HTC Wildfire Gets Android 2.2 FroYo Update

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The HTC Wildfire has, well, spread like Wildfire since its release date and is still currently one of the most sought after smartphones on the market. Many of you might even see it being just as good as the HTC Desire, just with a lower spec sheet.

But in terms of functionality, the Wildfire delivers. Even in the social networking department where it comes with a few extra social networking features that are exclusive to the device.

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One of the reasons being why this phone is still head and shoulders over the rest is its price. The HTC Desire, which in terms of specs and popularity is still ahead of the Wildfire, but is aimed at the higher end of users in terms of smartphone coolness.

With all this in mind, it’s good to see that HTC and Google have decided to give the Wildfire the 2.2 Froyo Android update, which should have already hit you. If not, you will just have to wait until your carrier says they will make the update available to you.

Although we have touched on the subject before, Froyo will increase the speed and performance of the Android OS aswell as providing new features and support for new content such as Flash.

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  • ZUBZ

    HTC DESIRE GETTING MY FROYO UPDATE AS I WRITE THIS TEXT.

  • papapatat

    "[...]you will just have to wait until your carrier says they will make the update available to you"
    Mine is an unlocked WildFire with a random sim card. How will my device update?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lex25288 Alessandro Signore

      Just go to Menu->Settings->About Phone->System Software Updates->Check now.
      Once the update is made available, you'll be able to download it. It should be about 90 Mb (so I've been told), so make sure you are connected to a monthly data-plan based wireless network before beginning the update to avoid additional costs.

    • no one really

      i think they release that(for unlocked phones) version of the update along with the carrier based ones. unlocked phones usually get it first. if you want google for you update but i don't really suggest it. see if the phone has a search for updates thing in the settings

  • http://www.bmp-to-jpg.com Jacob

    I want an update.. how come it's not there yet???
    I am on three but bought my wildfire from an internet shop and it's unlocked. So I repeat the question of papapatat.. how do I get the update?

    • Amandeep Singh

      Just go to Menu->Settings->About Phone->System Software Updates->Check now.
      Once the update is made available, you'll be able to download it. It should be about 90 Mb (so I've been told), so make sure you are connected to a monthly data-plan based wireless network before beginning the update to avoid additional costs.

  • Mikey

    My wildfire is also unlocked and I have tried to search manually but it says there's no updates. Am I doing something wrong?

    • jack

      i second that.

  • ahmed

    pleaaase how can i get the update on wildifre?

  • Jim

    unlocked Wildfire Froyo update isn't out yet.

  • Kamil

    i heve unlocked wildfire ist updatet to 2.2 froyo and its rooted xDDDD

    Thanks To Paul

    • arjun

      and how do i root my WF…

  • Kamil

    i heve unlocked wildfire ist updatet to 2.2 froyo and its rooted xDDDD

    • Gis

      How did you do that Kamil?

      • whosayzwhat

        woaooa, you did Kamil? I am eager to do the same, since when I get to softwares update, it's say "your phone is up to date" Odd, when one knows it's 2.1

  • zak

    How can I get the froyo for my wildfire

    ,also I understanding that the Paul root can’t work

  • http://www.htcwildfireforum.com wildfire owner

    I am a ‘quickly-to-be’ htc wildfire consumer from Kenya. I have been doing some analysis on this phone and i have discovered it to be the very best price range-smartphone.I’m now able to order it, unlocked clearly, since it hasn’t yet started being offerd in my country. The only huddle but to be falt with is findinga reputable firm keen to export abroad, especially to Africa. So far the only website i’ve found is expansys.co.uk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.steadson David Steadson

    I have an unlocked wildfire (purchased new that way) and still no Froyo :(

  • David

    The article's title is a little misleading. The intention by HTC to update the Wildfire to Android 2.2 (FroYo) has been confirmed, but that actual update hasn't been released yet. Notice the lack of release date in the story.

    • Asby

      A little misleading?
      "it’s good to see that HTC and Google have decided to give the Wildfire the 2.2 Froyo Android update, which should have already hit you."

      It shouldn't have already hit you, because it doesn't exist yet.
      That's not misleading, that's factually incorrect.

    • steven

      hi so wil the htc wildfire will be updated to android 2.2??

  • Mememe

    I contacted HTC about this today. "We don't have any information" is all they told me. Their response was quick, which I am impressed by; the lack of information given was bad, which less than impresses me…

  • http://twitter.com/flashsid @flashsid

    The update is not released yet not released yet.

