Will I ever get 2.2? Getting the run-around from provider.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kisby, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. kisby

    kisby Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 11, 2010
    109
    23
    38
    Male
    I have an HTC Hero, just bought it last month. I love the phone and am looking forward to 2.2. Now, I understand from google searches that I may never get it. My Alltel rep doesn't know. Neither does HTC. Or, their just not telling me. I hate having a new phone and trapped in old software. When the upgrade happens, I want to be part of it.

    It's a simple question: will I be able to upgrade to 2.2 or not?
     

    Advertisement
  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
    VIP Member
    813

    Nov 28, 2009
    11,820
    4,751
    813
    Sprint/HTC has said that the Hero will not receive 2.2.

    That being said, if you root your phone (gain admin access and lose your warranty) you can put a custom version of 2.2 on your phone.
     
  3. grainysand

    grainysand Well-Known Member
    143

    Feb 4, 2010
    1,580
    175
    143
    Chances are good you won't ever, not officially.

    Why did you pick the Hero, out of all the Android phones? It's really very outdated by this point. Even the rooted 2.2 ported to it is an anemic, stripped-down version. Dunno why anyone'd bother.
     
  4. kisby

    kisby Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 11, 2010
    109
    23
    38
    Male
    It was the only android on our network.
     
  5. morpheus2n2

    morpheus2n2 Well-Known Member
    46

    Jul 8, 2010
    118
    8
    46
    Thats really got to sux!
     
  6. droideris

    droideris Well-Known Member
    36

    Nov 24, 2009
    107
    5
    36
    The EVO 4G was out last month, was it not?
     
  7. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member
    46

    May 12, 2010
    194
    2
    46
    not on alltel
     
  8. HaulinPain

    HaulinPain Member
    16

    Feb 12, 2010
    12
    1
    16
    Logistical Engineer
    Dickinson, ND
    Where are you? I had alltel and they were bought out by VZW about a year ago!
     
  9. kisby

    kisby Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 11, 2010
    109
    23
    38
    Male
    Verizon hasn't finished taking over in our area.
     
  10. droid1138

    droid1138 New Member
    5

    Jul 20, 2010
    1
    0
    5
    First off, the Hero is NOT going to be able to handle the 2.2 update. Second Alltel was purchased by VZW but they had to sell a portion of it because of FCC rules and regulations. A large portion was purchased by AT&T while the smaller portion was purchased by ATNI(new company on the east coast.) So unfortunately you will not get the chance to upgrade, but your probably only on a 1 year contract anyways. So it is a great introduction to Android. So whether your area is going VZW or AT&T, you will have some cool choices in phones when your contract is up.
     
  11. kisby

    kisby Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 11, 2010
    109
    23
    38
    Male
    Does AT&T even have an android phone? What is it?
     
  12. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Well-Known Member
    48

    Jun 1, 2010
    390
    18
    48
    Male
    Houston, TX
    Galaxy S, Aria, and I think backflip
     
  13. AmneonX

    AmneonX Well-Known Member
    53

    Jun 27, 2010
    391
    44
    53
    http://www.androidwaypoint.com
    Michigan
    Yep, and that is the reason i left alltel. I was being sold to at&t and didn't want that so i went to vzw and got the droid x.
     

Share This Page

Loading...