HTC Desire :: Phone Locked Onto Roaming Network / How To Fix It

Sep 19, 2010

I've had an unlocked HTC Desire on Three for a couple of months and it's all up-to-date - running on Froyo and updated again just this morning. Yesterday the phone dropped off Three and roamed onto Orange which isn't right because I get a full signal on Three in my house.

I phoned Three last night and they said there wasn't a problem with the network in my area. The woman I spoke to suggested taking the sim card and battery out, leaving it 5 minutes and then trying it. I did this this morning and it made no difference. I also set the phone into 3G only and manually scanned for networks and it couldn't find any.

I phoned again this morning and was told there is a known bug with the HTC Desire locking onto partner networks. I've been told to get the phone flashed but that sounds like a bit of a fob-off to me, especially when I can't find any reference to this problem on the internet.



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HTC Desire :: No Network When Roaming

Oct 27, 2010

I have a Telus Desire which I have debranded (running Froyo) and unlocked. I have a Rogers sim card. I have been in Tokyo twice now and I am unable to find a network here. Even when I search for one I am unable to find it. Is my problem because of the rom I have used? I know there are Desires sold in Japan and they work but I am at a loss.

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Android :: Can Phone Be Data Roaming Without Being Voice Roaming?

May 6, 2010

Here's a question that comes from an unclear view of how things work : can a a phone be data roaming without being voice roaming? If so how can a begin data roaming event can be detected? This question came to me from the DDMS options , where one can have" data roaming " and "home voice".

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HTC Desire :: Locked Out Of Phone

Jun 20, 2010

i had the pattern unlock on it and he got it wrong 20 times and now i need to put in my gmail account details and password. Despite this i never use gmail and have used my secondary email to find out my detail, but adding these details dont work on my phone!? is there any other way to get me back on to this amazing phone!

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HTC Desire :: Cannot Answer Phone When Locked

Jul 28, 2010

I've had the phone a day and when it's locked (on but black screen, have to press top button to unlock it) and pattern recognition also on received calls go straigh to voicemail. If the phone is unlocked and on, ie when using it I can receive calls. why phone does not take calls when locked??

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HTC Desire :: Way To Check Phone Is Locked?

Aug 9, 2010

I'm with VF, luckily I didn't get the dreaded OTA last week. My phone is totally unbranded, so I'm wondering if it will let me install 2.2 manually without the need for a goldcard and all the messing about. is there an easy way to check ? I don't want to attempt an install for it to screw up and brick the phone.

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HTC Desire :: Locked Out Of Phone - Gmail Account

Aug 27, 2010

I changed my unlock pattern and forgot the combination. I forgot the password to my gmail account so I had it reset. My password is correct when entering on my computer but comes up as incorrect when entering it on my HTC Desire.

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HTC Desire :: Phone Locked With Unlock Pattern / Need To Root?

Aug 9, 2010

My phone is locked after entering the unlock pattern incorrect too many times.It asks me for gmail username/password but this doesnt work, have tried dozens of combinations etc.The only option I think at this stage is to root the phone, but my Bootloader is .92.Can I root the phone using this?It's an unbranded Desire, running Froyo official HTC update.

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General :: Soft Unlock GSM Network Locked Droid

Aug 31, 2012

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HTC Desire :: Using Telus HTC Desire On Rogers Network - No SIM Card In Phone - Error

Oct 8, 2010

I just got an HTC Desire that was locked to Telus (Canadian Carrier). I have read that numerous people are using it on Rogers network. From the day I got it when I put my rogers sim card in (the right way) it said "No SIM card in phone" so I could not enter an unlock code. Thinking the SIM was defective went to Telus and tried one of their sim cards and it worked fine, then I went to Rogers thinking it was a problematic card. We tried 4 cards and none of them worked. I then went to Bell (another canadian carrier) and tried their sim card. It worked as well but said that the phone was locked. I purchased an unlock code from the internet which worked. Now the Bell sim card works as well becuase the phone is unlocked. I put my Rogers SIM back into it and it still sais "No SIM card in phone". I also tried a SIM from a european company and it did not work as well. This HTC Desire works on the same 3G 850/1900 GSM that Rogers uses.

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HTC Desire :: How To Off Roaming Switches?

Nov 15, 2010

Yep. So. It appears that roaming becomes activated from time to time on my phone. For no discernable reason. Anyone else had this issue? Or can anyone suggest a remedy.

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HTC Desire :: How To Turn Off Roaming?

Apr 23, 2010

I am thinking about getting a Desire on Vodafone uk. I live in Northern Ireland near the Irish border and have to turn off roaming on my current phone because when driving around the area it can alternate between Vodafone uk and Vodafone ie. Before I make the change could someone tell me if it is possible to turn off roaming?

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HTC Desire :: Buy UK Version Phone And Use It On A US Network?

Mar 24, 2010

Sorry guys, kinda new to the whole networks overseas game. Is it possible to buy the European version of this phone and use it on say ATT or T-Mobile, or is that not an option?

