The update to Gingerbread isn’t available OTA(Over The Air), so don’t wait for your phone to receive the upgrade automatically. Just go to HTC Dev page, and download the installer Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Upgrade for HTC Desire
Unpack the zip, connect your phone via USB and start the install process. Here are some differences between Froyo and Gingerbread
This update is only recommended for expert users who want to experience Android 2.3 and understand the limitations which apply to this update. Due to memory constraints several applications have been removed from this update and we are only offering the ROM upgrade utility (RUU) for you to download. Please note that flashing this ROM will erase your previous customizations, including any messages, emails, contacts, and other personal information. We suggest you take advantage of your Google account and other backup solutions available on the Android Market to ensure you do not lose your personal data. Your SD card will not be erased or modified.
The major changes in this update include:
- All customizations, including operator applications, will be removed
- All wallpapers, except the default wallpaper, will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website
- Several HTC applications will be removed and placed online on the HTC Developer website
- The official Facebook application will be removed and is downloadable on the Android Market.
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