2.1 .... Not til June or July, Time to root.


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  1. mjz773

    mjz773 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know their are new threads everyday about how someone heard or read 2.1 is coming soon, but I got off the Phone with a sprint Manager in charge of cancelling Phones and Plans and a software technician, Here is what I basically told them.

    I have been with Sprint for over 10 years and love the pricing, service, and features. I have the Hero, and talked to numerous representatives, both on the phone, and on sprints chat about the release of the 2.1 update for the HTC Hero, and every single person I have talked to has given me a different answer and I am sick of this. I told the representative all the problems I am having with the Phone and how 2.1 should fix most of them. I said I know this is not your fault, I have been a Sprint costumer longer than you have probably worked for them, Sprint falls short on setting dates for devices and upgrades. I told her I had the Diamond and wasn't aware on the solid date on its release, untill it came out, the touch pro 2 how WM 6.5 took so long, and how 2.1 can come from january until july of 2010. She said the usual I am sorry for all of this and connected me to her manager. I explained all of this to her again, and said I am not going to leave Sprint because of the pricing, but I refuse to hang up this phone without a date for the 2.1 android update for the Hero. She put me on hold and said she is going to contact her manager. The higher manager told me that the previous one had explained everything and that she understands that. She explained that she has looked through everything she can and

    " Their is not date confirmed yet for the release of android 2.1 for the hero...
    All it says in our system is that the final release of android 2.1 for the Hero will be availabe in either June or July."

    Trust me I have read almost all posts about 2.1 and Will not believe anything about the update until I hear it from Sprint either. But this seems right.

    The recently Taiwan Tweeter like service about an april 26 release was for the GSM HTC Hero.

    Sprint is gonna take a long time to add stupid , worthless bloat ware. Now that I have heard this I am highly considering rooting, and adding a 2.1 Rom.

    I posted this because it seems as realistic as anything we are going to hear.
     

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  2. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Well-Known Member

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    oh come on!!! ANOTHER ONE?
     
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  3. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

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    None of these managers know squat...nobody knows anything other than Dan Hesse and the Sprint software developers. It will be out 1H of 2010...that is all there is to know. End of story.
     
  4. i VTAK

    i VTAK Well-Known Member

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    They just told you that because you demanded a date, so they gave you one that they knew it would be ready by. Now if it comes earlier they think you'll be a happy camper. It's sometime better to under-promise and over-deliver, unlike the techs most others have talked to that say it'll be here tomorrow or next week.
     
  5. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Well-Known Member

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    Dude I just asked a Rep earlier today when I activated my new phone and they have NO information on the android update... Jeez these forums are being spammed by 2.1 threads... How bout we just make a new thread called 2.1 Talk and sticky it so then everybody can talk about 2.1 in there, because this is starting to be a trend lol. Maybe ill start a new thread now lol.
     
  6. mjz773

    mjz773 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Besides people giving sigh's about how this is another thread.
    It seems that all these threads about 2.1 coming soon everyone wants to say that "It comes when it comes" and think it will come later
    Now that I have heard that it will come in June/July people seems to think that its going to come earlier.

    When do you guys think is a realistic release date from Sprint??
    When the Evo comes out it will have an almost identical version of sense out and I am guessing that is when it will come.

    The GSM Hero will come out sooner and that is predicted to be April 26
     
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    i VTAK Well-Known Member

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    I don't even want or need the update, other than to stop all these 2.1 threads, I'm starting to dream of it and see it everywhere. I think after it does come out, I'll try to be the first to post the rumored 2.1.5 thread!!
     
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    neversatisfied Well-Known Member

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    ill be the person that saw the evidence too :p
     
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    I have a friend who is a manager at a Sprint store. Not someone important enough for inside information nor does he have any, but he's been there for 11 years and what he told me makes perfect sense.

