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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rjjr2531, May 15, 2010.

  1. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast
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    its too bad evo is right around the corner because i just starting loving my hero all over again. here's just a few things you have to look forward too that you may not get out of a youtube video...speaking of youtube, it works again! yay...also the app market got a makeover for the better. each app has up to 4 screen shots showing what it looks like. also, it feels like downloading was smoother and you could continue to bowse while its installing...atleast not as much lag as before. the overall phone runs much smoother and snappier. the texting is still not 100% snappy, but its much better...also during the vibrate of each text, it feels like the strength of the vibrate decreases the more you type...i dont know if thats a strategy or an error...i barely notice it and im sure its just to save battery...uuummm...youtube window looks very clean, menus are more vibrant and sleak, when listening to a voicemail theres more options and the contacts picture...the android music widget is black instead of that off white...

    i havent noticed the interacive backgrounds yet, dont even know if it will work...all in all this update makes the phone truely how its supposed to be and eliminates a lot of things that may frustrate you nnow. i did my update using a video from a previously posted thread with a video...id say backup your stuff and go for it...it literally took 5 minutes.

    the hero is now an actual hero

    if uve updated feel free to add to this either way...

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  2. tailsthecat

    tailsthecat Well-Known Member

    were you rooted/running custom rom? ive got fresh2.0d and i dont know where to go from here...
  3. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

  4. Bat~man

    Bat~man Well-Known Member

    I agree with the review.

    The only issue I have is not being able to get all the apps I once had, Market has some issues with apps not showing. I read somewhere that it will be fixed once the official update is released and the keys are registered or something...so if that issue does clear up I say all in all I'm satisfied but not "blown away" with this update.
  5. tailsthecat

    tailsthecat Well-Known Member

  6. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    And lose root? go for it. You'll have a bada$$ rom from the devs about 10 hrs after the official is released if you can wait. This 2.1.1 is sbuilt from the latest leak...
  7. tailsthecat

    tailsthecat Well-Known Member

    yes. id like to have the official.
  8. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Fair enough. I like all the good stuff the devs do, so I will never get the official

  9. tailsthecat

    tailsthecat Well-Known Member

    do you know how i would go about doing that?
  10. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands

    Not sure how to load it if you're rooted. I think you can just do like they do and download it and follow the prompts... I haven't really been following what the guys that are using the leak are doing. Sorry
  11. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    may be moot now, but my phone was still factory with latest updates...another thing i forgot to mention is now the market has "top paid app" and "top free apps" which is a plus i guess...theyve also added one new background lol...all in all its a snappier more polished version of the original...dont expect an xp to w7 like experience...
  12. barnacles

    barnacles Android Enthusiast

    You mean vista to win7? XP still trumps em all IMO haha

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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