HTC Desire HD updating with Android 2.3.5 and HTC Sense 3.0

We’re seeing numerous reports from users of the HTC Desire HD and Incredible S claiming that both HTC Android phones are currently receiving an update to Android 2.3.5 – which comes with HTC’s Sense 3.0 user interface update as well.

Unless huge chunks of the internet have simultaneously decided to play a big joke on us, we have to believe this is actually happening.

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We’ve already seen the newer HTC Desire S get the update back in October. Good to see HTC supporting the Desire HD, a phone which is already considered an “old” model in today’s fast-moving world.

Thanks to Richard for the tip. Do let us know if you’re getting the update.

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  1. Doug

     /  December 8, 2011

    Nothing yet on unbranded handset.

    Maybe Bawbag blew the OTA update away.

    Reply
  2. Still not recieved an update on my desire

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  3. Matt S.

     /  December 8, 2011

    I waited nearly two months for the Gingerbread release for my Desire HD. Finally rang customer support and within 24 hours received the update! I wonder if I will have to do the same again this time.

    Reply
  4. Mile

     /  December 8, 2011

    Just received and installed my update on Desire HD in the Serbia.

    Reply
  5. Must be other parts of Europe getting as I just checked and nothing so far. DesireHD, unbranded.

    Reply
  6. hecatae

     /  December 8, 2011

    information is on HTC Turkey facebok page, info as follows:

    HTC Incredible S: Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0: December 10th
    HTC Wildfire S: Android 2.3.5 with HTC 2.1 and new lock-screen: December 10th
    HTC Desire HD: Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0: December 15th
    HTC Desire S: Android 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0: December 15th
    HTC Flyer: Android 3.2 Honeycomb: December
    HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa: update to improve WiFi and Twitter functionalities: December

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  7. giorgos

     /  December 8, 2011

    I have received 2.3.5 and sense 2.1 with the new lock screen on my wildfire s and 2.3.5 sense 3.0 on my incredible s and i live in cyprus
    europe

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  8. Update ok in italy

    Reply
  9. emon

     /  December 9, 2011

    I have recived 2.3.5 over the air upgrade on my HTC desire hd phone,
    If you got branded phone like from t-mobile, orange, o2, vodaphone,
    Then u need to wait longer for upgrade, but they will push the software
    as long your network accept that. Mine is unbranded phone, so got it straight way.

    Reply
  10. Aidey68

     /  December 9, 2011

    Just checked my Desire HD on vodafone UK and there’s an update available, happy days

    Reply
  11. edhe

     /  December 9, 2011

    *grumble* original desire *grumble*

    Reply
  12. Hazel Lyn

     /  December 9, 2011

    Got an update for my HTC Desire HD. Living in the Philippines but got my phone from Spain. AnAndroid 2.3.5 Sense 3.0.

    Reply
  13. i got my update for my desire hd last night but since then my phone keeps rebooting itself every 20 minutes…and it does that even if i’m not using it at all..
    could anyone help me with this ?

    Reply
    • Filini

       /  December 13, 2011

      Reset to factory default in Memory settings (hard reset is not needed, and you don’t have to reset the SD), then restore data from backup.

      Reply
  14. Stephen

     /  December 9, 2011

    @ion , Hard reset is the way forward

    Reply
  15. Tricia Dawn Williams

     /  December 9, 2011

    Just checked and update was there ready for me. I’m downloading it right now and I’m from Malta, phone unbranded.

    Reply
    • noel

       /  December 10, 2011

      hi,im from malta too too but still no update available for me,how come?

      Reply
    • William

       /  December 10, 2011

      I’m from Malta too..no update yet! (Desire HD) Had a friend’s Wildfire S updated to Android 2.3.5 and Sense 3 (lockscreen only)

      Reply
    • Melchior

       /  December 14, 2011

      What phone do you have?.. I’ve got a Desire HD and still no update.. I’m from Malta as well.

