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  1. 3rd-Geer

    3rd-Geer Well-Known Member
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    Can anyone give me a link to the area where the latest download for the latest firmware is please? I've seen various sites, but I'm not certain which is the latest.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Gertrude

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    Go to the HTC site and have a look in the download section, but 2.1 is not available yet.
    If your phone has 2.73.xxx, that is the most up to date firmware currently.

    We are all sitting waiting on 2.1 to be released, sit with us and join us while we bitch and whine about it taking so long!!
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  3. rob200375

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    I had a look at the HTC site and thought it was not the most user friendly site, but did find what I was looking for and like all the others I am waiting for the 2.1 update.
     
  4. 3rd-Geer

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    I see that but it says that update is to for PC syncing update. I'm on a MAC. Can I still use that update?? Even the steps had nothing to do with MACs.
     
  5. 3rd-Geer

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    Anyone have any idea where I can download the latest ROM....for mac?
     
  6. JayCee

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    It can't be done on a mac...I use a MacBook Pro but borrowed my wifes Windows Netbook to do the ROM update...you must know someone with a PC surely?
     
  7. 3rd-Geer

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    Wowwww...that's wild man. I'm sh-t out of luck until I find someone then...I'm stuck with 3 macs at the house. Maybe I can find someone at work.

    Thanks man!
     
  8. Champmoney

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    Hello I'm new to this. I'm running ver 1.5. I take it it's better to update. If i update it won't lose all my stuff will it? Thanks for any help
     
  9. Champmoney

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    I tried to look for it and all i found were manuls and htc sync software. Any help please. Thanks
     
  10. ghost203

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    Tried to go to settings on your HTC hero Phone then scroll down when it says about phone then click on firmware then hit update that might help if not then sorry.
     
  11. 3rd-Geer

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    This may work for UK users, but mine is unlocked on ATT in the US.

    Can someone confirm if this is what I should be installing to get the latest ROM?

    I'm trying to get the latest rom, so I can move up from 1.5 and get Google Maps. My google maps got lost when I restored it and now I learned that Google Maps is only in the market with 1.6 compatible versions or later.

    HTC Hero - HTC Sync upgrade (V2.0.18) for Magic, Hero & Tattoo
     
  12. Xyro

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    1.5 is the latest available version of android for the Hero (Although we will be jumping to 2.1, hopefully sometime soon). So you can't get 1.6 yet.

    However, I would guess that upgrading to the latest hero ROM will get you the original google maps back.

    You install the HTC Sync software you just linked to, and then download this to update the ROM.

    ROM Upgrade for HTC Hero
     
  13. ghost203

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    Sorry let me clarify I meant to say that i have the sprint hero that came out October 18 2009
     
  14. JayCee

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    Try the Sprint forum.
     
  15. 3rd-Geer

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    That's an EXE file though for a PC. Does anyone know where I can find a link literally to the ROM itself? That way I can just drop it in my rooted Hero?

    Thanks so much for everyones help and input. This is killing me.
     
  16. Slug

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    If only it were that easy....

    You really need to ask in the Sprint Hero forum for advice. There are GSM updates available repackaged as update.zip files, but I don't know what the score is for the CDMA handsets.
     
  17. 3rd-Geer

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    Slug, thanks man. The thing is, I'm on the UK Hero....not the Sprint Hero.
     
  18. wuthton

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    Look on Modaco's custom Rom page. He has kindly provided many stock roms for rollbacks if required.
     
  19. Slug

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    Well, earlier in the thread you posted
    so forgive me if I seem slightly confused.:thinking:
     
  20. quantumrand

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    There's always the option of Apple's Boot Camp...

    Or you can root it and install either official or custom 2.73 ROMs. I'm assuming you're on 1.76, so rooting is extremely easy. Just click the stickied guide on the HTC Hero Forum Page.
     
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