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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HTC Hero ROM upgrade! Android 2.2???

Hi all,

I have sent today an email to HTC tech. support with request whether they plan to launch Android 2.2 ROM upgrade for HTC Hero in June 2010, instead of initially planned Android 2.1.

I just thought that this could be the reason for delaying a ROM upgrade for Hero.

Here is my email to HTC. I will post HTC's reply ASAP.


"Dear All,

I have bought my HTC Hero in September 2009. Since then several version of Android were released and applied by other manufacturers to their older models: Android 1.6 & 2.1.

Unfortunately Hero owners were mistreated by HTC regarding the updates for quite a while now. Recently it was announced that Hero owners must wait for Android 2.1 upgrade until June 2010. Honestly such messages really demotivate huge number of HTC customers including me.

In meanwhile Google is releasing Android 2.2 in May 2010.

Could you please let me know if HTC will be releasing Heros' upgrade to Android 2.2 in June 2010?

We believe that in lights of numerous delays launching Heros' upgrade to Android 2.2 would be the only way to recover HTC's reputation as manufacturer of high quality products with industry leading standard of technical support.

Thank you for your feedback.

Best regards,

Maxim"

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Please, if HTC decide to skip to go for 2.2 then this will mean EVEN MORE DELAY. 2.2 isn't even out yet anyway.
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Please, if HTC decide to skip to go for 2.2 then this will mean EVEN MORE DELAY. 2.2 isn't even out yet anyway.
Hey, do you really believe that it takes HTC all that time to finetune Android 2.1 for Hero?

It's all just marketing. HTC has recently released HTC Legend, which is all in all similar to Hero with minor hardware improvements. Surely new model bring more cash to the company, therefore HTC needs to have some differentiation between older models and newer models to stimulate sales of the last ones. Probably hardware improvements won't be good enough sales point for potential customers, but newer version of OS is good motivator to switch customers to new model.

Believe me HTC is a huge company and it does not take them so long to setup new version of Android. But why would anyone by new phone if they had all the same functionality in the old ones? Sure better processor, more RAM, better grafics chip, but this is important only for geeks, not so much for main stream customers.

Therefore I believe that HTC will sell out the last stocks Heros in the next months and we might have a real chance to receive 2.2 upgrade immediatly, passing 2.1. Money is money for HTC, but they shall also keep their customers happy and this might be a little nice surprise for all of us... kind of an appology from HTC.
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Up until I purchased my Eris a month ago I would have classified myself as a Mainstream consumer of phones. I would argue your point by saying that every two years like most mainstream customers im going to buy a new phone. Being able to download the latest OS version isnt going to stop me or anyone else from upgrading after two years. These phones take alot of abuse and even the most cared for has to deal with some extreme situations. Severe temperature changes, always on, dust and dirt, oils from hands, dropped, exposed to water and moisture. I could go on and on but you get the picture.

The only reason why we are waiting is because theres only so much in the budget and they apparently are working on more important things. What I would have asked is why its such a process. At this point it should be like Windows in that we should just be able to update whenever a new version is available. Im not buying hardware differences because theres many more differences in PC hardware.
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Up until I purchased my Eris a month ago I would have classified myself as a Mainstream consumer of phones. I would argue your point by saying that every two years like most mainstream customers im going to buy a new phone. Being able to download the latest OS version isnt going to stop me or anyone else from upgrading after two years. These phones take alot of abuse and even the most cared for has to deal with some extreme situations. Severe temperature changes, always on, dust and dirt, oils from hands, dropped, exposed to water and moisture. I could go on and on but you get the picture.

The only reason why we are waiting is because theres only so much in the budget and they apparently are working on more important things. What I would have asked is why its such a process. At this point it should be like Windows in that we should just be able to update whenever a new version is available. Im not buying hardware differences because theres many more differences in PC hardware.
You can upgrade to Android 2.1 with unofficial ROMs easily. Many of such might have some bugs, but there are some stable ROMs that could be used with no risk (just google for it).

