It’s about a month since I rooted my Desire, installing a new rom instead of the stock HTC android OS. Cyanogen went on without any problems and just works. No dramas, looks & feels cool, totally tweakable & great for a serial fettler like me.
I absolutely LOVE my phone again!
Also been playing loads of “DragRacing” game (ad supported) lately, got me hooked far more than I ever thought it would.
Current lick is a heavily tweaked & tuned Aston Martin One, with 1288bhp and 280HP Nitrous boost, running <>9 sec 1/4 miles and 13.4s 1/2 miles @ 227mph !! 😆
Yes I know it’s not real, but it’s certainly fun & interesting. Busy earning enough to buy the next level up, either Veyron SS or SSC1, both (in standard trim) are similar power to my AM One, but lighter, and I’m sure with some upgrades they’ll really fly!
Been considering it a while, and figure it’s about time. My HTC desire’s great, but has so much pre-installed crap that I neither use nor want, all wasting space & battery life for no purpose.
Seems that putting a non-standard version of Android on there (ie not Vodaphone/O2/etc) allows lots of customising and you can add only the programs you want to use. All this can make the phone quicker, battery last longer, and entire thing feel less crowded. Would also let me get some of the cool bits from the current Gingerbread OS, which is nice.
A couple of guys at work have recently done their HTC’s, so will have a gas & see if it’s worth the time n effort.
Actually, think I’ll take a walk and do that now 🙂
So, here’s the tally: as of June 14th, there’s just “not enough memory” in the Desire for Gingerbread to run properly. As of the 15th, however, there is. We won’t pretend to understand what changed so drastically in the past 24 hours, but what is clear is that the aforesaid handset maker is listening to its most demanding of users.
Update: Turns out that HTC’s engineers will “cut select apps” to enable the Gingerbread update.
ps: my first post using the “Press This” widget! What a fantastic piece of kit 🙂
Thanks to the Android News RSS feed I’ve added, just found out that my HTC Desire (non HD) won’t be getting the Gingerbread update we’ve all been waiting for *sobs*
Apparently not down to lack of power, but lack of onboard memory! Figures as that’s always been a low point of the Desire imho. Damn thing was always slowing up cos ram got low, until I discovered Advanced Task Killer any way. A ‘factory reset’ helped enormously once it was really crappy.
Still gutted I won’t get the update though, stuck with this phone for another year yet, unless a HD appears locally at a fair price anyway.