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Official GSM Hero 2.1 Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Myth, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Vulpes

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    Here we go again, more rumours!
     

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    From what I can gather:


    • 2.73.61.66 is the latest build for an Orange branded Hero
    • 2.73.405.5 is the most recent unbranded build, and can receive the OTA update currently available
    • 2.73.405.9x is the build after the first OTA update
    • 3.32.405.1 is the 2.1 build after the second OTA update
    Hope that makes it clearer!
     
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    Today my T-mobile HTC Hero wanted to install 2 updates. I installed them, then the phone rebooted. I checked the software version, but it still says 1.5
    What were these updates for?
     
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    Hi!, Can you check in your phone settings in the "About phone" settings to see if you now have an option in there at the top called "system software updates" that wasn't there before?
     
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    Hmm interesting. Perhaps not all Orange heroes are created equal.
     
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    Cheers for this, it explains a lot.

    I restored the old ROM from T-Mobile to try to initiate the update (as suggested on here) but I didn't receive it. This explains why, I.e, that they pulled the update! Thanks for telling us T-Mobile!

    At least it will be coming in a few days, then the 2.1 in mid July.
     
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    This is update 1 of 2. This is the YouTube update and FOTA update.

    Update 2 of 2 will come mid July according to T-Mobile and that will be the v2.1 ROM.
     
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    Had a lazy day, only got up at 12 :p Just put orange 1.5 back on and everything seems to be working fine again, guess I'm just gunna have to wait for orange to get there act together :mad:
     
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    I did update 1 about a week ago and now another update is available, is this 2.1?

    I will have to wait till I get home for WiFi and becuase a backup is reccomended.

    I am in the UK with an unlocked hero.
     
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    Oops, double posting,

    Hope someone's going to test it out for me and report back here before this evening.
     
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    Which Version of generic ROM did you use to flash your phone?
     
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    So after lastnights rumour that Orange would update at midnight, I rang them this morning, and Jonathan was my helper. Midway through me explaining what the Hero was, and how Orange airs the updates. In a snotty way he said, "Orange doesnt update any phones" So I asked him, "How come you gave us the last update then, do you even know what the HTC Hero is..."

    And like a little girl, he said hold on, need to talk to my supervisor, while listening to the Black Eyed Peas on hold..(And having a piss) Jonny boy returned and told me that "Orange has the update." So i said, "Umm okay, when do we get it" He said, "Im to low on the ladder to know when, but just know, we have the Update and havent set a date yet or I havent been told it"

    Its 13:53 UK time and this conversation was like 5mins ago.
     
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    yes, I downloaded the ht Sync as I had accidentally deleted the version on my SD Card as soon as I got the phone (last week).

    I want to go back to the branded ROM because 3 have dissabled my data roaming which I am assuming is down to the fact I am no longer using their branded ROM
     
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    When I goldcarded it I used 2.73.405.5 and when I put the orange one back on I used 2.73.61.66, do you think using a different generic one would help?
     
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    Glad to know that you got your Orange phone back to the original state without issues.

    I believe the rom you used was the same one I originally posted on my guide, so I will continue to warn Orange customers off of it at the moment.

    Cheers for the feedback.

    Hopefully the network providers will get the proper updates sorted out soon, so that nobody gets left behind.

    It would help massively if the people on phone company call centres ever had a clue what you were trying to ask them about. ;)
     
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    Well, earlier this morning Sean.ellingham said that he was able to debrand his Orange branded phone and then update to 2.1 by using ROM version 2.73.405.5 which is what you have said you have used, so I thought you may have a used a different version, oh well!
     
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    I noticed this today as well. So I can only assume that not all Orange phones are the same, and therefore react in different ways to this fix..

    It's certainly good to know that the Orange 1.5 rom can reverse the Network lock problem that some are having with this fix.

    I can't say that I'm going to be recommending Orange customers to try it now though.
     
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    have you had anyone have any problems with the tmob g2 using your guide?
     
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    Do you know if there is there anyway of differentiating between Hero models ie. later or new versions of the handset?
     
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    I've just got off the phone to Orange, an unrelated matter, I asked about 2.1 and any possible release dates.

    The tech department wouldn't give me a date but after pushing them they said "sometime later this summer". That could mean July, August or September.

    When asked if they thought they were providing a decent service the reply was jawdropping. "if you're not happy there are other networks" then they hung up.

    My Hero is in a box on it's way to Orange.

    Al
     
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    Out of interest, I never bothered to update my branded Orange Hero (UK) from its shipping build - 2.73.61.5 (because it said it would wipe the phone, and I couldn't be bothered ;)) When Orange finally get their finger out and release the two 2.1 updates, will I get the direct update (ie. like a full service pack) or do I need to move from 2.73.61.5 - 2.73.61.66 myself first?
     
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    I'm pretty sure you need you have download and install the latest ROM off the HTC website
     
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    Yea I have an option for "system software updates" that wasn't there before
     
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    I have an unbranded Hero with an O2 SIM running 2.73.405.5
    Try as I might, I can't get it it to get the update. I've tried setting the clock weeks/months ahead, turning it off, on again, doing a rain dance nearby - nothing...

    Anyone got any thoughts? I'm considering reinstalling the original ROM again (the same version as is installed currently) to see if I can kick the OTA update into life

    Any suggestions/opinions?

    Ta
     
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    This means that you have the Preparatory update for 2.1, the full update from t-mobile should be coming out mid-july it seems. Apparently it takes this long for the phone companies to put all their branding and bloatware on your phone.

    Unless you fancy trying the goldcard trick I think you're going to have to wait it out.
     
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