So do you really think that HTC is so busy that they could not make upgrade for Hero with all their resources? How come solo-developers can do it within a metter of weeks? Come on... making a stable ROM is no sience, honestly! Plus taking into account that they are strategic partner of Google...
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Thank you but I am aware of my options for upgrading the OS. But thats not the point of this thread.

Well then what would you say the problem is? You say HTC should have no problem getting it done because of their huge amount of resources, Solo Devs can do it within weeks, strategic partners with Google, and apparently making a ROM is not science. Ok great I think my explanation works even more. Once again its also not because they are afraid you wont upgrade after two years. I dont know anyone who doesnt upgrade every two years. Actually I do. I have one friend who collects phones and another who gets a new phone for work once a year.

So yes I think with the budget HTC set for getting these upgrades certified and released they are infact too busy. Its an artificial limit though. Im not saying they couldnt get it done but in the corporate world things work differently. They have a plan, they set a budget, and they stick to it for a period of time. Agagin I offer this as a possability but one that makes alot of sense. I cant think of any other reason other than they just dont care, they arent really working on anything, and they are just telling us this to keep us under wraps.
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 03:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you but I am aware of my options for upgrading the OS. But thats not the point of this thread.

Well then what would you say the problem is? You say HTC should have no problem getting it done because of their huge amount of resources, Solo Devs can do it within weeks, strategic partners with Google, and apparently making a ROM is not science. Ok great I think my explanation works even more. Once again its also not because they are afraid you wont upgrade after two years. I dont know anyone who doesnt upgrade every two years. Actually I do. I have one friend who collects phones and another who gets a new phone for work once a year.

So yes I think with the budget HTC set for getting these upgrades certified and released they are infact too busy. Its an artificial limit though. Im not saying they couldnt get it done but in the corporate world things work differently. They have a plan, they set a budget, and they stick to it for a period of time. Agagin I offer this as a possability but one that makes alot of sense. I cant think of any other reason other than they just dont care, they arent really working on anything, and they are just telling us this to keep us under wraps.
I gave already my opinion about the situation in my second post. Please read it again. IT IS ALL JUST MARKETING! Hope it answers all questions.
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Finally I have received an answer from HTC:

"Dear Maxim, Thank you for contacting us. In regards to your enquiry about ROM update,I can help you with that. The last HTC official announcement is as follows: HTC will be providing a free update to Android 2.1 for European HTC Hero variants. Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Android 2.1 update. For the full update, we would recommend using a free Wi-Fi hotspot or an unlimited data plan, otherwise standard data charges may apply. I trust that this resolves your query, please do not hesitate to contact us again if required. Thank you for contacting HTC. Best regards Carola R. HTC"

The following was my reply to the message:

"I received the following answer to my question, which does not address the issue raised in my request. I kinly ask you to answer my specific question regarding upgrade of HTC Hero to Android 2.2 in June 2010."

The story continues... I'll keep you updated!
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There's not going to be 2.2 for the Hero anytime soon. Once 2.1 has rolled out...then start pushing.
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There's not going to be 2.2 for the Hero anytime soon. Once 2.1 has rolled out...then start pushing.
You never know. They might upgrade Hero to 2.2 direcly, skiping 2.1.
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Just received another reply from HTC:

"Dear Maxim, Thank you for contacting us. In regards to your enquiry about will be releasing Heros' upgrade to Android 2.2 in June 2010? ,I can help you with that. HTC has announce the release of the Android 2.1 from June this year.So far we haven't had any official information regarding the Android 2.2 Please do not hesitate to contact us again if required. Thank you for contacting HTC. Best regards Carola R. HTC"

My reply:

"Dear Carola,

Have you had any unoficial information regarding upgrade of HTC Hero to Android 2.2?

Thank you and best regards,

Maxim"
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Here is the final reply from HTC regarding Android 2.2 upgrade for Hero.

