June 21, 2010

HTC Hero India Update finally arrives

UPDATE: 2.1 update is finally available in INDIA!!!! Wow! check out HTC India Support webpage

UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero
UPDATE AGAIN: I have successfully update my HTC Hero Firmware. Follow these steps to get it now on your Hero too…

  1. Connect to a WiFi hotspot.
  2. Go to Settings > Date and Time and change the date to 10th July 2010 that is 07/10/10
  3. That’s it, wait for 15 –20 seconds or so… you will get a notification on your Home Screen that an Update is available, click on Download. This will download the First update that was made available (FOTA and YouTube one ~ 4.37MB)
  4. After the download gets completed you phone will restart, just remember to do not press any key when it does.(This will take around 5 minutes or so)
  5. After the phone restarts just wait for 15 – 20 seconds more and you will get another notification that Updates are available. This is the actual update to Android 2.1 with HTC Sense UI. (Around 80MB)
  6. Click on Download wait and relax. After it gets downloaded the phone will prompt you with install dialogue. Do you want to install this update? Don't wait this is it! Click on Install now.
  7. Your phone will restart and you will get your HTC Hero India GSM updated to Android 2.1

Please leave comments if this worked for you, so that other users also get their device updated.

UPDATE: For installing certificates on Android 2.1 visit Installing .cer certificate on your updated HTC Hero

I have been waiting for an Android 2.1 update since its official release by Sprint. The HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update is finally on its way now.

When I opened the HTC India Support webpage today I saw following:

HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update India GSM

To my surprise, there is an update available which is Firmware over-the-air (FOTA) client update & YouTube player Update. I was surprised to see this, because it was the same case when the Android 2.1 update for HTC Hero was released in Europe some days back.

However I didn't yet received any notification on my hero as mentioned in the notice, but I am eagerly waiting for it.

Please add comments if you got any notifications or updates on your HTC Hero India GSM cell.

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