#6058647, By shanitee Android hardware

  • shanitee 20 Apr 2010 17:17:22 17 posts
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    If you want to remove the crap that Orange pre-load on the HTC Desire, just follow the steps outlined in this posting:

    [link]
    http://android.modaco.com/content/htc-desire-desire-modaco-com/305746/updating-to-1-15-405-4-genericifying-your-t-mo-handset/
    [/link]

    The process looks a little complicated (especially when you look at the instructions for creating the GoldCard), but I did this over the weekend and from start to finish the whole operation took about 15-20 minutes. To create the GoldCard, I used the memory card that came with the device (just copied over my photos then got Windows to reformat it).

    Trust me, if you have a Desire from one of the networks on contract, this is worth doing. You end up freeing a load of memory on the device which can be used for your apps (rather than the chaff that Orange or T-Mobile feel you need to have). The phone should also be a bit smoother and run a bit faster... double bonus.

    I was actually quite shocked when I got my device to find that Orange had gone to the extent of creating a whole new UI to overlay across Sense... I mean, come on!?

    Also, if you want to activate Google Navigation (for turn-by-turn sat nav), check out this link:

    http://desirefanatics.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/how-to-get-google-maps-turn-by-turn-navigation-for-the-htc-desire/#more-451
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