HTC Hero Software Upgrade

  VideoSentry 12:17 13 Jan 2011

My Hero ( T-Mobile ) is currently Android 1.5 ,I have seen / been told that I can up it to 2.2 and get more apps than before but the HTC website states that it is not possible? Has anyone upgraded their Hero ?

  preston 23:11 13 Jan 2011

You can only get 2.1. To get 2.2 you would have to root your phone, which will turn it into a brick if you get it wrong. To update the phone, Go to>Settings > About phone> System software updates and then click,Check now.
Another option would be to upgrade your phone. I upgraded to an Htc Desire. It has 2.2 and loads more extra features and non of the problems the Hero had.

  preston 23:15 13 Jan 2011

Android 2.3 will be rolling out soon,so upgrading your phone might be the better option.

  VideoSentry 10:32 18 Jan 2011

I have tried your suggestion but it does not allow Me to do it,I will be popping into the T-Mobile shop later to see if they ( T-Mobile) have blocked the upgrade.

  VideoSentry 12:43 24 Jan 2011

Having been into the local T-Mobile shop the lad there informs Me that it is not possible -without the risk of turning the phone into a brick- to update it! So I will now await the end of contract.

  Tim1964 23:19 01 Feb 2011

My wife and daughter both have a Hero (on Orange) and although it was a long time coming they are running 2.1..........(free sat-nav, yay!)

Is it a T Mobile issue ???

  VideoSentry 10:44 02 Feb 2011

I think it may be,when did you get the oroange version ? As mine is from Nov 2009, I have found a chap that says "Yes, I can install a custom ROM which is running a
reliable, stable and better performance version of
2.2. If you would like to book the phone in for
service, please click the 'Buy it Now' link and I
will send you further instructions including my
delivery address after payment has processed." for £21 all inclusive,
So I may try him ( Good feedback so far on E bay )

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