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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Asmo, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Asmo

    Asmo Newbie
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    Android 2.1 HERO ROM in the hands of developers


    Great news for everyone ... A new ROM for the HTC Hero has been released and is currently in the hands of some of the developers out there. KingKlick has been tweeting about it and already has a version running on his own phone. He's been sending tweets from the phone so it's obviously working.
    The other surprising news is that the ROM is apparently Android 2.1 and based on SDK Rel. 6. What this means right now is unclear but it sounds like it has Multi-Touch browser support out of the box and I'm sure a lot more and I don't know about just yet. As we get more info and I'll let you all know.
    So if you want to keep yourselves up to date with the progress, be sure to follow the tweets from KingKlick and Barakinflorida to name just a coupe and of course we'll be tweeting as soon as we have any news so be sure to follow AndroidSPIN as well.
     



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  2. Neo-Dragon

    Neo-Dragon Lurker

    I'll have my fingers crossed for better screenshots.
    I've seen some but they were very blurry... Most likely taken with a hero camera :p
     
  3. Quazar

    Quazar Android Enthusiast

    Wow, already?! Great news!
     
  4. Ziani

    Ziani Android Expert

    yay...cannot wait, will be like getting a new Hero all over again :D
     
  5. thefonz

    thefonz Lurker

    Wait, so you can flash to this from 1.5?
     
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    When it is released, yes.
     
  7. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    I don't have a Hero but this is very interesting to see what new features , changes and improvements are :D

    When a ROM is ready yeah :) Theirs other ROM's out their now though in the Mean Time
     
  8. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Does this mean we'll be getting an MCR soon?
     
  9. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    What's an MCR? :D
     
  10. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Modaco Custom ROM?
     
  11. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    OH LOL! :D

    I knew that :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     
  12. fotoboi5

    fotoboi5 Lurker

    Does this mean also for the canadian Version of the Hero as well. I think Canadian Hero and the British Hero is the same. ?
     
  13. Plexus

    Plexus Member

    Great news , Now I'm not sure if I should install the new updated rom that the HTC home page says it's available for my Hero.
    I have installed the new version of HTC sync on my PCs without problems but I did'nt install this new ROM for the Hero because on the same page there is a note saying that the installation of the new Rom will erase all my files and programs and I still did'nt find out how to back up the contents of my beloved Hero.
    Even the latest version of HTC Sync does not have the "Back up" option offered by the equivalent program I use for my HTC HD2 (win Mob 6.5).
    Can anyone explain me what I can do to avoid having to reinstall 196 apps 500 pics , 500 songs and a few vids?
     
  14. Forcefed

    Forcefed Newbie

    cant wait for the release
     
  15. fotoboi5

    fotoboi5 Lurker

    Hey Forcefed,
    will the update work for us as well/
     
  16. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Funny you should ask..... a new release is in the pipeline over the next few days, I hear. Still 1.5, but based on a very recent ROM and with further tweaks to the kernel by Teknologist.
     
  17. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    Teknologist already has his 1.9 kernel out, if you're interested.
     
  18. mattcoz

    mattcoz Member

    I'm unhealthily excited by this news. :D
     
  19. Forcefed

    Forcefed Newbie


    I dont know but I dont see why it should nt work on the cool HERO
     
  20. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Thanks, but I'm gonna hold fast until MCR 3.0 (?) appears and then probably do a complete wipe before updating. This poor handset has been flashed more times recently than a late-night jogger.... :eek:
     
  21. skimminstones

    skimminstones Android Enthusiast

    So will this finally give us bluetooth file transfer?
     
  22. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

  23. Member31648

    Member31648 Guest

    Ooh, I'm excited! I hope Telus will give us the update in a speedy manner!
     
  24. Plexus

    Plexus Member


    I never flashed my Hero (yet) because I did'nt find out how to back up the phone's content to my PC (or to any other storage device).
    Can you tell me how you manage to do it Slug?
     
  25. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

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