Telstra have stated, via their Twitter presence, that the Froyo update for the HTC Desire will not be sent OTA (over the air), instead you will have to download it off the HTC AU website and update it yourself. Apparently the update is too big to send OTA, which is fair enough seeing as though the HTC Desire HD ROM is hitting 250MB+ and I don’t think Telstra would want thousands of those downloads happening on their network simultaneously. To those of you unsure of what this means, you won’t get a notification on your phone saying there is an update available.

So to get the update when it’s out, head over to HTC AU’s HTC Desire support page and keep checking for the ROM Update. Then to install it onto your device you’re going to need HTC Sync and then Bob’s your uncle. We’ll be sure to keep you informed as to when the update is available 🙂

Source: Telstra Twitter.
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Jimminy Jones
Jimminy Jones
10 years ago

Size of the HTC Desire HD Rom is a bit irrelevant since currently it is only built to run on the 900/2100 network. Therefore is not going to be sold by Telstra and so is not their prerogative to support it. A bit unfortunate because i would love to have that phone, but because of my location I need the “NextG” network.

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10 years ago

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Ray
Ray
10 years ago

Not sure where you got your information from but Froyo is certainly available via OTA.

Settings > About Phone > System software updates > Check now – for those who haven’t updated yet.

Ray
Ray
Reply to  Ray
10 years ago
Graham
Graham
10 years ago

Buzz, when the official Telstra roll-out has occurred, will you be testing a Desire with 2.2 or have you done that already?

Simon
Simon
10 years ago

Im starting to think that this is all just a plan by telstra to frustrate users so they root their phones and invalidate their warranties……..

Im not waiting any longer, Im going to root mine tomorrow night – if they reneg on any future warranty claims they can explain it all to a small claims court judge.

johnwest
johnwest
10 years ago

Spoke to telstra tech yesterday, and now advised telstras 2.2 for desire will be available NEXT week… if we’re lucky

peter
peter
10 years ago

Col – adultmatchmaker.com.au

Col
Col
10 years ago

Could someone please suggest a link to the most easily understood site in regard to “rooting” my Desire? I’m a bit nervous about doing it but I’m sick and tired of being … well you know 🙂 by Telstra.
Thanks.

Simon
Simon
Reply to  Col
10 years ago
Azza
Azza
10 years ago

Yes, slightly annoying when the guy who sold me this desire said all updates could be done without a computer (which I don’t own) That’s the only reason as to why I haven’t ‘rooted’ my desire, thought I’d be patient, but now it looks like I’ll have to borrow a mates laptop and cruise over to the t-mod site. Cheers guys for that info, and thanks Telstra, you’ve just lost another ‘happy’ customer to use your bloatware 😉

TartarSauce
TartarSauce
10 years ago

I have rooted my A8183 and installed T-Mod and I am very happy. But I was also happy before. So maybe my happiness is just a state of mind.

Jacob
Jacob
10 years ago

Time after time Telstra go *out of their way* to prove that they are inept, unprofessional, completely uncaring and *committed* to full customer disappointment.
Congratulations Telstra!!! You are a complete success if these are your goals!!!

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Jacob
10 years ago

+1

Fazz
Reply to  Ian
10 years ago

+9000

james
james
10 years ago

Loges18 it’s a hell of a lot easier than you think, I too was terrified, went to http://www.t-mod.org and just read the pages, printed them out, high lighted stuff, used google, then followed instructions… Now I can’t believe out took me so long to do! Dead easy, not simple, but easy…

Road
10 years ago

Bugger it Daughter has taken desire she is happy with 2.1version just ordered unlocked desire HD (no telstracrap)from UK for myself I am to scared to root the desire (finish as a paperweight) God that is a most inappropriate name!!!!!

Sandy
Sandy
10 years ago

Well it’s about bloody time. I wonder if Telstra has upped the count on the useless icons in the All Programs list to more than 23 this time. They’ve sure had long enough to get this out.

james
james
10 years ago

Lol telstra… Don’t make it so easy to hate you, seriously you need to at least appear to care about the people who are paying you money… You need them, much more than they need you, we have options you see, you are no longer the monolith you were…

Ps sol a your ceo… Haha

Bren
Bren
10 years ago

Downloading now

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Bren
10 years ago

Me too.. from XDA ha!

Bren
Bren
Reply to  Ian
10 years ago

LOL

Onno Benschop
10 years ago

I’ve received an update from @Telstra. They don’t actually know if it’s not going to be OTA:

# @owh 1/2 Sorry for the confusion. Still waiting for confirmation from product leads if that is actually the case. Once get more specific… 22 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to owh

# @owh 2/2…and official info about release & how it will be deployed, we’ll public tweet it. Stay tuned. Thx. Yoshi 🙂 20 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to owh

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

Well there is no point in believing any Telstra quoted timeframe. Three times now Telstra employees have made commitments as to when and how the Froyo update would happen. Three times they have not honoured the commitment. In summary, Telstra still doesn’t “get it”. If you love to be disappointed then believe each commitment and have your hopes dashed.

