thinking bout getting this phone question about the OS

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ashlee, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Ashlee

    Ashlee New Member
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    sprint said i can swap out my phone for this phone or a couple other phones, just wondering what is the highest OS this runs on? my friend said 1.5 'cause she had one.
    but that seems low.
    don't wanna root my phone i dont know how an dont wanna pay
     

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  2. TheEngineer

    TheEngineer Well-Known Member
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    Currently the Hero is on 2.1.
     
  3. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member
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    Welcome to the forums:D:D

    Yes, 2.1 is the current version of the Hero. Unfortunately, no further os upgrades will happen.
     
  4. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member
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    As everyone else said, the Sprint HTC Hero is at Android 2.1. It will not be updated further except for maybe a maintenance release here and there.

    The Sprint HTC Hero is fully capable of running Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 though. You just need to root your handset and flash a new ROM. If you are interested in that, then head over the root section of this subforum. We will be glad to help you out.
     
  5. ckim06

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    This phone is super slow compared to all the new ones that are coming out. Consider getting a newer one?
     
  6. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member
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    I think that Sprint told her that the Sprint HTC Hero was one of the few handsets she can swap to from her existing one. Otherwise, I am sure she would choose a more modern handset.

    The Sprint HTC Hero, especially when rooted and with a custom ROM flashed to it, is a good performer. I am running CyanogenMod 7 right now, and it is snappy and does everything efficiently.
     
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