Update HTC Desire with Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Complete Guide

HTC Desire may not be the most desired phone anymore if anyone wishes to buy an Android phone, but for all those users who still own an HTC Desire can now cherish the same as in the due course of this article we gonna be telling you on how you can upgrade the firmware with the latest Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware. Unfortunately, HTC has discontinued the updates for the device and the only source for updates is the custom ROM method as developers are still working hard to bring in the latest firmware for HTC Desire. Though this is the legacy device and not many of the firmwares are available but all thanks to the Parandroid team who have bought in this update.


Before we proceed to the detailed instructions, you will need to go through the list of pre requisite instructions which are mentioned below and then to the detailed procedure on how to update in the next page.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • With the help of below mentioned instructions, you will need to create a backup of all the data. Don’t make use of HTC Sync for creating the data backup as it may not help you to restore the backup.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Since you are updating with the custom ROM firmware, you will need to make sure that your HTC Desire is already rooted. To check on whether your device is rooted or not, you need to check the same from the “Root Checker” app from the PLAY Store. Just in case if the device is not rooted, with the help of below mentioned step you will need to root the same.

How to Root HTC Desire Android Smartphone – Simplest Guide

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Make sure that your HTC Desire is left with the minimum of 40% battery or else the device might just get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable in any manner for any damage caused to the device which is very unlikely if you follow the instructions carefully mentioned in this article.


So once you are done with following above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the NEXT PAGE where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.

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  1. Ning

    August 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Pradeep,
    Is the firmware update above applicable for HTC Desire S ?


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