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HTC Hero ROM update on Orange now available

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  1. UnWeave

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    Still looking into which phone to buy myself, but I just found this on my travels:

    ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (Orange)

    Obviously, I can't try it myself, but it would seem Orange users can now upgrade in a more... official manner (thanks to Centaur291173 over on the XDA forums for actually posting about it).
     

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  2. swainclubber

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    cool cheers for that, my serial doesnt work though for some reason!! ah well
     
  3. Brooks316

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    My serial number doesnt work either. :mad:
     
  4. UnWeave

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    Ah, sorry to hear that.

    I'm afraid, like I said, I'm not able to test it personally. I can only recommend getting in touch with HTC/Orange about that, I guess it's possible HTC don't have a proper set of Orange serials...

    EDIT: Or, it's possible it just plain doesn't work, in which case sorry for getting everyone's hopes up :(.
     
  5. swainclubber

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    do these ever become ROM downloads anywhere such as that modaco site?
     
  6. G8D

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    My S/N works..
     
  7. Brooks316

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    Care to share your magic serial no.?
     
  8. UnWeave

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    Well, the Modaco thread which has all the shipping and generic ROMs on it (i.e. not the custom ones) only has the 1.76.x ROM for Orange at present, but things might change.

    You can find the thread here.
     
  9. G8D

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    Will this adversely affect me at all?
     
  10. Brooks316

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    I cant imagine how. Anyone?
     
  11. swainclubber

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    ok cheers mate.
     
  12. swainclubber

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    have you installed it?
     
  13. Slug

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    Are you entering the entire serial number i.e. HTxxxxxxxxxx? It's allowing me to d/l the update right now.

    It's likely that it will be added to the ROM 'library' in the near future.
     
  14. swainclubber

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    the serial has dashes in it yes?
     
  15. Brooks316

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    Ive tried both with and without dashes and both say invalid.
     
  16. Miike

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    Any ideas why we have'nt heard from Orange about this update? How come the version numbers are different?

    ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero_2.73.405.5

    ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (Orange)_2.73.61.5
     
  17. Slug

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    Neg on that.
     
  18. colsnr

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    If your Serial number doesnt work its because you have not registered it on HTC's website. go to HTC - Touch Phone, PDA Phone, Smartphone, Mobile Computer: HTC e-Club

    either log in or open an account, then just stick your serial number in the box provided, then when you go back to the download new ROM for Orange and put your serial number in the box again you will find it will now work.

    col
     
  19. Slug

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    Wondered that myself, but haven't had time to check Orange's web site yet. Nope, just looked and not a peep. Strange....

    Just a guess, but the ROM that shipped with my handset was 1.76.61.3, and the original generic was 1.76.405.6 so I reckon the "61" identifies it as an Orange-specific ROM.
     
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    Source please? I've never registered my handset and the serial number was accepted.
     
  21. G8D

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    Same..

    I might just post my SN so people can get it..
     
  22. swainclubber

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    even when i try to register it, the serial is invalid.not to worry
     
  23. swainclubber

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    unless its safer to upload the file to a fileshare site perhaps?
     
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  25. p5ym0n

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    HTC's site has to be the worst piece of crap.
    So I've registered on the site, registered my Hero and yet still cannot download the update. It keeps bouncing me back to the main support page.
     
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