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New Desire HD update addresses Wifi issues

According to reports from multiple forums, HTC is now rolling out a new over-the-air update for the Desire HD, bringing the handset up to software version 2.50.405.2. The new software is still based on Android 2.3.3 and Sense 2.1, but includes a fix for Wifi connectivity issues that some users have been experiencing. So far the update is only rolling out to unbranded Desire HD units in Europe, so you may have to wait a little longer if you're using a carrier-branded DHD.

Be sure to let us know in the comments if you've received the update on your Desire HD, and if you're noticing better Wifi performance as a result.

Source: XDA

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Thank god, my WiFi connectivity is terrible, I move a few metres away from the router and I lose a few WiFi bars. But the only problem is my HD is Orange branded so I probably won't get the update for a month :(
  • Or, you could just root it and install Cyanogen Mod 7 - haven't had any wifi issues whatsoever.
  • I'm a bit of a noob and don't feel too comfortable doing that
  • Rolling out now on 3 UK (unbranded handset)
    Haven't had any Wifi problems so far so lets hope HTC haven't broken anything with this update. edit. installed and all seems pretty smooth - no issues.
  • Same here. Didn't have issue before, but got it yesterday, and it went smooth. T-Mo USA (unbranded).
  • RUU is available on XDA. You will lose the ability to root If you apply this update.
  • so that means the Inspire 4G update isn't far behind! ...right? ...right?
  • I sure as heck hope so. I wonder why the Desire HD gets all these updates so much faster in the UK. Then we do with the Inspire 4G which is the same phone. Must be AT&T which always seems to be the last carrier to update anything.