Original HTC Desire also seeing an OS update – version 2.29.405.5 rolling out now

We’ve been encountering sporadic reports of users being prompted to update the original HTC Desire over the last few days, with HTC apparently pushing a minor bug-fixing version of the Android 2.2 update to HTC Desire owners around the world.

The new update brings the HTC Desire up to software version 2.29.405.5 and no, we can’t find any official comment from HTC as to what it changes.

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A word of warning – forum users are reporting trouble when updating Desires that have been “debranded” in any way, so you might want to hold off on performing any impulsive updates if you’ve been fiddling with it, until you’re sure it won’t turn your phone into a paperweight.

Thanks to readers Sveinung and Chris for the tip.

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  1. Got this yesterday – updated with no issues. Unlocked HTC Desire on 3.

    • Bart S.

       /  January 2, 2011

      updated two weeks ago, now find that I can’t check for software update any more (looks like not connecting to update server both over wifi and 3G). anyone have similar issues?

  2. David

     /  December 28, 2010

    Me too. Unlocked Desire on T-Mobile.
    Seems more responsive, had noticed the occasional laggy moment on 2.29.405.2, seems to have fixed now.
    A quick google says it also may be a camera update to help stuttering on 720p video – I cured that before by putting a fasted microSD in!

  3. Tolper

     /  December 28, 2010

    Ah, nice thinking on the SD card issue. Would explain why so many people have different experience when it comes to glitches.

  4. Rogue

     /  December 29, 2010

    I have a Vodafone Desire unlocked with code, work perfectly… very smooth :-D
    The problems appear on debranded devices or rooted (do not update! for more info check xda-developers).

  5. Damn you Orange…..I’m still on 2.17..

    • If there is anything to be learned from the first few years of Android… NEVER PURCHASE A BRANDED HANDSET

      • Adrian

         /  December 31, 2010

        I disagree, Vodafone are very good at it. The HTC Legend on Voda got 2.2 even before the unbranded version. The Wildfire’s 2.2 was pushed out in under 5 minutes if I remember rightly

        • Rogue

           /  January 1, 2011

          Not in all countru Vodafone put the updates, in some country’s Vodafone sells locked Desire’s but unbranded, that is the cache ;-)

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