HTC Inspire 4g OTA update for sideloading apps

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HTC Inspire 4g OTA update for sideloading apps

Hi, Im from Costa Rica and just bought the great HTC Inspire 4g, love it!!

 

I just know that AT&T released an OTA update for sideloading apps, I was wondering if I can recived this update, in my country there is not At&t network, I know, to bad!!, so I was wondering if there is a way to recived this OTA update outside USA, please If anyone can help me!!!  Smiley Sad

 

P.D: I read son forums and people say to me to root the phone, but I don't want to do that!!

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Re: HTC Inspire 4g OTA update for sideloading apps

After surf at&t website I found this contact form for non at&t network users, I will ask and let you know:

 

http://www.corp.att.com/latin_america_es/contact/spanish_contact_other.html

 

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Yuuuuuuuupiiiiiiiiiiiii love HTC, Adroid 2.3.3 is now available for my inspire, and I can update ir even do I'm not in usa dowloading the rom, excelent!!!

 

http://www.htc.com/us/support/inspire-att/downloads/

 

P.D: Para todos los que tienen este teléfono en América, nada ingresan a ese link lo bajan y lo instalan Smiley Happy

 

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dchacons wrote:

Thanks, yes some friends has done that, for some works great, others have some problems, no 3g, no calls, and so on, so I am asking if there is another way to do this, also if I do that the phone's warranty is lost,


Flashing any stable custom ROM should have all major functions fully functional.  For less stable, beta-type test ROMs, the developer will usually state if major functions are not working.  So its best (and highly recommended) to read up on a particular ROM, before you flash it.

 

It might just be a case of (with your friends with issues) that they need to re-flash; or clear data, cache, and dalvik, and flash again.  Its also possible, they have just not setup the phone properly to work on their carrier's network after flashing the ROM.

 

Rooting and flashing a custom ROM will only void the warranty, so long as the phone is kept in that state.  If the phone is returned to the factory firmware, and unrooted, it can then be sent in for warranty service.

 

However, be aware that HTC will not honor a warranty repair for a US phone, shipped in from a non-US country.  Their devices are only intended  for use in the country in which they are officially sold.  You might be able to ship to a friend in the US, who can then send it to HTC.  Otherwise, you have no warranty.

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Thanks, but not need to flash it! Just yesterday HTC put the new Android 2.3.3 rom in their page for the HTC inspire 4g, not only that, when you make the update, the sideloading apps is available, so now I have 2.3.3 and can install non market apps, so happy with HTC people!!!!

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Yes, I understand that you found your solution by flashing the official Gingerbread (2.3) update.  My comments to your previousl post were of a more general, academic nature.  For your understanding, or possibly to advise your friends which are having trouble.  Also for others here on the forums, not just you.

 

It also does not mean that you will not have the desire to root and flash a custom ROM later.  For instance, people always complain about how slow the official updates are released.  Like the Inspire, the official GB update is just now coming out for my phone, the Desire Z.  But I've been on Gingerbread since January or February, thanks to custom ROMs.  Or as I mentioned before, you may someday want to ditch the AT&T branding and bloatware.

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A ok now I understand your point Smiley Happy Thank you!!!

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