"Dear Maxim, Thank you for contacting us. In regards to your enquiry about unoficial information regarding upgrade of HTC Hero to Android 2.2? ,I can help you with that. Unfortunately we haven't had any information regarding the android 2.2 Thank you for contacting HTC. Best regards Carola R. HTC"

Therefore HTC neither confirmed nor denied possible upgrade of Hero to Android 2.2. Let's wait for official info upon receiving 2.1 upgrade.
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I'll just be happy with 2.1. Then the devs like flipz and xda can really crank out some good ROM's
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This isn't the reason...Not sure why for the uk hero, but the US CDMA Hero is mainly because of Sprint. Same with the Moment, but the Moment's delayed 2.1 is because of both Sprint and Samsung.
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2.2 will never be released for the Hero. The phone is too slow to run most of the features that make 2.2 different from 2.1
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2.2 will never be released for the Hero. The phone is too slow to run most of the features that make 2.2 different from 2.1
just like it couldn't run live wallpapers?

and too slow to run the speed up features like jit?
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Guys dont be dumb, HTC and Android are 2 separate things. Thats like emailing HP asking when the new windows update is coming out. HTC has nothing to do with updates, they are hardware not software. The hero is garbage anyway, not to be mean buts it a money maker not a long term investment.
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Guys dont be dumb, HTC and Android are 2 separate things. Thats like emailing HP asking when the new windows update is coming out. HTC has nothing to do with updates, they are hardware not software. The hero is garbage anyway, not to be mean buts it a money maker not a long term investment.
eh. sense comes from htc. your example of hp and windows is also invalid. hp also works with MS to develop some updates specific to their own products, but the updates are released in the form of a windows update. point being, there aren't many large companies left who deal only with hardware.

just my .02

2.2 will come to the hero but from developers, not from a carrier or htc. htc basically said today and a week ago the specific devices released in 2010 that will get 2.2. hero was never mentioned. a bug free and stable 2.1 is all we can ask for.
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The phone is too slow to run most of the features that make 2.2 different from 2.1
Actually, google showed Froyo working on a G1. It runs Froyo much faster than CupCake.
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One question pops into my mind.

If google makes android OS and the only thing HTC does is add sense and the hardware for android is essentially the same whether it is a HTC or some other phone then what would stop dev's from porting the HTC sense UI rom's to other similar phones.

What if mr. Chinese phone copyist makes a hardware alike phone, would it be possible to put HTC's roms on those phones.

If yes, then HTC is playing a dangerous game when they delay roms indefinitely and "force" people to use alternative roms for their phones to stay updated.

Maybe in the future we will buy phones like we buy computers....No OS and we need to get that ourselves.....

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At this point I wouldnt even be concerned with 2.1 for hero. The EVO is out on June 4th and my upgrade is ready in July. So I see no point in fighting for 2.1 on Hero. Just get the EVO and be done with it.
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At this point I wouldnt even be concerned with 2.1 for hero. The EVO is out on June 4th and my upgrade is ready in July. So I see no point in fighting for 2.1 on Hero. Just get the EVO and be done with it.
Yeah and when we get the evo it all starts over....Indefinite delays and promises to update to 2.2 and when 2.3 comes out you will just ask us to upgrade again instead of hoping that HTC will give us what they promised ..

HTC wants us to buy new phones every 6-12 months...That's the whol reason they did not release 2.1 for hero yet...They are afraid that alot of hero owners will be satisfied with their hero and keep it instead of doing what you say....And coincidently what they want....Buy new phones..

