Orange UK 2.1 update news


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  1. messyhead

    messyhead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I emailed Orange the other day asking them when the 2.1 update was expected. I got a phone call from them today, and they advised that they had hoped to have it available for the end of June, but they've had to push it back by a few weeks.

    So they're expecting it to be available from middle to end of July. They said Orange customers would receive an SMS to advise that it was available, and there would be a download link on the Orange website.

    Good news indeed, and straight from the horses mouth this morning.
     

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  2. Nybras

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    Ah, more waiting then!
     
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    Good work. Glad they're sending an SMS.
     
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    messyhead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    But at least we now know it's coming, as opposed to just speculating about when it might be available.
     
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    No offence to the thread starter :)

    BUT I'll believe it when I see it. Thanks for the info though.

    Al
     
  6. jmfryer1978

    jmfryer1978 Active Member

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    Thanks for the info. I'm assuming then (if it's going to a download via website) that there will be no need for the preliminary update as this was only intented to fix an OTA issue.

    Will believe it when I see it though!
     
  7. messyhead

    messyhead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    None taken.

    However, I work in software development, so the fact that a company the size of Orange are advising customers of when the release is due, gives me confidence that it'll be made available then.

    As they've now told me, I could easliy then tweet, blog, etc about it and if they then didn't deliver, they'd have too much reputation to lose.

    I think if they didn't think it was going to be available, they either wouldn't have bothered phoning me to respond to my email, or they would have said they weren't sure when it was available by email response.
     
  8. alinver

    alinver Well-Known Member

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    I don't doubt us Orange customers will see 2.1 soon, and I'm sure the information you've been given is correct. It's just I'm sick to death of new release dates, rumours, speculation ect ect. For example I was told by Orange it would be available around the third week in June.

    It is coming, when I don't know, but it can't be too far away, lets all hope it's been worth the wait.

    Cheers Al
     
  9. messyhead

    messyhead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm already using SenseHero2.1, so I'm already using 2.1 features. So in that sense I'm not expecting anything new from the official ROM, but I'd rather be using an official GSM 2.1 ROM, than a hacked CDMA one.
     
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    Why not use the gsm one, its much nicer than the cdma port

    Sent from my HTC Hero using Tapatalk
     
  11. messyhead

    messyhead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didn't know there was a GSM one. I thought the SenseHero was based on the Sprint CDMA 2.1 ROM.
     
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    Build 5 and 5.1 of SenseHero are based on the Taiwan gsm official release
     
  13. Jaffa

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    And Villain v10 and there is a Modaco one, which I can never find, the Modaco site is a nightmare to navigate imho
     
  14. Randy

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    I've just rang Orange and told em my bill should be paid at the end of June.. but I may have to delay payment by a month or maybe more. They didn't seem to give a toss :(
     
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    You mean the very first thread in the Hero section? :p

    But yeah I see your point. Once he makes it an official release it should get stickied in the hero section.
     
  16. Randy

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    PS- I didn`t really ring em, i`m not that sad.. but the story was for yours benefit. :rolleyes:
     
  17. mattdanielc

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    God I hope we get this in July. Looking at various posts it seems '3' are really talkative and have told customers they are getting 2.1 soon...but we've heard nothing really?
     
  18. Beauborg

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    Orange have just phoned me (following a phone call to them) to tell me it won't be out till September!!
     
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    Just spoke to Orange and they told me the 2.1 update for the Hero will be released at midnight 1/07/2010.

    We will see, CS b*****t or the real deal?

    Anyway will be staying up to find out
     
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  20. steve_stewart

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    Did they say whether it would be OTA or via download?

    Was just about to de-brand my phone and install generic ROM too......I'll give Orange one more day then :)

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  21. android1230

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    Download

    It should be on the official HTC site at midnight tonight. The bloke seemed to know what he was talking about....but we will see.
     
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  22. Nybras

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    Your not telling us porky pies are ya? ha ha ha. I hope sooo much that this is the truth
     
  23. android1230

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    I was considering not telling people what Orange just told me because people like yourself might think it was a wind up.

    I have been reading on another thread that people have been installing the generic ROM and de branding their phones just to get the 2.1 update.

    This can cause problems as some or all paid apps will not be visible, and for the sake of waiting a few more hours I would hold back on doing this,and get the official ROM..... Tonight!! if I was told the truth by the Orange man.

    So if it's not up by then, take a chance and de brand.
     
  24. Randy

    Randy Well-Known Member

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    Just copied this from another thread:-

    "Orange have just phoned me (following a phone call to them) to tell me it won't be out till September!! "

    I hope this isn`t true, because we`ll be on our own to fight the cause to get it sooner.. as the rest of the hero world have got their update now and don`t care about us. :(
     
  25. android1230

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    Just to confirm someone else has had the same info as me from Orange

    This has been posted on the HTC Hero Facebook page.

    Hi Orange buddies, i spoke to 3 different Orange customer reps today 30th June 2010 and they said the first update will be ready by midnight today so make sure you connected to wi-fi or internet. And the second can follow through any time after.

    Lets hope so
     

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