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How can I get the 2.2 version of Android on my HTC Desire and when?

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I just got the update notification (unbranded Desire, Germany).

So the answer to "when" is: Now.

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@balpha, thanks! How did you received the notification? Is that an url that you got? Can you download it over wifi? - sorry about the questions. I just got really excited – gyurisc Aug 2 '10 at 3:58
@gyurisc just a popup saying that it's there and asks if you want to download over any connection or only when connected to wifi (it's some 90mb). Rest happens automatically, except for a "ready when you are" dialog to confirm the install. – balpha Aug 2 '10 at 5:37
did you keep all your settings? – Moak Aug 2 '10 at 6:27
Hi! I managed to force it by going to the Settings then About phone and then System Software updates. There I did a Check now and downloaded the update over WiFi. I had to try this several times as it said that the download is corrupted. I got lucky at the end and the update is installed. – gyurisc Aug 3 '10 at 4:49
@Moak It kept all my settings. I could not notice any changes in my setup, so it is fine. – gyurisc Aug 3 '10 at 4:49

The official Froyo release for the HTC Desire seems to be imminent. Though since it's already been over three weeks since they said it would come within the next two, you might have better luck with an unofficial ROM.

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The article linked to (and many others elsewhere reporting the same story) turned out to be incorrect. The information appears to have come from someone quite low down within HTC and was inaccurate. The official statement has now been released as per my other answer. – Mark Hatton Jul 15 '10 at 11:09

The initial leaked information was "late June", but this turned out to be incorrect. HTC have released a full statement now stating that the upgrade will be during Q3 (so anytime between now and the end of September). See this TechRadar article for more information.

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Thanks Mark for posting the link – gyurisc Jul 18 '10 at 7:53

Here is a good article about putting a custom 2.2 on your HTC Desire, I've heard first hand reports that it worked.

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