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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question No 'CHECK NOW' button on Hero

I am keen to upgrade to Android 2.1 but have no 'Check Now' button in the 'About Phone' menu. I am running Firmware 1.5 and Software v.1.0.0.A6288. How to I upgrade on my T-Mobile branded device? Is the best way to download the T-Mobile software direct from the HTC website?

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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you got 2.1 update-1 yet? You won't have the Check Now button until you receive part one of the update.

You can make the phone check for updates by skipping the date ahead by two weeks.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I havent got the 2.1 update yet.

I tired putting the date ahead yesterday but received nothing. Maybe i didnt give it long enough. How long would it take to send the notification to my phone or does it depend entirely on T-mobile?
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I put my date forward by a month and waited several hours and i didn't get a message about updating either. I just put my date back - only thing i want out of this 2.1 is to transfer files via bluetooth to other phones.
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Xyro, I have had no luck with the date tactic, so, I'm gonna bite the bullet this week and follow the steps on the HTC website...

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Try putting the date forward by 1 year - it worked immediately for me. Previously I'd tried putting it forward by 2 weeks, and then by a month or two, without any success.
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Make sure you have it set up to check for updates in the settings.

That firmware you linked to is the old 1. 5 that you've already got.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It's set to automatically update. The build number on my device is 1.76.110.6 whereas the one on the link is 2.73.110.26. Isn't this the latest one?
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You're on really old firmware. 2.73 is still Android 1.5, just a more recent version than yours. Build numbers for 2.1 all start with 3, like: 3.X.X.X

Updating to that may well help get the OTA update, but it will wipe all your data off the phone.
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I'll try the update in the hope that it will give me the OTA option. I'll back up what i need to but i aim to have 2.1 by the end of the week.
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.....but it will wipe all your data off the phone.
does that include contacts saved to the sim card?
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No, the sim card, SD card and anything backed up online is safe.
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I have used contact2sim to back up the contacts saved to the device.
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Well.....I downloaded the update from the link in my earlier post. As soon as this was installed, I was prompted to install an update which was also successful. I then tried the software update which said that I was up-to-date (with V1.5). I found out through the T-mobile forum that they had taken the 2.1 OTA update down temporarily, however, at lunchtime today, the update was up again and I now have 2.1 installed problem free.
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Cool I don't think that's the first time I've heard of T-Mobile doing that. I wonder why it's necessary?

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