008-07-20 18:52
  • k1q8

Ok, so it seems 2 b that there's a lack of knowledge concerning physics among the gsmarena readers. SHORT WAVES PENETRATE MORE THAN LONG WAVES! Now wavelenght is inversely proportional to frequency. Therefore, we may conclude, higher frequency means shorter wavelength, which means that higher frequencies such as 1900 r way more penetrating than 850 mhz. Now, some may want to argue with me. But if you check the electromagnetic spectrum, you'll see that the most penetrating waves, the most energetic waves are gamma rays, which, by pure coincidence happen to be the shortest in the spectrum, and they have the highest energy in the spectrum. Next time review your physics before writing incorrect info. And please, i'm not a nerd, i just don't like when ppl keep talking as if they know while they r so ignorant, be honest with yourself! God bless, peace out.

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  • 2008-07-20 18:07
  • M@T2

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