      Reply
  16. @ Stephen , i just tried to take out the battery, sim card and microSD for like 5 minutes and then started the phone without the sim and microSD and so far it didn’t reboot and it’s been altmost 40 minutes…i wasn’t really looking forward to a hard reset :P

    Reply
  17. Stephen

     /  December 9, 2011

    Yeah, it’s a PROPER pain in the arse!!

    Reply
  18. jotillamod

     /  December 9, 2011

    Ok from spain!! i receive the update and allthings works perfect!!

    Reply
  19. Birch

     /  December 9, 2011

    Damn sold my Desire HD. :/

    Reply
  20. kjfisher

     /  December 9, 2011

    Root you phone and you can enjoy sense 3.5 with beats audio on your desire HD, :)

    Reply
  21. beefyburt

     /  December 9, 2011

    Just got update on uk unlocked chacha, on orange. Yeeha!

    Reply
  22. eony

     /  December 12, 2011

    Hello!
    After DHD 2.3.5 update phone do not connect to mobile network and shows network unavailable or connection failed!
    What could be a sotution for this one?

    Reply
    • Andy C

       /  December 12, 2011

      Still waiting for update on t-mobile UK :(

      eony, after updating, you may need to do a full restart of the phone, potentially removing the battery and the sim card. That normally does the trick!

      Reply
  23. Sparky

     /  December 12, 2011

    NO sign of update for my UK unlocked DHD on vodafone yet.

    Reply
  24. Neutron

     /  December 12, 2011

    DHD india no update till now.
    Mobile: Unbranded DHD
    Carrier: Airtel

    I installed the following RUU version in my phone “RUU_ACE_GINGERBREAD_S_HTC_WWE_2.50.405.2_Radio_12.54.60.25_26.09.04.11_M2_release_199042_signed” am I eligible for 2.3.5 with sense 3.0 update, since initially it was having “RUU_ACE_GINGERBREAD_S_HTC_ASIA_INDIA_2.37.720.3_Radio_12.54.60.25_26.09.04.11_M2_release_signed” version.
    Please help me

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    • Saravanan

       /  December 26, 2011

      I got the update 2.3.5 sense 3.0 for my DHD in Chennai, India. Good update with lots of defect fixed and a new lock screen.

      Reply
  25. Pablo472

     /  December 12, 2011

    Desire S Unbranded/Sim free UK still waiting for 2.3.5…

    Reply
  26. Bane

     /  December 14, 2011

    I have DHD from India. I live in Serbia. STILL NO UPDATE. When I buy phone for Serbian market that model got update last, I buy Indian model now ,for India no update…
    What wrong with this world…

    Reply
  27. wallacr

     /  December 15, 2011

    No update for me yet :( has anybody in the UK with a desire hd had it yet?

    UK, htc Desire HD, unlocked

    Reply
    • ian m

       /  December 15, 2011

      I’m on an unlocked Desire HD in the UK and still no update for me. What’s worst about it was my wife at Saturday breakfast telling me all about the update she had just got on her Incredible S!

      I also have a Wildfire S, that hasn’t had the update either . . .

      Would echo wallacr’s question as to whether anyone in the UK with a DHD has received it.

      Reply
      • Frixon

         /  December 15, 2011

        My Mum’s DHD has updated the HTC sense 3.0 and Android 2.3.5 she’s with Vodafone UK. were as im with Vodafone UK with a DHD to and still haven’t received it, even when i manually check for ‘em i’m not getting it

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        • stueyuk

           /  December 16, 2011

          3UK have confirmed through their Blog that the update is not due for a couple of weeks through them…. Can’t put an exact time on it which means January at the very earliest…. :o(

          Reply
  28. Davey H

     /  December 17, 2011

    I have a HTC Desire HD on Vodafone and got my update to Sense 3.0 2 days ago. Works a treat. It’s like having a new phone.

    Reply
  29. Derek

     /  December 18, 2011

    unbranded, sim-free DHD, STILL no update, surely unbranded should take priority over network branded handsets?

