HTC Desire S gets Android 2.3.5 update with HTC Sense 3.0

HTC Desire S gets Android 2.3.5 update with HTC Sense 3.0

HTC has started pushing Android 2.3.5 update to Desire S owners in select parts of the world. We don’t have anything confirmed from the Taiwanese company, but we’re hearing owners of unlocked devices in the UK as well as those who bought the Desire S from Vodafone, O2 and Orange are getting the new software version as we speak.

Aside from the latest version of Gingerbread, this release also packs HTC Sense 3.0, which will make your Desire S look like its bigger brother – Sensation, bringing that fancy lock screen and new Notification pane among other things.

Needless to say, we advise you to keep your software up to date, so as soon as you see that the new firmware is available, hit the update button and take it from there. Make sure you’re in a fast hotspot and that your battery is fully charged before hitting the “Update” button. Good luck. ;)

[Via: EuroDroid]

  • John Harper

    Since i’ve upgraded, i’m missing calls. When I’m in sleep mode and a call come in when I drag the answer icon into the ring it appears to try and answer the call but fails and then I’m requested to enter my SIN pin code and unlock the SIM again. This has happened abot 7 times since the update. I’m in Ireland and with 02. The call Id doesn’t show up in the call log as a missed call but then I get a voicemail with noise that sounds like a phone left in speaker mode and the caller doesn’t realise they called you.

    Any ideas

  • Andy Read

    I updated to 2.3.5 this afternoon and ever since then I’ve been getting SMS messages from the ‘number’ 50, with the message body of the STD dialling code I am currently in. When these messages come through they are every 30 seconds and it is getting annoying

    • Lukas

      Go to settings – call – and disable local messages otpion

  • Dekac

    The pushed upgrade from 2.3.3 on Telenor Serbia failed (non-rooted HTC Desire S), getting stuck at around 30% of the upgrade and not moving further. 

    Removed after some half an hour the battery, but now screen stays black, don’t even get the hard reset option (pushing power button while holding volume key down).The phone on boot stays with a black screen and just vibrates couple of times. Nothing happens after that. Afraid of sending it back to the Telenor service, since last time the repair took over a month!

    Any suggestions?

  • Taiwo Fawumi

    I also got an update yesterday afternoon and since then, I’ve not been able to get a stable wi-fi connection. I use a WPA2-PSK wi.fi access point and i dont have any problems before the update. Now the connection only goes on and off. Any ideas on what to do?

  • Taiwo Fawumi

    I also got an update yesterday afternoon and since then, I’ve not been able to get a stable wi-fi connection. I use a WPA2-PSK wi.fi access point and i dont have any problems before the update. Now the connection only goes on and off. Any ideas on what to do?

  • Taiwo Fawumi

    I also got an update yesterday afternoon and since then, I’ve not been able to get a stable wi-fi connection. I use a WPA2-PSK wi.fi access point and i dont have any problems before the update. Now the connection only goes on and off. Any ideas on what to do?

  • http://twitter.com/JulietPurcell JulietPurcell

    I updated my Desire S yesterday. All seems fine so far. No wifi problems. Loving the new Sense UI 3.0.
    Wasn’t sure if we’d get an update for this phone, so really glad.
    Don’t s’pose we’ll get an Ice Cream Sandwich update though?!

    • Mykeday

      I got my update as well last night, after 5mths of non stop complaining to HTC about it. HTC will be updating the evo 3d and the sensation to ice cream. But at current they told me they have no information one way of the other if the desire s is going to be updated.
      This really annoys me as the desire s only came out in April 2011, and i got mine in June 2011, and i chose it because i was assured my HTC that they will be fully supporting it with future software updates and it will be future proofed. Doesn’t look that way now does it.

      • abhijit

        Even i am annoyed  as the desire s only came out in April 2011, and i
        got mine in may 2011, and i chose it because i was assured my HTC that
        they will be fully supporting it with future software updates and it
        will be future proofed hope HTC upgrades it to Icecream sandwich

    • Mykeday

      I got my update as well last night, after 5mths of non stop complaining to HTC about it. HTC will be updating the evo 3d and the sensation to ice cream. But at current they told me they have no information one way of the other if the desire s is going to be updated.
      This really annoys me as the desire s only came out in April 2011, and i got mine in June 2011, and i chose it because i was assured my HTC that they will be fully supporting it with future software updates and it will be future proofed. Doesn’t look that way now does it.

    • Mykeday

      I got my update as well last night, after 5mths of non stop complaining to HTC about it. HTC will be updating the evo 3d and the sensation to ice cream. But at current they told me they have no information one way of the other if the desire s is going to be updated.
      This really annoys me as the desire s only came out in April 2011, and i got mine in June 2011, and i chose it because i was assured my HTC that they will be fully supporting it with future software updates and it will be future proofed. Doesn’t look that way now does it.

  • Patros

    The 2.3.5 upgrade failed on my son’s 6 month old Desire S yesterday. Phone now cannot progress past white screen with HTC logo. Recovery does not work either. As screen is cracked, HTC would not fix under warranty so hoping to fix s/w issue myself. Any ideas where I’d start?

    Thanks in advance,
    Patros.

    • Dekac

      In my case when the upgrade failed and got stuck at booting, they had to replace the motherboard! That’s already the second replacement of the motherboard in 6 months! Luckily it is still in it’s warranty period.

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