Desire HD

Android 2.3.5 & HTC Sense 3.0 Update for Desire HD, Incredible S & Wildfire S

The HTC Desire HD released in September 2010 shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo is quite old model now yet it receives Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update which will roll over from today. The Desire HD users would be ready to accept this update and along with that it also gets the user interface update to Sense 3.0. It’s not just the device to get Android 2.3.5 update but various other devices from the HTC like Incredible S and Wildfire S are ready with the new update over the air.

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The new HTC Sense 3.0 features major functional changes from its earlier version. It includes a new lock screen allowing users to access to their favourite applications with few clicks readily available on home. Among the few noticed features update includes the HTC Watch the movie store and lot more. To check whether this update is available on your phone or not, you should go through Settings > About Phone > Software update and then press the search button. Make sure that you are using the Wi-Fi network when updating with firmware but not the carrier based data plans as the update file is of more than 200 MB and it will show up a huge bill for you.

As reported the Desire HD update file is 227 MB and for Incredible S its 228 MB. Are you were able to get this update on your phone? If your unable to update, restart your phone and try it again.

Update : The users from Malaysia and India has problem in downloading this update or either update is not available to them as of now. Also Shank notified us that the last letter on the messaging screen in getting faded off with this update. I hope HTC is listening to this and will offer a better update soon.



  1. kicsicsillag1993

    September 7, 2012 at 12:33 am

  2. Tusinami_7

    July 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    now i will install this thank you

  3. Cole

    June 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Neela Pradeep
    I have just done the latest update here in the UK but its malfunctioning. I want to revert the phone back to the last update. how do I do that? Email me if you can at or anyone email me if you know how to do this? Thanks x

  4. waqar khan

    May 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm


  5. Ankit

    May 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I want to revert back to android 2.3.3 and sense 2.1..

    • punit

      May 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      please tell me if you get ans for same qutions

  6. LSR

    April 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

    HTC r u listening?? Hope you guys will fix the bug.. Wats the point having a smart phone is the phone isnt that smart after all?

  7. LSR

    April 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Any idea how to go back to a previous android version. Using the HTC Desire HD. The new update screwed up the phone totally. Every time you use an app (most apps) upon exiting the HTC start up screen is displayed and loading appears on the screen. It’s freakin annoying. HTC CCare did not help as I reset my phone to factory setting but still no use.

    Help anybody..:(

  8. Dharmesh

    April 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I am not getting Sense 3.0 update for Incredible S in india?
    any one have received the update?

  9. MANZ

    April 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Just got my 1yr + incredible S updated over the air this morning, after receiving a notification. From singapore

  10. Bharath

    April 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Got a HTC incredible S from Hong Kong with android 2.3.3. and sense 2.1,I am in INDIA and not getting updates to android 2.3.5 and sense 3.0.Customer care says to get it updated by paying $35 and On the air for Hong Kong phone in INDIA will not be available.Any solution? Pls…

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      yes you will get the OTA Update irrespective of where you are!

  11. Zoeey

    April 4, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Im In Pakistan and still have not recieved my software update. where as other people with the same phone have. Help?

  12. Ankit

    March 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    is there a way to revert back to the older version?? if there is, pls tell me how i can do that. thank you.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      yes you can revert back to any firmware!

      • Ankit

        April 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        but how to revert back to the older version!! please do tell..

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

          which version you want to revert back to?

  13. Ankit

    March 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    is it possible to revert back to the older version? if so, please tell me how i can do that. thank you.

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 14, 2012 at 12:45 am


  14. mohsin

    March 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I am from Pakistan n i have HTC wildfire S wid 2.3.3 and 2.1 sense version …. when i check for the update system replays there is no update for ur mobile …. plz help me what can i do πŸ™

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 10, 2012 at 11:44 pm

      we will come up with the same! as of now there is no eta!

  15. Ankit

    March 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i too have been facing a lot of problems since updating my HTC Incredible S to android 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0.. Many times the touch doesn’t respond at all and many times while typing a message, the bottom keys (like the spacebar, the arrow keys) do not work. some times even the menu, phone and the personalize buttons on the main screen do not repond.. is anyone having such problems?? i am from india, and i updated my HTC Incredible S in Jan 2012. please help and suggest me what to do… thank you

    • Yogesh Patel

      March 5, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Is the updated version causing you the problem ? Revert back to the older version.

