How to Update HTC Desire S to Gingerbread 2.3.5 OTA 2.10.401.5 Firmware Version

Desire S HTC LogoOne of the smartest phones ever from the house of HTC is none other than the HTC Desire S has recently got a leaked update of the Gingerbread 2.3.5 release. Over a period of this article we will see about on how you can easily update your device to the latest version of Gingerbread. The best part is that the firmware which we will be checking out is not only the one which is the stable version but also is the one which is mostly adopted by the users of HTC Desire S. So, let’s check out on what are the things which are there in the new firmware in the enhancement section followed by the list of pre requisites and then we will see the procedure to apply this firmware on to your HTC Desire S.

Despite so many months, HTC has still haven’t come up with an official release of the Gingerbread 2.3.5 but not to worry as we realized the fact that you too love trying new things and wish to experience something new and the latest and undoubtedly the best. Please note that this update is not the Official release done by the HTC in any manner and is the modified version of the Stock htc ROM for better performance. In the process of this firmware, you need to root your phone which will void the warranty so make a note of the same. And also most importantly this update should only be applied by the users who are on the “HTC Desire S” smart phone and not by any other similar looking htc phones.

We will also soon come up with the customized version of ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 version for HTC Desire S on There are many enhancements which come along with this ROM, we will also see on what are they along with the screen captures on how the new firmware for the HTC Desire S will look like in the due course of the article below.

  • Sherif

    Does this ROM includes ARABIC language ??
    as it was written multi-language ..

    • Pradeep Neela

      it doesnt support arabic!

  • Ankit Sahni

    How do i Upgrade my Desire S ..???
    Current Firmware version is 2.3.3
    HELP ..??

    • Pradeep Neela

      haven’t you got the OTA update?

  • ash

    the screenshots shows the “beats audio” integration support.

    is it seriously present in this modded update? cuz if it is… i wouldnt wait for a second to update my desire S

  • Carl

    I updated my firmware following the advice on this link, worked brilliantly

  • theo

    the link for downloading the file does not work! any alternative or mirror?

    • NeaL Pradeep


  • theo

    Hi guys!

    The link you provided for downloading the OTA file does not work!

    Any other link or mirror to provide?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      we have fixed the download links, please try now!

  • Rene

    Why do I need to Clear Storage?
    I guess that this would remove all contacts, calenders etc.?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      yes this will remove but e mentioned to backup all your data so that you can then restore! by clearing the cache all the corrupt files get deleted and you wont get force close errors!

  • joseph

    about the Arabic and Hebrew Patch
    I already have the 2.3.5 from HTC update (official)
    can I install the Patch with S on

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, for that you need to root the device first!

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