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Topic # 62870 16-Jun-2010 13:57
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I have a Hero that I rooted and loaded a UK version of Android 1.5 on (Build 2.73.405.5) so I could gain access to the Market.  The original asian firmware did not have Market.  I note that HTC is pushing its 'preliminary' update out to phones using OTA, to be followed by the full update to 2.1 later.
Is there any way to tap into this OTA update? Or will I need to wait for the software to be posted online as a package and update manually like I did to switch from the Asian build to the UK build?

I have been waiting for months for this upgrade as stepping up to the Desire is currently not within the budget.




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  Reply # 342320 16-Jun-2010 14:34
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Dingbatt: I have a Hero that I rooted and loaded a UK version of Android 1.5 on (Build 2.73.405.5) so I could gain access to the Market.  The original asian firmware did not have Market.  I note that HTC is pushing its 'preliminary' update out to phones using OTA, to be followed by the full update to 2.1 later.
Is there any way to tap into this OTA update? Or will I need to wait for the software to be posted online as a package and update manually like I did to switch from the Asian build to the UK build?

I have been waiting for months for this upgrade as stepping up to the Desire is currently not within the budget.


Have you followed the HTC Hero forum on XDA-Developers?

If there is any news or a custom ROM based on the stock new load....then you will likely see it there with instructions and links.

Or maybe there is a better site for HTC Hero? You will have to be a little bit careful as the HTC Hero in the US is mainly from Sprint and does CDMA, not GSM, so not compatible with your phone. 




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  Reply # 342420 16-Jun-2010 18:32
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Linuxluver:
Dingbatt: I have a Hero that I rooted and loaded a UK version of Android 1.5 on (Build 2.73.405.5) so I could gain access to the Market.  The original asian firmware did not have Market.  I note that HTC is pushing its 'preliminary' update out to phones using OTA, to be followed by the full update to 2.1 later.
Is there any way to tap into this OTA update? Or will I need to wait for the software to be posted online as a package and update manually like I did to switch from the Asian build to the UK build?

I have been waiting for months for this upgrade as stepping up to the Desire is currently not within the budget.


Have you followed the HTC Hero forum on XDA-Developers?

If there is any news or a custom ROM based on the stock new load....then you will likely see it there with instructions and links.

Or maybe there is a better site for HTC Hero? You will have to be a little bit careful as the HTC Hero in the US is mainly from Sprint and does CDMA, not GSM, so not compatible with your phone. 


Yes I have XDA-developers bookmarked and check it regularly.

I have been following the forums in the UK and Europe as well (Europe mainly GSM).  I am hoping a file will become downloadable from HTC Europe because I assume the OTA update will be 'pushed' by the service providers.  The problem being they normally want a serial number which automatically excludes you from the download.

Might end up requiring me to sit on my hands for a couple of weeks and see what appears.  Maybe that will allow time for any bugs to be sorted out.  I know people in this forum are all a-buzz about FroYo but I would just like to be able enjoy a little Eclair.




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  Reply # 343832 21-Jun-2010 17:04
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Update on the update!

After reading some forums I discovered that if you advance the date on the phone then the OTA update appearsSmile.  However when I click install the phone attempts the update then aborts Frown.  With the following displayed;

Build RA hero-v1.5.2
Finding update package
Opening update package
verifying update package
E. No signature (218 files)
E. Verification failed
Installation aborted.

At which point the option to reboot the phone is highlighted. Selecting that reboots the phone to the state before applying the update.

I loaded a UK rom over the original asian one to be able to get Market access.  The ROM I installed was

RUU_Hero_HTC_WWE_2.73.405.5_WWE_release_signed_NoDriver.exe

(as far as I can remember because I now have numerous android roms that I have downloaded but not installed).

If I revert back to the original asian rom I will lose market access again so I am looking for a way to get the update to work so when the proper 2.1 update arrives it will work.




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  Reply # 347659 4-Jul-2010 12:38
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Surely I'm not the only person in NZ that is still persevering with the Hero. Unless the rest of you have upgraded to the N1 or Desire and now only use the Hero as a paperweight Undecided.

I went searching and found a rom of the 2.1 update that could be loaded manually, at the following;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=715366

However after sucessfully installing it everything worked except for wifi. No matter what I tried it would not connect to our home wifi. I tried both the original radio and the new radio rom in the link above to no avail. In the end I reverted back to 1.5 (thank goodness for Nandroid!) and everything, including the wifi worked again (so it's not the hardware - phone or router). It's a shame because I liked the look of 2.1 and the additional features it offered.

So some questions for GZers who are experienced in the ways of Android...

Because wifi works happily in 1.5 and not in 2.1 it has to be a firmware problem. Is it worth trying other radio roms?
Are there any 2.1 based roms that people have working on their Heroes such as Villain, Sensehero, MoDaCo etc. where all the hardware functions of ther phone work? By that I mean camera/video, wifi, gps, compass, mobile internet and of course base phone functions (talking and texting). And software functions like pdf, quick-office, Albums, Music, Android Market (and access to market apps for 2.1).

I have looked on the developer forums for some of the cooked roms but most of the feedback always seems to be about what is missing or not working




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  Reply # 348909 7-Jul-2010 23:16
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I also use the HTC hero and would love to update my phone but I don't have windows... I tried switching the date and it still doesn't work I bought mine from ebay from a bloke in UK it's unlocked I dunno what to do :-(

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  Reply # 348924 8-Jul-2010 06:13
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Hi,

I have a Hero and it updated with no problems (in 2 parts). Wiped the icons and wallpaper on the "desktop" area, but all went fine. Is a European version of the Hero - not rooted/modded.

Cheers,
Julius.



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  Reply # 349790 10-Jul-2010 16:11
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Yeah mine has been rooted and updated with a stock EU 1.5 HTC ROM and that is probably why the OTA wouldn't work. I still don't know why after loading the stock 2.1 rom it stopped the wifi from connecting.

However I bit the bullet and loaded VillainRom 12.0 which is based on the the HTC 2.1 rom.  Now all is sweet! Everything works and I think signal reception has improved.  And it appears to all intents to be almost the same as stock 2.1.  If this is the result of using dev modded roms I wish I'd switched a long time ago.

Live wallpapers don't work but I believe that is more a function of the Hero's lack of processor power and have been omitted for that reason.




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  Reply # 349792 10-Jul-2010 16:33
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I saw a guy with a Cyanogen modded Magic the other day with a live wallpaper (system log I believe). Hero should be able ot manage.



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  Reply # 349798 10-Jul-2010 17:04
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julius: I saw a guy with a Cyanogen modded Magic the other day with a live wallpaper (system log I believe). Hero should be able ot manage.


Yes I got it working as well now.  Using the 'live earth' wallpaper that linuxluver displayed in another thread in this forum.  Helps if you read the forums at xda developers all the way through (Menu->Configure->Live wallpapers).  The only thing I'm finding is it's not completely stable, I will keep fiddling....




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  Reply # 349848 10-Jul-2010 22:40
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julius: Hi,

I have a Hero and it updated with no problems (in 2 parts). Wiped the icons and wallpaper on the "desktop" area, but all went fine. Is a European version of the Hero - not rooted/modded.

Cheers,
Julius.



when did it do this what network are you on?? hmm :-(

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  Reply # 349854 10-Jul-2010 23:02
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About a week or so ago. It probably didn't have a SIM card in it at the time so would have received update via wifi.

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