1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

What Will You Do With Your Sprint HTC Hero After It Is Retired?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LBPHeretic, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    A lot of Sprint HTC Hero owners will be shifting over to the Sprint HTC EVO 3D soon, so I figured I would create a thread asking those people what they will do with their Sprint HTC Hero handsets after they retire them from service? I asked someone this somewhere else and thought I would make it into an entire thread of its own since it pertains to many of our loyal members here. :cool:

    I think I will continue to use mine as a personal media player, and I will, of course, still continue to mess with custom ROMs on it. I want to see if it will get Ice Cream Sandwich. My Sprint HTC Hero has a lot of life left in it, so it can still be put to good use in many ways. I will consider it the elder brother of my Sprint HTC EVO 3D when I get it. :D

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    I will give it to the wife to use for MP3 and Wi Fi, and mine is sitting at home as I type, wife just called me and said UPS delivered it
  3. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    DAMN - I should have ordered it.....I am waiting until FRIDAY to pick mine up.....
    This is going to be the longest 2 days of my life.....

    Mine will be Mp3 and wifi toy...
    Wife wants a new phone....and seeing my new one will drive her bonkers
  4. DonB

    DonB ♡ Truth, Justice and the American Way !! ♡ ™

    And the funny part is I have one on order from the Sprint store and do not want to cancel it until I get home to make sure there is nothing wrong with the one they shipped me, LOL

  5. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That is exactly correct, sir. That is the situation that I am in too. :D

    She is not interested in the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and she wants a different handset than me. I may end up just waiting until the prices drop on the older 4G handsets. :(
  6. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    She Likes THe Keyboard....so thinking Shifty!
    ANYTHING will be an ungrade from her intercept....
  7. Angry Gimp

    Angry Gimp Newbie

    I'm in the opposite boat with the wife, she used her upgrade over a month ago for the Epic. I'm holding out and waiting to see which I will prefer over the 3D or Galaxy II.

    However instead of leaving the Hero I just got mine passed down from my brother who went with that double screened Echo thing, by the looks of the abuse his Hero took, I have no doubts that the screens will not last him 2 years.
  8. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    Load up different roms, and download games so my 6 year old stops playing games on my phone:p
  9. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I honestly thought my wife would have wanted that too since she was coming from a Sprint Palm Pre which also has a hardware keyboard. But, nope, she wants to use a virtual keyboard.

    Sort of a shame as the CPU in the Sprint HTC EVO Shift 4G is really nice and overclockable. The only downside I could see is that it does not have a front facing camera.
  10. andygu3

    andygu3 Android Expert

    Yep, I'm liking the FFC for the Evo, nice when I'm at work or my wifes at work then we can make a Tango or Qik call for the little ones:D

    I was a doing some work the other day on one of my buildings and I got a Tango call from my wife. I was 2 1/2 stories up on a ladder and there's my 3 month old son rolling over for the first time. Priceless:D:D:D:D Got to love technology:)
  11. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That is awesome, man. That sort of example is what I was trying to use when explaining the front facing camera to my wife. At first, she thought it was some creepy spying mechanism. No joke. :D

    My wife and I will probably be starting a family of our own soon enough. Having the front facing camera would be ideal for situations where one parent is away but would like to see their kids and vice versa. :)
  12. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Android Expert

    HeroC is my Wifi Cheater - Download apps from blackmart the e-mail them to E3d!
    Also - one HELL of an cool MP3 Player....eat your heart out ipod
  13. flairmedk

    flairmedk Member

    Hahaha same here. He has been having a ball with it. I picked it up yesterday and thought "This thing is so small". The wife is now converted from the original exstinct opps I mean instinct to the 3vo. Lov'in the 3vo!

HTC Hero Forum

The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

July 2009
Release Date

Share This Page