HTC Hero 1.5 - 2.1 upgrade

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  1. jikohu

    jikohu Member

    Hello - I saw that yesterday was officially launched the 2.1 upgrade for HTC Hero (at least in USA for Sprint)

    My question is - how can I find out if an upgrade is available and how will I upgrade the firmware?

    PS: my HTC Hero is clean, I didn't root it yet...

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    The sticky thread at the top of the forum contains all the latest rumour, speculation and scant detail on the update.

    You'll know within minutes when it does become available - this forum will explode with excitement and relief! :)
  3. jikohu

    jikohu Member

    Thanks Slug, but as I said - now it really is official (link)

    I'm just curious how will it get to my phone :)

    I'm not from USA, I'm from Europe [Romania] and I'm really curious about the flow for a Android user (what he must do in order to have the latest available firmware on his Android-based mobile)
  4. JimR123

    JimR123 Well-Known Member

    Thought it already had when I read the title of this thread! :eek:
  5. SirGaz

    SirGaz Active Member

    This is for the USA Hero, not European, so it's still not official for us yet.
    When it does come it will most probably be a download on the HTC website
  6. memphis9489

    memphis9489 Well-Known Member

    What concerns me most about the upcoming upgrade is HOW to save my phonebook. I understand that they will be obliterated, along with all apps, when the upgrade is completed. Basically, it seems to be a factory reset of the phone.
  7. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    It is, pretty much. Everything not on the SD card or backed up will disappear. How to save your contacts depends on what type of contact they are (Phone, Sim or Google). Google contacts and SIM contacts wont be affected.
  8. memphis9489

    memphis9489 Well-Known Member

    I just save phone numbers in the conventional way. I do not save them to Google. They are not on the SD card - I don't even know how to do that.

    They are on my phone's internal phonebook.

    THOSE are the numbers that I want to survive the upgrade.

    When you you get a new phone, Sprint always transfers these numbers for me. But I don't think they will be able to do that with this upgrade. Or, can they?

    In any case, I'm wondering what the best way is to save my internal phone numbers so that, after the upgrade, I can reinstall them. Losing all my phone contacts would be a disaster.
  9. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    As for how to back up your contacts, there are apps that will save your contacts to the SD card. Or ones that can be used to store your apps with google (which would mean your contacts are safe even if you upgrade your firmware/throw the phone under a bus).

    I'm not sure which apps can backup/restore contacts. MyBackupPro probably can, and that has a free 30 day trial on the market.

    I'm not sure about what Sprint can do for you, this isn't the sprint hero forums after all. If you're on sprint, know that we're all jealous of your update being available :p
  10. mitra

    mitra New Member

    I have bought a new HTC Hero 100 with 1.5 firmware version. Can I upgrade to Android 2.1 ?
  11. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

    Yep :)

    Which network did you buy the phone on? The phone isn't yet available for some branded phones.
  12. redmelons

    redmelons Active Member

    I've just used HTC PC Suite to backup my contacts. Once the app is installed on your phone, you can backup using any web browser.

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