      • Ankit

        March 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

        @Yogesh Patel,

        is there a way to revert back to the older version?? if there is, pls tell me how i can do that. thank you.

        • Neela Pradeep

          March 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

          yes you can revert back to any firmware version!

  16. manish raj

    February 14, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    htc sense 3.0 nt available for wildfire s

  17. megaman

    February 4, 2012 at 2:47 am

    I got a problem. Around 1st of January got a notification which told me to update to 2.3.5. But since I was outside and did not want to waste my bytes, I waited until I got home so I can use WiFi. Anyways, when I get back home and checks it the next day, it says my phone is already updated. Perhaps someone can help?

    • Yogesh Patel

      February 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

      What version of Android does it shows on your phone now?

      Check out manually via Settings > About Phone > Software update

  18. dr gaurav suneja

    January 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I have bought HTC desire hd unlocked ,before on doesn’t show any update.shall I download indian update and I need root permission.It’s very hard to root dhd on 2.3.5 I have to go into restore mode for updating manually?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

      yes you need to have the root permission!

  19. ed paul

    January 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    from what i remember on the last 2.2 to 2.3 update, the updates goes by serial number batch, some people get it first, some get it 1 week later…some 2week later. its just to avoid server overload.

    i just saw my friends increS 3.0 today and i was surprise, at first i thought it was CFW, when i asked her, she just updated 3 days back, but my increS has no update yet (although i been clicking check update for every hours for pass 8 hours…)

    btw i am from malaysia… for those who has no update yet, please be patient.

  20. Shashank Sao

    January 24, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I received an update on my HTC Incredible S day before Yesterday i.e. 21st Jan’12…. The File size was 231 MB…. I used an 3G data plan to download the update and it works really fine on my phone… The update was installed without a hitch….

    One advice will downloading the update make sure ur phone is receiving proper connection to network and the battery is either fully charged or kept on Charging to avoid any problems…. It works only if your battery status is more than 35% or above….

    It works fine for me n i feel its a worthy update from HTC and Google… πŸ™‚

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 24, 2012 at 9:27 am

      Thanks Shashank Sao.

  21. Jehanzeb

    January 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm


    I am using HTC DHD black orange UK and facing problem in bluetooth and wifi connectivity in Pakistan. can anyone help me please?

    specifications are as under:

    Android version 2.3.3
    htc sense version 2.1
    Based version
    Kernel version
    software number
    browser version webkit/533.1

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 24, 2012 at 12:56 am

      update will be pushed by orange, wait for the same!

  22. sri

    January 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Got it yesterday for my Incredible S… The new HTC Sense looks awesome…:)

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      That’s very good to hear, did you face any problem like other guys are facing?

  23. Santhosh Kumar Muthukrishnan

    January 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    I got the system update for HTC Incredible S which I bought from Singapore… Currently am downloading it from INDIA file size is 231 MB

    • Santhosh Kumar Muthukrishnan

      January 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

      Hi Guys… am stuck with the installation of the update which I got from HTC… I have sent the phone to HTC Service Center…

      • Yogesh Patel

        January 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm

        That means that software update package delivered by HTC is behaving badly.

      • Scrug

        January 31, 2012 at 11:37 pm

        Hilarious! Downloads have risk – do you REALLY need it ???

        • Yogesh Patel

          February 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

          Wow that is interesting!

  24. Nithin Kuriakose

    January 8, 2012 at 8:14 am

    All Clear from Australia! πŸ™‚

  25. Meiki

    January 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I am from Malaysia and i am using HTC incredible s. When will i get an os update to 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0?
    I just checked with my phone and it said ” YOUR PHONE IS UP TO DATE” ~ ><

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      That means that update is not received in Malaysia and also in India too as many users have reported. However users in Europe has successfully updated.

  26. Ani Basu

    January 5, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Hey guys a am using the HTC DHD and reside in India i am yet to receive any update over the air. I am presently using Android Version 2.3.3 and HTC Sense 2.1. If any one gets the update in India please let me know.Every time i check for updates it says no updates available for your phone.

