Once the process is complete (it can take around 10 minutes, but ours updated more quickly) you'll see the following message on your PC.The HTC Desire will reboot and act like a brand new phone again.It's essential that you backup any important data on your HTC Desire before attempting to sample the sweet delights of Gingerbread.Updating to Android 2.3 will wipe the phone's internal memory. Here are your options: Complete backup: If you don't mind stumping up £3, My Backup Pro offers a complete backup solution for all your messages, apps, application data and more.In this troubleshooting series that concerns the HTC One M8 we will tackle issues that concerns freezing, lag, as well as slow performance that owners of the device are experiencing.The phone itself is quite powerful enough, having a Snapdragon 801 processor and 2 GB of RAM, and should operate smoothly even with a lot of apps running.
The camera app crashed and caused a reboot on one occasion, but we don't think that's indicative of the phone's overall stability.Ensure your computer recognises the phone, then double-click on the 'RUU_HTC Desire Android 2.3 Upgrade (Gingerbread).exe' file and follow the on-screen prompts.The first dialogue box tells you everything the software update will do for/to your phone, warns you (yet again) about its limitations, and ensures you are 'expert' enough to install it. A progress bar will appear showing how the installation is going. If you're not logged in as an administrator the installation process will fail with no warning at all. Before you proceed you should understand that all data will be wiped from your phone's internal memory.The Flashlight and Teeter apps won't be automatically reinstalled after the Gingerbread update due to space constraints, but they're supplied in the download should you want to squeeze them back on to your phone.There are however instances when glitches occur and the performance of the device is not as expected.If you own an HTC One M8 or any other Android device for that matter then feel free to send us an email at [email protected] any issue that you may have with your device.We however ask that when you do send us an email try to be as detailed as possible so that an accurate assessment can be made and the correct solution can be given.If you would like to check out the previous parts in this series then head out to this link.Visit com and look for the ~161MB 'Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Upgrade for HTC Desire'. Then unzip the HTC Desire Android 2.3 file within that. If anyone knows of a way of installing this via the SD card or some other method, let us know.Those files are software that won't be automatically installed with Gingerbread due to storage constraints. There's also a ZIP file containing the original wallpapers.