Sprint's HTC Hero getting upgraded to Android 2.1

Sprint's HTC Hero getting upgraded to Android 2.1

Summary: The HTC Hero, available with Sprint in the US, is getting a major refresh with the upgrade from Android 1.5 to 2.1.

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TOPICS: HTC, Android, Google, Telcos
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The HTC Hero, available with Sprint in the US, is getting a major refresh with the upgrade from Android 1.5 to 2.1. It's about time!

The latest software update for this HTC smartphone includes the much-awaited boost to Android 2.1 Eclair and some enhancements to corporate email support and the user interface.

HTC Hero owners can head over to Sprint's website for a very detailed and thorough guide to installing the latest firmware update on the smartphone.

No word on when this update will spread abroad, and it seems like some HTC Hero owners over in Europe are getting antsy.

Topics: HTC, Android, Google, Telcos

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  • No Download

    The instructions for the install appears to be up.. but the actual link for the Rom download is non-existent.
    No update yet... I guess it's just more rumors :(
    geekgrrle
  • Dan Hesse Sprint = Great sense of humor

    This is making me laugh so hard, and I can only imagine just how hard Dan and the people at Sprint are laughing. I mean, they must be falling our of their chairs with laughter!

    First, they keep their customers totally ignorant about the status of the 2.1 update for the Hero for months. How funny is that! Then, when leaked versions of the update appear, they continue to remain tight-lipped...neither denying or confirming if the leaked ROM is legit. OMG how hilarious is that!

    Now, for the coup d' tat...they put up a page announcing the release of the long awaited update, saying it's available NOW, and provide a link that goes to NOWHERE!

    HOHOHOHOHO! Dan and those guys at Sprint are so incredibly hilarious! I love them.. I really love them. OMG they're so funny!
    JPWhistler
    • RE: Sprint's HTC Hero getting upgraded to Android 2.1

      Removed previous comment... found the official link.. Sprints website isn't very clear.

      Sprint Hero users go HERE: http://www.htc.com/us/support/hero-sprint/downloads/
      geekgrrle
  • hmm

    Seems the update doesn't install on 64bit Windows 7.. not compatible. gotta find a 32bit computer... (hunting)
    vetrijar@...
  • RE: Sprint's HTC Hero getting upgraded to Android 2.1

    Upgrade went well and everything seemed fast at first but as soon as I started adding a few apps, performance went way down.
    merlec92@...
  • Hero is a Zero

    Had 3 new phones in 2 weeks, after crashing to where needed to be sent back to HTC. Then several re-furbs - all not doing as advertised sprint! Most frustrating thing in my life! The update (enormously tedious and crashed my PC!) made the phone worse yet! sprint will not send me another replacement now either and basically are letting me know that sprint hates me too and to go away. Don't need to twist my arm. bye-bye sprint. Get the word around AVOID SPRINT!
    I have to take another high blood pressure pill now.
    ac1