  27. don

    January 3, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    ya i Did but it says that \your phone is up to date.there are no updates available for your phone.\
    checking it daily but no use
    my software information is
    Baseband version—–> 20.2805.30.085au_3805.04.03.27_M
    kernel version———>
    htc-kernel@and18-2 #1
    FRi apr 22 20:35:15 CST 2011
    build number———–>2.12.720.5 CL37873 release-keys
    software number —–>2.12.720.5
    browser version——–>webkit/533.1

    and does the update depend on the mobile network….currently using AIRCEL…From Andhra pradesh

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 4, 2012 at 12:33 am

      this update is slowly being pushed, it will take some time!

  28. kimo

    December 29, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I need some help, i found the notification saying new update is available. 2.3.5 with HTC Sense but after it finishes downloading it says the file is corrupted. any ideas about this issue? and is there a way to download it on my pc and then install it via my pc?
    thank you πŸ™‚

  29. jb

    December 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    anyone on telus in canada get this yet? very eager to try it out.

  30. vineeth

    December 27, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I am from India and i am using HTC incredible s. When will i get an os update to 2.3.5?

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

      Its available, check with your device.

  31. shank

    December 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    think there is a software bug in the new 2.3.5 android update. the last letter on the messaging screen in getting faded of.
    did any one notice it?>????

    • Yogesh Patel

      January 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

      Do notify this to HTC by submitting a bug report. They will fix it.

  32. Amir

    December 25, 2011 at 1:50 am

    i’m downloading the update right now, DHD Syria
    hope it all goes fine

  33. Sreejith

    December 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    It is not available in India, I got a mail from HTC directly just today, stating: :This is in continuation to our previous correspondence regarding HTC Mobile.

    In this regard we would like to thank you to be a part of HTC and we would be happy to provide services to you, we would like to intimate you that currently upgrade for Android 2.3.5 is not available for HTC Incredible S. Once upgrade will be available you can find it from following link:

    We look forward for your kind co-operation.
    Thank you and have a nice day! \

    So I am deeply interested in understanding from where in India did you manage to get an update for 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0 πŸ™‚

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

      this update is slowly being rolled out!

  34. Deyo

    December 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Just installed on my HTC DHD and it works fantastic!

    I am very happy, everyone should install this update, phone looks great!!!


  35. Milan

    December 20, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Update sucks! Sense 3.0 is crap! I wish I’we never downloaded it. Now I can’t go back by myself, I have to send my phone to a service just for stupid instalation….

  36. Mursu

    December 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Downloading it now, HTC Desire HD, Finland .|.(0_,0).|.

  37. saif

    December 19, 2011 at 3:57 am

    still there is no update for my phone desire HD India
    when it will come ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

      yes update is slowly rolling out, once its pushed you will get the same!

  38. Andrew Yee

    December 18, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    in Malaysia and HTC Incredible S btw…

    • Azian

      December 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      Im from malaysia too. My fiance can update but mine still cannot.
      both using HTC Incredible S…

      • NeaL Pradeep

        December 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm

        this update will soon be pushed into the devices!

  39. Andrew Yee

    December 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    but i still cant receive the update notification yet…

  40. Needs2Bfree

    December 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    HTC Desire HD. Followed instruction to download update. Phone says “There are no update available for your phone”.
    Android Version 2.3.3
    HTC Sence version 2.1
    Software number: 2.43.661.1
    Baseband version
    Kernal version 2.6.35. 10-gdc4b908 hts-kernel@and18-2 #1 Fri May 20 22:02:48 CT 2011
    Browser version WebKit/533.1

    Is the issue with HTC or Telus Mobility in Canada?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 19, 2011 at 12:02 am


      • Needs2Bfree

        December 19, 2011 at 12:26 am

        I shall wait patiently.

        Who does the pushing?

        Digital technology should not be so slow for such a superior phone as the HTC Desire HD.

        Maybe I will have to wait till 2013 for ICS.

        Hmmm ????

        Thank you for replying Mr. Neal Pradeep

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

          it will be released by HTC itself, depending upon the regions the roll out happens!

  41. funghs

    December 17, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Updates for HTC Incredible S in Malaysia?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      yes you can apply the update!

      • Azian

        December 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

        Me & my fiance are using Incredible S. His phone can update but my cannot. When I do dis “Setting > About phone and Online Update” it said that “there are no updates available for your phone”

        • NeaL Pradeep

          December 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

          hey azian, this update is being rolled out slowly!

