Found 18th Aug 2010
Dropped my HTC Desire onto Concrete.
Result = Smashed Digitizer.
Me = Gutted
Ebay = source of new Digitizer and tools
Out of pocket = £30 (inc free p&p)
effort = 30 mins after some digging on t'internet for tear-down instructions
Me = Happy bunny again.
For the unaware the digitzer is the bit that does the touchscreen stuff. The AMOLED screen itself and still worked, just with a spiders web in the top right hand corner. The damaged happened when i'd only had the phone about 2-3 weeks (back in June when cases were difficult to find ergo I didn't have one) but as it was still working I stuck with it. I kept checking eBay until I found a good price with tools and instructions were readily available. Some chap had done a lot of work photographing every step of the tear down and re-build. Meantime my Orange desire is unlocked, debranded and running Froyo.
Me = even happier bunny.
God I love the internet.

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Should've gone to Specsavers.


Would've been better of with the Nokia 8800.

what does froyo add over android 2.1?

PraxxtorCruel

Would've been better of with the Nokia 8800.



Why, I know I wouldn't be...... I love my Desire!

Look on my face reading that = Priceless lol sorry

i have a desire with orange, how do you get froyo on it and debranded?

is it rooting the device thing? i assume this invalidates any warranty (if you get one..)

Original Poster

Do a search for unrevoked. Unrevoke 3 is the latest way to root and debrand.
Works fantastically well.

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autolesbona

what does froyo add over android 2.1?


HD Video recording (720p), noticeably faster, ability to install apps on SD card instead of internal memory. Work for me.

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PraxxtorCruel

Should've gone to Specsavers.Would've been better of with the Nokia 8800.



Nokia 8800?
Thanks, best laugh I had all day.

Original Poster

Punkytiptop

Look on my face reading that = Priceless lol sorry


Yeah I got the same at work.

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mrew42

Do a search for unrevoked. Unrevoke 3 is the latest way to root and … Do a search for unrevoked. Unrevoke 3 is the latest way to root and debrand.Works fantastically well.


Aparently it could well invalidate your warranty but I had to tear apart my phone removing the VOID stickers on the way so I wasn't midding out on anything by not rooting etc.
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