Its an exciting time for HTC Hero owners! The first part of the 2.1 upgrade is live, the second part is anxiously awaited.
Not so for my wife however since she wont be getting that upgrade.
The upgrade is Over The Air for every Hero owner with ROM version 2.73.405.5. Viona however was early to the party and does Not have this version. No problem, there is an update on the site; you need windows to update but Ill even ignore that part for now. The page checks your serial number and if its found to be valid, you ll apparently be able to download the update. When I put Vionas S/N, the site answers: “Sorry, this software download is not suitable for your device.” Annoying; since I know of other Belgian Hero owners who did get the OTA upgrade already.
I was of course sad, I’m on CyanogenMod 5.0.8 with my Magic, so Ive been enjoying the 2.1 for a while now and I was really happy that the annoying issues that she s been experiencing would be solved. (She only sees One Google calendar, not the other ones like mine; thus really denying her most of the reason why we got it, namely being able to see each other agendas.)
So I sent a friendly email to the HTC people; asking what up.. And received a friendly answer within days:
Dank u wel voor uw vraag over de HTC Hero. Uw probleem is inderdaad bekend bij HTC, en momenteel wordt er hard gewerkt aan een oplossing. Dit zal waarschijnlijk een ROM upgrade naar 2.73 voor Belgische toestellen betekenen, en ik raad u aan de website in de gaten te houden. Ik verwacht dat de oplossing spoedig zal verschijnen
Which sums to
- Your problem is known within HTC
- We are working on a solution
- This will probably entail an upgrade to 2.73 for Belgian machines
- I advise you to watch the site and expect the solution to appear soon
More indefinite waiting? Thats a pitty; we ve been waiting for some months now I guess keeping an eye on the HTC Hero Support page is all I can do
30 17 * * * curl -s ‘http://www.htc.com/europe/supportdownloadlist.aspx?p_id=283&act=sd&cat=2’ -o /home/gert/htc_moni/nu && echo DIFF $(diff /home/gert/htc_moni/oud /home/gert/htc_moni/nu) | /bin/mail -s “HTC Monitoring” “me@guesswhat” && mv /home/gert/htc_moni/nu /home/gert/htc_moni/oud
Lets hope this doesnt take too long 😦
And Why not upgrade to Vilainrom or whatever? Trying to keep the waranty in tact for once 😉 And certainly since the official Hero 2.1 is SO close 🙂