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HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update Rolling Out to the UK and Surrounding Areas

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by phandroid, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. phandroid

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    If you are among the many loyal HTC Hero owners in and around the UK, you no doubt have had your fair share of ups and downs waiting for the promised update to Android 2.1 We are now receiving reports that areas including the UK, the Netherlands, and Sweden are all seeing instances of Hero [...]

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  2. momoceio

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    About time
     
  3. Karum

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    I read this and went to try and get the prepatory update for my Orange (UK) Hero. typed in my serial number so I could download the RUU file but apparently that update is not for my device :(
     
  4. techdaring

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    It's good news for Europe consumers.
     
  5. mattdanielc

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    HTC hero here - on Orange (UK)

    Can't wait for this update - fingers crossed it will very soon :)
     
  6. RichardH

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    Still nothing for my T-mobile G2 Touch in the UK... no first update let alone second!
     
  7. TheBrit

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    Got the first....that was almost on-time before they pulled it. Now waiting for the second.
     
  8. RichardH

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    Unfortunately it was gone before I tried the ROM update and date change method, so I have no updates at all as things stand today.
     
  9. motherwelltim

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    you can get the update by going to settings/about phone/software updates

    if you dont have the software updates function in the about phone section, try setting the date to 2012, this should prompt you to receive the 1st part of the download ( its 2 parts) and that should therefore give you the software update in the about phone section
     
  10. RichardH

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    Thanks for the info, but sadly none of that works.

    The update option on the 1.5 G2 Touch (aka Hero) is just to download automatically, inform me before downloading, or never download. There's no way to force it manually to go and look for a new version.

    Secondly, changing the date has never done a thing on my phone. I've tried it before (twice) and I tried it again this morning by changing to 2012 and still nothing happened. :(

    So, for now my phone is steadfastly refusing to believe that anything needs to be updated or that anything is even imminently due to be updated.
     
  11. motherwelltim

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    its worked for others mate on another forum, ive not tried it myself yet as im still thinking about rooting.. im on 1.5 with t-mob but hear its more difficult to root 2.1

    sorry mate
     
  12. RichardH

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    No probs. Not your fault after all! It would be useful if you could you point me at the forums where they've got it working? There might be a trick I'm missing, or they might be differences on the phones which would explain the inconsistant results.

    As I understand it, the first OTA update was pulled and still hasn't been officially reinstated. The second part might work for those who got part 1 but for those who never did (like me), all is ominously quiet on the T-mobile G2 Touch front at the moment as far as updates are concerned.

    Cheers!
     
  13. RichardH

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    It seems that only unlocked/unbranded phones are getting the updates at the moment. In other words, T-mobile aren't officially pushing it out yet. As mine is a locked and unaltered G2 Touch, I'm totally at the mercy of T-mobile on this one!
     
  14. andythegreek

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    Called TMobile CS, seems that TMobile will NOT be sending out this Update.
    :(
     
  15. RichardH

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    What, not ever? or just not now? :eek: Any reasons given?
     
  16. TheBrit

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    T-Mobile UK ARE sending out this update. Part 1 has been published and Part 2 the main update will be released mid July.

    See here
     
  17. RichardH

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    Thank you for providing a link. It's good to see an official statement from T-mobile about this after all the confusion and rumours of the last week or so.

    I'll just sit back and wait for things to happen now! :)
     
  18. jeza64

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    what about orange?how do i get the update for my hero?
     
  19. TheBrit

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    I've heard it will be near the end of July - from this very forum in the Hero section
     

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