HTC Desire HD updated – version 1.72.405.3 now available

HTC has pushed out a medium-scale update to its HTC Desire HD, tweaking a few features and fixing the odd bug. Of most interest is an update to the Desire HD’s camera, which users are reporting is now much quicker in operation – with improved HD recording as well.

The 40MB update is NOT the Gingerbread release, but does bring the Desire HD up to Android 2.2.1.

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Anecdotal evidence from MEN ON FORUMS claims that the Desire HD also seems to run generally a little faster after the update. Although that might just be the brandy talking.

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  1. deadite66

     /  December 27, 2010

    it also stops rooting apps like visionary.

  2. Dougster

     /  December 27, 2010

    Cant remember if it done it in the past as I was using rockplayer, but ALL video now lists and plays with standard player.

    Camera rapid.

  3. There is also an update for the original HTC Desire.

  4. stephen

     /  December 27, 2010

    its definetly allot faster and fixed my htc news ap which stopped working.

  5. Rynardt Spies

     /  December 28, 2010

    My HTC Desire HD’s battery life dropped through the floor after this update. I can barely get half a day without even using the device! What is going on?

    • Gary C

       /  December 28, 2010

      It’s probably automatically checking the weather in San Francisco every two minutes.

      • Hi,

        After the update, the Android System started using 50% of the battery. I reset the phone to factory settings. The update stayed in place however the battery now lasts longer than a day! Problem must have been caused by a conflict between an app and the update.

  6. Bobthq

     /  December 30, 2010

    The new software fixed the lag of the phone too (problem with /init taking all the resources)

  7. cserba

     /  February 24, 2011

    Where can I find this upadte. Can somebody link me an url. Thank you

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