Update from branded Win Mob 6 to un-branded Win Mob 6.1 - what chance of problems?

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  1. CEB

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    Hello :D

    I know, do a search! But very short on time. Maybe someone has an estimate of the chances of me getting into trouble.

    I've got a T-Mobile (UK) branded HTC Tytn II, unlocked (SIM-free) and out of warranty. The upgrade from Win Mob 6 to 6.1 sounds like it's worth 30 mins to do and 30 mins reinstalling a few apps, and I'd get the bonus of losing all the T-Mobile branding.

    What are the chances of me running into serious problems (ie anything that would take more than an extra hour to solve)?

    Thanks.

    Colin.
     
  2. CEB

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    Well, no answers here, or anywhere else I asked. Will be doing this this today if I can. Will let you know how it goes.
     
  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    luck, CEB!
     
  4. JRakes

    JRakes NOT your Average Joe

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    I'm too new to WM to offer any advice, but I'll echo Rick's wishes of luck!

    Let us know how it turns out.

    Joe
     
  5. CEB

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    Thanks guys.

    Well, here goes. Just trying to copy as many RAM files to my PC as I can, in case I need the originals at any point. Will then DL the upgrade installer, and off I go.
     
  6. questionfear

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    It should be fine...I would just reinstall everything manually, rather than doing a restore from your previous backups once everything is up and running.
     
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    Thanks. That's the plan. I think I only have 4 apps to install.
     
  8. CEB

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    Oh, fallen at the first hurdle. I can't even download the upgrade, the website gives me the error "Sorry, this software download is not suitable for your device." I wonder if it's because my phone is branded T-Mobile (UK).
     
  9. CEB

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    It shouldn't be this hard. I've done an hour of googling and this is my conclusion: if you can't get the update/upgrade from HTC then don't bother unless you really, really, really have to upgrade. If you really, really, really have to upgrade, the go here for a n00b guide http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=433835. My phone is working, albeit with a few minor glitches and some branding that I want to remove, so it's not worth the effort.

    My advice, don't buy branded/subsidised phones. Buy direct from the manufacturer and get a cheaper (air-time) SIM-only contract. Upgrading will (should) be easy with a phone bought direct.

    I'm grumping off to Tesco now to get a one-month contract for my air-time. :(
     
  10. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta General Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    well, that stinks on ice. I think your advice is quite sound, Colin, if the initial out of pocket chunk of change is manageable...
     
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