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Android 2.1 update is leaked for Sprint's HTC Hero

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Android 2.1 update is leaked for Sprint's HTC Hero
As we continue to wait for the day Sprint officially announces the Android 2.1 update for their version of the HTC Hero, those who are impatient of waiting can check out the next closest thing to an official update. Although the Android 2.1 Test ROM for the Hero was leaked a month ago, the latest one may not be the final build, but it'll be the closest thing to the final product that's probably feverishly in the final stages of completion. Now one of the nice things to see from this new ROM is that it's signed with release keys so those owners who chose to root their smartphone won't lose it. However, seeing that this isn't an official, just be weary of the potential dangers that could happen and just be conscious of the risks involved in its installation. The latest rumors pinpoint May 21st as the potential release date for the Android 2.1 update, but you can simply bypass the wait and check this one that's been leaked.

HTC Hero Specifications | Review

via Android Central & Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. davidneary01 (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)


i did the leaked update and it worked great!!!!it does wipe all your data but as long as you do a backup, you are good to go.. this is an official update, your phone does not need to be rooted..download the file, plug your phone in, run the .exe and you are sporting 2.1 in 20mins.. because the hero already had 7 home screens and sense, the best part is being able to access all of the app store..plus all the new pretty icons make it sort of feel like a new phone..at least i have it for a month before dateline htc evo 4g.. fyi, i got a pre with my rebate the day it came out, traded it for a hero about 4 months later, i am a premier sprint user and my rebate is do june 10th..how awsome is that.. good luck!!!

posted on 15 May 2010, 10:18

2. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


QUESTION i downloaded this update and when i click on the market place it doesnt work kicks me back to the home page

posted on 15 May 2010, 11:43

3. hallfrankg (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Nov 2009)


I got this Update today.. Phone took about 9 min to update all is running very well LOTS of new stuff and the MAPS and navagation stuff is so cool I have found NO flaws in it yet at all. Working Perfect.

posted on 15 May 2010, 11:44

4. hallfrankg (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Nov 2009)


By the Way My MARKET is working as well

posted on 15 May 2010, 15:16

6. JHart1012 (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Mar 2010)


Yea i got it working now for some reason i had to change the roaming to sprint only then

posted on 15 May 2010, 12:53

5. jeryzkid22 (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Mar 2010)


Where do you get this from?

posted on 15 May 2010, 16:23

7. hallfrankg (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Nov 2009)


Just follow the LINK at the bottom of the main post on this thread..

posted on 15 May 2010, 16:30

8. hallfrankg (Posts: 30; Member since: 16 Nov 2009)


Android Central then click on the link

posted on 15 May 2010, 19:47

9. jeryzkid22 (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Mar 2010)


Thanks, I was surfing the web at work and wasn't sure if the download icon wasn't popping up for some reason.

posted on 15 May 2010, 20:11

10. jared5604 (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Jul 2008)


I downloaded this RUU, it took about 10 minutes to update, and it is perfect! I have been running it all day and absolutely no issues. Unless the final release has live wallpapers (which I know it doesn't) then I will not be updating it again. Now all I need is root because I'm sure the Hero will never see Froyo.

posted on 17 May 2010, 23:46

11. sprintguy09 (Posts: 79; Member since: 17 Apr 2010)


Its great took about 8 mins not long at all

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