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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jdcoplnd, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. jdcoplnd

    jdcoplnd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    A friend of mine needs a phone to text with, and I have an HTC Hero on 1.5. It doesn't want to update firmware, so I'm hoping there's a free text/SMS app that works over wi-fi, and not over the network. Any help would be appreciated.
     


  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    Alternatively we could help you get the 2.1 update, if you'd rather have that :)

    What's your build number listed as in Settings >> About Phone?
     
  3. jdcoplnd

    jdcoplnd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Build Number
    1.56.651.2 CL85027 release-keys
     
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    That's a sprint hero then right?

    You can download the firmware and install it from your PC from here: Sprint - Software Downloads - Smartphones - HTC Hero with Google

    You'll need to install HTC Sync on your PC first, but they have a link to that on the same page.
     
  5. jdcoplnd

    jdcoplnd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I installed sync, but every time I tried to install the firmware, it gave me a USB connection error- but it is connected.
     
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    Hmm. The USB connection for firmware updates does have a tendency to be a bit temperamental.

    I've copied this thread to the sprint hero section so that some sprint hero users see it and can help you figure it out :)

    Also, although it says it on the firmware program, installing this will wipe all of your data from the phone. If you're giving the phone to a friend that's probably not a concern, but we can help you backup the data if you want.
     
  7. jdcoplnd

    jdcoplnd Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I already cleared the data, thanks for moving this.
     
  8. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert

    Thread moved to the troubleshooting section. Sometimes a USB connection error can be fixed if you go into device manager and find the driver for your handset and uninstall it and reinstall it.

    You should also try uninstalling HTC Sync and then reinstalling that as well. Xyro is right about the USB connection being temperamental, but usually a combination of some of the things we have both suggested will remedy the issue.
     
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