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Well, let it not be said that HTC are ignoring the hardships of Desire HD early-adopters. Merely a fortnight after its release to retail, the Desire HD is receiving its second over-the-air update. While the first one promised "screen control and photo message compatibility enhancements", that clearly wasn't enough, as today's update once again addresses "screen control" issues whilst also solving a hitch with crashing of the YouTube app.

Those affected by the dreaded proximity sensor issues we previously reported have yet to fully confirm that this latest update fixes the problem once and for all, but the smattering of positive murmurs spread about the XDA-Developers Desire HD sub-forum gives us hope that this may well be the case. There are also some disgruntled owners still complaining about problems with Exchange Server 2010, so we may well see a third update soon enough.

The update will be downloaded by your phone over your network in the background, but you can always try forcing the update by going to Settings > About Phone > Check for Updates. Alternatively, you can check out the direct download below:

http://fotadl.htc.com/OTA_Ace_HTC_WWE_1.32.405.6-1.32.405.3_R_P_releasee5ll2fe6a4u8c87y.zip

Source: XDA-Developers [1][2] via boards.ie

Brian O'Toole
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  • Randy

    I can't believe this!
    This phone is not even out in my country and they already have updates???

    What happened to the support for the Aria, Legend, Wildfire, etc???

    If this is gonna be the way HTC works, I'm deeply disappointed.

    If your device ain't a desire, sorry no updates.

    Maybe we should all go stock ROMs and teach all these non-SENSE and motoblurs and touchwiz a lesson...

  • http://www.bansabai.co.uk Steve

    Glad to see another update, my desire hd is freezing a lot when I unlock the screen hopefully this will fix it.

    On another note hopefully it won't we long till we get a permanent root for it as well!

  • Rickard

    It also fixed the problem with Activesync with Exchange 2010 SP1.

  • Felorati

    Mine is entering a reboot loop when i try to update. When i accept the update, it immidiately "shuts down", when i turn it on, it ask me if i want to update, and on it goes.

    Anyone else tried the same?

  • Akos

    My phone was working perfectly - even the proximity sensor - until very recently. I updated to this new version and now the proximity sensor is crap. Either it leaves the screen on when I dial or it shuts it off, but then it will not even return back after the call or anytime if I turn the phone away from my face. So all I can do is press the button and then the picture comes back and I can hang up. Its really crap.

  • Danny

    For some reason my phone says that no updates are available when I try and update it with the method shown above "Settings > About Phone > Check for Updates. "

    I have checked and my software number is still 1.27.405.1. I tried contacting HTC but they were no help as the previous update didn't work either.

    How do you install the firmware manually via the direct link given above?

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