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HTC Desire :: Phone Dropping Off Network

May 29, 2010

For some reason my phone randomly drops off the network and when people call me they go straight to voice mail while the phone doesn't ring at all. I still have 3 / 4 bars and can receive text messages so I'm not sure what's wrong. It seems to have started since I've started using the Airplane mode but this could be a coincidence.

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HTC Desire :: How I Beat Network SIM Lock On My Phone?

Aug 3, 2010

I thought I'd share my experience of this in case anybody else found themselves in a similar situation whilst doing Over The Air ROM updates.So I got home from the pub last night and decided it was the right time to update my phone to Android 2.2 (hey, I'd had five pints, anything and everything sounded like a "good idea"!).For background you should know that I spent last weekend making a gold card and flashing my Orange branded Desire to the v1.15xxx generic ROM to get rid of all the Orange crap.I did not root or unlock.I checked for updates, and instead of being offered 2.2 Froyo, I was offered 1.21xxx. Curses! I know from reading on here that v1.21 breaks the wifi. However, reading through the official Froyo thread in this forum I found a post by somebody in a similar situation suggesting that by upgrading to 1.21 and then checking for updates he was able to install 2.2.That was good enough for me (yes, five pints) so, with my gold card inserted, I accepted the update to 1.21 and left it to do its thing. Eventually it finished, but when it booted for the last time it said the SIM was network locked and I had to contact my operator.

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HTC Desire :: Trying Another Network To Eliminate Phone Error

Sep 29, 2010

I had contacted 3UK about my constant week signal.They told me to upgrade to latest software.1.22.771.1.WTF I am on 2.10.45.2, surely this is the latest? anyway, they are ringing back.In the mean time, should i try a sim from another network? My phone is sim free and unbranded so trying my orange or tesco sim? The only thing, would it mess up all my settings?

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HTC Desire :: Hspa Phone Not Compatible With Network?

Sep 21, 2010

I bought a Htc Desire which is a Telus phone it is supposed to be unlocked and runs on Hspa 1900mhz and 850 mhz, but Sasktel's website says that it doesn't seem to be compatible. So the question is why? It appears this device is not compatible with the SaskTel 3G+ network. If you believe your device should be compatible and the tool does not recognize it, please bring it to a SaskTel store or authorized dealer for more information.

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HTC Desire HD :: Receiving SMS Overseas / Data Roaming Off

Nov 16, 2010

I hope someone can help me with this, since searching has not yielded any help. I am overseas with my DHD and continue to receive SMS messages even though I turned data roaming off. I know I am being charged for this and now I am too afraid of turning the phone back on. I just want to use it for wireless and downloading some new apps, without phone calls or messaging.

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HTC Desire :: Exchange Push Mail When Roaming

Jul 19, 2010

I am currently roaming outside my home network in the UK and cannot get Exchange Server to automatically synch. I have read countless posts on this forum and elsewhere trying to self-help before posting, but despite this one appearing to be the same issue, I have been unable to fix it.

In essence when opening Menu > Settings > Accounts & Synch > Manage Accounts / Exchange Active Sync > Account Settings I see that the option for "Sync when roaming" is not only unticked but also greyed out so I cannot enable it.

How can I fix this, please?

Note that Menu > Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile Networks > Data roaming is ticked and so is ... > Enable always-on mobile data.

I am currently on an Edge network and manual Exchange Synch works just fine but having automatic sync is more important right now that worrying about the roaming charge.

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HTC Desire :: Network And Bluetooth Automatically Go On When Turn On Phone

Aug 27, 2010

I ALWAYS have my carrier 3g network and blu-tooth turned off at all times using the power control widget that came with my HTC Desire. but when i turn on my phone, my carrier network and blu-tooth are turnred on, and my mail and some other things get refreshed, using up data.

Is there a good widget or app that permanently stops the network and blu-tooth from turning on unless i do it manually? i cant find one on the market! i only set my refreshes of my mail to just once a day, and is there a way to set these refreshes to none a day, just manually?

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HTC Desire :: Best Uk Network For Phone / Don't Suggest Debranding Or Rooting

Jun 17, 2010

This is my 1st thread so i am very sorry if this is in the wrong place or i have done something wrong so just be gentle with me Well I live in the uk and I am going to get a htc desire on contract and i was wondering which networks you would recommend? In terms of 3g coverage but mainly 2g coverage (calls and texts) also is there a particular network that brands the desire the least and is quickest when releasing updates for it. (By the way i am a complete noob this will be my 1st android phone so please don't suggest debranding or rooting as i wont do as i would just break it)

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HTC Desire : Hear Myself During Calls / Is This A Phone Prob - Network?

May 30, 2010

Sometimes when Im on the phone I can hear myself at a slight delay/echo through the ear piece. Rather annoying as I hate the sound of my own voice lol! Im with orange. Is this a phone prob or network?

