Tuesday, June 29, 2010

HTC Hero Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update 2.1 (FROYO) build 3.32.405.1

We've waited ages for these and finally HTC have finally delivered. HTC Hero users everywhere is now able to get their hands on the Android 2.1 build 3.32.405.1 Firmware!

"HTC Hero Android 2.1 Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update (Second Package)
In our commitment to providing you with the best user experience, we are pushing out a new firmware update to your HTC Hero. Your phone will receive a notification of this update when it is made available. Simply press OK to accept the update via a data connection such as Wi-Fi or GPRS/3G. After installing the update, you can confirm a successful update by confirming the Firmware version (From the Home Screen go to MENU> Settings> About Phone> Firmware version). The new Firmware version will be 2.1."

This firwware update is about 80Mb in size to download so best to do it over Wi-Fi. Sweet!

Update: You'll need the first update (mentioned in my earlier post) installed first before you can update to firmware 2.1.

Update 2: This is for unbranded HTC Hero's only. Those that are tied to a provider will have to wait for specific provider releases.

Update 3: If you're having trouble updating your apps in the Android Market, just uninstall a few apps and retry again.

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