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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vido.ardes, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert
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  2. yeah but april... =/
  3. well at least they've confirmed they'll be rolling it out :)
  4. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Android Expert
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    Well the official work is Early Q2, last time I checked Q2 began in April so...

    Why are people taking this as bad news? Surely this is confirmation we will get it when everyone else does?
  5. what other operators have confirmed a firmware release for their phones that people r slating t-mob for an april release?
  6. larsselleth

    larsselleth Lurker

    Ok, I am new to this. I got my Hero in December. I'm only just getting into the nitty gritty.

    My Hero is the UK T-mobile G2. There update is due April (apparently...)
    My question is, is there any advantage to flashing to HTC Heros standard software or even getting rid of Sense UI and going straight for Eclair?

    From what I have read I have to wait for Android to release the update, then wait for HTC to update the Sense and then wait for T-mobile to update Sense.

    I do not want to be third in line for an update, I want them as they come out. If I do not like it I will flash back.

    If im wrong apologies....
  7. rustynuts

    rustynuts Well-Known Member

    Well had my G2 for 4 months now and am more than happy with it, seems a while ago now since we first starting hearing about this update and I'm looking forward to seeing it in April and enjoying what 2.1 brings me, I never thought about updated roms etc when I bought the phone so these are exciting times, roll on April : ) and cheers to all peeps working hard to roll it out to us.
  8. vjprakashbe

    vjprakashbe Well-Known Member

    If you want to try something then you can start from here: XDADeveloperWiki - GSM Hero ROMs
  9. vjprakashbe

    vjprakashbe Well-Known Member

    "EXpansys has spilled details of UK release date and UK pricing of all three phones, with the HTC Desire the most expensive handset at
  10. TheBrit

    TheBrit Android Expert

  11. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Android Enthusiast

    I'm not with tmobile... im with orange (im guessing I am on the old one as well then? But my question is... if it does update on orange as well - does this happen automatically or do I need to keep my eye out for something?

    Thanks for the help :)
  12. Slug

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    Not really. With a release date announced for the new 2.1 handsets, it's likely that the hero will receive its update shortly afterwards. This gives everyone an idea of when that might happen.
  13. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Android Enthusiast

    Really appreciate the help mate. I'm showing my newbie status here though... what is a rom for phones?

    I bought my phone late December.. so I'm guessing I need to download the latest one on that link (14th Feb). Do I download it to the PC, or connect to that link via my phone?

    Thanks :)
  14. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Android Enthusiast

    Many thanks for the help again! Do I need to install the phone software that came with the phone before I can plug my phone into the PC?
    Does that mean I will lose all my saved games on my games etc - all my high scores etc - even if the game is installed on my SC card?

    Thanks again
  15. rizzla

    rizzla Well-Known Member

    What will probably happen is that HTC will release 2.1 on their website and ask you to enter your serial number. This is where the problem starts because unless its one of the phones not locked to a carrier, the website will refuse your number and you'd be expected to wait until your carrier releases their version of it, which could be from days to weeks.

    The 2.1 that will be released on HTC's website will still work fine on your hero, just wont have carrier specific stuff on it.

    Anyway, by the time your carrier releases it there will already be a custom rom available of it with a few improvements added no doubt.

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