UPDATE: Three UK now rolling out Android 2.1 for its HTC Hero

Another piece of the Android 2.1 update jigsaw has fallen into place this evening, with numerous reports from Three users popping up to tell the world that Three has started pushing out the 2.1 update for its branded HTC Hero.

Commenters on the Three Blog (and, er, EuroDroid!) are reporting success in downloading the first part of that oddly split Android 2.1 Hero update, with the equally odd set-the-phone-clock-forward-a-few-weeks trick triggering checks for the long awaited download.

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At this rate, everyone’s going to be on an Android version starting with the number 2 by the end of the summer, apart from a few Samsung Galaxy users and Motorola stragglers.

It looks like Three has rolled Part One and Part Two together into one single update, so this is the entire 2.1 upgrade.

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  1. Elliot

     /  August 23, 2010

    Set date forward one month, up comes a prompt for the update!
    Now downloading!

  2. Matt

     /  August 23, 2010

    Downloading now! Exciting! Is the first batch (70 megs) just the first half or is it 2.1?

  3. Chuka

     /  August 23, 2010

    Nice. Not even half expecting it until tomorrow at the earliest and there it was. FINALLY!!!

  4. sgtb

     /  August 24, 2010

    *Wildfire User*, I’m sooooooooo jealous. Considering the recent release of the Wildfir, I would have expected it to ship with Froyo. I’ll just have to keep checking HTC site!

  5. pokpok

     /  August 24, 2010

    Almost dropped my phone with excitment when the System Update popup appeared (I didn’t have to jiggle the date but I was on a long drive across the country at the time, maybe that triggered the check?). Btw I think this OTA udate (a zip around 70Mb) is the whole ball of wax in one go – my firmware says 2.1 and the market/browser etc. are all new and spiffy after installing.

    All pluses thus far – UI is nippier, keyboard more responsive, new pinch-to-zoom home screen feature, Google Navigation etc. splendid additions. Took its time but well worth it in the end.

  6. Adi

     /  August 24, 2010

    today 24th Aug, 3 delivered the android 2.1 … brilliant. HOWEVER, big issues with bluetooth!! Anyone knows whats going on…it was working fine before!!

    anyone having the same problem?

  7. Yay! Put mine a month forward and accidentally cancelled the update, but then I put it forward again, message popped up. And a minute in about 30% downloaded.

  8. Terry

     /  August 24, 2010

    I dont know where in the uk you all are, but in cheshire still no update……..

    tried putting the month forward (waited a hour) with no luck..

    then tried putting the year forward (waited a hour) with still no luck..

    connected via wifi….

    firmware still 1.5

    build number 2.73.771.73

    bugger :(

  9. Terry

     /  August 24, 2010

    forget that,,, 14:10 i got the message for the update

    hope it works

  10. Matt

     /  August 24, 2010

    Goddamn does it feel good to be in the 2.1 family!! All those apps that will now be available! Google Maps Navigation! Cool! Will now be able to survive with this phone till the Desire HD comes out… 4.3 inch screen…

    • WoW, at last.
      stuffed it one month forward and away we go.
      now I can deal with the apps I want.

  11. mooving

     /  August 26, 2010

    any1 having problem with sim problem???
    my unlocked 3’s HERO seam like had problem with non 3 sim

  12. Nitin

     /  August 26, 2010

    type *#*#682#*#* on the dial pad and you will get the update.


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