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Old December 11th, 2011, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just checked over at xda-developers today and saw that the Sprint HTC Hero has been moved over to the "Legacy & Low Activity Devices" section. I know that xda-developers tried that once before last year, but a lot of people raised a stink about it because it was still a widely used handset at that point, so it was restored to the normal forum section.

Anyway, I figured I would post about it because it is a sign of the times for our venerable handset. Support is still pretty high for the Sprint HTC Hero, but the fact of the matter regarding its age is in plain sight, and I respect their decision to move it to that forum section. The Sprint HTC Hero will always be a special handset for me because it introduced me to Android and the awesome community that I am a part of now. I still use mine as an Internet enabled Wi-Fi device as well as for flashing new ROMs, including the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM that is being diligently worked on.

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Old December 11th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Man, I only have to ride this handset out for about 2 more months. This is the first phone I have ever owned that has survived my full 2 year contract. Needless to say, this phone made me love the Android OS, and made me apprecaite the build quality of HTC phones.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Agree, I loved my Hero. It was my first android and also my first touch screen phone. Used to sport the good ol blackberry (RIP RIM, you once made me happy).
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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello LBP, nice remembrance post
Too bad, I did not have much luck with my HTC hero, I cant flash a custom ROM ( see my prior thread ) and now for the last 2-3 months, the screen freezes until I squeeze it on both sides, just where the display ends.
While squeezing, I can work normally, but once I release the squeeze, it hangs again
I guess I got a lemon, but LOVE the phone, contract up in march !
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Time for the HERO to RIP it has served it's purpose. Goodluck all in your new endeavors
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I still have my HTC hero... I use it as a backup in case of emergency.
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I still have my HTC hero... I use it as a backup in case of emergency.
I kept mine as well. It's good to know I have a phone if I have a problem with my current one. It also makes a great Wi-Fi capable mp3 player.
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I got a used Hero from a friend for $30 to use as a WiFi/Camera/MP3/App machine, which it does pretty well.

In fact my wife and I bothhave HTC Heros from Sprint, neither are activated, and both get used daily. We have Verizon dumb-phones (cheaper, we don't need 3G data) for voice calls.


I'll use this phone until the battery dies, phone dies, or whatever, and then I'll buy something similar off of Craig's
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I'm also preparing to bail from the HERO. Resale doesn't look very good, not nearly as good as it was about 9 months ago. I guess all the smartphone competition and superior processors has pushed it way down. I'll definitely keep it as a spare, though. You never know when your phone ends up lost or damaged, and you need to fall back on a spare.

I was using my LG Lotus as a spare, but no way would I ever go back to using that thing after being on Android. It makes for a terrific travel alarm clock though, with all kinds of MP3 sound and song clips loaded for alarm tones.
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I find it sort of ironic that the Sprint HTC Hero is still sold on the Sprint website as a refurbished model. The Sprint HTC EVO 3D that I switched to last summer, and still love by the way, has now fallen by the wayside on their website.

I never really get rid of old technology. My Sprint HTC Hero still functions as an Internet enabled Wi-Fi device and I continue to tinker with custom ROMs on it. I will probably give it to a future child of mine to play with when they are old enough. I think that it is the perfect size for that and it still has capable enough hardware to have some fun with it too.
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