  42. Sandy

    December 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Hi, Did any of you know when HTC releasing the Gingerbread update 2.3.5 & Sense 3.0 for HTC Incredible S? Earlier when I got update from froyo to gingerbread 2.3.3 I saw in they are going to release OTA. But this time am not seeing that. Am curious!

  43. sidiano

    December 12, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I’ve got a wilfire s, thoes who have got an update 2.3.5 please can you guys send me that .apk file by mailing it to me……..

  44. Rohan sharma

    December 11, 2011 at 7:01 am

    Hello Friends, I’ve got the solutiion of that problem, to how to get the official update for all HTC handsets.

    We could download latest update even we live in India or not.

    Simple Click on this link
    and make a login account
    and go to “kernel source code”
    click on “see downloads”

    After that you can see that all updates are available

    We can update our phone without GPRS .

    Have fun..

    • Khan

      March 5, 2012 at 3:07 am

      i have downloaded it,now how to update or how to install it in htc wildfire s?

  45. Parsshava Mehta

    December 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    My Widfire S does not show any updates on the AIR . Pls send me link of the .apk file so i can download it and install it.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 10, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      it will be rolling out very soon!

      • Jason Falzon

        December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

        Soon like when? A friend of mine, also on wildfire s, already got it. I checked about a million times and it sayd there is no update for your mobile!!

        I am on 2.3.3 and it’s not rooted.

  46. Yash

    December 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Hey I have a Desire HD. I stay in India. Haven’t receieved the update yet. Any idea when its out?

  47. Jitesh Golecha

    December 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Is this update available for HTC WildFire Buzz? If yes i have to use HTC stock rom to get that update. Do let me know.

  48. Abhinandan

    December 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    No updates for my HTC Incredible S yet in India. Any ETA ??

  49. don

    December 10, 2011 at 8:00 am

    did any one get the update for incredible s in india

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

      HTC has announced, its up to the HTC phone users to check it out!

      • Rohit

        December 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

        Will the desire s get the update in india???

        • Yogesh Patel

          December 10, 2011 at 11:43 am

          No announcement from Samsung yet.

        • Rohit

          December 11, 2011 at 8:59 am

          No I meant the HTC desire s!!!!!!!

  50. IT-KOKO

    December 10, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I can’t update, because its rooted? how can i get update and install it? can anyone share the file

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

      This is the official HTC update.

  51. Rohan sharma

    December 10, 2011 at 7:06 am

    I’ve HTC Wildfire S, and waiting for Updates. Would I use Computer’s Broadband for HTC Wildfire S updating. Please anyone reply me and genuinely suggest me.

  52. Maksa

    December 10, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I own Wildfire S. I got the update to 2.3.5, but not the Sence update to 3.0. I’m interested if that update is going to be made, or is it really only the Android update? In this article, from my perspective, you clame that it’s already out, so you get my confusion πŸ™‚

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

      Its out officially, Its available directly on your phone on the air.

      • Maksa

        December 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm

        What do you mean “on the air”?

        • Yogesh Patel

          December 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

          On the Air is like direct download on your mobile via network. Go to your Setting > About phone and Online Update.

  53. Dude

    December 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    NICE~! camera is so GOOOD NOW!

    • don

      December 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

      when did I get the update and where did I get

      • Yogesh Patel

        December 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

        its available, check on your phone.

  54. Christian

    December 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Can somone d/l the wildfire s one and uplaod it so i can download it?

  55. Zenil Shroff

    December 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    My HTC Desire S is yet to get any update, waiting eagerly.

    • Yogesh Patel

      December 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

      Might be Indian missing this update.

      • Katharina

        March 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm

        I’ve got the Wildfire S, am in England and when i click on search for updates it sais no updates available. Currently ‘about phone’ tells me its got android version 2.3.3 and htc sense version 2.1 on it.

        Why does it not find the update?
        Connecting to htc sync on a computer doesnt work, phone wont find it on the pc.
        Bit lost

        • Katharina

          March 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

          whats an odin?

          • Yogesh Patel

            March 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm

            Odin is a flashing tool for Samsung Firmware update.

        • Katharina

          March 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm

          hmm even i ive got an htc?
          sorry for being such a knownothing!

          and how would i do that? i downloaded the htc sync a few times and deleted it again in between.. just never works

  56. Farshid

    December 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Incredible s

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