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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DrDeath, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. DrDeath

    DrDeath Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Dated today on the HTC website: ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (H3G), ROM version:2.73.771.73 (H3G)

    What H3G stands for? 3G+HSDPA?
    Anyway, here is the link ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (H3G)


  2. jimbobmcginty

    jimbobmcginty Member

    Could be the Hutchison 3G (marketed as Three UK, Ireland, Italia and so on) issue of the Hero.
  3. DrDeath

    DrDeath Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes, probably thats it. Too bad, I hoped for 2.1 update :rolleyes:

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

    just had a go at downloading it... after inutting my s/n i get the message " sorry not sutable for your device"

    im running a factory unlocked unbranded hero in the uk. and the last rom update (the 2.73 bla bla) downloaded and worked fine..

    any ideas?

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

    oh im on 3 but its not a 3 handset.. whats all that about then?
  6. jimbobmcginty

    jimbobmcginty Member

    It might be for Heroes supplied by 3, rather than just an unbranded Hero running on the 3 network.

    LABRAT Well-Known Member

    ye i think your correct it seems to be the 3 version of the rom update i allready have..

    theres a link to it on the three site as well.
  8. n0v

    n0v Member

    Could you please put the link here as I cannot find it.



    LABRAT Well-Known Member

    You need to log into your 3 acount online and its under the download bit.. sorry I'm at work now..
  10. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    HTC UK have released a new Rom upgrade today
  11. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast

    Sorry false alarm its for 3 only.
  12. skimminstones

    skimminstones Android Enthusiast

    where? i cant find it on the site?

    edit:- nevermind then
  13. zhezhan

    zhezhan Lurker

    It's not 2.1... just in case you thought that
  14. G8D

    G8D Android Enthusiast

    Pulled right from twitter.

    There is a software update for the Hero on 3 in the UK today. As always, keep me posted on how the update goes. ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero (H3G)

    What confuses me is: Why would HTC release another 1.5 ROM(I think) when we are expecting 2.x relatively soon?
    Unless we won't be seeing 2.x any time soon.
  15. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    if it is an update and it's still for 1.5 than it's mostly a maintenance update to fix bugs etc. possibly preparing the hero for a 2.x update :)
  16. Caspa

    Caspa Well-Known Member

    just checked the link and its the 2.73 update, so one would assume that the 3 Hero's were running on the previous and is therefore being brought up to speed with the rest... this would most likely have been on the roadmap from the start for 3...
  17. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    Threads merged to keep things tidy....

    3 came late to the Hero party, so this is them catching up to Orange, T-mobile and the generic unlocked handsets. Who knows, this may mean that the 2.1 update is just around the corner now that all the official carriers are on an equal footing? ;)
  18. quantumrand

    quantumrand Android Expert

    Looks like a Taiwan region version number.
  19. DexKen

    DexKen Newbie

    I'm on 3 UK went to the download site, as mentioned it's v:2.73.771.73. Checked my phone and it has v:2.73.771.62 CL#80033 release-keys.

    Before I grab this is UK europe 1 or 2?

    EDIT: Doh!! God I'm thick sometimes, it's just a download location :)
  20. Russ.htchero

    Russ.htchero Newbie

    From what I recall its the same as the one that was for the orange network posted nearly 2 weeks ago.

    I do beleive this to be bug fix and general platform stability update.

    I wait with baited breath for 2.1...
  21. I have a hero on three, my last phone was an n95 with three and they have always been a bit slower than the rest with firmware updates.

    I haven't done a firmware update on my hero before so have a couple of questions.

    I dont mind losing data as its on a memory card, what i am bothered about is loosing my applications, does the market remember what i had installed so i can just go through my downloads list and reinstall?

    Also do any of you use any backup application for settings?
  22. linalan0804

    linalan0804 Lurker


    From your post, it seems you have upgraded ROM to v:2.73.771.73. Because I want to upgrade it as well. Just wonder it still keep original 3 UK's functions, like Skype for 3 etc after upgraded? Or anything should be noticed? Many thanks for your sharing. Look forward to hearing from you!:)

  23. memphis9489

    memphis9489 Member

    The readme file for this update says that it will delete all data on your phone. It suggests that you back it up first.

    First of all, does that mean it's going to delete all the apps and contacts on the phonebook?

    Secondly, if it does delete it, how would you back that up? I guess you could always painstakingingly go back and download all your apps. But backing up all your phone numbers????
  24. DexKen

    DexKen Newbie

    It keeps all 3UK settings, wipes everything else (contacts/apps/etc...) but as long as your contacts are synced with google once you login to your google account at reboot all your contacts are synced back to the phone. The market also keeps a list of your purchased apps so you can redownload them.

    The first time you launch market it should also list the free apps you downloaded (well it did for me) I downloaded some of them but when I went back to the markets later the ones I didn't re-download were gone, so I'd advise making a list of the free apps you have before upgrading or back them up with Astro.

  25. linalan0804

    linalan0804 Lurker

    Many thanks for your quick reply.
    Is that right a Java icon added after upgrading to the latest ROM? any benefit you advise? Cheers!


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