    Reply
  30. stueyuk

     /  December 19, 2011

    Update live today on my unbranded DHD!!! Need to get home to get on the wifi

    Reply
  31. wallacr

     /  December 19, 2011

    Updated my unbranded htc desire hd, over all really good, but found my phone is a tiny bit slow but that might just be it working in the background sorting all the new stuff out :L

    Reply
  32. richard

     /  December 19, 2011

    Unbranded DHD on T-Mobile network – just got the download when I checked for updates. It is a 227MB download!! So I’ll be doing this one over Wi-Fi later on – although it seemed to say it was 16MB in size at first…
    I assume that this will probably be the last update – I’m not holding my breath for ICS v4.x coming to a DHD next year.
    I’ll just have to get the rumoured quad core HTC Edge phone coming in summer 2012 to get that I imagine (the Sensation XE just is not a big enough of a leap forward for me).

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    • richard

       /  December 20, 2011

      Update all done. Phone seems faster. Like the new weather, un-lock screen (worked out how to change the icons – have to go to list mode and then menu shows options to change), like the 3d effect also.

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  33. Mine updated over the air yesterday. I didn’t realise how much of a change it would make. All very pretty and runs surprisingly well on a phone that’s over a year old now.
    My thoughts about HTC have now gone back up a bit. :)
    Is there a list some where of all the things that have changed?

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  34. peecue

     /  December 24, 2011

    Desire HD unbranded… No updates. Philippines.

    Reply
  35. Zane

     /  December 29, 2011

    I’ve got a DHD in UK Orange not unlocked and still haven’t got the update I’ve even been checking manually and no updates?? I need HELP ASAP!!!!!!!

    Reply
  36. worthlessdaisey

     /  January 4, 2012

    T-Mobile UK branded Desire S. Still no update for this one :( Anybody found any info on when they’ll be doing it?

    Reply
  37. sohrab

     /  January 4, 2012

    richard can u tell me how to change the icons to the 3d ones and do u know where to get more screen locks frm…….
    (also updated to 2.3.5)

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  38. Aman

     /  January 5, 2012

    I havent recieved any update yet..may be because my phone is branded Orange they always take ages getting the updates :|

    Reply
  39. sharjeel

     /  January 7, 2012

    I RECEIVED AN UPGRADE OF MY HTC DESIRE HD TO 2.3.5 GINGERBREAD WITH SENS 3 YESTERDAY IN U.A.E
    ITS WORKING SMOOTHLY
    AND SO MANY THINGS HAVE GOT CHANGED

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  40. Tom

     /  January 9, 2012

    DHD unbranded UK – still no update. HTC, YU so slow?!

    Reply
    • squire

       /  January 9, 2012

      I’ve got a T-mobile branded DHD on O2.. still no update.. getting impatient now.

      Reply
  41. ashley

     /  January 12, 2012

    Waiting for update on DHD, VERY IMPATIENT! Haha had a software update, downloaded it and nothing happened, guessing that’s not the update I am waiting for :(

    Reply
    • Qbiak

       /  January 12, 2012

      ashley I had the same situation today. My DHD found some update, downloaded it in couple of seconds, intalled and no changes at all. I don’t know what was it… but not 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0, that’s for sure :)
      I have a T-Mobile brand on my DHD bought in Germany, but I use it in Poland, with polish t-mobile.

      Reply
  42. ashley

     /  January 12, 2012

    Good to hear someone had the same problem. Hopefully this means the update is close if we are collected some update :)

    Reply
    • Qbiak

       /  January 12, 2012

      Yeah but seriously… no one knows what was it… I asked HTC, they told me to ask T-mobile because I have branded software…. so asked german t-mobile – no answer so far, asked polish t-mobile – waiting their response…
      this whole waiting is killing me :)

      Reply
  43. ashley

     /  January 12, 2012

    Killing me too! Haha can’t wait for it

    Reply
    • Qbiak

       /  January 12, 2012

      I’ve read somewhere that sometimes you can get small update first and after couple of days the right one… So hopefully we are getting closer to THAT day :)

      Reply
  44. ashley

     /  January 13, 2012

    Sounds good :) everytime I am on my phone Texting or whatever, i always check for a software update!