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Guys there is some confusion here. Google do not make the Android OS, Android is developed by the O.H.A. sure it is true that Google is a part of that, just as HTC and a lot of other names are.
There is no way that FroYo will not run on the Hero. It will. if it can theoretically run on the G1 it will run on Hero.
I have the Nexus one on loan at the minute and I put FroYo on it at the weekend, free memory rocketed from 30mb to 200mb.
The trouble is with Android phones and Google phones. what needs to happen IMO is that HTC need to enable users the ability to update to the latest revision the handset can support without hampering by their own UI. This applies to HTC, Moto, Sony Ericsson, Samsung etc. I get that handsets manufacturers want their own spin but this should be an add on to the OS not heavily integrated.
Similarly I do not agree with the comments about HTC trying to force users to buy new handsets, I used to have Nokia and was able to firmware update that throughout the life of the handset when bug fixes and new functionality was added.
HTC know that most users are tied in to lengthy contracts and also understand that the bulk of users can not afford or justify 500 or so for a handset. There is something else going on here, just not sure what...
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HTC know that most users are tied in to lengthy contracts and also understand that the bulk of users can not afford or justify 500 or so for a handset. There is something else going on here, just not sure what...
Well, let me tell you my HTC story... No later than on last Friday I have sent them an e-mail stating how dissapointed I were with the way that they treat their customers by pushing the updates release date time after time even though there's been many devices released with 2.1 and just recently 2.2 seen the light of the day. I also stated that I am feeling unsettled being left with a dated device that is lacking features available in nearly all other phones currently on the market and that it's grim that I still have over a year left on a contract tied to the Hero. I mentioned that because of the 2.1 release date being moved all the time I've lost all hope of ever recieving it and are looking into getting a new Android phone, just not HTC, as the intrest they put in their loyal customers is close to none.

Let me just add, that I have written ~this message in English (I, myself am Polish), yet I recieved an aswer in my own language. But let me translate it for you all...

"Good afternoon! Thank you for contacting HTC and describing your whole dillema. First, I would like to mention that the mobile was not sold as a 2.1 device and there was no promise made that it ever will be one. As you might or might not now, the update will be made in June. There's no devices to my knowledge that have recieved this update as of yet, so I have no clue which ones did you have in mind.

/edit: yeah, I forgot to mention above that I've pointed out 2.1 Sprint Hero leak & if I'm on the matter I said that I was looking into getting either the new Samsung Galaxy or Nexus One that even though being made by HTC is brand name owned by Google and hence bound to get all the updates at first/

OS 2.2 has just been announced and released and it is not said yet which devices should recieve it. If you're writting that the Nexus One is not our device than the G2 that you are using isn't either. Regards Peter HTC"

I really don't know what to take seriously in this message. On one hand it says that the update will roll out in June, on the other well, you've read it, you can make up your own mind about it... As for other Polish users of this forum I do have an original message if they are interested in taking a peek at it...
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Android 2.2 is available for the Hero... wondering if anyone is going to try to load this on a non-Hero Android phone.

HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Hero? (Sprint) - Downloads

It says 2.1, but when you download it, it's Android 2.2!!
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Im from the netherlands and am waiting for the new android 2.1
Why is there no mentioning of the download in the previous message on the dutch HTC website?
What will happen when i dowload and install the update from HTC Mobile Phone Support - HTC Hero? (Sprint) - Downloads ???? Can anyone shine a light on this?
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Why is there no mentioning of the download in the previous message on the dutch HTC website?
Because even 2.1 is not yet available on the website. According to Mark Moons, regional director of HTC Benelux, the update should have started last friday but failed. They will try again today and/or tomorrow. See his twitter message:
"Tegenvallertje... afgl. vrijdag 1e deel Hero update mislukt, Maandag/Dinsdag nieuwe poging. 2e deel update blijft op schema (niet vertraagd)"

Note: Mark talks about "the first part". That is because the update to 2.1 consists of two updates, one to "prepair the phone" to accept 2.1, the second will follow some 2 weeks later or so that contains the actual update to 2.1

If you want 2.1, do yourself a favour: root the phone and install one of the custom ROMs on it I'm running VillainROM 10 on my phone and it runs great. No translated user interface though (except for keyboard and applications that natively support foreign languages). If you insist on Sense being available in the Dutch language, install SenseHERO B5.

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It'll fail or it will most probably brick the phone because it is not a GSM update.
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I truely believe that HTC Hero will be receiving Android 2.2. The questions is: When?

