How To: Update your HTC Aria to Android 2.2

HTC and AT&T finally released the Froyo Android 2.2 update for the HTC Aria yesterday. Bringing you these improvements:

What’s NEW:

Android 2.2 (FROYO)
App Sharing – Allows you to share an application via Bluetooth, Friend Stream, Email, etc.
Google Search
Latitude – A service by Google that lets you see your friends’ locations and share yours with them.
Navigation – Google Maps Navigation is a Turn-by-Turn GPS navigation application.
News and Weather
Places – A Google service that makes it easy to search and find Restaurants, Coffee, Bars, Hotels, Attractions, ATMs, Gas Stations, and more.
Videos – Links directly to videos that have been taken with the camcorder.
Wi-Fi Hotspot and USB Tethering – Allows the user to use their Aria as a mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices or connect a PC using the Aria’s data connection.  A separate data plan is required for this functionality.

What’s Changed:

PDF Reader has been changed to Adobe Reader.
AT&T Radio Icon has changed.
Navigator changed to Car Panel.
Photos has been changed to Gallery.
Sound & Display has been split up into individual categories under settings.
Factory Reset relocated to SD & Phone Storage.

The update is not an over-the-air pushed update, but must be performed on a Windows PC with HTC’s updater program. Here’s the instructions:

  1. Download and save the “HTC Aria ™ for AT&T Android 2.2 ROM Update” [download link] to your PC.
  2. Connect your device to your PC via the data USB cable. Note: You must have HTC Sync installed on your PC in order to run the Update.
  3. On the Connect To PC pop-up on your device, select HTC Sync.
  4. Once connected to HTC Sync, locate the “HTC Aria ™ for AT&T Android 2.2 ROM Update” that you downloaded and double-click on the file to launch the RUU Wizard.
  5. Follow all of the RUU Wizard instructions shown on your PC.
  6. Once the update is complete, click Finish in the RUU Wizard and the device will reboot.
  7. Once the device reboots it will take you through the Set Up Wizard and your device will be ready for use.

[Aria Froyo update download]

[HTC Sync download]

[via HTC]

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