UK Orange Hero 2.1.


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  1. Peterpoose

    Peterpoose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi folks i am just wondering as im not very technically minded, could someone please tell me if the 2.1 upgrade for my Hero which is on Orange in the UK is out yet ?

    I have tried scouring the internet and all i seem to get is outdated google suggestions saying for orange its out on 16th April which was yestereday.

    I went to HTC online and all that is there is a hero sync update? is this the 2.1?

    Orange have only that link also.

    If it is out could someone please post a link where i could get it from would be much appriciated.

    Many thanks
     

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  2. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    its not out just yet
    the sync update is just an update for the computer software...not really important
     
  3. Peterpoose

    Peterpoose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ah great many thanks, any update on when it will be ?
     
  4. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    no official word, supposedly end of april
     
  5. Peterpoose

    Peterpoose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    cheers
     
  6. Lodds

    Lodds New Member

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    There is also a ROM update that was released in Feb, you might need this update for the ever promised 2.1
     
  7. Thirty12

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    [FONT=&quot]This is the reply I got from HTC today!
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    [FONT=&quot]Not happy at all!
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    [FONT=&quot]Hi Xxxxxxx,[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]I’m sorry we couldn’t get back to you sooner, we were waiting on official confirmation from HTC.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]We can now confirm that the update will be available from June, and rolled out through operators from then on. It will be an over the air update. I have included the full official statement below.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]“[/FONT][FONT=&quot]HTC will be providing a free update to
     
  8. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member

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    So now we have to wait till June...

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  9. Thirty12

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    At the very least! I bet they delay it again!

    I wouldn't have bought the Hero if I had knows it was going to take this long!

    Not happy at alll :mad:
     
  10. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member

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    This update better be the shit!
     
  11. fontburn

    fontburn Well-Known Member

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    Well as of last week I have been playing with the ROM from SenseHero 2.1 and the 2.1 v2 and to be frank the 2.1 isnt all that great. I say that only as the amount of times the unofficial date has moved I would have expected more.

    Yes the market is much nicer
    The speed is slightly better
    The newer apps a bonus

    But the helicopter view is impressive but I never us it.
    Friends Stream - dont use as I like the facebook widget

    Nothing new has happened to my devices that says "wow worth the wait". Oh got one bluetooth works for file transfer. Not a wow factor but someting I missed.
     
  12. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to getting 2.1 myself - I just hope my Hero speeds up a bit :(
     
  13. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Well-Known Member

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    It is important - it makes it quicker by all accounts!

    Does anyone have any more news on this?
     
  14. mylinuxbox

    mylinuxbox Well-Known Member

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    Another month is coming to an end, another month where we were led to believe we would see the 2.1 update for the UK Hero.

    Another month where we are still stuck with 1.5.

    Has anyone got any news on the upgrade?

    We are supposed to be seeing 2 upgrades, the first preparing the phone and the second giving us 2.1.

    I did for a few seconds see the Android Update icon on my status bar very early this month, but when I clicked it to download, there was nothing there and I was just taken to the Market.
     
  15. Demax_max

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    First of all make sure that you have the right current version on your Hero in order to get the preparatory upgrade (shoud be version 2.73.405.5 (EU) for Europe).

    If you have the right current version, then backup all your data on the phone and reset all settings, which will totally erase memory of your phone. Upon reboot the phone will ask you to set the setting like it did when you bought it and shortly after that a notification regarding ROM upgrade will pop up. Update and enjoy preparatory ROM, which actually almost the same.

    Hopefully 2.1 will be rolling out soon.
     
  16. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    As mentioned here, the generic 2.1 update started rolling out across Europe today.

    Incorrect. The current Orange ROM build number is 2.73.65.66. The x.xx.405.xx builds are for generic (unbranded) handsets only and will not install on carrier-branded devices.
     
  17. Harvyd44

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    Hero 1.5 (orange branded). Attempted to upgrade to newest ROM (in expectation of 2.1 update) on Win XP sp3. Downloaded install file from HTC but Install file would not open. Message pops up
    ˇPAPP:
    PVENDOR:
    PGUID
    $
    @Windows XP Service Pack 3 (2600
    IE Version 6>0.2900.5512

    Been in touch with HTC support. Not much help. Can any one throw any light on the message.
     
  18. messyhead

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    This might help. Got updated over the phone from Orange about when 2.1 will be available...

    http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/107856-orange-uk-2-1-update-expected-mid-end-july.html#post998954
     
  19. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Well-Known Member

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    does it really matter if you have the right current version before the update? im on orange and have never updated it - it is version 2.73.61.5 ?
     
  20. mylinuxbox

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    Now I am confused, my build is 2.73.61.5. Does that mean my phone needs an update before I can get the preparatory update, before the actual update?
     
  21. Peterpoose

    Peterpoose Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yep i have the same build and was wondering the same.

    Thanks
     
  22. prktz

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    I upgraded from 2.73.61.5. to 2.73.61.66 the other day and my battery lasts a helluva lot longer, it seems faster to use and the friends widget has larger photos. I am sure there are more differences but I haven't come across them yet. This is the update on the HTC website for orange peeps that apparently was released in Feb this year! I have only just stumbled upon it. I am assuming I have to receive another update to prepare for the big one? Hurrrrrrr. I know the date change doesn't work. I was going to de-brand but I won't now I have heard others doing same and wasting time.
     
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