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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry for adding more confusion to the pot about all these release dates but just mailed HTC this morning and got this reply.


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Thank you for your enquiry about 2.1 update


Some of the phones in our Android line up including your Hero are due to receive an upgrade, and it is scheduled to be released starting at the end of April. Your phone should be upgraded Over-The-Air. You can expect a pop-up message on your phone when connected to the internet once it is ready. When the upgrade is ready, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Face book


If these steps have not helped, please let me know by responding using the link provided and I will be happy to check again for you.


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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hehe.. Reading that though OTA is starting end of April, the ROM may be released for download before?
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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heres hoping but i noticed over at XDA they've been having trouble with 2.1 and O2 network which isnt good as im on it lol. Still issues with 2g/3g capabilities but looks close.
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Getting tired of waiting but its free and i want it to work so ill wait till its ready. Hopefully soon.

I heard this is the lastupdate for the hero, hero spontaneous be getting froyo ? Anyone else ...
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I doubt very much we will get froyo. Infact I would bet a. Months. waged on it
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heres hoping but i noticed over at XDA they've been having trouble with 2.1 and O2 network which isnt good as im on it lol. Still issues with 2g/3g capabilities but looks close.
Hmmm... I'm on O2 as well. Could you post a link to that information? Thanks.
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Clarification on Android 2.1 on Htc devices with O2 Network - xda-developers

Im trying it right now and he's right. My service is really poor now and its dropping signal compared to before i had 3 bars average. Hope it gets fixed as i dont wanna change provider.
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Clarification on Android 2.1 on Htc devices with O2 Network - xda-developers

Im trying it right now and he's right. My service is really poor now and its dropping signal compared to before i had 3 bars average. Hope it gets fixed as i dont wanna change provider.
Damn. That's not a good sign is it.
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Damn. That's not a good sign is it.
Based on one users post...get a grip!
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To be fair, 1 users post plus someone else with similar findings.
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I've seen some documents stating the release date of April 26.

Let's get into this, guys - what do you expect from the update?


I'd like to see my Hero run a bit faster
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Hey, I also mailed HTC asking about release dates for Android 2.1...

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Hi, I've read a lot of unofficial press over the last three months regarding when the HTC Hero (sim free) would receive an Android update to version 2.1. At first it was reported for the start of March, then the middle, then the end of March... as soon as the start of March arrived the news spread that it would be early April, then 16th of April and now the end of April. I'm sure it's frustrating for customers and HTC that unofficial dates are released, it really annoys those people waiting for the update to find the only dates being mentioned are unofficial dates... it doesn't install hope in HTC Android customers. It would be great if HTC could release an official announcement, releases dates for OTA updates and dates for when you can go and download the update yourself from the HTC website. Communication (official) would go a long way for HTC customers. I appreciate it's not easy to supply dates all of the time, but communication to that affect would be good. Thank you, looking forward to the update (Android v2.1).
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We have no information at the moment confirming a specific release date of an upgrade to 2.1.
Please become a member of the e-club on our website, then you will receive a confirmation via email when the upgrade is available.

Once more detailed information is available on the expected release
dates and which of the HTC branded Hero devices will be updated then a more formal announcement
will be made.
My biggest issue here is the lack of communication...
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Maybe a repeated question sorry guys but cannot see after a search:
I have an unlocked hero (i'm in China) I wouldn't be worried about the upgrade to 2.1 as all is good except - just bought BT headphones and they pair but don't connect, works fine with my BT laptop so phones work. Will 2.1 solve my problem and how can I get upgraded safely
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Will 2.1 solve my problem and how can I get upgraded safely
I would expect so because the bluetooth support in Android 1.5 is quite limited. Android 2.1 will add support for more features.
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April 16th.
Is this 100% Confirmed by HTC? probably means a few days after for Orange.
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Is this 100% Confirmed by HTC? probably means a few days after for Orange.
this is the date that i was give, so i am expecting it then.
but that will be for phone not locked to a network.
Mine is not so i hope to get it on friday
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How can I find out what android version I am running now? I have a Hero. Am I right in saying that a 2.1 update is a 'ROM'?

One last question if I may... I am with Orange in the UK. Will the update appear on HTC's support site when it's ready - or on orange's?

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How can I find out what android version I am running now? I have a Hero. Am I right in saying that a 2.1 update is a 'ROM'?

One last question if I may... I am with Orange in the UK. Will the update appear on HTC's support site when it's ready - or on orange's?

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Settings>About Phone> Frimware Version.

I got my update (1.5)from the HTC site and I'm on Orange, it'll show up on that site I'd imagine. I wouldn't expect to see it the same day as the generic HTC Rom. Perhaps the day after or a little longer.

