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The Official HTC Desire Thread

blacklight

Journeyman
Jumping on to the "Desire" Bandwagon ...and getting "rights" to post on this thread :)..

dont see much activity on this thread now...has everybody stopped playing with their devices :) ??

been playing with it for a while ..all i can say is its an awesome device with a not so awesome battery backup..
 
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drumster

Broken In
Desire is old now... People are already moving on to other devices... Mobile market is so volatile now that a phone becomes outdated every 6 months.
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
Desire is old now... People are already moving on to other devices... Mobile market is so volatile now that a phone becomes outdated every 6 months.

I don't think so. Desire was ahead of it's time and it's h/w is not yet put on stress. Also, it's the modders favourite and there are tonnes of custom ROMs available on XDA. It will live on for atleast 2yrs given how much the new HTC android devices (D:HD, evo 4g etc) suck.
 

drumster

Broken In
Well Desire came very late to India... It was outdated by the time it reached here. Although it does have good hardware, There are phones with better hardware already in the pipeline and knowing as the Indian Android market has exploded the delay in bringing these devices to India will greatly reduce.

For example, the Nexus S is expected to be launched in India soon. Then are Tegra2 based dual-core devices. The 1.5GHz Tegra3 (quad core) is expected to go under commercial production by middle of this year.

Lots of things are happening :) But yes, I do agree with you that compared to Desire, the HD, Z and other new HTC phones suck. Especially their battery life which is terrible.
 

amitabhishek

Bad to the bone
Without doubt the official HTC ROM is a battery hog. Don't expect your phone to last till night on a single charge even with very moderate usage. But Gingerbread ROMs are giving excellent battery life. I have been using them for weeks now and I have stopped carrying charger to office. Its worth trying if the phones are rooted.
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
The problem is with few Sense apps that you cannot remove. Even with HTC Legend that I had, the custom Froyo ROM gave much better battery life. So, yes, if you want to get the most out of HTC droids, better load SenseUI-less ROM.
 

drumster

Broken In
Without doubt the official HTC ROM is a battery hog. Don't expect your phone to last till night on a single charge even with very moderate usage. But Gingerbread ROMs are giving excellent battery life. I have been using them for weeks now and I have stopped carrying charger to office. Its worth trying if the phones are rooted.

Are you using a gingerbread ROm on the HTC Desire? If so can you suggest which one is the best? I have rooted my phone, but using the Stock ROM.
 

amitabhishek

Bad to the bone
Are you using a gingerbread ROm on the HTC Desire? If so can you suggest which one is the best? I have rooted my phone, but using the Stock ROM.

There are two great ROMs:

a) Oxygen ROM: Stock Gingerbread ROM and blistering fast but no camcorder support till Google does an OTA for Nexus One. Camera works fine.
Download link: http://download.oxygen.im/roms/update-oxygen-2.0-RC7-signed.zip

b) CyanogenMod (CM) ROM: I am using this one. Everything works including camcorder. Comes with numerous enhancements.
Download Link: http://mirror.teamdouche.net/get/bravo/cm_bravo_full-13.zip

There are no Google Apps bundled with CM ROMs, because Google asked Cyanogen to remove copyrighted apps, after flashing rom don't forget to flash Google Addon package if you want it.

Hence to get Google apps such as Gmail, Chat, Maps etc use below mentioned link:
For Google apps: http://goo-inside.me/google-apps/gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip

Flash and have fun. Don't forget to backup the existing HTC ROM before you start all this flashing thing.
 

blacklight

Journeyman
@amitabhishek @desiibond
whats the average battery life one gets on a desire (with moderate use that is..) And how much improvement can i expect if i flash a custom ROM ?
 

drumster

Broken In
There are two great ROMs:

a) Oxygen ROM: Stock Gingerbread ROM and blistering fast but no camcorder support till Google does an OTA for Nexus One. Camera works fine.
Download link: http://download.oxygen.im/roms/update-oxygen-2.0-RC7-signed.zip

b) CyanogenMod (CM) ROM: I am using this one. Everything works including camcorder. Comes with numerous enhancements.
Download Link: http://mirror.teamdouche.net/get/bravo/cm_bravo_full-13.zip



Hence to get Google apps such as Gmail, Chat, Maps etc use below mentioned link:
For Google apps: http://goo-inside.me/google-apps/gapps-gb-20110120-signed.zip

Flash and have fun. Don't forget to backup the existing HTC ROM before you start all this flashing thing.

Thanks for all that info. The only thing that has kept me from flashing a custom ROM is the fact that I will lose a lot of settings and data. I mean there is Titanium Backup, but it doesnt work well across different ROMs mainly because of different SQL build tables...
 

amitabhishek

Bad to the bone
Thanks for all that info. The only thing that has kept me from flashing a custom ROM is the fact that I will lose a lot of settings and data. I mean there is Titanium Backup, but it doesnt work well across different ROMs mainly because of different SQL build tables...

I don't think you will loose data because Titanium backup is too good at that. Though being a paid software I am yet to buy it. Other than SMS data what else will you loose? Every this else can be resynced back from your Google account.

@amitabhishek @desiibond
whats the average battery life one gets on a desire (with moderate use that is..) And how much improvement can i expect if i flash a custom ROM ?

With a Gingerbread ROM and with a moderate usage and assuming that you have put display on automatic; battery will last for 1.5 days. Wiith HTC ROM its is a 9 to 5 affair;-).
 
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sam9s

sam9s

The High 5 Flyer
Well I finally manged to sell off my Desire and upgraded to Desire HD. First Impressions ...

1. Dont ask me why, but the battery seems to perform better ( for whatever reason )
2. Actual 720p recording, amazing clarity, not like Desire which was not native and only came with 2.2 ( which was poor to the hell)
3. 1.5 GB internal mem, thank god now I dont have to think twice before installing any apps. Even with apps2sd, with Desire the actual memory at our disposal was mere 150MB, and that for me lasted with only 25, 30 apps. With HD you have around 1.2GB just for your applications, which is much more than needed. (for music and movies use your mem card)

Lots of other improvements which I will share in my proper review for HD .......
 

sriharsha_madineni

Cyborg Agent
^^
Just another fake site, I don't think it would get below 20K and its mostly out of stock in the market as well, the era of Desire is over I think :)
 

andro

Broken In
Re: .::Breaking::. HTC Desire now for 15,000 ??

Check here

HTC Desire A8181 | HTC Mobile Phones | Saholic.com

for starters, saholic is the e-ecommerce venture by Spice mobiles. I would say, this is a deal of the year, for sure. Waiting for the same to get reflected into flipkart/ letsbuy and I would jump for sure.
Too good to be true....

@sriharsha_madineni-The era of desire is not yet over,thanks to the guys at XDA.Just go through the whole forum and you will find that it's among the top contenders for ongoing developments.GB,Sense 3.0 ROM(from Sensation),also official announcement to GB from HTC.Also keep in mind that newer phones take more time to get developers or hackers because of the less number of devices.Take a look at the number of ROM's for Incredible S or Desire S.So my point is that it's not always a waste to buy a phone past its prime,if you are getting a good deal.
 
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