    He said he has no idea about the software update. He said for as long as he's been there all he has heard and seen Sprint isn't going to release the update before the Nexus One comes out. They jumped on the Nexus One too early and now that the EVO is set to come out, they feel the Nexus One won't do so great (Kinda like the Moment to the Hero). So they feel if they release the Nexus One before updating the Hero and Moment to 2.1, then customers will jump on the Nexus One.

    He also didn't have a date for the Nexus release, but said he was told Mid Summer and Evo Late summer.

    So with that I wouldn't be surprised if 2.1 doesn't come out June/July.
     
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    I also have a long time friend that is a sprint regional manager, and she confirmed a June timeframe as well for 2.1 release, but also said that this will also be the release date of the Evo. On that note, I installed Fresh 2.0c and this rom is nice, the best feature I like so far is native exchange support with security.
     
  11. neversatisfied

    neversatisfied Well-Known Member

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    So what you dudes are trying to tell me is that we ain't getting ANY update until the new phones come out? Which literally could take 3 more months?

    Thank god for rooting and roms... They do better work than sprint does and they actually have stable 2.1 versions out lol. God i love my DamageControl 1.0!
     
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    dgrobe2112 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    is damage 1.0 a 2.1 rom?
     
  13. cooolone2

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    Chuck Norris said he's going on Vacation now so he won't finish the 2.1 until Christmas!

    Come on already with these threads...

    2.x this...
    2.x that...
    OMg - did ya hear???
    Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah...

    You bought the HEAVILY subsidized phone and had 30 days to give it back if for ANY reason you were not happy.

    Sorry... Just tired of seeing ANOTHER 2.1 ANYTHING!

    \rant
    \rave
    \RAGE!

    :cool:
     
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    Personally I think that the reason for the continued delay is that the "official" devs can't make v2.1 work right with the Sprint Hero hardware.

    Then the latest build was "leaked" to the XDA folks and hey, how about that, after a bit of tweaking, it works.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised that Sprint is waiting for a, 100% functional, no issues at all patchable version of their 2.1 base. Then they'll just download it like everyone else, make a few minor changes to cover up that it's actually the Damageless or Fresh ROM, whichever is best at the time, and that's what will be eventually rolled out to everyone else.
     
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    First... understand that the 1.5 OS is a ported GSM version and required a complete recoding, so... anyway... let's forget all the speculations, if necessary we can talk about how bad things are on July 1st if there's no update. Until then... chill...

    :cool:
     
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    Why do i bother to open the thread and read it when I already know that its going to be the same $***? :confused: WHEN it comes out, we will all know cuz that is all everyone will be talking about.
     
  18. imyourhero

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    Did you hear the rumor that Osama Bin Laden said he would attack the US if Sprint released the 2.1 update? Perhaps this is what is delaying it. PS. I read this on a bathroom stall wall. It has to be correct, the source seems legit since they used a sharpie. :D
     
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    I actually take offense to this thread, I think the OP is deliberately trying to stir up controversy and should therefore be banned indefinitely.

    Sincerely,

    Upset Forum Member
     
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    OMG! A Sprint MANAGER in charge of canceling phones and plans has the inside scoop?! Why has he kept his silence for sooooo long?! We all NEED this 100% true and accurate information! I mean come on, he IS a Sprint MANAGER in charge of important things like canceling phones and plans! They dont just give this job to anyone people! What he says MUST be the truth!
     
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    +2!
     
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    I went in to my local Sprint repair center today to get my Hero reset because it quit working pretty much altogether. I'm none too happy about that considering it's 2 weeks old but the guy who took care of my problem is the son of one of my employees and I made mention of how forums like this are talking about the supposed release date of 2.1 and how everyone has heard different dates and a few of the other techs at this place overheard me and they all at just about the same time said "Next Month". May not mean a hill of beans but I figured I'd put that out there too.
     
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    This 2.1 talk is crazyy.
     
  25. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    Well, it certainly won't be THIS month, unless it comes out tomorrow. So they've got a pretty good chance of being right about it being "next month" lol
     

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