Android Gingerbread Update for HTC Desire, Singapore

After no of controversial statements from HTC about Gingerbread update for Desire model, finally in Aug 2011, the manually upgradeable image released. No OTA upgrade and this release is not for normal user. I upgraded my HTC Desire with Ginger Bread release. No Major Issues.

  1. Phone/SMS – OK
  2. 3G – OK
  3. Wi-Fi – OK
  4. HTC Sense – OK
  5. FM Radio – OK
  6. Camera – OK
  7. Wi-Fi Hot Spot – OK

NOTE: Read the warning text posted by HTC.

Steps to Upgrade:

  1. Sadly the upgrade process needs a Windows Machine 😦
  2. Download the Ginger Bread Image from HTDdev Site (
  3. Download the HTC Sync from HTC Site
  4. Enable the HTC Sync Mode: Settings => Connect to PC => Connection Type => HTC Sync
  5. Start HTC Sync Tool. You should be able to see your phone on that
  6. Unrar (HTC_Desire_Android_2.3_Upgrade.rar)
  7. Unzip (HTC Desire Android 2.3
  8. Run (RUU_HTC Desire Android 2.3 Upgrade (Gingerbread).exe)
  9. Upgrade process will take 15mins.
  10. After this process, reboot and configure the settings.


  1. SD Card is not touched by upgrade process
  2. SIM is not touched by upgrade process
  3. You loose the following:
    1. Apps & Configs/Settings
    2. Contacts saved in phone memory
    3. SMS saved in phone memory
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3 comments on “Android Gingerbread Update for HTC Desire, Singapore
  1. Bharathi Subramanian says:

    After 1.5 moth of usage, the comments: Battery Usage is more. Some of the UI components are not stable.

  2. Applications are more stable than previous. Memory, Battery and stability seems to have improved than previous version.

  3. Bharathi Subramanian says:

    From Dec 2011, I moved to CM7, which I compiled natively on my machine and using the same on my HTC Desire. No major issues in last few months.

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