HTC Magic to Receive Android 2.2 According to SFR | Android Phone Fans
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I truely believe that HTC Hero will be receiving Android 2.2. The questions is: When?

HTC Magic to Receive Android 2.2 According to SFR | Android Phone Fans
The answer is: Never!

HTC won't release 2.2 for the Hero as they've got way to many *more* important handsets to take care of. Why is Magic/MyTouch 3G getting it? Simple, it's still popular and sold on many *cheap* markets and also no SenseUI, there fore much easier transition between ROM versions.
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The answer is: Never!

HTC won't release 2.2 for the Hero as they've got way to many *more* important handsets to take care of. Why is Magic/MyTouch 3G getting it? Simple, it's still popular and sold on many *cheap* markets and also no SenseUI, there fore much easier transition between ROM versions.
I might upset you, but HTC Magic has received SenseUI with official ROM upgrade in January 2010!

http://www.htc.com/europe/SupportDownload.aspx?cat=2&dl_id=862&p_id=267

And guess what else? Hero was a blockbuster phone in portfolio of HTC as well!

So your suggestions regarding HTC Hero not receiving Android 2.2 do not have much base behind.
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I might upset you, but HTC Magic has received SenseUI with official ROM upgrade in January 2010!
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And guess what else? Hero was a blockbuster phone in portfolio of HTC as well!

So your suggestions regarding HTC Hero not receiving Android 2.2 do not have much base behind.
I didn't realize that the Magic recieved SenseUI... I do now. I changes nothing, the base behind my reasoning is current state of affairs of Hero users and how HTC "delivered" 2.1 - in short in most parts of the World they still haven't even though numerous independent developers proved that it's not as hard as HTC pictured it by moving the release date many, many times. And I agree completely, Hero *was* a blockbuster phone. It's not no more though. I have it, use it and love it but my base of saying that it will never recieve 2.2 is as adequate as yours that it will.
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I didn't realize that the Magic recieved SenseUI... I do now. I changes nothing, the base behind my reasoning is current state of affairs of Hero users and how HTC "delivered" 2.1 - in short in most parts of the World they still haven't even though numerous independent developers proved that it's not as hard as HTC pictured it by moving the release date many, many times. And I agree completely, Hero *was* a blockbuster phone. It's not no more though. I have it, use it and love it but my base of saying that it will never recieve 2.2 is as adequate as yours that it will.
You are claiming that Hero will not receive upgrade to 2.2 on the basis of the fact that 2.1 was delayed for many months. But it does not automatically mean that Hero will never see official 2.2. It is just your perception of the situation.

The conclusion could be made that HTC Legend will never receive 2.2 as well, because it was not on the list for 2.2 upgrade distributed by HTC. But it is crap, because it is 2010 model, which will surely receive 2.2 upgrade.

Android 2.2 Froyo: No Update to HTC Hero, Legend and Droid Eris phones? : Product Reviews Net

It is all just marketing and nothing more. Surely HTC could already distribute 2.2 for Hero, but they do not want canibalism among own phones and push forward newer and more expensive models first. Older ones will be maintained and will receive upgrades, but later and without much noise.

HTC Devices To Get Android 2.2 Froyo After June

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You are claiming that Hero will not receive upgrade to 2.2 on the basis of the fact that 2.1 was delayed for many months. But it does not automatically mean that Hero will never see official 2.2. It is just your perception of the situation.
Of course it is my perception of the situation otherwise I would not state it as my point of view. Same with you claiming that Hero will get 2.2, it is your point of view on the very same situation. And trust me, I would love to see my aging Hero run 2.2. ^__^

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Do not limit yourself by judging everything by what you see around. Think out of the box... Peace!
But that is the exact same thing that you did. You've seen HTC MyTouch 3G being on the list for 2.2 upgrade and claimed based on that that Hero will get one as well. On the base of what you've seen happening to MyTouch 3G. Remember that all coins have two faces and all sticks have (well, at least) two ends. We both do the same - observe, process, judge and make claims based on the earlier three. And yes, peace to you too! ^__^