    Reply
    • Qbiak

       /  January 13, 2012

      hello ashley, still waiting? you also use t-mobile?
      no updates on my end…
      Where are you from exactly?

      Reply
  45. Peter Leckie

     /  January 14, 2012

    my desire hd has still not updated im with orange and i live in scotland

    Reply
  46. still no update for me, can anyone please help me i really want this update, ive contacted htc but they told me just to wait

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  47. ashley

     /  January 15, 2012

    Still no update on T-Mobile UK :( I contacted them, and they said to wait, she suggested putting clock a year forward but that doesn’t work as I have tried it so many times. I really want this update, my mates have it and they are with Orange UK, I thought Orange and t-mobile are joined? Surely updates should get sent out by both networks at same time! I really can’t wait to actually have the update Haha, anyone who knows anything about it please say :)

    Reply
  48. ashley

     /  January 15, 2012

    Love how my phone tells me my “phone is up to date” (haha lol)

    Reply
    • Qbiak

       /  January 17, 2012

      Still nothing?

      Couple more days and I will root my phone… and update it on my own…

      Reply
  49. ashley

     /  January 18, 2012

    Nope nothing. How do you do that? What is it?

    Reply
  50. jaymes

     /  January 18, 2012

    Mother fuckers!!! I hate Orange so much!! They piss me off me off so much!!!
    I love my HTC desire HD alot a really want the sense 3.0 I.told them when will they send it ota and they had no clue what I was talking about!! I wish I didn’t got given a branded phone,, Orange is so shit!!! :'(

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  51. ashley

     /  January 18, 2012

    Orange are basically T-Mobile…..so this is shit.

    Reply
  52. ashley

     /  January 19, 2012

    They are like joined in different ways. Any news on update?

    Reply
  53. ashley

     /  January 19, 2012

    How do you root it?

    Reply
  54. ashley

     /  January 20, 2012

    Okay I will just wait, this is getting stupid, is there a chance that I never get this update?

    Reply
  55. aman

     /  January 20, 2012

    Still waiting for the update for my desire hd in India
    Don’t know when I will get this update

    Reply
  56. martin farrow

     /  January 21, 2012

    Everyone is getting the upgrade, when will I get it for the HTC desire hd

    Reply
  57. martin farrow

     /  January 21, 2012

    Please can I have the upgrade for my HTC desire hd

    Reply
  58. ashley

     /  January 22, 2012

    I want it too! It shouldn’t take this long!

    Reply
  59. Richard

     /  January 27, 2012

    Still waiting for this update on t mobile branded dhd and my gf on branded orange dhd in the uk.. does anyone know why we are so unlucky as not to get the update yet? i wonder if they are fixing all the bugs ive read about before relasing it. I would try rooting but last time i looked it seemed complicated for the software on my handset, i had to make gold cards and stuff which is beyond my level of confidence.. perhaps we will never get this update..

    Reply
  60. ashley

     /  January 30, 2012

    This is so rubbish! I rang customer support and they say it will be soon, she just doesn’t know how soon, it could be like a month yet! This is so shit. I’m going to change network provider next time I get a contract phone.

    Reply
  61. What a terrible update! All sorts of things a worse off and phone is buggy and crashes… don’t ‘upgrade’ – wish I hadn’t!

    Reply
  62. Niyamath

     /  February 1, 2012

    The update changed the interface completely, liked it… :-)

    You need to check the UI for lock and unlock, messaging, weather, etc….

    Reply
  63. NoSense3

     /  February 2, 2012

    The SENSE 3 update for my DHD made it MISERABLE. Now even simple games like Angry Birds are flaky. That smoothness is just missing after the update. Do you guys at HTC even test it on actual devices before releasing update?

    HEADS UP FELLAS: DO NOT UPDATE.

    Reply
  64. Joao Faustino

     /  February 11, 2012

    Still no update for my Dhd… Did anyone received it already ???

    Reply
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