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

  1. AstroDonut

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    I'd read somewhere that for possibly the first time ever, that T-Mobile haven't changed the firmware for the G2-Touch (still get a t-mobile splash screen and the usual web n' walk shortcuts, I'm thinking that HTC coded that for them)

    So perhaps the HTC release of 2.0 or 2.0.1 or whatever its called will work on a t-mobile branded device

    I am only 18hrs into my first android phone but absolutely loving it :)

    Mine's the g2-touch, but much prefer the HERO name ;-)
     

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    1.5, 1.6, 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.1 aren't exactly different ROMs. They're updated versions of the Android OS. Obviously the most recent version available for your device will be the best. The problem is though, that the latest version available for the Hero is the ancient version 1.5. That's why we're all waiting anxiously for this 2.1 update.
     
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    I see rom upgrades from different countries on the htc. site will they work on my hero in canada. what will the rom upgrades do to the phone. what will it improve. it is pretty good right now. why should i change for change sake.
     
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    HTC have told me their will be no updates untill early next year.
    And that's not set in stone.
     
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    Lot's of activity on Twitter about Sprint Hero getting 2.1 ROM early next year. Let's hope the ROM for UK and everyone else comes along too.
     
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    What I"m wondering is how much more internal memory will this udate to 2.1 on the Heros take. We are already dealing with limited amounts. Wish there was a way (without rooting) to have the themes reside on the sd card and boot from there. That would save a lot of internal memory.
     
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    Is it wrong of me to bump this thread just to excite people with the possibilty of news....
     
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    Yes! :(
     
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    :D
     
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    Lets keep it on topic please... if this degenerates into a lolcats thread, I will close it
     
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    Please dont close this thread lol its reassuring to know im not the only impatient person out there who cant wait for the update, my poor Hero is beginning to feel out of date already and wants to be back on top where it belongs ;)
     
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    I just hope it fixes my 100% awake crap. I have tried all fixes and my phone is stubborn. I wish I had good battery life.

    Thanks to all that put in suggestions!
     
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    You've tried hard reset?

    If you're still facing that problem you should send it in under warranty...
     
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    No offence but do you have any idea how pompous that sounds?
     
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    Its not pompous, thats their job as a moderator. This is a thread on Android 2.1 in the HTC Hero section, not a thread about lolcats, hence the warning.

    *accidental double post*
     
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    I cannot wait!! We need this like yesterday!
     
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    Don't get me wrong...like my Hero so far and think Android is pretty good.

    But a lot the new features shown in the Android 2.0 video that let one do anything involving a contact by touching the contact's photo in any app (e.g. mail them, text them, call them, etc.) are things that Palm's WebOS already offers on the Pre and Pixi. Palm is really correct when they talk about their "Synergy" and how everything on their phone is much more integrated...a little better than Android, in my opinion. And both Android and WebOS have the iPhone beat at this point.

    Per another post I made, if it weren't for the slightly substandard physical build quality of the Pre, I'd have stayed with it....LOVE WebOS. Hoping Android 2.0 gets the Hero closer to the Pre in terms of smooth functionality. Probably won't do much for multitasking, though. Another area where WebOS shines...

    - Astro
     
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    I've been contemplating rooting my Sprint Hero so I can make more room for my stuff by removing unwanted stock applications. If I do nothing more than root my phone (i.e. I do NOT install a custom ROM) will I be able to accept the Android 2.1 update when it comes down the pipe, or will I have to 'unroot' my phone first?


    sleepy
     
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    Rooting will have no affect on whether or not you'll be able to install an official 2.1 update. If you install an official 2.1 build, it'll unroot your phone.

    I'd be willing to bet that there will be Custom 2.1 ROMs for the Sprint Hero before Sprint releases it, in which case, you would need to root your phone to install that. But make sure its for the CDMA Hero, installing a GSM ROM on the Sprint Hero will probably brick your phone.
     
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    Just had this emailed from HTC .....

    Thank you for your email. We understand that now that a phone running Android OS 2.1 is available that you are excited to get an update for your Hero. We are still hard at work building Sense for this new version but we expect to have the upgrade finished and ready to go soon. Please understand that it takes time to customize any Android version to ensure you have the intuitive experience Sense provides, and we hope you can be patient for just a little while longer.

    Kind Regards,

    Anthony M
    HTC

    ... i just hope soon really does mean soon :)
     
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