Yeah, this is a total bummer. I thought the whole purpose of that other update was so we wouldn't have to do the downloads anymore! Maybe I misunderstood. HOwever, I wish I would have known and I would have just saved myself another hard reset.
I just checked. The new RUU is on the HTC website. Looks like no OTA updates for this one. I expect this will be the last update we ever get for the Aria... unless this one breaks something and requires a new update to be fixed. I'm installing it now and shopping for an Inspire 4g at the same time. Fun
Just updated. It was a pretty simple process. Didn't bother with a backup, just decided to redo everything and deal with whatever didn't come back.
I really like the new UI, looks really smooth. Haven't noticed much of a speed improvement, but that could be because I am working it over quite a bit to get things going again. One problem I have is Android Market doesn't remember any of the apps I had installed, and the online market doesn't see a phone associated with my account. I have restarted, logged in and logged out and nothing solves the issue.
How Do i manually update the Aria? Do i download the update from the HTC website? then what?
Download the update from the website. You'll also need HTC Sync on your computer if you don't have it already, so download that as well. Once you have Sync on your computer, connect your phone via usb to the computer and chose "htc sync" when the options pop up on the phone. Then open the ROM update that you downloaded and follow the instructions that follow.