HTC Desire Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ Update stops internet access

When I updated my unlocked, unbranded HTC Desire to Android 2.2, I noticed that the “3G” icon had disappeared from the task bar, and I wasn’t able to access the internet at all from the handset.

After a bit of hunting around in the menus, I found out how to fix this:

  • From the Home screen, press Menu
  • Select Settings
  • Select ‘Wireless & networks’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Mobile networks’
  • Select ‘Access Point Names’
  • Tap the radio button next to your default APN (mine is ‘3’, pointing to three.co.uk)
  • Press the ‘home’ button

Mobile data should now work on the phone again.