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HTC Desire :: Google Navigation And Data Usage While Roaming?

Jun 10, 2010

I am taking a holiday to South West France (Nantes Area) in July and hope to use Google Navigation but I am a bit concerned about data usage. I am on t-mobile 3gb limit but that won't apply as soon as I go out of UK coverage,bearing in mind $5.00 per a MB I could use a a lot of MBs to make a 200 mile journey. What my main concerns are,

1. Although I can set up Google to navigate to where I am going at home, will it cache the route but if I exit Google Nav is the route deleted.
2. Would it be best to buy a euro data bundle from t-mobile,I don't intend using the phone for anything else,apart from perhaps an odd call or text.
3. Try another Navigation app,have tried Andnav2 but can't seem to extract the maps onto my phone and have tried it where I live and it wanted to send me a longer route down country lanes rather than the direct route.
4. Buy a French PAYG SIM card with some data allowance,could be difficult as my French is not that fluent!
5. Buy a Navigation app such as Destinator 9,don't really want to pay for something like that. Perhaps I could get away with the trial period.
6. Scrap the whole idea and use some thing like mapdroid,or just buy a road map.

I just want to get to my destination without paying a fortune or running up a huge bill without knowing it.

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HTC Desire : Text Whilst Roaming To T-Mobile From Orange

Oct 30, 2010

Tried to send a text today whilst the phone was connected to T-Mobile (I'm on Orange). The text failed to send, repeatedly. As soon as I got back into Orange coverage, it sent.

Anyone else had this? I'm gonna ring Orange tomorrow, just wondered if it was common?

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HTC Desire : Getting A Local Sim - Just Paying Crazy Roaming Charges?

Aug 17, 2010

Slightly off topic, but for Desire and you lot seem to know your stuff. I'm travelling in the states for a month. Is it worth getting a local sim or just paying the crazy roaming charges. If local sim, what's the best way to get one?

I only really need the internet side of things. Will occasionally check voicemail and the odd text, but those costs will be small. Cycling Vancouver to San Fran so having unlimited access for those 2 weeks would be a massive help. Any ideas? I'm on O2 with an unbranded Desire.

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HTC Desire :: Phone Stopped Getting Internet Access / Got Network Error

Nov 1, 2010

I am on a debranded Orange handset running Android 2.2. Had the phone for around 4 months without issue. I went to London last weekend and started noticing problems with the mobile internet. I was largely relying on it to get me around but the mobile internet is playing up. Even if I have H or 3G signal, my phone has suddenly stopped getting internet access or i get network errors. Nothing has changed on my handset and I usually get good signal wherever I go. I'm currently in work where I always get 3G symbol. I have the 3G symbol now with both arrows animated yet my web browser won't load anything and the market place just says I have no network access. Could this be something to do with the Orange/T-Mobile merge? Or has my phone died on me?

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HTC Desire :: Data Connection - Phone Doesn't Seem To Be Searching For A Network To Join

Sep 11, 2010

Is anyone else not getting a mobile internet connection right now? This has happened before on Orange but it's different this time because my phone doesn't seem to be searching for a network to join (before in the settings it would say "searching" or something and be greyed out but not this time)

Hopefully it's just a network problem, rather than my phone

I've managed to fix it i think. It would seem something I installed (im thinking SwitchPro Widget) changed the APN name in the settings to orangeinternet_off.

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HTC Desire :: Speficy Network Settings Per Wi-Fi Network?

Nov 4, 2010

I alternate between two wifi networks on my HTC Desire running Android 2.2 ( I think!)On one network I need to specify the network IP/subnet/Gateway and so on, on the other network I can use DHCP.Is there any way to tell Android that whenever I connect to one wifi network it should use the static IP and on the other it should get an IP automatically?I am forever going into advanced wifi settings and changing them back and forth. I'd love for my phone to remember the settings used on each wifi profile.

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HTC Desire :: Seems Half Locked

Jul 17, 2010

I have just purchased a telstra branded HTC desire [outright] 2 days ago from JB HIFI, the salesman said its unlocked and i assumed its all good.

I can definately send/recieve calls and sms, BUT i cannot connect to the net for browsing unless im at home in my wifi area... i dont get it.. its like the device is a half locked phone, calls/sms -ok, internet-no only to telstra >>

I have a vodafone [prepaid sim] and i was able to browse and recieve emails and so on with my nokia e63 on prepaid with no issue whatsoever. This is my first android phone and im feeling a little lost/stumped with it and taken advantage of with half truths from the salesman at JB HIFI. Im sure they would know about this, i did make it clear and stress out it is a non telstra sim and that its prepaid.

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HTC Desire HD :: Shutting Down When Locked?

Nov 3, 2010

Whenever I lock the phone it has recently starting turning itself off. It also did this when I answered a call yesterday then took it away from my ear and it was off.

Is there any issues with using the 'power' button to lock the phone and unlock it? It's extremely annoying and I've installed the latest software patch.

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