After the dissapointments and sparkle of hope I talked about in “Updating the Hero” earlier, I kept a close watch on the site with that crontab I described. (damn, what machine is that running on again? .. probably the Soekris…) The crontab yielded results several times, but it was never the update I was waiting for. Tired of waiting, I mailed the HTC guys again and got the following reply today!
http://www.htc.com/europe/SupportDownload.aspx?p_id=283&cat=2&dl_id=996 pobeert u de bovenste link met uw serienummer dit zou moeten werken
Approximate Translation: Please try the above URL, this should work for your serial number
So I did and the download worked! I now have the necessary files and am preparing the Hero for updating. I dont like that it requires Windows, but Virtualbox up and running solved that too.
After some backing up (the upgrade apparently destroys all data and you cant be too sure so I backed up the SD too.) we re ready to Go! (More breaking news as the matter evolves!)
I guess the whole HTC sync to Virtualbox doesnt work as easy as I hoped – Sync and the phone dont find each other as they should.. I guess Ill have to find a Windows computer 😦
But at least I now have what should be a working upgrade file for my wifes Belgian HTC Hero :s