Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Myth, Apr 8, 2010.
It had nothing to do with the topic so it was removed.
Sorry guys! I was so exited that didnt try to brows through forum for similiar info. just wanted to give my updates on forum in general public intrest, hoping sombody can findout the direct link so that everybody can take advantage of upgrade or may be some body can extract the original HTC ROM image and make available on this forum, seems mistaken though....
T-Mobile turned the 1st update off pretty much immediately after it was released. I tried setting the date forward a week or so ago to no avail, it was only after I read another post that someone said T-Mobile had taken the 1st update offline. They put it back online a couple of days ago so that may explain why the date trick works now. It did for me.
You're looking for this thread (and possibly the thread linked from first post there).
I was wondering that myself. Seems right that HTC would be pushing the update out rather than the operators.
Ed (on branded Orange, stuck on 1.5 still)
Is there any new news on the release of 2.1 for orange branded phones? If it's not out by the end of July i'm going to root it
No news is good news?
Eurodroid reported that on a support forum, a T-Mobile Representative said that the 2.1 update will be rolled out in "mid-July". However, this is EuroDroid.
T-Mobile Discussions - Discussions - G2 Touch software update
So just to clear up any confusion as to who will be providing the ota updates for branded phones, this is the response I got from HTC when I asked if they had any idea when the update would be available on branded handsets:
"Thank you for contacting us. In regards to your query, Htc has released the update to 2.1 already. For branded devices like yours it will be up to your network to release it. Thank you for contacting HTC. Kind regards, Federico F. HTC"
That's not particularly promising is it?
So glad I was able to debrand my 3 version, as there seems to be no definite timescale from anybody.
I'm on T-Mobile UK hero and initially declined the prompt to download the update to backup. Did the moving the date forwards trick (thanks for that, forum in general ) and was prompted, downloaded, updated, phone went through the yellow bar process and restarted a couple of times and does now have the "System software updates" and "check now" options in settings.
Despite all this however the phone still shows my firmware version as 1.5. Should it not be 2.1-update1 ?
Clicking the "check now" button says there are no updates available for my phone.
Yes - it's only the first part of the update. You're still on 1.5 unfortunately (and my Hero too)
Ah, damn. With this being a two part update I assumed it would read 2.1-update1 and 2.1-update2.
thanks for the help. Any clues as to when part 2 will appear? Is it already appearing for t-mobile UK users, and it's just a case of waiting? or is it going to be another 3 months?
Read a few posts above, it's mid-July.
Ahhh - seriously - they'll be moving the release date by 24hrs daily soon, just to piss us off as much as possible.
I have a branded Orange phone I've just updated to Modaco r5 2.1 release. I was wary cos of the issues with Orange phones and I did get the network sim unlock on first boot. So I reverted back to the old radio having read that alot of people think/know this was the issue.
That allowed the phone to boot like normal but noticed yesterday that the GPS wasn't getting a lock. So downloaded the latest radio and that seems to have sorted it. Now my reception and data connections seem to be a lot better and I get a GPS lock within a few seconds.
I know this is my first post so some maybe a bit weary but I have just managed to follow Moko76 process for a HTC Hero on Orange UK (a locked branded Orange version which I received in February with 22.214.171.124)
1. I Gold Carded
2. Downgraded the firmware
3. Went through the OTA update process, and then on boot got the Network locked message.
I then got my unlock code from HTCCODE (it was sent via email as the program didn't seem to work correctly), entered the code in twice, the first time it said 'Network unlock successful' but still said Network locked on the home screen and was asking for a PIN, so under the advice from the guy at HTCCODE entered it again, and job done .
Hope this helps some, I am off on holiday Saturday so apologies if I don't reply for a few weeks for any help etc.
As a quick update a friend of mine just updated using a custom ROM with no radio and then added the radio separately afterwards and this worked for his locked Orange phone.
Someone reported on twitter they have the Orange 2.1 update in the UK i hope this is true! Just need to wait for the message. Finally, we might actually have something!
Or... it's a BS
Or maybe Orange have started the roll out of part 1
I have noticed that after the update to 2.1 my battery drains much quicker. Has anyone else experienced something like this?
My battery seems to be draining quickly, but its probably coz I'm trying out all the new features and have left things running somewhere in the background, but can't find anything :-(
As I understand background apps do not drain much power unless they frequently connect to the Internet.
Anyway I will create a separate topic about battery draining.
Once I got past trying out the new features etc. I've found the opposite; seems to have better longevity than 1.5.