Vodafone HTC Desire HD Android 2.3 Gingerbread update goes live

May 5, 2011
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Vodafone has begun pushing out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Desire HD, only a day after HTC began distributing the generic version of the upgrade. As with the general version, it brings the Desire HD up to the same software level as the HTC Desire S.

In addition to the usual bugfixes, Vodafone's changelist suggests the following tweaks:

  • Enhancements to the user interface (simpler and slicker)
  • New Android Keyboard,  with easy copy/paste feature
  • Improved Power Management
  • Internet Calling support
  • Multiple Camera Management (front and back)

As far as we know, Vodafone is the first UK carrier to get their branded version of Gingerbread for the Desire HD into the wild. Let us know how you get on with the upgrade in the comments.


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  • Axel Terrier

    I’m not a vodafone, but i have the DHD, and downloaded the update an hour ago. I think it’s nice, just little things there and there but it definitely adds more to it

    • http://www.facebook.com/EviLCuLT Iacovos Florides

      how did u install the download?

      • Axel Terrier

        it’s really simple, go to settings, then “about phone” and “check updates”. It takes a few minutes to download and that’s it.

      • Davesmith265

        I have a sim free hd and there is no update yet

  • Chris

    Htc deseire HD canada montreal, still no update available?

  • Nuwan

    Updating now!

  • http://frugallysavvy.com Frugally Savvy

    I think that I am going to buy this new Vodafone HTC Desire tomorrow

  • kingsingh

    Where are some people saying they have the update on a unbranded desire hd, iv checked no updates yet!!! Are u dreaming?

    • Axel Terrier

      Mine is on SFR in France, got the update

  • JcZz

    no updates in the philippines :((((

  • Anny

    I got the standard Desire. I want to know when If and When I’m getting the update!!

  • Bas

    No update in Holland yet

  • Mark

    No update in Ireland yet

  • Suffe

    Works great! Updated my desire hd yesterday 8.5.2011 at 6pm. in Finland.

  • Chris

    No upgrade available yet in UK!!

  • Ab

    India: no update as of yet..

  • Stingshah

    updated 9.5.11, works perfectly fine so far…

  • Shashank

    i think 16th of this month is the date hwen we all should get the update.. at least the uk unlocked models.

    http://top10.com/mobilephones/news/2011/05/android_2_3_gingerbread_htc_desire_hd_incredible_s_may_16th/

  • Percivaltercy

     May 14th 2011, Spain, installed. No issues… Just yet :-)

  • Percivaltercy

     May 14th 2011, Spain, installed. No issues… Just yet :-)

  • Nik_stef

    Updating just now in romania

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J6UMWXWVHWSIEYVNHCSNIC5DUU Tony

     Just upgraded. Android 2.3.3, software no 2.36.405.8 

  • Kirren

    Upgraded last week and have found it is now over compressing pictures when I send MMS. The photos become really small and pixelated,  anyone else having similar issues??

    • Powerlines2000

      Yep same problem here did you find an answer?

  • Shaneholt1994

    Im with vodafone and ive got the HTC Desire HD and I still havent received the upgrade. I live in the UK and im searching for updates everyday but still nothing, what can I do?

  • Shaneholt1994

    Im with vodafone and ive got the HTC Desire HD and I still havent received the upgrade. I live in the UK and im searching for updates everyday but still nothing, what can I do?

  • way of the truth

    Just updated ma desire hd and I’m impressed, the interface has become a lot slicker than before, and just many tweaks here and there. Hopefully the messages problem is sorted, coz I was extremely pissed when a couple of months ago they were wiped off my phone. I can’t be goin through that again. But overall bottom line, I’m glad I didn’t buy an iPhone lol!

  • way of the truth

    Just updated ma desire hd and I’m impressed, the interface has become a lot slicker than before, and just many tweaks here and there. Hopefully the messages problem is sorted, coz I was extremely pissed when a couple of months ago they were wiped off my phone. I can’t be goin through that again. But overall bottom line, I’m glad I didn’t buy an iPhone lol!

  • Tai_Dez

    I am on the three network and I’m just off the phone to them, they haven’t a clue when they are rolling out the update. I’m not too tech savvy but it’s clear from the forums that 2.3 is noticeably better so how else can I get the update other than through my carrier? 

  • djdill

    I am in Australia … no update yet.. htc desire hd Vodafone … :(
    I want my update

    • Dizie_dayzie

      UPDATE IS HERE!!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/roycecastillo Royce Castillo

        Where?

  • nealvb

    Wow well impressed got the push message from HTC this morning. Gonna do the update ASAP.
    I must say HTC is definitely becoming THE smartphone. The phones just get more and more awesome. hte only lack was support (I’m in South Africa), but even then I get fast response from HTC Europe, with all my problems and queries. Now with push updates there support outright beats the rest, and well there phones have already for a while. The only problem is do I hang on to my awesome HTC DHD or get the new HTC Sensation awwww its a difficult one….

  • Krischellem

    hi can anyone help me on what to do? its been 3 days am trying to update my dhd for gingerbread, but always say “SYSTEM UPDATE (PAUSED) any idea why is that? i use via wifi =(…thanks 

  • ab

    Finally android 2.37.720.3 on HTC Desire HD in India!

  • djdill

    Just got update :) 2.3 ota :)
    Updating now woooooo
    Vodafone Australia

    • BDreamz90z

      I’m in Australia as well, how did you get the update?

    • http://www.facebook.com/roycecastillo Royce Castillo

      I’m in Australia as well, Where can I get the update?

      • A_bogaert

        I had mine pop up the top in notifications… Check your phone settings though and check out “about phone”… you may be able to search for it there under software updates..

  • Matthew Hedreyda

    I’ve already upgraded version 2.2 to 2.3 via OTA yesterday. But the said features are not available, like the new keyboard, audio enhancements and power enhancements. Anyone got a problem like this. and can someone help me?  HTC Desire HD, I’m from Philippines

    • Hannyguy

      same here dude. :(

  • Matthew Hedreyda

    I’ve already upgraded version 2.2 to 2.3 via OTA yesterday. But the said features are not available, like the new keyboard, audio enhancements and power enhancements. Anyone got a problem like this. and can someone help me?  HTC Desire HD, I’m from Philippines

  • Hannyguy

    I just got the android 2.3 update but im very confused. Many sites said that the new features would include a new keyboard etc. the keyboard is still the same?!!??!  is anyone else have this same scenario? or am i the only one with the old keyboard.. :(

  • blahblah

    just got 2.3 update available on my desire HD
    need to go home and update via wifi now :)
    vodafone new zealand

  • blahblah

    just got 2.3 update available on my desire HD
    need to go home and update via wifi now :)
    vodafone new zealand

  • Jake

    Whens Android 3.2 coming out on HTC?

    • nealvb

      I received an update on my phone about a month ago.It depends on which phone you have.
      My update was not via my service provider, but directly via HTC update on phone,
      received a push message. Though it obviuosly also depends on your provider being ready.

  • Sidrocking87

    When is it coming to india,Calcutta ????
    please tell me

    • Signs Snipper

      Hey Buddy the 2.3 Gingerbread is already Available in India… Calcutta no exception, check with your service provider.

      • Sidrocking87

        Bro me got hTC desire hd and me use wifi conn. but still when i check there is no update to 2.3.HELP ME !Me Dying

    • Sidrocking87

      Bro me got hTC desire hd and me use wifi conn. but still when i check there be no update to 2.3.
      HELP ME !
      Me Dying 

    • Abd

      never you greedy paki

    • Abd

      never you greedy paki