char24, 23 Oct 2011I really love this phone but i am desoperate to improve the memory. Is it a good idea to root... moreROOTING MEANS YOU CAN REMOVE THE RUBBISH AND GET YOUR SPEED UPTO 1.2GHZ.
But if your phone is under guarantee still it breaks it and if anything goes wrong your liable for all repair costs.
I suggest you do what I intend to do and that is find an expert rooter and pay them that way if something goes wrong they are liable.
We should have nearly 400 MB more BUT HTC LIED ON THE BOX.
HTC QUIETLY DISHONEST
I really love this phone but i am desoperate to improve the memory. Is it a good idea to root the device? Doeqls rooting effect the speed of the phone once you install a lot of apps? Please comment if you have your phone rooted. Thanks in advance
Gautham, 21 Oct 2011Applications -> Settings -> Accessibility -> Power button ends call. I'm using Ginger... moreI would like to know what phone your using because my Desire A8181 does not work the way you claim THE ACCESSIBILITY FUNCTION REQUIRES AN APP and then is for blind ppl. Dr enigma never said he/she was blind! So are you blind?
It would be helpful if you are blind would be helpful if would state so.
Musa, 22 Oct 2011Hi,bought this phone 4days ago.really cool but my question is why does it get hot after3 40min... moreIt gets hot because of the battery and how bright you have the screen and ambient temperature. You will have to live with it or get a waterproof case like the GO one which makes waterproof but phone can be used then run under cold water when gets to hot.
In theory the phone should shut down before it gets to hot but what point this is I don't know I have had the phone at 45 degrees C and did not shut down.
YOU COULD ALWAYS COOK ON IT LOL
Hi,bought this phone 4days ago.really cool but my question is why does it get hot after3 40minutes of usage and how can it be solved?
dr enigma, 20 Oct 2011hello , i have htc desire and i m having a prob ,when i dial a no. screen goes black and the c... moreApplications -> Settings -> Accessibility -> Power button ends call. I'm using Gingervillain, which is based on CM7. I don't remember the accessibility settings on the stock Sense ROM, but it's still worth a try.
dr enigma, 20 Oct 2011hello , i have htc desire and i m having a prob ,when i dial a no. screen goes black and the c... moreI think you have the close proximity function on or auto screen light off to low switch both off or learn to press the lock button to switch back on nothing works while in screen lock.
HTC seem to of forgot about the fact this happens if you have the screen locks on THEY SHOULD OF MADE IT STAY AWAKE WHILE IN A VOICE CALL.
then all screen functions are there
If you need anymore help just ask
hello , i have htc desire and i m having a prob ,when i dial a no. screen goes black and the call does not end no matter which button i press. Is n t there any method to switch on the screen by pushing power button ?
Plz help me . thanx
mas'ud, 17 Oct 2011is it possible to install CyangenMod 7+ in this phone so that we can use lasest android versio... moreYes, I have this phone with Cyanogenmod 7.1 (the latest version) installed. If you're ever wondering you can just go on the Cyanogenmod site and check, they have a list of supported devices.
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!
AnonD-25897, 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.