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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11 Comments

1. davidneary01

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 25, 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!!!

2. JHart1012

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

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

3. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 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.

4. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

By the Way My MARKET is working as well

6. JHart1012

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

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

5. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

Where do you get this from?

7. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

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

8. hallfrankg

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

Android Central then click on the link

9. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

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

10. jared5604

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

11. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

Its great took about 8 mins not long at all

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