Your Desire to install the latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 firmware version has now turned into a reality as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to update your phone with the latest ICS Android 4.0.3 firmware version. This update is still not a stable version of release and over the next few days we will get a new stable release. Also, this firmware is not an official version of firmware released by HTC. Please note that you need to follow the instructions carefully before you follow the procedure to follow the same so as to ensure that the update is processed successfully and safely.
There are many other custom ROMs available for HTC Desire and over a period of next few days we will be checking out on how you can apply the same only on AndroidAdvices.
Disclaimer: Please note that this process of firmware update is not recommended for the basic users and is only recommended for the advanced users. Also, we should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in any manner after applying this update.
Advisory: This update should not be applied to the phones which are NETWORK LOCKED DEVICES, if you still continue to update your phone then we cannot guarantee on the consequences.
Backup all the data before you proceed to apply this firmware in your phone so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be easily restored with the help of simple instructions which are mentioned below.
Note: Don’t use HTC Sync to back up your data as after the update, it may or may not recognize the phone after the update as it’s a alpha release.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Notes – Manually save the notes in your mail as these will be lost in the process of firmware update
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”
- Battery charge left in your HTC Desire smartphone should be a minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, disable all the security suites which you have installed in your phone as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.
Assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above, it’s now time to proceed to next step where we will be checking out on how to apply this firmware update in your HTC Desire.