  • nexus

    im downloading the update as i write this comment :D

    • dominic

      Hi how did you find the upgrade and can you send tje website for it thanks o

    • Chandrasekar

      where can i download the update

      • ryan

        pls send it to my email.

  • nexus

    on my unlocked wildfire that is :P

    • vlad

      where from?

  • uorp

    wiat untill 15 september

    • http://www.facebook.com/raokarthick Karthick A Rao

      Its already 15 sep. Still updates are not available. :(

  • Chuckles

    Hmm, my son's Wildfire just indicated an OTA update, we did the update & he now has…Android 2.1 Update 1. (?) Odd eh? This is on a T Mob Wildfire so with their record the phone will have been lost / bust / replaced by the time the Froyo update comes. Love showing him my Desire with the 2.2 on though… Mwahahahahaha ;-)

    • Dean

      that happened to mine too

  • Kalle

    Just asked them via e-mail if there really will be an update to android 2.2 for wildfire. This is their answer.

    "Thank you for contacting HTC Europe. Currently some of the phones in our Android line up will receive an upgrade, but the schedule for your phone has not yet been released yet. If your phone receives an upgrade, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Facebook. I trust this resolves your query."

    This answer does not resolves my query.

    "if your phone receives an upgrade, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Facebook".

    How hard can it be to give a straight answer on my question?

  • Kalle

    I finally got a conformation mail from HTC that there will be NO android 2.2 update for wildfire.

    I'm just about to ditch HTC !

    • Kent

      Let's just hope that HTC changes their mind. I am about to get my Wildfire in a few days, and I really hope to get the Froyo update some time soon. But well… Maybe I should not be too hopeful.

    • James Rave

      I find it hard to believe that HTC would either confirm or deny an update for the Wildfire to a single consumer when they haven't made an official announcement.

      to this day they still wont confirm or deny an update to 2.1 for the Tattoo, which we all know is just not going to happen

      What did the "confirmation" say … did they say "there will not be an update for your device"

      I would seriously doubt it

    • DK1

      In China wildfire is runnig froyo, so hopefully it is just a matter of time

    • Frodyo

      There is already 2.2 for wildfire in asia.
      So you were wrong…

      • wildfire&desire

        not in Malaysia yet.

  • lance

    they better had its a pretty recent release

  • nick

    I need update to froyo 2.2 htc wildfire ……wen???? I am From Roumania
    Thx…..

  • god

    Yesturday I went to a mall near by , and I went into an vodafone store , so I grab it and the desire and they both were running the froyo interface , I didnt think to look at the software info all I was thinking was I need wifi now (to update my phone) but could not conneft to any hotspots so I went home but no update for me :P I’m gonna go ask one of the people there how I caj get the update and maby snap some pictures and post the pics somwhere, stay tuned for the link , if I will find this page :P

  • Sweden!!!

    How do you comment on "the android market"? :P it's i don't get a thing there

  • mkr

    I winder if someone can help me to walk step by step to get 2.2 on my wildfire?
    As I am a bit new for android, so I would also prefer to see the screenshot, sorry for much demanding.

    cheers,

    • andy

      go to settings then scroll to the bottom and select about phone next screens top option is check for updates do so and froyo 2.2 should be yours use wifi tho its a big download

  • danny

    this is made up bullshit. ignore any content on this site.

  • SACHIN

    IT'S ALL FAKE!!,,..

  • jk123

    it says on htc website list of all htc phones ready for 2.2 update, wldfire isnt on there yet, but most products are, my guess is just wait

  • Max

    If i don't have froyo before the end of this year i'm gonna get the HTC Desire cause i want HD recording, btw: does wildfire get HD 720p videorecording with the froyo update?

    • Tom

      I very much doubt it, that's a hardware thing, not a software thing

  • dennie170

    When does the update comes for the wildfire

    • Ch212

      To my understanding, there is no update coming.

