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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a free upgrade due next couple of days, and i am seriously considering the Hero

but does anyone know how much "customization" 3 put onto it...?

or how i can get rid of it.. will be my first android phone so have 0 clue about it other thatn it looks good.

my curent phone (son ericsson c905) has tons of 3's junk on it which i cant get rid of.

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Old January 6th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive recently got a hero from 3.
There is no customisation as such, just a couple of links to the 3 websites for there services. No special backgrounds or branding from 3.
The sense UI is completly cutomiseable so you can change it as much as you like.

The only thing is they only do the white cased handset but it looks quite good and I havnt marked or stained the case in the last few weeks.

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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,

great phone, just got mine. Very little 3 customisation, 2 shortcuts I believe that can be deleted.

Make sure you get a good deal, I got it for 26.50 a month and the price on the website is 35.

You can get it with Spotify for 35, they wont discount it, well not when I asked. Better to just sign up to Spotify seperatly anyway so you can always cancel if you want to.

It is a great phone, the only thing is I'm not sure if 3 will release an update to the firmware to 2.1 as they never seem to for any phone (could be wrong though).

If they do can anyone tell me how easy it is to upgrade to a new fimware version and restore all your apps etc. Already got lots and lots and would hate to think I would lose everything and have to redownload it all.

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I pay 20.00 a month with unlimited internet.
It would have been 25.00 with spotify.
I paid some money up front wich was a good deal for me.

But with your upgrade, which should be free, you should be able to get as low a monthly tarrif as me. If they dont make sure you haggle and threaten to change providers. You may be able to get an even better deal.

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Try getting an upgrade from Carphone Warehouse or somewhere like that. If you go for the White, Black or other standard colour device this should be like having a standard SIM free device as an upgrade.

I don't know the situation with 3, but Orange and T-Mobile users should definitely look at this if they want to be first in line for HTC's updates, as these companies add extra splash screens etc after the standard update.
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for those who have it (mines delayed in the frikking snow atm) htc / 3uk have released a rom update in the last few days.

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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:56 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Three lock off the ability too turn the network choice off between 2g and 3g which is a bloody pain in the but.

Also seems like three can't be rooted as they have locked the rom off but not 100% sure on that as of yet.

Plus very slow with later updates in the htc site
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Three lock off the ability too turn the network choice off between 2g and 3g which is a bloody pain in the but.

Also seems like three can't be rooted as they have locked the rom off but not 100% sure on that as of yet.

Plus very slow with later updates in the htc site
There's widget to switch off 3G services....mines on 4.

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There's widget to switch off 3G services....mines on 4.

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whats it called mate, as I was left aware that three uk lock all phones into automatic selection and not manual.
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[quote=MartinS;240902]Try getting an upgrade from Carphone Warehouse or somewhere like that. If you go for the White, Black or other standard colour device this should be like having a standard SIM free device as an upgrade.

i have a contrac with o2 will i be able to get the hero on upgrade from carphoneware house??
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I have x4 widgets to use....Bluetooth, wi-fi, Mobile and GPS.

Each one turns the service on/off....the one named mobile...I'm sure, turns off 3G.

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It looks like it only changes the 'connect to the internet' setting.
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can anyone tell me whether the Hero on three allows mobile tethering to a PC? ie. can i get mobile internet access by connecting to the hero with bluetooth and using it as a modem? i've heard some networks have that feature locked out on the hero.

20/month is a sweet deal. though i'm not with three now... wonder if i can land that on the phone or in store....?
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