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My first 'droid - HTC Hero (Sprint)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by cms719, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. cms719

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    Hello,

    Back on October 2009, I was the content owner of a cellular phone that was just that, a phone. Nothing fancy, not even a text plan. I couldn't even tell you what make and model. The phone was "old", so I decided, or more correctly, was cajoled into checking out the new possibilities in the cellular / digital world, and specifically to find out what these things called data plans were all about.

    I entered the Sprint Store (been with them for a decade, their plans serve my purpose and pocketbook), and it was like entering a new world. I played with several makes and models, but what hooked me onto my HTC Hero was the Google Sky Map application. To see the stars on a "phone" was simply the sweetest fascination. Like a kid in a candy store, I said it's mine and bought it on the spot. I also like the open source of a 'droid.

    Now I'm the kind of person that likes new tech toys but gets annoyed at myself for spending so much time playing with them vs. doing "other" things. So, I learn their basic functionality, tinker with the more in-depth capabilities here and there but never seem to utilize the tool to it's fullest extent.

    I joined this forum with the grand expectation I will be able to keep up on the wide world of 'droids. But more humbly, I would just like to learn some cool tricks for my HTC Hero, maintenance to keep in working well and maybe find a few new apps. to try that will fit my needs.

    Peace and Enjoy!

    Claire
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    Welcome aboard!

    Are you on the latest firmware or are you still on 1.5?
     
  3. cms719

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    Hi, I am still on the 1.5. Would like to update to the 2.x. Can you point me to a good "how to"?
     
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    Thank you for the link and the reminder, will be sure to backup before upgrading.
     
  6. Kelmar

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    No problem. It may also be worthwhile into rooting as a few members of the forums have had significant problems when upgrading to 2.1
     
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    What are the "significant problems when upgrading to 2.1"?
     
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  10. cms719

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    Aloha,
    I just read through some of the issues the 2.1 update is causing. I have no grand expectations on upgrades / updates - they are just a means to remove some of the old problems and insert new ones. I'll read some more about 2.1, ZenEXP rooting before deciding if I want to really go through with it.

    Thanks for the helpful links and the welcome. It's a great start.
     
  11. bigdroid

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    Welcome to Android Forums!! :)
     
  12. G.Armour

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