Last Updated: Oct 26,2009
Is it possible to upgrate my Hero with android 1.6 at all???
here you go man...
ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero_2.73.405.5
can i use this update for the sprint HERO ?
That's not android 1.6 that's just the latest firmware update !!!
Try looking for similar threads in this forum, where this question has been answered already.
Refer here: http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/11658-donut-hero.html
If 'donut' is v1.6 of the android OS, what is the new firmware update for hero on the htc site about? thanks, docal
Try this link. In short, it mostly just fixed some performance issues.
A posting on Twitter from HTC earlier this evening said:
"There is still no new information on future updates to Hero. That doesn't mean their won't be updates, just no new info right now." (@HTC)
Does anyone know if the 1.6 update can be applied to the Sprint Hero?
First off, that link is NOT the 1.6 Android update. It is the HTC Hero ROM update. It's still using Android 1.5.
Second, the Sprint Hero uses a DIFFERENT ROM than the HTC Hero. DONT try to upgrade your Sprint Hero with that ROM. It wont work and can break your phone.
Third, I think the Sprint Hero should already have the 1.6 Android OS. CDMA wasn't available until 1.6 came out and since Sprint uses CDMA, I'd assume it's either Android 1.6, or 1.5 modified with parts of 1.6 by HTC.
thanks quantumrand. i figure i'll wait for 1.6 for htc since by upgradign to it (whenever its available) I will also get the new firmware (the new ROM) - am I right in thinking this? Docal
Thats right. HTC will release a firmware (aka ROM) update, and that new version of the ROM will have 1.6 (and possibly 2.0) incorporated.
That's lovely.........but WHEN?
Why are mytouch and G1 users getting it, and not hero?
Is it because of sense?
Yes, it's because of senseUI
At the very least HTC will have to test that it still works under 1.6 which could take several weeks, and that's assuming there is nothing that needs to be amended - which I guess there will be
Can you not just run Hero on 1.6 without Sense?
Why would you want to???
I have to agree with this. Part of the draw to the phone is Sense. Remove that, and you end up with a stock droid.
You can root the Hero and install a vanilla Android ROM with 1.6. I haven't looked specifically, but I'm sure there are vanilla ROMs available for the Hero.
Sounded like a great idea until I spend twenty minutes looking for it. And haven't found it yet.
Thanks but no thanks.
I'll try another forum.
Im going to wait for android 2.0 - Think its called eclair?
My Sprint HTC Hero shows the firmware as 1.5...
Yeah. As it turns out, HTC wrote their own CDMA stack for their kernel. Some of the code may or may not have been taken from the Android 1.6 source code, but because it's not the ful 1.6 firmware, it's still considered 1.5.
I cant believe there is still nothing coming from HTC on a Hero update, surely there is no need to be this secretive about it ... I will just keep emailing them daily until a proper answer is given, i just dont understand why they cant say either you wont ever get updates, it is close (with a date) or they are skipping 1.6 so go straight to 2.0. Instead they leave everyone guessing with stupid comments like 'I cant say anything yet', what a load of **** !!!!
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