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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wiskid, May 24, 2010.

  1. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Is there anybody who is 100% happy with the 2.1 update?

    I can't decide if I am just not happy with 2.1, or if I was so excited that I just expected so much more. Random reboots, system-wide lag, various little bothering bugs, etc.

    I'm just curious whether or not most people are in my boat, of if most people are loving the update. At this point, I am NOT loving the update.

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  2. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Android Enthusiast

    Because of the simple fact that Landscape Keyboard text input is IMPOSSIBLE due to the overwhelming lag, NO - I hate this update. I wish now I could go back to 1.5. This is f*cking bull shit. A simple feature like a touchscreen landscape keyboard worked better on 1.5 than it does on the messiah known as 2.1. If HTC doesn't patch this, it will be the last HTC phone I ever buy.
  3. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah. I totally agree. There had best be an update in the near future.
  4. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I guess I should be glad that I've been too busy to install 2.1, it sounds like a lot of people are unhappy with it... at least I'm used to the workarounds on 1.5 (like with MMS)
  5. chawski

    chawski Android Enthusiast

    The laggy keyboard is easily fixed by using handcent instead of the stock messager. Ive been running 2.1 for about 4 days and i really like it. No complaints yet at all. Keep in mind tho, that i only had my hero for less than a week before 2.1 came out, so i never really got to play with it enough to know what i didnt like about 1.5 too.
  6. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I wish there was a way to go back... I was perfectly happy with 1.5. I thought things could only get better with 2.1. Boy was I wrong. :mad:
  7. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    I wouldn't hold your breath for another update. I really think the hero has reached its shelf like and at this point it is take it or leave it.
  8. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I know, I am not hopeful for an update.

    I almost think the update was purposely crappy so that all Hero owners would want to get the EVO. It's kind of like Microsoft's Xbox 360 ban wave right before Christmas. Weed out the old, make them buy the new. Big time sales...
  9. zx12richard

    zx12richard Android Enthusiast

    Only time I have bad keyboard lag is in landscape making a internet post. Hate it. Handcent is awesome specially voice to text
  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    I have zero issues on Fresh 2.1.1 custom ROM. Looks like you guys kinda dropped the ball on that one.
  11. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    lol, yep. Hindsight is 20/20. Wish I woulda rooted. Can't root now (yet).
  12. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Only real issue I have w/ my phone is poor battery life (irrelevant to 2.1) but everything else is peachy.
  13. zx12richard

    zx12richard Android Enthusiast

    I didn't drop the ball I'm not smart enough to root. Lol I was lucky to pull off 2.1 install
  14. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

    Plenty of people here in our Sprint Hero forum could have helped you, including myself.
  15. Vald

    Vald Well-Known Member

    i have no issues with my phone at all, but my now my gf is going nuts wanting so i guess its means i'll be getting the evo against my will *wink*
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  16. irish21

    irish21 Lurker

    The bluetooth sucks... I can't believe that they can not get something like bluetooth right! it has been around for 16 years... not like it is an old tech. I get more force closes now than I did on 1.5.... I have had this phone for like 3 months and had 1 force close on 1.5... I have had at least a dozen in the past 2 days... just using the phone as a phone it force closed on me. I had to reset to make a phone call!
  17. V425

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    I might take you up on the offer :rolleyes:
  18. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire

  19. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    I'm the anomaly. Totally happy with 2.1. It's much smoother and more solid. Love having access to new apps (like Goggles). My battery life is now hugely improved over 1.5.

    My phone did stop vibrating, but I think that's a hardware issue.

    Sorry to disappoint...


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  20. sagedil

    sagedil Android Expert

    What I had anticipated doing with my Hero. But now I have talked about Evo too much, so she wants that too. Newly married, so am still in the "wanna please my bride stage", so expect us both to have the Evo in the next month. :p

    But to answer the OP, I never had 1.5, got my Hero the day 2.1 arrived. Don't use Bluetooth, so don't care about those issues. I use Better Keyboard for voice to speech, and have NO lag in portrait. Just checked it again now and no way I can type as fast as it will accept input. so again, no lag.

    So yes, I am 100% Happy. If not for my constant lusting for Evo's great big screen, I would be happy with my Hero forever.
  21. dhero

    dhero Member

    Considering how well the Zen ROM works on my Hero - which is based on the MyTouch 3G 2.1 ROM (for T-Mobile GSM, with Sense) - it's hard to understand why the MyTouch ROM, even after mods and great strides to de'T-Mobile it, would work so much better than a 2.1 ROM that was made for the Sprint Hero ...
  22. jwpilly

    jwpilly Well-Known Member

    Rather than do the official update, I decided to take the plunge and root my phone. I flashed fresh rom 2.1.1 and couldn't be happier. Its like I have a new phone, and its way more flippin fast than my stock 1.5. I think what drove me over the edge was the fact that I was sick of all the bloatware that I knew would be on the official 2.1 update. My only regret is that I didn't root sooner. It was way too easy for me to have waited so long.
  23. dominicanyor

    dominicanyor Android Enthusiast

    I agree the battery life sucks big time.
  24. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Android Enthusiast

    Nah... you're not an anomaly. I was actually happy with my 1.5 Hero. But wanted to wait and see the dust settle prior to making any move to update.

    So... I waited all this time to ROOT. I did so because I wanted the ability to back out of 2.1 if in fact I didn't like it. SO, I used the 2.1 update file provided by Damagless over at XDA that he made ROOT compatible.
    [ROM] Newest Sprint leak - RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_2.27.651.5_R_signed_release - xda-developers

    All I have to say is WOW... I have not experienced any LAG at all. Really didn't experience it much prior either (1.5) but it did happen here and there. The 2.1 snaps now, I would definitely say it's an improvement, but not perfect. I liked the old Camera Menu, but probably just cause I was used to it now. The Settings Menu and the now included tweaks are nice. There's a lot of little things that seem much easier like setting up Email accounts too. The WEB Browser is snappy too. I am in the process of finding and reinstalling my apps as I want to do it all fresh rather than from a backup, just to make sure each app coexists nicely with the new OS update. I'm reserved about the automatic inclusion of FACEBOOK contacts into my Phone contact list, but I really don't have that many so I will just delete them. I haven't had much time with MMS/SMS but will play with that later and make sure all is good there. The Google Maps ROCKS!!! hahaha, I was happy with the old one cause I don't need turn based directions (I can read a map ;)) but I like the TRAFFIC info and the new one has that too and more so I'm ecstatic. I still would prefer a preloaded MAP app from Google so in areas of bad signal, it will not lose functionality. No Vibration or Audio issues so far and my BT works well. I even noticed something int here about OBEX and is something I thought was sorely missing from 1.5 and will try that out too later.

    Sorry for the long notes, but it's like I'm going through a new phone and learning all it's features again. So yeah! I'm happy!!! :D

    By The Way... ROOTING couldn't be any easier. Truly... Read and follow these instructions and info here:

    [GUIDE] How To Root The Sprint CDMA Hero (Windows) - xda-developers

    Or of course here at Phandroid/Androidforums ;)
    All Things Root (Sprint Hero) - Android Forums

    Happy Trails!
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  25. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    Correct and also Chomp, they both work fin in landscape with no issue, and are much better than the stock messaging Proggy


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