Btw. At XDA forums a group of people already formed and spoke to Cyanogen team about bringing 2.2 to GSM Hero since Google released the sources. So, one way or another, sooner or later we will get it - I just personally doubt that it will come from HTC, that's all. ^__^
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Of course it is my perception of the situation otherwise I would not state it as my point of view. Same with you claiming that Hero will get 2.2, it is your point of view on the very same situation. And trust me, I would love to see my aging Hero run 2.2. ^__^



But that is the exact same thing that you did. You've seen HTC MyTouch 3G being on the list for 2.2 upgrade and claimed based on that that Hero will get one as well. On the base of what you've seen happening to MyTouch 3G. Remember that all coins have two faces and all sticks have (well, at least) two ends. We both do the same - observe, process, judge and make claims based on the earlier three. And yes, peace to you too! ^__^

Btw. At XDA forums a group of people already formed and spoke to Cyanogen team about bringing 2.2 to GSM Hero since Google released the sources. So, one way or another, sooner or later we will get it - I just personally doubt that it will come from HTC, that's all. ^__^
Really? WOW!

I've seen some ported 2.2 from Nexus One, but Hero was lacking a lot of functions with that ROM due to missing drivers and etc.

Do you know if there is any stable unofficial 2.2 ROM for Hero?
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Really? WOW!

I've seen some ported 2.2 from Nexus One, but Hero was lacking a lot of functions with that ROM due to missing drivers and etc.

Do you know if there is any stable unofficial 2.2 ROM for Hero?
Yeah, I've seen it too that's why it's so crucial that the google released sources for it so the devs can start working their way through them with drivers from older releases modified for the new kernel. Though I did read one of them saying that Froyo could be made to run on older - 2.1 - kernel but I cannot recall when was it so don't quote me on that one.

There's no official and we *don't know* if there ever will be but no doubt there will be unofficial ROMs poping up withing the next few weeks. I wouldn't hold my breath though as I'd say that the first few builds are bound to lack features or stability. But it's probably safe to say that within two months we should have a ROM good enough to be used daily.

Anyway, check the XDA forums, there seems to be a lot of work put towards it even now as we speak.
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I like my Hero very much. The EVO is too big! My Hero is the right size for me. I'm betting someone (official or unofficial) will put out a stable Froyo upgrade for Hero. There are just too many Hero's out there to ignore forever.
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How are you determining that it is Android 2.2? Thanx.
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Are you asking what is the way to check wether the handset in question has an Android 2.2 or are you asking if there's a way to determine that a certain ROM is 2.2?
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So finally I believe many Hero owners have upgraded their phones to android 2.1!

My congratulations to all of you!

Shall we start bothering HTC with android 2.2 upgrade for Hero? What do you think?
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I have a question...when you do the supposed 2.1 upgrade on sprints website...the file says 2.27 bla bla bla...not 2.1...

are we actually getting the 2.2 version and not the 2.1 like we are thinking?
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I have a question...when you do the supposed 2.1 upgrade on sprints website...the file says 2.27 bla bla bla...not 2.1...

are we actually getting the 2.2 version and not the 2.1 like we are thinking?
No - that's the build number for the software - not the Android version.
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I just read an article that said HTC doesn't plan on upgrading the hero to 2.2. I don't know how legit this article is so could someone confirm or deny this?
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I just read an article that said HTC doesn't plan on upgrading the hero to 2.2. I don't know how legit this article is so could someone confirm or deny this?
We are not working in HTC, so how would we know for sure about their plans?

We neither confirm, nor deny... we analyse and assume...
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We are not working in HTC, so how would we know for sure about their plans?

We neither confirm, nor deny... we analyse and assume...
Sorry, as you can see I'm new here. Does anyone know about a 2.2 ROM for the hero?
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Can anyone tell me how to upgrade my Hero 1.5 on Three in the UK?
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You need to wait a few more weeks for three to send the update out to your Hero. Its coming, just not for a few weeks on Three.
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