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  1. Majid

    Majid Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi everybody

    I recently got a HTC hero as an upgrade from carphonewarehouse (uk) and am still new to this brave new android world. Its an orange upgrade but i think they've sent me an unlocked one because theres nothing orange on it, no homescreen or links or anything.

    now i aint to bothered about that (pleased to have an unlocked one) but this lead to a few queries which i was hoping u guys could help me on

    1) how do i know if its locked or not?

    2) when htc release updates, do i download the one specifically for orange or a generic one

    3) i know a few updates to the rom have come recently, i wasnt gonna bother updating initially as i thought i'd wait for 2.1, but with having to wait sometime for it i was wondering whether its worth going for the latest one? the version i have at present is firmware 1.5 and build 2.73.405.66 with software 1.0.0.a6288... it works ok, the only complaint i have is that the in-call volume is too low

    and btw what is rooting? is it the same as unlocking?

    thanks guys sorry if the qu's are a bit stupid!

    Majid
     

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  2. walkinhotdog

    walkinhotdog Well-Known Member

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    1. It sounds like you have an unlocked one since you have no links etc for orange stuff. Another way you can check is to burrow other ppls sims from other networks and try it out. Thats the only way i know.

    2. If yours is unlocked then download the generic one. If orange, then orange one.

    3. You have the lastest firmware, build, and software already.

    Rooting is basically getting complete control over your phone. You can delete original programs etc. Dont think its the same as unlocking.

    I just got my hero a while ago, so if any of my answers are wrong sorry. lol. but im sure other ppl will correct me.
     
  3. Chappie

    Chappie Well-Known Member

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    I heard about carphone warehouse getting a load of unlocked hero's in by mistake out of the factory. They asked people to take them back and get them replaced needless to say not many took up their offer ;)
     
  4. Xyro

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    2) Just try either upgrade. If you get a Customer ID error, or if it says it's not suitible for your device, you need the other one.

    3) Try an app called Audio Manager. It creates a widget which you can click on to set the in call volume (amoung other things).
     
  5. Majid

    Majid Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks guys for the responses...

    btw audio manager doesnt seem to help in that regard.. just goes to the max thats possible and i find it too low

    majid
     
  6. antipesto93

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    rooting is like jailbreaking an iphone, its like getting more controll over phone so you can do more things with it, but its not recomended to new uers

    on the htc site, where u can choose what rom you want to download, when you enter your serial number, if the serial number works than thats the one you neeed, so try ur serual number on the orange rom and if it dosent like it go to the generic opition

    its not really worth updating yet, its too much hastle and you have the most reecent rom allready, just wair for 2.1
     

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