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  1. nellisere

    nellisere Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i have just ordered a hero from orange on payg and i want to unlock it, if i take it to somewhere like phones4u, will their unlock be succesful cause i have read alot bout unlocking the orange hero, i dont know software version cause i have to wait till sunday to get it, also, should i root it, cause i will probably get alot of apps so apps2sd will help, and i would also like to tether my phones internet to my laptop using wifi, is rooting easy and is formatting microsd for apps 2 sd easy?? thanks:)
     

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  2. tojjer

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    Rooting is not easy. But if your patient and a little IT literate its more than possible, and there is a lot of experience floating around on this forum currently.

    If you can Get ROOT access, flashing a ROM is easy, gaining ROOT access you are very unlikely tobrivk your phoe if you mess up
     
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    nellisere Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thank you for your comments of experience, i see that i will have a very enjoyable time with my hero and on these forums :) when i get my phone i shall wait a week or two, then root it (Y)
     
  5. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    You just bought a tape deck.
     
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    I'm not sure of what to make of your comment, are you trying to start an Android/iPhone argument? Because we really have enough of those here already...
     
  7. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, not in the slightest. I love Android, and had a Hero. iPhone users have no beef with Android folk in my experience. Horses for courses and all that.

    It was more a comment about getting into a product on it's plummeting life-cycle. HTC should be ashamed of the way they have treated Hero users.
     
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    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    True, can't really argue there. I'm just glad for all the custom ROM devs focusing on the hero atm, they don't seem to be struggling to update the hero. And these are guys who work on the hero in their spare time compared to a large international company...
     
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    nellisere Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    tbh im not bothered about 2.1, i havent had an android phone before, so yeh, im happy to wait a few months, but if it goes past august, then yeh, i would be p***ed off
     
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    Nonsense. Many people (myself included) are not prepared to pay hundreds of pounds for the latest smartphones, or get tied into expensive contracts with minutes that we never use.

    I got a Hero a couple of months back, for peanuts from T-Mobile (
     
  11. trick202

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    Which part of what I said is "nonsense" exactly?
     
  12. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member

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    "plummeting life-cycle"

    The Hero is a fine phone, even on Android 1.5 HTC have stated they are comitted to providing 2.1 on it, it's just delayed (again), that's not ideal, but it's better than most hardware manufacturers provide in other sectors who rarely provide updates, let one updates are huge as the Android 1.5 > 2.1
     
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    Looking at the few 'issues' we're finding with 2.1, I wonder if that's why they're holding back a while
     
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    Indeed. There could be all kinds of technical or performance issues they're having with it for all we know.

    The wait isn't ideal, but when the official update comes, I would prefer it to be stable and finished.
     
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    having just rooted and applied the villian 5.4 rom a few days ago (because of the announcement that the update is delayed)

    I can tell you that the upgrade was very simple. I am on Orange.

    Download instant root - Ta dahh the phone is rooted :)
    install an app that alows you to do nandroid backups.
    backup (just incase)
    flash
    change the mms settings.
    DONE.

    it depends on your Technical Knowledge as to how easy this is. I am in IT so it was very easy. if you dont know what command prompt is - I suggest you stick to the official roms :) - otherwise go for it :) - the backup system means you can always roll back.
     
  16. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know what a product life-cycle is?
     
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    Trick,
    As you believe you are so clever and conceited, perhaps you would tell us peasants about all your Android skills ans achievements.
    We await with baited breath for your pearls of wisdom kind sir.
    Ron
     
  18. trick202

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    I only believe I'm clever comparitively. The Hero is nearing the last phase of it's product life cycle.
    It's not my choice by the way, it's just life.

    Don't take it so personally.
     
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    Trick your missing the point of product life cylce. The hero will still be sold in a years time. Yes it has dropped of the cutting edge by a big margin but its still a cracking works phone compared to some nokias and samsungs I look at even now.
     
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    Absolutely, however it's clear you don't. A product life cycle does not end as soon as a followup appears. The Hero has only been on the market for 9 months..
     
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    Im not sure why your posting here trick, your posts recently are not helpful or productive, and tend to incite flames. (Valid or not)

    The forum is here to support users of the Hero...
     
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    I'm sorry about that.

    I shouldn't really have an opinion that goes against the grain should I?
     
  23. stoney73

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    hang on.......before we all explode into flames.....

    we all know the legend and the desire have been released, and that they are new, correct? and they both have 2.1?

    now bear with me, but.....seeing as the legend is the direct follow-up to he hero.....would that not mean that the hero is probably coming to the end of its cycle?

    and wait.....dont scalp me. im a hero owner, and i love it. 1.5 or rooted 2.1, its the best phone i've ever had. Of course i say this having come from a nokia n97 lol, so one could say i had low expectations, but really, i have 10 months left on my contract, and for the first time, im ok with waiting it out.
     
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    Productive/Helpfull?

    Sure have a contradicting opinion if its inline with the topic.
     
  25. fontburn

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    end of life cycle means the following.

    Introduction - About 10 months ago
    Growth - 9 months till Legend was release
    Maturity - 2.1 update and what ever
    Decline - Legend replacement arrives
    Withdrawl - HTC actually stop making them

    As far as I can tell Apple Iphone 3G not the 3GS is still being made even though its now a "tape deck" in your own words, as it wont run all OS4 features on it. Still a brilliant phone and I'd gladly have a free one but its not a tape deck.

    I certainly wont keep my hero once the contract is up, but I wont pay over the odds to jump on the latest and greatest.
     

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