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Question about ROM upgrade

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  1. Lefthand

    Lefthand Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Sep 27, 2009
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    Question from a noob! On the HTC website there's a ROM upgrade available to download, (2.73.405.5 Release Date: 2009-09-11). My Hero is brand new, out of the box, the build version is The question is: what does the new ROM do, does it improve performance? Is it worth installing it? It also says that installing it will remove all data installed on the phone, does this mean it will remove all my contacts, apps etc? Also, the firmware verion on the phone is 1.5, is there an upgrade to this too? As I said I'm a bit of a newbie, so any help is much appreciated! I'm on T-Mobile UK btw.

  2. JoeC

    JoeC Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2009
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    The ROM upgrade is an essential upgrade, and does improve a number of things including performance. It also has essential bug fixes.

    It will wipe all of your apps, phone contacts, configuration, APN, etc. You can preserve your apps easily with AppManager--backup.

    IF you keep your contacts synchronized in Google, they will all come back when you enable Google Sync.

    The firmware 1.5 is the Android OS version....still the current one. Version 1.6 is due to be released soon.

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