HTC looks set to release a new software update for the Desire HD, along with an upgrade to the latest, official version of Sense 3.0, a leaked ROM suggests.
An official ROM of Android 2.3.5 for the Desire HD has been obtained by mike1986 of the XDA Developers forum, which surprisingly enough contains HTC’s Sense 3.0 UI, despite the Taiwanese giant ruling out an upgrade to the new software due to hardware requirements.
Although to avoid more customer uproar, the phone-maker later confirmed that it would work to incorporate ‘some aspects’ of Sense 3.0 into the handset, it seemed unlikely for owners they would ever enjoy the full UI. An unofficial version of the bespoke interface was later developed from an HTC Kingdom Android Gingerbread build, but it wasn’t quite the same as the real deal.
However, if the latest leak is anything to go by, the smartphone maker has clearly found a way to get around the technical limitations and Desire HD owners could be in for an official over the air update very soon.
Fandroids who have the technical know-how can attempt to upgrade manually at their own risk by following instructions at the XDA forum thread. Those of you with more sense than guts may consider waiting a bit longer for HTC to announce the update officially.
As always, we’ll bring you the gen as soon as we have it.