Last Updated: Aug 20,2011
The internet with this thing? I truly feel sorry for you.
Why? The web browser has always been pretty snappy even before I rooted it and flashed Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 ROMs. This handset was also the first Android handset to sport Adobe Flash Lite. A pretty big milestone for Android at the time.
There are myriads of other web browsers that work great on the Sprint HTC Hero as well. Sure, it does not compare to the high powered handsets of today, but what do you want from aging hardware?
What do I want for aging hardware? I should ask Sprint why do I endure this for $100 per month. I'm stuck in a contract, but that's another issue. I just wanted to set up my fantasy auto racing lineup today on yahoo. Major fail. I understand it's 3g. I long gave up and have accepted the fact that media intensive stuff is not going to go well, but simple stuff like scrolling, resizing the screen, pressing hyperlinks ten times to no avail is awful. If there was a way I could have you personally experience this without exposing my password you will understand where I'm coming from. And how about powering the device down, you never get the search function instead? We should expect more. I could go on my friend.
Have you rooted - or did you just come in here to talk down on an old device.
Im sorry you made a bad decision and are stuck with aging hardware that you don't like...Maybe you should have spent the extra $50 and got a newer model.
These forums are meant to help people get the most out of their device not make them feel bad.....
I feel sorry for you....being such an unhappy person.
That is weird. I never ran into those problems with my Sprint HTC Hero, even prior to rooting and overclocking its CPU.
I am sorry you are having issues, but I can only recommend that you step on over to the root section of this subforum and try out a custom ROM and perhaps give overclocking a shot. Performing those actions could drastically improve the speed of your handset, and perhaps make you like it a bit more too.
I'm going to have to agree with these 2 guys and add its your phone or 3g signal. Had 1.5 when I got my phone, girlfriend still running same as out the door. I updated Sprints 2.1 when it came out and was still fast. Did all the ota updates with no change. Finally rooted and overclocked. Even faster. WiFi now is as fast as my computer. All this from my hero now.
Have you tried WiFi and notice a difference??
Well, I didn't mean for you all to take it so personally. We are just talking about a device here. Unless you are maybe affliated with htc, who knows.
I guess the people that agree with me wouldn't be hanging around here by now anyway.
But, for general web page load up and read only activity, I guess it's OK. But for more interactive, say typing in forums and such, it can get quite annoying. That is just my experience.
Alright bro, I'll give it a shot.
Don't have it. If I had wifi, I'd just use my computer for internet.
Yeah, I got 2.1. The major difference I see is power up time - big improvements there.
I am not affiliated with HTC in any way, nor did I take your comments personally. I was merely stating the experiences that I have had with my own Sprint HTC Hero that were in contrast with experiences you have had with yours.
As for forums, many support the Tapatalk Forum App and Android Forums has their own custom app to post in the forums which you can find here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.blau.android.phandroidnews&hl=en . Using the web browser to post in a forum, while it does work, is not always the ideal situation with a handset. If I have to use the web browser to post in a forum, I will zoom in to fit the text to the screen, so I can see everything I am typing at once.
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