If you hate to be dissappointed, then install one of the unbranded 2.2 upgrades and say goodbye to Telstra branding and “support”.

Rob
Rob
10 years ago

Don’t hold your breath…on the 15th of October, HTC wrote to me saying:
“Regarding your inquiry about ROM updates available for HTC Desire Telstra version, we are currently targeting the middle of next month for the release of Android 2.2 (Froyo), as we are making sure that everything is in working order when we deliver the update to you. Please remember that this is a target date and could be changed if we encounter issues that we need to resolve before delivering the update.”

Th0mas
Th0mas
10 years ago

We got an import Desire and received the OTA (via 3) and it only took about 20 mins to d/l over the 3 network.

Based on that experience, don’t really see why Telstra should concern….. unless they’re worried about upsetting iphone users due to a surge of traffic from non-iphone product.

Or maybe the Telstra version of Froyo for Desire is much bloated comparing with the vanilla version…..

Onno Benschop
10 years ago

I gotta say that in my opinion this is not a smart move for many reasons: 1. It assumes that you have a Windows computer. 2. It assumes that you have a friend who has a Windows computer whom you trust with all your private data on your phone, since you’ll need to sync your phone to their computer prior to doing the update. 3. It assumes a level of skill not found in the general phone population. For a production environment this is a really bad idea! Never-mind that I have a 2.5Gb plan with Telstra, which will cover… Read more »

BobSaget
BobSaget
Reply to  Onno Benschop
10 years ago

So it’s only a problem if you’re a mac fanboi with no friends. Haha

Julian
Julian
10 years ago

Oh come on guys, its a single update, you only do it once.
If you don’t have HTC Sync installed, install it, update and then remove the program.
And if you don’t own a PC, I’m sure you have heaps of friends that do, borrow it for a half hour or so an update.

Why is everything is always so dramatic for some people?

Ian
Ian
Reply to  Julian
10 years ago

Not the point mate.. we shouldn’t HAVE TO use other peoples computers or alternate methods.. its not about “drama” its about customer service and giving everyone the same treatment. The rest of the Desire world already have their OTA update. As someone previously mentioned a novice user should get the same benefits as more advanced people. But because of Telstras firm belief in fisting its customers wherever possible novice users will never know they can upgrade their phone. As far as their phones are concerned they are “up to date” Piss poor effort Telstra.. wondering why your annual profits are… Read more »

Jasmine Rice
Jasmine Rice
10 years ago

I too have a Mac and am wondering how I will get the 2.2 upgrade? Any advice? Aside from “lol mac”?

Jon
Jon
Reply to  Jasmine Rice
10 years ago

Stop being an apple fanboi and buy a real computer.

If you have a Mac you don’t deserve an upgrade.

QFT

timbo13
timbo13
Reply to  Jasmine Rice
10 years ago

Grab a Windows install CD, start Boot Camp and install Windows. You don’t need a serial number, you can choose to activate later. Voila. You have a working Windows computer for 30 days before it forces you to activate.

Once you are done with Windows, reboot back into Mac OS X and run Boot Camp again and remove Windows.

Ron
Ron
Reply to  Jasmine Rice
10 years ago

@Jasmine Rice

I’ve got a Mac too and rooted my Desire, I’ve had 2.2 Cyanogen for a month now, it’s brilliant. You can root your Android here:

http://unrevoked.com/recovery/

It will get you to download a program for whichever computer you use, easy as pie.

Todd
Todd
Reply to  Jasmine Rice
10 years ago

If you have a Mac, use a Virtual machine to install Windows (I think you’ll need VMWare which I believe has full USB support).

etujareko
etujareko
10 years ago

This comes as no surprise to me that this tactic is being taken, they then get to charge you for the download as well if you use Bigpond as your ISP. I too am not a Windows user, Linux is my preference, but native support for Linux doesn’t exist (like most things) this is bad considering that Android is a port if Linux! Now it was mentioned that the download is in the size of 250mb, for those that have already rooted their Desire’s would be aware that the average custom ROM is anything from 70mb – 170mb (non sense… Read more »

james
james
10 years ago

It’s only been two days but every moment I have t mod on my phone I know I made the correct decision to forget about telstra updating my phone

jasonbereklewis
10 years ago

Being forced to install Htc Sync is a low move. I was enjoying my Desire not having to connect to my laptop til now. Feel I have lost the freedom my Android gave me. Staying on 2.1.

Neerav
10 years ago

Having to sideload new firmware on the Telstra HTC Desire means all the non-geek owners will be on 2.1 forever, theres no chance they know what “firmware” is let alone have the confidence to update it

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Buzz Moody
10 years ago

… And then there’s those of us who don’t use Windows! I’ve got a Mac and a Linux machine, so I’m lucky enough to have to dig around the net trying to work out how to do this sans Sync.

Been waiting for the “official” release (rather than an international ROM) so I didn’t have to get all techie. May as well have hacked it months ago. Thanks a lot, Telstra.

Dylan
Dylan
Reply to  Buzz Moody
10 years ago

lol mac