  • dozer

    der is no update release only all fakers (being a developer)

  • htcwildfireheaven

    I believe that we are being led a merry dance over this 2.2 update malarkey. I have a
    HTC Wildfire, based in the UK, and am totally unsure whether I will be getting the update any time soon, if at all. It is all very cloak and dagger and to be honest I haven't a clue what to think. I emailed HTC myself last night and this morning got the standard response that they didn't know when or if this will be happening for the Wildfire. I have decided to lobby HTC and have published a poll on my blog in support of this. I would appreciate it if you could vote on my blog at this address as I am determined to get a final answer:
    http://htcwildfireheaven.wordpress.com/2010/11/19

    • http://www.facebook.com/sb300869 Sunjay Bhogal

      Hello, I am from the UK. I just got my Android 2.2 update yesterday for my HTC Wildfire which is a Tmobile UK brand. Hope this helps.

  • edin

    come on people when is froyo comeing for htc wildfire

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001442786371 Ade Barbu

    Software update for HTC Wildfire: Android 2.2 coming soon via http://mobilesmug.com/news/2-software/658-softwar

  • Hollaaand

    when is the fcking update coming to the wildfire!?

    • http://www.facebook.com/sb300869 Sunjay Bhogal

      Hello Hollaaand.

      Hello, I am from the UK. I just got my Android 2.2 update yesterday for my HTC Wildfire which is a Tmobile UK brand. Hope this helps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mbriedis Mārtiņš Briedis

    Aaaaaaaaaaah, come on already with the update!

  • Ben

    Hi guys, where can I get the 2.2 update from ?

    Cheers

  • primaryparper

    I just spoke to 3 and apparently the Wildfire 2.2 Froyo is due on the 14th Dec, fingers x'd.

  • Luks

    its 14th Dec. No froyo 2.2 on my Wildfire :(

    • ortasan

      I'm thinking of buyng the wildfire, how is the phone working? Are you happy with it, even without the update? Thanks

      • Luks

        The phone itself is great.. Works fine and everything… The bad thing is only the Low res Screen and Slow CPU… If u have the finances take HTC Desire… If u dont have the finances like me take Wildfire… Im sure u will be more than setisfied with it if u r not too demanding when it comes to phones ;)

  • Devang

    This is fake news, as I bought my Wildfire early this month (Dec 10) and still no Froyo for it.

  • htcwildfireheaven

    I believe that Froyo 2.2 has been released for HTC Wildfire. Check out the news:
    http://heavenlyandroid.com/2010/12/20/froyo-2-2-u

  • Zulfikar

    i got 2.2 update yesterday, it was 54.2 MB update…
    didnt feel much changd but now i can use my phone as a hotspot loved this feature

  • tarun

    plz increase the screen resolution…

  • manohar

    Froyo update for wildfire is released

  • catherine

    Ive done the update through my settings but how do I know if I’ve got froyo? I’ve been looking on the market app to see if I can download it but can’t even find it? I’m in England

  • panibrat

    I have received 2.2 update for Wildfire in Ukraine. It's real! :)

  • Sam

    I have android 2.2 (Froyo) up and running fine on my Wildfire, and that's on Vodafone.

  • Sunjay

    My HTC wildfire from TmobileUK has got it Android 2.2 update last night. Thank you HTC and TmobileUK. The phone performs much better.

  • Areff

    my HTC Wildfire is getting update to Android 2.2 while i posting this. sugoi!!

  • Staff

    I updated my wildfire to 2.2 a few weeks ago but since then my battery only lasts 5 hours, anyone else noticed unreasonable battery drain? It used to last all day.

  • Arpit

    my 2 friends have upraded it to froyo 2.2 It turned out to be the biggest battery sucker

  • abhinav

    google should itself provide the updates rather than htc

  • Dazza

    my wildfire is unlocked if i upgrade the software will i lose my unlock

  • sanjay rawlani

    please tell me how can i update my wildfire 2.2 foroyo in india how long to wait now

  • steve blake

    i was looking to purchase a wildfire so emailed htc to see if 2.1 could be updated to 2.2 there response was that the hardware would not support this

  • nandha

    plz tell how to update ma wildfire software 2.1 to 2.2 froyo plz help me plz plz plz plz

  • StingJay

    i just upgraded my wildfire successfully to froyo 2.2. i just went to menu-about phone- system update.
    will try this new version if it has no bugs.

    cheers.

  • Phumzile

    Just got the update in MTN south africa today :-)

  • Justin

    just ordered a wildfire on o2 payg (UK) is o2 giving out the update

  • babe

    i have fallen in love with my wildfire, but now the last row of the dial pad does not work. do i need to get a new one or can it be fixed.

  • Darren moore

    battery chargeing problems will not charge fully