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Orange Andriod 2.1 Update Available Now!
Orange Andriod 2.1 Update Available Now!

Orange Andriod 2.1 Update Available Now!

Monday I was prompted for an update what I thought what andriod 2.1. But it was just to give the option to search for the update.
Today, I've searched for an update through my wifi and it has no allowed me to update to andriod 2.1.
This is a locked orange phone, so i believe we're all good.
Give it a look into when you can.

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Wasn't 2.2 recently released? 3.0 is apparently coming out quite soon too. Good to see Orange are keeping current.

This is the reason I don't buy locked or branded phones.

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OliWarner

Wasn't 2.2 recently released? 3.0 is apparently coming out quite soon … Wasn't 2.2 recently released? 3.0 is apparently coming out quite soon too. Good to see Orange are keeping current.This is the reason I don't buy locked or branded phones.



Yea believe they are, but even 2.2 I don't believe can handle even 2.2. So shall see.

I can't get 2.1 until 3rdQ 2010

how do i upgrade?

I think you need to download and update your handset with this rom first.

Link.

When it's done and the handset restarts you should get a prompt to accept the preparatory OTA update. If it doesn't appear within a few minutes try setting the date a month forward and that should trigger it. Once this update is installed the second major OTA will be available; this is the update to 2.1.

I updated my Hero to 2.2 the other day. It may not be official, but it's hella fast.

Bear in mind that if you've rooted your ROM you will lose this when you update - and the new version will make getting root back much more difficult. (It is possible, though, if you visit xda-developers and have a read).

anyone know when this is coming to 3's HTC Hero?

Monkey nuts 2

I think you need to download and update your handset with this rom first. … I think you need to download and update your handset with this rom first. Link.When it's done and the handset restarts you should get a prompt to accept the preparatory OTA update. If it doesn't appear within a few minutes try setting the date a month forward and that should trigger it. Once this update is installed the second major OTA will be available; this is the update to 2.1.



thank you very much

I've got a Desire - I want 2.2!

Do you have to download the rom to update, or will they be sending us a message to our phones to update soon enough?

I updated my Hero on Orange to 2.1 yesterday. I had to change the date to a month ahead (August 28th) I then instantly got a message through to update. I downloaded over wifi on the phone and installed it. Thats part 1 of the update.

Then went into settings and checked the system software updates in 'about phone' and it said a new firmware version was available, and downloaded and installed that in the same way, which is part 2.

I now have my Hero on 2.1 and its like a new phone, the camera is now worth using and sat nav using google maps is awesome, and its all together a whole lot quicker.

Hope this of some use to somebody.

forest2002

I updated my Hero on Orange to 2.1 yesterday. I had to change the date to … I updated my Hero on Orange to 2.1 yesterday. I had to change the date to a month ahead (August 28th) I then instantly got a message through to update. I downloaded over wifi on the phone and installed it. Thats part 1 of the update. Then went into settings and checked the system software updates in 'about phone' and it said a new firmware version was available, and downloaded and installed that in the same way, which is part 2.I now have my Hero on 2.1 and its like a new phone, the camera is now worth using and sat nav using google maps is awesome, and its all together a whole lot quicker.Hope this of some use to somebody.



Does it override any of the data on the handset ie txt, images, apps etc?

Would like to make sure before I go ahead.
Thanks

Hilly_2006

I've got a Desire - I want 2.2!



+1

I did hear that the Desire will get froyo ota in the next day or so... talk is that the performance increase is incredible. In some cases up to 400% believe it or not.

Well I'm confused now. I'm on an unlocked orange hero running the latest 1.5 ROM. I got a update last week and updated over WiFi. Im stil running 1.5 after that though. I don't understand.

JkF50

Well I'm confused now. I'm on an unlocked orange hero running the latest … Well I'm confused now. I'm on an unlocked orange hero running the latest 1.5 ROM. I got a update last week and updated over WiFi. Im stil running 1.5 after that though. I don't understand.



press menu > settings > about phone > system software updates, you'll then have another update to download and install. So far you've only installed the first half of the update.

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After looking around and tryign to help my sister update hers, there is a few problems of rolling it out, some people will get it some people won't. Just give it time.

rains

Does it override any of the data on the handset ie txt, images, apps … Does it override any of the data on the handset ie txt, images, apps etc?Would like to make sure before I go ahead.Thanks



It didnt on mine, all Apps and Contacts were still there after update. Images and Videos are stored on my memory card which I removed during the update to be on the safe side, so again were untouched.

My Contacts are setup as Google contacts which yours may or may not be, if they are only stored on the phone I can't guarantee it will keep them. You can check by pressing Menu > All programs > People > Menu > View.

Edited by: "forest2002" 30th Jul 2010

forest2002

press menu settings about phone system software updates, you'll then … press menu > settings > about phone > system software updates, you'll then have another update to download and install. So far you've only installed the first half of the update.



Well i try'ed that but it doesn't work matey. tryed on Mobile connection, WiFi connection, tryed changing day, month even year. Nothing. Any advice?

martinelsen

+1 I did hear that the Desire will get froyo ota in the next day or … +1 I did hear that the Desire will get froyo ota in the next day or so... talk is that the performance increase is incredible. In some cases up to 400% believe it or not.


I'm really considering flashing the official HTC Rom on mine rather than waiting ages for Orange to give me their bloated version of it.

I got the first half of the update, then went to system software updates and scanned but it says that I'm up to date even though I'm still running 1.5.

Guess I just wait for a while....

heward

I got the first half of the update, then went to system software updates … I got the first half of the update, then went to system software updates and scanned but it says that I'm up to date even though I'm still running 1.5.Guess I just wait for a while....



+1

JkF50

Well i try'ed that but it doesn't work matey. tryed on Mobile … Well i try'ed that but it doesn't work matey. tryed on Mobile connection, WiFi connection, tryed changing day, month even year. Nothing. Any advice?



Did you install the interim firmware update from the htc website in february? I did this a few months ago, if you didnt it might be worth a go.
htc.com/uk/…514

Thats the only thing I can think of, other than that its probably a waiting game i'm afraid.

Sorry forgot to mention, I'm pretty sure this update wipes data so make sure you've got everything backed up.

forest2002

Did you install the interim firmware update from the htc website in … Did you install the interim firmware update from the htc website in february? I did this a few months ago, if you didnt it might be worth a go. http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportViewNews.aspx?dl_id=864&news_id=514Thats the only thing I can think of, other than that its probably a waiting game i'm afraid.



Yeah i updated to that ages ago. I was on Modaco before due to unlocking problems.

Although just checked my build number and its reading 2.73.61.92 not 2.73.61.66

Maybe that was the first part of the upgrade?

heward

I got the first half of the update, then went to system software updates … I got the first half of the update, then went to system software updates and scanned but it says that I'm up to date even though I'm still running 1.5.Guess I just wait for a while....



I had the same issue with my phone, i'm on t-mobile. I did the first update and then the second update too another 10 days to become available.

i have a fatory unlocked hero on 1.5 have not had any update at all how do i get it please?

I have a desire too & i want 2.2. Please hurry up
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