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this is the date that i was give, so i am expecting it then.
but that will be for phone not locked to a network.
Mine is not so i hope to get it on friday
You might be dissappointed. According to HTC support at the weekend:

"All updates for htc hero are scheduled for the 30/04/2010 only the updated for hero from 3 network will be at 06/05/2010"
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You might be dissappointed. According to HTC support at the weekend:

"All updates for htc hero are scheduled for the 30/04/2010 only the updated for hero from 3 network will be at 06/05/2010"
Was that not in referance to OTA updates?
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm sounds to me like theres "Too many chiefs and not enough Indians" I ran HTC (UK) earlier today (15th April) and they said theres no official date yet to the release of 2.1 and as soon as it is available it will be on their website. So christ knows how folks are getting emails from HTC? Or is it just the customer adviser I rang knows bugger all lol?!!
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...I ran HTC (UK) earlier today
Oh really? And when are you going to get this 2.1 thing released then!?!?
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Hmmmmmmmmmmm sounds to me like theres "Too many chiefs and not enough Indians" I ran HTC (UK) earlier today (15th April) and they said theres no official date yet to the release of 2.1 and as soon as it is available it will be on their website. So christ knows how folks are getting emails from HTC? Or is it just the customer adviser I rang knows bugger all lol?!!
Spot on. Given the different dates (some of which have passed) allegedly from HTC emails/phone calls I think that most people quoting dates from HTC are either having a bit of a "giggle", or speaking to someone just blagging it on the other end.
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Im not having a giggle at you i just posted what was in the "automated" email and quite a few people got similar emails stating end of april. Amazing how people react when there told they have to wait a lil longer, reminds me of my 4yr old kid.
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Im not having a giggle at you i just posted what was in the "automated" email and quite a few people got similar emails stating end of april. Amazing how people react when there told they have to wait a lil longer, reminds me of my 4yr old kid.
Heh - other way around I think my friend. I've grown so tired of the weekly HTC release date leaks that I've resigned myself to it appearing in May/June - but nevermind eh/

Oh, and in that case I see why no reason that whoever/whatever you spoke to was simply wrong. There is plenty of evidence that random posts proclaiming HTC sourced release dates are wrong, and no evidence to date that they are right. Simple innit.
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Thank you for contacting HTC.
HTC will be providing a free update to Éclair for European HTC Hero variants. Starting in June, anyone owning an HTC Hero will receive an initial preparatory update, shortly followed by the full Éclair 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.
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HTC confirms another delay to Hero upgrade | News | TechRadar UK

And just to make it worse:
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Hmm, if that's the case I think it may be time to consider rooting, either that or a pretty hefty petition to HTC to remember the 2009 phone of the year (as awarded by many websites and magazines) should NOT be forgotten....

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Can we believe that website though? If it is true I will either root the hero and go with the custom firmware option or get the HTC Desire :\
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The G1 has 1.6 and goggles and now nav.. I'm losing the will to be positive about this!
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A big part of getting the Hero over other phones was the software was supposed to be getting kept up to date, turns out that was BS. Such a shame that hTC have dragged their heals on this update issue, and it's worrying that either it's taken this long because it's been a harder job than they expected (which has me worried about whether it'll work right), or whether the delay has been a business decision, hoping people will get bored and buy another handset. Maybe I will, but I wouldn't bother buying another hTC if they're not going to support it with updates etc.

I can see it being July, with 2.2 out there, iPhone 4.0 on sale, and I'll finally get the upgrade I expected 6months earlier and it'll be buggy as hell and hardly worth it.
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Android 2.1 upgrade delayed once more FOR Hero users! | T3 magazine

I'm hardly surprised by this... I got fed up with waiting and got rooted and rom'd anyway.

I guess there's the argument that we are 'lucky' to be considered for a free upgrade, but this has been whispered now for months and months. Now it looks like it quite possibly won't happen.

Surely HTC have greater priorities with 2.2 being developed now and Hero users are to be left behind (well behind).
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I seriously feel let down by HTC this time.. I know they didnt promise anything but the April 26 email and April 30 for T-Mobile G2 seemed legit to me. This looks like a genuine delay in HTC's part. I feel very bad for those who cant send MMS bcuz theyre stuck with a faulty phone for another 2 months. As for the rest of us, we're missing out so many features i.e. Google Nav, Earth, Gesture, Goggles just to name a few. If we were at least updated to 1.6 last September, none of this would happen.
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Latest news from Engadget say that Europe won't be getting the Android 2.1 update until June. This was apparently said by a Google Rep and was followed up with HTC. It is free, though and is said to be "early June".

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I think it's a shame and it puts a big black mark for Android against its biggest competitor (hello iPhone OS).

Hopefully Google will come good on their future plans to help limit this segregation that's appearing in Android devices.
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I'm just so relieved I've now taken the plunge with a custom 2.1 ROM - I'm so happy with it, and there is now one less thing to annoy me. I'm now just about to go and play with Google navigation
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Well, if it's true that June is the new date for 2.1, I'm going to root very soon. I'll spend the next couple of days reading up and will aim for the weekend. All these recent threads about this rom and that rom being so good have got me itching again hehe.
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And so I wonder... is the Telus HTC Hero considered a "European Variant"? or does the "first week in may" still hold for Canadian Heroes...
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Yep i had enough too im gonna learn how to root and root it. once my contract runs out it will be cancelled and i wont get another android phone. I hate to say it but this is my first and last android, i also have an iphone and to be honest i never had any problems with it at all and i had sooooo many with this handset. the android would smash iphone all over the place if it just done what its suppose to and had access to all apps, after all thats what i got it for!
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Can we believe that website though? If it is true I will either root the hero and go with the custom firmware option or get the HTC Desire :\
You do realize that probably most of the topics next year will be about the lack of update to the HTC increedible and HTC evo 4g, don't you?
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I think it's a shame and it puts a big black mark for Android against its biggest competitor (hello iPhone OS).

Hopefully Google will come good on their future plans to help limit this segregation that's appearing in Android devices.
Mate - don't blame Android, blame HTC.
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So stay away from HTC!

Sense is nice, but it's ultimately what's making the phones obsolete.
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Get rooting I live in Manchester and have been using google nav today its sweet. Sense is working.

Root.....New ROM....2.1.....Done
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