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Old 18-02-2013, 20:31
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Been after this phone for a while and finally going to get one this week! Be sad to see my desire s go though Anyway just wanted to hear from members who have the phone. How do you find it? Any tips for using the phone etc.

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Old 18-02-2013, 20:44
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Got it on the crazy talkmobile 16/mth U/L data deal a while ago but ended up giving it to my son (long story). Nice phone (pretty slippy so you will need a case) but imo this is one of the phones that now looks very expensive when compared to the Nexus 4 I now have.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:18
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How is the phones battery life? I just about managed a full day on my desire s.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:21
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Just wait a little bit, the special edition is due to be released over here I believe and it comes with 64gb internal storage. Expected next month I think.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:26
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I've got one. its awesome. Once u updated the radio on it the data speeds are stable and awesome :

and the screen & camera are amazin
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:47
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this phone looks nice. i want the htc one x but its still so expensive.
i like the htc desire c but the procesor is weak.

i just brought the nokia lumia 800 and hate it lol
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Old 21-02-2013, 09:34
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Ok I have the phone just putting my most used apps onto it but wondered how you get the jellybean update is it done OTA as it says my phone is up to date.
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Old 21-02-2013, 10:59
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Ok I have the phone just putting my most used apps onto it but wondered how you get the jellybean update is it done OTA as it says my phone is up to date.
Give it a day or two or you could always go via a custom rom. but that involves boot loader unlocking
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Old 21-02-2013, 16:21
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There was a download on xda forums for it but when I downloaded it it came down in 2 files so thought I'd best give it a miss.
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Old 21-02-2013, 18:56
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I have just gone into the bootloader via holding down and turning the phone on and it says its s-off. Could this be the reason why I havnt had the software update?
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Old 21-02-2013, 23:08
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second hand? s-off should be s-on if its brand new
what does it say in the about device section regarding software version?
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Old 21-02-2013, 23:50
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Android Version 4.0.4
HTC Sense Version 4.1


Brand new AFAIK as it still had HTC screen cover on.
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Old 22-02-2013, 00:05
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I have just gone into the bootloader via holding down and turning the phone on and it says its s-off. Could this be the reason why I havnt had the software update?
You bought this second hand right?

Sounds like it's running a custom rom or unbranded firmware (on branded phone) or something like that. So yes, that would explain why there is no update. What happens when you boot into recovery? Does it show CWM?
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Old 22-02-2013, 00:13
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You bought this second hand right?

Sounds like it's running a custom rom or unbranded firmware (on branded phone) or something like that. So yes, that would explain why there is no update. What happens when you boot into recovery? Does it show CWM?
No I got a red x on the screen (which got me a bit worried) but long press on power button turned the phone off then I just started it up as normal.
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Old 22-02-2013, 00:28
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Android Version 4.0.4
HTC Sense Version 4.1


Brand new AFAIK as it still had HTC screen cover on.
sim free? it should update ota.
no idea about branded versuons.
i had the phone, it was very good.

look at the baseband , software etc ?
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Old 22-02-2013, 00:34
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Yes factory unlocked
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Old 22-02-2013, 00:36
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my update came through ota no problems .
cant understand that tbh?
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Old 23-02-2013, 16:22
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Been told its running sipercid (a custom rom?) So I guess I won't receive ota updates with this.
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Old 24-02-2013, 00:18
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Been told its running sipercid (a custom rom?) So I guess I won't receive ota updates with this.
No you won't, ever.
You can update yourself if your reasonable on a PC / Laptop
Head over to xda developers for info,
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Old 24-02-2013, 10:41
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No you won't, ever.
You can update yourself if your reasonable on a PC / Laptop
Head over to xda developers for info,
So what are the advantages of being s-off then? I was told over on xda that it was running sipercid. The furthest I have got with updating a phone was with my desire s when I got the final update off the HTC dev website but that was straight forward enough.
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Old 25-02-2013, 08:48
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So what are the advantages of being s-off then? I was told over on xda that it was running sipercid. The furthest I have got with updating a phone was with my desire s when I got the final update off the HTC dev website but that was straight forward enough.
Well, you can now flash roms, including more up to date ones.
That's your advantage right there.
You just can't do it via the update software part of the phone.
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Old 25-02-2013, 09:52
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Well, you can now flash roms, including more up to date ones.
That's your advantage right there.
You just can't do it via the update software part of the phone.
Thought you had to be rooted to do that? It's all new to me this. So is it just a case of finding a Rom you like,downloading it onto your pc then connecting the phone and installing it? That's all I did when I installed the desire s update.
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Old 25-02-2013, 10:59
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The One S is a beautiful phone. Sense is a great GUI, build quality is super, display is lovely and the processor is easily up to the job.

Enjoy!
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Old 26-02-2013, 00:20
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Thought you had to be rooted to do that? It's all new to me this. So is it just a case of finding a Rom you like,downloading it onto your pc then connecting the phone and installing it? That's all I did when I installed the desire s update.
Xda developers . Everything you need is there, including how to videos.
Root is required, yes, but its very straightforward
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Old 04-04-2013, 14:45
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No you won't, ever.
You can update yourself if your reasonable on a PC / Laptop
Head over to xda developers for info,

Well I have received an ota update to android 4.1.1 and sence 4+ but I think it might be a bad idea to update while the device is s-off.
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