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Old December 22nd, 2010, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I keep hearing about this gingerbread android 2.3 , how can i get this? or is it not available?

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Old December 22nd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, you will not get Android 2.3 for the Sprint HTC Hero automatically through an OTA update from Sprint or HTC. If you want Android 2.3, you will need to root your handset and flash the ROM of it.

Head over to the rooting section of this forum for information about the above. Also, I would wait until the Android 2.3 ROMs become stable enough to use as a daily driver.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nothing that works Yet. Only a shell - but it is promising.
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so exciting *claps hands*
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Ha....it is...Trying not to get my hopes up....
Likely will be too big to run well on the Hero -
Good that AOSP and Deca are on it.

I have a feeling we MAY be maxed out on Froyo -
Hope Im wrong.
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Ha....it is...Trying not to get my hopes up....
Likely will be too big to run well on the Hero -
Good that AOSP and Deca are on it.

I have a feeling we MAY be maxed out on Froyo -
Hope Im wrong.
I think the Sprint HTC Hero will have no issues with running Android 2.3. Google even said that it has similar requirements to Android 2.2, which runs quite nicely on our handsets.

To further bolster my case, I think even the T-Mobile HTC G1 is getting a version of Android 2.3 from ROM developers. If the original Android smartphone can handle it, then ours should have no problem given the extra internal memory.
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well- I may have to eat my words...
Flashed the latest Alpha test....besides a few bugs....it is slick...and very fast.
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i have not done the whole root thing, but i probably need to, since my hero is dragging ass slow, especially with angry birds. ive heard rooting can drastically improve performance, what do u guys think?
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i have not done the whole root thing, but i probably need to, since my hero is dragging ass slow, especially with angry birds. ive heard rooting can drastically improve performance, what do u guys think?
Yes it will improve performance

Angry Birds on the other hand is still a little choppy, even overclocked to 768
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There is supposedly a lower-end CPU version of Angry Birds coming out eventually. That would probably have a dramatic effect on performance for our handsets due to our aging hardware specifications.

That being said, I watched my friend play Angry Birds on his CyanogenMod 6.1 Sprint HTC Hero, and it was kind of choppy, but still playable. I think his handset's CPU was only clocked at 691 MHz though.
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There is supposedly a lower-end CPU version of Angry Birds coming out eventually. That would probably have a dramatic effect on performance for our handsets due to our aging hardware specifications.

That being said, I watched my friend play Angry Birds on his CyanogenMod 6.1 Sprint HTC Hero, and it was kind of choppy, but still playable. I think his handset's CPU was only clocked at 691 MHz though.
Turning on airplane mode, has helped though
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Yeah, I told him that too. He said he would try that the next time he plays the game.

Those ads are a killer. They sap those CPU cycles like there is no tomorrow.
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Yeah, I told him that too. He said he would try that the next time he plays the game.

Those ads are a killer. They sap those CPU cycles like there is no tomorrow.

Just fyi, the aospmod rom is adfree
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