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HTC Hero bluetooth? What is it good for?

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    So can someone tell me how do I go about upgrading to Android 2.0? Where do I start?
     

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    1) contact your carrier for an update
    or
    2) root your phone, and put a custom ROM on it.
     
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    An official update from HTC to Android 2.1 will be release in March or April
     
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    When the update is released is it simple to install onto the phone?
     
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    Probably; previous updates have shipped as installable program (.exe) files.

    Any further questions not about Bluetooth on the Hero, create a new thread please.
     
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    Thanks for the thread.

    I was going to post a new one asking how well the Hero works with a bluetooth headset or hands free kit, but no need now.

    Cheers,
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    I would like to transfer images / pictures via Bluetooth to my PC from my HTC Hero.

    Does anyone have any idea? I can pair my Hero with my PC but there is no option to send via bluetooth when selecting images.

    Any help appreciated.

    Lettuce
     
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    Android OS 1.5 (which is what the Hero is currently running) doesn't support Bluetooth file transfer. THere will be an update sometime before the end of April that will bring this feature. If you are at your PC, is there any reason you can't use the data cable that came with the phone?
     
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    Lol, how wrong you are.

    Why do you think the majority of servers run Linux?
    Why do you think Microsoft have adopted the Linux security model of elevated permissions for Windows 7?

    Because of it's stability and security.
     
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    Let's keep this thread on topic please
     
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    Sorry you are right ;)

    I just want to add for anyone looking to easily transfer files between devices in the interim to try Hoccer. It uses the local network rather than BT and is a little odd the way it works with gestures but all the same it works very well.
     
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    So after reading through this thread, I'm left wondering....

    How's the compatibility w/ bluetooth FM transmitters? I've been tempted to get that Motorola T505 so I can stream the Hero's music player through my car speakers. Can't tell through these posts if the Hero would work well with it. Input appreciated!
     
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    another way to transfer files etc between your laptop is to install the gmote app , its an excellent way to transfer files to and from your laptop using a wireless connection
    it cant be used to transfer files to other phones
    but is a very handy stop gap till the new updated
    htc software is available
     
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    The Samsung Galaxy Portal runs 1.5 and supports file transfer just fine - taking all her contacts from the pld phone without any additional apps required.
     
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    The Hero does support playing audio over Bluetooth - after a fashion. It's not brilliant - occasional stutter while playing, and the volume controls on the BT device (if there are any) won't change the playback volume - but you can listen to music in the car.

    I'm hoping that 2.1 when it arrives will give a better implementation of BT Audio than what's there now - a bit more like the Sony Ericsson Symbian smartphones where Bluetooth 'just worked'.

    Regards

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    It works fine on my Pioneer DEH-P75BT headunit... I can control the volume from the headset (or remote) and change tracks with no problem.

    The phone works properly too.

    Still a PITA that I can't send pictures and audio files to another phone though :mad:
     
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    HEAR HEAR! My five-year-old Motorola RAZR V3m transferred its contact book flawlessly to my old Pioneer Bluetooth head unit (sucky as THAT was) using Bluetooth. AMAZES me that a current model smartphone can't support simple Bluetooth contact pushing. I'm really tired of having to look at the Hero when trying to dial someone in the car...everyone else with modern smartphones (including the Palm Pre now!) can push contacts to their cars' older Bluetooth-equipped head units (i.e. those that don't support PBAP)...except us.
     
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    it seems like htc hero and macbook running OS 10.4 are incompatible. tried downloading APP called "bluetooth file transfer." looked like it would work but phone told me that the operation could not be completed ... bummer.

    what a crapload of crap.
     
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    Have you updated to 2.1 yet?

    The bluetooth support of android 1.5 was pretty poor.
     
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    i have bluetooth bh-503 but don't work on my phone htc desire
     
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    If you want to transfer from/to your laptop then I suggest you use FTP - there's a free app called FTP server. Easy to install & use - much better than bothering with the cable & it's fast.

    FTP server - maybe the best app I've used so far - no I didn't write it :)
     
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    It's funny I came across this thread, because just today I learned how to transfer files between my phone and laptop. I'm running stock 2.1 on my Hero and Windows 7 on my laptop. When I wanted to send a file from my laptop, I right-clicked the file, and under the "send to" tab, i selected bluetooth. The first time i did it, I had to set up my phone and laptop with some verification code, but after that first time it worked great! As far as sending a file to my laptop, the only thing I've really tried it with is a picture from my phone. I selected the picture, pressed the "menu" button on my phone, and clicked "share" and you should be able to select your laptop and from there it's self explanatory. I really hope this helps! I think it's a really cool feature!
     
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    I bluetoothed a photo from my Hero rom 2.1 update 1 to my brothers HTC Desire and it worked a treat.
     
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